Iran (Torbat-e Heydariyeh) – M 5.6 / July 30 – Injured number of people climbs to 284

Injured number of people climbing to 284.
Still no word of the extend of the damages .
(Source Fars News Agency)

Early ‘Earthquake Report’ comment (minutes after the earthquake struck) :
An very dangerous earthquake has struck in a very populated area near Iran city Torbat-e Heydariyeh.
The houses are NOT earthquake-proof constructed in this area, creating a very vulnerable environment.
Population in the immediate vicinity of the epicenter is estimated at 126.000.
We expect probable serious damage and even injuries as a result of this earthquake.
Series of smaller aftershocks may occur in the same region.
A lot of unknown factors will decide on the impact (duration of the quake, terrain, etc).
We will report with updates if more news becomes available.

The worst earthquake in recent years, of 6.3 magnitude, struck the southeastern city of Bam, in Kerman province, in December 2003, killing 31,000 people — about a quarter of its population — and destroying the city’s ancient mud-built citadel.

See also :  http://earthquake-report.com/2010/07/30/iran-%E2%80%93-m-5-6-%E2%80%93-strong-and-dangerous-shallow-earthquake-just-under-torbat-e-heydariyeh/

Southern Iran – M 5.3 – Quake in Southeastern Iran Destroys Village

The quake has damaged a village (Negar ?), but has taken no toll and caused no human casualties.
No word of injured people not any specific damages.
The worst in recent times hit Bam in southeastern Kerman province in December 2003, killing 31,000 people – about a quarter of its population – and destroying the city’s ancient mud-built citadel

See also our article on this quake published minutes after it happened.

Guatemala– M 4.8 – Small and fairly deep earthquake near the Guatemala – El Salvador coast

Earthquake Report comment :
A very light earthquake struck at the Guatemala coast in the evening hours of July 30.
Due to the depth, some people will not even have felt the quake.
USGS has received only 1 ‘weak’ shaking alert out of Guatemala City.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Friday, July 30, 2010 at 11:15:13 PM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 76 km
Geolocation(s) :
70 km (45 miles) W of Acajutla, El Salvador
95 km (60 miles) SSE of Escuintla, Guatemala
140 km (85 miles) W of SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador

Links to important maps
USGS Did You Feel It Map

Papua New Guinea – M 5.2 – Moderate aftershock on the coast of New Britain

Earthquake Report comment :
One of the many M +5 aftershocks on the New Britain Island.
The depth of 49 km is softening the shaking, but nevertheless light shaking was experienced in the cities of Kandrian and Kimbe, damaged during the main shock om M 7.6
News from Papua New Guinea is very scarce as the country is almost entirely jungle with only local tribes living in small villages.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Saturday, July 31, 2010 at 02:28:22 PM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 50 km
Geolocation(s) :
70 km (45 miles) SSE of Kimbe, New Britain, PNG
85 km (55 miles) E of Kandrian, New Britain, PNG

Links to important maps
USGS Did You Feel It Map
Google satellite map of the area showing the kind of terrain the earthquake took place

Fiji / Tonga – M 5.1 – Earthquake in the Pacific at a safe distance from the closest islands

Earthquake Report comment :
Very active seismic area.
As this earthquake occurred at a depth of 96 km, the impact on buildings, humans will be limited.
USGS calculated models are mentioning light to moderate shaking at maximum.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Saturday, July 31, 2010 at 06:19:33 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 89 km
Geolocation(s) :
135 km (85 miles) W of NUKU`ALOFA, Tonga
235 km (145 miles) ESE of Ndoi Island, Fiji
385 km (240 miles) SW of Neiafu, Tonga

Links to important maps
USGS Did You Feel It Map

China – M 4.6 – Minor earthquake in the Tibet / India border area

Earthquake Report comment :
Tibet is a very active seismic area.
On April 14, 2010 at least 2698 people have lost their life in a M 6.9 earthquake at Yushu.
On the Google map, take a look at at the beautiful glaciers.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Saturday, July 31, 2010 at 02:03:34 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 27 km
Geolocation(s) :
65 km (40 miles) NE of Pula (Nyingchi), Xizang (Tibet), China
255 km (160 miles) WSW of Qamdo, Xizang (Tibet), China
275 km (170 miles) N of Dibrugahr, Assam, India

Links to important maps

USGS Did You Feel It Map
Google satellite map of the area showing the kind of terrain the earthquake took place

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