Chile – M 5.2 – Moderate earthquake near Iquique

Earthquake Report comment :
At this point people reported a light to moderate shaking in Iquique.
A similar earthquake (M 5.0) at a slightly bigger depth occurred in the same area on August 3 at 1:29 AM

Iquique has a growing population of more than 227,000.
Iquique is surrounded by a very active fault line which is triggering regular powerful earthquakes.
The city was totally demolished by earthquakes in 1868 and 1877.
The most recent major earthquake occurred on June 13, 2005 and had a Magnitude of 7.9 !
Iquique is located in Northern Chile, one of the richest copper mine areas in the world.  Copper mining, mainly in Quebrada Blanca, Cerro Colorado, and Doña Inés de Collahuasí, is an important industry in Iquique.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Thursday, August 05, 2010 at 04:35:50 PM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 38 km
Geo-location(s) :
45 km (28 miles) WNW (302°) from Iquique, Chile
172 km (107 miles) S (186°) from Arica, Chile
228 km (142 miles) S (186°) from Tacna, Peru

Links to important maps
USGS Did You Feel It Map

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Earthquakes list August 5, 2010

This earthquake list covers minor and major earthquakes  in the world.
If a more detailed page is present, the earthquake line will be linked to the detailed page.
The page is regularly updated to add new quakes.
Minor earthquakes are earthquakes less than Magnitude 5.0 OR earthquakes with an hypocenter (depth) of more than 100 km OR earthquakes up to M 5.9 with an epicenter far away from populated areas.
The reference for the time zone is UTC (Coordinated Universal Time)

M 5.2      2010/08/05 20:35:51 Depth 38 km     OFFSHORE TARAPACA, CHILE
M 5.1      2010/08/05 19:04:05 Depth 67 km  KURIL ISLANDS, RUSSIA (Aftershock)
M 4.5      2010-08-05   18:54:18  Depth 10 km  MOROCCO
M 5.0      2010-08-05   18:17:48  Depth 33 km MYANMAR
M 4.4      2010/08/05 15:53:57 Debt 10 km NORTH OF SVALBARD (Spitsbergen)
M 4.0      2010-08-05   15:16:51 Depth 30 km SOUTHERN IRAN
M 4.0      2010/08/05 14:59:28 Depth 5 km    WYOMING, USA (Aftershock)

M 4.9      2010/08/05 12:40:28 Depth 119 km SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
M 4.3      2010/08/05 09:20:46 Depth 85 km GUERRERO, MEXICO
M 5.0      2010/08/05 08:45:28 Depth 97 km EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
M 4.7      2010/08/05 06:38:51 Depth 26 km     BIO-BIO, CHILE (aftershock)
M 5.2      2010/08/05 06:27:16 Depth 25 km      BIO-BIO, CHILE (aftershock)
M 5.7      2010/08/05 06:01:48 Depth 16 km     BIO-BIO, CHILE (aftershock of February 27)
M 5.6      2010/08/05 05:09:27 Depth 70 km     NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA (aftershock M 7.0)
M 4.7      2010/08/05 04:52:49 Depth 93  km    SOUTHERN PERU
M 4.7      2010/08/05 02:09:37 Depth 62  km    BANDA SEA, INDONESIA
M 5.1      2010/08/05 01:12:46 Depth 35  km    NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA (aftershock M 7.0)
M 4.8      2010/08/05 00:04:18 Depth 5 km     WYOMING, USA
M 3.0      2010/08/05 00:04:03 Depth 5  km    WYOMING, USA

USA – M 4.0 – Powerful aftershock near Grand Teton National Park and Jackson

Earthquake Report comment :
For the second day in a row,  a serious quake happened in the Grand Teton National Forest, only 20 miles from Jackson and from the National Park.
The aftershock was felt as a light to moderate shaking by people living within a radius of 30 miles from the epicenter.
Although people are mentioning shaking up to IV Mercalli (light shaking), USGS calculated numbers are mentioning  I to II Mercalli (none to weak shaking).  Light to moderate shaking would be strongest near the epicenter in the wilderness area.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Thursday, August 05, 2010 at 08:59:28 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 5 km
Geo-location(s) :
30 km (20 miles) ENE of Jackson, Wyoming
65 km (40 miles) W of Dubois, Wyoming

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
USGS Shaking map
USGS Pager Map (impact on the population)

Read also our report from the M 4.8 earthquake from August 4, 2010

Papua New Guinea – M 5.0 – Moderate deep earthquake just in front of the eastern coast

Earthquake Report comment :
A very active seismic area, constantly shaken by sometimes powerful earthquakes.
This one is a moderate earthquake, but the epicenter is located only 10 km from small coastal towns like Bandit, Baru, Sel and Seure. No damage or injuries is expected from this deep earthquake.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Thursday, August 05, 2010 at 06:45:28 PM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 97 km
Geo-location(s) :
105 km (65 miles) ESE of Madang, New Guinea, 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
USGS historic earthquakes map

Chile – M 5.7 – strong earthquake near Conception followed by 2 aftershocks

Earthquake Report comment :
Strong aftershock struck the coastal area of Chile, in the same area as the M 8.8 earthquake from February 27.
People in the coastal town felt as if there were 2 aftershocks and experienced a moderate to strong shaking.
Such an indication means that this aftershock was really powerful as people in Chile are used to earthquakes. People woke up from their sleep and started to look for more details.
30 km around the epicenter people are expected to have been felt a strong to very strong shaking.
21000 people (very strong shaking) 42000 people (strong shaking)
Earthquake could be felt as far as the capital Santiago de Chile.
Chileans are very earthquake educated people as Roberto Pino said “se exaban de menos P”, means that the first P wave was almost inexistent (powerful earthquakes are most of the time (but not always) alerted by a short P wave, seconds later the damaging S waves can strike)
GDACS Green Earthquake Alert (Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System) = little danger

Update 10:48 UTC : In the province of Aurico, people ran on the streets as also the electrical power went down. (source emol.chile)

Aftershocks from a the powerful M 5.7 aftershock
M 5.2      2010/08/05 06:27:16 Depth 24.9 km     BIO-BIO, CHILE
M 4.7      2010/08/05 06:38:51 Depth 25.7 km     BIO-BIO, CHILE

Most important Earthquake Data:
Thursday, August 05, 2010 at 02:01:47 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 16 km
Geo-location(s) :
40 km (25 miles) NE of Lebu, Bio-Bio, Chile
65 km (40 miles) SSW of Concepcion, Bio-Bio, Chile
90 km (55 miles) W of Los Angeles, Bio-Bio, Chile

Links to important maps
USGS Did You Feel It Map
USGS Shaking Map
USGS Pager map (impact on population)
Google satellite map of the area showing the kind of terrain the earthquake took place

USA – M 4.8 – Powerful earthquake near Grand Teton National Park

Earthquake Report comment :
Fairly strong earthquake near Jackson and Grand Teton National Park.
In the direct vicinity of the epicenter inhabitants experienced a moderate to strong shaking
USGS calculated the shaking as a maximum Mercalli II (weak shaking).

Update 15:55 UTC , August 5, 2010 : People in the area did experience a 10 second tremor and were surprised by shaking cabinets, swaying chandeliers and prompting calls to law enforcement dispatch.
“My guests saw rocks fall from the top of the nose of the Sleeping Indian,”
“They saw dust on the ridges above the ranch.”
Read more in a detailed report from the Jackson Hole Daily

Most important Earthquake Data:
Wednesday, August 04, 2010 at 06:04:50 PM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 5 km
Geo-location(s) :
45 km (25 miles) ENE of Jackson, Wyoming
55 km (35 miles) WNW of Dubois, Wyoming

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
USGS Shaking map
USGS historic earthquakes map

Russia – M 6.0 – Strong earthquake near the Kuril Islands

Earthquake Report comment :
0 people live in a radius of 100 km around the epicenter of the earthquake, making this earthquake NOT dangerous for people and buildings.

Most important Earthquake Data:

Thursday, August 05, 2010 at 09:48:02 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 34 km
Geo-location(s) :
423 km (263 miles) ENE (77°) from Kuril’sk, Kuril Islands

Links to important maps
USGS Did You Feel It Map
GDACS Green Earthquake Alert (Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System)

* GDACS (Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System) provides near real-time alerts about natural disasters around the world.  GDACS is a Joint Initiative of the United Nations and the European Commission

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