Chile – M 5.1 – Moderate aftershock near Lebu

Earthquake Report comment :
Chilean people cannot count the number of aftershocks anymore since the mega-earthquake measuring M 8.8 on February 27. According to their reports on Facebook, this was a small one.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Friday, August 06, 2010 at 05:05:26 PM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 10 km
Geo-location(s) :
65 km (40 miles) S of Lebu, Bio-Bio, Chile
105 km (65 miles) WNW of Temuco, Araucania, Chile
140 km (85 miles) SW of Los Angeles, Bio-Bio, Chile

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

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Costa Rica / Nicaragua – M 4.6 – Moderate earthquake near Parque Nacional Santa Rosa

Most important Earthquake Data:
Friday, August 06, 2010 at 11:33:51 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 43 km
Geo-location(s) :
74 km (46 miles) SSW (208°) from Rivas, Nicaragua
77 km (48 miles) WNW (287°) from Liberia, Costa Rica
123 km (76 miles) S (190°) from Granada, Nicaragua
140 km (87 miles) S (173°) from MANAGUA, Nicaragua

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

QuakeSOS has been developed to help actively people who are caught in an earthquake + delivers "Earthquake Report" information on your iPhoneQuakeSOS is a FREE  iPhone application developed by Armand Vervaeck, the creator and main contributor to Earthquake Report.  The Application simplifies immediate group communication to friends and family members (with your exact GPS location) and is constantly feeding the users with “Earthquake Report” news. Together with your own family and friends, QuakeSOS will be your closest earthquake friend.

USA California – M 4.1 – Shallow earthquake strikes near Palm Springs

Earthquake Report comment :
Friday morning most of the people living in Palm Springs must have been frightened a little by a serious earthquake striking only 10 miles from the city. A 4.1-magnitude earthquake rattled the Coachella Valley at 10:39 a.m. today.
The hypocenter was only 7.7 km under the surface which was increasing the effect considerably.
Inhabitants from Desert Hot Springs, Yacca Valley, Palm Springs, Morongo Valley and  Cathedral City must have felt approx. the same shaking.
No damage has been reported in Desert Hot Springs

An article of the local newspaper Mydesert.com describes it all

Most important Earthquake Data:
Friday, August 06, 2010 at 10:39:31 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 7.7 km
Geo-location(s) :
20 km (10 miles) NNE of Palm Springs, California
35 km (20 miles) NW of Indio, California
40 km (25 miles) WSW of Twentynine Palms, California

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

QuakeSOS has been developed to help actively people who are caught in an earthquake + delivers "Earthquake Report" information on your iPhoneQuakeSOS is a FREE  iPhone application developed by Armand Vervaeck, the creator and main contributor to Earthquake Report.  The Application simplifies immediate group communication to friends and family members (with your exact GPS location) and is constantly feeding the users with “Earthquake Report” news. Together with your own family and friends, QuakeSOS will be your closest earthquake friend.

Earthquakes list August 6, 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 5.1      2010/08/06 21:05:27 Depth 10 km     OFFSHORE BIO-BIO, CHILE
M 4.2      2010/08/06 19:15:52 Depth 48 km     SOUTHERN IRAN
M 4.1      2010/08/06 17:39:32 Depth 8 km      SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, USA
M 4.6      2010/08/06 17:33:51 Depth 43 km  OFF THE COAST OF COSTA RICA
M 4.0      2010/08/06 17:27:30 Depth 30 km  OFF THE COAST OF JALISCO, MEXICO
M 3.3      2010/08/06 15:34:18 Depth 5 km  WYOMING, USA (aftershock)
M 4.0      2010-08-06   12:11:57 Depth 5 km CRETE, GREECE
M 4.8      2010-08-06   11:18:12  Depth 13 km CHUKOTKA, RUSSIA
M 5.6      2010/08/06  08:58:40 Depth 59 km KEPULAUAN BARAT DAYA, INDONESIA
M 4.2      2010-08-06   06:59:57 Depth 29 km SOUTHERN IRAN
M 5.2      2010/08/06 05:03:59 Depth  584 km FIJI REGION
M 4.8      2010/08/06 02:43:12 Depth  59 km  NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA (Aftershock)
M 4.8      2010/08/06 02:37:47 Depth  36 km  CRETE, GREECE
M 3.7      2010/08/06 01:20:03 Depth  8 km   Mammoth Lakes, CALIFORNIA, USA

QuakeSOS has been developed to help actively people who are caught in an earthquake + delivers "Earthquake Report" information on your iPhoneQuakeSOS is a FREE  iPhone application developed by Armand Vervaeck, the creator and main contributor to Earthquake Report.  The Application simplifies immediate group communication to friends and family members (with your exact GPS location) and is constantly feeding the users with “Earthquake Report” news. Together with your own family and friends, QuakeSOS will be your closest earthquake friend.

In memory of August 5, 1949 – Ambato Ecuador

“In memory of” will highlight deadly earthquakes of the past.
People have forgotten a lot of these human tragedies.
We @ Earthquake Report are hopeful that people in these countries and cities will learn from their history and will make sure that they are building Earthquake Proof houses and that they know what to do when the earth will be shaking again.

Ambato was completely destroyed by a large earthquake M 6.8 on the afternoon of 5 August 1949.
Tragically, the entire city and surrounding villages were reduced to rubble; in total 50 towns and villages were destroyed. Six thousand people died, and thousands more were left homeless and destitute by the disaster.
Among the dead were a group of children preparing to receive their first communion  in the main church, and in the central Montalvo Park, the trees and flowers had disappeared into a rift in the earth. So many dead were found that there was not enough room in the city’s central cemetery for them all; these people were buried in remains of the park.
The entire city was rebuilt from the ground up and earthquake-proofing the city became a main concern of the inhabitants. (Source : Wikipedia)

Papua New Guinea – M 7.0 – Update (local press)

Update 12:02 UTC August 6 : The National, a local Papua New Guinea newspaper has written a small report on this earthquake. As written here before, the local people and the administration do the best they can, but with only limited resources, little is really little here.

KIMBE was again shaken yesterday as an earthquake measuring 7.0 struck the West New Britain township.
There no reports of casualties and damages to properties.
The earthquake occurred at the same spot of the 7.3 quake two weeks ago that caused injuries and damage to property.
The West New Britain disaster office could not give any reports as the disaster director was out of the province.
Read the Full report of Elisabeth Vuvu from The National

Update 12:41 UTC August 5 : This report of Radio New Zealand International, a few hours old, proves our point.
The Acting Director for PNG’s National Disaster Centre, Martin Mose, says a team assessing the area for damage is expected to report back in a few days. (Please read in full).
ER : We accept the fact that wilderness can be very difficult to access, but it is hard to believe that in the 21st century, one cannot fly over the epicenter area by plane or helicopter to check whether there is damage or not.

What we wrote before :

The local on-line  press in Port Moresby (capital of Papua New Guinea) has not reported until now that an earthquake had taken place !

As mentioned earlier on in Earthquake Report, it can take up to several days before a reliable report can be found.

We at ‘Earthquake Report’ are pledging that the International community (United Nations ?) would help governments of poor countries to strengthen  communications and aid.
Citizens of Papua New Guinea should be entitled to the same support than other earthquake victims in the world.

Original Papua New Guinea report of the M 7.0 from August 4 can be read here.


Indonesia / Timor – M 5.6 – Powerful earthquake close to Mount Wurtali

Earthquake Report comment :
As this earthquake occurred at a depth of 58 km and in an unpopulated area (there are very few people living in a radius of 50 km around the epicenter)  the damaging impact on buildings, humans will be limited to none.
USGS expect that 700,000 people will experience a moderate shaking (V Mercalli)

Mount Wurlali (also known as Mount Damar) is an andesitic stratovolcano in the southwestmost of the Banda Arc system. Fumarolic activities with sulfur deposits are found at the twin summit craters and on the southeast flanks. (Source Wikipedia)

Most important Earthquake Data:
Friday, August 06, 2010 at 05:58:39 PM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 58 km
Geo-location(s) :
20 km from Pulau Damar (Mount Wurtali)
201 km NE Los palos (pop 17,042)
320 km (200 miles) WNW of Saumlaki, Kepulauan Tanimbar, Indonesia

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
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

QuakeSOS has been developed to help actively people who are caught in an earthquake + delivers "Earthquake Report" information on your iPhoneQuakeSOS is a FREE  iPhone application developed by Armand Vervaeck, the creator and main contributor to Earthquake Report.  The Application simplifies immediate group communication to friends and family members (with your exact GPS location) and is constantly feeding the users with “Earthquake Report” news. Together with your own family and friends, QuakeSOS will be your closest earthquake friend.

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