Helping Chile By Sending Canopies For Earthquake.

The CARE organization has sent canopies, tents and tarps to the earthquake victims of Chile months later.

It has been months after the earthquake in Chile but canopies and tents are still in need. The CARE organization continues their efforts by sending the much needed canopies to the victims of the earthquake in Chile, life for the survivors would have been truly unbearable. That 8.8 magnitude earthquake flattened Chile on February 27th this year. Worse was to follow what with a 2 to 3 meter high tsunami also striking the coastal regions of that unfortunate country. The devastation was very severe as well as leaving people with out shelter thus needing quick shelter like canopies.

Although CARE does not have a significant presence in Chile, it did do its best to support the relief efforts of its local partners, Fundacion Alemana para el Desarrollo. CARE distributed much needed canopies, food, hygiene related items and tarps that helped at least two hundred families.

Villages in Chile, including one known as Sauzal which is located close to the city called Cauquenes were badly hit and cries of help in that village could be heard everywhere. According to deputy emergency coordinator of CARE, Axel Rottlander, the relief effort conducted by CARE was buttressed by support from the locals who helped in distributing various items and canopy tents.

The girls helped to distribute items while the guys lent their shoulders by cleaning up. The motivation of these locals was truly touching and is a story in itself. CARE provided sufficient numbers of canopies and tarps to help ensure that the victims of the earthquake could survive the difficult monsoons that generally strike that part of the world in April.

The canopies that have reached the victims of the Chile earthquake were important and have helped in protecting many families. CARE is doing its bit and is engaged in furthering the relief effort by also getting itself involved in the reconstruction of that country. With the canopies that they have provided and with more to come, the unfortunate victims in Chile have sampled some relief.

Hopefully, CARE can also take care of these people when the reconstruction of Chile begins once more.

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Earthquakes list August 7, 2010

Useful information to read this daily earthquake list
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.
For your comfort, we will provide in most cases Google Satellite Map links to give you an idea where the earthquake struck, which terrain it happened and if villages or cities are located in the immediate vicinity.
The page is regularly updated to add new quakes.
Minor earthquakes are earthquakes without or with little damage risk.  In most cases these earthquakes have a Magnitude smaller than M 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 4.6      2010/08/07 21:46:19 Depth 8 km     NORTHERN YUKON TERRITORY, CANADA (unpopulated)
M 4.7      2010/08/07 16:10:58 Depth 598 km  MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES (aftershock)
M 5.3      2010/08/07 16:04:08 Depth 237 km NORTHWEST OF THE RYUKYU ISLANDS
M 5.3      2010/08/07 12:52:04 Depth 82 km     VANUATU
M 4.2      2010/08/07 12:30:51 Depth 128 km  POTOSI, BOLIVIA
M 3.3      2010/08/07 11:19:05 Depth 5 km       WYOMING, USA (Aftershock)
M 5.2      2010/08/07 11:17:58 Depth 50 km    GUAM REGION
M 5.0      2010/08/07 07:02:39   Depth 173 km     VANUATU

M 4.7      2010/08/07 05:31:21 Depth 16 km         HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION
M 4.5      2010/08/07 01:28:28 Depth 83 km        PAPUA NEW GUINEA, P.N.G.
M 4.4      2010/08/07 01:28:14 Depth 10  km        FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA, 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.

Bolivia – M 4.2 – Deep light earthquake 150 km from Salar de Uyuni (Unesco World Heritage)

Earthquake Report comment :
This altiplano area is a seismic very active area with a lot of volcanoes and numerous earthquakes (most of them very deep).
Salar de Uyuni, the biggest salt flat in the world! Located in southeast Bolivia, at an altitude of 3,653 meters (11,984 ft), the enormous salt flat covers an area of 10,582 km², like a static sea touched by the southern winds. This semi-desert region includes volcanic lands and natural resources of extraordinary beauty, all united by a surprising characteristic: the color. The Uyuni Salt Flat and Heavenly Lake, Yellow Lake, Green Lake, and Red Lake (so named because of the existence of different types of algae) exemplify how colorful this region is.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Saturday, August 07, 2010 at 08:30:51 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 128 km
Geo-location(s) :
150 km (95 miles) SSW of Uyuni, Bolivia
165 km (105 miles) NE of Calama, Antofagasta, Chile
195 km (120 miles) W of Tupiza, Bolivia

Links to important maps
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.

In memory of the victims of August 6 – Guatemala, China and Myanmar/India

“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.

M 7.7  06-08-1942  Guatemala    Depth 35 km     38 dead
38 deaths, many injured, and widespread material damage was the toll for this devastating earthquake.
On 6 August at 23:36 Guatemala was shaken by a Magnitude 7.7 earthquake at a depth of 35 km.
These where the official data released by the government.
Most of the destruction as well as the victims were registered in the Chimaltenango Department
Chimaltenango Department:
– In the departmental capital, public and private buildings were damaged.
– In the municipalities of Comalapa, Tecpán and Patzicía, several buildings and houses destroyed, some dead. Acatenango was practically destroyed, with many casualties. In the remaining municipalities light damage was reported.
Department of Guatemala:
– Amatitlán. 253 houses slightly damaged, 99 destroyed and 196 in damage.
– Villa Nueva. Walls of some homes of some houses collapsed, there were no deaths.
– San Pedro Sacatepéquez. Slight damage to buildings.
– San Juan Sacatepéquez. Municipal buildings and several houses damaged.
Sacatapéquez Department:
– Palace of the Captains General, some Catholic churches and private houses were damaged of little consideration, landslides on the road between the capital and the city of Antigua Guatemala.
Escuintla Department:
Several buildings, including police headquarters and several houses were destroyed, no deaths were reported.

M 5.3  06-08-1986  China       Depth 11 km    2 dead
A small but shallow earthquake in the Chengdu province kills 2 people. Damage and injured people numbers are not known.

M 7.3  06-08-1988  Myanmar/India border Depth 91 km 41 dead (earthquake and landslides)
A major earthquake rocked Manipur-Myanmar border in the year August 06, 1988. The quake took place in the vicinity of the Tipaimukh Dam (India), a controversial project. The Tipaimukh area lies in an ecologically sensitive and topographically fragile region. It falls under one of the most seismically volatile regions on the planet.
USGS data on this earthquake : Three people killed, 12 injured and considerable damage and landslides in the Gauhati-Sibsagar-Imphal area, India.  Subsidence of about 20 centimeters occurred in the Gauhati area, India. About 30 people injured and some damage in Bangladesh.  Two people killed and about 30 missing when a possible seiche on the Jamuna River at Aricha, Bangladesh caused a ferry boat to capsize.  Some damage in the Homalin area, Burma.  Felt throughout Bangladesh and northeastern India, including Calcutta.  Also felt in parts of northwestern Burma and at Kathmandu, Nepal.  The focal mechanism is  moderately well controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting with a moderate strike-slip component.

Planet Earth : The different layers of our planet

graphic courtesy of the Fiji Mineral Resources Department

Those wanting to understand where earthquakes come from, should know a few basic principles  about our planet.

The Earth is made up of three concentric zones : the crust, mantle and core.

The crust is the thin outer layer forming the continents and the ocean floor.
Oceanic crust is thinner and more dense than continental crust. Some Ocean floors are only 15-20 km thick. The crust is enriched in O, Si, Al, Ca, Na and radioactive elements.

The mantle is the middle layer, rich in Mg, Fe and silicates (combinations of mainly silica and oxygen) and the core is the dense inner layer composed of iron and nickel. The inner part of the core is liquid and extremely hot.

The lithosphere is the solid part of the Earth, up to 120 km thick, composed of rocks and minerals, which in turn, compose the crust and part of the upper mantle.
Geologists study the lithosphere because it is the most easily accessible part of the Earth.

The most dangerous earthquakes for humans and infrastructure are shallow earthquakes (0-40 km’s depth).

(Some Text and Graphic courtesy of the Fiji Mineral Resource department)

Vanuatu – M 5.0 – Moderate and deep earthquake 20 km near the coast of Pacific Island Espiritu Santo

Earthquake Report comment :
The island of Espiritu Santo lies just on top of a fault line and has almost daily earthquake shaking activity. At regular intervals stronger earthquakes rattle the island. Todays quake is a moderate one, but because the hypocenter is very deep in the earth, almost nobody will have felt it as a moderate earthquake.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Saturday, August 07, 2010 at 06:02:38 PM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 170 km
Geo-location(s) :
45 km (30 miles) NNE of Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
300 km (185 miles) NNW of PORT-VILA, Efate, Vanuatu

Links to important maps
Google satellite map of the area showing the kind of terrain the earthquake took place
USGS historic earthquakes map

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