Earthquakes list August 8, 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 3.9      2010/08/08 18:52:55 depth 81 km     PUERTO RICO REGION
M 3.5      2010/08/08 16:41:34 Depth 3 km      SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, USA
M 4.6      2010/08/08 15:32:23 Depth 10 km      OFF COAST OF LIBERTADOR O’HIGGINS, CHILE
M 4.4      2010/08/08 15:17:40 Depth 65 km      OAXACA, MEXICO
M 4.7      2010/08/08 12:24:06 Depth 574 km  FIJI REGION
M 5.8      2010/08/08 12:04:31 Depth 44 km    ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA

M 5.0      2010/08/08 10:23:01 Depth 11 km    RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
M 4.5      2010/08/08 09:15:01 depth 10 km     GREECE (aftershock of  M 4.6)
M 4.6      2010/08/08 09:00:30 depth 10 km    GREECE
M 4.8      2010/08/08 04:06:35 depth 24 km     CRETE, GREECE
M 4.0      2010/08/08 02:47:08 depth 20 km    NORTHERN ALASKA

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In memory of the victims of August 8, 19XX – Japan, Chile and California

“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 5.6 Japan  08-08-1983    Depth 18 km (Landslide) killing 1 person
One person killed, 28 injured, several houses damaged and landslides in Kanagawa, Tokyo, Saitama, Shizuoka, and Yamanashi Prefectures.  A highway was cracked near Ogawa. Felt (IV JMA) at Kofu, Mishima, Tokyo and Yokohama.
Felt (I JMA) from Osaka to Morioka and on Hachijo-jima.
JMA ? : The Japan Meteorological Agency seismic intensity scale is a measure used in Japan and Taiwan to indicate the strength of earthquakes. Following the Great Hanshin earthquake in 1995, Shindo was further expanded to a total of 10 levels of earthquake.
The Shindo scale has been used in Japan from 1996 without change. Other parts of the world are using the Modified Mercalli scale.

M 7.2 Chile  08-08-1987    Depth 71 km (Landslide) killing 5 people
Appears to be two events about 5 seconds apart.  Depth based on first event.  Five people killed, 112 injured and more than 1,000 houses destroyed (VII) in the Arica area.  Several landslides occurred along the Chile-Peru border.  Damage (VI) at Iquique.  Felt (V) at Tocopilla and (III) at Calama and Antofagasta.  Felt (III) at La Paz, Bolivia. Felt strongly at Tacna, Moquegua and Lima, Peru.  The focal mechanism is moderately well controlled and corresponds to normal faulting.

M 5.4 United States Central California  08-08-1989  Depth 15 km killing 1 person

One person killed, some minor injuries and damage (VI) in the Los Gatos, Campbell and Saratoga areas. Also slight damage (VI) at Ben Lomond, Brookdale, Cupertino, Holy City, Redwood Estates and Santa Cruz.  Felt (V) throughout much of the San Francisco Bay area. Felt from San Luis Obispo to Sonoma and east as far as Tracy.

Alaska – M 5.8 – Strong earthquake near unpopulated Amatignak Island in Alaska

Earthquake Report comment :
A strong earthquake struck in the early morning (local time) of the Andreanof volcanic island archipelago in the Bering Sea. Within a radius of 200 km of the epicenter we have no record of people living here permanently.
The same area has been hit by many similar earthquakes in the recent days and weeks.
The magnitude is such that a tsunami IS NOT EXPECTED. However, in coastal areas of intense shaking, locally generated tsunamis can be triggered by underwater landslides.
The maximum slope in the area of the earthquake is 53% and the maximum altitude is 1565 m.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Sunday, August 08, 2010 at 03:04:30 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 44 km
Geo-location(s) :
40 km (25 miles) ENE of Amatignak Island, Alaska
60 km (40 miles) SSW of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska

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.

Greece – M 4.6 – Moderate and shallow earthquake hit Thessaloniki area

Earthquake Report comment :
Greece is very active  with a number of moderate earthquakes the last couple of days.  Only a couple of hours after a similar earthquake near Crete, a shallow quake struck with an epicenter at only 60 km from Thessaloniki. 15 minutes after the first quake a strong aftershock of M 4.5 struck in the same area near the village of Neochari.

On June 20, 1978 a violent earthquake hit the Thessaloniki area. 50 persons were killed, many injured. There was also considerable damage in the Thessaloniki area. The quake was felt throughout Bulgaria and in southern Yugoslavia. A scientific detailed study of this earthquake was made by Ionnis Psycharis.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Sunday, August 08, 2010 at 12:00:29 PM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 10 km
Geo-location(s) :
60 km (35 miles) E of Thessaloniki, Greece (population 354,290)
75 km (50 miles) WSW of Kavalla, Greece
285 km (180 miles) N of ATHENS, Greece

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
EMSC Thessaloniki area fault line 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.

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