Earthquakes list August 9, 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 5.4      2010/08/09 22:21:44 Depth 32 km    ANDAMAN ISLANDS, INDIA REGION
M 5.2      2010/08/09 20:25:53 Depth 27 km TONGA
M 5.0       2010-08-09   20:11:47  Depth 642 km  MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES (Aftershock)
M 4.6       2010-08-09   15:24:53    Depth 48 km NEW BRITAIN REGION, Papua New Guinea (aftershock)
M 5.1      2010/08/09 12:13:44   Depth  34 km  ARAUCANIA, CHILE
M 4.4      2010/08/09 07:14:46 Depth 35 km   EASTERN XIZANG, Tibet, China (aftershock)
M 4.2      2010/08/09 04:32:19 Depth 10 km     SOUTH OF PANAMA
M 5.2      2010/08/09 03:34:16 Depth 595 km  JAVA, INDONESIA
M 5.0      2010/08/09 02:54:52 Depth 53 km   EASTERN XIZANG, Tibet, China

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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Andaman Islands – M 5.4 – Moderate earthquake near the coast of Northern Andaman

Earthquake Report comment :
The earthquake occurred in the Bay of Bengal only 10 km out of the coast of the northern part of the Andaman Islands. North Andaman experiences fairly frequent large earthquakes and suffered inundation from the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake tsunami.

North Andaman Island is the northernmost island of Great Andaman of the Andaman Islands, with an area of 1376 km². The main town on the island is Diglipur. Known for its marine life, the island’s main industries are rice and orange-growing. The island is home to the highest point in the archipelago, Saddle Peak at 738 metres. (Source : Wikipedia)

Most important Earthquake Data:
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at 03:51:44 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 32 km
Geo-location(s) :
205 km (130 miles) N of Port Blair, Andaman Islands, 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
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.

Tonga – M 5.2 – Moderate earthquake in the coastal waters of Tonga

Earthquake Report comment :
The Tonga archipelago has a subscription on earthquakes.  Earthquakes like this one occur almost weekly in the vicinity of the islands.

The Kingdom of Tonga is an archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean and comprises 169 islands, 36 of them inhabited. The Kingdom stretches over a distance of about 800 kilometres (500 miles) in a north-south line. The islands that constitute the archipelago lie south of Samoa, about one-third of the way from New Zealand to Hawaii.  Tonga also became known as the Friendly Islands because of the friendly reception accorded to Captain James Cook on his first visit there in 1773. (Source : Wikipedia)

Most important Earthquake Data:
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at 09:25:52 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 27 km
Geo-location(s) :
55 km (35 miles) ENE of NUKU`ALOFA, Tonga

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.

In memory of the victims of August 9, 19XX – Turkey, Guatemala and Peru

“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 7.6  09-08-1912 – Turkey –  killing 2,836 people
This earthquake destroyed more than 300 villages and towns, killing over 2,000 people just north of the Dardanelles.
The earthquake, which had a magnitude of M = 7.6, was associated with an oblique, 50 km long fault-break, and with the liquefaction of river deposits at large epicentral distances.
Landslides and fire added to the damage.

M 6.5  09-08-1980 Depth 17 km – Guatemala – killing 2 people
Two people killed, many injured and damage in Izabal Province, Guatemala.
Damage reported in northern Honduras.

M 5.8  09-08-2001  Depth 10 km – Peru – killing 4 people
Four people killed, fifteen seriously injured and seventy percent of the houses destroyed in the Antabamba area.
Felt in the Abancay area.

Chile – M 5.1 – Moderate earthquake (aftershock) near Temuco

Earthquake Report comment :
A moderate earthquake (aftershock) rattled the Temuco area in the Chilean morning hours.
Inhabitants of the hardly hit province on February 27, are tired of being shaken daily, sometimes by moderate, but also by powerful earthquakes. Some people are so used to the shocks that they are sleeping through earthquakes from more then M 6.0

Most important Earthquake Data:
Monday, August 09, 2010 at 08:13:43 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 34 km
Geo-location(s) :
23 km (15 miles) N (353°) from Temuco, Chile
147 km (92 miles) NNE (18°) from Valdivia, Chile
192 km (120 miles) S (171°) from Concepcion, 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

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.

China (Tibet) – M 5.0 and M 4.4 – 2 moderate but dangerous earthquakes rattle the Tibetan Himalaya

Earthquake Report comment :
2 moderate but dangerous earthquakes rattled the Tibetan Himalaya. Although the strength of the earthquakes was rather limited, the Himalayan hills in the epicenter area is steep and can be an easy target for major landslides. The satellite pictures of the second quake show many villages near the ridge. Luckily this earthquake was considerably lighter than the first one which struck
In most of the surrounding villages live only a couple of hundred people, but the houses are mostly made of piles of  stone kept together with mortar. These constructions are very vulnerable when the earth starts to shake.
As the Chinese media are focusing on the deadly landslides and the catastrophic rainfall, it is very unlikely that they will report on these small local earthquakes. No other reporting may be expected from this remote, but beautiful part of the world.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Monday, August 09, 2010 at 10:54:52 AM at epicenter M 5.0
Monday, August 09, 2010 at 03:14:46 PM at epicenter M 4.4
Depth (Hypocenter) : 53 km M 5.0
Depth (Hypocenter) : 35 km M 4.4
Geo-location(s) :
85 km (55 miles) NNE of Pula (Nyingchi), Xizang (Tibet), China M 5.0
140 km (85 miles) NNE of Pula (Nyingchi), Xizang (Tibet), China M 4.4

Links to important maps
Google satellite map of the area showing the kind of terrain the earthquake took place M 5.0
Google satellite map of the area showing the kind of terrain the earthquake took place M 4.4

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.

Typical Tibetan House

Indonesia – M 5.2 – Moderate and deep earthquake near Surabaya (Java)

Earthquake Report comment :
As this earthquake occurred at a depth of 595 km, only seismographs and a limited number of people will have noticed it. Surabaya is a city with 2,374,000 inhabitants.

Surabaya has no record of devastating earthquakes. Java and the waters near the island are hit regularly by major earthquakes with a lot of casualties. The last  devastating earthquake had a Magnitude of 7.0  and occurred in the afternoon of September 2, 2009. It killed 111 people, injured 1,297 and displaced 25,000 + a lot of damage to buildings and infrastructure.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Monday, August 09, 2010 at 10:34:15 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 595 km
Geo-location(s) :
130 km (80 miles) NNE of Surabaya, Java, Indonesia
135 km (85 miles) NW of Sumenep, Madura, Indonesia
185 km (115 miles) N of Probolinggo, Java, 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

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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