Earthquakes list August 17, 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 reference for the time zone is UTC (Coordinated Universal Time)
The page is regularly updated to add new quakes.
green color = NOT dangerous for damage or injuries
orange color = MODERATE risk for damage or injuries
red color = CONSIDERABLE risk for damage or injuries

M 4.9      2010/08/17 22:07   Depth 62.0 HALMAHERA, INDONESIA
M 4.6      2010/08/17 16:43   Depth 128.0 FLORES REGION, INDONESIA
M 4.6      2010/08/17 15:59   Depth 35.0 PAKISTAN
M 4.9      2010/08/17 15:27   Depth 10.0 FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
M 4.6      2010/08/17 14:43   Depth 18.8 UNIMAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA
M 4.2      2010/08/17 11:37   Depth 10.0 VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA REGION
M 5.2      2010/08/17 10:43   Depth 35.0 KERMADEC ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND
M 5.2      2010/08/17 03:22   Depth 85.8 NORTHERN PERU
M 4.3      2010/08/17 02:49 Depth 5.0 WYOMING
M 5.3      2010/08/17 01:39 Depth 35.0 ANDAMAN ISLANDS, INDIA REGION

QuakeSOS 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.

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.


In memory of the victims of August 17, 19XX – Chile, Turkey, China and The Philippines

“In memory of” is highlighting 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 8.2  17-08-06    Depth ?     Chile – killing 3,000 people
The last catastrophic earthquake to strike Valparaiso devastated the city in August 1906, killing nearly 3,000 people

M 5.5  17-08-36    Depth ?  China – killing 30 people
No records found

M 6.8  17-08-49 Depth ?  Turkey – killing 437 people
A heavy destructing earthquake near Karliova and Bingol on the North Anatolian Fault.

M 7.7  17-08-52 Depth 10 km  China – killing 54 people
No records found

M 6.6  17-08-83 Depth 29 km  Philippines – killing 16 people
Sixteen people killed, 47 injured and extensive damage in the Pasuquin-Laoag-Batac and Serrat areas.  Sandblows, liquefaction, cracks on some highways, and many landslides occurred in the area.  Felt (III RF) at Manila. Unconfirmed reports of a small tsunami along the coast of Ilocos Norte Province.

M 7.6  17-08-99 Depth 13 km  Turkey (Izmit) – killing 17,480 people
At least 17,118 people killed, nearly 50,000 injured, thousands missing, about 500,000 people homeless and estimated 3 to 6.5 billion U.S. dollars damage in Istanbul, Kocaeli and Sakarya Provinces. Felt as far east as Ankara. Felt (III) at Anapa, Russia; Chisinau, Moldova; Simferopol and on the south coast of Crimea, Ukraine. As much as 5 meters of right-lateral strike-slip displacement occurred along a 120-km zone of the North Anatolian Fault between Karamursel and Golyaka. Rupture proceeded from west to east in two subevents. Duration of strong shaking was 37 seconds.

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