Taiwan – M 4.9 – Moderate earthquake on the shore of Yilan County and 50 km from Taipei

Earthquake Report comment :
The moderate earthquake struck only 2 hours 10 minutes after another quake occurred only 100 km to the south.
For Taiwanese standards, this is an acceptable shock, although 2 shocks are never the same and can be felt totally different. Same depth as the former quake.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Sunday, August 22, 2010 at 02:48:04 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 35 km
Geo-location(s) :
15 km (10 miles) N of Su-ao, Taiwan
50 km (30 miles) SE of T’AI-PEI, Taiwan
85 km (55 miles) NNE of Hua-lien, Taiwan

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.

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Taiwan – M 5.0 – Moderate earthquake in the coastal waters at approx. 15 km from Fongbin

Earthquake Report comment :
A moderate earthquake inly 15 km out of the coast.
As Taiwan had a very good established earthquake prevention and strict earthquake-proof building rules, ER do not expect any damage or injuries from this quake.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Sunday, August 22, 2010 at 12:37:59 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 35 km
Geo-location(s) :
50 km (31 miles) S (172°) from Hua-lien, Taiwan
103 km (64 miles) NNE (29°) from T’ai-tung, Taiwan

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.

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Earthquakes list August 21, 2010

M 5.0      2010/08/21 23:32   Depth 47.6 km NEAR NORTH COAST OF NEW GUINEA, P.N.G.
Small tribal villages, no raoads and a mountainous region. Few brick houses.

M 4.9      2010/08/21 20:30   Depth 23.4 TIMOR REGION, INDONESIA
Near the coastline of Timor.

M 5.4      2010/08/21 20:20   Depth 29.2 COLOMBIA
71 km from Mutis, 60 km out in the Pacific.

M 4.9      2010/08/21 18:48   Depth 35.0 TAIWAN
Click on link to for detailed page with seismogram

M 5.0      2010/08/21 16:38   Depth 35.0 TAIWAN
Click on link to for detailed page with seismogram
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M 5.0   2010/08/21 14:54   Depth 129.0 km CATAMARCA, ARGENTINA
Very deep in the earth.  Maximum weak shaking as result (M II)

M 3.6      2010/08/21 14:54   Depth 5.0 km SOUTHERN IDAHO
Epicenter near Deadwood reservoir. The area around the reservoir is commonly used for camping, water skiing, fishing, canoeing and other outdoor recreation. These people have just witnessed a shallow M 3.5 earthquake.

M 4.5      2010/08/21 14:26   Depth 57.0 km NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Light earthquake. Combined with the depth, very weak and almost unnoticeable for Japan

M 3.6      2010/08/21 13:59   Depth 13.3 km SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Near Palm Springs, can be seen as an aftershock of the August 6 quake

M 4.3      2010/08/21 12:40   Depth 38.3 km NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL PERU
Click on link to for detailed page with seismogram

M 4.7      2010/08/21 11:41   Depth 11.1 JAVA, INDONESIA
Normally not dangerous with this Magnitude, but very shallow.

M 4.6      2010/08/21 10:44   Depth 43.1 MOLUCCA SEA
In the Molucca Sea at at least 50 km from the neighboring islands

M 4.1      2010/08/21 09:01   Depth 80.2 km CHIAPAS, MEXICO
Epicenter just on the coastline, near the border with Guatemala.
Too deep and not enough energy to scare the Mexican inhabitants.

M 5.9   2010/08/21 05:42   Indonesia – Simeulue earthquake – Updates and Seismogram
Click on link to for detailed page with seismogram

M 4.0   2010/08/21 02:34   Depth 2 km BULGARIA
Scaring experience for Bulgarians, who do not get that often earthquakes of this Magnitude.

5.2      2010/08/21 00:54   Depth 43.2 km OFF THE EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA, RUSSIA
At least 70 km out of the coast in the Bering Sea

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

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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.

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.

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Peru – M 4.3 – Moderate earthquake 60 km from Ica

Two people on the shore of the Pacific Ocean

Image via Wikipedia

Earthquake Report comment :
A moderate earthquake at a reasonable depth of 38 km.
What makes it special is the short distance to the coastline and to the city of Ica.
Ica had +260,000 inhabitants at the latest census.
Earthquakes in this area are the result of the convergent boundaries in between the Nazca plate (Pacific Ocean) and the South American plate (continent).
The Nazca plate is subducting the South American plate along a big distance of the South American coastline. Volcanoes and and (sometimes massive) earthquakes are a result of this process.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Saturday, August 21, 2010 at 07:40:46 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 38 km
Geo-location(s) :
60 km (35 miles) WSW of Ica, Peru
90 km (55 miles) S of Chincha Alta, Peru
255 km (160 miles) SSE of LIMA, Peru

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.

Indonesia – M 5.9 – Heavy seaquake near the island of Simeulue (Sumatra)

Update in green below

Earthquake Report comment :
No general Tsunami risk (local smaller tsunamis are always possible).
GDACS issued a GREEN earthquake report (see details below)
NO people live in an area of 25 km around the epicenter.
27,800 people live in an area of 50 km around the epicenter.
110,000 people live in an area of 100 km around the epicenter.
We have enclosed the seismogram of this earthquake to give you an idea of the travel time of the wave in the earth. We monitor tens of stations all around the globe and the Chiang Mai, Thailand station was the closest we could find. The signal arrived in Chiang Mai roughly 4 minutes after the earthquake struck and traveled a distance of 1850 km.
The magnitude of the Papua New Guinea quake was 6.4, a lot stronger, but because of the greater distance, the markings on the seismogram in Chiang Mai are smaller.

Update 12:55 UTC :  Simeulue residents could feel the earthquake at between II and III MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity (= Weak shaking (ER))
Local residents rushed out of their houses when they felt the temblor. “They did not panic, but they are still traumatized because of the previous earthquakes, so they rushed out of the houses when the earthquake occurred”
Read the full article from Antara News

Most important Earthquake Data:
Saturday, August 21, 2010 at 12:42:54 PM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 34 km
Geo-location(s) :
20 km (45 miles) SW from Teupah-Selatan, Simeulue
233 km (145 miles) WNW (285°) from Sibolga, Sumatra, Indonesia

Seismogram of the Simeulue (Indonesia) earthquake as recorded +1000 km further in Chiang Mai Thailand

Seismogram of the Simeulue (Indonesia) earthquake as recorded +1000 km further in Chiang Mai Thailand

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.

In memory of the victims of August 21, 19XX – Iran and China

Boein Zahra Earthquake in 1967

Image via Wikipedia

M 5.4  21-08-1928   Depth 9 km    Iran – killing 10 people
No details found

M 4.9  21-08-2000   Depth 5 km    China – killing 1 person
One person killed, 406 injured, over 169,000 homeless and extensive damage in Wuding County.

“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.

Indonesia – Magnitude 5.9 earthquake @ Simeulue – Updates and Seismogram

Earthquake Report comment :
No general Tsunami risk (local smaller tsunamis are always possible).
GDACS issued a GREEN earthquake report (see details below)
NO people live in an area of 25 km around the epicenter.
27,800 people live in an area of 50 km around the epicenter.
110,000 people live in an area of 100 km around the epicenter.
We have enclosed the seismogram of this earthquake to give you an idea of the travel time of the wave in the earth. We monitor tens of stations all around the globe and the Chiang Mai, Thailand station was the closest we could find. The signal arrived in Chiang Mai roughly 4 minutes after the earthquake struck and traveled a distance of 1850 km.
The magnitude of the Papua New Guinea quake was 6.4, a lot stronger, but because of the greater distance, the markings on the seismogram in Chiang Mai are smaller.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Saturday, August 21, 2010 at 12:42:54 PM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 34 km
Geo-location(s) :
20 km (45 miles) SW from Teupah-Selatan, Simeulue
233 km (145 miles) WNW (285°) from Sibolga, Sumatra, Indonesia

Seismogram of the Simeulue (Indonesia) earthquake as recorded +1000 km further in Chiang Mai Thailand
Seismogram of the Simeulue (Indonesia) earthquake as recorded +1000 km further in Chiang Mai Thailand

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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