Earthquake list with an uncertain end …

seismograph - recording“Earthquake Report” considers the earthquakes listed below as potentially dangerous for damage, injuries and victims, but was unable to find out the final results.
Such earthquakes have to be classified in 2 categories.
a) Poor nations with a multitude of earthquakes like Papua New Guinea. These countries only have limited resources to access the epicenter area as well as limited Search And Rescue possibilities.  Mostly they are concentrating on the bigger cities and the axes with roads, infrastructure, etc.
International press can get in if they want, but almost nobody in the developed world is making this a priority, so they stay away and nobody talks about it anymore, even when there is a lot of damage.
b) Politically closed nations with almost none to very limited international press admittance.  The reports out of the earthquake area are many times confusing. Talking about 30% of the houses damaged and nobody injured is unlikely, especially if nobody else may visit the area.  Such a behavior is from the cold war era, not from the 21th century.

The most recent events will be above. Links are heading to the detailed page.

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Kyrgyztan – M 5.2 – Dangerous shallow  earthquake near the Tajikistan border
Reason : scarcely populated area with only a limited number of small villages.

China (Tibet) – M 5.0 – Moderate but dangerous earthquake rattles the Tibetan Himalaya
Reason : A remote Himalayan region. The earthquake comes at the same period than the devastating landslides with at least +1000 fatalities. Media coverage was only focused on the landslides (understandable)

Pakistan – M 5.0 – moderate but very dangerous shallow earthquake in Baluchistan
Reason : A remote Baluchistan area. The earthquake comes at the same period than the devastating floods with at least +2000 fatalities.  Worldwide media coverage was only focused on the incredible and catastrophic floods.

M 7.0      2010/08/04 22:01  Depth 44 km      NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Reason : Epicenter area too far away from everything.  No roads for at least 50 km from the epicenter and a beautiful but impregnable jungle with steep hills and mountains. PNG has not enough equipment to reach these tribal areas. Instead of sending a few helicopters to overfly the area, they send personnel by feet. These inspections will take days to reach and area and days to return to Andria or Kimbe.

M 5.3      2010/07/31 10:23   Depth 22 km      SOUTHERN IRAN
Reason : Iran is a politically very closed area. Few reporters from outside Iran are present and stay mostly in the capital Tehran. A very poor (state controlled) coverage of regional occurrences. Reports about this earthquake were very limited with a conflicting content.

M 4.4      2010/07/30 17:20   Depth 17 km      NORTHERN IRAN
Reason : Iran is a politically very closed area. Few reporters from outside Iran are present and stay mostly in the capital Tehran. A very poor (state controlled) coverage of regional occurrences. Reports about this earthquake were very limited with a conflicting content.

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