Earthquakes list August 23, 2010

M 6.1      2010/08/24 02:12   Depth 10.0 km OFF THE COAST OF JALISCO, MEXICO
Read the detailed report by clicking on the link.

M 4.5  2010-08-23   20:49   Depth 1 km SOUTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA
Near the border with Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan

M 4.9  2010-08-23   13:57   Depth 30 km ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS
An area in the Bering Sea with a lot of volcanoes and a lot of earthquakes

M 4.5  2010-08-23   10:15   Depth 621 km FLORES SEA
Too deep to be felt well by people

M 4.8  2010-08-23   09:01   Depth 31 km MARIANA ISLANDS REGION
Aftershock of the Mariana islands M 6.9 earthquake from August 13

M 4.6      2010/08/23 05:58   Depth 145.9 km KURIL ISLANDS
Location of frequent earthquakes in between Japan and Russia

M 4.9      2010/08/23 03:46   Depth 526.2 km SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS
With only Ocean floor near the epicenter, we guess only the deep sea fish can testify about this earthquake.

M 4.9      2010/08/23 02:53   Depth 32.8 km UNIMAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA
Regular earthquakes the last days and weeks. Subduction zone with a lot of (beautiful) volcanoes (can be seen very well on the Google satellite map).

M 5.5      2010/08/23 01:08   Depth 121.6 km GUAM REGION
New location, much nearer to Guam, but fortunately very deep = little impact on the island

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

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.

USA – California – M 2.7 – Weak quake in the San Fransisco Bay area

USGS Satellite photo of the San Francisco Bay ...

Image via Wikipedia

Earthquake Report comment :
A weak earthquake measuring M 2.7 reminded the inhabitants of the Bay Area this morning that earthquakes are still a daily treat.
The epicenter  was in the immediate vicinity of Walnut Creek and the weak shaking was felt westwards down to Berkeley.
Most felt reports were II Mercalli.
The hypocenter was at the shallow depth of 11,7 km (7.3 miles).

Most important Earthquake Data:
Monday, August 23, 2010 at 07:31:05 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 11.7 km
Geo-location(s) :
10 km (5 miles) SSE of Concord, California
20 km (10 miles) SW of Antioch, California

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 23, 19XX – Indonesia, Mexico, China and India

Tang Shan earthquake China 1976 - Picture courtesy pureinsight.org

M 7.1  23-08-1936    Indonesia Depth 35 km  – killing 91 people
Probably a small tsunami striking both the Andaman islands and Northern Sumatra (not enough details found to be 100% sure)

M 7.4  23-08-1965    Mexico Depth 10.5 km  – killing 6 people
Five people were killed at Mexico City and one at Oaxaca. Slight structural damage was reported from both cities and telephone and electric services were disrupted. The shock was felt throughout southern Mexico.

M 6.4  23-08-1976    China Depth 7.9 km  – killing 41 people
Tang Shan earthquake. On August 16 and 23, 1976, two strong earthquakes with a magnitude of 7.2 struck the area between Song Pan and Ping Wu in northern Sichuan Province, causing severe damage in many counties, including Song Pan, Ping Wu, Nan Ping and Wen Xian Counties. (Picture courtesy http://www.pureinsight.org)

M 5.5  23-08-1980    India Depth 14.5 km  – killing 15 people
Fifteen people killed, at least 40 injured and many houses damaged in the Bhaddu area, Kashmir. Felt in northern India and in the Lahore-Peshawar area, Pakistan.

M 5.5  23-08-1980    India Depth 11.3 km  – killing 13 people
Casualties and damage in the Bhaddu area, Kashmir.  Felt in northern India and in the Lahore-Peshawar area, Pakistan.

M 6.9  23-08-1985    China Depth 4.3 km  – killing 71 people
At least 71 people killed, 162 injured, about 15,000 homeless and about 85 percent of the buildings destroyed in the Wuqia-Shufu area. Cracks in highways and sandblows reported in Wuqia County.  Slight damage at Kashi.  Felt (VII) at Sufi-Kurgan and (VI) at Osh, Namangan and Andizhan, USSR.  Felt throughout much of Tajikistan, Kirghizia and Fergana Basin, USSR.  Felt also at Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Peshawar, Pakistan.

“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.

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