Earthquakes list August 28, 2010

M 5.1      2010/08/28 18:46   Depth 50 km OFF THE COAST OF JALISCO, MEXICO
200 km out in the Pacific, right on a fault line

M 4.7      2010/08/28 15:14   Depth 33 km NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Out in the Sea, 115 km from Tokyo’s airport Narita.

M 4.6      2010/08/28 14:16   Depth 82.3 km ALASKA PENINSULA
Moderate earthquake in a non populated area.

M 4.9      2010/08/28 11:19   Depth 73.9 km HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN
A few smaller valley villages like Skazar and Kalat at a distance of ca. 30 km.
Epicenter is just under a mountain summit of nearly 6,000 meter ‘18,000 ft). Normally we would label this quake as orange, but because of  the depth we have labeled it as green. Landslides are a continuous treat to this area when an earthquake strikes.  Although these are small mountain villages, one can see very clearly on the satellite images of Skazar (Eskazar) that there are a lot of houses and extensive farming is going on in the river bed.

M 4.8      2010/08/28 07:26   Depth 40.2 km KEPULAUAN TALAUD, INDONESIA
Near the island of Salawesi Utara in the Moluccas Sea. Normally not damaging.

M 4.9      2010/08/28 00:46   Depth 29.6 km TURKMENISTAN
Epicenter (if confirmed) , just 3 km from the city of Balkanabat (population 87,822).
Magnitude is normally not damaging, but with fragile brick houses and very close to the epicenter, the risk for damage and injuries is always present.

M 4.8      2010/08/28 00:29   Depth 26.6 km NORTHERN IRAN
Aftershock. 15 km distance from the devastating epicenter. Possible additional damage to unstable houses

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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, also called GMT)
The page is regularly updated to add new earthquakes.
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.

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Afghanistan – Magnitude 4.9 earthquake near Hindu Kush ‘Kohe Koran’ summit

gm_03101 Afghanistan, Hindu Kush Mountain Rang...

Hindu Kush mountain range - Image by CanadaGood via Flickr

Earthquake Report comment :
A few smaller valley villages like Skazar and Kalat at a distance of ca. 30 km.
Epicenter is just under the summit of Kohe Koran, with his 5841 meter the 220th highest peak in Asia!.
Normally we would label this quake as moderately dangerous, but because of  the depth we have labeled it as Safe with a limited chance of damage or injuries.
Landslides are a continuous treat to this area during and after earthquakes.
Although these are small mountain villages, one can see very clearly on the satellite images of Skazar (Eskazar) that there are a lot of houses and extensive farming is going on in the river bed.
The earthquake has been felt as a MM IV in Kabul, 220 km away from the epicenter. MM IV = light shaking.
Most of the many earthquakes in this area of the country originate in deeper layers (from 150 to 300 km).
Because of the remote location of these villages it can take more than 24 hours before information will get to the modern world, hopefully ‘safe’

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : Mb 4.9
Saturday, August 28, 2010 at 03:49:33 PM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 74 km
Geo-location(s) :
105 km (65 miles) S of Faizabad, Afghanistan
130 km (80 miles) WNW of Chitral, Pakistan
175 km (110 miles) SSW of Khorugh, Tajikistan
220 km (135 miles) NNE of KABUL, Afghanistan

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.

Turkmenistan – Moderate M 4.9 tremor almost on top of Balkanabad

Balkanabat lies at the foot of the Balkan Dagl...

Balkanabat and the surrounding mountain range - Image via Wikipedia

Earthquake Report comment :
Epicenter almost on top of Balkanabat (population 87,822).
Magnitude is normally not damaging, but with fragile brick houses and very close to the epicenter, the risk for damage and injuries is always present.
Almost on top of Balkanabat. One felt report arrived at USGS with a MM value of IV =  light shaking.
Now, 15 hours after the quake occurred, we haven’t find any traces of this earthquake in the National or international press. Is earthquake-report.com the only one on our planet trying to find out if everything is OK in Balkanabat ?

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : Mb 4.9
Saturday, August 28, 2010 at 05:46:59 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 30 km
Geo-location(s) :
almost on top of  Balkanabat (Nebitdag), Turkmenistan
135 km (85 miles) ESE of Turkmenbasy (Krasnovodsk), Turkmenistan
385 km (240 miles) WNW of ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan

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.

Northern Iran Magnitude 5.7 earthquake claims 3 lives, dozens injured and a lot of damage

Update from our earlier Earthquake report

Following Reuters alertnet the dead toll and number ogf injured people are rising after a shallow earthquake struck the area of Damghan. Read the full Reuters Alertnet report here

The epicenter of the earthquake was located near a number of smaller villages like Kohzar (Kuh Zar) , Shimi (Shemi) and Kelo.

As you can see on the seismogram, the earthquake lasted quite log explaining the damage.

Read our FULL and extensive earlier report here

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