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

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, 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

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