In memory of the victims of August 28, 19XX – Taiwan, Greece, Mexico and Pakistan

Damage resulting from the 1916 Nantou Earthquake.

Damage resulting from the 1916 Nantou Earthquake - Image via Wikipedia

M 7.2   28-08-1916    Taiwan Depth 5 km – killing 16 people
The Nantou earthquakes consisted of four main damaging quakes and dozens of smaller quakes which were not so damaging.
The first major quake, on August 28, 1916, was the strongest at magnitude 6.8, but the hypocentre was relatively deep in the earth’s crust. 16 people did not survive the quake and 614 houses were destroyed.

M 6.8   28-08-1962    Greece Depth 107.7 km  – killing 1 person
No details found

M 7.2   28-08-1973    Mexico Depth 80.6 km   – killing 1,000 people
The earthquake, which caused widespread damage in parts of the States of Puebla and Veracruz in southeast Mexico, registered 7. 0 on the Richter Magnitude Scale, according to the Caltech Seismological Laboratory. The earthquake occurred at 3:51 (local time) on the morning of 28 August 1973. The center of destructive shaking was in the vicinity of Serdan in the State of Puebla.
Hypocenter at a depth of approx. 100km. The most seismic region of Mexico is along the southwest coast. Earthquakes in the region of Orizaba have been relatively infrequent; the most recent serious ground shaking occurred June 17, 1928 when a magnitude 7. 8 shock had its epicenter at 16N98W, some 250km south of Serdan. However, large earthquakes 100-300km south of Serdan have occurred relatively frequently.

M 5.5   28-08-1992    Pakistan Depth 6.4 km   – killing 4 people

At least four people killed, several injured and many houses destroyed in the Kalat area. Felt at Khuzdar, Manguchar, Mastung and Quetta.

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Earthquakes list August 29, 2010

M 4.1      2010/08/29 15:53   Depth 0.2 km BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
Still aftershocks from the M 7.2 earthquake from April 4, 2010

M 4.9      2010/08/29 10:02   Depth 52.2 km IRIAN JAYA, INDONESIA
Near the coast of the Indonesian part of Papua New Guinea.

M 4.7      2010/08/29 08:51   Depth 35.0 km BIO-BIO, CHILE
Epicenter only 1 km from Los Alamos.
M 4.7 is a magnitude Chilean people are used to and do cause normally no problems.

M 5.2      2010/08/29 06:43   Depth 10.0 km SOUTHERN PACIFIC OCEAN
In the middle of the ocean

M 5.4      2010/08/29 06:37   Depth 93.8 km SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION
Same area and Magnitude than the earthquakes from yesterday. Only birds will feel it.

M 4.6      2010/08/29 04:39   Depth 77.2 km GUATEMALA
The combination of depth and Magnitude results in a slightly noticed quake

M 4.6      2010/08/29 01:56   Depth 57.9 km ALASKA PENINSULA
Not powerful enough to cause problems

M 4.6      2010/08/29 01:30   Depth 72.4 km MOLUCCA SEA
Epicenter 70 km in the Molucca Sea

M 5.0      2010/08/29 00:53   Depth 32.8 km SICHUAN-YUNNAN-GUIZHOU REGION, CHINA
145 km of Panzhihua (Dukou), Sichuan, China.  Epicenter near Pingzi and Yaofencun.

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The page is regularly updated to add new earthquakes.
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orange color = MODERATE risk for damage or injuries
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In memory of the victims of August 29, 19XX – None !

Earthquake-Report.com is delighted to proclaim August 29 from the 1900’s till today as an earthquake disaster free day. August 29 is a very fine calender day.

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Sumatra’s Sinabung volcano erupts after 400 years – people leave nearby villages

The Sinabung volcano

Mount Sinabung volcano - Image via Wikipedia

Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung, a 2460 meter high volcano is in full action after a long sleep.

The eruption started Sunday, August 29 just after midnight.  By hearing the explosions and looking at the lave coming out of the crater, the people in the nearby villages fled their villages for safer grounds.

The first signs of an upcoming eruption started on Saturday when black clouds came out of the crater.

Mount Sinabung (Indonesian:Gunung Sinabung) is a Pleistocene-to-Holocene stratovolcano in the Karo plateau of Karo Regency, North Sumatra, Indonesia, with many lava flows on its flanks. Solfataric  activities (cracks where steam, gas, and lava are emitted) were seen at the summit in 1912, but no historical eruptions had been recorded until the eruption in the early hours of 29 August 2010.

The volcano had been inactive for many years with the previous eruption event occurring in 1600.[3] Ash spewed into the atmosphere up to 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) high and lava was seen near the crater.

For a night picture of the volcano in eruption : click here

Some text courtesy Wikipedia.

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