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China – Magnitude 5.0 earthquake injures 14 people and damages 7,354 houses

People check up damaged houses in Qiaojia County - click on the picture for the original photo

Earthquake Report comment :
A moderate, seemingly not harmful earthquake made a lot of damage and injured at least 14 people in the border region of the Yunnan and Sichuan provinces in Southwest China.

Thirteen people were injured in the latest earthquake, and 7,354 houses were destroyed in the quake, including 122 houses being toppled, plus road cave-ins in Qiaojia County of Yunnan, according to Zhou Yingbin, deputy head of the county government.

Another person was slightly injured in Ningnan County of Sichuan, local officials said, who added that nobody was reported dead or missing in the quake.

Some text courtesy xinhuanet.com

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : Mb 5.0 (local authorities mention 4.8)
Sunday, August 29, 2010 at 08:53:31 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 33 km (local authorities mention 10 km)
Geo-location(s) :
145 km (90 miles) ENE of Panzhihua (Dukou), Sichuan, China
185 km (115 miles) WNW of Lupanshui (Liupanshui), Guizhou, China

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.

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In memory of the victims of August 30, 19XX – China and Romania

M 6.8   30-08-1904    30-08    China Depth 0    km  – killing 565 people
Could not trace back enough details – please assist in finding them

M 7.0   30-08-1967    30-08    China Depth 8.1 km  – killing 39 people
Could not trace back enough details – please assist in finding them

M 6.9   30-08-1986    30-08    Romania Depth 136 km  – killing 2 people

Sibiu - Romania's Orthodox Cathedral

Sibiu city Romania - Image by CamilG via Flickr

Damage (VIII) in the Focsani-Birlad area, including the collapse of a church. Felt (VII) at Bucharest. Two people killed, 558 injured, and about 55,000 homes damaged, leaving more than 12,500 people homeless in the Kishinev-Kagul area, USSR.
Felt (VII) in northern Bulgaria; (V) in the Skopje area, Yugoslavia; (IV) at Simferopol and Kiev, USSR and Belgrade, Yugoslavia; (III) at Moscow, USSR and Titograd, Yugoslavia. Felt throughout central and eastern Hungary. Also felt in Greece, Turkey, southern Italy and eastern Poland.  The focal mechanism is well controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting with a moderate strike-slip component.

M 6.0   30-08-2008    30-08    China Depth 10 km  – killing 41 people
At least 32 people killed and 321 injured at Huili; 6 people killed and 132 injured at Chuxiong; 5 people killed and 132 injured at Panzhihua; 4 people injured at Kunming.
At least 392,000 houses damaged or destroyed in the Sichuan-Yunnan area.
At least 66 schools, 22 bridges, 131 roads and 19 reservoirs damaged at Panzhihua. Chengdu-Kunming railroad service interrupted. Strongly felt at Panzhihua and Xichang. Also felt at Kunming, Chengdu, Dali and Yibin.

“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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Papua New Guinea – 2 earthquakes strike near New Britain’s Kimbe

Kimbe Bay @ photobucket.com

Kimbe Bay @ photobucket.com

Earthquake Report comment :
Only 15 km from Kimbe, with a population of more then 18,000 inhabitants, one of the major cities on the island.
Kimbe is a modern city with concrete buildings, which makes these constructions vulnerable if not build with earthquake proof methods. This explains our orange “moderate risk” label.

At 22:35 (10:35 PM) another shallow earthquake struck the same area (distance of 40 km from Kimbe). Although not very powerful, these kind of shallow quakes near modern towns in third world countries can create a lot of damage.

Kimbe is the capital of the province of West New Britain in Papua New Guinea. It is a port town on the great Kimbe Bay which boasts more than 60 percent of the coral species of the entire Indo-Pacific. The bustling town of Kimbe is the third largest port in Papua New Guinea and is the fastest growing city in the South Pacific. Accommodation in Kimbe is readily available in many high-class resorts and hotels, as well as many budget guesthouses and motels dribbled along the province.

Kimbe Bay is set in a tropical setting with coral reefs and live-aboard diving expeditions that attract tourists world-wide. Active volcanic cones encircle Kimbe Bay on the island of New Britain.
Blue-eyed cockatoos and the world’s largest moths fill the air, while bandicoots and wallabies share the landscape with one of the world’s greatest number of orchids. (Some text courtesy Wikipedia)

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : Mb 5.1 and Mb 5.0
Monday, August 30, 2010 at 10:39:00 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 33 km (Mb 5.1)
Geo-location(s) :
15 km (10 miles) WSW of Kimbe, New Britain, PNG (Mb 5.1)

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.

Earthquakes list August 30, 2010

M 5.3      2010/08/30 23:25   Depth 38.7 km TONGA
Nothing special, but a beautiful satellite view of a bended subduction fault line

M 4.9      2010/08/30 19:55   Depth 80 km KERMADEC ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND
In the middle of the South Pacific Ocean

M 4.7       2010/08/30 13:40   Depth 220.7 km PAGAN REGION, NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS
Very deep in the mantle of the earth. 20 km from the island of Agrihan

M 4.9      2010/08/30 12:57   Depth 10.0 km REYKJANES RIDGE
In the middle of the North Atlantic ocean in between Greenland and Iceland

M 5.0      2010/08/30 12:35   Depth 10.0 km NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
New earthquake in the same area than 12 hours earlier. At a little more distance from Kimbe, but shallower.

M 4.1   2010/08/30 09:57   Depth 2 km POLAND
Relatively strong shallow earthquake for Poland. Near the cities of Jaczow and Ruszowice.

M 4.6      2010/08/30 09:39   Depth 136.0 km MYANMAR
Limited magnitude and deep enough to avoid problems.

M 5.0      2010/08/30 08:45   Depth 12.2 km TAIWAN REGION
A moderate but shallow earthquake near the northern coastal towns.
Click on the this text for a detailed report

M 4.6      2010/08/30 05:15   Depth 189.6 km TONGA
No problem at this depth and Magnitude

Niuafoʻou Island, Tonga, from space

Niuafoʻou Island from space - Image via Wikipedia

M 5.1      2010/08/30 04:44   Depth 10.0 km TONGA ISLANDS
Moderate shallow earthquake at least 100 km away from populated areas. This is the (active)  volcano island of Niuafo’ou, closest to the epicenter. Niuafo’ou is a shield volcano with a crater lake 23 meters above sea level.

M 4.7      2010/08/30 04:25   Depth 27.1 km SHIKOKU, JAPAN
Moderate earthquake in the subduction zone near the island (out in the sea).

M 5.1      2010/08/30 00:39   Depth 33.3 km NEW BRITAIN, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Only 15 km from Kimbe, with a population of more then 18,000 inhabitants, one of the major cities on the island.
Kimbe is a modern city with concrete buildings, which makes these constructions vulnerable if not build with earthquake proof methods. This explains our orange “moderate risk” label.

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

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.

Taiwan – Magnitude 5.0 earthquake rattles northern part of the island

Taipei 101 - We're heading for our hope ...

Image by Fishtail@Taipei via Flickr

Earthquake Report comment :
The epicenter of this shallow quake was in the coastal waters only 49 km from Toucheng (population 31,400).
A lot of Felt reports came in with a max. MM value of IV (= light shaking) in the heavily populated northern part of the island.
Taiwan Central Weather bureau did publish a Magnitude value of Ml 5.2

Taiwan is in a seismically active zone, on the Pacific Ring of Fire, and at the western edge of the Philippine Sea Plate.
Geologists have identified 42 active faults on the island, but most of the earthquakes detected in Taiwan are due to the convergence of the Philippine Sea plate and the Eurasian Plate to the east of the island.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : Mb 5.0
Monday, August 30, 2010 at 04:45:09 PM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 12.2 km
Geo-location(s) :
50 km (30 miles) NE of Su-ao, Taiwan
70 km (45 miles) ESE of T’AI-PEI, Taiwan

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
Taiwan Central Weather Bureau report

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.

Erupting Sinabung volcano (Sumatra-Indonesia) : the best pictures

Earthquake-report.com has scanned a lot of resources and brought together a great compilation of pictures on the Sinabung volcano eruption.
As we want to respect the copyright of the different sources, we are only showing thumbnails.
If you click on them, they will lead you to the full format picture.

Best Video

BBC report

CBC Canada video (you will have to wait 30 seconds for publicity, but the waiting time is worth it)

New : Earthquake-report.com will follow-up volcano activity around the world

A statue of Jesus Christ on the cemetary of Ambato with ash spewing Tungurahua volcano in the background

A statue of Jesus Christ on the cemetary of Ambato with ash spewing Tungurahua volcano in the background - Picture : earthquake-report.com

Last week earthquake-report.com reported about just happened eruptions of Galeras Volcano in Colombia and Sinabung in Sumatra, Indonesia.
After positive feedback of our users, we have decided to follow also volcanoes from now on as a standard subject.

A second reason for covering and scanning volcano activity is the fact that volcanoes are the result of the motion of tectonic plates.

Our reporting will not only cover spectacular news,  but also in-depth files on volcano linked subjects.

On a regular basis we will publish lists of all active or near-active volcanoes in the world.

The main contributor of this website has a past of multiple visits and climbs of volcanoes worldwide.  He walked, climbed and visited the following active volcanoes : Sangay (Ecuador), Merapi (Indonesia), Etna (Sicily), Stromboli (Eolian islands-Sicily), Kilauea (Hawaii), Mount St Helens (Washington), Mt Hood (Oregon), Tungurahua (Ecuador),  Osorno (Chile) and Puyehue (Chile).t St Helens (Washington), Mt Hood (Oregon), Tungurahua (Ecuador),  Osorno (Chile

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