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.
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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

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