Christchurch earthquake : a SMALL story that makes the difference

Earthquake-report.com likes to emphasize also the POSITIVE stories after an earthquake.
Read the story of a simple Dairy Owner, with a huge good heart

GENEROUS: Dairy owner Suresh Patel.

A DAIRY owner in Hoon Hay who was giving away stock to his valued customers on Saturday morning has been inundated with thanks and flowers from the community.

Suresh Patel of P & P Dairy opened his shop early to give away milk and sell batteries below cost.

The dairy had run out of stock by 8am – its normal opening time.

Mr Patel said yesterday he had had more than 800 customers a day since the earthquake.

Read the entire article here

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Earthquakes list September 8, 2010

M 5.1      2010/09/08 19:26   Depth 35.0 km     KURIL ISLANDS
Same area than the M 5.5 shock from earlier today.

M 5.5      2010/09/08 17:39   Depth 10.0 km     KURIL ISLANDS

Epicenter in the immediate area of the 1963 Great Kuril Islands Earthquake. The earthquake had a magnitude of 8.5 and was followed by an aftershock of M 7.8. Both earthquakes triggered tsunamis that were observed around the northern part of the Pacific ocean. Luckily, no damage, deaths or injuries are recorded for these two earthquakes or their associated tsunamis. The epicenter of this earthquake was located on the edges of the island arc and the Kamchatka, Kuril trench (see satellite image)

M 4.9      2010/09/08 14:47   Depth 107.7 km     TARAPACA, CHILE
Northern Chilen near the border with Bolivia and Peru.

M 4.6      2010/09/08 14:17   Depth 78.8 km      MICHOACAN, MEXICO
Magnitude / Depth = many people will not have felt this quake

M 4.7      2010/09/08 12:33   Depth 35.1 km     SOUTHERN IRAN
In the desert, close to Ashna. Combination of depth and Magnitude may not lead to problems

M 6.2      2010/09/08 11:37   Depth 54.1 km      VANUATU
Read our extensive report

M 5.0      2010/09/08 10:54   Depth 36.1 km      BOUGAINVILLE REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Faw away out of the coast to be harmless

M 5.3      2010/09/08 08:01   Depth 10.0 km      VANUATU
Almost the same area than the more powerful M 6.2 earthquake of 11:37 (see detailed report above)

M 4.0      2010/09/08 03:58   Depth 10.0 km      GULF OF CALIFORNIA
Just in the middle of the Gulf of California. Closest city Puerto Penasco

M 4.6      2010/09/08 03:05   Depth 563.6 km      FIJI REGION
Near Ono-i-Lau :  a volcanic and coral island in Fiji’s Lau archipelago. In the earth’s mantle

seismograph - recordingUseful 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.

Powerful Magnitude 6.2 earthquake near Vanuatu’s Anatom island

Untech, Anatom, Vanuatu school - Courtesy Panoramio

Earthquake Report comment :
A powerful 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck near the island of Anatom, Vanuatu (if preliminary location data are confirmed).
The depth of 56 km makes the risk on damage considerably less.
USGS expects a moderate shaking on the closest island of Anatom.
NO Tsunami bulletins have been issued by NOAA
GDACS issued 2 minutes ago a GREEN earthquake report = unlikely to have damages or injuries.
Vanuatu and surrounding areas are regularly hit bu powerful earthquakes and tsunamis.

Wikipedia information on Anatom
Anatom (more commonly spelled Aneityum, and sometimes also Kéamu) is the southernmost island of Vanuatu. It is in the province of Tafea. The largest village is Anelghowhat (correctly, Anelcauhat), on the south side. The island is 159.2 km² in size. It rises to an elevation of 852 meters in Mount Inrerow Atamein.

There is an airport, not on the main island itself, but on the tiny island to its south, Inyeug (correctly, Iñec), across the main village, which has twice-weekly flights from Port Vila and Tanna.

Anatom is the southernmost island of Vanuatu (not counting Matthew and Hunter Islands, which are disputed with New Caledonia, but considered by the people of Anatom Island part of their custom ownership). Its southeastern cape Nétchan Néganneaing is the southernmost point of land in Vanuatu, more southerly than the southern satellite islet Inyeug. The latter, however, is surrounded by Intao Reef, that extends even further south, albeit submerged, thus being the southernmost feature of Vanuatu.

Anatom has a current estimated population of 1250 (Officially? 550). It is believed to have had a population of possibly as larger than 12,000 prior to the arrival of the Europeans in 1793. Introduced diseases and blackbirding are believed to have been the major factors in the depopulation. [down to less than 200 in 1930]. The island is surrounded by coral reefs and beaches.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : Mw 6.2
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 at 10:37:38 PM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 54  km
Geo-location(s) :
142 km (88 miles) SSE (156°) from Isangel, Vanuatu

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 Shaking map
USGS historic earthquakes map
GDACS Green Earthquake Alert (Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System)

* GDACS (Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System) provides near real-time alerts about natural disasters around the world. GDACS is a Joint Initiative of the United Nations and the European Commission

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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