In memory of the victims of September 6, 19XX – Turkey, Papua New Guinea and Italy

M 6.7    06-09-1975    Turkey    – Depth 39.6 km – killing 2370 people
Google satellite map of the earthquake area

This destructive earthquake struck eastern Turkey. It was centered in the Diyarbakir Province. The shock reportedly killed more than 2,000, injured 3,400, and caused extensive property damage in the Lice area. The earthquake struck at lunch time when most people were inside and the children were home from school. Reports indicated that most schools were not seriously damaged. The districts reported hardest hit were Hazro, Hani, Kulp, and Lice, which was almost completely destroyed. Many strong aftershocks followed the main shock, causing the collapse of already partly damaged homes, and keeping the surviving residents quite frightened.

M 4.3    06-09-1988    Papua New Guinea  –  Depth 0 km – killing 74 people
Google satellite map of the earthquake area

About 74 people killed and many houses destroyed by a massive landslide near Kaiapit. The P-waves recorded from this event appear to have been generated by the landslide itself.

M 5.9    06-09-2002    Italy    – Depth 13 km – killing 2 people
Google satellite map of the earthquake area

Two people died from heart attacks, twenty injured and several buildings damaged in the Palermo area. Also felt at Agrigento, Caltanissetta, Catania, Enna, Messina and Trapani.

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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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In memory of the victims of September 4, 19XX – Chile

Photo from the modern Santiago de Chile with t...

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M 6.8    04-09-1958    Chile   –  Depth 10 km – killing 7 people

Google satellite map of the area showing the kind of terrain the earthquake took place

The earthquake on 4 September 1958 that occurred in Las Melosas, Central Chile represents one of the large damaging intraplate events located in the Andean cordillera crust at about 60 km away from Santiago.
A sequence of 3 earthquakes of magnitude 6.7-6.9 in a span of six minutes struck the Andean Main Cordillera at the latitude of Santiago, Central Chile.
The quakes were preceded by a magnitude 6.0 foreshock one week earlier.
This seismic sequence provided the only documented effects of strong shaking related to shallow earthquakes in a subduction-zone environment in which seismicity is dominated by interplate and intermediate-depth intraplate earthquakes.
The epicenter was located at the junction of the Maipo and El Volcán Rivers, at a depth of about 10 km

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Earthquakes list September 15, 2010

M 4.2    2010-09-15   19:57     Depth 14 km    CENTRAL IRAN
Weak shallow earthquake near Abadi ye Pa Godaru

M 5.0      2010/09/15 18:42    Depth 89.7 km MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
This rather deep earthquake is not dangerous. Epicenter at the entrance of the Davao Gulf  at a distance of approx. 100 km from General Santos

M 5.0      2010/09/15 16:06    Depth 100.0 km     SOUTHERN ALASKA
Deep harmless earthquake in a wilderness area in Lake Clark Park and Wilderness.

M 4.5      2010/09/15 14:31    Depth 10.5 km      NEAR THE WEST COAST OF COLOMBIA
15 km from Arusi peninsula and close to the Ensenada de Utria National Park.  Not dangerous.

M 4.7      2010/09/15 13:48    Depth 563.9 km     FIJI REGION
Another deep  seaquake 5 seconds after the former listed quake and with an epicenter almost on the same spot.

M 4.7      2010/09/15 13:43    Depth 584.8 km      FIJI REGION
Deep seaquake with a distant Ono-i-Lau volcanic and Coral island as the closest populated part of Fiji.

M 4.6      2010/09/15 13:03    Depth 27.5 km      UNIMAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA
Epicenter on the subduction slopes of the Aleutian trench, in a area where a lot of earthquakes occurred the last few weeks.

M 4.9      2010/09/15 12:29    Depth 45.4 km      OFFSHORE NAYARIT, MEXICO
Aftershock from yesterday’s powerful M 5.9 earthquake. Epicenter almost on the same spot as yesterday and about 15 km to the south of the unpopulated Isla Maria Cleafas.

M 4.9      2010/09/15 12:10    Depth 9.9 km      SOUTHEAST INDIAN RIDGE

Moderate seaquake but also a beautiful example of a transform fault. The stress lines from the plates can be seen very well on the satellite picture

M 4.2      2010/09/15 08:21    Depth 10.0 km GULF OF CALIFORNIA
Third shock 8 seconds after the M 4.4 shock, in the middle of the peninsula

M 4.4      2010/09/15 08:13    Depth 10.0 km
GULF OF CALIFORNIA
Second shock only 2 minutes later, but under the peninsula

M 4.4      2010/09/15 06:46    Depth 10.0 km      GULF OF CALIFORNIA
Light earthquake in the coastal waters of the Baja California peninsula. The whole area is very active the last couple of days.

M 4.7      2010/09/15 06:09    Depth 0.4 km     BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
Please also read the detailed page of this earthquake – Click here

M 5.1      2010/09/15 06:05    Depth 96.1 km     CHIAPAS, MEXICO

Moderate but fairly deep and harmless earthquake near San Juan Custepeque , Chiapas Mexico

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

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Western Mexican states hit by multiple aftershocks and earthquakes

The road runs the entire length of the Baja Ca...

Baja California Peninsula - Image via Wikipedia

The Mexican western states of Sonora, Baja California, Nayarit and Chiapas have been hit the last 24 hours by multiple earthquakes and aftershocks.
Everything seems to be moving and more tectonic movements may be expected.
4 different main areas can be defined.
a) The waters of the Gulf of California
With an epicenter in the coastal waters and a limited magnitude these earthquake can be categorized as safe.
b) The Sonora desert
The greater area of the massive M 7.2 earthquake from  April 4.  The epicenter of this earthquake was located more to the north in de border area between Mexico and the United States. Most of the aftershocks have an epicenter in unpopulated (beautiful!) desert areas.
c) The subduction zone of the Islas Marias islands
Active since a couple of weeks in various places and more or less in the greater Puerto Vallarta, Manzanilla zone.
Potentially dangerous if a shallow earthquake would strike nearer to the coastline.
d) Chiapas province
Regular (mostly deep) earthquakes with Magnitudes of +5. Harmless because of the depth of the hypocenter.

Overview of the  M +4 earthquakes from the last 24 hours (most recent above) (All times in UTC)

M 4.2      2010/09/15 08:21    Depth 10.0 km GULF OF CALIFORNIA
Third shock 8 seconds after the M 4.4 shock, in the middle of the peninsula

M 4.4      2010/09/15 08:13    Depth 10.0 km
GULF OF CALIFORNIA
Second shock only 2 minutes later, but under the peninsula

M 4.4      2010/09/15 06:46    Depth 10.0 km GULF OF CALIFORNIA
Light earthquake in the coastal waters of the Baja California peninsula. The whole area is very active the last couple of days.

M 4.7      2010/09/15 06:09    Depth 0.4 km     BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
Please also read the detailed page of this earthquake – Click here

M 5.1      2010/09/15 06:05    Depth 96.1 km CHIAPAS, MEXICO

Moderate but fairly deep and harmless earthquake near San Juan Custepeque , Chiapas Mexico

M 5.9      2010/09/14 23:32    Depth 36.0 km     ISLAS MARIAS REGION, NAYARIT, MEXICO
Click on this link for an extensive earthquake report

M 5.0      2010/09/14 10:52     Depth 10.0 km     BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
Click on this link for an extensive earthquake report

Moderate very shallow earthquake in the desert of Baja California, Mexico

Earthquake Report comment :
The epicenter of this earthquake (aftershock) was located on almost the same spot than the M 5.0 earthquake earlier today (local time). See also this report.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : Ml 4.7
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 11:09:51 PM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 0.4 km (poorly constrained)
Geo-location(s) :
25 km (16 miles) SSW (209°) from Guadalupe Victoria, Baja California, Mexico
63 km (39 miles) SW (225°) from San Luis, AZ

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

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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