Earthquakes list September 18, 2010

M 4.9      2010/09/18 21:52    Depth 90.0 km     KURIL ISLANDS
Epicenter only 10 km from unpopulated Ostrov Ketoy

M 4.6      2010/09/18 20:16    Depth 51.3 km     SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION

A volcanic Island archipelago near Antarctica

M 4.7      2010/09/18 18:54    Depth 44.1 km     NEAR THE NORTH COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIA
Epicenter in a wilderness area close to the shores of the Indonesian part of Papua New Guinea, Irian Jaya

M 5.0      2010/09/18 14:29    Depth 524.0 km     FIJI REGION
Very  deep in the mantle of our planet. Will be felt as a very weak shaking on many islands.

M 4.9      2010/09/18 11:17    Depth 10.0 km     CENTRAL MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE
On the ocean floor where 2 tectonic plates are separating from each other. Look a the thin line of the ridge on the satellite map where to 2 plates meet.  Although the plates are separating, the friction creates  sometimes powerful earthquakes

M 4.8      2010/09/18 09:58    Depth 10.0 km     GULF OF ADEN
Epicenter in a trench at a distance of approx. 100 km from Yemen

M 5.0      2010/09/18 06:08    Depth 10.2 km     MAURITIUS – REUNION REGION
Nearest Island at more than 200 km : Mauritian island of Rodrigues

M 5.2      2010/09/18 03:41    Depth 30.3 km     EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Moderately shallow earthquake right under the volcano island from Umboi Island

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Moderate earthquake under a dormant PNG volcano

Umboi volcano - Picture by Nasa and Wikipedia

Earthquake Report comment :
Moderate but shallow earthquake under Umboi Volcano on Unboi island in Papua New Guinea.
The nearest village in this otherwise almost entire wilderness area is Marli.
As this is a small village, houses are mostly constructed with natural products like wood. Even if they collapse, they won’t create a lot of injuries.

Wikipedia description of the nature paradise :
Umboi (also named Rooke or Siassi) is a volcanic island between the mainland of Papua New Guinea and the island of New Britain. It is separated from New Britain by Dampier Strait and has an elevation of 1,548 m. Umboi is a Holocene complex volcano with no historic eruptions. A complex volcano refers to the extensive assemblage of spatially, temporally, and genetically related major and minor volcanic centers with their associated lava and pyroclastic flows.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : Mb 5.2
Saturday, September 18, 2010 at 01:41:08 PM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 30 km
Geo-location(s) :
0 km from Umboi Island, PNG
165 km (100 miles) NE of Lae, New Guinea, PNG

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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