In memory of the victims of September 8, 19XX – Italy, Iran and Papua New Guinea

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M 7.9    08-09-1905    Italy    Depth 0 km – killing 557 to 2500 people
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Striking southern Italy on September 8, the 1905 Calabria earthquake killed between 557 and 5,000 people  and damaged at least 14,000 houses in the epicentral area alone. The first major earthquake of the 20th century, it damaged parts of Lipari Island and Messina Province. The earthquake affected the Calabria region, destroying as many as 25 villages and killing over 5,000. Alternatively, United States Geological Survey lists the fatality count at 557 people

M 5.2    08-09-1992    Iran    Depth 26.8 km – killing 1 person
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One person killed and 11 injured in the Firuzabad area. Also 200 houses and 3 bridges were destroyed and landslides blocked roads in the epicentral area. Damage reported at Bonu, Darenjan, Giah Zar and Meygoli. Felt at Kazerun and Shiraz.

M 7.6    08-09-2002    Papua New Guinea     Depth 13 km – killing 4 people
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Four people killed and at least 70 injured on Kairiru and Muschu Islands and in the Wewak area. At least 500 dwellings destroyed and 200 damaged, water tanks, pipelines and a bridge damaged on the islands and in the Maprik-Suain-Wewak area. A local tsunami with an estimated maximum wave height of 1.5 meters damaged some buildings in the area.
Landslides occurred and new hot springs appeared on Kairiru Island. Muschu and Kairiru Islands uplifted approximately one half meter. Felt (III) at Jayapura, Indonesia.

Some text : Wikipedia and USGS

“In memory of” is highlighting deadly earthquakes of the past.
People have forgotten a lot of these human tragedies.
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Moderate earthquake strikes close to Anchorage, Alaska

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Earthquake Report comment :
A moderate earthquake struck close to Anchorage, Alaska.
The epicenter was under Fire Island and only 20 km from Alaska’s main city. Fire Island is unpopulated.
Only a couple of miles from Ted Stevens International Airport..
Anchorage had a population of 276,263 during the last census.
The quake was moderately shallow with a hypocenter at a depth of 42 km.
Maximum shaking in the city will be III to IV MM = weak to light shaking

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : Ml 4.9
Monday, September 20, 2010 at 01:24:25 PM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 41.9 km
Geo-location(s) :
20 km (15 miles) WSW of Anchorage, Alaska
80 km (50 miles) SW of Palmer, Alaska
85 km (55 miles) NE of Kenai, Alaska

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

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In memory of the victims of September 7, 19XX – El Salvador, Russia, Italy, Greece and Argentina

M 7.4    07-09-1915    El Salvador – Depth 80 km – killing 7 people
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The largest earthquake during the twentieth century, in the vicinity of El Salvador, occurred on 7 September 1915, with a reported magnitude of Ms 7.8, with a focal depth between 45 and 60 km. This earthquake caused widespread destruction in western El Salvador,
affecting particularly the town of Juayúa.
El Salvador is affected by earthquakes from two main sources of seismicity. The largest earthquakes are generated in the Benioff-Wadati zones of the subducted Cocos plate, which is converging with the Caribbean plate in the Middle America Trench at an
estimated rate of 7 cm/year.

M 7.6    07-09-1918    Russian Federation – Depth 242.4 km – killing 24 people
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Few data can be found on this earthquake in the Kuril Islands area. What we could trace was that the devastating tsunami had waveheights of up to 12 meters. The death toll differs from source to source and varies from 24 to 50.

M 5.8    07-09-1920    Italy – Depth 10 km – killing 171 people
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171 people killed in an earthquake with an epicenter in Tuscany. A lot of people were killed in Fissano and Carrara when the marble excavation places collapsed and workers were crushed by the falling stones and boulders. A lot of houses and infrastructure devastated. The Vasaris dome church of the madonna della Umilta at Pistoja was also destroyed.

M 6.0    07-09-1999    Greece – Depth 10 km – killing 143 people
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One hundred forty-three people killed, 1,600 injured, 50,000 homeless and at least 53,000 buildings damaged or destroyed (IX) in the Athens area.
Preliminary estimate of damage at 655 million U.S. dollars.
Felt in much of central Greece and as far as Izmir, Turkey.

M 6.1    07-09-2004    Argentina – Depth 13 km – killing 1 person
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At least one person killed, several people injured and some buildings damaged (VI) at Catamarca. Felt (III) at San Juan. Felt as far east as Buenos Aires and in parts of Chile.

“In memory of” is highlighting deadly earthquakes of the past.
People have forgotten a lot of these human tragedies.
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Earthquakes list September 20, 2010

M 4.9      2010/09/20 21:24    Depth 41.9 km     SOUTHERN ALASKA
Please also read the detailed page of this earthquake

M 4.8      2010/09/20 13:44    Depth 25.5 km     OFF THE COAST OF BIO-BIO, CHILE
Average depth. No problem at this magnitude.

M 4.9      2010/09/20 07:08    Depth 164.8 km     ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA

About 200 km north from the trench and very deep in the mantle of the earth.

M 5.4      2010/09/20 05:42    Depth 28.9 km     OFFSHORE VALPARAISO, CHILE
Please also read the detailed page of this earthquake

M 4.4      2010/09/20 04:05    Depth 10.0 km      OFF THE COAST OF OREGON
Epicenter in a stress zone with multiple (even more powerful) earthquakes since many weeks.
Live seismograph

M 4.8      2010/09/20 03:25    Depth 136.1 km      CATAMARCA, ARGENTINA
As expected deep in the mantle of the earth. No problem.

M 4.9      2010/09/20 03:17    Depth 34.2 km      TAIWAN
Moderate earthquake with an epicenter right on the shores of Hualien county. Building rules in Taiwan are calculated to withstand much more powerful earthquakes. Average depth.

M 4.7      2010/09/20 02:12    Depth 24.9 km      NEAR THE EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA, RUSSIA
Moderate earthquake in volcano rich Kamchatka

M 4.8      2010/09/20 00:29    Depth 10.0 km      SONORA, MEXICO
Epicneter in the greater area of the powerful earthquake from April 4 and the many aftershocks thereafter.

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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Powerful M 5.4 aftershock strikes the Chile coast

Earthquake Report comment :
Aftershocks continue to rattle the Chile February 27 main earthquake area.  Epicenter today was in the coastal area about 40 km from San Antonio.  The quake occurred at 1:46 AM.  By experience we know that most Chile people do not wake up for aftershocks, although this one will be a limit case.
Most aftershocks have a hypocenter in between 25 and 35 km, the same depth than the main earthquake of M 8.8 on February 27.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : Mb 5.4
Monday, September 20, 2010 at 01:42:56 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 29 km
Geo-location(s) :
40 km (25 miles) WSW of San Antonio, Valparaiso, Chile
85 km (50 miles) SSW of Valparaiso, Valparaiso, Chile

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
Nearest live seismograph on file (New!)

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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