Massive seaquake in Indonesia

Earthquake Report comment :
A massive double shallow seaquake struck the Ceram sea.
Based on USGS expextations, the impact of the earthquake will be relatively limited with mostly a moderate shaking in the islands surrounding the epicenter
Maximum 2000 people must have experienced a VI Mercalli shaking : strond shaking.
GDACS issued a GREEN earthquake alarm after the earthquake.
NOAA did not issued a tsunami warning.
Indonesian government issued a limited tsunami warning but lifted it later on.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : Mw 7.2 and 6.4
Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 02:11:24 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 12 km
Geo-location(s) :
105 km (65 miles) NNW of Dobo, Kepulauan Aru, Indonesia
310 km (190 miles) WSW of Enarotali, Papua, Indonesia

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
USGS Pager map
GDACS Green Earthquake Alert (Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System)
GDACS Green Tsunami alert

* 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

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Heavy but deep seaquake hits the North Island of New Zealand

One of Two Pictures of Me in New Zealand

Image by anthonylibrarian via Flickr

Earthquake Report comment :
A very heavy but luckily deep earthquake has struck the coastal waters of the North Island of New Zealand.
The hypocenter was located at a depth of  280 km.
The impact of this earthquake was very limited but due to the depth and the strong Magnitude, is was felt almost all over the North and South Island.
The epicenter was located at 85 km from White Island, a very active seismic and volcanic area. Auckland is at a distance of 230 km.
USGS has published this earthquake with a Magnitude of  5.4 … and a depth of 300 km.
1617 people reported the shaking. The perception of more than 1200 people was a Mercalli IV shaking (light shaking)

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : M 6.4
Wednesday, September 29 2010 at 5:14 pm at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 280 km
Geo-location(s) :
90 km north of White Island
150 km north of Whakatane
230 km east of Auckland

Links to important maps
GNS Science  Did You Feel It Map
Google satellite map of the area showing the kind of terrain the earthquake took place
GNS Science Shaking map
USGS historic earthquakes map
Nearest live seismograph map at Kokohu (Hawke’s Bay) station

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Magnitude 5.6 earthquake strikes Honshu Japan

Mount Asahi(Gunma), from Mount Tanigawa, Honsh...

Mount Asahi - Image via Wikipedia

Earthquake Report comment :
A avery shallow earthquake with a wave magnitude of 5.6 struck the island of Honshu at 8:41 AM local time.
The epicenter of the earthquake was located in a wilderness area near Mount Asahi. The epicenter is in the immediate vicinity of the train station of  Yagoshima. The mountainous region has many dams.
USGS has calculated that the maximum Modified Mercalli scale value would be VI (strong shaking)

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : Mw 5.6
Friday, July 30, 2010 at 08:41:28 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 10 km
Geo-location(s) :
45 km (25 miles) WSW of Koriyama, Honshu, Japan
75 km (45 miles) SW of Fukushima, Honshu, Japan
75 km (45 miles) N of Utsunomiya, Honshu, Japan

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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Earthquakes list September 29, 2010

M 7.2      2010/09/29 17:11     depth 12.3 km     NEAR THE SOUTH COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIA
See our detailed report (including the previous 6.4 earthquake)

M 5.2      2010/09/29 11:33    Depth 58.4 km     OFF THE WEST COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA
Epicenter only 95 km from Banda Aceh, the town which was devastated during the 2004 tsunami

M 5.6      2010/09/29 07:59    Depth 10.0 km EASTERN HONSHU, JAPAN
Dangerous shallow powerful earthquake 45 km from Koriyama, Honshu, Japan
Maximum shaking near the epicenter Mercalli VI
Please click also on the following link to read our detailed report

M 5.3      2010/09/29 04:14    Depth 300.0 km     OFF EAST COAST OF THE NORTH ISLAND, N.Z.
Very deep, it will be hardly felt by people
Read also our detailed report on this earthquake

M 5.1   2010/09/29 03:01   Depth   21.5 km   EASTERN HONSHU, JAPAN

M 4.8   2010/09/29 02:19    Depth   57.9 km  CATANDUANES, PHILIPPINES

M 4.8   2010/09/29 02:00   Depth   35.0 km   NEAR THE EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA, RUSSIA

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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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