Powerful earthquake near coastal villages in Papua New Guinea

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Heavy earthquake at the southern part of New Britain and on top of the Subduction zone near Atua, Ablingi, Awio and Kalagen, all hamlets at the sea.
NO Tsunami report has been issued by NOAA nor by GDACS.
Although Papua New Guinea has a lot of experience with heavy earthquakes, Earthquake-Report.com calls this earthquake moderately dangerous for damage and injuries.
The hamlets specified above will experience a VI MMI shaking = strong shaking. Most of the houses will have been build in wood and bamboo.

Based on our experiences, it will take a very long time before we will receive news. As there are no roads in the area, eventual rescue teams mostly reach the villages by walking ! PNG, one of the poorest nations in the world,  does not have enough equipment to do it otherwise, a shame for the international community. P.N.G. experiences regular heavy to very heavy earthquakes and almost nobody cares about it !

M 5.7 Papua New Guinea, New Britain earthquake - Distance epicenter to the coast : 15 km (10 miles)

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : Mw 5.7
Monday, November 01, 2010 at 02:38:49 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 7 km
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Geo-location(s) :
15 km (10 miles) S of many coastal villages
70 km (45 miles) ESE of Kandrian, New Britain, PNG
90 km (55 miles) S of Kimbe, New Britain, PNG

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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
LIVE SEISMOGRAM (nearest Seismograph station)

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Indonesia’s volcanoes Anak Krakatau, Mt Karangetang and Mt Ibu also on alert levels

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Amid the ongoing eruption of Mount Merapi in Central Java, the authorities have warned that two other volcanoes are on heightened alert, while a third has produced 117 small eruptions since Wednesday.

The eruptions from Anak Krakatau, in the Sunda Strait, were audible as far as Serang district in Banten, about 40 kilometers away. The volcano is on Level 2 alert, meaning “beware.”

The two others, Mount Karangetang on Siau Island in North Sulawesi and Mount Ibu on Halmahera Island in North Maluku, are a level higher on “standby,” just one level below a full alert on Level 4.

Karangetang is considered the most active volcano in the archipelago, with 41 major eruptions since 1675. Its last eruption, on Aug. 6, is believed to have killed four people.

Excerpt from Jakarta Globe, we encourage to read the entire article

See also the Krakatau in action video from an American tourist sailor

Earthquakes list October 31, 2010

M 4.9      2010/10/31 23:14    Depth 654.9 km     SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS
November 01, 2010 at 11:14:34 AM at epicenter
Very deep earthquake in the hot mantle of the earth.
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M 4.8      2010/10/31 19:23    Depth 150.0 km     BANDA SEA, INDONESIA
November 01, 2010 at 04:23:44 AM at epicenter
Harmless combination Magntitude/Focal Depth
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M 5.1      2010/10/31 18:49    Depth 22.9 km     NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
November 01, 2010 at 04:49:14 AM at epicenter
Aftershock but this time under the island in the same area and a little north of Atua.
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M 5.7      2010/10/31 16:38    Depth 7.0 km     NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
November 01, 2010 at 02:38:49 AM at epicenter
Heavy earthquake at the southern part of New Britain and on top of the Subduction zone near Atua, Awai and Baronga, all hamlets at the sea.
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M 4.2      2010/10/31 15:12    Depth 45.8 km     WESTERN XIZANG
11:12:41 PM (23:12) at epicenter
Weak earthquake with epicenter in the Tibetan Himalaya near Cakaxiang.
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M 4.9      2010/10/31 12:23    Depth 28.9 km     KEPULAUAN MENTAWAI REGION, INDONESIA
07:23:42 PM (19:23) at epicenter
About 30 km out of the coast of South Pagai. Moderate earthquake, no problems expected.
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M 5.1      2010/10/31 09:58    Depth 524.8 km     SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS
09:58:07 PM (21:58) at epicenter
Hypocenter in the hot mantle of the earth. Will be hardly felt by islanders.
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M 5.4      2010/10/31 07:10     Depth 25.6 km     OFFSHORE VALPARAISO, CHILE
04:10:40 AM at epicenter
Epicenter out in the sea at 30 km (20 miles) WSW of San Antonio, Valparaiso, Chile. 120 km from Santiago de Chile
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M 4.5      2010/10/31 04:30     Depth 35.2 km     SOUTHWEST OF SUMATRA, INDONESIA
11:30:45 AM at epicenter
Aftershock of the Mentawai earthquake
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M 4.2      2010/10/31 02:21     Depth 55.9 km     OFFSHORE GUERRERO, MEXICO
October 30, 2010 at 09:21:54 PM (21:21) at epicenter
On the upper slopes of the subduction zone. Close to Ciudad Lazaro Cardenas. Too weak to cause problems
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M 4.3      2010/10/31 01:02     Depth 0.0 km     CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
October 30, 2010 at 06:02:05 PM (18:02) at epicenter
Epicenter near Topaz California and Wellington Nevada. Close to Lake Tahoe
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M 5.0      2010/10/31 00:01     Depth 31.4 km     SOUTHWEST OF SUMATRA, INDONESIA
07:01:53 AM at epicenter
Aftershock of the Mentawai earthquake
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M 5.1      2010/10/30 22:43    Depth 54.8 km     KURIL ISLANDS
October 31, 2010 at 09:43:54 AM at epicenter
On top of the subduction slope approx. 100 km from Kotoi, an uninhabited volcanis island
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M 5.2      2010/10/30 19:06    Depth 38.7 km     OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
October 31, 2010 at 04:06:20 AM at epicenter
Epicenter on the subduction slopes at a safe distance of the coastal cities
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M 4.5      2010/10/30 18:08    Depth 84.1 km     SULAWESI, MOLUCCA SEA
October 31, 2010 at 02:08:56 AM at epicenter
Epicenter 77 km from Manado but at a safe focal depth
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M 4.9      2010/10/30 17:45    Depth 257.1 km     FLORES SEA
October 31, 2010 at 01:45:46 AM at epicenter
Harmless seaquake at a very big focal depth.
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M 4.7      2010/10/30 16:55    Depth 94.0 km     SUMBA REGION, INDONESIA
October 31, 2010 at 00:55 AM at epicenter
Moderate earthquake near the coast of Pulau Sumba
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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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Deadly earthquakes of October 30, 19XX – Italy and Turkey

M 6.0  30-10-1930    Italy        Depth Unknown     UK 6.0 – killing 18 people
The town of Senigallia is located  on the Adriatic Coast (Central Italy), an area affected by affshore seismicity.
The city was almost completely destroyed by an earthquake of IX MMI.
The shock was characterized by strong differences in the damagfe levels at a scale of hundreds and tens of meters.
The earthquake killed 18 people.
The geographic position of Senigallia at the mouth of a river and its soil conditions, similar to many other coastal historical and tourist centres in the region, make this earthquake an important case history, useful for a better understanding of the seismic risk of the entire coastal area.
Google satellite map of the earthquake area

M 6.6  30-10-1983    Turkey        Depth 12 km    MW 6.7 – killing 1400 people
At least 1,342 people killed, many injured, 534 seriously injured, more than 25,000 people homeless, and 50 villages completely destroyed in the provinces of Erzurum and Kars.
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Indonesia tsunami – Chilean surfer Sebastian Carvallo tsunami eywitness video

Five days after a devastating Tsunami swept across the Indonesian archipelago of Mentawai a video shot by an Australian tourist who narrowly escaped the deadly wave has emerged on the Web.
The 3-meter high wave was triggered by a 7.7 magnitude earthquake off the western coast of the island of Sumatra on the night of October 26. The latest official death toll stands at 408, but disaster response officials believe it could top 600 as hope of finding the 303 people still missing fades. Almost 13,000 people have lost their homes and are living in makeshift camps on the island.
The Mentawais, a legendary destination for surfers, are an otherwise neglected and hard to reach part of Indonesia. In the immediate aftermath of the quake, damaged phone lines and a poor Internet connection made it almost impossible to reach survivors from the mainland or overseas.
Bad weather has hampered efforts to ferry aid such as tents, medicine, food and water to the islands by boat from the nearest port of Padang, which is more than half a day away, even in the best conditions.
Images and eyewitness accounts of the disaster have slowly begun trickling out as media crews reach the archipelago and tourists are repatriated. The video was shot by Sebastian Carvallo, a tourist staying at the Macaronis surf resort, which was almost completely destroyed by the tsunami. It shows how the 20 staff and 17 guests on location when the wave hit were able to escape by running to the top floor of the resort’s main building.

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Overview page with all the articles we wrote on this dramatic earthquake / tsunami

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Deadly earthquakes of October 28, 19XX – Idaho, USA

M 6.9 28-10-1983       EASTERN IDAHO, United States     Depth 16 km – killing 2 people
Borah Peak earthquake
Two people killed, two injured, and considerable damage at Challis. One person injured and extensive damage at Mackay. Maximum intensity VII in the Challis-Mackay area. Total damage from the earthquake estimated at 15 million dollars.  System of fault      scarps extending for more than 35 kilometers with vertical displacement up to 2.7 meters observed between Mackay and Challis.  Landslides, rockfalls and groundwater changes occurred throughout the region, including changes to geyser activity in Yellowstone National Park.  The earthquake was felt in Idaho, Washington, Montana, Oregon, Nevada, Wyoming, Utah, and parts of Canada.
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Challis 1983 earthquake

These special pages are highlighting deadly earthquakes of the past.
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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Earthquakes list October 30, 2010

M 4.2      2010/10/31 02:21     Depth 55.9 km     OFFSHORE GUERRERO, MEXICO
October 30, 2010 at 09:21:54 PM (21:21) at epicenter
On the upper slopes of the subduction zone. Close to Ciudad Lazaro Cardenas. Too weak to cause problems
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M 4.3      2010/10/31 01:02     Depth 0.0 km     CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
October 30, 2010 at 06:02:05 PM (18:02) at epicenter
Epicenter near Topaz California and Wellington Nevada. Close to Lake Tahoe
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M 5.1      2010/10/30 22:43    Depth 54.8 km     KURIL ISLANDS
October 31, 2010 at 09:43:54 AM at epicenter
On top of the subduction slope approx. 100 km from Kotoi, an uninhabited volcanis island
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M 5.2      2010/10/30 19:06    Depth 38.7 km     OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
October 31, 2010 at 04:06:20 AM at epicenter
Epicenter on the subduction slopes at a safe distance of the coastal cities
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M 4.5      2010/10/30 18:08    Depth 84.1 km     SULAWESI, MOLUCCA SEA
October 31, 2010 at 02:08:56 AM at epicenter
Epicenter 77 km from Manado but at a safe focal depth
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M 4.9      2010/10/30 17:45    Depth 257.1 km     FLORES SEA
October 31, 2010 at 01:45:46 AM at epicenter
Harmless seaquake at a very big focal depth.
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M 4.2      2010/10/30 17:27    Depth 1.0 km KYGYZSTAN
11:27 PM (23:27) at epicenter
Epicenter 60 km from Kyzyl-Suu and Issyk Kul. Issyk Kul is an endorheic lake in the northern Tian Shan mountains in eastern Kyrgyzstan.
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M 4.7      2010/10/30 16:55    Depth 94.0 km     SUMBA REGION, INDONESIA
October 31, 2010 at 00:55 AM at epicenter
Moderate earthquake near the coast of Pulau Sumba
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M 5.8      2010/10/30 15:18    Depth 21.9 km     PACIFIC-ANTARCTIC RIDGE
05:18:39 AM at epicenter
Epicenter right on the ridge fault in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. In the middle of the triangle New Zealand, Chile and Antarctica

M 5.2      2010/10/30 10:39    Depth 501.9 km     SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS
10:39:24 PM (22:39) at epicenter
Very deep in the (hot) mantle of the earth. Far away from populated islands.
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M 4.7      2010/10/30 09:54    Depth 628.1 km     AMAZONAS, BRAZIL
05:54:00 AM at epicenter
Very deep in the (hot) mantle of the earth. Epicenter 150 km (95 miles) ESE of Cruzeiro do Sul, Acre, Brazil.
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M 4.8      2010/10/30 07:49    Depth 63.3 km     NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
05:49:58 PM (17:49) at epicenter
Epicenter 120 km (75 miles) S of Rabaul, New Britain, PNG. Rabaul volcano is one of the most active and dangerous volcanoes in the world. Epicenter at less than 20 km from the southeastern shores of New Britain, close to Guma, Sampun and Baien. Not dangerous at this magnitude
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M 5.0      2010/10/30 07:07    Depth 584.7 km     FIJI REGION
07:07:20 PM at epicenter
Epicenter 30 km of Ono-i-Lau. Ono-i-Lau is a volcanic and coral island in Fiji’s Lau archipelago. One of the southernmost of the Lau Islands, it is located at 20.80° South and 178.75° East, and occupies an area of 7.9 square kilometers. It has a maximum elevation of 113 meters. It is 90 kilometers southsouthwest of Vatoa, the nearest island.
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M 4.7      2010/10/30 06:23    Depth 24.3 km     SUNDA STRAIT, INDONESIA
01:23:44 PM (13:23) at epicenter
Far away from the Mentawai area, but the same fault line. Epicenter on top of the subduction zone in between Sumatra and Java.
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M 4.1      2010/10/30 01:09    Depth 34.6 km     HAWAII (Big Island) , HAWAII
October 29, 2010 at 03:09:25 PM at epicenter
Earthquake probably linked to the Kilauea volcano.

M 4.7      2010/10/30 00:55    Depth 22.8 km     SOUTHWEST OF SUMATRA, INDONESIA
07:55:35 AM at epicenter
Aftershock in the same area than the powerful 7.7 earthquake from October 25
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M 4.4      2010/10/29 23:22    Depth 30,0 km     NORTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND
October 30,2010 at 12:22 PM at epicenter
Epicenter 10 km north of Te Karaka, 40 km north-west of Gisborne

M 4.5      2010/10/29 18:10    Depth 11 km     SOUTHERN  SUMATRA, INDONESIA
October 30, 2010 at 01:10 AM at epicenter
Aftershock but a little more to the southeast than the M 7.7 main shock. Less than 100 km from Bengkulu.
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M 5.0      2010/10/29 18:05    Depth 32.2 km     SOUTHWEST OF SUMATRA, INDONESIA
October 30, 2010 at 01:05:28 AM at epicenter
Aftershock with epicenter in the same area and depth than the main shock
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M 5.2      2010/10/29 16:30     Depth 57.8 km      VOLCANO ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION
October 30, 2010 at 02:30:27 AM at epicenter
Far away from populated islands

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.

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