Earthquakes list October 17, 2010

M 5.0      2010/10/17 21:49    Depth 13.5 km      SICHUAN-YUNNAN-GUIZHOU REGION, CHINA
October 18, 2010 at 05:49 AM at epicenter
Epicenter 100 km (60 miles) SSW of Yibin, Sichuan, China. A dangerous shallow depth of 13,5 km, enough to create damage if the epicenter should be under a village or town. Yangin county has a population of 453,096

M 4.6      2010/10/17 21:21    Depth 90.6 km      NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA REGION
October 18, 2010 at 04:21 AM at epicenter
Epicenter at 118 km from Banda Aceh, almost totally destroyed after the incredible tsunami from 2004.

M 4.9      2010/10/17 20:11    Depth 52.6 km      XIZANG-NEPAL BORDER REGION
October 18, 2010 at 04:11 AM at epicenter
Epicenter in the unpopulated Tibetan – Nepal border area in the Langtang Himal area. The epicenter was only 95 km from Kathmandu and 130 km from Namche Bazar, both popular tourist areas. Namche Bazar is also called as the gateway to the Mount Everest. The hypocenter of this earthquake was at a depth of 53 km which normally causes limited chance on damage or injuries.

M 4.8      2010/10/17 17:55    Depth 16.2 km     GREECE
8:55 PM (20:55) at epicenter
Moderate shallow earthquake with epicenter near the villages of Glyki, Choika and Acherontas

M 4.9      2010/10/17 16:25    Depth 88.2 km     NEW IRELAND REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
October 18, 2010 at 02:25 AM at epicenter
Epicenter 75 km from the island of Pakana

M 4.6      2010/10/17 11:49    depth 27.8 km     OFF THE COAST OF AISEN, CHILE
6:49 AM at epicenter
Out in the sea at a safe distance from the mainland. Closest city of importance : Puerto Aisen at 252 km

M 4.8      2010/10/17 10:15    Depth 39.1 km     ANDAMAN ISLANDS, INDIA
3:45 PM (15:45) at epicenter
Moderate earthquake approx. 20 km from Interview Island. The Andaman Islands are a major earthquake area with regular powerful earthquakes

M 4.9      2010/10/17 09:15    Depth 45.9 km     NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL PERU
4:15 AM at epicenter
Moderately dangerous earthquake in the Cordillera Blanca, 65 km from Huaraz. Nearest villages : Pararin and Tupuc

M 4.7      2010/10/17 09:15    Depth 42.7 km     PHILIPPINE ISLANDS REGION
5:15 PM (17:15) at epicenter
Seaquake at the bottom of the subduction area in front of the coastal cities of Prosperidad and San Fransisco

M 5.2      2010/10/17 08:27     Depth 21.1 km     CENTRAL PERU
3:27 AM at epicenter
Shallow moderate earthquake with epicenter in el Parque National del Manu, at a safe distance from populated areas

M 4.7      2010/10/17 08:19    Depth 35.0 km     NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
5:19 PM (17:19) at epicenter
Moderate earthquake 45 km (30 miles) E of Mito, Honshu, Japan and 135 km (85 miles) ENE of TOKYO, Japan

M 4.7      2010/10/17 05:54    Depth 122.2 km      TONGA REGION
5:54 PM (17:54) at epicenter
Epicenter on top of the subduction zone. Hypocenter in the mantle of the earth

M 4.6      2010/10/17 01:07    depth 26.6 km     KEPULAUAN BARAT DAYA, INDONESIA
10:06 AM at epicenter
Aftershock from the M 6.1 earthquake yesterday

Earthquakes occurred on October 16 UTC, but on October 17 local time

M 5.9      2010/10/16 20:08    depth 12.6 km     TONGA
October 17, 2010 at 09:08 AM at epicenter
Earthquake in the same area than the earthquake earlier today

M 5.6      2010/10/16 19:51    depth 82.1 km     NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA REGION
October 17, 2010 at 02:51 AM at epicenter
165 km (100 miles) NW of Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia

M 6.1      2010/10/16 15:44    depth 20.6 km     KEPULAUAN BARAT DAYA, INDONESIA
October 17, 2010 at 12:44 AM at epicenter
Maximum perceived shaking : Mercalli V = moderate shaking

M 5.2      2010/10/16 13:51    Depth 19.5 km     MACQUARIE ISLAND REGION
October 17, 2010 at 12:51 AM at epicenter
127 km (79 miles) SSW (197°) from Macquarie Island, Australia. Macquarie Island Station, known as Macca to staff, is a permanent Australian subantarctic research base on Macquarie Island, lying about half-way between Australia and Antarctica.

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