Earthquakes list October 18, 2010

M 4.7      2010/10/18 23:13    Depth 62.4 km     SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA
October 19, 2010 at 06:13 AM at epicenter
Just out the coast of Sumatra. Combination of depth and magnitude result in a harmless very light shaking. Nearest villages and town  : Ketahun, Lais and Bengkulu.

M 4.7      2010/10/18 22:32    Depth 9.0 km     SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND
October 19, 2010 at 11:32 AM at epicenter
Aftershock in the greater Christchurch area. The area has been struck by hunderds of aftershocks since the major shock a couple of months ago. The magnitude is mounting up to +M5

M 4.5      2010/10/18 12:11    Depth 75.9 km     EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
10:11 PM (22:11) at epicenter
Epicenter only 45 km (30 miles) ENE of Lae, New Guinea, PNG. The earthquake is not strong enough to create problems.

M 4.8      2010/10/18 09:09    Depth 46.9 km     TONGA
10:09 PM (22:09) at epicenter
Epicenter at 85 km (55 miles) S of NUKU`ALOFA, Tonga. No problems expected.

M 5.1      2010/10/18 08:02    Depth 41.2 km     NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
06:02 PM (18:02) at epicenter
Moderate earthquake at the bottom of the subduction zone. Far enough away from the islands.

M 4.9      2010/10/18 01:46    Depth 620.1 km      FIJI REGION
01:46 PM (13:46) at epicenter
Very deep earthquake in the mantle of the earth. Almost nobody will have felt it. The stress area can be well seen on the ocean floor satellite picture.

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

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 4.9      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

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