Earthquakes list October 20, 2010

M 5.8      2010/10/21 02:49    Depth 6.7 km     OFF COAST OF LIBERTADOR O’HIGGINS, CHILE
October 20, 2010 at 09:49:56 PM at epicenter
Strong seaquake-aftershock
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M 4.1      2010/10/20 22:05    Depth 6.1 km     BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
03:05 PM (15:05) at epicenter
Epicenter 75 km (45 miles) SE of Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

M 4.6      2010/10/20 21:32    Depth 97 km     SAN JUAN, ARGENTINA
local time 18:32 at epicenter
Epicenter in the Salar area near the border with Chile

M 4.3      2010/10/20 19:59     Depth 1 km     TAJIKISTAN
October 21 local time 00:59 at epicenter
Weak shallow earthquake

M 4.6      2010/10/20 16:05     Depth 38.4 km     NEAR THE COAST OF ECUADOR
11:05 AM at epicenter
Moderate earthquake (aftershock) on top of the same subduction area than many other earthquakes from the recent days

M 5.2      2010/10/20 14:35    Depth 4.1 km     TONGA
October 21, 2010 at 03:35:53 AM at epicenter
As so many other earthquakes the last few days, this quake has also it’s epicenter on the slopes of the subduction zone near the island of Pangai. Not powerful enough to cause problems.

M 5.1      2010/10/20 07:12    Depth 70.5 km     SAMAR, PHILIPPINES
03:12 PM (15:12) at epicenter
Epicenter about 30 km out in in the Philippine Sea. Very populated coastal area. Main cities in the area are Pambujan (pop 10,812) and Legazpi (pop 143,301). Depth will ease the impact of the shaking.

M 5.8      2010/10/20 06:58    Depth 23.7 km     GULF OF CALIFORNIA
12:58 AM (00:58) at epicenter
Aftershock which has a preliminary value higher than the strongst quake so far. It occurred just after midnight confirming fear for many powerful aftershocks. Although not damaging at this Magnitude, the shocks are strong enough to scare people, especially if they happen within a couple of hours from each other.
The M 5.8 value is preliminary and published here minutes after the event took place. It can be updated soon.

M 4.7      2010/10/20 04:30    Depth 10.0 km     GULF OF CALIFORNIA
October 19, 2010 at 10:30:38 PM at epicenter

M 5.5      2010/10/20 04:15    Depth 10.0 km     GULF OF CALIFORNIA
October 19, 2010 at 10:15:37 PM at epicenter

M 5.7      2010/10/20 04:09    Depth 14.4 km     GULF OF CALIFORNIA
October 19, 2010 at 10:09:44 PM at epicenter
Powerful shallow seaquake on the fault line in the middle of the Gulf of California. The earthquake must have been felt in a wide area but only light to moderate shaking is expected by the experts.
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M 4.9      2010/10/20 03:53    Depth 61.4 km     TONGA
04:53 PM (16:53) at epicenter
Closest to the islands of Neiafu and Pangai since the many last earthquakes. Combination depth / Magnitude seem harmless to us

M 4.7      2010/10/20 03:39    Depth 8.1 km     GULF OF CALIFORNIA
October 19, 2010 at 09:39 PM (21:39) at epicenter
Seaquake right in the middle of the Gulf of California on the fault line and 105 km (65 miles) SW of Guamuchil, Sinaloa, Mexico

M 4.8      2010/10/20 01:05    Depth 38.2 km     NEAR THE COAST OF ECUADOR
October 19, 2010 at 08:05 PM (20:05) at epicenter
Epicenter 55 km (35 miles) N of Manta, Ecuador

Earthquakes occurred on October 19 UTC, but on October 20 local time

M 5.1      2010/10/19 21:16    Depth 44.5 km     TONGA
October 20, 2010 at 10:16:24 AM at epicenter
Aftershock on nearly the same location than the M 5.5 earthquake from earlier today.

M 5.0      2010/10/19 20:49    Depth 41.8 km     SUNDA STRAIT, INDONESIA
October 20, 2010 at 03:49 AM at epicenter
Epicenter right in the middle of the Sunda Strait, the sea street in between Sumatra and Java.

M 5.5      2010/10/19 20:39    Depth 21.1 km     TONGA
October 20, 2010 at 09:39 AM at epicenter
Powerful earthquake on the same location than earlier today, right on the steep slope of the subduction area. NO tsunami bulletins have been published

M 4.8      2010/10/19 18:48    Depth 23.9 km     NEAR THE SOUTH COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIA
October 20, 2010 at 03:48 AM at epicenter
Epicenter 120 km (75 miles) NW of Dobo, Kepulauan Aru, Irian Jaya Indonesia

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