Local press articles on the Gulf of California M 6.9 earthquake

Courtesy Noroeste.com

The 2 Mexican provinces who are closest to the epicenter are the provinces of Sinaloa and Baja Calofornia.
Baja California Sur has a population of 512,170
Sinaloa has a population of 2,608,442
Local newspapers in Sinaloa are mentioning that people ran on the street in panic.
The building of the Ministry of Justice has been evacuated as a precaution.
Based on the reports from the closest area near the epicenter NO major damage or injuries are expected or reported.
As expected by Earthquake-Report.com the earthquake has scared people, but the epicenter was too far away from populated areas to cause widespread damage.

USGS has lowered the Magnitude to M 6.7, originally M 6.9

Please read the full Spanish article in Noroeste.com, el portal de Sinaloa

Please read the full Spanish article in El Sol de Sinaloa

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Live Seismograph showing the massive Gulf of California earthquake area

Below a nearly ‘live’ picture of the earthquake registering station “Tepich Yucatan” in  Mexico showing the massive Gulf of California earthquake.
The seismographs picture is renewed approx. every 30 minutes. You will have to refresh the image manually.
The seismograms are courtesy of USGS. We bring them to our readers to enable them to see the registered earthquakes
We have used the names of Seismograph and Seismogram, because both names are used in different parts of the world. They mean the same.

Click on the picture to see the seismograph in full size

Massive shallow seaquake hits Mexico’s Gulf of California

The road runs the entire length of the Baja Ca...

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Earthquake Report comment :
The earthquake occurred at 11:53 local time (noon)
Gdacs issued a number of Green Earthquake and Green Tsunami reports.
Early calculations of Gdacs did mention a max. tsunami wave of 1 meter.
NOAA has issued also a bulletin stating that NO widespread tsunami would be generated.
The earthquake epicenter was on nearly the same location than the many other earthquakes occurring the last several days. All epicenters were located in the immediate vicinity of the fault line.
Although the Magnitude is very spectacular, the Felt reports received by USGS have a maximum Mercalli value of V = moderate shaking
It can be expected that many aftershocks would strike the area. Hopefully on the same location, as this will be in between 50 and 100 km from populated areas.
0 people are living within a radius of 50 km around the epicenter
92,492 people are living within a radius of 100 km around the epicenter
2,342,897  people are living within a radius of 200 km around the epicenter

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : MW 6.9 – later lowered to M 6.7
Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 11:53:14 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 10 km (6.2 miles)
Geo-location(s) :
105 km (65 miles) S of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
125 km (75 miles) SW of Guamuchil, Sinaloa, Mexico
140 km (85 miles) NE of La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico

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

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.

Earthquakes list October 21, 2010

M 6.9      2010/10/21 17:53    Depth 10.0 km     GULF OF CALIFORNIA
11:53:14 AM at epicenter
Please read the detailed page of this earthquake – Click here

M 4.7 & M 4.6      2010/10/21 14:26    Depth 26.0 km     GULF OF CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
08:26 AM at epicenter
Aftershock of the M 5.8 earthquake from a few days ago, just in the middle of the Gulf of California and right on the fault line.

M 5.0      2010/10/21 13:56    Depth 10.0 km     TONGA
October 22, 2010 at 02:56:26 AM at epicenter
Epicenter on top of the subduction zone and the closest to Pangai since the many quakes started in that area

M 4.8      2010/10/21 12:46    Depth 73.0 km     PHILIPPINE ISLANDS REGION
08:46:00 PM (20:46) at epicenter
Moderate earthquake at an easing depth with epicenter at 125 km (80 miles) N of San Pedro, Luzon, Philippines and 160 km (100 miles) ENE of MANILA, Philippines

M 4.7      2010/10/21 12:09    Depth 60 km      MOLUCCA SEA, INDONESIA
local time 20:09 2010-10-21 at epicenter
Epicenter at a safe distance from the neighboring islands.114 km E Bitung (pop 137,364)

M 5.2      2010/10/21 11:50    Depth 16.4 km      SOUTH OF THE KERMADEC ISLANDS
11:50 PM (23:50) at epicenter
Epicenter on the slope of a subduction area which contains many underwater volcano’s, like  the Brothers volcano.
The Brothers volcano is a Pacific Ocean submarine volcano in the Kermadec Arc, 340 kilometres north east of New Zealand’s Whakaari/White Island. Within its oval outline, which measures 13 km by 8 km, it contains a 3 km wide caldera with walls 300-500 m high. A dacite dome rises 350 m from the caldera floor (which lies 1850 m below sea level), with a smaller dome just to its northeast. The caldera walls and the larger dome host numerous hydrothermal vents, which send plumes of hot water 750 m up through the water column. It is the most hydrothermally active volcano known in the Kermadec Arc. A joint expedition by the United States, New Zealand and Germany mapped the volcano in detail in 2007. (Source Wikipedia)

M 5.3      2010/10/21 11:00    Depth 59.0 km      NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
09:00 PM (21:00) at epicenter
Epicenter on top of the southern island subduction zone and 105 km (65 miles) SE of Kimbe, New Britain, PNG. The subduction zone can be clearly seen on the satellite picture (click on the link). No roads in the greater epicenter area. Magnitude / Depth ratio = no damage or injuries expected

M 5.0      2010/10/21 07:25    Depth 160.4 km     SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS
07:25 PM (19:25) at epicenter
Epicenter on top of a subduction zone far away from the nearest islands.

M 4.8      2010/10/21 07:03    Depth 350.9 km     CELEBES SEA
03:03 PM (15:03) at epicenter
Moderate earthquake at a big mantle depth which will be hardly felt by people on the Indonesian islands or in the Philippines.

M 4.8      2010/10/21 04:45    Depth 27.6 km     OFFSHORE MAULE, CHILE
01:45 AM at epicenter
Aftershock in the same area as the mainshock of M 5.8 from a couple of hours ago. Will be felt as a very weak shaking in the coastal areas

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
Please also read the detailed page of this earthquake

M 4.4      2010/10/21 00:24    Depth 152.8 km     SOUTHERN ALASKA
October 20, 2010 at 04:24 PM (16:24) at epicenter
Deep in the mantle of the earth. At this Magnitude, it will be hardly felt by humans.

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

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

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.

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.

Strong but harmless seaquake – aftershock hits coastal Chile

Port of Valparaiso (Chile)

Valparaiso - Image via Wikipedia

Earthquake Report comment :
After a period of relative calm, a strong aftershock struck the Chilean coastal area. The epicenter was located in the same greater area than the devastating Magnitude 8.8 earthquake from February 27.
GDACS has issued a GREEN earthquake alert for this earthquake = very limited chance on damage and/or injuries
NO tsunami bulletins have been published.
QuakeSOS, out iPhone app for quick communication, has not been used once (usually we receive immediatly signals after scary shaking).
Because the epicenter was at a relatively big distance in the Pacific Ocean,  the maximum expected shaking for approx. 36,000 people was a Mercalli IV (light shaking).
Although the Magnitude would have created more fear, we can describe this powerful aftershock as weak.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : 5.8
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 09:49:56 PM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 7 km
Geo-location(s) :
190 km (120 miles) NW of Cauquenes, Maule, Chile
205 km (130 miles) WNW of Talca, Maule, Chile
235 km (145 miles) WSW of San Antonio, Valparaiso, Chile

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 (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

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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