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
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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
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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.

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