Moderate earthquake near Lake Turkana – Kenya, Sudan, Ethiopia

Omo River Delta and Lake Turkana, Ethiopia and...

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Earthquake Report comment :
Moderate earthquake near Lake Turkana in the border area of Sudan, Ethiopia and Kenya.

The earthquake happened on the East African Rift.
The East African Rift is an active continental rift zone in eastern Africa that appears to be a developing divergent tectonic plate boundary. It is part of the larger Great Rift Valley. The rift is a narrow zone in which the African Plate is in the process of splitting into two new tectonic plates called the Somali Plate and the Nubian Plate, which are subplates or protoplates.

In the middle of Lake Turkana lies Central Island, an active volcano. Today’s event can eventually be linked to the activity in this nearby volcano.

Lake Turkana, formerly known as Lake Rudolf,  is the world’s largest permanent desert lake and the world’s largest alkaline lake. By volume it is the world’s fourth largest salt lake after the Caspian Sea, Lake Issyk-Kul and the (shrinking) Aral Sea, and among all lakes it ranks twentieth.

Due to temperature, aridity and geographic inaccessibility, the lake retains its wild character. Nile crocodiles are found in great abundance on the flats. The rocky shores are home to scorpions and carpet vipers. Although the lake and its environs have been popular for expeditions of every sort under the tutelage of guides, rangers and experienced persons, they certainly must be considered hazardous for unguided tourists.

Lake Turkana National Parks are now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Sibiloi National Park lies on the lake’s eastern shore, while Central Island National Park and South Island National Park lie in the lake. Both are known for their crocodiles.
(some of the content courtesy Wikipedia)

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : Mw 4.8
Saturday, October 23, 2010 at 02:08:22 PM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 10 km
Geo-location(s) :
15 km from the Northern side of Lake Turkana
180 km (110 miles) N of Lodwar, Kenya
265 km (165 miles) NNE of Moroto, Uganda
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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 historic earthquakes map

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Earthquakes list October 23, 2010

M 4.8      2010/10/23 21:59     Depth 10.0 km     ICELAND REGION
09:58 PM (21:58) at epicenter – Send a “felt” report
Another earthquake almost on the same spot than the earthquake which occurred at 20:38

M 4.6      2010/10/23 21:51     Depth 35.0 km      COLOMBIA-ECUADOR BORDER REGION
04:51 PM (16:51) at epicenter – Send a “felt” report
Epicenter 55 km (35 miles) N of Ibarra, Ecuador, almost on the border with Colombia.

M 4.5      2010/10/23 21:49     Depth 35.0 km      ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA
12:49:26 PM at epicenter – Send a “felt” report
On top of the subduction zone near Adak. Many earthquakes from similar Magnitudes the last weeks and months.

M 4.9      2010/10/23 20:38     Depth 8.7 km      ICELAND REGION
08:38 PM (20:38) at epicenter – Send a “felt” report
Right on the ridge fault line who also traverses Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. Distance from the epicenter to Reykjavik : 120 km.

M 5.1      2010/10/23 18:37     Depth 10.0 km      MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
October 24, 2010 at 02:37 AM at epicenter – Send a “felt” report
Epicenter 55 km (35 miles) SE of Surigao, Mindanao, Philippines. Close to Butuan a big city with a population of 250,353. Shallow depth. Light shaking reported in Butuan.

M 4.7      2010/10/23 15:47     Depth 35.0 km      BIO-BIO, CHILE
12:47 PM at epicenter – Send a “felt” report
Epicenter 35 km (20 miles) SE of Chillan, Bio-Bio, Chile. Very close to Chillan, one of the major cities in the area.

M 4.8      2010/10/23 11:08    Depth 10.0 km     LAKE RUDOLF (Lake Turkana) REGION, KENYA-SUDAN-ETHIOPIA
02:08 PM (14:08) at epicenter – Send a “felt” report
Please read the detailed page of this earthquake – Click here

M 5.1      2010/10/23 10:57    Depth 35.0 km     OFFSHORE BIO-BIO, CHILE
07:57 AM at epicenter – Send a “felt” report
Aftershock at the same depth than all other aftershocks after the destructive earthquake from February 27.
35 km from Talcahuano and Conception.

M 5.0      2010/10/23 06:17    Depth 22.6 km     GREECE
09:17 AM at epicenter – Send a “felt” report
Please also read the detailed page of this earthquake

M 5.7      2010/10/23 05:58    Depth 35.0 km      BIO-BIO, CHILE
02:58 AM at epicenter – Send a “felt” report
Please also read the detailed page of this earthquake

M 4.8      2010/10/23 02:28    Depth 25.8 km      HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION
11:28 AM at epicenter- Send a “felt” report
On top of the subduction zone on a short distance from the shores of Hokkaido. Closest city Kushiro (Pop. 183,613) at 53 km from the epicenter.

M 5.2      2010/10/23 01:38    Depth 44.0 km      COQUIMBO, CHILE
October 22, 2010 at 10:38 PM at epicenter – Send a “felt” report
Epicenter 45 km (30 miles) NNE of Coquimbo, Coquimbo, Chile. Nearest town La Serena. 430 km from Santiago.

M 5.1      2010/10/23 00:54    Depth 17.2 km      TONGA
01:54 PM (13:54) at epicenter- Send a “felt” report
Continuous quakes over and over again on the same spot in the greater Pangai area. Due to the many movements in this area Earthquake-Report.com does not exclude a couple of much bigger quakes to come.

M 4.8      2010/10/23 00:53    Depth 31.7 km      IZU ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION
09:53 AM at epicenter – Send a “felt” report
Epicenter in the sea at a big distance from populated islands

Earthquakes occurred on October 22 UTC, but on October 23 local time

M 5.0      2010/10/22 18:23    Depth 141.9 km     MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
October 23, 2010 at 02:23 AM at epicenter- Send a “felt” report
On top of the subduction zone only a couple of km from Bagagna (10,106 inhabitants). Due to the dept and the moderate Magnitude this earthquake van be labeled as harmless.

M 4.6      2010/10/22 12:11    Depth 628.0 km      FIJI REGION
October 23, 2010 at 12:11 AM at epicenter – Send a “felt” report
3 minutes later another quake in the same area and the same depth

M 4.8      2010/10/22 12:08    Depth 662.3 km      FIJI REGION
October 23, 2010 at 12:08 AM at epicenter – Send a “felt” report
Very deep in the mantle of the earth. With this Magnitude nobody will have felt it.

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Moderate but shallow earthquake hits Northern Greece

The city of Ioannina, the largest city in Epir...

Ioannina Greece - Image via Wikipedia

Earthquake Report comment :
A moderate shallow earthquake struck Northern Greece,  near Macedonia and Albania.
The hypocenter was calculated at a depth of 22 km (USGS data)
Closest towns : Ioannina  and Larisa (128,000 inhabitants)
Grevena (Pop. 10,563) at 12 km from the epicenter.
Epicenter (if confirmed) in a wilderness area.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : Mb 5.0 (USGS) and M 4.5 (EMSC)
Saturday, October 23, 2010 at 09:17:44 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 22 km (USGS) and 2 km (EMSC)
Geo-location(s) :
60 km (35 miles) ENE of Ioannina, Greece
90 km (55 miles) SE of Korce, Albania

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 historic earthquakes map

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 M 5.7 aftershock jolts Chile Bio-Bio province

General view of Lebu, Arauco Province's capital

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Earthquake Report comment :
8 months after the devastating M 8.8 earthquake in Chile, strong aftershocks are continuing to hit the same area.
Today’s quake occurred on the mainland in  between Lebu and Canete.
75,000 people may have experienced a V Mercalli value = moderate shaking
180,000 people may have experienced a IV Mercalli value = light shaking
The earthquake happened in the middle of the Chilean night at 2:58 AM.
Earthquake-Report.com does not expect important damage or injuries as a result of this earthquake.
GDACS issued a GREEN earthquake alert for this earthquake = very limited chance on damage and/or injuries

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : Mb 5.7
Saturday, October 23, 2010 at 02:58:30 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 35 km
Geo-location(s) :
25 km (15 miles) SE of Lebu, Bio-Bio, Chile
105 km (65 miles) WSW of Los Angeles, Bio-Bio, Chile
110 km (70 miles) SSW of Concepcion, Bio-Bio, 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)
Live Chile seismograph

* 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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