Deadly earthquakes of October 24, 19XX – Mexico and Congo

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M 7.1    24-10-1980    Mexico    Depth 72 km – killing 300 people
At least 300 people killed, many injured, approximately 150,000 homeless and extensive damage in central Mexico, mainly in the Huajuapan de Leon area.  Felt throughout central and southern Mexico and in Guatemala.
Map of the epicenter area

M 6.2    24-10-2002    Democratic Republic of the Congo  Depth 11 km – killing 2 people
Two people killed at Goma, several buildings damaged or destroyed at Lwiro and minor damage to buildings at Bukavu and Goma. One building destroyed at Mugera and several buildings damaged at Kigali, Rwanda. Felt as far south as Bujumbura, Burundi and as far north as Rutshuru, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Map of the epicenter area

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Moderate seaquake south of New Zealand South Island

Milford Sound, Fjordland National Park

Fjordland National Park - Image by smileywhiley05 via Flickr

Earthquake Report comment :
USGS has published a seaquake to the south of Fjordland National Park.
This is one of the first reports we are publishing in this area, although it is a known fault line with linked earthquakes.
What makes this new earthquake (seaquake) even more special is that GNS Science did not report about this tremor.
At earthquake-report.com we do not always understand the publishing policy of governmental organizations. The Christchurch aftershock of M 4.8 was not published by USGS although they publish lesser quakes in the rest of the world. Same goes for GNS Science who is publishing Magnitudes of only 2, but did not published this one.
Some published quakes are sometimes hoaxes, but this tremor can be noticed very well on the seismograph drum installed in Southland

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : Mb 4.7
Sunday, October 24, 2010 at 07:20:26 PM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 35 km
Geo-location(s) :
235 km (145 miles) WSW of Invercargill, New Zealand
345 km (215 miles) SW of Queenstown, New Zealand
390 km (245 miles) N of Auckland Island, New Zealand
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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
Live seismograph station Wether Hill Road, Southland, New Zealand

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Earthquakes list October 24, 2010

M 5.5      2010/10/24 23:15    Depth 125.5 km     BOUGAINVILLE REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
October 25, 2010 at 09:15 AM at epicenter – Send a “felt” report
Strong earthquake in the sea on top of the subduction zone near Bougainville island. Big depth is easing the impact a lot.

M 4.6      2010/10/24 17:44    Depth 5.0 km      WYOMING, UNITED STATES
11:44 AM at epicenter – Send a “felt” report
Same Magnitude and area than a few similar earthquakes a couple of months ago.

M 4.8      2010/10/24 15:13    Depth 113.6 km     SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS
October 25, 2010 at 02:13 AM at epicenter – Send a “felt” report
Epicenter 65 km (40 miles) W of Ile Hunter, Loyalty Isl., New Caledonia. The Matthew and Hunter Islands are a group of two small and uninhabited volcanic islands in the South Pacific, located 300 km east of New Caledonia

M 4.5      2010/10/24 10:46    Depth 159.1 km      POTOSI, BOLIVIA
06:46 AM at epicenter – Send a “felt” report
Normal subduction depth for this area on the mainland

M 4.9      2010/10/24 09:26    Depth 457.6 km     FIJI REGION
09:26 PM (21:26) at epicenter – Send a “felt” report
Earthquake in the mantle of the earth. The mantle is the thick layer of hot, solid rock between the crust and the molten iron core.

M 5.1      2010/10/24 09:11    Depth 73.0 km     VANUATU
08:11 PM (20:11) at epicenter – Send a “felt” report
Harmless seaquake at a safe distance from the nearest islands

M 4.7      2010/10/24 08:20    Depth 35.0 km     SOUTH  OF THE SOUTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND
07:20 PM (19:20) at epicenter – Send a “felt” report
New seaquake south of the South Island – Strange earthquake as Geonet, the specialized New Zealand seismological institute has not published this tremor.
Please also read the detailed page of this earthquake – Click here

M 4.8      2010/10/24 04:13    Depth 9.0 km     CANTERBURY, CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND
07:20 PM (15:13) at epicenter – Send a “felt” report
Aftershock 10 km north-east of Christchurch. One of the first times just out in the Sea.

M 4.6      2010/10/24 02:17    Depth 10.0 km     VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
October 23, 2010 at 10:17 PM at epicenter – Send a “felt” report
105 km (65 miles) N of ROAD TOWN, British Virgin Islands – Out in the Ocean

M 4.4      2010/10/24 00:52     Depth 40.0 km     SPITSBERGEN REGION
04:52 AM at epicenter – Send a “felt” report
On a fault line far away from the populated Svalbard or Greenland

Earthquakes occurred on October 23 UTC, but on October 24 local time

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.

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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

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