In memory of the victims of November 3, 19XX – Guatemala

San Vicente Pacaya

San Vicente Pacaya - Image by andrea quixtán via Flickr

M 6.6    03-11-1988    Guatemala    Depth 75.2 km – killing 5 people
Five people killed, some injured and about 100 buildings damaged (VI) in southern Guatemala.  Landslides occurred at Palin and in the  San Vicente Pacaya area.
Damage to roads in Chimaltenango Department.
Felt (V) at San Salvador, El Salvador.  Felt strongly at Tapachula, (IV) at Mexico City and also felt in parts of Oaxaca and Veracruz, Mexico. Felt in parts of Honduras and at Managua, Nicaragua.
Google satellite map of the earthquake area

“In memory of” is highlighting deadly earthquakes of the past.
People have forgotten a lot of these human tragedies.
We @ Earthquake Report are hopeful that people in these countries and cities will learn from their history and will make sure that they are building Earthquake Proof houses and that they know what to do when the earth will be shaking again.

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Moderate shallow earthquake in the coastal waters of Philippines Burias Island

Provincial seal of Masbate, Philippines.

Image via Wikipedia

Earthquake Report comment :
Shallow dangerous earthquake at only 18 km from San Rafael on Burias Island (3,036 inhabitants)
Burias Island is one of the three major islands of Masbate Province in the Philippines. The other two major Islands are Ticao Island and Masbate Island. The Island has two municipalities, Claveria and San Pascual.
San Pascual is located at approx. 30 km. San Pascual has a population of 37,858 people.
Epicenter approx. 5 km out in the sea.
The earthquake epicenter is located in the vicinity of a transform fault line.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : Mb 5.1
Thursday, November 04, 2010 at 06:24:49 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 38 km
Send an “earthquake experience report” for this earthquake
Geo-location(s) :
18 km SE San rafael (pop 3,036)
47 km W Pio duran (pop 13,249)
80 km (50 miles) WNW (300°) from Masbate, Masbate, Philippines

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 Seismic Hazard map
USGS historic earthquakes map
LIVE SEISMOGRAM (nearest Seismograph station)

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.

Moderate harmless earthquake near Canakkale, Turkey

Canakkale harbour

Canakkale harbor - Image via Wikipedia

Earthquake Report comment :
Shallow earthquake with epicenter only 35 km (20 miles) NNW of Canakkale, Turkey. Epicenter is luckily located in the sea.
No report of casualties in the local press. We could find out  that the shock lasted about 8 seconds.  We have downgraded our category alert to GREEN instead of red.
The earthquake was felt as far as Istanbul.
People ran scared out of their houses. They returned to their homes after staying some time in the streets.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : M 5.1
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 at 04:51:27 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 9.6 km
Geo-location(s) :
35 km (20 miles) NNW of Canakkale, Turkey
55 km (35 miles) SE of Alexandroupolis, Greece
120 km (75 miles) WSW of Tekirdag, Turkey

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
EMSC  Seismic hazard map
LIVE SEISMOGRAM (nearest Seismograph station)

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.

Pictures of the earthquake that struck Kraljevo, Serbia

The local Serbian press has published pictures who say more than many words can tell.
As a courtesy to the original publisher, we are showing hereunder thumbnails of these pictures with a direct link to B92 website.

When clicking on the thumbnail, the original picture in the B92 website will be shown.

 

Kraljevo earthquake, Serbia

Kraljevo earthquake, Serbia

Kraljevo earthquake, Serbia

Kraljevo earthquake, Serbia

Deadly earthquake in Serbia

Serbia earthquake - Car damaged by falling stones

See overview of the latest articles here

UPDATE November 4, 21:30 UTC
revised to M 3.9 (EMSC)

UPDATE November 4, 21:30 UTC
Aftershock in Kraljevo
M 4.3      2010/11/04 21:09    Depth 2.0 km     KRALJEVO, SERBIA
local time 22:09 2010-11-04
Moderate aftershock with epicenter to the north west of Kraljevo. Already damaged houses can be damaged even more with such an aftershock, the strongest since the main-shock
Send an “earthquake experience report” for this earthquake

UPDATE 16:32 UTC
Excerpt of an in-depth article in the Serbian news site B92
According to Tanjug’s correspondent, the damage caused by the earthquake is visible in the streets of Kraljevo – rubble, broken glass, cracked facades. The hospital building in Kraljevo was also damaged by the earthquake, but no patients were injured. The operating block and polyclinic sustained the most damage.
The town’s administration  declared a state of emergency, with about a quarter of the urban area still without electricity.
Landline telephony that was briefly out of service has also been restored.
Authorities also announced that tap water was not safe to drink.
The government will set aside some EUR 55,000 in short-term help for the town.
Click here for the much larger in-depth article in B 92

UPDATE 14:12 UTC
2 persons killied, 100 injured
Two persons were killed and dozens were injured in an earthquake of 5.4 degrees Richter, which struck Kraljevo, a town in central Serbia, and places in its vicinity, at 1.56 a.m.
The epicentre was 10km north of Kraljevo, in the village of Vitanovac.
Serbian Interior Minister Ivica Dacic paid a visit to Kraljevo and confirmed that a married couple, Tanja and Sinisa Stosic, from Grdice in Kraljevo, were killed when a concrete plate fell on their house.
Some 100 injured citizens have been admitted to the Emergency Unit.
Many buildings have been damaged, including the hospital, but no patients were injured. The material damage is extensive.
The places that have been hit most by the earthquake have been visited by the units of Gendarmerie and the Emergency Sector of the Serbian Interior Ministry.
Source : Radio Srbija

Earthquake Report comment :
What appears as a moderate earthquake has made a lot of misery in Serbia’s Kraljevo, at least 2 people were reported killed, 15 injured and a lot of buildings has been damaged.

We know out of experience and based on the kind of fault lines (mostly transform fault lines) that earthquakes of + M5 can create damage and injuries near cities.
Additionally the hypocenter (focal depth) was very shallow at 10 km.
Kraljevo is an intermediate city in size, but with 65,142 inhabitants (2002 census, the greater city has today about 100,000 inhabitants)  it can be very vulnerable for earthquakes.
Water, electricity and other amenities are currently down.
The earthquake was (of course) felt all over Serbia.
Numerous (small) aftershocks have been experienced since the main shock.
Because of the enormous number of refugees from Kosovo (around 18,500), the urban population of Kraljevo today is estimated to be close to 100,000.

The town of Kraljevo, Serbia/La ville de Kralj...

Kraljevo City Center - Image via Wikipedia

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : M 5.3 (EMSC 5.4)
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 at 01:56:56 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 10 km
Send an “earthquake experience report” for this earthquake
Geo-location(s) :
2 km west from Kraljevo.
40 km (25 miles) SW of Kragujevac, Serbia
110 km (70 miles) WNW of Nis, Serbia
125 km (75 miles) S of BELGRADE, Serbia

Links to important maps
USGS Did You Feel It Map
EMSC 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 SEISMOGRAM (nearest Seismograph station)

* 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.

Very powerful but probably harmless seaquake near southern Irian Jaya, Indonesia

Coat of Arms (Lambang) of Provinsi Papua Barat...

Image via Wikipedia

UPDATE 13:43 UTC
Aftershock of M 4.6 in the same area.
USGS has downgraded the Magnitude to 6.0 from 6.1

Earthquake Report comment :
Epicenter in the sea to the south of Irian Jaya. 128 km (80 miles) N (353°) from Dobo, Aru Islands, Indonesia
This very powerful earthquake doesn’t look dangerous to earthquake-report.com as the distance to the closest shoreline seems to be at least 70 km. The underwater slopes near the epicenter seems to be moderate, thus the chance on even a local avalanche generated tsunami seems very limited to none.
Maximum calculated shaking on nearest coastal villages : III Mercalli = Weak shaking

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : M 6.1 – downgraded afterwards to M 6.0
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 at 08:18:17 PM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 29,1 km
Send an “earthquake experience report” for this earthquake
Geo-location(s) :
128 km (80 miles) N (353°) from Dobo, Aru Islands, Indonesia
267 km (166 miles) WSW (249°) from Enarotali, Irian Jaya, Indonesia

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 SEISMOGRAM (nearest Seismograph station)

* 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.

Moderate but dangerous earthquake near Chincha Alta, Central Peru

UPDATE 16:17 UTC :
5 hours after the quake occurred, no new reports have been published by the local Ica, Pisco press. Contrary to the USGS who puts the epicenter on the mainland and very close to the city of Chincha Alta , the Peruvian seismological service IGP puts the epicenter in the Pacific Ocean (about 30 km in the Ocean ) and near the city of Pisco.

Pisco - Chincha Alta earthquake Peru November 3 2010 - Courtesy igp.gob.pe

Update 13:41 UTC :
Peruvian newspapers have published the information of the earthquake (M 4.8 (IGP) vs M 5.0 (USGS), but have no other reports of damage or injuries so far. We will following up eventual new reports from various sources, but based on the newspaper reporting and the USGS “felt” reports, we have downgraded the danger probability to ORANGE (moderately dangerous).

Update 11:50 UTC :
No reports so far in the Peruvian media.
First USGS “felt” reports give a maximum of IV Mercalli – light shaking.

Boulevard en Chincha Alta

Earthquake Report comment :
Earthquake Report calls this earthquake very dangerous (RED)  for damage and possibly injuries as the epicenter is too close to the city of Chincha Alta. The red code is based on the preliminary location of the epicenter.
Chincha Alta has 153,076 inhabitants!
The earthquake was shallow at a depth of 35 km, which increases the risk on potential damage.
The earthquake happened in the early morning hours at 05:45 AM

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : M 5.0
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 at 05:45:22 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 34.8 km (21.6 miles)
Send an “earthquake experience report” for this earthquake
Geo-location(s) :
23 km (14 miles) SSE (147°) from Chincha Alta, Peru
51 km (32 miles) NNW (333°) from Ica, Peru

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 SEISMOGRAM (nearest Seismograph station)

* 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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