Earthquakes list November 8, 2010

M 5.6      2010/11/08 21:40    Depth 114.7 km     NEW GUINEA, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
November 09, 2010 at 07:40:10 AM at epicenter
This earthquake looks more impressive than it is.
Initially reported as M 5.8, the value was afterwards decreased to M 5.6 but the depth of 115 km reduces the impact considerably.
Epicenter under the Papua New Guinean part of New Guinea.
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M 4.6      2010/11/08 14:16    Depth 36.8 km     PAGAI ISLANDS, SOUTHWEST OF SUMATRA, INDONESIA
09:16:25 PM (21:16) at epicenter
Moderate aftershock of the October 25 tsunami-earthquake
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M 4.7      2010/11/08 13:01    Depth 15.2 km     TAIWAN
09:01:21 PM (21:01) at epicenter
Weak but shallow earthquake in a wilderness area near Dongshan and Nansi. Because of the earthquake-proof build houses and the exact location of the epicenter, we are convinced that this earthquake would cause no problems.
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M 4.9      2010/11/08 11:45    Depth 4.1 km     SOLOMON ISLANDS
10:45:24 PM (22:45) at epicenter
If the location of the epicenter is confirmed, the epicenter is right under the island of New Giorgia and only a few kilometers from Mbiula and Canaan.
Chance on damage and/or injuries is limited as people do live in primitive houses made of wood.
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M 5.0      2010/11/08 07:37    Depth 10.0 km     MID-INDIAN RIDGE
12:37:09 PM at epicenter
Epicenter approx. 70 km from Martin-de-Viviès
Martin-de-Viviès is the only settlement of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands and île Amsterdam, it is on the North coast of île Amsterdam in the Indian Ocean, located at. The station houses about 20 scientists and staff. It has been in operation since 1 January 1981, superseding the first station, La Roche Godon. The base was named after Paul de-Martin-de-Viviès, who along with 10 others spent the winter of 1949 on île Amsterdam. (Source : Wikipedia)

M 4.0      2010/11/08 06:55    Depth 30.0 km     MADEIRA ISLANDS, PORTUGAL REGION
local time 06:55 AM 2010-11-08
In the middle between Portugal and Madeira. No people within hundred’s of kilometers (except people on ships).

M 5.0      2010/11/08 06:18    Depth 294.6 km    NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
04:18:29 PM (16:18) at epicenter
Very deep harmless earthquake near Cape Hollman, a New Britain peninsula and 50 km (30 miles) NNE of Kimbe, New Britain, PNG
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M 5.2      2010/11/08 06:08    Depth 24.8 km     GUAM REGION
04:08:01 PM (16:08) at epicenter
On top of the subduction zone and 135 km (85 miles) SW of HAGATNA, Guam
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M 4.8      2010/11/07 22:01    Depth 66.7 km     SULAWESI, INDONESIA
November 08, 2010 at 06:01:42 AM at epicenter
Epicenter in the sea in between the Togian Islands and Sulawesi.
The Togian Islands are an archipelago of 56 islands and islets, in the Gulf of Tomini, off the coast of Central Sulawesi, in Indonesia. The three largest islands are Batudaka, Togian, and Talatakoh. (Source : Wikipedia)
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M 5.7      2010/11/07 19:26    Depth 138.2 km     VOLCANO ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION
November 08, 2010 at 05:26:48 AM at epicenter
About 70 km from uninhabited Minami-Iwo island

M 4.2      2010/11/07 11:39    Depth 5.0 km     CANTERBURY, NEW ZEALAND
Monday, November 8 2010 at 0:39 am
Aftershock to the south west of Christchurch

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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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Experience the sound of a powerful Earthquake

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Thanks to the great service of USGS, we are able to share the sound of a couple of earthquakes to our readers.
As every earthquake has it’s own fingerprint, the sound  going together with it can be seriously different.  Depending on the  Magnitude, rock material, fault lines, etc. the frequency can be low or high and the sound can be short or rolling.

It may be easier to hear the small triggered earthquakes than it is to see them. The Landers earthquake is far from the seismometer so most of its high frequencies have died away before the waves reach the seismometer. But the small earthquakes have small fault areas and therefore produced high frequency energy and because they are near the seismometer this energy has not died away.

Listen to the seismogram recorded at the Long Valley Caldera and see if you can hear the small earthquakes (high frequency bursts) despite the low rumble of the distant large earthquake. Click the sideways triangle (or play button) to hear the sound.

If you are having trouble picking out the small nearby earthquakes, listen for the two very close to the end and then listen to the seismogram again.

Listen to the seismogram recorded at the Long Valley Caldera and see if you can hear the small earthquakes (high frequency bursts) despite the low rumble of the distant large earthquake. Click the sideways triangle (or play button) to hear the sound.

Long Valley Caldera Seismogram

Earthquake sound 1

If you are having trouble picking out the small nearby earthquakes, listen for the two very close to the end and then listen to the seismogram again.


Here are two more seismograms of the Landers earthquake. One is recorded at Parkfield near Paso Robles and the other is recorded at the Geysers north of San Francisco. Only one of these areas had small earthquakes triggered by the Landers event. Can you tell which one?

 

Parkfield Seismogram

Earthquake sound 2

Geysers Seismogram

Earthquake sound 3

Serbia, Kraljevo : race against the time to repair houses +volunteers needed

Race against the clock as winter is coming soon.

Damage in Kraljevo, Serbia - Picture courtesy EMSC

Excerpt from Serbias newssite B92
Many Kraljevo residents work to repair their homes even during the night, fearing heavy rainfall, while aftershocks (although weaker and weaker) are continuing to strike the greater Kraljevo area.
The 5.6-magnitude quake hit the town early on November 3, killing two people and leaving thousands of homes either damaged or destroyed.

A commission is currently working to determine which damaged structures have been rendered uninhabitable, but the number will ber  likely approx. 1,000.

Thus far, 13,000 buildings have been reported as unsafe, and the commission has appealed on skilled staff, including engineers, to join them in order to complete the job as soon as possible.
Help is arriving to Kraljevo, but the town needs more volunteers and trucks to transport building material.
Some of the families will likely have to be housed in prefab homes, said reports.
We encourage our readers to read the full article in B92 website

 

 

Kraljevo Serbia earthquake, 310 houses uninhabitable and 4,000 structures damaged!

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Serbian interior minister Dacic declared that 310 structures (mostly houses) have been declared uninhabitable.

B92, a Serbia news site wrote the following article (small excerpt below) – click here for the entire article.

1,130 structures have been inspected over the past few days, and specified that private homes account for 90 percent of the 4,000 structures damaged in the powerful earthquake.
Experts from the CIP have been sent to Kraljevo to speed up the reconstruction process.
Building material and 17 drinking water tank trucks have been sent to the area in order to normalize the situation as quickly as possible.
The next stage in the relief effort is to restore houses and other residential structures asap.
All Interior Ministry employees will give their one-day earnings to charity to help their colleagues in Kraljevo.

EUR 920,000 in aid will be set aside from the Ministry’s emergency funds to repair the facilities damaged in the earthquake that hit Kraljevo early on Wednesday, killing two people and damaging around 4,000 structures.
“The Kraljevo hospital will be restored first, followed by public infrastructure facilities such as schools, daycare centers, health care facilities etc,” Kalanović told reporters during a visit to the hospital.

Dačić said that around 1,130 structures have been inspected over the past two days, and specified that private homes account for 90 percent of the 4,000 structures damaged in the powerful earthquake. 

The minister said that experts from the CIP traffic institute in Belgrade have been sent to Kraljevo to speed up the reconstruction process.

He stated that members of the Interior Ministry’s Sector for Emergency Situations have been on the ground and helping the citizens from the moment the earthquake struck.

Dačić commended the residents of Kraljevo saying there have been no incidents in the last two days that would require police intervention.

According to him, building material and 17 drinking water tank trucks have been sent to the area in order to normalize the situation as quickly as possible.

Dačić pointed out that the next stage in the relief effort is to restore houses and other residential structures as soon as possible.

He reminded that the earthquake also damaged the homes of police officers, and said the Interior Ministry will help with the repairs.

Dačić added that all Interior Ministry employees will give their one-day earnings to charity to help their colleagues in Kraljevo.

Also today, Serbian Minister for the National Investment Plan (NIP) Verica Kalanović announced Friday that RSD 100mn (some EUR 920,000) in aid will be set aside from the Ministry’s emergency funds to repair the facilities damaged in the earthquake that hit Kraljevo early on Wednesday, killing two people and damaging around 4,000 structures.

“The Kraljevo hospital will be restored first, followed by public infrastructure facilities such as schools, daycare centers, health care facilities etc,” Kalanović told reporters during a visit to the hospital.

She announced that the project designers will be chosen as early as next week and that project documents should be completed by the end of the year, while the projects will be realized in 2011.

Strong earthquake in the coastal waters of Burias Island, Philippines

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UPDATE November 6, 10:53 UTC
GMA News reports that Bicol State seismologists are fearing that this earthquake could create damage on properties.
There are still no reports from the scene itself.

Earthquake Report comment :
Shallow dangerous earthquake, luckily out in the sea.
The same area was hit 2 days ago with a M 5.1 earthquake.
GDACS has just issued an ORANGE earthquake alert for this earthquake = moderate chance on damage and/or injuries
USGS predicts that 319,000 people will feel a V Mercalli value.
GDACS computed population numbers relative to the  epicenter :
1,866 people are living within a radius of 10 km around the epicenter
15,932 people are living within a radius of 20 km around the epicenter
137,593 people are living within a radius of 50 km around the epicenter
3,866,742 people are living within a radius of 100 km around the epicenter

The area of the earthquake is mountainous with slopes up to 50%. Landslides are always possible and can be demolishing, although they occur mostly with heavier shocks combined with rainfall.

There are NO hydrodams or Nuclear plants on the vicinity of the earthquake’s epicenter.

Based on the latest computing models,  some parts of Burias Island would get a Mercalli V shock (moderate to strong shaking).

Most important Earthquake Data:
Preliminary Magnitude : Mb 5.6
Saturday, November 06, 2010 at 12:40:41 AM at epicenter
Preliminary Depth (Hypocenter) : 8 km
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Geo-location(s) (EMSC epicenter calculation) :
85 km SW Legazpi (pop 143,301)
49 km SW Pio duran (pop 13,249)
23 km W Mabiton (pop 2,202)
75 km (50 miles) NW of 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
USGS Pager map
GDACS ORANGE earthquake alert
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 earthquake close to Tokyo, Japan

Greater Tokyo Area is the world's most populou...

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UPDATE 14:12 UTC
A few FeelWitness reports from the epicenter area
* Wasn’t that small for a friend that works in Sano, stuff danced for their shelfs and most likely at his home too. They were close to where it originated. Still getting shakes minutes after the first tremor.
* We live in an older apartment in Kuki in Saitama, I thought my fridge was gonna fall over, some cups fell off the shelf. Me and the kids stood in the genkan with the door opened a spot, just in case it got bigger all of a sudden, freaked me out ! The kids just went back to playing!
* Over here, in western Tokyo, it was not too bad rather lengthy though.
* In Sonic City, Saitama, the Japan Philharmonic was about 12 minutes into the first movement of Tchaikovsky’s first Piano Concerto. There was a long, deep rumbling sound which I knew was not coming from any timpani – and the floor moved up and down very visibly for a few seconds, people gasping, thinking no doubt “not again!” – But the Orchestra and pianist Michie Koyama just kept on playing and never missed a beat! Well done, great concert!
Source : comments in Japantoday

UPDATE 11:16 UTC
The Japan Meteorological Center gets numerous felt reports from Tokyo and neighboring town people.
Japanese are using another Felt scale (JMA Seismic Intensity)
JMC gives for this earthquake a value of M 4.7 (a lot less) and a depth of 50 km.
The reports out of Tokyo City give a maximum JMA of II  = felt by most people in a building
The maximum received values in some close by prefectures (Tochigi and  Saitama) are IV JMA = Many people are frightened.

Earthquake Report comment :
A moderate earthquake just struck Tokyo, Japan.
We presently give it a ORANGE / GREEN color as the Magnitude is moderate and the depth at 60 km also moderate. Normally this gives no damage or injuries, but as the area is so heavily populated we tend to give it also an ORANGE color.
One of our QuakeSOS app users did send a quick I AM SAFE message, which he only does when the earthquake is really well felt.
Japanese houses are almost all earthquake proof build.
The area has a lot of earthquakes, but most of them have an epicenter in the coastal waters.
Recent quakes of this Magnitude occurred frequently in the Narita airport area.
All the data (magnitude, depth and location) are still preliminary at this point.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : M 5.0 (M 5.1 EMSC)
Friday, November 05, 2010 at 07:14:03 PM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 62 km
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Geo-location(s) :
37 km (23 miles) NNE (21°) from TOKYO, Japan
68 km (42 miles) SW (230°) from Mito, Honshu, Japan

Links to important maps
USGS Did You Feel It Map
Japan Meteorological Center 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
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.

Earthquakes list November 4, 2010

M 5.1      2010/11/04 22:30    Depth 44.8 km     NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
November 05, 2010 at 07:30:52 AM at epicenter
Epicenter in to sea about 40 km from the coast and on top of the subduction zone.
51 km from Iwaki, a city with 357,000 inhabitants
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M 4.3      2010/11/04 21:09    Depth 2.0 km     KRALJEVO, SERBIA
UPDATE 22:22 : revised to M 3.9 (EMSC)
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
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M 4.6      2010/11/04 19:40    Depth 13.5 km      SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
12:39:59 PM at epicenter
Epicenter in the desert of southern California on a safe distance from Mexicali (57 km) and San Diego.
Closest village : Ocotillo
Expected Mercalli values : V in the desert and IV in Ocotillo, III in Mexicali
Please read the detailed page of this earthquake
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4.6      2010/11/04 16:55      Depth 83.1 km     JAVA, INDONESIA
11:55 PM (23:55) at epicenter
Epicenter 50 km out of the Java coast. Harmless because of the magnitude and depth.
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5.1      2010/11/04 16:48       Depth 30.8 km     SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION
November 04, 2010 at 02:48:32 PM at epicenter
Unpopulated volcanic sub-antarctic islands (but beautiful !)

4.9      2010/11/04 15:57       Depth 88.4 km     VANUATU
November 05, 2010 at 02:57:05 AM at epicenter
Epicenter quiet deep and epicenter near the Torres Islands.
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5.6      2010/11/04 12:29      Depth 10.0 km     NORTHERN MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE
09:29:31 AM at epicenter
In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean

M 4.8      2010/11/04 08:59    Depth 30.7 km     SOUTHWEST OF SUMATRA, INDONESIA
03:59:07 PM (15:59) at epicenter
Moderate harmless earthquake on the slopes of the subduction zone at the western tip of Java, but far out in the sea.
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M 4.8      2010/11/04 07:55    Depth 191.7 km     NICARAGUA
01:55:02 AM at epicenter
Moderate earthquake in the deep hot solid mantle of the earth
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M 4.7      2010/11/04 05:39    Depth 35.1 km     KEPULAUAN MENTAWAI REGION, INDONESIA
12:39:43 PM at epicenter
Moderate harmless aftershock from the massive Mentawai tsunami earthquake, this time quite close to the South Pagai coastline.
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M 5.2      2010/11/04 03:48    Depth 206.1 km     VANUATU
02:48:48 PM (14:48) at epicenter
Luckily very deep earthquake, but close to the Island of Espiritu Santo
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M 5.0      2010/11/04 01:05    Depth 53.8 km     ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA
November 03, 2010 at 04:05:48 PM at epicenter
Since the M 5.1 earthquake from yesterday, numerous shocks are following each other.
After this earthquake, 7 consecutive shocks varying from 4.2 until 4.7 in a period of 5 hours.
The closest populated point is Adak, but at these Magnitudes the series of earthquakes are certainly not damaging.
We will keep you updated if heavier shocks will occur.
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Earthquakes occurred yesterday (UTC time), but today local time

M 5.1      2010/11/03 23:59    Depth 47.3 km     ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA
02:59:20 PM (14:59) at epicenter
Epicenter on the subduction slopes near Adak, an area with multiple earthquakes the last few weeks and months
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M 6.0      2010/11/03 23:34    Depth 33.2 km      TONGA
November 04, 2010 at 12:34:44 PM at epicenter
Very powerful earthquake with epicenter about 30 km from the island of Pangai. The last couple of days multiple earthquakes occurred in the same area.
Epicenter on the upper slopes of the subduction zone!
Please read the detailed page of this earthquake
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M 5.1      2010/11/03 22:24    Depth 35.0 km MASBATE REGION, PHILIPPINES
UPDATE November 4 – 07:52
Phivolcs director Renato Solidum Jr. said in an interview on local television that the earthquake was felt as a maximum III Mercalli on Burias Island. The epicenter was 35 km out of the coast in the Sibuyan Sea. There were NO reports of damage or injuries and the shock had NOT generated a local tsunami.

November 4, 2010 at local time 06:24
Shallow dangerous earthquake at only 18 km from San Rafael on Burias Island (3,036 inhabitants)
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.
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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.

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