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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Earthquakes occurred yesterday (UTC time), but today local time

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

Strong Motion seismometer that measures accele...

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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!

Click on the picture to go to the B92 article

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.

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