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

 

 

Deadly earthquakes of November 8, 19XX – Belgium, Vietnam, Colombia and Greece

Liege Belgium - Picture of Wikipedia

M 4.9   08-11-1983    Belgium        Depth 10 km – killing 2 people
One person killed, one additional person died of a heart attack, 30 injured, and hundreds of buildings damaged in the Liege area.
Felt (V) in the southern Netherlands.
Also felt in Luxembourg and West Germany.
Google satellite map of the earthquake area

M 6.5   08-11-2000    Colombia    Depth 17 km – killing 2 people
Two people slightly injured; 86 houses and some municipal buildings damaged in the Jurado area, Colombia.
Also felt by people in high-rise buildings at Medellin and Cali. Minor cracks in some buildings at Boca de Cupe, Panama. (USGS data)
Other sources report 2 people killed
Google satellite map of the earthquake area

M 5.3   08-11-2005    Vietnam        Depth 14.7 km – killing 1 person
One person killed at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Felt (IV) at Vung Tau and (III) at Ho Chi Minh City. Also felt at Nha Trang.
Google satellite map of the earthquake area

M 6.8   08-11-1905    Greece        Depth ? km – killing ? people
No details found
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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Deadly earthquakes of November 6, 19XX – Greece, China (3x), India, Canada and Iran

M 5.7   06-11-1983    06-11    China    Depth 32.1 km – killing 34 people
Thirty-four people killed, about 2,200 injured and about 3,300 houses destroyed in the Heze-Dongming area of Shandong Province. Also felt in parts of Hebei and Henan Provinces.
Google satellite map of the earthquake area

M 7.3   06-11-1988    06-11    China    Depth 6.5 km – killing 748 people
Three events about 9 seconds apart. Seven hundred thirty people killed, 3,900 injured, 267,000 homeless, 29 reservoirs severely damaged and 67 percent of the public buildings destroyed in the Lancang-Menglian area, China.
Google satellite map of the earthquake area

M 6.6   06-11-1990    06-11    Iran    Depth 11.1 km – killing 22 people
At least 22 people killed, 100 injured, 21,000 homeless and 18 villages severely damaged in the Darab area.
Google satellite map of the earthquake area

M 4.8   06-11-1997    06-11    Canada    Depth 22.5 km – killing 1 person
One person died of a heart attack. Felt in many parts of southern Quebec. Felt as far south as Ottawa, Ontario and as far east as Edmundston, New Brunswick. Felt (V) at Adamstown; (IV) at Clayton Lake, Farmington, Saint Francis, Saint John and Shirley Mills, Maine. Felt (V) at East Haven and Newport; (IV) at Barton, Beebe Plain, Sheldon Springs and West Glover, Vermont. Also felt (IV) at Groveton, New Hampshire. Felt in western Maine, northern New Hampshire, northern Vermont and parts of northeastern New York in the United States.
Google satellite map of the earthquake area

M 5.1   06-11-2007    06-11    India    Depth 10.0 km – killing 1 person
One person killed, 5 people injured and several buildings collapsed or damaged in the Talala area. Felt throughout the Bhavnagar-Jamnagar-Porbandar-Surendranagar area. Felt as far as Ahmadabad (II) and Navsari.
Google satellite map of the earthquake area

M 6.3   06-11-1976    06-11    China    Depth 7.7 km – killing 33 people
No details found
Google satellite map of the earthquake area

M 5.4   06-11-1979    06-11    Greece    Depth 28.1 km – killing 1 person
No details found
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.

QuakeSOS Twitter linkWhat do we offer on our @QuakeSOS twitter link ? :
– The titles of, and links to the in-depth articles of Earthquake-report.com
– Automatic alerts of all important earthquakes in almost real time as they occur in the world
Try us on twitter and be one of the best informed people on earthquakes in the world.

Deadly earthquakes of November 7, 19XX – Iran, Turkey and Philippines

Aerial view South of Mashhad

Khorassan Province, Iran - Image via Wikipedia

M 6.0   07-11-1976    Iran        Depth 6.5 km – killing 17 people
The earthquake was located about 270 kilometers south of Mashad in the Khorassan Province, where 17 were killed and 32 injured. Three villages in the area were completely destroyed. Because of the time of day the earthquake struck, many of the people were in the fields, and the death toll was lessened.
Google satellite map of the earthquake area

M 4.9   07-11-1999    Turkey        Depth 16 km – killing 1 person
One person died from a heart attack at Hendek. Felt at Bursa, Eskisehir, Istanbul, Izmit and Sakarya.
Google satellite map of the earthquake area

M 5.3   07-11-2007    Philippines    Depth 71 km – killing 1 person
One person died at Mabini. Felt (V PIVS) at Jagna and (IV PIVS) at at Tagbilaran. Felt (V PIVS) at Hibok-Hibok, Camiguin. Felt (IV PIVS) at Mandaue City and (III PIVS) at Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu. Felt (III PIVS) at Cagayan de Oro and (II PIVS) at Butuan, Dipolog, Manucan and Surigao, Mindanao. Felt (III PIVS) at Maasin, Leyte and at Dumaguete, Negros. Also felt at Sagay and Talisay, Luzon.
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.

QuakeSOS Twitter linkWhat do we offer on our @QuakeSOS twitter link ? :
– The titles of, and links to the in-depth articles of Earthquake-report.com
– Automatic alerts of all important earthquakes in almost real time as they occur in the world
Try us on twitter and be one of the best informed people on earthquakes in the world.

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.

Deadly earthquakes of November 5, 19XX – Japan, Mexico, Taiwan and Nicaragua

M 7.9   05-11-1938    Depth 35 km   Japan – killing 1 people
Earthquake in Fukushima Ken Toho Oki on November 5, 1938 at 17h43m (JST) with a magnitude of 7.7 which was followed by a tsunami.
Google satellite map of the earthquake area

M 5.0   05-11-1975    Depth 12 km   Mexico – killing 1 people
No details found
Google satellite map of the earthquake area

M 6.3   05-11-1904    Depth ? km    Taiwan – killing 145 people
No details found
Google satellite map of the earthquake area

M 7.1   05-11-1926    Depth 35 km   Nicaragua – killing ? people
No details found
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.

QuakeSOS Twitter linkWhat do we offer on our @QuakeSOS twitter link ? :
– The titles of, and links to the in-depth articles of Earthquake-report.com
– Automatic alerts of all important earthquakes in almost real time as they occur in the world
Try us on twitter and be one of the best informed people on earthquakes in the world.

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