Earthquakes list September 12, 2010

M 4.1      2010/09/12 20:09    Depth 5.0 km     WYOMING, USA
Feeble earthquake in Teton National Forest, 40 km from Jackson. This time in a slightly different area than a couple of weeks ago.

M 5.2      2010/09/12 16:35    Depth 36.8 km      MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
Location of the epicenter has a big error margin. About 30 km out of the coast.

M 4.7      2010/09/12 14:41    Depth 58.2 km     KURIL ISLANDS
On top of the subduction area near the Kuril Kamchatka trench. Not dangerous

M 4.9      2010/09/12 13:01    Depth 27.9 km     EASTERN KAZAKHSTAN

Moderate earthquake in virgin like nature. Only nomads will have felt this earthquake.

M 5.0      2010/09/12 09:10    Depth 135.1 km     NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Only 5 km from the beaches of Duke of York Island, and also close to the eastern shores of New Britain Island.  The area is a very complicated tectonic zone wit a lot of subduction zones. Earthquakes with this Magnitude are mostly harmless. The main dangers can come from local tsunamis generated by undersea landslides in the trenches which are clearly visible on this satellite picture

M 5.4      2010/09/12 07:40    Depth 48.9 km     ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA
A very active earthquake area in a distant but beautiful area of Alaska. 50 km from Tanaga Volcano.

M 4.8      2010/09/12 07:05    Depth 34.6 km     SAMOA ISLANDS REGION
One of a number of earthquakes in the same subduction area. Nearest island : Niuatoputapu (Tonga). One of the villages on the island (Falehau) was extensively damaged by a tsunami after a M 8.0 earthquake struck the Samoan Islands area on September 29 2009. Panoramio picture of the shores of Falehau

M 5.3      2010/09/12 06:00    Depth 10.0 km     BALLENY ISLANDS REGION

Epicenter in the Southern Ocean. The 3th moderate earthquake in a couple of days in the same area

M 5.3      2010/09/12 06:00   Depth 10.1 km     SOUTH OF AUSTRALIA
In the Southern Sea, closer to Antarctica then to Australia and New Zealand

M 4.6      2010/09/12 05:25   Depth 199.8 km      NICARAGUA
Deep harmless earthquake on the shores of Lago de Nicaragua, 40 km from Rivas

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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M 4.9      2010/09/07 20:51   Depth 47.5 km     SOUTHERN QINGHAI, CHINA
Not really dangerous, but for the people of Yushu, a traumatic experience. Yushu is only 50 km from this epicenter.
Yushu was devastatated on April 13 by a 6.9 Magnitude earthquake.  More than 3000 people lost their life.

M 5.2      2010/09/07 19:54   Depth 15.5 km      SOUTHERN EAST PACIFIC RISE
On top of a fault line in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean

M 5.1      2010/09/07 19:49   Depth 1 km      CHRISTCHURCH, SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND
Aftershock 10 km northwest of Diamond Harbour. Very close to the city !

M 6.2      2010/09/07 16:13   Depth 10.0 km      FIJI REGION
Read our extensive report page

M 5.5      2010/09/07 15:41   Depth 4.6 km       KYRGYZSTAN
Read our detailed page published minutes after the earthquake occurred

M 5.4      2010/09/07 12:49   Depth 35.5 km       FIJI REGION
Far enough away from Alo to call this seaquake harmless.
Alo (also known unofficially as Tu`a or the Kingdom of Futuna) is one of three official chiefdoms of the French territory of Wallis and Futuna in Oceania in the South Pacific Ocean.

M 5.0      2010/09/07 11:30   Depth 30.3 km       KURIL ISLANDS
Epicenter near the Kuril-Kamchatka trench (subduction zone)

M 4.9      2010/09/07 07:22   Depth 35.0 km     SOUTHWEST OF SUMATRA, INDONESIA
Moderate aftershock in the same area as the M 5.8 earthquake earlier today

M 4.2      2010/09/07   05:54   Depth 25.0 km     KODIAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA
Weak earthquake in the Gulf of Alaska at a moderate distance from Kodiak Island

M 5.3      2010/09/07   02:11    Depth 27.9 km      SOUTHERN IRAN
Dangerous shallow earthquake near a lot of villages. Click here for a  detailed report.


M 4.9      2010/09/07   01:42    Depth 390.4 km      FIJI REGION

Too deep to cause problems

M 5.8      2010/09/07   00:57    Depth 34.1 km      SOUTHWEST OF SUMATRA, INDONESIA
Very powerful earthquake but luckily far enough from the coast line that it poses no danger for the population.


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.

Heavy earthquake on the shores of Adak, an Andreanof Island (Alaska – USA)

Adak

Adak settlement 45 km from the epicenter - Image via Wikipedia

Earthquake Report comment :
The earthquake struck at approx. 2 AM in the morning.
With a depth of 51 km, the impact will be a strong shaking in the vicinity of the epicenter.
Adak island is one of the most remote localities in the USA.
Adak, the capital of the Andreanof Islands had a population of 316 during the latest census.
Adak is located at the other side of Adak Island at a distance of 45 km from the epicenter.
There are no radio stations in Adak and no stations even 200 mi away. The only radio stations that can be received in Adak are through satellite or shortwave receivers.
In a radius of 200 km around the epicenter, only small settlements can be found.
This area of our planet has numerous moderate earthquakes. The current earthquake is however a major one, and occurred  almost under the island.
It is too early to report on damage or injuries. We will keep you updated.
GDACS issued a GREEN earthquake report = limited chance on damage or injuries

NOAA Tsunami bulletin :
A strong earthquake has occurred, but a tsunami IS NOT expected along the California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, or Alaska coast. NO tsunami warning, watch or advisory is in effect for these areas.

Update 16:32 UTC : No reports of any damage or injured people in Adak

Adak, Andreanof Islands September 3 2010, earthquake seismogram

Adak, Andreanof Islands September 3 2010, earthquake seismogram

Adak Airport, formerly Naval Air Station Adak, is a state-owned, public-use airport located west of Adak, on Adak Island in the U.S. state of Alaska.[1] The airport is the farthest west for the entire United States
Adak’s airport is one of the largest and most sophisticated airports in the Aleutian Islands. Built by the U.S. Navy  for Naval air transport, the airport is a world-class facility consisting of a 7,800-foot (2,400 m) runway and a 7,600-foot (2,300 m) runway, equipped with an Instrument Landing System and glideslope which facilitate Instrument Flight Rules landings. Adak currently has scheduled jet service provided by Alaska Airlines.

The Andreanof Islands are a group of islands in the Aleutian Islands in southwest Alaska. They are located between Amchitka Pass and the Rat Islands group to the west, and Amukta Pass and the Islands of Four Mountains group to the east. The islands extend about 275 miles (440 km). The total land area of all islands (including the Delarof Islands) is 1,515.349 sq mi (3,924.737 km²).
The total population was 412 persons as of the 2000 census, the vast majority in the city of Adak on Adak Island.
(Some text Wikipedia)

Most important Earthquake Data:
Friday, September 03, 2010 at 02:16:08 AM at epicenter
Magnitude : Mw 6.3
Depth (Hypocenter) : 51 km
Geo-location(s) :
45 km (28 miles) ESE (104°) from Adak, AK
131 km (82 miles) WSW (250°) from Atka, AK

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
GDACS Green Earthquake Alert (Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System)

* 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 August 19, 2010

Useful 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)
The page is regularly updated to add new quakes.
green color = NOT dangerous for damage or injuries
orange color = MODERATE risk for damage or injuries
red color = CONSIDERABLE risk for damage or injuries

M 5.0      2010/08/19 22:19   Depth 35.0 km ANDAMAN ISLANDS, INDIA REGION
(Far away from the islands)
M 5.2      2010/08/19 22:13   Depth 61.5 km GUATEMALA
(see detailed report)
M 4.7      2010/08/19 13:41   Depth 41.3 km MARIANA ISLANDS REGION
(Aftershock, far away from the neighboring islands)
M 4.7      2010/08/19 09:27   Depth 10.0 km KURIL ISLANDS
(Islands used by the Soviets for mainly military purposes, epicenter near the coastline (distance of 15 km from Burevestnik (Military) Airport), but M 4.7 is a light earthquake in this area of the world))
M 4.5      2010/08/19 09:20   Depth 15.5 km FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
(An aftershock of a major earthquake in the same area a couple of weeks ago)
M 4.7      2010/08/19 08:49   Depth 147.0 VERACRUZ, MEXICO
(very deep, not dangerous)
M 4.7      2010/08/19 06:57   Depth 10.0 km REYKJANES RIDGE
(in the middle of the ocean)
M 5.1      2010/08/19 05:12   Depth 91.1 km SOLOMON ISLANDS
(deep + in the ocean)
M 4.9      2010/08/19 03:31   Depth 10.0 km SOUTH OF JAVA, INDONESIA
(far away from the coastline)
M 5.2      2010-08-18   23:33  Depth  369 IZU ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION
(very deep, ocean)
M 4.4      2010/08/19 00:04   Depth 7.2 KODIAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA
(uninhabited islands)

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.

Minor earthquakes are earthquakes without or with little damage risk.  In most cases these earthquakes have a Magnitude smaller than M 5.0 OR earthquakes with an hypocenter (depth) of more than 100 km OR earthquakes up to M 5.9 with an epicenter far away from populated areas.

USA, Alaska – M 5.8 – Weak and deep earthquake near Alaska’s Mount Redoubt volcano

Earthquake Report comment :
The hypocenter (depth) of this weak earthquake was measured at a comfortable 143 km.
It was well felt at the other side of the Cook Inlet, although people reported only weak to light shaking.
Most of the earthquakes in this area (Lake Clark and further north) have a deep hypocenter.
The Pacific plate subducts the North American plate at a speed of approx. 70 mm (25 in.) / year.

Image courtesy National Park Service.

Lake Clark National Park and Preserve was created to protect scenic beauty (volcanoes, glaciers, wild rivers and waterfalls), populations of fish and wildlife, watersheds essential for red salmon, and the traditional lifestyle of local residents.
Iliamna and Redoubt are two active volcanoes in Lake Clark National Park. Iliamna has not erupted in historic time, but is frequently  seen steaming from its summit fumaroles. Redoubt’s most recent eruptive period occurred during the spring of 2009. Redoubt dusted the region with volcanic ash and sent lahars (mudflows) down the Drift River. Both volcanoes are continuously monitored by the Alaska Volcano Observatory.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Saturday, August 14, 2010 at 03:02:59 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 142 km
Geo-location(s) :
65 km (40 miles) SSW of Redoubt Volcano, Alaska
100 km (60 miles) ENE of Iliamna, Alaska

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

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.

Alaska – M 5.8 – Strong earthquake near unpopulated Amatignak Island in Alaska

Earthquake Report comment :
A strong earthquake struck in the early morning (local time) of the Andreanof volcanic island archipelago in the Bering Sea. Within a radius of 200 km of the epicenter we have no record of people living here permanently.
The same area has been hit by many similar earthquakes in the recent days and weeks.
The magnitude is such that a tsunami IS NOT EXPECTED. However, in coastal areas of intense shaking, locally generated tsunamis can be triggered by underwater landslides.
The maximum slope in the area of the earthquake is 53% and the maximum altitude is 1565 m.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Sunday, August 08, 2010 at 03:04:30 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 44 km
Geo-location(s) :
40 km (25 miles) ENE of Amatignak Island, Alaska
60 km (40 miles) SSW of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska

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
GDACS Green Earthquake Alert (Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System)

* 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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