Strong M 5.7 aftershock jolts Chile Bio-Bio province

General view of Lebu, Arauco Province's capital

Lebu - Image via Wikipedia

Earthquake Report comment :
8 months after the devastating M 8.8 earthquake in Chile, strong aftershocks are continuing to hit the same area.
Today’s quake occurred on the mainland in  between Lebu and Canete.
75,000 people may have experienced a V Mercalli value = moderate shaking
180,000 people may have experienced a IV Mercalli value = light shaking
The earthquake happened in the middle of the Chilean night at 2:58 AM.
Earthquake-Report.com does not expect important damage or injuries as a result of this earthquake.
GDACS issued a GREEN earthquake alert for this earthquake = very limited chance on damage and/or injuries

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : Mb 5.7
Saturday, October 23, 2010 at 02:58:30 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 35 km
Geo-location(s) :
25 km (15 miles) SE of Lebu, Bio-Bio, Chile
105 km (65 miles) WSW of Los Angeles, Bio-Bio, Chile
110 km (70 miles) SSW of Concepcion, Bio-Bio, Chile

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 Chile seismograph

* 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.

Powerful shallow seaquake near the Chile coast – no report of injuries or damage

Laguna Laja en Región del Bio Bio, Chile.

Laguna lajo en Bio Bio Chile - Image via Wikipedia

Earthquake Report comment :
Very powerful aftershock in the Bio Bio area in Chile. Luckily the epicenter was located in the Pacific Ocean.
The aftershock was this time very shallow at a depth of only 10 km (normally the fatershocks are at a depth of 35 km).
No news of damage or injuries have been reported by the Chile newspapers. The maximum shaking following Oficina Nacional de Emergencia del ministerio del Interior (Onemi) was IV in Conception and a few neighboring villages = light shaking.
QuakeSOS, our earthquake iPhone application has not received incoming alarms. The Mercalli values published by USGS where not experienced on site.
Another earthquake of 4.9 magnitude, creted several alarms.

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 5.8
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 08:26:19 PM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 10 km
Geo-location(s) :
35 km (20 miles) N of Concepcion, Bio-Bio, Chile
90 km (55 miles) W of Chillan, Bio-Bio, Chile
95 km (60 miles) SW of Cauquenes, Maule, Chile

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)

* 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 September 28, 2010

M 5.0      2010/09/28 17:33     Depth 6.2 km     TAIWAN
Almost on the beach of Sincheng township.

M 5.1   2010/09/28 12:31   Depth       10.3 km   RYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPAN

M 5.4   2010/09/28 03:15   Depth     22.6 km    SOUTH OF THE MARIANA ISLANDS

M 5.1   2010/09/28 01:48     Depth     63.9 km    COQUIMBO, CHILE

M 4.7   2010/09/28 01:44    Depth    43.6 km     HOKKAIDO, JAPAN

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If a more detailed page is present, the earthquake line will be linked to the detailed page.
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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.

In memory of the victims of September 4, 19XX – Chile

Photo from the modern Santiago de Chile with t...

Santiago de Chile - Image via Wikipedia

M 6.8    04-09-1958    Chile   –  Depth 10 km – killing 7 people

Google satellite map of the area showing the kind of terrain the earthquake took place

The earthquake on 4 September 1958 that occurred in Las Melosas, Central Chile represents one of the large damaging intraplate events located in the Andean cordillera crust at about 60 km away from Santiago.
A sequence of 3 earthquakes of magnitude 6.7-6.9 in a span of six minutes struck the Andean Main Cordillera at the latitude of Santiago, Central Chile.
The quakes were preceded by a magnitude 6.0 foreshock one week earlier.
This seismic sequence provided the only documented effects of strong shaking related to shallow earthquakes in a subduction-zone environment in which seismicity is dominated by interplate and intermediate-depth intraplate earthquakes.
The epicenter was located at the junction of the Maipo and El Volcán Rivers, at a depth of about 10 km

“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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Earthquakes list September 13, 2010

M 4.7   2010-09-13   19:14    Depth 80 km     CENTRAL AFGHANISTAN
Epicenter bnear Khowst. Very deep not dangerous

M 5.3   2010-09-13   17:44    Depth 20 km    IZU ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION
Powerful seaquake in a subduction zone in the Philippine Sea, far out in the sea

M 5.0   2010-09-13   16:44    Depth 80 km    COQUIMBO, CHILE
Epicenter at intermediate depth near Salamanca and close to the high Andes

M 4.4   2010-09-13   11:48    Depth 60 km   EAST TIMOR REGION
50 km from Welaluhu in the Tomor Sea (Timor part of the island)

M 4.0      2010/09/13 10:07    Depth 5.0 km     NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA
Epicenter in a wilderness area in Nahanni National Park Reserve

M 4.8   2010-09-13   09:47     Depth 80 km     SUNDA STRAIT, INDONESIA
Moderate intermediate depth earthquake in the sea at the southern tip of Sumatra

M 4.7   2010/09/13   07:25     Depth 47 km    SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA
Moderate harmless earthquake in the middle of the sea in between Pulau Tanamahsa and Sumatra

M 5.9      2010/09/13 07:15    Depth 176.9 km     SOUTHERN PERU
See detailed page behind this link

M 5.8      2010/09/13 05:47    Depth 59.5 km     HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION
See detailed page behind this link


M 5.1      2010/09/13 02:48    Depth 10.0 km     CENTRAL MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE
Powerful and shallow, but only the fish will be able to feel it.

M 4.4      2010/09/13 01:54    Depth 593.9 km     FIJI REGION
So deep that almost nobody will have felt it.

M 4.6      2010/09/13 01:35    Depth 10.0 km     RED SEA

Just in the middle of the Red Sea in between Saudi Arabia and Eritrea

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.

New : Earthquake-report.com will follow-up volcano activity around the world

A statue of Jesus Christ on the cemetary of Ambato with ash spewing Tungurahua volcano in the background

A statue of Jesus Christ on the cemetary of Ambato with ash spewing Tungurahua volcano in the background - Picture : earthquake-report.com

Last week earthquake-report.com reported about just happened eruptions of Galeras Volcano in Colombia and Sinabung in Sumatra, Indonesia.
After positive feedback of our users, we have decided to follow also volcanoes from now on as a standard subject.

A second reason for covering and scanning volcano activity is the fact that volcanoes are the result of the motion of tectonic plates.

Our reporting will not only cover spectacular news,  but also in-depth files on volcano linked subjects.

On a regular basis we will publish lists of all active or near-active volcanoes in the world.

The main contributor of this website has a past of multiple visits and climbs of volcanoes worldwide.  He walked, climbed and visited the following active volcanoes : Sangay (Ecuador), Merapi (Indonesia), Etna (Sicily), Stromboli (Eolian islands-Sicily), Kilauea (Hawaii), Mount St Helens (Washington), Mt Hood (Oregon), Tungurahua (Ecuador),  Osorno (Chile) and Puyehue (Chile).t St Helens (Washington), Mt Hood (Oregon), Tungurahua (Ecuador),  Osorno (Chile

Earthquakes list August 25, 2010

M 5.2      2010/08/25 22:57   Depth 10.0 km     TONGA
70 km out of the Tongo island of Eua (Eua National Park). A beautiful satellite view ofthe volcano arc and the ocean floor where one can clearly see that 1  tectonic plate is going underneath the other one (Pacific plate and Australian plate).

M 3.8      2010/08/25 17:20   Depth 4.9 km     CENTRAL CALIFORNIA, USA
Light earthquake at a short distance from Hearst Castle, a National Historic Landmark and known by many tourist. Click on the link for more details

M 5.1      2010/08/25 16:46   Depth 233.9 km     HALMAHERA, INDONESIA
Just on the northern tip of Pulau Morotai. Would be dangerous if shallow, but with a depth of 234 km it will be hardly felt.

M 4.6      2010/08/25 16:45   Depth 108.4 km     MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
Light rather deep earthquake at least 70 km out of the coast

M 4.5   2010-08-25   13:51   Depth 10 km MOLUCCAS,  SERAM, INDONESIA
Shallow depth but not powerful enough to cause damage or injuries

M 5.0      2010/08/25 12:02   Depth 72.6 km CALAMA, ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE
Northern Chile is in constant motion this morning (local time).  This moderate quake, luckily rather deep at 72 km, occurred just 23 km to the South of Calama (population 143,084). We have given a preliminary color of orange because of the nearby city of Calama as the events took place only 15 minutes ago. If the Magnitude and depth numbers are confirmed, we will change our color coding to green.
Local newspaper El Mercurio de Calama just reported that people were frightened by the shock, but told also that NO disruption of the power took place.
Read also the testimonies in our Chile Facebook Page

Mina San JosèM 4.5      2010/08/25 11:36   Depth 35.1 km COPIAPO, ATACAMA,  CHILE
If the USGS location is adequate, the epicenter of this weak earthquake is only a couple of kilometers from the port of Caldera.
The epicenter of this earthquake was  only 60 km from San Jose Gold and Copper mine. The 33 (still alive) miners are surviving in a narrow space. It may take several months before the emergency teams can get the 33 miners out of their scary situation approx. 700 meters below the surface.
The authorities have reported that the rescue efforts are not hampered by this earthquake and that all actions are continuing as planned.
The area has regular powerful earthquakes, and additional concern for rescue teams. Read the article in La Nacion, Chile
Read also the testimonies in our Chile Facebook Page

M 4.8      2010/08/25 09:26   Depth 10.2 km OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Just on the subduction fault line. Epicenter far enough away from the coast.

M 5.4      2010/08/25 08:55   Depth 40.5 km MOLUCCA SEA, INDONESIA
Moderate earthquake in the middle of the Molucca Sea. Not dangerous

M 5.3      2010/08/25 06:25   Depth 173.7 km MINAHASA, SULAWESI, INDONESIA
Epicenter near Bolaanguki – Not dangerous

M 5.0      2010/08/25 04:06   Depth 9.9 km WESTERN INDIAN-ANTARCTIC RIDGE
In the middle of the ocean in between Australia and Antarctica

M 4.8      2010/08/25 02:35   Depth 122.5 km TARAPACA, CHILE
Northern part of Chile with a deep hypocenter under the desert

M 4.1      2010/08/25 02:29   Depth 35.0 km OFFSHORE JALISCO, MEXICO
No Aftershock from yesterday’s Magnitude 6.1 earthquake but on the eastern edge of the North American plate

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

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.

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