In memory of the victims of August 30, 19XX – China and Romania

M 6.8   30-08-1904    30-08    China Depth 0    km  – killing 565 people
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M 7.0   30-08-1967    30-08    China Depth 8.1 km  – killing 39 people
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M 6.9   30-08-1986    30-08    Romania Depth 136 km  – killing 2 people

Sibiu - Romania's Orthodox Cathedral

Sibiu city Romania - Image by CamilG via Flickr

Damage (VIII) in the Focsani-Birlad area, including the collapse of a church. Felt (VII) at Bucharest. Two people killed, 558 injured, and about 55,000 homes damaged, leaving more than 12,500 people homeless in the Kishinev-Kagul area, USSR.
Felt (VII) in northern Bulgaria; (V) in the Skopje area, Yugoslavia; (IV) at Simferopol and Kiev, USSR and Belgrade, Yugoslavia; (III) at Moscow, USSR and Titograd, Yugoslavia. Felt throughout central and eastern Hungary. Also felt in Greece, Turkey, southern Italy and eastern Poland.  The focal mechanism is well controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting with a moderate strike-slip component.

M 6.0   30-08-2008    30-08    China Depth 10 km  – killing 41 people
At least 32 people killed and 321 injured at Huili; 6 people killed and 132 injured at Chuxiong; 5 people killed and 132 injured at Panzhihua; 4 people injured at Kunming.
At least 392,000 houses damaged or destroyed in the Sichuan-Yunnan area.
At least 66 schools, 22 bridges, 131 roads and 19 reservoirs damaged at Panzhihua. Chengdu-Kunming railroad service interrupted. Strongly felt at Panzhihua and Xichang. Also felt at Kunming, Chengdu, Dali and Yibin.

“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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In memory of the victims of August 27, 19XX – Pakistan, Albania, Timor and China

An aerial view of Quetta city at twilight (tak...

An aerial view of Quetta city - Image via Wikipedia

M 7.1  27-08-1931    Pakistan Depth 35 km  – killing 200 people
This was the second earthquake within a span of two days to hit the same Balochistan region.
It was much stronger than the earthquake on August 25th. It was felt in much of Balochistan and Sindh.
200 people were killed by falling masonry in Quetta. (courtesy : dripireland.org)

M 6.0  27-08-1942    Albania Depth 33 km  – killing 43 people
The earthquake occurred at 6:14 AM in the morning and was a result of the striking movement of the plates in the the Vlora, Elbasani, Dibra fault zone.
The quake killed 43 people, a lot more were injured and there was vast devastation of houses and infrastructure.
The earthquake was felt in Dibra-Maqellara as VIII to IX on the Mercalli scale.

M 7.0  27-08-1977    Indonesia Depth 44.6 km  – killing 2 people
2 killed and 25 injured at Atauro – Timor.

M 6.3  27-08-1998    China Depth 28 km  – killing 3 people
At least 3 people killed, 7 injured, more than 3,600 houses destroyed, 18,771 damaged and 159 livestock killed in Jiashi County.

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Earthquakes list August 22, 2010

4.8      2010/08/22 21:48   Depth 593.5 km MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
Aftershock from the M 7.6 on July 23

5.0      2010/08/22 20:20   Depth 83.9 km BOUGAINVILLE REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Aftershock from the M 6.4 earthquake from August 20

M 5.2  2010-08-22   Depth 16 km IONIAN SEA, GREECE, ZAKYNTHOS
Dangerous shallow seaquake near the island of Zakynthos. Details will follow soon.

M 5.6      2010/08/22 09:33   Depth 49.0 km MARIANA ISLANDS REGION
Other area than the M 6.9 earthquake from August 13,  now north of the Mariana Islands.  Not dangerous. Right on the edge of the trench.

M 4.7      2010/08/22 08:15   Depth 36.3 km SIMEULUE, INDONESIA
Aftershock of yesterday’s earthquake

M 5.1      2010/08/22 08:06   Depth 126.8 km POTOSI, BOLIVIA
Deep earthquake near the beautiful Salar de Uyuni. Not dangerous.

M 4.0      2010/08/22 07:07   Depth 111.1 km GUERRERO, MEXICO
Too deep with very light impact on people. Most people will not have been awakened from their sleep.

M 4.3  2010-08-22   06:43   Depth 1 km NORTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA
Very shallow earthquake, luckily with a low Magnitude.

M 4.5      2010/08/22 06:13   Depth 35.2 km NEAR THE COAST OF NORTHERN PERU
The Nazca and South American plates are very busy today.  Only 45 km from Piura, a city with 325,000 inhabitants.

M 4.2      2010/08/22 04:51   Depth 90.2 km ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE
Northern (desert) part of Chile. Other tectonic area (but the same Nazca and South American plates)  than Bio Bio or Libertdor O’Higgins.

M 5.0      2010/08/22 03:50   Depth 25.6 km OFFSHORE BIO-BIO, CHILE
Aftershock of the February 27 earthquake

M 4.5      2010/08/22 01:25   Depth 46.6 km LIBERTADOR O’HIGGINS, CHILE
Here we go again. Since August 9 the Chileans were free of relatively strong aftershocks, the longest period since the devastating earthquake from February 27 when a major Magnitude 8.8 struck the same area, making 577 casualties.

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

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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.

China – M 4.6 – Minor earthquake in the Tibet / India border area

Earthquake Report comment :
Tibet is a very active seismic area.
On April 14, 2010 at least 2698 people have lost their life in a M 6.9 earthquake at Yushu.
On the Google map, take a look at at the beautiful glaciers.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Saturday, July 31, 2010 at 02:03:34 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 27 km
Geolocation(s) :
65 km (40 miles) NE of Pula (Nyingchi), Xizang (Tibet), China
255 km (160 miles) WSW of Qamdo, Xizang (Tibet), China
275 km (170 miles) N of Dibrugahr, Assam, India

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

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