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

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Moderate earthquake close to Tokyo, Japan

Greater Tokyo Area is the world's most populou...

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UPDATE 14:12 UTC
A few FeelWitness reports from the epicenter area
* Wasn’t that small for a friend that works in Sano, stuff danced for their shelfs and most likely at his home too. They were close to where it originated. Still getting shakes minutes after the first tremor.
* We live in an older apartment in Kuki in Saitama, I thought my fridge was gonna fall over, some cups fell off the shelf. Me and the kids stood in the genkan with the door opened a spot, just in case it got bigger all of a sudden, freaked me out ! The kids just went back to playing!
* Over here, in western Tokyo, it was not too bad rather lengthy though.
* In Sonic City, Saitama, the Japan Philharmonic was about 12 minutes into the first movement of Tchaikovsky’s first Piano Concerto. There was a long, deep rumbling sound which I knew was not coming from any timpani – and the floor moved up and down very visibly for a few seconds, people gasping, thinking no doubt “not again!” – But the Orchestra and pianist Michie Koyama just kept on playing and never missed a beat! Well done, great concert!
Source : comments in Japantoday

UPDATE 11:16 UTC
The Japan Meteorological Center gets numerous felt reports from Tokyo and neighboring town people.
Japanese are using another Felt scale (JMA Seismic Intensity)
JMC gives for this earthquake a value of M 4.7 (a lot less) and a depth of 50 km.
The reports out of Tokyo City give a maximum JMA of II  = felt by most people in a building
The maximum received values in some close by prefectures (Tochigi and  Saitama) are IV JMA = Many people are frightened.

Earthquake Report comment :
A moderate earthquake just struck Tokyo, Japan.
We presently give it a ORANGE / GREEN color as the Magnitude is moderate and the depth at 60 km also moderate. Normally this gives no damage or injuries, but as the area is so heavily populated we tend to give it also an ORANGE color.
One of our QuakeSOS app users did send a quick I AM SAFE message, which he only does when the earthquake is really well felt.
Japanese houses are almost all earthquake proof build.
The area has a lot of earthquakes, but most of them have an epicenter in the coastal waters.
Recent quakes of this Magnitude occurred frequently in the Narita airport area.
All the data (magnitude, depth and location) are still preliminary at this point.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : M 5.0 (M 5.1 EMSC)
Friday, November 05, 2010 at 07:14:03 PM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 62 km
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Geo-location(s) :
37 km (23 miles) NNE (21°) from TOKYO, Japan
68 km (42 miles) SW (230°) from Mito, Honshu, Japan

Links to important maps
USGS Did You Feel It Map
Japan Meteorological Center 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
LIVE SEISMOGRAM (nearest Seismograph station)

* 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 earthquake close to Pangai island, Tonga

Downtown Pangai, Lifuka, Ha'apai, Tonga

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Earthquake Report comment :
Very powerful earthquake with epicenter about 30 km from the island of Lifuku,  Pangai. The last couple of days multiple earthquakes occurred in the same area.
Epicenter on the upper slopes of the subduction zone!
Maximum expected shaking V to VI Mercalli = moderate shaking
No Tsunami Bulletins have been issued at this time by NOAA.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : M 6.0 (Preliminary)
Thursday, November 04, 2010 at 12:34:44 PM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 33.2 km
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http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/Contribute/testimonies.php?lang=en&id=196
Geo-location(s) :
30 km south east of Pangai
120 km (75 miles) NE of NUKU`ALOFA, Tonga

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
USGS Seismic Hazard Map
GDACS Green Earthquake Alert (Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System)
LIVE SEISMOGRAM (nearest Seismograph station)
GDACS Green Tsunami alert

* 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.

Moderate harmless earthquake near Canakkale, Turkey

Canakkale harbour

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Earthquake Report comment :
Shallow earthquake with epicenter only 35 km (20 miles) NNW of Canakkale, Turkey. Epicenter is luckily located in the sea.
No report of casualties in the local press. We could find out  that the shock lasted about 8 seconds.  We have downgraded our category alert to GREEN instead of red.
The earthquake was felt as far as Istanbul.
People ran scared out of their houses. They returned to their homes after staying some time in the streets.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : M 5.1
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 at 04:51:27 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 9.6 km
Geo-location(s) :
35 km (20 miles) NNW of Canakkale, Turkey
55 km (35 miles) SE of Alexandroupolis, Greece
120 km (75 miles) WSW of Tekirdag, Turkey

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 historic earthquakes map
EMSC  Seismic hazard map
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.

Moderate but dangerous earthquake near Chincha Alta, Central Peru

UPDATE 16:17 UTC :
5 hours after the quake occurred, no new reports have been published by the local Ica, Pisco press. Contrary to the USGS who puts the epicenter on the mainland and very close to the city of Chincha Alta , the Peruvian seismological service IGP puts the epicenter in the Pacific Ocean (about 30 km in the Ocean ) and near the city of Pisco.

Pisco - Chincha Alta earthquake Peru November 3 2010 - Courtesy igp.gob.pe

Update 13:41 UTC :
Peruvian newspapers have published the information of the earthquake (M 4.8 (IGP) vs M 5.0 (USGS), but have no other reports of damage or injuries so far. We will following up eventual new reports from various sources, but based on the newspaper reporting and the USGS “felt” reports, we have downgraded the danger probability to ORANGE (moderately dangerous).

Update 11:50 UTC :
No reports so far in the Peruvian media.
First USGS “felt” reports give a maximum of IV Mercalli – light shaking.

Boulevard en Chincha Alta

Earthquake Report comment :
Earthquake Report calls this earthquake very dangerous (RED)  for damage and possibly injuries as the epicenter is too close to the city of Chincha Alta. The red code is based on the preliminary location of the epicenter.
Chincha Alta has 153,076 inhabitants!
The earthquake was shallow at a depth of 35 km, which increases the risk on potential damage.
The earthquake happened in the early morning hours at 05:45 AM

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : M 5.0
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 at 05:45:22 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 34.8 km (21.6 miles)
Send an “earthquake experience report” for this earthquake
Geo-location(s) :
23 km (14 miles) SSE (147°) from Chincha Alta, Peru
51 km (32 miles) NNW (333°) from Ica, Peru

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 historic earthquakes map
LIVE SEISMOGRAM (nearest Seismograph station)

* 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.

Eyewitness reports from the Kraljevo, Serbia earthquake

I-Witness

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Thanks to EMSC, the European Mediterranean Seismological Center,  we have the possibility to show our readers how people experienced the earthquake with their own report writings.
Eartquake-report.com is cooperating with EMSC for these testimonies and reports.
Since 1 week we are linking the ‘experience’ form to evry earthquake we are publishing. We encourage people to fill them. The result of such report can be seen below.
The location of these witness reports has been determined in part by the IP number of the reporting person.

Witness location : Kraljevo (Serbia) (2 km W from epicenter)
It was very frightening experience. Some parts of the city have been damaged severely, others less seriously.
After this major earthquake, we felt more than dozen smaller ones, some strong enough to shake down bricks that were hanging from damaged buildings.

Witness location : Kragujevac (Serbia) (36 km NE from epicenter)
Very strong earthquake. That was the strongest earthquake i felt for life.

Witness location : Kragujevac (Serbia) (36 km NE from epicenter)
It lasted unusually long.
People are saying they first heard a sound, like a storm is coming, and then came the shaking, weak at first, and then strong with roaring and woodwork crunching. I was asleep, and woke up at strong shaking. Heard roaring and woodwork stretching.

Witness location : Жабаре (Serbia) (50 km SE from epicenter)
First i heard noice and it was like its comeing from outside the house,then glass things started making noice. And doors on my shelf opened.
it was maybe for 3-4 seconds.And yea my parot started making noice few seconds before it happened
Witness location : (Serbia) (53 km E from epicenter)
Pretty strange considering i barely felt the shaking(actually i don’t think i felt it at all),but there were loud noises and rumbling but intensity of the rumbling was low(e.g. as if someone was running compared to storm like sounds which occur during ‘normal’ earthquake).

Witness location : Belgrade (Serbia) (119 km NW from epicenter)
i am about 100km from epicenter and i felt very strong!
i reed now online comments and watch tv, and we have first victims!
2 deads for now, around 50 ppl injured and many more to come.

Witness location : Belgrade (Serbia) (119 km NW from epicenter)
Swaying in the east-west direction seemed stronger than north-south. There was no up and down movement, seemed like more circular swaying. The earthquake itself seemed stronger than the reported 5.4. Everybody felt two in Belgrade, one less strong, pause for about 2 seconds, then the main one hit; most people seemed to wake up when the first one hit.

Witness location : Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) (188 km W from epicenter)
Short (3sec), but a powerful earthquake was felt in Sarajevo BIH. First we heard the noise and strong pressure from the windows, and the bed rocked, and I literally fell out of it. Otherwise, I live on the 17th floor of a skyscraper.

Witness location : Sofia (Bulgaria) (243 km SE from epicenter)
I was working a night shift on the second floor in a business building. All people were very scared when it hit us.
It was very steady wave-like experience, usually it is shorter but this time it was at least 20-30seconds. Almost like it was not going to end!
Everybody was starting to panic, but it faded out and it turned to nervous laughter.

EMSC page with the witness reports

Indonesia tsunami – Indonesian President claims much quicker relief efforts

Official presidential portrait of Susilo Bamba...

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Comment from Earthquake-Report.com : Earthquake-Report.com was from the very beginning very critical in the slow reaction of Indonesian Rescue and Relief efforts. As we followed the news almost from minute to minute after the main earthquake, it was very clear to us that the devastation and the height of the waves was much greater than initially calculated by theoretical models.
It took another 2 days before ships with Rescue and Relief personnel were on their way to the Mentawai Islands.
The Indonesian President did come to the same conclusion and ordered an immediate reorganization of emergency services in order to respond quicker to calamities.

The JakartaGlobe published an article with the opinion of the President, Government describing also the reorganization and better use of the means of the National Disaster Management Agency. We encourage our readers to read the full article.

In the wake of criticism over relief efforts following last week’s natural disasters, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said on Monday that the National Disaster Management Agency would be provided with the necessary equipment to do its job.
He said the head of the agency, known as BNPB, held ministerial rank and therefore could sidestep the bureaucracy.
This meant the BNPB did not have to waste time coordinating with other ministries.
Yudhoyono said he wanted extra funding for the agency in the 2011 budget to ensure its effective operation.
“The BNPB should have a high level of readiness, not only concerning its personnel but also its communication equipment and air transport,” he said.
The BNPB has 10 helicopters, two Hercules planes, five warships, two ships, six speedboats and 15 longboats at its disposal.

He praised the military for quickly mobilizing its Hercules planes to deliver supplies in Mentawai, where access was difficult.
“This model should be followed in the future,” he said. “If we cannot get supplies through by sea it should be through air.
However, he said the first priority should be rescuing the injured. “I underline the need for speedy evacuations,” the president said . “The use of helicopters should be prioritized to transport the injured.
The president said people in disaster-prone areas should be trained in what to do when a tragedy struck.
There should be new policies that will really be able to reduce the number of victims when natural disasters hit,” he said.
In the case of Mentawai, the president said it was dangerous to allow people to return to villages too close to the sea. “We need a new regulation or a law if necessary to reorganize this for their own safety,” Yudhoyono said.

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