Powerful seaquake at intermediate depth before the coast of Hokkaido and Honshu (Japan)

Earthquake Report comment :
The Magnitude 5.8 earthquake occurred in a bay close to the shores of Hokkaido and Honshu, 2 main islands in Japan.
Because of the depth of approx. 60 km the inhabitants of large areas will have felt a light shaking but damage or injuries are not expected.
GDACS issued a GREEN earthquake alert for this earthquake = very limited chance on damage or injuries

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : Mw 5.8
Monday, September 13, 2010 at 02:47:49 PM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 60 km
Geo-location(s) :
110 km (70 miles) ESE of Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan
120 km (75 miles) NNE of Hachinohe, Honshu, Japan
680 km (420 miles) NNE of TOKYO, Japan

Links to important maps
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.

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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.

Minor Earthquakes list August 3, 2010

Minor earthquakes are earthquakes less than Magnitude 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.
The reference for the time zone is UTC (Coordinated Universal Time).
More important earthquakes are described in detail in this blog

M 3.3      2010/08/03 08:39:08  Depth 20.9 km – BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

M 5.0      2010/08/03 01:48:12  Depth 71.6 km – ANDAMAN ISLANDS, INDIA REGION

M 4.8      2010/08/03 11:05:08 Depth 58.7 km HALMAHERA, INDONESIA

M 4.4      2010/08/03 14:39:54 Depth 20.2 km NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

M 4.6   2010-08-03 18:31:41 Depth 141 km  NEAR EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA, RUSSIA

M 4.1   2010/08/03 21:48:53 Depth 10.0 km  GULF OF CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

M 5.6      2010/08/03 22:30:30  Depth 64.1 km SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS

M 4.3      2010/08/03 22:45:27  Depth 10.0 km FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA

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