In memory of the victims of August 20, 19XX – Philippines, Djibouti, Iran and Nepal

Pashupatinath, Nepal (Kathmandu Valley)

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“In memory of” is highlighting deadly earthquakes of the past.
People have forgotten a lot of these human tragedies.

M 7.3  20-08-1937   Philippines Depth 35 km  – killing 1 person
No details found

M 5.0  20-08-1954   Iran Depth ?  – killing 1 person
No details found

M 6.8  20-08-1988   Nepal Depth 57 km  – killing 1450 people (other sources report 721)
Seven hundred twenty-one people killed, 6,553 injured and 64,470 buildings damaged in eastern Nepal, including the Kathmandu Valley. Maximum intensity VIII.  Liquefaction observed in a 5,500 sq. km area of southern Nepal.  At least 277 people killed, thousands injured and extensive damage in northern Bihar, India, particularly in the Darbhanga-Madhubani-Saharsa area.  Damage in the Gangtok area, Sikkim and in the Darjiling area, India.  Felt in large parts of northern India from Delhi to the Burma border and in much of Bangladesh.  The focal mechanism is moderately well controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting with a large strike-slip component.

M 6.5  20-08-1989   Djibouti Depth 12 km  – killing 2 people
Two people killed, two injured and damage and rockslides caused in the Galafi-Yoboki area, Djibouti. Ground cracks were observed at Galafi and four springs were destroyed in the area.  Felt strongly throughout Djibouti. Damage and landslides occurred in northeastern Ethiopia, particularly along the Aseb-Adis Abeba highway. Felt at Aseb.  The focal mechanism is moderately well controlled and corresponds to normal faulting with a moderate strike-slip component.

“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 August 17, 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 4.9      2010/08/17 22:07   Depth 62.0 HALMAHERA, INDONESIA
M 4.6      2010/08/17 16:43   Depth 128.0 FLORES REGION, INDONESIA
M 4.6      2010/08/17 15:59   Depth 35.0 PAKISTAN
M 4.9      2010/08/17 15:27   Depth 10.0 FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
M 4.6      2010/08/17 14:43   Depth 18.8 UNIMAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA
M 4.2      2010/08/17 11:37   Depth 10.0 VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA REGION
M 5.2      2010/08/17 10:43   Depth 35.0 KERMADEC ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND
M 5.2      2010/08/17 03:22   Depth 85.8 NORTHERN PERU
M 4.3      2010/08/17 02:49 Depth 5.0 WYOMING
M 5.3      2010/08/17 01:39 Depth 35.0 ANDAMAN ISLANDS, INDIA REGION

QuakeSOS 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.

Earthquakes list August 9, 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 page is regularly updated to add new quakes.
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.
The reference for the time zone is UTC (Coordinated Universal Time)

M 5.4      2010/08/09 22:21:44 Depth 32 km    ANDAMAN ISLANDS, INDIA REGION
M 5.2      2010/08/09 20:25:53 Depth 27 km TONGA
M 5.0       2010-08-09   20:11:47  Depth 642 km  MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES (Aftershock)
M 4.6       2010-08-09   15:24:53    Depth 48 km NEW BRITAIN REGION, Papua New Guinea (aftershock)
M 5.1      2010/08/09 12:13:44   Depth  34 km  ARAUCANIA, CHILE
M 4.4      2010/08/09 07:14:46 Depth 35 km   EASTERN XIZANG, Tibet, China (aftershock)
M 4.2      2010/08/09 04:32:19 Depth 10 km     SOUTH OF PANAMA
M 5.2      2010/08/09 03:34:16 Depth 595 km  JAVA, INDONESIA
M 5.0      2010/08/09 02:54:52 Depth 53 km   EASTERN XIZANG, Tibet, China

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 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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