Minor Earthquakes list August 2, 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 4.7  2010/08/02  09:36:08  Depth 44.6 km  NEAR THE EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA, RUSSIA

M 4.8  2010/08/02  12:00:45  Depth 10.0 km  NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA REGION

M 5.3  2010/08/02  14:17:15  Depth 10.0 km  MAGADANSKAYA OBLAST’, RUSSIA (Far away from the nearest village)

M 4.1  2010-08-02  13:18:40.6  Depth 119 km  HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION

M 4.4  2010-08-02  12:12:44.7  Depth 120 km  TAJIKISTAN

M 4.7  2010/08/02  17:14:08  Depth 65.3 km  SOLOMON ISLANDS

M 4.4 2010-08-02 18:50:54.6 Depth 28 km NIAS REGION, INDONESIA

M 4.0 2010-08-02 17:25:53.5 Depth 10 km CRETE, GREECE

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Russia – Kamchatka – M 6.2 – Strong earthquake near the coast

Earthquake Report comment :
An earthquake has struck an unpopulated area in Kamchatskaya Province.
The earthquake was not powerful enough to create a Tsunami.
Population in a radius of 100 km around the epicenter is estimated at 183.
We don’t expect any damage of injuries as a result of this earthquake.
Series of smaller aftershocks may occur in the same region.
GDACS* issued a GREEN earthquake alert for this earthquake (see link hereunder)

Most important Earthquake Data:
Friday, July 30, 2010 at 03:56:14 PM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 21 km
Geolocation(s) :
100 km (65 miles) ESE of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia
335 km (210 miles) NE of Severo-Kuril’sk, Kuril Islands, Russia

Links to important maps
USGS Shaking map
Google satellite map of the area showing the kind of terrain the earthquake took place
EMSC epicenter and fault line 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

List of Magnitude +4 minor earthquakes of July 30

Magnitude 5.3      2010/07/30 11:39:56 Depth 62 km MOLUCCA SEA – Indonesia

Friday, July 30, 2010 at 07:39:56 PM at epicenter

167 km (104 miles) NNW (330°) from Ternate, Moluccas, Indonesia
209 km (130 miles) ENE (71°) from Manado, Sulawesi, Indonesia

Earthquake Report remark : At least 100 km out of the coast of the Indonesian islands.
Almost none to very light shaking in the coastal areas is expected.

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Magnitude 4.8      2010/07/30 07:53:29 Depth 30 km     KURIL ISLANDS – Russia

Friday, July 30, 2010 at 07:53:29 PM at epicenter

60 km from the (beautiful) Volcanic islands of Kraternyy and Ostrov Ketoy
436 km (271 miles) ENE (64°) from Kuril’sk, Kuril Islands
481 km (299 miles) SSW (209°) from Severo-Kuril’sk, Kuril Islands, Russia

Earthquake Report remark : A very active seismic area (with a lot of volcanoes)

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Magnitude 5.2      2010/07/30 04:37:21 Depth 10 km     BALLENY ISLANDS REGION

Friday, July 30, 2010 at 02:37:20 PM at epicenter

695 km (430 miles) NW of Young Island, Balleny Islands
810 km (500 miles) SSW of Macquarie Island, Australia

Earthquake Report remark : Open ocean earthquake in between Australia and Antarctica

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Magnitude 4.5      2010/07/30 01:48:48 Depth 53 km KAMCHATKA, RUSSIA

Friday, July 30, 2010 at 01:48:47 PM at epicenter

90 km (55 miles) ESE of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia
330 km (205 miles) NE of Severo-Kuril’sk, Kuril Islands, Russia

Earthquake Report remark : This is a foreshock of the much stronger M 6.2 earthquake who struck 2 hours later in the same area

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Magnitude 4.6      2010/07/30 01:04:31 Depth 10 km     CHINA – EASTERN XIZANG (Tibet)

Friday, July 30, 2010 at 09:04:30 AM at epicenter

110 km (70 miles) NNE of Pula (Nyingchi), Xizang (Tibet), China
230 km (145 miles) WSW of Qamdo, Xizang (Tibet), China
295 km (185 miles) ESE of Nagqu, Xizang (Tibet), China
2220 km (1370 miles) WSW of BEIJING, Beijing, China

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Magnitude 4.7      2010/07/30 00:22:10       Depth : 71.4 km     MINDORO, PHILIPPINES

Friday, July 30, 2010 at 08:22:10 AM at epicenter

35 km (20 miles) WSW of Calapan, Mindoro, Philippines
60 km (40 miles) SSW of Batangas, Luzon, Philippines
155 km (95 miles) S of MANILA, Philippines
175 km (110 miles) WSW of San Pedro, Luzon, Philippines

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