Heavy M 6.2 shallow seaquake a few kilometers from Qelelevu (Fiji)

Oelelevu Fiji islands - Panoramio picture

Earthquake Report comment :
GDACS nor USGS are mentioning the fishing community of Qelelevu, which is only 10 to 15 km from the shallow epicenter.
NO instances have issued a Tsunami bulletin.
Earthquake-Report.com calls Qelelevu at risk. Hopefully nobody got hurt on this beautiful island.
A VI to VII Mercalli can be expected on the small coral islet.

Wikipedia report on Qelelevu
Qelelevu is a coral islet in Fiji, a member of the Ringgold Isles archipelago, which forms an outlier to the northern island of Vanua Levu. Apart from three nearby coral islets, it is 80 kilometers from the nearest island. Qelelevu covers an area of 1.5 square kilometers. Its maximum elevation is 12 meters. The small village of Nalutu is located on Qelelevu. Fishing is the only significant economic activity.
Panoramio view on Oelelevu

Most important Earthquake Data:
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 at 04:13:33 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 10 km
Geo-location(s) :
10 km from Qelelevu, Fiji
145 km (90 miles) ENE of Lambasa, Vanua Levu, Fiji
220 km (135 miles) SW of Sigave, Ile Futuna, Wallis and Futuna

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
Pager map (impact on population)
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

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USA – Alaska – M 6.1 – Strong earthquake in an unpopulated area in the Bering Sea near Tanaga Island

Earthquake Report comment :
Based on reports from GDACS and USGS NO people are living in a radius of 200 km around the epicenter.
No widespread Tsunami will be triggered, although local Tsunamis generated by underwater landslides are always possible.
The nearast island to the epicenter is Ogliuga Island, it has an abandoned airfield located on Ogliuga Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska.
About 30 km from the epicenter on Gareloi Island,  a stratovolcano. The island is uninhabited. Coastal cliffs provide nesting habitat for more than 600,000 seabirds, mostly for crevice nesting auklets.
The island also has two small glaciers. (Source : wikipedia)

Historical earthquakes in the area
The 1965 Rat Islands earthquake occurred at 05:01 UTC, on 4 February. It had a magnitude of 8.7 and triggered a tsunami of over 10 m on Shemya Island, but caused very little damage. (Source : wikipedia)

Most important Earthquake Data:
Wednesday, August 04, 2010 at 03:58:27 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 44 km
Geo-location(s) :
143 km (89 miles) WSW (250°) from Adak, AK
312 km (194 miles) WSW (256°) from Atka, AK

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
GDACS Green Earthquake Alert (Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System)
NOAA Tsunami report

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