Christchurch Earthquake : Curfew tonight and Stormy weather forecast on Sunday

We do try to bring a comprehensive overview of the vents. For this reason we have sliced our reports in different subjects.  2 main report pages + an aftershock and the tectonic explanation.

The early morning events and initial reporting in Part 1 (click on the link)

We have added a second part (because the first became too long) – Second part on this link

Other report pages we issued :

Powerful aftershock rattles Christchurch and Canterbury, New Zealand

Understanding the massive 7.0 Christchurch Earthquake

Powerful aftershock rattles Christchurch and Canterbury, New Zealand

Earthquake Report comment :
A Magnitude 5.1  aftershock struck in the late afternoon in the same epicenter area of the massive quake.
The many aftershocks are very dangerous for already unstable constructions to collapse.
Read more about the main earthquake and all updates in our extensive report.
The epicenter was only a few kilometers away from the epicenter of the main quake.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude :
Saturday, September 04, 2010 at 04:55:55 PM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 8 km
Geo-location(s) :
55 km (35 miles) WNW of Christchurch, New Zealand
190 km (120 miles) S of Westport, New Zealand

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

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.

Earthquakes list September 3, 2010

M 5.0      2010/09/03 22:12   Depth 93.8 km     SAN JUAN, ARGENTINA
Deep quake quite close to San Martin and San Juan, but because of the depth not damaging

M 5.3      2010/09/03 21:15   Depth 66.4 km     HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION
Moderate earthquake near the coast of Kushiro

M 4.8      2010/09/03 20:00   Depth 61.9 km     MARIANA ISLANDS REGION
Aftershock – same area as the preceding weeks

M 4.9      2010/09/03 19:57   Depth 45.6 km     MARIANA ISLANDS REGION
Aftershock – same area as the preceding weeks

M 5.6      2010/09/03 17:06   Depth 61.2 km     SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA
Quit deep and probably not damaging. Detailed report

M 5.7      2010/09/03 16:53   Depth 17.4 km     SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND
Powerful aftershock

M 7.0      2010/09/03 16:35   Depth 12.0 km     SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND
Massive earthquake, please read all in our extensive reporting

6.3      2010/09/03 11:16   Depth 50.8 km     ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA
See extensive report by clicking on this link

M 4.9      2010/09/03 10:58   Depth 286.3 km FLORES SEA
Very deep in the earth’s mantle. No problem.

M 5.1      2010/09/03 04:19   Depth 10.0 km     MID-INDIAN RIDGE
In the middle of the Indian Ocean

M 4.3      2010/09/03 04:13   Depth 458.2 km     SEA OF OKHOTSK
Very, very deep moderate earthquake near Kamchatka

M 5.0      2010/09/03 04:00   Depth 35.0 km     VANUATU
Serious aftershock almost on the beaches of Efate and a short distance from Port-Vila

M 4.5      2010/09/03 02:32   Depth 35.0 km     SOUTH OF ALASKA
Moderate earthquake right on the subduction ridge of the volcano arc

M 5.0      2010/09/03 02:29   Depth 47.7 km     NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Moderate aftershock in the wilderness of New Britain island

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, also called GMT)
The page is regularly updated to add new earthquakes.
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.

New Zealand Christchurch massive earthquake : a lot of damage but so far no casualties

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Power in Christchurch is OUT. Damage to houses and roads reported

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