Earthquakes list September 17, 2010

M 5.0      2010/09/17 23:12    Depth 41.0 km     KURIL ISLANDS
Near the island of Ostrov Urup.  Just above the trench (see link). Not dangerous.

M 4.5      2010/09/17 23:01    Depth 180.2 km     PAGAN REGION, NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS

Very moderate earthquake between the Mariana Islands Pagan and Agrihan. Very deep.

M 5.2      2010/09/17 19:34    Depth 66.3 km     KEPULAUAN TALAUD, INDONESIA
Epicenter only a few kilometers from Pulau Salibabu. The depth will however weaken the power of the earthquake

M 6.3      2010/09/17 19:21    Depth 199.7 km      HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN
Please also read the detailed page of this earthquake

M 4.7      2010/09/17 17:58    Depth 31.2 km      IZU ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

In the subduction zone far away from populated islands

M 4.4   2010-09-17   12:20    Depth 10 km SOUTHERN ITALY
Epicenter near Foggia. Inhabitants of the area will have felt it strongly, but because of the magnitude not dangerous.

M 4.9      2010/09/17 11:10    Depth 9.2 km     SAMOA ISLANDS REGION
Shallow seaquake at a safe distance from the neighboring islands. Epicenter on the slopes of the subduction trench

M 4.6      2010/09/17 10:17    Depth 12.0 km     EASTERN TURKEY
Earthquakes in Turkey are always very scary as they are mostly shallow and dangerous slip-strike earthquakes. This magnitude is luckily to weak to cause any problems.

M 4.4      2010/09/17 08:45    Depth 61.1 km     OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR
Too deep to cause any problem at this magnitude. In the subduction zone of the cocos plate. Beautiful view of the trench

M 4.9      2010/09/17 06:52    Depth 25.3 km     BIO-BIO, CHILE
Moderate aftershock of the M 8.8 earthquake on February 27, 2010. Epicenter a couple of km’s from the shores under the continent.

M 4.7      2010/09/17 06:47    Depth 11.0 km     IZU ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION
Epicenter in the Izu-Ogasawara trench, the area lies full with shipwrecks of American Naval ships. Far away from the nearest islands.

M 4.9      2010/09/17 05:52    Depth 27.6 km     OFFSHORE VALPARAISO, CHILE
Moderate ocean-aftershock of the M 8.8 earthquake on February 27, 2010

M 5.3      2010/09/17 03:25    Depth 168.1 km     POTOSI, BOLIVIA

Very deep in the mantle of the earth. Most earthquakes in this area occur in the same harmless depth.

seismograph - recordingUseful 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.

Mexico – M 6.1 – Strong seaquake at a safe distance of Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo

Fault zones of the Mexico August 24, 2010 earthquake - courtesy EMSC

Earthquake Report comment :
A strong shallow seaquake struck right on the fault line where the Pacific plate and the smaller Cocos plate collide.  The epicenter was though on a safe distance of almost 300 km out of the Mexican coast.
The earthquake was felt by some as a weak shaking, with of course no damage or injuries.
In this area, it is not the main fault line where today’s earthquake occurred (collision of Pacific and Cocos plate) which causes the highest risk, but the fault line closer to the coast where the Cocos plate and/or the smaller Rivera plate subducts under the North American plate (the steep sea ridge can clearly be seen on the Google satellite map and on the above fault line map). The biggest movement comes from the Cocos plate who travels at a rate of 40 mm/year under the North American plate.

On January 22, 2003 a large massive earthquake struck the coastal waters only 50 km from Manzanillo. This earthquake was also called the Colima earthquake (area name).
At least 29 people killed, 300 injured, about 10,000 homeless, 2,005 houses destroyed and 6,615 damaged. Most of the deaths and damage occurred in the Villa de Alvarez-Colima area. Extensive damage (VIII) at Colima and Tecoman.
Landslides closed a segment of the Colima-Guadalajara Highway and the port at Manzanillo.  A local tsunami of about 1 m  was recorded at Manzanillo.

Seismogram of the August 24, 2010 earthquake in the Pacific Ocean near the Mexican coast

The most deadly earthquake in the region occurred about 170 km to the south-east on September 19, 1985. This magnitude 8.0 earthquake (also called the Michoacan earthquake) killed at least 9,500 people, injured about 30,000, and left 100,000 people homeless.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Monday, August 23, 2010 at 07:12:00 PM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 10 km
Geo-location(s) :
290 km (180 miles) SW of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
315 km (195 miles) W of Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico

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)

* 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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