Earthquakes list October 28, 2010

M 5.0      2010/10/28 21:41    Depth 10.2 km      CENTRAL MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE
08:41:14 PM (20:41) at epicenter
Right on the fault line in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean
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M 5.0      2010/10/28 17:25    Depth 92.2 km     KERMADEC ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND
October 29, 2010 at 05:25:11 AM at epicenter
Epicenter at 35 km (22 miles) E (90°) from Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands. On the exception of the manned Raoul station, all other islands are uninhabited.

M 5.0      2010/10/28 11:37    Depth 14.6 km     EASTER ISLAND REGION
04:37 AM at epicenter
Pacific Ocean-quake right on the ridge fault line. Hundreds of km from the nearest islands
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M 4.6      2010/10/28 09:22    Depth 33.3 km     SOUTHERN IRAN
12:52 PM (12:52) at epicenter
Shallow depth, but only potentially dangerous from Magnitudes higher than 5
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M 4.8      2010/10/28 08:38    Depth 217.9 km     EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
06:38 PM (18:38) at epicenter
Epicenter 105 km (65 miles) ESE of Madang, New Guinea, PNG. Very deep hypocenter.
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M 4.6      2010/10/28 07:41    Depth 60.5 km      EASTERN TIBET-INDIA BORDER REGION
03:41 PM (15:41) at epicenter
Moderate depth and magnitude. Not dangerous.
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M 5.2      2010/10/28 03:59    Depth 176.6 km      HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN
08:29 AM at epicenter
This earthquake would have been moderately dangerous at a lesser depth
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M 5.8      2010/10/28 03:17    Depth 51.5 km      NEW IRELAND REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
01:17 PM (13:17) at epicenter
At a moderate depth and on top of the subduction zone. At least 100 km from the nearest islands.
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M 5.1      2010/10/28 03:16    Depth 167.1 km      BANDA SEA
12:16 PM at epicenter
Epicenter almost on the same place than the Magnitude 7.1 2005 Banda Earthquake (depth 201 km). Nery near to Mount Serua, a small volcanic island.
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M 5.3      2010/10/28 02:22    Depth 9.9 km      GULF OF CALIFORNIA
October 27, 2010 at 08:22 PM at epicenter
Epicenter on the fault line who is more than 2 weeks very active. At a safe distance of Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico
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M 5.1      2010/10/28 00:53    Depth 45.3 km     SOLOMON ISLANDS
11:53 AM at epicenter
Close to the island of San Cristobal. Epicenter on top of the subduction zone approx. 20 km from Ghupuna.
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Earthquakes occurred yesterday (UTC time), but today local time

M 4.9      2010/10/27 21:34    Depth 30.5 km     SOUTHWEST OF SUMATRA, INDONESIA
October 28, 2010 at 04:34:58 AM at epicenter
Moderate aftershock about 50 km from the southern shores of North Pagai
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M 5.0      2010/10/27 21:05     Depth 48.2  km   GUAM REGION
October 28, 2010 at 07:05:44 AM at epicenter
Epicenter on the subduction slopes at 75 km (45 miles) ESE of HAGATNA, Guam
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M 4.8      2010/10/27 14:36    Depth 40 km      SOLOMON ISLANDS
October 28, 2010 at 00:36 AM at epicenter
On top of the subduction zone. Nearest island is San Cristobal,  approx. 50 km from the epicenter
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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.

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Earthquakes list September 8, 2010

M 5.1      2010/09/08 19:26   Depth 35.0 km     KURIL ISLANDS
Same area than the M 5.5 shock from earlier today.

M 5.5      2010/09/08 17:39   Depth 10.0 km     KURIL ISLANDS

Epicenter in the immediate area of the 1963 Great Kuril Islands Earthquake. The earthquake had a magnitude of 8.5 and was followed by an aftershock of M 7.8. Both earthquakes triggered tsunamis that were observed around the northern part of the Pacific ocean. Luckily, no damage, deaths or injuries are recorded for these two earthquakes or their associated tsunamis. The epicenter of this earthquake was located on the edges of the island arc and the Kamchatka, Kuril trench (see satellite image)

M 4.9      2010/09/08 14:47   Depth 107.7 km     TARAPACA, CHILE
Northern Chilen near the border with Bolivia and Peru.

M 4.6      2010/09/08 14:17   Depth 78.8 km      MICHOACAN, MEXICO
Magnitude / Depth = many people will not have felt this quake

M 4.7      2010/09/08 12:33   Depth 35.1 km     SOUTHERN IRAN
In the desert, close to Ashna. Combination of depth and Magnitude may not lead to problems

M 6.2      2010/09/08 11:37   Depth 54.1 km      VANUATU
Read our extensive report

M 5.0      2010/09/08 10:54   Depth 36.1 km      BOUGAINVILLE REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Faw away out of the coast to be harmless

M 5.3      2010/09/08 08:01   Depth 10.0 km      VANUATU
Almost the same area than the more powerful M 6.2 earthquake of 11:37 (see detailed report above)

M 4.0      2010/09/08 03:58   Depth 10.0 km      GULF OF CALIFORNIA
Just in the middle of the Gulf of California. Closest city Puerto Penasco

M 4.6      2010/09/08 03:05   Depth 563.6 km      FIJI REGION
Near Ono-i-Lau :  a volcanic and coral island in Fiji’s Lau archipelago. In the earth’s mantle

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.

Earthquakes list August 30, 2010

M 5.3      2010/08/30 23:25   Depth 38.7 km TONGA
Nothing special, but a beautiful satellite view of a bended subduction fault line

M 4.9      2010/08/30 19:55   Depth 80 km KERMADEC ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND
In the middle of the South Pacific Ocean

M 4.7       2010/08/30 13:40   Depth 220.7 km PAGAN REGION, NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS
Very deep in the mantle of the earth. 20 km from the island of Agrihan

M 4.9      2010/08/30 12:57   Depth 10.0 km REYKJANES RIDGE
In the middle of the North Atlantic ocean in between Greenland and Iceland

M 5.0      2010/08/30 12:35   Depth 10.0 km NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
New earthquake in the same area than 12 hours earlier. At a little more distance from Kimbe, but shallower.

M 4.1   2010/08/30 09:57   Depth 2 km POLAND
Relatively strong shallow earthquake for Poland. Near the cities of Jaczow and Ruszowice.

M 4.6      2010/08/30 09:39   Depth 136.0 km MYANMAR
Limited magnitude and deep enough to avoid problems.

M 5.0      2010/08/30 08:45   Depth 12.2 km TAIWAN REGION
A moderate but shallow earthquake near the northern coastal towns.
Click on the this text for a detailed report

M 4.6      2010/08/30 05:15   Depth 189.6 km TONGA
No problem at this depth and Magnitude

Niuafoʻou Island, Tonga, from space

Niuafoʻou Island from space - Image via Wikipedia

M 5.1      2010/08/30 04:44   Depth 10.0 km TONGA ISLANDS
Moderate shallow earthquake at least 100 km away from populated areas. This is the (active)  volcano island of Niuafo’ou, closest to the epicenter. Niuafo’ou is a shield volcano with a crater lake 23 meters above sea level.

M 4.7      2010/08/30 04:25   Depth 27.1 km SHIKOKU, JAPAN
Moderate earthquake in the subduction zone near the island (out in the sea).

M 5.1      2010/08/30 00:39   Depth 33.3 km NEW BRITAIN, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Only 15 km from Kimbe, with a population of more then 18,000 inhabitants, one of the major cities on the island.
Kimbe is a modern city with concrete buildings, which makes these constructions vulnerable if not build with earthquake proof methods. This explains our orange “moderate risk” label.

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.

Earthquakes list August 27, 2010

M 4.7      2010/08/27 22:14   Depth 40.6 km FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
Aftershock in a beautiful volcano scenery.

M 5.7      2010/08/27 19:23   Depth 10.0 km NORTHERN IRAN
See detailed report :  Dangerous shallow earthquake in Northern Iran

M 4.3   2010/08/27 15:52   Depth 108 km TARAPACA, CHILE
Very deep, not dangerous. Epicenter in the high desert of Chile

M 4.7   2010/08/27   15:49   Depth 34 km SOUTHWEST OF SUMATRA, INDONESIA
30 km from this island of Enggano. Not dangerous.

M 4.2   2010/08/27   15:25   Depth 147 km HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN
Scarcely populated area.

M 4.6   2010/08/27 14:42   Depth 60 km NORTHWESTERN KASHMIR
Epicenter near a mountain summit at an altitude of 4500 meter.  I have included an altitude map of this beautiful area.
At M 4.6 and a depth of 60 km, we do not think this earthquake will be dangerous. The terrain is however very dangerous for landslides as it is completely surrounded by high mountains.

M 4.7      2010/08/27 12:32   Depth 35.2 km OFF THE EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA, RUSSIA
Out of the coast of volcano rich Kamchatka.

M 4.1   2010/08/27 11:07   Depth 1 km
SOUTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA
Western Tibet. Very shallow, near the border with Kyrgyzstan. Not powerful enough to cause damage.

M 5.2      2010/08/27 09:10   Depth 35.0 km SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION
Same area as the M 5.3 shock earlier today, but this time with a shallower hypocenter. A beautiful example of a volcano arc archipelago (The South American Plate is subducting the smaller South Sandwich Plate and creates the Volcano Arc).
In the upper left corner of the satellite map is South Georgia, well known to Antarctica travellers.

Map of the Scotia Plate

Image via Wikipedia

M 4.8   2010/08/27 08:03   Depth 46 km NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.
About 40 km out of the coast and just on the trench (see satellite image by clicking on this link)

M 5.0      2010/08/27 06:42   Depth 114.3 km EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Luckily very deep not causing any danger. With an epicenter very near many villages close to the highlands highway, it would have been a potentially dangerous earthquake.

M 5.1      2010/08/27 04:40   Depth 133.6 km     NORTHERN PERU
This relatively deep earthquake has been felt by the population of Pucallpa as a weak to light shaking. Epicenter just next to Contamana.

M 5.0      2010/08/27 00:56   Depth 35.0 km      SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA
60 km out of the coast. The shock will be felt in the coastal areas, but is not dangerous

M 5.3      2010/08/27 00:17   Depth 130.9 km      SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION
Close to a number of uninhabited active volcanic islands (they are though real bird paradise islands, with thousands of penguins).  The panoramio picture shows icebergs (due to the relatively close Antarctic continent  – see map above) .

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

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 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.

Earthquake list with an uncertain end …

seismograph - recording“Earthquake Report” considers the earthquakes listed below as potentially dangerous for damage, injuries and victims, but was unable to find out the final results.
Such earthquakes have to be classified in 2 categories.
a) Poor nations with a multitude of earthquakes like Papua New Guinea. These countries only have limited resources to access the epicenter area as well as limited Search And Rescue possibilities.  Mostly they are concentrating on the bigger cities and the axes with roads, infrastructure, etc.
International press can get in if they want, but almost nobody in the developed world is making this a priority, so they stay away and nobody talks about it anymore, even when there is a lot of damage.
b) Politically closed nations with almost none to very limited international press admittance.  The reports out of the earthquake area are many times confusing. Talking about 30% of the houses damaged and nobody injured is unlikely, especially if nobody else may visit the area.  Such a behavior is from the cold war era, not from the 21th century.

The most recent events will be above. Links are heading to the detailed page.

You can contribute to the emptying of this list by sending us a trustful report on these earthquakes (use the comment form).

Kyrgyztan – M 5.2 – Dangerous shallow  earthquake near the Tajikistan border
Reason : scarcely populated area with only a limited number of small villages.

China (Tibet) – M 5.0 – Moderate but dangerous earthquake rattles the Tibetan Himalaya
Reason : A remote Himalayan region. The earthquake comes at the same period than the devastating landslides with at least +1000 fatalities. Media coverage was only focused on the landslides (understandable)

Pakistan – M 5.0 – moderate but very dangerous shallow earthquake in Baluchistan
Reason : A remote Baluchistan area. The earthquake comes at the same period than the devastating floods with at least +2000 fatalities.  Worldwide media coverage was only focused on the incredible and catastrophic floods.

M 7.0      2010/08/04 22:01  Depth 44 km      NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Reason : Epicenter area too far away from everything.  No roads for at least 50 km from the epicenter and a beautiful but impregnable jungle with steep hills and mountains. PNG has not enough equipment to reach these tribal areas. Instead of sending a few helicopters to overfly the area, they send personnel by feet. These inspections will take days to reach and area and days to return to Andria or Kimbe.

M 5.3      2010/07/31 10:23   Depth 22 km      SOUTHERN IRAN
Reason : Iran is a politically very closed area. Few reporters from outside Iran are present and stay mostly in the capital Tehran. A very poor (state controlled) coverage of regional occurrences. Reports about this earthquake were very limited with a conflicting content.

M 4.4      2010/07/30 17:20   Depth 17 km      NORTHERN IRAN
Reason : Iran is a politically very closed area. Few reporters from outside Iran are present and stay mostly in the capital Tehran. A very poor (state controlled) coverage of regional occurrences. Reports about this earthquake were very limited with a conflicting content.

Papua New Guinea – M 6.4 – Heavy earthquake in the Solomon Sea, 70 km from Bougainville Island

CactusBases

Image via Wikipedia

Earthquake Report comment :
A rather deep (51 km) earthquake occurred in the Solomon Sea at a reasonable distance from the Bougainville Island coast.
Papua New Guinea has almost daily earthquakes and this one has only a limited chance on damage and injuries.
The main danger of these earthquakes are local, sometimes devastating tsunamis, triggered bu undersea landslides.
A good look on the satllite Google map will reveal an epicenter just on the steep ridge where one of the 2 plates is subducting the other.
This earthquake happened in the middle of the night (4 AM).
On the positive side, GDACS has issued a GREEN earthquake report.
NOAA has NOT issued a tsunami report nor GDACS

Earthquake Seismogram from the Port Moresby station, PNG

Earthquake Seismogram from the Port Moresby station, PNG

Bougainville island is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire.
The Pacific Ring of Fire (or sometimes just the Ring of Fire) is an area where large numbers of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur in the basin of the Pacific Ocean. In a 40,000 km (25,000 mi) horseshoe shape, it is associated with a nearly continuous series of oceanic trenches, volcanic arcs, and volcanic belts and/or plate movements. The Ring of Fire has 452 volcanoes and is home to over 75% of the world’s active and dormant volcanoes.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Saturday, August 21, 2010 at 03:56:19 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 51 km
Geo-location(s) :
165 km (105 miles) WSW of Arawa, Bougainville, PNG
260 km (160 miles) SSE of Taron, New Ireland, PNG

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.

Earthquakes list August 16, 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 5.0      2010/08/16 22:19   Depth 61.6 JAVA, INDONESIA
M 5.9      2010/08/16 19:35   Depth 597.1 FIJI REGION
M 5.3      2010/08/16 18:56   Depth 137.9 KEPULAUAN BARAT DAYA, INDONESIA
M 5.2      2010/08/16 17:20  Depth 14.1 VANUATU
M 4.5      2010-08-16   12:54   Depth 10 EOLIAN ISLANDS, SICILY, ITALY
M 4.4      2010/08/16 12:05   Depth 7.4 OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, USA
M 4.8      2010/08/16 11:38   Depth 42.5 MOLUCCA SEA, INDONESIA
M 4.1      2010-08-16   06:41   Depth 15 EASTERN TURKEY
M 4.6      2010/08/16 04:30   Depth 127.4 DOMINICA, LEEWARD ISLANDS
M 4.7      2010/08/16 04:01   Depth 91.8 SUMBAWA REGION, INDONESIA
M 6.3      2010/08/16 03:30   Depth 10.6 MAURITIUS – REUNION REGION
M 4.9      2010/08/16 03:05   Depth 67.6 NEW GUINEA, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
M 4.5      2010/08/16 01:14   Depth 316.6 FIJI REGION

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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