In memory of the victims of August 20, 19XX – Philippines, Djibouti, Iran and Nepal

Pashupatinath, Nepal (Kathmandu Valley)

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“In memory of” is highlighting deadly earthquakes of the past.
People have forgotten a lot of these human tragedies.

M 7.3  20-08-1937   Philippines Depth 35 km  – killing 1 person
No details found

M 5.0  20-08-1954   Iran Depth ?  – killing 1 person
No details found

M 6.8  20-08-1988   Nepal Depth 57 km  – killing 1450 people (other sources report 721)
Seven hundred twenty-one people killed, 6,553 injured and 64,470 buildings damaged in eastern Nepal, including the Kathmandu Valley. Maximum intensity VIII.  Liquefaction observed in a 5,500 sq. km area of southern Nepal.  At least 277 people killed, thousands injured and extensive damage in northern Bihar, India, particularly in the Darbhanga-Madhubani-Saharsa area.  Damage in the Gangtok area, Sikkim and in the Darjiling area, India.  Felt in large parts of northern India from Delhi to the Burma border and in much of Bangladesh.  The focal mechanism is moderately well controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting with a large strike-slip component.

M 6.5  20-08-1989   Djibouti Depth 12 km  – killing 2 people
Two people killed, two injured and damage and rockslides caused in the Galafi-Yoboki area, Djibouti. Ground cracks were observed at Galafi and four springs were destroyed in the area.  Felt strongly throughout Djibouti. Damage and landslides occurred in northeastern Ethiopia, particularly along the Aseb-Adis Abeba highway. Felt at Aseb.  The focal mechanism is moderately well controlled and corresponds to normal faulting with a moderate strike-slip component.

“In memory of” is highlighting deadly earthquakes of the past.
People have forgotten a lot of these human tragedies.
We @ Earthquake Report are hopeful that people in these countries and cities will learn from their history and will make sure that they are building Earthquake Proof houses and that they know what to do when the earth will be shaking again.

Earthquakes list August 9, 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 5.4      2010/08/09 22:21:44 Depth 32 km    ANDAMAN ISLANDS, INDIA REGION
M 5.2      2010/08/09 20:25:53 Depth 27 km TONGA
M 5.0       2010-08-09   20:11:47  Depth 642 km  MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES (Aftershock)
M 4.6       2010-08-09   15:24:53    Depth 48 km NEW BRITAIN REGION, Papua New Guinea (aftershock)
M 5.1      2010/08/09 12:13:44   Depth  34 km  ARAUCANIA, CHILE
M 4.4      2010/08/09 07:14:46 Depth 35 km   EASTERN XIZANG, Tibet, China (aftershock)
M 4.2      2010/08/09 04:32:19 Depth 10 km     SOUTH OF PANAMA
M 5.2      2010/08/09 03:34:16 Depth 595 km  JAVA, INDONESIA
M 5.0      2010/08/09 02:54:52 Depth 53 km   EASTERN XIZANG, Tibet, China

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Philippines – M 5.1 – Moderate earthquake in the coastal waters of Mindanao

Earthquake Report comment :
The earthquake occurred at a depth of 66 km, thus widening but at the same time softening the impact.
Weak shaking has been perceived by inhabitants from Davao.

Mindanao is a seismically very active area in the Philippines. On July 23, 2010 a very powerful M 7.6 earthquake struck the in Moro Gulf  (western side of Mindanao) .  The earthquake did not generate a Tsunami and was not damaging because the hypocenter (depth) was at 612 km. This earthquake (and a number of heavy aftershocks) could be felt as far as Indonesia, Brunei, Malaysia and Singapore.

Off the coast of eastern Mindanao is the Philippine Trough, which descends to a depth of 10,430 meters. The Philippines is part of a western Pacific arc system that is characterized by active volcanoes. Among the most notable peaks are Mount Mayon near Legazpi City, Taal Volcano south of Manila, and Mount Apo on Mindanao. All of the Philippine islands are prone to earthquakes. (Source : Wikipedia)

Most important Earthquake Data:
Wednesday, August 04, 2010 at 08:43:04 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 96 km
Geo-location(s) :
155 km (95 miles) ESE of Davao, Mindanao, Philippines
200 km (125 miles) SSE of Hinatuan, Mindanao, Philippines
210 km (130 miles) ENE of General Santos, Mindanao, Philippines

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

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.


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)


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


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


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


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

Philippines – Moro Golf – M 6.4 – Powerful but deep aftershock

Earthquake Report comment :
Very powerful but luckily deep aftershock of the major  but luckily also deep earthquake of M 7.6 on July 23
Like before, GDACS (Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System) has issued a Green Earthquake Alert stating that this earthquake might have very limited impact on population and infrastructure.
Update 1 : The Magnitude of this earthquake has been revised  to a Moment magnitude MW of 6.6

Thursday, July 29, 2010 at 03:31:56 PM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 619 km
Geolocation : 128 km (80 miles) from Cotabato, Mindanao, Philippines

USGS Did You Feel It Map

Philippines – Mindanao – M 4.8 – Very deep earthquake

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at 04:07:09 PM at epicenter

Depth (Hypocenter) : 188 km
USGS Did You Feel It Map
Geolocation : 110 km from Davao (Mindanao)

Earthquake Report comment :
As the hypocenter of this earthquake is very deep and the magnitude limited, many people will not have felt it.

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