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

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