Live Seismograph in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Seismograph Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Seismograph or Seismogram at Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Below a nearly ‘live’ picture of the earthquake registering station “Port Moreby” in Papua New Guinea (PNG).
The seismographs are renewed approx. every 30 minutes. You will have to refresh
The seismograms are courtesy of USGS. We bring them to our readers to enable them to see the registered
We have used the names of Seismograph and Seismogram, because both names are used in different parts of the world. They mean the same.
Please use the seismographs in conjunction with our earthquake list and reporting. Often the seismograph indicates local events which have nothing to do with earthquakes, are being maintained or do not work. All this happens beyond our knowledge. We bring the seismograph ‘as it is’. Time is UTC time (Universal Time). Clicking on the picture will bring you to the corresponding USGS page.

Papua New Guinea – 2 earthquakes strike near New Britain’s Kimbe

Kimbe Bay @ photobucket.com

Kimbe Bay @ photobucket.com

Earthquake Report comment :
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.

At 22:35 (10:35 PM) another shallow earthquake struck the same area (distance of 40 km from Kimbe). Although not very powerful, these kind of shallow quakes near modern towns in third world countries can create a lot of damage.

Kimbe is the capital of the province of West New Britain in Papua New Guinea. It is a port town on the great Kimbe Bay which boasts more than 60 percent of the coral species of the entire Indo-Pacific. The bustling town of Kimbe is the third largest port in Papua New Guinea and is the fastest growing city in the South Pacific. Accommodation in Kimbe is readily available in many high-class resorts and hotels, as well as many budget guesthouses and motels dribbled along the province.

Kimbe Bay is set in a tropical setting with coral reefs and live-aboard diving expeditions that attract tourists world-wide. Active volcanic cones encircle Kimbe Bay on the island of New Britain.
Blue-eyed cockatoos and the world’s largest moths fill the air, while bandicoots and wallabies share the landscape with one of the world’s greatest number of orchids. (Some text courtesy Wikipedia)

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : Mb 5.1 and Mb 5.0
Monday, August 30, 2010 at 10:39:00 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 33 km (Mb 5.1)
Geo-location(s) :
15 km (10 miles) WSW of Kimbe, New Britain, PNG (Mb 5.1)

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 historic earthquakes map

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 14, 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)
green color = NOT dangerous for damage or injuries
orange color = MODERATE risk for damage or injuries
red color = CONSIDERABLE risk for damage or injuries

M 6.6      2010/08/14 23:01   Depth 22.5 MARIANA ISLANDS REGION (Strong aftershock)
M 4.9      2010/08/14 22:56   Depth 212.3 NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA REGION
M 5.0      2010/08/14 20:18   Depth 25.9 PAKISTAN
M 5.1      2010/08/14 19:19   Depth 10.0 NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA (aftershock)
M 4.6      2010/08/14 18:48   Depth 9.2 OFF THE EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA, RUSSIA
M 4.3      2010/08/14 18:25   Depth 54.9 OFFSHORE GUATEMALA
M 4.6      2010/08/14 17:50  Depth 40.3 KEPULAUAN SULA, INDONESIA
Since the Mariana Islands aftershocks message below, 6 aftershocks varying from M 4.7 until M 5.9 were felt by the fish in the ocean above and around the epicenter .
M 4.7      2010-08-14   14:15   Depth 40
HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN
M 4.9      2010/08/14 13:37   Depth 10 SOUTHWEST OF SUMATRA, INDONESIA
M 4.8      2010/08/14 11:02   Depth 143 SOUTHERN ALASKA
A lot of earthquakes today, but luckily most are away from houses and people or are very deep in the earth.
M 5.0      2010/08/14 10:36   Depth 36 NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
M 4.7      2010/08/14 09:11   Depth 506
SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS
M 5.1      2010/08/14 08:40   Depth 114
OFFSHORE SUCRE, VENEZUELA
We will only list the Mariana Island aftershocks if they exceed M 6.0
(because NO people will be affected)

M 5.2      2010/08/14 07:49   Depth 10
MARIANA ISLANDS REGION (aftershock)
M 6.3      2010/08/14 07:30   Depth 10 MARIANA ISLANDS REGION
M 4.7      2010/08/14 06:19   Depth 10 MARIANA ISLANDS REGION(aftershock)
M 4.4      2010/08/14 04:39   Depth 207 ECUADOR (aftershock)
M 4.9      2010/08/14 04:25   Depth 106 HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION
M 4.6      2010/08/14 03:16   Depth 10 MARIANA ISLANDS REGION(aftershock)
M 4.6      2010/08/14 02:24   Depth 10 VANUATU (aftershock)
M 5.2      2010/08/14 01:34   Depth 109 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION
M 4.9      2010/08/14 01:32   Depth 35 JAVA, INDONESIA
M 5.1      2010/08/14 01:08   Depth 57 IRIAN JAYA, INDONESIA

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 13, 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)
green color = NOT dangerous for damage or injuries
orange color = MODERATE risk for damage or injuries
red color = CONSIDERABLE risk for damage or injuries

M 7.2      2010/08/13 21:19  Depth 5 km GUAM – MARIANA ISLANDS REGION
M 4.8      2010/08/13 20:19  Depth 35 km IZU ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION
M 5.2      2010/08/13 18:42   Depth 70 km NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Aftershock + Out in the Solomon sea
M 4.8      2010/08/13 17:03  Depth 19 km
AZORES ISLANDS REGION
M 3.2      2010/08/13 15:51   Depth 3 km NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
M 4.8      2010/08/13 12:08   Depth 10 km AZORES ISLANDS REGION
M 4.6      2010/08/13 11:31   Depth 33 km EAST OF THE KURIL ISLANDS
M 4.8      2010/08/13 10:55  Depth 10 km AZORES ISLANDS REGION
M 4.3      2010/08/13 09:31   Depth 70 km OFFSHORE GUATEMALA
M 5.4      2010/08/13 07:58   Depth 10 km AZORES ISLANDS REGION
M 5.1      2010/08/13 06:28   Depth 10 km AZORES ISLANDS REGION
M 4.7      2010/08/13 06:16   Depth 10 km AZORES ISLANDS REGION
M 4.4      2010/08/13 05:49   Depth 414 km SEA OF JAPAN
M 5.4      2010/08/13 05:40   Depth 10 km AZORES ISLANDS REGION
M 4.7      2010/08/13 05:23   Depth 10 km AZORES ISLANDS REGION
M 4.8      2010/08/13 04:11    Depth  11 km AZORES ISLANDS REGION
A series of moderate earthquakes far away from inhabited places and right on top of the Fault Line, where the North American Plate  meets the African Plate.
M 5.2      2010/08/13 01:33    Depth  396 km NORTHWEST OF THE KURIL ISLANDS

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 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

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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