Earthquakes list August 21, 2010

M 5.0      2010/08/21 23:32   Depth 47.6 km NEAR NORTH COAST OF NEW GUINEA, P.N.G.
Small tribal villages, no raoads and a mountainous region. Few brick houses.

M 4.9      2010/08/21 20:30   Depth 23.4 TIMOR REGION, INDONESIA
Near the coastline of Timor.

M 5.4      2010/08/21 20:20   Depth 29.2 COLOMBIA
71 km from Mutis, 60 km out in the Pacific.

M 4.9      2010/08/21 18:48   Depth 35.0 TAIWAN
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M 5.0      2010/08/21 16:38   Depth 35.0 TAIWAN
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M 5.0   2010/08/21 14:54   Depth 129.0 km CATAMARCA, ARGENTINA
Very deep in the earth.  Maximum weak shaking as result (M II)

M 3.6      2010/08/21 14:54   Depth 5.0 km SOUTHERN IDAHO
Epicenter near Deadwood reservoir. The area around the reservoir is commonly used for camping, water skiing, fishing, canoeing and other outdoor recreation. These people have just witnessed a shallow M 3.5 earthquake.

M 4.5      2010/08/21 14:26   Depth 57.0 km NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Light earthquake. Combined with the depth, very weak and almost unnoticeable for Japan

M 3.6      2010/08/21 13:59   Depth 13.3 km SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Near Palm Springs, can be seen as an aftershock of the August 6 quake

M 4.3      2010/08/21 12:40   Depth 38.3 km NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL PERU
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M 4.7      2010/08/21 11:41   Depth 11.1 JAVA, INDONESIA
Normally not dangerous with this Magnitude, but very shallow.

M 4.6      2010/08/21 10:44   Depth 43.1 MOLUCCA SEA
In the Molucca Sea at at least 50 km from the neighboring islands

M 4.1      2010/08/21 09:01   Depth 80.2 km CHIAPAS, MEXICO
Epicenter just on the coastline, near the border with Guatemala.
Too deep and not enough energy to scare the Mexican inhabitants.

M 5.9   2010/08/21 05:42   Indonesia – Simeulue earthquake – Updates and Seismogram
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M 4.0   2010/08/21 02:34   Depth 2 km BULGARIA
Scaring experience for Bulgarians, who do not get that often earthquakes of this Magnitude.

5.2      2010/08/21 00:54   Depth 43.2 km OFF THE EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA, RUSSIA
At least 70 km out of the coast in the Bering Sea

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


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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.



Russia – M 6.0 – Strong earthquake near the Kuril Islands

Earthquake Report comment :
0 people live in a radius of 100 km around the epicenter of the earthquake, making this earthquake NOT dangerous for people and buildings.

Most important Earthquake Data:

Thursday, August 05, 2010 at 09:48:02 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 34 km
Geo-location(s) :
423 km (263 miles) ENE (77°) from Kuril’sk, Kuril Islands

Links to important maps
USGS Did You Feel It 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

Russia – M 5.2 – Shallow earthquake in Magadan Oblast district

Earthquake Report comment :
Scarcely populated area at a distance of ca 200 km north of the Sea of Okhotsk

Most important Earthquake Data:
Tuesday, August 03, 2010 at 02:17:14 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 10 km
Geolocation(s) :
310 km (190 miles) SSE of Ust’-Nera, Sakha, Russia
320 km (200 miles) NNE of Okhotsk, Russia
395 km (245 miles) NW of Magadan, Russia

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

Picture from the landscape around the epicenter

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