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.

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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.

Minor Earthquakes list August 3, 2010

Minor earthquakes are earthquakes less than Magnitude 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).
More important earthquakes are described in detail in this blog

M 3.3      2010/08/03 08:39:08  Depth 20.9 km – BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

M 5.0      2010/08/03 01:48:12  Depth 71.6 km – ANDAMAN ISLANDS, INDIA REGION

M 4.8      2010/08/03 11:05:08 Depth 58.7 km HALMAHERA, INDONESIA

M 4.4      2010/08/03 14:39:54 Depth 20.2 km NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

M 4.6   2010-08-03 18:31:41 Depth 141 km  NEAR EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA, RUSSIA

M 4.1   2010/08/03 21:48:53 Depth 10.0 km  GULF OF CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

M 5.6      2010/08/03 22:30:30  Depth 64.1 km SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS

M 4.3      2010/08/03 22:45:27  Depth 10.0 km FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA

Russia – Kamchatka – M 6.2 – Strong earthquake near the coast

Earthquake Report comment :
An earthquake has struck an unpopulated area in Kamchatskaya Province.
The earthquake was not powerful enough to create a Tsunami.
Population in a radius of 100 km around the epicenter is estimated at 183.
We don’t expect any damage of injuries as a result of this earthquake.
Series of smaller aftershocks may occur in the same region.
GDACS* issued a GREEN earthquake alert for this earthquake (see link hereunder)

Most important Earthquake Data:
Friday, July 30, 2010 at 03:56:14 PM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 21 km
Geolocation(s) :
100 km (65 miles) ESE of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia
335 km (210 miles) NE of Severo-Kuril’sk, Kuril Islands, Russia

Links to important maps
USGS Shaking map
Google satellite map of the area showing the kind of terrain the earthquake took place
EMSC epicenter and fault line 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

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.

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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