Earthquakes list September 2, 2010

M 4.6      2010/09/02 16:12   Depth 28.5 km     NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA REGION
Moderate earthquake without danger

M 5.0      2010/09/02 13:28   Depth 55.3 km     NORTH-EASTERN PERU
Moderate earthquake in the wilderness area of north-eastern Peru. Look on the sattelite image to the Rio Huallago, one of the feeding rivers of the Amazon river.

4.6      2010/09/02 08:01   Depth 34.7 km     NIAS REGION, INDONESIA
Moderate seaquake in the subduction zone of the islands in front of Sumatra.

"The Tower of Prayer" at Cape Sōya. ...

Monument for the victims of the Korean Air 007 plane, shooted down as a spy plane by the Russians - Image via Wikipedia

4.8      2010/09/02 07:08   Depth 43.5 km      SAKHALIN, RUSSIA
Moderate earthquake under the Sakhalin island.
Sakhalin belongs to Russia but was also claimed by Japan.
On May 28, 1995, an earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter scale occurred, killing 2,000 people in the town of Neftegorsk.

Sakhalin might be known by older people for the shooting down by the Russians of a Korean Air flight 007.Korean Air Flight 007, a South Korean civilian airliner, flew over Sakhalin and was shot down just west of Sakhalin island near the smaller Moneron Island by the Soviet Union on 1 September 1983 who claimed it was a spy plane. All 269 passengers and crew died, including a U.S. Congressman, Larry McDonald.
4.7      2010/09/02 06:57   Depth 120.9 km      VOLCANO ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION
Deep earthquake on a location where in the far future new islands will be born. Especially look at the many beatifully shaped volcano mountains under the water level. Beautiful example of a volcano arc.

M 4.2   2010/09/02 03:53   Depth 2 km         GREECE
Moderate earthquake under a farming area and near Peristerion (population 137,659).

M 4.8      2010/09/02 00:57   Depth 13.2 km     SIMEULUE, INDONESIA

Part of a number of aftershocks around the island of Simeulue, tectonically very active. Epicenter near the shores.

M 5.1      2010/09/02 00:16   Depth 30.1 km ANDAMAN ISLANDS, INDIA REGION
Although the Andaman Islands are used to get earthquake shocks, this one is very close to Anderson Island. We will follow up this earthquake and bring information when it becomes available

seismograph - recordingUseful 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.

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Earthquakes list August 22, 2010

4.8      2010/08/22 21:48   Depth 593.5 km MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
Aftershock from the M 7.6 on July 23

5.0      2010/08/22 20:20   Depth 83.9 km BOUGAINVILLE REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Aftershock from the M 6.4 earthquake from August 20

M 5.2  2010-08-22   Depth 16 km IONIAN SEA, GREECE, ZAKYNTHOS
Dangerous shallow seaquake near the island of Zakynthos. Details will follow soon.

M 5.6      2010/08/22 09:33   Depth 49.0 km MARIANA ISLANDS REGION
Other area than the M 6.9 earthquake from August 13,  now north of the Mariana Islands.  Not dangerous. Right on the edge of the trench.

M 4.7      2010/08/22 08:15   Depth 36.3 km SIMEULUE, INDONESIA
Aftershock of yesterday’s earthquake

M 5.1      2010/08/22 08:06   Depth 126.8 km POTOSI, BOLIVIA
Deep earthquake near the beautiful Salar de Uyuni. Not dangerous.

M 4.0      2010/08/22 07:07   Depth 111.1 km GUERRERO, MEXICO
Too deep with very light impact on people. Most people will not have been awakened from their sleep.

M 4.3  2010-08-22   06:43   Depth 1 km NORTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA
Very shallow earthquake, luckily with a low Magnitude.

M 4.5      2010/08/22 06:13   Depth 35.2 km NEAR THE COAST OF NORTHERN PERU
The Nazca and South American plates are very busy today.  Only 45 km from Piura, a city with 325,000 inhabitants.

M 4.2      2010/08/22 04:51   Depth 90.2 km ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE
Northern (desert) part of Chile. Other tectonic area (but the same Nazca and South American plates)  than Bio Bio or Libertdor O’Higgins.

M 5.0      2010/08/22 03:50   Depth 25.6 km OFFSHORE BIO-BIO, CHILE
Aftershock of the February 27 earthquake

M 4.5      2010/08/22 01:25   Depth 46.6 km LIBERTADOR O’HIGGINS, CHILE
Here we go again. Since August 9 the Chileans were free of relatively strong aftershocks, the longest period since the devastating earthquake from February 27 when a major Magnitude 8.8 struck the same area, making 577 casualties.

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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