In memory of the victims of August 27, 19XX – Pakistan, Albania, Timor and China

An aerial view of Quetta city at twilight (tak...

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M 7.1  27-08-1931    Pakistan Depth 35 km  – killing 200 people
This was the second earthquake within a span of two days to hit the same Balochistan region.
It was much stronger than the earthquake on August 25th. It was felt in much of Balochistan and Sindh.
200 people were killed by falling masonry in Quetta. (courtesy :

M 6.0  27-08-1942    Albania Depth 33 km  – killing 43 people
The earthquake occurred at 6:14 AM in the morning and was a result of the striking movement of the plates in the the Vlora, Elbasani, Dibra fault zone.
The quake killed 43 people, a lot more were injured and there was vast devastation of houses and infrastructure.
The earthquake was felt in Dibra-Maqellara as VIII to IX on the Mercalli scale.

M 7.0  27-08-1977    Indonesia Depth 44.6 km  – killing 2 people
2 killed and 25 injured at Atauro – Timor.

M 6.3  27-08-1998    China Depth 28 km  – killing 3 people
At least 3 people killed, 7 injured, more than 3,600 houses destroyed, 18,771 damaged and 159 livestock killed in Jiashi County.

“In memory of” is highlighting deadly earthquakes of the past.
People have forgotten a lot of these human tragedies.
We @ Earthquake Report are hopeful that people in these countries and cities will learn from their history and will make sure that they are building Earthquake Proof houses and that they know what to do when the earth will be shaking again.

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Earthquakes list August 26, 2010

M 5.4      2010/08/26 15:08   Depth 283.5 km     NEAR THE WEST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Powerful, but too deep to cause any problem. Right under the mainland and 51 km from Fukui. We will publish a detailed report within a couple of minutes.

M 4.7  2010-08-26   13:09   Depth 624 km !     FIJI REGION
Very very deep in the upper mantle of our planet, a dense hot layer of semi-solid rock.

Map of Timor, designed by Boffin

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M 4.7  2010-08-26   09:45   Depth 10 km      TIMOR REGION
Remote coastal area on the island of Timor (West Timor = Indonesian part).  Serious shock because of the shallow depth of the earthquake and the immediate vicinity of a small village. Look at the gravel roads leading to the village and the patchwork of fields from the local people.

M 4.5      2010/08/26 08:02   Depth 124.5 km TONGA
At least 100 km from the nearest populated island

M 5.1      2010/08/26 04:21   Depth 139.2 km     BANDA SEA, INDONESIA
In the middle of the Banda 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

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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