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Significant Earthquakes Strike Bárðarbunga

Posted by feww on September 1, 2014

VOLCANIC SEISMICITY
FISSURE ERUPTION
BARDARBUNGA VOLCANO
SCENARIOS 023, 017, 09, 08, 07
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3 Earthquakes measuring magnitude 5.0 or greater strike near Bardarbunga volcano

At least 22 earthquakes measuring magnitude 3.0 or greater, including 3 measuring magnitudes 5.0, 5.1 and 5.3 have occurred near Bardarbunga volcano since Saturday, reported IMO.

Volcanic activity in Holuhraun Lava Field

Meantime, the fissure eruption continues “at a stable level,” said IMO. “No explosive activity is observed, the eruption remains an effusive lava eruption. Visual observation by webcam and low level volcanic tremor on seismometers do not show any obvious changes since [Sunday] evening.”

Bardarbunga 5 or greater 01Sep14
Earthquake Location Map. Source: USGS/EHP

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Significant Earthquake Strikes Bardarbunga System

Posted by feww on August 31, 2014

VOLCANIC SEISMICITY
FISSURE ERUPTION
BARDARBUNGA VOLCANO
SCENARIOS 023, 017, 09, 08, 07
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M5.1 quake occurs at northern rim of  Bardarbunga caldera: IMO

Centered at 64.675°N, 17.415°W, about 6.6km NE of Bardarbunga, the quake occurred at a depth of 5.2 km [USGS/EHP: 64.723°N 17.390°W depth=7.5km] on Sunday at 12:01:45GMT, said Iceland Met Office (IMO).

The quake was the largest to strike Bardarbunga volcanic system since a magnitude 5.4 shock on Saturday.

Meantime, a large fissure eruption continues in Holuhraun lava field, north of Vatnajokull [Glacier of Lakes.]

“A lava eruption started in Holuhraun shortly after 04 AM, on the same volcanic fissure, which erupted earlier this week. The fissure is estimated to be 1.5 km long.”

The lava extruding from the fissure was estimated at 1 km wide, 3 km long and several meters deep, oozing down in a northeasterly direction. The flow rate was about 1,000 m3 per second, said IMO.

The Aviation Color Code for Bárðarbunga has been downgraded from “red” to “orange” [because no ash has been detected] and the alert level for Askja to “yellow,” said IMO.

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GLOBAL DISASTERS/ SIGNIFICANT EVENTS, Aug. 30, 2014

Posted by feww on August 30, 2014

VOLCANIC ERUPTION
SIGNIFICANT SEISMIC EVENTS
BARDARBUNGA VOLCANO
TAVURVUR VOLCANO
DROUGHT MEGA DISASTER
SCENARIOS 808, 800, 444, 023, 017, 09, 08, 07, 03, 02
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Another Significant Quake Strikes Iceland’s Bardarbunga Volcano

Centered at 64.844°N, 16.858°W [about 18.0km ENE of Kistufell] the quake struck at a depth of 5.4km on Saturday, said IMO.

The shock occurred beneath Bardarbunga’s main volcano at 07:03 GMT, said IMO, adding that they had not observed any new eruptions.

Iceland’s Earthquake Count [48 hrs to13:40 GMT on Aug 30]:

Magnitude less than 1Mw: 494
Magnitude 1 to 2Mw: 1627
Magnitude 2 to 3Mw: 228
Magnitude 3 or greater: 16
Total: 2,365
Source: IMO Earthquake Count


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Drought Destroys Crops in N China

Recent drought in northern China has destroyed crops in much of northern China, leaving scores of people without food or drinking water, according to authorities, said Xinhua, China’s official news agency.

The regions include the provinces of Liaoning, Henan, Jilin, Hebei and Hubei as well as Inner Mongolia and Ningxia Hui autonomous regions, said the report, citing the country’s Ministry of Civil Affairs.

Liaoning province has experienced its worst drought since 1951, with about half million hectares of crops destroyed. The grain production in the province is expected to decline by 5 billion kg this year, said the report.

Severe Drought in Hebei

“Lingering droughts have spread to most parts of Hebei, a major grain-producing region in China, affecting 1.25 million hectares of crops, said the provincial water resources department.”

Large numbers of livestock are also short of water. Average precipitation in the province through mid-August was 21 mm, about 50 percent less than the average for the period, said the report.

Record Drought Kills Scores of Livestock in Xinjiang

“A prolonged drought in northwest China’s Xinjiang has left about 200,000 people in need of emergency aid, including drinking water, said the region’s civil affairs department.” Xinhua reported.

“In seven counties of the Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture of Ili in northern Xinjiang, more than half a million people and 3.46 million head of livestock have been affected. Some 7,700 cattle have died.”

“Herders are concerned how their livestock will survive the winter due to the destruction of fodder by the drought. Over 4.3 million mu (287,000 hectares) of crops and 22.8 million mu of pastures have suffered, with direct economic losses of 4.3 billion yuan (700 million U.S. dollars).”

Nationally, the drought has affected about 3 million hectares of crops.

“Artificial rain has failed to relieve the situation.”

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MAJOR DISASTERS/ SIGNIFICANT EVENTS, Aug. 29, 2014

Posted by feww on August 29, 2014

VOLCANIC ERUPTION
SIGNIFICANT SEISMIC EVENTS
BARDARBUNGA VOLCANO
TAVURVUR VOLCANO
SCENARIOS 023, 017, 09, 08, 07
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Fissure eruption reported in Holuhraun lava field, Dyngjujokull glacier, Iceland

The eruption breached surface in Holuhraun lava field about 5km north of Dyngjujokull about 00:02 GMT on Friday, said IMO.

Seismic activity has decreased as a result of the pressure release, however a significant amount of earthquakes is still detected in the magma dike, between the eruption site and south to about 5 km into Dyngjujökull.

The aviation color-code was raised to “red” and back to “orange,” as there was no ash emission.

A significant shock measuring 5.2Mw centered at 64.770°N, 17.335°W occurred at a depth of 7.5km at 12:21UTC, said USGS/EHP.

Tavurvur Volcano Erupts in Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Mount Tavurvur on PNG’s East New Britain Island erupted violently at 3.00 a.m. local time,  said Rabaul Volcanological Observatory.

It ejected plumes of smoke and ash to a height of about 17,000m over the South Pacific island country, forcing the authorities to warn local residents to stay indoors, and causing airlines to alter some flight paths.

“Flight paths between Sydney and Narita (Tokyo) and Sydney and Shanghai have been altered as a result of the volcanic ash cloud over Rabaul in eastern Papua New Guinea,” Qantas spokeswoman told Reuters.

The eruption reached the top of the atmosphere at 50,000 feet, which is the same height as which planes travel, could disrupt air flights from Australia, said the Volcanic Ash Advisory Center in Darwin, Australia.

M5.6 Quake Strikes South of Athens, Greece

Centered at 36.738°N, 23.757°E, about 137km south of Athens, the quake struck at a depth of 91.8km, said USGS/EHP.

The quake was felt in Athens; however, there were no reports of casualties or severe damage, as of posting.

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Two More Significant Quakes Hit Bardarbunga Volcano

Posted by feww on August 27, 2014

MAJOR DISASTERS/ SIGNIFICANT EVENTS
VOLCANIC ERUPTION
SIGNIFICANT SEISMIC EVENTS
BARDARBUNGA VOLCANO ERUPTING
SCENARIOS 023, 09, 08, 07
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Bardarbunga volcano hit by two more significant earthquakes

Two more earthquakes measuring magnitudes 5.4 and 5.2 struck near Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano on Wednesday. The quakes struck at depths of 6.4 and 6.2km respectively.
A magnitude 4.5 quake also struck the nearby Askja volcano at a depth of 4km, said IMO.

Earthquake count in the past 48 hours, as of posting  [Source: IMO]

  • Magnitude less than 1 = 270
  • Magnitude 1 to 2 = 1,674
  • Magnitude 2 to 3 = 378
  • Magnitude more than 3 = 28
  • Total = 2,350

The largest quake to strike  Bardarbunga so far was a magnitude 5.7, which occurred at a depth of 6.2km on Tuesday about 4.8 km NNE of of the volcano.

bardarbunga eq
Earthquake location map as of 27 Aug 13:10 GMT. Source and copyright: IMO. See Fair Use Notice

Other Significant Events

M5.4 Strikes 150km SSE of Shizunai, Kamikazeland

Centered at 41.115°N, 143.158°E the quake occurred at a depth of 28.3km (17.6mi), said USGS/EHP.

Distances:

  • 158km (98mi) ENE of Misawa, Japan
  • 673km (418mi) NNE of Tokyo, Japan

FIRE-EARTH Earthquake Forecasts for Japan

FIRE-EARTH Science Team has suspended its research on Japan seismicity due to resurgence of militarism in Japan and other reasons, as previously stated.

The Team has suspended its research also on California seismicity to protest Internet censorship, Google’s manipulation of  information, theft of FIRE-EARTH intellectual property and other reasons, as previously stated.


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Aftershocks Continue to Rattle Northern California

Posted by feww on August 26, 2014

HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SEISMIC HAZARD
VOLCANIC HAZARD
SCENARIOS 09, 08, 07
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Dozens of Aftershocks Hit Napa County

More than a 100 aftershocks of all magnitudes have struck southern Napa County following a 6.0Mw quake that struck on August 24, causing an estimated $1billion in damages and injuring about 200 people.

Centered at 38.182°N, 122.302°W the largest aftershock  so far measured 3.9Mw striking at a depth of 11.7km (7.3mi), said USGS/EHP.

Another cluster of of more than 200 shocks has occurred near Geysers, California.

FIRE-EARTH Earthquake Forecasts for California

FIRE-EARTH Science Team has suspended its research on California seismicity to protest Internet censorship, Google’s manipulation of  information, theft of FIRE-EARTH intellectual property and other reasons, as previously stated.

The Team has suspended its research also on Japan seismicity due to resurgence of militarism in that country and other reasons, as previously stated.


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Strong Quake Strikes Peru

Posted by feww on August 25, 2014

HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SEISMIC HAZARD
SCENARIOS 023, 09, 08, 07
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Magnitude 6.9 earthquake strikes near Tambo, Peru

Centered at 14.586°S, 73.578°W the quake struck at a depth of 101.0km (62.8mi), said USGS/EHP.

There were no reports of casualties or major damage, as of posting.

The quake zone is reportedly plagued by multiple copper, silver and gold mines.

EQ Details

Event Time:  2014-08-24 23:21:45 UTC
Location: 14.586°S 73.578°W depth=101.0km (62.8mi)
Nearby Cities

  • 43km (27mi) ENE of Tambo, Peru
  • 61km (38mi) ENE of Puquio, Peru
  • 105km (65mi) S of Andahuaylas, Peru
  • 129km (80mi) SW of Abancay, Peru
  • 467km (290mi) SE of Lima, Peru

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Strong Quake Hits San Francisco Bay Area

Posted by feww on August 24, 2014

HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SEISMIC HAZARD
VOLCANIC HAZARD
SCENARIOS 023, 09, 08, 07
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M6.0 Quake Occurs  NW of American Canyon, California

Centered at 38.214°N, 122.319°W the quake struck at a significant depth of 10.8km.

There were no reports of casualties, as of posting. However, according to the USGS ‘Pager‘ and ‘Shakemap,‘ some fatalities may have occurred, with the damage estimated at hundreds of million of dollars.

The quake has severely damaged “historic buildings in Downtown Napa, rupturing gas lines and water mains across Napa, Sonoma, and Solano Counties leading to multiple fires, plunging entire communities into darkness and buckling and cracking roadways on Highway 37 and State Route 121,” said a local report.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 6.0Mw
Event Time: 2014-08-24 10:20:44 UTC
Location: 38.214°N 122.319°W depth=10.8km (6.7mi)
Nearby Cities

  • 6km (4mi) NW of American Canyon, California
  • 9km (6mi) SSW of Napa, California
  • 13km (8mi) NNW of Vallejo, California
  • 14km (9mi) SE of Sonoma, California
  • 82km (51mi) WSW of Sacramento, California

The quake is reportedly the strongest shock to hit the Bay Area since the magnitude 6.9 quake that struck Loma Prieta in 1989.

Dozens of aftershocks have struck the area, as of posting.

Other Significant Seismicity

M6.4 strikes near Hacienda La Calera, Chile

Magnitude: 6.4Mw
Event Time: 2014-08-23 22:32:23 UTC
Location: 32.705°S 71.397°W depth=35.0km (21.7mi)
Nearby Cities

  • 18km (11mi) WNW of Hacienda La Calera, Chile
  • 23km (14mi) NNW of Quillota, Chile
  • 32km (20mi) SSW of La Ligua, Chile
  • 36km (22mi) NNW of Limache, Chile
  • 108km (67mi) NW of Santiago, Chile

Iceland: Bardarbunga Volcanic Earthquakes

M5.3  strikes  WNW of Hofn, Iceland
Event Time: 2014-08-24 00:09:53 UTC
Location: 64.686°N, 17.351°W depth=5.4km (3.4mi)
Nearby Cities

  • 116km (72mi) SSE of Akureyri, Iceland
  • 227km (141mi) ENE of Reykjavik, Iceland
  • 229km (142mi) ENE of Kopavogur, Iceland

About 2,000 earthquakes of all magnitudes have struck Iceland in the last 48 hours, according to IMO.

FIRE-EARTH Earthquake Forecasts for California

FIRE-EARTH Science Team has suspended its research on California seismicity to protest Internet censorship, Google’s manipulation of  information, theft of FIRE-EARTH intellectual property and other reasons, as previously stated.

The Team has suspended its research also on Japan seismicity due to resurgence of militarism in Japan and other reasons, as previously stated.


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Hundreds Injured after Strong Earthquake in Iran

Posted by feww on August 18, 2014

SEISMIC HAZARD
HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SCENARIOS 08, 07
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M6.2 Quake Strikes Western Iran

 Centered at 32.739°N, 47.670°E the quake occurred at a depth of about 10.0km (6.2mi), said USGS/EHP.

The mainshock was preceded by a M5.0 foreshock, and followed by at least 8 significant aftershocks, the largest of which measured 5.8Mw as of posting.

The quakes struck western Iran, near the border with Iraq. Induced seismicity cannot be ruled out.

The quake has injured hundreds of people and caused extensive damage to buildings in the nearby town of Mour-Mouri, said news agencies quoting local media.

Iran quake 18-8-2014
EQ Location Map. Source: USGS/EHP

Earthquake Details
Magnitude: 6.2Mw
Event Time: 2014-08-18 02:32:05 UTC
Location: 32.659°N 47.715°E depth=10.0km (6.2mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 36km (22mi) SE of Abdanan, Iran
  • 37km (23mi) E of Dehloran, Iran
  • 78km (48mi) WNW of Dezful, Iran
  • 81km (50mi) NW of Shush, Iran
  • 312km (194mi) ESE of Baghdad, Iraq

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Strong Quake Strikes NE Honshu Coast, Japan

Posted by feww on August 10, 2014

HIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
JAPAN EARTHQUAKES
SCENARIOS 09, 08, 07
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M6.1 Earthquake Strikes OFF the Coast of AOMORI, JAPAN

Centered at 41.163°N, 142.176°E the quake struck at a depth of 41.0km (25.5mi), according to USGS/EHP.

The quake rattled the entire northern half of Honshu, Japan’s main island, and nearly all of Hokkaido, the country’s second largest island, registering a high of 5- on the local seismicity scale of 1 to 7.

Tsunami Evaluation

There was no threat of a major tsunami associated with this event.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 6.0Mw  [M6.1 according to the local weather agency]
Event Time: 2014-08-10 @ 03:43:17 UTC
Location: 41.163°N 142.176°E depth=41.0km (25.5mi)
Nearby Cities

  • 81km (50mi) E of Mutsu, Japan
  • 86km (53mi) NE of Misawa, Japa
  • 126km (78mi) ENE of Aomori-shi, Japan
  • 645km (401mi) NNE of Tokyo, Japan

FIRE-EARTH Earthquake Forecasts for Japan

FIRE-EARTH Science Team has suspended its research on Japan seismicity, California ditto.


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The 837th Quake Strikes Oklahoma in 2014

Posted by feww on August 9, 2014

SEISMIC HAZARD
HEIGHTENED SEISMICITY IN OKLAHOMA
SCENARIOS 09, 08, 07
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‘It feels like the earth is opening up and you are falling’

At least 837 earthquakes measuring magnitude  2.5 or greater have struck the state of Oklahoma, so far this year, according to the USGS archives.

At least 285 of the quakes measured 3.0Mw, or greater. This compares with only 277 quakes that occurred during the previous 14 years.

“The houses are bouncing. It is frightening,” said the information manager for the Oklahoma Corporations Commission, the state regulator for the oil and gas industry.

Fracking Oklahoma to Death

More than 90 percent of Oklahoma produces oil and gas, and the industry’s wastewater is injected into thousands of disposal wells, usually old gas wells, around the state, said a report. “Scientific studies have shown wastewater activity may cause quakes when occurring near geologic faults.”

However, regulators still claim ignorance concerning the link between the disposal wells, and the spike in the seismic activity.

“It feels like the earth is opening up and you are falling,” said a resident in Guthrie, a town of about 11,000 people, located 40km west of Oklahoma City, which has been hit by at least 11 quakes M3.0 or greater, so far this month. “It’s scary.”

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Significant Quake, Tropical Storm ISELLE Strike Hawaii

Posted by feww on August 8, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC HAZARDS
SEISMIC HAZARD
SCENARIOS 888, 066, 055, 024, 023, 09, 08, 07
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Big Island Struck by Significant Earthquake, TS ISELLE

Centered at 20.079°N, 155.793°W, a magnitude 4.5 quake struck about 12km WNW of Waimea, Hawaii at a depth of 16.8km (10.4mi, at 16:24:04 UTC on Friday.

Meantime, Tropical Storm ISELLE battered the island, knocking down trees and power lines, and forcing more than 1,200 people to evacuate their homes.

The second of two major storms, the more powerful Hurricane JULIO, is headed directly toward the archipelago.

JULIO has been upgraded to a Category 3 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of about 195 km/h, moving toward the island at about 25 km/h.

Hawaii Gov.  Abercrombie signed an emergency proclamation on Wednesday in anticipation of the arrival of the two tropical storms.

“The proclamation, which includes the entire state, activates the Major Disaster Fund set aside by the Legislature for disaster relief. It also allows easier access to emergency resources at the state and federal levels, along with the suspension of certain laws as needed for emergency purposes,” said a statement posted on his website.

The disaster emergency relief period for the proclamation continues through August 15, 2014.


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Deadly Quake Strikes South Africa

Posted by feww on August 5, 2014

DEADLY EARTHQUAKE
INDUCED SEISMICITY
SCENARIOS 222, 08
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M5.3 Strikes Near Orkney, South Africa

Centered at 26.986°S, 26.741°E the rare quake struck at a depth of about 10.0km (6.2mi), said USGS/EHP.

The epicenter was located about 125 km (73 miles) southwest of Johannesburg, and 199km (124mi) SW of Pretoria, South Africa. The quake, which killed at least one person, is said to be the largest in the southern Africa region since 2006, when a magnitude 7.0 shock occurred in  Zimbabwe, according to Geological Survey of South Africa.

Induced Seismicity

There is increasing evidence that some earthquakes are  triggered or caused by human activities. Although the area around JHB is not prone to seismicity, it is plagued by the deepest gold mines in the world.


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Thousands Dead or Injured in SW China Quake

Posted by feww on August 4, 2014

DEADLY EARTHQUAKE
MAJOR DISASTER
MASS CASUALTIES
SCENARIOS 444, 080, 070, 09, 08, 07
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Earthquake kills at least 398, injures 1,881 others in SW China

Death toll has risen to at least 398, with 1,881 others injured, from an earthquake that struck SW China’s Yunnan province on Sunday, August 3, reported Xinhua, the country’s official news agency.

The magnitude 6.5 earthquake, said to be the strongest to strike the province in 100 years, has destroyed or damaged more than 42,000 buildings, said the report.

The quake has destroyed or damaged about 90 percent of “wood and earth” houses, which includes most of the structures in the disaster zone, according to the Ministry of Civil Affairs.

The deadly quake has affected at least 1.09 million people, forcing more than 230,000 people to relocate.

According to USGS/EHP, at least 4 aftershocks measuring between magnitudes 4.5Mw and 4.7Mw have struck the disaster zone, as of posting.

“As of 8 a.m. Monday, 411 aftershocks had been recorded in the quake-hit region, with four measured between 4.0 to 4.9 magnitude and five between 3.0 to 3.9 magnitude, according to the administration,” said Xinhua.

Meanwhile, China’s National Committee for Disaster Mitigation has upgraded its disaster relief response to the highest-level, said the report.

“[The National Committee for Disaster Mitigation] decided to lift the level of the disaster relief response from grade III to I at 11 a.m. Monday. Grade I is usually issued for ‘especially major natural disasters’ in which more than 200 people are killed or more than 1 million people are relocated.”

Thundershowers are forecast through Wednesday, making the relief work much more difficult in the mountainous disaster zone.

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Hundreds Dead or Missing in SW China Quake

Posted by feww on August 3, 2014

EARTHQUAKE
MAJOR DISASTER
MASS CASUALTIES
SCENARIOS 444, 080, 070, 09, 08, 07
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Deadly Earthquake Destroys Thousands of Homes in SW China’s Yunnan Province

At least 150 people have been killed, 180 others missing and more than 1,300 injured after a strong earthquake rocked southwest China’s Yunnan Province Sunday afternoon, reported Xinhua.

Centered at 27.1°N,  103.3°E, the strong shock occurred at a depth of 12 km in Longtoushan township, 23 km southwest of Ludian [population: ~ 266,000,] Zhaotong City, at about 16:30  (Beijing Time), said the report.

“As of 8:00 p.m., more than 120 residents were killed, over 180 were missing and 1,300 got injured in Ludian County, according to the local government.”

The quake destroyed more than 12,000 houses and damaged 30,000 more, cutting off transportation, electricity and telecommunications links throughout the county, officials have said.

The quake has killed at least 30 others in two neighboring counties, the report said.

“It’s so terrible. The aftermath is much much worse than what happened after the quake two years ago. I have never felt so strong tremors before. What I can see are all ruins,” said a resident.

“Too many buildings were damaged and we are collecting data on deaths and injuries,” said the head of the Longtoushan township, adding an rescue operation is under way.

“The road leading to the township was damaged in a landslide before the quake and the traffic has not been resumed.”

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Strong Quake Strikes North of PNG

Posted by feww on August 3, 2014

UPDATED @ 12:20UTC

SEISMIC HAZARD
HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SCENARIOS 08, 07
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M6.9 occurs near E. Caroline Islands, Micronesia

Centered at 0.844°N, 146.144°E the quake struck at a depth of 10.6km (6.6mi), said USGS/EHP.

The main shock was followed by at least 2 significant aftershocks, the largest of which measured 6.1Mw, as of posting.

The quake was initially recorded as a M7.2 by USGS/EHP, but was later downgraded.

NO destructive tsunami has occurred.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 6.9Mw
Event Time: 2014-08-03 00:22:03 UTC
Location: 0.844°N 146.144°E depth=10.6km (6.6mi)
Nearby Cities: 340km (211mi) NNW of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea

OTHER SIGNIFICANT QUAKES

M6.5 earthquake rocked Ludian County, Zhaotong City, in southwest China’s Yunnan Province at 4:30 p.m. Sunday (Beijing Time), said the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC), Xinhua reported.

The quake was centered at 27.1N,  103.3E, and occurred  at a depth of 12 kilometers, according to the CENC.

“I felt a strong jolt on my fifth-floor home and some small objects in my home fell off the shelves,” said a resident in the county seat of Ludian.

Zhaotong is about 300 km from Kunming, the capital city of Yunnan, where a magnitude 5.7 quake killed 80 people and injured more than 800 others in September 2012, said the report.

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake in the same area caused about 1,500 deaths in 1974.

M5.7 – 140km WSW of Naze, Japan
Event Time: 2014-08-03 04:06:04 UTC
Location: 28.031°N 128.105°E depth=10.0km (6.2mi)
[USGS/EHP]


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Significant Quake Strikes Algerian Coast

Posted by feww on August 1, 2014

SEISMIC HAZARD
HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SCENARIOS 08, 07
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M5.6 Quake Strikes Off the Coast of Algiers

Centered at 36.851°N, 3.161°E, the quake struck 15km (9mi) NE of the Algerian capital, Algiers, at a depth of about 10.0km (6.2mi), said USGS/EHP.

Up to 2 million people  may have felt the quake. Several fatalities/injuries and moderate damage may have occurred, according to the USGS model.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 5.6Mw
Event Time: 2014-08-01 04:11:16 UTC
Location: 36.851°N 3.161°E depth=10.0km (6.2mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 11km (7mi) NNW of Bordj el Kiffan, Algeria
  • 12km (7mi) WNW of Ain Taya, Algeria
  • 13km (8mi) N of Bab Ezzouar, Algeria
  • 15km (9mi) NE of Algiers, Algeria
  • 15km (9mi) NNW of Dar el Beida, Algeria

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Strong Quake Strikes S. Mexico

Posted by feww on July 29, 2014

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M6.3 quake occurs near  Juan Rodriguez Clara, Mexico

Centered at 17.842°N, 95.524°W the quake struck at a depth of about 95.1km (59.1mi), said USGS/EHP.

More than 150,000 people may have felt the quake. Several fatalities/injuries and moderate damage may have occurred, according to the USGS model.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 6.3Mw
Event Time: 2014-07-29 at 10:46:15 UTC
Location:17.842°N 95.524°W depth=95.1km (59.1mi)
Nearby Cities

  • 19km (12mi) SW of Juan Rodriguez Clara, Mexico
  • 60km (37mi) W of Sayula de Aleman, Mexico
  • 62km (39mi) SSE of Carlos A. Carrillo, Mexico
  • 65km (40mi) W of Acayucan, Mexico
  • 418km (260mi) ESE of Mexico City, Mexico

EQ Location Map 

mex quake 29jul14
Earthquake Location Map[SOURCE: USGS/EHP]


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Significant Quake Strikes Near Medford, Oklahoma

Posted by feww on July 29, 2014

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M4.3 Quake Occurs 24km WSW of Medford, Oklahoma

Centered at 36.732°N, 97.987°W the quake struck at a depth of about 7.6km (4.7mi), said USGS/EHP.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 4.3Mw
Event Time: 2014-07-29 02:46:36 UTC
Location: 36.732°N 97.987°W depth=7.6km (4.7mi)
Nearby Cities

  • 24km (15mi) WSW of Medford, Oklahoma
  • 38km (24mi) NNW of Enid, Oklahoma
  • 80km (50mi) W of Ponca City, Oklahoma
  • 92km (57mi) WSW of Arkansas City, Kansas
  • 146km (91mi) NNW of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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Strong Quake Strikes Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge

Posted by feww on July 27, 2014

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Significant Quake Strikes Middle of Kane Fracture Zone

Centered at 23.761°N, 45.646°W the magnitude 6.0 quake occurred at a signature depth of 10.0km (6.2mi).

Earthquake Details
Magnitude: 6.0Mw
Event Time: 2014-07-27 01:28:38 UTC

Location: 23.761°N 45.646°W depth=10.0km (6.2mi)
Nearby Cities:  1,811km (1125mi) ENE of Grande Anse, Guadeloupe

The quake was initially reported as a magnitude 6.6 by USGS/EHP, but was later downgraded.

Tsunami Information Statement [NOAA/NWS]

Evaluation:  A destructive widespread tsunami threat does not exist based on historical earthquake and tsunami data. However – there is the small possibility of a local or regional tsunami that could affect coasts located usually no more than a few hundred kilometers from the earthquake epicenter. Authorities in the region near the epicenter should be made aware of this possibility.

Related Seismic Events

M5.1 – Southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge
Event Time: 2014-07-26 17:11:16 UTC
Location: 21.192°S 15.177°W depth=14.5km (9.0mi)
Nearby Cities: 1,155km (718mi) WSW of Jamestown, Saint Helena

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Significant Quake Strikes Montana

Posted by feww on July 24, 2014

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M3.5 Quake Strikes SE of Townsend, Montana

Centered at 46.257°N, 111.388°W the quake struck at a signature depth of about 3.4km (2.1mi).

EQ Details [Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology/ USGS]
Magnitude: 3.5Mw
Event Time: 2014-07-23 23:55:59 UTC
Location: 46.257°N 111.388°W depth=3.4km (2.1mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 12km (7mi) SE of Townsend, Montana
  • 62km (39mi) SE of Helena, Montana
  • 69km (43mi) NNW of Bozeman, Montana
  • 92km (57mi) ENE of Butte, Montana
  • 138km (86mi) S of Great Falls, Montana

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M6.9 Quake Strikes Near Ndoi Island, Fiji

Posted by feww on July 22, 2014

SEISMIC HAZARD
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SCENARIOS 08, 07
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Deep, Powerful Quake Occurs Near Lau Ridge

Centered at 19.829°S, 178.464°W the quake struck at a depth of about 616.4km (383.0mi), about 375km (233mi) ESE of Suva, Fiji, according to USGS/EHP.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 6.9Mw
Event Time: 2014-07-21 14:54:41 UTC
Location: 19.829°S 178.464°W depth=616.4km (383.0mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 94km (58mi) NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji
  • 369km (229mi) WNW of Nuku`alofa, Tonga
  • 375km (233mi) ESE of Suva, Fiji
  • 441km (274mi) SSE of Lambasa, Fiji
  • 488km (303mi) ESE of Nadi, Fiji

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Strong Quake Strikes Alaska

Posted by feww on July 17, 2014

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M6.0 quake occurs NNW of Yakutat, Alaska

Centered at 60.217°N, 140.550°W, the quake occurred at a depth of 14.8km (9.2mi), according to USGS/EHP.

The main shock was followed by about a dozen small aftershocks including several that struck at  indeterminable depths, as of posting.

EQ Location Map

Alaska quake 17july14
Source: USGS/EHP

EQ Details

Magnitude: 6.0Mw
Event Time: 2014-07-17 11:49:37 UTC
Location:  60.217°N 140.550°W depth=14.8km (9.2mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 95km (59mi) NNW of Yakutat, Alaska
  • 300km (186mi) W of Whitehorse, Canada
  • 523km (325mi) E of Anchorage, Alaska

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M6.3 Quake Strikes Near Davao Gulf

Posted by feww on July 14, 2014

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SCENARIOS 08, 07
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Strong Quake Strikes SSE of Davao, Philippines

Centered at 5.681°N, 126.570°E the quake occurred at a depth of about 44.9km (27.9mi) some 86km (53mi) SSE of Pondaguitan, Mindanao, Philippines, said USGS/EHP.

The shock was followed by at least one significant aftershock as of posting.

To be updated …

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M 6.1 Quake Strikes W of Iquique, Chile

Posted by feww on July 14, 2014

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SCENARIOS 08, 07
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Strong Quake Rocks Northern Chile

Centered at 20.245°S, 70.357°W the quake occurred at a depth of  35.7km (22.2mi), said USGS/EHP.

NO Tsunami Warning, Watch or Advisories are in effect.

Earthquake Details

Magnitude: 6.1Mw
Event Time: 2014-07-13 20:54:14 UTC
Location: 20.245°S 70.357°W depth=35.7km (22.2mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 22km (14mi) W of Iquique, Chile
  • 195km (121mi) S of Arica, Chile
  • 205km (127mi) N of Tocopilla, Chile
  • 248km (154mi) S of Tacna, Peru

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