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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
.

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
.

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

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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
.

‘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
.

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
.

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
.

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
.

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
.

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
.

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

SEISMIC HAZARD HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY SCENARIOS 08, 07 .

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

SEISMIC HAZARD
HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SCENARIOS 08, 07
.

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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Recent Seismicity in the U.S.

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Strong Quake Strikes Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge

Posted by feww on July 27, 2014

SEISMIC HAZARD
HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SCENARIOS 08, 07
.

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

SEISMIC HAZARD
HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SCENARIOS 08, 07
.

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
HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SCENARIOS 08, 07
.

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

SEISMIC HAZARD
HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SCENARIOS 08, 07
.

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

SEISMIC HAZARD
HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SCENARIOS 08, 07
.

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

SEISMIC HAZARD
HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SCENARIOS 08, 07
.

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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Intense Seismicity Resumes in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oklahoma

Posted by feww on July 13, 2014

SEISMIC HAZARD
HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
INTENSE GEOTHERMAL ACTIVITY
SCENARIOS 08, 07
.

95 Percent of 1 Day, All Magnitudes Quakes Strike U.S.

Some 170 of 179 all magnitudes quakes have struck the U.S. [Puerto Rico included] in the past 24 hours, as of posting

Oklahoma

At least 8 quakes have struck Oklahoma, in the past 24 hours including a magnitude 4.3 shock, which occurred 8km SSW of Langston.

California 

Intense low-level seismicity has resumed in California with dozens of shocks occurring throughout the states and neighboring Nevada.

Alaska

Heightened low-level seismicity has also been recorded in Alaska, with the largest quake measuring magnitude 3.1, which occurred 38km NNE of Coldfoot, Alaska.

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Strong Quake Strikes Off the Coast of Fukushima

Posted by feww on July 12, 2014

SEISMIC HAZARD
HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SCENARIOS 08, 07
.

M6.8 Quake Strikes East of Iwaki, Japan

Centered at 37.0N, 142.6E the quake struck at a signature depth of10km and was felt throughout Japan’s main Island of Honshu.

The quake was followed by at least 2 aftershocks, as of posting.

EQ Details [JMA]

Magnitude: 6.8Mw
Region: Fukushima-ken Oki
Time Occurred: 04:22 JST [UTC + 9] 12 Jul 2014 (JST)
Location: 37.0N, 142.6E depth=10 km

EQ Details [USGS/EHP]

Distances:

  • 129km (80mi) ESE of Namie, Japan
  • 131km (81mi) E of Iwaki, Japan
  • 147km (91mi) ENE of Kitaibaraki, Japan
  • 151km (94mi) ENE of Takahagi, Japan
  • 284km (176mi) ENE of Tokyo, Japan

EQ Location Map

japan trench 12 july14

Tsunami Status

No Tsunami Warnings, Advisories or Watches are in effect.

However, small tsunamis of about 20 cm were observed at several coastal locations in the northeast, said Japan’s weather agency.

Mass Evacuations

Tens of thousands of people in dozens of coastal towns and villages were evacuated fearing a repeat of March 11 tsunami that left thousands of people dead and hundreds of thousands homeless.

Related Earthquakes

Magnitude: 5.3Mw [USGS/EHP]
Event Time: 2014-07-11 13:11:46UTC
Location: 26.299°N 125.801°E depth=117.5km (73.0mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 174km (108mi) NNE of Hirara, Japan
  • 187km (116mi) W of Itoman, Japan
  • 187km (116mi) W of Tomigusuku, Japan
  • 188km (117mi) W of Naha-shi, Japan
  • 1,254km (779mi) S of Seoul, South Korea

FIRE-EARTH Earthquake Forecasts for Japan

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Significant Quakes Strike Greece, Red Sea

Posted by feww on July 11, 2014

SEISMIC HAZARD
HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SCENARIOS 08, 07
.

M4.6 quake strikes N of Athens, Greece

Centered at 38.525°N 23.703°E the quake occurred at a depth of about 10km some 60km (37mi) N of Athens, Greece.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 4.6Mw
Event Time: 2014-07-11 09:46:06 UTC
Location: 38.525°N 23.703°E depth=10.0km (6.2mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 6km (4mi) E of Nea Artaki, Greece
  • 11km (7mi) NE of Chalkida, Greece
  • 40km (25mi) NE of Thivai, Greece
  • 43km (27mi) NNW of Ayios Stefanos, Greece
  • 60km (37mi) N of Athens, Greece

EQ Location Map

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M4.6 quake strikes the Red Sea

Magnitude: 4.6Mw – 40.13°E 17.32°N Depth=10 km [GEOFON Program]
Event Time: 2014-07-10 21:53:59 UTC
Location: 17.759°N 40.112°E depth=14.9km (9.2mi) [USGS/EHP]
Nearby Cities:

  • 182km (113mi) SW of Al Qunfidhah, Saudi Arabia
  • 211km (131mi) NE of Nak’fa, Eritrea
  • 242km (150mi) SW of Al Majaridah, Saudi Arabia
  • 243km (151mi) WNW of Farasan, Saudi Arabia
  • 296km (184mi) NNE of Asmara, Eritrea

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Significant Quake Strikes S of Fukushima, Japan

Posted by feww on July 10, 2014

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SCENARIOS 08, 07
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M4.8 Quake Strikes near Daigo, Ibaraki Prefecture

Centered at 36.8N, 140.6E (36.794°N 140.440°E depth=30.8km, USGS), the quake occurred at a depth of about 10km, according to local earthquake monitors.
Nearby Cities:

8km (5mi) ENE of Daigo, Japan
27km (17mi) N of Omiya, Japan
139km (86mi) NNE of Tokyo, Japan

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Heightened Seismicity Continues Across the U.S.

Posted by feww on July 8, 2014

SEISMIC HAZARD
HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SCENARIOS 08, 07
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Quakes Rattle Alaska to New Jersey, Hawaii to Puerto Rico

More than 97 percent of all quakes in the 24 hours to posting have occurred in the United States.

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1 Day, All Magnitudes Worldwide: 348 earthquakes – Updated: 2014-07-08 15:44:28UTC.  Showing 338 earthquakes in map area. Source: USGS/EHP

7 Days

About 96 percent of all earthquakes worldwide occurring over the past 7 days have struck the United States (including Puerto Rico).

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7 Days, All Magnitudes Worldwide: 2,048 earthquakes – Updated: 2014-07-08 15:53:22 UTC. Showing  1,971 earthquakes in map area. Source: USGS/EHP

Other Significant Seismicity

M6.3 – 13km NNE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu
Event Time: 2014-07-08 12:56:26 UTC
Location: 17.617°S 168.359°E depth=114.0km (70.8mi)

M5.5 – 15km NNE of Shiraoi, Japan
Event Time: 2014-07-08 09:05:23 UTC
Location: 42.681°N 141.411°E depth=10.0km (6.2mi)
Nearby Cities: 790km (491mi) N of Tokyo, Japan

M4.8 – 82km WSW of San Antonio, Chile
Event Time: 2014-07-08 13:25:26 UTC
Location: 33.912°S 72.431°W depth=13.1km (8.1mi)
Nearby Cities: 172km (107mi) WSW of Santiago, Chile


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Strong Quake Destroys Homes in Guatemala, Mexico

Posted by feww on July 7, 2014

SEISMIC HAZARD
HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SCENARIOS 08, 07
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M6.9 quake strikes near Puerto Madero, Mexico

Centered at 14.742°N, 92.409°W the quake occurred at a depth of about 60km (37.3mi), reported the USGS/EHP.

“‘This quake was pretty strong. There are houses destroyed,’ said Luis Rivera, governor of the San Marcos region, which was also hit by a 7.4 magnitude earthquake in late 2012 that killed 48 people,” according to a report.

The quake also destroyed or damaged dozens of homes in San Marcos region, Guatemala, leaving at least 2 people dead, said the report.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 6.9Mw (downgraded from M7.1)
Event Time: 2014-07-07 11:23:55 UTC
Location: 14.742°N 92.409°W depth=60.0km (37.3mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 2km (1mi) NNE of Puerto Madero, Mexico
  • 22km (14mi) SW of Tapachula, Mexico
  • 29km (18mi) NW of Suchiate, Mexico
  • 29km (18mi) WNW of Ciudad Tecun Uman, Guatemala
  • 204km (127mi) W of Guatemala City, Guatemala

EQ Location Map

Mexico quake 7-7-14
EQ Location Map. Source: USGS/EHP


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M5.9 Quake Strikes Sick Japan

Posted by feww on July 5, 2014

SEISMIC HAZARD
HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SCENARIOS 08, 07
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Significant earthquake strikes near Miyako, Japan

Centered at 39.675°N 142.034°E the quake struck off Iwate Pref., near east coast of Honshu, Japan, according to USGS/EHP.

The seismicity registered up to 5 (lower) on the 7-level local scale.

Earthquake Details
Magnitude: 5.9 [GEOFON Program]
Event Time: 2014-07-04 22:42:04 UTC
Location: 39.675°N 142.034°E depth=44.9km (27.9mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 8km (5mi) ENE of Miyako, Japan
  • 24km (15mi) NNE of Yamada, Japan
  • 36km (22mi) NNE of Otsuchi, Japan
  • 47km (29mi) NNE of Kamaishi, Japan
  • 488km (303mi) NNE of Tokyo, Japan

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95 Percent of All Earthquakes Strike U.S.

Posted by feww on July 2, 2014

SEISMIC HAZARD
HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SCENARIOS 08, 07
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U.S. Struck by 95 Percent of All Earthquakes in 7 Days

Some 1,522 earthquakes of all magnitudes have struck the United States in the past 7 days, or about 95 percent of global total.

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7 Days All Magnitudes Global: 1,604 earthquakes  Updatedf : 2014-07-02 01:03:33UTC
1,527 earthquakes in map area. Source USGS/EHP


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