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Recent Earthquakes ≥ 6.0 Mw

Posted by feww on October 13, 2009

FEWW list of earthquakes measuring ≥ 6.0 Mw that occurred between 7 – 12 October 2009

Source of the initial data: USGS/EHP; maximum quake magnitudes estimated by FEWW.]

Earthquakes tables - energy released
The total amount of energy released by the above quakes was the equivalent of the energy released by about 3,830 Hiroshima A-Bombs. [Click image to enlarge.]

Notes:
1. About 52 percent of the total energy released during the listed events came from the Vanuatu earthquake measuring 8.2 Mw.

2. A combined total of 89 percent of the energy released came from the two earthquakes highlighted in shades of blue, measuring 8.2 and 8.1 Mw respectively.

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  6. feww said

    MACQUARIE ISLAND REGION – 2009 November 05 09:43:21 UTC

    Earthquake Details
    Magnitude: [Maximum quake magnitude possibly as high as to 6.6 Mw]
    Date-Time: Thursday, November 05, 2009 at 09:43:21 UTC [Thursday, November 05, 2009 at 08:43:21 PM at epicenter]
    Location: 52.317°S, 160.755°E
    Depth 10: km (6.2 miles)
    Region: MACQUARIE ISLAND REGION
    Distances:
    285 km (175 miles) NNE of Macquarie Island, Australia
    415 km (255 miles) WSW of Auckland Island, New Zealand
    1620 km (1010 miles) SW of WELLINGTON, New Zealand
    2100 km (1310 miles) SSE of CANBERRA, A.C.T., Australia
    Location Uncertainty: horizontal +/- 9.7 km (6.0 miles)
    Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Event ID: us2009nqat
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    AZORES ISLANDS REGION – 2009 November 04 18:41:44 UTC

    Earthquake Details
    Magnitude: [Maximum quake magnitude possibly as high as to 6.2 Mw]
    Date-Time:
    * Wednesday, November 04, 2009 at 18:41:44 UTC
    * Wednesday, November 04, 2009 at 04:41:44 PM at epicenter
    Location: 36.120°N, 33.893°W
    Depth: 10 km (6.2 miles)
    Region: AZORES ISLANDS REGION
    Distances:
    445 km (275 miles) SW of Santa Cruz das Flores, Azores, Portugal
    540 km (335 miles) WSW of Horta, Azores, Portugal
    750 km (465 miles) W of Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal
    2205 km (1370 miles) W of LISBON, Portugal
    Location Uncertainty: horizontal +/- 6.5 km (4.0 miles)
    Source : USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Event ID: us2009npbe
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    TAIWAN – 2009 November 05 09:32:55 UTC
    Earthquake Details
    Magnitude: [Maximum quake magnitude possibly as high as to 6.0 Mw]
    Date-Time:
    * Thursday, November 05, 2009 at 09:32:55 UTC
    * Thursday, November 05, 2009 at 05:32:55 PM at epicenter
    Location: 23.611°N, 120.669°E
    Depth : 11.9 km (7.4 miles) set by location program
    Region TAIWAN
    Distances:
    25 km (15 miles) E of Chia-i, Taiwan
    60 km (35 miles) S of T’ai-chung, Taiwan
    80 km (50 miles) NE of T’ai-nan, Taiwan
    185 km (115 miles) SSW of T’AI-PEI, Taiwan
    Location Uncertainty: Error estimate not available
    Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Event ID: us2009nqaq

  7. feww said

    IONIAN SEA – 2009 November 03 05:25:11 UTC
    Earthquake Details
    Magnitude: [Maximum quake magnitude possibly as high as to 6.1 Mw]
    Date-Time:
    * Tuesday, November 03, 2009 at 05:25:11 UTC
    * Tuesday, November 03, 2009 at 07:25:11 AM at epicenter
    Location: 37.644°N, 20.697°E
    Depth 20 km (12.4 miles) set by location program
    Region: IONIAN SEA
    Distances:
    110 km (70 miles) SW of Patras, Greece
    145 km (90 miles) WNW of Kalamata, Greece
    225 km (140 miles) S of Ioannina, Greece
    270 km (170 miles) W of ATHENS, Greece
    Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 6 km (3.7 miles)
    Sourc:e USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

    Event ID: us2009nnak

  8. feww said

    SOUTH OF TONGA – 2009 November 02 10:47:13 UTC
    Earthquake Details
    Magnitude: [Maximum quake magnitude possibly as high as to 6.5 Mw]
    Date-Time
    * Monday, November 02, 2009 at 10:47:13 UTC
    * Monday, November 02, 2009 at 10:47:13 PM at epicente
    Location: 24.124°S, 175.135°W
    Depth: 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
    Region: SOUTH OF TONGA
    Distances;
    330 km (205 miles) S of NUKU’ALOFA, Tonga
    530 km (330 miles) SE of Ndoi Island, Fiji
    615 km (385 miles) S of Neiafu, Tonga
    1710 km (1060 miles) NE of Auckland, New Zealand
    Location Uncertainty: horizontal +/- 6.8 km (4.2 miles)
    Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Event ID: us2009nman
    ——————————————————–

    TONGA – 2009 November 01 21:28:59 UTC

    Earthquake Details
    Magnitude: [Maximum quake magnitude possibly as high as to 6.1 Mw]
    Date-Time:
    * Sunday, November 01, 2009 at 21:28:59 UTC
    * Monday, November 02, 2009 at 11:28:59 AM at epicenter
    Location: 15.478°S, 173.789°W
    Depth: 108 km (67.1 miles) set by location program
    Region: TONGA
    Distances:
    50 km (35 miles) N of Hihifo, Tonga
    285 km (180 miles) SW of APIA, Samoa
    645 km (400 miles) NNE of NUKU’ALOFA, Tonga
    2625 km (1630 miles) NNE of Auckland, New Zealand
    Location Uncertainty: horizontal +/- 6.6 km (4.1 miles)
    Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Event ID: us2009nla4

  9. feww said

    SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS – 2009 October 31 19:09:52 UTC

    Magnitude:[Maximum quake magnitude possibly as high as to 6.2Mw]
    Date-Time
    * Saturday, October 31, 2009 at 19:09:52 UTC
    * Sunday, November 01, 2009 at 06:09:52 AM at epicenter
    Location: 11.409°S, 166.357°E
    Depth: 139.1 km (86.4 miles)
    Region: SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
    Distances:
    95 km (60 miles) SE of Lata, Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Isl.
    465 km (290 miles) N of Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
    735 km (455 miles) ESE of HONIARA, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
    2265 km (1400 miles) NE of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia
    Location Uncertainty: horizontal +/- 7.6 km (4.7 miles); depth +/- 2.4 km (1.5 miles)
    Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Event ID: us2009nka9

  10. feww said

    DRAKE PASSAGE – 2009 October 27 00:04:46 UTC

    Magnitude: [Maximum quake magnitude possibly as high as to 6.2Mw]
    Date-Time:
    * Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at 00:04:46 UTC
    * Monday, October 26, 2009 at 08:04:46 PM at epicenter
    Location: 59.956°S, 65.128°W
    Depth: 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
    Region: DRAKE PASSAGE
    Distances:
    540 km (335 miles) N of Palmer Station, Antarctica
    605 km (375 miles) SSE of Ushuaia, Argentina
    840 km (520 miles) SSE of Punta Arenas, Chile
    2865 km (1780 miles) S of BUENOS AIRES, Argentina
    Location Uncertainty: horizontal +/- 14.5 km (9.0 miles)
    Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Event ID: us2009ngac

    ########################################

    SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS – 2009 October 25 07:53:51 UTC

    Magnitude: [Maximum quake magnitude possibly as high as to 6.2Mw]
    Date-Time:
    * Sunday, October 25, 2009 at 07:53:51 UTC
    * Sunday, October 25, 2009 at 07:53:51 PM at epicenter
    Location: 23.098°S, 179.217°W
    Depth: 410.2 km (254.9 miles)
    Region SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS
    Distances:
    275 km (170 miles) S of Ndoi Island, Fiji
    465 km (290 miles) WSW of NUKU’ALOFA, Tonga
    600 km (375 miles) SSE of SUVA, Viti Levu, Fiji
    1635 km (1010 miles) NNE of Auckland, New Zealand
    Location Uncertainty: horizontal +/- 6.4 km (4.0 miles); depth +/- 9.7 km (6.0 miles)
    Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Event ID: us2009neas

  11. feww said

    SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
    2009 October 23 15:14 UTC
    Magnitude: 6.0 [Maximum quake magnitude possibly as high as to 6.3Mw]
    Date-Time: Friday, October 23, 2009 at 15:14:13 UTC [Saturday, October 24, 2009 at 02:14:13 AM at epicenter]
    Location: 12.210°S, 166.065°E
    Depth: 35 km (21.7 miles) set by location program
    Region: SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
    Distances:
    165 km (105 miles) S of Lata, Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Isl.
    385 km (240 miles) NNW of Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
    735 km (455 miles) ESE of HONIARA, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
    2175 km (1350 miles) NE of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia
    Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 7.6 km (4.7 miles)
    Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

    ===============================================
    NEAR THE NORTH COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIA

    Magnitude: 5.8 [Maximum quake magnitude possibly as high as to 6.1 Mw]
    Date-Time: Friday, October 23, 2009 at 11:15:28 UTC – [Friday, October 23, 2009 at 08:15:28 PM at epicenter]
    Location: 0.875°S, 134.102°E
    Depth: 35 km (21.7 miles)
    Region: NEAR THE NORTH COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIA
    Distances:
    NEAR Manokwari, Papua, Indonesia
    315 km (195 miles) E of Sorong, Papua, Indonesia
    1335 km (830 miles) NNE of DARWIN, Northern Territory, Australia
    3090 km (1920 miles) E of JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia
    Location Uncertainty: horizontal +/- 5.3 km (3.3 miles)
    Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Event ID us2009nca6

  12. feww said

    SOUTH OF PANAMA – 2009 October 22 00:51:39 UTC

    Magnitude: 6.2Mw [FEWW estimate which concurs with GFZ Potsdam measurement]
    Date-Time: Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 00:51:39 UTC
    [Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 06:51:39 PM at epicenter]
    Location: 6.827°N, 82.576°W
    Depth: 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
    Region: SOUTH OF PANAMA
    Distances:
    180 km (110 miles) S of David, Panama
    210 km (130 miles) SSE of Golfito, Costa Rica
    225 km (140 miles) SW of Santiago, Panama
    410 km (255 miles) SW of PANAMA CITY, Panama
    Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 8.8 km (5.5 miles); depth fixed
    Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Event ID: us2009nbad

    =========================================
    SAMOA ISLANDS REGION – 2009 October 19 – 22:49:37 UTC

    Magnitude: [up to 6.4Mw]
    Date-Time: Monday, October 19, 2009 at 22:49:37 UTC
    [Monday, October 19, 2009 at 11:49:37 AM at epicenter]
    Location: 15.333°S, 172.189°W
    Depth: 10 km (6.2 miles)
    Region: SAMOA ISLANDS REGION
    Distances:
    175 km (110 miles) SSW of APIA, Samoa
    180 km (110 miles) ENE of Hihifo, Tonga
    200 km (125 miles) SW of PAGO PAGO, American Samoa
    2715 km (1680 miles) NNE of Auckland, New Zealand
    Location Uncertainty: horizontal +/- 5.5 km (3.4 miles)
    Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Event ID: us2009myb5

  13. feww said

    SAMOA ISLANDS REGION – 2009 October 19 07:41:42 UTC
    Magnitude: 6.1 [Maximum quake magnitude: 6.4Mw]
    Date-Time:
    + Monday, October 19, 2009 at 07:41:42 UTC
    + Monday, October 19, 2009 at 08:41:42 PM at epicenter

    Location: 15.366°S, 172.944°W
    Depth: – 35 km (21.7 miles)
    Region: SAMOA ISLANDS REGION
    Distances:
    + 110 km (65 miles) NE of Hihifo, Tonga
    + 215 km (135 miles) SW of APIA, Samoa
    + 685 km (425 miles) NNE of NUKU’ALOFA, Tonga
    + 2670 km (1660 miles) NNE of Auckland, New Zealand
    Location Uncertainty: horizontal +/- 8.6 km (5.3 miles)
    Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

    Event ID: us2009myan

  14. feww said

    Two Powerful Quakes Strike Fox Islands, Alaska
    https://feww.wordpress.com/2009/10/14/two-powerful-quakes-strike-fox-islands-alaska/

  15. feww said

    SAMOA ISLANDS REGION – 2009 October 14 18:00:21 UTC

    Magnitude: 6.3 [Maximum quake magnitude estimated by FEWW at 6.6Mw]
    Date-Time: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at 18:00:21 UTC
    Location: 14.945°S, 174.806°W
    Depth: 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
    Region: SAMOA ISLANDS REGION
    Distances:
    + 160 km (100 miles) NW of Hihifo, Tonga
    + 235 km (145 miles) SE of MATA’UTU, Ile Uvea, Wallis and Futuna
    + 690 km (425 miles) N of NUKU’ALOFA, Tonga
    + 2640 km (1640 miles) NNE of Auckland, New Zealand
    Location Uncertainty: horizontal +/- 9.6 km (6.0 miles)
    Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Event ID: us2009mtbr

  16. feww said

    SUNDA STRAIT, INDONESIA – 2009 October 16 09:52:52 UTC
    Strong Quake Measuring up to 6.4 Mw Strikes Sunda Strait, Indonesia
    https://feww.wordpress.com/2009/10/16/strong-quake-strikes-sunda-strait-indonesia/

  17. feww said

    SULAWESI, INDONESIA – 2009 October 15 18:33:35 UTC
    Magnitude: 6.1 [Maximum quake magnitude estimated by FEWW at 6.3Mw]
    Date-Time: Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 18:33:35 UTC [Friday, October 16, 2009 at 02:33:35 AM at epicenter]
    Location: 3.660°S, 123.248°E
    Depth: 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
    Region: SULAWESI, INDONESIA
    Distances:
    + 215 km (135 miles) NNE of Baubau, Sulawesi, Indonesia
    + 450 km (280 miles) ENE of Ujung Pandang, Sulawesi, Indonesia
    + 1275 km (800 miles) NW of DARWIN, Northern Territory, Australia
    + 1845 km (1150 miles) E of JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia
    Location Uncertainty: horizontal +/- 8.4 km (5.2 miles)
    Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Event ID: us2009mucu

  18. feww said

    GFZ Potsdam – Earthquake Bulletin
    Region: Galapagos Triple Junction Region
    Time: 2009-10-15 17:48:22.3 UTC
    Magnitude: 6.2
    Epicenter: 103.90°W 3.29°N
    Depth: 10 km
    Status: manually revised

  19. terres said

    GFZ Potsdam – Earthquake Bulletin
    Region: Irian Jaya, Indonesia
    Time: 2009-10-15 12:11:15.7 UTC
    Magnitude: 6.0
    Epicenter: 139.51°E 3.07°S
    Depth: 92 km
    Status: manually revised

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