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Global Earthquakes Tempi Rising

Posted by feww on July 20, 2010

Intense Volcanic Activity to Follow!

Significant Earthquakes Since July 19, 2010

NOTE: The actual magnitude of the following earthquakes sourced from USGS/EHP could be up to  0.6Mw larger than the reported size.

Magnitude 5.8 – FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA

  • Magnitude: 5.8
  • Date-Tim:
    • Monday, July 19, 2010 at 08:20:31 UTC
    • Monday, July 19, 2010 at 12:20:31 AM at epicente
  • Location: 52.769°N, 169.221°W
  • Depth: 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
  • Region: FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
  • Distances:
    • 30 km (20 miles) SW of Nikolski, Alaska
    • 100 km (60 miles) E of Yunaska Island, Alaska
    • 1,500 km (930 miles) WSW of Anchorage, Alaska
    • 2,250 km (1400 miles) W of JUNEAU, Alaska
  • Location Uncertainty: horizontal +/- 6.2 km (3.9 miles); depth fixed by location program
  • Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
  • Event ID: us2010yxax

Magnitude 5.5 – FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA

  • Magnitude: 5.5
  • Date-Time:
    • Monday, July 19, 2010 at 08:23:14 UTC
    • Monday, July 19, 2010 at 12:23:14 AM at epicenter
  • Location: 52.752°N, 169.580°W
  • Depth: 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
  • Region: FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
  • Distances:
    • 50 km (30 miles) WSW of Nikolski, Alaska
    • 75 km (45 miles) E of Yunaska Island, Alaska
    • 1,515 km (940 miles) WSW of Anchorage, Alaska
    • 2,280 km (1420 miles) W of JUNEAU, Alaska
  • Location Uncertainty: horizontal +/- 8.7 km (5.4 miles); depth fixed by location program
  • Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
  • Event ID: us2010yxay

Magnitude 5.5 – SOUTHERN MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE

  • Magnitude 5.5
  • Date-Time
    • Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at 17:19:52 UTC
    • Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at 04:19:52 PM at epicenter
  • Location: 29.131°S, 13.173°W
  • Depth: 19.4 km (12.1 miles)
  • Region: SOUTHERN MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE
  • Distances:
    • 2,906 km (1806 miles) ESE (115°) from Vitoria, Brazil
    • 3,107 km (1930 miles) WSW (250°) from WINDHOEK, Namibia
  • Location Uncertainty: horizontal +/- 15.9 km (9.9 miles); depth +/- 4.8 km (3.0 miles)
  • Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
  • Event ID: us2010yybt

Magnitude 6.3 – NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA


The two largest quakes with magnitudes of 7.3 and 6.9 that struck PNG on July 18–19, 2010 [USGS estimates] are marked on the above image. Above color-coded map shows the topography, bathymetry, fault lines and earthquake locations. Source: NASA E/O. Click image to enlarge.

  • Magnitude: 6.3
  • Date-Time:
    • Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at 19:18:23 UTC
    • Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at 05:18:23 AM at epicenter
  • Location: 5.917°S, 150.681°E
  • Depth: 35.9 km (22.3 miles)
  • Region: NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
  • Distances:
    • 70 km (45 miles) SE of Kimbe, New Britain, PNG
    • 130 km (80 miles) ENE of Kandrian, New Britain, PNG
    • 550 km (340 miles) NE of PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea
    • 2,400 km (1490 miles) N of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia
  • Location Uncertainty: horizontal +/- 7.7 km (4.8 miles); depth +/- 18.8 km (11.7 miles)
  • Source:  USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
  • Event ID: us2010yybw

Magnitude 5.8 – SOUTHERN IRAN

  • Magnitude: 5.8
  • Date-Tim:
    • Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at 19:38:09 UTC
    • Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at 11:08:09 PM at epicenter
  • Location: 27.029°N, 53.866°E
  • Depth: 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
  • Region: SOUTHERN IRAN
  • Distances:
    • 85 km (55 miles) SSW of Lar, Iran
    • 115 km (70 miles) WNW of Bandar-e Lengeh, Iran
    • 165 km (105 miles) S of Jahrom, Iran
    • 990 km (610 miles) SSE of TEHRAN, Iran
  • Location Uncertainty: horizontal +/- 5.4 km (3.4 miles)
  • Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
  • Event ID: us2010yybz

Magnitude 5.6 – NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA

  • Magnitude: 5.6
  • Date-Time:
    • Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at 20:31:09 UTC
    • Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at 06:31:09 AM at epicenter
  • Location: 6.043°S, 150.660°E
  • Depth 40 km (24.9 miles)
  • Region: NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
  • Distances:
    • 80 km (50 miles) SE of Kimbe, New Britain, PNG
    • 125 km (75 miles) E of Kandrian, New Britain, PNG
    • 535 km (335 miles) NE of PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea
    • 2,385 km (1480 miles) N of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia
  • Location Uncertainty: horizontal +/- 6 km (3.7 miles); depth +/- 14 km (8.7 miles)
  • Source:  USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
  • Event ID: us2010yyca

NEAR S. COAST OF WESTERN HONSHU, JAPAN

  • Magnitude: 5.1
  • Time: 06:19 JST  on 21 Jul 2010
  • Location: 34.2N 135.7E
  • Depth: 60km
  • Region Name: Nara-ken
  • Distances:
    • 50 km (30 miles) SSE of Osaka, Honshu, Japan
    • 55 km (35 miles) E of Wakayama, Honshu, Japan
    • 75 km (50 miles) S of Kyoto, Honshu, Japan
    • 395 km (245 miles) WSW of TOKYO, Japan
  • Source: JMA; USGS/EHP

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