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China landslide death toll rises to 1,239

Posted by feww on August 14, 2010

Death toll from NW China landslide climbs to 1,239 with 505 still missing: Official news agency

Image of the Day:

China: The Land of Deadly Mudslides


Photo shows the site of the landslide in Zhouqu County, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in northwest China’s Gansu Province, dated August 13, 2010. Death toll from the massive mudslide rose to 1,239 as of 4 p.m. Saturday, with 505 others still missing, local disaster relief headquarters said, the official news agency reported. (Xinhua/Wang Peng). Image may be subject to copyright.

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Powerful Earthquake Strikes Mariana Islands Region

Posted by feww on August 14, 2010

Quake measuring up to 7.4Mw strikes WSW of Hagatna, Guam

Epicentered at 12.409°N, 141.487°E, the quake struck about 375 km (230 miles) WSW of HAGATNA, Guam, at a depth of 4.7km on August 13, 2010 at 21:19:32 UTC, USGS/EHP reported.

Aftershocks

The mainshock was followed by about a dozen aftershocks, the largest of which measured up to 6.6Mw, as of posting.

Tsunami
NO Pacific-wide destructive tsunami was expected, NWS Pacific Tsunami Center said.

Earthquake Details

  • Magnitude: 7.2
  • Date-Time:
    • Friday, August 13, 2010 at 21:19:32 UTC
    • Saturday, August 14, 2010 at 07:19:32 AM at epicenter
  • Location: 12.409°N, 141.487°E
  • Depth 4.7 km (2.9 miles) (poorly constrained)
  • Region MARIANA ISLANDS REGION
  • Distances:
    • 375 km (230 miles) WSW of HAGATNA, Guam
    • 445 km (275 miles) WSW of Rota, Northern Mariana Islands
    • 485 km (300 miles) NE of Yap, Micronesia
    • 550 km (340 miles) WSW of SAIPAN, Northern Mariana Islands
  • Location Uncertainty:  horizontal +/- 14.6 km (9.1 miles); depth +/- 5.1 km (3.2 miles)
  • Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
  • Event ID: us2010zxcf

10-degree Map Centered at 10°N,140°E


Earthquake Location Map. Source: USGS/EHP. Enhanced by FEWW.

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