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Twin Earthquakes Strike Central Africa

Posted by feww on August 7, 2015

The earthquake parameters listed below are subject to change due to problems at source!

Two significant earthquakes strike Lake Kivu, Central Africa

Centered at 2.161°S, 28.888°E the quake struck at a depth of about 10.0 km (6.2 mi), reported USGS/EHP.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 5.6Mw
Location: 2.161°S 28.888°E
Depth: 10.0 km
Time: 2015-08-07 01:25:02 UTC
Nearby Cities:

  • 34km (21mi) NNE of Kabaré, DRC [pop: 2,000]
  • 35km (22mi) N of Cyangugu, Rwanda [pop: 25,000]
  • 38km (24mi) N of Bukavu, DRC [pop: 225,000]
  • 52km (32mi) WSW of Kibuye, Rwanda [pop: 50,000]
  • 132km (82mi) W of Kigali, Rwanda [pop: 745,000]

Second Earthquake
M 5.5 strikes 42km N of Cyangugu, Rwanda
Location: 2.102°S 28.930°E
Depth: 10.0 km
Time: 2015-08-07 01:28:37 UTC
Nearby Cities:

  • 42km (26mi) N of Cyangugu, Rwanda
  • 2km (26mi) NNE of Kabaré, DRC
  • 45km (28mi) N of Bukavu, DRC
  • 46km (29mi) W of Kibuye, Rwanda
  • 126km (78mi) W of Kigali, Rwanda
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Three Significant Earthquakes Rattle Fukushima Nuke Plant

Posted by feww on August 6, 2015

Earthquakes strike near Fukushima NPP

The largest of the three quakes, measuring 5.2Mw, scored 4 on the local seismic intensity scale of 7 close to the Fukushima Daiichi  NPP.

M 5.2 earthquake strikes SSW of Fukushima, Japan
Location: 36.497°N, 140.595°E
Depth: 44.3 km
Time: 2015-08-06 09:22:28 UTC
Nearby Cities:

4km (2mi) NE of Funaishikawa, Japan
12km (7mi) SSW of Hitachi, Japan
12km (7mi) NNE of Hitachi-Naka, Japan
13km (8mi) NNE of Katsuta, Japan
121km (75mi) NE of Tokyo, Japan

M 5.0 earthquake strikes east of Fukushima, Japan
Location: 37.521°N 141.503°E
Depth: 39.0 km
Time: 2015-08-05 11:56:09 UTC
Nearby Cities:

44km (27mi) E of Namie, Japan
75km (47mi) NE of Iwaki, Japan
78km (48mi) SE of Marumori, Japan
80km (50mi) SE of Watari, Japan
259km (161mi) NE of Tokyo, Japan

M 5.0 earthquake strikes offshore east of Fukushima, Japan
Location: 37.780°N 141.539°E
Depth: 50.7 km
Time: 2015-08-03 05:30:12 UTC
Nearby Cities:

57km (35mi) NE of Namie, Japan
66km (41mi) ESE of Watari, Japan
69km (43mi) ESE of Iwanuma, Japan
69km (43mi) ESE of Kakuda, Japan
284km (176mi) NE of Tokyo, Japan

[Source: USGS/EHP]

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M4.4 Quake Strikes near Cherokee, Oklahoma

Posted by feww on July 21, 2015

Average of 20 earthquakes striking Oklahoma each day

Centered at 36.807°N, 98.197°W the quake struck at a depth of about 5km, reported USGS/EHP.

About 140 earthquakes, or an average of 20 earthquakes, measuring 2.5Mw or greater have struck the State of Oklahoma over the past 7 days.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 4.4Mw
Location: 36.807°N 98.197°W
Depth: 5.0 km
Time: 2015-07-20 20:19:04 UTC
Nearby Cities:

  • 15km (9mi) ENE of Cherokee, Oklahoma
  • 53km (33mi) NNW of Enid, Oklahoma
  • 99km (62mi) W of Ponca City, Oklahoma
  • 107km (66mi) WSW of Arkansas City, Kansas
  • 160km (99mi) NNW of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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Strong Earthquake Strikes Solomon Islands

Posted by feww on July 10, 2015

UPDATED

M6.8 quake strikes W of Honiara, Solomon Islands

Centered at 9.35ºS, 158.39ºE, 172 km W of Honiara, the quake occurred at a depth of about 10km, according to emsc-csem.org

At least one significant aftershock measuring 5.3Mw was reported as of posting.

EQ Details

Magnitude:  6.8Mw
Region: SOLOMON ISLANDS
Date time: 2015-07-10 at 04:12:41.7 UTC
Location: 9.35ºS, 158.39ºE
Depth: 10 km
Distances:

  • 172 km W of Honiara, Solomon Islands / pop: 56,298
  • 1,231 km E of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea / pop: 283,733
  • 1,419 km NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu / pop: 35,901

NO tsunami threat from this earthquake.

Other significant earthquakes

M5.6, 15km S of Hachinohe, Japan 2015-07-09 18:32:51 UTC depth=79.4 km
M4.7, 5km E of Sakai, Japan 2015-07-09 16:15:13 UTC depth=48.7 km
M5.1, 73km NE of Miyako, Japan 2015-07-09 08:27:39 UTC depth=42.2 km

M4.6, 93km NNE of Opotiki, New Zealand 2015-07-09 20:01:04 UTC depth=59.4 km
M5.4, 45km ENE of Taron, Papua New Guinea 2015-07-09 10:07:38 UTC depth=102.2 km
M5.4, 277km NE of Ndoi Island, Fiji 2015-07-09 07:28:27 UTC depth=339.3 km

M5.0, 44km ENE of Tingo Maria, Peru 2015-07-09 18:08:38 UTC depth=39.8 km
M5.1, 59km SW of Acajutla, El Salvador 2015-07-09 13:25:54 UTC depth=55.5 km

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Earthquakes Strike Alaska, Oregon, Utah

Posted by feww on July 5, 2015

M4.2 quake strikes E of Eugene, Oregon

Centered at 44.082°N, 122.837°W the event occurred at a depth of 9.9 km about 20km (12mi) E of Eugene, Oregon, reported USGS/EHP.

EQ Parameters

Magnitude: 4.2Mw
Location: 44.082°N, 122.837°W; depth=9.9 km
Time: 2015-07-04 at 15:42:18 (UTC)
Nearby Cities

  • 15km (9mi) ENE of Springfield, Oregon
  • 20km (12mi) E of Eugene, Oregon
  • 50km (31mi) S of Lebanon, Oregon
  • 63km (39mi) SSE of Corvallis, Oregon
  • 96km (60mi) S of Salem, Oregon

Other Significant Quakes

  •  M4.0, 2km S of Panguitch, Utah 2015-07-04 at 16:00:04 UTC depth=12.9 km
  • M3.5, 20km W of Perry, Oklahoma 2015-07-04 at 11:57:56 UTC depth=2.3 km

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Quake Destroys 3,000 Homes in China (Update)

Posted by feww on July 3, 2015

M6.5 quake kills at least 6 people, injures dozens, destroys 3,000 houses

Centered at 37.6N, 78.2E the quake struck at a depth of about 10km, said China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC), reported Xinhua.

The quake occurred in Pishan County, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, destroying about 3,000 homes and disrupting communications, said the report.

The main shock was followed by at least 4 significant aftershocks measuring between 4.4Mw and 4.8Mw, according to USGS/EHP, as of posting.

Other quakes most probably related to this event include:

  • M5.4, 22km ENE of Muzaffarabad, Pakistan 2015-07-02 0at 7:18:24 UTC depth=10.0km
  • M5.8, 246km E of Port Blair, India 2015-07-03 at 03:16:35 UTC depth=10.0km

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Strong Quake Strikes New Britain, PNG

Posted by feww on June 30, 2015

M6.0 quake strikes East New Britain, Papua New Guinea

Centered at 5.452°S, 151.601°E the quake occurred at a depth of about 35km, USGS/EHP reported.

Distances:

  • 142km (88mi) SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea
  • 161km (100mi) E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea
  • 330km (205mi) SSE of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea
  • 443km (275mi) W of Arawa, Papua New Guinea
  • 657km (408mi) NE of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

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Heightened Seismicity near L’Esperance Rock, Kermadec Trench

Posted by feww on June 29, 2015

10th Significant quake strikes near L’Esperance Rock, Kermadec Trench

At least 10 significant quakes, measuring between 4.7Mw and 6.0Mw, have struck the Kermadec Trench, near L’Esperance Rock, since May 24 (UTC).

EQ Details [USGS/EHP]

  • 5.2 120km SE of L’Esperance Rock (32.216°S, 178.019°W) 2015-06-28 12:53:49 UTC 10.0 km
  • 4.7 123km E of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand 2015-06-27 23:29:33 UTC 10.0 km
  • 4.8 113km SE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand 2015-06-26 07:17:43 UTC 10.0 km
  • 4.8 115km SE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand 2015-06-26 02:51:56 UTC 10.0 km
  • 5.0 119km SE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand 2015-06-25 22:57:15 UTC 10.0 km
  • 5.0 141km SE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand 2015-06-25 19:18:05 UTC 10.0 km
  • 5.1 118km SE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand 2015-06-25 19:14:06 UTC 10.0 km
  • 6.0 101km SE of L’Esperance Rock (32.081°S, 178.136°W) 2015-06-25 18:45:57 UTC 10.0 km
  • 5.0 East of the North Island of New Zealand 2015-06-24 22:06:28 UTC 10.0 km
  • 5.0 138km SSE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand 2015-06-24 09:00:44 UTC 30.2 km

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M6.0 Quake Strikes Off Tonga Trench

Posted by feww on June 12, 2015

Strong earthquake strikes near Hihifo, Tonga

Centered at 15.685°S, 173.056°W, about 79 km ENE of Hihifo, the quake occurred at a depth of 41.0 km (25.5 mi), USGS/EHP reported.

Latest quakes in the region

M6.0, 79km ENE of Hihifo, Tonga 2015-06-12 11:07:06 UTC, depth=41.0 km
M4.4, 67km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji 2015-06-12 04:47:59 UTC, depth=624.9 km
M4.3, 61km NE of Ndoi Island, Fiji 2015-06-12 03:37:51 UTC, depth=572.5 km
M5.0, 99km NE of `Ohonua, Tonga 2015-06-12 02:36:24 UTC, depth=10.0 km
M4.7, 21km NE of Hihifo, Tonga 2015-06-11 20:23:45 UTC, depth=37.5 km

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Significant Wave of Seismicity Striking Greece Region

Posted by feww on June 10, 2015

M5.4 quake the latest to strike Greece

Centered at 34.991°N, 26.705°E the quake occurred at a depth of 10km, USGS/EHP reported.

The event was the fifth quake measuring ≥ 4.6Mw to occur in the region since May 21.

EQ Details

  • M5.4, 47km ESE of Palaikastron, Greece 2015-06-09 21:49:46 UTC, depth=10.0 km
  • M5.2, 11km ENE of Malesina, Greece 2015-06-09 01:09:02 UTC, depth=5.8 km
  • M4.7, 97km SSE of Makry Gialos, Greece 2015-06-08 22:20:42 UTC, depth=15.5 km
  • M4.6, 4km SW of Argostolion, Greece 2015-06-02 14:04:21 UTC, depth=15.0 km
  • M4.6, 67km SW of Lixourion, Greece 2015-05-21 15:31:19 UTC, depth= 17.5 km

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Strong Earthquake Strikes Japan Region

Posted by feww on June 8, 2015

M6.2 Strikes 99km NNE of Misawa, Japan

Centered at 41.459°N, 141.954°E the quake occurred at a depth of 44.3 km (27.5 mi), USGS/EHP reported.

Tsunami Evaluation: NO destructive tsunami generated by the earthquake.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 6.2Mw
Location: 41.459°N, 141.954°E; depth = 44.3 km (27.5 mi)
Time: 2015-06-08 06:01:08 (UTC)
Nearby Cities:

  • 64km (40mi) ENE of Mutsu, Japan
  • 99km (62mi) NNE of Misawa, Japan
  • 102km (63mi) SSW of Shizunai, Japan
  • 107km (66mi) ESE of Hakodate, Japan
  • 670km (416mi) NNE of Tokyo, Japan

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Earthquake Strikes near Gardena, California

Posted by feww on June 7, 2015

M3.4 quake strikes 3km NNE of Gardena, California

Centered at 33.917°N, 118.297°W the quake occurred at a depth of 12.3 km (7.7 mi), USGS/EHP reported.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 3.4Mw
Location: 33.917°N, 118.297°W; depth=12.3 km (7.7 mi)
Time: 04:54:23 (UTC) on 2015-06-07
Nearby Cities

  • 3km (2mi) NNE of Gardena, California
  • 5km (3mi) E of Hawthorne, California
  • 6km (4mi) SE of Inglewood, California

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Strong Earthquake Strikes Borneo, Malaysia

Posted by feww on June 5, 2015

M6.0 quake strikes near Mount Kinabalu, Borneo

Centered at 6.014°N, 116.563°E, about 54km (34mi) E of Kota Kinabalu, capital of the Malaysian state of Sabah, the quake occurred at a depth of 10.0 km (6.2 mi), USGS/EHP reported.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 6.0Mw
Location: 6.014°N, 116.563°E; depth = 10.0km
Time: 23:15:43 (UTC) on 2015-06-04
Nearby cities:

  • 12km (7mi) WNW of Ranau, Malaysia
  • 40km (25mi) SSE of Kota Belud, Malaysia
  • 52km (32mi) ENE of Donggongon, Malaysia
  • 54km (34mi) E of Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • 214km (133mi) NE of Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

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M5.8 Quake Strikes Off Oregon Coast

Posted by feww on June 1, 2015

Significant quake strikes Blanco Fracture Zone

Centered at 44.435°N, 129.768°W the quake occurred at a depth of 10km, said USGS/EHP.

The event was followed by at least one significant aftershock, measuring 4.3Mw, as of posting.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 5.8Mw
Location: 44.435°N, 129.768°W  depth=10km
Time: 2015-06-01 at 06:52:41 UTC
Distances:

  • 453km (281mi) W of Waldport, Oregon
  • 536km (333mi) W of Salem, Oregon

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M4.8 Quake Strikes Nevada

Posted by feww on May 23, 2015

Earthquake clusters strike Nevada,  California, Alaska, Oklahoma, Hawaii, Puerto Rico

A 4.8-magnitude earthquake, centered at 37.292°N, 114.655°W struck Nevada at a depth of 4.0 km (2.5 mi), USGS/EHP reported.

The quake, originally reported as a magnitude 5.4 event, was followed by dozens of smaller aftershocks, most of them occurring locally with several reported in neighboring states of California and Utah.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 4.8Mw
Location: 37.292°N, 114.655°W; Depth= 4.0 km
Time: 2015-05-22 @ 18:47:42UTC
Nearby Cities:

  • 37km (23mi) SSW of Caliente, Nevada
  • 75km (47mi) NW of Mesquite, Nevada
  • 97km (60mi) WNW of Saint George, Utah
  • 103km (64mi) W of Washington, Utah
  • 130km (82mi) NNW of Las Vegas [FIRE-EARTH projection]
  • 453km (281mi) SSW of Salt Lake City, Utah

us quakes 22-23may2015
1 Day, All Magnitudes Worldwide: 234 earthquakes – 218 earthquakes in map area – Download Updated: 2015-05-23 at 11:20:44UTC [USGS/EHP]

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Earthquakes Strike 8 U.S. States and Puerto Rico

Posted by feww on January 30, 2015

SEISMIC HAZARDS
HEIGHTENED U-S SEISMICITY
SCENARIOS 700, [500,] 08, 07, 02
.

 227 Earthquakes strike 8 U.S. States and Puerto Rico in one day

At least 227 earthquakes of all magnitudes have occurred in eight U.S. states—Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Utah and Washington—and Puerto Rico in the past 24 hours.

The quakes comprised more than 97 percent of all earthquakes (234 events) that occurred globally during the period.

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Recent Seismicity in the U.S.

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M5.9 Quake Rattles Fukushima, Japan

Posted by feww on December 20, 2014

GEOPHYSICAL HAZARDS
HEIGHTENED JAPAN SEISMICITY
SCENARIOS: 704, 703,  700, [500,] 09, 08, 07, 02
.

Significant earthquake strikes offshore Fukushima pref., Japan

Centered at 37.397°N, 141.548°E the quake struck at a depth of 36.9km (22.9mi), said USGS/EHP.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 5.9Mw
Event Time: 2014-12-20 09:29:58 UTC
Location: 37.397°N 141.548°E depth=36.9km (22.9mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 49km (30mi) E of Namie, Japan
  • 70km (43mi) ENE of Iwaki
  • 85km (53mi) E of Funehiki
  • 89km (55mi) SE of Marumori
  • 252km (157mi) NE of Tokyo

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FIRE-EARTH Earthquake Forecasts for California and Japan

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 stated earlier on the blog.

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

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Significant Quake Strikes Arizona

Posted by feww on December 1, 2014

HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SEISMIC HAZARDS
EQS IN ARIZONA, CARLSBERG RIDGE
SCENARIOS: 704, 703,  700, [500,] 09, 08, 07, 02
.

M4.7 quake strikes SSW of Flagstaff, Arizona

Centered at 34.977°N, 111.740°W the event occurred at a depth of 10.2km (6.4mi), reported USGS/EHP.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 4.7Mw
Event Time: 2014-12-01 05:57:38 UTC
Location: 34.977°N 111.740°W depth=10.2km (6.4mi)
Nearby Cities

  • 12km (7mi) N of Sedona, Arizona
  • 25km (16mi) SSW of Flagstaff, Arizona
  • 36km (22mi) NE of Cottonwood, Arizona
  • 172km (107mi) N of Phoenix, Arizona

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Seismicity continues in Carlsberg Ridge

At least 13 significant events have occurred at Carlsberg Ridge, beginning Nov. 25, 2014. The latest event, measuring 5.2Mw and centered at 5.988°N, 61.313°E, occurred at a depth of 10.0km (6.2mi), according to USGS/EHP.

If the USGS data is accurate, all events have occurred at a similar depth of 10km.

FIRE-EARTH POS: 61 ±4
FIRE-EARTH PLE: 8800 644

The latest event (colored red on the map below) occurred at 5.988°N, 61.313°E depth=10.0km (6.2mi).

Magnitude: 5.2Mw
Event Time: 2014-12-01 03:47:50 UTC
Location: 5.988°N, 61.313°E depth=10.0km (6.2mi)
Nearby Cities

  • 1087km (675mi) SE of Tamrida, Yemen
  • 1221km (759mi) ESE of Bandarbeyla, Somalia
  • 1341km (833mi) NNE of Victoria, Seychelles
  • 1,450km SSE of Salalah, Oman [FEWW estimate]

Carlsberg Ridge
EQ Location Map. Source: USGS/NEIC

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Earthquakes Strike Oklahoma, Texas

Posted by feww on November 30, 2014

HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SEISMIC HAZARDS
EQS IN OKLAHOMA, TEXAS
SCENARIOS: 704, 703,  700, [500,] 09, 08, 07, 02
.

M4.2 quake strikes SSE of Medford, Oklahoma

Centered at 36.582°N, 97.614°W the quake occurred at a signature depth of 4.5km (2.8mi), about 27km (17mi) SSE of Medford, Oklahoma.

The quake was one of at least 40 quakes striking Oklahoma over the past 7 days.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 4.2Mw
Event Time: 2014-11-30 10:24:44 UTC
Location: 36.582°N 97.614°W depth=4.5km (2.8mi)
Nearby Cities

  • 31km (19mi) NE of Enid, Oklahoma
  • 49km (30mi) WSW of Ponca City, Oklahoma
  • 123km (76mi) N of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Source: USGS/EHP

M3.4 Quake Strikes SE of Dallas, Texas

Centered at 32.493°N, 97.118°W the quake struck at a shallow depth of 2.8km (1.7mi), about 50km SE of Dallas [FEWW estimate,], Texas.

The event was one of at least five quakes to occur in Texas over the past 7 days. Four quakes struck close to Irving, Texas between 23 and 25 November.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 3.4Mw
Event Time: 2014-11-30 05:52:23 UTC
Location: 32.493°N 97.118°W depth=2.8km (1.7mi)
Nearby Cities

  • 6km (4mi) NNW of Venus, Texas
  • 8km (5mi) SSE of Mansfield, Texas
  • 30km S of Arlington, Texas [FEWW estimate]
  • 55km SSE of Irving, Texas [FEWW estimate]
  • 253km (157mi) NNE of Austin, Texas

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M4.1 Quake Strikes Near Perkins, Oklahoma

Posted by feww on November 10, 2014

SEISMIC HAZARD
HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SCENARIOS 700, [500,] 08, 07, 02
.

Significant Quake Strikes 8km NW of Perkins, Oklahoma

Centered at 36.03°N, 97.09°W the quake occurred at a signature depth of 5km.

EQ Details [USGS/EHP]

Event Time: 2014-11-09 20:10:19 UTC
Location: 36.031°N 97.093°W depth=5.0km (3.1mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 8km (5mi) NW of Perkins, Oklahoma
  • 9km (6mi) SSW of Stillwater
  • 34km (21mi) ENE of Guthrie
  • 54km (34mi) NE of Edmond
  • 73km (45mi) NNE of Oklahoma City

Nevada Earthquakes

Meantime, intense low-medium seismicity continued in NW Nevada, with at least 252 shocks  ≤4.7Mw including 129 quakes measuring between 2.5 and 4.7Mw rattling the Bald Mountain area.


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Strong Quake Strikes NNE of Finschhafen, PNG

Posted by feww on November 7, 2014

SEISMIC HAZARD
HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SCENARIOS 700, 08, 07, 02
.

M6.6 strikes 72km NNE of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea

Centered at 6.04°S, 148.21°E the quake occurred at a depth of about 43km, said USGS/EHP.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 6.6Mw
Event Time: 2014-11-07 03:33:54 UTC
Location: 6.044°S, 148.210°E depth=43.2km (26.8mi)
Nearby Cities

  • 72km (45mi) NNE of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea
  • 154km (96mi) ENE of Lae, Papua New Guinea
  • 392km (244mi) NNE of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Recent EQs in PNG Region


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Nevada Quake Swarm Intensifies

Posted by feww on November 6, 2014

HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SEISMIC HAZARD
SCENARIOS 09, 08, 07, 02
.

Quake cluster continues to strike northern Nevada

Northern Nevada has been rattled by a swarm of at least 129 quakes in the past 7 days, with about 58 of the shocks measuring magnitude 2.5 or greater, according to data provided by USGS/EHP.

The largest quake measured 4.7Mw, striking at a depth of 5.3km north of the Bald Mountain.

EQ Details

Event Time: 2014-11-06 08:34:46 UTC
Location: 41.904°N 119.656°W depth=5.3km (3.3mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 68km (42mi) ESE of Lakeview, Oregon
  • 177km (110mi) ESE of Altamont, Oregon
  • 181km (112mi) ESE of Klamath Falls, Oregon
  • 182km (113mi) NNE of Susanville, California
  • 300km (186mi) N of Carson City, Nevada

A magnitude 4.6 quake struck the cluster zone on November 5.

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Earthquake Swarm Rattles N. Nevada

Posted by feww on November 5, 2014

HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SEISMIC HAZARD
SCENARIOS 09, 08, 07, 02
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A cluster of at least 27 quakes strike northern Nevada

Northern Nevada has been rattled by a swarm of at least 27 quakes, with two dozen of the tremors measuring magnitude 2.5 or greater, said USGS/EHP.

The largest quake measured 4.6Mw, striking at a shallow depth of 0.1km north of the Bald Mountain.

EQ Details

Event Time: 2014-11-05 07:23:04 UTC
Location: 41.908°N, 119.620°W depth=0.1km (0.1mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 63km (39mi) ESE of Lakeview, Oregon
  • 174km (108mi) E of Altamont, Oregon
  • 178km (111mi) E of Klamath Falls, Oregon
  • 188km (117mi) NNE of Susanville, California
  • 307km (191mi) N of Carson City, Nevada

Seismic events have also occurred close to CA-NV border, north and south of Carson City, as well as in southern Nevada.

 

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Significant Quake Strikes Fiji Islands Region

Posted by feww on November 2, 2014

HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SEISMIC HAZARD
SCENARIOS 09, 08, 07, 02
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M7.1 quake strikes 141km NE of Ndoi Island, Fiji

Centered at 19.698°S, 177.794°W the quake occurred at a depth of 434.4km, said USGS/EHP.

EQ Details
Event Time: 2014-11-01 18:57:22 UTC
Location: 19.698°S, 177.794°W depth=434.4km (269.9mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 141km (88mi) NE of Ndoi Island, Fiji
  • 313km (194mi) WNW of Nuku`alofa, Tonga
  • 432km (268mi) ESE of Suva, Fiji
  • 470km (292mi) SE of Lambasa, Fiji
  • 546km (339mi) ESE of Nadi, Fiji

Tsunami Evaluation

NO Pacific-wide destructive tsunami generated.

Other Significant Seismicity

M6.0 – Easter Island region
Event Time: 2014-11-01 10:59:55 UTC
Location:  31.823°S, 111.180°W depth=10.0km (6.2mi)
Nearby Cities: 544km (338mi) SSW of Hanga Roa, Chile

M4.0 – 71km W of Anchor Point, Alaska
Event Time: 2014-11-02 07:18:32 UTC
Location: 59.784°N 153.098°W depth=136.0km (84.5mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 71km (44mi) W of Anchor Point, Alaska
  • 237km (147mi) SW of Anchorage, Alaska

M5.4 – 51km SW of Honiara, Solomon Islands
Event Time: 2014-11-01 22:13:13 UTC
Location: 9.820°S, 159.685°E depth=10.0km (6.2mi)
Nearby Cities:  606km (377mi) SE of Arawa, Papua New Guinea

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Powerful Quake Strikes Nicaragua Coast

Posted by feww on October 14, 2014

HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SEISMIC HAZARD
SCENARIOS 09, 08, 07, 02
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M7.3 Strikes 67km WSW of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua

Centered at 12.576°N, 88.046°W the quake occurred at a depth of about 40.0km close to the Middle America Trench, reported USGS/EHP.

The quake was followed by at least one significant aftershock, measuring  5.0Mw, as of posting.

Tsunami Evaluation

NO Pacific-wide Tsunami was generated.

Fatalities

“Yellow alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. Some casualties and damage are possible and the impact should be relatively localized. Past yellow alerts have required a local or regional level response,” according to USGS model.

Estimated economic losses are expected to be less than 1% of GDP of Nicaragua.

Earthquake Details

Magnitude: 7.3Mw
Event Time: 2014-10-14 03:51:35 UTC
Location: 12.576°N 88.046°W depth=40.0km (24.9mi)
Nearby Cities

  • 67km (42mi) WSW of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua
  • 86km (53mi) SSW of La Union, El Salvador
  • 95km (59mi) W of Corinto, Nicaragua
  • 95km (59mi) SSE of San Rafael Oriente, El Salvador
  • 174km (108mi) SE of San Salvador, El Salvador

Other Significant Seismicity

M6.1 – South of the Kermadec Islands

Event Time: 2014-10-14 04:12:30 UTC
Location: 34.917°S, 179.970°E depth=31.5km (19.6mi)
Nearby Cities

  • 400km (249mi) SSW of L’Esperance Rock
  • 430km (267mi) NE of Whakatane, NZ
  • 450km (280mi) NNE of Gisborne, NZ
  • 459km (285mi) NE of Tauranga, NZ
  • 840km (522mi) NE of Wellington, NZ

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