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Mexico Earthquake: Explaining Absence of Aftershocks

Posted by feww on September 22, 2017

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The bad news: NO aftershock, so far, days after deadly 7.1 quake struck Mexico

[Issued by FIRE-EARTH Science Team.]

  • Details via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.

 

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Powerful Aftershocks Plague Makira, Solomon Islands

Posted by feww on December 10, 2016

51 Significant aftershocks rattle the island of Makira (San Cristobal)

A 6.9Mw aftershock, the largest so far, followed the M7.8 earthquake that struck the region on December 8, according to USGS/EHP.

EQ Details

  • M 6.9 – 94km WSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands
  • Location: 10.730°S 161.107°E
  • Depth: 20.6 km
  • Time: 2016-12-09 19:10:07 (UTC)
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Solomon Islands. Earthquake Location Map. 52 Earthquakes on the map. Source: USGS/EHP.

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Significant Aftershock Strikes Kumamoto, Japan

Posted by feww on June 18, 2016

M 4.8 aftershock strikes W of Uto, Japan

The shock registered 4 on the local seismic scale (0 – 7), Japan’s weather forecasters reported.

Magnitude 4.8Mw [USGS/EHP]
Location: 32.676°N 130.580°E (19.0 km SW of Kumamoto City, Japan)
Depth: 10.0km
Time: 2016-06-18 11:46:56 UTC

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Significant Seismicity – April 20, 2016

Posted by feww on April 20, 2016

M6.1 event occurs in coastal Ecuador

Details
Magnitude: 6.1Mw  [emsc-csem.org]
Location: 0.67°N, 80.17°W
Depth: 15km
Time: 2016-04-20 at 08:33:48 UTC
Distances:

  • 208 km NW of Quito, Ecuador [pop: 1.4 million]
  • 17 km NW of Muisne, Ecuador [pop: 14k]

M7.8 Ecuador Earthquake Casualty Update

  • Death toll: About 500 dead, more than 100 others missing
  • Injuries: About 5,000 injured
  • Damage: 1,500 buildings destroyed, many others damaged, multiple landslides have destroyed roads and other public infrastructure
  • Estimated Damage: USD2.5 Billion

Japan

Magnitude: 5.8Mw [USGS/EHP]
Location: 37.83°N, 141.60°E  [About 90km east of Fukushima NPP]
Depth: 38.8km
Time: 2016-04-20 12:19:45.1 UTC
Distances:

  • 80 km SE of Sendai-shi, Japan [ pop: 1,037,562]
  • 65 km NE of Namie, Japan [pop: 21,866 ]

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Significant Quakes, Aftershocks Hit Chile, Ecuador, Japan, Vanuatu

Posted by feww on April 18, 2016

Powerful earthquake, aftershocks devastate coastal areas of Ecuador

A M7.8 quake and its aftershocks have devastated multiple towns and communities in Ecuador. The death toll from the earthquake and aftershocks has now reached about 370, and could rise further.

Additionally, more than 2,000 people have been injured, many of them seriously.

The worst affected region is the coastal province of Manabi; however, the full extent of damage remains unknown, as of posting.

Hundreds of aftershocks have rocked the disaster zone including at least three that measured between 5.4Mw and 5.6Mw.

Japan Deadly Earthquakes

Dozens of significant aftershocks continue to rattle the disaster area in Kyushu, Japan.

Up to 200,000 people have been evacuated following the two deadly quakes that have killed dozens of people, and left thousands more injured.

The quakes and aftershocks have destroyed or damaged more than 3,000 houses. Bridges, tunnels, roads and large sections of highways have also been destroyed.

Ground movements of up to 2 meters have been reported, apparently due to a new active fault line!

Up to a quarter of a million households are without power, natural gas, or water.

Serious food and water shortages have been reported. Piles of garbage are posing a health threat throughout the disaster area.

Chile
M5.6 [31.715°S, 71.175°W] about 9km S of Illapel, Chile 2016-04-18 11:38:38 UTC depth=39.4km

Vanuatu
M5.9 [19.479°S, 169.034°E] 25km WNW of Isangel, Vanuatu 2016-04-18 13:06:11 UTC depth=74.5km

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Earthquake Update – Kyushu, Japan

Posted by feww on April 15, 2016

Aftershocks Plague Kumamoto, Kyushu

Earthquake death toll has been revised down to [at least] 9 by Japanese authorities, while more than 1.3k people have been injured.

About 170 aftershocks of all sizes have been registered as of posting, with the two most significant events detailed below

01:56 JST 15 Apr 2016 01:53 JST 15 Apr 2016 Kumamoto-ken Kumamoto-chiho M4.8 (5-)
00:09 JST 15 Apr 2016 00:03 JST 15 Apr 2016 Kumamoto-ken Kumamoto-chiho M6.4 (6+)

  • JST = UTC -9 hrs.
  • Figures in brackets indicate intensity on Japan Seismic scale of 1 to 7.

The 6.4-magnitude and its aftershocks have destroyed or severely damaged scores of homes, other buildings, roads and highways.

Part of the walls and roof of Kumamoto castle have been severely damaged.

About 45,000 people fled to designated earthquake shelters.

The quake cut power to more than 12,000 homes and left about 60,000 others without water.

Operations have been suspended at many factories operating in the region including Toyota, Sony, Mitsubishi Electric, Bridgestone, and others.

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Powerful Aftershock Rattles Chilean Coast

Posted by feww on September 22, 2015

M6.6 aftershock strikes WSW of Illapel, Chile

Centered at 31.747°S, 71.629°W the aftershock occurred at a depth of 34.3km, reported USGS/EHP.

The quake didn’t generate a destructive tsunami.

List of recent Chilean events measuring ≥6.0

M6.6, 45km WSW of Illapel, Chile 2015-09-21 17:40:00 UTC 34.3 km

M6.3, 52km W of Illapel, Chile 2015-09-21 05:39:33 UTC 22.8 km
M6.2, 82km W of La Ligua, Chile 2015-09-19 12:52:19 UTC 10.6 km
M6.1, 69km SW of Ovalle, Chile 2015-09-19 09:07:08 UTC 23.2 km
M6.3, 90km NW of Valparaiso, Chile 2015-09-18 09:10:44 UTC 8.7 km
M6.7, 53km W of Illapel, Chile 2015-09-17 04:10:30 UTC 30.1 km
M6.5, 54km S of Ovalle, Chile 2015-09-17 03:55:06 UTC 35.0 km
M6.4, 64km NW of Illapel, Chile 2015-09-17 01:41:09 UTC 35.0 km
M7.0, 25km W of Illapel, Chile 2015-09-16 23:18:42 UTC 30.9 km
M6.2, 70km W of Illapel, Chile 2015-09-16 23:16:05 UTC 10.0 km
M6.1, 44km WSW of Illapel, Chile 2015-09-16 23:03:56 UTC 10.0 km
M6.4, 58km W of Illapel, Chile 2015-09-16 22:59:13 UTC 22.0 km
M8.3, 46km W of Illapel, Chile 2015-09-16 22:54:33 UTC 25.0km

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Chile Quake Update – 21 September 2015

Posted by feww on September 21, 2015

M8.3 quake leaves 9,000+ Chileans homeless

More than 9,000 people were left homeless after a large earthquake and several powerful aftershocks hit offshore central Chile last week, officials said.

Previously, the official had put the number of people left homeless after the quake at around 3,500. The substantial increase came after officials assessed the damage near the epicenter in the Coquimbo region, about than 260 kilometers north of the capital, Santiago.

The 8.3 magnitude quake struck on September 16, killing at least 13 people, with four others still missing, said a senior official.

The total cost of damage and the number of injuries from the quake have not yet been released.

Latest Significant Aftershocks

Centered at 31.585°S, 71.712°W the strong aftershock, measuring 6.3Mw, occurred at a depth of about 22.8km, reported USGS/EHP.

The aftershock was timed at 05:39:33UTC on 2015-09-21.

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Significant Aftershocks Continue to Rattle Chile Coast

Posted by feww on September 19, 2015

M6.2 aftershock latest to strike coastal Chile

Centered at 32.334°S, 72.091°W the aftershock occurred at a depth 10.6 km, reported USGS/EHP.

More than 100 aftershocks measuring ≥4.5Mw have occurred since an 8.3Mw earthquake struck coastal Chile on September 16.

Significant Aftershocks

M6.2, 82km W of La Ligua, Chile 2015-09-19 12:52:19 UTC 10.6 km
M6.1, 69km SW of Ovalle, Chile 2015-09-19 09:07:08 UTC 23.2 km
M6.3, 90km NW of Valparaiso, Chile 2015-09-18 09:10:44 UTC 8.7 km
M6.7, 53km W of Illapel, Chile 2015-09-17 04:10:30 UTC 30.1 km
M6.5, 54km S of Ovalle, Chile 2015-09-17 03:55:06 UTC 35.0 km
M6.4, 64km NW of Illapel, Chile 2015-09-17 01:41:09 UTC 35.0 km
M7.0, 25km W of Illapel, Chile 2015-09-16 23:18:42 UTC 30.9 km
M6.2, 70km W of Illapel, Chile 2015-09-16 23:16:05 UTC 10.0 km
M6.1, 44km WSW of Illapel, Chile 2015-09-16 23:03:56 UTC 10.0 km
M6.4, 58km W of Illapel, Chile 2015-09-16 22:59:13 UTC 22.0 km
M8.3, 46km W of Illapel, Chile 2015-09-16 22:54:33 UTC 25.0km

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Aftershocks Continue to Rattle Northern California

Posted by feww on August 26, 2014

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Dozens of Aftershocks Hit Napa County

More than a 100 aftershocks of all magnitudes have struck southern Napa County following a 6.0Mw quake that struck on August 24, causing an estimated $1billion in damages and injuring about 200 people.

Centered at 38.182°N, 122.302°W the largest aftershock  so far measured 3.9Mw striking at a depth of 11.7km (7.3mi), said USGS/EHP.

Another cluster of of more than 200 shocks has occurred near Geysers, California.

FIRE-EARTH Earthquake Forecasts for California

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 previously stated.

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


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For detailed earthquake forecasts tune into FIRE-EARTH Reports daily @ 06:32UTC.


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More Disasters Hit China

Posted by feww on May 26, 2008

A Shrinking World Series

China aftershock destroys 71,000 homes, kills 6

By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press Writer

CHENGDU, China – A powerful 6-magnitude aftershock destroyed tens of thousands of homes in central China on Sunday, killing six people and straining recovery efforts from the country’s worst earthquake in three decades. More than 500 others were injured. (Source)

Quake Data:

  • Magnitude: 6.0
  • Date-Time: Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 08:21:49 UTC
    Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 04:21:49 PM at epicen
  • Location: 32.587°N, 105.424°E
  • Depth: 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
  • Region: SICHUAN-GANSU BORDER REGION, CHINA
  • Distances: 40 km (25 miles) WNW of Guangyuan, Sichuan, China
    140 km (85 miles) NNE of Mianyang, Sichuan, China
    350 km (220 miles) NNW of Chongqing, Chongqing, China
    1275 km (790 miles) SW of BEIJING, Beijing, China


People walk on a collapsed bridge. A powerful aftershock on May 25, 2008 hit quake-ravaged central China damaging thousands of homes, killing 6 people and injuring dozens more. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty) Image may be subject to copyright. See FEWW Fair Use Notice!

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No End Seen to China Quake Aftershocks

Posted by feww on May 16, 2008

Another major earthquake in the making?

China Earthquake: Large Cluster of Powerful Shocks!

  • Mainshock: 7.9 Magnitude – Monday, May 12, 2008 at 02:28:01 [time at epicenter]
  • Latest aftershock: 5.5 Magnitude – Friday, May 16, 2008 at 01:25:48 PM [time at epicenter]
  • Total number of major aftershocks: 59 [and continuing]

The last 4 aftershocks have strengthened in magnitude from 4.3 to 5.5 Mw. Is there another major shock in the making?

This map shows the predicted (theoretical) travel times, in minutes, of the compressional (P) wave from the earthquake location to points around the globe. The heavy black lines shown are the approximate distances to the P-wave shadow zone (103 to 140 degrees). (Caption: USGS)

Shadow zone

The shadow zone is the area of the earth from angular distances of 104 to 140 degrees from a given earthquake that does not receive any direct P waves. The shadow zone results from S waves being stopped entirely by the liquid core and P waves being bent (refracted) by the liquid core.

Did you know?

Through measuring how P and S waves travel through the earth and out the other side, a seismic wave shadow zone was discovered in about 1910. From the lack of S waves and a great slowing of the P wave velocity (by about 40%) it was deduced that the outer core is made of liquid. The shadow zone also defined the diameter of the core.

[If the outer core was not made of liquid, Earth could probably breakup into several pieces as a result of a v. large earthquake! FEWW]

Text and image: USGS.

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China Quake Casualties May Rise Sharply

Posted by feww on May 14, 2008

UPDATE # 3 – China Quake

Latest China Quake Statistics

Aftershocks: USGS has so far recorded a total of 41 aftershocks following the 7.9 magnitude mainshock that struck china’s Eastern Sichuan region. The latest quake, a 5.4 magnitude aftershock, struck 95 km NW of Chengdu, Sichuan, on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 10:54:38 AM [Time at epicenter.]

Casualties

[As reported by China’s Xinhua News Agency as of May 14, 2008 at 01:52:20 local time ]

  • Death toll: More than 12,000 victims
  • Injuries: 26,206 recorded cases
  • Buried in Debris: 9,404 victims are still buried in debris
  • Missing: 7,841 people remain missing


Photo taken on May 13, 2008 shows the scene of the earthquake-hit Beichuan County, about 160 kilometers northeast of the epicenter of Wenchuan County, southwest China’s Sichuan Province. Beichuan County is badly damaged in Monday’s quake, with great numbers of buildings collapsed and landslides around the county. (Xinhua Photo and caption)


Rescuers clear the rubbles at a elementary school in Liangping County of southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality, May 12, 2008. Based on the latest government statistics, there are 11 killed, including five pupils, and more than 2.13 million people affected in the earthquake in Chongqing. (Xinhua/Li Jinfa. Xinhua caption).

A rescuer tries to help a stranded student out of debris at Wudu Primary school in Hanwang Town, Mianzhu City, southwest China’s Sichuan Province, May 13, 2008. Teachers and students of the school are buried, the aftermath of Monday’s earthquake. (Xinhua Photo and caption)


A boy of Beichuan middle school wait for rescuers at the earthquake-hit Beichuan County, about 160 kilometers northeast of the epicenter of Wenchuan County, southwest China’s Sichuan Province, May 13, 2008. Beichuan County is badly damaged in Monday’s quake, with great numbers of buildings collapsed and landslides around the county. (Xinhua/Li Gang. Xinhua caption). Images may be subject to copyright. See FEWW Fair Use Notice.

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Government and Public Response:

About 20,000 soldiers and armed police are in the disaster areas in Sichuan Province and another 30,000 soldiers are joining the rescue operations, China’s Defense Ministry said.

Central government has allocated 860 million yuan (122.86 million U.S. dollars) as disaster relief to the areas affected by the earthquake cluster.

The public have donated 221.67 million yuan (31.66 million U.S. dollars) in cash and goods, according to the Ministry of Civil Affairs. (Source)

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