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Earthquakes Strike Azerbaijan, Japan Region, Kuril Islands, Montana

Posted by feww on June 13, 2016

Significant aftershock strikes Kumamoto, Japan

Measuring 4/7 on the local intensity scale, the very shallow aftershock struck at 32.5N, 130.7E (13 Jun 2016 15:54 JST ). 

Other Significant Seismicity in Japan Region

  • M4.7 about 176km SSE of Naze, Japan 2016-06-13 10:44:10 UTC depth=10.0km
  • M5.3 about 178km SSE of Naze, Japan 2016-06-13 04:27:04 UTC depth=10.0km
  • M5.7 about 163km SSE of Naze, Japan 2016-06-13 04:21:43 UTC depth=10.0km

Kuril Islands

  • M5.3 about 93km E of Shikotan, Russia 2016-06-12 17:11:38 UTC depth=33.7km


  • M4.3 about 52km W of West Yellowstone, Montana 2016-06-13 12:14:39 UTC depth=9.9km


M4.0 – Caspian Sea, 53.0 km ENE of Astara, Azerbaijan 2016-06-12 at 16:48:37 (UTC) depth=10.0km

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Heavy Fighting Flares in Nagorno-Karabakh

Posted by feww on April 2, 2016

Casualties reported in Karabakh amid escalating conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan

“The Armed Forces of Armenia violated the truce along the line of contact 127 times over the past 24 hours,” Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said in a statement Saturday.

“Active combat is currently underway. The Armenian Army has launched a counterattack… There are victims on both sides but the opposing side has sustained huge losses in manpower and equipment, a [Azerbaijani] helicopter has been shot down,” the Armenian Defense Ministry’s spokesperson said.

The conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan began in 1988, after the predominantly Armenian Nagorno-Karabakh autonomous region announced its secession from the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic. Nagorno-Karabakh proclaimed its independence in 1991, prompting a war that lasted until a Russia-brokered ceasefire was signed in 1994.

Other Significant Events

Drought Plagues Mekong Delta, Vietnam

Mekong Delta in southern Vietnam’s, largest and most fertile plain, has been plagued by once-in-a-century drought since late last year, seriously affecting people’s lives. The region extends more than 40,000 square kilometers covering 13 provinces and cities.

“The ongoing serious drought is damaging some 160,000 hectares of paddy rice in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, causing losses of some 5,000 billion Vietnamese dong (222.2 million U.S. dollars), and affecting about 290,000 hectares of fruit trees, local media reported Tuesday.”

Hunger replaces war in Congo’s Katanga

Some 550,000 people have been affected by extreme rain events and flooding across the DRC between October and March.’s-katanga

South Sudan: Between 20,000 and 50,000 people are now reported to have been displaced in Wau county, Western Bahr el Ghazal, since fighting escalated in February.

Sudan: 24,000 people have been displaced by fighting in Jebel Marra in the last month, bringing the total displaced since mid-January to over 129,000.

An additional 70,000 people are thought to have fled to Central Darfur, but access restrictions have made this impossible to verify.

Côte d’Ivoire: Clashes between Fulani herders and Lobi farmers in the northeastern town of Bouna have led to at least 20 dead and 39 injured. Around 1,200 people reportedly fled to Burkina Faso, while another 2,000 have sought refuge at the UN base in Bouna town.

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Oil Rig Explosion Kills 32 Azerbaijani Workers in Caspian Sea

Posted by feww on December 5, 2015

Dozens killed as oil rig explodes in Caspian Sea

A gas explosion on an oil platform in Azerbaijan’s Guneshli oil field ignited a major blaze on Friday, said local reports.

The independent Oil Workers’ Rights Protection Committee (SOCAR)in Azerbaijan has told reporters that 32 oil workers had perished in the blaze while 42 others were rescued.

Gunashli is an offshore oil field in the Caspian Sea, located 120km east of Baku, Azerbaijan, 12km southeast of Oil Rocks [Neft Daşları,] with its deep water section being a part of the larger Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli (ACG) project, which is operated by a BP-led consortium.

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Earthquakes Strike near Atka, Alaska

Posted by feww on September 4, 2015

Multiple quakes strike Andreanof Islands

History: A magnitude 8.6Mw megathrust earthquake struck Andreanof Islands (51.5°N 175.7°W) on March 9, 1957, causing Vsevidof Volcano (53.1256°N,168.6937°W) to erupt, and triggering a 16-meter high tsunami that destroyed two communities in Oahu, Hawaii.

Vsevidof Volcano on Umnak Island viewed from an Alaska Airlines en route to Adak, Alaska, May 31, 2012. Credit: Cyrus Read/AVO/USGS.

EQ Details [USGS/EHP]

  • M4.5, 110km SSW of Atka, Alaska 2015-09-04 13:35:37 UTC depth= 46.4km
  • M4.8, 111km SSW of Atka, Alaska 2015-09-04 12:48:55 UTC depth= 36.3km
  • M4.9, 81km SW of Atka, Alaska 2015-09-04 12:42:06 UTC depth= 42.1km
  • M4.8, 98km SW of Atka, Alaska 2015-09-04 12:24:24 UTC depth= 46.4km
  • M4.8, 105km SSW of Atka, Alaska 2015-09-04 12:15:42 UTC depth= 29.3km

Other Significant Earthquakes

  • M5.4, 15km SSE of Oguz, Azerbaijan 2015-09-04 04:49:38 UTC depth= 13.8km
  • M5.5, 142km NE of Naze, Japan 2015-09-04 04:49:21 UTC depth= 10.0km
  • M5.4, 224km E of Namie, Japan 2015-09-03 16:51:47 UTC depth=10.0km

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Strong Quake Hits Tarapaca, N. Chile

Posted by feww on March 23, 2015


Magnitude 6.4 quake strikes northern Chile

Centered at 18.40°S, 69.11°W, the quake struck at a depth of about 99 km, according to the GEOFON detection system.

Earthquake Details
Magnitude: 6.4Mw
Date and time: 2015-03-23 at 04:51:35.8UTC
Location: 18.40°S, 69.11°W
Depth: 118 km
Source parameters provided by: GeoForschungsZentrum (GEOFON) Potsdam, Germany (GFZ)

EMSC earthquake monitoring center (EU)
Magnitude: 6.4Mw
Region: TARAPACA, Northern CHILE
Date & time: 2015-03-23 at 04:51:38.2 UTC
Location: 18.46 S ; 69.17 W
Depth 132: km

  • 242 km SW of La Paz, Bolivia (pop: 812,799)
  • 120 km E of Arica, Chile (pop: 185,999)Source parameters reviewed by a seismologist



Significant Quake Strikes Caspian Sea

Magnitude: 5.4
Region: Turkmenbasy, Turkmenistan
Depth: 42km
Coordinates: 40.03N, 51.89E
Date: 22 March 2015
Time: 22:45:25 UTC
Distances: ~ 190km E of Baku, Azerbaijan


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Landslide and sinkhole close part of U.S. 64

Posted by feww on April 28, 2010

Images of the day:

Landslide and Sinkhole Destroy Part of U.S. Route 64

A landslide and sinkhole, probably caused by recent heavy rains, close part of U.S. Route 64 the main east-west route along the southern border of Tennessee

The section that was destroyed by the earth movement lies in Wayne County between Savannah and Waynesboro about 140 miles east of Memphis, Tennessee. Photo source: TDOT. Click image to enlarge.

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