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Latest Significant Global Seismicity – May 24, 2016

Posted by feww on May 24, 2016


M5.2 quake strikes 11km W of Cintalapa de Figueroa, Mexico

  • Location: 16.747°N, 93.822°W depth=124.0 km (77.1 mi)
  • Time: 2016-05-23 at 19:20:39 (UTC)

Chile, China, Japan, Philippines, Taiwan

  • 4.9 – 50km SSE of Putre, Chile 2016-05-24 00:29:35 UTC 120.7 km
  • M4.6 – 52km N of Miyako, Japan 2016-05-24 09:48:03 UTC 35.0 km
  • M4.8 – 4km SE of Pilar, Philippines 2016-05-23 23:57:33 UTC 74.2 km
  • M4.5 – 178km NNW of Dili, East Timor 2016-05-23 21:14:00 UTC 511.4 km
  • M4.5 – 5km SSW of Yachimata, Japan 2016-05-23 16:42:58 UTC 56.4 km
  • M4.8 – 102km W of Makurazaki, Japan 2016-05-23 15:17:42 UTC 14.8 km
  • M4.8 – 30km WNW of Chaoyang, China 2016-05-22 09:08:06 UTC 16.5 km
  • M4.9 – 20km N of Pingtung, Taiwan 2016-05-22 02:06:18 UTC 10.0 km
  • M5.0 – 21km ENE of Pingtung, Taiwan 2016-05-21 20:51:39 UTC 10.0 km
  • M4.8 – 3km N of Carlagan, Philippines 2016-05-21 11:14:49 UTC 40.0 km
  • M4.5 – 107km NE of Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands 2016-05-21 08:17:35 UTC 32.0 km
  • M5.5 – 239km S of Hachijo-jima, Japan 2016-05-21 06:06:42 UTC 130.4 km

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Quake Strikes Cayman Trench

Posted by feww on November 16, 2015

M5.8 Quake Strikes SSW of George Town, Cayman Islands

Centered at 17.833°N, 81.860°W the quake occurred at a depth of 10.0km (6.2 mi), reported USGS/EHP.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 5.8Mw
Location: 17.833°N 81.860°W depth=10.0 km (6.2 mi)
Time: 2015-11-16 00:39:34 (UTC)
Nearby Cities:

  • 169km (105mi) SSW of George Town, Cayman Islands
  • 176km (109mi) SSW of West Bay, Cayman Islands
  • 422km (262mi) W of Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • 450km (280mi) NNE of Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua

Other Notable Earthquakes

  • M5.0 about 72km SSW of Shemya Island, Alaska 2015-11-16 03:31:43 UTC depth= 39. km
  • M4.8 about 54km S of Obihiro, Japan 2015-11-15 17:11:42 UTC depth=104.5km
  • M4.3 about 30km NW of Fairview, Oklahoma 2015-11-15 09:45:31 UTC depth=5.0km

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Earthquake Swarm Striking Puerto Rico Trench

Posted by feww on July 31, 2015

Dozens of quakes hit Puerto Rico Trench in 7 days

A swarm of at least 119 earthquakes measuring 2.5Mw or greater have struck the Puerto Rico Trench in the 7 days to posting, according to the USGS/EHP.

eq swarm puerto rico trench
EQ location map. A swarm of at least 119 earthquakes measuring 2.5Mw or greater have struck the Puerto Rico Trench in the 7 days to posting. Source:  USGS/EHP.

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M6.4 Quake Strikes Barbados Region, Windward Islands

Posted by feww on July 16, 2015

Strong earthquake strikes NE of Bridgetown, Barbados

Centered at 13.87N, 58.64W about 119km NE of Bathsheba, the quake occurred at a depth of about 2km, reported.

Magnitude:  6.4Mw
Date/time: 2015-07-16 at 15:16:31.4 UTC
Location 13.87 N, 58.64 W
Depth 2 km

  • 136 km NE of Bridgetown, Barbados / pop: 98,511
  • 119 km NE of Bathsheba / pop: 1,765

5.7Mw 13.88N, 58.53W on 2015-07-16 at11:01:47.3, depth=15km
5.2Mw, 13.94N, 58.51W on 2015-07-16 at 15:36:18.8, depth=40km

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Strong Earthquake Shakes Buildings in Colombian Cities

Posted by feww on March 11, 2015

M6.2 quake strikes near Aratoca, Colombia

Centered at 6.769°N, 72.970°W the quake struck at a depth of about 157 km shaking building in several cities including Aratoca, Bucaramanga, Malaga, Piedecuesta, San Gil and was reportedly felt in as far away as the capital Bogota, according to local reports.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 6.2Mw
Event Time: 2015-03-10 at 20:55:44 (UTC)
Nearby Cities:

  • 10km (6mi) NE of Aratoca, Colombia
  • 25km (16mi) SSE of Piedecuesta, Colombia
  • 27km (17mi) WNW of Malaga, Colombia
  • 29km (18mi) NE of San Gil, Colombia
  • 268km (167mi) NNE of Bogota, Colombia

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M6.6 Quake Strikes Nicaragua

Posted by feww on April 12, 2014


Powerful Earthquake Strikes near Nandaime, Nicaragua

The quake reportedly shook buildings in the capital Managua, and was felt as far away as in El Salvador.

The quake followed an earlier shock measuring 6.1Mw, which struck 10km W of Valle San Francisco, Nicaragua at 23:27:46 UTC on April 10, 2014.

There were no immediate report of major damage or casualties.

Earthquake Details [USGS/EHP]

Location: 11.710°N 85.963°W
Depth: 138.6km (86.1mi)

Nearby Cities

  • 11km (7mi) ESE of Nandaime, Nicaragua
  • 20km (12mi) SSE of Diriomo, Nicaragua
  • 24km (15mi) S of Granada, Nicaragua
  • 30km (19mi) ESE of Jinotepe, Nicaragua
  • 56km (35mi) SSE of
  • 56km (35mi) SSE of Managua, Nicaragua

Chile-Peru Trench Continued Seismicity

M6.0 – 84km SW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-11 00:01:44 UTC

At least two more significant aftershocks struck along the Peru- Chile Trench following the deadly M8.2 quake, which struck Chile on April 1 (UTC).

The other significant aftershock was a M5.0 which struck 88km WNW of Iquique, Chile at 17:49:10 UTC (20.035°S 70.963°W depth=11.8km)

FIRE-EARTH Earthquake Forecast

For the next FIRE-EARTH Earthquake Forecast see April EQF Bulletin, which would be released later today – members only.

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Strong Quake Strikes Cayman Islands Region

Posted by feww on January 20, 2010

Earthquake Measuring up to 6.1 Mw Strikes Near Cayman Islands

Strong earthquake measuring up to M6.1 struck offshore near Cayman Islands about 70 km (45 miles) ESE of George Town,  Cayman Islands and about 880 km WNW of the powerful earthquake that devastated Port-au-Prince 8 days ago. The quake struck at a depth of about 10km on January 19, 2010 at 14:24 UTC.

Tsunami Report

There were no report of a tsunami in the area caused by this event.

Damage Report

The earthquake reportedly shook buildings in George town but there was no report of damage or injuries.

Previous Quakes

Grand Cayman was struck by a 6.8 Mw earthquake on December 14, 2004, three months after Hurricane Ivan had already raked the island. However, the quake caused only minor structural damage to some buildings.

FEWW Earthquake Forecast:

The Gonave Microplate, near the boundaries of which this earthquake occurred, could produce more seismicity in 2010, with possibly another powerful quake measuring 7.4 to 7.6Mw striking its southern boundary.  Kingston, Jamaica could experience a powerful quake with a probability of 65 percent.

10-degree Map Centered at 20°N,80°W

Earthquake Location map.
Source: USGS/EHP. Enhanced by FEWW. (Click Images to enlarge).

Seismic Hazard Map showing the west side  end of
the Gonave Microplate. USGS/EHP. Click image to enlarge.

Seismic Hazard Map of Haiti Region showing the east side of the Gonave Microplate, which is sandwiched between the North American and the Caribbean Plates .Source: USGS/EHP. Enhanced by FEWW. Click image to enlarge.

Earthquake Details

  • Magnitude: 5.8 [EQ magnitude estimated by FEWW: 6.1 Mw – USGS/EHP routinely downgrades earthquakes by about 0.3 Mw]
  • Date-Time:
    • Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 14:23:38 UTC
    • Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 09:23:38 AM at epicenter
  • Location: 19.020°N, 80.779°W
  • Depth: 10 km (6.2 miles)
  • Distances:
    • 70 km (45 miles) ESE of GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands
    • 305 km (190 miles) WNW of Montego Bay, Jamaica
    • 345 km (215 miles) S of Cienfuegos, Cuba
    • 750 km (465 miles) S of Miami, Florida
    • 880 km WNW of the powerful earthquake that devastated Port-au-Prince on January 12, 2010
  • Location Uncertainty:  horizontal +/- 4.2 km (2.6 miles); depth fixed by location program
  • Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
  • Event ID: us2010rrbc

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