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Significant Earthquakes – July 29, 2015

Posted by feww on July 29, 2015

M6.3 quake strikes SSW of Redoubt Volcano, Alaska

Magnitude: 6.3Mw [USGS/EHP]
Location: 59.906°N, 153.150°W
Depth: 116.6 km
Time: 2015-07-29 at 02:35:59 UTC,
Distances:

  • 68km (42mi) SSW of Redoubt Volcano
  • 230km (143mi) SW of Anchorage, Alaska

M4.7 quake strikes 73km SSW of Nikolski, Alaska
Location: 52.361°N 169.387°W; depth=35.2km
Time:2015-07-29 07:41:07UTC

M4.9 quake strikes 10km W of Merizo Village, Guam
Location: 13.262°N 144.576°E; depth=89.7km
Time: 2015-07-29 03:51:07UTC

M5.9 quake strikes 29km S of Acandi, Colombia
Location: 8.237°N, 77.298°W; depth=10.0 km
Time: 2015-07-29 00:10:24 UTC

 

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Oklahoma Hit by Another Significant Earthquake

Posted by feww on July 28, 2015

M4.5  quake strikes NNE of Crescent, Oklahoma

Centered at 36.006°N, 97.576°W the quake struck at a depth of 3.2 km (2.0 mi), reported USGS/EHP.

About 2,800 earthquakes measuring ≥2.5Mw have struck the Sooner State and the border area with Kansas over the past 365 days, a rise of 33.3 folds over the past five years.

Only 84 earthquakes of comparable magnitude occurred in the region during the 12 month to July 27, 2011.

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Powerful Quake Strikes New Guinea

Posted by feww on July 28, 2015

M7.0 quake strikes  W of Abepura, Indonesia

Centered at 2.683°S, 138.508°E the quake occurred at a depth of about  48.0 km (29.8 mi), USGS/EHP reported.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 7.0Mw
Location:2.683°S 138.508°E depth=48.0 km (29.8 mi)
Time: 2015-07-27 at 21:41:21 UTC
Nearby Cities:

  • 230km (143mi) W of Abepura, Indonesia
  • 244km (152mi) W of Jayapura, Indonesia
  • 310km (193mi) W of Vanimo, Papua New Guinea
  • 344km (214mi) ENE of Nabire, Indonesia

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Alaska Hit by Powerful Earthquake

Posted by feww on July 27, 2015

M6.9 earthquake strikes Fox Islands, Alaska

Centered at 52.443°N, 169.597°W the quake struck at a depth of about 27.1 km, reported USGS/EHP.

The event was followed by at least a dozen significant aftershocks, as of posting.

Tsunami Evaluation
NO tsunami danger from this earthquake.

EQ Details

  • Magnitude: 6.9Mw
  • Location: 52.443°N 169.597°W depth=27.1 km (16.8 mi)
  • Time: 2015-07-27 04:49:46 (UTC)
  • Distances:
    • 73km (45mi) SW of Nikolski, Alaska
    • 1,538km (956mi) WSW of Anchorage, Alaska

 

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M4.3 Earthquake Strikes Inland Empire, SoCal

Posted by feww on July 25, 2015

USGS/EHP Earthquake Report Revision 2.0

Magnitude: 4.2Mw [revised]
Location: 34.092°N, 117.445°W [revised]
Depth: 5.5km [revised]
Time: 2015-07-25 12:54:06UTC [no change!?]

Earthquake strikes near Fontana, California

Centered at 34.095°N, 117.443°W the quake occurred near the intersection of Merrill and Cypress avenues at a depth of about 5.7km, reported USGS/EHP.

The event, followed by at least 3 small aftershocks, was felt across large portions of the Inland Empire, Orange County and eastern LA County.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 4.3Mw
Location: 34.095°N 117.443°W
Depth: 4.5km
Time: 2015-07-25 at 12:54:06UTC
Nearby Cities:

  • 1km (1mi) ESE of Fontana, California
  • 5km (3mi) WNW of Bloomington, California
  • 15km (9mi) WSW of San Bernardino, California
  • 74km (46mi) E of Los Angeles, California

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M4.0 Quake Strikes near Fremont, California

Posted by feww on July 21, 2015

Earthquake rattles Fremont, California

Centered at 37.581°N, 121.977°W, some 3km  NNE of Fremont, the quake struck at a depth of 8.1 km, reported USGS/EHP.

The event was followed by two aftershocks measuring 2.7 and 2,6Mw.

Fremont is the 4th largest city [pop: 235,000] in the San Francisco Bay area.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 4.4Mw
Location: 37.581°N, 121.977°W; depth=8.1 km (5.0 mi)
Date/Time: 2015-07-21 at 09:41:14 (UTC)
Nearby Cities:

  • 3km (2mi) NNE of Fremont, California
  • 4km (2mi) ESE of Union City, California
  • 7km (4mi) NE of Newark, California
  • 12km (7mi) SW of Pleasanton, California
  • 118km (73mi) SSW of Sacramento, California

Other Significant Earthquakes

M5.0 shakes Fukushima Nuke Plant

EQ Details ( Japan weather agency)
Magnitude: 5.0Mw
Location: 7.8N, 141.7E; depth=60 km (Offshore Fukushima prefecture)
Time/Date:  09:17 UTC  July 21, 2015

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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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Powerful Earthquake Strikes Santa Cruz Islands

Posted by feww on July 18, 2015

3rd Revision by yet another seismologist (!)
M7.0; 10.38S, 165.20E ; depth=10km 

M7.2 Strikes WNW of Lata, Solomon Islands

Centered at 10.38ºS, 165.19ºE the quake occurred at a depth of about 2km, reported emsc-csem.org

Pacific Tsunami center has issued the following statement:

TSUNAMI EVALUATION

BASED ON THE PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS… HAZARDOUS
TSUNAMI WAVES ARE POSSIBLE FOR COASTS LOCATED WITHIN 300 KM OF
THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER.

TSUNAMI THREAT FORECAST

* HAZARDOUS TSUNAMI WAVES FROM THIS EARTHQUAKE ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN 300 KM OF THE EPICENTER ALONG THE COASTS OF SOLOMON ISLANDS

EQ Details

Magnitude: 7.2Mw
Region: SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
Date/time: 2015-07-18 at 02:27:31.9 UTC
Location: 10.38ºS ; 165.19ºE
Depth 2 km
Distances 584 km E of Honiara, Solomon Islands / pop: 56,298 / local time: 13:27:31.9 2015-07-18
358 km E of Kirakira, Solomon Islands / pop: 1,122 / local time: 13:27:31.9 2015-07-18

Aftershocks

M5.1, 10.31S,164.96E 2015-07-18 at 04:30:04.3; depth=2km
M4.9, 10.31S,165.08E 2015-07-18 at 03:32:34.9; depth=2km

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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, emsc-csem.org reported.

Magnitude:  6.4Mw
Region: BARBADOS REGION, WINDWARD ISL.
Date/time: 2015-07-16 at 15:16:31.4 UTC
Location 13.87 N, 58.64 W
Depth 2 km
Distances:

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

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

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M5.7 earthquake Strikes Planet of the Abes

Posted by feww on July 13, 2015

Earthquake strikes Kyushu island

Centered at 33.0N, 131.9E the quake struck at a depth of about 60km, said Japan’s weather agency.

The quake registered “5+” on Japan’s seismic intensity scale of 1-7.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 5.7Mw
Location: 33.0N, 131.9E
Depth: 60km
Date/Time: 2015-07-12 at 17:52:06 UTC
Aftershocks: 4.3Mw (31.4N, 131.9E; depth=40 km)

Nearby nuclear power stations:

  • Ikata Nuclear Power station
  • Sendai Nuclear Power station
  • Genkai Nuclear Power station

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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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M6.3 Earthquake Strikes Kuril Islands

Posted by feww on July 7, 2015

FIRE-EARTH Forecast:
FIRE-EARTH Models show high probability of intense volcanic activity across Kamchatka Peninsula and along Kuril-Kamchatka Trench.

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Strong earthquake strikes ENE of Shikotan, Russia

Centered at 44.00 N ; 147.98 E, the quake occurred at a depth of 30km, about 100km ENE of Shikotan, Russia, according to EMSC.

Magnitude:  6.3Mw
Region: KURIL ISLANDS
Date/ time: 2015-07-07 at 05:10:26.0 UTC
Location: 44.00°N ; 147.98°E
Depth: 30 km
Distances:

  • 546 km E of Sapporo-shi, Japan [pop: 1,883,027]
  • 104 km E of Shikotan, Russia [pop: 2,100 ]

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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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Strong Earthquake Strikes Near Islands, Alaska

Posted by feww on July 4, 2015

Update: Parameters of the following quake have been revised by USGS/EHP

M5.7 quakes strikes WSW of Attu Station, Alaska

Centered at 52.7°N, 172.5°E the quake occurred at a depth of 7.0km, about 46km WNW of Attu Station, Alaska, USGS/EHP reported.

EQ Parameters [Revised]

Magnitude: 5.0Mw
Location: 52.964°N, 172.333°E
Depth: 17.6 km
Time: 2015-07-04 09:56:39 UTC

A destructive tsunami was NOT generated by this event.

[CBF]
[MCA]

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U.S. Seismicity Reaches All-Time High

Posted by feww on July 4, 2015

1,213 earthquakes strike the U.S. in the 7 days to 4th of July

At least 1,213 earthquakes of all magnitudes have struck the United States and Puerto Rico in the seven-day period to the 4th of July 2015.

The quakes have occurred across 19 States—Alabama, Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming—and Puerto Rico.

The global total for the period was 1,314.

  • The largest quake that occurred globally was a M6.4 (M6.5, according to China’s CENC) about 95km SE of Yilkiqi, China at a depth of 20km on 2015-07-03 at 01:07:47 UTC
  • The largest quake that occurred in the U.S. was a M5.2 about 13km S of Volcano, Hawaii at a depth of 8.6km on 2015-06-28 at 08:10:10UTC.

 

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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 Earthquake Strikes near Santa Monica, Philippines

Posted by feww on July 3, 2015

M6.2 Quake Strikes PHILIPPINE ISLANDS REGION

Centered at 125.99°E, 10.21°N the quake struck at a depth of about 67 km, said GEOFON Extended Virtual Network (GEVN).

 

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Deadly Earthquake Strikes Xinjiang, China

Posted by feww on July 3, 2015

M6.5 quake kills at least 4 people, injures dozens in China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region

Centered at 37.6N, 78.2E the quake occurred 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 or damaging 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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Rare Earthquake Strikes near Union City, Michigan

Posted by feww on July 1, 2015

Earthquake strikes 11km NE of Union City, Michigan

Centered at 42.147°N, 85.048°W the quake occurred at a [signature] depth of 5.0 km (3.1 mi), USGS/EHP reported.

Our searches of the USGS Earthquake archive show that only four earthquakes have struck the State of Michigan in the past 100 years.

Michigan EQs

  • M3.3, 11km NE of Union City, Michigan 2015-06-30 at 15:42:54 UTC depth=5.0 km
  • 4.2, 8km S of Galesburg, Michigan 2015-05-02 16:23:07 UTC depth=5.4 km
  • M2.5, Michigan 2010-03-08 at 10:10:38 UTC depth=18.0 km
  • 3.5 Michigan 1994-09-02 at 21:23:06 UTC depth=5.0 km

map of Michigan and Ohio quakes
Earthquake location Map.  31 earthquakes in map area since June 23, 915.  U.S. Hazard map layer activated. [Source: USGS Earthquake Archive.]

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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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Significant Quake Strikes near Volcano, Hawaii

Posted by feww on June 28, 2015

M5.2 quake strikes S of Volcano, Hawaii

Centered at 19.335°N, 155.209°W, about  the quake struck about 11km (7mi) SSE of Volcano, Hawaii at a depth of 8.6 km (5.3 mi), reported USGS/EHP.

At least one aftershock measuring 3.1Mw was reported, as of posting.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 5.2Mw
Location: 19.335°N, 155.209°W; depth = 8.6 km (5.3 mi)
Time: 2015-06-28 08:10:10 (UTC)
Nearby Cities

  • 11km (7mi) SSE of Volcano, Hawaii
  • 37km (23mi) SW of Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaii
  • 45km (28mi) SSW of Hilo, Hawaii
  • 89km (55mi) ESE of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
  • 352km (219mi) SE of Honolulu, Hawaii

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M6.0 Quake Strikes Kermadec Trench

Posted by feww on June 26, 2015

Strong quake strikes SE of L’Esperance Rock

Centered at 32.081°S, 178.136°W,  about 101km SE of L’Esperance Rock, the quake occurred at a depth of about 10.0 km (6.2 mi), USGS/EHP reported.

The event was followed by at least 4 significant aftershocks, as of posting.

 

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M5.8 Quake Strikes near Hayes Volcano, Alaska

Posted by feww on June 25, 2015

Earthquake strikes near Mt Gerdine, Alaska

[Editor’s Note: Hayes Volcano is an ice-covered volcano located northeast of Mount Gerdine. The volcano was discovered in 1975.

Centered at 61.662°N 151.976°W, about the quake occurred at a depth of 121km (75mi) WNW of Anchorage, at a depth of 15.3 km (71.6 mi), USGS/EHP reported.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 5.8Mw
Date/ Time: 2015-06-24 at 22:32:20 (UTC)
Nearby Cities:

  • 103km (64mi) W of Willow, Alaska
  • 121km (75mi) WNW of Anchorage, Alaska
  • 127km (79mi) W of Knik-Fairview, Alaska

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