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Deep Focus Earthquake Occurs in South Fiji Basin

Posted by feww on September 17, 2018

PRN  – 091702

M6.5 Quake Strikes South of the Fiji Islands

Earthquake Details:

Magnitude: 6.5 mww
Location: 25.453°S, 178.220°E
Distances: Suva, Fiji 809.9 km (503.2 mi) S – Population: 77,366
Depth: 570.0 km
Time: 2018-09-16 @ 21:11:48.450 (UTC)
[USGS]

Diagnostics

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Strong Earthquake Strikes N. Papua, Indonesia

Posted by feww on September 14, 2018

MDR – 091402

M 5.9 quake occurs 203km W of Abepura, Indonesia

Earthquake Details

Magnitude: 5.9 mww  [USGS]
Location: 2.758°S, 138.756°E; 32.6 km depth
Time: 2018-09-14 15:50:16.310 (UTC)
Nearby Places:

  • Abepura, Indonesia, 209.4 km (130.1 mi) W – Population: 62,248
  • Jayapura, Indonesia, 219.6 km (136.4 mi) W – Population: 134,895

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Strong Earthquake Strikes New Caledonia Region

Posted by feww on September 11, 2018

MDR – 091102

M 6.3 quake occurs 202km WNW of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia

Earthquake details:

Magnitude: 6.3 mww
Location: 22.027°S, 170.129°E
Depth: 12.0 km
Time: 19:31:37.540 (UTC) 2018-09-10
[USGS]

 

Shallow quake strikes Taiwan

M 4.7 – 16km SSW of Hualian, Taiwan
Time: 2018-09-11 04:43:26 (UTC)
Location: 23.837°N 121.545°E
Depth: 4.3 km

[USGS]

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Strong Earthquake Strikes near L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand

Posted by feww on September 10, 2018

KMPH – 091002

M 6.9 quake occurs 61km SW of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand

Tsunami Evaluation:

Based on the depth of this event, NO destructive tsunami expected.

EQ Details:

Magnitude: 6.9 mww  [USGS]
Location: 31.842°S, 179.334°W
Depth: 111.0 km
Time: 2018-09-10 at 04:19:02.420 (UTC)

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Strong Earthquake Strikes Solomon Islands Region

Posted by feww on September 9, 2018

KMPH – 090902

M6.5 quake occurs 66km NW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands

EQ Details:

Magnitude: 6.5 mww

Location: 10.040°S, 161.485°E
Depth: 83.2 km
Time: 2018-09-09 at 19:31:36.750 (UTC)

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Strong Earthquake Shakes Manay, Philippines

Posted by feww on September 8, 2018

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Strong Quakes Strike Ecuador, Chile and Panama

Posted by feww on September 7, 2018

C.G. – 090702

M 6.2 earthquake rattles Ecuador

M 6.2
2.345°S, 78.896°W; 93.5 km depth [ 17km SSW of Alausi, Ecuador]
2018-09-07 02:12:04 UTC

M 5.8
28.892°S, 69.954°W; 92.4 km depth [86km ESE of Vallenar, Chile]
2018-09-07 02:39:17 UTC

M 5.6
8.045°N, 77.604°W; 10.0 km depth [ 15km SE of Yaviza, Panama]
2018-09-07 01:47:23 UTC

[USGS]

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M6.7 Earthquake Strikes Hokkaido, Japan

Posted by feww on September 5, 2018

KMPH – 090502

Strong Earthquake Rattles Hokkaido, N. Honshu, Japan

EQ Details [USGS]

Magnitude: 6.6 mww
Location:42.700°N, 142.000°E; 39.0 km depth
Distances:

  • Chitose, Japan, 31.4 km, ESE, Population: 92,942
  • Tomakomai, 33.3 km , ENE, Population: 174,806
  • Kitahiroshima, 46.8 km, SE, Population: 62,370
  • Shizunai-furukawachō, 50.6 km, NW, Population: 22,436
  • Sapporo, 66.9 km, SE, Population: 1,883,027

Time: 2018-09-05 18:07:00 UTC

EQ Location Map. Source: USGS

Strongest Aftershock, AOR: 5.3 mb

 

EQ Details [JMA]
Issued at 03:12 JST 06 Sep 2018
Magnitude: 6.7
JMA Seismic Intensity: UPPER 6 (Scale 1 – 7)
Location: 42.7N, 142.0E; 40km depth 6.7
Occurred at :  03:08 JST on  06 Sep 2018
Region Name: Iburi-chiho Chutobu

 

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Significant Earthquake Strikes near La Verne, CA

Posted by feww on August 29, 2018

CBW – 082902 – 2

M 4.4 earthquake strikes 4km N of La Verne, CA

Earthquake Details:

Magnitude: 4.4 mww [USGS]
Location: 34.140°N, 117.773°W; 6.1 km depth
Distances: 209km W of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia
Time: 2018-08-29 @ 02:33:28 UTC
Felt reports: 5,943 AoR
Largest aftershock AoR: M3.4 [T + 1 mins.]

Other significant/noteworthy EQs:

M 6.4 – 136km ENE of Anatahan, Northern Mariana Islands
Location: 16.761°N 146.872°E
Depth: 59.9 km
Time: 2018-08-28 22:35:13 (UTC)

M 5.0 – Caspian Sea, offshore Azerbaijan
Location: 38.834°N 48.857°E
Depth: 10.0 km
Time: 2018-08-28 12:57:14 (UTC)

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M7.1 Earthquake Strikes New Caledonia Region

Posted by feww on August 29, 2018

ER: NTB – lg – KSYPMTNQ

CBW – 082902

Powerful earthquake occurs in South New Hebrides Trench

Small tsunami waves have been observed. [NTWC]

Earthquake Details:

Magnitude: 7.1 mww [USGS]
Location: 22.066°S, 170.050°E; 26.7 km depth
Distances: 209km W of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia
Time: 2018-08-29 @ 03:51:56 UTC
Largest aftershock AoR: M5.3 [T + 12 mins.]

 

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M 6.2 Earthquake Strikes SE of Kupang, Indonesia

Posted by feww on August 28, 2018

KMPH – 082802

Strong earthquake ripples across Timor Sea

EQ Details:

Magnitude: 6.2 mww  [USGS]
Location: 10.860°S, 124.170°E; 8.6 km depth
Distances: 99km SE of Kupang, Indonesia
Time: 07:08:09 UTC 2018-08-28

 

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Strong Earthquakes Strike Alaska, Iran

Posted by feww on August 26, 2018

FMR – BAW – 082602

M 6.0 earthquakes strike Amukta Island, Alaska and Javanrud, Iran

EQ Details:

Magnitude: 6.0 mww
Location: 52.288°N, 171.186°W; 35.1 km depth
Distances: 22km SSE of Amukta Island, Alaska
Time: 2018-08-25 16:50:04 UTC

Magnitude: 6.0 mww
Location: 34.663°N, 46.277°E; 10.0 km depth
Distances: 26km SW of Javanrud, Iran [Population: ~ 40,000]
Time: 2018-08-25 22:13:26 UTC

Fatalities expected. [USGS]

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M 7.1 Earthquake Strikes Near Iberia, Peru

Posted by feww on August 24, 2018

ER: RQD– kp– JSCDPRNB

FMR – 082402

Deep-focus earthquake strikes near Peru-Brazil border

Magnitude: 7.1 mww
Location: 11.042°S, 70.817°W; 609.5 km depth
Time: 2018-08-24 09:04:06 UTC

Secondary Effects

Recent earthquakes in this area have caused secondary hazards such as landslides that might have contributed to losses.

Tectonic Summary

Over the past century, 95 earthquakes of M 7+ have occurred at depths greater than 300 km globally; 12 of these were located in the same region as the August 24, 2018 event. The largest nearby events at these depths were a doublet of M 7.6 earthquakes 60-110 km to the northwest of the August 24, 2018 earthquake in November 2015. [USGS]

Diagnostics

  • Diagnostics available via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.

FIRE-EARTH EARTHQUAKE FORECAST

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M 6.3 Earthquake Strikes near Tanaga Volcano, Alaska

Posted by feww on August 23, 2018

ER: DGR– pt– CRTBPNWD

KMPH – 082302

Significant earthquake shakes Andreanof Islands, Alaska

The quake follows a 6.6 magnitude event that struck on August 15 (51.435°N,178.054°W, Depth of 20.0 km), USGS reported.
EQ Details:

Magnitude: 6.3 mww   [USGS]
Location: 51.511°N, 177.881°W; 43.9 km depth
Distances:
+ 45km SSE of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska
Time: 2018-08-23 03:35:15 UTC

Tsunami Evaluation: NO destructive tsunami generated.

Diagnostics

  • Diagnostics available via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.

FIRE-EARTH EARTHQUAKE FORECAST

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M6.2 Earthquake Strikes Offshore Oregon

Posted by feww on August 22, 2018

ER: TJJ – nm– KTDGTNSY

CBW – 082202 – 2

Strong earthquake occurs 265km WNW of Bandon, Oregon

EQ Details

Magnitude: 6.2 mww [USGS]
Location: 43.645°N, 127.603°W
Depth: 10.0 km depth
Time: 2018-08-22 09:31:47 UTC
Distances:

  • 265km WNW of Bandon, Oregon
  • 392.0 km WSW of Salem, Oregon [Pop: 164,549]

Felt Reports: 66 AoR

Tsunami Evaluation:

NO destructive tsunami generated.

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Powerful Earthquake Rocks Northern Venezuela

Posted by feww on August 22, 2018

ER: MBT – lg– PALKSRNS

CBW – 082202

M7.3 Earthquake Strikes near Yaguaraparo, Venezuela

 

Magnitude: 7.3 mww    [USGS]
Location: 10.739°N 62.911°W
Depth: 123.2 km
Time: 2018-08-21 @ 1:31:42 UTC
Distances:

  • 20km NNW of Yaguaraparo, Venezuela
  • 38.4 km (23.9 mi) ENE of Carúpano, Venezuela [Pop: 112,082]

Notes:

  • NO Tsunami threat from this earthquake –PTWC
  • Fatalities are expected. However, there have been no immediate reports of casualties or significant damage.
  • Shaking was felt across Venezuela, local media reported.
  • The quake was felt as far away as Bogota, Colombia.
  • It also was felt in Barbados, Grenada, Guyana and Trinidad.
  • “While there have been 17 previous M 6+ earthquakes in this region, large earthquakes are rare; this is the largest historic event within 250 km of this location in the 20th and 21st centuries,” USGS said.

Detailed Information

  • Diagnostics available via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.

FIRE-EARTH EARTHQUAKE FORECAST

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Strong Quake Strikes Belanting, Indonesia, Fatalities Expected

Posted by feww on August 19, 2018

ER: SHS – In – DHRSWBTY
KMPH – 081902 – 3

M6.9 Strikes near Belanting, Indonesia

Magnitude: 6.9 mww
Location: 8.324°S, 116.626°E [2km S of Belanting, Indonesia]
Depth: 25.6 km
Time: 2018-08-19 14:56:28 (UTC)
Fatalities expected.

Tectonic Summary

The August 19, 2018, 14:56 UTC, M 6.9 earthquake near Belanting, Indonesia, occurred as the result of shallow thrust faulting on or near The Flores Back Arc Thrust. This event occurred 14 days after the August 5, 2018, M6.9 earthquake near Pulau Lombok, Indonesia which killed at least 476 people. Both events have a similar depth and mechanism.

Prior to the August 5, 2018 earthquake two weeks prior to today’s event, there had been six other events of M 6.5 or larger over the previous century. Four of these are likely to have occurred on the back arc thrust system; a M 6.5 in the Bali region to the west of Lombok in July 1976, and three events of M 6.5, M6.5, and M 6.6 in the Sumbawa region to the east of Lombok in November 2007 and November 2009. The Sumbawa earthquakes were associated with several deaths, hundreds of injuries, and hundreds of houses being destroyed. Since the August 5, 2018 earthquake there have been 10 M 5 and greater earthquakes. Four of these have had magnitudes larger than M 6, including an M 6.3 earthquake ~10 hours prior to this August 19, 14:56 UTC earthquake. Both the August 19, 2018 event, and the August 5, 2018 earthquake, were M 6.9. [USGS]

FIRE-EARTH FORECAST

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Significant Seismicity in Indonesia and Fiji Regions

Posted by feww on August 19, 2018

KMPH – 081902 – 2

Sembalunlawang, Indonesia

Magnitude: 6.3 mww
Location: 8.325°S, 116.577°E [6km NE of Sembalunlawang, Indonesia]
Depth: 7.9 km
Time: 2018-08-19 at 04:10:21.570 (UTC)

Lambasa, Fiji

Magnitude: 6.8 mb
Location: 16.951°S, 178.022°W [282km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji]
Depth: 422.8 km
Time: 2018-08-19 at 04:28:59 (UTC)
[USGS]

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M8.2 Deep Focus Quake Strikes Fiji Region

Posted by feww on August 19, 2018

KMPH – 081902

Powerful Earthquake Strikes Fiji Region

Magnitude: 8.2 mww

Location: 18.178°S, 178.111°W [280km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji]
Uncertainty: ±8.1 km
Depth: 563.4 km
Uncertainty: ±3.6 km
Time: 2018-08-19 00:19:37 UTC

Strongest Aftershock so far:
M5.8;  265km N of Ndoi Island, Fiji; depth of 622.2 km; occurred at T + 2hrs

  • Diagnostics available via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.

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Strong EQ Strikes Kaktovik, Alaska

Posted by feww on August 12, 2018

FESC011 – 081202

M6.4 Quake Rattles Alaska’s North Slope

EQ Details:

Magnitude: 6.4 mw
Time: 2018-08-12 14:58:54 (UTC)
Location: 69.624°N, 145.247°W [64km SW of Kaktovik, Alaska]
Depth: 9.9 km

Largest aftershocks:

  • M4.9, 2018-08-12 at 15:14:21 (UTC), 69.590°N 144.662°W, 7.9 km
  • M5.4, 2018-08-12 at 16:02:09 (UTC), 69.766°N 144.197°W, 5.5 km

 

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Deadly Earthquake Rocks Osaka, Japan

Posted by feww on June 18, 2018

Applyn – 061802

Osaka Rattled by M5.9 Earthquake

Magnitude: 5.9 [JMA]
Location: 4.8°N, 135.6°E [Osaka-fu Hokubu]
Depth: 10km
Time: 07:58 JST (UTC + 9:00 hrs) 18 Jun 2018

The quake measured six-minus on Japan’s seismic intensity scale of zero to seven. The event was felt throughout S. Honshu affecting Hyogo, Kyoto, Nara and Shiga prefectures.

  • At least three people have been killed and six others injured as of 09:30 JST, officials said.
  • EQ initially reported as M6.3, occurring about 1km NW of Ibaraki City, Japan.
  • Blackouts reported in wide areas.
  • Officials are warning residents in western Japan to watch out for another “big earthquake” in the next few days.
  • At least a dozen aftershocks have occurred as of 11:00 JST [many more expected.]
  • Significant damage to multiple structures reported.

Japan’s NPPs

So far no problem detected at 15 nuclear reactors in Fukui Prefecture including and 5 offline reactors, located north of the epicenter of the earthquake.

A reactor at the Takahama nuclear power plant and 2 others at the Ohi plant continue to operate.

For now, radiation levels remain unchanged around the NPPs in Ishikawa, Shizuoka and Shimane prefectures, which are located farther from the quake’s epicenter, Japan’s nuclear regulator said.

Diagnostics available via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.

 

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KILAUEA VOLCANO: 850+ Quakes Rattle Big Island

Posted by feww on May 18, 2018

Hawaii Island seismicity increasing, hit by hundreds of earthquakes

Over 850 earthquakes measuring magnitude 2.5+ have struck in and around Hawai’i Island since April 20, according to USGS records.

HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY STATUS REPORT – USGS
Thursday, May 17, 2018, 4:54 PM HST (Friday, May 18, 2018, 02:54 UTC)

Kīlauea Volcano Summit

  • After the explosive eruption early this morning seismic levels have been gradually increasing, but as of this report no additional explosions have occurred.
  • No earthquakes greater than magnitude 3.5 have occurred in the past day.
  • Volcanic gas emissions at the summit remain high.

Kīlauea Lower East Rift Zone

  • This afternoon, fissure 17 is still actively spattering but the flow is nearly stalled. In addition, fissures 18, 19, and 20 have reactivated and a new fissure (21) has opened between fissures 7 and 3. An area 50-100 yards wide, parallel to and north of the line of fissures between Highway 130 and Lanipuna Gardens, has dropped slightly. This long depression is currently being filled by pahoehoe lava flows from fissures 20 and 21.
  • Volcanic gas emissions remain elevated throughout the area downwind of the fissures.
  • Magma continues to be supplied to the lower East Rift Zone as indicated by the continued northwest displacement of a GPS monitoring station. Elevated earthquake activity continues, but earthquake locations have not moved farther downrift in the past couple of days. [USGS-HVO]


View of this morning’s eruption plume from the Overlook crater nearly an hour after the event started. This image is from the webcam located on the north rim of Moku‘āweoweo Caldera near the summit of Mauna Loa Volcano. This image was recorded at 5:10 a.m. HST. At about 04:15 a.m. HST, an explosion from the Overlook crater at Kīlauea Volcano’s summit produced an eruption column that reached at least 30,000 ft. above sea level. The plume was blown by wind toward the northeast. This resulted in ash fall at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, and nearby Volcano Village and the Volcano Golf and Country Club Subdivsion. [USGS-HVO]

Highway to Hell: Cracks widen in lower East Rift Zone, Kīlauea Volcano


Aerial view of ground cracks on Pohoiki Road during an overflight of the eruptive fissure area at about 7 a.m. HST. Cracks continued to open and widen, some with horizontal and vertical offsets, in the area during the past 24 hours. These cracks are caused by the underlying intrusion of magma into the lower East Rift Zone. [USGS-HVO]


HVO geologist next to cracks on Nohea Street in Leilani Estates this morning. These cracks expanded significantly in the past day. Note the vertical offset across the cracks. [USGS-HVO]

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Quakes Strike Panama, Japan, Kermadec Islands

Posted by feww on May 18, 2018

ER12 – 051802

M 5.4 – South of Panama
4.029°N 82.511°W
10.0 km depth
2018-05-18 12:43:54 UTC

M 5.8 – 68km S of Nemuro, Japan
42.710°N 145.577°E
10.0 km depth
2018-05-17 18:42:10 UTC

M 6.2 – South of the Kermadec Islands
34.551°S 178.416°W
10.6 km depth
2018-05-18 01:45:31 UTC

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Significant Quake Strikes near Cabazon, CA

Posted by feww on May 8, 2018

KMPH – 050802

M4.5 Quake Occurs 11km N of Cabazon, CA

The quake struck at a depth of 12.9 km, with more than 11,000 felt reports sent to USGS, as of posting.

Earthquake Details:

Magnitude: 4.5 mw 
Location: 34.016°N, 116.780°W (11km N of Cabazon, CA); 12.9 km depth
Time: 2018-05-08  11:49:34 UTC

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KILAUEA: Sitting Atop an Active Volcano

Posted by feww on May 8, 2018

HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY STATUS REPORT – USGS

Monday, May 7, 2018, 5:59 PM HST (Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 03:59 UTC)

KILAUEA VOLCANO (VNUM #332010)
19°25’16” N 155°17’13” W, Summit Elevation 4091 ft (1247 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: WARNING
Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE

Lower East Rift Zone Eruption

The intermittent eruption of lava in the Leilani Estates subdivision in the lower East Rift Zone of Kīlauea Volcano continues. The location of activity today was focused on the southwest portion of the area.

This morning, two new fissure segments broke ground. The first (fissure 11) opened in a forested southwest of Leilani Estates about 9:30 am and was active for only 3 hours. The second (fissure 12) opened about 12:20 between older fissures 10 and 11. By 3:15 pm, both new fissures were [inactive] but the west end of fissure 10 was steaming heavily.

Cracks on Highway 130 widened from 7 cm to 8 cm over the course of the day and additional cracks were found just west of the highway on trend with the eruptive fissures.

–  Rates of seismicity and deformation changed little throughout the day.
–   Gas emissions likely remain elevated in the vicinity of fissures.

Kīlauea Volcano Summit

Tiltmeters at the summit of Kīlauea Volcano continue to record the deflationary trend of the past several days and the lava lake level continues to drop. Rockfalls from the steep crater walls into the retreating lake continue to produce occasional ashy plumes above Halema’uma’u crater. These plumes are expected to continue.

Earthquake activity in the summit remains elevated but has decreased over the past few days. Many of these earthquakes are related to the ongoing subsidence of the summit area and earthquakes beneath the south flank of the volcano.

Aerial view of fissure 12 at 1:15 p.m. HST. [USGS/HVO]

 

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