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M8.5 Quake Strikes Ogasawara Islands, Japan

Posted by feww on May 30, 2015

Correction

Powerful earthquake rocks Bonin Islands, Japan

Centered at 27.9N, 140.8E the quake struck at a depth of 590km, according to Japan’s weather agency.

The quake registered up to ‘Upper 5′ on Japan’s seismicity scale of 1 to 7 in the Tokyo area. The epicenter of the quake was about 875km south of Tokyo, Japan.

Tsunami Evaluation: NO Pacific-wide destructive tsunami generated by this quake.

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M7.8 Quake Strikes Offshore Japan

Posted by feww on May 30, 2015

M7.8 quake strikes 189km WNW of Chichi-shima, Japan

27.831°N 140.493°E depth=677.6 km (421.0 mi)

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Strong Earthquake Strikes Alaska – Update

Posted by feww on May 29, 2015

M6.8 quake strikes NNW of Chirikof Island, Alaska

Centered at 56.694°N, 156.530°W (111km NNW of Chirikof Island, Alaska) the quake struck at a depth of , USGS/EHP reported.

Tsunami Evaluation: This quake did NOT generate a destructive tsunami.
Aftershocks: No significant aftershocks reported, as of posting.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 6.8Mw [USGS/EHP]
Location: 56.694°N, 156.530°W; depth=61.7 km
Time: 2015-05-29 at 07:00:08 (UTC)
Distances:

  • 111km (69mi) NNW of Chirikof Island, Alaska
  • 631km (392mi) SW of Anchorage, Alaska
  • 1024km (636mi) SSW of Fairbanks, Alaska


 

 

 

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Strong Earthquake Strikes Alaska

Posted by feww on May 29, 2015

M6.8 quake strikes NNW of Chirikof Island, Alaska

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Quakes Strike North and South of Sendai Nuclear Power Plant

Posted by feww on May 27, 2015

Earthquakes strike as Japan nuclear regulator clears two-reactor Sendai NPP

Two quakes struck about 55km south of Sendai NPP, USGS/EHP reported. A third quake  occurred [about 60km] north of the plant, according to Japan weather agency (JMA).

Japan’s nuclear regulators said Wednesday that Kyushu Electric Power Co’s that the two reactors at Sendai nuclear plant had cleared “safety hurdles,” according to reports.

Kyushu Electric company is planning to restart the Sendai No. 1 reactor in late July, and the No. 2 reactor in late September 2015 despite public opposition.

In April, a Kyushu court rejected a legal bid by residents to block the resumption of power generation at Sendai despite the potential threats posed by nearby volcanoes.

EQ Details

  • M4.8 quake strikes 10km ESE of Makurazaki, Japan 2015-05-27 at 01:51:25 UTC depth=150.2 km (USGS/EHP)
  • M4.5 quake 4km E of Makurazaki, Japan 2015-05-24 at 00:09:38 UTC depth=161.7 km (USGS/EHP)
  • M4.0 quake strikes Fukuoka pref. (33.0N, 130.5E) 27 May 2015-05-27 at 16:11 JST (UTC + 9 hrs.)  depth=10 km  (JMA)

Current Volcanic Alerts in the Region (JMA)

  • Kuchinoerabujima, Level 3 Alert (Do not approach the volcano), since 07 August 2014
  • Sakurajima,  Level 3 Alert ,  since 21 March 2012
  • Asosan,  Level 2 Alert (Do not approach the crater) since 30 August 2014
  • Kirishimayama (Shinmoedake),  Level 2 Alert,  since 22 October 2013
  • Suwanosejima, Level 2  Alert, since 01 December 2007
  • Kirishimayama,  volcano is potentially active, since 01 May 2015

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Significant Quake Strikes Near Tokyo

Posted by feww on May 25, 2015

M5.6 Earthquake strikes north of Tokyo, Japan

Centered at 36.1N, 139.6E the quake struck at a depth of about 50km, the local weather agency reported.

EQ Details [JMA]

  • Magnitude: 5.6
  • Location: 36.1N, 139.6E; depth=50km
  • Region: Saitama prefecture (about 32km N of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Date/Time: 14:28 JST (UTC + 9hrs) on May 25, 2015

The quake was felt throughout Japan’s main island of Honshu.

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M4.8 Quake Strikes Nevada

Posted by feww on May 23, 2015

Earthquake clusters strike Nevada,  California, Alaska, Oklahoma, Hawaii, Puerto Rico

A 4.8-magnitude earthquake, centered at 37.292°N, 114.655°W struck Nevada at a depth of 4.0 km (2.5 mi), USGS/EHP reported.

The quake, originally reported as a magnitude 5.4 event, was followed by dozens of smaller aftershocks, most of them occurring locally with several reported in neighboring states of California and Utah.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 4.8Mw
Location: 37.292°N, 114.655°W; Depth= 4.0 km
Time: 2015-05-22 @ 18:47:42UTC
Nearby Cities:

  • 37km (23mi) SSW of Caliente, Nevada
  • 75km (47mi) NW of Mesquite, Nevada
  • 97km (60mi) WNW of Saint George, Utah
  • 103km (64mi) W of Washington, Utah
  • 130km (82mi) NNW of Las Vegas [FIRE-EARTH projection]
  • 453km (281mi) SSW of Salt Lake City, Utah

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1 Day, All Magnitudes Worldwide: 234 earthquakes – 218 earthquakes in map area – Download Updated: 2015-05-23 at 11:20:44UTC [USGS/EHP]

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Significant Quake Strikes N of Napa, Calif.

Posted by feww on May 22, 2015

M4.1 earthquake strikes ENE of Yountville, Calif.

Centered at 38.429°N, 122.260°W the quake occurred at a depth of 8.9 km (5.5 mi), USGS/EHP reported.

EQ Details
Magnitude:4.1Mw
Location:38.429°N, 122.260°W depth=8.9 km
Time: 015-05-22 02:53:00 (UTC)

Nearby Cities:

  • 9km (6mi) ENE of Yountville, California
  • 14km (9mi) N of Napa, California
  • 23km (14mi) NE of Sonoma, California
  • 25km (16mi) WNW of Vacaville, California
  • 68km (42mi) WSW of Sacramento, California

Other Significant Quakes

  • M3.7, 2km WSW of Ramsgate, United Kingdom, 2015-05-22 at 01:52:16 UTC, depth=10.0 km
  • M4.6, 67km SW of Lixourion, Greece, 2015-05-21 at 15:31:19 UTC, depth=17.5 km

 

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M6.8 Quake Strikes Solomon Islands

Posted by feww on May 21, 2015

Strong quake occurs in South Solomon Trench

Centered at 10.889°S, 164.158°E, about 184km W of Lata, Solomon Islands, the quake occurred at a depth of 12.0km (7.5 mi), USGS/EHP reported.

Tsunami Evaluation
NO destructive Pacific-wide tsunami has occurred.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 6.8Mw
Location: 10.889°S, 164.158°E
Depth: 12.0 km
Time: 2015-05-20 22:48:53 UTC

Aftershocks
At least three aftershocks measuring 4.9, 4.6 and 4.5Mw have occurred as of posting.

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Significant Quakes Strike Pacific-Antarctic Ridge, Tonga, Tajikistan

Posted by feww on May 20, 2015

M6.7 quake strikes Pacific-Antarctic Ridge

Centered at 54.359°S, 132.158°W the quake occurred at a depth of 10.2 km (6.3 mi), USGS/EHP reported.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 6.7Mw
Location: 54.359°S, 132.158°W depth=10.2 km (6.3 mi)
Time: 2015-05-19 15:25:21 (UTC)

Other Significant Quakes

  • M5.5, 28km ESE of Roghun, Tajikistan 2015-05-20 03:31:42 UTC depth=11.2 km
  • M6.0, 128km WNW of Pangai, Tonga 2015-05-20 00:30:51 UTC depth=180.3 km
  • M5.8, 100km SSE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu 2015-05-19 13:54:55 UTC depth=50.0 km

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Earthquake Strikes N of Irving, Texas

Posted by feww on May 19, 2015

Shallow earthquake rattles residential area north of Irving, Texas

Centered at32.868°N, 96.957°W the quake occurred at a [signature] depth of 5km, USGS/EHP reported.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 3.3Mw
Location: 32.868°N, 96.957°W depth=5.0 km (3.1 mi)
Time: 2015-05-18 18:14:29 (UTC)
Nearby Cities:

  • 6km (4mi) N of Irving, Texas
  • 8km (5mi) SW of Farmers Branch, Texas
  • 11km (7mi) SSW of Carrollton, Texas
  • 17km (11mi) NNW of Dallas, Texas
  • 292km (181mi) S of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Abbott Signs “Denton Fracking Bill”

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed legislation that would preempt local authorities to regulate fracking  and a wide variety of oil and gas-related activities, preventing environmentally harmful oil and natural gas production.

Voters in Denton, a university town near Dallas, banned hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the area in November 2014.

Abbott said, Texas needs to avoid a “patchwork of local regulations” that threaten oil and gas production.

House Bill 40 does a “profound job of protecting private property rights,” said Abbott.

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Significant Aftershock Strikes Nepal – UPDATE # 2

Posted by feww on May 17, 2015

UPDATE and Correction

M5.7 aftershock occurs 76km ESE of Kathmandu, Nepal

Centered at 27.546°N, 86.075°E the aftershock occurred at a depth of about 10km, reported USGS/EHP.

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Earthquake Location Map. Source: USGS/EHP

Nepal Earthquakes Casualty Toll – Latest Update

Death toll from Nepal’s May 12 earthquake has risen to 136, bringing the total number of fatalities from the seismicity in the country since April 25 to 8,485 and the number of injured to 101,182, said Nepal’s Ministry of Home Affairs in its May 16 update.

Nepal Earthquakes: List of events since April 25, 2015

  1. M5.7, 24km N of Ramechhap, Nepal 2015-05-16 11:34:10 UTC depth=10.0 km
  2. M6.3, 33km NNE of Ramechhap, Nepal 2015-05-12 07:36:53 UTC depth=15.0 km
  3. M7.3, 18km SE of Kodari, Nepal 2015-05-12 07:05:19 UTC depth=15.0 km
  4. M6.7, 19km SSE of Kodari, Nepal 2015-04-26 07:09:10 UTC depth=17.3 km
  5. M6.6, 49km E of Lamjung, Nepal 2015-04-25 06:45:21 UTC depth=14.6 km
  6. M6.1, 1km E of Banepa, Nepal 2015-04-25 06:15:22 UTC depth=10.0 km
  7. M7.8, 34km ESE of Lamjung, Nepal 2015-04-25 06:11:26 UTC depth=15.0 km

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‘Hammhead’ Oil CEO Wanted Quake Scientists Fired

Posted by feww on May 16, 2015

Sent by a reader in Oklahoma

Harold couldn’t give a ham about Oklahoma

The billionaire CEO of Oklahoma-based Continental Resources Inc., Harold (hammhead) Hamm, told a dean at the University of Oklahoma last year that he wanted several seismologists there dismissed because they were researching links between oil and gas activity and the state’s nearly 400-fold increase in earthquakes, Bloomberg reported on Friday citing the dean’s e-mail recounting the conversation.


Harold Hamm is Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Continental Resources. He co-founded and serves as Chairman of the Domestic Energy Producers Alliance.  Forbes Magazine has ranked Mr. Hamm No. 24 on “The Forbes 400” list of the richest people in America and No. 96 out of 1,826 on its list of “The World’s Billionaires.” Source: Continental Resources, Inc.

[Mitt Romney, the 2012 presidential candidate, named Hamm as his energy adviser, prompting Hamm to make substantial monetary and advisory contributions to the failed election effort. —Editor]

Hamm, the billionaire founder and CEO of Oklahoma City-based Continental Resources, who is a major donor to the university, also the home of the Oklahoma Geological Survey, has vigorously disputed the report that he tried to pressure the survey’s scientists. “I’m very approachable, and don’t think I’m intimidating,” Hamm was quoted as saying in an interview with EnergyWire, an industry publication, that was published on May 11. “I don’t try to push anybody around.”

Researchers have discovered the re-injection of drilling and fracking wastewater into disposal walls is most probably causing the 400-fold increase in Oklahoma earthquakes.

“Mr. Hamm is very upset at some of the earthquake reporting to the point that he would like to see select OGS staff dismissed,” wrote Larry Grillot, the dean of the university’s Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy, in a July 16, 2014, e-mail to colleagues at the university. Hamm also expressed an interest in joining a search committee charged with finding a new director for the geological survey, according to Grillot’s e-mail. And, the dean wrote, Hamm indicated that he would be “visiting with Governor [Mary] Fallin on the topic of moving the OGS out of the University of Oklahoma.”   Read more…

Editor’s Notes

  • For slightly less obvious reasons, it took everyone involved about 10 months to report the incident.
  • It’s also becoming increasingly more obvious to everyone concerned why  corporation and wealthy individuals are paying Google and WordPress to suppress (filter, bury and block) content published on this blog.

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Earthquake Forecast for Nepal Region

Posted by feww on May 13, 2015

FIRE-EARTH Earthquake Forecast for Nepal Region

FIRE-EARTH Science Team has prepared its earthquake forecast for Nepal region.

The forecast will not be made public, but would be provided to the appropriate Nepalese officials at no cost, if requested.

Details of any communication between the parties shall remain strictly confidential.

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Strong Earthquake Rattles Planet of the Abes

Posted by feww on May 13, 2015

M 6.8 quake strikes SE of Ofunato, Japan

Centered at 38.902°N, 142.032°E the quake struck at a depth of 38.9 km (24.1 mi), USGS/EHP reported.

This quake did NOT generate a pacific-wide destructive tsunami. No significant aftershock reported, as of posting.

EQ Details

  • Magnitude: 6.8Mw [Magnitude as reported by the local weather agency, JMA: 6.6Mw]
  • Location: 38.902°N 142.032°E
  • Depth: 38.9 kmime: 2015-05-12 21:12:58 UTC
  • Nearby Cities
    • 33km (21mi) SE of Ofunato, Japan
    • 42km (26mi) SSE of Kamaishi, Japan
    • 52km (32mi) SSE of Otsuchi, Japan
    • 63km (39mi) SE of Tono, Japan
    • 412km (256mi) NNE of Tokyo, Japan

The quake registered  up to ‘Upper 5′ on Japan’s seismicity scale of 1 to 7, and ‘Lower 5′ near Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant.

FIRE-EARTH Earthquake Forecasts for California and Japan

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 stated earlier on the blog.

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

Recent Significant EQs in Japan Region

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M7.3 Earthquake Strikes Nepal

Posted by feww on May 12, 2015

Powerful quake strikes 76km ENE of Kathmandu, Nepal

Centered at 27.837°N, 86.077°E the quake occurred at a depth of 15.0 km (9.3 mi), reported USGS/EHP.

USGS models show possible fatalities of up to 1,000, with damages estimated at up to $100 million.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 7.3Mw
Location: 27.837°N, 86.077°E
Depth: 15.0 km (9.3 mi)
Time: 2015-05-12 07:05:19 (UTC)
Nearby Cities:

  • 18km (11mi) SE of Kodari, Nepal
  • 59km (37mi) ENE of Banepa, Nepal
  • 62km (39mi) ENE of Panaoti, Nepal
  • 76km (47mi) ENE of Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 77km (48mi) ENE of Patan, Nepal

At least 6 significant aftershocks, including a M6.3Mw, have occurred as of posting.

5.2Mw 28km SSE of Kodari, Nepal 2015-05-12 08:21:10 UTC depth=15.0 km
5.1Mw 19km SW of Kodari, Nepal 2015-05-12 08:13:54 UTC depth=15.0 km
5.0Mw 34km S of Kodari, Nepal 2015-05-12 08:06:07 UTC depth=15.0 km
6.3Mw 33km NNE of Ramechhap, Nepal 2015-05-12 07:36:53 UTC depth=15.0 km
5.4Mw 36km SSW of Zuobude, China 2015-05-12 07:34:22 UTC depth=15.0 km
5.6Mw 25km SE of Kodari, Nepal 2015-05-12 07:17:20 UTC depth=10.0 km

The devastating 7.8-magnitude quake (28.147°N, 84.708°E), which occurred at a similar depth on April 25, killed more than 8,000, injuring an estimated 18,000 others and affecting the lives of 8 million people across a vast region.

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Earthquake Rattles Venus, Texas

Posted by feww on May 8, 2015

M4.0 Quake strikes near Venus, Texas

Centered at 32.480°N, 97.132°W (about 5km NNW of Venus) the quake occurred at a depth of depth 3.2 km (2.0 mi), reported USGS/EHP.

Venus, a town located in Ellis and Johnson Counties in the Lone Star State, has a population of about 3,000.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 4.0Mw
Location: 32.480°N 97.132°W depth=3.2 km (2.0 mi)
Time: 2015-05-07 22:58:05 (UTC)
Nearby Cities

  • 5km (3mi) NNW of Venus, Texas
  • 9km (6mi) S of Mansfield, Texas
  • 12km (7mi) W of Midlothian, Texas
  • 30km (19mi) S of Arlington, Texas
  • 45km (28mi) SW of Dallas, Texas

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Powerful Quake Strikes Solomon Islands

Posted by feww on May 7, 2015

Last Update: 08:38:22

M7.1 Earthquake Shakes Bougainville Island, North Solomons

MINOR SEA LEVEL FLUCTUATIONS OF UP TO 0.3 METERS ABOVE AND
BELOW THE NORMAL TIDE MAY CONTINUE OVER THE NEXT FEW HOURS — US Tsunami Center

TSUNAMI WAVES REACHING 0.3 TO 1 METERS ABOVE THE TIDE LEVEL ARE POSSIBLE FOR SOME COASTS OF PAPUA NEW GUINEAUS Tsunami Center

EQ Details

Magnitude: 7.1 Mw [USGS/EHP]
Location: 7.226°S, 154.551°E
Depth: 23.2 km
Time: 2015-05-07 07:10:22 UTC

Nearest Cities:

  • 144km (89mi) SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea
  • 156km (97mi) SW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea
  • 406km (252mi) SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea
  • 521km (324mi) ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea
  • 642km (399mi) WNW of Honiara, Solomon Islands

more details will follow…

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2 Earthquakes Strike near San Jacinto, California

Posted by feww on May 6, 2015

M3.9 quake strikes 4km NNW of San Jacinto, California

Centered at 33.817°N, 116.978°W the event occurred at a depth of 15.3km, USGS/EHP reported.

The quake was followed by another shock measuring 3.0Mw.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 3.9Mw
Location: 33.817°N, 116.978°W; depth=15.3km
Time: 2015-05-06 at 07:39:47 UTC
Nearby Cities:

  • 4km (2mi) NNW of San Jacinto, California
  • 8km (5mi) N of Hemet
  • 11km (7mi) NW of Valle Vista
  • 26km (16mi) ESE of Moreno Valley, California
  • 41km (25mi) ESE of Riverside, California
  • 41km (25mi) W of Palm Springs, California

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Powerful Earthquake Shakes East New Britain

Posted by feww on May 5, 2015

M7.5 quake strikes 130km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Centered at 5.465°S, 151.886°E the quake occurred at a depth of 42.0 km, reported USGS/EHP.

The quake had been preceded buy strong foreshocks and was followed by at least 9 significant aftershocks, as of posting.

See also FIRE-EARTH Forecast on HEIGHTENED SEISMICITY and ENHANCED VOLCANISM in the Pacific Ring of Fire March 31, 2015 concerning

EQ Details
Magnitude: 7.5Mw [USGS/EHP]
Depth: 42.0 km
Location: 5.465°S 151.886°E
Time: 2015-05-05 01:44:05 UTC
Nearest Cities:

  • 130km (81mi) SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea [pop: ~30k]
  • 193km (120mi) E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea  [pop: ~20k]
  • 341km (212mi) SSE of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea [pop: ~15k]
  • 412km (256mi) WNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea [pop: ~35k]
  • 680km (423mi) NE of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea [pop: ~375k]

Recent foreshocks and aftershocks
5.0 147km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea 2015-05-05 08:47:08 UTC 61.1 km
5.3 129km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea 2015-05-05 08:16:58 UTC 42.8 km
4.9 126km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea 2015-05-05 06:11:04 UTC 51.6 km
4.9 143km SSW of Taron, Papua New Guinea 2015-05-05 05:07:29 UTC 40.0 km
5.2 86km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea 2015-05-05 05:03:01 UTC 55.7 km
5.2 130km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea 2015-05-05 03:55:51 UTC 51.8 km
5.2 124km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea 2015-05-05 02:40:23 UTC 33.9 km
5.6 103km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea 2015-05-05 01:58:20 UTC 57.5 km
5.9 109km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea 2015-05-05 01:54:05 UTC 64.5 km
7.5 130km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea 2015-05-05 01:44:05 UTC 42.0 km
5.1 143km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea 2015-05-04 08:09:14 UTC 60.8 km
4.6 102km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea 2015-05-04 01:04:48 UTC 63.3 km
5.2 132km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea 2015-05-03 23:40:56 UTC 35.1 km
5.1 133km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea 2015-05-03 22:50:47 UTC 46.1 km
5.5 142km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea 2015-05-03 22:35:11 UTC 67.9 km
5.6 144km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea 2015-05-03 22:32:42 UTC 35.0 km
5.2 150km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea 2015-05-03 20:21:56 UTC 76.0 km
4.8 148km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea 2015-05-03 19:28:54 UTC 61.0 km
5.0 93km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea 2015-05-02 10:53:06 UTC 103.4 km
4.9 124km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea 2015-05-01 19:55:56 UTC 44.5 km
6.8 106km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea 2015-05-01 08:06:04 UTC 57.0 km
6.7 125km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea 2015-04-30 10:45:05 UTC 48.9 km
5.0 60km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2015-04-24 02:51:07 UTC 83.5 km
5.3 80km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2015-04-21 19:10:18 UTC 68.0 km
5.3 32km ENE of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea 2015-04-21 11:21:12 UTC 53.5 km
4.5 74km SW of Taron, Papua New Guinea 2015-04-21 08:14:36 UTC 54.9 km
4.9 80km SE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea 2015-04-20 20:02:07 UTC 67.8 km
4.6 112km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea 2015-04-19 12:48:42 UTC 36.6 km
4.5 103km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea 2015-04-19 12:17:42 UTC 42.2 km
5.2 66km NW of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea 2015-04-15 10:22:08 UTC 10.0 km

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Nepal Earthquake: Death Toll Climbs to 7,365

Posted by feww on May 4, 2015

Deadly quake affects 8m Nepalese

Death toll in Nepal’s April 25 earthquake has climbed to 7,365 with at least 14,366 others injured, said the Ministry of Home Affairs on Monday.

Meantime, the police and local volunteers found 115 bodies thought to be trekkers and villagers who were buried in snow and ice after the devastating earthquake and strong aftershocks triggered multiple avalanches.

The bodies were recovered from the Langtang village, about 60 kilometers north of the capital, Kathmandu, over the weekend. The entire village, with up to 60 guesthouses, was razed by an avalanche, officials said.

The avalanches have also damaged the routes on Mt Everest making it “almost impossible” to climb the mountain this season.

The deadly quake has affected about 8 million people (Nepal has a population of 28 million), destroying or damaging more than 600,000 houses across the country, according to the latest figures released by the UN/ Nepalese officials.

The quake has destroyed up to 90 per cent of the houses in Gorkha and Sindupalchowk districts, said a UN report.

“Across large parts of Dhading, Dolakha, Rasuwa and Nuwakot districts, more than 80 percent of houses have been flattened.”

The worst affected areas are the 13 districts of Bhaktapur, Dolakha, Dhading, Gorkha, Kabhrepalanchowk, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Makawanpur, Nuwakot, Ramechhap, Rasuwa, Sindhuli and Sindhupalchowk; however, damage has also been reported in Kavre, Okhaldhunga and Solukhumbu districts.

 

 

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‘Severe’ Earthquake Rattles NZ South Island

Posted by feww on May 4, 2015

M6.0 quake strikes NW of Wanaka, NZ

Centered at 44.54°S, 168.83°E the quake struck at a depth of 5km, reported NZ geonet, describing the shock as ‘Severe.’

EQ Details [NZ geonet]

  • Magnitude: 6.0Mw
  • Epicenter: 44.54°S, 168.83°E
  • Depth: 5 km
  • Location:
    • 30 km north-west of Wanaka
    • 57km NNE of Queenstown, New Zealand

FIRE EARTH EARTHQUAKE FORECASTS FOR NZ
NOTICE: New Zealand Earthquake Forecasts April 16, 2011

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Other Significant Seismicity

PNG

  • Cluster of 8 aftershocks with the largest measuring 5.6 144km SSW of Kokopo, on 2015-05-03 at 22:32:42 UTC depth=35.0 km

Planet California

  • 3.6Mw, 1km S of Concord, California 2015-05-03 at 22:13:19 UTC depth=14.6 km

Planet of the Abes

  • 4.9Mw, 19km SW of Tomioka, Japan 2015-05-03 at 14:30:16 UTC depth=146.3 km
  • 4.6Mw, 3km SSE of Iwai, Japan 2015-05-03 at 06:53:59 UTC depth=51.6 km
  • 5.0Mw, 45km E of Namie, Japan 2015-05-03 at 04:02:52 UTC depth=42.4 km

Global Seismic Hot Spots (June 2015 – August 2015)

Tune into FIRE-EARTH for the blog’s special report FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 at the following times :

18:32, 19:32, 20:32 and 22:32UTC.

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Significant Quake Strikes Greater Los Angeles Area

Posted by feww on May 3, 2015

M3.9 quake strikes  SE of Culver City, California

Centered at 33.998°N, 118.359°W the quake occurred at a depth of 9.9 km (6.1 mi), reported USGS/EHP.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 3.9Mw
Location:  33.998°N 118.359°W depth=9.9 km (6.1 mi)
Time: 2015-05-03 11:07:18 (UTC)
Nearby Cities:

  • 1km (1mi) WNW of View Park-Windsor Hills, California
  • 1km (1mi) ESE of Baldwin Hills, California
  • 4km (2mi) SE of Culver City, California
  • 5km (3mi) NNW of Inglewood, California
  • 12km (7mi) WSW of Los Angeles, California

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Significant Quake Strikes S of Galesburg, Michigan

Posted by feww on May 2, 2015

M4.2 earthquake strikes 8km S of Galesburg, Michigan

Centered at 42.212°N, 85.429°W the quake occurred at a depth of 5.9 km, reported USGS/EHP.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 4.2Mw
Location: 42.212°N 85.429°W
Depth: 5.9 km
Time: 2015-05-02 16:23:07 UTC

Nearby Cities:

  • 8km (5mi) S of Galesburg, Michigan
  • 12km (7mi) E of Portage, Michigan
  • 15km (9mi) SE of Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • 23km (14mi) WSW of Battle Creek, Michigan
  • 92km (57mi) SW of Lansing, Michigan

Historic Earthquakes

Southern Michigan: 1947-08-10 at 02:46:41.3 UTC (local 08/09)
Magnitude: 4.60
Intensity: VI

Isoseismal Map

Damage was heaviest in the area southeast of Kalamazoo at Athens, Bronson, Coldwater, Colon, Matteson Lake, Sherwood, and Union City. Chimneys were damaged, windows and plaster were broken, and brick cornices were downed. Also felt in Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Ontario, Canada. [Source: USGS/EHP]

Michigan: Earthquake History

Shallow Quake Generates 1-m Tsunami

Region name: Torishima Kinkai (Japan)
TSUNAMI ADVISORY: IZU ISLANDS and OGASAWARA ISLANDS

Magnitude 5.9
Location: 31.5N, 140.1E
Depth: Very Shallow
Time:  01:51 JST (UTC + 9.0 hrs) May 3, 2015 (Source: Japan’s weather agency.)

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Another Strong Earthquakes Strikes East New Britain

Posted by feww on May 1, 2015

M6.8 earthquake strikes 106km SSW of Kokopo, PNG

Centered at 5.196°S, 151.801°E the quake occurred at a depth of 57.0 km (35.4 mi), reported USGS/EHP

EQ Details
Magnitude: 6.8Mw
Location:  5.196°S, 151.801°E; depth=57.0 km (35.4 mi)
Time: 2015-05-01 at 08:06:04 (UTC) (UTC)

Nearby Cities:

  1. 106km (66mi) SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea [pop. 27,000]
  2. 187km (116mi) ENE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea
  3. 310km (193mi) SSE of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea
  4. 428km (266mi) WNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea
  5. 693km (431mi) NE of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea [pop: 27,000]

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