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Tectonics 101: Deadly Earthquake Strikes Erdogan’s Fascist Turkey

Posted by feww on July 21, 2017

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Copy: FSCT

M6.7 Earthquake Strikes 10km SSE of Bodrum, Turkey

The event was followed by at least seven aftershocks measuring between 4.0 and 4.7mb.

Early Casualty Report:

Up to a dozen people were killed in the quake and hundreds more injured in in Turkey’s Bodrum, and on the Greek island of Kos, according to early reports.

EQ Details [USGS]

Magnitude: 6.7 mww
Location: 36.949°N, 27.458°E; about 10km SSE of Bodrum, Turkey
Depth: 10.0 km
Time: 2017-07-20 22:31:12 (UTC)

Distances [EMSC]

  • 166 km S of İzmir, Turkey [pop: 2,501,000]
  • 90 km W of Muğla, Turkey [pop: 48,200]
  • 90 km NW of Ródos, Greece [pop: 56,200]
  • 12 km S of Bodrum, Turkey [pop: 39,400]

FIRE-EARTH Ref: 000104 – UPDATE 052701

  • All Groups: Diagnostics now available via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.

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Strong Earthquake Rattles Coastal Peru

Posted by feww on July 18, 2017

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M6.4 earthquake strikes 98km WNW of Camana, Peru

Magnitude: 6.4mww
Location: 16.402°S, 73.603°W [98km WNW of Camana, Peru]
Depth: 44.1 km
Time: 02:05:19 UTC  2017-07-18

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Powerful Earthquakes near Komandorskiye Ostrova Unleashes Aftershocks as Far as Near Islands

Posted by feww on July 18, 2017

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M7.7 earthquake occurs  199km ESE of Nikol’skoye, Russia

The event was followed by a dozen aftershocks, stretching over 600km between Komandorskiye Ostrova and the Near Islands, along the Aleutian Trench.

Tsunami Evaluation

The earthquake generated a local tsunami, which did not pose a threat to populated areas in the region.

EQ Details [USGS]

7.7mww
54.466°N 168.822°E
11.7 km depth
199km ESE of Nikol’skoye, Russia
23:34:14 UTC 2017-07-17

FIRE-EARTH Ref: DBV3

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Strong Earthquake Strikes Komandorskiye Ostrova, Russia Region

Posted by feww on July 17, 2017

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M6.2 earthquake occurs 183km ESE of Nikol’skoye, Russia  –USGS

The event was followed by at least one aftershock, measuring 5.1mb.

EQ Details:

6.2mww
54.582°N, 168.647°E
7.9 km depth
183km ESE of Nikol’skoye, Russia
2017-07-17 11:05:08 UTC

 

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Significant Quake Strikes Near Stroud, Oklahoma

Posted by feww on July 14, 2017

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M4.2 Earthquake Strikes 13km NNW of Stroud, Oklahoma

The quake was followed by a cluster of aftershocks. More than 1,650 “felt” reports were received by USGS, as of this alert.

EQ Details:
Magnitude: 4.2 mwr
Location: 35.869°N, 96.697°W [13km NNW of Stroud, Oklahoma]
Depth: 9.3 km
Time: 13:47:35 UTC 2017-07-14

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Strong Earthquake Strikes Offshore New Ireland, PNG

Posted by feww on July 13, 2017

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M 6.4 earthquake strikes 38km SSE of Taron, PNG

EQ Details [USGS]

Magnitude: 6.4 mww
Location: 4.788°S, 153.159°E
Depth: 47.0 km
Time: 2017-07-13 03:36:09 UTC

Aftershocks: One, measuring 4.8mb, as of this report.

 

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Strong Earthquake Strikes near New Zealand

Posted by feww on July 11, 2017

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M 6.6 Quake Strikes NW of Auckland Islands, New Zealand

EQ Details

Magnitude: 6.6 mww
Location: 49.546°S 164.031°E [198km NW of Auckland Island, New Zealand]
Depth: 10.0 km
Time: 07:00:01 UTC  2017-07-11

[Additional information available via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.]

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M5.2 Earthquake Rattles Sendai Nuclear Power Plant

Posted by feww on July 11, 2017

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Earthquake strike 50km SSW of Sendai NPP

The 5.2 magnitude quake struck about 50km south-southwest of the Nuclear Power Plant, and shook the entire island of Kyushu.

EQ Details

M 5.2
31.387°N, 130.600°E [20km S of Kagoshima City, Japan]
16.7 km depth
2017-07-11 02:56:36 UTC

 

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US Earthquakes: Aftershocks Continue near Lincoln, Montana and NW of YNP

Posted by feww on July 10, 2017

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Dozens of aftershocks follow M5.8 Montana event

Swarms of about 140 aftershocks have occurred near Lincoln, Montana and northwest of Yellowstone National Park (YNP) following the 5.9 magnitude shallow earthquake that struck the area on July 6.

  • Additional information is available via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.

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Strong Earthquake Strikes near San Pedro, Philippines

Posted by feww on July 10, 2017

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M 5.9 – 6km WNW of San Pedro, Philippines

EQ Details:
Magnitude: 5.9 mww
Location: 10.989°N, 124.772°E [6km WNW of San Pedro, Leyte Island, Philippines]
Depth: 12.7 km
Time: 2017-07-10 01:41:49 UTC

[Source: USGS]

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Strong Earthquake Strikes near Masarayao, Philippines

Posted by feww on July 6, 2017

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M6.5 earthquake strikes 3km NNE of Masarayao, Philippines

The shallow earthquake struck onshore at a depth of 6.5km, USGS reported.

EQ Details:

Magnitude: 6.5mww
Location: 11.114°N, 124.633°E – 3km NNE of Masarayao, Philippines
Depth: 6.5km
2017-07-06 08:03:57 UTC

[Updates would be available via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.]

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Strong Earthquakes Strikes near Lincoln, Montana

Posted by feww on July 6, 2017

K-367R –  UPDATED: 08:30 (UTC)

M5.8 Event Occurs 9km SE of Lincoln, Montana

The shallow earthquake struck a depth of 4.3k, with more than 11,450 felt reports received by USGS, as of posting.

[Special report will be issued by FIRE-EARTH SCIENCE Team at 08:32UTC, today, July 6th. The report would be available via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS. /twc]

FIRE-EARTH REF: KBZ5

EQ Details:

Magnitude: 5.8mww
Location:  46.899°N, 112.586°W [9km SE of Lincoln, Montana]
Depth: 4.3 km
Time: 2017-07-06 06:30:16 UTC

Aftershocks:

At least nine aftershocks have occurred as of this update including:

M4.4
11km SSE of Lincoln, Montana
Depth of 9.2 km
2017-07-06 07:27:29 (UTC)

M3.9
12km ESE of Lincoln, Montana
2017-07-06 07:08:59 (UTC)
9.2 km

M4.5
46.897°N, 112.529°W [13km SE of Lincoln, Montana]
Depth of 10.9 km
2017-07-06 07:02:27 (UTC)

M4.9
46.854°N, 112.668°W – 11km S of Lincoln, Montana
Depth of 14.6 km
2017-07-06 06:35:35 (UTC)

Nearby Places – Direction data (below) indicate the position of the event relative to the place.

Lincoln, Montana: 9.5 km (5.9 mi) SE -Population: 1,013
Helena, Montana: 54.1 km (33.6 mi) NW – Population: 28,190
Butte, Montana: 99.6 km (61.9 mi) N – Population: 34,190
Missoula, Montana: 107.3 km (66.7 mi) E – Population: 66,788
Butte-Silver Bow (Balance), Montana: 111.0 km (69.0 mi) N – Population: 33,525

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Strong Quake Strikes Coastal Ecuador

Posted by feww on July 1, 2017

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M 6.0 quake strikes NNW of Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador

EQD

M 6.0
0.326°S, 80.503°W [31km NNW of Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador]
10.0 km depth
2017-06-30 22:29:44 UTC
[USGS]

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Strong Earthquake Rocks Center of Japan

Posted by feww on June 25, 2017

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Strong, shallow earthquake strikes Nagano Pref. Japan

EQ Details [from Japan Weather]

Magnitude: 5.7 [Max. Intensity on JP Scale: 5+]
Location: 35.9N, 137.6E
Depth: “very shallow”
Region: Nagano Pref.
Time: 22:02UTC,  24 Jun 2017

Nearby Places:

  • Ina, Japan, 31 km W; Population: 62,104
  • Iida, 38 km  NNW; Population: 107,111
  • Nakatsugawa, 38 km NNE; Population: 55,011
  • Tatsuno, 39 km WSW; Population: 21,499
  • Kōfu, 88 km W; Population: 190,000

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Strong Earthquake Strikes Guatemala Coast

Posted by feww on June 22, 2017

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M6.8 quake strikes 23km SW of Puerto San Jose, Guatemala [USGS]

EQ Details:
Magnitude: 6.8mww
Location: 13.753°N, 90.949°W; 46.8 km depth
Time: 017-06-22; 12:31:04 UTC

FIRE-EARTH Reference: 000697 – Update 061901

Other Significant Earthquakes:

M 3.0 – 1km ESE of El Cerrito, California
37.909°N, 122.292°W; 4.6 km depth
2017-06-21, 19:00:20 UTC

M 4.5 – 28km ESE of Hawaiian Ocean View, Hawaii
18.926°N, 155.538°W; 38.1 km depth
2017-06-21, 20:09:06 UTC

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FIRE-EARTH Tectonics Forecast 000697 – Update 061901

Posted by feww on June 19, 2017

  • All Groups

FIRE-EARTH Tectonics Forecast 000697 – Update 061901

[Issued by FIRE-EARTH Science Team.]

  • Details of latest Forecasts and current ALERTS are available from FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.

 

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M 6.9 Earthquake Strikes near San Pablo, Guatemala

Posted by feww on June 14, 2017

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Strong quake rattles W. Guatemala

Earthquake Details:

Magnitude: 6.9 mww [USGS]
Location: 14.982°N, 91.988°W [5km NNE of San Pablo, Guatemala]
Depth: 94.0 km
Time: 2017-06-14 at 07:29:05 UTC

Nearby Places:

  • San Pablo, Guatemala, 5.9 km (3.6 mi) NNE, Population: 13,668
  • Malacatán, Guatemala, 10.9 km (6.8 mi) NE, Population: 14,923
  • Cacahoatán, Mexico, 19.2 km (11.9 mi) E, Population: 14,404
  • San Marcos, Guatemala, 20.9 km (13.0 mi) W, Population: 25,088
  • San Pedro Sacatepéquez, Guatemala, 23.9 km (14.8 mi) W, Population: 40,021

FIRE-EARTH Reference: TPL1

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M6.3 Earthquake Strikes near Lesbos, Greece

Posted by feww on June 12, 2017

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Strong Earthquake Rattles Plomárion, Greece 

Magnitude: 6.3 Mw  [Magnitude and depth subject to revision EMSC]
Region: SOUTH OF THE ISLAND OF LESBOS/ NEAR COAST OF WESTERN TURKEY
Location 38.85 N, 26.31 E
Depth: 9km [As of Latest Revision]
Time: 2017-06-12 at 12:28:37.8 UTC
Distances:

  • 87 km NW of İzmir, Turkey [pop: 2,501,000]
  • 36 km SW of Mytilíni, Greece [pop: 28,400]
  • 15 km S of Plomárion, Greece [pop: 3,400]

Largest aftershock: 4.9 at 38.88N, 26.28E  [depth of 7km] at  12:31:39.1
FIRE-EARTH References: KMQ2 [061001]

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Significant Quake Shakes Big Island, Hawaii

Posted by feww on June 9, 2017

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M5.3 earthquake strikes  18km SE of Volcano, Hawaii  -USGS

The event occurred near Kilauea Volcano and was followed by at least 2 aftershocks, as of posting, USGS reported.

Magnitude: 5.3 ml
Location: 19.330°N, 155.121°W [18km SE of Volcano, Hawaii]
Depth: 7.1 km
Time: 2017-06-08 17:01:19 UTC
USGS Felt Reports: 979
FIRE-EARTH References: BLM1 [060601]

 

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Powerful Quake Strikes NW of Near Islands, Alaska

Posted by feww on June 3, 2017

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[EQ details are subject to multiple updates, due to USGS personnels’ inexperience and other internal factors. Editor]

M 6.8 – 203km NW of Attu Station, Alaska [USGS]

Initially, the quake was reported incorrectly as a 6.9-magnitude event, striking at a depth of 30.6km.

Magnitude: 6.8 mww
54.082°N, 170.930°E [203km NW of Attu Station, Alaska]
Depth: 10.0 km
Time: 2017-06-02 22:24:48 UTC
FIRE-EARTH References:  DRN1000104 – 052701

Aftershocks [as of posting]
M5.2
53.841°N 170.987°E [183km NW of Attu Station, Alaska]
10.0 km
2017-06-02 22:32:37 (UTC)

M4.1
180km NW of Attu Station, Alaska
10.0 km
2017-06-03 01:28:32 (UTC)

Papua New Guinea
M 5.9
Location: 4.726°S, 145.128°E [92km NW of Madang, Papua New Guinea]
Depth: 190.9 km
Time: 2017-06-02 23:48:17 (UTC)

Japan Region
M 5.1
Location: 24.327°N, 126.213°E [107km ESE of Hirara, Japan]
Depth: 31.4 km
Time: 2017-06-02 17:26:31 (UTC)

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Powerful Earthquake Strikes Central Sulawesi, Indonesia

Posted by feww on May 29, 2017

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UPDATE
M 6.8 – 27km NW of Kasiguncu, Indonesia
Location: 1.282°S, 120.451°E
Depth: 9.1 km
Time: 2017-05-29 at 14:35:21 (UTC)

M6.6 quake occurs 26km NW of Kasiguncu, Indonesia [USGS]

The quake was followed by at least two aftershocks measuring M5.0 and M4.9 respectively, USGS reported.

EQ  Details

Magnitude: 6.6 mww
Location: 1.265°S, 120.478°E
Depth: 9.4 km
Time: 2017-05-29 at 14:35:20 (UTC)
FIRE-Earth Reference: 000104 – 052701

 

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FIRE-EARTH Tectonics Forecast 000104 – UPDATE 052701

Posted by feww on May 27, 2017

  • All Groups

FIRE-EARTH Tectonics Forecast 000104 – UPDATE 052701

[Issued by FIRE-EARTH Science Team]

  • Details of Forecast are available from FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.

 

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Shallow Earthquake Strikes near Isla Vista, California

Posted by feww on May 17, 2017

M4.1 quake strikes 13km W of Isla Vista, California

The event was followed by at least one aftershock, as of posting.

EQ Details

M 4.1 – 13km W of Isla Vista, California
Location: 34.421°N, 120.007°W
Depth: 2.6km
Time: 2017-05-17 04:42:25 (UTC)

M 3.1 – 14km WNW of Isla Vista, CA
Location: 34.457°N 119.998°W
Depth: 6.0 km
Time: 2017-05-17 04:43:29 (UTC)

  • Seismic analysis and forecast are available from FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.

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New Episode of Seismicity Occurring in Middle America Trench

Posted by feww on May 12, 2017

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Strong earthquake strikes off the coast of El Salvador 

The 6.2 magnitude event was followed by at least two aftershocks measuring 5.4mb and 4.7mb respectively.

Earthquake Details:

M: 6.2mww [USGS]
L: 12.911°N, 90.056°W [79km SSW of Acajutla, El Salvador;]
D: 10.0 km depth
T:2017-05-12 10:41:26 UTC

  • Seismic analysis and forecast are available from FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.

List of Earthquakes:

M4.7
94km SSW of Acajutla, El Salvador
2017-05-12 15:22:32 (UTC)
10.0 km

M5.4
75km SSW of Acajutla, El Salvador
2017-05-12 10:51:08 (UTC)
10.0 km

M: 6.2mww
L: 12.911°N, 90.056°W [79km SSW of Acajutla, El Salvador;]
D: 10.0 km depth
T:2017-05-12 10:41:26 UTC

M4.4
47km SW of San Francisco Menendez, El Salvador
2017-05-11 22:02:34 (UTC)
50.8 km

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Deadly Earthquake Strikes Xinjiang, NW China

Posted by feww on May 11, 2017

Deadly earthquake destroys homes, displaces thousands in China

A 5.5-magnitude earthquake struck [37.58N, 75.25E; depth of 8.0 km] Kuzigun Village in Taxkorgan County, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, May 11, 2017 at 5:58 a.m. Thursday (21:00 UTC, Wednesday), said the China Earthquake Networks Center, official Xinhua News reported.

“So far, the quake has left lives of more than 12,000 people affected. A total of 9,200 people have been relocated to safe places. In Quzgun Village, 820 heads of livestock were injured or killed and 1,520 homes collapsed.”

“The average altitude within 5-km around the epicenter is 4,347 meters. The population within a radius of 20 km and 50 km from the epicenter is estimated at 580 and 6,200 respectively.”

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