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M6.5 Quake Strikes ENE of FIJI

Posted by feww on April 17, 2015

HEIGHTENED SEISMICITY in the Pacific Ring of Fire (Forecast)

Centered at 15.907°S, 178.585°W the quake struck at a depth of 10.0 km (6.2 mi), USGS/EHP reported.

The event followed a magnitude 4.7Mw foreshock, that occurred about 5 hours earlier.

Tsunami Evaluation
NO threat of Pacific-wide, destructive tsunami by this event.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 6.5Mw
Location: 15.907°S, 178.585°W depth=10.0 km (6.2 mi)
Time: 2015-04-17 @ 15:52:51 (UTC)
Distances:

  • 183km SSW of Sigave, Wallis and Futuna
  • 224km (139mi) ENE of Lambasa, Fiji
  • 401km (249mi) NE of Suva, Fiji
  • 474km (295mi) ENE of Nadi, Fiji
  • 679km (422mi) NNW of Nuku`alofa, Tonga

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Aftershocks Continue to Rattle Crete, Greece

Posted by feww on April 17, 2015

Magnitude 6.1 quake strikes near Crete, followed by dozens of aftershocks

Centered at 35.03 N, 26.81 E, the quake occurred 54 km E of Palaíkastron at a depth of 30km, reported the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center. The event was followed by dozens of aftershocks, including four significant shocks measuring Magnitudes 4.9, 5.0, 4.5 and 5.3Mw, as of posting.

Main Shock

Magnitude: 6.1Mw
Region: CRETE, GREECE
Date time 2015-04-16 @ 18:07:44.3 UTC
Location: 35.03N, 26.81E
Depth: 30 km
Distances

  • 54 km E of Palaíkastron, Greece / pop: 1,094
  • 102 km E of Ágios Nikólaos, Greece / pop: 10,799
  • 155 km E of Irákleion, Greece / pop: 137,154
  • 377 km S of İzmir, Turkey / pop: 2,500,603

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Earthquakes Strike Greater Los Angeles Area, California

Posted by feww on April 13, 2015

M3.5 Strikes WSW of View Park-Windsor Hills, California

Earthquake Details [USGS/EHP]

Magnitude: 3.5Mw
Location: 33.993°N 118.360°W depth=9.7 km (6.0 mi)
Time: 2015-04-13 04:17:41 (UTC)
Nearby Cities

  • 1km (1mi) WSW of View Park-Windsor Hills, California
  • 2km (1mi) SE of Baldwin Hills, California
  • 4km (2mi) NNW of Inglewood, California
  • 13km (8mi) WSW of Los Angeles, California

M2.5 quake strikes beneath The Home Depot, WNW of Ladera Heights

Earthquake Details [USGS/EHP]

Magnitude: 32.5Mw
Location: 33.989°N 118.365°W depth=6.6 km (4.1 mi)
Time: 2015-04-12 23:35:47 (UTC)

Nearby Cities

  • 2km (1mi) SSE of Baldwin Hills, California
  • 4km (2mi) NNW of Inglewood, California
  • 5km (3mi) SE of Culver City, California
  • 3km (8mi) WSW of Los Angeles, California

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Significant Quakes Strike Solomon Islands, PNG

Posted by feww on March 31, 2015

FIRE-EARTH ALERT

HEIGHTENED SEISMICITY and ENHANCED VOLCANISM in the Pacific Ring of Fire

The latest seismic activity across the Oceania may have signaled the start of a new phase of HEIGHTENED SEISMICITY and ENHANCED VOLCANISM in the Pacific Ring of Fire, according to FIRE-EARTH models..

Earthquakes occur near Kirakira, Solomon Islands, Kokopo and Taron, PNG

EQ Details [USGS/EHP]

  • M5.9, 61km SSE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea 2015-03-31 at 12:18:24 UTC depth=32.7km [4.847°S, 152.507°E]
  • M5.6, 69km SW of Taron, Papua New Guinea 2015-03-31 at 12:15:21 UTC depth=35.0km [4.918°S, 152.593°E]
  • M5.8, 77km SE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2015-03-31 at 12:10:43 UTC depth=47.6km [10.914°S, 162.452°E]

FIRE-EARTH ALERT

CJ Members:

FIRE-EARTH Model diagnostic discussion are scheduled at the following times

  • Wednesday, April 1, 2015  at 08:32, 16:32 and 22:32UTC
  • Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 06:32, 18:32 and 22:32UTC
  • Friday, April 3, 2015 at 08:32, 16:32 and 22:32UTC

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Strong Quakes Strike ENE of Hihifo, Tonga
 March 30, 2015

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Strong Quakes Strike ENE of Hihifo, Tonga

Posted by feww on March 30, 2015

Strong quakes occur SW of Apia, Samoa

The quakes may have signaled the start of a new phase of heightened seismicity in the Pacific Ring of Fire, according to FIRE-EARTH models.

EQ Details [USGS/EHP]

M6.5;  99km ENE of Hihifo, Tonga 2015-03-30 at 08:48:26 UTC,  depth=15.5 km
[99km (62mi) ENE of Hihifo, Tonga; 224km (139mi) SW of Apia, Samoa]
M6.4; 109km NE of Hihifo, Tonga 2015-03-30 08:18:00 UTCd depth=11.5 km
[109km (68mi) NE of Hihifo, Tonga]
M5.6; 90km NE of Hihifo, Tonga 2015-03-30 07:56:54 UTCd depth=10.0 km

Tsunami Evaluation

NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI SAID:
BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA A DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI IS
NOT EXPECTED.

Other Significant Seismicity

M4.9; 88km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea 2015-03-30 11:43:21 UTC 35.0 km
M4.8; 69km SSE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea 2015-03-30 11:23:11 UTC 72.6 km
M5.5; 179km SSE of Amsterdam Island, France 2015-03-30 10:34:53 UTC 10.0 km
4.0; 12km NW of Ludlow, California 2015-03-30 09:21:56 UTC 2.5 km
M6.5 See above.
5.3; 42km SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea 2015-03-30 08:31:47 UTC 35.0 km
M6.4 See above.
M5.6 See above.

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Powerful Quake Strikes PNG

Posted by feww on March 30, 2015

M7.5 quake rattles New Ireland Region

Centered at 4.760°S, 152.556°E the quake occurred  at a depth of depth of 40.0 km, USGE/EHP reported.

Tsunami Evaluation
Based on the preliminary earthquake parameters, hazardous tsunami waves are possible for coasts located within 1,000 km of the earthquake epicenter, said PTWC in its initial evaluation.

The hazard regions include Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Solomon Islands.

However, the tsunami threat had largely passed, as of posting.

TSUNAMI OBSERVATIONS
--------------------
  * THE FOLLOWING ARE TSUNAMI WAVE OBSERVATIONS FROM COASTAL
    AND/OR DEEP-OCEAN SEA LEVEL GAUGES AT THE INDICATED LOCATIONS.
    THE MAXIMUM TSUNAMI HEIGHT IS MEASURED WITH RESPECT TO THE
    NORMAL TIDE LEVEL.
                            GAUGE      TIME OF   MAXIMUM     WAVE
                         COORDINATES   MEASURE   TSUNAMI   PERIOD
    GAUGE LOCATION        LAT   LON     (UTC)     HEIGHT    (MIN)
    -------------------------------------------------------------
    TAREKUKURE WHARF SB   6.7S 156.4E    0159   0.03M/ 0.1FT  32

NOTE TIDE GAUGE AT TAREKUKURE WHARF IS 450 KM FROM THE EPICENTER.

Earthquake Details
Magnitude: 7.5Mw (USGS/EHP)
Time: 2015-03-29 23:48:31 UTC
Location: 4.760°S, 152.556°E
Depth: 40.0 km

Distances:

  • 55km (34mi) SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea
  • 787km (489mi) NE of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Aftershocks: The main event was followed by at least 3 significant aftershocks as of posting.

  • M4.8; 56km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea 2015-03-30 01:51:26 UTC 53.8 km
  • M5.0; 78km SSW of Taron, Papua New Guinea 2015-03-30 00:43:13 UTC 35.0 km
  • M5.7; 91km SSW of Taron, Papua New Guinea 2015-03-30 00:15:30 UTC 35.0 km

Other recent significant quakes

  • M4.7; 94km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea 2015-03-30 02:23:21 UTC 35.0 km
  • M5.0; 144km W of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia 2015-03-30 02:12:47 UTC 54.4 km
  • M4.7; Kuril Islands 2015-03-30 02:05:12 UTC 45.5 km
  • M4.8; 25km S of Garcia Hernandez, Philippines 2015-03-30 01:47:57 UTC 35.0 km
  • M5.4; 29km NW of Qimeng, China 2015-03-30 01:47:35 UTC 14.6 km
  • M4.9; 158km NNE of Bitung, Indonesia 2015-03-29 14:35:38 UTC 81.4 km
  • M5.6; 139km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia 2015-03-29 07:50:53 UTC 38.5 km
  • M5.8; 40km WSW of Tilamuta, Indonesia 2015-03-28 22:28:51 UTC 123.9 km
  • M5.6; 49km NE of Calama, Chile 2015-03-28 16:36:54 UTC 112.0 km

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Elevated Seismicity Continues in Oklahoma

Posted by feww on March 24, 2015

Shallow quakes plague Oklahoma

At least 174 earthquakes measuring ≥ magnitude 2.5Mw have struck the state of Oklahoma and the Kansas border area over the past 30 days, as of posting.

Two of the largest quakes measuring 4.0Mw occurred in the past 12 houyrs:

M 4.0 – 12km ENE of Perry, Oklahoma
Time: 2015-03-24 at 00:27:28 UTC
Location: 36.344°N, 97.168°W
Depth: 4.0 km

M 4.0 – 22km SSE of Medford, Oklahoma
Time: 2015-03-23 at 23:29:54 UTC
Location: 36.621°N, 97.642°W
Depth: 1.4 km

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Strong Quake Strikes Taiwan Region

Posted by feww on March 23, 2015

Magnitude 6.0ML Quake rattles Taiwan Region

Centered at 23.70N, 121.76E, the quake occurred at a depth of 26.3km, reported Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

EQ Details

The quake occurred about 36km SE of Hualian, Taiwan (pop: 350,468) and 122km E of Taichung (pop: 1,040,725).

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.

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Strong Quake Hits Tarapaca, N. Chile

Posted by feww on March 23, 2015

UPDATED

Magnitude 6.4 quake strikes northern Chile

Centered at 18.40°S, 69.11°W, the quake struck at a depth of about 99 km, according to the GEOFON detection system.

Earthquake Details
Magnitude: 6.4Mw
Region: TARAPACA, CHILE
Date and time: 2015-03-23 at 04:51:35.8UTC
Location: 18.40°S, 69.11°W
Depth: 118 km
Source parameters provided by: GeoForschungsZentrum (GEOFON) Potsdam, Germany (GFZ)

EMSC earthquake monitoring center (EU)
Magnitude: 6.4Mw
Region: TARAPACA, Northern CHILE
Date & time: 2015-03-23 at 04:51:38.2 UTC
Location: 18.46 S ; 69.17 W
Depth 132: km
Distances:

  • 242 km SW of La Paz, Bolivia (pop: 812,799)
  • 120 km E of Arica, Chile (pop: 185,999)Source parameters reviewed by a seismologist

Source: http://www.emsc-csem.org/

OTHER SIGNIFICANT QUAKE(S)

Significant Quake Strikes Caspian Sea

Magnitude: 5.4
Region: Turkmenbasy, Turkmenistan
Depth: 42km
Coordinates: 40.03N, 51.89E
Date: 22 March 2015
Time: 22:45:25 UTC
Distances: ~ 190km E of Baku, Azerbaijan

Source: http://www.seismology.az/en/

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Earthquake Hits Offshore Chile as Villarrica Volcano Erupts

Posted by feww on March 19, 2015

Strong quake hits Chile Trench as Villarrica volcano erupts

M6.2 quake strikes coastal Chile

Centered at 36.097°S, 73.626°W the quake struck at a depth of 10.0 km, said USGS/EHP. The main event was followed by at least 5 aftershocks measuring up to 5.3Mw.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 6.2Mw
Event Time: 2015-03-18 18:27:28 (UTC)
Nearby Cities:

  • 82km (51mi) NNW of Talcahuano, Chile
  • 83km (52mi) NW of Tome, Chile
  • 91km (57mi) NW of Penco, Chile
  • 96km (60mi) NNW of Concepcion, Chile
  • 400km (249mi) SW of Santiago, Chile

Villarrica erupts again

Villarrica erupted again ejecting volcanic matters into the air, reported Chile’s National Service of Geology and Mining (SERNAGEOMIN). The latest eruption follows March 3 Activity, which forced thousands of evacuations.


Villarrica volcano, aka “House of the spirit,” is one of Chile’s most active volcanoes.Image source: SERNAGEOMIN

Current Warning Level

The National Service of Geology and Mining (SERNAGEOMIN) and its National Network for Volcanic Monitoring, at the Volcano Observatory of the Southern Andes (OVDAS),  has raised the volcanic alert level for Villarrica volcano  to “ORANGE” effective 22:25 local time (UTC -3:00  hrs.) on March 17, 2015.

Volcano Details

REGION: Araucanía, Chile
Summit Elevation: 2,846m
Location: 39.42°S, 71.93°W
Base Area: 490 km² (corrects earlier entries)
Volume: 321 km³ (corrects earlier entries)
Last Major Activity: 2000
Last major eruption 1984-85
FEWW Ranking: Regional 3

Eruptive History

During a 1964 eruption, a lahar flow from Villarrica destroyed the town of Coñaripe, then located on the northwestern shores of Calafquén Lake. The town (population: ~1,500) was later rebuilt further east.

After the 1971 eruption, a series of lahar flows and toxic gas emissions from the volcano affected several communities in the Trancura River’s basin, leaving up to 30 people dead.

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M5.1 Quake Strikes ESE of Fukushima NPP

Posted by feww on March 12, 2015

Menacing quake strike offshore Fukushima, Japan

Centered at 37.342°N, 141.551°E, about 45km ESE of Fukushima DAIICHI Nuclear Power Plant, the quake occurred at a depth of about 40km, said USGS/EHP.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 5.1Mw
Event Time: 2015-03-12 at 11:02:40 (UTC)
Nearby Cities:

  • 51km (32mi) ESE of Namie, Japan
  • 67km (42mi) ENE of Iwaki, Japan
  • 86km (53mi) E of Funehiki, Japan
  • 94km (58mi) NE of Kitaibaraki, Japan
  • 247km (153mi) NE of Tokyo, Japan

Related Seismicity
Magnitude: 5.2Mw
Location 13.104°N, 145.527°E; depth=42.8 km
Event Time: 2015-03-12 at 07:50:03(UTC)
Nearby Cities: 93km (58mi) ESE of Hagatna, Guam

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 as well as other reasons that have previously been stated on this blog.

The Team has suspended its research also on Japan seismicity due to the resurgence of militarism in that country and other reasons, as listed earlier.

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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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Strong Earthquake Rattles Siberut Island, Indonesia

Posted by feww on March 3, 2015

M6.4 quake strikes offshore Sumatra

Centered at 0.767°S, 98.708°E the quake occurred at a depth of 37.6 km, said USGS/EHP.

There were no reports of casualties or damage, as of posting.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 6.4Mw
Event Time: 2015-03-03 at 10:37:31 (UTC)
Nearby Cities:

  • 50km (31mi) NW of Sikabaluan, Indonesia
  • 158km (98mi) W of Pariaman, Indonesia
  • 184km (114mi) W of Padang, Indonesia
  • 191km (119mi) WSW of Bukittinggi, Indonesia

Tsunami Evaluation: This quake has not generated a destructive tsunami. NO tsunami Warnings, Advisories or Watches are currently in effect.

Siberut (population: ~ 3,550) is the largest of the Mentawai Islands, located in the Indian Ocean about 150km west of Sumatra. About 90 percent of the population are the native Mentawai.

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M7.0 Quake Strikes N of Nebe, Indonesia

Posted by feww on February 27, 2015

Earthquake occurs deep beneath Flores  Sea 

Centered at 7.28°S, 122.53°E the event occurred at a depth of 547.0km, said USGS/EHP.

Tsunami Evaluation: NO tsunami threat due to the depth of this event.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 7.0Mw
Location: 7.277°S 122.534°E depth=547.0 km
Time: 2015-02-27 13:45:05 (UTC)
Nearby Cities:

  • 132km (82mi) N of Nebe, Indonesia
  • 152km (94mi) NNE of Maumere, Indonesia
  • 198km (123mi) NNE of Ende, Indonesia
  • 200km (124mi) S of Baubau, Indonesia
  • 363km (226mi) WNW of Dili, East Timor

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Another Strong Quake Strikes NE Coast of Honshu, Japan

Posted by feww on February 21, 2015

M6.0 quake occurs E of Iwate, Japan

Centered at 39.846°N, 143.456°E the quake occurred about 130km E of Miyako (568km NE of Tokyo, Japan) at a depth of 10.0km, said USGS/EHP.

At least three significant foreshocks, measuring 4.8Mw, 4.9Mw and 4.7Mw, preceded the event.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 6.0Mw
Location: 39.846°N 143.456°E Depth=10.0 km
Event Time: 2015-02-21 at 10:13:54 UTC
Tsunami Evaluation: NO tsunami threat.

Other Significant Quakes in Japan Region Today
M5.3 about 50km SSE of Shizunai, Japan
Location: 41.939°N, 142.664°E
Depth: 57.2 km
Time: 2015-02-20 at 19:28:27 UTC

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 been stated previously.

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Strong Earthquake Strikes East of Iwate, Japan

Posted by feww on February 20, 2015

M 6.3 strikes 140km E of Miyako, Japan

Centered at 39.85°N, 143.57°E the quake occurred at a depth of 13.5km, said USGS/EHP.

The event, precede by a foreshock measuring 4.3Mw, was the third significant earthquake to strike the region since February 17.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 6.3Mw
Location: 39.847°N, 143.569°E
Depth: 13.5 km
Time: 2015-02-20 04:25:24 UTC

Tsunami Evaluation: NO tsunami threat.

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.

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Strong Earthquake Rattles Vanuatu

Posted by feww on February 19, 2015

M6.4 strikes 83km ESE of Lakatoro, Vanuatu

Centered at 16.44°S, 168.12°E the quake occurred at a depth of 10.0km, reported USGS/EHP.

The event was followed by at least one significant aftershock, measuring 5.1Mw, as of posting.

More aftershocks could follow.

Earthquake Details
Magnitude: 6.4Mw
Location: 16.440°S, 168.119°E depth=10.0 km
Event Time: 2015-02-19 13:18:32 (UTC)
Nearby Cities:

  • 83km (52mi) ESE of Lakatoro, Vanuatu
  • 143km (89mi) SE of Luganville, Vanuatu
  • 144km (89mi) N of Port-Vila, Vanuatu
  • 503km (313mi) N of We, New Caledonia

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M4.4 Quake Strikes NE of Mt Rainier

Posted by feww on February 18, 2015

Earthquake occurs in the Cascade Range

Centered at47.247°N, 120.723°W, about 85km NE of Mount Rainier, the quake occurred at a depth of 5.3km, said USGS/EHP.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 4.4Mw
Location: 47.247°N, 120.723°W
Depth: 5.3km
Event Time: 2015-02-18 09:04:11 (UTC)
Nearby Cities

  • 17km (11mi) ENE of Cle Elum, Washington
  • 30km (19mi) NNW of Ellensburg, Washington
  • 36km (22mi) WSW of Wenatchee, Washington
  • 120km ESE of Seattle, Washington [FEWW]
  • 125km East of Tacoma, Washington [FEWW]
  • 166km (103mi) E of Olympia, Washington

NOTICE of Suspension of Research on Seismicity in US-WA

As of January 23, 2015, FIRE-EARTH Science Team has suspended its research on geophysical activity in the state of Washington until further notice.

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Strong Earthquake Strikes near Kuji, Japan

Posted by feww on February 17, 2015

M5.7 quake strikes 8km east of Kuji,Iwate Pref., Japan

Centered at 40.1N, 142.1E the quake struck at a depth of about 50km, said Japan’s weather agency.

The quake measured up to ‘Upper 5′ on Japan’s seismicity scale of 1 to 7, and was followed by at least two aftershocks, as of posting.

EQ Details [USGS/EHP]
Magnitude: 5.8Mw
Time: 2015-02-17 04:46:38 UTC
Location: 40.178°N 141.891°E
Depth: 40.4 km

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Powerful Earthquake Strikes East Coast of Japan

Posted by feww on February 17, 2015

Magnitude 6.9 quake strikes ENE of Miyako, Japan

Centered at 39.9N, 144.5E the quake occurred at a depth of 10km, said Japan’s weather agency.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 6.9Mw
Occurred at 08:06JST 17 February 2015
Location: 39.9N, 144.5E
Depth: 10km
Region: Sanriku Oki
Approximate Distances:

  • 80km ENE of Miyako, Japan
  • 530km NNE of Tokyo

Tsunami Evaluation: Tsunami warnings and advisories were issued, but they have been cancelled, as of posting.

Aftershocks: At least 4 significant aftershocks have occurred, as of posting.

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.

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Earthquakes Strike Nevada, Taiwan, Mid-Atlantic Ridge

Posted by feww on February 14, 2015

M4.7 Quake, aftershocks rattle Nevada

Centered at 37.145°N, 117.259°W the quake occurred at a depth of 18.1km, said USGS/EHP.

Other U.S. earthquakes:

  • M4.6, 38km NE of Noatak, Alaska 2015-02-14 12:18:25UTC depth = 31.0km
  • M2.8, 52km WNW of Beatty, Nevada 2015-02-14 04:53:29UTC, depth = 13.3 km
  • M2.5, 52km WNW of Beatty, Nevada 2015-02-14 04:48:33UTC,  depth = 14.9km
  • M2.7, 8km NE of Desert Hot Springs, California 2015-02-14 04:25:15UTC, depth = 0.6 km
  • M3.0, 52km WNW of Beatty, Nevada 2015-02-14 03:34:0UTC, depth = 17.7 km
  • M3.2, 52km WNW of Beatty, Nevada 2015-02-14 02:16:36UTC, depth = 14.7 km
  • M2.6, 5km WNW of Freeland, Washington 2015-02-13 19:02:42UTC, depth = 59.5 km
  • M3.8, 9km S of Caldwell, Kansas 2015-02-13 17:42:40UTC, depth = 7.0 km
  • M2.8, 22km SE of Challis, Idaho 2015-02-13 13:37:19UTC, depth = 13.2 km

M7.1  Strikes  Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge

Event Time: 2015-02-13 18:59:12 (UTC)
Location: 52.669°N, 31.924°W; depth = 13.8 km

Aftershocks:

  •  M4.7, Reykjanes Ridge 2015-02-13 21:25:18 UTC 10.0 km
  • M5.2, Reykjanes Ridge 2015-02-13 19:33:10 UTC 14.2 km

Foreshocks:

  •  M4.9, Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge 2015-02-13 18:58:06 UTC
  • M5.3, Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge 2015-02-13 18:48:16 UTC 10.0 km

M 6.2 – 30km ESE of Taitung City, Taiwan

  • Time: 2015-02-13 @ 20:06:31UTC
  • Location:22.647°N, 121.413°E; depth = 24.6 km

 

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Shallow Quake Strikes Baja California, Mexico

Posted by feww on February 9, 2015

SEISMIC HAZARDS
HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SCENARIOS 700, [500,] 08, 07, 02
.

M4.9 shallow quake occurs near Gulf of California, Mexico

Centered at 31.526°N, 115.665°W the quake occurred at a depth of 1.9km, said USGS/EHP.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 4.9Mw
Location: 31.526°N 115.665°W
Depth: 1.9km
Event Time: 2015-02-09 01:45:02 (UTC)
Nearby Cities

  • 84km (52mi) NNE of Camalu, Mexico
  • 88km (55mi) ESE of Maneadero, Mexico
  • 399km (248mi) WSW of Phoenix, Arizona

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Earthquake Strikes near Cherokee, Oklahoma

Posted by feww on February 5, 2015

SEISMIC HAZARDS
HEIGHTENED U-S SEISMICITY
SCENARIOS 700, [500,] 08, 07, 02
.

M4.3 quake occurs NNE of Great Salt Plains Lake, OK

Centered at 36.792°N, 98.270°W, the quake occurred at a depth of 5.0km, said USGS/EHP.

At least 7 other quakes, measuring 2.5Mw or greater, have occurred across the state in the past 24 hours.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 4.3Mw
Location: 36.792°N, 98.270°W
Depth: 5.0km
Event Time: 2015-02-05 at 15:08:41 (UTC)
Nearby Cities:

  • 8km (5mi) ENE of Cherokee, Oklahoma
  • 56km (35mi) NW of Enid, Oklahoma
  • 161km (100mi) NNW of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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Earthquakes Strike near Nikolski, Alaska

Posted by feww on February 3, 2015

M5.6 quake and two aftershocks strike near Nikolski, Alaska

A magnitude 5.6 quake, centered at52.332°N, 168.632°W, occurred at a depth of 16.5km about 69km (43mi) SSE of Nikolski, Alaska, according to USGA/EHP.

The quake was followed by at least two significant aftershocks as follows:

  • M4.5, 55km NW of Nikolski, Alaska on 2015-02-03 at 07:27:29UTC depth = 22.4km
  • M5.3, 71km S of Nikolski, Alaska on 2015-02-03 at 07:27:26UTC depth = 44.9km

Tsunami Evaluation
NO destructive tsunami reported as a result of the above earthquakes.

Mount Vsevidof

The highest point on Umnak Island, an eastern Aleutian Island, the stratovolcano last erupted on March 11, 1957, triggered by an earthquake that occurred nearby two days earlier.

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Rare Earthquake Strikes Switzerland

Posted by feww on February 1, 2015

SEISMIC HAZARDS
HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SCENARIOS 700, [500,] 08, 07, 02
.

M3.2 Quake Strikes Switzerland

Centered at 7.11°E, 47.19°N the quake struck about 120km NW of Meyrin (Canton of Geneva), the nearest Swiss town to the main site of the CERN particle physics laboratory.

EQ Details
Time: 2015-01-31 21:54:01.2 UTC
Magnitude: 3.2 ML
Epicenter: 7.11°E, 47.19°N
Depth: 3 km
Status: M – manually revised
SOURCE: GEOFON Extended Virtual Network (GEVN)

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