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Strong Earthquake Strikes Chile

Posted by feww on February 10, 2016

M6.3 earthquake occurs 40km W of Ovalle, Chile

Centered at 30.634°S, 71.620 °W the quake occurred at a depth of 31.5 km (19.6 mi), reported USGS/EHP.

The 1960 M9.5 event in southern Chile is so far the largest instrumentally recorded earthquake in the world.

Distances

  • 40km (25mi) W of Ovalle, Chile
  • 64km (40mi) W of Monte Patria, Chile
  • 79km (49mi) SSW of Coquimbo, Chile
  • 87km (54mi) SSW of La Serena, Chile
  • 326km (203mi) NNW of Santiago, Chile

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Deadly Quake Strikes Taiwan

Posted by feww on February 6, 2016

M6.4 EQ strikes S. Taiwan causing fatalities, destroying buildings

Centered at 22.871°N, 120.668°E the quake occurred at a depth of 23.0km (14.3 mi), reported USGS/EHP.

There are reports of multiple fatalities, and scores of injuries, with about a dozen apartment blocks and other buildings destroyed or damaged.

Aftershocks
Most of the reported damage occurred in Tainan, with several aftershocks rattling the city of 2.3 million, Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau reported.

A powerful 1999 quake killed more than 2,400 people in Tainan.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 6.4Mw
Location: 22.871°N, 120.668°E depth=23.0 km (14.3 mi)

Nearby Cities:
28km (17mi) NE of Pingtung, Taiwan
35km (22mi) SE of Yujing, Taiwan
46km (29mi) NE of Kaohsiung, Taiwan
48km (30mi) ESE of Tainan, Taiwan
672km (418mi) E of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us20004y6h#impact_pager

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us20004y6h#impact_shakemap

 

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Powerful Quake Jump-Starting the Kamchatka Fire Engine

Posted by feww on January 30, 2016

M7.2 earthquakes strikes Kamchatka Peninsula

Centered at 54.03ºN, 158.54°E the event occurred at a depth of 158km, EMSC reported.

Aftershock
At least two significant aftershocks have occurred, as of posting.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 7.2Mw
Location 54.03ºN, 158.54°E (Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia)
Depth: 158km
Date time: 2016-01-30 03:25:09.7UTC
Distances:

  • 94km N of Yelizovo, Russia [ pop: 40,692]
  • 110km N of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia [pop: 187,282]
  • 1,751km NE of Sapporo, Japan [pop: 1,883,027]

Source: The European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC)

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M6.3 Earthquake Strikes Strait of Gibraltar

Posted by feww on January 25, 2016

Alboran Sea rippled by strong earthquake, significant aftershocks

Centered at 35.70ºN, 3.71°W (56 km NE of Tirhanimîne, Morocco) the strong quake occurred at a depth of 10km, reported Euro-Med earthquakes.

Magnitude:  6.3Mw
Location: 35.70ºN, 3.71°W
Depth: 10km
Region: STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR
Date/time: 2016-01-25 04:22:02.6 UTC
Distances:
156 km E of Gibraltar, Gibraltar [pop: 26,544]
83 km NW of Melilla, Spain [pop: 73,460]
56 km NE of Tirhanimîne, Morocco [ pop: 55,827 ]

Aftershocks
At least 8 aftershocks have occurred, as of posting, the largest of which registered 5.3Mw.

The M7.2 December 28, 1908 Messina earthquake is the deadliest documented European earthquake. The combination of severe ground shaking and a local tsunami caused an estimated 60,000 to 120,000 fatalities. [USGS/EHP]

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Powerful Earthquake Strikes Iniskin Bay, Alaska

Posted by feww on January 24, 2016

M7.1 earthquake strikes SW of Anchorage, Alaska

Centered at 59.658°N, 153.452°W the event occurred at a depth of 127.8 km (79.4 mi), reported USGS/EHP.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 7.1Mw
Location: 59.658°N 153.452°W
Depth: 127.8 km
Time: 2016-01-24 10:30:30 UTC
Nearby Cities:

  • 83km (52mi) E of Old Iliamna, Alaska
  • 261km (162mi) SW of Anchorage, Alaska
  • 295km (183mi) SW of Knik-Fairview, Alaska
  • 648km (403mi) SSW of College, Alaska

Tsunami Evaluation: This earthquake did not generate a destructive tsunami.

Aftershocks: At least 8 aftershocks have occurred in and around the Iniskin Peninsula, as of posting.

Tremors were felt in Anchorage, about 260km NE of the epicenter.

Regional Impact: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us10004gqp#impact_dyfi

 

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Strong Quake Strikes Pacific Coast of Mexico

Posted by feww on January 22, 2016

M6.6 earthquake occurs SW of Guadalajara

Centered at 18.841°N, 106.954°W [420 km SW of Guadalajara, Mexico; pop: 1.7 million] the event occurred at a depth of 10.0 km, reported USGS/EHP.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 6.6Mw
Location: 18.841°N 106.954°W
Depth: 10.0 km
Time: 2016-01-21 18:06:59
Nearby Cities:

215km (134mi) SW of Tomatlan, Mexico
255km (158mi) W of Cihuatlan, Mexico
267km (166mi) SW of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
275km (171mi) SW of Ixtapa, Mexico
825km (513mi) W of Mexico City, Mexico

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Strong Earthquake Rattles Hokkaido, N. Honshu, Japan

Posted by feww on January 14, 2016

M6.7 strikes SE of Sapporo, sends tremors as far as Tokyo Bay

Centered at 41.952°N, 142.720°E the quake struck at depth of 51.4 km (31.9 mi), reported USGS/EHP.

The tremors were reportedly felt as far as the Tokyo Bay area, about 750km to the SSW of the epicenter, according to FIRE-EARTH Science Team.

Tsunami Evaluation

This event did not generate a destructive tsunami.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 6.7Mw
Location: 41.952°N 142.720°E (150km SE of Sapporo, Japan)
Depth: 51.4 km
Time: 2016-01-14 at 03:25:34 UTC

Nearby Cities:

  • 51km (32mi) SE of Shizunai, Japan
  • 114km (71mi) SSW of Obihiro
  • 119km (74mi) SE of Tomakomai
  • 122km (76mi) SSW of Otofuke
  • 743km (462mi) NNE of Tokyo

On January 11 (UTC), another significant earthquake struck the Hokkaido region.

  • M6.2 centered at 44.465°N 141.076°E depth=239.9 km (149.0 mi) about 74km NW of Rumoi, Japan [2016-01-11 17:08:03 (UTC)]

 

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Heightened Seismicity Continues Across U.S.

Posted by feww on January 8, 2016

Seismic Map of the United States (7 Days – All Magnitudes)

At lease 1,382 earthquakes of all magnitudes (82 percent of the global total) have struck the United States (excl. territories) in the 7 days to 2016-01-08 at 14:45:15 UTC, based on the data provided by the USGS/EHP.

seimic map of us 7 days
Seismic map of the United States Seismic Map of the United States (7 Days to 2016-01-08 14:45:15 UTC – All Magnitudes)

EQ Totals – 7 Days to 2016-01-08 14:45:15 UTC – All Magnitudes

Global Events: 1,686
U.S. Events: 1,382 (Excl. Territories)
Source: USGS/EHP Archive

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M4.8, M4.7 among 19 Earthquakes Striking Oklahoma

Posted by feww on January 7, 2016

Oklahoma Rattled by 19 Quakes

The largest events in the cluster that struck earlier today measured magnitudes 4.8 and 4.7Mw.

  • M4.8 occurred at 36.493°N, 98.714°W about 32km NW of Fairview, Oklahoma 2016-01-07 04:27:58 UTC depth=6.0 km
  • M4.7 31km occurred at 36.475°N 98.728°W about NW of Fairview, Oklahoma 2016-01-07 04:27:28 UTC depth=3.4 km

List of all EQs in Oklahoma today

4.0 about 27km NW of Fairview, Oklahoma 2016-01-07 08:37:11 UTC 5.0 km
3.7 about 30km NW of Fairview, Oklahoma 2016-01-07 08:06:15 UTC 5.0 km
3.3 about 31km NW of Fairview, Oklahoma 2016-01-07 08:02:31 UTC 6.7 km
2.5 about 33km NW of Fairview, Oklahoma 2016-01-07 07:50:03 UTC 7.9 km
2.8 about 5km ENE of Edmond, Oklahoma 2016-01-07 06:42:57 UTC 7.8 km
3.5 about 32km NW of Fairview, Oklahoma 2016-01-07 06:38:34 UTC 8.4 km
2.6 about 30km NW of Fairview, Oklahoma 2016-01-07 06:20:18 UTC 1.2 km
3.2 about 31km S of Alva, Oklahoma 2016-01-07 06:03:28 UTC 5.0 km
3.0 about 31km NW of Fairview, Oklahoma 2016-01-07 05:37:48 UTC 3.9 km
3.3 about 25km NNW of Fairview, Oklahoma 2016-01-07 05:19:48 UTC 5.0 km
3.4 about 30km NW of Fairview, Oklahoma 2016-01-07 04:49:47 UTC 5.0 km
3.4 about 33km S of Alva, Oklahoma 2016-01-07 04:37:22 UTC 5.0 km
4.8 about 32km NW of Fairview, Oklahoma 2016-01-07 04:27:58 UTC 6.0 km
4.7 about 31km NW of Fairview, Oklahoma 2016-01-07 04:27:28 UTC 3.4 km
3.2 about 6km ENE of Edmond, Oklahoma 2016-01-07 02:15:07 UTC 5.0 km
2.5 about 5km ENE of Edmond, Oklahoma 2016-01-07 01:20:55 UTC 7.3 km
3.7 about 30km NW of Fairview, Oklahoma 2016-01-06 15:26:12 UTC 4.8 km
2.8 about 6km ENE of Edmond, Oklahoma 2016-01-06 12:51:12 UTC 5.0 km
2.9 about 26km WSW of Medford, Oklahoma 2016-01-06 10:40:29 UTC 5.0 km

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North Korea Announces ‘Successful’ H-Bomb Test

Posted by feww on January 6, 2016

“[North Korea] deserved to hold nuclear weapons to counter nuclear threats by the US” —State media

North Korea says it has successfully tested a hydrogen bomb, as earthquake monitoring centers reported a significant seismic event near the main nuclear test site in Punggye-ri.

“The republic’s first hydrogen bomb test has been successfully performed at 10:00 am on January 6, 2016,” said the North Korean state TV.

A powerful weapon, developed in the 1950s by the United States, the hydrogen bomb, aka thermonuclear bomb, uses the nuclear fusion of hydrogen isotopes in a chain reaction to deliver a more devastating payload than the atomic bomb, which is powered by nuclear fission.

The H-bomb is said to be a “cleaner” bomb than its atomic cousin because it has less radioactive fallout, but delivers more bang for the buck.

Significant earthquake strikes near Sungjibaegam, NK

  • Magnitude: 5.1
  • Location: 41.305°N 129.039°E depth=0.0 km (0.0 mi)
  • Time: 2016-01-06 01:30:01 (UTC)
  • Nearby Cities:
    • 21km (13mi) ENE of Sungjibaegam, North Korea
    • 37km (23mi) WNW of Hau-ri, North Korea
    • 44km (27mi) NNW of Kilju, North Korea
    • 54km (34mi) WSW of Hoemul-li, North Korea
    • 376km (234mi) NE of Pyongyang, North Korea

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Intense Clusters of Low-Level Seismicity Continue to Plague CA, AK

Posted by feww on January 4, 2016

Thousands of earthquakes of all sizes strike Alaska, California, Hawaii

More than 6,000 earthquakes of all sizes have occurred in Alaska, California and Hawaii in the 30 days to January 3, 2016 (23:59:59 UTC).

The following images and data are sourced from USGS/EHP EQ archive.

ca events 30 days
4,184 Earthquakes of ALL sizes in map area (30 days)

ak seismicity 30 days
2,386 Earthquakes of ALL sizes in map area (30 days)

Hawaii and Global Totals

The Hawaii total for the corresponding period was 186, with 7,855 events recorded globally.

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Strong Earthquake Strikes Manipur Region, India

Posted by feww on January 4, 2016

M6.7 strikes near Imphal, India

Centered at 24.834°N, 93.656°E the quake occurred at a depth of 55.0 km (34.2 mi), reported USGS/EHP.

The quake was felt as far away as Kathmandu in the NW, Kolkata in the SW, Coxs Bazar in the SSE, and Dibrugarth in the NNW’.

Strong Shaking = Radius of 200 – 250km

According to thed USGS/EHP model:

  • Estimated Fatalities: 100 – 1,000 (P = 33%)
  • Estimated Economic Losses: USD100 – 1,000 million (P = 35%)

Structure Information Summary

Overall, the population in this region resides in structures that are highly vulnerable to earthquake shaking, though some resistant structures exist. The predominant vulnerable building types are unreinforced brick masonry and adobe block with wood construction.

Secondary Effects

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

Initial Reports

Up to 8 fatalities and 150 injuries reported, as of posting.

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Significant Earthquake Strikes Near Edmond, Oklahoma

Posted by feww on December 29, 2015

M4.3 Strikes 8km ENE of Edmond, Oklahoma

Centered at 35.682°N, 97.396°W the event occurred at a depth of 8.0 km (4.9 mi), reported USGS/EHP.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 4.3Mw
Location: 35.682°N, 97.396°W
Time: 2015-12-29 11:39:19 (UTC)
Nearby Cities

  • 8km (5mi) ENE of Edmond, Oklahoma
  • 22km (14mi) S of Guthrie, Oklahoma
  • 26km (16mi) NNE of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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Strong Earthquake Strikes Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan

Posted by feww on December 26, 2015

M6.3 quake strikes NE Afghanistan

Centered at 36.500°N, 71.132°E, about 280km NE of Kabul, Afghanistan the event occurred at a depth of 203.4km, reported USGS/EHP.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 6.3Mw
Location: 36.500°N, 71.132°E – 41km WSW of Ashkasham, Afghanistan
Depth: 203.4km
Time: 2015-12-25 19:14:47 UTC
Distances:

  • 40 km SW of Ishqoshim, Tajikistan [pop: 26,000]
  • 85 km SE of Fayzabad, Afghanistan [pop: 44,421]
  • 280km NE of Kabul, Afghanistan [pop: 3.73 million]
  • 280 km N of Peshāwar, Pakistan [pop: 1.22 million]

Recent Events in Hindu Kush Region

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Reno Rattled by Earthquakes

Posted by feww on December 23, 2015

Coming to a city near you…

M4.4 quake strikes 12km S of Reno, Nevada

Centered at 39.429°N, 119.789°W the event occurred at a depth of 9.6km, reported USGS/EHP.

The event was one of a cluster of at least 8 earthquakes to strike the area starting at 06:22:36UTC on Wednesday (2015-12-23).

People reported feeling the earthquake throughout the city, from South Reno to Northwest Reno. The Nevada Seismological Laboratory recorded the epicenter at about 500m north of Steamboat Ditch, and 5km south of  Reno–Tahoe International Airport (west of I-580), said local media.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 4.4Mw
Location: 39.429°N, 119.789°W
Depth: 9.6km
Nearby Cities:

  • 11km (7mi) S of Reno, Nevada
  • 12km (7mi) SSW of Sparks, Nevada
  • 18km (11mi) S of Sun Valley, Nevada
  • 25km (16mi) SSW of Spanish Springs, Nevada
  • 29km (18mi) N of Carson City, Nevada

Initial Cluster

  • 2.5 11km SSE of Reno, Nevada 2015-12-23 08:29:20 UTC 8.5 km
  • 3.1 10km SSE of Reno, Nevada 2015-12-23 07:05:36 UTC 9.5 km
  • 2.9 11km SSE of Reno, Nevada 2015-12-23 06:59:05 UTC 8.1 km
  • 2.8 11km SSE of Reno, Nevada 2015-12-23 06:58:15 UTC 9.5 km
  • 4.4 12km S of Reno, Nevada 2015-12-23 06:46:07 UTC 9.6 km
  • 3.1 11km S of Reno, Nevada 2015-12-23 06:45:49 UTC 9.8 km
  • 3.0 11km SSE of Reno, Nevada 2015-12-23 06:36:30 UTC 9.4 km
  • 3.2 11km SSE of Reno, Nevada 2015-12-23 06:22:36 UTC 9.8 km

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Strong Earthquake Strikes near Tres Picos, Mexico

Posted by feww on December 18, 2015

M 6.6 quake occurs 9km ENE of Tres Picos, Mexico

Centered at 15.888°N, 93.446°W the  quake occurred at a depth 97.8km, reported USGS/EHP.

This event could be a foreshock, according to FIRE-EARTH.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 6.6Mw
Location: 15.888°N, 93.446°W; depth = 97.8km
Time: 2015-12-17 19:49:54 (UTC)
Nearby Cities:

  • 9km (6mi) ENE of Tres Picos, Mexico
  • 31km (19mi) NW of Pijijiapan, Mexico
  • 39km (24mi) ESE of Tonala, Mexico
  • 61km (38mi) SE of Arriaga, Mexico
  • 343km (213mi) WNW of Guatemala City, Guatemala

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Strong Earthquake Strikes S. of Seram Island, Indonesia

Posted by feww on December 9, 2015

M6.9 quake strikes 106km SE of Amahai, Indonesia

Centered at 4.118°S, 129.478°E the event occurred at a depth of 33.9km, reported USGS/EHP.

The quake was followed by at least one notable aftershock, measuring 5.2Mw, as of posting.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 6.9Mw
Location: 4.118°S, 129.478°E; depth = 33.9km
Time: 2015-12-09 10:21:50 UTC
Distances:

  • 106km (66mi) SE of Amahai, Indonesia
  • 151km (94mi) ESE of Ambon, Indonesia
  • 401km (249mi) WNW of Tual, Indonesia
  • 408km (254mi) SSW of Sorong, Indonesia
  • 653km (406mi) NE of Dili, East Timor

[The earthquake parameters listed above may be subject to additional changes due to procedural issues at USGS/EHP.]

 

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Powerful Earthquake Strikes Tajikistan

Posted by feww on December 7, 2015

M7.2 quake strikes Gorno-Badakhshan, Pamir Mountains

Centered at 38.258°N, 72.767°E, about 105km W of sparsely populated Murghob, the quake occurred at a depth of 26km, reported USGS/EHP.

The event was followed by at least half dozen aftershocks, including one in as far away as Kyrgyzstan, as of posting.

  • 4.9 69km SW of Karakul, Tajikistan 2015-12-07 11:48:03 UTC 39.1 km
  • 4.6 103km W of Murghob, Tajikistan 2015-12-07 10:34:26 UTC 31.4 km
  • 5.4 51km SSW of Karakul, Tajikistan 2015-12-07 10:04:59 UTC 23.7 km
  • 4.8 56km SW of Karakul, Tajikistan 2015-12-07 09:24:57 UTC 34.9 km
  • 4.8 52km SSW of Karakul, Tajikistan 2015-12-07 08:55:51 UTC 29.6 km
  • 5.5 29km SSE of Chayek, Kyrgyzstan 2015-12-07 08:30:57 UTC 26.1 km
  • 4.8 108km W of Murghob, Tajikistan 2015-12-07 08:24:15 UTC 45.2 km
  • 7.2 105km W of Murghob, Tajikistan 2015-12-07 07:50:06 UTC 26.0 km

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Earthquake Rattles Central Turkey

Posted by feww on November 29, 2015

M5.0 quake strikes near Hekimhan, Turkey

Centered at 38.8ºN, 37.84ºE, the quake occurred at a depth of about 22km, and was followed by dozens of small aftershocks, reported EMSC.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 5.0Mb (body wave magnitude) [4.9Mw: USGS/EHP]
Region: CENTRAL TURKEY
Date & time: 2015-11-29 00:28:08.0 UTC
Location: 38.8ºN, 37.84ºE
Depth: 22km
Distances:

  • 202 km N of Gaziantep, Turkey / pop: 1,065,975 /
  • 68 km NW of Malatya, Turkey / pop: 441,805 /
  • 8 km W of Hekimhan, Turkey / pop: 13,946 /

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M6.2 Quake Strikes NNW of Taltal, Chile

Posted by feww on November 28, 2015

Strong earthquake strikes coastal Chile

Centered at 24.817°S, 70.632°W the quake occurred at a depth of about 35km and was followed by a M5.0 aftershock, as of posting.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 6.2Mw
Location: 24.817°S, 70.632°W (66km NNW of Taltal, 131km S of Antofagasta, Chile)
Depth: 35.0 km
Time: 2015-11-27 21:00:22 UTC
Source: USGS/EHP

Other Notable Earthquakes

M 5.9 – 54km SSW of Shikotan, Russia [Details subject to change!!]
Location: 43.342°N 146.483°E
Depth: 59.9 km
Time: 2015-11-28 02:51:06 UTC

M 5.5 – 52km NW of Monywa, Burma
Location: 22.497°N 94.824°E
Depth: 22.4 km
Time: 2015-11-27 08:33:59 UTC

M 5.4 – 47km S of El Rosario, El Salvador
Location: 13.073°N 88.978°W
Depth: 61.8 km
Time: 2015-11-27 11:46:27 UTC

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Strong Aftershock Strikes Brazil

Posted by feww on November 26, 2015

M6.7 aftershock occurs  SSW of Tarauaca, Brazil

The event, strongest of a dozen aftershocks to occur in the region, followed a powerful earthquake doublet that struck Peru-Brazil border region about 31 hours earlier.

Event Detail
Magnitude: 6.7Mw
Location: 9.191°S, 71.288°W  ()
Depth: 599.4km
Time: 2015-11-26 05:45:18 UTC
Nearby Cities

  • 127km (79mi) SSW of Tarauaca, Brazil
  • 153km (95mi) SW of Feijo, Brazil
  • 230km (143mi) SE of Cruzeiro Do Sul, Brazil
  • 289km (180mi) W of Sena Madureira, Brazil
  • 702km (436mi) ENE of Lima, Peru
    Source: USGS/EHP

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Powerful Earthquake Doublet Strike Peru-Brazil Border

Posted by feww on November 25, 2015

Two M7.6 Earthquakes Strike SE Peru

The deep-focus earthquake doublet struck at a depth of about 600 km, approximately 1,000km east of the Peru-Chile Trench within the subducted oceanic lithosphere of the Nazca plate, where the Nazca plate subducts to the east under the South America plate at a velocity of about 69 mm/y, reported USGS/EHP.

The doublet occurred 5 minutes apart; separated about 50 km horizontally, and just over 6km vertically. The second earthquake was most probably triggered by the first event, said the report.

EQ Details

M7.6 located 10.047°S, 71.023°W about 210km S of Tarauaca, Brazil 2015-11-24 22:50:53 UTC depth of 611.7km

Distances:

  • 269km (167mi) WNW of Cobija, Bolivia
  • 271km (168mi) WNW of Brasileia, Brazil
  • 692km (430mi) ENE of Lima, Peru

M7.6 located 10.548°S, 70.904°W about 169km WNW of Iberia, Peru 2015-11-24 22:45:38 UTC depth of 600.6km

Distances:

  • 239km (149mi) WNW of Cobija, Bolivia
  • 241km (150mi) WNW of Brasileia, Brazil
  • 688km (428mi) ENE of Lima, Peru

Other Significant Events

  • M6.0 located 18.791°N, 145.311°E about 37km W of Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands 2015-11-24 13:21:35 UTC depth of 586.2km

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Strong Earthquake Strikes Near Nishinoshima Volcano

Posted by feww on November 20, 2015

M6.0 quake strikes SSE of Chichi-shima, Japan

Centered at 25.9ºN, 143.4ºE, about 90km SSE of Chichi-shima, the quake occurred at a depth of 10km , according to Japan’s weather agency.

Approximate Distances

  • 990km SSE of Katsuura, Japan
  • 1,050 SSE of Tokyo

Nishinoshima Volcano (27.247°N, 140.874°E)

The quake struck near Nishinoshima volcano, which resumed eruption on Tuesday. Intermittent eruptions have helped the volcanic island to grow by more than 12-folds in the past two years.

Located about 1,000 kilometers south of Tokyo, Nishinoshima Island currently measures about 2,000 meters across.

In 2013, an undersea eruption formed a new island near Nishinoshima, and continuing lava flows eventually linked the two islands several months ago.

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M4.7 Quake Rattles Cherokee, Oklahoma

Posted by feww on November 19, 2015

Another significant earthquake strikes Oklahoma

Centered at 36.661°N, 98.461°W the quake occurred at a depth of 6.2 km (3.9 mi), reported USGS/EHP.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 4.7Mw
Location: 36.661°N, 98.461°W
Depth: 6.2km (3.9 mi)
Time: 2015-11-19 07:42:12(UTC)
Nearby Cities

  • 13km (8mi) SW of Cherokee, Oklahoma
  • 59km (37mi) WNW of Enid, Oklahoma
  • 86km (53mi) ENE of Woodward, Oklahoma
  • 157km (98mi) NNW of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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M7.0 Earthquake Strikes Solomon Islands

Posted by feww on November 19, 2015

Powerful quake occurs 118km SW of Dadali, Solomon Islands

Centered at 8.929°S, 158.410°E the quake occurred at a depth of 13.4km (8.3 mi), reported USGS/EHP.

EQ Details

Magnitude: M7.0
Location: 8.929°S 158.410°E depth=13.4 km (8.3 mi)
Time: 2015-11-18 18:31:04 (UTC)
Nearby Cities

  • 118km (73mi) SW of Dadali, Solomon Islands
  • 178km (111mi) WNW of Honiara, Solomon Islands
  • 36km (271mi) SE of Arawa, Papua New Guinea

Tsunami Evaluation

This earthquake did not generate a pacific-wide destructive tsunami.

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