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Deadly Earthquake Destroys Hundreds of Buildings in N. Sumatra

Posted by feww on December 7, 2016

EQ kills 120, destroys hundreds of homes, business, mosques in Aceh, Indonesia

Magnitude: 6.5Mww
Location: 5.281°N,   96.108°E;  19km SE of Sigli, Indonesia
Depth: 8.2km
Time: 2016-12-06 @ 22:03:32 UTC

  • Pidie Jaya [population ~ 140,000] bore the brunt of the damage.
  • Casualties as of posting: 120 dead; more than 400 injured or missing.
  • Damage: about 340 homes and businesses as well as 16 mosques have been destroyed.

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FIRE-EARTH Tectonics Forecast 001204

Posted by feww on December 4, 2016

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FIRE-EARTH Tectonics Forecast 001204

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

 

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FIRE-EARTH Tectonics Forecast 001124

Posted by feww on November 24, 2016

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FIRE-EARTH Tectonics Forecast 001124

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

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Powerful Earthquake Strikes Fukushima Coast, Japan

Posted by feww on November 22, 2016

M7.3 quake generates tsunami waves of up to 1.8m*

Major tsunami warnings have been downgraded to tsunami advisories.

Earthquake Details [JMA]
Magnitude: 7.3
Coordinates: 37.3N, 141.6E
Region: FUKUSHIMA COAST (Offshore), Japan
Depth: 10km
Time: 2016-11-21 20:59:49 UTC

*Tsunami Heights at MIYAGI and FUKUSHIMA Prefectures UNKNOWN/ UNDECLARED, as of posting.

  • Further details and analysis available from FIRE-EARTH Pulsars.

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FIRE-EARTH Tectonics Forecast 001114

Posted by feww on November 14, 2016

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FIRE-EARTH Tectonics Forecast 001114

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FIRE-EARTH Alert: Mass Evacuation Underway in New Zealand amid Major Seismic, Tsunami Threats

Posted by feww on November 14, 2016

Sent by blog contributors

Thousands of people evacuated amid powerful aftershocks, threat of tsunamis, dam collapsing on the Clarence River

Large Earthquake, measuring 7.8Mw, has killed at least 2 people in New Zealand and caused extensive damage to private and public property, destroying roads and other infrastructure, according to the government and local news.

  • Significant aftershocks, measuring up to 6.5Mw, have struck eastern and central New Zealand tonight, leaving thousands of residents and tourists stranded.
    • M6.5 struck about 38km WSW of Kaikoura, New Zealand, at a depth of about 10km at 00:34:22 (UTC) today (2016-11-14).
  •   More than 500 aftershocks have struck the region, since a large 7.8 magnitude quake struck the South Island.
  • Up to a hundred buildings have been damaged in Wellington Central Business District, hundreds of kms from the epicenter.
  • A navy boat is on its way from Auckland to help evacuate thousands of stranded tourists. Authorities are also considering using Air Force aircraft.
  • Tsunami alerts are in place for ALL coastal areas of New Zealand.
  • Tsunami waves of up to 5 meters are expected.
  • FIRE-EARTH Forecast is available from FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.

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FIRE-EARTH Alert: EQNZ – M7.8, Tsunami Warnings

Posted by feww on November 13, 2016

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Powerful Earthquake Strikes NNE of Christchurch, NZ

Magnitude: 7.8Mw

Location: 42.757°S, 173.077°E
Depth: 23.0km
Time: 2016-11-13 11:02:56UTC
Distances:

  • 93.5 km (58.1 mi) NNE Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 53km NNE of Amberley, New Zealand [USGS]

Tsunami Threat: Tsunami warnings have been issued for many New Zealand coastal areas.

Estimated Economic Losses: Up to US$1 billion, probability of 34%

Significant Aftershocks:

M5.2
26km W of Kaikoura, New Zealand
2016-11-13 12:37:45 (UTC)

M5.2
51km N of Amberley, New Zealand
2016-11-13 12:25:55 (UTC)
9.6 km

M4.9
23km NW of Kaikoura, New Zealand
2016-11-13 12:20:44 (UTC)
10.5 km

M5.0
46km SSW of Brooklyn, New Zealand
2016-11-13 12:04:15 (UTC)
13.7 km

M5.8
17km N of Kaikoura, New Zealand
2016-11-13 11:52:43 (UTC)
10.0 km

M5.7
32km SSE of Blenheim, New Zealand
2016-11-13 11:41:49 (UTC)
10.0 km

M6.2
28km NW of Kaikoura, New Zealand
2016-11-13 11:32:07 (UTC)
10.0 km

“The initial earthquake was felt widely throughout New Zealand. Currently, there are more than 15,000 Felt reports.There have already been many aftershocks recorded, the largest has a magnitude of 6.2.”

  • FIRE-EARTH Forecast is available from FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.

 

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FIRE-EARTH Alert: OKLC

Posted by feww on November 7, 2016

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FIRE-EARTH Alert: M5.0 Earthquake Rattles Oklahoma

  • Details of the Alert are available from FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.

 

 

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Strong Earthquake Strikes N of Karakul Impact Crater

Posted by feww on June 26, 2016

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M6.4 quake strikes Kyrgyzstan, 40km North of Karakul impact crater, Pamir Mountains

Centered at 39.487°N, 73.325°E the event occurred at a depth of 15.5km, USGS/EHP reported.

The event was preceded by a significant aftershock, measuring 5.0Mw and centered at 36.540°N, 70.084°E [20km E of Farkhar, Afghanistan,] and at a depth of 215.1km.

NOTE: Karakul [Qarokul, or Siob, Tajik for “black lake,”] is a lake located within a 52-km-diameter impact crater in the Pamir Mountains, Tajikistan.

Diagnostics available from BEACONS [CJ Members.]

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Selected Seismicity – June 25, 2019

Posted by feww on June 25, 2016

4.6 Reykjanes Ridge 2016-06-25 11:34:29 UTC 8.5 km
4.7 Reykjanes Ridge 2016-06-25 03:02:31 UTC 10.0 km
4.5 Reykjanes Ridge 2016-06-25 02:30:21 UTC 10.0 km
4.6 Reykjanes Ridge 2016-06-25 02:02:27 UTC 10.0 km
4.9 Reykjanes Ridge 2016-06-25 01:58:44 UTC 10.0 km
4.8 Reykjanes Ridge 2016-06-25 01:57:57 UTC 10.0 km
4.7 152km SE of Furnas, Portugal 2016-06-24 23:16:35 UTC 10.0 km
4.9 Reykjanes Ridge 2016-06-24 22:43:11 UTC 10.0 km
4.8 Reykjanes Ridge 2016-06-23 15:23:54 UTC 10.0 km
4.6 Reykjanes Ridge 2016-06-23 14:53:11 UTC 10.0 km
4.5 Reykjanes Ridge 2016-06-23 01:52:24 UTC 10.0 km
4.8 Reykjanes Ridge 2016-06-23 01:48:51 UTC 10.0 km

M 6.1 – Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge; 22.661°N, 45.133°W; 2016-06-21 16:26:34 UTC; 10.0 km

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Selected Seismicity – June 24, 2019

Posted by feww on June 24, 2016

M5.9 strike 102km SSE of Yonakuni, Japan Region

Location: 23.614°N 123.386°E
Depth: 10.0 km
Time: 2016-06-23 21:05:29 UTC

M2.9 – 1km NW of Lakeland South, Washington
Location: 47.286°N 122.292°W
Depth: 22.0 km
Time: 2016-06-24 08:38:34 UTC

M4.9 – 89km S of Semisopochnoi Island, Alaska
Location: 51.158°N 179.423°E
Depth: 35.0 km
Time: 2016-06-24 09:23:02 UTC

M4.4 – 13km N of Aratoca, Colombia
Location: 6.813°N 73.028°W
Depth: 147.0 km
Time: 2016-06-23 22:28:55 UTC

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Significant Aftershock Strikes Kumamoto, Japan

Posted by feww on June 18, 2016

M 4.8 aftershock strikes W of Uto, Japan

The shock registered 4 on the local seismic scale (0 – 7), Japan’s weather forecasters reported.

Magnitude 4.8Mw [USGS/EHP]
Location: 32.676°N 130.580°E (19.0 km SW of Kumamoto City, Japan)
Depth: 10.0km
Time: 2016-06-18 11:46:56 UTC

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Significant Earthquake Strikes South of Sapporo, Japan

Posted by feww on June 16, 2016

Quake registers ‘6-‘ on the local seismic scale, rattles S Hokkaido, N  Honshu

Measuring magnitude 5.3Mw [6- 0n the local seismic scale of 0 to 7,] the event was centered at 42.0N,141.0E [110km S of Sapporo,] striking at a depth of 10km, Japan’s weather forecasters reported.

The quake is the latest episode in the renewed waves of seismicity striking Japan region.

Tomari Nuclear Power Station

The quake occurred about 120km SSW of Tomari Nuclear Power Station [43.036N, 140.512E] home to three PWR reactors.

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Earthquakes Strike Guatemala, Alaska, Montana, Nevada

Posted by feww on June 15, 2016

M5.7 quake strikes SW of Guatemala City

Magnitude: 5.7Mw [EMSC]
Location: 14.22 N ; 91.44 W
Depth: 100km [77.5km USGS/EHP]
Date/ time: 2016-06-15 13:46:58.7 UTC
Distances:

  • 110 km SW of Guatemala City, Guatemala [pop: 994,938]
  • 35 km S of Mazatenango, Guatemala [ pop: 44,132 ]
  • 11 km SW of Pueblo Nuevo Tiquisate, Guatemala [pop: 18,189]

Alaska
M5.1 – 39km SW of Adak, Alaska
Location: 51.611°N 177.033°W
Depth: 48.2 km
Time: 2016-06-14 17:13:26 UTC

Montana
M4.0 – 52km W of West Yellowstone, Montana
Location: 44.733°N 111.765°W
Depth: 9.7km
Time: 2016-06-14 14:35:28 UTC

Nevada
M3.7 – 17km SSE of Gabbs, Nevada
Location: 38.721°N 117.842°W
Depth: 9.9 km
Time: 2016-06-15 10:12:24 UTC

Other Significant Seismicity

Afghanistan
M5.0 – 43km W of `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan, Afghanistan
Location: 36.097°N 70.301°E
Depth: 112.1 km
Time: 2016-06-15 09:02:16 UTC

Indonesia
M5.6 – 194km ESE of Enarotali, Indonesia
Location: 4.606°S 137.965°E
Depth: 10.0 km
Time: 2016-06-14 22:09:26 UTC

Japan
M5.6 – 171km SSE of Naze, Japan
Location: 26.948°N 130.188°E
Depth: 6.0 km
Time: 2016-06-14 15:01:56 UTC

Vanuatu
M5.2 – 66km NW of Sola, Vanuatu
Location: 13.428°S 167.147°E
Depth: 222.4 km
Time: 2016-06-15 13:31:17 UTC

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Earthquakes Strike Azerbaijan, Japan Region, Kuril Islands, Montana

Posted by feww on June 13, 2016

Significant aftershock strikes Kumamoto, Japan

Measuring 4/7 on the local intensity scale, the very shallow aftershock struck at 32.5N, 130.7E (13 Jun 2016 15:54 JST ). 

Other Significant Seismicity in Japan Region

  • M4.7 about 176km SSE of Naze, Japan 2016-06-13 10:44:10 UTC depth=10.0km
  • M5.3 about 178km SSE of Naze, Japan 2016-06-13 04:27:04 UTC depth=10.0km
  • M5.7 about 163km SSE of Naze, Japan 2016-06-13 04:21:43 UTC depth=10.0km

Kuril Islands

  • M5.3 about 93km E of Shikotan, Russia 2016-06-12 17:11:38 UTC depth=33.7km

Montana

  • M4.3 about 52km W of West Yellowstone, Montana 2016-06-13 12:14:39 UTC depth=9.9km

Azerbaijan

M4.0 – Caspian Sea, 53.0 km ENE of Astara, Azerbaijan 2016-06-12 at 16:48:37 (UTC) depth=10.0km

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Significant Earthquakes Strike Japan

Posted by feww on June 12, 2016

M5.0 quake strikes 36.0 km NNE of Tokyo, Japan

Centered at 36.0N, 139.9E [6km ENE of Noda, Ibaraki Pref.] the event occurred at a depth of 40km.

The quake struck at 07:54 local time [UTC + 9hrs] on 12 Jun 2016 and registered 4/7 on the local seismic intensity, the weather agency said.

M4.3 quake strikes Kumamoto Pref.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 4.3Mw [-5/7]
Location: 32.5N, 130.7E; depth= 10km
Region Name: Kumamoto-ken, Kumamoto-chiho
Time: 22:08 [UTC+ 9hrs]  on 12 Jun 2016

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Significant Earthquake Strikes South of Palm Springs, CA

Posted by feww on June 10, 2016

M5.2 strikes 44km S of Palm Springs, Calif.

Centered at 33.431°N, 116.443°W [20.0 km NNW of Borrego Springs] the event occurred at a depth of 12.3km, reported USGS/EHP.

  • The quake struck at 08:07:11 UTC [2016-06-10] and was followed by a swarm of at least nine aftershocks, as of posting.

Testimonies [EMSC]

Witness location : La Quinta (United States) (28 km NE from epicenter)
Strongest I have felt in a long time. Things really rattled. Pictures sitting on furniture came down

Witness location : Palm Desert (United States) (32 km N from epicenter)
First felt a rumble then the house shook and could here stretching sounds. This was the scariest I’ve experienced in CA in last50 years. The cats were terrified and are hiding somewhere in the house. Street lights still on, nothing fell inside house which seems to be intact.

Witness location : Cathedral City (United States) (38 km NW from epicenter)
the whole ground shaking… seeing everything around shaking is the scariest feeling imaginable… i felt like the ground was going to open.

Witness location : Cathedral City (United States) (38 km NW from epicenter)
We are used to earthquakes in Southern California but for some reason, this one was felt as a very big one. Surprised it was only 5.2. I heard most people felt it through southern California from San Diego to Joshua Tree.

Witness location : Temecula (United States) (65 km W from epicenter)
Born and raised in Ca. & this earthquake truly got my attention. We were sleeping in my second story and it shook so vigorously I thought the earthquake felt like a 6.0 pretty bad rattling on second floor.

Witness location : Homeland (United States) (70 km NW from epicenter)
Felt way bigger than a 5.2 was a lot longer than other quakes.

Witness location : Fallbrook (United States) (75 km W from epicenter)
There was some thunderous sound and the whole house swayed.

Witness location : Rosarito (Mexico) (132 km SW from epicenter)
Scary woke up to approx 10 second jolt in Baja Mexico felt like a railroad train passed by me.

Witness location : Los Angeles (United States) (204 km NW from epicenter)
At the hospital and noticed the curtains and IV bag shaking.

Witness location : Mohave Valley (United States) (238 km NE from epicenter)
Lived here 20 years in mohave desert never felt anything like this. 3 to 4 seconds of rolling pretty strong

Witness location : Bullhead City (United States) (258 km NE from epicenter)
I’m in Arizona and felt light shifting like motion, totaling 6-10 seconds

Witness location : Bodfish (United States) (303 km NW from epicenter)
A little rolling lasted a couple seconds.

Other Significant Seismicity

  • M5.3 at 38.396°N, 144.528°E; depth=25.1km  about 249km ESE of Kamaishi, Japan 2016-06-10 12:07:02 UTC

 

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Strong Quake, Significant Aftershocks Strike Nicaragua

Posted by feww on June 10, 2016

M6.1 quake, aftershocks, strike NW of Managua, Nicaragua

Centered at 12.841°N, 87.013°W [about 17km E of Puerto Morazan,] the mainshock struck at a depth of 10km, reported USGS/EHP.

The quake was followed by at least four, highly localized aftershocks, as of posting.

Fatalities:
About a dozen fatalities may have occurred as a result of this event, according to USGS models.

Estimated Economic Losses:
Up to $10 million.

Testimonies [EMSC-CSEM] using Auto-traslation:

  • Witness location: Llano La Cruz (Nicaragua) (111 km E from epicenter)
    • 30 seconds of extreme ground shaking, followed by aftershocks.
  • Witness location : La Ceiba (Honduras) (327 km N from epicenter)
    • I was sitting at my dining room table when I felt myself moving , not the things around me as if I was on a boat at sea.
  • Witness location : San José (Costa Rica) (449 km SE from epicenter)
    • I Felt it!!!

EQ Details

  • 4.8 25km S of Somotillo, Nicaragua 2016-06-10 04:33:02 UTC 10.0 km
  • 4.6 19km SSW of Somotillo, Nicaragua 2016-06-10 03:45:11 UTC 10.0 km
  • 4.8 23km E of Puerto Morazan, Nicaragua 2016-06-10 03:39:31 UTC 10.0 km
  • 5.1 24km S of Somotillo, Nicaragua 2016-06-10 03:28:06 UTC 10.0 km
  • 6.1 17km E of Puerto Morazan, Nicaragua 2016-06-10 03:25:22 UTC 10.0 km

Other Significant Seismicity

  • M6.2  locate at 8.686°S, 160.536°E [20km WNW of Auki, Solomon Islands] 2016-06-10 04:17:44 UTC depth=28.4 km

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Strong Quake Strikes Java Trench

Posted by feww on June 9, 2016

M6.2 Quake Strikes S of Mataram, Indonesia

Centered at 11.466°S, 116.234°E the event occurred at a depth of 29.9 km (18.6 mi), reported USGS/EHP.

The event occurred directly south of Segara Anak, a crater lake contained within Mt Rinjani, located on the Lombok Island. Segara Anak is the remnant of Mount Samalas, a 4,200-meter volcano that exploded in 1257 AD, shooting about 350 cubic kilometers of ejecta into the atmosphere [that’s about twice the amount of ejecta from Mt. Tambora explosion in 1815 .] The explosion, believed to be a VEI-7, was one of the largest eruptions over the last seven or so thousand years, and was possibly responsible for triggering the Little Ice Age, according to a study.

Distances

  • 284.0 km (176.5 mi) S of Kute, Indonesia
  • 305.0 km (189.5 mi) S of Praya, Indonesia
  • 319.0 km (198.2 mi) S of Mataram, Indonesia
  • 324.0 km (201.3 mi) SSE of Kuta, Indonesia

 

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Strong Earthquake Strikes Off the Coast of Colima, Mexico

Posted by feww on June 7, 2016

M6.2 earthquake strikes SSW of San Patricio, Mexico

Centered at 18.412°N, 105.188°W (115.0 km SW of Manzanillo, Mexico) the quake struck at a depth of 10.0 km, USGS/EHP reported.

The main shock struck about 190km SW of Volcán de Colima (19.513, -103.617). Colima is one of the 16 Decade Volcanoes.

The event was followed by at least two significant aftershocks, as of posting.

Latest Seismicity

M4.6 ~ 156km SSW of San Patricio, Mexico 2016-06-07 11:07:05 UTC 10.0 km
M5.5 ~ 93km SSW of San Patricio, Mexico 2016-06-07 10:58:01 UTC 10.0 km
M6.2 ~ 102km SSW of San Patricio, Mexico 2016-06-07 10:51:38 UTC 10.0 km
M4.1  ~ 30km SW of San Patricio, Mexico 2016-06-07 10:32:14 UTC 10.0 km

Excerpt from Seismotectonics of Mexico [USGS]

Mexico has a long history of destructive earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. In September 1985, a magnitude 8.1 earthquake killed more than 9,500 people in Mexico City. In southern Mexico, Volcán de Colima and El Chichón erupted in 2005 and 1982, respectively. Paricutín volcano, west of Mexico City, began venting smoke in a cornfield in 1943; a decade later this new volcano had grown to a height of 424 meters. Popocatépetl and Ixtaccíhuatl volcanos (“smoking mountain” and “white lady”, respectively), southeast of Mexico City, occasionally vent gas that can be clearly seen from the City, a reminder that volcanic activity is ongoing. In 1994 and 2000 Popocatépetl renewed its activity forcing the evacuation of nearby towns, causing seismologists and government officials to be concerned about the effect a large-scale eruption might have on the heavily populated region. Popocatépetl volcano last erupted in 2010.

 

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Global Seismicity – June 6, 2016

Posted by feww on June 6, 2016

M 6.3 – 133km SW of Leksula, Indonesia

Location: 4.584°S, 125.622°E
Depth: 429.0 km
Time: 2016-06-05 16:25:33 UTC

M 6.0 – 143km SSE of Raoul Island, New Zealand
Location: 30.396°S, 177.184°W
Depth: 10.0 km
Time: 2016-06-06 02:35:23 UTC

M 5.5 – 27km WSW of Coquimbo, Chile
Location: 30.066°S 71.594°W
Depth: 21.0 km
Time: 2016-06-06 13:21:58 UTC

M 5.4 – 15km SW of Coquimbo, Chile
Location: 30.052°S 71.463°W
Depth: 28.9 km
Time: 2016-06-06 13:16:02 UTC

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Significant Seismicity – June 2, 2016

Posted by feww on June 2, 2016

M 6.5 quake strikes 91km W of Sungaipenuh, Indonesia

Centered at 2.207°S, 100.574°E [141.0 km S of Padang, Indonesia,] the event occurred at a depth of 50.8 km, reported USGS/EHP.

Potential Volcano Tectonics Impact

N-S: Tandikat-Singgalang (0°25′57.30″S, 100°19′1.69″E), Marapai, Talang (00°58′42″S 100°40′46″E ), Kerinci (1°41′48″S 101°15′56″E), Sumbing, Kaba, Dempo, Gunang Besar, Suoh and Krakatau (6°06′07″S 105°25′23″E).

EQ Details

Magnitude: 6.5Mw
Location: 2.207°S 100.574°E
Depth: 50.8km
Time: 2016-06-01 22:56:00 UTC
Distances:

  • 91.0 km (56.5 mi) W of Sungaipenuh, Indonesia
  • 141.0 km (87.6 mi) S of Padang, Indonesia
  • 156.0 km (96.9 mi) S of Solok, Indonesia
  • 531.0 km (329.9 mi) SW of Singapore, Singapore

Other Seismicity

M4.7 about 178km SW of San Patricio, Mexico 2016-06-02 02:43:10 UTC depth of 37.7km
M5.1 about 183km SW of San Patricio, Mexico 2016-06-02 02:23:10 UTC depth of 34.2km
M4.9 about 98km SW of San Patricio, Mexico 2016-06-01 12:25:03 UTC depth of 27.1km
M5.4 about 192km SW of San Patricio, Mexico 2016-06-01 08:30:21 UTC depth of 10.0km

M5.2 about 36km NNW of Pujocucho, Peru 2016-06-02 00:01:28 UTC depth of 15.5 km
M5.1 about 82km S of Huancavelica, Peru 2016-06-01 21:31:00 UTC depth of 78.9 km

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Strong Earthquake Strikes SSW of Mt Veniaminof, Alaska

Posted by feww on June 1, 2016

M5.8 strikes 85km S of Chignik Lake, Alaska

Centered at 55.502°N, 158.538°W the quake struck at a depth of 35.8 km (22.3 mi), reported USGS/EHP.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 5.8Mw
Location: 55.502°N, 158.538°W
Depth: 35.8km
Time:2016-05-31 20:51:22 (UTC)
Distances:

  • 85.0 km (52.8 mi) SSW of Mt Veniaminof, Alaska
  • 85.0 km (52.8 mi) S of Chignik Lake, Alaska
  • 811.0 km (503.9 mi) SW of Anchorage, Alaska
  • 846.0 km (525.7 mi) SW of Knik-Fairview, Alaska

Veniaminof Volcano

mt veniaminof
Steam rising from the intracaldera cinder cone at Veniaminof volcano in the waning stages of the 1983 to 1984 eruption. Cooling lava flows fill a pit about 2.3×1.0 km that has been melted in the summit ice cap. Aerial view looking northeast. Photograph by M.E. Yount, U.S. Geological Survey, January 23, 1984.

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Strong Earthquake Strikes ENE of Taipei, Taiwan

Posted by feww on May 31, 2016

M7.2 Earthquake Strikes 73km ENE of Keelung City, Taiwan: CWB Earthquake Report

The quake was felt as far away as the coast of mainland China, about 400km away, according to several reports.

Centered at 25.572°N, 122.516°E the quake struck at a depth of 242.9km, reported USGS/EHP.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 6.1Mw [Downgraded from M6.4, and subject to further changes due to unresolved procedural issues at USGS/EHP]
Location: 25.572°N, 122.516°E; depth of 242.9km
Time: 2016-05-31 05:23:47 (UTC)
Distances:

  • 92.0 km (57.2 mi) ENE of Keelung, Taiwan
  • 114.0 km (70.8 mi) ENE of Taipei, Taiwan
  • 118.0 km (73.3 mi) NE of Yilan, Taiwan
  • 122.0 km (75.8 mi) ENE of Banqiao, Taiwan
  • 925.0 km (574.8 mi) ENE of Hong Kong

Other Significant Seismicity

Earthquake strikes 230km SSW of Naha, Japan
Magnitude: 5.2Mw
Location: 24.448°N, 126.469°E  – 126km ESE of Hirara, Japan
Depth: 10.0km
Time: 2016-05-30 09:47:47 UTC

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Strong Earthquake Strikes NNE of Visokoi Island, ESR

Posted by feww on May 28, 2016

GBC

M7.2 Quake strikes near Visokoi Island, South Sandwich Islands

Centered at 56.203°S, 26.893°W (58.0km NNE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands) the quake struck at a depth of 72.7km (45.2 mi) on 2016-05-28 at 09:46:59 (UTC), reported USGS/EHP.

A destructive tsunami is NOT expected.

CJ Members: Diagnostic Mapping available from FIRE-EARTH BEACONS.

Other Notable Seismicity

M6.6 – 161km SSE of Ndoi Island, Fiji

Location: 22.021°S 178.161°W (321.0 kmWSW of Nuku`alofa, Tonga) depth=416.8 km
Time: 2016-05-28 05:38:51 (UTC)

 

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