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Earthquakes Strike near Hawthorne, Nevada

Posted by feww on March 21, 2016

RCM

M4.3  strikes 23km ESE of Hawthorne, Nevada

Magnitude: 4.3Mw
Time: 2016-03-21 07:37:10 (UTC)
Distances:

  • 22km (14mi) ESE of Hawthorne, Nevada
  • 127km (79mi) ESE of Gardnerville Ranchos, Nevada
  • 143km (89mi) ESE of Carson City, Nevada

Aftershocks:

  • 3.3 23km ESE of Hawthorne, Nevada 2016-03-21 13:18:10 UTC depth=6.3km
  • 3.3 23km ESE of Hawthorne, Nevada 2016-03-21 10:46:49 UTC depth=6.8km

U.S. Seismicity Events Today Included :

  • M 4.6 – 13km SE of Waikoloa, Hawaii
    Location: 19.848°N 155.703°W
    Depth: 31.8 km
    Time: 2016-03-20 16:43:59 UTC
  • M 2.9 – 7km NW of Contoocook, New Hampshire
    Location: 43.263°N, 71.781°W
    Depth: 6.8 km
    Time: 2016-03-21 13:18:23 UTC
  • M 2.6 – 9km SW of Caruthersville, Missouri
    Location: 36.127°N, 89.728°W
    Depth: 9.1 km
    Time: 2016-03-20 17:23:04 UTC

Other events recorded in Alaska, California, Kansas & Oklahoma.

[Source: USGS/EHP]

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Strong Earthquake Strikes East of Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia

Posted by feww on March 21, 2016

TVE

M6.4 quake strikes S of Ust’-Kamchatsk Staryy, Russia

EQ Details

Magnitude: 6.4Mw
Location: 54.333°N, 162.799°E
Depth: 31.3 km
Time: 2016-03-20 22:50:20 (UTC)

Distances:

  • 211km (131mi) S of Ust’-Kamchatsk Staryy, Russia
  • 309km (192mi) ENE of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia
  • 317km (197mi) ENE of Yelizovo, Russia
  • 329km (204mi) ENE of Vilyuchinsk, Russia
  • 2,733km (1698mi) NNE of Tokyo, Japan

[Source: USGS/EHP]

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Significant Earthquakes Strike California, Alaska

Posted by feww on March 13, 2016

M4.1 earthquake strikes 18km ENE of Ojai, California

EQ Details

Magnitude: 4.1Mw
Location:34.526°N, 119.073°W
Depth:19.8 km
Time: 2016-03-12 08:42:40 UTC
Distances:

  • 19km (12mi) N of Santa Paula, California
  • 20km (12mi) NW of Fillmore, California
  • 31km (19mi) NNE of Ventura, California
  • 38km (24mi) NNE of Oxnard, California
  • 59km (37mi) ENE of Santa Barbara, California

M 6.3 quake strikes 65km SSE of Atka, Alaska

  • Foreshocks reported, aftershocks occurring, more will occur!
  • NO destructive tsunami reported.
  • Probability of ME occurring: 0.64 [FIRE-EARTH Models]

EQ Details

Magnitude: 6.3Mw
Location: 51.624°N, 174.005°W
Depth: 22.4 km
Time: 2016-03-12 18:06:46 UTC

As of posting:

5.0 58km S of Atka, Alaska 2016-03-13 03:20:03 UTC 10.0 km
4.6 82km S of Atka, Alaska 2016-03-13 02:28:47 UTC 10.0 km
6.3 65km SSE of Atka, Alaska 2016-03-12 18:06:46 UTC 22.4 km
4.6 18km S of Atka, Alaska 2016-03-12 18:01:05 UTC 36.7 km
4.0 180km S of Atka, Alaska 2016-03-12 14:15:25 UTC 25.1 km
5.4 92km SSE of Atka, Alaska 2016-03-12 13:23:39 UTC 18.0 km
4.6 79km S of Atka, Alaska 2016-03-12 11:55:51 UTC 33.8 km

[Source: USGS/EHP]

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M5.0 Quake Strikes Planet of the Abes

Posted by feww on February 25, 2016

Strong tremors reportedly felt at  Fukushima triple meltdowns site

Magnitude: 5.0Mw [USGS/EHP]
Location: 38.316°N, 141.877°E; depth=44.9 km (27.9 mi)
Time: 2016-02-24 16:10:50 (UTC)
Nearby Cities:

  • 51km (32mi) ESE of Ishinomaki, Japan
  • 59km (37mi) ESE of Yamoto, Japan
  • 69km (43mi) ESE of Wakuya, Japan
  • 71km (44mi) E of Matsushima, Japan
  • 350km (217mi) NNE of Tokyo, Japan

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M4.0 Shock Shakes Oqulahoma

Posted by feww on February 25, 2016

M4.0 quakes strikes 7km SW of Langston, Oklahoma

Earthquake Details

Magnitude: 4.0Mw
Location: 35.898°N, 97.319°W; depth=5.0 km (3.1 mi)
Nearby Cities

  • 7km (4mi) SW of Langston, Oklahoma
  • 9km (6mi) ENE of Guthrie, Oklahoma
  • 30km (19mi) NNE of Edmond, Oklahoma
  • 33km (21mi) SW of Stillwater, Oklahoma
  • 50km (31mi) NNE of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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M4.9 Quake Strikes SoCal

Posted by feww on February 24, 2016

Earthquake jolts Bakersfield, CA

Centered at 35.542°N, 119.373°W (37km NW of Bakersfield) the event occurred at a depth of 22.1 km (13.8 mi), reported USGS/EHP.

The quake was followed by at least two aftershocks.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 4.9Mw
Location: 35.542°N, 119.373°W; depth=22.1 km (13.8 mi)
Time: 2016-02-24 00:02:23 (UTC)
Nearby Cities:

  • 6km (4mi) SSW of Wasco, California
  • 10km (6mi) WNW of Shafter, California
  • 37km (23mi) NW of Bakersfield, California
  • 128km (80mi) NNE of Santa Barbara, California
  • 142km (88mi) N of Ventura, California

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M4.3 Quake Strikes ENE of Lucerne Valley, California

Posted by feww on February 20, 2016

Earthquake strikes Camp Rock-Emerson-Copper Mountain fault zone

The quake struck Camp Rock-Emerson-Copper Mountain fault zone at Emerson section, NE of Red Hill, reported SGS/EHP.

Magnitude: 4.3Mw
Time: 2016-02-20 06:13:20 (UTC)
Location: 34.610 °N 116.629 °W depth=7.6 km (4.7 mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 36km (22mi) ENE of Lucerne Valley, California
  • 44km (27mi) NNE of Big Bear City
  • 47km (29mi) SE of Barstow city

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Significant Earthquakes Strike California

Posted by feww on February 17, 2016

M4.8 quake strikes near Big Pine, California

Centered at 37.202°N, 118.400°W the event occurred at a depth of 15.8 km (9.8 mi), reported USGS/EHP.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 4.8Mw
Location: 37.202°N 118.400°W; depth=15.8 km
Time: 2016-02-16 23:04:26 (UTC)
Nearby Cities:

  • 10km (6mi) WNW of Big Pine, California
  • 114km (71mi) NE of Dinuba, California
  • 115km (71mi) NE of Reedley, California
  • 116km (72mi) ENE of Sanger, California
  • 248km (154mi) SSE of Carson City, Nevada

The quake was followed by at least three aftershocks:

M4.3; 10km WNW of Big Pine, California 2016-02-16 23:27:30 UTC d=15.6 km
M2.8; 11km WNW of Big Pine, California 2016-02-16 23:25:10 UTC d=15.0 km
M2.9; 11km WNW of Big Pine, California 2016-02-16 23:09:27 UTC d=14.8 km

It followed an earlier event, measuring 3.9Mw, which jolted Big Bear City (34.303°N, 116.863°W depth=3.1 km; 2016-02-16 09:24:20UTC), about 44km (27mi) ENE of San Bernardino, California.

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Significant Earthquakes Strike Oklahoma and Christchurch, NZ

Posted by feww on February 14, 2016

M 5.1 quake rattles Fairview, OK

Centered at 36.490°N, 98.741°W, about 33km (21mi) NW of Fairview, the induced event occurred at a [signature] depth of 7.7 km, USGS/EHP reported.

At least 14 aftershocks/related events have occurred in the region, as of posting.

The quake was third largest recorded shock to strike Oklahoma.

At least 941 earthquakes measuring magnitude 3.0Mw or greater have struck the State of Oklahoma and border area with Kansas over the past 365 days, according to USGS/EHP archive.

m3plus oklahoma 365-day
EQ location map shows 941 earthquakes measuring magnitude 3.0Mw or greater in the State of Oklahoma and border area with Kansas over the past 365 days:  USGS/EHP archive.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 5.1Mw
Location: 36.490°N, 98.741°W; depth=7.7km
Time: 2016-02-13 17:07:05 UTC
Nearby Cities:

  • 33km (21mi) NW of Fairview, Oklahoma
  • 58km (36mi) E of Woodward, Oklahoma
  • 78km (48mi) W of Enid, Oklahoma
  • 107km (66mi) N of Weatherford, Oklahoma
  • 158km (98mi) NW of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

M5.8 quake strikes 17km ENE of Christchurch, NZ

The shock was reportedly felt as far north as Wellington, NZ capital, and caused a cliff to collapse in Sumner, a coastal seaside suburb of Christchurch.

Estimated Economic Losses 

Impact: ORANGE PAGER. USGS/EHP model indicates that significant economic losses may have occurred as a result of this earthquake [probability of 36 percent.]

EQ Details [USGS/EHP ]
Magnitude: 5.8Mw
Location: 43.503°S, 172.843°E; depth=8.2 km (5.1 mi)
Time: 2016-02-14 00:13:43 (UTC)
Nearby Cities:

  • 17km (11mi) ENE of Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 21km (13mi) SE of Kaiapoi, New Zealand
  • 162km (101mi) NE of Timaru, New Zealand
  • 229km (142mi) NE of Oamaru, New Zealand
  • 293km (182mi) SSW of Wellington, New Zealand

EQ Details according to local monitors

Public ID: 2016p118944
Intensity: severe
Universal Time: February 14 2016, 0:13:43
NZ Daylight Time: Sun, Feb 14 2016, 1:13:43 pm
Depth: 15km
Magnitude: 5.7
Location: 15km east of Christchurch
Latitude, Longitude -43.50, 172.83

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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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