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M5.4 Earthquake Rattles Crete

Posted by feww on May 25, 2016

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Earthquake strikes S of Palaikastron, Crete

Centered at 34.74ºN, 26.20ºE the quake struck at a depth of 25km, emsc-csem reported.

“I was kneeling on the floor when there a tremor which became more violent shaking the house then it tailed off. It felt like it lasted about 90 seconds,” said a witness living in Stavrochori about 44km NW from epicenter.

“Sitting in chair, facing East, I was moved left to right, four or five times,” said another witness living in Elounda about 72km NW from epicenter.

Magnitude Mw 5.4
Location: 34.74 N, 26.20 E (Crete Region, Greece)
Depth: 25km
Date time: 2016-05-25 08:36:14.0 UTC
Distances:
416 km S of İzmir, Turkey [pop: 2,500,603]
116 km SE of Irákleion, Greece [pop: 137,154]
67 km SE of Ágios Nikólaos, Greece [pop: 10,799]
40 km SE of Makry Gialos, Greece [pop: 4,204]
Source: emsc-csem

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M4.1 quake strikes Utah

Magnitude: 4.1Mw
Location: 40.486°N, 110.647°W
Depth:14.2km
Time: 2016-05-25 13:01:07 UTC
Distances:

  • 41.0 km (25.5 mi) NNW of Duchesne, Utah
  • 89.0 km (55.3 mi) ENE of Springville, Utah
  • 90.0 km (55.9 mi) ENE of Provo, Utah
  • 90.0 km (55.9 mi) SSE of Evanston, Wyoming
  • 109.0 km (67.7 mi) ESE of Salt Lake City, Utah

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Significant Wave of Seismicity Striking Greece Region

Posted by feww on June 10, 2015

M5.4 quake the latest to strike Greece

Centered at 34.991°N, 26.705°E the quake occurred at a depth of 10km, USGS/EHP reported.

The event was the fifth quake measuring ≥ 4.6Mw to occur in the region since May 21.

EQ Details

  • M5.4, 47km ESE of Palaikastron, Greece 2015-06-09 21:49:46 UTC, depth=10.0 km
  • M5.2, 11km ENE of Malesina, Greece 2015-06-09 01:09:02 UTC, depth=5.8 km
  • M4.7, 97km SSE of Makry Gialos, Greece 2015-06-08 22:20:42 UTC, depth=15.5 km
  • M4.6, 4km SW of Argostolion, Greece 2015-06-02 14:04:21 UTC, depth=15.0 km
  • M4.6, 67km SW of Lixourion, Greece 2015-05-21 15:31:19 UTC, depth= 17.5 km

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Significant Quake Strikes Algerian Coast

Posted by feww on August 1, 2014

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M5.6 Quake Strikes Off the Coast of Algiers

Centered at 36.851°N, 3.161°E, the quake struck 15km (9mi) NE of the Algerian capital, Algiers, at a depth of about 10.0km (6.2mi), said USGS/EHP.

Up to 2 million people  may have felt the quake. Several fatalities/injuries and moderate damage may have occurred, according to the USGS model.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 5.6Mw
Event Time: 2014-08-01 04:11:16 UTC
Location: 36.851°N 3.161°E depth=10.0km (6.2mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 11km (7mi) NNW of Bordj el Kiffan, Algeria
  • 12km (7mi) WNW of Ain Taya, Algeria
  • 13km (8mi) N of Bab Ezzouar, Algeria
  • 15km (9mi) NE of Algiers, Algeria
  • 15km (9mi) NNW of Dar el Beida, Algeria

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Etna Erupts Explosively

Posted by feww on April 14, 2012

Mt Etna, Europe’s most active volcano, erupted for the sixth time this year

Etna’s spectacular eruption, which began Thursday, is the 24th explosion since January 2011.


Etna erupted explosively for the 6th time so far this year. Freeze frame from an AP news video clip.


Mount Etna (37.734°N, 15.004°E) is Europe’s highest volcano, towering 3,330m above Catania, Sicily’s second largest city. Photo by Jean-Claude Tanguy, 1991 (University of Paris). Source: GVP.

  • News video clips show large volumes of lava and plumes of smoke and ash being ejected from a new crater on the volcano’s southeast flank.
  • The massive volcano is located about 15km from the village of Zafferana Etnea and 30km from Catania, Sicily’s second largest city.
  • Etna boasts  one of the world’s longest documented records of activity, with its historical volcanism dating back to 1500 BC.
  • The latest eruption which began on Thursday is the 24th in a series that started in January 2011. The last three eruption have occurred in 12-day intervals.
  • Also known as the “the Mountain of Fire,” the basaltic stratovolcano covers an area of about 1,200km2.
  • The Mongibello is in near constant state of activity.
  • More than a quarter of Sicily’s population lives on the slopes of Mount Etna.

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Arabia Shakes

Posted by feww on November 5, 2009

Arabian Plate Jolted by Quake Cluster at Boundaries in Gulf of Aden

As of posting 4 events had occurred in the region, the largest of which is estimated at 5.8 Mw. The events occurred at a depth of about 10 km.

A Wave of Intense Seismicity May Break up Arabian Plate!

In your lifetime you could see large earthquakes and volcanic explosions breaking up the Arabian plate,  creating  one or more islands from its southern half.

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Arabian Plate. Image Credit: Saudi Arabian Geological Survey

The western boundary of the Arabian plate is a transform fault zone — the Dead Sea and East Anatolian faults —where the adjacent plates grind past each other. Rifts of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden constitute the southern boundary, where Arabia and Africa are pulling apart. The Zagros and Makran mountain ranges mark the present collision zone. Blocks north and east of the collision zone (the Lut and Helmand blocks) arrived on the shores of Eurasia much earlier and are being jostled about during the current event …  Tectonics of the Arabian Plate/ Johnson Space Center/NASA

FEWW Arabia Earthquake and Volcanic Activity Forecast

The GFZ Potsdam Earthquake Bulletin reported the events as follows

Event No. 1

Region: Western Gulf of Aden
Time: 2009-11-05 06:23:05.2 UTC
Magnitude: 4.4
Epicenter: 45.70°E 12.21°N
Depth: 10 km
Status: manually revised

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Earthquake Location Map. © Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum – GFZ

Event No. 2

Region: Western Gulf of Aden
Time: 2009-11-05 07:12:35.7 UTC
Magnitude: 5.6
Epicenter: 46.07°E 12.10°N
Depth: 20 km
Status: manually revised

Tectonics of the Arabian Plate

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The African, Arabian and Indian crustal plates have been marching northward to collide with Eurasia — for about 20 million years in the case of Arabia, and for 50 million years in the case of India. The result has been a collage of plate pieces and mountain ranges that extend from the Pyrenees in the west, across southern Europe and the Middle East, through the Himalayas and the ranges of southeast Asia. Incorporated within that broad band are continental fragments that moved across the ocean and separately crashed into Eurasia; structures of some of those fragments have been reactivated during the present collision. Image and Caption: Johnson Space Center/NASA

10-degree Map Centered at 10°N,45°E

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Earthquake Location Map. Source: USGS/EHP. Enhanced by FEWW

Seismic Hazard Map

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Major Tectonic Boundaries: Subduction Zones -purple, Ridges -red and Transform Faults -green

Seismic Hazard Map

Event No. 3

Region: Western Gulf of Aden
Time: 2009-11-05 07:57:30.1 UTC
Magnitude: 4.8
Epicenter: 46.11°E 11.96°N
Depth: 10 km
Status: manually revised

Event No. 4

Region: Western Gulf of Aden
Time: 2009-11-05 08:05:52.6 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Epicenter: 45.95°E 12.13°N
Depth: 17 km
Status: manually revised

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