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Strong Earthquakes Strike New Caledonia Region

Posted by feww on October 16, 2018

EQR – 101602

M6.4 earthquake, preceded by M6.3, followed by significant aftershocks, occur E of Tadine, New Caledonia 

Tsunami Evaluation: The earthquakes did not generate a destructive Tsunami.

Earthquake Details

M 6.4 – 167km E of Tadine, New Caledonia
Location: 21.726°S 169.487°E
Depth: 10.0 km
Time: 2018-10-16 01:03:43 (UTC)

M 6.3 – 170km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia
Location: 21.936°S 169.476°E
Depth: 10.0 km
Time: 2018-10-16 00:28:12 (UTC)

Aftershocks: .A cluster  of at least 14 significant aftershocks measuring between M4.7 and M5.8 have followed the events as of posting.

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Strong Earthquake Strikes New Caledonia Region

Posted by feww on September 11, 2018

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M 6.3 quake occurs 202km WNW of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia

Earthquake details:

Magnitude: 6.3 mww
Location: 22.027°S, 170.129°E
Depth: 12.0 km
Time: 19:31:37.540 (UTC) 2018-09-10
[USGS]

 

Shallow quake strikes Taiwan

M 4.7 – 16km SSW of Hualian, Taiwan
Time: 2018-09-11 04:43:26 (UTC)
Location: 23.837°N 121.545°E
Depth: 4.3 km

[USGS]

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M 6.3 Earthquake Strikes near Tanaga Volcano, Alaska

Posted by feww on August 23, 2018

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KMPH – 082302

Significant earthquake shakes Andreanof Islands, Alaska

The quake follows a 6.6 magnitude event that struck on August 15 (51.435°N,178.054°W, Depth of 20.0 km), USGS reported.
EQ Details:

Magnitude: 6.3 mww   [USGS]
Location: 51.511°N, 177.881°W; 43.9 km depth
Distances:
+ 45km SSE of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska
Time: 2018-08-23 03:35:15 UTC

Tsunami Evaluation: NO destructive tsunami generated.

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Strong Earthquake Strikes N. Chile

Posted by feww on October 10, 2017

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M6.3 quake occurs 36km SSW of Putre, Chile

Magnitude: 6.3 mww (± 0.1)
Location: 18.521°S,  69.641°W  (± 5.9 km)
Depth: 82.4 km (± 5.2)
Origin Time: 2017-10-10 06:32:20.800 UTC
Number of Phases: 97
Minimum Distance: 24.9 km (0.22°)
Travel Time Residual: 1.47 s
Azimuthal Gap: 27°
FE Region: TARAPACA, CHILE
Source: USGS


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Significant Earthquake Strikes N. California

Magnitude: 4.1 mw
Location: 37.310°N, 121.679°W (± 0.1 km), 14km ESE of Alum Rock, California
Depth: 7.9 km  (± 0.3)
Origin Time: 2017-10-10 00:53:18.220 UTC
Number of Stations: 80
Felt Reports: 5,144 [1:46 PDT on October 10, 2017]
Number of Phases: 78
Minimum Distance: 4.8 km (0.04°)
Travel Time Residual: 0.06 s
Azimuthal Gap: 33°
FE Region: NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Source: USGS

 

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M6.3 ‘Explosion’ near Sungjibaegam, North Korea –USGS

Posted by feww on September 3, 2017

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UPDATE: Japanese officials confirm the NK event as a nuclear test. [05:20UTC]

Powerful Seismic Shock Recorded 22km ENE of Sungjibaegam, North Korea

The shock is believed caused by N. Korea’s sixth nuclear test, a two-stage thermonuclear weapon.

The explosion was exactly 10 times more powerful than the previous nuclear test conducted by NK in 2016.

“Possible explosion, located near the site where North Korea has detonated nuclear explosions in the past. If this event was an explosion, the USGS National Earthquake Information Center cannot determine its type, whether nuclear or any other possible type.” –USGS

Event Details:

Magnitude: 6.3 mb [Possible Explosion]
Location: 41.343°N, 129.036°E;  depth = 0.0 km
Region: Hamgyong-bukto
Date-Time: 2017-09-03, 03:30:01 UTC
Nearby Places:

  • Sŭngjibaegam, North Korea | 22.8 km (14.1 mi) ENE | Population: 11,786
  • Hau-ri, North Korea | 39.7 km (24.7 mi) WNW | Population: 13,581
  • Kilju, North Korea | 48.7 km (30.2 mi) NNW | Population: 63,652
  • Hoemul-li, North Korea | 54.0 km (33.5 mi) W | Population: 11,681
  • Hyesan-si, North Korea | 72.1 km (44.8 mi) E | Population: 192,680

 

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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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