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Powerful Earthquake Rocks Northern Venezuela

Posted by feww on August 22, 2018


CBW – 082202

M7.3 Earthquake Strikes near Yaguaraparo, Venezuela


Magnitude: 7.3 mww    [USGS]
Location: 10.739°N 62.911°W
Depth: 123.2 km
Time: 2018-08-21 @ 1:31:42 UTC

  • 20km NNW of Yaguaraparo, Venezuela
  • 38.4 km (23.9 mi) ENE of Carúpano, Venezuela [Pop: 112,082]


  • NO Tsunami threat from this earthquake –PTWC
  • Fatalities are expected. However, there have been no immediate reports of casualties or significant damage.
  • Shaking was felt across Venezuela, local media reported.
  • The quake was felt as far away as Bogota, Colombia.
  • It also was felt in Barbados, Grenada, Guyana and Trinidad.
  • “While there have been 17 previous M 6+ earthquakes in this region, large earthquakes are rare; this is the largest historic event within 250 km of this location in the 20th and 21st centuries,” USGS said.

Detailed Information

  • Diagnostics available via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.


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M7.3 earthquake strikes deep beneath Celebes Sea

Posted by feww on January 10, 2017

Powerful Earthquake Strikes Celebes Sea, SSE of Tabiauan, Philippines

EQ Details

Magnitude: 7.3mww [USGS/EHP]
Location: 4.463°N, 122.575°E [188.8 km (117.3 mi) SSE Tabiauan, Philippines]
Depth: 612.7 km
Time: 2017-01-10 06:13:47.250 (UTC)

Tsunami Evaluation: The quake struck too deep to deep to cause a destructive tsunami.

  • Full analysis 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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M7.3 Earthquake Strikes Nepal

Posted by feww on May 12, 2015

Powerful quake strikes 76km ENE of Kathmandu, Nepal

Centered at 27.837°N, 86.077°E the quake occurred at a depth of 15.0 km (9.3 mi), reported USGS/EHP.

USGS models show possible fatalities of up to 1,000, with damages estimated at up to $100 million.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 7.3Mw
Location: 27.837°N, 86.077°E
Depth: 15.0 km (9.3 mi)
Time: 2015-05-12 07:05:19 (UTC)
Nearby Cities:

  • 18km (11mi) SE of Kodari, Nepal
  • 59km (37mi) ENE of Banepa, Nepal
  • 62km (39mi) ENE of Panaoti, Nepal
  • 76km (47mi) ENE of Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 77km (48mi) ENE of Patan, Nepal

At least 6 significant aftershocks, including a M6.3Mw, have occurred as of posting.

5.2Mw 28km SSE of Kodari, Nepal 2015-05-12 08:21:10 UTC depth=15.0 km
5.1Mw 19km SW of Kodari, Nepal 2015-05-12 08:13:54 UTC depth=15.0 km
5.0Mw 34km S of Kodari, Nepal 2015-05-12 08:06:07 UTC depth=15.0 km
6.3Mw 33km NNE of Ramechhap, Nepal 2015-05-12 07:36:53 UTC depth=15.0 km
5.4Mw 36km SSW of Zuobude, China 2015-05-12 07:34:22 UTC depth=15.0 km
5.6Mw 25km SE of Kodari, Nepal 2015-05-12 07:17:20 UTC depth=10.0 km

The devastating 7.8-magnitude quake (28.147°N, 84.708°E), which occurred at a similar depth on April 25, killed more than 8,000, injuring an estimated 18,000 others and affecting the lives of 8 million people across a vast region.

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