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New Wave of Powerful Quakes Jolts the Planet

Posted by feww on July 24, 2010

At Least 3 Powerful Earthquakes Strike Mindanao, Philippines

The Largest Quake in the Cluster Measured up  to 7.9M. The quakes struck at a depth of about 600km and did not cause a destructive tsunami.

About a dozen strong aftershocks, the largest of which  measured up to 6.0Mw  followed the mainshock.  

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

The following details were reported by USGS/EHP

  • Magnitude: 7.6
  • Date-Time:
    • Friday, July 23, 2010 at 22:51:11 UTC
    • Saturday, July 24, 2010 at 06:51:11 AM at epicenter
  • Location: 6.494°N, 123.533°E
  • Depth: 576.3 km (358.1 miles)
  • Distances:
    • 114 km (71 miles) SW (224°) from Cotabato, Mindanao, Philippines
    • 149 km (93 miles) S (179°) from Pagadian, Mindanao, Philippines
    • 167 km (104 miles) ESE (106°) from Zamboanga, Mindanao, Philippines
    • 946 km (588 miles) SSE (162°) from MANILA, Philippines
  • Location Uncertainty: horizontal +/- 4.8 km (3.0 miles); depth +/- 7.2 km (4.5 miles)
  • Source and ID:  USGS NEIC (WDCS-D);  us2010zbca

The other quakes occurred close to the epicenter of the above event and measured up to 7.6 and 7.7 Mw [7.3 and 7.4MW, according to USGS.] The quakes struck at an average depth of about 600km.

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    Powerful Earthquake Strikes Celebes Sea, S of Philippines

    Posted by feww on October 8, 2009

    Earthquake Measuring up to 7.1Mw Strikes Celebes Sea

    Powerful earthquake measuring up to 7.1 Mw Struck Celebes Sea, SE of Jolo, Sulu Archipelago, Philippines, on Wednesday, October 07, 2009 at 21:41 UTC at a depth of about 580km.

    The event followed another powerful earthquake that struck Moro Gulf (Mindanao, Philippines), on Sunday, October 04, 2009.

    On September 18, 2009, after a 5.5 Mw quakes struck south of Mindanao, FEWW forecast additional, more powerful,  earthquakes for the region.

    See: Latest Earthquakes Magnitude 5.5 + for FEWW Forecast.

    10-degree Map Centered at 5°N,125°E

    Celebes sea 7-10-09
    Earthquake Location Map.
    Source: USGS/EHP. Enhanced by FEWW

    Earthquake Details:

    • Magnitude: 7.1 best estimate by FEWW (downgraded by USGS/EHP to M 6.7)
    • Date-Time:
      • Wednesday, October 07, 2009 at 21:41:14 UTC
      • Thursday, October 08, 2009 at 05:41:14 AM at epicenter
    • Location: 4.043°N, 122.584°E
    • Depth:  582.8 km (362.2 miles)
    • Region: CELEBES SEA
    • Distances:
      • 280 km (175 miles) SE of Jolo, Sulu Archipelago, Philippines
      • 320 km (200 miles) S of Zamboanga, Mindanao, Philippines
      • 1,185 km (730 miles) S of MANILA, Philippines
      • 2,085 km (1300 miles) ENE of JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia
    • Location Uncertainty: horizontal +/- 7 km (4.3 miles); depth +/- 10 km (6.2 miles)
    • Parameters: NST= 61, Nph= 64, Dmin=470.9 km, Rmss=0.83 sec, Gp= 40°,  M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=6
    • Source:  USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    • Event ID: us2009mlcb

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    Latest Earthquakes Magnitude 5.5 +

    Posted by feww on September 19, 2009

    Latest Earthquakes Measuring Magnitude 5.5 or Larger since September 18, 2009

    The following significant earthquakes occurred within a 12-hour period.

    The Bali Earthquake detailed below was reported as a Magnitude  6.0  shock by the  European-Mediterranean Seismological Center. 

    GFZ Potsdam – Earthquake Bulletin
    Region: South of Bali, Indonesia
    Time: 2009-09-18 at 23:06:59.5 UTC
    Magnitude: 5.9
    Epicenter: 115.42°E 9.47°S
    Depth: 77 km
    Status: automatic
    gfz2009simp location map

    The quake was described as “very strong” by a number of people who sopke to the media. People were reportedly jumping from building and running away from their homes in panic after the quake struck. Up to a dozen people have been injured, some hurt jumping from buildings while others were hit by falling debris, according to news reports quoting officials.  No tsunami warning was issued.

    An earthquake on the main Indonesian island of Java left more than 50 dead on September 2, 2009.

    The 9.3 Mw Sumatra-Andaman earthquake which caused the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami that killed an estimated quarter of million people in 11 countries, was the second largest earthquake recorded on a seismograph. The earthquake was also characterized by the longest ever duration of faulting lasting about 10 minutes, which made the entire planet to vibrate about 1 cm triggering earthquakes as far north as in Alaska.

    FEWW Comments: More Mega-quakes should be expected in this region and other areas in the coming months. FEWW will post a separate [disturbing] forecast later.


    • Date-Time:  Friday, September 18, 2009 at 18:46:08 UTC [Friday, September 18, 2009 at 11:46:08 AM at epicenter]
    • Location: 19.239°N, 108.494°W
    • Depth 10 km (6.2 miles)
    • Distances: 265 km (165 miles) ENE of Socorro Island, Mexico
    • Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

    10-degree Map Centered at 20°N,110°W

    EQ Location Map. Source of original map: USGS

    GFZ Potsdam – Earthquake Bulletin

    Region: Halmahera, Indonesia
    Time: 2009-09-18 at 18:34:25.6 UTC
    Magnitude: 5.7
    Epicenter: 127.16°E 1.80°N
    Depth: 110 km

    Status: manually revised
    gfz2009sidp location map

    GFZ Potsdam – Earthquake Bulletin

    GFZ Potsdam – Earthquake Bulletin
    Region: Mindanao, Philippines
    Time: 2009-09-18 11:53:50.2 UTC
    Magnitude: 5.5
    Epicenter: 124.71°E 6.51°N
    Depth: 23 km
    Status: manually revised

    gfz2009shqk location map
    GFZ Potsdam Images
    © Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum – GFZ

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