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Earthquakes Strike Taiwan, Russia, NZ, Japan, Cyprus

Posted by feww on May 12, 2016

M 5.6 quake strikes Su’ao, Taiwan Region

The event, registered as M5.8 by Taiwan Govt., was followed by a M5.5 aftershock, reported USGS/EHP.

  • At least a dozen earthquakes and aftershocks have struck Taiwan on May 12 (local time).

EQ Details

Magnitude: 5.6Mw
Location: 24.674°N, 121.966°E [14km NE of Su’ao, Taiwan]
Depth: 10.0 km
Time: 2016-05-12 03:17:16 UTC

Magnitude: 5.5Mw
Location: 24.682°N, 122.039°E [21km ENE of Su’ao, Taiwan]
Depth: 10.0 km
Time: 2016-05-12 04:29:56 UTC

Magnitude: 5.0Mw – Russia
Location: 43.326°N, 146.659°E [52km S of Shikotan, Russia]
Depth: 65.3 km
Time: 2016-05-12 06:32:30 UTC

Magnitude: 5.2 [classified locally as ‘STRONG’ by NZ geonet]
Location: 40.92°S, 175.42°E [20 km west of Masterton]
Depth: 27km
Date/Time: May 11 2016, 19:55:18

Magnitude: 4.4Mw – Japan
Location: 32.690°N, 130.606°E [5km W of Uto, Japan]
Depth: 6.4 km
Time: 2016-05-12 08:04:25 UTC
This aftershock, measuring 4/7 on Japan’s seismic scale, was one of about two dozen shocks to strike the Kumamoto disaster zone on May 12.

Magnitude: 4.3Mw – Cyprus
Location: 34.950°N, 33.511°E [4km E of Psevdhas, Cyprus]
Depth: 6.3 km
Time: 2016-05-12 00:18:37 UTC

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Significant EQs Strike near Bamboo Flat, India & White Island, NZ

Posted by feww on May 9, 2016

M 5.2 quake strikes 136km WSW of Bamboo Flat, India

EQ Details

Magnitude: 5.2MW [USGS/EHP]
Location: 11.360°N, 91.511°E; depth=10.0 km (6.2 mi)
Time: 2016-05-09 16:03:47 (UTC)

  • 136.0 km (84.5 mi) WSW of Bamboo Flat, India
  • 139.0 km (86.4 mi) WSW of Port Blair, India
  • 687.0 km (426.9 mi) SW of Bogale, Burma
  • 688.0 km (427.5 mi) SW of Mawlamyinegyunn, Burma
  • 1,013.0 km (629.4 mi) WSW of Bangkok, Thailand

M4.6 strikes 20km WNW of Whakaari (White Island, NZ)

EQ Details

Magnitude: 4.6Mw  [USGS/EHP]
Location: 37.447°S,  176.970°E; depth=106.4km (66.1 mi)
Date/ Time: 2016-05-09 at 07:27:04 (UTC)

  • 56.0 km (34.8 mi) N of Whakatane, NZ
  • 75.0 km (46.6 mi) ENE of Tauranga
  • 99.0 km (61.5 mi) NE of Rotorua
  • 130.0 km (80.8 mi) NE of Tokoroa
  • 466.0 km (289.6 mi) NNE of Wellington

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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.

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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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M5.6 Quake Strikes South Island, NZ

Posted by feww on January 6, 2015

SCENARIOS 700, [500,] 08, 07, 02

Strong earthquake strikes 124km WNW of Christchurch, New Zealand

Centered at 43.071°S, 171.230°E the quake struck at a depth of 9.1km (5.7mi), said USGS/EHP.

At least one significant aftershock, measuring 4.2Mw was recorded, as of posting.

EQ Details
Event Time: 2015-01-05 17:48:42 UTC
Location: 43.071°S 171.230°E depth=9.1km (5.7mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 44km (27mi) SSE of Hokitika, New Zealand
  • 124km (77mi) WNW of Christchurch
  • 353km (219mi) SW of Wellington

Other earthquakes in NZ Region today include

  • M5.3 – 206km NNW of Auckland Island, New Zealand
    Location: 49.108°S 164.701°E
    Depth: 27.0km
  • M4.8 – 214km S of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand
    Location: 33.349°S 179.184°W
    Depth: 23.3km


NZ’s geonet reported the quake intensity as “severe” with the following details:

  • Magnitude: 6.0
  • Depth: 5km
  • Date/Time: January 5, 2015 @ 17:48:41UTC
  • Location:  -43.06°S , 171.25°E; 30 km West of Arthur’s Pass

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