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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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Powerful M7.5 Quake Strikes Nicobar Islands, India Region

Posted by feww on June 13, 2010

Powerful Earthquake Measuring at least 7.5Mw Strikes Nicobar Islands, India Region

The earthquake, which was  epicentered at 7.748°N, 91.938°E and at a depth of about 35km, some 155 km (95 miles) W of Mohean, Nicobar Islands, India, occurred on  Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 19:26:50 UTC, USGS/EHP said.

Tsunami Status

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) initially issued a Tsunami Warning for the entire Indian Ocean, but later downgraded the warning to India region only, and later canceled the alert.

“Sea level readings indicate that a significant tsunami was not generated,” PTWC said.

So far no damage has been reported in the Andaman and Nicobar islands regions, however a total blackout was reported the capital, Port Blair, news reports  said.


The mainshock was followed by at least two significant aftershocks, with the larger one  measuring 5.5Mw, as of posting.

The quake occurred about 660km NNW of the 9.2Mw Indian Ocean quake which occurred in December 2004, triggering the deadly Boxing Day Tsunami.

10-degree Map Centered at 10°N,90°E

EQ Location Map. Source: USGS/EHP. Map enhanced by Fire-Earth.

Earthquake Details:

  • Magnitude: 7.5
  • Date-Tim:
    • Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 19:26:50 UTC
    • Sunday, June 13, 2010 at 01:26:50 AM at epicenter
  • Location: 7.748°N, 91.938°E
  • Depth: 35 km (21.7 miles)
  • Distances:
    • 155 km (95 miles) W of Mohean, Nicobar Islands, India
    • 440 km (275 miles) SSW of Port Blair, Andaman Islands, India
    • 1,155 km (710 miles) SW of BANGKOK, Thailand
    • 2,775 km (1720 miles) SE of NEW DELHI, Delhi, India
  • Location Uncertainty:  horizontal +/- 6.4 km (4.0 miles)
  • Sourc: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
  • Event ID:  us2010xkbv

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Strong Quake Strikes Andaman Islands

Posted by feww on March 31, 2010

Strong Earthquake Measuring up to 6.9Mw Strikes Andaman Islands, India Region

The earthquake struck about 220km north of Port Blair, Andaman Islands, India. The epicenter was located at 13.66ºN, 92.86ºE and the shock occurred at a depth of about 40 km on March 30, 2010 at 16:54:48UTC, EMSC reported.

Tsunami Evaluation
There was no threat of a widespread, destructive tsunami; however, local tsunamis  may have been generated in coastal areas within a 100km radius of the epicenter, Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

Earthquake Location Map. Click image to enlarge.

Earthquake Location Map. Global View.


  • 222 km N Port blair (pop 112,050)
  • 341 km SW Labutta (pop 41,769 )
  • 218 km N Bombuflat (pop 7,410)

The above image indicates the location, year and number of fatalities (in parenthesis) for earthquakes in India in the past 200 years (From Bilham and Gaur, 2000). Source: CIRES. Colorado University. Click image to enlarge.

Historic Earthquakes (India)

Indian Ocean

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