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Significant Quakes Strike Greece, Red Sea

Posted by feww on July 11, 2014

SEISMIC HAZARD
HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SCENARIOS 08, 07
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M4.6 quake strikes N of Athens, Greece

Centered at 38.525°N 23.703°E the quake occurred at a depth of about 10km some 60km (37mi) N of Athens, Greece.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 4.6Mw
Event Time: 2014-07-11 09:46:06 UTC
Location: 38.525°N 23.703°E depth=10.0km (6.2mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 6km (4mi) E of Nea Artaki, Greece
  • 11km (7mi) NE of Chalkida, Greece
  • 40km (25mi) NE of Thivai, Greece
  • 43km (27mi) NNW of Ayios Stefanos, Greece
  • 60km (37mi) N of Athens, Greece

EQ Location Map

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M4.6 quake strikes the Red Sea

Magnitude: 4.6Mw – 40.13°E 17.32°N Depth=10 km [GEOFON Program]
Event Time: 2014-07-10 21:53:59 UTC
Location: 17.759°N 40.112°E depth=14.9km (9.2mi) [USGS/EHP]
Nearby Cities:

  • 182km (113mi) SW of Al Qunfidhah, Saudi Arabia
  • 211km (131mi) NE of Nak’fa, Eritrea
  • 242km (150mi) SW of Al Majaridah, Saudi Arabia
  • 243km (151mi) WNW of Farasan, Saudi Arabia
  • 296km (184mi) NNE of Asmara, Eritrea

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Significant Quake Strikes the Red Sea

Posted by feww on December 24, 2013

M5.3 quake Strikes  195km (121mi) W of Al Qunfidhah, Saudi Arabia

Earthquake Details

Event Time: 2013-12-23 18:44:22 UTC
Location: 19.200°N 39.224°E
Depth: 10.0km (6.2mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 179km (111mi) ENE of Tokar, Sudan
  • 195km (121mi) W of Al Qunfidhah, Saudi Arabia
  • 199km (124mi) E of Sawakin, Sudan
  • 215km (134mi) ESE of Port Sudan, Sudan

significant quakes 23-24 dec 2013
1 Day, Magnitude 2.5+ earthquakes Worldwide- December 23-24, 2013. There are 28 Earthquakes on the map. Multiple earthquakes striking the same location aren’t visible due to size restriction. Source: USGS/EHP. Map created by FIRE-EARTH blog.

Other Significant Quakes

M4.3 – 51km S of Lone Pine, California
Event Time: 2013-12-23 13:39:26 UTC
Location: 36.141°N 118.065°W depth=2.1km (1.3mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 51km (32mi) S of Lone Pine, California
  • 67km (42mi) NNW of Ridgecrest, California
  • 86km (53mi) E of Porterville, California
  • 92km (57mi) E of Lindsay, California
  • 367km (228mi) SSE of Carson City, Nevada

M 3.3 – 1km S of Reno, Texas
Event Time: 2013-12-23 13:11:34 UTC
Location: 32.927°N 97.577°W depth=6.5km (4.0mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 1km (1mi) S of Reno, Texas
  • 4km (2mi) NW of Azle, Texas
  • 281km (175mi) S of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

M5.2 – North Atlantic Ocean
Event Time: 2013-12-23 16:45:49 UTC
Location: 25.722°N 66.600°W depth=4.3km (2.7mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 661km (411mi) NE of Cockburn Town, Turks and Caicos Islands
  • 774km (481mi) NNE of Santa Barbara de Samana, Dominican Republic

M5.8 – 186km WSW of Merizo Village, Guam
Event Time: 2013-12-23 09:12:28 UTC
Location: 12.757°N 143.033°E depth=103.2km (64.2mi)

M5.1 – 93km NE of Visokoi Island
Event Time: 2013-12-23 12:05:47 UTC
Location: 56.130°S 26.087°W depth=10.0km (6.2mi)
Nearby Cities: 2632km (1635mi) ESE of Ushuaia, Argentina

Source: USGS/EHP

M5.8  Kanto Toho-oki region, Off East Coast of Honshu, Japan)
Time 09:25 UTC 23 December 2013
Location: 35.7°N, 142.3°E
Depth: 10 km

Approximate Distances to Nearest Cities

  • 120km (76mi) E of Hasaki, Japan
  • 140km (86mi) E of Asahi, Japan
  • 225km (140mi) E of Tokyo, Japan

M5.7  Kanto Toho-oki region, Japan
Time 06:57 UTC 23 December 2013
Location: 35.7°N, 142.2°E
Depth: 10 km

Approximate Distances to Nearest Cities

  • 120km (76mi) E of Hasaki, Japan
  • 140km (86mi) E of Asahi, Japan
  • 225km (140mi) E of Tokyo, Japan

Source: JMA (distances from global maps)

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Saudi Capital Plagued by “Biblical” Floods

Posted by feww on November 17, 2013

Saudis Swamped by Severe Flooding

Catastrophic flooding has hit Saudi Arabia, especially Riyadh, the country’s capital, inundating homes, streets and businesses, forcing the government to close schools and urge people to stay indoors, as torrential rains continue.

saudi flooding
Image credit: Jeee@Jana_oOo.

Forecasters have predicted torrential rains will continue to pummel Saudi Arabia through Monday, and the Saudi Civil Defense has warned people to stay indoors for their own safety, according to local media.

Floods in the port city of Jeddah on the Red Sea has killed about 150  people since 2009.


Jeddah Under Water November 2009. Source: SahilOnlie. Image may be subject to copyright. As Muslim pilgrims were casting stones at three concrete walls representing the devil on the third day of the annual hajj, torrential rains inundated  the port city of Jeddah, where 80 mm of rain fell in just a few hours, killing up to 130 people, forcing the closure of the main highway to Mecca, and stranding thousands of pilgrims on their way to the Muslims’ holy city. [The pilgrims efforts might have been more meaningful had they cast their stones at a mock-up of an oil rig, a giant oil drum or effigy of an supertanker.]

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S. Arabia Nets Climate Change Q3 Dividends

Posted by feww on November 27, 2009

Saudi Flood Death Toll Tops 88

Saudi Arabia collects at least 88 dead in oil induced climate change Q3 profits

At least 88 people have died in the heaviest flooding to hit Saudi Arabia in in living memory.

As Muslim pilgrims were casting stones at three concrete walls representing the devil on the third day of the annual hajj, torrential rains inundated  the port city of Jeddah, where 80 mm of rain fell in just a few hours, forcing the closure of the main highway to Mecca, and stranding thousands of pilgrims on their way to the Muslims’ holy city.

[The pilgrims efforts might have been more meaningful had they cast their stones at a mock-up of an oil rig, a giant oil drum and effigy of an oil supertanker.]

Most of the deaths reportedly occurred in the shantytowns around Jeddah and along the main highway to Mecca, an area populated by poor immigrants who provide cheap labor and domestic help to the wealthy Saudis.

Most of the victims died from drowning,  and a few others killed by mudslide,  collapsing houses, falling bridges and in car collisions. About 1,000 others were rescued  after being stranded in the floodwaters, the authorities said.


Streets of Jeddah flooded after 88mm of rain fell in just a few hours. Photo: AP. Image may be subject to copyright.


Jeddah Under Water. Source: SahilOnlie. Image may be subject to copyright.

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FEWW Saudi Quake Swarm Forecast 100 pct Correct!

Posted by feww on May 20, 2009

FEWW forecast of an earthquake swarm rocking western Saudi Arabia was  100 pct spot on!

Since FEWW Western Arabia earthquake cluster forecast, which was posted on the blog on May 19, 2009, at 10:35am UTC, 4 new seismic events have occurred in the area, measuring between 4.6 and 5.7 Mw. See Map below.

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Western Saudi Arabia earthquake cluster location map.
10-degree Map Centered at 25°N,40°E. Source: USGS

FEWW expects further seismic activity in the area which may include a more powerful quake measuring 6.2 Mw.

FEWW also believes there’s a 0.74 probability that Arabia’s Harrat Lunayyir volcanic field could become active by Mid July 2009 [July 17, 2009]  after about 1,000 years of dormancy.

List of 4 latest Earthquakes: (Source: USGS)

Magnitude 4.9

Date-Time Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 16:54:31 UTC
Location 25.311°N, 37.676°E
us2009gva7

Magnitude: 5.7
Date-Time Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 17:35:01 UTC
Location 25.353°N, 37.761°E
Event ID us2009gvba

Magnitude 4.6
Date-Time Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 19:57:18 UTC
Location 25.202°N, 37.737°E
Event ID us2009gvbq

Magnitude 4.6
Date-Time Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 22:02:21 UTC
Location 0.327°S, 132.577°E
Event ID us2009gvb6

Harrat Lunayyir (Volcanic Field) Western Arabia

  • Region: Western Arabia
  • Volcano Type: Volcanic field
  • Last Known Eruption: 1000 (in or before)
  • Summit Elevation: 1370 m  (4,495 feet)
  • Latitude: 25.17°N  (25°10’0″N)
  • Longitude: 37.75°E  (37°45’0″E)


Harrat Lunayyir is a basaltic volcanic field in NW Saudi Arabia, east of the Red Sea port of Umm Lajj. It contains about 50 volcanic cones that were constructed over Precambrian crystalline rocks along a N-S axis. Harrat Lunayyir is one of the smallest of the Holocene lava fields of Saudi Arabia, but individual flow lobes radiate long distances from the center of the Harrat, and flows reached the Red Sea in two places. Lava flows are basaltic to basanitic in composition, and the Holocene flows are alkali olivine basalts. One of the cones may have erupted around the 10th century AD or earlier. (Caption: GVP). Image: NASA Space Shuttle image STS26-41-61, 1988 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).

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