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Earthquake Alert

Posted by feww on December 17, 2009

FEWW EarthModel shows a massive  buildup of earthquake stress energy in southern Italy/ Sicily region

The energy buildup could lead to an earthquake measuring up to 8.4 Mw.

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Another Busy Day for Earthquakes

Posted by feww on September 8, 2009

Magnitude 6.2 Strikes South of Java, Indonesia

10-degree Map Centered at 10°S,110°E

South of Java  Indonesia - USGS map
EQ Location Map. USGS Map.

Earthquake Details

GFZ Potsdam – Earthquake Bulletin
Region: South of Java, Indonesia
Time: 2009-09-07 16:12:22.0 UTC
Magnitude: 6.2
Epicenter: 110.59°E 10.34°S
Depth: 20 km
Status: manually revised

South of Java  Indonesia
© Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum – GFZ

The earthquake occurred close to a site forecast by FEWW as epicenter of a major 2009 earthquake measuring  ≥ 8.4 Mw. [See location map above.]

Meanwhile …

Magnitude 5.0  EQ struck  Hokkaido,  Japan Region

The quake struck onshore close to the south coast of Hokkaido on September 07, 2009 at 16:24 UTC. The earthquake was the second of the same size to strike the area in 5 days.

10-degree Map Centered at 40°N,145°E
EQ Location Map. Source: USGS

EQ Details:

  • Magnitude: 5.0
  • Date-Time:  Monday, September 07, 2009 at 16:24:27 UTC [Tuesday, September 08, 2009 at 01:24:27 AM at epicenter]
  • Location: 42.167°N, 142.824°E
  • Depth: 71 km (44.1 miles)
  • Distances:
    • 155 km (100 miles) SW of Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan
    • 160 km (100 miles) SE of Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
    • 770 km (480 miles) NNE of TOKYO, Japan
    • 7095 km (4400 miles) NE of MOSCOW, Russia
  • Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
  • Event ID: us2009lgbc


At 10:03 JST on   Sep 08, 2009  a  magnitude   3.9    quake struck  Chiba-ken Hokuseibu region centered at  35.8N,  140.1E and at a depth of  50km, JMA reported. [For background information and FEWW forecast see:  Earthquake Forecast: Tokyo, Japan]

Soon after, Sicily was struck …

Magnitude 5.0 EQ Strikes Sicily, Italy

The quake struck on Monday, September 07, 2009 at 21:26 UTC.

10-degree Map Centered at 40°N,15°E
EQ Location Map. Source: USGS

Earthquake Details

  • Location: 38.652°N, 14.074°E
  • Depth: 10 km (6.2 miles)
  • Region:  SICILY, ITALY
  • Distances:
    • 85 km (50 miles) NE of Palermo, Sicily, Italy
    • 140 km (85 miles) WNW of Messina, Sicily, Italy
    • 155 km (95 miles) NW of Catania, Sicily, Italy
    • 385 km (240 miles) SSE of ROME, Italy
  • Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
  • Event ID: us2009lgbr

See also: FEWW forecast: Earthquake Forecast: Southern Italy, Sicily

An hour or so later …

Magnitude 6.2 Strikes  Georgia (SAK’ART’VELO)

The strong mainshock was followed by a magnitude 5.0 aftershock about 8 minutes later.

10-degree Map Centered at 45°N,45°E
EQ Location Map. Source: USGS

EQ Details (mainshock)

  • Magnitude: 6.2
  • Date-Time: Monday, September 07, 2009 at 22:41:37 UTC [Tuesday, September 08, 2009 at 03:41:37 AM at epicenter]
  • Location: 42.712°N, 43.483°E
  • Depth: 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
  • Distances:
    • 80 km (50 miles) NE of K’ut’aisi, Georgia
    • 105 km (65 miles) WSW of Vladikavkaz, Russia
    • 135 km (85 miles) E of Zugdidi, Georgia
    • 155 km (95 miles) NW of TBILISI, Georgia
  • Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
  • Event ID: us2009lgbw

The two events were similar to a pair of quakes, measuring 5.9 and 5.3, that struck  eastern Chechnya at a depth of 10km, about 240km to the NE, on October 11, 2008.

The Chechnya quakes killed more than a dozen people and injured up to 150 others.

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