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Strong Earthquake Shakes Buildings in Colombian Cities

Posted by feww on March 11, 2015

M6.2 quake strikes near Aratoca, Colombia

Centered at 6.769°N, 72.970°W the quake struck at a depth of about 157 km shaking building in several cities including Aratoca, Bucaramanga, Malaga, Piedecuesta, San Gil and was reportedly felt in as far away as the capital Bogota, according to local reports.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 6.2Mw
Event Time: 2015-03-10 at 20:55:44 (UTC)
Nearby Cities:

  • 10km (6mi) NE of Aratoca, Colombia
  • 25km (16mi) SSE of Piedecuesta, Colombia
  • 27km (17mi) WNW of Malaga, Colombia
  • 29km (18mi) NE of San Gil, Colombia
  • 268km (167mi) NNE of Bogota, Colombia

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Strong Quake Strikes Peru

Posted by feww on August 25, 2014

HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SEISMIC HAZARD
SCENARIOS 023, 09, 08, 07
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Magnitude 6.9 earthquake strikes near Tambo, Peru

Centered at 14.586°S, 73.578°W the quake struck at a depth of 101.0km (62.8mi), said USGS/EHP.

There were no reports of casualties or major damage, as of posting.

The quake zone is reportedly plagued by multiple copper, silver and gold mines.

EQ Details

Event Time:  2014-08-24 23:21:45 UTC
Location: 14.586°S 73.578°W depth=101.0km (62.8mi)
Nearby Cities

  • 43km (27mi) ENE of Tambo, Peru
  • 61km (38mi) ENE of Puquio, Peru
  • 105km (65mi) S of Andahuaylas, Peru
  • 129km (80mi) SW of Abancay, Peru
  • 467km (290mi) SE of Lima, Peru

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Strong Quake Strikes Near Barbados

Posted by feww on February 18, 2014

Seismic Hazard
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M6.7 quake strikes 172km NNE of Bathsheba, Barbados

The event was preceded by a 5.7 shock (centered 6.536°N, 71.686°W) that occurred at a depth of 27.7km (17.2mi) about 9km NNE of Tame, Colombia at 9:41:34UTC on February 17.

barbados quake
Earthquake Location Map.  Source: USGS/EHP

Earthquake Details [USGS/EHP]

  • Event Time: 09:27:14 UTC on 2014-02-18
  • Location: 14.700°N, 58.800°W depth=10.0km (6.2mi)
  • Nearby Cities:
    • 181km (112mi) NNE of Bathsheba, Barbados
    • 197km (122mi) NNE of Bridgetown, Barbados
    • 230km (143mi) E of Le Robert, Martinique

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M6.6 Quake Strikes Off Chile Coast

Posted by feww on November 1, 2013

Strong Quake Strikes 43km SW of Coquimbo, Chile

The quake follows an earlier strong shock that occurred at 35.413°S, 72.368°W on October 30, 2013.

Earthquake Details

  • Magnitude: 6.6Mw
  • Event Time: 2013-10-31 @ 23:03:56 UTC
  • Location: 30.315°S 71.733°W
  • Depth: 10.7km (6.6mi)
  • Nearby Cities
    • 43km (27mi) SSW of Coquimbo, Chile
    • 47km (29mi) NW of Ovalle, Chile
    • 52km (32mi) SW of La Serena, Chile
    • 73km (45mi) NW of Monte Patria, Chile
    • 360km (224mi) NNW of Santiago, Chile

Earthquake Location Map

chile quake 1Nov2013
Source: USGS/EHP. Map enhanced by FIRE-EARTH Blog.

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Strong Quake Strikes Near Constitucion, Chile

Posted by feww on October 30, 2013

M6.2 quake strikes 9km SSE of Constitucion, Chile

The quake was preceded by a significant foreshock measuring 5.3Mw and followed by at least one sizable aftershock measuring 4.9Mw.

Earthquake Details

  • Time: 2013-10-30 @ 02:51:51 UTC
  • Location: 35.413°S, 72.368°W
  • Depth: 18.3km
  • Nearby Cities
    • 9km (6mi) SSE of Constitucion, Chile
    • 268km (167mi) SW of Santiago, Chile

chile quake 30oct13
Earthquake Location Map. Source: USGS/EHP. Enhanced by FIRE-EARTH Blog.

There were no local reports available, as of posting.

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M7.0 Quake Strikes 50km S of Acari, Peru

Posted by feww on September 26, 2013

Powerful Quake Strikes Off the Coast of Peru

The 7.0 quake centered at  15.882°S, 74.543°W struck 40km  deep in the Pacific Ocean, about 50km south of Acari in the southern Arequipa region, Peru, said USGS/EHP.

The quake has reportedly caused landslides, toppling adobe houses, killing at least three people and injuring 12 others in the Arequipa region, according to El Comercio.

The reported deaths and injuries occurred when a copper mine collapsed in the district of Chaparra trapping an unspecified number of miners.

The quake shook buildings in the capital of Lima more than 500km away, said the report.

Tsunami Status

Peruvian government has not issued any tsunami alerts.
NO destructive tsunami reported.

EQ Location Map

peru quake
Earthquake Location Map. Source: USGS/EHP

EQ Details

  • Event Date and Time: 2013-09-25 16:42:42 UTC
  • Epicenter: 55.845°N, 135.970°W
  • Depth: 40.0km (24.9mi)
  • Nearby Cities
    • 50km (31mi) S of Acari, Peru
    • 95km (59mi) SE of Minas de Marcona, Peru
    • 502km (312mi) SSE of Lima, Peru

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Chile Earthquake: Topographic Map

Posted by feww on March 2, 2010

Topographic Map of Chilean Coast Showing the Location of the M8.8 Earthquake and Most of the Aftershocks


The above topographic map shows the epicenter of the M8.8 megaquake and the area between the cities Santiago and Concepcion, the Chilean capital  and its 2nd largest city respectively, where most of the aftershocks occurred. The red line marks the boundary line between the Nazca and South America Plates. Nazca plate subducts South America Plate at a rate of 80 mm/year.  Black circles also show the magnitude of the shocks. Image Credit: NASA.

The area has experienced at least 13 events of magnitude 7.0 or greater since 1973. The M8.8 shock on February 27 struck about 230 km north of the epicenter of the M9.5 earthquake that occurred in May, 1960 – world’s largest instrumentally recorded quake which killed 1,655 people in southern Chile.

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