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Strong Quake Strikes near Ninetyeast Ridge

Posted by feww on June 15, 2014


M6.4 Event Occurs SW of Sumatra

Centered at 10.056°S, 91.056°E, the event 0curred at a depth depth of 7.1km (4.4mi), prompting Australian authorities to to issue a tsunami warning for Cocos Island, which has since been canceled.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 6.4Mw

Event Time: 2014-06-14 11:11:00UTC

Location: 10.056°S 91.056°E depth=7.1km (4.4mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 671km (417mi) WNW of West Island, Cocos Islands
  • 1418km (881mi) WSW of Bengkulu, Indonesia
  • 1439km (894mi) SW of Padang, Indonesia
  • 1442km (896mi) SW of Sungaipenuh, Indonesia

An undersea earthquake of magnitude 6.6 occurred at 9:11 PM EST on Saturday 14
June 2014 [2014-06-14 11:11:00UTC] near (?)  SOUTH INDIAN OCEAN (latitude 10.12S, longitude 90.91E) posing a
tsunami threat to Australia.

EQ Location Map

90east ridge quake
Source: USGS/EHP


The next detailed FIRE-EARTH Earthquake Forecast will be released together with Bulletin NO. 107  on Monday June 16, 2014.



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Strong Quake Strikes Taiwan

Posted by feww on October 31, 2013

UPDATE: The quake magnitude has been downgraded to 6.3Mw by Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau


Strong, Shallow Quake Strikes 45km SSW of Hualian, Taiwan

Members Note: Multiple plates going through a laborious algorithm to produce the desired outcome!


  • Magnitude: 6.3Mw
  • Event Time: 2013-10-31 @ 12:02UTC
  • Location: 23.55°N, 121.42°E
  • Depth: 19.5km
  • Source: Central Weather Bureau, Taiwan

Nearby Cities

  • 53km SSW of Hualien County, Taiwan
  • 760km (472mi) ENE of Hong Kong

NO local reports of damage or casualties available  as of posting.

Source: Central Weather Bureau, Taiwan

taiwan halloween quake
Earthquake Location Map. Source: USGS/EHP

More detail to follow …

Seismic activity along the boundaries of the Philippine Sea Plate (Allen et al., 2009) has produced 7 great (M>8.0) earthquakes and 250 large (M>7) events. Among the most destructive events were the 1923 Kanto, the 1948 Fukui and the 1995 Kobe (Japan) earthquakes (99,000, 5,100, and 6,400 casualties, respectively), the 1935 and the 1999 Chi-Chi (Taiwan) earthquakes (3,300 and 2,500 casualties, respectively), and the 1976 M7.6 Moro Gulf and 1990 M7.6 Luzon (Philippines) earthquakes (7,100 and 2,400 casualties, respectively). There have also been a number of tsunami-generating events in the region, including the Moro Gulf earthquake, whose tsunami resulted in more than 5,000 deaths. –USGS/EHP

Typhoon KROSA Image Update

The quake struck Taiwan as the outer bands of Typhoon KROSA battered the coastal areas south and southeast of the island.

korsa update 1
Typhoon KROSA Visible/IR  satellite image (FIRE-EARTH Enhancement) recorded at 12:30UTC on October 31, 2013. Source: CIMSS/SSEC/WISC.

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