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Deep Earthquake Strikes Fiji Region

Posted by feww on November 19, 2018

KMB – 111902

M6.7 Earthquake Strikes Fiji Region

Earthquake Details:

Magnitude: 6.7 mww
uncertainty: ± 0.1
Location: 17.897°S, 178.900°W [245km SE of Lambasa, Fiji]
uncertainty: ± 10.5 km
Depth: 533.6 km
uncertainty: ± 6.9
Origin Time: 2018-11-18 20:25:45.970 UTC
Number of Phases: 60
Minimum Distance: 323.5 km ( 2.91° )
Travel Time Residual: 1.02 s
Azimuthal Gap: 72°
FE Region: Fiji region (181)
Source: USGS

Tsunami Evaluation: NO destructive Pacific-wide tsunami expected from this earthquake. [tsunami.gov]

 

 

 

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Strong Earthquake Strikes SW of Port Hardy, Canada

Posted by feww on October 22, 2018

KMPH – 102202

M6.8 earthquake strikes 197km SW of Port Hardy, Canada

The M6.8 earthquake was preceded by a significant foreshock, measuring magnitude 6.6,  and followed by a significant aftershock, measuring 6.5, according to USGS.

Tsunami Evaluation:

THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT FROM THIS EARTHQUAKE, SAID NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI.

Earthquake Details:

Magnitude: 6.8mww
Location: 49.347°N 129.214°W
Depth: 10.0 km
Time: 2018-10-22 06:16:28 (UTC)

Summary Events as of Posting:

M4.9,  223km SW of Port Hardy, Canada
2018-10-22 06:36:09 (UTC)
17.8 km 

M6.5,  223km SW of Port Hardy, Canada
2018-10-22 06:22:48 (UTC)
10.0 km

M6.8, 197km SW of Port Hardy, Canada
2018-10-22 06:16:28 (UTC)
10.0 km

M6.6, 218km SW of Port Hardy, Canada
2018-10-22 05:39:40 (UTC)
[USGS]

Earthquake Location Map:

Earthquake Location Map. Source: USGS

 

 

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Strong Seismicity Occurring from PNG to Alaska

Posted by feww on October 11, 2018

TERG 06 – 101102

Significant seismicity occurring around PRF

Strong earthquakes striking PNG, Indonesia, Alaska…

M7.0 earthquake strikes E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea

M 7.0 – 117km E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea
5.678°S, 151.198°E; 40.3 km depth
2018-10-10 20:48:20 (UTC)
Tsunami Evaluation: Local tsunami waves have occurred. NO further threat expected.

Significant aftershocks:

M6.2
94km SW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea
2018-10-10 22:00:35 (UTC)
124.3 km

M5.9
117km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea
2018-10-10 21:13:16 (UTC)
37.4 km

M5.9
113km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea
2018-10-10 20:59:01 (UTC)
46.0 km

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Strong Earthquake Strikes near L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand

Posted by feww on September 10, 2018

KMPH – 091002

M 6.9 quake occurs 61km SW of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand

Tsunami Evaluation:

Based on the depth of this event, NO destructive tsunami expected.

EQ Details:

Magnitude: 6.9 mww  [USGS]
Location: 31.842°S, 179.334°W
Depth: 111.0 km
Time: 2018-09-10 at 04:19:02.420 (UTC)

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M7.3 earthquake strikes deep beneath Celebes Sea

Posted by feww on January 10, 2017

Powerful Earthquake Strikes Celebes Sea, SSE of Tabiauan, Philippines

EQ Details

Magnitude: 7.3mww [USGS/EHP]
Location: 4.463°N, 122.575°E [188.8 km (117.3 mi) SSE Tabiauan, Philippines]
Depth: 612.7 km
Time: 2017-01-10 06:13:47.250 (UTC)

Tsunami Evaluation: The quake struck too deep to deep to cause a destructive tsunami.

  • Full analysis available from FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.

 

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Strong Earthquake Strikes SE of Shingu, Planet of the Abes

Posted by feww on April 1, 2016

M6.0 QUAKE STRIKES NEAR S. COAST OF WESTERN HONSHU

EQ Details

Magnitude: 6.0Mw
Location: 33.37N, 136.38E
Depth: 10km
Time: 2016-04-01 02:39:07 (UTC)
Distances:

  • 396km SW of Tokyo, Japan [pop: 13,800,000]
  • 168 km SE of Osaka city, Japan [pop: 2,700,000]
  • 147 km SE of Wakayama city, Japan [pop: 370,000]
  • 55 km SE of Shingu, Japan [pop: 32,000]

Source: http://www.emsc-csem.org/

Tsunami Evaluation: No destructive tsunami generated as a result of this earthquake.

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Powerful Earthquake Strikes Solomon Islands

Posted by feww on August 10, 2015

The earthquake parameters listed below are subject to change due to procedural issues at the source!

M6.9 Earthquake Strikes 175km SW of Dadali, Solomon Islands

Centered at 9.321°S, 158.079°E the quake occurred at a depth of about 10.0 km (6.2 mi), reported USGS/EHP.

A fore shock measuring 5.1Mw preceded this event.

Tsunami Evaluation

NO threat of a pacific wide destructive tsunami.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 6.9Mw
Location: 9.321°S, 158.079°E depth=10.0 km (6.2 mi)
Time: 2015-08-10 04:12:13 (UTC)
Nearby Cities:

  • 175km (109mi) SW of Dadali, Solomon Islands
  • 205km (127mi) W of Honiara, Solomon Islands
  • 443km (275mi) SE of Arawa, Papua New Guinea

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Powerful Earthquake Strikes Santa Cruz Islands

Posted by feww on July 18, 2015

3rd Revision by yet another seismologist (!)
M7.0; 10.38S, 165.20E ; depth=10km 

M7.2 Strikes WNW of Lata, Solomon Islands

Centered at 10.38ºS, 165.19ºE the quake occurred at a depth of about 2km, reported emsc-csem.org

Pacific Tsunami center has issued the following statement:

TSUNAMI EVALUATION

BASED ON THE PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS… HAZARDOUS
TSUNAMI WAVES ARE POSSIBLE FOR COASTS LOCATED WITHIN 300 KM OF
THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER.

TSUNAMI THREAT FORECAST

* HAZARDOUS TSUNAMI WAVES FROM THIS EARTHQUAKE ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN 300 KM OF THE EPICENTER ALONG THE COASTS OF SOLOMON ISLANDS

EQ Details

Magnitude: 7.2Mw
Region: SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
Date/time: 2015-07-18 at 02:27:31.9 UTC
Location: 10.38ºS ; 165.19ºE
Depth 2 km
Distances 584 km E of Honiara, Solomon Islands / pop: 56,298 / local time: 13:27:31.9 2015-07-18
358 km E of Kirakira, Solomon Islands / pop: 1,122 / local time: 13:27:31.9 2015-07-18

Aftershocks

M5.1, 10.31S,164.96E 2015-07-18 at 04:30:04.3; depth=2km
M4.9, 10.31S,165.08E 2015-07-18 at 03:32:34.9; depth=2km

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M5.7 Quake Strikes off California Coast

Posted by feww on January 29, 2015

SEISMIC HAZARDS
HEIGHTENED SEISMICITY IN CALIFORNIA
SCENARIOS 700, [500,] 08, 07, 02
.

Significant earthquake occurs SW of Ferndale, Calif.

Centered at 40.318°N, 124.607°W the quake struck at a depth of 17.2km, USGS/EHP reported.

At least 25 aftershocks of all magnitudes have followed, striking within a 25km radius of the event, as of posting.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 5.7Mw
Event Time: 2015-01-28 at 21:08:53 UTC
Nearby Cities:

  • 40km (25mi) SW of Ferndale, California
  • 65km (40mi) SW of Eureka, California
  • 330km (205mi) NW of Sacramento, California

Tsunami Evaluation
There was NO tsunami threat associated with this event, said NWS National Tsunami Center in Palmer, Alaska.

FIRE-EARTH Earthquake Forecasts for California

FIRE-EARTH Science Team has suspended its research on California seismicity to protest Internet censorship, Google’s manipulation of information, theft of FIRE-EARTH intellectual property and additional reasons, as stated earlier on the blog.

The Team has suspended its research also on Japan seismicity due to the resurgence of militarism in that country and additional reasons that have been stated previously.

Recent Earthquakes – U.S. West

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Strong Quake Strikes WNW of Tobelo, Indonesia

Posted by feww on November 21, 2014

SEISMIC HAZARD
HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SCENARIOS 703, 700, [500,] 08, 07, 02
.

UPDATE @ 15:47UTC – Quake downgraded to Magnitude 6.5Mw by USGS/EHP.  For other details that originally evaded USGS earthquake staff see below.

M6.9 quake occurs 116km WNW of Tobelo, Indonesia

Centered at 2.230°N, 127.085°E 2.277°N, 127.055°E the quake struck at a depth of 48.2km (30.0mi) 38.1km (23.7mi), said the erring experts at USGS/EHP.

EQ Details [Take 2]

Event Time: 2014-11-21 10:10:19 UTC
Location: 2.277°N, 127.055°E depth=38.1km (23.7mi)

Nearby Cities

  • 122km (76mi) WNW of Tobelo, Indonesia
  • 167km (104mi) NNW of Ternate, Indonesia
  • 168km (104mi) NNW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia
  • 227km (141mi) ENE of Bitung, Indonesia
  • 995km (618mi) SW of Koror Town, Palau

EQ Details [TAKE 1]

Event Time: 2014-11-21 10:10:20 UTC
Location: 2.230°N 127.085°E depth=48.2km (30.0mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 162km (101mi) N of Kota Ternate, Indonesia
  • 228km (142mi) ENE of Bitung, Indonesia
  • 996km (619mi) SW of Koror Town, Palau

Tsunami Evaluation

Small tsunami waves were generated, but they posed no threat to the coastal areas.

Other Significant Seismicity

Magnitude: 5.9 – About 216km (134mi) S of Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Location:  20.679°N, 120.041°E; depth=10.0 km (163km SSW of Hengchun, Taiwan)
Time: 2014-11-21 @ 03:29:12 UTC


IMPORTANT NOTICE: FIRE-EARTH EQ Forecast For detailed FIRE-EARTH Earthquake Forecasts tune into FIRE-EARTH Channel daily @ 06:32UTC.


 

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‘Severe’ Earthquake Rattles New Zealand

Posted by feww on November 17, 2014

SEISMIC HAZARD
HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SCENARIOS 700, 500, 09, 08, 07, 02
.

M6.7 Quake Strikes Near North Island New Zealand

Centered at 37.682°S, 179.685°E the quake struck offshore at a depth of 22.0km (13.7mi), said USGS/EHP.

EQ Details [USGS/EHP]
Magnitude: 6.7Mw
Event Time: 2014-11-16 22:33:20 UTC
Location: 37.682°S 179.685°E depth=22.0km (13.7mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 182km (113mi) NE of Gisborne, New Zealand
  • 239km (149mi) E of Whakatane, New Zealand
  • 306km (190mi) E of Rotorua, New Zealand
  • 581km (361mi) NE of Wellington, New Zealand

Tsunami Evaluation

Small tsunami waves were generated, but they posed no threat to the coastal areas.

DYFI?

A resident in the town of Whakatane, located about 240km from the epicenter, described the quake as the “worst” she’d felt in a long time.

“[The] floor moved under me, vertical blinds really swayed, [it] went on for several minutes.”

EQ Deatils [Local Agency]
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 31 km
Location: 37.65°S, 179.87°E (155 km east of Te Araroa)

Other Significant Seismicity
M6.1 – 245km SW of Gizo, Solomon Islands
Event Time: 2014-11-17 01:06:00 UTC
Location: 9.553°S 155.151°E depth=25.2km (15.7mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 371km (231mi) S of Arawa, Papua New Guinea
  • 526km (327mi) E of Alotau, Papua New Guinea
  • 527km (327mi) W of Honiara, Solomon Islands
  • 657km (408mi) SSE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea

IMPORTANT NOTICE: FIRE-EARTH EQ Forecast For detailed FIRE-EARTH Earthquake Forecasts tune into FIRE-EARTH Channel daily @ 06:32UTC.


 

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Powerful Quake Strikes Nicaragua Coast

Posted by feww on October 14, 2014

HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SEISMIC HAZARD
SCENARIOS 09, 08, 07, 02
.

M7.3 Strikes 67km WSW of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua

Centered at 12.576°N, 88.046°W the quake occurred at a depth of about 40.0km close to the Middle America Trench, reported USGS/EHP.

The quake was followed by at least one significant aftershock, measuring  5.0Mw, as of posting.

Tsunami Evaluation

NO Pacific-wide Tsunami was generated.

Fatalities

“Yellow alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. Some casualties and damage are possible and the impact should be relatively localized. Past yellow alerts have required a local or regional level response,” according to USGS model.

Estimated economic losses are expected to be less than 1% of GDP of Nicaragua.

Earthquake Details

Magnitude: 7.3Mw
Event Time: 2014-10-14 03:51:35 UTC
Location: 12.576°N 88.046°W depth=40.0km (24.9mi)
Nearby Cities

  • 67km (42mi) WSW of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua
  • 86km (53mi) SSW of La Union, El Salvador
  • 95km (59mi) W of Corinto, Nicaragua
  • 95km (59mi) SSE of San Rafael Oriente, El Salvador
  • 174km (108mi) SE of San Salvador, El Salvador

Other Significant Seismicity

M6.1 – South of the Kermadec Islands

Event Time: 2014-10-14 04:12:30 UTC
Location: 34.917°S, 179.970°E depth=31.5km (19.6mi)
Nearby Cities

  • 400km (249mi) SSW of L’Esperance Rock
  • 430km (267mi) NE of Whakatane, NZ
  • 450km (280mi) NNE of Gisborne, NZ
  • 459km (285mi) NE of Tauranga, NZ
  • 840km (522mi) NE of Wellington, NZ

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Strong Quake Strikes NE Honshu Coast, Japan

Posted by feww on August 10, 2014

HIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
JAPAN EARTHQUAKES
SCENARIOS 09, 08, 07
.

M6.1 Earthquake Strikes OFF the Coast of AOMORI, JAPAN

Centered at 41.163°N, 142.176°E the quake struck at a depth of 41.0km (25.5mi), according to USGS/EHP.

The quake rattled the entire northern half of Honshu, Japan’s main island, and nearly all of Hokkaido, the country’s second largest island, registering a high of 5- on the local seismicity scale of 1 to 7.

Tsunami Evaluation

There was no threat of a major tsunami associated with this event.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 6.0Mw  [M6.1 according to the local weather agency]
Event Time: 2014-08-10 @ 03:43:17 UTC
Location: 41.163°N 142.176°E depth=41.0km (25.5mi)
Nearby Cities

  • 81km (50mi) E of Mutsu, Japan
  • 86km (53mi) NE of Misawa, Japa
  • 126km (78mi) ENE of Aomori-shi, Japan
  • 645km (401mi) NNE of Tokyo, Japan

FIRE-EARTH Earthquake Forecasts for Japan

FIRE-EARTH Science Team has suspended its research on Japan seismicity, California ditto.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: FIRE-EARTH EQ Forecasts

For detailed earthquake forecasts tune into FIRE-EARTH Reports daily @ 06:32UTC.


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