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4.1-magnitude Arizona earthquake shakes metro Phoenix

Residents reported shaking across metro Phoenix on Sunday night amid at least three quakes that struck near Black Canyon City.

A string of earthquakes north of Phoenix gave the Valley a rare jolt Sunday night, and the largest – a magnitude 4.1 just before 11:30 p.m. – rattled homes across the region.

The series of at least three Arizona earthquakes generated no reports of notable damage, but left people swaying or stunned from Black Canyon City, closest to the epicenter, to Camp Verde and across metro Phoenix as far as Queen Creek.

Michael Conway of the Arizona Geological Survey said Monday morning that scientists had not identified the causative fault line yet. Because the earthquake was small and did not rupture the ground, it will be hard to identify where it originated, Conway said.He also said there will be aftershocks over the next few days, many of them too small to feel.

 

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Multiple Earthquakes Recorded In Oklahoma Tuesday Morning

Posted: Sep 22, 2015 7:54 AM CST Updated: Sep 22, 2015 7:54 AM CST

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Waukomis, OK – Multiple earthquakes were recorded Tuesday morning in Oklahoma.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, at 1:33 a.m., a 3.6 magnitude earthquake was recorded 14 miles west of Waukomis, and 16 miles west, southwest of Enid. It was about two miles deep.

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1 Day, Magnitude 2.5+

 Updated: 2015-09-23 06:52:49 UTC

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4 earthquakes in map area
  1. M 2.8 – 8km SE of Edmond, Oklahoma 2015-09-23 04:05:24 UTC 1.9 km

  2. M 2.7 – 12km NE of Cherokee, Oklahoma2015-09-22 14:38:26 UTC 8.3 km

  3. M 3.1 – 20km W of Perry, Oklahoma2015-09-22 12:29:22 UTC 5.0 km

  4. M 3.3 – 16km ENE of Cherokee, Oklahoma 2015-09-22 09:22:11 UTC 7.8 km

5.6 magnitude earthquake near Aden; UAE not impacted news

5.6 quake near Aden; UAE not impacted

Struck at 8.03am on Tuesday

A 5.6-magintude earthquake struck the Gulf of Aden on Tuesday morning, with authorities confirming the UAE was not impacted by any seismic activity.

The incident occurred at 8.03am UAE time, with the head of the country’s seismology centre telling ‘Emirates24|7’, the epicentre of the tremblor was 10 kilometres deep in the Gulf of Aden, the body of water between Yemen and Somalia.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) posted the epicentre was near Qalansiyah, Socotra Island, Yemen.

“The 5.6-magnitude tremblor is what we call a moderate earthquake, which are regular occurrences in the Gulf of Aden,” said Khamis Al Shamsi from the National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS).

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Earth Watch Report  –  Earthquakes

 
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31 earthquakes in map area

  1. M 2.7 – 6km SSW of Langston, Oklahoma

     2014-03-26 09:24:20 UTC-05:00 5.0 km

  2. M 2.6 – 31km WSW of McAlester, Oklahoma

     2014-03-25 15:52:17 UTC-05:00 5.0 km

  3. M 3.4 – 12km NW of Edmond, Oklahoma

     2014-03-25 09:01:19 UTC-05:00 6.1 km

  4. M 2.8 – 4km NNW of Stroud, Oklahoma

     2014-03-24 18:32:46 UTC-05:00 7.8 km

  5. M 2.7 – 10km E of Medford, Oklahoma

     2014-03-24 10:39:59 UTC-05:00 5.0 km

  6. M 2.5 – 21km SSE of Medford, Oklahoma

     2014-03-22 22:37:23 UTC-05:00 5.0 km

  7. M 3.3 – 11km ENE of Medford, Oklahoma

     2014-03-22 14:42:11 UTC-05:00 5.0 km

  8. M 2.9 – 14km SSE of Medford, Oklahoma

     2014-03-22 14:30:12 UTC-05:00 5.0 km

  9. M 3.0 – 19km SSE of Medford, Oklahoma

     2014-03-22 14:15:54 UTC-05:00 5.0 km

  10. M 2.5 – 7km SSW of Langston, Oklahoma

     2014-03-22 13:40:44 UTC-05:00 5.0 km

  11. M 2.8 – 8km ENE of Stillwater, Oklahoma

     2014-03-22 12:43:55 UTC-05:00 5.0 km

  12. M 2.7 – 4km SSW of Langston, Oklahoma

     2014-03-22 10:58:20 UTC-05:00 5.0 km

  13. M 4.0 – 12km S of Langston, Oklahoma

     2014-03-21 22:05:59 UTC-05:00 4.5 km

  14. M 3.1 – 7km SSW of Langston, Oklahoma

     2014-03-21 22:02:35 UTC-05:00 4.5 km

  15. M 3.1 – 7km SSW of Langston, Oklahoma

     2014-03-21 22:01:32 UTC-05:00 7.6 km

  16. M 2.6 – 3km SE of Langston, Oklahoma

     2014-03-21 21:35:01 UTC-05:00 6.9 km

  17. M 2.9 – 4km SSE of Langston, Oklahoma

     2014-03-21 21:30:34 UTC-05:00 5.0 km

  18. M 2.6 – 1km SE of Choctaw, Oklahoma

     2014-03-21 17:41:07 UTC-05:00 6.7 km

  19. M 2.6 – 1km SE of Choctaw, Oklahoma

     2014-03-21 14:59:40 UTC-05:00 5.0 km

  20. M 2.7 – 9km NNW of Yale, Oklahoma

     2014-03-21 14:11:45 UTC-05:00 7.3 km

  21. M 2.7 – 10km N of Guthrie, Oklahoma

     2014-03-21 06:20:54 UTC-05:00 5.0 km

  22. M 2.9 – 15km NNE of Crescent, Oklahoma

     2014-03-21 04:05:46 UTC-05:00 3.8 km

  23. M 2.8 – 9km SE of Cherokee, Oklahoma

     2014-03-21 01:43:13 UTC-05:00 9.7 km

  24. M 2.8 – 14km NNE of Crescent, Oklahoma

     2014-03-21 01:01:32 UTC-05:00 4.3 km

  25. M 2.5 – 9km NW of Prague, Oklahoma

     2014-03-21 00:46:59 UTC-05:00 5.0 km

  26. M 3.3 – 20km NNE of Enid, Oklahoma

     2014-03-20 17:42:32 UTC-05:00 3.9 km

  27. M 2.8 – 5km SSW of Langston, Oklahoma

     2014-03-20 11:48:49 UTC-05:00 4.4 km

  28. M 2.6 – 5km SSW of Langston, Oklahoma

     2014-03-20 11:46:54 UTC-05:00 4.2 km

  29. M 3.2 – 3km S of Langston, Oklahoma

     2014-03-20 09:39:17 UTC-05:00 5.0 km

  30. M 3.1 – 22km SSE of Medford, Oklahoma

     2014-03-20 00:12:23 UTC-05:00 4.4 km

  31. M 2.6 – 21km SSE of Medford, Oklahoma

     2014-03-20 00:08:48 UTC-05:00 3.5 km

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Shake ‘Em Up: 4 Earthquakes Roar In Central Oklahoma

Posted: Mar 21, 2014 10:39 PM CST Updated: Mar 21, 2014 10:47 PM CST

Four earthquakes rumbled around central Oklahoma, Friday night.

Four earthquakes rumbled around central Oklahoma, Friday night.

LANGSTON, Oklahoma –

Multiple earthquakes shook up residents in central Oklahoma, Friday night.

The first earthquake struck around 9:35 p.m. and weighed in at a 2.6 on the Richter scale. It was recorded one mile southeast of Langston, or about 34 mile north northeast of the Oklahoma City metro, at a depth of just over three miles.

A second earthquake shook just after 10 p.m. This quake was a 2.8 on the Richter scale and was recorded at a depth of four miles. Its epicenter was located three miles south southwest of Langston.

Then the third and largest earthquake rumbled. At approximately 10:05 p.m., a 4.0 magnitude temblor rattled seven miles south of town at a depth of about two and a half miles.

 

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Earth Watch Report  –  Earthquakes

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Today Earthquake China Province of Gansu, Dingxi Damage level Details

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Earthquake in China on Monday, 22 July, 2013 at 03:24 (03:24 AM) UTC.

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A strong, shallow earthquake struck a moderately populated part of western China on Monday morning, and state media reported at least three deaths. The quake hit near the city of Dingxi in Gansu province, a largely desert and pastureland region with a population of 26 million. That makes it one of China’s more lightly populated provinces, although the Dingxi area has a greater concentration of farms and towns with a total population of about 2.7 million. The three deaths were reported in Min County in the rural southern part of Dingxi municipality, the Xinhua News Agency reported. The government’s earthquake monitoring center said the magnitude was 6.6, which can cause severe damage. More quakes were detected during the morning, including a magnitude-5.6. It said the initial quake at 7:45 a.m. hit about 12.4 miles beneath the surface, although the Gansu provincial earthquake administration said the quake was at an even shallow depth of just 3.7 miles. Quakes near the surface tend to be more destructive. The U.S. Geological Survey measured the magnitude as 5.9 and the depth at 6 miles. Initial measurements of a quake can vary widely, especially if different monitoring equipment is used. Dingxi is about 766 miles west of Beijing.

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Earthquake in China on Monday, 22 July, 2013 at 03:24 (03:24 AM) UTC.

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Updated: Monday, 22 July, 2013 at 04:23 UTC
Description
A strong earthquake struck a rural part of western China on Monday morning, killing at least 20 people and injuring 296, according to the local government. The quake hit near the city of Dingxi in Gansu province, a region of mountains, desert and pastureland with a population of 26 million. That makes it one of China’s more lightly populated provinces, although the Dingxi area has a greater concentration of farms and towns with a total population of about 2.7 million. The deaths and injuries were reported in Min County and other rural southern parts of Dingxi municipality, the provincial government said in a statement posted on its official microblog. Residents described shaking windows and swinging lights but little major damage and little panic. Shaking was felt in the provincial capital of Lanzhou 177 kilometres north, and as far away as Xi’an, 400 kilometres to the east. “You could see the chandeliers wobble and the windows vibrating and making noise, but there aren’t any cracks in the walls. Shop assistants all poured out onto the streets when the shaking began,” said a front desk clerk at the Wuyang Hotel in the Zhang County seat about 40 kilometres (25 miles) from the epicenter. The clerk surnamed Bao refrained from identifying herself further, as is common among ordinary Chinese. The government’s earthquake monitoring centre said the initial quake at 7:45 a.m. (2345 GMT Sunday) was magnitude-6.6 and subsequent tremors included a magnitude-5.6. The quake was shallow, which can be more destructive. The centre said it struck about 20 kilometres beneath the surface, while the Gansu provincial earthquake administration said it was just 6 kilometres deep. The U.S. Geological Survey measured the magnitude of the initial quake as 5.9 and the depth at 10 kilometres. Initial measurements of an earthquake can vary widely, especially if different monitoring equipment is used. Dingxi is about 1,233 kilometres west of Beijing.

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Earthquake in China on Monday, 22 July, 2013 at 03:24 (03:24 AM) UTC.

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Updated: Monday, 22 July, 2013 at 05:41 UTC
Description
At least 22 people have been killed in an earthquake which hit a juncture region of two counties in northwest China’s Gansu Province Monday morning, according to the provincial civil affairs department. The victims include 19 in Minxian County, two in Zhangxian County in the city of Dingxi and one in Lixian County in the city of Longnan, according to the department. Communication was cut off in 13 towns of Zhangxian County, it said. The 6.6-magnitude quake happened at 7:45 a.m. at the junction of the Minxian County and Zhangxian County, the Gansu Provincial Seismological Bureau said. The epicenter, with a depth of 20 km, was monitored at 34.5 degrees north latitude and 104.2 degrees east longitude, the China Earthquake Networks Center said. Sources with the Minxian County government said most of the townships in the county have been affected by the quake. The townships of Meichuan and Puma were seriously hit. Many homes in the quake-hit region collapsed, according to the civil affairs bureau of the Dingxi City. Locals in Minxian County said a strong tremor was felt and they saw trees and homes shake, adding that the quake lasted for about one minute. Soldiers, police and more than 300 local militiamen have been dispatched to the quake-hit region to help with rescue efforts. The provincial civil affairs department has sent 500 tents and 2,000 quilts to the quake-hit region. Lanzhou Railway Bureau has started the emergency response to guarantee the safety of railway bridges and communication equipment in the province. Light to moderate rain and partly heavy rain were forecast in Dingxi city, according to the provincial meteorological station, which would affect the rescue efforts. Meanwhile, the earthquake was also felt in Tianshui city and the provincial capital city of Lanzhou. The quake was also felt in the cities of Xi’an, Baoji and Xianyang in neighboring Shaanxi Province.

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Earthquake in China on Monday, 22 July, 2013 at 03:24 (03:24 AM) UTC.

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Updated: Monday, 22 July, 2013 at 06:57 UTC
Description
Two strong earthquakes have devastated parts of western China, killing at least 47 people and injuring 296 with villages cut off from contact. The US Geological Survey measured the magnitude of the initial quake as 5.9 and the second at 5.6-magnitude in Gansu province. The Chinese government measured the first quake at 6.6 magnitude. The death toll has risen to 47, according to the Gansu provincial government, South China Morning Post reported. At least 296 have been injured. An estimated 380 buildings have collapsed and 5,600 more have been damaged in Zhang county, the Dingxi government said, Sina Weibo reported. Eight towns in remote, mountainous areas have been seriously damaged in the earthquake and subsequent flooding and mudslides, Xinhua News Agency reported. Power outages and communications were cut off in 13 towns in Zhangxian county, Xinhua said. The Lanzhou military region has dispatched 1000 soldiers with Gansu Military police sending 500 troops to assist in rescue efforts, Phoenix News reported. Rescuers are battling to reach survivors in remote areas. The quake hit near the city of Dingxi in Gansu province, a region of mountains, desert and pastureland with a population of 26 million. It is one of China’s more lightly populated provinces, although the Dingxi area has a greater concentration of farms and towns with a total population of about 2.7 million. Pictures broadcast on state television showed rural villages with rubble-strewn streets and houses crumbled. Locals in Minxian county in Gansu province, said they saw trees and homes shaking, with the quake lasting for about one minute. Earlier, an official surnamed He from Minxian, said there were 19 dead and more than 200 injured in seven townships severely hit by the quakes. The Chinese government measured the first earthquake at 6.6 magnitude The quake hit near the city of Dingxi in Gansu province, a region of mountains, desert and pastureland with a population of 26 million. That makes it one of China’s more lightly populated provinces, although the Dingxi area has a greater concentration of farms and towns with a total population of about 2.7 million. Deaths were also reported in Min County in the rural southern part of Dingxi municipality, the Xinhua News Agency reported.

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Earthquake in China on Monday, 22 July, 2013 at 03:24 (03:24 AM) UTC.

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Updated: Monday, 22 July, 2013 at 08:16 UTC
Description
Two strong earthquakes have devastated parts of western China, killing at least 54 people and injuring 337 with villages cut off from contact. The US Geological Survey measured the magnitude of the initial quake as 5.9 and the second at 5.6-magnitude in Gansu province. The Chinese government measured the first quake at 6.6 magnitude. The death toll has risen to 54, according to the Dingxi prefectural-city government, South China Morning Post reported. At least 337 have been injured. A total of 405 tremors have been registered by 3pm, six of which were above 3.0 on the Richter scale. An estimated 380 buildings have collapsed and 5,600 more have been damaged in Zhang county, the Dingxi government said, Sina Weibo reported. Eight towns in remote, mountainous areas have been seriously damaged in the earthquake and subsequent flooding and mudslides, Xinhua News Agency reported. Power outages and communications were cut off in 13 towns in Zhangxian county, Xinhua said. The Lanzhou military region has dispatched 1000 soldiers with Gansu Military police sending 500 troops to assist in rescue efforts, Phoenix News reported. Rescuers are battling to reach survivors in remote areas. The quake hit near the city of Dingxi in Gansu province, a region of mountains, desert and pastureland with a population of 26 million. It is one of China’s more lightly populated provinces, although the Dingxi area has a greater concentration of farms and towns with a total population of about 2.7 million. Pictures broadcast on state television showed rural villages with rubble-strewn streets and houses crumbled. Locals in Minxian county in Gansu province, said they saw trees and homes shaking, with the quake lasting for about one minute. Earlier, an official surnamed He from Minxian, said there were 19 dead and more than 200 injured in seven townships severely hit by the quakes. The Chinese government measured the first earthquake at 6.6 magnitude.

Earthquake in China on Monday, 22 July, 2013 at 03:24 (03:24 AM) UTC.

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Updated: Monday, 22 July, 2013 at 10:08 UTC
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A shallow earthquake struck a dry, hilly farming area in western China early Monday, killing at least 56 people, injuring more than 400, and destroying thousands of homes, the local government said. The quake hit near the city of Dingxi in Gansu province, a hilly region of mountains, desert and pastureland about 1,233 kilometers (766 miles) west of Beijing. Residents described shaking windows and swinging lights but there was relatively little major damage or panic in the city itself. Tremors were felt in the provincial capital of Lanzhou 177 kilometers (110 miles) north, and as far away as Xi’an, 400 kilometers (250 miles) to the east. “You could see the chandeliers wobble and the windows vibrating and making noise, but there aren’t any cracks in the walls. Shop assistants all poured out onto the streets when the shaking began,” said a front desk clerk at the Wuyang Hotel in the Zhang County seat about 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the epicenter. The clerk surnamed Bao refrained from identifying herself further, as is common among ordinary Chinese. The government’s earthquake monitoring center said the initial quake at 7:45 a.m. (2345 GMT Sunday) was magnitude-6.6 and subsequent tremors included a magnitude-5.6.

Earthquake in China on Monday, 22 July, 2013 at 03:24 (03:24 AM) UTC.

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Updated: Monday, 22 July, 2013 at 11:38 UTC
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Chinese officials say two shallow earthquakes in rural northwest China have killed at least 73 people and injured hundreds of others. The U.S. Geological Survey said the first quake, with a magnitude of 5.9, hit at 7:45 a.m. near the city of Dingxi in Gansu province. It struck at a depth of 10 kilometers. A second 5.6 magnitude quake hit the same region about 90 minutes later at a similar depth. The quakes were followed by hundreds of aftershocks. Officials say several hundred buildings have collapsed and thousands of others have been damaged. Electric power has been lost in much of the region, which is not heavily populated. Soldiers, police and medical personnel have been sent to the region to search for more victims and help the survivors.

Earthquake in China on Monday, 22 July, 2013 at 03:24 (03:24 AM) UTC.

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Updated: Monday, 22 July, 2013 at 14:38 UTC
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A strong earthquake that shook an arid, hilly farming area in northwest China sparked landslides and destroyed or damaged thousands of brick-and-mud homes Monday, killing at least 75 people and injuring more than 400, the government said. The quake near the city of Dingxi in Gansu province toppled brick walls and telephone lines, shattered mud-and-tile-roofed houses and sent cascades of dirt and rock down hillsides that blocked roads and slowed rescue efforts by crews trying to reach remote areas. Hospitals set up aid stations in parking lots to accommodate large numbers of injured, while hundreds of paramilitary People’s Armed Police fanned out to search for victims in the region of terraced farmland where the quake struck about 760 miles west of Beijing. In addition to the 75 confirmed dead, there were 14 people missing and 459 injured, the central government’s China Earthquake Administration said.

Earthquake in China on Monday, 22 July, 2013 at 03:24 (03:24 AM) UTC.

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Updated: Monday, 22 July, 2013 at 16:27 UTC
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Rescuers rushed to find victims buried by twin shallow earthquakes in northwest China Monday after the double tremors killed at least 89 people and injured more than 400, officials said. The government of Dingxi city in Gansu province, which was hit by quakes with magnitudes of 5.9 and 5.6, gave the figures on a verified social media account. “More than 21,000 buildings were severely damaged and more than 1,200 have collapsed,” an official at the provincial earthquake bureau told AFP, adding that 371 aftershocks had been recorded. The tremor set off landslides which buried often crudely constructed local houses, state broadcaster CCTV reported. Pictures from the scene showed simple buildings reduced to rubble, with the pieces of corrugated metal scattered over the wreckage. In one location 12 people were buried, the broadcaster quoted a witness as saying. “The rescue work is tough, because the house has been completely buried,” the man said. More than 2,000 soldiers, 300 police, 50 medical staff and two helicopters had been sent to the area, the official Xinhua news agency said. “We are rushing to the scene,” Dingxi’s vice-mayor told CCTV, which showed an orange-suited rescue worker riding on a tractor. “The damage to houses made from earth bricks has been severe and many are now unusable,” the official said, adding that the number of people buried by the quake was still being estimated. More than 700 rescue workers had arrived at the scene, CCTV said.

Dozens reported dead in China earthquake

  • The Guardian, Monday 22 July 2013 06.30 EDT

Link to video: Powerful earthquake in north-west China leaves dozens dead

A strong earthquake struck a rural part of western China on Monday morning, killing at least 75 people, according to state media.

The quake hit near the city of Dingxi in Gansu province, a region of mountains, desert and pastureland with a population of 26 million. That makes it one of China’s more lightly populated provinces, although the Dingxi area has a greater concentration of farms and towns, with a total population of about 2.7 million.

The government’s earthquake monitoring service said an additional 459 people were injured.

The deaths and injuries were reported in Min County and other rural southern parts of the municipality, Dingxi mayor Tang Xiaoming told the state broadcaster CCTV. Tang said damage was worst in the counties of Zhang and Min, where scores of homes were damaged and telephone and electricity services knocked out.

Residents described shaking windows and swinging lights but little major damage and little panic. Shaking was felt in the provincial capital of Lanzhou and as far away as Xi’an, 250 miles (400 kilometres) to the east.

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Earth Watch Report  –  Earthquakes

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M6.4 – Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge

2013-06-24 22:04:13 UTC

Earthquake location 10.726°N, 42.616°W

Event Time

  1. 2013-06-24 22:04:13 UTC
  2. 2013-06-24 19:04:13 UTC-03:00 at epicenter
  3. 2013-06-24 17:04:13 UTC-05:00 system time

Location

10.726°N 42.616°W depth=10.0km (6.2mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 1242km (772mi) ENE of Remire-Montjoly, French Guiana
  2. 1248km (775mi) ENE of Cayenne, French Guiana
  3. 1252km (778mi) ENE of Matoury, French Guiana
  4. 1265km (786mi) ENE of Kourou, French Guiana
  5. 1359km (844mi) NNE of Salinopolis, Brazil

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Earth Watch Report  –  Earthquakes

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03.06.2013 Earthquake Taiwan Multiple areas, [Mainly Nantou County] Damage level
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Earthquake in Taiwan on Sunday, 02 June, 2013 at 14:56 (02:56 PM) UTC.

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Updated: Monday, 03 June, 2013 at 10:06 UTC
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Taiwan’s National Fire Agency on Monday raised the death toll in Taiwan’s 6.3 magnitude earthquake from two to four. The quake struck Sunday afternoon in the central Taiwanese county of Nantou, which is mountainous and sparsely populated. The tremor was felt all over the island, but most severely in the central and southern regions. The NFA said the third victim died after he was hit by a falling rock in Nantou, and the fourth was buried under a landslide in the same location. The NFA said 19 people sustained serious injuries in the quake. Previously acknowledged fatalities were registered in Alishan, in southern Taiwan, where a man was killed by a rockslide while driving a car on a mountain road, and in Chushan, near the quake’s epicenter, where a man working at a farm was killed by a falling rock.

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Quake causes severe damage to schools in central Taiwan

A stone lodged in the middle of the road after the earthquake hit central Taiwan on June 2. (Photo/Xinhua)

A stone lodged in the middle of the road after the earthquake hit central Taiwan on June 2. (Photo/Xinhua)

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake that struck Taiwan Sunday has caused an estimated NT$10.3 million (US$344,000) worth of damage to schools in central Taiwan, according to the country’s Ministry of Education.

An initial survey showed that the earthquake resulted in damage to buildings and facilities at 90 schools in central Taiwan — mostly in Taichung and Nantou counties — the ministry said Monday.

Lugu Junior High School was closed Monday due to earthquake damage, the ministry said.

The quake also left three people injured on two school campuses in Nantou county, the ministry added.

 

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Death Toll Rises to 4 in Taiwan Earthquake

 

Taiwan’s National Fire Agency on Monday raised the death toll in Taiwan’s 6.3 magnitude earthquake from two to four.

The quake struck Sunday afternoon in the central Taiwanese county of Nantou, which is mountainous and sparsely populated. The tremor was felt all over the island, but most severely in the central and southern regions.

The NFA said the third victim died after he was hit by a falling rock in Nantou, and the fourth was buried under a landslide in the same location.

 

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Earth Watch Report  – Earthquakes

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M6.2 – 22km SSE of Buli, Taiwan 2013-06-02 05:43:04 UTC

Earthquake location 23.794°N, 121.082°E

Event Time

  1. 2013-06-02 05:43:04 UTC
  2. 2013-06-02 13:43:04 UTC+08:00 at epicenter
  3. 2013-06-02 00:43:04 UTC-05:00 system time

Location

23.794°N 121.082°E depth=20.0km (12.4mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 22km (14mi) SSE of Buli, Taiwan
  2. 33km (21mi) E of Lugu, Taiwan
  3. 44km (27mi) ESE of Nantou, Taiwan
  4. 44km (27mi) ESE of Zhongxing New Village, Taiwan
  5. 728km (452mi) ENE of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

 

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Earth Watch Report  –  Volcanic Activity

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Mount Gamkonora Volcano

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27.05.2013 03:00 PM Halmahera island, Indonesia Mount Gamkonora Volcano Volcano Activity 0608-04= Stratovolcano No. 0 Details

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Volcano Activity in Indonesia on Monday, 27 May, 2013 at 17:00 (05:00 PM) UTC.

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Increased earthquake activity has triggered an eruption alert by VSI, who raised the volcano’s status to 3 (“Siaga”, “warning”) out of 4 this morning. Indonesian volcanologists reported that the degassing plume from the summit crater of the volcano has turned dark, which suggests the presence of ash (probably phreatic in origin) since 25 May. The seismicity has shown significant changes with the appearance of harmonic tremor, low-frequency “tornillo” type-earthquakes (known from Galeras volcano in Colombia to often precede explosions). Volcanic-tectonic quakes (VA-type) related to rock fracturing have increased a lot, suggesting that magma at depth is intruding into new dykes. No ash plumes have been detected on satellite images. The last activity of Gamkonora goes back to January, when it produced some small phreatic explosions.

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The Watchers

Shallow earthquake M 5.8 (USGS) struck southeastern Uzbekistan on May 26, 2013 at 06:18 UTC. By preliminary reports USGS is reporting depth of 19.4 kmEMSC is reporting M 6.0 and depth at 10 kmGFZ is reporting M 5.8 at depth of 15 km.

Epicenter was located 19km (12mi) NNE of Bulung’ur, Uzbekistan and 34km (21mi) NE of Jomboy, Uzbekistan at coordinates 39.919°N 67.385°E.

ER reported that data arriving from their readers are telling there might be serious damage near the epicenter as this earthquake was well felt in Tashkent and even more in Dushambe, both at 200 km distance from the epicenter (ER).

Samarkand, the second-largest city in Uzbekistan, reports that the cellular network went down, but no damage known as yet.

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M5.5 – 9km NNW of Buka, Uzbekistan

 2013-05-24 22:18:33 UTC

Earthquake location 40.895°N, 69.173°E

Event Time

  1. 2013-05-24 22:18:33 UTC
  2. 2013-05-25 03:18:33 UTC+05:00 at epicenter
  3. 2013-05-24 17:18:33 UTC-05:00 system time

Location

40.895°N 69.173°E depth=15.8km (9.8mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 9km (6mi) NNW of Buka, Uzbekistan
  2. 14km (9mi) W of Piskent, Uzbekistan
  3. 22km (14mi) SW of Tuytepa, Uzbekistan
  4. 25km (16mi) ESE of Zafar, Uzbekistan
  5. 41km (25mi) S of Tashkent, Uzbekistan