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Indonesia: Earthquake Magnitude 6.1 - North of Halmahera

Indonesia Earthquake_210710
© USGS
Earthquake Location
Date-Time:
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at 09:16:04 UTC

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at 06:16:04 PM at epicenter

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Location:
3.037°N, 128.214°E

Depth:
102 km (63.4 miles) set by location program

Region:
NORTH OF HALMAHERA, INDONESIA

Distances:
265 km (165 miles) NNE of Ternate, Moluccas, Indonesia

410 km (255 miles) ENE of Manado, Sulawesi, Indonesia

1500 km (930 miles) SSE of MANILA, Philippines

2580 km (1600 miles) ENE of JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia

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Papua New Guinea: Earthquake Magnitude 6.3 - New Britain Region

Papua Earthquake_200710
© USGS
Earthquake Location
Date-Time:
Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at 19:18:23 UTC

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at 05:18:23 AM at epicenter

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Location:
5.917°S, 150.681°E

Depth:
35.9 km (22.3 miles)

Region:
NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Distances:
70 km (45 miles) SE of Kimbe, New Britain, PNG

130 km (80 miles) ENE of Kandrian, New Britain, PNG

550 km (340 miles) NE of PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea

2400 km (1490 miles) N of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia

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Papua New Guinea: 2nd Earthquake Magnitude 7.3 - New Britain Region

Image
© USGS
Date-Time:
Sunday, July 18, 2010 at 13:35:02 UTC

Sunday, July 18, 2010 at 11:35:02 PM at epicenter

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Location:
6.019°S, 150.497°E

Depth:
57.6 km (35.8 miles)

Region:
NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Distances:
65 km (40 miles) SE of Kimbe, New Britain, PNG

105 km (65 miles) ENE of Kandrian, New Britain, PNG

525 km (325 miles) NE of PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea

2385 km (1480 miles) N of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia

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Papua New Guinea: Earthquake Magnitude 6.9 - New Britain Region

Image
© USGS
Date-Time:
Sunday, July 18, 2010 at 13:04:13 UTC

Sunday, July 18, 2010 at 11:04:13 PM at epicenter

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Location:
6.116°S, 150.522°E

Depth:
57.5 km (35.7 miles)

Region:
NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Distances:
75 km (45 miles) SSE of Kimbe, New Britain, PNG

110 km (65 miles) E of Kandrian, New Britain, PNG

520 km (325 miles) NE of PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea

2385 km (1480 miles) N of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia

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Alaska: Earthquake Magnitude 6.7 - Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands

Alaska Earthquake_180710
© USGS
Earthquake Location
Date-Time:
Sunday, July 18, 2010 at 05:56:49 UTC

Saturday, July 17, 2010 at 09:56:49 PM at epicenter

Location:
52.970°N, 169.504°W

Depth:
35 km (21.7 miles) set by location program

Region:
FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA

Distances:
43 km (27 miles) W (274°) from Nikolski, AK

222 km (138 miles) WSW (244°) from Unalaska, AK

277 km (172 miles) WSW (243°) from Akutan, AK

1493 km (928 miles) WSW (241°) from Anchorage, AK

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US: Nearly 1,000 Small Quakes Since July 7th 5.4 Magnitude Earthquake - Southern California

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© USGS
A week after a strong 5.4 magnitude shook the Coachella Valley and surrounding areas, more than 800 smaller quakes have been recorded in the same area.

According to U.S. Geological Survey data, hundreds upon hundreds of smaller magnitude quakes have hit the Borrego Springs and nearby communities since July 7, adding up to around 877 temblors.

Of those, six earthquakes stronger than a magnitude of 3.0 have hit in the area, according to the U.S.G.S.

On July 7, an earthquake measuring 5.4 magnitude hit northwest of Borrego Springs, sending shock waves through Southern California and neighboring Arizona, Nevada and Mexico. More than 24,000 people reported feeling that earthquake to the U.S.G.S., using their 'did you feel' it feature.

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US: Washington, DC Area Shaken by 3.6 Magnitude Earthquake

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© USGS
Potomac-Shenandoah Region
The DC area was shaken by a minor earthquake early Friday. The quake hit at 5:04 a.m. EDT and had a magnitude of 3.6. The quake was centered in the Rockville, Md., area said Randy Baldwin, a physicist with U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center.

Gloria Jackson, a police communications supervisor for the Montgomery County Police Department, said the department has gotten numerous calls about the earthquake, but that no injuries or significant property damage had been reported as of 5:35 a.m.

Details from USGS:

Date-Time:
Friday, July 16, 2010 at 09:04:47 UTC

Friday, July 16, 2010 at 05:04:47 AM at epicenter

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Location:
39.167°N, 77.252°W

Depth:
5 km (3.1 miles) set by location program

Region:
POTOMAC-SHENANDOAH REGION

Distances:
15 km (10 miles) NW of Rockville, Maryland

30 km (15 miles) ENE of Leesburg, Virginia

35 km (20 miles) NW of WASHINGTON, D.C.

70 km (45 miles) WNW of ANNAPOLIS, Maryland

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Chile: Earthquake Magnitude 6.5 - Bio-Bio

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© USGS
Date-Time:
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at 08:32:22 UTC

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at 04:32:22 AM at epicenter

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Location:
38.002°S, 73.282°W

Depth:
28.4 km (17.6 miles)

Region:
BIO-BIO, CHILE

Distances:
55 km (35 miles) SE of Lebu, Bio-Bio, Chile

100 km (65 miles) NW of Temuco, Araucania, Chile

100 km (65 miles) SW of Los Angeles, Bio-Bio, Chile

560 km (345 miles) SSW of SANTIAGO, Region Metropolitana, Chile

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'Haiti Disaster Relief Scenario' was envisaged by U.S. military one day before devastating earthquake

mullen haiti military earthquake
© U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, center, then chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, walks with U.S. Soldiers in a devastated area of downtown Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Feb. 26, 2010.
A Haiti disaster relief scenario had been envisaged at the headquarters of US Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) in Miami one day prior to the earthquake.

The holding of pre-disaster simulations pertained to the impacts of a hurricane in Haiti. They were held on January 11. (Bob Brewin, 'Defense launches online system to coordinate Haiti relief efforts' (1/15/10) -- GovExec.com, complete text of article is contained in Annex below)

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), which is under the jurisdiction of the Department of Defense (DoD), was involved in organizing these scenarios on behalf of US Southern Command.(SOUTHCOM).

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UK: International interest for Leader lightning story

A Louth Leader story about mysterious lightning seen during February's earthquake has sparked national and international interest.

The Times newspaper quoted the story on Saturday in its Weather Eye section.



light over Louth
©Martin Baldwin and Ian Holmes
An artist's impression of earthquake light over Louth.


It reports how people told the Leader they saw flashes of light at the time of the earthquake at 12.56am on February 27.

There is also a mention of the sighting of ball lightning in the Westgate home of Elvira Witney.