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Jan Mayen Island Region: Earthquake Magnitude 6.1

JanMayen Quake_290111
© USGS
Earthquake Location
Date-Time
Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 06:55:26 UTC

Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 06:55:26 AM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location
70.965°N, 6.778°W

Depth
9.5 km (5.9 miles) set by location program

Region
JAN MAYEN ISLAND REGION

Distances
560 km (350 miles) ENE of Ittoqqortoormiit (Scoresbysund), Greenld

710 km (440 miles) NNE of Neskaupstadur, Iceland

975 km (600 miles) WNW of Tromso, Norway

2010 km (1250 miles) NE of NUUK (GODTHAB), Greenland

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Southeastern Iran: Earthquake Magnitude 6.0

Iran Quake_270111
© USGS
Earthquake Location
Date-Time
Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 08:38:28 UTC

Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 12:08:28 PM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location
28.185°N, 58.968°E

Depth
10.7 km (6.6 miles) set by location program

Region
SOUTHEASTERN IRAN

Distances
241 km (150 miles) SW (232°) from Zahedan, Iran

287 km (178 miles) ENE (67°) from Bandar-e Abbas, Iran

296 km (184 miles) SE (141°) from Kerman, Iran

509 km (316 miles) N (4°) from MUSCAT, Oman

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Shallow 3.9-Magnitude Quake Rattles Southern Idaho

A shallow earthquake with a magnitude of 3.9 has rattled parts of southern Idaho near the Wyoming and Utah borders.

The United States Geological Survey says the temblor struck Tuesday night about 9 miles southwest of Georgetown.

USGS says the epicenter was less than a mile underground.

Bear Lake County Sheriff's dispatcher Gene Perkins says no reports of damage or injuries were reported. He says he felt his chair "move just a hair" as he was sitting at home at the time of the quake.

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Indonesia: Earthquake Magnitude 6.1

Indon Quake_260111
© USGS
Earthquake Location
Date-Time
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 15:42:29 UTC

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 10:42:29 PM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location
2.120°N, 96.741°E

Depth
26.8 km (16.7 miles)

Region
SIMEULUE, INDONESIA

Distances
234 km (145 miles) WNW (282°) from Sibolga, Sumatra, Indonesia

267 km (166 miles) SW (233°) from Medan, Sumatra, Indonesia

407 km (253 miles) SSE (157°) from Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia

562 km (349 miles) W (259°) from KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia

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Tajikistan - Earthquake Magnitude 6.1

Tajikistan Quake_240111
© USGS
Earthquake Location
Date-Time
Monday, January 24, 2011 at 02:45:29 UTC

Monday, January 24, 2011 at 07:45:29 AM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location
38.437°N, 72.749°E

Depth
89.6 km (55.7 miles)

Region
TAJIKISTAN

Distances
95 km (60 miles) SW of Karakul, Tajikistan

150 km (90 miles) NE of Khorugh, Tajikistan

150 km (95 miles) SSW of Sary-Tash, Kyrgyzstan

350 km (215 miles) E of DUSHANBE, Tajikistan

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US: Earthquake Magnitude 3.5 - Sedona, AZ

Image
© USGS
Date-Time:

Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 12:16:47 UTC

Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 05:16:47 AM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location:
34.872°N, 112.058°W

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

Region:
ARIZONA

Distances:
25 km (15 miles) W of Sedona, Arizona

50 km (30 miles) SW of Flagstaff, Arizona

55 km (35 miles) NE of Prescott, Arizona

160 km (100 miles) N of PHOENIX, Arizona

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New Zealand: Quake shook house 'like dog with a bone'

Image
© File photo / Mark Mitchell
Roofing contractor Tony Stuart awoke today wondering how much more damage his house could absorb in the "shake rattle and roll" of the latest earthquake aftershock to hit Christchurch.

The 5.1 scale aftershock hit at 6.03am today and was centred 10km south-west of Christchurch at a depth of 10km.

There were few immediate reports of damage but Mr Stuart, who lives in the Cashmere Hills, said "the whole house was shaking on its foundations.

"The whole house just shakes like a dog with a bone. The whole house just shakes, rattles and rolls."

He said this morning's aftershock lasted about 15 seconds.

"I've had enough of them, I am sick and tired of them."

He said he was noticing more damage in his house all the time.

"It is amazing... the violence and how bad a house can shake. It's the noise and everything shakes and rattles and you wonder what sort of force causes this."

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US: Shallow 4.3 and 3.8 Magnitude Earthquakes hit Hawthorne NV within minutes of each other

Image
© USGS
Date-Time:
Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 17:29:25 UTC

Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 09:29:25 AM at epicenter

Location:
38.527°N, 118.407°W

Depth:
5.8 km (3.6 miles)

Region:
NEVADA

Distances:
19 km (12 miles) E (89°) from Hawthorne, NV

20 km (12 miles) W (277°) from Luning, NV

24 km (15 miles) SSW (203°) from Midway, NV

266 km (166 miles) E (90°) from Sacramento, CA

Comment: These are relatively shallow earthquakes. Perhaps they have to do with the Army Depot in Hawthorne that drills frequently in the area for geothermal energy. See page 2 of this link for the map of the rather impressive US Military Geothermal Resource locations across the US.


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Pakistan: Earthquake Magnitude 7.2

Image
© USGS
Date-Time:
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 20:23:17 UTC

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 01:23:17 AM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location:
28.827°N, 63.974°E

Depth:
10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program

Region:
SOUTHWESTERN PAKISTAN

Distances:
45 km (25 miles) W of Dalbandin, Pakistan

255 km (160 miles) W of Kalat, Pakistan

310 km (195 miles) ESE of Zahedan, Iran

1020 km (640 miles) WSW of ISLAMABAD, Pakistan

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Quake in Chile set off tremors in California-US study

Corrected - Quake in Chile set off tremors in California-US study

(Corrects 2nd paragraph to show that 500 people were killed and to show more than one tsunami struck)

A devastating earthquake in Chile last year may have set off a swarm of smaller quakes as far away as California, U.S. researchers reported on Friday.

They found evidence that the magnitude 8.8 quake in Chile, which killed 500 people and set off tsunamis that devastated coastal cities last February, set off a chain of events 10,000 km (6,200 miles) away.