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US: Colorado - Earthquake Magnitude 4.6, followed by Magnitude 5.3 - numerous aftershocks

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© USGS
Date-Time:
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 05:46:19 UTC

Monday, August 22, 2011 at 11:46:19 PM at epicenter

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Location:
37.070°N, 104.700°W

Depth:
4 km (2.5 miles)

Region:
COLORADO

Distances:
15 km (9 miles) WSW of Trinidad, Colorado

33 km (20 miles) NW of Raton, New Mexico

54 km (33 miles) S of Walsenburg, Colorado

290 km (180 miles) S of DENVER, Colorado

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Indonesia - Earthquake Magnitude 6.0

Indon Quake_220811
© USGS
Earthquake Location
Date-Time:
Monday, August 22, 2011 at 20:12:20 UTC

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 03:12:20 AM at epicenter

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Location:
6.410°S, 103.985°E

Depth:
31.3 km (19.4 miles)

Region:
SOUTHWEST OF SUMATRA, INDONESIA

Distances:
176 km (109 miles) SW of T.-Telukbetung, Sumatra, Indonesia

232 km (144 miles) W of Cilegon, Java, Indonesia

315 km (195 miles) W of JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia

329 km (204 miles) W of Sukabumi, Java, Indonesia

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Series Of Earth Tremors Felt In Western Scotland

A magnitude 2.9 earthquake, followed by at least six earth tremors, was recorded in western Scotland on Sunday, according to the British Geological Survey (BGS).

The 2.9 quake struck at 8:37 AM GMT at a depth of 11.6 km. The epicentre was located a few kilometres south of Lochailort, a hamlet that lies at the head of Loch Ailort. Three tremors were recorded on Sunday, measuring 1.4 (11:13 AM), 0.9 (11:16 AM) and 2.0 (18:24 AM) on the Richter Scale. A further three tremors were recorded by the BGS on Monday.

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© Google Maps
Location of 2.9 mag earthquake marked on Google Maps.
The BGS reported that the largest of the quakes was felt in Lochailort, Glenfinnan and Acharacle.

Reports received by the BGS included: "there was a bang, then a rumbling, almost like a distant explosion"; "rumble lasted for two or three seconds with a distinct thump"; and "it was the loudest and most severe we've witnessed since living here but thankfully the shortest".

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6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Near Japan Coast

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© Unknown
A strong earthquake struck off the coast of eastern Japan on early Monday evening, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

The 6.0-magnitude earthquake at 8.23 p.m. local time (1123 GMT) was centered about 113 kilometers (70 miles) east-southeast of Miko, the capital city of Ibaraki Prefecture. It struck about 30 kilometers (18 miles) deep, making it a shallow earthquake, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).

Tremors with an intensity of 3 on the Japanese seismic scale of 0 to 7 were felt in several areas along the coast, which was heavily damaged by a massive quake and tsunami in March. Light shaking was also felt in Tokyo, the country's capital, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS), which measured the strength of the earthquake at 5.9 on the Richter scale, estimated that some 4 million people may have felt light shaking. "There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage," the USGS said.

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Vanuatu: Another Earthquake Magnitude 7.0

Vanuatu Quake_200811
© USGS
Earthquake Location
Date-Time:
Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 18:19:24 UTC

Sunday, August 21, 2011 at 05:19:24 AM at epicenter

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Location:
18.287°S, 168.132°E

Depth:
28.5 km (17.7 miles)

Region:
VANUATU

Distances:
69 km (42 miles) SSW of PORT-VILA, Efate, Vanuatu

177 km (109 miles) NW of Isangel, Tanna, Vanuatu

328 km (203 miles) SSE of Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

1853 km (1151 miles) ENE of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia

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Vanuatu: Earthquake Magnitude 7.1

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© USGS
Date-Time:
Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 16:55:02 UTC

Sunday, August 21, 2011 at 03:55:02 AM at epicenter

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Location:
18.259°S, 168.069°E

Depth:
40.6 km (25.2 miles)

Region:
VANUATU

Distances:
63 km (39 miles) SSW of PORT-VILA, Efate, Vanuatu

190 km (118 miles) NW of Isangel, Tanna, Vanuatu

316 km (196 miles) SSE of Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

1850 km (1149 miles) ENE of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia

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Fiji Region - Earthquake Magnitude 6.2

Fiji Quake_190811
© USGS
Earthquake Location
Date-Time
Friday, August 19, 2011 at 03:54:27 UTC

Friday, August 19, 2011 at 03:54:27 PM at epicenter

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Location
16.526°S, 176.905°W

Depth
413.2 km (256.8 miles)

Region
FIJI REGION

Distances
283 km (175 miles) SSE of Sigave, Ile Futuna, Wallis and Futuna

343 km (213 miles) WSW of Hihifo, Tonga

370 km (229 miles) SSW of MATA'UTU, Ile Uvea, Wallis and Futuna

2396 km (1488 miles) NNE of Auckland, New Zealand

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Japan: Earthquake Magnitude 6.3 - East Coast of Honshu

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© USGS
Date-Time:
Friday, August 19, 2011 at 05:36:32 UTC

Friday, August 19, 2011 at 02:36:32 PM at epicenter

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Location:
37.673°N, 141.716°E

Depth:
43.6 km (27.1 miles)

Region:
NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

Distances:
99 km (61 miles) SE of Sendai, Honshu, Japan
103 km (64 miles) NE of Iwaki, Honshu, Japan
113 km (70 miles) E of Fukushima, Honshu, Japan
283 km (175 miles) NE of TOKYO, Japan

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US: Earthquake Magnitude 3.2 Strikes Long Beach and Los Angeles

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© Unknown
A Southern California earthquake today August 18, 2011 struck moments ago centered in Long Beach; the earthquake was felt over sections of Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Today's earthquake was of a marginal magnitude. But because it struck at a narrow depth, it was felt over a wide section of the South Bay and Southern California.

Ten minutes ago, at roughly 2:43 PM PST, a 3.2 earthquake struck Los Angeles County. Its epicenter was south east of Long Beach. Unlike previous earthquakes this year in the region, today's quake was not centered out in the Pacific Ocean.

Rather initial statements by USGS issued to news indicate that the quake was centered just a few blocks west of Pacific Coast Highway. Initial reports put the quake centered closest to the intersection of E7th Street and Park Avenue. It was centered apparently just north of the American Golf Pro Shops on the 9th Hole of the local Recreation Park Golf Course, near the East 7th street corridor.

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Off The Coast of Honshu, Japan - Earthquake Magnitutde 6.2

Honshu Quake_170811
© USGS
Earthquake Location
Date-Time
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 11:44:07 UTC

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 09:44:07 PM at epicenter

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Location
36.776°N, 143.773°E

Depth
10 km (6.2 miles) (poorly constrained)

Region
OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

Distances
304 km (188 miles) E of Iwaki, Honshu, Japan

339 km (210 miles) E of Mito, Honshu, Japan

349 km (216 miles) ESE of Sendai, Honshu, Japan

418 km (259 miles) ENE of TOKYO, Japan