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

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© 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."

Bizarro Earth

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

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© 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.


Bizarro Earth

Pakistan: Earthquake Magnitude 7.2

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© 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

Radar

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.

Bizarro Earth

US: More Aftershocks Rattle Monterey County Following 4.5 Magnitude Earthquake

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© USGS
The U.S. Geological Survey reported another pair of magnitude 3.0 and larger earthquakes struck Wednesday evening near Monterey County, less than a day after a 4.5-magnitude tremor and numerous aftershocks rattled the region.

The largest earthquakes this evening - one with a magnitude of 3.7 and the other with a magnitude of 3.9 - shook an area seven miles west of Prunedale at 7:54 p.m. and 8 p.m., respectively.

Since Wednesday morning, that area of the hills bordering Monterey and San Benito counties has experienced 27 earthquakes following the magnitude 4.5 quake that punctuated the day's seismic activity.

That tremor struck near Fremont Peak State Park at 12:51 a.m., according to the USGS, and had a depth of 1.8 miles. The epicenter was located 10 miles east-southeast of Prunedale and 45 miles south-southeast of San Jose.

Most of the aftershocks had a magnitude between 1.1 and 2.9, but four of the 27 measured 3.0 or larger.

Bizarro Earth

Loyalty Islands - Earthquake Magnitude 7.0

Loyalty Islds Quake_130111
© USGS
Earthquake Location
Date-Time:
Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 16:16:41 UTC

Friday, January 14, 2011 at 03:16:41 AM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location:
20.589°S, 168.548°E

Depth:
7.2 km (4.5 miles)

Region:
LOYALTY ISLANDS

Distances:
125 km (80 miles) NNE of Tadine, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia

135 km (85 miles) SSW of Isangel, Tanna, Vanuatu

285 km (180 miles) NE of NOUMEA, New Caledonia

1755 km (1090 miles) ENE of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia

Bizarro Earth

Japan: Earthquake Magnitude 6.5 - Bonin Islands Region

Japan Quake_120111
© USGS
Earthquake Location
Date-Time:
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 21:32:55 UTC

Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 07:32:55 AM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location:
26.944°N, 140.006°E

Depth:
520.4 km (323.4 miles)

Region:
BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

Distances:
220 km (135 miles) W of Chichi-shima, Bonin Islands, Japan

275 km (170 miles) NNW of Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, Japan

975 km (600 miles) S of TOKYO, Japan

Better Earth

Switzerland hit by three minor quakes

Three small earthquakes shook the west of Switzerland overnight but there were no reports of damage, Swiss police said on Sunday.

The quakes, which registered between 2.8 and 3.3 on the open-ended Richter scale, were recorded in the Valais canton.

Bizarro Earth

Vanuatu - Earthquake Magnitutde 6.4

Vanuatu Quake_100111
© USGS
Earthquake Location
Date-Time:
Sunday, January 09, 2011 at 17:21:55 UTC

Monday, January 10, 2011 at 04:21:55 AM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location:
19.281°S, 168.132°E

Depth:
32.8 km (20.4 miles)

Region:
VANUATU

Distances:
125 km (75 miles) WNW of Isangel, Tanna, Vanuatu

170 km (105 miles) S of PORT-VILA, Efate, Vanuatu

250 km (155 miles) N of Tadine, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia

1785 km (1110 miles) ENE of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia

Bizarro Earth

Vanuatu - Earthquake Magnitutde 6.6

Vanuatu Quake_090111
© USGS
Earthquake Location
Date-Time:
Sunday, January 09, 2011 at 10:03:43 UTC

Sunday, January 09, 2011 at 09:03:43 PM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location:
19.163°S, 168.326°E

Depth:
17.4 km (10.8 miles)

Region:
VANUATU

Distances:
110 km (65 miles) WNW of Isangel, Tanna, Vanuatu

160 km (100 miles) S of PORT-VILA, Efate, Vanuatu

270 km (165 miles) N of Tadine, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia

1815 km (1130 miles) ENE of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia