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South Sandwich Islands Region - Earthquake Magnitude 6.2

Sandwich Islds Quake_111211
Earthquake Location
Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 09:54:55 UTC

Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 07:54:55 AM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

55.980°S, 28.238°W

115.5 km (71.8 miles)


104 km (64 miles) NW of Visokoi Island, South Sandwich Islands

354 km (219 miles) NNW of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands

1984 km (1232 miles) ESE of STANLEY, Falkland Islands

3315 km (2059 miles) SE of BUENOS AIRES, D.F., Argentina


Strong 6.5 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Mexico, Killing Two

© Reuters/Claudia Daut
People stand on a green patch between two streets in Mexico City December 10, 2011 after an earthquake. A powerful 6.5 magnitude earthquake shook Mexico on Saturday, killing at least one person, knocking out lights in parts of the capital and sending people rushing into the streets.
A powerful 6.5 magnitude earthquake shook Mexico on Saturday, killing at least two people, knocking out lights in parts of the capital and sending people rushing into the streets.

There were no immediate reports of severe damage or injuries in Mexico City but emergency services said an 18-year-old man was killed when a roof collapsed in Iguala, a small city between the capital and the tourist resort of Acapulco.

A 25-year-old man was killed when a rock fell on a small van on the Mexico City-Acapulco highway, a spokesman for emergency services in southwestern Guerrero state said.

"I was dreadfully afraid, I thought it was never going to end," said Laura Gonzalez, who was drinking in a bar in the capital at the time of the quake, which lasted 40 seconds.

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Mexico - Earthquake Magnitude 6.5 - Guerrero

Mexico Quake_111211
Earthquake Location
Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 01:47:26 UTC

Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 07:47:26 PM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

18.038°N, 99.796°W

64.9 km (40.3 miles)


42 km (26 miles) SW of Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico

56 km (34 miles) ESE of Arcelia, Guerrero, Mexico

62 km (38 miles) NNW of Chilpancingo, Guerrero, Mexico

166 km (103 miles) SSW of MEXICO CITY, D.F., Mexico

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Idukki Region of India Shaken Once Again by Rumbling Tremors

Idukki region, Kerala, India
© sarose.blogs.com
For the third time within a month, high ranges of the district, bordering neigbouring Idukki, experienced tremors when mild earthquake shook Erattupetta and adjoining areas on Saturday afternoon.

According to reports, Poonjar, Poonjar Thekkekkara, Teekoy, Wagamon and Adukkom Erattupetta areas experienced mild tremors accompanied by deep rumbling sounds. The tremors hit by 3:30 p.m., almost the same time when parts of the Idukki district experienced tremors. There are no reports of loss to life and property.

The same areas experienced tremors on November 18 and November 26. The one on November 26 had recorded a magnitude of 3.2 on the Richter scale.

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Myanmar - Rise of Underground Water Temperature Causes Volcano Mud Eruptions

Chiang Mai - An earthquake in Rakhine State has caused underground water temperatures to rise, setting off volcano eruptions of mud and small amounts of lava.

Erupting Volcano
© Narinjara
A volcano erupting in the Kyaukphyu area in 2008.
Retired geologist Soe Thein said volcanos in the Kyaukphyu Township area on Ramree Island were set off along a fault line. More volcano mud eruptions might occur, he said, but there is no danger or need for mass evacuations.

"When there is earth crust movement in these fault lines, there will be underground water circulation and more water will move up to the surface as hot springs, but they are not like real volcanoes. They do not pose a danger to people," Soe Thein said.

The highest number of underground hot spring fault lines is in Kyaukphyu Township. The hot spring fault line runs through Magwe Region.

A mud volcano erupted on November 26 on a small hill one mile west of Bawyabaya village, about 32 miles from Kyaukphyu. The eruption sent magma and lava 15-feet into the air, and about 5 acres of nearby land was covered by magma.

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US: West Texas earthquake is second in state in 3 days

Lubbock - Texas has had its second minor earthquake this week.

The U.S. Geological Survey website shows that the 3.4 magnitude quake happened at 12:47 p.m. Friday and was centered 15 miles north of Snyder in West Texas. The area is 68 miles southeast of Lubbock.

The Scurry County sheriff's office said there were no immediate reports of injury or damage.

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Atacama, Chile - Earthquake Magnitude 6.1

Atacama Quake_071211
Earthquake Location
Wednesday, December 07, 2011 at 22:23:09 UTC

Wednesday, December 07, 2011 at 07:23:09 PM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

27.884°S, 70.932°W

15.6 km (9.7 miles)


79 km (49 miles) NNW of Vallenar, Atacama, Chile

80 km (49 miles) SW of Copiapo, Atacama, Chile

234 km (145 miles) N of Coquimbo, Coquimbo, Chile

619 km (384 miles) N of SANTIAGO, Region Metropolitana, Chile

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Huge Japan Quake Cracked Open Seafloor

Cracked Seafloor
© Norio Miyamoto, JAMSTEC
This 8-inch-wide (20 cm) crevasse stretches for at least tens of meters in a north-south direction; its depth is unknown. The crack, at a depth beneath the water's surface of 10, 558 feet (3,218 m) was imaged on Aug. 10, 2011.
The March 2011 megaquake off the coast of Japan opened up fissures as wide as 6 feet (3 meters) in the seafloor, a new study finds.

The fissures now scar the seafloor where peaceful clam beds once lay, according to Takeshi Tsuji, a researcher at Kyoto University in Japan. Along with seismic studies, the fissures, revealed by manned submersible vehicles that investigated the seafloor after the quake, show how the crust around the quake's epicenter expanded and cracked.

Tsuji and his colleagues had a unique opportunity to see how the seafloor changed after the magnitude-9.0 quake struck on March 11. Before the quake, the researchers had taken video and photographs of the seafloor on the continental side of the Japan Trench, near where the crust would later rupture, generating an enormous tsunami that killed about 20,000 people.

Those videos showed a quiet seafloor broken only by occasional clam beds, Tsuji reported here today (Dec. 6) at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). After the quake, however, the seabed shows evidence of the massive forces released there.

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Mountain explodes violently in Vietnam as earth cracks- scientist warn of a coming quake

© Tuoi Tre
A mountain of the Truong Son chain in the central Quang Nam Province exploded and caused the land crack near the dam of the Song Tranh 2 hydroelectricity power plant
About 50km from Quang Nam province's administrative center is Tam Ky City. It takes over three hours for a motorbike to make it down the bumpy road DT616 crossing mountains and hills from there to Bac Tra My Town, where strange geologic activity has residents on edge

Increasingly violent mountain explosions

Residents of the town cannot help but feel anxious, as the intensity of the quakes keeps increasing. The nearby mountain of the Truong Son chain explodes ever more loudly every night.

Lu Quang Lai, nearly 70, says he has never witnessed such strange phenomenon in Tra My in the past decades.

"About 10 months ago, when the new hydroelectricity power plant started to conserve water, the water level in the lake got higher every day. The land here seemed to change. Every night exploding sounds would emanate from the earth, followed by a rumbling sound. Recently the explosions and quakes have become more violent. Glasses and cups fall down like leaves, everything tilts", Lai speaks in a tremble.

Nguyen Phuoc Danh, a motorbike mechanic, lives in a house 300km from Song Tranh 2 hydroelectricity plant's dam. His home is the worst affected in the area, suffering from three tremors.

"Two nights ago, the mountain exploded with a deafening sound. Although I've become used to the noise caused by TNT explosives during the dam's construction, nothing compared to the recent explosion.

"A few seconds later, the earth shook. The roof and the windows rattled. Things started to fall. The wall creaked, and then cracked. I took my wife and kids out to the street. A chill crept up from my heels to my head just like electricity", Danh says in disbelief.


US: 2 small earthquakes rumble through Lincoln County, Oklahoma; no injuries reported

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Two small earthquakes have shaken central Oklahoma.

The U.S. Geological Survey says both earthquakes were centered in Lincoln County and recorded between 10:42 p.m. and 11:05 p.m. Friday.

The first 2.7 magnitude earthquake was recorded about six miles west northwest of Prague. The second was a 2.3 magnitude tremor whose epicenter was five miles south southeast of Sparks and seven miles northeast of Meeker. No injuries were reported.