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Papua New Guinea - Earthquake Magnitude 6.6

PNG Quake_160611
© USGS
Earthquake Location
Date-Time:
Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 00:03:36 UTC

Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 10:03:36 AM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location:
5.994°S, 151.095°E

Depth:
21.5 km (13.4 miles)

Region:
NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Distances:
115 km (71 miles) ESE of Kimbe, New Britain, PNG

173 km (107 miles) E of Kandrian, New Britain, PNG

577 km (358 miles) NE of PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea

2389 km (1484 miles) N of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia

Attention

Strong Quakes again rock shaken New Zealand city

A series of aftershocks rattled New Zealand's quake-devastated city of Christchurch again Monday, toppling one of the few buildings still standing downtown and sinking thousands of homes into darkness.
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A car is trapped in water on Ferry Road after two magnitude 6.0 and 5.5 earthquakes struck on Monday in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Bricks came crashing down in the cordoned-off city center, where only workers have tread since it was devastated in February's major earthquake. About 200 people were there when the quakes struck Monday, and two were briefly trapped in a church. In all, 10 people were injured in the city.

"We are being enveloped with dust," Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker told New Zealand's National Radio. "It is very, very scary."

All across the city, people fled buildings in panic when a 5.2-magnitude quake struck during lunchtime; just over an hour later, a 6.0 hit, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Other smaller quakes were also recorded.

In the central city and nearby suburbs, several buildings were damaged.

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Molucca Sea - Earthquake Magnitude 6.4

Molucca Quake_130611
© USGS
Earthquake Location.
Date-Time:
Monday, June 13, 2011 at 14:31:17 UTC

Monday, June 13, 2011 at 10:31:17 PM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location:
2.516°N, 126.438°E

Depth:
13.7 km (8.5 miles)

Region:
MOLUCCA SEA

Distances:
210 km (130 miles) ENE of Manado, Sulawesi, Indonesia

219 km (136 miles) NNW of Ternate, Moluccas, Indonesia

1040 km (646 miles) WSW of KOROR, Palau

1465 km (910 miles) SSE of MANILA, Philippines

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South Island of New Zealand - Earthquake Magnitude 6.0

NZ Quake_130611
© USGS
Earthquake Location
Date-Time:
Monday, June 13, 2011 at 02:20:50 UTC

Monday, June 13, 2011 at 02:20:50 PM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location:
43.580°S, 172.740°E

Depth:
9 km (5.6 miles)

Region:
SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND

Distances:
13 km (8 miles) NNE of Christchurch, New Zealand

207 km (128 miles) SSE of Westport, New Zealand

292 km (181 miles) SW of WELLINGTON, New Zealand

323 km (200 miles) NNE of Dunedin, New Zealand

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Eritrea/Ethiopia Region: Earthquake Magnitude 5.1 and 9 subsequent large aftershocks

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© USGS
Date-Time:
Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 15:37:05 UTC
Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 06:37:05 PM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location:
13.458°N, 41.684°E

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

Region:
ERITREA - ETHIOPIA REGION

Distances:
128 km (79 miles) WNW of Assab, Eritrea
193 km (119 miles) SW of Al Hudaydah, Yemen
239 km (148 miles) E of Mekele, Ethiopia
357 km (221 miles) ESE of ASMARA, Eritrea

Radar

US: 3.6 Earthquake in Channel Islands Area Felt in Ventura County, Westside

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A magnitude-3.6 earthquake that shook the Channel Islands area in the Pacific Ocean was felt 30 miles away in Ventura County and the Westside of Los Angeles, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake occurred about 1:17 a.m. Saturday, and was centered about 30 miles south of Malibu's Leo Carrillo State Beach. The epicenter of the quake was only about 2 miles beneath the surface.

According to the USGS' "Did you feel it?" website, which allows users to report if they felt shaking, the quake was felt in Oxnard, Newbury Park, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, and Calabasas, and also as far away as Brentwood, Encino, Van Nuys, Culver City, El Segundo and Westchester. The shaking was described as weak.

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US: Magnitude 4.5 Earthquake Rattles California Border Region

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A magnitude 4.5 earthquake rattled the California-Mexico border on Thursday morning.

The temblor was recorded at 8:22 a.m. near Seeley, Calif., about 15 miles southwest of Calexico in Imperial County. The area was shaken by last year's 7.1 Easter Sunday quake, which caused more than $90 million in damage.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake was felt across Imperial County as well as in San Diego, Orange County and parts of the Inland Empire. No damage was reported.

Attention

Five Injured in 5.3-Magnitude Earthquake in China's Xinjiang

A 5.3-magnitude earthquake hit a remote county in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Wednesday, causing a car pileup which left five injured.

The quake jolted Toksun County of Turpan Prefecture at 9:53 a.m., according to the China Earthquake Network Center.

Toksun County is about 160 km from Urumqi, the regional capital.

The quake caused several big rocks to roll down a mountain in the neighboring Dabancheng District, and onto a road forcing a driver to slam on his car brakes leading to a 17-car pileup, said Zhang Qirui, an official with the district's road bureau.

Five people were hurt in the collision, among whom two were severely injured, he said.

The epicenter was monitored at 43.0 degrees north latitude and 88.3 degrees east longitude with a depth of about 5 km, the center said.

The quake was followed by two large aftershocks, measuring 4.2- and 4.1-magnitude and occurring at 9:54 a.m. and 10 a.m., respectively, according to the center.

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US: Small 3.9 Magnitude Quake Hits St. Louis Region

Missouri - A small earthquake rattled the St. Louis region early Tuesday, shaking some people awake but not causing any reported damage.

The quake, which hit at 3:10 a.m. Tuesday, was a magnitude 3.9 temblor, according to scientists examining data at the U.S. Geological Survey in Golden, Colo.

"A lot of people felt it, but we're not talking about damage," said Don Blakeman, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey. "It was pretty short duration."

The city closest to the epicenter was Richwoods, six miles northeast of the quake center.

About 2,600 people logged on to the Geological Survey's website to report having felt the quake. Several hundred people from the St. Louis area's ZIP codes reported the quake as having the intensity of subtle shaking.

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Southern Peru - Earthquake Magnitude 6.0

S.Peru Quake_080611
© USGS
Earthquake Location
Date-Time:
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 at 03:06:18 UTC

Tuesday, June 07, 2011 at 10:06:18 PM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location:
17.059°S, 69.498°W

Depth:
101.3 km (62.9 miles)

Region:
SOUTHERN PERU

Distances:
131 km (81 miles) NE of Tacna, Peru

147 km (91 miles) SSE of Puno, Peru

153 km (95 miles) E of Moquegua, Peru

985 km (612 miles) SE of LIMA, Peru