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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

Bizarro Earth

Earthquake Magnitude 6.3 - Southeast of The Loyalty Islands

Loyalty Isld Quake_050111
© USGS
Earthquake Location
Date-Time:
Wednesday, January 05, 2011 at 06:46:17 UTC

Wednesday, January 05, 2011 at 05:46:17 PM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location:
22.304°S, 171.595°E

Depth:
135.9 km (84.4 miles)

Region:
SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS

Distances:
50 km (30 miles) WNW of Ile Hunter, Loyalty Isl., New Caledonia

315 km (195 miles) WSW of Ceva-i-Ra, Fiji

530 km (330 miles) E of NOUMEA, New Caledonia

1635 km (1020 miles) NNW of Auckland, New Zealand

Radar

Second earthquake in a fortnight hits the North of England

Image
© UK Daily Mail
Earthquake measured 3.6 on the Richter scale - People living near the epicentre describe a 'rumbling' noise

The second earthquake in a fortnight rocked the North of England last night.

People near the epicentre in Ripon, in North Yorkshire, reported hearing what they described as an 'explosion' or a 'rumbling' when the quake hit.

It measured 3.6 on the Richter scale and experts estimate the tremor happened four miles below ground level.

Just a fortnight ago Coniston, in Cumbria, was struck by tremors measuring 3.5.

Last night's earthquake happened just after 9pm and caused worried people to run from their homes to safety.

It was felt across Cumbria, Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire.

Chris Allinson, 17, was watching television with his family in Ripon when the quake rattled their home.

The A-level student, who is studying at Giggleswick School, said: 'I heard a loud rumbling like the sound of a big tractor passing the house outside.

'Things started shaking and the dogs started barking. It got louder and louder and I jumped up to get outside.

'Then there was just this rush of sound like a snowdrift falling from a tiled roof, and after that, silence. We stood outside and stared at each other.'

Bizarro Earth

US: Earthquake Magnitude 4.6 - Utah

Image
© USGS
Date-Time:
Monday, January 03, 2011 at 12:06:36 UTC

Monday, January 03, 2011 at 05:06:36 AM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location:
38.247°N, 112.340°W

Depth:
5.4 km (3.4 miles)

Region:
Utah

Distances:
10 km (6 miles) NW (325°) from Circleville, UT

10 km (6 miles) W (277°) from Junction, UT

14 km (9 miles) WNW (288°) from Kingston, UT

61 km (38 miles) ESE (105°) from Milford, UT

203 km (126 miles) ENE (69°) from Caliente, NV

281 km (175 miles) S (188°) from Salt Lake City, UT

Better Earth

Strong Earthquake Strikes Central Chile

A 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck the central coastal area of Chile on Sunday, some 70 kilometers (45 miles) northwest of Temuco, the U.S. Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of major damage or injury.

The quake, which stuck around 5:20 p.m. (3:20 p.m. ET), was felt as far away as Santiago, roughly 595 km (370 miles) north of where the USGS said the quake occurred. The epicenter was more than 10 miles underground, the USGS said.


Loreto Henriquez, manager of the Holiday Inn Express in Temuco, felt the quake for about a minute, describing it as loud and strong. She said people ran into the streets, but did not report any major damage.

Bizarro Earth

Chile - Earthquake Magnitude 7.1 - Araucania

Chile Quake_020111
© USGS
Earthquake Location
Date-Time:
Sunday, January 02, 2011 at 20:20:16 UTC

Sunday, January 02, 2011 at 05:20:16 PM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location:
38.360°S, 73.281°W

Depth:
16.9 km (10.5 miles)

Region:
ARAUCANIA, CHILE

Distances:
70 km (45 miles) NW of Temuco, Araucania, Chile

90 km (55 miles) SSE of Lebu, Bio-Bio, Chile

130 km (80 miles) SW of Los Angeles, Bio-Bio, Chile

595 km (370 miles) SSW of SANTIAGO, Region Metropolitana, Chile

Evil Rays

Northern Israel rattled by 3.6 magnitude earthquake

No injuries or damage reported; Beit She'an area felt quake the strongest but actual source has yet to be identified.

An earthquake measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale was felt by residents in the Jordan Valley area on Saturday. No injuries or damage were reported.

In the area reaching from Safed to Beit She'an to Tiberias, police received dozens of phone calls from residents saying they thought an earthquake was happening. Many residents hurried out of their homes looking for a safe place, with some seeking refuge in bomb shelters and stairwells.

According to the calls, Beit She'an residents felt the earthquake the strongest, although the actual source of the quake has not yet been identified.

Bizarro Earth

Argentina - Earthquake Magnitude 7.0 - Santiago Del Estero

Argentina Quake_010111
© USGS
Earthquake Location
Date-Time:
Saturday, January 01, 2011 at 09:56:59 UTC

Saturday, January 01, 2011 at 06:56:59 AM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location:
26.758°S, 63.103°W

Depth:
583.6 km (362.6 miles) set by location program

Region:
SANTIAGO DEL ESTERO, ARGENTINA

Distances:
160 km (100 miles) NE of Santiago del Estero, Argentina

185 km (115 miles) SSE of El Quebrachal, Salta, Argentina

190 km (120 miles) N of Anatuya, Santiago del Estero, Argentina

960 km (600 miles) NNW of BUENOS AIRES, D.F., Argentina