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Italian quake triggers rockslides

Rome - A magnitude 4.5 earthquake near the Aeolian islands off Italy's southern coast triggered rockslides near a crowded beach on Monday, sparking panic but no causing injuries, officials and Italian media said.

Local news reports initially reported as many as seven people suffered injuries after the quake struck near the main island of Lipari at 1254 GMT, but officials later denied any caused by the fall of rocks.

"There are no injuries or victims," Senate speaker Renato Schifani, who was vacationing in the area aboard a boat and was evacuated by authorities, told Italian television channel Sky TG24. "The situation is under control."

Local health officials said at least six people suffered panic attacks, including some who jumped into the sea when the rockslides occurred and were bitten by jellyfish, the Ansa news agency said.

"I've never seen the ground shake like this before," Andrea Graffagnini, an event promoter who was in Lipari when the quake struck, told Ansa. "I saw people screaming and jumping into the water in fear."

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Mauritius: Earthquake Magnitude 6.3 - Reunion Region

Mauritius Quake_160810
© USGS
Earthquake Location
Date-Time:
Monday, August 16, 2010 at 03:30:55 UTC

Monday, August 16, 2010 at 07:30:55 AM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location:
17.788°S, 65.692°E

Depth:
10.6 km (6.6 miles)

Region:
MAURITIUS - REUNION REGION

Distances:
320 km (200 miles) NE of Ile Rodrigues, Mauritius

900 km (560 miles) ENE of PORT LOUIS, Mauritius

3135 km (1950 miles) SSW of COLOMBO, Sri Lanka

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Papua New Guinea: Earthquake Magnitude 6.3

PNG Quake_150810
© USGS
Earthquake Location
Date-Time:
Sunday, August 15, 2010 at 15:09:30 UTC

Monday, August 16, 2010 at 01:09:30 AM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location:
5.708°S, 148.337°E

Depth:
183.1 km (113.8 miles) set by location program

Region:
NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Distances:
145 km (90 miles) WNW of Kandrian, New Britain, PNG

185 km (115 miles) NE of Lae, New Guinea, PNG

435 km (270 miles) NNE of PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea

2460 km (1530 miles) NNW of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia

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Mariana Islands: Earthquake Magnitude 6.6

Marianna Quake_140810
© USGS
Earthquake Location
Date-Time:
Saturday, August 14, 2010 at 23:01:05 UTC

Sunday, August 15, 2010 at 09:01:05 AM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location:
12.211°N, 141.408°E

Depth:
22.5 km (14.0 miles)

Region:
MARIANA ISLANDS REGION

Distances:
390 km (240 miles) WSW of HAGATNA, Guam

465 km (290 miles) WSW of Rota, Northern Mariana Islands

465 km (290 miles) NE of Yap, Micronesia

570 km (355 miles) SW of SAIPAN, Northern Mariana Islands

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Mariana Islands: Earthquake Magnitude 6.3

Marianna Quake_140810
© USGS
Earthquake Location
Date-Time:
Saturday, August 14, 2010 at 07:30:16 UTC

Saturday, August 14, 2010 at 05:30:16 PM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location:
12.328°N, 141.473°E

Depth:
9.7 km (6.0 miles)

Region:
MARIANA ISLANDS REGION

Distances:
375 km (235 miles) WSW of HAGATNA, Guam

450 km (280 miles) WSW of Rota, Northern Mariana Islands

480 km (300 miles) NE of Yap, Micronesia

560 km (345 miles) SW of SAIPAN, Northern Mariana Islands

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Mariana Islands: Earthquake Magnitude 6.9

Mariana Quake_130810
© USGS
Earthquake Location
Date-Time:
Friday, August 13, 2010 at 21:19:32 UTC

Saturday, August 14, 2010 at 07:19:32 AM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location:
12.409°N, 141.487°E

Depth:
4.7 km (2.9 miles) (poorly constrained)

Region:
MARIANA ISLANDS REGION

Distances:
375 km (230 miles) WSW of HAGATNA, Guam

445 km (275 miles) WSW of Rota, Northern Mariana Islands

485 km (300 miles) NE of Yap, Micronesia

550 km (340 miles) WSW of SAIPAN, Northern Mariana Islands

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Ecuador: Earthquake Magnitude 7.1

Image
© USGS
Date-Time:
Thursday, August 12, 2010 at 11:54:16 UTC

Thursday, August 12, 2010 at 06:54:16 AM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location:
1.260°S, 77.312°W

Depth:
211 km (131.1 miles) set by location program

Region:
ECUADOR

Distances:
145 km (90 miles) E of Ambato, Ecuador

155 km (95 miles) ENE of Riobamba, Ecuador

155 km (95 miles) SSW of Nueva Loja, Ecuador

175 km (110 miles) SE of QUITO, Ecuador

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Vanuatu: Earthquake Magnitude 6.0

Vanuatu Earthquake_110810
© USGS
Earthquake Location
Date-Time:
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 03:35:20 UTC

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 02:35:20 PM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location:
17.382°S, 167.729°E

Depth:
41 km (25.5 miles)

Region:
VANUATU

Distances:
75 km (45 miles) WNW of PORT-VILA, Efate, Vanuatu

215 km (130 miles) SSE of Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

290 km (180 miles) NW of Isangel, Tanna, Vanuatu

1875 km (1170 miles) ENE of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia

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Vanuatu: Earthquake Magnitude 7.3

Vanuatu Earthquake_100810
© USGS
Earthquake Location
Date-Time:
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at 05:23:46 UTC

Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at 04:23:46 PM at epicenter

Location:
17.590°S, 167.978°E

Depth:
35 km (21.7 miles) set by location program

Region:
VANUATU

Distances:
38 km (24 miles) WNW (297°) from PORT-VILA, Vanuatu

246 km (153 miles) SSE (159°) from Santo (Luganville), Vanuatu

255 km (159 miles) NNW (328°) from Isangel, Vanuatu

1889 km (1174 miles) ENE (57°) from Brisbane, Australia

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Quakes Due to Undersea Volcano, Expert Claims

Manila: Three major earthquakes that occurred in the south Philippines on July 24 were due to the eruption of Kawio Barat, a big underwater volcano rising 10,000 feet from 18,000 feet of water between Indonesia and the south Philippines, said an expert, whose analysis was challenged by a local scientist.

Three major undersea earthquakes with magnitudes of 6.8 and 7.1 on the Richter scale, occurred in the Moro Gulf off Mindanao on July 24, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) confirmed, adding the undersea quakes did not damage land areas.

The quakes, tectonic in origin, had nothing to do with the eruption of a recently discovered undersea volcano, the Kawio Barat, Mahar Lagmay, associate professor at the University of the Philippines National Institute of Geological Sciences, told the Inquirer.

However, Jim Holden, chief scientist for the US-Indonesia deep-sea expedition of Kawio Barat, said in a press release quoted by the Inquirer that the major earthquakes off south Philippines last month were due to the eruption of Kawio Barat, which was recently found by scientists under the seabed of Sulawesi Islands in Indonesia.