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5.6 earthquake hits Waikato, New Zealand

A 5.6 magnitude earthquake has hit south Waikato tonight.

The quake struck 10 kilometres east of Tokoroa just before 8pm, at a depth of 200 kilometres.

It was widely felt throughout the North Island.

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Hindu Kush Region - Earthquake Magnitude 6.2 - Afghanistan

Afghan Quake_170910
© USGS
Earthquake Location
Date-Time:
Friday, September 17, 2010 at 19:21:13 UTC

Friday, September 17, 2010 at 11:51:13 PM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location:
36.488°N, 70.826°E

Depth:
199.7 km (124.1 miles)

Region:
HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN

Distances:
75 km (45 miles) SSE of Faizabad, Afghanistan

115 km (70 miles) NW of Chitral, Pakistan

130 km (80 miles) SSW of Khorugh, Tajikistan

265 km (165 miles) NE of KABUL, Afghanistan

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US: Earthquake Magnitude 5.0 quake rumbles along Arizona-Baja border

Image
© Scripps Media, Inc.
A magnitude-5.0 earthquake has shaken a rural area near the border of Arizona and Mexico.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the 3:52 a.m. Tuesday quake was centered 42 miles southwest of San Luis, a Yuma County border town in southwest Arizona. The preliminary 5.4-magnitude shaker was revised to 5.0.

San Luis police dispatcher Elias Gonzalez felt the quake and described it as a brief jolt. He says a few residents telephoned to report feeling the quake, which also set off some burglar alarms, but there are no reports of damage or injury.

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Chile - Earthquake Magnitude 6.1 - Offshore Bio-Bio

Chile Quake_090910
© USGS
Earthquake Location
Date-Time:
Thursday, September 09, 2010 at 07:28:02 UTC

Thursday, September 09, 2010 at 03:28:02 AM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location:
37.005°S, 73.368°W

Depth:
17.6 km (10.9 miles)

Region:
OFFSHORE BIO-BIO, CHILE

Distances:
35 km (20 miles) SW of Concepcion, Bio-Bio, Chile

70 km (45 miles) NNE of Lebu, Bio-Bio, Chile

105 km (65 miles) WNW of Los Angeles, Bio-Bio, Chile

465 km (290 miles) SSW of SANTIAGO, Region Metropolitana, Chile

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Vanuata - Earthquake Magnitude 6.2

Vanuatu Quake_080910
© USGS
Earthquake Location
Date-Time:
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 at 11:37:38 UTC

Wednesday, September 08, 2010 at 10:37:38 PM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location:
20.699°S, 169.810°E

Depth:
54.1 km (33.6 miles)

Region:
VANUATU

Distances:
140 km (85 miles) SSE of Isangel, Tanna, Vanuatu

220 km (135 miles) ENE of Tadine, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia

365 km (225 miles) SSE of PORT-VILA, Efate, Vanuatu

1860 km (1160 miles) ENE of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia

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Fiji - Earthquake Magnitude 6.3

Fiji Quake_070910
© USGS
Earthquake Location
Date-Time:
Tuesday, September 07, 2010 at 16:13:32 UTC

Wednesday, September 08, 2010 at 04:13:32 AM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location:
15.869°S, 179.261°W

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

Region:
FIJI REGION

Distances:
155 km (100 miles) ENE of Lambasa, Vanua Levu, Fiji

210 km (130 miles) SW of Sigave, Ile Futuna, Wallis and Futuna

350 km (220 miles) NE of SUVA, Viti Levu, Fiji

2400 km (1490 miles) NNE of Auckland, New Zealand

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New Zealand earthquake: ground moved by 11ft

Christchurch earthquake
© EPA
A taxi is covered in rubble on Manchester St, Christchurch
A massive earthquake caused the ground beneath the New Zealand city of Christchurch to shift up to 11 feet.

The magnitude 7.1 quake on Friday night in New Zealand was larger than the one that killed 200,000 people in Haiti this year and appeared to have opened a new fault line.

Mark Quigley, a geology professor leading a team investigating the cause of the quake, said: "One side of the earth has lurched to the right."

Much of the centre of Christchurch remained sealed off and under curfew for a second night on Sunday.

More than 500 buildings have been badly damaged. Two men were seriously hurt by falling masonry but there have been no reports of deaths.

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Tonga: Earthquake Magnitude 6.1

Tonga Quake_040910
© USGS
Earthquake Location
Date-Time:
Saturday, September 04, 2010 at 08:52:01 UTC

Saturday, September 04, 2010 at 09:52:01 PM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location:
17.270°S, 174.000°W

Depth:
37.1 km (23.1 miles)

Region:
TONGA

Distances:
150 km (90 miles) S of Hihifo, Tonga

155 km (95 miles) N of Neiafu, Tonga

445 km (275 miles) NNE of NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga

2430 km (1510 miles) NNE of Auckland, New Zealand

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New Zealand: Earthquake Magnitude 7.0 - Christchurch

Image
© Screen shot, Google Maps
The quake at a depth of 34 kilometres (21.1 miles) struck six kilometres (four miles) from Christchurch at 04:05 am (1635 GMT Friday), the USGS said.
A 7.0 magnitude earthquake rocked New Zealand's second largest city Christchurch early Saturday, causing widespread damage including the collapse of some buildings and power outages, witnesses and the U.S. geological survey said. The Civil Defence ministry said the national crisis management centre had been activated. "We've had a wide range of reports of some serious damage," a civil defence spokesman said.

Although many people with minor injuries sought treatment, hospitals said there were no reports of any serious injuries although doctors were on standby because of the intensity of the quake and the damage to buildings.

The quake struck at a depth of 16.1 kilometres some 30 kilometres northwest of Christchurch at 4:35 a.m. (11:35 a.m. ET Friday), the USGS said.

Roads in the seaside suburbs were packed with cars as residents moved inland but there were no tsunami alerts issued. A swarm of aftershocks were ongoing and police said damage was widespread throughout Christchurch, with electricity supplies cut to about half of the city of about 340,000.

Sewer lines were damaged and residents were being urged to conserve water supplies. Local resident Colleen Simpson told the Stuff website that many people had run out onto the streets in fear, while the mobile phone network was failing.

"Oh my God. There is a row of shops completely demolished right in front of me," Simpson said. Kevin O'Hanlon, from Mairehau in Christchurch, said: "Just unbelievable. I was awake to go to work and then just heard this massive noise and, boom, it was like the house got hit. It just started shaking. I've never felt anything like it."

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Alaska: Earthquake Magnitutde 6.3 - Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands

Alaska Quake_030910
© USGS
Earthquake Location
Date-Time:
Friday, September 03, 2010 at 11:16:08 UTC

Friday, September 03, 2010 at 02:16:08 AM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location:
51.785°N, 176.010°W

Depth:
50.8 km (31.6 miles)

Region:
ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA

Distances:
45 km (30 miles) E of Adak, Alaska

130 km (80 miles) WSW of Atka, Alaska

1905 km (1180 miles) WSW of Anchorage, Alaska

2715 km (1680 miles) W of JUNEAU, Alaska