Earthquakes list December 30, 2010

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M 5.2      2010/12/30 20:46     Depth 16.8 km      SOUTHWEST OF THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
01:45:59 PM at epicenter
Epicenter under the Pacific Ocean floor at a huge distance from the Galapagos Islands
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M 5.1      2010/12/30 19:56     Depth 193.3 km      KURIL ISLANDS
December 31, 2010 at 06:56:36 AM at epicenter
Epicenter on top of the subduction zone. 150 km (95 miles) WSW of Severo-Kuril’sk, Kuril Islands, Russia
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M 4.8      2010/12/30 18:50    Depth 10.0 km     VIETNAM
local time 01:50 – 31/12
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Data is still preliminary (Only EMSC has reported this earthquake)
52 km SW Son la (pop 19,054)
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M 4.5      2010/12/30 08:56     Depth 4.9 km     POLAND
09:56:42 AM at epicenter
3 miners died in this earthquake.
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Only a few km from Glogow. 85 km (55 miles) NW of Wroclaw, Poland
Poland has a lot of weak earthquakes. This one is at the upper scale of the Magnitudes.
EMSC (European seismology) reported a Magnitude of 4.8 and a depth of 1 km.
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M 5.0      2010/12/30 07:35      Depth 19.0 km     SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS REGION
06:35:25 PM at epicenter
Epicenter on top of a subduction zone in between Hendo Island and San Cristobal.
160 km (100 miles) W of Lata, Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands.
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M 4.7      2010/12/30 01:49     Depth 9.6 km     NORTHERN YUKON TERRITORY, CANADA
December 29, 2010 at 05:49:20 PM at epicenter
Weak earthquake in a wilderness area in Yukon, Canada. 210 km (130 miles) NNE of Mayo, Yukon Territory, Canada
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From midnight UTC until 10:30 AM UTC a number of moderate earthquakes occurred in unpopulated places like the Bonin Islands – Japan (aftershocks),  South Sandwich Islands (on the way to Antarctica) and Vanuatu (aftershocks).

Earthquakes occurred yesterday (UTC time), but today local time

M 5.2      2010/12/29 18:31    Depth 33.0 km     WESTERN XIZANG (TIBET), CHINA
local time 00:16:04.6 2010-12-30
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Semi-Dangerous earthquake approx. 60 km from Nyima, Tibet.
Magnitudes above 5 can be very dangerous in China if the epicenter is located near a city.
The area (if the preliminary location of the epicenter will be confirmed) seems to be scarcely populated though.
The earthquake happened just after midnight.
Earthquake-Report.com calls this earthquake Moderately Dangerous based on the current data set, available right after the earthquake.
UPDATE 19:27 UTC : A moderate aftershock occurred in the same area 30 minutes after the first quake. No news yet in Chinese media.
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M 4.4      2010/12/29 16:57     Depth 41.2 km     LUZON, PHILIPPINES
December 30, 2010 at 12:57:25 AM at epicenter
Weak earthquake with epicenter in the South China Sea, approx. 60 km from Santa Cruz, Luzon.
Luzon is the island where also Manila is located (Manila at a distance of 205 km).
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M 4.7      2010/12/29 14:35     Depth 581.1 km     FIJI REGION
December 30, 2010 at 02:35:41 AM at epicenter
Epicenter approx. 30 km from Tuvuca. Tuvuca is a small island off Vanua Balavu in Fiji’s Lau archipelago, it is a densely wooded and inhabited island and rises 800 feet above sea level at the highest point. There is only one village on the island. Tuvuca has untapped deposits of phosphate.
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Comments

  1. chrissy says:

    This may sound like a stupid question, but if you look at all seismic activity, throught the entire world, is it possible to see a connection or possibly a pattern to it all? Just curious

    • Armand Vervaeck says:

      Chrissy,
      This is definitively NOT a stupid question. We are 100% sure that there is NO relation on a worldwide basis (an earthquake in the Pacific will not set off an earthquake in China).
      Scientists are studying all the time relations in between different earthquakes in the same greater area and do want to find clues how to predict better future earthquakes.
      NO pattern neither. There are literally thousand’s of geologist studying this matter worldwide.
      The first one who comes with a near solution will get almost instantly the Nobel prize !
      Earthquakes are a misery and a tragedy for hundred’s of millions of people.
      When there would be any clue or big step forward, you will read it immediately in this website.

      Armand Vervaeck
      Founder SOS Earthquakes non-profit foundation

    • chrissy says:

      Thank you! I was wondering about that. I live in kentucky, and recently there have been a couple earthquakes around us in different states, and as they have been saying we are “due” for a large one, it just got me thinking about this!

  2. Ana Paula Correia and José Ribeiro (Portugal) says:

    It appears the Polish earthquake caused 3 deaths among miners:

    http://www.wbj.pl/article-52641-update-three-miners-lost-in-rudna-tragedy.html?typ=ise

    • Armand Vervaeck says:

      Thank you Ana Paula. I will write an article tomorrow on this tragic earthquake

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