Earthquakes list December 26, 2011

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M 6.0      2011/12/26 04:48     Depth 78.6 km      TONGA
06:48:08 PM at epicenter
Strong earthquake 20 km out of the Niuatoputapu coast, an island belonging to Tonga. Niuatoputapu means sacred island.  934 people are living on the island (2006 census).
As the depth of the hypocenter was located at 78.6 km, this earthquake will be harmless (max. moderate shaking MMI V).
Earthquakes are common in this part of the Pacific Ocean
28 km (17 miles) SSW of Hihifo, Tonga and 272 km (169 miles) N of Neiafu, Tonga
Satellite map of the greater epicenter area

Weak  shallow earthquakes well felt by people living above it
M 4.5    2011/12/26    01:49     Depth 27.2 km    NORTHEASTERN IRAN
32 km (19 miles) NE of Bojnurd, Iran

Summary of earthquakes only faintly felt by people
M 5.1      2011/12/26 20:34     Depth 43.2 km     MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
M 4.5      2011/12/26 20:18     Depth 35.8 km     SOUTHERN IRAN
M 4.7      2011/12/26 17:55     Depth 94.5 km      NEW IRELAND REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
M 5.6      2011/12/26 16:12     Depth 69.9 km     VANUATU
M 4.9      2011/12/26 08:35     Depth 178.9 km      HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN
M 4.8      2011/12/26 08:03     Depth 112.7 km      TIMOR REGION

Daily summary of earthquakes only surrounded by a lot of water
M 4.8      2011/12/26 23:05     Depth 57.7 km     SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS
M 4.8      2011/12/26 18:31     Depth 15.4 km      SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS
M 4.8      2011/12/26 16:40     Depth 14.3 km      KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION

Ridge earthquakes in the Oceans (separating tectonic plates)
M 4.8      2011/12/26 16:24     Depth 10.0 km      CARLSBERG RIDGE

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

Summary of earthquakes only faintly felt by people
M 4.9      2011/12/25   20:07     Depth 70.9 km     SOLOMON ISLANDS
M 5.0      2011/12/25    17:41      Depth 49.3 km      NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

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