Earthquakes list February 14, 2012 – Very strong earthquake near the Solomon Islands

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M 6.5 6.4      2012/02/14 08:19     Depth 54.7 km      SOLOMON ISLANDS
07:19:58 PM at epicenter
Very strong earthquake at an intermediate depth (preliminary data) close to the shore of San Cristobal island.
The Solomon Islands get regular violent earthquakes and have a high resistance against earthquakes of this type. The depth of the hypocenter has a weakening effect.
22,000 people will have experienced a strong shaking and 84,000 people a moderate shaking.
We do not expect serious damage or injuries IF the preliminary depth is confirmed later on.
NO immediate tsunami risk, although non-destructive waves can be generated close to the epicenter area.
74 km (46 miles) W (275°) from Kira Kira, Solomon Islands. The nearest populated places are: Suuruaharau (18km), Oneoia (13km), Rumahui (9km), Maneoura (15km), Manuagere (10km), Hada (15km), Huro (18km). The closest civilian airport is Kirakira (64km).
Update : USGS has updated the magnitude of this earthquake to Mw 6.4
Satellite map of the greater epicenter area (see below)

M 6.0      2012/02/14 06:21     Depth 10.0 km      NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
03:21:58 PM at epicenter
This earthquake looks more severe as it was. With an epicenter at least 70 km out of the coast, the impact was widespread bur weak.
Max. intensity on the JMA scale was 3. Earthquake-report.com uses 5+ to call it a moderately dangerous earthquake. There was never a tsunami risk.
93 km (57 miles) ESE of Mito, Honshu, Japan
165 km (102 miles) ENE of TOKYO, Japan
Satellite map of the greater epicenter area (see below)

M 4.8    2012/02/14    04:42     Depth 42.4 km    NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL PERU
Monday, February 13, 2012 at 11:42:20 PM at epicenter
Moderate earthquake at intermediate depth with epicenter in Sea water
Satellite map of the greater epicenter area (see below)

M 5.3      2012/02/14 01:34     Depth 16.7 km      GREECE
03:34:41 AM at epicenter
Closest village : Sarti at 6 km from the epicenter. Luckily the earthquake was centered a few km out in the Aegean Sea.
93 km (57 miles) SSW of Kavalla, Greece
Update  13:15 UTC : aftershock of M 4.6 at 14:08 local time. Depth : 11.8 km

Satellite map of the greater epicenter area

Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC – Click here for conversion in your local time.

SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Central Mid-atlantic Ridge Feb 14 23:39 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Central Mid-atlantic Ridge Feb 14 23:39 5.4 4 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Central Mid Atlantic Ridge Feb 14 23:39 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Feb 14 22:34 5.3 30 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Feb 14 22:34 5.4 30 MAP I Felt It
USGS Near The East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Feb 14 22:34 5.2 18 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Southern East Pacific Rise Feb 14 22:17 4.7 17 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON South Of Panama Feb 14 21:46 4.8 12 MAP I Felt It
USGS South Of Panama Feb 14 21:46 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC South Of Panama Feb 14 21:46 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Feb 14 19:15 4.7 36 MAP I Felt It
USGS Near The East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Feb 14 19:15 4.7 35 MAP I Felt It
USGS Bonin Islands, Japan Region Feb 14 18:24 4.7 15 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Bonin Islands, Japan Region Feb 14 18:24 4.7 15 MAP I Felt It
USGS Vanuatu Feb 14 18:07 5.0 26 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Vanuatu Feb 14 18:07 5.0 27 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Vanuatu Islands Feb 14 18:07 4.7 24 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Negros- Cebu Reg, Philippines Feb 14 15:40 4.7 40 MAP I Felt It
USGS Negros - Cebu Region, Philippines Feb 14 15:40 4.7 35 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Cebu, Philippines Feb 14 15:40 4.7 36 MAP I Felt It
USGS Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska Feb 14 14:20 4.8 132 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands Feb 14 14:20 4.7 127 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands Feb 14 14:20 4.8 108 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Tarapaca, Chile Feb 14 14:08 4.6 126 MAP I Felt It
USGS Tarapaca, Chile Feb 14 14:08 4.6 126 MAP I Felt It
USGS Ionian Sea Feb 14 13:21 4.7 14 MAP I Felt It
  • Zante - Strong enough to knock an object off a shelf.
  • Arkadi - The duration of the earthquake was really short, a couple of seconds maximum. A loud bang preceded it by a few seconds (maybe 20) and an almost imperceptible swaying. A second, louder bang was heard during the earthquake. (source EMSC)
  • Laganas - This is posted as 4.4. Having experienced many tremors and quakes I would have said this was around 5.5
  • Tsilivi - Certainly seemed stronger than 4.7 - my TV nearly fell off the shelf and various ornaments fell over. The biggest I have known in 3 years
  • GEOFON Greece Feb 14 13:21 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Greece Feb 14 12:08 4.6 11 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Off The East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Feb 14 10:48 4.9 45 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Feb 14 10:48 5.1 35 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Feb 14 10:48 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Calif.-baja Calif. Border Region Feb 14 10:09 4.7 34 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Baja California, Mexico Feb 14 10:09 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Mexicali, Baja California, México - It wasn't as much as shaking. It was more like a sideways movement. I felt like someone was rocking myy bed sideways. Really bad way to wake up when you realize no one is there moving your bed.
  • Yuma, Arizona - At 3:15 a.m. I felt the house shake lightly. It only lasted for a couple of seconds
  • San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico - At 3:10am a sudden shake lasting only a few seconds, but the sound of the windows and our house was the scary part.
  • EMSC Sonora, Mexico Feb 14 10:09 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Solomon Islands Feb 14 08:19 6.4 54 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Solomon Islands Feb 14 08:19 6.5 55 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Solomon Islands Feb 14 08:19 6.4 60 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Solomon Islands Feb 14 08:19 6.3 61 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sumbawa Region, Indonesia Feb 14 07:06 4.8 76 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Sumbawa Region, Indonesia Feb 14 07:06 4.9 9 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Feb 14 06:22 5.8 36 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Near The East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Feb 14 06:21 6.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Feb 14 06:21 5.8 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Tokyo - Very similar to the quake of Saturday
  • USGS Near The Coast Of Central Peru Feb 14 04:42 4.8 42 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near Coast Of Central Peru Feb 14 04:42 4.8 42 MAP I Felt It
  • Lima - Lots of noise and fast and strong shake.
  • Lima - 11:43. P.M. Lima Peru. Loud, Short, Strong. Waiting for news to report it.
  • Lima - At first a lot of noise, then a short (4 sec), heavy and strong shake!
  • EMSC Southern East Pacific Rise Feb 14 04:12 5.0 33 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Southern East Pacific Rise Feb 14 04:12 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Southern East Pacific Rise Feb 14 04:12 5.1 13 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Feb 14 03:27 5.4 30 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Feb 14 03:27 5.4 29 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Near The East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Feb 14 03:27 5.4 9 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Tarapaca, Chile Feb 14 02:15 4.7 131 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Tarapaca, Chile Feb 14 02:15 4.7 132 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Greece Feb 14 01:34 5.3 16 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Aegean Sea Feb 14 01:34 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Aegean Sea Feb 14 01:34 5.3 4 MAP I Felt It
  • Toroni - I have experienced many earthquakes in the past and I was never afraid before. This time I was frightened...The earthquake lasted more than usual, I rememmber thinking, "when is it gonna stop". Our dogs were also scared. (source EMSC)
  • Potamiá - A bit prolongued duration. Quaqe's second part was a bit stronger than tha first part. (source EMSC)
  • Kavala - It was definitely more than 5 seconds, unusually longer in duration I think. (source EMSC)
  • Thessalonika - Lasted for a few seconds. Some piece of furniture sounded moving on the wood floor of the upper neighbours. Was stronger than usual I think. Was followed by a small one a few minutes later. Just went on and watched on TV... (source EMSC)
  • Thessalonika - The earthquake had unusual long duration, about 10 seconds. (source EMSC)
  • Thessalonika - It was barely perceptible. My cat was very alert during and few seconds before it.It did not even feel like a 3 richter earthquake 5km frm the city. It was very faint to hardly noticeable. (source EMSC)
  • Thessalonika - What I felt was a swaying and also I saw swaying the chandeliers for few time... (source EMSC)

  • Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

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

    M 4.6      2012/02/13 23:07     Depth 35.3 km      BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION


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    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
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    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
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    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
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    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
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    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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    1. Mark Apland says:

      The 5.3 Atlantic Earthquake – appears to have been in the vicinity of the Peter and Paul rocks. I wonder if it was noticed there or affected them.

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