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M 5.5 2012/04/16 11:23 Depth 10.5 km SOUTHERN GREECE
The preliminary earthquake epicenter is located in the sea at +50 km from Kalamata
GFZ reports (automatic) a Magnitude of 5.2 at a depth of 10 km. EMSC reports a Magnitude of 5.3 at a depth of 20 km (all data preliminary)
Update 11:50 UTC : USGS has published his data and now reports a Magnitude of 5.5 at a depth of 10.5 km. Distance of the epicenter to Kalamata : 55 km
Update 11:53 UTC : The epicenter is located in the Ionian Sea in between the fault and the Islands of Sapientza and Schiza. Sapientza has a population of 7 and Schiza a polulation of 2 (2001 census). Distance from the epicenter to the mainland (Methoni, 2.638 inhabitants) : approx. 20 km.
Update 11:56 UTC : Based on the (preliminary) data we possess at the moment, we expect no serious damage or injuries from this earthquake.
Earthquake Phuket, Thailand
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Experience report from Phuket (just in) : short and sharp, ground shaking…
Update 09:59 UTC : The Thai Meteorological service has not yet reported an earthquake. The most recent M5.6 aftershock in the Indian Ocean will normally to far away to feel some shaking from it. The origin must be something else . We will in the meantime link the experience reports we are receiving to this Sumatra / Indian Ocean quake.
Update 10:09 UTC : The Thai government confirmed the earthquake and told that it was felt even stronger than the Sumatra quake on April 11.
Earthquake-Report.com has received a number of felt reports all originating from Phuket, which means that the strongest impact will have been around Phuket.
Update 10:13 UTC : All we know so far comes from the experience reports in our site and a mention in a Thai newspaper. It indicates that an earthquake has occurred. Based on our experience, we expect that will be shallow and very local. We expect a Magnitude in between 3 and 4, max. M4.5.
Update 10:20 UTC : The “Phuket Wan Tourism News” is mentioning an official report that the Magnitude would be M5.3! At Earthquake-Report.com we have a hard time to believe this, as such an earthquake must have been detected in the meantime by the major seismological agencies in the world. We think that the Thai officials have referred to the Sumatra aftershock, which in NO way can be linked to the current earthquake (providing that the data we have is correct). The newspaper mentions also that officials had had calls from Rawai, Chalong, Patong and Kamala about the earthquake.
Update 10:20 UTC : A lot of people panicked and ran to higher grounds, as the 2004 cruel tsunami and last week experience with Tsunami alarm is till in the memory cache.
Update 10:35 UTC : This earthquake has not yet received any official mention or report so far.
Update 12:25 UTC : Once again, we do not believe that the Phuket shaking has its origin in the 5.3 earthquake (aftershock) in the Indian Ocean. The distance from this aftershock’s epicenter to Phuket is +1000 km. Only an earthquake with a Magnitude of 7+ is able to create some weak shaking from such a distance. Based on our daily experience, we expect this earthquake to originate from a local fault as we only received mentions from Phuket and a limited area around Phuket.
Update 13:23 UTC : The Phuket Wan Tourism News has finally solved the mystery around the Phuket earthquake. As stated in our earlier updates, the origin of the quake is Phuket based (Thalang district), the Magnitude of 4.3. In an update the news-site wrote : Thailand’s National Disaster Warning Center said a quake hit Thailand on Monday – and the epicenter was in Phuket’s Thalang district. Acting director Burin Wetchbantoeng said that an earthquake of 4.3 magnitude hit in Phuket at 4.44pm with epicenter at Thalang district
Update 16:57 UTC : We are quiet surprised that the Thai Meteorological Department has not listed this earthquake so far ! Only the international are mentioned (which confused press and local people) .
Update 18:20 UTC : Thai Meteorological Department has reported that a M2.1 earthquake occurred at 16:47 local time with epicenter in Talang, Phuket. It looks that also the
M 5.8 2012/04/16 02:17 Depth 9.9 km SULAWESI, INDONESIA
10:17:49 AM at epicenter – Epicenter location see below in list
169 km (105 miles) NNW of Kendari, Sulawesi, Indonesia
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* The earthquake occurred in a very populated area. The nearest populated places are: Wiwirano (18km), Larea (19km), Kolono (19km), Wawontoa (9km), Unsongi (18km). The closest civilian airport is Soroako (53km).
Population near the epicenter (providing that the earthquake data are correct). Radius 2 km : 16 people, 5 km : 791 people, 10 km : 3,250 people and 20 km 23,936 people.
* The epicenter is located in a hilly area with slopes as much as 43% based on GDACS data.
* BMKG, the local seismological agency reports a magnitude of M5.7 at a depth of 10 km.
* Earthquake-report.com calls an area of max. 20 km around the epicenter at moderate risk, especially because of potential landslides
* Based on data of USGS the earthquakes intensity is very high with approx. 5,000 people exposed at a VII MMI very strong shaking. 50,000 people will have felt a strong shaking.
* We expect that it will take several hours before we expect to hear some news from the epicenter area.
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Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC – Click here for conversion in your local time.
|GEOFON||Mid Indian Ridge||Apr 16 23:53 PM||4.9||10||MAP I Felt It|
|USGS||Mid-indian Ridge||Apr 16 23:53 PM||4.9||9||MAP I Felt It|
|EMSC||Mid-indian Ridge||Apr 16 23:53 PM||4.9||10||MAP I Felt It|
|GEOFON||Mid Indian Ridge||Apr 16 23:42 PM||4.7||10||MAP I Felt It|
|EMSC||Vanuatu||Apr 16 20:16 PM||4.8||100||MAP I Felt It|
|GEOFON||Vanuatu Islands||Apr 16 20:16 PM||4.9||51||MAP I Felt It|
|GEONET||Taupo||Apr 16 18:36 PM||5.0||150||MAP I Felt It|
|USGS||Sulawesi, Indonesia||Apr 16 18:01 PM||5.3||44||MAP I Felt It|
|EMSC||Sulawesi, Indonesia||Apr 16 18:01 PM||5.2||40||MAP I Felt It|
|GEOFON||Sulawesi, Indonesia||Apr 16 18:01 PM||5.3||31||MAP I Felt It|
|EMSC||Komandorskiye Ostrova Region||Apr 16 17:02 PM||4.6||10||MAP I Felt It|
|EMSC||Off W Coast Of Northern Sumatra||Apr 16 16:05 PM||5.1||10||MAP I Felt It|
|USGS||Off The West Coast Of Northern Sumatra||Apr 16 16:05 PM||5.2||10||MAP I Felt It|
|GEOFON||Off West Coast Of Northern Sumatra||Apr 16 16:05 PM||5.0||10||MAP I Felt It|
|EMSC||Southern Greece||Apr 16 15:06 PM||4.7||30||MAP I Felt It|
|USGS||Southern Greece||Apr 16 15:06 PM||4.8||40||MAP I Felt It|
|GEOFON||Off West Coast Of Northern Sumatra||Apr 16 12:57 PM||4.6||10||MAP I Felt It|
|EMSC||Southern Greece||Apr 16 12:02 PM||4.6||60||MAP I Felt It|
|USGS||Southern Greece||Apr 16 12:02 PM||4.7||10||MAP I Felt It|
|EMSC||Southern Greece||Apr 16 11:23 AM||5.5||40||MAP I Felt It|
|USGS||Southern Greece||Apr 16 11:23 AM||5.5||36||MAP I Felt It|
|GEOFON||Southern Greece||Apr 16 11:23 AM||5.6||31||MAP I Felt It|
|EMSC||Western Turkey||Apr 16 10:10 AM||4.7||5||MAP I Felt It|
|USGS||Off The West Coast Of Northern Sumatra||Apr 16 09:46 AM||5.3||14||MAP I Felt It|
|GEOFON||Off West Coast Of Northern Sumatra||Apr 16 09:46 AM||5.2||10||MAP I Felt It|
|EMSC||Off W Coast Of Northern Sumatra||Apr 16 09:46 AM||5.3||10||MAP I Felt It|
|GEOFON||Java, Indonesia||Apr 16 07:37 AM||4.6||60||MAP I Felt It|
|EMSC||Sunda Strait, Indonesia||Apr 16 07:37 AM||4.6||60||MAP I Felt It|
|USGS||Sunda Strait, Indonesia||Apr 16 07:37 AM||4.8||36||MAP I Felt It|
|EMSC||Gulf Of California||Apr 16 03:27 AM||5.0||40||MAP I Felt It|
|USGS||Gulf Of California||Apr 16 03:27 AM||5.0||10||MAP I Felt It|
|GEOFON||Gulf Of California||Apr 16 03:27 AM||5.0||10||MAP I Felt It|
|EMSC||Sulawesi, Indonesia||Apr 16 02:17 AM||5.7||30||MAP I Felt It|
|GEOFON||Sulawesi, Indonesia||Apr 16 02:17 AM||5.8||22||MAP I Felt It|
|USGS||Sulawesi, Indonesia||Apr 16 02:17 AM||5.8||9||MAP I Felt It|
Data sources courtesy : USGS – EMSC – GFZ – GEONET
Earthquakes occurred yesterday (UTC time), but today local time
Aftershocks after the Mw8.6 to the West of Sumatra are getting less powerful and the number is also decreasing
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