koki (Major) Earthquakes list April 23, 2012 – Los Angeles (Orange County) Earthquake : Light to moderate shaking near the epicenter

(Major) Earthquakes list April 23, 2012 – Los Angeles (Orange County) Earthquake : Light to moderate shaking near the epicenter

Last update: April 24, 2012 at 12:33 am by By

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M 5.9      2012/04/23 22:40:25       48.394       154.779      Depth 44.6 km      KURIL ISLANDS
April 24, 2012 at 10:40:25 AM at epicenter
Strong earthquake at a a few hundred km from the volcanic Kuril Islands archipelago.
Hypocenter at an intermediate depth.

M 5.9      2012/04/23 21:21:46       0.321       125.412      Depth 55.8 km      MOLUCCA SEA
April 24, 2012 at 05:21:45 AM at epicenter
145 km (90 miles) SSE of Manado, Sulawesi, Indonesia
Nearly 2 million people will have felt a light shaking
Hypocenter at an intermediate depth which is the reason why the earthquake will be felt in a vast area.

greenish color near the epicenter, light to moderate shaking

M3.9 in the Greater Los Angeles area
The shallow quake happened at 10:37:02 AM (epicenter time)
The epicenter was almost below the beach and close to San Juan Capistrano, Laguna Beach and Mission Viejo. One of the experience reports that we received from Mission Viejo was talking from : Quick jolt followed by moderate shaking for short duration.
See below for the many other I Have Felt It reports that we have received.
USGS has calculated that nearly 164,000 people will have experienced a light shaking and that nearly 16 million people will have felt a weak to very weak shaking.
Light shaking should have been noticed in the following cities (theoretically) : Laguna Niguel, Dana Point and San Juan Capistrano.
Based on human reports from USGS, but also from earthquake-report.com, we can conclude that close to the direct epicenter a light to moderate shaking has been perceived.
The Orange County Register writes : Laurie Girand lives on Peppertree Bend, not more than a few hundred feet from the quake’s epicenter.  “It felt — without the explosion — like a small plane had crashed in the yard,” she said. “It was just a shock, and a shock that left you wondering.”
The Newport-Inglewood fault is the probable responsible for this earthquake.
The San Onofro nuclear plant reported no problems.  Considerable damage or serious injuries is not expected from this earthquake.
There was NO disruption of power, telecommunications, traffic lights, etc

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
EMSC Iran-iraq Border Region Apr 23 23:00 4.8 2 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Iran-iraq Border Region Apr 23 23:00 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS Iran-iraq Border Region Apr 23 23:00 4.8 9 MAP I Felt It
USGS Kuril Islands Apr 23 22:40 5.6 29 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Kuril Islands Apr 23 22:40 5.6 46 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Kuril Islands Apr 23 22:40 5.6 31 MAP I Felt It
USGS Crete, Greece Apr 23 22:15 4.7 47 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Crete, Greece Apr 23 22:15 4.7 47 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Crete, Greece Apr 23 22:15 4.8 2 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Off West Coast Of Northern Sumatra Apr 23 21:25 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS Molucca Sea Apr 23 21:21 5.7 42 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Molucca Sea Apr 23 21:21 5.7 60 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Northern Molucca Sea Apr 23 21:21 5.6 68 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Kuril Islands Apr 23 20:53 4.9 89 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Kuril Islands Apr 23 20:53 5.0 93 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON South Of Java, Indonesia Apr 23 19:57 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Apr 23 17:58 4.5 1 MAP I Felt It
USGS Greater Los Angeles Area, California Apr 23 17:37 3.9 13 MAP I Felt It
  • Tustin, CA - strange sound, very slight movement.
  • Orange County, CA - Light earthquake 10:37am
  • Santa Ana, Ca - at 10.40 AM it was a major jerk then stopped.
  • Newport Beach, CA - The build shook as if a truck had impacted it. It only lasted for one jolt, no longer than 3 seconds
  • Aliso Viejo, CA - Very loud, sounded at first like a plane fell on my apartment. Then the shaking started.
  • Cypress, CA 90630 - One very strong jilt followed by about 2 seconds of mild shaking
  • California - my laptop screen shook a bit
  • Orange, Orange County - loud noise, quick moderate shake
  • Irvine - More of a jolt, lasting less than 5 sec.
  • Orange - Short but strong
  • Lake Forest - Felt shaking for a second or two. Felt like someone is running on the roof.
  • Irvine, CA 92617 - Quick jolt not lasting more than 3 or 4 seconds
  • 475 Goddard, Irvine, CA - Mostly a loud noise no real shaking felt other than maybe a slight jolt.
  • Tustin, CA - short, quick jolt
  • Irvine - Sharp Jolt
  • Laguna Hills - Hard jolt and strong shaking for about 3 seconds.
  • Rancho Santa Margarita - Quick Jolt. Did not last long at all.
  • Mission Viejo, CA - A couple of noticeable (3.2-3.4) jolts and some mild shaking. Not a rolling sensation
  • 92869 - Felt a small activity here in Orange, California at approximantly 10:40am local time. Very short abrupt feeling.
  • Irvine, CA - Was laying down on bed and there was a shaKing, started rattle- ing our booKshelves. I jumped up and screemed, Jesus, Jesus and ran to the living room. It shooK a couple of seconds.
  • Irvine, CA 92697 - Building rumbling for perhaps 5 seconds, a lull of a couple of seconds, then 3 or 4 horizontal wave-like movements
  • San Clemente - quick jolt, felt like a sonic boom
  • N. Tustin - Strange loud boom. Only one quick jolt.
  • chino - very loud and quick shaking
  • Santa Ana - Woke me up from sleeping in longer today. Short jolt followed by shaking after.
  • Mission Viejo, CA - Quick jolt followed by moderate shaking for short duration.
  • Mission Viejo - Short but strong enough to get up out of your seat and prepare for more.
  • Riverside county - Fast jolt
  • UNITED STATES - Strong, loud jolt, very short moderate shaking
  • Tustin, Ca - Was a weak shake... Disappointing.
  • Orange, CA - Felt like a jolt where my house lifted and creaked for less than a half a second.
  • Lake Forest,CA - Definitely lasted longer than 5 seconds. it was loud.
  • Mission Viejo, CA - Loud Noise seem to last maybe 15 secs, Intense not rolling
  • Tustin, CA - Light shaking for a second then a large boom (my bottom can still feel it) followed by more shaking. Lasted only a couple of seconds
  • Tustin, CA - I work in a small building at a car dealership. It rattled the building pretty good -walls and ceiling shook for about 5 seconds
  • San Bernardino, CA - My computer shook slightly for a few seconds and my chair did as well, but it didn't last very long. Had I been walking, I do not think I would of felt it.
  • Irvine CA - in the office and felt a good up and down jolt then went on with my day. alot better than a tornado ;/
  • Tustin, Ca - very unexpecting, mild shaking, lasted less than 10 seconds, loud noise
  • Irvine 92614 - A short and strong jolt. Dangerous enough. Make sure you duck and cover next time!
  • Santa Ana - I work the night shift so I was still in bed then suddenly at 10:40am by bed started shaking. Went outside to ask my mom is she had felt that and she said she did. It was pretty weak. Lasted probably around 4 secs. Nothing broke nor move.
  • La mirada / whittier - I was the dentist and the power went out two times and the chair was shaking
  • Riverside - Was on the 4th floor of an old courthouse. Began with a boom and a jolt that stopped the court proceedings. This was followed by moderate shaking and rattling that lasted at least 30 seconds.
  • Riverside - I was at home, seated, when I first felt a small, short (about 2 seconds) rolling sensation. Then a slightly longer rolling sensation (about 5 to 6 seconds).
  • Aliso Viejo - It wasn't bad at all. I thought it was the sound of someone opening the garage door, but then the shaking continued for a few seconds. It was kind of fun!
  • USGS Kermadec Islands Region Apr 23 17:36 5.8 116 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Kermadec Islands Region Apr 23 17:36 5.8 100 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Kermadec Islands Region Apr 23 17:36 5.9 107 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Greece Apr 23 17:34 3.9 5 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Iran-iraq Border Region Apr 23 16:43 4.2 98 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Iran-iraq Border Region Apr 23 16:43 4.4 15 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Iran-iraq Border Region Apr 23 16:43 4.5 15 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Jujuy, Argentina Apr 23 16:22 4.4 211 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Jujuy, Argentina Apr 23 16:22 4.4 211 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Turkey Apr 23 16:14 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Turkey Apr 23 16:14 4.3 2 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Western Turkey Apr 23 16:14 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Georgia (sak'art'velo) Apr 23 15:50 4.1 5 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Georgia (sak'art'velo) Apr 23 15:50 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Central Mediterranean Sea Apr 23 15:23 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central Mediterranean Sea Apr 23 15:23 4.1 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Kepulauan Babar, Indonesia Apr 23 14:54 5.2 117 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Banda Sea Apr 23 14:54 5.1 140 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Kepulauan Babar, Indonesia Apr 23 14:54 5.2 129 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan Apr 23 14:00 4.0 39 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan Apr 23 14:00 4.0 39 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Tonga Region Apr 23 10:57 5.0 15 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Tonga Region Apr 23 10:57 5.1 16 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON South Of Tonga Islands Apr 23 10:57 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Jujuy Province, Argentina Apr 23 07:45 4.6 172 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Jujuy, Argentina Apr 23 07:45 4.4 182 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Jujuy, Argentina Apr 23 07:45 4.3 176 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Tonga Region Apr 23 07:21 4.8 42 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Tonga Region Apr 23 07:21 4.8 43 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON South Of Tonga Islands Apr 23 07:21 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Kuril Islands Apr 23 07:18 4.6 50 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Kuril Islands Apr 23 07:18 4.6 44 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Carlsberg Ridge Apr 23 06:32 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Dodecanese Islands, Greece Apr 23 06:28 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Dodecanese Islands, Greece Apr 23 06:28 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Tajikistan Apr 23 06:27 4.6 125 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Tajikistan-xinjiang Border Region Apr 23 06:27 4.8 117 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Tajikistan Apr 23 06:27 4.5 129 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Sumbawa Region, Indonesia Apr 23 05:37 4.6 71 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sumbawa Region, Indonesia Apr 23 05:37 4.6 71 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Tonga Islands Apr 23 03:08 4.8 238 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Tonga Apr 23 03:08 5.0 192 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Tonga Apr 23 03:08 5.0 200 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON South Sandwich Islands Region Apr 23 02:57 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS South Sandwich Islands Region Apr 23 02:57 4.9 18 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC South Sandwich Islands Region Apr 23 02:57 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC South Of Tonga Apr 23 02:14 5.1 42 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Tonga Region Apr 23 02:14 5.1 42 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON South Of Tonga Islands Apr 23 02:14 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Oaxaca, Mexico Apr 23 01:31 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Oaxaca, Mexico Apr 23 01:31 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Oaxaca, Mexico Apr 23 01:13 4.4 13 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Oaxaca, Mexico Apr 23 01:13 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Oaxaca, Mexico Apr 23 01:13 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Guatemala Apr 23 00:20 5.1 57 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Belize Apr 23 00:20 5.0 55 MAP I Felt It
  • placencia, Belize - felt in Placencia, a village just the coast of southern Belize.
  • San Ignacio.Belize - i did not feel it but many peolpe did!
  • Belize City, Belize, C.A. - Upper floor concrete house. Side to side motion.
  • Punta Gorda, Belize, C.A. - Felt two short tremours at arond 6:20 p.m.
  • GEOFON Guatemala Apr 23 00:20 4.9 52 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC North Indian Ocean Apr 23 00:12 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS North Indian Ocean Apr 23 00:12 4.5 9 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON North Indian Ocean Apr 23 00:12 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

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

    M 4.6      2012/04/22 21:41       Depth 591.3 km      CELEBES SEA, INDONESIA


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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    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.
    Environment :
    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) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    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.
    Environment :
    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.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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