(Major) Earthquakes list August 2, 2012 – Very powerful earthquake east of New Ireland, PNG

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Very powerful earthquake east of New Ireland, PNG
A very strong earthquake at intermediate depth to the east of New Ireland, Papua New Guinea. The earthquake was felt as a light shaking 180 km to the north. Theoretical calculations from USGS did expect a moderate shaking (MMI V) at the closest populated areas at Southern New Ireland. PNG people are experiencing often very strong to massive earthquakes. Earthquake-Report.com does not expect any serious damage or injuries from this earthquake.  This is the second very strong earthquake in the area in only a couple of days. The Magnitude was to weak and the depth to deep to generate even a small tsunami.

Deep very strong earthquake strikes the Peru – Brazil border area
We consider this earthquake to be harmless based on the (normal) deep hypocenter of 130 to 140 km.
These data are preliminary and have to be confirmed after manual recalculation.
32 km (20 miles) E (89°) from Pucallpa, Peru. In the case of deep earthquakes is the distance from the epicenter to the city less important than in the case of shallow earthquakes. The shaking will of course be stronger close to the epicenter but if you add the depth to this distance, you will immediately understand that even at a Magnitude of 6 the shaking will be max. MMI IV or light shaking. This light shaking will have been felt by 469000 people. 2.7 million people (also in the neighboring countries) will have felt a weak to very weak shaking.

Sismo profundo muy fuerte golpea el Perú – Brasil, la zona fronteriza (google translation)
Consideramos que este terremoto que es inofensivo basado en el hipocentro (normal) de profundidad de 130 a 140 km.
Estos datos son preliminares y deben ser confirmados después de la actualización manual.
32 km (20 millas) E (89 °) de Pucallpa, Perú. En el caso de terremotos profundos es la distancia desde el epicentro a la ciudad menos importante que en el caso de terremotos superficiales. El temblor, por supuesto, ser más fuerte cerca del epicentro, pero si se agrega la profundidad de esta distancia, que de inmediato se entiende que, incluso, de una magnitud de 6 de la sacudida será máximo. MMI IV o temblor ligero. Este movimiento la luz se han dejado sentir en 469000 personas. 2,7 millones de personas (también en los países vecinos) se han sentido un temblor débil a muy débil.

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Gulf Of California Aug 02 22:13 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Gulf Of California Aug 02 22:13 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS Gulf Of California Aug 02 22:13 4.8 9 MAP I Felt It
USGS Myanmar Aug 02 19:06 5.0 59 MAP I Felt It
USGS Myanmar Aug 02 19:06 5.1 52 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Myanmar Aug 02 19:06 5.0 60 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Myanmar Aug 02 19:06 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Off W Coast Of Northern Sumatra Aug 02 18:02 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Honduras Aug 02 15:36 4.7 30 MAP I Felt It
USGS Honduras Aug 02 15:36 4.6 35 MAP I Felt It
  • Guatemala - Well i am here seating and then all of a sudden i felt a pleasant shake that rocked me gentle ,i called friends but didn't feel it -- ER : Probably you have felt the Honduras earthquake
  • GEOFON Off West Coast Of Northern Sumatra Aug 02 15:25 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC North Indian Ocean Aug 02 15:25 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS North Indian Ocean Aug 02 15:25 4.8 15 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Nicobar Islands, India Region Aug 02 14:48 4.6 41 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Nicobar Islands, India Region Aug 02 14:48 4.6 40 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON South Shetland Islands Aug 02 14:32 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC South Shetland Islands Aug 02 14:32 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS South Shetland Islands Aug 02 14:32 4.9 16 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC New Ireland Region, P.n.g. Aug 02 09:56 6.0 67 MAP I Felt It
    USGS New Ireland Region, Papua New Guinea Aug 02 09:56 6.3 70 MAP I Felt It
  • Lihir island new island province - Light shaking at Lihir Island
  • GEOFON New Ireland Region, P.n.g. Aug 02 09:56 6.0 54 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Central Peru Aug 02 09:38 6.1 143 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central Peru Aug 02 09:38 6.0 153 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Peru-brazil Border Region Aug 02 09:38 6.0 148 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Kep. Tanimbar Region, Indonesia Aug 02 07:37 5.4 46 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Tanimbar Islands Reg., Indonesia Aug 02 07:37 5.4 55 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Kepulauan Tanimbar, Indonesia Aug 02 07:37 5.4 36 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Is. Aug 02 06:16 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands Aug 02 06:16 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Is. Aug 02 05:58 4.9 9 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska Aug 02 05:58 4.8 17 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands Aug 02 05:58 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Carlsberg Ridge Aug 02 04:28 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Carlsberg Ridge Aug 02 04:28 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Bougainville Region, Papua New Guinea Aug 02 03:15 5.2 30 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Bougainville Region, P.n.g. Aug 02 03:15 5.2 48 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Solomon Islands Aug 02 03:15 5.3 59 MAP I Felt It
    ER Unconfirmed Unlinked Experiences Aug 02 00:00 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • Bangladesh - the seismic zone northern side such as Rangpur &Dinajpur are vulnerable for earth quake.But we cant findout the location of main falt.i think in case of any moderate earth quake in this area a huge damage & a lot of casualties &death occur hear.so please trained th e people .Many people want to take the precautionary measures But where is the main source. please take necessary action Cdmp will take & Save the people by the dangerness from earthquake
  • Alvarado, TX - Been having on and off tremors for months and it happened again tonight
  • Plano, Tx United States - At around 1:50-2:00 am August 2, 2012 I was woken up from just having fallen asleep, and realized I had been woken because the bed was shaking. It may have lasted only a minute or two. I was confused about what it was at first, but then recognized it as being a mild earthquake.

  • Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

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

    Myanmar Aug 01 21:58 PM M 4.7 Depth 25.1 km

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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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