(Major) Earthquakes list August 6, 2012 – Moderate earthquake in Central California

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Moderate earthquake in Central California
A moderate M4.6 earthquake (preliminary data) just occurred at 8 km from Parkfield, CA.  The epicenter is located in a wilderness area south of Coalinga (25 km from the epicenter).
USGS has recalculated the Magnitude to M4.4. Geofon (Germany) reports a 4.3 magnitude.
It must be hard to be woken up from the first part of the night (Earthquake occurred 35 minutes after midnight local time).

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Halmahera, Indonesia Aug 06 23:13 4.9 50 MAP I Felt It
USGS Halmahera, Indonesia Aug 06 23:13 4.7 70 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Halmahera, Indonesia Aug 06 23:13 4.6 24 MAP I Felt It
USGS Halmahera, Indonesia Aug 06 18:55 5.4 216 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Halmahera, Indonesia Aug 06 18:55 5.5 215 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Halmahera, Indonesia Aug 06 18:55 5.0 204 MAP I Felt It
USGS Aegean Sea Aug 06 15:22 4.6 15 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Aegean Sea Aug 06 15:22 4.3 13 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Kashmir-xinjiang Border Region Aug 06 14:15 4.5 80 MAP I Felt It
USGS Kashmir-xinjiang Border Region Aug 06 14:15 4.6 73 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Samar, Philippines Aug 06 13:28 4.5 121 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Samar, Philippines Aug 06 13:28 4.6 100 MAP I Felt It
USGS Southwest Of Africa Aug 06 12:20 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Southwest Of Africa Aug 06 12:20 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Southwest Of Africa Aug 06 12:20 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Southwest Of Africa Aug 06 11:49 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS Southwest Of Africa Aug 06 11:49 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Southwest Of Africa Aug 06 11:49 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Near Coast Of Nicaragua Aug 06 09:50 4.3 67 MAP I Felt It
USGS Near The Coast Of Nicaragua Aug 06 09:50 4.3 67 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Near Coast Of Nicaragua Aug 06 09:50 4.3 36 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Nias Region, Indonesia Aug 06 09:47 4.6 28 MAP I Felt It
USGS Nias Region, Indonesia Aug 06 09:47 4.5 28 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Northern Sumatra, Indonesia Aug 06 09:47 4.7 28 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Hokkaido, Japan Region Aug 06 09:31 4.3 312 MAP I Felt It
USGS Hokkaido, Japan Region Aug 06 09:31 4.4 310 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Hokkaido, Japan Region Aug 06 09:31 4.3 312 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Central California Aug 06 07:35 4.4 12 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Central California Aug 06 07:35 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS Central California Aug 06 07:35 4.5 11 MAP I Felt It
  • creston ca - Moderate shaking reported
  • Los Osos, CA - Brief jolt and shaking for about 30 seconds. Not too strong compared to many CA quakes.
  • Atascadero, CA - Moderate banging sound then house shifted briefly.
  • Adelaida, CA - Light shaking here
  • Los Osos - Was enough to wake me up.
  • Avenal, California - Sitting on the couch and everything started moving suddenly
  • Paso Robles - Lol...woke me up but not the rest of the family. ER : then you must be a very sensitive person!
  • Los osos - Light shaking here in Los osos, just enough to wonder if more was coming but then it stopped
  • Arroyo Grande - Was watching the news and felt a light sway. Questioned weather or not I was just tired, felt it again then my brother ran out of his room. We woke up the family just incase severe shaking was on its way. Not the biggest fan of earthquakes.
  • Atascadero - Was deep in sleep in my dreams I was in a earthquake n felt something tell me wake up. I suddenly woke to bed shaking n windows rattling, I sat and waited for it to get stronger about little over mintue or two. Wanted to cry like god was warching I hesitated if I should move my baby laying close to the window but shaking stopped.
  • Lake nacimiento - Woke us up with moderate shaking
  • Atascadero - Woke up with the bed shaking. Could hear glass rattling in the kitchen. Duration seemed long but there was no sharp peak.
  • Shandon, Ca - First time in my life (Born & Raised in Central Ca) that I got to take a ride on the toilet LOL!! Wasn't to bad, not much shaking just felt like the house was lifted up and set down real gentle!!! I'll take a Earthquake over a Tornado ANY day (I've experienced both!!!)
  • Atascadero - Woke us from sleep with gentle shaking then really strong shaking. It was a quiet shaking. No damage, but the dog wanted out of the house.
  • San luis obispo - Woke up from quick jolt.
  • Los Osos CA - Not usual rocking, but a brief shifting. I was almost asleep and thought it was the cat jumping up on bed, then remembered cat had recently died!
  • lake nacimiento - Quick jolt waking us from our sleep.
  • San Luis obispo - I woke up to my house shakin. I went right back to sleep.
  • Los Osos CA - Woke up to my bed shaking in the middle of the night. I waited for aftershocks but there weren't any - or I fell back to sleep and didn't feel them.
  • San Luis Obispo - Sitting in bed reading when bed started to shake. Looked at my husband who was lying still, then shaking soon stopped. Nothing very impressive, just a fairly strong, but brief rumble.
  • Morro Bay, Ca. - There was 3 little pulses spaced out a second or so, followed by little shake
  • USGS Ryukyu Islands, Japan Aug 06 05:51 4.6 35 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Ryukyu Islands, Japan Aug 06 05:51 4.6 30 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Ryukyu Islands, Japan Aug 06 05:51 4.5 20 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Ryukyu Islands, Japan Aug 06 05:30 4.9 32 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Ryukyu Islands, Japan Aug 06 05:30 5.0 30 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Ryukyu Islands, Japan Aug 06 05:30 5.0 38 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan Aug 06 04:55 4.5 115 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan Aug 06 04:55 4.5 115 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southeast Of Loyalty Islands Aug 06 04:43 5.1 168 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Southeast Of The Loyalty Islands Aug 06 04:43 4.9 173 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Southeast Of Loyalty Islands Aug 06 04:43 5.0 169 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Ryukyu Islands, Japan Aug 06 03:42 4.5 28 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Ryukyu Islands, Japan Aug 06 03:42 4.4 40 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Ryukyu Islands, Japan Aug 06 03:28 5.1 47 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Ryukyu Islands, Japan Aug 06 03:28 5.3 36 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Ryukyu Islands, Japan Aug 06 03:28 5.2 33 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sweden / Denmark Aug 06 02:57 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Denmark - Kgs. Lyngby - I woke up by shaking in the house. afterwards, I could hear som dogs outside, when I opened the window.
  • Ängelholm, Sweden - Light shaking reported
  • Falkenberg - Woke up of the sound that was similar to thunder and could feel the earth shaking, no damage. In the house (via emsc)
  • Halmstad - Känningar av illamående och yrsel före, under och efter skalvet. Ungefär 1 minut före och 2-3 minuter efteråt (yrsel, illamående). (via emsc)
  • Harplinge - Jag och min dotter vaknade av att huset skakade. Vibrationerna kändes tydligt. Lamporna i fönstret svajade. Det mullrade dovt som om ett tungt fordon sakta körde förbi precis utanför rummet. Det lät mer än det normalt gör när en lastbil kör förbi på gatan utan för. Båda rummen ligger dessutom på baksidan av huset där tung trafik normalt inte märks. När jag gick upp för att kontrollera vad det var som hände kändes skakningarna upp i benen som om man stod på en maskin på tom
  • Laholm - I don't think the earthquake would have woken me up had I been asleep. It felt similar to when a snowplow passes by close to my house. The sound reminded me of a (motorcycle) engine idling at a low rpm about a block (100 meters) away. Onset was sudden, it lasted for approx. 15 seconds, slowly fading the last 5 seconds (via emsc)
  • Hørve, Denmark - Jeg sad i sofaen og mærkede en svag rysten der kom en lyd fra trappen som om nogen gik hurtigt ned af den. (via emsc)
  • Copenhagen - I hate earthquake and I ws hope to be wrong. But the person that live with me conferm me that and was feel as welll ...
  • GEOFON Sweden Aug 06 02:57 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Hjärnarp - Woke up from sleep. My house was shaking and it sounded like a truck was passing by very close to my house.
  • USGS Denmark Aug 06 02:57 4.4 5 MAP I Felt It
  • asaa, denmark - The earthquake woke me up. Duration about 15s. Glasses were rattling in the cabinets. The dogs next door began to bark when it was almost over. Slow, low frequency rolling motion. Went back to sleep. Much more sedate than the Northridge earthquake in 1994.
  • EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Aug 06 02:34 4.8 40 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Near The East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Aug 06 02:34 4.7 56 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Aug 06 02:34 4.4 47 MAP I Felt It
    ER Unconfirmed Unlinked Experiences Aug 06 00:00 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • Mounds Ilinois - around 2:33 am my bed was shaking and bouncing for about 10 seconds or more!

  • Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

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

    Turkey-syria-iraq Border Region Aug 05 22:13 PM M 2.8 Depth 4.0 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.
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    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) ?
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    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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