(Major) Earthquakes list September 22, 2012

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Strong earthquake in Oaxaca, Mexico
Epicenter is 41 km from Ometepec where another much stronger earthquake occurred earlier this year.
12 km from San Pedro Amuzgos
Depth has been reported at 35 km by USGS. The max. shaking so far reported by people in Mexico is III (weak shaking). The combination of depth and Magnitude are however suggesting a light to moderate shaking  (IV to V MMI)
The earthquake occurred very early in the morning : 05:30 at epicenter.
SSN Mexico reports also a M5.4 magnitude but at a depth of only 2 km!
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Update 15:23 UTC : NO damage has been reported caused by this earthquake. Services have not been perturbed.

Fuerte sismo en Oaxaca, México
El epicentro esta ubicado a 41km de Ecatepec, donde otro terremoto mas fuerte ocurrio a principios de año.
12 km de San Pedro Amuzgos
La profundidad a sido reportada a 35km por USGS, La máxima agitación hasta ahora reportada por la gente en México es de III (temblor débil) sin embargo, la combinacion de profundidad y magnitud sugiere una ligera a moderada agitacion (MMI IV a V).
El terremoto se produjo a las 5:30 a.m.en el epicentro.
SSN reporta la misma magnitud pero a tan solo 2km de profundidad.
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Ultimas noticias 15:23 UTC : No hay daños reportados hasta el momento y se reporta que todos los servicios funcionan correctamente.

Epicenter : red bullet

Strong earthquake in Greece
The earthquake struck during the early morning hours at 8 km from Kiato (pop. 10,032). Distance to Athens was 85 km. The very shallow hypocenter makes this earthquake moderately dangerous. Magnitudes are varying from 5.6 (EMSC) to 5.1 (USGS). Even a M5.1 is still generating a moderate shaking in Greece.
The Greece Institute of Geodynamics reports a Magnitude of M4.9 at a depth of 18 km, a huge difference in strength versus the EMSC data. As we mostly trust the local data provider (most instruments installed close to the epicenter), earthquake-report.com calls this earthquake harmless for serious damage and injuries.
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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
ER Felt But Not Yet Reported Earthquakes Sep 22 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON South Of Java, Indonesia Sep 22 23:05 4.7 15 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Myanmar Sep 22 20:42 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS Myanmar Sep 22 20:42 4.7 36 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Banda Sea Sep 22 20:25 4.7 287 MAP I Felt It
USGS Banda Sea Sep 22 20:25 4.7 305 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Philippine Islands Region Sep 22 19:09 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Northern Sumatra, Indonesia Sep 22 18:07 4.7 29 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Southern Mid Atlantic Ridge Sep 22 14:38 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS Southern Mid-atlantic Ridge Sep 22 14:38 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON South Of Java, Indonesia Sep 22 14:15 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea Sep 22 13:31 5.1 59 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON New Britain Region, P.n.g. Sep 22 13:31 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Oaxaca, Mexico Sep 22 12:30 5.2 29 MAP I Felt It
USGS Oaxaca, Mexico Sep 22 12:30 5.4 35 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Philippine Islands Region Sep 22 11:45 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS Philippine Islands Region Sep 22 11:45 4.7 31 MAP I Felt It
  • Cagayan de Oro - When I was using the computer I suddenly noticed that the computer table was moving, I immediately went down stairs for safety. The earthquake lasted almost a minute.
  • USGS Sakhalin, Russia Sep 22 09:37 5.2 325 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Sakhalin, Russia Sep 22 09:37 5.0 314 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Peru Sep 22 08:36 4.6 36 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Tonga Sep 22 06:58 5.4 30 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Tonga Sep 22 06:58 5.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Tonga Islands Sep 22 06:58 5.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Greece Sep 22 06:15 4.9 9 MAP I Felt It
  • Agia Paraskeyi, Attiki Athens - I was in bed and I woke up because of the shaking. I live on the 1st floor of the building. It has a pilotis under the flat.
  • Athens - Very weak shaking in Athens
  • GEOFON Greece-albania Border Region Sep 22 06:15 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Greece Sep 22 06:15 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Northern Chile Sep 22 04:18 4.9 101 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Greece Sep 22 03:52 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Greece Sep 22 03:52 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Greece Sep 22 03:52 5.6 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Nerantza Greece - I was awake but it only lasted a very short time.
  • Patras - Woke up me, and everything shook, besides it lasted a while.
  • GEOFON Dodecanese Islands, Greece Sep 22 03:51 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Central East Pacific Rise Sep 22 01:39 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central East Pacific Rise Sep 22 01:39 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It

    Data sources courtesy :  USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

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

    Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan Sep 21 17:19 PM M 4.6 Depth 90.2 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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