(Major) Earthquakes list November 17, 2012

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Nov 17 23:58 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • Tokyo, Japan - Very weak shaking
  • Augusta, GA - Laying in my bed at 2:30am
  • USGS Tonga Nov 17 22:59 4.8 302 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Tonga Nov 17 22:59 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Tonga Islands Region Nov 17 22:58 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Banda Sea Nov 17 22:42 5.2 129 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Banda Sea Nov 17 22:42 4.6 123 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Banda Sea Nov 17 22:42 4.9 118 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. Nov 17 21:12 4.9 30 MAP I Felt It
    USGS New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea Nov 17 21:12 4.8 29 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON New Britain Region, P.n.g. Nov 17 21:11 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON New Britain Region, P.n.g. Nov 17 21:02 4.9 51 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. Nov 17 21:02 4.9 60 MAP I Felt It
    USGS New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea Nov 17 21:02 4.9 57 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Southeast Of Easter Island Nov 17 18:43 5.3 12 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC West Chile Rise Nov 17 18:43 4.8 60 MAP I Felt It
    USGS West Chile Rise Nov 17 18:43 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS West Chile Rise Nov 17 18:12 5.4 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC West Chile Rise Nov 17 18:12 4.9 153 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Southeast Of Easter Island Nov 17 18:12 5.4 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Kuril Islands Nov 17 16:37 4.9 40 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Kuril Islands Nov 17 16:37 4.9 47 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Kuril Islands Nov 17 16:37 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Irian Jaya Region, Indonesia Nov 17 12:22 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near S Coast Of Papua, Indonesia Nov 17 12:22 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Near The South Coast Of Papua, Indonesia Nov 17 12:22 4.6 19 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Tarapaca, Chile Nov 17 09:09 4.7 115 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Oruro, Bolivia Nov 17 09:09 4.8 107 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Chile-bolivia Border Region Nov 17 09:09 4.9 99 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southeast Of Loyalty Islands Nov 17 09:06 5.0 113 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Southeast Of Loyalty Islands Nov 17 09:06 5.0 130 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Southeast Of The Loyalty Islands Nov 17 09:06 5.1 115 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Fiji Region Nov 17 05:29 5.0 583 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Fiji Islands Region Nov 17 05:29 4.9 566 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Fiji Region Nov 17 05:29 5.0 586 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Tonga Region Nov 17 05:12 6.1 9 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Tonga Region Nov 17 05:12 5.9 0 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Tonga Islands Region Nov 17 05:12 6.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Costa Rica Nov 17 04:35 4.7 172 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Costa Rica Nov 17 04:35 4.7 172 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Southeast Of Easter Island Nov 17 03:11 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southeast Of Easter Island Nov 17 03:11 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Vanuatu Nov 17 02:51 5.7 128 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Vanuatu Islands Nov 17 02:51 5.4 123 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Vanuatu Nov 17 02:51 5.7 119 MAP I Felt It
  • Aore island - Got a good shaking for over a minute with this one. Lots of movement with little noise.

  • Data sources courtesy :  USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

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

    Kuril Islands Nov 16 18:12 PM M 6.8 Depth 60.0 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.
    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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