Earthquakes in the world on February 2, 2013 (M4.5 or more) – Earthquakes in Slovenia/Austria, Japan and the Solomon Islands

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Next earthquakes near Lord Howe Island (Solomon Islands – Santa Cruz Islands)
The series of earthquakes who started a couple of days ago near the Santa Cruz Islands is continuing.
There was a 5.5 – 5,9 earthquake west of Lord Howe Islands on 18.58 UTC,  followed by a weaker quake some minutes before.
We got no damage reports from earlier quakes, so we do not expect damage from this quake neither.
We fear that the series of powerful quakes will continue for some time and Magnitudes around 7 are not excluded.
The Pacific area was relatively calm since many months. As the tectonic plates in this area of the world are moving very fast (up to 8 cm / year) very strong to massive quakes are inevitable.


Earthquake close to Izu Islands
A strong M 5,6 earthquake hit Japanese Izu Islands south of Honshu this evening.
It had a depth of around 50 km (USGS). Geosciensce Australia reported the quake as M 6.0.
There are no populated islands in this area,  so there won’t be any damage.


Earthquake in Japan (Hokkaido)
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 Earthquake in Slovenia / Austria
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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
ER I Felt A (not Listed) Strong Earthquake Feb 02 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Santa Cruz Islands Feb 02 22:36 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Santa Cruz Islands Feb 02 22:36 4.6 111 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Santa Cruz Islands Feb 02 22:36 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Santa Cruz Islands Feb 02 22:32 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Santa Cruz Islands Feb 02 22:31 4.7 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Santa Cruz Islands Feb 02 22:31 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Santa Cruz Islands Feb 02 21:20 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Santa Cruz Islands Feb 02 21:20 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Santa Cruz Islands Feb 02 21:20 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Balleny Islands Region Feb 02 21:00 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Balleny Islands Region Feb 02 21:00 4.9 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Balleny Islands Region Feb 02 21:00 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Santa Cruz Islands Feb 02 20:46 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Santa Cruz Islands Feb 02 20:46 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Coquimbo, Chile Feb 02 20:16 4.6 48 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Near Coast Of Central Chile Feb 02 20:16 4.6 46 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Coquimbo, Chile Feb 02 20:16 4.6 46 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Santa Cruz Islands Feb 02 19:24 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Santa Cruz Islands Feb 02 19:24 5.1 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Santa Cruz Islands Feb 02 19:24 5.1 29 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Santa Cruz Islands Feb 02 18:58 5.6 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Santa Cruz Islands Feb 02 18:58 6.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Santa Cruz Islands Feb 02 18:58 6.0 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Santa Cruz Islands Feb 02 18:54 5.2 31 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Santa Cruz Islands Feb 02 18:54 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Santa Cruz Islands Feb 02 18:54 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Izu Islands, Japan Region Feb 02 18:31 5.5 50 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Izu Islands, Japan Region Feb 02 18:31 5.6 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Southeast Of Honshu, Japan Feb 02 18:31 5.6 18 MAP I Felt It INFO
PTWC Hokkaido Japan Region Feb 02 14:27 6.8 126 MAP I Felt It INFO
WCATWC Hokkaido Japan Region Feb 02 14:18 6.9 124 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Hokkaido - in the 8th floor of tower 2
  • Yokohama - My apartment building shook in Yokohama at this time.
  • toyko - bed & tv rocked etc, building moving
  • misawa - OMJebus earthquake
  • niseko - Felt it on 2nd floor in concrete building. Swaying of bed
  • Tokyo Hanzomon - 9th floor in a bulding, weak shaking for 3 seconds, twice
  • Tokyo, Japan - Moderate earthquake in Tokyo, Japan. It was shaking for extended period of time.
  • Ginza, Tokyo, Japan - Not sure which earthquake it was, but I felt shaking at about 23:25 on the 8th floor of the Courtyard Marriott in Ginza, Tokyo, Japan. The light shaking lasted at least a minute.
  • Sapporo, Hokkaido - 30 seconds long, not strong enough to dislodge much snow from the roofs but rattled cans lying on my shelf.
  • Sapporo - Short, moderate quake
  • Tokyo - In Nihonbashi area in the hotel experienced, mild shaking in the room.
  • Tokyo - On 19th floor of hotel in Shinagawa area of Tokyo. Bed shaking for at least two minutes.
  • misawa-shi - I was all like "Whoa" and then the walls were going "bumb bum bub bub" and my computer screen was going "rikki rikki rikki rikki" and then it was over and I washed my hands.
  • Misawa - Our alarm on our phone rang and within a few seconds at most a minute later the quake started...it was a bit strong but mostly lasted a bit
  • Akasaka Excel Hotel, Tokyo - My second earthquake, after the one two day ago.
  • Chiba - Quite light aftershock but lasted a while
  • sapporo - Awoken from sleep due to shaking.
  • Sapporo - The shaking made me dizzy
  • Tokyo - Mag 6.4 Hokkaido per JMA http://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake/20130202232726391-022317.html
  • Tokyo - Moderate quake
  • Toride, Ibaraki, Japan - Not too strong, but it lasted for a while. Very slight shaking at first and then more noticeable.
  • tokyo, shiba park - bed was shaking
  • Sapporo - Not pleasant experience. Mobile phone notification worked
  • Setagaya, Tokyo - Thought this was a phantom quake at first but then it picked up enough to rattle the doors in my house here in Tokyo. ER : Thanks Robert for sharing your Experience with us
  • misawa air force base - Approx 60 - 70 seconds of noticeable shaking.
  • Niseko - Long period of light shaking.
  • Sapporo - Very mild- 16th floor, 20-30 seconds
  • Chiba, Japan - Up and down movement...felt dizzy for a second ot two. I am on 15th floor in hotel. The time I put is approximate.
  • Sapporo, Japan - It lasted a long time.
  • Hanamiki Shi Iwate - long time and semi intensive
  • Kutchan - The lounge and light fittings were shaking
  • Asahikawa - I felt it in asahikawa an hour ago
  • Niseko, Hirafu - Swaying of the bed for around 1 min
  • Downtown Sapporo - We were on the 18th floor of the ANA Sapporo and felt the building shaking. it was strong enough to wake us up from our sleep.
  • Kita-17-jo, 5-chome Sapporo - Fairly strong and very long (60-70 seconds) of movement with both horizontal and vertical components. No inital "hit", but ramped up and stayed there with rolling motion. Mobile phone EWS worked, about 7 seconds notice. Sapporo, 10th floor hotel room. No known damage. Life goes on.
  • Kamakura - I was already in bed. Felt it shaking. Started praying and it stopped luckily after a couple of seconds.
  • Urakawa - woke up to the house shaking, a longer than normal Earthquake(15 seconds)
  • New chitose airport hotel - Woke me up from sleep, room was shaking like a small boat on light wawes, in hotel room on solid ground it feels scarry :-))
  • Adachi ku Tokyo Japan - first time to experience earthquake in Japan. Got nervous because of the tsunami they had before
  • Akkeshi-Gun Hokkaido - i was sleeping when suddenly awakened by d very strong earthquake, so shocked!
  • Niseko - I am in a tall houseand it seemed to move a lot. It lasted under 1 minute. I was preparing to run out of the house into the street, but it settled.
  • Sapporo - I felt it slightly in my dorm in Sapporo, Japan. It lasted about a minute.
  • Niseko - Long period of light shaking. Took place some time during the night.
  • Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan - Shaking of floor and windows in our fifth floor apartment woke me up, but not the rest of the family...
  • Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan - Shaking of our floors and windows in our 5th floor apartment building woke the adults, but not the kids...
  • Niseko - First time in earthquake as I am holidaying in Niseko/Hirafu. Mild tremor of floor and building for about a minute.As an Australian tourist I am not familiar with earthquakes as they are rare in Australia. Very much like large truck passing yet vibration seemed back and forth in a horizontal plane not bumping but a swaying motion with changing frequency. I had checked out earthquake exit points and ladders when I arrived. I wonder if all visitors know what to do.
  • Hirafu, Niseko - Light shakes felt for about 30 seconds
  • USGS Hokkaido, Japan Region Feb 02 14:17 6.9 103 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Hokkaido, Japan Region Feb 02 14:17 6.8 100 MAP I Felt It INFO
    JMA Hokkaido, Japan Feb 02 14:17 6.4 120 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hokkaido, Japan Region Feb 02 14:17 6.9 125 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Hokkaido, Japan Region Feb 02 14:17 6.9 96 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Nw Balkan Region Feb 02 13:35 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Slovenia, Maribor - Scarry, that's the first time I felt such a thing :S
  • Velenje, Slovenia - Swaying things, plants, tremble...
  • Ljubljana - Very minor shaking on the 7th floor of an apartment building.
  • Maribor - I felt the bed shaking and could see the closet shaking as well.
  • Maribor - All just shaket for 2seconds
  • Jesenice, Slovenia - Felt it. Radiator was so laud.
  • Koeflach - Shook glass doors lightly for approximately 30 seconds. Shook bed for 15 seconds - enough to wake. (via emsc)
  • Graz - This was the first time I ever experienced a earth quake, good thing our appartment building seems to be safe, at least at that level....
  • Velenje / Slovenia - Ground floor - swaying furniture, quake was felt for about five secs.
  • ljubljana - You never forget your first one :)
  • Velika Gorica,Croatia - In building on 5.floor, small shaking.
  • Celje, Slovenia - Light shaking (I could feel 3 distinct seismic shocks, one larger and two smaller) for few seconds. I experienced more powerful earthquake before, but this time "visually" looked strange, wrong :) While it was happening I was thinking if I'm hallucinating or if this are some kind of gravity waves from space :)
  • Celje, Slovenia - There was an earthquake in Slovenia and at the board of Austria with magnitude 4,2. My bed and wardrobe were shaking for 4 seconds, i heard the earthquake first and then it came.
  • Maribor, Slovenia - weak shaking - only 2-3 sec on third floor
  • Ljubljana - This is my second time that I felt earthquake in Ljubljana since I came here in Oct 2012. I stayed in the room on 3rd floor of a student dorm and I noticed that the water in the bottle was shaken.
  • Celje - I felt flor moving
  • Graz - Shook the whole house (concrete 3 story home)for maybe 6-10 seconds. No aftershocks felt.
  • ovsiše, slovenija - I felt the bad shaking for 2 seconds at cca
  • Maria Wörth, Klagenfurt - I actually thought it was my subwoofer! I heard it more than I felt it - like a low frequency hum for a few seconds.
  • USGS Austria Feb 02 13:35 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Austria Feb 02 13:35 4.5 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON South Of Java, Indonesia Feb 02 11:54 4.7 42 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC South Of Java, Indonesia Feb 02 11:54 4.6 55 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS South Of Java, Indonesia Feb 02 11:54 4.5 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Crete, Greece Feb 02 11:33 4.7 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Crete, Greece Feb 02 11:33 4.7 54 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Crete, Greece Feb 02 11:33 4.8 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Solomon Islands Feb 02 07:50 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Bougainville Region, P.n.g. Feb 02 07:50 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Banda Sea Feb 02 07:21 4.5 156 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Banda Sea Feb 02 07:21 4.6 150 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Banda Sea Feb 02 07:21 4.5 145 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Izu Islands, Japan Region Feb 02 06:26 4.8 32 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Southeast Of Honshu, Japan Feb 02 06:26 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Izu Islands, Japan Region Feb 02 06:26 4.8 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Offshore Sucre, Venezuela Feb 02 05:10 4.4 89 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Santa Cruz Islands Feb 02 04:16 5.6 28 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Santa Cruz Islands Feb 02 04:16 5.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Santa Cruz Islands Feb 02 04:16 5.6 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Santa Cruz Islands Feb 02 03:39 4.9 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Santa Cruz Islands Feb 02 03:39 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Region Feb 02 03:39 5.2 27 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Region Feb 02 03:39 5.2 27 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Santa Cruz Islands Feb 02 03:39 4.9 19 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Taiwan Feb 02 03:39 5.1 22 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Zhongzheng, Taipei, Taiwan - Plainly felt weak shaking while still in bed.
  • GEOFON Taiwan Region Feb 02 03:39 5.1 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Banqiao - I was on 10th floor of the hotel and I felt the ground shaking.
  • EMSC Taiwan Feb 02 03:39 5.1 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Hunterville Feb 02 02:59 4.5 52 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Jujuy Province, Argentina Feb 02 01:21 4.5 216 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Jujuy, Argentina Feb 02 01:21 4.5 216 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Santa Cruz Islands Feb 02 01:20 4.9 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Santa Cruz Islands Feb 02 01:20 4.9 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Santa Cruz Islands Feb 02 01:20 5.0 26 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Sunda Strait, Indonesia Feb 02 01:19 5.1 38 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Java, Indonesia Feb 02 01:19 5.1 56 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Java, Indonesia Feb 02 01:19 5.1 29 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Santa Cruz Islands Feb 02 01:15 5.0 26 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Santa Cruz Islands Feb 02 01:15 5.0 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Santa Cruz Islands Feb 02 01:15 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET (New Zealand only)

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

    USGS Santa Cruz Islands Feb 01 22:16 PM M 6.3 Depth 19 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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