Earthquakes in the world on February 27, 2013 (M4.5 or more) – Today is exactly 3 years after the deadly Chile earthquake

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Too many moderate relatively shallow earthquakes along the costs of New-Zealand
The last couple of weeks we saw numerous moderate earthquake (around Magnitude 5) at relatively shallow depths (5 to 50 km) below land or along the coasts of the North Island and South Island.
Today Geonet reported already 3 – 1 near Christchurch, 1 at Ruatoria and 1 in the Hokitika Greymouth area. Earlier similar earthquakes were reported near Mount Egmont and near Blenheim. Nothing really serious but all of them enough to scare people.
Link to detailed maps of Hokitika earthquake (see below)
Link to detailed maps of Christchurch earthquake (see below)
Link to detailed maps of Ruatoria earthquake (see below)


Today is exactly 3 years after the deadly Chile earthquake
The 8.8 earthquake and tsunami caused serious damage all over Chile, with the estimated value of the damage at US$30 billion, including $10 billion of public infrastructure. 370,000 homes were damaged or destroyed by the quake, which saw over 500 people lose their lives.

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
ER I Felt A (not Listed) Strong Earthquake Feb 27 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Ryukyu Islands, Japan Feb 27 23:37 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Ryukyu Islands, Japan Feb 27 23:37 4.7 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON New Britain Region, P.n.g. Feb 27 23:34 4.6 66 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. Feb 27 23:34 4.6 66 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Off Coast Of Oregon Feb 27 22:25 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Dallas, Oregon - A huge rumble that lasted a few seconds.
  • Dallas, Oregon - I heard a loud "boom" sound and a then a quick shake of the house.
  • EMSC Off Coast Of Oregon Feb 27 22:25 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Off The Coast Of Oregon Feb 27 22:25 5.1 9 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Eastern Siberia, Russia Feb 27 18:23 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northeastern Sakha, Russia Feb 27 18:23 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Eastern New Guinea Region, Papua New Guinea Feb 27 12:13 4.6 127 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.n.g. Feb 27 12:13 4.8 120 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.n.g. Feb 27 12:13 5.0 120 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Bismarck Sea Feb 27 12:01 4.7 37 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Bismarck Sea Feb 27 12:01 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Bismarck Sea Feb 27 12:01 4.6 2 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Southeast Of Loyalty Islands Feb 27 11:01 4.8 116 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Southeast Of The Loyalty Islands Feb 27 11:01 4.8 117 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southeast Of Loyalty Islands Feb 27 11:01 4.8 109 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Hokkaido, Japan Region Feb 27 10:24 4.7 67 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hokkaido, Japan Region Feb 27 10:24 4.6 73 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Hokkaido, Japan Region Feb 27 10:24 4.7 76 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Fiji Region Feb 27 09:03 4.8 671 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Fiji Islands Region Feb 27 09:03 4.7 566 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Bismarck Sea Feb 27 08:21 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kermadec Islands Region Feb 27 06:49 5.1 31 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Kermadec Islands, New Zealand Feb 27 06:49 5.1 23 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Kermadec Islands, New Zealand Feb 27 06:49 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Ruatoria Feb 27 04:28 4.9 26 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Kermadec Islands Region Feb 27 04:27 5.1 46 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kermadec Islands, New Zealand Feb 27 04:27 4.8 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Kermadec Islands, New Zealand Feb 27 04:27 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET (New Zealand only)

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

    Near East Coast Of Kamchatka  M5.3 at 133 km depth

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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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