Earthquakes in the world on August 12, 2013 (M4.5 or more) – Very strong earthquake near coast of Peru

Last update: August 12, 2013 at 9:34 pm by By

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Very Strong earthquake out of the Piura coast in Northern Peru
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We have deleted the 04:20 M6.3 in Tokumaru Bay, New Zealand
As Geonet does not mention it anymore
We have also deleted the North Pacific Ocean earthquake as only EMSC reported this very strong earthquake. No other trace in the world which is not possible. We are sorry about these hoaxes but we rely on the data we receive automatically from many parties.
The “Whakatane” deleted earthquake is still in the automatic feed of Geonet and keeps coming back in the list, we are sorry for this.

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Very strong earthquake at an intermediate depth in Tibet, China
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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
ER I Felt A (not Listed) Strong Earthquake Aug 12 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Northern Mid-atlantic Ridge Aug 12 23:03 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Northern Mid-atlantic Ridge Aug 12 23:03 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Kirakira, Solomon Islands Aug 12 22:07 4.9 42 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Solomon Islands Aug 12 22:07 5.2 32 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Solomon Islands Aug 12 22:07 4.9 40 MAP I Felt It
USGS Puerto Madero, Mexico Aug 12 21:34 4.9 79 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Offshore Chiapas, Mexico Aug 12 21:34 4.8 92 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Near Coast Of Chiapas, Mexico Aug 12 21:34 4.8 43 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Pacific-antarctic Ridge Aug 12 18:03 5.4 10 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Pacific Antarctic Ridge Aug 12 18:03 5.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Near S. Coast Of Honshu, Japan Aug 12 16:25 4.6 354 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Near S. Coast Of Honshu, Japan Aug 12 16:25 4.7 353 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Aug 12 12:59 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Aug 12 12:59 5.0 18 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Iwaki, Japan Aug 12 12:59 4.9 20 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Near Coast Of Northern Peru Aug 12 09:49 6.2 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Piura - Vibrations stronger than felt before in 5 years in the north of Peru. Lasted for around 15-20 seconds in total and felt in 3 separate waves. ER : Thank you for your experience report, we appreciate it
  • Villa Chatito - light shaking
  • Chulucanas - It woke me up!
  • GEOFON Near Coast Of Northern Peru Aug 12 09:49 6.2 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Paita, Peru Aug 12 09:49 6.1 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Xizang Aug 12 08:09 4.9 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Xizang Aug 12 08:09 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Wangda, China Aug 12 08:09 5.0 9 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Modayag, Indonesia Aug 12 06:40 4.6 63 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Northern Molucca Sea Aug 12 06:40 4.6 52 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Molucca Sea Aug 12 06:40 4.7 60 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Sardinal, Costa Rica Aug 12 05:19 5.1 42 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Aug 12 05:19 5.0 48 MAP I Felt It
  • Chiclayo - Noticiable horizontal shake from east to west, about 5 seconds. Long Vibration about 10 seconds
  • Sardinal, Costa Rica - Fluid back and forth motion. No damage.
  • Playa Poyrero - No big whup.
  • Nuevo Arenal - Felt like someone bumped into the chair I was sitting in
  • sabalito de Tilaran - Nice back and fourth swaying. Was awake but had I been sleeping I wouldn't have felt it. Enough to shake me up a bit! :)
  • San Jose, Costa Rica - On the tenth floor of the Crowne Plaza Corobici near downtown San Jose,C.Rica. Building sway was obvious.
  • Potrero - I thought a heavy truck was driving by, but then I realized there aren't heavy trucks here the way there is at home in Chicago. The shaking lasted less than a minute.
  • Monteverde - We are at a hotel here in Monteverde. The bed and room shook.
  • GEOFON Off Coast Of Costa Rica Aug 12 05:19 5.4 19 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Xizang Aug 12 01:34 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Xizang Aug 12 01:34 4.6 20 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Banda Sea Aug 12 00:53 6.1 106 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Darwin Australia - Computer monitors shaking on level 7 of office building
  • Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia - Seemed to go on for a couple of minutes
  • Darwin City - Computers wobbled and the plants moved as well as the water in my cup was sloshing around
  • Darwin, Australia - Felt shaking for quite some time.
  • Darwin Australia - On 9th floor of office block darwin city
  • Darwin Northern Territory - In Darwin CBD - very strong shaking of 3 storey building for a good 5-8 seconds.
  • katherine NT - Felt house shaking wondered if i was imagining it but i wasn't.
  • Darwin, NT - lasted for several minutes
  • Darwin, NT, Australia - Windows shook, whole house shook ( elevated house)
  • Darwin NT - We felt the ground rumble, I thought it was a truck going past at first but then it went just a bit too long to be a truck!
  • Darwin, NT - Light shaking of floor, table, and computers, which went on and off for about 20 seconds. No noise.
  • Winnellie, NT - Mild rumbling of single story building
  • Casuarina Darwin - lasted 30 seconds, co -workers also in office felt chairs shaking and under feet from floor.
  • lyons - I thought there was someone in my garage as the internal door was shaking, the dog dug out of our yard and ran around the block before barking at front door only 10mins before. There was a few before shocks and then the house rocked as if the washing machine had gone crazy on a spinning cycle. And this is in a low set modern brick house.
  • Darwin, NT. Australia - Office shook for over 30 seconds
  • USGS Saumlaki, Indonesia Aug 12 00:53 6.0 91 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Kepulauan Babar, Indonesia Aug 12 00:53 6.1 110 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Shizunai, Japan Aug 12 00:51 4.8 70 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Hokkaido, Japan Region Aug 12 00:51 4.9 69 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Hokkaido, Japan Region Aug 12 00:51 5.0 45 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Eastern Xizang Aug 12 00:11 4.7 30 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Wangda, China Aug 12 00:11 4.6 58 MAP I Felt It

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET (New Zealand only)


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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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    Comments

    1. rich says:

      the 6.0 was a real earthquake but a deep one up to the north in the kermadec trench. i felt it in wellington in a high rise building

      • Armand Vervaeck says:

        Thanks Rich, we will add the Kermadec quake. Mystery why it did not appear automatically. The deleted ones where other ones.

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