Earthquakes in the world on October 16, 2013 (M2.9 or more)

Last update: October 16, 2013 at 10:54 am by By

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Massive coastal earthquake in Papua New Guinea
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Massive earthquake in the Philippines, Mindanao (yesterday)
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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Oct 16 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • Ottawa - it only stayed for 10 secs. i got so scared
  • Raleigh NC - Not seeing the actual quake listed, but it was around 8:25pm Eastern
  • Raleigh, NC - It lasted about as long as the Aug 23rd quake but not quite as strong. Maybe between a 3.0 and 4.5. Whole building shook, including computer. Around 8:22pm
  • Las Palmas - Sitting at desk around midnight, whole thing began to shake, rattling items on it. Only lasted a few seconds.
  • Albany - I was in bed but awake. I'd been hearing random bumps and creaks in the house, which grew closer together until there was a terrific clattering and sound as if a freight train were running through the room, or the boiler had exploded. There was a wave like bubble of moving force that seemed to come from the bay. Windows rattled briefly. I'm from the East Coast and have felt shakes there on the second or third floor of a house where crockery fell down, but that was lateral shakng. This was l
  • Toronto Ontario - around 11:20 tonight
  • EMSC Kep. Mentawai Region, Indonesia Oct 16 23:50 4.5 25 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Southern Sumatra, Indonesia Oct 16 23:50 4.5 25 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Negros- Cebu Reg, Philippines Oct 16 23:37 5.3 30 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Maribojoc, Philippines Oct 16 23:37 5.3 35 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Negros, Philippines Oct 16 23:37 5.1 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Dumaguete - Lasted about 10 seconds, very light shaking
  • GEONET Tokoroa Oct 16 22:49 4.1 232 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Aegean Sea Oct 16 22:29 2.9 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Bohol, Philippines Oct 16 22:19 4.9 30 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Clarin, Philippines Oct 16 22:19 4.9 22 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Negros, Philippines Oct 16 22:19 4.9 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Tuatapere Oct 16 21:29 3.7 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS San Antonio, Puerto Rico Oct 16 21:25 2.9 6 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Te Kaha Oct 16 21:02 3.4 197 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Solomon Islands Oct 16 20:49 4.9 90 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Bougainville Region, P.n.g. Oct 16 20:49 4.9 100 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Molucca Sea Oct 16 20:49 4.4 126 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Northern Molucca Sea Oct 16 20:49 4.4 126 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Atka, Alaska Oct 16 20:30 2.9 20 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Maule, Chile Oct 16 20:18 3.6 103 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Tuatapere Oct 16 19:26 5.2 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off W. Coast Of S. Island, N.z. Oct 16 19:26 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Off W. Coast Of S. Island, N.z. Oct 16 19:26 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near Coast Of Central Peru Oct 16 18:58 4.3 31 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Peru Oct 16 18:58 4.3 31 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Aegean Sea Oct 16 18:13 3.3 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Papua, Indonesia Oct 16 17:59 4.3 71 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Irian Jaya, Indonesia Oct 16 17:59 4.3 71 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Rotorua Oct 16 17:21 3.6 343 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Turkey Oct 16 17:07 3.1 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Leyte, Philippines Oct 16 17:04 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Leyte, Philippines Oct 16 17:04 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Makassar Strait, Indonesia Oct 16 16:41 4.7 45 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Sulawesi, Indonesia Oct 16 16:41 4.7 36 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Babana, Indonesia Oct 16 16:41 4.7 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Te Anau Oct 16 16:32 3.9 75 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Calama, Chile Oct 16 16:28 4.3 139 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Antofagasta, Chile Oct 16 16:28 4.3 132 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Chile-bolivia Border Region Oct 16 16:28 4.3 126 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Akita-shi, Japan Oct 16 16:14 4.4 59 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near West Coast Of Honshu, Japan Oct 16 16:14 4.4 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Atka, Alaska Oct 16 15:43 3.2 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Nikiski, Alaska Oct 16 15:35 2.9 100 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Duljo, Philippines Oct 16 15:32 4.9 20 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Bohol, Philippines Oct 16 15:32 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Mindanao, Philippines Oct 16 15:32 4.8 13 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Off Coast Of Southeastern Alaska Oct 16 15:27 3.6 0 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Yakutat, Alaska Oct 16 15:27 3.6 0 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Duljo, Philippines Oct 16 15:08 5.2 20 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Negros, Philippines Oct 16 15:08 4.8 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Negros- Cebu Reg, Philippines Oct 16 15:08 5.2 20 MAP I Felt It
    USGS `ohonua, Tonga Oct 16 14:59 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Tonga Islands Region Oct 16 14:58 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Tonga Region Oct 16 14:58 4.9 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Oct 16 14:43 3.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Seddon Oct 16 13:55 2.9 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Crete, Greece Oct 16 13:47 3.5 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Idyllwild-pine Cove, California Oct 16 13:43 2.9 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Palm Springs - Very mild shaker
  • EMSC Western Turkey Oct 16 12:53 3.1 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Panguna, Papua New Guinea Oct 16 12:46 5.3 66 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Solomon Islands Oct 16 12:46 5.4 51 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Bougainville Region, P.n.g. Oct 16 12:46 5.4 46 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Iran Oct 16 12:05 3.6 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Tarapaca, Chile Oct 16 11:19 3.1 122 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Captain Cook, Hawaii Oct 16 10:40 2.9 99 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Whangarei Oct 16 10:37 3.9 249 MAP I Felt It INFO
    PTWC Solomon Islands Oct 16 10:37 7.1 33 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Panguna, Papua New Guinea Oct 16 10:31 7.1 33 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Bougainville Region, P.n.g. Oct 16 10:31 6.8 50 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Panguna, Papua New Guinea Oct 16 10:31 6.8 54 MAP I Felt It
    WCATWC Solomon Islands Oct 16 10:31 7.1 33 MAP I Felt It
  • Gizo - it was quite strong
  • GEOFON Solomon Islands Oct 16 10:30 6.8 48 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • New Zealand - I did not feel it but need to say Bougainville is Papau New Guinea rather than Solomon Islands ER : thats why we have titled PNG - Thanks for telling us
  • GEOFON Colombia-ecuador Border Region Oct 16 10:24 4.4 50 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Colombia-ecuador Border Region Oct 16 10:24 4.4 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS El Angel, Ecuador Oct 16 10:24 4.5 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Bohol, Philippines Oct 16 09:57 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Mindanao, Philippines Oct 16 09:56 4.8 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Canmaya Diot, Philippines Oct 16 09:56 5.0 19 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Iran Oct 16 08:49 4.7 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Western Iran Oct 16 08:49 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Tafresh, Iran Oct 16 08:49 4.8 9 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Loon, Philippines Oct 16 07:36 4.8 22 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Negros- Cebu Reg, Philippines Oct 16 07:36 4.8 71 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Cebu, Philippines Oct 16 07:31 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Negros- Cebu Reg, Philippines Oct 16 07:31 4.9 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS San Agustin, Philippines Oct 16 07:31 5.0 18 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Turkey Oct 16 07:10 3.5 80 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Panaytayon, Philippines Oct 16 06:33 4.7 17 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Leyte, Philippines Oct 16 06:33 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Leyte, Philippines Oct 16 06:33 4.7 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Bohol, Philippines Oct 16 05:28 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Leyte, Philippines Oct 16 05:28 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS San Miguel, Philippines Oct 16 05:28 4.8 18 MAP I Felt It
    ER Mexico, Puerto Vallarta Oct 16 05:21 4.2 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Apartment shook a bit for about 2 seconds.
  • Sayulita, Mexico - Shook our entire house on top of the hill right outside of Sayulita.
  • Puerto Vallarta - A jolt, boom and some shake.
  • Puerto Vallerta - Jolt and boom
  • Puerto Vallarta - Many people in Vallarta area are talking about this in social media right now, it was not strong.
  • Puerto Vallarta Jalisco - FUE N TEMBLOR TIPO TREPIDATORIO D EUNOS 4 SEGUNDOS COMO DESPUES D ELAS 12 AM.. SE CIMBRO MUY FEO SE ESCUCHO RUIDO BAJO TIERRA MAS NO SE M,OVIO NINGUNA LAMPARA NI POSTE DE LUZ SOLO UN MOVIEMTO DE ABAJO HACIA ARRIBA FUERTE Y TRONIDO DE ESTRUCTURAS
  • Sayulita - Entire house on hill felt like it moved (on hill on edge of town).
  • Lo de Marcos - Felt the quake in Lo de Marcos Nayarit Mexico early in the AM of the morning
  • San Francisco, Nayarit - More a jolt here than a shake at my house on top of a hill in San Francisco (San Pancho). A friend nearby reports that it sounded "like an explosion". My wood and glass sliding door shook loudly for a few seconds. No detectable movement in the house. I believe there was a small aftershock about an hour later. Have not found a report on this quake anywhere online so far. 12:22 a.m. local time.
  • Lo de Marcos - A good bang and rattling the doors.
  • Puerto Vallarta - Am on the 4th floor of a well built concrete building (hotel). Felt the bed shake moderately strong for several seconds - enough to shake a book off onto the floor. No effect on the electricity or to satellite feed to the TV
  • Puerto Vallarta - The bed had a tremor for a few seconds
  • Puerto Vallarta Jalisco - Felt like the town home to my side had a large person fall out of bed.
  • Puerto Vallarta - Two jolts, about 5 seconds apart.
  • Puerto Vallarta - I noticed my monitor moving back and forth.
  • Bucerias - Quake arrived with rolling effect, house shook and was similar to a truck hitting a wall
  • Nuevo Vallarta - Woke us in our sleep on 6th floor of Grand Luxxe.
  • Puerto Vallarta - Didn't feel a thing !
  • Puerto Vallarta - Light vibration for about 3-5 seconds, nothing fell or moved.
  • Sayulita - The earthquake was so quick I wasn't even sure it was an earthquake! just felt like a truck or a train driving buy.
  • Riviera Nayarit - Fifth floor of concrete resort. Bouncing and swaying motion. Rattling chandelier.
  • Puerto Vallarta - I was in bed but awake when it happened. It shook me enough to want to gather key items and put them next on the nightstand just in case I had to make a quick exit.
  • EMSC Crete, Greece Oct 16 04:46 3.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET White Island Oct 16 04:03 4.1 351 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southeastern Iran Oct 16 03:44 3.7 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Off Coast Of Central America Oct 16 03:29 4.8 77 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador Oct 16 03:29 4.8 66 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore El Salvador Oct 16 03:29 4.8 70 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Poland Oct 16 03:14 3.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Fallon, Nevada Oct 16 02:57 2.8 4 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Bohol, Philippines Oct 16 02:42 5.0 12 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Mindanao, Philippines Oct 16 02:42 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Pilar, Philippines Oct 16 02:42 5.0 17 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore El Salvador Oct 16 01:58 4.6 58 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Guatemala Oct 16 01:58 4.6 58 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Crete, Greece Oct 16 01:49 3.0 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Negros- Cebu Reg, Philippines Oct 16 01:37 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Negros, Philippines Oct 16 01:37 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Casay, Philippines Oct 16 01:37 5.2 22 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Tarapaca, Chile Oct 16 00:35 3.0 127 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Southeast Of Easter Island Oct 16 00:20 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southeast Of Easter Island Oct 16 00:20 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Southeast Of Easter Island Oct 16 00:20 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO

    Data sources courtesy : USGS - EMSC - GFZ - GEONET (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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    1. Bohol, island is known for caves. Other lacal names s "boho" or holes undergrohnd. Constant shifting of ground is expected in next few days and still not safe. I hope everyboady should practice sound judgment as well as with the rescuers, residents, lgu, volunteers. Keep safe everyone.

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