Earthquakes in the world on August 13, 2014 (M4.5 or more)

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Seisme ressenti a Bejaia est à Algiers, Algérie
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Deadly earthquake below Quito, Ecuador  – Updates (quake from August 12)
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Earthquake close to Bodrum, Turkey
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Shallow earthquake in Oaxaca, Mexico
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Moderate earthquake North of Guam, northern Mariana Islands
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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Aug 13 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Kyushu, Japan Aug 13 22:51 4.6 81 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Kyushu, Japan Aug 13 22:51 4.6 81 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Karpathos, Greece Aug 13 14:17 4.6 36 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Ile Hunter, New Caledonia Aug 13 13:11 5.0 56 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southeast Of Loyalty Islands Aug 13 13:11 5.0 40 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Southeast Of Loyalty Islands Aug 13 13:11 5.0 42 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Angoram, Papua New Guinea Aug 13 10:21 4.9 27 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Near N. Coast Of New Guinea, Png. Aug 13 10:21 4.7 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Near N Coast Of New Guinea, Png. Aug 13 10:21 4.7 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Central Mid-atlantic Ridge Aug 13 10:07 5.5 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS Central Mid-atlantic Ridge Aug 13 10:07 5.4 10 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Central Mid Atlantic Ridge Aug 13 10:07 5.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Fed. States Of Micronesia Region Aug 13 08:49 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Federated States Of Micronesia Region Aug 13 08:49 5.2 14 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON E. Caroline Islands, Micronesia Aug 13 08:49 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Near N. Coast Of New Guinea, Png. Aug 13 07:22 4.6 45 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Near N Coast Of New Guinea, Png. Aug 13 07:22 4.6 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Angoram, Papua New Guinea Aug 13 07:22 4.9 31 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Oaxaca, Mexico Aug 13 06:48 5.8 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Mexico - J'ai été réveillėe à 2 hdu matin par un fort bruit de grincement des portes de ma chambre d'hôtel du 19 ième étage, j'aiallumé et j'ai vu que tout bougeait autour de moi, cadres photos aux murs, portes.... Ça à durer plusieurs minutes.....
  • USGS Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Mexico Aug 13 06:48 5.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Guerrero, Mexico Aug 13 06:48 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Angoram, Papua New Guinea Aug 13 05:54 5.4 21 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near N Coast Of New Guinea, Png. Aug 13 05:54 5.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near N. Coast Of New Guinea, Png. Aug 13 05:54 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Virgin Islands Region Aug 13 03:05 4.9 80 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Puerto Rico Region Aug 13 03:05 4.6 83 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Culebra, Puerto Rico Aug 13 03:05 4.6 73 MAP I Felt It
  • Saint Thomas - Walls shook, deep rolling sound like heavy trucks passing. No damage.
  • San juan - None
  • Luquillo - I was in my hotel room and all of a sudden i heard a loud rumbling sound and then the pictures and the remote on the wall start shaking for a good minute. It was a first experience for me and it seemed to be light shaking with very loud sound.
  • Vieques - No damages
  • hannahs estate - i actually heard it coming.. it lasted about 9 seconds
  • St Thomas - No damages
  • San Juan - No damages.
  • St. John - Woke up due to my bed shaking. No damage occurred.
  • St. John, US Virgin Islands - The whole house shook for about 5 seconds.
  • USGS Charlotte Amalie, U.s. Virgin Islands Aug 13 03:05 4.9 39 MAP I Felt It INFO
    WCATWC 30 Miles Nw Of Charlotte Amalie Virgin Is. Aug 13 03:05 4.9 38 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Fiji Islands Region Aug 13 01:00 4.7 603 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Fiji Region Aug 13 01:00 4.7 584 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Santa Cruz Islands Aug 13 00:45 4.8 36 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Santa Cruz Islands Aug 13 00:45 4.8 36 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Lata, Solomon Islands Aug 13 00:45 4.6 19 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Hokkaido, Japan Region Aug 13 00:40 4.7 42 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Hokkaido, Japan Region Aug 13 00:40 4.7 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Rota, Northern Mariana Islands Aug 13 00:30 5.4 101 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Mariana Islands Aug 13 00:30 5.2 110 MAP I Felt It
  • ordot - I felt something at 10:36am Aug 13th.
  • Yona - No damage
  • Yigo - No damage, just felt shaking
  • Tumon - windows and floor shaking
  • Dededo - Strongest I have felt in awhile... Lasted 30 to 40 seconds... Rattled the typhoon shutters and scared my pit bull...
  • tamuning - no damage at my condo
  • Santa Rita - No damage
  • Dededo - Moderate quick rocking/shaking. Office furniture moved about slightly
  • Yigo - light shaking for 20 seconds
  • Yigo - No damage, scared the animals, started out very light, then shook the house for a few seconds.
  • Dededo - Windows, typhoon shutters and floor shaking..
  • Yiga - No damage.
  • Tamuning - Chandelier was swinging and the rocking chair was going by itself. China cabinet rattled.
  • Tamuning - Floor shaking. Windows Shaking, Small object fell off shelves and a few pictures of walls
  • tumon - Nice rolling sensation for 30 seconds. Lights swinging in conference from.
  • Tamuning - Strong shaking, no damage.
  • Anigua - No damage
  • Yigo - tv, tables, and heavy chairs at my bar were shaking for a good 20-30 seconds….sound of semi passing when it first started. Strongest one I have felt on Guam in the past 2.5 years of being here
  • Dededo - No damage to property. Shaking was loud and noticable.
  • Dededo - Loud rumbling, storm shutters, chandelier,fake plants, doors shook. Felt a little off balance walking during it.
  • Tamining - a little shaking, but was my first earthquake in Guam...I use to leave in Japan... but I'm always scaring
  • Tamuning - Cabinets shaking about 15 seconds
  • Yigo - Everything shaking, dogs going crazy
  • Hagatna - I'm on the 9th floor GCIC Building in Hagatna. No damage but a lot of shaking. The top of the building moved a good 3 feet in both directions. My wife was on the 21st floor of the Westin in Tumon and the shaking scared her enough to exit the building. No damage even for my wife's location.
  • Toto - On the second floor of a school building heard it then felt the shaking and large jolt. Rattled the library shelving after the large jolt....
  • Barrigada - Saw lots of objects moving, and many people felt dizzy afterward. Lasted at least 5 seconds.
  • EMSC Rota Region, N. Mariana Islands Aug 13 00:30 5.4 107 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Sinajana - Some cracking of walls. Full concrete house. No major damage and No injuries. Hard shaking for about 20 Seconds.
  • Tumon - On phone with the mainland, door to my office closed.thought a heavy cart passing by but the shaking persisted. Lasted about 40seconds.nothing fell.
  • Talofofo - I'm usually a heavy sleeper, but this earthquake was shaking my bed pretty hard, that it actually woke me up.
  • Papago, Saipan - I was reading at the table and felt a rumbling. I went down to the bedroom and asked my husband if he felt it, but he had not.

  • 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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