CATDAT Damaging Earthquakes in 2012 – The Year In Review

Last update: January 14, 2013 at 9:53 am by By

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  Executive Summary 2012, in comparison to 2011 and the years back to 1900, has been a relatively quiet year for the number of damaging earthquakes. 2011 played host to the largest two earthquakes, economically speaking, in the history of the countries of Japan (>$300 billion USD) and New … [Read more...]

Strong extremely shallow earthquake in Iran kills at least 8 people, 23 injured and a lot of damage

Last update: December 6, 2012 at 12:47 pm by By

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Earthquake overview : A seemingly moderate earthquake became a deadly one because of the specific earthquake mechanisms in Iran and because of the poor building quality. Tell us when you think you have felt this earthquake. Iran-only earthquake list Keep this page open to read more details … [Read more...]

Damaging earthquake Myanmar – IRC : 26 fatalities and 231 people injured – clean-up work has started (Nov. 14)

Last update: November 14, 2012 at 5:42 pm by By

Shaking map, courtesy USGS

Earthquake overview : An extremely dangerous earthquake with a preliminary Magnitude of 7.0 occurred at 07:42 local time in Central Myanmar. Based on the current data, we fear for worst case scenarios. Tell us when you think you have felt this earthquake. Myanmar-only earthquake list This page … [Read more...]

10 important Earthquakes Captured by (mostly) Security Video Cameras (2005-2012)

Last update: October 1, 2012 at 8:18 pm by By

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This video collection has been prepared by Raghad Rabah The destructive force of Earthquakes is very apparent, even after the tremors are over. We've all seen images and videos of the aftermath, where nothing is left standing. What we do not always see is the actual quake in action. With the … [Read more...]

Deadly earthquake(s) Yunnan, China – Heaviest rains in recent history are adding to the misery

Last update: October 4, 2012 at 9:10 am by By

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Earthquake overview : Tens of people have been killed and hundreds injured during a series of moderate earthquakes in Yunnan, China Tell us when you think you have felt this earthquake. China-only earthquake list Keep this page open to read more details when they become available Most recent … [Read more...]

Massive earthquake hits Philippines with tsunami warning – 1 dead – a narrow escape

Last update: September 4, 2012 at 7:43 am by By

Main aftershock map courtesy of Mike Gabbitas, Earthquake-Report collaborator.

Earthquake overview : A massive earthquake has hit off the coast of Philippines with the potential of a tsunami. Tell us when you think you have felt this earthquake. Philippines-only earthquake list Keep this page open to read more details when they become available Most recent information on … [Read more...]

Earthquake Sulawesi, Indonesia – one of these (internationally) almost forgotten earthquakes

Last update: August 26, 2012 at 2:10 pm by By

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Earthquake overview : A very strong shallow and thus dangerous earthquake struck in the afternoon local time below the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia Tell us when you think you have felt this earthquake. Indonesia-only earthquake list Keep this page open to read more details when they become … [Read more...]

Understanding the August 11 2012, East Azerbaijan – Iran earthquake

Last update: August 14, 2012 at 11:20 pm by By

Seismic Hazard map of the area

Earthquake overview : 2 consecutive M6+ earthquakes in a matter of 10 minutes and 10 km apart from each other have changed the lives of thousands of people near Ahar, Iran.  The earthquake came as a surprise because they occurred within a tectonic plate (intraplate). Read also : our main … [Read more...]

Earthquakes Iran (Tabriz, Ahar, Varzghan, Heris area) – Update 27/08 Red Cross relief action

Last update: August 27, 2012 at 6:23 pm by By

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Earthquake overview : An extremely dangerous shallow earthquake occurred in the Tabriz Ahar area. The population in this area runs into the millions of people. Tell us when you think you have felt this earthquake. Iran-only earthquake list - We thank ER readers Jens and Mehran for collecting … [Read more...]

Very strong earthquake causes 1 death in Indonesia (Sumatra, Simeulue island)

Last update: July 25, 2012 at 9:55 am by By

Landscape at the western part of Simeulue island, Aceh province, Indonesia

Earthquake overview : The epicenter of the earthquake was in a bay at the eastern part of the island of Simeulue, an island district of Sumatra. Simeulue is the closest island to the mega subduction fault line who was responsible for a number of cruel earthquakes and tsunamis the last 15 … [Read more...]

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