Double earthquake in Yunnan, China – 9-year old boy killed + major damage

Last update: December 7, 2014 at 11:12 pm by By

Screen Shot 2014-12-05 at 20.12.48 only survives with (mostly small) PRIVATE DONATIONS. Your gift will be highly appreciated. This page will automatically refresh every 10 minutes as we might be adding updates. Do not close it but leave it open in a browser tab. Our in-depth reporting about the deadly  M6.1 … [Read more...]

Massive deadly earthquake in Pakistan – Satellite Spot images used for detection of the destruction

Last update: October 1, 2013 at 4:35 pm by By


This page will automatically refresh every 60 minutes as we might be adding regular updates. Keep it open in a browser tab. Also written by Jens Skapski. - Update 16:24 UTC - October 1 : The Pakistan Disaster Management Authority has released new data of the fatalities after both earthquakes of … [Read more...]

Understanding the Lushan, Ya’an, Sichuan, China earthquake

Last update: April 27, 2013 at 1:50 pm by By

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The April 20, 2013 UTC Mw6.6 earthquake in the Sichuan province of China occurred as the result of east-west oriented reverse-type motion on a north-south striking fault. A preliminary source location suggest the event likely occurred on the Longmenshan fault or a tectonically related fault … [Read more...]

Earthquake (aftershock) in East Azerbaijan, Iran injures at least 34 people

Last update: January 27, 2013 at 9:59 pm by By

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A moderate earthquake struck Iranian Province East Azerbaijan this afternoon (Saturday). USGS gives M 4,8 and a depth of 18 km for this quake. The epicenter lays 66 km northeast of Tabris, where two devasting earthquakes on August 11th 2012 killed more than 300 people. For this aftershock we can … [Read more...]

CATDAT Damaging Earthquakes in 2012 – The Year In Review

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


  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...] “Twitter” “Tweets”, among the best in the world – FAQ

Last update: December 28, 2012 at 6:34 pm by By

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Superfast tweets on #Earthquakes - #Tsunamis - #Volcanoes - in-depth #reports This page has been written to explain how these tweets are working and which one to choose for you. The tweets we are publishing are tweeted directly from our own database. We follow the reports of 4 agencies at this … [Read more...]

Very strong earthquake at a safe distance out of the coast shakes Southern California and Northern Mexico

Last update: December 15, 2012 at 12:28 pm by By

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Earthquake overview : People along the coast of Southern California and Northern Mexico  were surprised during the early nightly hours by a very strong earthquake. The epicenter was luckily approx. 140 km into the Pacific. Nothing dangerous but certainly frightening.  Tell us when you think you … [Read more...]

Massive earthquake Honshu, Japan – Tsunami warning/advisories canceled – 9 people injured, 1 serious

Last update: December 8, 2012 at 11:11 am by By

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Earthquake overview : A massive M7.3 earthquake struck the Honshu, Japan coast , but luckily far out in the sea. Tsunami alert for 1 prefecture and more tsunami advisories for other prefectures was issued Tell us when you think you have felt this earthquake. Japan-only earthquake … [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

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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...]

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