Are earthquake “early warning systems” to be trusted?

Last update: April 6, 2012 at 4:09 pm by By

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The earthquake-report.com opinion : NO and YES, ... with the right use of the alert, many things can be done. Unfortunately, the vast majority of people are doing exactly the opposite of what they should do in such an event. After every major earthquake there is hype for "earthquake early warning … [Read more...]

Strong earthquake in the Philippines

Last update: November 30, 2011 at 9:01 am by By

Shaking map Philippines November 30 earthquake - image courtesy USGS

Earthquake overview : A strong earthquake occurred in the Philippines at 00:27 UTC. Preliminary data are reporting the epicenter at 152 km from Dagupan, Luzon "I have Felt it" Reports --> see below + Let us know "how you have felt this earthquake" To read the full story as it happened, we … [Read more...]

Moderately dangerous earthquake along the Bengkulu coast, Sumatra, Indonesia

Last update: January 6, 2013 at 9:36 am by By

Shaking map Bengkulu October 30 2011 earthquake - image courtesy USGS

Earthquake overview : A moderately dangerous earthquake struck 40 km out of the Bengkulu area coast. A preliminary magnitude of 5.9 at a depth of 39.9 km will be perceived in a very wide area in Sumatra. "I have Felt it" Reports --> see below + Let us know "how you have felt this earthquake" To … [Read more...]

Very strong M 6.2 earthquake at a safe distance out of the Crete (Greece) coast

Last update: April 2, 2011 at 12:21 am by By

UPDATE 23:55 UTC : Some EMSC Felt reports : Sitia (60 km SW from epicenter) : Abrupt initial jerking, followed by strong shaking for about 10 seconds Sitia (60 km SW from epicenter) : At first I thought my father was shaking my chair but he woke actually up because he felt the shaking. My … [Read more...]

Strong shallow earthquake close to Oelelevu, Fiji Islands

Last update: December 1, 2010 at 6:33 pm by By

Very strong shallow earthquake at a safe distance from most of the islands. NOAA nor GDACS have published tsunami reports for this earthquake. Based on the Ocean floor maps there is also NO risk on a local tsunami due to landslides Based on the theoretical shaking maps of USGS, the max. MMI value … [Read more...]

Understanding the M 7.1 Ecuador earthquake

Last update: January 28, 2011 at 10:38 am by By

USGS Tectonic Summary for the M 7.1 Ecuador earthquake This major earthquake occurred within the lithosphere of the Nazca plate. The earthquakes of Ecuador and most of western South America are due to strains generated by ongoing subduction of the Nazca plate beneath the South America plate. At the … [Read more...]

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