Earthquakes list August 12, 2010

Useful information to read this daily earthquake list
This earthquake list covers minor and major earthquakes  in the world.
If a more detailed page is present, the earthquake line will be linked to the detailed page.
For your comfort, we will provide in most cases Google Satellite Map links to give you an idea where the earthquake struck, which terrain it happened and if villages or cities are located in the immediate vicinity.
The page is regularly updated to add new quakes.
Minor earthquakes are earthquakes without or with little damage risk.  In most cases these earthquakes have a Magnitude smaller than M 5.0 OR earthquakes with an hypocenter (depth) of more than 100 km OR earthquakes up to M 5.9 with an epicenter far away from populated areas.
The reference for the time zone is UTC (Coordinated Universal Time)

M 4.0  2010-08-12   15:51  Depth 1 km   KAZAKHSTAN-XINJIANG BORDER REG.
Same area and also here ...  spectacular glaciers

M 4.3  2010-08-12   15:23  Depth 80 km  KAZAKHSTAN-XINJIANG BORDER REG.
Epicenter in the middle of an incredible glacier landscape.  To deep to be felt well, unless you where walking on the glacier !

M 5.2      2010/08/12 12:53  Depth 35 km      VANUATU
Aftershock of the M 7.3 Vanuatu earthquake from August 10

M 6.9      2010/08/12 11:54  Depth 190 km      ECUADOR
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M 4.7      2010/08/12 09:46  Depth 15 km      GREECE
Shallow light quake with epicenter 30 km of Ioannina (pop. 64,000) and 6 km from Paramithia (pop 2,568)

M 5.3      2010/08/12 08:56  Depth 35 km      VANUATU
Again an aftershock of the M 7.3 Vanuatu earthquake from August 10

M 4.8      2010/08/12 04:48:35  Depth 637 km FIJI REGION
Very  deep hypocenter = no impact on the neighboring islands

M 4.9      2010/08/12 02:56:02 Depth 35 km     VANUATU (aftershock)
This is an aftershock of the M 7.3 Vanuatu earthquake from August 10

M 4.3      2010/08/12 02:23:05 Depth 4 km     WESTERN TURKEY
Light earthquake in an unpopulated area

M 5.0      2010/08/12 01:24:19 Depth 43 km     CENTRAL PERU
No villages in a wide area around the epicenter

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