Earthquakes list August 26, 2010

M 5.4      2010/08/26 15:08   Depth 283.5 km     NEAR THE WEST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Powerful, but too deep to cause any problem. Right under the mainland and 51 km from Fukui. We will publish a detailed report within a couple of minutes.

M 4.7  2010-08-26   13:09   Depth 624 km !     FIJI REGION
Very very deep in the upper mantle of our planet, a dense hot layer of semi-solid rock.

Map of Timor, designed by Boffin

Image via Wikipedia

M 4.7  2010-08-26   09:45   Depth 10 km      TIMOR REGION
Remote coastal area on the island of Timor (West Timor = Indonesian part).  Serious shock because of the shallow depth of the earthquake and the immediate vicinity of a small village. Look at the gravel roads leading to the village and the patchwork of fields from the local people.

M 4.5      2010/08/26 08:02   Depth 124.5 km TONGA
At least 100 km from the nearest populated island

M 5.1      2010/08/26 04:21   Depth 139.2 km     BANDA SEA, INDONESIA
In the middle of the Banda Sea

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This earthquake list covers minor and major earthquakes  in the world.
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QuakeSOS has been developed to help actively people who are caught in an earthquake + delivers "Earthquake Report" information on your iPhoneQuakeSOS is a FREE  iPhone application developed by Armand Vervaeck, the creator and main contributor to Earthquake Report.  The Application simplifies immediate group communication to friends and family members (with your exact GPS location) and is constantly feeding the users with "Earthquake Report" news. Together with your own family and friends, QuakeSOS will be your closest earthquake friend.

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.