Earthquakes list December 8, 2010

M 4.0      2010/12/08 21:50    Depth 10.0 km     WESTERN TURKEY
local time 23:50
Epicenter 11 km NW Germencik (pop 11,217) and 31 km W Aydin (pop 163,022)
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M 3.9      2010/12/08 20:18     Depth 0.3 km     OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
12:18:55 PM at epicenter
Epicenter 74 km (46 miles) WSW (257°) from Ferndale, CA.  Right on the fault line and approx. 60 km out of the coast.
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M 5.0      2010/12/08 18:10     Depth 21.7 km     SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION
04:10:58 PM (16:10) at epicenter
Aftershock from this morning's M 6.5 earthquake.
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M 5.1      2010/12/08 17:19     Depth 35.0 km     TONGA
December 09, 2010 at 07:19:01 AM at epicenter
Epicenter 10 km from Pangai (Lifuka Island) and 140 km (85 miles) SSW of Neiafu, Tonga
All these islands are part of the Ha'apai Group.
The earthquake will probably not create damage or injuries as the people in this area are used to these kind of shocks.
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M 5.5      2010/12/08 15:31     Depth 169.6 km      BANDA SEA
December 09, 2010 at 12:31:05 AM at epicenter
One of the many powerful earthquakes in the same Banda Sea area - Most of these earthquakes / aftershocks are located near Mount Serua uninhabited volcanic island.
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M 5.3      2010/12/08 14:41     Depth 119.9 km     TONGA REGION
December 09, 2010 at 02:41:19 AM at epicenter
Deep earthquake on top of the subduction area approx. 100 km from Tonga. 140 km (85 miles) SSW of NUKU`ALOFA, Tonga
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M 4.1      2010/12/08 11:39    Depth 40.0 km     TAJIKISTAN - KYRGYZSTAN
local time 17:39
Aftershock of the stronger earthquake which struck the Pamir mountain range in Kyrgyzstan / Tajikistan border area earlier today.
This aftershock was in Tajikistan (1-1) with it's epicenter in Pamirsky National Park.
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M 4.1      2010/12/08 10:42    Depth 15.0 km     BURYATIYA, RUSSIA
local time 18:42
Weak earthquake with epicenter 14 km NW Severomuysk (pop 3,962) and 98 km W Taksimo (pop 10,359).
Epicenter very close to the Severomuysky Tunnel.
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M 5.5      2010/12/08 09:18     Depth 52.5 km     SOUTH OF THE KERMADEC ISLANDS
09:18:49 PM (21:18) at epicenter
Strong earthquake far away from the Kermadec Islands (New Zealand)
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M 5.2      2010/12/08 08:21     Depth 10.2 km     KYRGYZSTAN
02:21:33 PM (14:21) at epicenter
Epicenter 50 km (31 miles) SW (218°) from Sary-Tash, Kyrgyzstan (USGS) and 121 km of Os ((pop 230,410).
The  epicenter (with a uncertainty of 13 km) is located in the mountainous border area in betweem Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
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M 6.1      2010/12/08 06:47     Depth 69.6 km     MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
02:47:18 PM at epicenter
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M 6.5      2010/12/08 05:24     Depth 17.3 km      SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION
03:24:33 AM at epicenter
Very powerful earthquake on these beautiful sub-antarctic volcano islands, only populated by penguins, leopard seals and birds.
This earthquake was soon afterwards followed by 2 powerful aftershocks from repectively M 5.1 and M 5.3
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M 5.1      2010/12/08 05:08     Depth 64.7 km      TONGA
07:08:03 PM (19:08) at epicenter
Moderate earthquake on top of a subduction zone and at an intermediate depth 70 km (45 miles) NE of NUKU`ALOFA, Tonga
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M 4.8      2010/12/08 02:46     Depth 10.1 km      REYKJANES RIDGE
12:46:58 AM at epicenter
Aftershock from yesterday's earthquake in the same area.
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M 4.7      2010/12/08 02:42     Depth 112.6 km      SULAWESI, INDONESIA
10:42:21 AM at epicenter
Seaquake in the Molucca Sea with epicenter approx. 60 km from Bolaanguki and 125 km (80 miles) SE of Gorontalo, Sulawesi, Indonesia
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M 4.9      2010/12/08 01:29     Depth 525.5 km      SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS
01:29:30 PM (13:29) at epicenter
Deep earthquake far away from populated islands.
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Earthquakes occurred yesterday (UTC time), but today local time

M 5.8      2010/12/07 18:17     Depth 11.3 km     KOMANDORSKIYE OSTROVA, RUSSIA REGION
December 08, 2010 at 06:17:40 AM at epicenter
Strong shallow earthquake approx. 60 km from Medny Island.
Medny Island, is the second largest island (after Bering Island) in the Komandorski Islands east of Russia. (The other islands are much smaller.) The island was uninhabited until the early 20th century, when Aleuts came from Attu Island in the Aleutian Islands to Medny Island.
The island is 56 km long and between 5 and 7 km wide. The area is 186 km². The maximum elevation reaches 640 m. Average annual temperature is +2.8 °C. About 100 meters off the northwestern end of the islands are the Beaver Stones, two islets connected by an isthmus, with a combined length of 1 km. (Source Wikipedia)
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