Earthquakes list December 22, 2010

M 5.6      2010/12/23 00:01     Depth 52.8 km     NORTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA
December 23, 2010 at 07:01:38 AM at epicenter
Strong earthquake at an intermediate depth of 52.8 km approx. 20 out of the coast of Meulaboh and Kuala.
191 km (118 miles) SSE (156°) from Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia
Because of the weakening aspect of the depth we do not believe that this earthquake will be damaging although the coastal towns will be very frightened.
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M 5.2      2010/12/22 23:25    Depth 16.5 km     NEAR NORTH COAST OF NEW GUINEA, P.N.G.
December 23, 2010 at 09:25:07 AM at epicenter
The location of the epicenter (if conformed) is only 40 km from the border in between the Indonesian and the Papua New Guinea part of the island.
The center of this moderate and very shallow earthquake is located just next to the settlement of Nengera and on 20 km (15 miles) ESE of Vanimo, New Guinea, PNG a village with an airstrip.
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Another very strong earthquake (aftershock) just occurred in the Bonin Islands area, Japan
Preliminary Magnitude 7.1, afterwards decreased to M 6.5 - Depth
More details in our in-depth report here

M 5.2      2010/12/22 20:40     Depth 15.0 km     SOUTHWEST INDIAN RIDGE
11:40:28 PM at epicenter
Earthquake in the Indian Ocean at the latitude of Southern Africa and the longitude of Madagascar
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M 4.4      2010/12/22 19:04    Depth 23.0 km     IRAN
local time 22:34
Moderate aftershock of the main shock of M 6.5 from last Monday evening.
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M 4.6      2010/12/22 14:19     Depth 261.0 km     TONGA
December 23, 2010 at 04:19:34 AM at epicenter
Deep moderate and harmless earthquake
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M 4.9      2010/12/22 13:19    Depth 19.0 km     SULAWESI, INDONESIA
local time 21:19
Seaquake in the Gulf of Tomini, in between the island of Sulawesi and Batudaka. Approx. 20 km from the shore.
Closest villages : Bunta and Ampana Tete. 97 km W Luwuk (pop 47,778)
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M 4.9      2010/12/22 04:03     Depth 9.6 km     NORTH OF ASCENSION ISLAND
03:03:43 AM at epicenter
At least 500 km from the nearest island (Ascension Island).
Ascension Island is an isolated volcanic island in the equatorial waters of the South Atlantic Ocean, around 1,600 kilometres (994 mi) from the coast of Africa, and 2,250 kilometres (1,398 mi) from the coast of South America which is roughly midway between the horn of South America and Africa.
It is politically organized and governed as part of the British Overseas Territories.
The Island is named after the day of its recorded discovery, Ascension Day.
Historically, it has played a role as an important safe haven and coaling station to mariners and for commercial airliners during the days of international air travel by flying boats and during World War II was an important naval and air station, especially providing antisubmarine warfare bases in the Battle of the Atlantic and throughout the war.
Ascension Island was garrisoned by the British Admiralty on 22 October 1815. (Source : the 'great' Wikipedia - they should receive the Nobel Prize !)
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Powerful aftershocks up to Magnitude 5.6 are continuing to strike the Bonin Islands area. These aftershocks, which are not dangerous for the population of the nearest islands,  will continue for many days to come.
We will NOT publish the anymore in the daily lists, unless they are reaching a M 6 value.
All the quakes can however be seen in our Quake-Maps.com site.

Japan, December 21 2010 Bonin Islands Massive earthquake + aftershocks - quake-maps.com

Earthquakes occurred yesterday (UTC time), but today local time

M 4.6      2010/12/21 18:52     Depth 33.6 km     OFF THE EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA, RUSSIA
December 22, 2010 at 06:52:31 AM at epicenter
Epicenter approx. 150 km from the coast right on the slopes of the subduction area
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M 5.2      2010/12/21 18:31     Depth 11.1 km     SOUTH OF THE KERMADEC ISLANDS
December 22, 2010 at 06:31:28 AM at epicenter
Moderate earthquake far away from populated areas.
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M 4.6      2010/12/21 16:15     Depth 307.5 km     BANDA SEA
December 22, 2010 at 01:15:30 AM at epicenter
Harmless deep earthquake in the Banda Sea far away from populated islands.
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