Earthquakes list February 21, 2011

M 6.3      2011/02/21 23:51      Depth 5 km     CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND

At least 65 dead.

Very strong Magnitude 6.3 earthquake in New Zealand South Island
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Following USGS the epicenter (extremely shallow) is right under Christchurch (5 km)

M 4.7      2011/02/21 21:59      Depth 9.8 km     NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA
February 22, 2011 at 07:29:35 AM at epicenter
Epicenter in the middle of the desert at least 100 km from the nearest settlements like Ali-Curung, Sandover and Costello
205 km (125 miles) SE of Tennant Creek and 330 km (205 miles) NNE of Alice Springs
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M 4.9      2011/02/21 13:24     Depth 35.0 km     OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
11:24:06 PM at epicenter
Moderate shallow seaquake with epicenter on the upper slopes of the subduction zone.
Harmless because of the distance to the shore and the moderate magnitude.
210 km (130 miles) E of Sendai, Honshu, Japan
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M 5.1      2011/02/21 12:26     Depth 79.7 km     SOLOMON ISLANDS
11:26:33 PM at epicenter
An harmless moderate earthquake due to the intermediate depth of 80 km.
On the North-Western edge of San Cristobal island.
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M 6.4      2011/02/21 10:57     Depth 540.7 km      SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS

Very deep earthquake which will be felt very light by people living above it in a great radius
NO tsunami alerts have been triggered by this earthquake
EMSC reports a magnitude of 6.7 at a harmless depth of 558 km.
The hypocenter of this earthquake occurred in the hot solid mantle of the earth.
As expected, GDACS published a GREEN earthquake alert for this earthquake = very limited chance on damage and/or injuries.
There are 0 people living in a radius of 100 km above the epicenter.
505 km (315 miles) NW of Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands
The earthquake occurred in the middle of a huge amount of water with NO populated island within several hundred of kilometers.
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M 5.8      2011/02/21 06:58     Depth 13.5 km      SANTIAGO DEL ESTERO, ARGENTINA
03:58:36 AM at epicenter
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Dangerous strong earthquake at a very unusual shallow depth
65 km (40 miles) SE of San Miguel de Tucuman, Tucuman, Argentina and 80 km (50 miles) NW of Santiago del Estero, Argentina
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M 5.0      2011/02/21 06:46      Depth 50.9 km     NEAR WAKAYAMA, JAPAN
03:46:10 PM at epicenter
Moderate subduction earthquake at an intermediate depth of 50 km.
45 km (25 miles) SSE of Wakayama, Honshu, Japan and 95 km (60 miles) S of Osaka, Honshu, Japan
Also close to Gobo and Tanabe
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M 5.4      2011/02/21 05:38     Depth 35.2 km     AISEN, CHILE
02:38:51 AM at epicenter
UPDATE 16:44 UTC : Still NO news from Onemi (a very well organized emergency agency) --> NO damage or injuries = changing the Orange header into Green
UPDATE 9:49 UTC : Onemi has not yet listed this earthquake.

Shallow moderate earthquake in the high Andes. Not completely without danger because of the uncertainty of the epicenter . This earthquake is probably NOT linked to the coastal aftershocks.
25 km (15 miles) SW of Coihaique, Aisen, Chile
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M 5.0      2011/02/21 10:05     Depth 99.1 km     NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
M 4.4      2011/02/21 14:29     Depth 78.0 km     OFFSHORE GUATEMALA

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Very strong earthquake in Kamchatka
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Magnitude 6.2, depth 9.3 km, 40 km from Ust-Kamchatsk Population: 4,400 (epicenter in the Sea)
Epicenter location is based on EMSC data and preliminary

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