Earthquakes list March 20, 2011

M 5.0      2011/03/20 14:05     Depth 9.5 km      NEAR NORTH COAST OF NEW GUINEA, P.N.G.
March 21, 2011 at 12:05:00 AM at epicenter
Harmless earthquake more than 100 km out of the coast.
194 km (120 miles) N (360°) from Madang, New Guinea, PNG
Satellite map of the greater epicenter area

M 6.1      2011/03/20 12:03     Depth 53.1 km      NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
09:03:48 PM at epicenter
Epicenter only 10 km from Funakoshi Bay ! JMA intensity so far is 4 (on a scale of 7)
92 km (57 miles) ESE (115°) from Morioka, Honshu, Japan
Satellite map of the greater epicenter area

M 4.5      2011/03/20 08:47     Depth 10.9 km      SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND
08:47:39 PM at epicenter

UPDATE 13:22 UTC : Three aftershocks, one a strong 5.1 magnitude, rattled quake-weary residents of Christchurch late tonight. A Civil Defence spokeswoman told NZPA there were no reports of damage, but police and Civil Defence staff were checking building in central Christchurch.  Source : stuff.co.nz

Moderate aftershock felt as a MMI IV in the city.
14 km (8 miles) E of Christchurch, New Zealand
Satellite map of the greater epicenter area

M 6.0      2011/03/20 08:26      Depth 36.6 km      BABUYAN ISLANDS REGION, PHILIPPINES
04:26:11 PM at epicenter
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Very dangerous NO damaging earthquake near the Babuyan Islands on the Philippines
Epicenter approx. 15 km from Fuga Island, which has a population of 1,786 people on 312 households
On of the theoretical earthquake models results in NO fatalities OR Injured. @ earthquake-report.com, we do not share this opinion, but we hope that they are right.
GDACS published a GREEN earthquake alert for this earthquake = very limited chance on damage and/or injuries. @ earthquake-report.com, we do not share this opinion, but we hope that they are right.
111 km (69 miles) NE (39°) from Laoag, Luzon, Philippines
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M 5.5      2011/03/20 08:00      Depth 17.3 km      TAIWAN REGION
04:00:50 PM at epicenter
UPDATE 10:59 UTC - EMSC testimony out of Taiwan (130 km from the epicenter)
There was a definite second moderate swaying on the build at approximately 16:30.

Shallow strong earthquake approx. 50 km out of the coast of Southern Taiwan.
We expect No or minor damage as the  earthquakes epicenter (if the epicenter location will be confirmed) is out in the sea.
44 km (28 miles) SE (144°) from T'ai-tung (Taitung), Taiwan
At approx. the same distance as Taitung are the cities of Dawu, Taimali and the island of Lyudao.
Satellite map of the greater epicenter area

M 4.6      2011/03/20 00:10     Depth 10.1 km     SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND
12:10:22 PM at epicenter
Shallow earthquake in the lake area near Lake Ohau and Lake Pukaku. Close to highway 8 near Quailburn and Glenbrook.
125 km (77 miles) NE of Queenstown, New Zealand
Satellite map of the greater epicenter area

Daily summary of deep moderate or weak quakes only faintly felt by people living above it
M 4.9      2011/03/20 13:46     Depth 256.4 km     SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
M 4.7      2011/03/20 13:39     Depth 111.4 km      COLOMBIA
M 4.8      2011/03/20 01:20     Depth 64.6 km     JAVA, INDONESIA
M 5.3      2011/03/20 11:47     Depth 138.6 km      TONGA

Japan, Honshu : aftershocks of M5 or greater
M 5.3      2011/03/20 07:56     Depth 28.9 km      NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

116 km (72 miles) E of Mito, Honshu, Japan
M 5.2      2011/03/20 05:58     Depth 27.3 km      NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Approx. 50 km from Choshi and 119 km (73 miles) ESE of TOKYO, Japan- Max. JMA 3
M 5.4      2011/03/20 05:55     Depth 51.0 km      NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Approx. 35 km from Soma and 72 km (44 miles) SE of Sendai, Honshu, Japan- Max. JMA 3
M 5.5      2011/03/20 01:30     Depth 22.8 km      NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Only 28 km (17 miles) ESE of Iwaki, Honshu, Japan- Max. JMA 4
M 5.0      2011/03/20 01:24     Depth 31.3 km      NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Approx. 60 km out of the Minamisoma coast- Max. JMA 4
M 5.2      2011/03/20 01:09     Depth 36.9 km     NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Only 40 km out of the Kamaichi coast
- Max. JMA 4

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