Earthquakes list September 15, 2011 - California + China + Japan + Fiji (Tonga)

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M 4.6   2011/09/15   22:15     Depth 69.8 km  NEAR S. COAST OF WESTERN HONSHU, JAPAN
Friday, September 16, 2011 at 07:15:07 AM at epicenter
weak earthquake but well felt in Ōsaka and  Mie region
36 km (22 miles) E of Wakayama, Honshu, Japan
55 km (34 miles) S of Osaka, Honshu, Japan
Satellite map of the greater epicenter area

M 7.2   7.3   2011/09/15 19:30     Depth 593.0 km   626 km   FIJI REGION (Tonga)
Friday, September 16, 2011 at 07:30:59 AM at epicenter
Read our in-depth article : Very strong “deep” earthquake in the greater Fiji region
Harmless DEEP earthquake with its hypocenter in the solid hot mantle of the earth
This earthquake will probably be felt as a very weak shaking in a big radius (hundreds of km)
There is NO risk for a tsunami
GDACS earthquake report
Official NOAA statement (Alaska- California)
PUBLIC TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 1 NWS WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER PALMER AK
1240 PM PDT THU SEP 15 2011
...A STRONG EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED BUT A TSUNAMI IS NOT EXPECTED ALONG THE CALIFORNIA/ OREGON/ WASHINGTON/ BRITISH COLUMBIA OR ALASKA COASTS...
NO WARNING... NO WATCH AND NO ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR THESE AREAS.
BASED ON THE DEPTH OF THE EARTHQUAKE WITHIN THE EARTH A TSUNAMI IS NOT EXPECTED ALONG THE CALIFORNIA/ OREGON/ WASHINGTON/ BRITISH COLUMBIA AND ALASKA COASTS.
Official NOAA statement (Hawaii - Pacific)
BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA A DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI IS NOT EXPECTED AND THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII. REPEAT. A DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI IS NOT EXPECTED AND THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII.
THIS WILL BE THE ONLY STATEMENT ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS ADDITIONAL DATA ARE RECEIVED.
421 km (262 miles) W (263°) from NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga
Satellite map of the greater epicenter area

M 5.1      2011/09/15 15:27     Depth 6.5 km      SOUTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA - IN-DEPTH ARTICLE
11:27:01 PM at epicenter
Read our in-depth article : Dangerous earthquake in the Uygur Autonomous region, China (Keriya and Niya)
Approx. 50 km from Niya and Keriya
Satellite map of the greater epicenter area

M 4.1      2011/09/15 11:02     Depth 25.2 km      VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA REGION
04:02:14 AM at epicenter
Aftershock of the 6.4 earthquake from last Friday
126 km (78 miles) S (169°) from Port Hardy, BC, Canada
Satellite map of the greater epicenter area

M 3.5      2011/09/15 09:56     Depth 11.6 km      GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA, CALIFORNIA - IN-DEPTH ARTICLE
02:56:41 AM at epicenter
Read also our in-depth report @Greater Los Angeles area awakened by a couple of shakes - CLICK HERE
The original content has been redirected to this in-depth report
2 km (1 miles) NE (34°) from San Joaquin Hills, CA and 7 km (4 miles) SSW (205°) from Irvine, CA
Many people have been awakened by the multiple shakes
Todays earthquake is NOT an aftershock of yesterdays Riverside earthquake.
California has been really active the last couple of weeks with a lot of shaking in many different areas.
25,000 people will have experienced a moderate MMI V shaking, 543,000 people a light shaking and 2,553,000 people a weak shaking. 15 million people may have felt a very weak shaking (not perceivable by most only by very sensitive sleepers).
Update : We are printing all these I Have Felt It reports because they are giving the best indication of what has happened.
Update : We see the Los Angeles people gradually leaving the site and returning to their beds (probably a lot of them in fear for aftershocks)
Satellite map of the greater epicenter area
"I Have Felt It" reports as received by Earthquake-Report.com
Huntington Beach : Two, perhaps three minor jolts coming from West Southwest direction. No damage.
Irvine, Orange county: It was a strong jolt at about 2:56 am. No damage
Orange county: Strong Jerk lasted couple seconds.
Santa Ana, CA: Around 3am - Light shaking indicated
Tustin, CA: Lasted for about 2 seconds, kinda rolled by and woke me up
Irvine, CA: Awakened by a strong jolt lasting 2 to 3 seconds
Irvine, CA: I felt it at 3:09. light shaking and rumbling
Santa Ana, CA : It woke everybody up. Went outside to calm my dogs and I saw my neighbors lights on and some outside
Huntington Beach, CA: I was in bed listening to music while my bed was shaking left & right
Santa Ana - Costa Mesa, CA: Woke me up out of bed. Knocked some things down inside off shelves. Was actually a bit noisy, sounded like someone slammed the garage door down. Checked on my kids right away & were sound asleep. Looked outside & a couple people were checking things out, no car alarms went off. Must've only lasted 2-3 seconds but it felt like the epicenter was close for some reason. I'm located right on the border of Santa Ana & Costa Mesa, about 5 blocks away from the South Coast Plaza
Santa Ana, CA : I was woken up from my sleep around 3AM to find the house shaking for a few seconds
Huntington Beach, CA: It was very short but very strong!
Many more I Have Felt It report ---> here
 

M 6.0 5.1     2011/09/15 08:43     Depth 10.0 km      CUBA REGION
04:43:07 AM at epicenter
Read also our in-depth report @ Strong earthquake just out of the Cuba coast
107 km (67 miles) SW (226°) from Campechuela, Granma, Cuba
123 km (77 miles) N (355°) from Montego Bay, Saint James, Jamaica
very dangerous for the area Parque Nacional Desembarco del Gramna
The epicenter of the earthquake is only 30 km out of the Belic, Caoba area
Satellite map of the greater epicenter area

M 6.2      2011/09/15 08:00     Depth 10.0 km      NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Read our in-depth report here :
More than 50 million people have felt today's 6.2 magnitude aftershock in Honshu, Japan
Satellite map of the greater epicenter area

M 6.0      2011/09/15 07:53     Depth 13.4 km      EAST OF THE NORTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND
07:53:12 PM at epicenter
Similar earthquake than yesterday (5.9 yesterday) at least 400 km out of the Hicks Bay coast (New Zealand)
400 km from Hicks Bay, New Zealand and 1609 km (1000 miles) S (189°) from NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga
NO tsunami danger at this magnitude.
Satellite map of the greater epicenter area

M 4.5   2011/09/15    02:06     Depth 7.3 km  SOUTHEASTERN ALASKA
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 06:06:48 PM at epicenter
weak shallow earthquake near to NP ocean
102 km (63 miles) ESE of Yakutat, Alaska
Satellite map of the greater epicenter area

M 4.0   2011/09/15    01:50     Depth 5.0 km   EASTERN KAZAKHSTAN
local time 07:50
Shallow earthquake close to a few mountain villages
16 km NW of Zharkent(pop 34,422); 122 km W of Yining(pop 257,671)
Satellite map of the greater epicenter area

M 4.1   2011/09/15      00:21     Depth 53.7 km   KENAI PENINSULA, ALASKA
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 04:21:05 PM at epicenter
moderate earthquake with MMI V
people of Anchor Point(2,000) will experience a light shaking of MMI IV
8 km (5 miles) SW (229°) from Happy Valley, AK
13 km (8 miles) NW (319°) from Nikolaevsk, AK
Satellite map of the greater epicenter area

Shallow weak to moderate earthquakes well felt by people living above it
M 3.0   2011/09/15    04:52     Depth 10.0 km   ALBANIA
16 km NE of Burrel; 11 km SE of Kurbnesh
M 3.7   2011/09/15    04:46     Depth 27.0 km   SOUTHERN IRAN
49 km E of Bandar-e lengeh;110 km SW of Bandar-e 'abbas
M 3.0   2011/09/15    04:35     Depth 16.0 km   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
26 km SSW from Guadalupe Victoria, Baja California, Mexico

Summary of earthquakes only faintly felt by people
M 4.4   2011/09/15   22:03     Depth 146.8 km   HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN
79 km S of Faizabad, Afghanistan; 241 km NNE of KABUL, Afghanistan
M 4.9      2011/09/15 10:46     Depth 19.1 km      KEPULAUAN TALAUD, INDONESIA

Japan, Honshu : aftershocks of M 4.5 or greater
M 4.7      2011/09/15 14:25     Depth 35.0 km      EASTERN HONSHU, JAPAN

Daily summary of moderate quakes mainly felt by local animals
M 5.1      2011/09/15 20:40     Depth 105.3 km      SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION

Daily summary of earthquakes only surrounded by a lot of water
M 4.9      2011/09/15 16:54     Depth 14.9 km      BOUVET ISLAND REGION
M 5.1      2011/09/15 16:08     Depth 16.3 km      BOUVET ISLAND REGION
M 5.5      2011/09/15 11:59     depth 370.0 km     FIJI REGION
M 4.4   2011/09/15   03:44     Depth 294.0 km   MARIANA ISLANDS REGION
M 4.2   2011/09/15    01:40     Depth 10.0 km  NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN

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

Shallow weak to moderate earthquakes well felt by people living above it
M 3.4      2011/09/14 21:47    Depth 5.0 km     WESTERN TURKEY
9 km NE Sámos (pop 6,389) and 18 km SW Kusadasi (pop 63,177)

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Comments

  1. Norwalk, CA.
    I was awaken at 1:57 am by a loud sound and then some slight shaking for a few seconds. I thoght maybe it was still sort of dreaming because my dreams always feel so real but then about an hour later i felt it again. That's when i realized they were earthquakes. Scary! I just hope a big earthquake doesn't occur :/

  2. I was awakened by a very loud sound and a quick jolt. I thought my water heater blew up. I never thought it to be an earthquake because I've never experienced an earthquake preceded by very loud sound, like an explosion.

  3. Irvine, CA. felt like it lasted 4-6 seconds it was very strong like someone was shaking my bed. and a very loud noise. Magnitude may be low but it is scary. Can't fall back to sleep because I'm scared that there may be another one. Please, God, no more!

  4. Wow, 3 major earthquakes M 6.0 or above in the span of about 1 hour and 30 minutes. Scary! What's going on?

    • Armand Vervaeck says:

      Nothing special :)) Coincidence

    • when ya make a place like broken hill into broken hole where is the wieght distribution going ?when ya take all the oil from underground and burn it where does the balance go when ya move so much earth and mineralls what happens to the atomic structure of the whole unit ?any answers ?
       
      cant kill energy can transform it change it cant kill it
       

    • damn straight... a really big one should be coming soon but then again they always are lol. the amount we mess with this earth though i'm not surprised to hear about this...
      earthquakes, please do not come to Northern California, thank you