Earthquakes in the world on March 9, 2014 (M4.5 or more)

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Mar 09 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • Dahab - Light shaking around 19,30
  • Bonita Beach, Fl - My bed started shaking like someonewas trying to wake me up it was a slight taking and the blinds were shaking lightly. my mother and father in law felt it is well. no apparent damage
  • Desloge - Very weak shaking. No damage.
  • LOS ANGELES - Very loud noise
  • Mexico - just felt it in Mexico
  • redway - We felt about what i would guess to be about a 3-4 on the richter scale. I dont dont know where the eppicenter is though.
  • Little Torch Key, Florida - Bed shook. Others felt same. No apparent damage
  • GEOFON Near Coast Of Ecuador Mar 09 20:29 5.4 31 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near Coast Of Ecuador Mar 09 20:29 5.6 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tumaco, Colombia Mar 09 20:29 5.6 11 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Bengkulu, Indonesia Mar 09 17:24 4.8 38 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Sumatra, Indonesia Mar 09 17:24 4.8 49 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Southern Sumatra, Indonesia Mar 09 17:24 4.9 54 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hihifo, Tonga Mar 09 16:12 5.1 333 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Tonga Mar 09 16:12 5.0 339 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Tonga Islands Mar 09 16:12 4.8 316 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Myanmar Mar 09 16:03 5.2 30 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Myaydo, Burma Mar 09 16:03 5.1 38 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Myanmar Mar 09 16:02 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS La Ligua, Chile Mar 09 15:48 5.1 22 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Valparaiso, Chile Mar 09 15:48 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Renaca, Vina del Mar - Barely felt; short duration. My little home seismograph recorded it nicely.
  • GEOFON Near Coast Of Central Chile Mar 09 15:48 4.7 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Hokkaido, Japan Region Mar 09 15:13 4.9 85 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Nemuro, Japan Mar 09 15:13 4.9 93 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Hokkaido, Japan Region Mar 09 15:13 5.0 90 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Pujiharjo, Indonesia Mar 09 13:42 5.3 81 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC South Of Java, Indonesia Mar 09 13:42 5.2 84 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON South Of Java, Indonesia Mar 09 13:42 5.1 66 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • sanur, bali - we are sitting on the balcony of the hotel, 2nd floor, chairs moved.
  • Bali - I was recording a video for youtube when suddenly my furniture started shaking a lot and i could feel the ground move. It was frightening for a kid
  • malang - i Felt at 20:43 or 8.:43pm
  • Candidasa Bali - Laying in bed and the bed shook
  • Bali - little push
  • Petitenget - Felt a shaking 5 minutes ago in Petitenget, Bali.
  • Seminyak - Shaking of building
  • tuban Kuta - villa shook for about 10 seconds quite intense
  • Malang - Happened at 8:43PM, 9 March 14 LASTED 8 seconds
  • Séminyak - Bled shoot for 4 seconds thème stopped Happened around 21.45 local time
  • Ubud, Bali - 21:35 or 21:40 local time. Very brief earthquake, but quite a strong jolt. I almost fell off my chair, I'm one floor up from the ground, so felt it more than my house guest on the ground floor. After the jolt I could feel slight vibrations for several seconds. With the jolt my chair moved, desk moved and sliding doors banged.
  • Malang - Top floor of 4 story hotel...felt the shaking!
  • Karangploso - Light shaking lasting about 5-10 seconds.
  • Bali - Lasted about 30-45 seconds of swaying shaking, not too violent but very definite.
  • Denpasar - Zat net te schudden in mijn stoel en de deurene en ramen shudden in de kozijnen, enge en rare ervaring maar niets stuk.
  • Denpasar, Bali - room moving slowly side to side, no damage, lasted about 5 seconds
  • UBUD - Light shaking during few seconds. Windows moved.
  • Malang - shaking felt for about 15 or more seconds. the shaking was not violent but rolling. local time around 8:45pm march 9
  • Bali - I was sitting on my bed and felt it rumble. It wasn't a shake but more of a subdued rumble..... Approximately 21:45......
  • Dania Beach, FL - Laying in bed awake, felt very subtle swaying for a few seconds. March 9th, 2014 at 7:29am. After looking online I saw there was an Earthquake in Cuba at that time. Given the weakness of the swaying I think this is what I felt.
  • Bali - Pas de dommage juste e une secousse rapide.
  • Bali - sitting on Balcony and it was shaking, no damage to our hotel
  • Kota Blitar - Gunjangan Hebat...terasa kirang lebih 1 menit an
  • Kuta - Sitting on lounge and lounge started moving
  • Bali - Room swayed slightly for a couple minutes. Neighbor below felt it as well. Nothing fell or rattled.
  • Bali - Bed was shaking and furniture was hitting the wall repeatedly, but no damage to the house that we can see.
  • Bali - Bed shaking, pool water flow over, waves in pool. Short but shaky feeling
  • Bali - Weak shaking felt inside the house while sitting on the sofa. Only a for a second.
  • tulungagung - telah terjadi gempa ringan
  • Sanur - Laying in bed and felt it wobbling and everyone experienced the same I. Our room
  • Jember desa ambulu - tidak ada kerusakan
  • Ubud - I was in bed and felt a persistent shaking from below. It probably went for six seconds. It stopped and then went for another two seconds.
  • Ubud - Estaba sentado en el comedor y se empezó a mover la silla por alrededor de 10segumdos se sintió feo
  • ubud - whole house rattled lightly for about 8 seconds
  • Denpassar - Niets bijzonders licht schudden van de aarde
  • Kuta - Tremors in room in Kuta
  • Bali - 5 seconds, no damage
  • seminyak - Watching tv first floor apartment room started shaking for about 7 seconds
  • Seminjak - Zat te schudden op de bank, leek of er zware trein langs kwam. Eng!
  • Nusa Dua - Distant rumble sound heard and glasses shaking. Felt shake while in bed, lasted 3-5 seconds. I was in a ground floor room. Others from rooms on higher floors also said they felt it.
  • Denpasar - Bonjour Je pense que c'était un petit tremblement de terre Le sol a un petit peu bougé et les meubles de la maison Mais comme je ne suis pas expert Ça pourrait être autre chose Voilà si ça peut aider
  • Bali - my bed and doors was shaking
  • Malang - Lying in bed, and the bed started to move. No damage that I know of. The shaking was felt for approximately 10 seconds.
  • Bali - Very light shaking for a second , went away, then came back again a little stronger. 10pm local time.
  • Bantur - gempa hari membuat saya kuatir, takut terjadi ada susulan lagi
  • Bali - Audible rumbling, bed shaking for 10 seconds
  • Malang - gempa tidak berbahaya namun getaran mencapa waktu hingga 6 - 10 detik
  • Kuta Utara Bali - In a third floor apartment on Jl Petitenget. Light shaking for almost 30 seconds
  • Ubud - Bed started shaking pretty strong!
  • denpasar - two mild judders
  • Legianl - Akmani Hotel bed started shaking! Lasted about 5 seconds
  • Bali - 5-10 secs bed shaking audible rubling
  • Nusa Dua - Lying in our hotel bed in Bali and felt small shakes; no demages visible
  • Bali - First floor in bed trembling no one else noticed
  • Bali - Felt the villa shake in Seminyak, @ 9.42 pm
  • Canggu/Denpasar - Pas de degat, l'eau de la pisicne a bougé et les meubles ont claqués.
  • nusa dua bali - 10 sek. ca
  • Denpasar - Geen schade, licht gevoeld toen ik op bed zat. Mensen die op de trap zaten hebben het niet eens gevoeld.
  • Bali - First floor in bed approx 9.40pm local time bed shaking
  • Bali - In bed filmpje aan het kijken, bed en laptop schudde licht heen en weer
  • bali nusa dua - 5-10 sec
  • Sanur-Bali - Voelde het bed waar ik op lag te lezen licht schudden en hoorde wat geluid. Duurde 7 tot 10 seconden, schat ik zo. Wil H.
  • Seminyak - Woke up in 5th story hotel to light shaking. Quite scary, had never experienced it before. About 20 seconds.
  • Bali - Was in the cinemas at beachwalk. Felt like someone was shaking out chairs. Next minute the whole cinema got up and ran out. Was pretty confronting, more so watching a whole cinema evacuate.Lasted 5-8 seconds, then we all went back to watch the movie. The new 300 is good.
  • Malang - Tijdens het eten bewoog de stoelen zeer licht
  • Denpasar - I sat on a couch at the reception of my hotel in Denpasar. The couch started shaking and the doors started moving. Lasted only a few seconds. A lot of people in the hotel didn't feel anything, but others were shaking in their beds..
  • USGS Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea Mar 09 12:16 5.0 234 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.n.g. Mar 09 12:16 4.9 239 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.n.g. Mar 09 12:16 4.9 232 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tawui, Indonesia Mar 09 11:49 4.8 27 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC South Of Sumbawa, Indonesia Mar 09 11:49 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON South Of Sumbawa, Indonesia Mar 09 11:49 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Cuba Region Mar 09 11:26 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Port St. Joe, FL - At approximately 11:03 EST on Saturday, March 8th 2014 an earthquake lasting only 10-20 seconds occurred. I was lying on the couch when it began and I distinctly felt the couch moving beneath me. The windows of the house were rattling, as was my cup on the table beside me. After the first quake there was a 30-45 second lapse, then two more sharp shakes. At this time, the two dogs outside began to bark
  • Key West Florida - A shaking noise in our 2nd floor apt. overlooking a marina on the gulf of mexico. I thought it was our dog scratching but not. The plants in the home were also moving back and forth for aprox. 2 minutes.
  • Key west - 4th floor of apt at 730 am march 9, entire building shaking. Key west, next to airport
  • Big Coppit Key - In a control tower on the naval base. Our tower shook immediately startling 3veryone.
  • Big Pine Key FL - I was in bed and could feel the bed shake for about 30 or 40 sec
  • Marathon - I felt earthquake
  • Marathon, FL - Around 7:15 AM March 9th, 2014. Bed was rocking side to side for about 30 seconds. No damage apparent.
  • Key West - Saw fire extinguisher move on wall on 3rd story of the hospital on Kennedy drive. We will sure something had occurred
  • Key west - Depoo Hospital 3rd floor
  • Naples - Isles of Capri, FL (across the Marco River). 3rd floor of my condo. I was seated on the floor feeding my cat. Felt the swaying side to side (I was facing West) about 4 times. Cat froze and stared at me. No damage whatsoever.
  • Key West - Occurred at 0726 EST, lasted less than 30 seconds.
  • Key West - Work at a hotel in Key West, Florida - island experienced light shaking. Taxi cabs came out, feeling their cabs shake, and numerous items throughout property shook.
  • Marco Island - We were in bed and were awaken by the bed shaking about 4 times Doors also rattled
  • Big Pine Key - Wasn't as strong or as long as January 9,2014 earthquake but,stronger than the February 2014 earthquake.
  • Key West - No damage that we know of …but the building shook. We are on the 4th floor of the Galleon Resort and didn't know what this was. Shook for about 3-4 seconds
  • Ft Lauderdale - I was wakened at 07:30 EST today by the movement of the building in which I live, The experience was short 5-10 seconds but enough for me to know that the building was shaking. I experienced something similar in LA are some years ago, at least enough to know that it was not the effects of morning passion from the neighboring apartment.
  • Key Colony Beach - seven thirtyish march 9 Woke up because bed was shaking, thought at first that it was the dog. Lasted about 15 seconds. Asked around, but no one else had felt it. Was beginning to doubt myself.
  • Varadero - Woke us damage, just pretty good rocking of the bed
  • Varadero - Laying in bed 07:25 Cuban time...the room and bed shook worthy of a 4+ for what little I know about earthquakes :) Zero damage.
  • Varadero - Vacationing. Awoken on the 6th floor. Lightbulbs shook from their sockets and beds gyrated.
  • Varadero - Shaking of the bed
  • Key Colony Beach - Felt the bed shaking then a slight pause and it happened again. Lasted a few seconds each time.Others in the house noticed doors moving and a mirror moved.
  • Varadero - woke us up. the beds were shaking
  • Varadero - A steady rocking motion woke me. At first I thought perhaps heavy equipment was near our two storey building but realized after several seconds it was an earthquake. I went to the patio and noticed a man on the balcony of the block in front of mine. He was checking his outer wall for damage. None noted. We just looked at each other, then went back inside. I asked a few others later that day yet few seemed to have noticed anything. I thought it was around 2:30 a.m.
  • Veradero - Was awakened by a loud rumbling noise like a plane taking off. Was vacationing at a resort in veradero Cuba. Moderate shaking. Lasted about 30 seconds. No obvious signs of damage. My first time experiencing anything like this!
  • USGS Corralillo, Cuba Mar 09 11:26 4.7 9 MAP I Felt It
  • Varadero - Just arrived 9 hrs prior for 1 week vacation and was shaken in the bed - early morning wake up call. I guess they do it different in Cuba.
  • Veradero - We are from BC Canada and live in an earthquake zone have felt a few here but this one in Veradero woke us up, rumbled and rattled our hotel.
  • GEOFON Cuba Region Mar 09 11:26 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
  • veradero - My wife and I were vacationing in cuba and on the morning of sunday march 9th 2014 we where awakened by the movement and swaying of our bed. The movement was considerable enough to wake us both at the same timey
  • Varadero - le lit bougeait,vibration au planché et vibration légerte au mur.
  • varadero - vibration du lit, mur et planché
  • Veradero - I wouldn't know how to categorize the strength of the earthquake that shook the morning of March 9, 2014 @ 7:27AM as Ive never experienced one that was worth making note of, but this woke me from my bed as doors were rattling and the bed was shaking.
  • Varadero - About 0730 local time, Sunday 9 March - we were already awake - Shake lasted about ten seconds, moving across the hotel bedroom, first patio windows, then floor/beds moved & finally wardrobe doors rattled. Bedroom located on 3rd floor of a six floor reinforced concrete building. No structural damage noted [I looked, I'm an architect] - Some other guests [who were asleep at the time]were not woken by the event.
  • Varadero - Vacationing with my daughter and awoke to the feeling of our beds being shaken like someone was trying to wake us up. This was at approx 7:30 am on March 9th 2014 No knowledge of any damage but most people we talked to on the resort felt it. Did not see any damage
  • Varadeo - I was awake when the earthquake struck. I thought it was just my husband rolling over in bed, but it woke him up I knew it was something else.
  • Varadero - We were in bed. Thought my son was having a nightmare. The beds shook first then the cupboard doors all rattled.
  • Varadero - Whole room shook for about a couple of minutes.
  • Varadero - Vacationing in the resort area of Varadero. Was awake and heard a low rumble along with shaking that felt like light airplane turbulence at 7:25AM. It woke my wife. Others at the resort felt the same. There was no talk of damage. It lasted about 30 seconds.
  • Varadero - We didn't know what it was at first. My husband assumed something was going by in the hallway but I told him it was an earthquake. It stopped for a second then did it again and we knew for sure that it was an earthquake or a tremor! Either was it was a little scary!
  • Varadero - Just got back from a week at a beautiful resort in Cuba. My wife and I were both sleeping last Sunday morning when just before 7:30 am (new EDT) we were shaken awake and said to each other "do you feel that? This is an earthquake." Didn't last too long - about 15 seconds. We could feel the shake and a definite rolling of the building.
  • Varadero - We were totally Freaked out! A 1st for us!!
  • Varadero - Shortly before 7:30am just having woke up, I heard some rattling and felt some moderate shaking for approximately 5 seconds. Having experienced earth tremors before, I immediately suspected a quake. My husband and I were staying on the third floor of our hotel and didn't notice any damage. We looked outside immediately to see that other people were not reacting.
  • USGS Tobelo, Indonesia Mar 09 06:11 4.7 176 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Northern Molucca Sea Mar 09 06:11 4.6 173 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Molucca Sea Mar 09 06:11 4.7 173 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Binabalian Ricor, Philippines Mar 09 05:46 4.9 21 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Philippine Islands Region Mar 09 05:45 4.9 30 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Philippine Islands Region Mar 09 05:45 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia Mar 09 02:21 4.8 46 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Minahassa Peninsula, Sulawesi Mar 09 02:20 4.8 46 MAP I Felt It INFO

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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    1. kirsten says:

      We felt about a 3-4 on the richter scale in the northern california redwoods humboldt county that lasted for about a minute.

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