Earthquakes in the world on April 20 , 2015 (M4.5 or more)

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Apr 20 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • Paphos - Precies op de seconde af stapte ik in de lift.Drukte op de 3e verdieping( was op de 1e) en dacht dat ik neer zou storten....de lift ging op en neer én heen en weer!! Gelukkig ging de deur open en sprong ik eruit en ik voelde niets in de gang. Niet in de gaten dat dit een aardbeving was, dit hoorde ik pas nadat ik naar buiten moest van de receptie!! Écht héél eng....maar gelukkig ging alleen de kroonluchter heen en weer én hingen alle schilderijtjes scheef!!!
  • Peyia - 15/4/15 about 11.30 heard a rumbling that got louder followed by the house being lurched from side to side. It lasted about 45 secs short & sharp. I was upstairs and sat on the bed & I was also rocked from side to side. I ran down stairs to my husband & we went into the street where we found our neighbours had done the same. Very scary. No damage to the house that we could see surprisingly!!! A small after tremor 10 minutes later came lasted only about 5-10 secs.
  • Paphos - Drukte op de knop van de lift om van 1hoog naar 3 hoog te gaan; precies op de seconde af begon de lift heel erg te schudden: op en neerén heen en weer.....ik dacht dat ik neer zou storten.Later hoorde ik dat het een aardbeving was!!!
  • Taipei - Trochę potrząsało o godzinie 4.00. Ściany strzelały a materac tańcował
  • GEOFON Fiji Islands Region Apr 20 20:26 4.7 535 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Fiji Region Apr 20 20:26 4.7 534 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. Apr 20 20:02 4.9 60 MAP
    GEOFON New Britain Region, P.n.g. Apr 20 20:02 5.2 79 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kimbe, Papua New Guinea Apr 20 20:02 4.9 67 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Balleny Islands Region Apr 20 18:19 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Balleny Islands Region Apr 20 18:19 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Balleny Islands Region Apr 20 18:19 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Mariana Islands Apr 20 16:40 4.7 111 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Rota Region, N. Mariana Islands Apr 20 16:40 4.8 117 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Rota, Northern Mariana Islands Apr 20 16:40 4.8 119 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Southern Iran Apr 20 16:04 4.6 10 MAP
    GEOFON Kuril Islands Apr 20 14:55 4.6 114 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Fiji Region Apr 20 13:48 4.7 525 MAP
    GEOFON Fiji Islands Region Apr 20 13:48 4.7 549 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Lambasa, Fiji Apr 20 13:48 4.6 548 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kirakira, Solomon Islands Apr 20 13:03 4.7 55 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Solomon Islands Apr 20 13:03 4.7 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Solomon Islands Apr 20 13:03 4.8 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Yonakuni, Japan Apr 20 12:00 6.1 29 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Region Apr 20 11:59 5.9 20 MAP
    GEOFON Taiwan Region Apr 20 11:59 6.0 30 MAP
    GEOFON Taiwan Region Apr 20 11:45 5.9 30 MAP
    EMSC Taiwan Region Apr 20 11:45 5.5 47 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Yonakuni, Japan Apr 20 11:45 6.0 29 MAP
    USGS Hualian, Taiwan Apr 20 11:20 5.2 34 MAP
    GEOFON Taiwan Apr 20 11:20 4.9 39 MAP
    EMSC Taiwan Apr 20 11:20 5.2 37 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southwest Of Sumatra, Indonesia Apr 20 10:33 4.6 40 MAP
    GEOFON Southwest Of Sumatra, Indonesia Apr 20 10:33 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kuripan, Indonesia Apr 20 09:05 5.6 10 MAP
    EMSC Southern Sumatra, Indonesia Apr 20 09:05 5.7 40 MAP
    GEOFON Southern Sumatra, Indonesia Apr 20 09:05 5.6 29 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Gueiria, Venezuela Apr 20 07:11 4.7 83 MAP
    EMSC Offshore Sucre, Venezuela Apr 20 07:11 4.7 80 MAP
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Venezuela Apr 20 07:11 4.8 48 MAP I Felt It INFO
    PTWC Apr 20 01:51 6.6 0 MAP
    WCATWC Taiwan Region Apr 20 01:43 6.6 1 MAP
    USGS Hualian, Taiwan Apr 20 01:43 6.6 1 MAP
    USGS Su'ao, Taiwan Apr 20 01:42 6.4 29 MAP
    EMSC Taiwan Region Apr 20 01:42 6.4 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Taipei - moderate shaking , door moving , no object falled
  • Taipei - Slow rocking back and forth. Lasted about 60-90 seconds.
  • Taïpeï - J'ai été réveillée, je l'ai senti et c'était assez long
  • Taipei - No property damage. Some light structural damage - water leaking from ceiling.
  • New Taipei City - Comme une souris dans une boîte qu'on secourait très fort de droite à gauche. Aucun dommage matériel au alentour, circulation reprise normal, juste après l'arrêt de la secousse sismique.
  • Taipei city - We are on the 15th floor and the entire building was moving/ shaking back and forth for at least 60-90 seconds. This movement was strong enough to wake us up. It occurred around 9:45am
  • Yuchih Township - iMacs in the classroom visibly shaking, also felt the floor shaking for quite a few seconds. No damage to the classroom.
  • Taipei - Mein erstes Erdbeben, aber auch die anwesenden Taiwanesen waren "unentspannt". Vom Tisch ist nichts gefallen, aber das Aquarium im Vorraum ist übergeschwappt. Beim Blick aus dem Fenster hat man ganz deutlich das Schwanken des Gebäudes gesehen. Wir waren nur im 4. Stock, aber es war sehr unangenehm.
  • Taipei - 9.45.oggetti che oscillavano e rumore come un tuono.. è durato circa 1 minuto e mezzo. Molte persone sono uscite dall hotel spaventate..
  • Taipei - My first Earth Quake. Slowly shaking from left to right, about 60 to 90 sec. The Hotel building was creaking, the pictures on the wall rattled. On the door I have seen how the gap between door and door frame was changing. I was in the 4th floor. My blood pressure never was so high. The people from the Hotel said, it was "only little shaking". Now, after I tranquilized I can say, it was an interesting experience.
  • Taipei - Keine Schäden bekannt
  • Taipei - No damage. Definitely an earthquake. Chair I was sitting in and floor rocked back and forth for quite a while.
  • Taiwan - Moderate shaking on 6th floor of an office block for approx 40 seconds. No damage.
  • Taipei - Not so strong as this morning. Shaking from left to right for about 5-10 sec. During writing there was another short earth quake. Two during aprox. 10 min. Hopefully the last for today.
  • Taipei - Not so strong as this morning. Building (4th floor) was shaking for about 5-10 sec. During writing there was a second earth quake. Hopefully the last one for today.
  • Taipei - Short shaking. Not so long as the one before. Waiting for the next 🙂
  • Taipei - Mes colocataires ont été réveillés, j'étais au 17 e étage dans un immeuble de 32 étages, beaucoup de craquements se sont fait entendre, mais aucun dommage matériel, juste des objets déplacés. Environ 40-50 secondes.
  • GEOFON Taiwan Region Apr 20 01:42 6.3 36 MAP

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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) ?
    People
    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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