Earthquakes in the world on May 24 , 2015 (M4.5 or more)

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake May 24 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • Hetauda - I hurriedly came out to the open but my body started swaying making it difficult to hold still. The houses began to crumble down, people shouted in fear, animals and birds ran and jumped. Everything was a mess. I felt the tremor for more than a minute, never ever happened in life before.
  • Sierra Vista - It was last year. I was at work in sierra vista when I felt a weak shaking of the ground. A quake had struck Duncan.
  • Menlo Park - Loud cracking sound like a door being slammed.
  • Charlotte Amalie - I'm just wondering... do you submit this report to the USGS, PRSN, or other agency when scientific data is collected and used for the good of all? Or are you collecting your own private data for profit? ER: profit :), no the data is scientifically shared with CEDIM, Karlsruhe (Dr. James Daniell)
  • Muskegon MI - It shook medium hard at my house. about four seconds. it knocked over dishs in my drying rack. my huskies sensed it minutes pryor to the shaking.
  • Shanghai, China - weak, during 1 second.
  • Luanda - I hear a very strong noise... like an explosion... 4 hours later I found out that other people heard too and it is related to the Tonga earthquake
  • USGS Central Mid-atlantic Ridge May 24 23:59 5.1 10 MAP
    GEOFON Central Mid Atlantic Ridge May 24 23:59 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central Mid-atlantic Ridge May 24 23:59 5.2 2 MAP
    GEOFON South Sandwich Islands Region May 24 21:06 5.7 42 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC South Sandwich Islands Region May 24 21:06 5.7 40 MAP
    USGS Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands May 24 21:06 5.8 36 MAP
    GEOFON Tonga Islands May 24 18:10 5.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Nuku`alofa, Tonga May 24 18:10 4.8 10 MAP
    EMSC Tonga May 24 18:10 5.4 10 MAP
    USGS Pangai, Tonga May 24 14:39 5.7 35 MAP
    GEOFON Tonga Islands May 24 14:39 6.2 10 MAP
    EMSC Tonga May 24 14:39 5.7 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 24 13:30 4.6 144 MAP
    USGS Kokopo, Papua New Guinea May 24 13:30 4.6 143 MAP
    USGS Iquique, Chile May 24 09:38 4.9 132 MAP
    EMSC Potosi, Bolivia May 24 09:38 4.9 126 MAP
    GEOFON Chile-bolivia Border Region May 24 09:38 4.9 115 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Mid-atlantic Ridge May 24 04:53 6.4 10 MAP
    EMSC Southern Mid-atlantic Ridge May 24 04:53 6.3 10 MAP
    USGS Southern Mid-atlantic Ridge May 24 04:53 6.3 10 MAP
    GEOFON Southern Mid Atlantic Ridge May 24 04:53 6.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Southern Mid-atlantic Ridge May 24 04:07 4.9 10 MAP
    GEOFON Southern Mid Atlantic Ridge May 24 04:07 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Mid-atlantic Ridge May 24 04:07 4.8 10 MAP
    USGS Visokoi Island, South Georgia And The South May 24 03:44 4.8 108 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC South Sandwich Islands Region May 24 03:44 4.8 109 MAP
    USGS Tarapaca, Chile May 24 01:22 4.8 136 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Tarapaca, Chile May 24 01:22 4.8 136 MAP
    USGS Southern Mid-atlantic Ridge May 24 00:39 5.0 10 MAP
    GEOFON Southern Mid Atlantic Ridge May 24 00:39 4.8 10 MAP
    EMSC Southern Mid-atlantic Ridge May 24 00:39 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO

    Data sources courtesy : USGS - EMSC - GFZ - GEONET (New Zealand only)


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    The multi-source approach has been setup to compare values as seismology is not an exact science and needs a lot of (re-)calculations. The reference for the time zone is UTC (Coordinated Universal Time, also called GMT). Color explanation (titles above the list) : green color = Max. slight damage and NO injuries, orange color = MODERATE risk for damage and injuries, red color = HIGH risk for damage and injuries


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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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