Earthquakes in the world on May 20 , 2017 (M4.5 or more)

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Deep strong earthquake in Chiapas, Mexico (Click 4 INFO)
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Earthquake just off the coast of the Larnaca region, Cyprus (Click 4 INFO)

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Earthquake science - Strike-Slip Fault
USGS Definition: It isn’t a new dance-move, but if it were, it’d be called the tectonic slide, because a strike-slip fault is where the two rock formations move mostly horizontally.
ER: Strike-Slip faults are mostly shallow and extremely dangerous. Regions with many dangerous Strike-Slip faults : Asia, Caucasus, South-Eastern Europe, Western-USA

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GREEN = Some slight damage is possible  ORANGE = MODERATE risk for damage and injuries, RED = HIGH risk for damage and injuries


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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake May 20 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • Kelowna, BC - I live on 4th floor condo and feel these tremors quite offen. The last 2 this morning, May 20, 2017, one approx. 9:30 am and the second was stronger at approx 10:40 am also May 20, 2017. Actually, I've lived here 1 1/2 yr now, but am moving from this Province for that exact reason. Scares me...thank you
  • EMSC Molucca Sea May 20 18:10 4.6 62 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kota Ternate, Indonesia May 20 18:10 4.6 56 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Chiapas, Mexico May 20 17:58 5.7 158 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Cintalapa De Figueroa, Mexico May 20 17:58 5.7 143 MAP I Felt It
  • Guatemale city - Se sintió leve en Ciudad de Guatemala (via emsc)
  • EMSC Veracruz, Mexico May 20 17:58 5.7 150 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Manzanillo, Mexico May 20 16:58 4.7 29 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Off Coast Of Colima, Mexico May 20 16:58 4.7 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northeastern Iran May 20 16:22 4.6 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Miyako, Japan May 20 14:40 4.9 20 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan May 20 14:40 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan May 20 14:40 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Miyako, Japan May 20 11:26 4.8 8 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan May 20 11:26 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan May 20 11:26 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands May 20 07:15 5.2 41 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC South Sandwich Islands Region May 20 07:15 5.2 40 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON South Sandwich Islands Region May 20 07:14 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Off Coast Of Jalisco, Mexico May 20 06:02 5.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Colima, Mexico May 20 06:02 5.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS San Patricio, Mexico May 20 06:02 5.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Bobon, Philippines May 20 05:17 5.0 101 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Mindanao, Philippines May 20 05:17 5.0 100 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Mindanao, Philippines May 20 05:17 4.7 86 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Kepulauan Babar, Indonesia May 20 04:35 5.0 149 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Banda Sea May 20 04:35 5.0 149 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kuril'sk, Russia May 20 01:21 4.9 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Kuril Islands May 20 01:21 5.1 30 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Kuril Islands May 20 01:21 5.2 56 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Mindanao, Philippines May 20 01:06 5.9 536 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Loay, Philippines May 20 01:06 5.9 521 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Bohol, Philippines May 20 01:06 6.0 531 MAP I Felt It

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



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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
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    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.
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    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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