Earthquakes in the world on February 12 , 2018 (M4.5 or more)

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Moderate earthquake in Japan, far out of the Sendai coast
Dangerous earthquake in Lanfang, Hebei, China
Moderate earthquake in the Tours region, France
Very shallow minor earthquake swarm below Sao Miguel, Azores Islands, Portugal

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Feb 12 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • Anchorage, Alaska - Moderate shaking
  • Jussay, Deux-Sevres - 12th Feb. 2017. 04.08 or 04.09 GMT. Sitting in ground floor of brick building. Felt slight shaking but more noticeable was hearing a deep rumble similar to a distant heavy lorry approaching but deeper and much more 'fundamental' in nature. Not heard this before when witness to other earthquakes. Scared the cats!
  • vila Franca do Campo/ azores - several shaking up to 10 seconds each starring at around 2 am until 1pm with 30 min interval
  • GEOFON Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Feb 12 20:05 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Northeastern China Feb 12 10:31 4.6 10 MAP
  • Beijing - Sturdy tables and desks shook for 5-10 seconds and vibrations felt on floor of office building.
  • Beijing - We were sitting on the couch and the floor did a wave underneath us and the walls shook and Windows rattled. It lasted about 5 seconds. No damage.
  • tianjin - shaking was lasted for few seconds like 10-15 ... everybody is safe and no any property damage
  • Beijing - I guess it lasted about 10-20 seconds. Felt my chair I was sitting in shake and noticed the drawer handles on our cabinets were moving. Heard a few car alarms go off.
  • Beijing - Light shaking
  • BEIJING - 3-4 seconds- no damage
  • USGS Hengshui, China Feb 12 10:31 4.6 10 MAP
    EMSC Hebei, China Feb 12 10:31 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Beijing - It lasted about 3/4 seconds. right to left movements. accompanied by thunder noise in the distance
  • Beijing - 10 seconds approximately
  • Beijing - Weak shaking
  • beijing - I was recording something and the ground shaked. The ceiling above me too! Lasted 3-4 seconds.
  • Tianjin - 10 seconds. Water in jugs shaking; dining table vibrating; pet bird flying around; plants swaying.
  • Cangzhou - Very weak shaking
  • Beijing - Light shaking
  • Tianjin - 3 or 4 seconds of weak shaking in Sunshine 100 Housing area (Nankai District)
  • USGS Painan, Indonesia Feb 12 09:56 4.6 67 MAP
    EMSC Southern Sumatra, Indonesia Feb 12 09:56 4.6 67 MAP
    EMSC France Feb 12 03:08 4.7 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Le busseau - 4.09 loud rumbling , our large granite house shook lasted a few seconds! Woke us all up. Scary!
  • Sauze-Vaussais - Slight shaking, but woken from sleep at c. 4.15am. Appears to be no property damage. Household items were rattling
  • Bougon - Was awake, when I felt what to me sounded/felt like an increase in air pressure, then there was a noise in the house like someone had broken in and the parrot cage shook.
  • Secondigny - Thought I heard a strange noise, lay awake, then heard a loud noise like a low flying aircraft and actually felt our entire building shake.
  • Foussais-Payre, Vendee - I was dozing, looking at the light from a few stars through the window, otherwise the room was dark. Then out of nowhere a very substantial double boom shook the house and I felt as if the bed was lifted and dropped. I had no idea as to what had happened, it was pretty scary.I immediately thought that the woodburner had exploded. However after a hasty check around there appeared to be no damage. The dogs of the district were barking so I realised it was a wide spread event.
  • Bazoges-en-Pareds - Loud double boom which caused the house to jump then prolonged rattling. No damage but louder than previous experiences.
  • GEOFON New Guinea, Papua New Guinea Feb 12 02:48 4.7 120 MAP
    EMSC New Guinea, Papua New Guinea Feb 12 02:48 4.6 116 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Flores Region, Indonesia Feb 12 02:27 4.6 183 MAP
    EMSC Palau Region Feb 12 00:52 4.7 10 MAP
    GEOFON W. Caroline Islands, Micronesia Feb 12 00:52 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Angaur State, Palau Feb 12 00:52 5.0 10 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) ?
    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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