Understanding the massive M 7.7 Mentawai Earthquake

The Pulau Pagai Selatan, Sumatra earthquake of October 25, 2010 occurred as a result of thrust faulting on or near the subduction interface plate boundary between the Australia and Sunda plates. At the location of this earthquake, the Australia Plate move north-northeast with respect to the … [Read more...]

Indonesia Tsunami - Australians surfers safe and well

Nine Australians and a Japanese man were in the area aboard surf charter boat MV Southern Cross when the quake struck. Fears had been growing for the vessel, skippered by Australian Chris Scurrah and Japanese Akinori Fujita. But the men finally made contact with their Padang-based company Sumatran … [Read more...]

Earthquakes list September 12, 2010

M 4.1      2010/09/12 20:09    Depth 5.0 km     WYOMING, USA Feeble earthquake in Teton National Forest, 40 km from Jackson. This time in a slightly different area than a couple of weeks ago. M 5.2      2010/09/12 16:35    Depth 36.8 km      MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES Location of the … [Read more...]

Earthquakes list August 25, 2010

M 5.2      2010/08/25 22:57   Depth 10.0 km     TONGA 70 km out of the Tongo island of Eua (Eua National Park). A beautiful satellite view ofthe volcano arc and the ocean floor where one can clearly see that 1  tectonic plate is going underneath the other one (Pacific plate and Australian … [Read more...]