Understanding the Chile January 2 Magnitude 7.1 earthquake

The January 2nd 2011 Araucania, Chile earthquake occurred as a result of shallow thrust faulting on or near the subduction interface between the Nazca and South America tectonic plates. At the location of this event, the Nazca plate moves east-northeastwards with respect to South America at a … [Read more...]

Earthquakes list September 9, 2010

M 4.3      2010/09/09 21:26   Depth 105.4 km     PERU-ECUADOR BORDER REGION Light earthquake on a safe depth M 4.0      2010/09/09 21:22   Depth 33.1 km     CRETE, GREECE Epicenter in the trench on a safe distance of Crete. M 4.7      2010/09/09 17:15   Depth 33.5 km     … [Read more...]

Earthquakes list September 6, 2010

M 5.0      2010/09/06 20:58   Depth 35.3 km     VANUATU Aftershock of the M 7.3 earthquake in the same area on August 10. Not dangerous M 5.2      2010/09/06 17:15   Depth 131.3 km     SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA Harmless because of the depth. Epicenter near Kota Agung, Sumatra.  … [Read more...]