Very strong moderately dangerous earthquake in Northern Chile - 1 woman died of a heart attack

This page may be updated several times - it will refresh automatically Most recent updates on top - Oldest content below Update 10:25 UTC : As could be expected a lot of aftershocks in the area. The strongest one so far was a M4.9 at 02:10:52 local time. Summary January 31 - 00:15/02:45 UTC : … [Read more...]

Moderate earthquake near Tangshan, China reminds the 1976 disaster (also felt in Beijing today)

Earthquake overview : At 10:22 local time, millions of people in the Tianjin, Tangshan, Beijing area were surprised by shaking surroundings. Weak to very weak in Beijing, light to moderate in Tangshan. The many I Have Felt it reports from our readers are giving a good overview how the earthquake was … [Read more...]

Understanding the M 8.6 massive Indian Ocean / Sumatra earthquake

Read also our extensive in-depth report with numerous testimonies about this massive earthquake The April 11, 2012, M8.6 and M8.2 earthquakes off the west coast of northern Sumatra, Indonesia, occurred as a result of strike-slip faulting within the oceanic lithosphere of the Indo-Australia plate. … [Read more...]

Destructive and deadly aftershock - earthquake - tsunami in Japan (Part 3)

This is part 3 of our ongoing story on the massive 8.9 earthquake / tsunami which struck Japan on March 11 2011. Click here for part one.   Click here for part two. UPDATE 01:58 UTC : Japanese foreign ministry listed the 49 countries extending offers of relief, in no particular order: … [Read more...]

Deaths and injuries from very dangerous earthquake in Yingjiang, Yunnan, China

This earthquake has caused at this point 16 19 21 22 24 fatalities, 166 174 201 207 injured + a theoretical estimated economic loss of 200 million to 1 billion US ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- UPDATE 13:51 UTC : Due to the … [Read more...]

Christchurch Earthquake 2011 - March 2 update

Below is a list of the many aid activities as well as the present situation after the damaging 6.3 earthquake. - The number of confirmed dead has risen to 160 (Police Sources), with four bodies recovered overnight. Click here for the names of identified victims. - Two hundred and ten staff are … [Read more...]

Killer earthquakes in the Azores and Madeira (Portugal)

Azores and Madeira deadly earthquake list M 5.8   9-7-1998   Northeast of Faial (Azores) “ killing 9 people Felt in the islands of Faial (Ribeirinha, VIII; Horta, VI) and Pico (Madalena, VI; Roque, IV). More than 1500 buildings were destroyed or severely damaged, namely in the northeast of … [Read more...]

Deadly earthquakes of January 30 - Chile, China and Mexico

M 7.0     1998    Depth 42 km    Chile - killing 1 person One person suffered a heart attack at Antofagasta. Minor damage to older buildings (VII) at Antofagasta. Felt (VII) at Calama and Collahuasi; (VI) at Maria Elena, Taltal and Tocopilla; (V) at Copiapo, Chanaral and San Pedro de … [Read more...]

Deadly earthquakes of January 27 - Turkey

M 6.0   1903    Depth 16.1 km    Turkey - killing 1 person Not enough data to describe this earthquake Villages near the epicenter area : Ardiçli, Polumur and Dagyolu Google satellite map of the earthquake area (green arrow) This page is dedicated to those who lost their life in … [Read more...]

Deadly earthquakes of January 26 - India, Argentina, Algeria and China

M 7.6   2001    Depth 23.3 km    India (Gujarat) - killing 20,103 people At least 20,085 people killed, 166,836 injured, approximately 339,000 buildings destroyed and 783,000 damaged in the Bhuj-Ahmadabad-Rajkot area and other parts of Gujarat. Many bridges and roads damaged in … [Read more...]