Chilean miners and the potential risk of a heavy earthquake on rescue efforts

As the rescue efforts of the trapped Chilean miners in the Copiapo San Jose mine continue and gradually are more successful, Earthquake-report.com has still no answer on the potential impact of a new heavy earthquake on the ongoing rescue efforts as it can take 3 more months until a rescue shaft can … [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...]

Chile “ M 5.2 “ Moderate earthquake near Iquique

Earthquake Report comment : At this point people reported a light to moderate shaking in Iquique. A similar earthquake (M 5.0) at a slightly bigger depth occurred in the same area on August 3 at 1:29 AM Iquique has a growing population of more than 227,000. Iquique is surrounded by a very active … [Read more...]

Chile “ M 5.0 “ Moderate and fairly deep earthquake just in front of Iquique (Northern Chile)

Earthquake Report comment : As this earthquake occurred at a depth of 59 km, the impact on buildings and humans , even fairly close to the city of Iquique, was very limited. At this point, only 5 persons have informed USGS that a very weak shaking was experienced. Iquique has a growing population … [Read more...]