Are earthquake "early warning systems" to be trusted?

The earthquake-report.com opinion : NO and YES, ... with the right use of the alert, many things can be done. Unfortunately, the vast majority of people are doing exactly the opposite of what they should do in such an event. After every major earthquake there is hype for "earthquake early warning … [Read more...]

Strong earthquake in the Philippines

Earthquake overview : A strong earthquake occurred in the Philippines at 00:27 UTC. Preliminary data are reporting the epicenter at 152 km from Dagupan, Luzon "I have Felt it" Reports --> see below + Let us know "how you have felt this earthquake" To read the full story as it happened, we … [Read more...]

Moderately dangerous earthquake along the Bengkulu coast, Sumatra, Indonesia

Earthquake overview : A moderately dangerous earthquake struck 40 km out of the Bengkulu area coast. A preliminary magnitude of 5.9 at a depth of 39.9 km will be perceived in a very wide area in Sumatra. "I have Felt it" Reports --> see below + Let us know "how you have felt this earthquake" To … [Read more...]

Very strong M 6.2 earthquake at a safe distance out of the Crete (Greece) coast

UPDATE 23:55 UTC : Some EMSC Felt reports : Sitia (60 km SW from epicenter) : Abrupt initial jerking, followed by strong shaking for about 10 seconds Sitia (60 km SW from epicenter) : At first I thought my father was shaking my chair but he woke actually up because he felt the shaking. My … [Read more...]

Strong shallow earthquake close to Oelelevu, Fiji Islands

Very strong shallow earthquake at a safe distance from most of the islands. NOAA nor GDACS have published tsunami reports for this earthquake. Based on the Ocean floor maps there is also NO risk on a local tsunami due to landslides Based on the theoretical shaking maps of USGS, the max. MMI value … [Read more...]

Understanding the M 7.1 Ecuador earthquake

USGS Tectonic Summary for the M 7.1 Ecuador earthquake This major earthquake occurred within the lithosphere of the Nazca plate. The earthquakes of Ecuador and most of western South America are due to strains generated by ongoing subduction of the Nazca plate beneath the South America plate. At the … [Read more...]

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