San Francisco aftermath of earthquake….
We believe that earthquakes are major problem these days for survival of human species.
We have been observing during last 2 years increased numbers of stronger and stronger earthquakes. They appear more frequently.
In this folder you have data from last 50 days (published on 21.July.201, posted in not timely chronological way). ->Lot of earthquakes happened during this time.
You should be also aware that claims suggesting that earthquakes always taking place and all is normal are simply providing you misguided understanding…
However, at this point we don’t have any information about any apocalyptic event in near future (definition of near future: enough time to shelter).
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Up to 140 million lives could be at risk from a potentially massive earthquake in Bangladesh, according to a new study. The research found that pressure is building along a fault line situated underneath the most densely-populated nation on Earth.
The research, published in the journal Nature Geoscience on Monday, found that a juncture between major tectonic plates in the region is locked and mounting with stress.
Citing data collected using GPS devices since 2003, the paper states that measurements found convergence of tectonic plates at a rate of 13-17mm “on an active, shallowly dipping and locked megathrust fault.”
One plate is moving under the other deep beneath the surface, and two plates are stuck together at the upper layers of the fault. The plates are covered in layers of sediment more than 20 meters thick.
The situation could result in a magnitude 8.2 to 9.0 earthquake in Bangladesh.
“Some of us have long suspected this hazard, but we didn’t have the data and a model,” study co-author Michael Steckler, a geophysicist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University in New York, said in an article on the university’s website. “Now we have the data and a model, and we can estimate the size.”
An earthquake in the eastern Ukrainian port city of Mariupol caused a mild panic amongst the residents, with some believing the shaking was being caused by renewed shelling around the city.
The epicentre of the 4.8 magnitude earthquake, which had a depth of 10 kilometers, was around two kilometres west of the city, according to the US Geological Survey.
In videos released on social media, local residents discuss what really happened. They speculated if it was in fact powerful shelling or gunfire.
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A 7.6-magnitude earthquake has struck southeast off the island nation of Vanuatu in Oceania, US Geological Survey has reported. An alert over a local threat of a tsunami has been issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC).
A 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit the Chilean coast off the province of Aysen at a depth of 10 kilometers on Wednesday night, the USGS reported. The closest inhabited location is the port city of Quellón located some 470 kilometers from the epicenter, which has a population of over 20,000 people. No casualties or damage are expected, according to USGS data
A powerful 6.5 earthquake hit the western Indonesian island of Sumatra on Thursday. The epicenter of the quake was about 40km (25 miles) from the coast, according to the US Geological Survey.
A powerful 6.2 magnitude earthquake has struck some 190 miles south of the Indonesian island of Lombok, according to preliminary data from the US Geological Survey.
The quake happened at a depth of 29 km some 300 kilometers south of Praya, the main town of Central Lombok Regency on Lombok Island.
There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage
With tremors lasting for three to four seconds, the jolt briefly startled tourists on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, according to Reuters.
Although the quake was strong, it didn’t trigger a tsunami alert, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for Indonesia’s Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), was quoted as saying.
“The quake went on for quite a while,” a witness in Lombok told Reuters. “People ran out from houses in panic,” they added..
Two powerful quakes measuring 5.9 and 6.4 struck the coast of Ecuador ten minutes apart, USGS reported. They appear to be aftershocks of the deadly April disaster, which claimed hundreds of lives in the country.
Both quakes hit an area about 32 kilometers northwest of Rosa Zarate, a town of some 60,000 residents in the Esmeraldas province.
The tremors from the two quakes were felt across a wide area and prompted many people to flee into the streets, according to BNO news. Residents reported power outages in some parts of the province. No reports as to the number of casualties were immediately available.
A 5.0 magnitude earthquake has hit Japan’s Tokyo region, the country’s Meteorological Agency said. There is no tsunami warning in place, however, people from Japan’s 14 prefectures in the central and eastern part of the country felt tremors and reported shaking on social media. So far, there have been no reports of damage or injuries.
The quake’s epicenter was 40 kilometers (25 miles) underground in Ibaraki prefecture northeast of Tokyo, which borders the Pacific Ocean. Meanwhile, Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority said that the nearby nuclear power plant has been temporarily shut down while employees check for any possible problems.
A 5.5-magnitude earthquake struck 180km off Okinawa, Japan, on Tuesday, TASS reported. The depth was 10km, according to the US Geological Survey. There were no reports of damage.
An earthquake with a preliminary 6.3-magnitude struck 100km northwest of the town of Isangel on the South Pacific island chain of Vanuatu, Reuters reports. The quake struck at a depth of 10km the US Geological Survey said on Tuesday.
A 6.1 magnitude earthquake followed by a series of aftershock has struck Nicaragua, according to USGS. Tremors were felt in neighboring Honduras, El Salvador and even Costa Rica.
The earthquake, with an estimated magnitude of 6.1, struck some 25 kilometers from the cities of Chinandega and El Viejo at a depth of 10 kilometers, according to the US Geological Survey.
A 4.3-magnitude earthquake shook Kumamoto prefecture on Sunday at around 10:08pm local time, according to a statement by the Japan Meteorological Agency. The epicenter was at a depth of about 10km, with no risk of tsunami. In April, a 7-magnitude quake hit the city of Kumamoto, leaving at least 49 dead and around 3,000 injured.
A 6.1 magnitude earthquake has struck near Australia, according to Geoscience Australia.
A 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit Chile on Monday, according to United States Geological Survey (USGS). Its epicenter was closest to the town of Diego de Almagro, not far from the South Pacific Ocean coast, which has a population of some 18,000 people. There have been no reports of damage or casualties.
A moderate earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale struck the northern part of Okinawa island, not far from the city of Nago in Japan at around 12am local time, Japan Meteorological Agency reported. The earthquake center occurred at a depth of 20.46km (around 13 miles) below the ground. A tsunami warning hasn’t been issued. There has been no information about victims or damage so far. Moderate earthquakes, standing at a point of 5.0 to 6.0, happen quite regularly and may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
A 6.5-magnitude earthquake has shaken an area near the China-Kyrgyzstan border, in the vicinity of China’s Xinjiang Uyghur autonomous region.
The mountainous area is largely uninhabited, with the closest settlement being the Kyrgyz town of Sary-Tash some 30 kilometers away. The epicenter of the quake lay about nine kilometers deep, according to the US Geological Survey. СCTV reports tremors were felt in the Chinese cities of Kashgar and Artux. Earthquakes happen in the region quite often due to the seismic activity of the India and Eurasia continental plates.
Another minor, 3.8-magnitude quake shook the region just a few days ago on June 24.
A 5.7-magnitude earthquake hit Mexico’s southwestern state of Oaxaca, the United States Geological Survey reported. Witnesses said they felt the ground shake as far away as Mexico City, the nation’s capital.
Evacuations were reported in Mexico City. However, there were no immediate reports of damage.
Lebanon’s capital Beirut experienced a mild earthquake on Wednesday, which surprised residents and adds to the growing fear among scientists that a major quake is on the horizon.