Posts Tagged ‘earthquake’

The Intel Hub
February 2, 2012

PORT VILA (BNO NEWS) — A powerful earthquake struck the Pacific Ocean near the island nation of Vanuatu on early Friday morning, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. No tsunami warning was issued.

The 7.1-magnitude earthquake at 12.34 a.m. local time (1334 GMT Thursday) was centered about 115 kilometers (71 miles) west of Efate, the most populous island in Vanuatu and home to the nation’s capital of Port Vila. It struck about 10.1 kilometers (6.3 miles) deep, making it a shallow earthquake, according to seismologists in Vanuatu.

Light to strong shaking could be felt on islands near the epicenter, police said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) measured the strength of the earthquake at 6.9 on the regional moment magnitude scale.



The Intel Hub
January 30, 2012
ICA, PERU (BNO NEWS) — A strong earthquake struck near the Peruvian city of Ica on early Monday morning, causing damage and injuring more than 70 people, officials said. Thousands of people were forced to spend the night on the street.

The 6.2-magnitude earthquake at 12:11 a.m. local time (0511 GMT) was centered about 47 kilometers (29 miles) southwest of Ica, the capital of the region which carries the same name. It struck about 48 kilometers (29.8 miles) deep, making it a shallow earthquake, according to the Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP).

The earthquake, which was felt across central Peru and struck as most people were sleeping, caused damage to an unknown number of houses and other buildings. Some telephone lines collapsed and power outages were reported in Ica and the surrounding area, local media reported.


Uploaded by potrblog on Jan 23, 2012

There is a lot of suspicion that earthquakes at Fukushima could be hydrovolcanic explosions or hydrogen explosions.
This afternoon again, an earthquake has hit the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant. Its magnitude was 4.5

You can see the earthquake on this video (accelerated 4 times), at 1.55 minutes


January 24, 2012 – FIJI – A very deep 6.3 magnitude earthquake erupted along the seafloor off the island of Fiji. The earthquake had a depth of 582.8 km (362.2 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was 759 km (472 miles) from SUVA, Fiji and about 1374 km from Auckland, New Zealand. The Fiji earthquake was the fourth consecutive earthquake to strike the planet in four days. Earlier today, a 6.2 struck off the coast of Chile, preceded by a 6.0 in the South Sandwich Islands the day prior, and a 6.3 magnitude earthquake in Chiapas, Mexico prior to that. The string of quakes comes both before and during a phase where solar activity and CME’s are colliding with the planet’s magnetosphere.

January 24, 2012 – HAWAII – No damage was reported in the aftermath of a 4.7 -magnitude earthquake and several aftershocks that rattled Hawaii’s Big Island, officials said. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake struck at 4:36 p.m. Sunday, 5 miles beneath Kilauea volcano. The epicenter was 26 miles south of Hilo and 222 miles southeast of Honolulu. About 20 small aftershocks were recorded, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported. The largest aftershock was a 3.1 magnitude. The Holei Pali area of Kilauea’s south flank has had 16 earthquakes of 4.5-magnitude or greater in the past 50 years, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory spokeswoman Janet Babb said. –Disaster News