Archive | July 17, 2015

MAGNITUDE 5.1 NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us20002y7m#general_summary

Subject To Change

Depth: 45 km

Distances: 129km (80mi) S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea
212km (132mi) E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea
352km (219mi) SSE of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea
392km (244mi) WNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea
692km (430mi) NE of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea


Typhoon Nangka Kills at Least Two, Wreaks Havoc Crossing Japan

Typhoon Alert

Typhoon Nangka barreled across the western end of Japan’s largest main island on Friday, snarling transport, leaving at least two men dead and prompting authorities to advise nearly 100,000 people to evacuate.
 
Rivers burst their banks in the western prefecture of Wakayama after some parts of Honshu, Japan’s largest main island, received more than 23 inches of rain since the storm began to near on Thursday.
 
Two men drowned, one of them a 71-year-old man who fell into a flooded ditch while repairing a window, NHK national television said. Some 35 people were injured.
 
Nangka, named for a tropical fruit, had been downgraded to a tropical storm by Friday morning but still packed sustained winds of 51 mph, with gusts of up to 120 kph(75 mph) an hour. It was expected to dump a further 11 inches of rain on parts of Japan by Saturday morning.
 
Authorities advised nearly 100,000 people to evacuate across a wide swathe of western Japan due to the threat of flooding and landslides. At one point on Thursday, nearly 400,000 people were advised to leave their homes.
 
Some 165 flights were canceled, trains in western Japan suffered delays and highways near the ocean were closed.
 
The storm is expected to head into the Sea of Japan later on Friday and weaken into a tropical depression, then head northeast across the northern tip of Honshu on Sunday.
Courtesy of nbcnews.com

MAGNITUDE 5.8 FIJI REGION

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us20002y6h#general_summary

Subject To Change

Depth: 535 km

Distances: 289km (180mi) N of Ndoi Island, Fiji
316km (196mi) SE of Lambasa, Fiji
355km (221mi) E of Suva, Fiji
461km (286mi) NW of Nuku`alofa, Tonga
465km (289mi) E of Nadi, Fiji


MAGNITUDE 4.6 BARBADOS REGION, WINDWARD ISL.

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=451079

Subject To Change

Depth: 10 km

Distances: 111 km NE of Bridgetown, Barbados / pop: 98,511 / local time: 14:06:35.9 2015-07-17
94 km NE of Bathsheba / pop: 1,765 / local time: 14:06:00.0 2015-07-17


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CARIBBEAN TECTONIC PLATE SHIFT IN ACTION

***ALERT***
Caribbean Tectonic Plate Alert
CARIBBEAN TECTONIC PLATE SHIFT IN ACTION

***BE ALERT***

MAGNITUDE 4.3 HAITI REGION

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=451048

Subject To Change

Depth: 10 km

Distances: 178 km NW of Port-au-Prince, Haiti / pop: 1,234,742 / local time: 08:23:06.7 2015-07-17
130 km NW of Miragoâne, Haiti / pop: 89,202 / local time: 08:23:06.7 2015-07-17
51 km SW of Bombardopolis, Haiti / pop: 1,974 / local time: 08:23:06.7 2015-07-17


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MAGNITUDE 5.4 OFFSHORE MAULE, CHILE

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us20002y48#general_summary

Subject To Change

Depth: 10 km

Distances: 72km (45mi) WSW of Constitucion, Chile
93km (58mi) WNW of Cauquenes, Chile
124km (77mi) N of Tome, Chile
130km (81mi) W of San Javier, Chile
325km (202mi) SW of Santiago, Chile


MAGNITUDE 5.2 SOUTH OF KERMADEC ISLANDS

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=451000

Subject To Change

Depth: 10 km

Distances: 1192 km NE of Wellington, New Zealand / pop: 381,900 / local time: 18:22:23.9 2015-07-17
783 km NE of Whakatane, New Zealand / pop: 18,602 / local time: 18:22:23.9 2015-07-17


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MAGNITUDE 4.5 PUERTO RICO REGION

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=450993

Subject To Change

Depth: 28 km

Distances: 162 km W of San Juan, Puerto Rico / pop: 418,140 / local time: 23:35:28.2 2015-07-16
66 km NW of Aguada, Puerto Rico / pop: 4,040 / local time: 23:35:28.2 2015-07-16


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