Earthquakes around the world

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6.3-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes East of Solomon Islands - USGS
20.08.2019

The epicentre of the earthquake was located at a depth of 76 kilometres (47 miles), 96 kilometres (57 miles) southeast of Lata, about 475 km (295 miles) north of the island of Santo in the Solomon Islands, according to the United States Geological Survey.

The powerful 6.3-magnitude earthquake was registered near the Solomon Islands on 20 August, the US Geological Survey said.

There have been no immediate reports about casualties or damage caused by the quake. No tsunami warning has been issued.


The Solomon Islands are located in a seismically active zone known as the Ring of Fire and regularly suffer from powerful earthquakes.

The Ring of Fire quake zone is a strip of volcanoes and tectonic faults in the Pacific basin and has one of the highest levels of volcanic and seismic activity in the world.
 

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On March 27, 1964 Alaska was earthquake hit by the 9.2-magnitude earthquake, which one of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded.
Came across some defense footage of this 1964 earthquake/tsunami that I don't recall seeing; it is horrendous, sucking the ocean dry and than rolling back. Good god...

(5 min.)

 

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6.6-magnitude quake hits South Sandwich Islands -- USGS
August 28, 2019
BEIJING, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 jolted 130km south of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands at 2355 GMT on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 24.5 km, was initially determined to be at 60.2088 degrees south latitude and 26.5327 degrees west longitude.
 

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M 5.5 - 26km NW of Shwebo, Burma
2019-08-31

According to Department of Meteorology and Hydrology the magnitude is 6.0.
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A moderate earthquake of magnitude (6.0) Richter Scale with its epicenter inside Myanmar (about (14)miles northwest of Shwebo), latitude 22.73°N, longitude 95.56°E, depth (10) kilometers, about (33)miles south of Kanbalu seismological observatory was recorded at (21)hr (39)min (22)sec M.S.T on 31st August, 2019.
 

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Magnitude 5.0 Earthquake Hits Alaska - Earthquake Center
01.09.2019
5.0 magnitude earthquake rattled Southeast Alaska, according to the Alaska Earthquake Center.

The epicenter of the earthquake was 43 miles west of Klukwan, a village of around 100 people. The earthquake had a depth of less than a mile.

No tsunami warning has been issued so far.


According to social media accounts, the earthquake was felt in Whitehorse, the capital of the Yukon.

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M 5.5 - Southern East Pacific Rise
2019-09-01
 

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Indonesian students invent pinger to find quake victims (Video)

September 2, 2019 - JAKARTA - It’s the size of a credit card and about as slim.

But if you’re trapped under rubble after an earthquake, it just might save your life.

A trio of Indonesian University students has invented a device that uses high-frequency signals to help locate victim after a natural disaster.

Dubbed Detector of Interconnected Position Points or “Deoterions”, the tool emits a ping signal with movement as slight as breathing that can be detected up to 10 km (6.2 miles) away.

The signal receiver can be plugged into a mobile phone or laptop, and works with an app available on both Apple and Android systems, the students said.

Satrio Wiradinata Riady Boer, 23, one of the students, said the invention was inspired by a 7.6 magnitude quake in his hometown of Padang on Sumatra island a decade ago, in which he lost a friend and a teacher, and his mother was injured.

“Anything can happen if one is buried too long. The victim’s leg or hand may have to be amputated, or they could run out of oxygen,” Boer said, underscoring the race against time to find those buried after an earthquake.

The three students from Brawijaya University have received a patent for their prototype, which costs $7, but said they wanted to perfect the device before they think about making it available to the public. They have already picked up some fans.

“It’s an incredible invention,” said Ali Ghufron Mukti, a senior official with the education ministry, adding that the government would provide a grant for its development.

Sitting on the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, Indonesia is frequently hit by earthquakes, sometimes strong enough to collapse buildings.
 
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