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Earthquake of 4.8 magnitude strikes Hualien, Taiwan
By Duncan DeAeth - 2019/08/18

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Sunday's quake comes nearly 12 hours after 4.5 mag. quake struck same area Saturday night


TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.8 earthquake struck eastern Taiwan's Hualien County on Sunday (Aug. 18) shortly after noon, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The epicenter of the temblor was 27.8 kilometers south-southwest of Hualien County Hall at a very shallow depth of 5 kilometers, based on CWB data. The quake caused mild shocks throughout central Taiwan but was felt at a level 5 intensity in Hualien near the epicenter.

Sunday’s quake comes almost 12 hours after a 4.5 magnitude quake struck the same area on the evening of Saturday (Aug. 17). Saturday evening’s earthquake struck at 10:52 p.m. It was measured at a depth of 7.2 kilometers, and delivered an intensity of 4.

On Sunday afternoon, the quake’s intensity registered a 1 across most of Central Taiwan, while an intensity level of 2 was recorded in Nantou County, Taitung County, and Taichung City, reports the CWB.

Located along the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, Taiwan uses an intensity scale of 1 to 7, which gauges the degree to which a quake is felt in a specific location.
Kazakhstan Hit by 5.4 Magnitude Earthquake - Interior Ministry
18.08.2019

ALMATY (Sputnik) - A 5.4 magnitude earthquake hit Kazakhstan's Almaty Region on Sunday, a representative from the country's interior ministry told Sputnik.

"The earthquake's energy class was 12.8, magnitude — 5.4, depth — 5 kilometres [3.1 miles]", the representative said.

The earthquake occurred at 5:07 a.m. (23:00 GMT) and the epicentre was 145 kilometres northeast of the country's largest city Almaty.


No casualties or damage have so far been reported.
 

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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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