Earthquakes around the world

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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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Earthquake - 5.5 - 32km WSW of Mpanda, Tanzania
2019-09-09
An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.5 at a depth of 10.0 km (6.21 miles) has occurred at 32km WSW of Mpanda, Tanzania, as reported by the National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC) of the USGS on September 09, 2019, 02:52:24 GMT. Preliminary analysis indicates that this is a moderate earthquake, but it is very shallow (shallower quakes generally tend to be more damaging than deeper quakes.) Based on the preliminary data, earthquakes of this depth and magnitude are expected to result in moderate to severe shaking within 245.0 km (152.24 miles) from the epicenter. It is estimated that 4.91 Million people, 915,484 households, and $4.7 Billion (USD) of infrastructure* are concentrated within this radius. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available by official sources. Epicenter: Latitude: -6.4686, Longitude: 30.7664 *The cost represents the total replacement value of the infrastructure.
 

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Magnitude 5.5 Earthquake Hits Venezuela - USGS
09.09.2019
There were no immediate reports of damage or injury resulting from the undersea quake, which occurred at a depth of 5.9 kilometres.

A 5.5 magnitude earthquake occurred 18 kilometers from the city of Araya near the coast of Venezuela, according to the United States Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred at a depth of only 5.9 kilometers, at sea, over 200 kilometers from the capital of the Latin American country, Caracas, at around 18:05 UTC.


Earlier on Monday, a 4.2 magnitude quake jolted Trinidad and Tobago as well as the island of Grenada. There were no reports of injuries or damage. The quake was reportedly felt 102 kilometers north west of Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, and 119 kilometers south west of St. George’s in Grenada.
M 5.6 - 23km SE of Bobon, Philippines
2019-09-10
 

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Two Earthquakes Hit Turkey North-East of Capital Ankara, Striking Three Minutes Apart
14.09.2019
The first tremor reportedly struck at 9:00 AM north-east of Ankara, the capital of Turkey; it was followed by another quake at 9:03 AM local time.

A 4.7-magnitude earthquake hit on Saturday morning in Çankırı Province northeast of the Turkish capital. It was followed by a 4.8-magnitude tremor just three minutes later, according to Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency.


The first earthquake struck at a depth of 13.66 kilometres while the second occurred 4.13 kilometres beneath the surface.

A Twitter user posted a video where a chandelier in her flat is seen trembling.


Local media quoted local governor, Hamdi Bilge Aktas, as saying that citizens shouldn't be concerned, as nothing has negatively affected the area so far.

Echoing his word, Başkanı Hasan Sopacı, the mayor of Çerkeş, a town affected by the quakes, said the tremors had caused no damage.

A month ago, a 5.8-magnitude quake hit southwestern Turkey, 52 km to the east of Denizli.
 

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BREAKING:

5.9 Quake Strikes off Indonesia’s Halmahera Island Coast - USGS

According to the USGS, the epicentre of the trenbles lies some 218 kilometres soutrh of the city of Sofifi located on the country's largest island.

A 5.9 magnitude quake struck off the coast of Indonesia's Halmahera Island on Saturday, USGS reports. The epicentre of the quake was at the depth of 10 kilometres.

There are no information about damages or casualties, as well as no tsunami warning has been issued.

DETAILS TO FOLLOW
 

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Photos: 5.6 Magnitude Earthquake Hits 19 Miles West of Tirana, Albania - USGS
21.09.2019
The epicentre of the tremor was said to be located three miles (five kilometres) north-west of Durres, Albania at a depth of 10 kilometres.

A 5.6 magnitude earthquake has struck 19 miles (30 kilometres) west of Tirana, the capital of Albania, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

No injuries have so far been reported in the earthquake.

Social media users have shared photos of people on the streets and minor damages caused by the quake.



 

angelburst29

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Wow - what a mess. Thank God, there was no one in those vehicles!

Magnitude 5.6 earthquake rocks buildings in Albania
Destroyed cars stand next to a damaged building after an earthquake in Tirana, Albania, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Florion Goga

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.6 and an aftershock only slightly weaker shook the Albanian port town of Durres on Saturday, rocking buildings there and in the capital Tirana and sending residents rushing into the streets and parks for safety.
 

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Magnitude 5.9 Earthquake Strikes Off Indonesian Coast - USGS
22.09.2019
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A magnitude 5.9 earthquake has struck off the Indonesian coast, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reported on Saturday.

Underground shocks were registered at 19:53 GMT, 186 kilometres (116 miles) to the north-west of the settlement of Saumlaki. The focus of the earthquake was located at a depth of 48.5 kilometres.

There have been no immediate reports about casualties or damage caused by the quake.


Indonesia is part of the "Pacific Ring of Fire," a major area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean, which is a seismic zone, known for its powerful earthquakes.
 

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M 6.0 - 62km NNW of San Antonio, Puerto Rico
Time 2019-09-24 03:23:35 (UTC)
Location 19.038°N 67.253°W
Depth10.0 km

URGENT BULLETIN 11:40PM
So far, Fort Tremor had a magnitude of 6.3 degrees northwest of Puerto Rico. THIS TELUTRIC EVENT, is not capable of generating a Tsunami.
--using deepl

According to house cameras, the # tremor lasted more than a minute. Look how the lamps move.
--using deepl
 

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Earthquake of 5.1 magnitude rocks Kamchatka in Russia's Far East
24 SEP, 2019
PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY, September 24. /TASS/. An earthquake of 5.1 magnitude has rocked the Pacific Ocean off of Kamchatka's eastern coast in the Russian Far East, the local branch of the Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences said on Tuesday.

"The epicenter of the earthquake registered at 09:54am local time (12:54am Moscow time) lay in the Pacific Ocean in 140 km to the south-east of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. The epicenter lay at the depth of 19.2 km under the seabed. The magnitude of the seismic event stood at 5.1," the service said.

The local branch of the Russian Emergencies Ministry said that residents of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky felt tremors of around 2 magnitude. No injuries or damages were reported, and no tsunami alert was issued.
 
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