Earthquakes around the world

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6.1 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Pakistan - Photo, Video
24.09.2019
According to Pakistan Today newspaper, a powerful 6.1-magnitude earthquake has struck northeast Pakistan, with tremors felt in Islamabad.

The epicentre of the earthquake, which struck at 4:01 p.m. local time, was around 12 kilometres northeast of Jhelum, a city in the north of Punjab province, or 88 kilometres southeast of Rawalpindi, according to reports.


Pictures coming out on social media show damage after an earthquake.


It is reported that New Delhi was also hit with seismic waves.



Last time in 2012 when earthquake jolted Kashmir region, thousands of people lost their lives.
 

angelburst29

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Another Earthquake hit Kashmir (Pakistan-side) that has been experiencing Political turmoil. This event just compounds the problems.

Magnitude 5.8 quake rocks Pakistani Kashmir, kills 19
September 24, 2019 - MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan/ISLAMABAD - An earthquake of magnitude 5.8 shook northern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing 19 people and injuring 100, government and police officials said.

Photos and video carried by local media showed a collapsed building and cracks in roads large enough to swallow cars in Mirpur, a town on Pakistan’s side of the disputed territory of Kashmir near India.

District commissioner Mohammad Tayyab said 19 people were killed, including three children. District police chief Irfan Saleem said more than 100 more suffered injuries. “I am in the hospital right now and I am being told that several of the injured people are in a critical condition,” Saleem told Reuters by phone.

Major General Asif Ghafoor, a spokesman for the Pakistan Armed Forces, tweeted that army troops with aviation and medical support teams were dispatched.

“Thank God, the damage is confined to one particular area, and this one is pretty accessible from all sides,” the chief of Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority, Lieutenant General Mohammad Afzal, told ARY News TV. “I can tell you right now that there is not a fear of a very big death toll.”

The rescue operation looked to be complete by Wednesday evening, Afzal said. “Our whole concentration right now is to accelerate the rescue operation,” Raja Farooq Haider, prime minister of Pakistan’s Azad Kashmir region, told GNN TV. “There are people who are stuck there and who need immediate help. We are putting in all our resources to get people the best of our help.”

The quake struck 14 miles (23 km) north of Jhelum, Pakistan, at a relatively shallow depth of 10 km, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported.

“Prime Minister Imran Khan expresses deep concern over the damage caused by the earthquake and directs all departments to provide immediate assistance,” the Pakistan government said in a tweet.

Most damage was in an area between Jhelum and Mirpur, said Afzal. Jhelum is located in northeastern Pakistan, roughly 120 km southeast of the capital Islamabad.

The last major earthquake in Kashmir happened in 2005, killing more than 80,000 people. (?)

The Himalayan region is divided between India, which rules the populous Kashmir Valley and the Hindu-dominated region around Jammu city, Pakistan, which controls a wedge of territory in the west, and China, which holds a thinly populated high-altitude area in the north.

The territory has been in dispute between India and Pakistan since partition in 1947, and the cause of two wars between the countries.
 

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Strong quake strikes Indonesia's Seram island, no tsunami risk
A 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit Seram island in Indonesia’s eastern Maluku province early on Thursday causing damage to some buildings, but there was no risk of a tsunami, Indonesia’s geophysics agency said. A spokesman for the agency said it was possible buildings in the area could be damaged.

The U.S. Geological Survey put the magnitude at 6.5.

Agus Wibowo, a spokesman for Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency said in Ambon, some 40 km (25 miles) from the epicentre, a university building was slightly damaged and a bridge cracked.

Indonesia, which sits on the seismically active Pacific Ring of Fire, is all too familiar with deadly earthquakes and tsunamis. In 2004, a quake off Sumatra island triggered a tsunami across the Indian Ocean that killed 226,000 people in 14 countries, including more than 120,000 in Indonesia.

Palu, on Sulawesi island west of Maluku, was devastated by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake and a powerful tsunami it created in September 2018. More than 4,000 people died there.
 

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@aurora1, I merged your posts with the ongoing Earthquakes thread.

Here's more info from Anadolu Agency:

Turkey: Strong earthquake shakes Istanbul
5.8-magnitude earthquake hits Sea of Marmara at 1059GMT, off Silivri district
Gözde Bayar |26.09.2019

Turkey: Strong earthquake shakes Istanbul



ANKARA (AA) – A powerful earthquake struck the Turkish metropolis Istanbul on Thursday, according to Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD).

AFAD said a 5.8-magnitude earthquake centered in the Sea of Marmara hit at 1.59 p.m. (1059GMT).

The earthquake, off Silivri district, occurred at a depth of 6.99 kilometers (4.3 miles), some 22 km (13.6 mi) from Silivri.
The region was also shaken by aftershocks.


A 3.6-magnitude earthquake also shook Istanbul earlier today, at 10.32 a.m. (0732GMT), said AFAD. The epicenter of the quake was the Sea of Marmara.

On Tuesday, a 4.6-magnitude earthquake also hit off Silivri, according to AFAD.

In addition to Istanbul, Turkey's most populous city, the earthquake was also felt in nearby urban areas such as Kocaeli, Sakarya, Tekirdag, Edirne and Kirklareli.

Kocaeli Governor Huseyin Aksoy and AFAD officials in Sakarya told Anadolu Agency that no negative outcome of the quake has been reported so far.

The Istanbul Governorship said primary and secondary schools have been temporarily suspended today due to the quake, while there are no reports of damage as yet.

Aftershocks could create an energy which will break the earth’s crust, Kerem Kinik, Turkish Red Crescent head, said on Twitter.
Kinik urged citizens to leave their houses which were damaged and risky to stay in. The buildings established before 1999 faces a risk of demolition, he warned.
 

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Some updates:

Moderate quake shakes Istanbul, eight people slightly hurt

A man takes pictures of a damaged mosque after an earthquake in Istanbul, Turkey, September 26, 2019. REUTERS/Murad Sezer
A moderate 5.7 magnitude earthquake shook buildings and damaged two mosques in Istanbul on Thursday, slightly injuring eight people and causing residents to rush from buildings.

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Moderate quake shakes Istanbul, eight people slightly hurt

Shoddy homes worsen Pakistan earthquake damage
A boy walks on the floor of a newly build house as the rubble of an old house that fallen during an earthquake is seen in Jatlan, Mirpur, Pakistan September 25, 2019.  REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Shoddy building construction, old housing and lax oversight leave Pakistan especially vulnerable to deadly earthquakes, experts in disasters and architecture say, and likely exacerbated damage from a tremor that killed at least 37 people.

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Shoddy homes worsen Pakistan earthquake damage

Strong quake near Indonesia's Ambon kills at least 20
A damaged traditional market building is pictured following an earthquake in Ambon, Indonesia, September 26, 2019 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. Antara Foto/Izaak Mulyawan/via REUTERS

A magnitude 6.5 earthquake that hit Indonesia's eastern province of Maluku has killed at least 20 people, damaged buildings and sent people fleeing to the hills, officials and witnesses said.

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Strong quake near Indonesia's Ambon kills at least 20

Indonesia, which sits on the seismically active Pacific Ring of Fire, often experiences deadly earthquakes and tsunamis.

In September 2018, Palu, on the island of Sulawesi west of Maluku, was devastated by a 7.5-magnitude earthquake and a powerful tsunami it unleashed, killing more than 4,000 people.

In 2004, a quake off Sumatra island triggered a tsunami across the Indian Ocean that killed 226,000 in 14 countries, more than 120,000 of them in Indonesia.

Graphic: Map of Seram island in Maluku province, Indonesia:
Reuters Graphic
 

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M 6.1 - 42km W of Villa La Angostura, Argentina
2019-09-26
An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 at a depth of 129.63 km (80.55 miles) has occurred at 42km W of Villa La Angostura, Argentina, as reported by the National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC) of the USGS on September 26, 2019, 16:57:15 GMT. Preliminary analysis indicates that this is a strong earthquake, and it is fairly deep (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 45.0 km (27.96 miles) from the epicenter. It is estimated that 8,323 people, 2,194 households, and $189 Million (USD) of infrastructure* are concentrated within this radius. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available by official sources. Epicenter: Latitude: -40.8003, Longitude: -72.1521 *The cost represents the total replacement value of the infrastructure.
 

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Looking at all the earthquakes for the last 7 days of all sizes is quite revealing as it comes to the US. There is a lot of activity. 2875 earthquakes out of the total of 3362. A sign of massive stress below. Here is a screenshot:

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I decided to take a screenshot again, now 2 weeks later - also over the US and found that 2089 out of 2549 worldwide for the last 7 days were in the US. That amounts to 82.0% compared to 85.5% two weeks ago. A very similar picture:
World earthquakes 7 days to Sept 26.gif
 

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Strong magnitude 6.2 quake rocks south-eastern Philippines
September 29, 2019
Temblor struck 175km from Polomolok, South Cotabato early on Sunday morning

A strong earthquake has struck off the Celebes Sea, in south-eastern Philippines, about 175km from South Cotabato Province early on Sunday at 6.02 am local time.

Strong tremors were felt in General Santos City as well as Digos City, Davao Del Sur. People went out on the streets after they felt their buildings shaking.

The USGS estimates the quake's magnitude at 6.2 while volcanodiscovery.com reported that it reached a magnitude of 6.5 on the Richter scale.


People reported having been awakened from their sleep by the strong tremors. There were no immediate reports of damage or tsunami warning.

The quake struck at a depth: 10.0 km, according to volcanodiscovery. com, citing GFZ as its primary data source.


The quake, with epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.75°N / 126.57°E (Philippines), had an estimated energy of 42,502 tons of TNT (equivalent to 2.7 atomic bombs)

The nearest known volcano is Mt Balut, about 138 km from the epicentre.

The estimated released energy: 1.8*10^14 J (49.4 GWh / 42502 tons of TNT / 2.7 atomic bombs equivalent).

More details to follow.

 

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According to the data that continue to arrive on the 7.2Mww Preliminary Earthquake (USGS) down to 6.8Mww due to the depth and energy released, it is not possible to generate an important Tsunami You can only generate a tsunami that is only registered by instruments

This is how the earthquake of magnitude 6.8Mww (USGS) felt in Chile No Tsunami Alert Moderate to Strong Accelerations
 
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