Saturday, January 31, 2009

Vesuvius volcano still 'very dangerous': geologist

Mount Vesuvius remains a threat to hundreds of thousands of people even though the volcano overlooking the southern Italian city of Naples has not erupted since 1944, a geologist warned Wednesday."Vesuvius is a very dangerous volcano," Francesco Russo told a news conference in Rome."According to some statistics, there is a 27 percent chance of an explosive eruption in the next 100 years."Russo, head of a Naples-area geologists association, said civil protection measures against a possible eruption were "inadequate.""Some 600,000 people live in the 'red zone,' meaning they would be directly threatened by this type of explosion,"he said."But we're not sure we would be able to evacuate them."Even with a week's warning, "it would be difficult,"he said."The authorities are not doing enough," Russo said."Evacuation plans are not reliable, the plans for getting people to leave threatened areas are inadequate."He scorned an offer by regional authorities of 30,000 euros (40,000 dollars) for people to move out of danger zones."Of course it didn't work. What kind of home can you buy for that price?"With so many people potentially at risk, Vesuvius is under close surveillance, with seismographs and a satellite ready to pick up its every move.The last explosive eruption was in 1631, claiming 4,000 lives, while the event in 1944 was more benign, producing lava flows but without spewing hot ash and gases. Nevertheless, 26 people died and 12,000 lost their homes.A repeat of the eruption that destroyed Pompeii in 79 AD, Russo said, would threaten between two and five million people, but the likelihood of such an event is only around one percent.Vesuvius spewed ash over a 25-kilometre (12-mile) radius, blanketing Pompeii and other cities and towns as well as farmland in the region.
http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Vesuvius_volcano_still_very_dangerous_geologist_999.html
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Friday, January 30, 2009

ORANGE ALERT:Alaskans brace for Volcano eruption...

Elizabeth Ketting looks at dust masks at the Alaska Industrial Hardware store in Anchorage, Alaska Thursday Jan. 29, 2009 as she and others make preparation in case the Mount Redoubt volcano erupts. The volcano 100 miles southwest of Anchorage, is rumbling and simmering, prompting geologists to warn that an eruption may be imminent. (AP Photo/Al Grillo)
ANCHORAGE, Alaska-Hardware stores and auto parts shops scored a post-holiday run of business this week as Anchorage-area residents stocked up on protective eyewear and masks ahead of a possible eruption of Mount Redoubt.Monitoring earthquakes underneath the 10,200-foot Redoubt Volcano about 100 miles southwest of Anchorage, scientists from the Alaska Volcano Observatory warned that an eruption was imminent, sending experienced Alaskans shopping for protection against a dusty shower of volcanic ash that could descend on south-central Alaska."Every time this happens we do get a run on dust masks and goggles," said Phil Robinson, manager of an Alaska Industrial Hardware store in Anchorage. "That's the two main things for eye and respiratory protection."Customer Ron Cowan picked up gear at the store Thursday before heading off to an auto parts store for a spare air filter."I'm older now and I'm being a little more proactive than I was the last time," Cowan said.When another Alaska volcano, Mount Spurr, blew in 1992, he waited too long."The shelves were cleared, so I thought I wouldn't wait until the last minute," Cowan said.Unlike earthquakes, volcanoes often give off warning signs that usually give people time to prepare.The observatory, a joint program between the U.S. Geological Survey, the University of Alaska Geophysical Institute and the state Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys, was formed in response to the 1986 eruption of Mount Augustine.It has a variety of tools to predict eruptions. As magma moves beneath a volcano before an eruption, it often generates earthquakes, swells the surface of a mountain and increases the gases emitted. The observatory samples gases, measures earthquake activity with seismometers and watches for deformities in the landscape.On Nov. 5, geologists noted changed emissions and minor melting near the Redoubt summit and raised the threat level from green to yellow. It jumped to orange - the stage just before eruption - on Sunday in response to a sharp increase in earthquake activity below the volcano.Alaska's volcanoes are not like Hawaii's. "Most of them don't put out the red river of lava," said the observatory's John Power.Instead, they typically explode and shoot ash 30,000 to 50,000 feet high - more than nine miles - into the jet stream."It's a very abrasive kind of rock fragment," Power said. "It's not the kind of ash that you find at the base of your wood stove."The particulate has jagged edges and has been used as an industrial abrasive. "They use this to polish all kinds of metals," he said.Particulate can injure skin, eyes and breathing passages. The young, the elderly and people with respiratory problems are especially susceptible. Put enough ash under a windshield wiper and it will scratch glass.It's also potentially deadly for anyone flying in a jet. "Think of flying an airliner into a sandblaster," Power said.Redoubt blew on Dec. 15, 1989, and sent ash 150 miles away into the path of a KLM jet carrying 231 passengers. Its four engines flamed out.As the crew tried to restart the engines, "smoke" and a strong odor of sulfur filled the cockpit and cabin, according to a USGS account. The jet dropped more than 2 miles, from 27,900 feet to 13,300 feet, before the crew was able to restart all engines and land the plane safely at Anchorage. The plane required $80 million in repairs.The observatory's first call after an eruption is now to the Federal Aviation Administration.The observatory's data collection has become far more advanced in 19 years, as has the alert system."Pilots are routinely trained to avoid ash and in what to do if they encounter an ash cloud," Power said. "That kind of thing was not routinely done in the 1980s."
The jet stream can carry ash for hundreds of miles. Ash from Kasatochi Volcano in the Aleutians last August blew all the way to Montana and threatened aircraft, Power said.Particulate is mildly corrosive but can be blocked with masks and filters.Power advises Alaskans to prepare as they would for a bad snowstorm: Keep flashlights, batteries and several days' worth of food in the house, limit driving and prepare to hunker down if the worst of an ash cloud hits.Merely going indoors is a defense against ash. The American Red Cross recommends wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants outside, plus goggles and glasses instead of contact lenses. If no dust mask is available, an effective respiratory filter is a damp cloth over nose and mouth.But potential danger all depends on the wind. Mount Spurr erupted three times in 1992. When it blew that June, only climbers on Mount McKinley - about 150 miles north of Anchorage - were affected, Power said. An August eruption dumped significant ash on Anchorage and a September blow sent ash about 40 miles north of Anchorage to Wasilla.Dust mask customer Elizabeth Keating said Thursday that if the volcano erupts, she expects to stay inside. She bought masks for her school-age grandchildren to carry in their backpacks."I want to make sure they're carrying these in case they're en route," she said.
On the Net:
Alaska Volcano Observatory: http://www.avo.alaska.edu/
Ash hazards: http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/hazards
By DAN JOLING

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Icons for USGS Volcanic Activity Alert-Notification System

Volcano updates include both a Volcano Alert Level and an Aviation Color Code. In most cases, the alert level and aviation-specific color code will move together (e.g., Normal and Green; Advisory and Yellow; Watch and Orange; Warning and Red). However, there may be occasions when the hazards to ground-based communities and the aviation sector differ.When activity at a volcano poses a hazard to the aviation community that is significantly higher than the hazard to ground-based communities, a Volcano Watch and Aviation Color Code Red may be issued. An example would be an ash plume that does not yield significant ash fall onto ground communities but does drift into air routes. Conversely, a large lava flow heading towards a town that is unlikely to produce any ash in flight routes or near an airport might necessitate a Volcano Warning in effect with an Aviation Color Code of Orange.The tables and descriptions below show the six different combinations of terms and colors that are possible to describe levels of activity at a volcano. The icons were created using a letter or image for the volcano alert level and an increasing triangle size in conjunction with the color for the aviation color code.
For more information about the Volcano Alert Levels and Aviation Color Codes, please see the USGS Volcanic Activity Alert-Notification System.
NORMAL /GREEN
The NORMAL /GREEN icon is used when a non-erupting volcano is exhibiting typical background activity (including steaming, seismic events, thermal feature, or degassing), as long as such activity is within the range of typical non-eruptive phenomena seen at the volcano.
ADVISORY / YELLOW
The ADVISORY /YELLOW
icon is used when a volcano is exhibiting signs of elevated unrest above known backround activity.
WATCH /ORANGE
The WATCH /
ORANGE
icon is used when a Volcano is exhibiting heightened or escalating unrest with increased potential of eruption, timeframe uncertain OR an eruption is underway that poses limited hazards including no or minor volcanic-ash emissions.
WARNING /ORANGE
The WARNING /ORANGE
icon is used when a major eruption is imminent, underway, or suspected but it poses limited hazards to aviation because of no or minor volcanic-ash emissions (e.g., an eruption with only substantial lava flows).
WATCH /RED
The WATCH /RED
icon is used when an eruption is underway that poses limited hazards to ground-based communities but includes significant emission of ash into the atmosphere that could affect aviation
WARNING /RED
The WARNING /RED
icon is used when a major eruption is imminent,underway,or suspected with hazardous activity both on the ground and in the air
UNASSIGNED
The UNASSIGNED
icon is used for volcanoes where ground-based instrumentation is insufficient to establish that a volcano is in a typical background level (GREEN / NORMAL). When activity at such a volcano increases to the point of being detected by remote sensing, distant seismic networks, or eye witness reports, an alert level and color code are then assigned accordingly. When activity decreases, the volcano goes back to UNASSIGNED without going through GREEN / NORMAL.

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USGS Volcanic Activity Alert-Notification System

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Volcano Hazards Program(Updated 14 March 07) has adopted an alert-notification system nationwide for characterizing the level of unrest and eruptive activity at volcanoes. The volcano alert-notification system is used by the Alaska Volcano Observatory, the Cascades Volcano Observatory, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, the Long Valley Observatory, and the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory.The standardized USGS alert-notification system for volcanic activity was designed to be useful to people on the ground and to those in aviation. To meet these goals, the alert-notification system has two parts - a four-tiered Volcano Alert Level and a four-tiered Aviation Color Code. Volcano observatory scientists determine alert levels for a volcano by using monitoring data and their knowledge of the expected or ongoing hazardous activity. Details about the volcanic activity accompany any notifications of changes in alert levels.
For more information on the icons used to describe the alert levels, please see Icons for USGS Volcanic Activity Alert-Notification System.
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No Reports of Damage From 4.5-Magnitude Seattle Earthquake

This map shows where a 4.5-magnitude earthquake struck 14 miles northwest of Seattle near Kingston, in Kitsap County.(USGS)
SEATTLE-There were no immediate reports of damage from a 4.5-magnitude earthquake that rattled the Seattle and Puget Sound area early Friday, but it woke a lot of people up.The quake at 5:25 a.m. was centered 14 miles northwest of Seattle near Kingston, in Kitsap County.The U.S. Geological Survey initially reported it as a 4.6-magnitude quake, but the University of Washington report on the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network listed it at 4.5.The network shows it was felt throughout the Puget Sound area in Western Washington, and people reported feeling it in Victoria, British Columbia, 71 miles to the north.Many said they were shaken awake."It shook the house like something had hit the roof," said Robert Lyden on Anderson Island in Puget Sound."It just woke us up." Other than knocking a water fountain off his deck there was no damage, he said.Lacey Menne says it shook her home as she was preparing to go to work at the Coastal Cafe in Kingston."It wasn't strong enough to make anything fall," she said."It was like, what is that? I think it might be an earthquake.It's totally an earthquake!"Seattle radio and TV stations heard from callers who said they felt the shaking for 10 or 15 seconds.
Click here for more from the U.S. Geological Survey.
By AP
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4.5 Mcd - SEATTLE-TACOMA AREA, WASHINGTON

4.5 Mcd - SEATTLE-TACOMA AREA, WASHINGTON
Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude
4.5 Mcd
Date-Time
30 Jan 2009 13:25:03 UTC
30 Jan 2009 05:25:03 near epicenter
30 Jan 2009 07:25:03 standard time in your timezone
Location
47.772N 122.556W
Depth
58 km
Distances
3 km (2 miles) NW (313 degrees) of Indianola, WA
5 km (3 miles) N (8 degrees) of Suquamish, WA
5 km (3 miles) SW (235 degrees) of Kingston, WA
23 km (14 miles) NW (314 degrees) of Seattle, WA
Location Uncertainty
Horizontal: 1.4 km; Vertical
Parameters
Nph = 34; Dmin = 26.0 km; Rmss = 0.26 seconds; Gp = 50°M-type = Mcd; Version = 1
Event ID
UW 01301325 ***This event supersedes event AT00332190.
For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page or U.S.G.S. Earthquake Hazards Program
Pacific Northwest Seismic NetworkU.S. Geological SurveyUniversity of Washington

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

5.3 Mb - ACRE, BRAZIL

5.3 Mb - ACRE, BRAZIL
Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude
5.3 Mb
Date-Time
29 Jan 2009 22:28:06 UTC
29 Jan 2009 17:28:06 near epicenter
29 Jan 2009 16:28:06 standard time in your timezone
Location
8.105S 71.299W
Depth
609 km
Distances
157 km (97 miles) ESE (108 degrees) of Cruzeiro do Sul, Brazil
357 km (222 miles) E (85 degrees) of Pucallpa, Peru
436 km (271 miles) WNW (298 degrees) of Rio Branco, Brazil
770 km (479 miles) NE (55 degrees) of LIMA, Peru
Location Uncertainty
Horizontal: 8.8 km; Vertical 12.1 km
Parameters
Nph = 166; Dmin = 958.5 km; Rmss = 0.70 seconds; Gp = 100°M-type = Mb; Version = 6
Event ID
US 2009ckbk
For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page or U.S.G.S. Earthquake Hazards Program
National Earthquake Information CenterU.S. Geological Survey
http://neic.usgs.gov/
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Alaska Residents Prepare for Possible Eruption

Geologists say Alaska's Mount Redoubt could erupt within days, the first time in 20 years. Nearby residents are preparing for a possible ash storm...

Scientists Fear Volcano Could Bury Anchorage in Ash

ANCHORAGE, Alaska-It's been nearly 20 years since Alaska's Mount Redoubt erupted, but that time of tranquility might end.Recent seismic activity could be a prelude to an eruption, "perhaps within hours to days," said geologists from the Alaska Volcano Observatory.The 10,197-foot peak sits about 50 miles west of Kenai and 100 miles southwest of Anchorage. It last erupted during a five-month stretch beginning December, 1989.Recent activity began around 1 a.m. Sunday, then it eased about five hours later.It was still well above normal "background" tremor levels, said Dave Schneider, a volcanologist from the observatory.An observatory crew flew over Redoubt, and it ruled there had been no eruption."There was steaming through pre-existing holes, but there were no new holes. ... and there was no ash on the snow cover," he said.But during the flyover, crew members smelled sulfur, so observatory staff will be monitoring activity and satellite images that identify temperature changes round the clock,Schneider said.Observers will also look to weather radar scanners near the Kenai airport for help. Those scanners send data in six-minute intervals.These scanners will be able to detect an ash plume should one appear, Schneider said.Twenty years ago, an eruption forced mud flows from Redoubt into the Drift River drainage. The flows also caused partial flooding of the Drift River Oil Terminal facility.Additionally, the ash plume disrupted international air traffic and a thin ash layer coated Anchorage and surrounding communities.Sunday's volcanic activity came on the heels of a magnitude 5.7 earthquake at the mouth of Cook Inlet.However, Schneider said that does not necessarily mean the earthquake stirred the volcanic activity. With the two events being more than 100 miles apart, it's even more unlikely, he said.
By AP
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,483487,00.html
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WARNING SIGNS:Alaska Volcano Could Erupt Within Days

Rumbling Alaska Volcano Threatens Anchorage

A volcanic cloud shoots up from Mount Redoubt during its last eruption cycle on April 21, 1990.R. Clucas/Alaska Volcano Observatory
ANCHORAGE, Alaska-Mount Redoubt continues to rumble and simmer, prompting geologists to say this Alaska volcano could erupt "within days."Scientists from the Alaska Volcano Observatory have been monitoring activity round-the-clock since the weekend. If Mount Redoubt does erupt, it would be the first time this occurred in nearly 20 years. And if won't likely be pretty.History shows that volcanoes in Alaska, including Redoubt, typically erupt explosively, shooting ash almost eight miles high.This differs from volcanoes in Hawaii, which usually have slow rolling lava ooze out.The difference is gas trying to escape gets blocked, possibly by a lava dome or a viscous magma that increases the power from beneath, said observatory geologist Jennifer Adleman."Its pressure keeps building and building...," she said.
Depending on the winds, the ash plume could be pushed straight at Anchorage, the state's largest city. This has prompted state and city officials to post bulletins on how to deal with the ash.Tips include:
— Stay inside as much as possible.
— Wear a mask or wet bandanna if going outside.
— Those who wear contacts should consider wearing goggles.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, volcanic ash features small, jagged pieces of rock and glass.The last time this 10,197-foot peak blew was during a five-month stretch starting in December, 1989. It disrupted international air traffic and placed a layer of volcanic dust throughout the Anchorage area.Concerns over an eruption have state and city officials issuing warnings so area residents can deal with an ash storm.The mountain is about 100 miles southwest of Anchorage.
By AP
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,485048,00.html
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Monday, January 12, 2009

Quakes shake loose fears about Yellowstone volcano

CHEYENNE, Wyo.-Run for your lives ... Yellowstone's going to explode!Hundreds of small earthquakes at Yellowstone National Park in recent weeks have been an unsettling reminder for some people that underneath the park's famous geysers and majestic scenery lurks one of the world's biggest volcanoes.In the ancient past, the volcano has erupted 1,000 times more powerfully than the 1980 blast at Mount St. Helens, hurling ash as far away as Louisiana. No eruption that big has occurred while humans have walked the earth, however, and geologists say even a minor lava flow is extremely unlikely any time soon.Some observers are nonetheless warning of imminent catastrophe."To those of us who have been following these events, we know that something is brewing, especially considering that Yellowstone is over 40,000 years overdue for a major eruption," warned a posting on the online disaster forum: http://www.armageddononline.org./
Another Web site contained a page entitled "Yellowstone Warning" that encouraged "everyone to leave Yellowstone National Park for 100 miles around the volcano caldera because of the danger in poisonous gasses that can escape from the hundreds of recent earthquakes. "That site, which carried the U.S. Geological Survey logo, has since been taken down."A casual observer would be led to believe that was an official source," park geologist Hank Heasler said, pointing out that the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory, which monitors the park for seismic activity, hasn't changed the volcano's alert level from "normal."Working with the Geological Survey, Yellowstone spokesman Al Nash issued a press release Thursday saying no evacuation had been ordered.Jessica Robertson, a Geological Survey spokeswoman in Reston, Va., said the Web page violated the USGS trademark and that the agency's attorneys were investigating whether a federal offense was committed. Phone and e-mail messages left with the contact named on the Web site weren't returned Thursday.Earthquakes are hardly unusual in Yellowstone. Hundreds occur in the park every year. Earthquake "swarms" like the recent activity also aren't uncommon, although the 900 or so quakes that began Dec. 26 and significantly tapered off about a week later appear to have been the most energetic swarm in more than 20 years.The most powerful temblor was magnitude 3.9, just short of being able to cause moderate damage. The vast majority of quakes were too weak to be felt by people.Scientists knowledgeable about Yellowstone's geology aren't publicly speculating about what caused the swarm before they can analyze data. That will take months."I could come up with 100 different theories without any evidence for them and they would all be equally likely," said Jake Lowenstern, the Menlo Park, Calif.-based scientist in charge of Yellowstone Volcano Observatory. "Unless you have some reason to say that's what's going on, then you're not going to get a whole lot of people convinced by your speculation."Heasler said the odds of a cataclysmic eruption at Yellowstone any time soon are astonishingly remote - about the same as a large meteorite hitting the Earth. The last such eruption occurred 640,000 years ago. The last eruption of any kind at Yellowstone was a much smaller lava flow about 70,000 years ago."Statistically, it would be surprising to see an eruption the next hundred years," Lowenstern said.Much more likely, he said, would be a hydrothermal explosion in which underground water encounters a hot spot and blasts through the surface. Small hydrothermal explosions producing craters a few feet wide occur in Yellowstone perhaps once or twice a year. Large hydrothermal explosions leaving craters the size of a football field occur every 200 years or so, according to a 2007 paper co-authored by Heasler, Lowenstern and others.Lowenstern said new equipment installed deep within bore holes in the park over the past two summers eventually should provide a clear picture of what's causing the earthquake swarm. That data could help scientists make better predictions about Yellowstone's geology.
By MEAD GRUVER
On the Net:
U.S. Geological Survey: http://www.usgs.gov/
Yellowstone Volcano Observatory: http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/yvo/
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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Costa Rica quake victims search still underway

Rescue efforts are still underway in Costa Rica after Thursday's earthquake, which sparked landslides and killed at least 16 people...
To watch the video click on the URL below:
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ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS. QUAKES

4.9 Mb - ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS.
Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude
4.9 Mb
Date-Time
9 Jan 2009 11:34:58 UTC
9 Jan 2009 01:34:58 near epicenter
9 Jan 2009 05:34:58 standard time in your timezone
Location
51.795N 176.050W
Depth
55 km
Distances
42 km (26 miles) ESE (103 degrees) of Adak, AK
134 km (83 miles) WSW (251 degrees) of Atka, AK
1902 km (1182 miles) WSW (249 degrees) of Anchorage, AK
Location Uncertainty
Horizontal: 11.2 km; Vertical 4.9 km
Parameters
Nph = 100; Dmin = 683.8 km; Rmss = 1.03 seconds; Gp = 104°M-type = Mb; Version = 7
Event ID
US 2009bqay ***This event supersedes event AT00150090.
4.4 Ml - ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS.
Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude
4.4 Ml
Date-Time
7 Jan 2009 22:38:00 UTC
7 Jan 2009 12:38:00 near epicenter
7 Jan 2009 16:38:00 standard time in your timezone
Location
51.110N 176.259W
Depth
15 km
Distances
90 km (56 miles) SSE (163 degrees) of Adak, AK
186 km (116 miles) SW (230 degrees) of Atka, AK
1966 km (1222 miles) WSW (247 degrees) of Anchorage, AK
Location Uncertainty
Horizontal: 48.7 km; Vertical 9.6 km
Parameters
Nph = 12; Dmin = 187.0 km; Rmss = 0.92 seconds; Gp = 331°M-type = Ml; Version = 1
Event ID
AK 00086045 ***This event has been revised.
3.6 Ml - ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS.
Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude
3.6 Ml
Date-Time
6 Jan 2009 14:22:00 UTC
6 Jan 2009 04:22:00 near epicenter
6 Jan 2009 08:22:00 standard time in your timezone
Location
50.420N 176.509W
Depth
3 km
Distances
163 km (101 miles) S (177 degrees) of Adak, AK
254 km (158 miles) SW (220 degrees) of Atka, AK
2033 km (1263 miles) WSW (246 degrees) of Anchorage, AK
Location Uncertainty
Horizontal: ; Vertical
Parameters
Nph = 11; Dmin = 255.0 km; Rmss = ; Gp = 334°M-type = Ml; Version = 2
Event ID
AK 00085710
For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page or U.S.G.S. Earthquake Hazards Program
Alaska Earthquake Information CenterGeophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks


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CARLSBERG RIDGE QUAKES

5.5 Mb - CARLSBERG RIDGE
Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude
5.5 Mb
Date-Time
9 Jan 2009 03:44:39 UTC
9 Jan 2009 07:44:39 near epicenter
8 Jan 2009 21:44:39 standard time in your timezone
Location
10.511N 56.966E
Depth
10 km
Distances
450 km (280 miles) ESE (122 degrees) of Qalansiyah, Socotra Island, Yemen
788 km (490 miles) SSE (156 degrees) of Salalah, Oman
1468 km (912 miles) S (187 degrees) of MUSCAT, Oman
Location Uncertainty
Horizontal: 10.7 km; Vertical
Parameters
Nph = 52; Dmin = 999.9 km; Rmss = 0.45 seconds; Gp = 82°M-type = Mb; Version = 6
Event ID
US 2009bqal ***This event supersedes event PT09009000.
4.9 Mb - CARLSBERG RIDGE
Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude
4.9 Mb
Date-Time
29 Dec 2008 12:11:45 UTC
29 Dec 2008 17:11:45 near epicenter
29 Dec 2008 06:11:45 standard time in your timezone
Location
1.211S 67.553E
Depth
10 km
Distances
889 km (552 miles) SW (228 degrees) of MALE, Maldives
1496 km (930 miles) SW (224 degrees) of Trivandrum, Kerala, India
Location Uncertainty
Horizontal: 11.6 km; Vertical
Parameters
Nph = 19; Dmin = 999.9 km; Rmss = 0.85 seconds; Gp = 72°M-type = Mb; Version = 7
Event ID
US 2008bebf
4.7 Mb - CARLSBERG RIDGE
Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude
4.7 Mb
Date-Time
26 Dec 2008 18:14:46 UTC
26 Dec 2008 23:14:46 near epicenter
26 Dec 2008 12:14:46 standard time in your timezone
Location
2.399S 68.149E
Depth
15 km
Distances
939 km (584 miles) SW (219 degrees) of MALE, Maldives
1552 km (964 miles) SW (219 degrees) of Trivandrum, Kerala, India
Location Uncertainty
Horizontal: 13.6 km; Vertical
Parameters
Nph = 11; Dmin = 999.9 km; Rmss = 0.69 seconds; Gp = 115°M-type = Mb; Version = 6
Event ID
US 2008bba2
For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page or U.S.G.S. Earthquake Hazards Program
National Earthquake Information CenterU.S. Geological Surveyhttp://neic.usgs.gov/

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4.9 Mb - SAN JUAN, ARGENTINA

4.9 Mb - SAN JUAN, ARGENTINA
Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude
4.9 Mb
Date-Time
11 Jan 2009 05:27:11 UTC
11 Jan 2009 02:27:11 near epicenter
10 Jan 2009 23:27:11 standard time in your timezone
Location
31.696S 69.492W
Depth
10 km
Distances
94 km (58 miles) W (260 degrees) of San Juan, Argentina
146 km (91 miles) NNW (334 degrees) of Mendoza, Argentina
229 km (142 miles) NNE (29 degrees) of SANTIAGO, Chile
Location Uncertainty
Horizontal: 14.7 km; Vertical
Parameters
Nph = 36; Dmin = 319.8 km; Rmss = 0.96 seconds; Gp = 136°M-type = Mb; Version = 7
Event ID
US 2009bsah
For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page or U.S.G.S. Earthquake Hazards Program
National Earthquake Information CenterU.S. Geological Surveyhttp://neic.usgs.gov/
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4.3 Mb - SOUTHERN PERU

4.3 Mb - SOUTHERN PERU
Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude
4.3 Mb
Date-Time
7 Jan 2009 23:16:50 UTC
7 Jan 2009 18:16:50 near epicenter
7 Jan 2009 17:16:50 standard time in your timezone
Location
15.948S 69.369W
Depth
235 km
Distances
98 km (61 miles) ESE (122 degrees) of Juliaca, Peru
142 km (88 miles) WNW (295 degrees) of LA PAZ, Bolivia
217 km (135 miles) NE (50 degrees) of Moquegua, Peru
932 km (579 miles) ESE (118 degrees) of LIMA, Peru
Location Uncertainty
Horizontal: 14.0 km; Vertical 9.1 km
Parameters
Nph = 37; Dmin = 137.8 km; Rmss = 0.98 seconds; Gp = 111°M-type = Mb; Version = 8
Event ID
US 2009bnb9
For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page or U.S.G.S. Earthquake Hazards Program
National Earthquake Information CenterU.S. Geological Surveyhttp://neic.usgs.gov/
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3.3 Ml - KENAI PENINSULA, ALASKA

3.3 Ml - KENAI PENINSULA, ALASKA
Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude
3.3 Ml
Date-Time
11 Jan 2009 11:22:50 UTC
11 Jan 2009 02:22:50 near epicenter
11 Jan 2009 05:22:50 standard time in your timezone
Location
60.676N 151.686W
Depth
71 km
Distances
22 km (14 miles) WNW (294 degrees) of Salamatof, AK
23 km (14 miles) W (261 degrees) of Nikiski, AK
28 km (18 miles) WNW (298 degrees) of Kenai, AK
119 km (74 miles) WSW (242 degrees) of Anchorage, AK
Location Uncertainty
Horizontal: ; Vertical
Parameters
Nph = 35; Dmin = 59.8 km; Rmss = ; Gp = 75°M-type = Ml; Version = 2
Event ID
AK 00086413 ***This event has been revised.
For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page or U.S.G.S. Earthquake Hazards Program
Alaska Earthquake Information CenterGeophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks

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Strong quake rocks Costa Rica, 3 dead

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica-A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck Costa Rica on Thursday, killing a teenager as well as two children selling candy near a national park, stranding hundreds of tourists and damaging buildings in the capital.The quake triggered landslides in rural areas and tore apart a highway near the Poas national volcano park. Some 300 tourists were seeking shelter for the night in a valley where they had been visiting a waterfall when the road out was destroyed.Two young sisters selling candies at the volcano were buried in a landslide and died, said Jorge Jimenez, a spokesman for the Red Cross. A teenage girl died when her home on the side of the volcano was engulfed by a landslide. Several other people were reported to have been hurt in villages northwest of the capital, San Jose."I was very frightened. First I got underneath an arch support and then, when it calmed down, I got out of the house," lawyer Michael Henreichs, 35, said in San Jose.National Emergency Commission spokeswoman Rebeca Madrigal said there were fears some people in villages near the volcano park could be trapped in houses that collapsed during the quake.The quake's epicenter was 20 miles from San Jose at a depth of 21.7 miles, the U.S. Geological Survey said, and caused shaking for around 40 seconds.Pieces of ceiling fell off homes in San Jose and television images showed buildings with shattered windows and damaged walls, but there were no reports of widespread injuries.Earthquakes above magnitude 6 can cause widespread damage in populated areas.Initially measured at 6.2, Thursday's tremor cut off power to parts of San Jose and some businesses evacuated employees. Images from a TV studio showed ceiling lights swaying.The National Coffee Institute said it had no reports of major damage to the country's coffee farms.Costa Rica is a popular tourist destination due to its lush natural parks, volcanoes and rich wildlife, but is prone like the rest of Central America to natural disasters.A group of six British volcanology students with three Costa Rican guides were inside the crater of the Poas volcano when the quake struck, but all were unharmed, Jimenez said. Aerial television pictures of Vara Blanca, where the tourists were stranded, showed groups of people standing around bonfires in the valley, waving for help, but officials said there was no way of reaching them until the morning.Dan Whitlock, an American doing missionary work in Costa Rica, said the earthquake was so strong even in the capital that guests at his hotel stumbled as they ran out. By John McPhaul
To read more go to:
http://www.reuters.com/article/email/idUSTRE5077U020090109
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Costa Rica quake toll rises to 13

4.6 Ml - BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

4.6 Ml - BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude
4.6 Ml
Date-Time
28 Dec 2008 05:17:07 UTC
27 Dec 2008 21:17:07 near epicenter
27 Dec 2008 23:17:07 standard time in your timezone
Location
32.537N 115.523W
Depth
23 km
Distances
14 km (8 miles) SSW (202 degrees) of Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
16 km (10 miles) S (188 degrees) of Calexico, CA
22 km (13 miles) S (179 degrees) of Heber, CA
140 km (87 miles) E (89 degrees) of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Location Uncertainty
Horizontal: 1.5 km; Vertical 2.6 km
Parameters
Nph = 36; Dmin = 23.0 km; Rmss = 0.38 seconds; Gp = 190°M-type = Ml; Version = 1
Event ID
CI 10368325
For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page or U.S.G.S. Earthquake Hazards Program
CISN Southern California Management CenterCaltech Seismological LaboratoryU.S. Geological Survey
http://www.cisn.org/scmc.html
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SHAKEN,NOT STIRRED:"News Anchors Keep Broadcast Going Through Costa Rica Quake

3.6 Mcd - OREGON

3.6 Mcd - OREGON
Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude
3.6 Mcd
Date-Time
27 Dec 2008 23:32:35 UTC
27 Dec 2008 15:32:35 near epicenter
27 Dec 2008 17:32:35 standard time in your timezone
Location
45.134N 120.950W
Depth
15 km
Distances
11 km (7 miles) ESE (113 degrees) of Maupin, OR
21 km (13 miles) NW (313 degrees) of Shaniko, OR
21 km (13 miles) SE (126 degrees) of Tygh Valley, OR
139 km (86 miles) ESE (108 degrees) of Portland, OR
Location Uncertainty
Horizontal: 2.1 km; Vertical
Parameters
Nph = 43; Dmin = 17.0 km; Rmss = 0.31 seconds; Gp = 75°M-type = Mcd; Version = 1
Event ID
UW 12272332 ***This event has been revised.
For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page or U.S.G.S. Earthquake Hazards Program
Pacific Northwest Seismic NetworkU.S. Geological SurveyUniversity of Washington
http://www.ess.washington.edu/SEIS/PNSN/welcome.html
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Costa Rica quake kills 3

UTAH QUAKES

4.0 Mcd - WASATCH FRONT URBAN AREA, UTAH
Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude
4.0 Mcd
Date-Time
27 Dec 2008 10:04:48 UTC
27 Dec 2008 03:04:48 near epicenter
27 Dec 2008 04:04:48 standard time in your timezone
Location
40.428N 111.777W
Depth
15 km
Distances
2 km (1 miles) NE (52 degrees) of Highland, UT
3 km (2 miles) NW (321 degrees) of Cedar Hills, UT
3 km (2 miles) S (185 degrees) of Alpine, UT
23 km (14 miles) NNW (334 degrees) of Provo, UT
38 km (23 miles) SSE (165 degrees) of Salt Lake City, UT
Location Uncertainty
Horizontal: 17.8 km; Vertical 21.0 km
Parameters
Nph = 6; Dmin = 36.0 km; Rmss = 0.38 seconds; Gp = 313°M-type = Mcd; Version = 0
Event ID
UU 00002309
4.5 Mcd - UTAH
Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude
4.5 Mcd
Date-Time
27 Dec 2008 09:18:25 UTC
27 Dec 2008 02:18:25 near epicenter
27 Dec 2008 03:18:25 standard time in your timezone
Location
39.853N 112.514W
Depth
7 km
Distances
28 km (17 miles) S (191 degrees) of Vernon, UT
36 km (22 miles) WSW (252 degrees) of Eureka, UT
39 km (24 miles) NNW (343 degrees) of Lynndyl, UT
85 km (53 miles) WSW (239 degrees) of Provo, UT
113 km (70 miles) SSW (208 degrees) of Salt Lake City, UT
Location Uncertainty
Horizontal: 10.1 km; Vertical 2.9 km
Parameters
Nph = 7; Dmin = 105.0 km; Rmss = 0.19 seconds; Gp = 298°M-type = Mcd; Version = 0
Event ID
UU 00002303
For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page or U.S.G.S. Earthquake Hazards Program
University of Utah Seismograph StationsUniversity of Utah


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Costa Rica quake victims search

Rescue efforts are still underway in Costa Rica after Thursday's earthquake, which sparked landslides and killed at least 16 people...
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CALIFORNIA RECENT QUAKES

3.6 Ml - SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude
3.6 Ml
Date-Time
11 Jan 2009 01:05:59 UTC
10 Jan 2009 17:05:59 near epicenter
10 Jan 2009 19:05:59 standard time in your timezone
Location
34.309N 116.915W
Depth
5 km
Distances
7 km (4 miles) N (356 degrees) of town of Big Bear Lake, CA
8 km (5 miles) NW (308 degrees) of Big Bear City, CA
15 km (10 miles) S (170 degrees) of Lucerne Valley, CA
40 km (25 miles) ENE (60 degrees) of San Bernardino, CA
126 km (78 miles) ENE (77 degrees) of Los Angeles Civic Center, CA
Location Uncertainty
Horizontal: 0.1 km; Vertical 0.6 km
Parameters
Nph = 127; Dmin = 5.0 km; Rmss = 0.21 seconds; Gp = 25°M-type = Ml; Version = 1
Event ID
CI 10370561
4.5 Mw - GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA, CALIF.
Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude
4.5 Mw
Date-Time
9 Jan 2009 03:49:46 UTC
8 Jan 2009 19:49:46 near epicenter
8 Jan 2009 21:49:46 standard time in your timezone
Location
34.113N 117.294W
Depth
13 km
Distances
2 km (1 miles) S (182 degrees) of San Bernardino, CA
6 km (4 miles) NNE (25 degrees) of Colton, CA
8 km (5 miles) E (89 degrees) of Rialto, CA
88 km (55 miles) E (86 degrees) of Los Angeles Civic Center, CA
Location Uncertainty
Horizontal: 0.3 km; Vertical 0.8 km
Parameters
Nph = 142; Dmin = 1.0 km; Rmss = 0.38 seconds; Gp = 14°M-type = Mw; Version = Q
Event ID
CI 10370141 ***This event has been revised.
5.6 Mb - GULF OF CALIFORNIA
Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude
5.6 Mb
Date-Time
5 Jan 2009 10:59:30 UTC
5 Jan 2009 03:59:30 near epicenter
5 Jan 2009 04:59:30 standard time in your timezone
Location
23.821N 108.714W
Depth
10 km
Distances
131 km (81 miles) NE (49 degrees) of San Jose del Cabo, Baja California Sur, Mexico
148 km (92 miles) SW (225 degrees) of Navolato, Sinaloa, Mexico
148 km (92 miles) WSW (248 degrees) of Eldorado, Sinaloa, Mexico
166 km (103 miles) ESE (103 degrees) of La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
1101 km (684 miles) WNW (298 degrees) of MEXICO CITY, D.F., Mexico
Location Uncertainty
Horizontal: 7.9 km; Vertical
Parameters
Nph = 135; Dmin = 933.2 km; Rmss = 0.95 seconds; Gp = 205°M-type = Mb; Version = 7
Event ID
US 2009blaj ***This event supersedes event PT09005000.
4.4 Mw - NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude
4.4 Mw
Date-Time
4 Jan 2009 17:27:10 UTC
4 Jan 2009 09:27:10 near epicenter
4 Jan 2009 11:27:10 standard time in your timezone
Location
38.783N 122.771W
Depth
4 km
Distances
4 km (2 miles) ESE (118 degrees) of The Geysers, CA
7 km (4 miles) SW (216 degrees) of Cobb, CA
7 km (4 miles) W (278 degrees) of Anderson Springs, CA
38 km (23 miles) N (351 degrees) of Santa Rosa, CA
116 km (72 miles) NNW (345 degrees) of San Francisco City Hall, CA
Location Uncertainty
Horizontal: 0.1 km; Vertical 0.2 km
Parameters
Nph = 179; Dmin = 1.0 km; Rmss = 0.10 seconds; Gp = 54°M-type = Mw; Version = 3
Event ID
NC 51214595 ***This event has been revised.
4.5 Mw - NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude
4.5 Mw
Date-Time
26 Dec 2008 12:19:40 UTC
26 Dec 2008 04:19:40 near epicenter
26 Dec 2008 06:19:40 standard time in your timezone
Location
39.952N 120.877W
Depth
0 km
Distances
3 km (2 miles) NE (55 degrees) of East Quincy, CA
6 km (4 miles) ENE (74 degrees) of Quincy, CA
8 km (5 miles) NW (306 degrees) of Spring Garden, CA
55 km (34 miles) SSW (201 degrees) of Susanville, CA
163 km (102 miles) NNE (18 degrees) of Sacramento, CA
Location Uncertainty
Horizontal: 0.2 km; Vertical 0.8 km
Parameters
Nph = 197; Dmin = 10.0 km; Rmss = 0.29 seconds; Gp = 57°M-type = Mw; Version = 3
Event ID
NC 51213957 ***This event has been revised.
For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page or U.S.G.S. Earthquake Hazards Program
CISN Northern California Management CenterU.S. Geological SurveyBerkeley Seismological Laboratory


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4.7 Mb - POLAND

4.7 Mb - POLAND
Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude
4.7 Mb
Date-Time
11 Jan 2009 10:53:56 UTC
11 Jan 2009 11:53:56 near epicenter
11 Jan 2009 04:53:56 standard time in your timezone
Location
51.407N 16.152E
Depth
5 km
Distances
69 km (43 miles) WNW (302 degrees) of Wroclaw, Poland
123 km (76 miles) SSW (204 degrees) of Poznan, Poland
129 km (80 miles) ESE (105 degrees) of Cottbus, Germany
189 km (118 miles) NE (39 degrees) of PRAGUE, Czech Republic
Location Uncertainty
Horizontal: 8.7 km; Vertical
Parameters
Nph = 36; Dmin = 202.6 km; Rmss = 1.27 seconds; Gp = 79°M-type = Mb; Version = Q
Event ID
US 2009bsap
For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page or U.S.G.S. Earthquake Hazards Program
National Earthquake Information CenterU.S. Geological Surveyhttp://neic.usgs.gov/
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4.7 Mb - OFF EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA

4.7 Mb - OFF EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA
Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude
4.7 Mb
Date-Time
11 Jan 2009 01:55:44 UTC
11 Jan 2009 13:55:44 near epicenter
10 Jan 2009 19:55:44 standard time in your timezone
Location
52.726N 159.721E
Depth
76 km
Distances
79 km (49 miles) ESE (114 degrees) of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia
336 km (209 miles) NE (46 degrees) of Severo-Kuril'sk, Kuril Islands, Russia
493 km (306 miles) WSW (239 degrees) of Nikol'skoye, Komandorskiye Ostrova, Rus.
2459 km (1528 miles) NNE (33 degrees) of TOKYO, Japan
Location Uncertainty
Horizontal: 35.5 km; Vertical 9.8 km
Parameters
Nph = 18; Dmin = 79.4 km; Rmss = 0.88 seconds; Gp = 172°M-type = Mb; Version = 7
Event ID
US 2009bsaf ***This event has been revised.
For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page or U.S.G.S. Earthquake Hazards Program
National Earthquake Information CenterU.S. Geological Surveyhttp://neic.usgs.gov/
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3.5 Mcd - PUERTO RICO REGION

3.5 Mcd - PUERTO RICO REGION
Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude
3.5 Mcd
Date-Time
10 Jan 2009 11:48:04 UTC
10 Jan 2009 07:48:04 near epicenter
10 Jan 2009 05:48:04 standard time in your timezone
Location
19.472N 66.327W
Depth
50 km
Distances
111 km (69 miles) N (1 degrees) of BreƱas, PR
112 km (70 miles) N (1 degrees) of Sabana, PR
112 km (70 miles) N (350 degrees) of SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico
Location Uncertainty
Horizontal: 6.4 km; Vertical 20.8 km
Parameters
Nph = 7; Dmin = 132.4 km; Rmss = 0.28 seconds; Gp = 302°M-type = Mcd; Version = 1
Event ID
PR p0901009
For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page or U.S.G.S. Earthquake Hazards Program
Puerto Rico Seismic NetworkUniversity of Puerto Ricohttp://redsismica.uprm.edu//

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At least 2 dead in Costa Rica quake

Strong earthquake rocks Costa Rica, 1 killed

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica-A strong earthquake shook Costa Rica on Thursday, killing a child and sending frightened residents running into the streets of the capital as windows shattered and walls cracked.The U.S. Geological Survey said the 6.1-magnitude temblor was centered 22 miles (35 kilometers) northwest of the capital of San Jose in the early afternoon, near the Poas Volcano national park.The Red Cross said in a statement that a young girl, who hasn't yet been identified, was killed by a landslide unleashed by the quake near the city of Alajuela, north of the capital.Local TV station Teletica showed broken windows, fallen ceiling panels and cracked walls in Alajuela. The quake was felt strongly throughout the small Central American country, Teletica said.Cell phone service was interrupted briefly.Thousands of people ran from homes and shopping centers,frightened by the quake.In the capital,women kneeled to pray in plazas.Others cried.There were at least four aftershocks.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090108/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/lt_costa_rica_earthquake
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6.1 Mw - COSTA RICA

6.1 Mw - COSTA RICA
Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude
6.1 Mw
Date-Time
8 Jan 2009 19:21:39 UTC
8 Jan 2009 13:21:39 near epicenter
8 Jan 2009 13:21:39 standard time in your timezone
Location
10.213N 84.247W
Depth
35 km
Distances
32 km (20 miles) NW (322 degrees) of SAN JOSE, Costa Rica
116 km (72 miles) SSE (150 degrees) of San Carlos, Nicaragua
137 km (85 miles) W (280 degrees) of Limon, Costa Rica
Location Uncertainty
Horizontal: 7.0 km; Vertical
Parameters
Nph = 154; Dmin = 999.9 km; Rmss = 1.12 seconds; Gp = 144°M-type = Mw; Version = 6
Event ID
US 2009bpba ***This event supersedes event AT00144250.
For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page or U.S.G.S. Earthquake Hazards Program
National Earthquake Information CenterU.S. Geological Surveyhttp://neic.usgs.gov/

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Friday, January 9, 2009

4.9 Mb - AZORES ISLANDS REGION

4.9 Mb - AZORES ISLANDS REGION
Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude
4.9 Mb
Date-Time
5 Jan 2009 18:56:06 UTC
5 Jan 2009 16:56:06 near epicenter
5 Jan 2009 12:56:06 standard time in your timezone
Location
42.567N 30.556W
Depth
10 km
Distances
348 km (216 miles) N (8 degrees) of Santa Cruz das Flores, Azores, Portugal
477 km (296 miles) NNW (341 degrees) of Horta, Azores, Portugal
1629 km (1012 miles) NW (317 degrees) of Funchal, Madeira Islands, Portugal
1851 km (1150 miles) WNW (290 degrees) of LISBON, Portugal
Location Uncertainty
Horizontal: 9.7 km; Vertical
Parameters
Nph = 76; Dmin = 999.9 km; Rmss = 0.86 seconds; Gp = 75°M-type = Mb; Version = 7
Event ID
US 2009bla1
For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page or U.S.G.S. Earthquake Hazards Program
National Earthquake Information CenterU.S. Geological Surveyhttp://neic.usgs.gov/
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5.6 Mw - CENTRAL MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE

5.5 Mw - CENTRAL MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE
Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude
5.5 Mw
Date-Time
2 Jan 2009 20:14:30 UTC
2 Jan 2009 18:14:30 near epicenter
2 Jan 2009 14:14:30 standard time in your timezone
Location
0.811N 27.108W
Depth
10 km
Distances
1163 km (723 miles) NE (51 degrees) of Natal, Brazil
1618 km (1005 miles) SSW (195 degrees) of PRAIA, Cape Verde
Location Uncertainty
Horizontal: 8.4 km; Vertical
Parameters
Nph = 76; Dmin = 999.9 km; Rmss = 1.04 seconds; Gp = 36°M-type = Mw; Version = T
Event ID
US 2009bib4 ***This event has been revised.
5.6 Mw - CENTRAL MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE
Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude
5.6 Mw
Date-Time
2 Jan 2009 19:42:27 UTC
2 Jan 2009 17:42:27 near epicenter
2 Jan 2009 13:42:27 standard time in your timezone
Location
0.562N 26.631W
Depth
10 km
Distances
1188 km (738 miles) NE (54 degrees) of Natal, Brazil
1633 km (1015 miles) SSW (192 degrees) of PRAIA, Cape Verde
Location Uncertainty
Horizontal: 14.2 km; Vertical
Parameters
Nph = 66; Dmin = 999.9 km; Rmss = 1.32 seconds; Gp = 46°M-type = Mw; Version = S
Event ID
US 2009bibw ***This event has been revised.
For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page or U.S.G.S. Earthquake Hazards Program
National Earthquake Information CenterU.S. Geological Surveyhttp://neic.usgs.gov/

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5.0 Mb - PACIFIC-ANTARCTIC RIDGE

5.0 Mb - PACIFIC-ANTARCTIC RIDGE
Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude
5.0 Mb
Date-Time
4 Jan 2009 17:46:34 UTC
4 Jan 2009 08:46:34 near epicenter
4 Jan 2009 11:46:34 standard time in your timezone
Location
58.297S 139.822W
Depth
10 km
Distances
3774 km (2345 miles) S (189 degrees) of ADAMSTOWN, Pitcairn Islands
4161 km (2585 miles) SW (234 degrees) of Punta Arenas, Chile
Location Uncertainty
Horizontal: 17.5 km; Vertical
Parameters
Nph = 23; Dmin = 999.9 km; Rmss = 0.85 seconds; Gp = 90°M-type = Mb; Version = Q
Event ID
US 2009bkbx
For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page or U.S.G.S. Earthquake Hazards Program
National Earthquake Information CenterU.S. Geological Surveyhttp://neic.usgs.gov/
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