Magnitude 3.4 Earthquake Strikes Near Lucerne, California

PowerfulStorms : September 13, 2013 8:27 am : Earthquakes, Seismic Events

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a shallow mantidue 3.4 earthquake was reported Thursday afternoon 10 miles from Lucerne, California.  The quake occured at 12:02 p.m. Pacific time at a dept of 7.5 miles.

There were no reports of injuries or damages.







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Timpson, Texas rattled by 3rd earthquake this week

PowerfulStorms : September 6, 2013 4:41 pm : Earthquakes, Seismic Events

The U.S. Geological Survey confirms a third earthquake hit Timpson, Texas Friday morning.

The 2.4 magnitude earthquake hit the west side of Timpson at 3 a.m.

Two other earthquakes shook the town earlier this week. Monday's 4.1 magnitude earthquake originated about two miles northwest of Timpson, Texas at 4:52 p.m. and another 4.3 magnitude tremor was felt just before 7 p.m.

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Earthquake Kills 4 in China

PowerfulStorms : August 31, 2013 8:44 am : Earthquakes, Seismic Events

An earthquake hit a mountainous area in southwestern China Saturday morning, killing at least four people and injuring 10 others.

The quake, which measures 5.9 on the Richter scale, shook several counties.

The quake destroyed 600 residential units and damaged 55,500 others. More than 9,000 residents were forced to relocate.

Xinhua said telecommunications and electricity supplies were affected, hindering rescue efforts.

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7.0 Earthquake Recorded in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands

PowerfulStorms : August 30, 2013 2:19 pm : Earthquakes, Seismic Events

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake was reported Friday morning in Alaska's Aleutian Islands.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake happened about 8:25 a.m. Alaska time, and it was centered about 55 miles southeast of Adak, Alaska. The Alaska Earthquake Information Center says in a statement that the quake was felt strongly in Adak and Atka, and shaking lasted up to one minute.

There have been no immediate reports of damage.

The earthquake didn't trigger a tsunami warning, but Michael Burgy with the West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer, Alaska, says the center is monitoring for potential tsunamis caused by landslides, either on land or under water.



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Magnitude 5.4 Earthquake Rattles Mexican Capital

PowerfulStorms : August 17, 2013 1:46 pm : Earthquakes, Seismic Events

A moderate earthquake shook Mexico's capital Friday but caused no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake in the Pacific Coast state of Guerrero had a preliminary magnitude of 5.4. T

Mexico City is vulnerable to distant earthquakes because much of it sits atop the muddy sediments of drained lake beds. 

A magnitude 8.1 quake in 1985 killed at least 6,000 people and destroyed many buildings in Mexico City.  It was centered 250 miles (400 kilometers) away on the Pacific Coast.

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Magnitude 5.2 Earthquake Strikes Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan

PowerfulStorms : August 9, 2013 9:29 am : Earthquakes, Seismic Events








Magnitude Mw 5.2
Date time 2013-08-09 02:59:36.0 UTC
Location 39.93 N ; 143.39 E
Depth 10 km
Distances 572 km NE of Tokyo, Japan / pop: 8,336,599 / local time: 11:59:36.0 2013-08-09



193 km E of Morioka-shi, Japan / pop: 295,172 / local time: 11:59:36.0 2013-08-09

127 km E of Miyako, Japan / pop: 51,721 / local time: 11:59:36.0 2013-08-09

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Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake Shakes Fukushima

PowerfulStorms : August 4, 2013 10:40 am : Earthquakes

A strong undersea earthquake has hit the same northeastern region of Japan that was devastated by a deadly 2011 tsunami. No damage or injuries have been reported in the affected area, including the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant.

The 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Miyagi on Sunday. The epicenter was 50 kilometers below the seabed.  No tsunami warning was issued.

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Shallow 3.2 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Northern California

PowerfulStorms : August 1, 2013 1:49 pm : Earthquakes, Seismic Events



Seismologists report a shallow 3.2 magnitude earthquake shook northern parts of California.

The quake occurred at 8:29 p.m. at a depth of just 0.6 miles.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported the epicenter at 3 miles from East Quincy, 31 miles from Susanville and 81 miles from Carson City, Nevada.

It was the third earthquake of magnitude 3.0 or greater in the area in the last 10 days, the USGS said.

There were no reports of damage or injuries.

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Magnitude 5.4 Earthquake Strikes Off East Coast of Honshu, Japan

PowerfulStorms : July 28, 2013 7:30 am : Earthquakes, Seismic Events






Magnitude mb 5.4
Date time 2013-07-27 01:09:04.0 UTC
Location 33.04 N ; 141.72 E
Depth 43 km
Distances 348 km SE of Tokyo, Japan / pop: 8,336,599 / local time: 10:09:04.0 2013-07-27


320 km SE of Chiba-shi, Japan / pop: 919,729 / local time: 10:09:04.0 2013-07-27

266 km SE of Katsuura / pop: 22,307 / local time: 10:09:00.0 2013-07-27

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Magnitude 6.1 Earthquake Strikes VANUATU

PowerfulStorms : July 26, 2013 11:14 pm : Earthquakes, Seismic Events





Magnitude Mw 6.1
Date time 2013-07-26 07:07:17.0 UTC
Location 15.38 S ; 167.66 E
Depth 132 km
Distances 773 km N of Nouméa, New Caledonia / pop: 93,060 / local time: 18:07:17.0 2013-07-26


55 km E of Luganville / pop: 13,397 / local time: 18:07:00.0 2013-07-26

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