Powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake shakes Antarctica

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By: Agence France-Presse, 07/15/2013

A sailing boat is anchored in the bay of Deception Island, Antarctica (AFP)

A powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Antarctica on Monday, generating large waves but causing no injuries, seismic experts at Argentina’s Orcadas base in Antarctica said. “At 1103 local time (1403 GMT) on Monday, the seismological station … registered an earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale in the area near the base, with an epicenter 10 kilometers (six miles) deep,” Argentina’s Antarctic management said in a statement.


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Very strong M 7.2 earthquake struck South Sandwich Islands region

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A very strong earthquake with recorded magnitude of 7.2 (USGS and EMSC preliminary reports) struck south of South Sandwich Islands on July 15, 2013 at 14:03 UTC. Both USGS and EMSC measured depth at 30 km. Epicenter was located at sea, 185km (115mi) SSE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands and 2587km (1607mi) ESE of Ushuaia, Argentina at coordinates 60.600°S 25.400°W.


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Fracking linked to earthquakes, study finds

Silver's picture, By: Agence France-Presse, 07/11/2013

A gas drilling rig explores the Marcellus Shale outside the town of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania (AFP)

Large earthquakes around the world have been found to trigger tremors at US sites where wastewater from gas drilling operations is injected into the ground, a US study said Thursday. For instance, the massive 9.0 magnitude earthquake in Japan in 2011 set off a swarm of earthquakes in the western Texas town of Snyder near the Cogdell oil field, culminating in a 4.5 magnitude quake there about six months later, said the research in the journal Science.


Similarly, small to mid-sized quakes were observed near active injection wells in Prague, Oklahoma following an 8.8 magnitude quake in Chile in 2010. Uncommon seismic activity stirred that region 16 hours after the Chile quake with a 4.1 magnitude tremor, and it continued until a 5.7 magnitude quake in November 2011, said researchers at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.


Minor earthquakes ripple through central and southern Italy

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By:, 07/09/2013

July 9, 2013 – ROMA, IT (AKI) – Minor earthquakes shook several areas of central and southern Italy overnight, but there were no reports of casualties or damage to buildings. A magnitude 3.5 earthquake rocked the provinces of Massa Carrara and Lucca in Tuscany at 1.31 am, Italy’s national geophysics and vulcanology institute reported. Its epicentre was between the towns of Minucciano, Giuncugnano and Casola in Luniggiana.


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Death toll from Indonesian earthquake rises to 30

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The death toll from an earthquake that hit Indonesia's Aceh province earlier this week has reached 30, and police and soldiers are searching the debris for another 12 people believed missing, officials said Thursday.


Sutopo Purwo Nugroho of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency said the main focus of recovery efforts Thursday was to search for more victims, assist the injured and provide supplies for those in need. He said 275 people were injured and more than 4,300 houses and buildings damaged in Tuesday's magnitude-6.1 quake.


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6.0 magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia

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By:, 07/06/2013

Indonesia July 6

July 6, 2013 – INDONESIA – A strong 6.4-magnitude quake struck off the Indonesian island of Sumatra on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said, but no tsunami warning was issued. The quake struck at a shallow depth of just 23kms (14 miles), off the west coast of the vast island and 154 kilometers southwest of Sungaipenuh and was later downgraded to a 6.0 event, said the USGS. Suharjono, an official from the local meteorology, climatology and geophysics agency who goes by one name, said there was no threat of a tsunami.


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6.1 magnitude earthquake strikes near Solomon Islands

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By:, 07/05/2013

Solomon Is July 4

July 5, 2013 – SOLOMON ISLANDS – A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the Solomon Islands on Friday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, but there was no immediate tsunami warning issued. The tremor, at a depth of 72 kilometers (45 miles), hit at 4.16am local time (17:16 GMT Thursday) 81km south of the town of Panguna in Papua New Guinea. The USGS issued a “green alert,” to say there was a low likelihood of casualties and damage.


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Two Early-Morning Earthquakes Shake North Central Oklahoma

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Newson6, By: LaShauna Sewell, 07/01/2013

ENID, Oklahoma - Residents near Enid were rattled out of their beds twice early Monday morning when back-to-back earthquakes struck the area. A 2.9 magnitude quake struck about 11 miles northeast of Enid around 3:20 a.m. Less than an hour later, a stronger, 3.3 magnitude quake was centered 16 miles northeast of Enid, about 75 miles north of Oklahoma City.


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Five dead, dozens injured in Indonesia quake

Silver's picture, By: Agence France-Presse, 07/01/2013

LAMPAHAN — A powerful earthquake in Indonesia’s Aceh province flattened buildings and sparked landslides Tuesday, killing at least five people and injuring dozens in a region devastated by the quake-triggered tsunami of 2004. The 6.1-magnitude quake struck inland at a depth of just 10 kilometers in the mountainous Bener Meriah district in the heart of Aceh, the US Geological Survey said.


It destroyed houses in the district, some 320 kilometers from the provincial capital Banda Aceh, and triggered several landslides. Police and troops were deployed to lead rescue efforts, as pictures showed the walls of houses reduced to rubble and roads badly damaged and blocked by landslips.


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Earthquake Report for 06/29/2013

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30 earthquakes


    3.3 6km SW of Salton City, California 2013-06-29 16:25:07 UTC-04:00 7.9 km

    5.0 19km S of Putina, Peru 2013-06-29 15:05:14 UTC-04:00 263.4 km

    4.7 88km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea 2013-06-29 13:43:47 UTC-04:00 72.0 km

    2.9 61km S of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska 2013-06-29 13:04:02 UTC-04:00 26.3 km

    4.5 147km WNW of Corral, Chile 2013-06-29 12:50:51 UTC-04:00 16.9 km

    2.5 10km E of Livermore, California 2013-06-29 10:53:31 UTC-04:00 0.3 km

    2.8 10km E of Livermore, California 2013-06-29 10:28:31 UTC-04:00 0.0 km

    4.8 12km NNW of Odala, Philippines 2013-06-29 09:53:48 UTC-04:00 127.0 km

    4.9 67km SSE of Isangel, Vanuatu 2013-06-29 08:29:43 UTC-04:00 111.6 km

    4.6 25km SW of Tilamuta, Indonesia 2013-06-29 07:49:33 UTC-04:00 123.4 km

    4.9 133km NNE of Visokoi Island, 2013-06-29 07:35:36 UTC-04:00 13.9 km

    2.9 11km WNW of Greenville, California 2013-06-29 07:11:20 UTC-04:00 0.0 km


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