quote:Instrumental (dark grey) and historical (light gray) seismicity of the British Isles from the British Geological Survey earthquake catalogue (Musson, 1996). Earthquake symbols are scaled by magnitude. Geological terranes after Bluck et al. (1992) are also shown. Major faults corresponding to terrane boundaries are abbreviated as follows: Outer Isles Thrust (OIT); Moine Thrust (MTZ); Great Glen Fault (GGF); Highland Boundary Fault (HBF); Southern Uplands Fault (SUF); Welsh Borderland Fault System (WBF).
Is er stedelijk gebied geraakt?quote:
Kleine steden, maar Highlands is het gebied waar de meeste inwoners van PNG wonen, en die wonen vaak in kleine gemeenschappen in het oerwoud. Wat de schade daar is kan je alleen maar naar gissen tot dusverre. Lokale bedrijven (zitten grote mijnen en energiebedrijven waaronder Exxon overigens) hebben foto's gemaakt en die laten ongekende aardverschuivingen zien. Aarde was aan het trillen over een breedte van drie kilometer wat schijnbaar groot is in deze. Persoonlijk leed voor inwoners is groot, communicatie en contact zal moeizaam tot stand komen omdat veel gemeenschappen al redelijk afgezonderd woonden, plus se vraag is of dat echt ooit helemaal duidelijk gaat worden. Wat wel enigzins duidelijk gaat worden is de economische schade nu een paar van de grootste mijnen en energiebedrijven stilgelegd zijn en er schade is gemeld.quote:
quote:Magnitude Mw 6.6
Region NEW GUINEA, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Date time 2018-03-06 14:13:07.4 UTC
Location 6.16 S ; 142.57 E
Depth 10 km
Distances 625 km NW of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea / pop: 284,000 / local time: 00:13:07.4 2018-03-07
120 km W of Mendi, Papua New Guinea / pop: 26,300 / local time: 00:13:07.4 2018-03-07
104 km SW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea / pop: 1,600 / local time: 00:13:07.4 2018-03-07
PNG wordt regelmatig getroffen door zware aardbevingen hoor. Het is misschien wel bijzonder voor dit gebied maar er loopt wel een actieve breuklijn. Sommige bevingen gaan gepaard met tsunami's zoals in 1998. Dodental loopt nu ook weer aardig opquote:
quote:Papua New Guinea earthquake death toll reaches 67
Rescue efforts continue as aftershocks hit Southern Highlands, a week after quake
Aid workers in Papua New Guinea say the death toll from last week’s 7.5 earthquake has reached at least 67, as the country’s remote highlands were again rocked by strong aftershocks.
Three aftershocks, each stronger than magnitude 5, shook the rugged Southern Highlands early on Monday, spreading fear in a region already badly damaged when the largest quake to hit the region struck a week ago.
Aid is beginning to trickle into the worst affected regions but the extent of the devastation has taken days to emerge because of the area’s remoteness – about 500km from the capital Port Moresby.
Udaya Regmi, the head of the Red Cross office in Papua New Guinea, said the death toll was expected to keep climbing.
“We know at least 500 people are injured and 127,000 people need immediate aid such as food, water, shelter and healthcare” Regmi said.
“Many places that have been struck are still inaccessible, except by walking in, so there is a huge supply issue in delivering aid. We definitely need more help from our neighbours and the aid community, this is turning into a humanitarian crisis.”
Isaac Pulupe, a resident of Tari, in Hela Province, which bore the brunt of the quake, told Radio New Zealand that most buildings in his town of 10,000 had collapsed, including the school and part of the hospital.
“Most people have been traumatised emotionally from all that is happening and the continual earthquakes going on, their gardens and even homes have collapsed.” Pulupe said.
“We’ve heard that there are international charity organisations committed to come to help us, but we haven’t seen them yet. We only have the provincial government team trying to go around doing the assessments.”
All four regions struck by the quake remain under a state of emergency and the government has freed up emergency funding to expedite the relief effort, but major landslips, widespread cuts to power and communications and destroyed roads have made coordinating the relief effort to this remote and impoverished region exceedingly challenging.
Last week, the Red Cross committed several hundred thousand dollars to the earthquake relief effort, but admitted they were struggling to access the worst affected areas, as only helicopters could get in.
Ik kan je verzekeren dat het voor dit gebied uniek is, zeer uniek zelfs, het klopt dat elders in het land regelmatig aardbevingen plaatsvinden maar dat de zwaarste aardbeving in zo'n eeuw tijd, indien niet langer, juist in dit gebied plaatsvindt dat is zeer opvallend te noemen in deze situatie.quote:Op woensdag 7 maart 2018 15:06 schreef Frutsel het volgende:
PNG wordt regelmatig getroffen door zware aardbevingen hoor. Het is misschien wel bijzonder voor dit gebied maar er loopt wel een actieve breuklijn. Sommige bevingen gaan gepaard met tsunami's zoals in 1998. Dodental loopt nu ook weer aardig op
quote:Magnitude mb 4.3
Region CENTRAL ITALY
Date time 2018-04-04 02:19:46.1 UTC
Location 43.06 N ; 13.03 E
Depth 9 km
Distances 137 km N of Roma, Italy / pop: 2,564,000 / local time: 04:19:46.1 2018-04-04
53 km E of Perugia, Italy / pop: 150,000 / local time: 04:19:46.1 2018-04-04
43 km SW of Macerata, Italy / pop: 40,900 / local time: 04:19:46.1 2018-04-04
quote:5 injured after M5.8 earthquake hits Japan's Honshu, stronger quakes possible
At least five people were injured after a shallow M5.8 earthquake hit Japan's Honshu island at 16:32 UTC on April 8, 2018 (01:32 JST, April 9). JMA is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting this quake as M5.6 and EMSC as M5.7.
The epicenter was located 7.7 km (4.8 mi) NNE of Oda (population 21 285), 8.5 km (5.3 mi) NNE of Ōdachō-ōda (population 31 867), 23.6 km (14.7 mi) WSW of Izumo (population 89 286), 31.5 km (19.6 mi) SW of Hiratachō (population 28 154) and 52.4 km (32.6 mi) WSW of Matsue (population 156 811), Japan.
Some 2.4 million people are living within 100 km (62 miles) and 23 000 within 10 km.
At least 5 people were injured, including a 17-year-old boy who broke his leg after falling from his bed, the Japanese media reported.
Some 100 households lost water and 50 households were left without electricity in the city of Oda, where the government requested the dispatch of a Self-Defense Forces unit to assist in distributing water to affected residents.
Officials confirmed damage to some buildings and cracks in roads.
Although the epicenter is just 50 km (31 miles) south of Shimane nuclear power plant, the owner said there were no abnormalities found at the plant.
JMA urged residents to stay vigilant as more strong quakes are possible in the coming week or so.
"We want the areas that experienced strong tremors to be on guard in the coming week or so against quakes that could be as powerful as the upper five," JMA official Toshiyuki Matsumori said, referring to a Japanese seismic scale with a maximum intensity of seven.
Several strong tremors have already been felt in the region.
quote:Magnitude mb 4.7
Region CENTRAL ITALY
Date time 2018-04-10 03:11:31.1 UTC
Location 43.07 N ; 13.04 E
Depth 9 km
Distances 138 km N of Roma, Italy / pop: 2,564,000 / local time: 05:11:31.1 2018-04-10
53 km E of Perugia, Italy / pop: 150,000 / local time: 05:11:31.1 2018-04-10
41 km SW of Macerata, Italy / pop: 40,900 / local time: 05:11:31.1 2018-04-10
Nou de Amerikanen zijn weer wakker geschud daar in de LA Area...quote:You felt this earthquake. Tell us!
Magnitude Ml 4.6
Region SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Date time 2018-05-08 11:49:33.0 UTC
Location 34.02 N ; 116.78 W
Depth 14 km
quote:Earthquake swarm started near Comores group
A rare earthquake swarm started near the small Indian Ocean island of Mayotte on May 10, 2018 and continues to date. Mayotte is the oldest volcanic island in the Comoros Basin grouping and quakes likely are the result of a seismic hot spot as well as the island’s position along the East African Rift.
According to the BRGM, the France-based geological agency serving the territory, the swarm started at 05:14 UTC on May 10 and increased around 12:00 UTC with magnitudes close to 3.0. Magnitudes increased to 3.5 and 3.7 by 16:40 UTC on the same day.
The first quake felt by the population hit at 23:19 UTC, May 10 and had a magnitude of 4.5, according to the BRGM.
The strongest earthquake in this sequence so far was M5.1 (USGS, EMSC) registered at 14:41 UTC on May 14.