World shaking: Two strong and deep earthquakes struck South Pacific, Northern Italy still active... May 29, 2012

World shaking: Two strong and deep earthquakes struck South Pacific, Northern Italy still active... May 29, 2012

During last 12 hours two strong and deep earthquakes were recorded by seismograms in South Pacific region.

On May 28, 2012 at 21:47 UTC magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck Tonga. According to USGS epicenter was located 158 km (98 miles) NNW of NUKU`ALOFA, Tonga (19.861°S, 175.894°W). Recorded depth was 226.6 km (140.8 miles). EMSC recorded 5.4 magnitude earthquake with depth of 200 km.

Magnitude5.8
Date-Time
  • Monday, May 28, 2012 at 21:47:11 UTC
  • Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 10:47:11 AM at epicenter
Location19.861°S, 175.894°W
Depth226.6 km (140.8 miles)
RegionTONGA
Distances158 km (98 miles) NNW of NUKU`ALOFA, Tonga
241 km (149 miles) SW of Neiafu, Tonga
306 km (190 miles) ENE of Ndoi Island, Fiji
2093 km (1300 miles) NNE of Auckland, New Zealand
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 17 km (10.6 miles); depth +/- 9 km (5.6 miles)
ParametersNST=329, Nph=380, Dmin=680.2 km, Rmss=1.01 sec, Gp= 50°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7
Source
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event IDusb000a1g7
 
On May 29, 2012 at 03:33 UTC a 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck south of Fiji islands. This one was even deeper than Tonga with recorded depth of 605.4 km (376.2 miles). Epicenter was located 171 km (106 miles) SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji (22.010°S, 179.489°W). EMSC recorded 5.6 magnitude earthquake and depth od 626 km.

 
Magnitude5.9
Date-Time
  • Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 03:33:26 UTC
  • Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 03:33:26 PM at epicenter
Location22.010°S, 179.489°W
Depth605.4 km (376.2 miles)
RegionSOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS
Distances171 km (106 miles) SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji
454 km (282 miles) WSW of NUKU`ALOFA, Tonga
481 km (298 miles) SSE of SUVA, Viti Levu, Fiji
1738 km (1079 miles) NNE of Auckland, New Zealand
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 13.4 km (8.3 miles); depth +/- 7.2 km (4.5 miles)
ParametersNST=510, Nph=596, Dmin=537.7 km, Rmss=1.03 sec, Gp= 22°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=3
Source
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event IDusb000a1kl
 
On the other side of the globe, Northern Italy is still shaking. EMSC recorded 5 smaller but shallow earthquakes there in last 8 hours. The strongest one being magnitude 2.7 with recorded depth of only 1 km. Southern Italy is also showing signs of unrest where 2 weak and shallow earthquakes were recorded during last 2 hours. During the whole 24 hours of May, 28, 2012 UTC we had 36 shallow earthquakes recorded in Northern Italy according to EMSC.

Other significant earthquakes today include two stronger earthquakes in Russia and one in Japan. At 2:40 UTC a 5.6 magnitude earthquake with depth of 17.8 km struck Komandorskiye Ostrva. This one was followed by 4.6 magnitude with depth of 19.6 that struck the same area only 2 hours later. Earlier, a 5.2 earthquake with depth of 40.6 km struck off the east coast of Honshu, Japan at 01:56 UTC.

May 29, 2012 has just begun by UTC and judging by what we have seen by now there will be more strong ones to come.

The following is a list of all 2.5+ earthquakes recorded by USGS in last three days.

 
Update time = Wed May 30 6:50:41 UTC 2012

 
MAGUTC DATE-TIME
y/m/d h:m:s
LAT
deg
LON
deg
DEPTH
km
 Region
MAP 3.32012/05/30 06:21:39  19.299 -155.2139.4 ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII
MAP 4.02012/05/30 05:14:01  33.669 -119.0540.1 CHANNEL ISLANDS REGION, CALIFORNIA
MAP 3.02012/05/30 03:28:54  18.140  -67.855101.0 MONA PASSAGE, PUERTO RICO
MAP 3.62012/05/30 01:49:25  61.389 -151.16666.5 SOUTHERN ALASKA
MAP 4.42012/05/30 00:57:51  5.288  -73.746157.2 COLOMBIA
MAP 2.52012/05/30 00:19:12  39.083 -123.1425.5 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
 



 
MAGUTC DATE-TIME
y/m/d h:m:s
LAT
deg
LON
deg
DEPTH
km
 Region
MAP 4.22012/05/29 22:44:30  16.620  -98.00010.0 OAXACA, MEXICO
MAP 2.72012/05/29 21:39:41  34.949 -116.7282.2 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
MAP 3.22012/05/29 21:28:07  18.912  -65.40080.0 PUERTO RICO REGION
MAP 4.42012/05/29 18:28:02  44.950  10.98113.1 NORTHERN ITALY
MAP 2.62012/05/29 18:15:34  32.911 -115.57814.5 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
MAP 3.32012/05/29 17:59:24  18.140  -68.15377.0 MONA PASSAGE, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
MAP 4.9  2012/05/29 16:37:24  51.121 -179.48818.3 ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA
MAP 2.52012/05/29 14:32:51  17.797  -67.00928.0 PUERTO RICO REGION
MAP 5.1  2012/05/29 11:00:26  44.916  10.93410.0 NORTHERN ITALY
MAP 5.4  2012/05/29 10:55:58  44.859  10.9919.9 NORTHERN ITALY
MAP 4.7  2012/05/29 08:40:58  44.853  10.99010.1 NORTHERN ITALY
MAP 4.7  2012/05/29 08:25:52  44.814  10.94810.0 NORTHERN ITALY
MAP 2.82012/05/29 07:32:47  19.304 -155.2078.9 ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII
MAP 4.5  2012/05/29 07:23:32  42.652  23.0357.9 BULGARIA
MAP 5.8  2012/05/29 07:00:04  44.814  11.0799.6 NORTHERN ITALY
MAP 2.92012/05/29 05:53:43  18.992  -64.34628.0 VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP 4.5  2012/05/29 05:07:36  16.890  147.42642.4 MARIANA ISLANDS REGION
MAP 4.6  2012/05/29 04:17:33  54.191  169.07219.6 KOMANDORSKIYE OSTROVA, RUSSIA REGION
MAP 3.32012/05/29 04:03:09  19.612  -66.59035.8 PUERTO RICO REGION
MAP 5.9  2012/05/29 03:33:26 -22.010 -179.489605.4 SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS
MAP 5.6  2012/05/29 02:40:55  54.381  168.91617.8 KOMANDORSKIYE OSTROVA, RUSSIA REGION
MAP 5.2  2012/05/29 01:56:06  39.159  144.65440.6 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 4.5  2012/05/29 01:15:26  3.383  127.28971.8 KEPULAUAN TALAUD, INDONESIA
MAP 3.72012/05/29 00:27:18  24.840  -98.95513.0 TAMAULIPAS, MEXICO
 



 
MAGUTC DATE-TIME
y/m/d h:m:s
LAT
deg
LON
deg
DEPTH
km
 Region
MAP 5.8  2012/05/28 21:47:12 -19.861 -175.894226.6 TONGA
MAP 2.62012/05/28 17:57:41  19.366 -155.0305.3 ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII
MAP 2.62012/05/28 17:49:29  19.236 -155.3450.0 ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII
MAP 2.82012/05/28 17:25:19  34.947 -116.7242.3 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
MAP 5.3  2012/05/28 16:36:47  35.725  140.08262.0 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.0  2012/05/28 15:39:46 -25.267 -179.884506.2 SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS
MAP 3.22012/05/28 15:38:51  18.233  -67.824122.0 MONA PASSAGE, PUERTO RICO
MAP 5.0  2012/05/28 13:15:04  -0.017  123.476149.2 SULAWESI, INDONESIA
MAP 2.52012/05/28 12:11:03  59.662 -153.300115.4 SOUTHERN ALASKA
MAP 5.1  2012/05/28 11:50:56 -28.140  -63.206592.0 SANTIAGO DEL ESTERO, ARGENTINA
MAP 2.72012/05/28 10:49:20  51.242 -177.95226.1 ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA
MAP 3.72012/05/28 10:30:45  19.165  -63.56232.0 VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP 2.52012/05/28 08:39:54  60.019 -153.184109.6 SOUTHERN ALASKA
MAP 4.5  2012/05/28 08:29:27  14.289  145.233100.8 ROTA REGION, NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS
MAP 4.6  2012/05/28 08:22:09 -27.925  -71.06022.9 ATACAMA, CHILE
MAP 2.92012/05/28 07:29:53  51.798 -178.70732.8 ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA
MAP 3.52012/05/28 05:30:19  52.526 -164.69041.5 SOUTH OF ALASKA
MAP 6.7  2012/05/28 05:07:24 -28.061  -63.077588.0 SANTIAGO DEL ESTERO, ARGENTINA
MAP 2.72012/05/28 03:23:44  58.358 -152.17936.0 KODIAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA
MAP 4.7  2012/05/28 02:22:57  39.654  118.73638.7 HEBEI, CHINA
MAP 4.5  2012/05/28 01:06:32  39.917  16.15928.4 SOUTHERN ITALY
MAP 2.62012/05/28 01:02:50  60.914 -151.06518.8 KENAI PENINSULA, ALASKA
 



 
MAGUTC DATE-TIME
y/m/d h:m:s
LAT
deg
LON
deg
DEPTH
km
 Region
MAP 3.22012/05/27 23:27:09  69.023 -146.83437.5 NORTHERN ALASKA
MAP 4.5  2012/05/27 22:16:30  14.375  -93.45142.1 OFF THE COAST OF CHIAPAS, MEXICO
MAP 3.22012/05/27 22:12:27  18.854  -64.98414.0 VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP 4.42012/05/27 21:52:52  13.176  -89.06075.1 OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR
MAP 3.42012/05/27 21:49:29  19.139  -68.56394.8 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC REGION
MAP 2.52012/05/27 21:33:24  49.368 -120.4740.0 BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA
MAP 4.7  2012/05/27 20:50:22  30.792  83.42527.5 WESTERN XIZANG
MAP 4.42012/05/27 20:01:44 -21.730  -68.431122.0 ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE
MAP 2.62012/05/27 18:42:54  54.251 -162.4628.3 ALASKA PENINSULA
MAP 4.42012/05/27 18:40:25 -21.989 -179.416486.8 FIJI REGION
MAP 4.6  2012/05/27 18:05:50  16.229  -95.52371.6 OAXACA, MEXICO
MAP 4.7  2012/05/27 17:12:30 -30.264 -177.96825.3 KERMADEC ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND
MAP 3.02012/05/27 16:35:00  61.837 -149.78811.4 SOUTHERN ALASKA
MAP 4.22012/05/27 15:01:29  26.601  91.52459.2 ASSAM, INDIA
MAP 4.9  2012/05/27 13:42:02  14.368  -93.30552.3 OFFSHORE CHIAPAS, MEXICO
MAP 3.82012/05/27 13:05:48  34.947 -116.7226.8 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
MAP 4.6  2012/05/27 12:34:41  45.424  151.47153.9 KURIL ISLANDS
MAP 3.02012/05/27 11:29:03  18.483  -66.277107.9 PUERTO RICO REGION
MAP 4.8  2012/05/27 11:20:09  24.643  123.15616.0 SOUTHWESTERN RYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPAN
MAP 4.8  2012/05/27 10:58:03  -2.959  100.13234.2 KEPULAUAN MENTAWAI REGION, INDONESIA
MAP 4.6  2012/05/27 10:10:33 -10.409  -75.36341.6 CENTRAL PERU
MAP 2.72012/05/27 09:51:31  61.038 -149.55420.6 SOUTHERN ALASKA
MAP 4.7  2012/05/27 09:27:11 -40.629  155.9499.0 SOUTHEAST OF AUSTRALIA
MAP 2.92012/05/27 08:25:40  18.833  -65.58480.0 PUERTO RICO REGION
MAP 3.12012/05/27 08:12:13  18.227  -68.20996.9 MONA PASSAGE, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
MAP 4.8  2012/05/27 07:49:54  40.862  145.15010.4 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 4.32012/05/27 07:45:00  18.113  -64.8684.0 VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP 3.52012/05/27 07:40:58  52.086  176.84611.7 RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
MAP 4.42012/05/27 07:40:46  50.684  176.1719.9 RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
MAP 3.12012/05/27 07:07:07  61.501 -151.8710.0 SOUTHERN ALASKA
MAP 2.52012/05/27 06:38:38  18.180  -67.36522.0 MONA PASSAGE, PUERTO RICO
MAP 4.7  2012/05/27 05:21:35 -13.672  -76.14661.6 NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL PERU
MAP 3.12012/05/27 05:00:54  18.397  -65.80483.9 PUERTO RICO
MAP 2.72012/05/27 04:47:53  33.858 -116.1554.1 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
MAP 5.3  2012/05/27 03:50:21  -2.810  100.16729.8 KEPULAUAN MENTAWAI REGION, INDONESIA
MAP 2.92012/05/27 03:28:20  19.123  -67.41817.8 PUERTO RICO REGION
MAP 4.32012/05/27 03:19:49  72.948  5.6299.9 NORWEGIAN SEA
MAP 4.42012/05/27 01:49:52  38.486  144.82525.9 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 2.72012/05/27 01:45:14  18.597  -64.8702.6 VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP 3.12012/05/27 00:04:19  19.009  -65.5286.1 PUERTO RICO REGION
 



 
MAGUTC DATE-TIME
y/m/d h:m:s
LAT
deg
LON
deg
DEPTH
km
 Region
MAP 3.42012/05/26 22:34:25  19.251  -63.56824.8 VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP 6.0  2012/05/26 21:48:09  26.876  140.214472.6 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION
MAP 4.5  2012/05/26 20:41:50 -24.353  -69.29768.6 ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE
MAP 5.0  2012/05/26 20:00:26  26.958  140.323483.5 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION
MAP 2.52012/05/26 19:50:50  40.398 -122.08212.9 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
MAP 5.0  2012/05/26 17:18:02  -4.938  103.07266.6 SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA
MAP 2.52012/05/26 13:03:04  52.638 -165.43932.6 SOUTH OF THE ALEUTIAN ISLANDS
MAP 3.52012/05/26 12:10:55  19.193 -155.6077.0 ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII
MAP 4.8  2012/05/26 11:15:47  16.991  147.20147.1 MARIANA ISLANDS REGION
MAP 3.02012/05/26 11:01:19  51.402 -176.78025.4 ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA
MAP 3.22012/05/26 10:59:51  52.311 -171.27525.7 FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
MAP 4.6  2012/05/26 08:52:15  34.676  24.63431.2 CRETE, GREECE
MAP 2.52012/05/26 05:58:27  31.822  -94.3295.1 EASTERN TEXAS
MAP 4.42012/05/26 03:59:46  35.942  70.725116.5 HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN
MAP 5.0  2012/05/26 03:27:04  85.924  32.61710.0 NORTH OF SVALBARD
MAP 4.6  2012/05/26 03:25:20  85.833  30.0679.9 NORTH OF SVALBARD
MAP 4.8  2012/05/26 01:19:29  13.599  -92.04764.8 OFFSHORE GUATEMALA
MAP 5.1  2012/05/26 00:51:26 -20.856  168.64310.1 LOYALTY ISLANDS



Updates:

Very strong and shallow earthquake with magnitude 5.8 struck Northern Italy at 7:00 UTC. Recorded depth was 9.6 km (6.0 miles). Epicenter was located 40 km (25 miles) NNW (330°) from Bologna, Italy (44.814°N, 11.079°E).

INGV, the Italian seismological service is reporting a Magnitude of M5.8 at a focal depth of 10.8 km.

People in panic have been poured into the streets, leaving apartments and offices.

Detailed updates on this particular earthquake and aftershocks can be found at thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2012/05/29/very-strong-...
Magnitude5.8
Date-Time
  • Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 07:00:03 UTC
  • Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 09:00:03 AM at epicenter
Location44.814°N, 11.079°E
Depth9.6 km (6.0 miles)
RegionNORTHERN ITALY
Distances
  • 40 km (25 miles) NNW (330°) from Bologna, Italy
  • 60 km (37 miles) E (88°) from Parma, Italy
  • 71 km (44 miles) S (175°) from Verona, Italy
  • 149 km (92 miles) NW (313°) from SAN MARINO
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 12 km (7.5 miles); depth +/- 4.1 km (2.5 miles)
ParametersNST=400, Nph=401, Dmin=210.4 km, Rmss=1.32 sec, Gp= 25°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=A
Source
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event IDusb000a1mn
 
Update 13:35 UTC:

EMSC is mostly offline today and USGS is utterly slow on updates.

Two important earthquakes are mission on USGS charts. 5.5 magnitude and 5.1 magnitude earthquakes in Canary Islands, Spain. Both with depth of 10km. You can see them listed in Montenegro's Seismological Observatory below.


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Last Update

 
Sources: USGS, EMSC, seismo.co.me

Featured image: Tonga and Fiji earthquakes on May 29. Credit: Google Earth + USGS

Tags: fiji, italy, japan, tonga

Comments

Sarah 7 years ago

you know i watch this video from your site yesterday and when the earthquake happened in Italy i decided to watch and listen again and really think he knows exactly whats going on, its spooky http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFKRoHXRaBw

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