Swarm of strong earthquakes - Kuril Islands

Swarm of strong earthquakes - Kuril Islands

For the seventh day in a row a swarm of earthquakes continues near Kuril Islands, Russia/Japan. The latest one was measured with magnitude 5.5 according to EMSC - July 15, 2012, 14:34 UTC. Recorded depth was 80km. USGS recorded magnitude 5.3 for the same earthquake and depth of 64.2 km (39.9 miles).

The epicenter was located 168 km (104 miles) ENE (78°) from Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan and 248 km (154 miles) SSW (208°) from Kuril'sk, Kuril Islands at 43.264°N, 146.428°E.



 
Magnitude 5+ Kuril Islands earthquake list for last three days - Update time = Sunday, July 15, 15:00:04 UTC 2012 - (USGS)

MAGUTC DATE/TIMELATLONDEPTH Region
5.32012/07/15 14:34:47 43.264 146.42864.2KURIL ISLANDS
 5.1  2012/07/14 04:31:04  45.547  151.33848.0KURIL ISLANDS
 5.2  2012/07/14 03:44:04  45.577  151.33648.4KURIL ISLANDS
 5.0  2012/07/13 22:37:2445.289  151.8538.8KURIL ISLANDS
5.72012/07/12 12:52:0345.456151.69134.9KURIL ISLANDS
On July 8, 2012 at 11:33 UTC EMSC recorded magnitude 6.0 earthquake with reported depth of only 10km!

 
Magnitude 2.5+ Global earthquake list for July 12 - July 15, 2012 - Update time = Sunday, July 15, 15:21:37 UTC 2012 - (USGS)
MAGUTC DATE-TIMELATLONDEPTH Region
 5.3  2012/07/15 14:34:47  43.264  146.42864.2 KURIL ISLANDS
 4.7  2012/07/15 14:10:56  -3.032  139.63167.6 PAPUA, INDONESIA
 4.5  2012/07/15 14:08:08  44.865  142.36735.0 HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION
 4.6  2012/07/15 13:02:43  71.313  -9.73310.0 JAN MAYEN ISLAND REGION
 2.92012/07/15 12:52:28  18.535  -64.7667.0 VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
 2.52012/07/15 12:51:24  17.980  -66.5157.0 PUERTO RICO REGION
 2.72012/07/15 11:20:48  32.156 -115.21918.8 BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
 4.7  2012/07/15 09:50:35  46.263  151.27347.9 KURIL ISLANDS
 4.6  2012/07/15 08:23:24 -33.524  -67.544189.9 MENDOZA, ARGENTINA
 3.22012/07/15 08:06:10  18.319  -64.03837.0 VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
 2.92012/07/15 07:57:25  59.961 -152.704102.2 SOUTHERN ALASKA
 4.5  2012/07/15 06:51:24  -1.479  -77.635184.6 ECUADOR
 2.72012/07/15 05:52:42  31.712 -115.9320.4 BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
 3.12012/07/15 05:44:55  31.697 -115.9265.5 BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
 4.5  2012/07/15 02:13:39  71.388  -9.34510.2 JAN MAYEN ISLAND REGION
 3.42012/07/15 01:34:26  60.008 -152.75791.3 SOUTHERN ALASKA
 4.32012/07/15 01:22:16  53.069 -165.59328.8 FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA




MAGUTC DATE-TIMELATLONDEPTH Region
 3.22012/07/14 23:59:01  19.699  -64.6868.0 VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
 2.52012/07/14 23:32:27  44.756 -111.1119.3 WESTERN MONTANA
 4.8  2012/07/14 22:34:41 -36.104  -70.85520.0 MAULE, CHILE
 2.62012/07/14 22:24:08  32.189 -115.29312.2 BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
 3.72012/07/14 21:24:57  63.052 -149.801100.6 CENTRAL ALASKA
 4.9  2012/07/14 20:12:13  14.892  119.76635.4 LUZON, PHILIPPINES
 5.6  2012/07/14 19:55:12  25.437  94.4966.5 MYANMAR-INDIA BORDER REGION
 4.8  2012/07/14 18:48:32  45.314  151.89812.0 KURIL ISLANDS
 5.0  2012/07/14 17:36:25  45.409  151.86121.4 KURIL ISLANDS
 2.92012/07/14 17:26:18  19.128  -64.48249.0 VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
 2.92012/07/14 17:08:51  19.114  -64.67061.0 VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
 3.12012/07/14 16:44:57  18.888  -64.37977.0 VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
 3.42012/07/14 16:10:11  63.493 -151.23920.4 CENTRAL ALASKA
 2.72012/07/14 15:32:49  31.739 -115.9286.5 BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
 5.0  2012/07/14 14:22:23 -49.071  124.69810.0 WESTERN INDIAN-ANTARCTIC RIDGE
 3.42012/07/14 13:26:36  19.150  -64.51664.0 VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
 4.6  2012/07/14 12:52:07  42.663  23.0676.1 BULGARIA
 4.8  2012/07/14 12:46:39  2.862  128.36959.8 HALMAHERA, INDONESIA
 4.6  2012/07/14 12:14:23  4.780  126.82365.8 KEPULAUAN TALAUD, INDONESIA
 4.42012/07/14 10:30:19  12.115  -86.400204.6 NICARAGUA
 2.82012/07/14 09:29:34  18.120  -66.62121.0 PUERTO RICO
 4.8  2012/07/14 08:05:28 -16.218 -177.706405.4 FIJI REGION
 4.6  2012/07/14 07:58:46  45.531  151.45949.4 KURIL ISLANDS
 4.9  2012/07/14 06:51:42  45.482  151.43443.7 KURIL ISLANDS
 5.1  2012/07/14 04:31:04  45.547  151.33848.0 KURIL ISLANDS
 4.7  2012/07/14 04:11:32  45.349  151.78224.3 KURIL ISLANDS
 2.72012/07/14 03:56:53  18.229  -65.45614.0 PUERTO RICO REGION
 5.2  2012/07/14 03:44:04  45.577  151.33648.4 KURIL ISLANDS
 2.92012/07/14 03:35:29  18.953  -65.27830.0 PUERTO RICO REGION
 4.7  2012/07/14 03:09:13  12.417  144.07030.1 GUAM REGION
 4.6  2012/07/14 00:55:02  34.445  47.50810.0 WESTERN IRAN
 4.5  2012/07/14 00:13:14  50.396  156.72660.5 KURIL ISLANDS




MAGUTC DATE-TIMELATLONDEPTH Region
 5.0  2012/07/13 22:37:24  45.289  151.8538.8 KURIL ISLANDS
 4.6  2012/07/13 22:32:50  44.326  151.13910.1 EAST OF THE KURIL ISLANDS
 5.1  2012/07/13 21:26:14 -15.283  -73.25198.2 SOUTHERN PERU
 3.52012/07/13 19:53:17  41.901 -111.9162.5 UTAH
 4.9  2012/07/13 17:57:06  -7.999  109.06369.8 JAVA, INDONESIA
 2.52012/07/13 17:22:55  62.049 -149.48020.4 CENTRAL ALASKA
 2.72012/07/13 15:00:44  40.740 -123.69529.4 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
 3.02012/07/13 13:48:45  18.988  -64.46912.0 VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
 2.72012/07/13 12:27:54  32.312  -97.5425.0 NORTHERN TEXAS
 2.92012/07/13 12:09:55  17.944  -66.10013.0 PUERTO RICO REGION
 2.62012/07/13 11:37:15  17.963  -66.11018.0 PUERTO RICO
 4.32012/07/13 10:17:56  -8.461  -74.131148.3 CENTRAL PERU
 2.92012/07/13 10:13:18  61.912 -150.45041.3 SOUTHERN ALASKA
 4.22012/07/13 05:31:32  6.751  -73.064163.6 NORTHERN COLOMBIA
 4.9  2012/07/13 05:18:03  0.394  123.822192.0 MINAHASA, SULAWESI, INDONESIA
 4.6  2012/07/13 05:14:25  38.999  142.34235.9 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
 3.12012/07/13 05:06:42  18.055  -68.49589.0 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC REGION
 5.1  2012/07/13 04:50:43 -18.238 -178.453620.8 FIJI REGION
 2.82012/07/13 03:03:12  60.473 -152.026100.1 SOUTHERN ALASKA
 3.02012/07/13 02:45:59  18.853  -64.18037.0 VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
 4.7  2012/07/13 02:41:37  55.349 -164.157190.8 UNIMAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA
 2.62012/07/13 01:14:06  17.924  -66.09312.0 PUERTO RICO REGION
 4.8  2012/07/13 00:38:24 -56.298  -27.50293.3 SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION




MAGUTC DATE-TIMELATLONDEPTH Region
 4.5  2012/07/12 23:33:58  26.902  59.43714.9 SOUTHEASTERN IRAN
 4.12012/07/12 21:23:02  40.605  13.605427.3 TYRRHENIAN SEA
 4.5  2012/07/12 21:18:34  27.094  55.03536.3 SOUTHERN IRAN
 2.52012/07/12 20:19:10  53.987 -164.04742.5 UNIMAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA
 3.72012/07/12 20:17:25  62.875 -151.169117.6 CENTRAL ALASKA
 2.62012/07/12 17:55:24  34.090 -116.39311.7 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
 3.92012/07/12 17:54:29  34.090 -116.39210.2 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
 2.62012/07/12 17:44:13  51.638 -176.79352.6 ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA
 2.82012/07/12 17:39:20  55.183 -156.71725.2 SOUTH OF ALASKA
 2.72012/07/12 17:30:14  62.732 -149.37474.9 CENTRAL ALASKA
 2.62012/07/12 17:22:54  49.397 -120.5180.0 BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA
 4.9  2012/07/12 16:25:48 -29.054  74.93316.2 MID-INDIAN RIDGE
 4.5  2012/07/12 16:13:09  58.237  -32.05513.5 REYKJANES RIDGE
 2.62012/07/12 15:55:15  54.355 -166.239179.0 FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
 5.5  2012/07/12 15:40:13  -2.811  129.3459.9 SERAM, INDONESIA
 4.7  2012/07/12 14:44:56  36.464  71.052174.7 HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN
 5.8  2012/07/12 14:00:34  36.502  70.875190.2 HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN
 5.7  2012/07/12 12:52:03  45.456  151.69134.9 KURIL ISLANDS
 2.52012/07/12 12:27:10  40.246 -124.1739.9 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
 4.5  2012/07/12 11:17:13  41.533  143.71347.2 HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION
 3.32012/07/12 11:01:24  19.238  -64.86881.0 VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
 4.02012/07/12 10:39:08  40.747 -123.67930.4 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
 3.42012/07/12 08:49:45  32.196 -115.28810.0 BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
 4.7  2012/07/12 07:05:36 -36.613 -179.48160.0 EAST OF THE NORTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND
 2.72012/07/12 06:42:46  69.210 -166.77317.0 CHUKCHI SEA
 2.82012/07/12 06:40:31  51.235  178.48613.8 RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
 3.12012/07/12 05:03:44  19.514  -65.03828.0 VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
 2.92012/07/12 05:01:37  19.201  -64.94233.0 VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
 4.5  2012/07/12 04:54:47  36.106  139.92243.3 EASTERN HONSHU, JAPAN
 5.2  2012/07/12 04:11:20 -10.779  165.914158.9 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
 5.0  2012/07/12 04:04:13  -0.478  -19.82610.0 CENTRAL MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE
 2.52012/07/12 03:32:31  53.644 -162.77437.5 SOUTH OF ALASKA
 2.62012/07/12 02:56:32  39.904 -120.7836.1 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
 4.32012/07/12 02:20:24  45.701  26.508109.4 ROMANIA
 3.82012/07/12 02:11:37  19.279  -64.93614.0 VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
 5.3  2012/07/12 01:43:04  14.884  -90.885215.2 GUATEMALA
 3.42012/07/12 01:36:55  19.295  -64.92768.0 VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
 4.9  2012/07/12 01:22:17 -49.397  121.46610.1 WESTERN INDIAN-ANTARCTIC RIDGE
 3.22012/07/12 00:35:07  18.911  -67.25042.0 PUERTO RICO REGION
 4.6  2012/07/12 00:09:31  17.318  120.86161.8 LUZON, PHILIPPINES
 3.12012/07/12 00:01:18  19.237  -64.94862.0 VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
 
The Kuril Islands form part of the ring of tectonic instability encircling the Pacific ocean referred to as the Ring of Fire. The islands themselves are summits of stratovolcanoes that are a direct result of the subduction of the Pacific Plate under the Okhotsk Plate, which forms the Kuril Trench some 200 kilometres (120 mi) east of the islands. The chain has around 100 volcanoes, some 40 of which are active, and many hot springs and fumaroles. There is frequent seismic activity, including a magnitude 8.5 earthquake in 1963 and one of magnitude 8.3 recorded on November 15, 2006, which resulted in tsunami waves up to 5 feet (1.5 m) reaching the California coast.

Geophysical center of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) counted 27 strong earthquakes in the region of Kuril Islands in last 7 days.

“Imminent threat” of a “major” to “catastrophic” earthquake by Russian Academy of Sciences

Intrestingly enough, on July 14, 2012, The International Institute of Earthquake Prediction Theory and Mathematical Geophysics (MITPAN) department of the Russian Academy of Sciences reported to President Putin that our world faces the “imminent threat” of a “major” to “catastrophic” earthquake to occur within the fortnight due to an “extreme” solar storm that has begun hitting Earth’s atmosphere.

According to MITPAN scientists, on 12 July the Sun exploded an X1.4-class solar flare from giant Sunspot 1520 hurling it directly towards Earth at a velocity where it began hitting our planets upper atmosphere in late hours of July 14th.

US scientists from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) confirmed the findings of their MITPAN counterparts warning that this geomagnetic storm is “strong to severe”, Earth-orbiting satellites could get disoriented, the electrical grid could experience “widespread voltage control problems” among other issues, and the aurora may be able to be seen as far south as Alabama and northern California. Read complete warning here.

Comments

amen re 7 years ago

iF YOU SAY SO,LOOKS TO ME TO BE QUITE ACTIVE...

Therese Denbeck 7 years ago

So weird. It seems like all seismic activity is frozen (deadly quiet) 7/15/2012 3-5pm PDT.

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