Category Archives: earthquakes and volcano activity

4/11/2012 — EARTHQUAKE UNREST — 7.0M in Mexico, 6.0M near Oregon, THREE 8.0M and a 6.0M in Sumatra

watch the video update here:

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Multiple large earthquakes around the pacific ring of fire today — april 11, 2012 — THREE 8.0 magnitude + in the west Pacific / Sumatra , 7.0M earthquake off the west coast of Mexico.. a 6.0M earthquake off the coast of Oregon United States, and another 6.0M in sumatra / west pacific.

All in all, today is a day to remember earthquake wise — three 8.0M+ plus across the world.. same day… 7.0 and a 6.0 magnitude.

ALWAYS HAVE YOUR PREPARATION PLANS IN PLACE !  Seismic movement can strike without ANY warning, and cause serious damage when it does hit.  Shelter, Food, Water, Transportation, communications, and self defense.  Think about it now !

monitor earthquakes globally using this link to dozens of EQ sites:

http://sincedutch.wordpress.com/2011/11/30/11302011-list-of-earthquake-links-for-global-monitoring/

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http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc000905e.php

Magnitude 8.6 – OFF THE WEST COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA

2012 April 11 08:38:37 UTC

Versión en Español

Earthquake Details

  • This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Magnitude 8.6
Date-Time
Location 2.311°N, 93.063°E
Depth 22.9 km (14.2 miles)
Region OFF THE WEST COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA
Distances 434 km (269 miles) SW of Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia
550 km (341 miles) SW of Lhokseumawe, Sumatra, Indonesia
963 km (598 miles) W of KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia
1797 km (1116 miles) WNW of JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia

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http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc00090da.php

Magnitude 8.2 – OFF THE WEST COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA

2012 April 11 10:43:09 UTC

Versión en Español

Earthquake Details

  • This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Magnitude 8.2
Date-Time
Location 0.773°N, 92.452°E
Depth 16.4 km (10.2 miles)
Region OFF THE WEST COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA
Distances 618 km (384 miles) SSW of Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia
712 km (442 miles) W of Sibolga, Sumatra, Indonesia
1062 km (659 miles) WSW of KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia
1773 km (1101 miles) WNW of JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia

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http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0009096.php

Magnitude 6.0 – NORTH INDIAN OCEAN

2012 April 11 09:27:56 UTC

Versión en Español

Earthquake Details

  • This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Magnitude 6.0
Date-Time
Location 1.281°N, 91.731°E
Depth 9.8 km (6.1 miles)
Region NORTH INDIAN OCEAN
Distances 619 km (384 miles) SW of Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia
740 km (459 miles) SW of Lhokseumawe, Sumatra, Indonesia
1128 km (700 miles) W of KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia
1870 km (1161 miles) WNW of JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc00090yf.php

Magnitude 5.9 – OFF THE COAST OF OREGON

2012 April 11 22:41:47 UTC

Versión en Español

Earthquake Details

  • This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Magnitude 5.9
Date-Time
Location 43.593°N, 127.557°W
Depth 10.2 km (6.3 miles)
Region OFF THE COAST OF OREGON
Distances 271 km (168 miles) W of Coos Bay, Oregon
303 km (188 miles) WSW of Newport, Oregon
317 km (196 miles) WNW of Brookings, Oregon
391 km (242 miles) WSW of SALEM, Oregon

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http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc00090z0.php

Magnitude 6.5 – MICHOACAN, MEXICO

2012 April 11 22:55:10 UTC

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Earthquake Details

  • This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Magnitude 6.5
Date-Time
Location 18.272°N, 102.732°W
Depth 20 km (12.4 miles)
Region MICHOACAN, MEXICO
Distances 69 km (42 miles) NW of Lazaro Cardenas, Michoacan, Mexico
129 km (80 miles) SSW of Uruapan, Michoacan, Mexico
143 km (88 miles) NW of Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico
384 km (238 miles) WSW of MEXICO CITY, D.F., Mexico

4/11/2012 — ALERT — SECOND Large 8.2M earthquake strikes Indonesia

watch the updated alert here:

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http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc00090da.php

Magnitude 8.2 – OFF THE WEST COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA

2012 April 11 10:43:09 UTC

Earthquake Details

  • This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Magnitude 8.2
Date-Time
  • Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 10:43:09 UTC
  • Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 04:43:09 PM at epicenter
Location 0.773°N, 92.452°E
Depth 16.4 km (10.2 miles)
Region OFF THE WEST COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA
Distances
  • 615 km (382 miles) SSW (211°) from Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia
  • 1061 km (659 miles) WSW (256°) from KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia

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NOAA buoy center.. watch the spread of the wave:

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/

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A tsunami warning HAS been issued for the surrounding areas… here is the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center website:

http://ptwc.weather.gov/

http://ptwc.weather.gov/ptwc/text.php?id=indian.TSUIOX.2012.04.11.1054

TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 004
PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
ISSUED AT 1054Z 11 APR 2012

THIS BULLETIN IS FOR ALL AREAS OF THE INDIAN OCEAN.

… AN INDIAN-OCEAN-WIDE TSUNAMI WATCH IS IN EFFECT …

… A MAJOR AFTERSHOCK OCCURRED AT 11:43Z WITH MAGNITUDE 8.3 …

A TSUNAMI WATCH IS STILL IN EFFECT FOR

INDONESIA / INDIA / AUSTRALIA / SRI LANKA / MYANMAR / THAILAND /
MALDIVES / UNITED KINGDOM / MALAYSIA / MAURITIUS / REUNION /
SEYCHELLES / OMAN / PAKISTAN / SOMALIA / MADAGASCAR / IRAN /
UAE / YEMEN / COMORES / MOZAMBIQUE / KENYA / TANZANIA /
CROZET ISLANDS / BANGLADESH / KERGUELEN ISLANDS / SOUTH AFRICA /
SINGAPORE

THIS BULLETIN IS ISSUED AS ADVICE TO GOVERNMENT AGENCIES.  ONLY
NATIONAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO MAKE
DECISIONS REGARDING THE OFFICIAL STATE OF ALERT IN THEIR AREA AND
ANY ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN RESPONSE.

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Regardless of the final numbers — the earthquake is VERY large and has produced some kind of sizable tsunami.

Bookmark this link below to monitor earthquakes globally: Dozens of sites to use:

http://sincedutch.wordpress.com/2011/11/30/11302011-list-of-earthquake-links-…

ALWAYS have an earthquake plan ready to go, day or night.. just in case a sizable earthquake hits your area —- thoughts and prayers go out to anyone effected by this large earthquake.

Volcano webcams:Yellowstone park geyser webcams: http://www.nps.gov/yell/photosmultimedia/webcams.htm

Japanese Mount Fuji Webcams:

http://www.goandroam.com/webcams/japan/mt_fuji

http://www.fujigoko.tv/live/shotList.cgi

Japanese Sakurajima Volcano webcams: http://webcam-svo2.pr.kyoto-u.ac.jp/local/camera.html 

Sakurajima official youtube page: http://www.youtube.com/cubhf137

Cascades Pacific Northwest webcams: http://www.skimountaineer.com/CascadeSki/CascadeWebCams.php?weather=true

Mount St. Helens webcams: http://www.fs.fed.us/gpnf/volcanocams/msh/

All the known volcano webcams of the world (Italy, Russia, Iceland, South/Central America, Spain and several other locations) : http://bigthink.com/ideas/26619

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United States earthquake sources:

List of US  seismographs : http://www.ceri.memphis.edu/seismic/heli/index.html

Arkansas seismic network: http://www.geology.ar.gov/geohazards/ark_seismic_network.htm

map of New Madrid Seismic Zone seismograph locations (interactive): http://www.ceri.memphis.edu/seismic/stations/nmsz.html

Midwest USA seismographs:

http://folkworm.ceri.memphis.edu/heli/heli_sp_mkta/

http://folkworm.ceri.memphis.edu/heli_bb_slu/

http://folkworm.ceri.memphis.edu/heli/heli_sp_nmad/

http://folkworm.ceri.memphis.edu/heli/heli_sp_athn/

http://folkworm.ceri.memphis.edu/heli/heli_sp_lnxt/

http://folkworm.ceri.memphis.edu/heli/heli_sp_mttn/

http://folkworm.ceri.memphis.edu/heli/heli_sp_ceri/

http://folkworm.ceri.memphis.edu/heli/heli_uky/

USGS netquakes site live :

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/monitoring/netquakes/

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/monitoring/netquakes/map/

New Madrid seismic zone (NMSZ information): http://www.showme.net/~fkeller/quake/maps.htm

Pacific Northwest Seismic Network :

http://www.pnsn.org/WEBICORDER/BETTER/pnsn_staweb/index.html

http://www.pnsn.org/OPS/stations.html

Official USGS earthquake site: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/

USGS live internet seismic server: http://aslwww.cr.usgs.gov/Seismic_Data/heli2.shtml

USGS full index of seismographs : http://aslwww.cr.usgs.gov/Seismic_Data/telemetry_data/

California seismographs:

http://pasadena.wr.usgs.gov/webicorder/

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/monitoring/helicorders/nca/

USGS ANSS seismograph backbone:

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/monitoring/anss/

http://aslwww.cr.usgs.gov/Seismic_Data/telemetry_data/map_sta_eq.shtml

USGS weekly volcanism report: http://www.volcano.si.edu/reports/usgs/

USGS Hawaii data clearinghouse: http://hawaii.wr.usgs.gov/

USGS Hawaii earthquakes : http://tux.wr.usgs.gov/

Alaska Volcano observatory: http://www.avo.alaska.edu/

Mount Baker (pacific northwest): http://mbvrc.wwu.edu/index.shtml

West Coast / Alaska Tsunami warning center: http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov/events/eventmap.php

Pacific Tsunami Warning center: http://ptwc.weather.gov/

National Data Buoy Center (monitor buoys for wave activity): http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/

Pacific  Basin Information node: http://www.nbii.gov/portal/server.pt?open=512&objID=240&mode=2&in_hi_userid=2&cached=true

East coast (columbia college) seismographs: http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/LCSN/WebSeis/24hr_heli.pl?id=

Yellowstone supervolcano seismographs: http://www.isthisthingon.org/Yellowstone/daythumbs.php

Montana .edu / yellowstone seismographs: http://mbmgquake.mtech.edu/earthworm/wavef_disp/current/welcome.html

University of Utah yellowstone seismographs: http://www.quake.utah.edu/helicorder/

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Rest of the world (always updating with more):

Mexico seismographs: http://www.ssn.unam.mx/

Belgium seismographs: http://seismologie.oma.be/index.php?LANG=NL&LEVEL=210

Philippines earthquakes and volcanic activity: http://www.phivolcs.dost.gov.ph/

Swiss seismology: http://www.seismo.ethz.ch/index

Canadian seismographs:

http://earthquakescanada.nrcan.gc.ca/recent/index-eng.php

http://earthquakescanada.nrcan.gc.ca/stndon/wf-fo/trace_app.php?target=MNTQ.BHZ

http://earthquakescanada.nrcan.gc.ca/recent/maps-cartes/index-eng.php

http://www.ggl.ulaval.ca/

Russian seismographs: http://www.ceme.gsras.ru/ccd.htm

Japanese seismographs: http://www.gsi.go.jp/ENGLISH/index.html

Thailand seismicity / seismographs : http://www.seismology.tmd.go.th/en/index.php

Australian seismographs:

http://www.seis.com.au/

http://www.ga.gov.au/earthquakes/

Netherlands seismographs: http://www.knmi.nl/seismologie/aardbevingen-nederland.html

New Zealand seismographs: http://quake.crowe.co.nz/Mobile/

Iceland seismographs: http://en.vedur.is/earthquakes-and-volcanism/earthquakes/

England / UK seismographs: http://www.earthquakes.bgs.ac.uk/helicorder/heli.html

Italy seismographs: http://cnt.rm.ingv.it

Taiwain  earthquake information: http://www.cwb.gov.tw/V6e/index.htm

EMSC European Mediterranean earthquake agency map/index :

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/Map/jsmap.php?key=1&typ=world

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/index.php

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/Map/index.php

Spanish (El Hierro Canary islands) seismographs: http://www.01.ign.es/ign/head/volcaSenalesAnterioresDia.do?nombreFichero=CHIE_2011-11-03&ver=s&estacion=CHIE&Anio=2011&Mes=11&Dia=03&tipo=2

Indonesia seismographs: http://aeic.bmg.go.id/

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Global links for earthquake monitoring:

Monitor earths rotation: http://hpiers.obspm.fr/ 

COSMOS earthquake data global list: http://db.cosmos-eq.org/scripts/earthquakes.plx

Download the free version of earthquake3D: http://download.cnet.com/Earthquake-3D/3000-2054_4-10395116.html

Global IRIS earthquake browser: http://www.iris.edu/servlet/eventserver/map.do

Global earthquake mashup of EMSC, USGS, GFZ : http://www.oe-files.de/gmaps/eqmashup.html

Topographic maps of the USA and Canada: http://www.topozone.com/

intellicast (turn on earthquake view): http://www.intellicast.com/Local/WxMapFull.aspx

Global Incident Map: http://www.globalincidentmap.com/

RSOE EDIS global incident map : http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/