Monday, April 16, 2012

update 4-16-2012 - Global Earthquake Action Continues.

UPDATE 4-16-2012



  • Monday, April 16, 2012 at 02:17:49 UTC
  • Monday, April 16, 2012 at 10:17:49 AM at epicenter
  • 169 km (105 miles) NNW of Kendari, Sulawesi, Indonesia
    186 km (115 miles) ENE of Palopo, Sulawesi, Indonesia
    1474 km (915 miles) NW of DARWIN, Northern Territory, Australia
    1711 km (1063 miles) ENE of JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia


  • Monday, April 16, 2012 at 07:37:29 UTC
  • Monday, April 16, 2012 at 02:37:29 PM at epicenter
  • 120 km (74 miles) SW of Cilegon, Java, Indonesia
    151 km (93 miles) S of T.-Telukbetung, Sumatra, Indonesia
    177 km (109 miles) W of Sukabumi, Java, Indonesia
    181 km (112 miles) WSW of JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia

Magnitude 5.0 - GULF OF CALIFORNIA

  • Monday, April 16, 2012 at 03:27:42 UTC
  • Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 09:27:42 PM at epicenter
  • 152 km (94 miles) E of La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
    164 km (101 miles) WSW of Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico
    1084 km (673 miles) SSE of PHOENIX, Arizona
    1123 km (697 miles) WNW of MEXICO CITY, D.F., Mexico

Magnitude 4.1 - GULF OF CALIFORNIA

  • Monday, April 16, 2012 at 10:23:25 UTC
  • Monday, April 16, 2012 at 03:23:25 AM at epicenter
  • 143 km (88 miles) NE of Guerrero Negro, Baja Calif. Sur, Mexico
    173 km (107 miles) NNW of Santa Rosalia, Baja Calif. Sur, Mexico
    201 km (124 miles) W of Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
    525 km (326 miles) S of PHOENIX, Arizona

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This is just the picture of the earthquake activity that has gone on in the past day in the United States.  Bare with me as I list the latest below the picture and then there will be more information.

Location43.593°N, 127.557°W
Depth10.2 km (6.3 miles)

Location37.811°N, 112.089°W
Depth10.6 km (6.6 miles)

Location41.998°N, 65.994°W
Depth15.8 km (9.8 miles)
Location18.272°N, 102.732°W
Depth20 km (12.4 miles)

Location28.790°N, 113.142°W
Depth10.3 km (6.4 miles)
Location28.841°N, 113.072°W
Depth10.1 km (6.3 miles)
Location28.511°N, 112.954°W
Depth10 km (6.2 miles)
Location28.794°N, 113.024°W
Depth9.9 km (6.2 miles)
  • Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 08:54:47 UTC
  • Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 01:54:47 AM at epicenter
Location28.876°N, 113.188°W
Depth10.1 km (6.3 miles)




A magnitude-6.9 earthquake shook Baja California early Thursday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, but no tsunami was expected to strike California or elsewhere. The earthquake, which occurred at 12:15 a.m., was centered about 360 miles southeast of San Diego, on the western edge of the Gulf of California. A smaller quake, a magnitude-6.2, shook the same area of Mexico at 12:06 a.m. The perceived shaking was described as "very strong" close to the epicenter, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. 

4 major earthquakes strike along West Coast, Mexico in last day 

April 12, 2012 | 6:31 am 

The West Coast of the United States and Mexico have been hit by a series of powerful earthquakes in the last day. The latest was a magnitude 6.9 earthquake that shook Baja California early Thursday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. 

The earthquake, which occurred at 12:15 a.m., was centered about 360 miles southeast of San Diego, on the western edge of the Gulf of California. A smaller quake, a magnitude 6.2, shook the same area at 12:06 a.m. On Wednesday afternoon, a magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean about 160 miles west of the coast of Oregon, the U.S Geological Survey said, but no tsunami developed. 

The Oregon earthquake, which occurred at 3:42 p.m., appeared to be centered near where seismic plates intersect. A second, much larger quake, registering 7.0, was felt near Michoacán, Mexico, a few minutes later. 

None of the quakes caused significant damage or injuries, and no tsunami warnings were issued. 6.9 quake shakes Baja California, but no tsunami expected.


News: No injuries reported in second west Mexico quake

    Reuters‎ - 5 hours ago
    The magnitude 6.9 quake off the Baja Californiapeninsula in northwest Mexico struck early on Thursday morning in a sparsely populated region, and Alfredo Escobedo, head of emergency services in Baja California state, said no damage ...

News: No injuries reported in second west Mexico quake

    Reuters‎ - 5 hours ago
    The magnitude 6.9 quake off the Baja Californiapeninsula in northwest Mexico struck early on Thursday morning in a sparsely populated region, and Alfredo Escobedo, head of emergency services in Baja California state, said no damage ...
Published on Apr 12, 2012
by dutchsinse
To say we are currently under a global state of unrest is putting things MILDLY This is the time to be on HIGH preparedness alert !

Two large 6.9M and 6.2M earthquake have now struck southern california...

That is on TOP of the 8.9M, 8.7M, 8.2M, 6.0M in sumatra.. on TOP of the 7.0M in Mexico.. on TOP of the 6.0M off the coast of Oregon... on TOP of the 6.1M in Japan... on TOP of the 4.5 off the EAST COAST new england.. on TOP of the 4.8 in south Utah... all in less than 24 hours ! Not counting tornadoes in Puerto Rico, or FOUR FEET OF HAIL in texas ! needless to say.. be on the watch and be prepared... food, water, shelter, transportation, communications, and self defense --- these basic needs MUST be met in order for anyone to survive for longer than a few days. 

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update 4-11-2012 9pm

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Here's the rundown on today's amazing amount of quakes in the Sumatra area...


EMSCOff W Coast Of Northern SumatraApr 11 10:43 AM8.010.0
USGSOff The West Coast Of Northern SumatraApr 11 10:43 AM8.216.4

  • banda aceh - hard too remain standing, iMac in the office hopping madly all over the desk, people panicking and leaving the city because of tsunami warnings
  • GEOFONOff West Coast Of Northern SumatraApr 11 10:43 AM8.010.0
     (I skipped down to the next "red" area on the list)

    EMSCOff W Coast Of Northern Sumatra  Apr 11 09:48 AM6.25.0
    GEOFONOff West Coast Of Northern SumatraApr 11 09:48 AM5.510.0

    EMSCNorth Indian OceanApr 11 09:27 AM6.310.0

  • Chennai - That was awesome and scary!! first my friend sitting next to me told that the floor shaked, i did not believe him. but just after 10 seconds, i felt it myself i was moving front and back for 5 seconds. then all of us started running to the open ground
  • GEOFONNorth Indian OceanApr 11 09:27 AM5.910.0
    USGSNorth Indian OceanApr 11 09:27 AM6.09.8
    EMSCNorth Indian OceanApr 11 09:00 AM5.810.0

    GEOFONOff West Coast Of Northern SumatraApr 11 09:00 AM6.410.0

    USGSOff The West Coast Of Northern SumatraApr 11 08:38 AM8.622.9

  • penang - Shaking felt and the signboard shakes moderately.People moved to the streets.
  • GEOFONOff West Coast Of Northern SumatraApr 11 08:38 AM8.610.0

  • Belfort - ressenti plusieurs ondes de cisaillement laterales
  • malaysia penang - feel like shake about 1 minutes
  • Phuket, Thailand - Felt a few minutes of very weak ground shaking at approx 3.40pm Thailand time
  • Penang - We were sitting at the dining table and thought one of us was shaking our legs until we realised the table and floor were moving backwards and forwards. First time we have felt this kind of movement on the ground floor.
  • penang malaysia - Minor shaking or tremors to the point some feel slight dizziness
  • Cyberjaya, Malaysia - Working on the forth floor building, multiple co-worker felt the mild shaking.
  • Selayang, Selagor, Malaysia - very scaryy!!!! hospital shaking!!
  • MALAYSIA - In PJ Malaysia
  • Penang, Malaysia - Could feel the house walls moving, tables moving but no damage.
  • phuket - Moderate shaking indicated
  • Penang, malaysia - My computer chair was rocking heavily. I thought it was my dog, but it was an earthquake as I could see by the floor lamps swinging.
  • Langkawi, Malaysia - Was at home in a two story house and felt a moderate shake
  • kuala lumpur malaysia - felt it in my 23 story apartment building
  • Shah alam, Malaysia - I felt shaking in here at 16:54 pm.
  • COlombo, Sri Lanka - Felt a light & weak shake here in sri lanka, which lasted around 2-3 seconds & went off.
  • Alor setar - Rasa seperti kepeningan
  • Alor Star, kedah, malaysia - the computer screen is shaking
  • Phuket - shelf at supermarket is shaking...
  • Penang, Malaysia - Very weak but most people feel it a few minutes ago...
  • HO CHI MINH CITY - Could feel building moving at 20th floor
  • Penang, Malaysia - Weak shaking, lasted for couple of minutes
  • Penang - My computer monitor was shaking weakly
  • Petaling Jaya, Malaysia - Felt side to side swaying.
  • Petaling Jaya - can be feel at 2nd floor
  • Singapore - I am in a building in Singapore on the 17th floor and was able to feel the building shaking for about 30 seconds
  • cyberjaya - i felt feel dissy ready after the shacking
  • Singapore - Can feel the building on 16th floor of condo shaking at 16:45 local time....
  • penang - the table are shaking, i felt dizzy
  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - Very long, rolling earthquake - must have lasted at least 1 minute, 30 seconds.
  • Bukit Mertajam Malaysia - Local time between 4.40-4.50pm
  • Lunas, Kulim, Kedah - Felt sofa I was sitting on shaking.
  • Alor Setar Kedah Malaysia - This is the second time I felt the quake.. the first time (2009?) that cause massive tsunami in Banda Aceh Sumatra Indonesia.
  • Singapore - In office, could feel the building shaking slowly.
  • Ipoh Malaysia - I felt my bed shake and some of my hanging decorations move a few times.
  • Mid Valley, Kuala Lumpur - Felt a moderate shaking here at Mid Valley North Point Office.
  • Langkawi - In hotel chalet and it shook on its stilts, quite unnerving....
  • Penang, Malaysia - Free standing bookshelf was swaying for a few minutes.
  • Penang, Malaysia - Last for about 30 seconds...
  • Colombo Sri Lanka - Felt the Earth quake in 6th floor Colombo 07 Sri Lanka.
  • Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya, Selangor - I was sitting on my chair at my working desk and i felt myself shaking, i wonder why i was shaking and i saw wire outside the window shake and realize the earth was shaking.
  • Phuket - Weak shaking lasted for several minutes in Phuket.
  • Ampang, Selangor, Malaysia - I was lying on my bed, when I felt some tremors. I stopped typing and laid straight, and tried to stop breathing, and I felt my body slightly swaying. I'm on the 2nd floor, and I live in the Klang Valley.
  • Taman Desa, KL - Felt the shaking at 11th Floor..everything is shaking
  • Kulim Kedah - Sitting on sofa feel shaking, hear gril door sound and big giant (car) shaking.
  • Pulau Pinang, Malaysia - I was sleeping already can feel the tremors. Our house with strong shaking.
  • penang - around 1 minute, in penang, kl..
  • MALAYSIA - We could see the hanging CCTV at Tesco Tg Pinang swinging just now. =.='
  • Bangalore - Slight shaking of 8 floor building.
  • Singapore - I was in the office when I felt the ground swaying. I thought I was giddy but apparently not as most of mt colleagues felt it too.
  • Nuwara Eliya,Sri Lanka - I even fell it shaking a light bit in nuwar eliya,,that is the highest part in sri lanka and very far from the earthquake source...
  • Petaling Jaya - very strong shaking.
  • Delhi, India - Delhi rocked too ...Sitting on the 6th floor of our office in Noida...V all felt the tremor..just came back from evacuation.
  • Kochi - Felt a slight shake in 6th floor.
  • bangalore - 14.15 hours felt my chair sliding back at my 7th floor of my office at MG Road. rocked for over 20 seconds and second set of movement felt again. whole office evacuated in MG Road
  • Bangalore - We felt that but no affects
  • Chennai - In L&T, We felt small shake, chairs were moved, My mom called and informed she also felt same in her office Nungambakkam. Mild shakes over the area of OMR, Egmore, Guindy and DLF. We all went down to assembly point. Now back to our seat.
  • Banalore - WTC was shaking sligtly @ 2:20 PM
  • Bhubaneswar, Odisha - I could feel my office desk shaking for about 1 or 2 mins. all colleagues stood up in surprise and were guided to safe assembly soon.
  • Chennai - In L&T, We felt small shake, chairs were moved, My mom called and informed she also felt same in her office Nungambakkam. Mild shakes over the area of OMR, Egmore, Guindy and DLF. We all went down to assembly point. Now back to our seat.
  • banglore - the chair was shaking , so were the glass panes.
  • Darwin NT - We felt jack shit, really. Thought it was my wife on the toilet. Man.................
  • bukit mertajam - chait and table shaking
  • Melaka - Felt shaking of chair and objects on work desk on 9th floor. Others at ground level report no shaking noticed.
  • Kuala Lumpur - i was on the 15th floor of an apartment, tremors were felt for more than 20 seconds...
  • Cyberjaya - I felt the tremor and dismissed it thinking it was just me feeling giddy. But when i turned and looked at a water bottle on a table some distance away, the water level was like i knocked into it.
  • Alor Setar, Kedah - I thought I was going to faint at first, but then I saw the water surface moving and my family and I ran outside. It was my first time experiencing an earthquake.
  • Singapore - Only one of my lady colleague and me felt the shaking. Eventho' the shaking is weak but, still scary.
  • Singapore - Might be an aftershock, We could feel the vibration. Shaking a bit. Scary, but didnt affect much
  • Puchong, Malaysia - My car stopped at traffic lights and I can feel my car was shaking..
  • Kulim Hi Tech Park, Kulim, Kedah, Malays - I was on the 1st floor. I felt dizzy. Sensed the tremor twice. Evacuated the building.
  • Penang - At first I thought it was some heavy trailer that passes the highway, but when the shaking didn't stop, only realized it is an earthquake. I decided to leave my work place after the shaking stops.
  • Annanagar - My father has experienced some chair and kitchen utensils movement
  • BANGALORE - Chair n desktop table was shaking..for once thought that my head was reeling n clenched my feet hard to floor... FIRE EXIT board started swaying..which confirmed that it is earthquake itself n its happening right then at that moment...all of us ran via stairs to open area..from 7th floor to ground...!!
  • Nibong Tebal, Penang - Coul feel my whole house shaking. Neighbours even went out of house.
  • Dhaka - I was at 18th floor. Feels like i am on a cradle
  • Kolkata - my revolving chair shaking lightly, i guess some incident & out my office quickly
  • Shah Alam, Malaysia - i live on the 11th floor .was lyin in bed ,felt dizzy n felt my leg moving slowly. thought it was cause i skipped a meal. then i saw the water in my glass moving .scared me !
  • Seri Iskandar - not so bad. but still shaking. TWICE!
  • Kuching, Sarawak - My sofa and my chair was shaking when quake happen!
  • Malaysia - I was on 36th floor of our condo buildng i felt some weak shaking
  • Chennai - Suddenly chair was shaking in my 8th flr office and i initially thought chair has got broken somewhere. Then realized it is earthquake
  • Penang,batu feringgi - I was laying on a sun lounge and thought someone behind me was shaking the lounge
  • Kuala Lumpur Happy Garden - Felt dizzy in front of computer and my aquarium water is heaving up and swaying to and fro
  • medan - 1st earthquake, i felt like earth swing me about 10 min. but for 2nd, i just feel weak shaking. but i'm worrying about tsunami. is there possible of tsunami? exact explain.
  • Chennai, India - Felt again for the second time
  • Ipoh - I was on the toilet bowl and feel dizzy
  • Koramangala, Bangalore - Chairs, Tables, Glass panes, felt like the whole building shook repeatedly... around 14.15 and again around 16.15!
  • Bangalore - At about 14:20 and 16:30. Felt a light rocking. Water in bottle shaking. 2nd floor of building. People on ground floor felt nothing.
  • Bangalore,ITPL - Felt from the 9th floor building of Technicolor (itpl) by around 2.10pm
  • Nungambakkam, Chennai, India - Sofas were sharing and chairs were moved. Most offices closed.
  • Gurun - 1st time i felt it in Gurun , Kedah which is totally far away from sea. It happened 2-3minutes around 4.50pm malaysia time.
  • MALAYSIA - I felt shaking on 5th floor bangsar south city
  • Taman Meru Impiana, Ipoh - At the fourth floor .First experience , lasted about 2 mins. Very scary
  • Pallavaram Chennai - I was in front of my laptop and I felt the whole cabin was shaking for about 15-20 seconds if i am not wrong,as if siting on a vibrating/massaging chair.even my husband,father,my neibhours felt the same(places like Kilpauk,Royapuram,Tondiarpet).This is my second experience,earlier it was Dec 24 2006 Tsunami.
  • bangalore - felt moderate tremors each after a span of an hour..hope there would not be a third one
  • Kodambakkam, Chennai - My ceiling fan was wobbling. String of calls followed people asking, if something was wrong.
  • Noida - It was there is sec 135 Noida as well. Felt a little shaking, and window movement in TCS office
  • Kolkata - The desk and the chair started shaking..Felt a little bit dizzy during the tremor..
  • taiping, perak, malaysia - sahking experienced in aulong, taiping
  • srilanka - when i was useing laptop i felt one shake so i got scard so mom said not make fun.
  • Visakhapatnam, India - I was relaxing on the floor in my 5th floor apartment. When my body was shaking, I thought my blood pressure was high. And it continued with change of position also, then I realized that it is an earthquake. It went on for nearly 3-4 mins.
  • Level 13, Menara Weld, Kuala Lumpur - my glass on my table moved for few milimeters...
  • kuala lumpur - initially i thought it was the stereo speaker vibration, but stopped the music for a while and the chair & table - actually the whole building - was still shacking without interruption like "trrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!" more than 4 minutes!!! I survive an 8.6! thank u thank u
  • USGSOff The West Coast Of Northern SumatraApr 11 08:38 AM8.933.0

  • singapiee - i was at my fren house at the evening wen my fren mother was asking me whater i fell something shakeing but it was not to stong hope noyhing big going to happen lets pray to god

  • Location of the aftershocks until 15:41 UTC - red blocks are the lastest ones, block with the white arrow in it is the location of the epicenter's mainshock



    Tsunami watch lifted for most of Indian Ocean after Indonesia quakes stir panic CBS News - ‎1 hour ago‎ AP) BANDA ACEH, Indonesia - Two massive earthquakes triggered back-to-back tsunami warnings for Indonesia on Wednesday, sending panicked residents fleeing to high ground in cars and on the backs of motorcycles.

     Summary Box: Earthquakes off Indonesia were powerful but did not cause major tsunami By Associated Press, Updated: Wednesday, April 11, 9:13 AM EARTHQUAKE STRIKES: An 8.6-magnitude earthquake and an 8.2-aftershock hit off Indonesia’s western coast Wednesday but did not cause a major tsunami. WHY NOT? These two quakes were strike-slip quakes, which cause a horizontal tearing movement that does not displace the seabed, causing vibrations in the sea instead. Washington Post

    Tremors from Indonesia's quake felt in S'pore

    Channel News Asia - 

    There were two other tremors that lasted for about 20 seconds. "We did not leave the building because we'd felt similar tremors before - the other time (when) there were earthquakes and tsunami. So we stayed put in the building.

    Could oil patch drilling be triggering earthquakes?

    Financial Post - 

    “This is not news; we've known about this for decades that under certain conditions it's possible to trigger earthquakes by pumping fluids underground.” The report, to be presented next week in San Diego, notes the average number of minorquakes in the ...

    Earthquake in Indonesia

    Albany Times Union - 

    People look at walls damaged by a strong earthquake at a prison in Aceh province in Indonesia, Wednesday, April 11, 2012. Two massive earthquakes triggered back-to-back tsunami warnings for Indonesia on Wednesday, sending panicked residents fleeing to ...

    Indian Stocks Drop on Growth Outlook, Tsunami Warning

    BusinessWeek - 

    The gauge erased an intraday loss of 1 percent as European equities rebounded from a two-month low before resuming the decline after news of the Indonesian quake and tsunami warnings in part of Asia and India. “Were it not for the news of the ..

    Indonesia quake: Alert sounded in Andhra coast

    India Today - 

    The massive earthquake in Indonesia on Wednesday had its impact on the coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh, as several areas experienced its vibrations till evening.

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