#AceNewsReport – Nov.04: The #earthquake was recorded at 07:27 GMT. The epicentre was located southwest of Villa de Mazo at a depth of 35 kilometres (21.7 miles). The quake was felt throughout La Palma and in some towns on the islands of La Gomera and Tenerife.
The quake was preceded by another one of 4.8 magnitude several seconds before. The islanders perceived the earthquake as more prolonged, since the effects of the two strikes were mixed, the institute reported.
The quake comes as part of a series of tremors that have shaken the island in recent weeks.
The La Palma volcano, Cumbre Vieja, began erupting for ten consecutive days on 19 September. On the night of 29 September, the lava reached the ocean and formed a ledge, having covered an area of almost 900 hectares. As a result of the eruption, nearly 2,000 buildings were damaged, and 7,000 residents were evacuated.
#AceNewsReport – Oct.19: Alexandria, on the Mediterranean coast, and Assiut, in Upper Egypt, were among cities where people said on social media they felt their houses and buildings shaking.
#AceDailyNews says according to Arab News Sources report a Magnitude-Six 3Earthquake hits eastern Mediterranean and was felt in other cities of Egypt: There were no immediate reports of casualties from the authorities….
The tremor, whose magnitude the US Geological Survey measured at 6.0 and depth at 37.8km (23.5 miles), was also felt on several other Greek islands including Crete and Santorini, state TV said,
It also shook the Cypriot capital Nicosia, Beirut, Cairo and other cities in Egypt, parts of Israel and the Palestinian Territories, and the region around southern Turkey’s Antalya, Reuters witnesses said.
Two powerful quakes rattled Crete in recent weeks, killing one person and damaging buildings.
A Greek seismologist said Tuesday’s quake came from a different African fault and no aftershocks were expected.
#AceNewsReport – Oct.12: A 6.3 magnitude earthquake has struck the Greek island of Crete: It comes just two weeks after another quake on the island killed a man and damaged hundreds of building: There were no immediate reports of damage or injury.
#AceDailyNews says according to the Metro UK report Crete was hit by powerful #earthquake just weeks after another one struck Greece……The Geodynamic Institute in Athens said Tuesday morning’s had a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 and occurred under the sea off the eastern coast of the island.
That makes it closer to the surface than the 6.0 quake late last month and slightly stronger – though provisional reading then had registered it as more ferocious than it later turned out to be.
The epicentre was 23 km east of the village of Zakros and had a shallow depth of just 2 km, the organisation said.
The fire brigade had not received any immediate calls for help, a police official said.
A Greek seismologist said that Tuesday’s quake came from a different fault line to the incident on September 27.
#AceNewsReport – Oct.08: Authorities say the death toll may increase, and that many people were killed when structures collapsed: Many of the dead were women and children, the Reuters news agency said.
#AceDailyNews says that according to reports that on Thursday Pakistan was hit by a 5.7-magnitude #earthquake according to the US Geological Survey who said it was a 5.9 magnitude quake that struck at a shallow depth of 9km. Shallow quakes can cause more damage that has killed at least 20-people and local official say up to 150-injured in Balochistan province but these figures may rise
Local officials told BBC Urdu that at least 150 others are thought to have been injured, with several of them rushed to hospital in critical condition.
Rescue operations are under way, and local media reported that military doctors and paramedics have reached earthquake hit areas to assist with relief efforts.
A number of critically injured people were air-evacuated to the provincial capital Quetta in Pakistan army helicopters.
Some people were treated on stretchers with medics using phones as torches, Reuters said.
More than 100 mud houses have collapsed and a large number of buildings were damaged, leaving hundreds of people homeless, an official told the agency.
Sending his condolences via Twitter, Prime Minister Imran Khan said: “I have ordered immediate assistance on an emergency basis for the Harnai, Balochistan, earthquake victims & for an immediate assessment of the damage for timely relief & compensation.”
EPA: Injured people in Quetta were rushed to hospitals
Yazdani TareenImages from Balochistan showed collapsed walls and houses
Images on social media showed people in the provincial capital of Quetta out on the streets in the aftermath.
#AceNewsReport – Sept.27: The quake sent people fleeing into the streets in the city of Heraklion, and schools were evacuated. Repeated aftershocks rattled the area, adding to damage in villages near the epicenter……
#AceDailyNews says that AP has reported today that a strong #earthquake registering at least 5.8-magnitude has killed at least one person and leaves 9-others injured as people fled their homes into the streets as buildings collapsed ….
“The earthquake was strong and was long in duration,” Heraklion mayor Vassilis Lambrinos told private Antenna television.
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of at least 5.8 struck the Greek island of Crete on Monday, killing one person and injuring several others. https://t.co/RhgwSBhQu8
The Athens Geodynamic Institute, which gave the 5.8 magnitude, said the quake struck at 9:17 a.m. (0617 GMT), with an epicenter 246 kilometers (153 miles) south southeast of the Greek capital, Athens.
“This is not an event that occurred without warning. We have seen activity in this region for several months. This was a strong earthquake, it was not under sea but under land and affecting populated areas,” seismologist Gerasimos Papadopoulos said on Greece’s state broadcaster ERT.
The European-Mediterranean Seismological Center and the U.S. Geological Survey put the preliminary magnitude of 6.0, with an epicenter seven kilometers (four miles) north of the village of Thrapsano. It is common for different seismological institutes to give varying magnitudes for an earthquake in the initial hours and days after an event.
Greece’s Climate Crisis and Civil Protection Ministry said one person had been killed and a further nine people suffered injuries. The man who died was pulled from the rubble of a partially collapsed church in the village of Arkalochori, very close to the epicenter, authorities said.
“It appears that until now we don’t have fellow citizens trapped,” government spokesman Giannis Oikonomou said during a media briefing about three hours after the quake struck.
Seismologist Efthimios Lekkas, who heads Greece’s Earthquake Planning and Protection Organization, said inspections of critical buildings such as schools and hospitals had already begun.
“We are urging people who live in damaged older buildings to remain outdoors. One aftershock can cause a collapse,” Lekkas said from Crete. “We are talking about structures built before 1970. Structures built after 1985 are built to a higher standard that can withstand the effect of an earthquake.”
Climate Crisis and Civil Protection Minister Christos Stylianides, who traveled to Crete, said measures would be taken for those who couldn’t spend the night in their homes, potentially including providing rooms in hotels. Local media said hundreds of homes had been damaged.
Local officials said they had enough capacity to temporarily house 300 people in tents.
The fire department said it was flying 30 members of its disaster response units with sniffer dogs and specialized rescue equipment to Crete, while all its disaster response units and the fire department services on Crete were placed on general alert.
Numerous aftershocks struck the area, with the EMSC giving a preliminary magnitude of 4.6 for the two strongest.
International and domestic flights to Heraklion airport weren’t affected by the quake, while the region’s hoteliers association said there was no serious damage to any hotels in the area, which includes many popular holiday resorts.
#AceNewsReport – Sept.23: Prime Minister Scott Morrison said “we have had no reports of serious injuries and that is very good news”.
#AceDailyNews says that a Melbourne #Earthquake: Tremor rattles southeast Australia on Wednesday that happened about 09:15 local time (23:15 GMT) on Wednesday at Mansfield, not far from the Victorian state capital and was also felt in neighbouring South Australia and New South Wales (NSW).
A powerful earthquake has struck south-western Mexico near the beach resort of Acapulco, killing at least one man who was crushed by a falling post and causing rock falls and damaging buildings, authorities said.
The magnitude-7.0 quake, which hit 17.7 kilometres north-east of Acapulco in Guerrero state Tuesday night (local time), shook the hillsides around the city, downing trees and pitching large boulders onto roads.
State governor Hector Astudillo told local television that a man was killed by a falling post in Coyuca de Benitez, a small town just west of Acapulco.
He and other authorities had earlier said there were no reports of major damage from the quake, which caused power outages in several states.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said the temblor had not caused major damages in Guerrero, the neighbouring region of Oaxaca, Mexico City and elsewhere.
In Mexico City, more than 320 km away, the ground shook for nearly a minute in some parts of the capital.
In the central Roma Sur neighbourhood of Mexico City, lights went off and scared residents rushed out, some wearing little more than pyjamas, a witness said.
Residents huddled together in the rain, holding young children or pets.
“It was terrible. It really reminds me of the 1985 quake every time something like this happens,” said Yesmin Rizk, a 70-year-old Roma Sur resident.
A massive earthquake that struck the Mexican capital in 1985 killed thousands of people.
The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake, initially measured at a magnitude of 7.4 and later downgraded to 7.0, was relatively shallow — only 19km below the surface — which would have amplified the shaking effect.
This rare phenomenon is known as earthquake lights (EQL). The US Geological Survey says that geophysicists differ in the extent to which they think that individual reports of unusual lighting associated with an earthquake actually represent EQL.
Mexican state power utility the Comision Federal de Electricidad said in a statement that 1.6 million users had been affected by the quake in Mexico City, the adjacent State of Mexico, and the states of Guerrero, Morelos and Oaxaca.
Patients die as severe floods hit hospital
Meanwhile, in the central Mexican state of Hidalgo severe flooding has killed 17 people at a hospital, most of whom had COVID-19.
The flooding occurred after torrential rains caused the River Tula to burst its banks, authorities said on Tuesday.
More than 40 other patients in the public hospital in the town of Tula were evacuated by emergency service workers, and an initial assessment showed about 2,000 houses had flood damage, the Mexican government said in a statement.
Hidalgo Governor Omar Fayad told local media that 15 or 16 out of the 17 fatalities were COVID-19 patients.
The media said the deaths occurred when flooding knocked out electricity at the hospital.
The latest death toll stands at 2,200 people, with 300 still missing. More than 12,000 people have been injured and thousands of houses destroyed or damaged.
Two days later, I was on board a World Food Programme (WFP) convoy transporting medical and humanitarian supplies to affected people in the town of Les Cayes.
WFP was already working in the affected areas before the earthquake, supporting thousands of people unable to even afford one meal a day.
It was these very same people the quake hit, shaking the ground under their feet and destroying the roofs over their heads. A few days later, tropical storm Grace poured heavy rains on them. In Les Cayes, Jérémie and many other communities, the damage is visible – and so is the need.
The earthquake added another layer to the deep, long-running crises that have been afflicting Haiti for a long time. Nearly half the population was already struggling to put food on the table – that’s 4.4 million people, 1.2 million of whom are facing severe hunger. Early estimates indicate that needs in the areas affected by the earthquake have grown by 55 percent.
So far, we have provided 8,000 hot meals to patients, their families and medical staff in hospitals, and we are continuing with our food and cash distributions. We are also putting our logistics capacity at the service of response efforts by other UN agencies, the Haitian government and NGOs.
It is hard to walk into these hospitals, to see families on the street, with nowhere to sleep – especially the children. But it is a privilege – and a responsibility – to be able to bring life-saving assistance to people in their hour of need.
#AceNewsReport – Aug.18: Countless Haitian families who have lost everything due to the #earthquake are now living literally with their feet in the water due to the flooding,” said Bruno Maes, the UN Children’s Fund (Unicef) representative in the country.Buildings in Les Cayes were destroyed by the 7.2-magnitude earthquake…..
#AceDailyNews says Haiti #Earthquake: Death toll reaches nearly 2,000 & 10,000 people have been injured, and many are still missing after the the 7.2-magnitude tremor and rescue work has been hampered by heavy rains brought this week by Tropical Storm #Grace to the Caribbean nation and the UN says about 500,000 children now have limited or no access to shelter, safe water and food UNICEF says half a million children affected …
Tens of thousands of people left homeless by the quake had to decide whether to brave the storm under flimsy tarpaulins or risk returning into buildings damaged by the tremor and smaller aftershocks.
The south-west of Haiti appears to have suffered the worst of the damage from the quake, especially around the city of Les Cayes.
“Yesterday [Tuesday] evening, I took shelter near a church, but when I heard the ground shake again, I ran to return here,” city resident Magalie Cadet was quoted as saying by the AFP news agency.
She said so few structures remained standing that people had to relieve themselves on the city streets.
Some hospitals were left overwhelmed and in need of supplies, as medics struggled to treat the injured.
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PORT-AU-PRINCE / PANAMA CITY, 17 August 2021 – UNICEF estimates that about 1.2 million people, including 540,000 children, have been affected by the powerful earthquake that hit Haiti on Saturday.
The hardest hit departments of South, Nippes and Grand’Anse are now being drenched by Tropical Depression Grace, which is further disrupting access to water, shelter, and other basic services. Flooding and mudslides are likely to worsen the situation of vulnerable families and further complicate the humanitarian response.
Search and rescue efforts are under way, with official reports of over 1,400 deaths and 7,000 injured. More than 84,000 houses have been damaged or destroyed, along with public infrastructure, including hospitals, schools and bridges.
“Last night, I saw strong winds and heavy rainfall strike the same areas already affected by the earthquake,” said Bruno Maes, UNICEF’s Representative in Haiti, who is currently in Les Cayes. “Countless Haitian families who have lost everything due to the earthquake are now living literally with their feet in the water due to the flooding.”
“Right now, about half a million Haitian children have limited or no access to shelter, safe water, health care and nutrition,” said Maes.
Criminal violence and insecurity complicate the humanitarian response, and the main road from Port-au-Prince to the south of the country is controlled by gangs. Nevertheless, UNICEF was able reach affected areas with medical supplies within hours of the earthquake. A UNICEF truck delivered six medical kits to three hospitals in Les Cayes, with enough supplies – including gloves, painkillers, antibiotics and syringes – to treat 30,000 earthquake victims over three months.
UNICEF and partners are distributing tarpaulins for emergency shelter, latrines and showers; water reservoirs for safe water distribution; and hygiene kits including water treatment tablets, soap, menstrual hygiene material, and jerrycans.
In the courtyard of one hospital, UNICEF installed tents to shelter patients who feared the building could collapse.
Additional supplies, including education and recreational kits will be rapidly mobilized, and UNICEF is planning community-based engagement activities to prevent family separation and to ensure protection and psychosocial support for children.
UNICEF is working closely with the government and partners to carry out rapid assessments of children’s needs. UNICEF estimates that it will need US$15 million to respond to the most urgent needs of at least 385,000 people including 167,000 children under the age of five for a period of eight weeks. This initial funding requirement will be reviewed and adjusted in the coming weeks as the impact on children and families becomes clearer.
#AceNewsReport – Aug.17: It’s totally turned into a river,” a man is heard saying in the video, which appeared to have been shot in the city of Jacmel, on Haiti’s southern coast….
#AceDailyNews says that Quake-Struck Haiti Is Lashed by Heavy Rains After Storm Hits Today Tuesday: The deluge could complicate the relief efforts that followed a 7.2-magnitude temblor that devastated the southwest of the country on Saturday and now Tropical Storm #Gracemade its way across Haiti, which was already reeling from a devastating earthquake, videos circulating on social networks on Tuesday showed heavy rains pummeling towns and villages, bringing the risk of flash floods and landslides.
Tropical Depression Grace is churning in the Caribbean, prompting storm warnings for Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and other parts of the Caribbean. It is also threatening Haiti, which was hit by a 7.2-magnitude earthquake on Saturday. https://t.co/LRMIHtEIDz
In one video, a man could be seen making his way through muddy water that had flooded a street up to his waist on Monday, when the storm struck. Another video showed floodwaters rushing across a street and inundating nearby homes.
I don’t mean to be hitched hiking for a prayer ride. But while you guys are at pray for our brothers and sisters in Haiti who were just hit by a terrible earthquake and are now facing hurricane grace without shelter pic.twitter.com/6mASNl6rCO
Heavy rains also pelted people who had huddled in fields, many of them forced to leave homes damaged in the 7.2-magnitude earthquake, and others who had sought safety outdoors because of a fear of aftershocks that could cause further collapses.
One video posted on Monday showed dozens of people trying to take shelter under plastic tarpaulins provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development, which has sent help to Haiti, as they were hit by gusts of wind that had blown down their campsite.
In a message posted on Twitter on Monday night, the civil protection agency of Haiti said that heavy rainfall in the southern region was making the situation for displaced people even more challenging and called on residents whose homes had not been affected to help shelter them.
Grace hit Haiti as a tropical depression on Monday night but was later upgraded to a tropical storm. Coming after the earthquake on Saturday, the tempest has compounded the problems already facing the impoverished nation, which was still in the throes of a political crisis prompted by the assassination of its president, Jovenel Moïse, last month.
As Grace made landfall in Haiti, the authorities were still rushing to bring aid to the country’s southwest, which was devastated in the deadly earthquake just two days earlier.
The quake killed more than 1,400 people and injured nearly 7,000 others — a toll that is expected to rise. Thousands of homes have been destroyed, as well as dozens of schools, churches and health centers, according to reports by local authorities.
Memories of the crippling 2010 earthquake — and the shambolic humanitarian response that followed — are still vivid in the minds of Haitians, and the government has promised a more effective reaction this time. But the shipping of aid to the southwest has been hampered by logistical issues and medical facilities are lacking in that part of the country.
Paul Farmer, a physician and co-founder of the relief agency Partners in Health, which oversees several hospitals in Haiti, said that the country had established new emergency medical services in the intervening years, largely improving its ability to respond to an earthquake.
“This time around,” he said, “the idea is: How can we coordinate the response so that it doesn’t become a burden for the Haitians?”
#AceNewsReport – Aug.16: NOVATO (CBS SF) — A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on Saturday morning, killing at least 1,300-people and leaving more than 1,800 people hurt, according to authorities.
#AceDailyNews says that a ‘State of Emergency’ is in place as Haitians In the Bay Area Feel Impacts of Devastating Earthquake and rescue operation is underway
The death toll from a devastating earthquake in Haiti rose to 1,297 as neighboring countries rushed to send aid and rescuers scrambled to find survivors buried beneath the rubble before a tropical storm hits https://t.co/BiRQiuw40opic.twitter.com/ecvkQ18CO0
Aug. 15, 2021, 12:04 PM UTC / Updated Aug. 16, 2021, 4:41 AM UTC
Haitians scrambled overnight to try to find survivors trapped in the rubble of collapsed buildings after a major earthquake killed more than 1,200 people and injured 5,700 in the Caribbean country Saturday.
The 7.2-magnitude quake injured hundreds more and flattened churches, homes and government buildings.
The temblor, which was felt in Cuba and Jamaica and was followed by a string of aftershocks, hit around 5 miles from the town of Petit-Trou-de-Nippes, just over 90 miles west of the capital, Port-au-Prince, at a depth of about 6 miles, the U.S. Geological Survey said.People look for survivors at a destroyed house after the 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Les Cayes on Saturday.Stringer / Reuters
Video posted to social media showed residents pulling stunned survivors out of the rubble of collapsed buildings after homes, hospitals, schools, churches and other buildings were damaged or destroyed.
For Lydie Jean-Baptiste, 62, memories of the trauma have come flooding back.
“The neighbors, I saw them running and running. I said, ‘What’s wrong?’ They said, ‘Earthquake!’ and I rushed to the front door,” Jean-Baptiste told Reuters. “I felt really, really scared.”
For a long time afterward, she said, she slept outside.
Yvon Pierre, the former mayor of Saint Louis du Sud, said he would sleep outside because of the aftershocks.
“I am strong, but this affected me psychologically, and that is probably the same as the rest of the population,” Pierre said.
As well as the aftermath of the most recent quake, Haiti must also brace for the likely impact of Tropical Storm Grace, which appears to be headed toward it and could bring heavy rains and strong wind this week.
Looking to offer words of comfort to a devastated population, Prime Minister Ariel Henry said: “We need to show a lot of solidarity with the emergency.”
Henry, who found himself at the helm of the struggling country after Moïse’s assassination, has said officials will look to hold elections for a new president as soon as possible.
President Joe Biden said in a statement that he was “saddened by the devastating earthquake that occurred in Saint-Louis du Sud, Haiti” and pledged a U.S. response.
“It’s devastating, it’s very troubling everything that’s going on right now. I know that both of us we woke up to the news – we have family members in Haiti, we have friends that have family members, loved ones, things like that, colleagues,” said Joanne Eloi, a resident of Sonoma County who was born in Haiti.
A day after a magnitude-7.2 earthquake killed an estimated 1,300 people, Haiti struggled to help the wounded amid a dire lack of doctors.
"I would like to operate on 10 people today, but I just don’t have the supplies,” a surgeon said. https://t.co/pCEdhhPxt8
Eloi and her father, a pastor at the Novato Horeb Haitian SDA Church are heartbroken. New video and images coming out of Haiti are an all too familiar reminder of the 2010 earthquake.
“It’s hard to get in touch with our family members. My father – he has a brother that still lives in Haiti,” said Eloi.
“It’s almost impossible,” added Edner Eloi.
Based on Edner’s brother’s location, the Elois believe he is safe. Still, they worry about how much more this country can endure.
“With everything that’s going on in the world right now, with the pandemic, the assassination of the president,” said Eloi. “We have tropical storms on their way, hurricane season is coming upon Haiti… it’s like when will we get a break.”
Pastor Eloi has made six trips to Haiti, since the 2010 earthquake to help the country rebuild.
“Very sad and very nervous too, because the people we try to help them, but it’s so quick, something else happen to them,” he added.
Haiti’s new prime minister, in office just since July, declared a state of emergency Saturday.
“We have declared a state of emergency in the West, the South, Nippes, and the province of Grand’Anse. We have a medical emergency. The Health Ministry started the distribution of medicines in hospitals,” said Prime Minister Ariel Henry.
He also called on the nation to show a spirit of solidarity in the face of yet another crisis on Twitter.
#NEW: Images reveal mass destruction following the 7.2 earthquake in #Haiti. Similar in strength to the catastrophic earthquake that killed more than 160,000 people in the Caribbean country in 2010, according to a study. pic.twitter.com/1RYFlv31af
Grace became the seventh named storm of the season on Saturday. Earlier a tropical depression, Grace strengthened to tropical storm status about 400 miles east of the Leeward Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, according to the National Hurricane Center.
On the current forecast track, the center of Grace is expected to move over the Leeward Islands Saturday night, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Sunday and the Dominican Republic on Monday. 17 min ago
USGS predicts “high casualties” are probable and disaster is likely widespread after earthquake near Haiti
The US Geological Survey is estimating “high casualties” and widespread disaster in Haiti following a magnitude 7.2 earthquake Saturday morning.
“High casualties are probable and the disaster is likely widespread,” according to the USGS.
Estimated economic losses are 0 to 3% GDP of Haiti, according to the USGS.
BBC News: Haiti: Many deaths feared after major 7.2-magnitude earthquake
A deadly earthquake has struck the Caribbean nation of Haiti. The 7.2-magnitude quake hit the west of the country on Saturday morning, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). Images on social media showed buildings reduced to rubble: The prime minister said it had caused “several” deaths and “enormous damage”, though the exact toll remains unclear. Haiti is still recovering from a devastating 2010 earthquake, which killed more than 200,000 people. The epicentre of Saturday’s earthquake was about 12km (7.5 miles) from the town of Saint-Louis du Sud.The tremor was felt in the densely-populated capital of Port-au-Prince, some 125km away, and in neighbouring countries. “Lots of homes are destroyed, people are dead and some are at the hospital,” Christella Saint Hilaire, who lives near the epicentre, told AFP news agency. In a series of tweets, Prime Minister Ariel Henry said he had mobilised a team to work on the relief effort, and sent condolences to those affected. The USGS earlier warned that the earthquake could result in thousands of fatalities and injuries. Frantz Duval, editor-in-chief of Haiti’s Le Nouvelliste newspaper, tweeted that two hotels were among the buildings destroyed in the town of Les Cayes. He said the local hospital was overwhelmed. “Slowly, strongly and for very long seconds the earth shook in Haiti on 14 August, 2021 around 8:30 am,” he wrote. Photos shared on social media showed damaged buildings and piles of rubble after the quake. Naomi Verneus, a 34-year-old resident of the capital Port-au-Prince, told the Associated Press news agency she was woken up by the earthquake and that her bed was shaking.
#AceNewsReport – July.11: The magnitude 5.9 quake hit 27km (17 miles) east of Rasht district on Saturday morning: Tremors were also felt in the capital, Dushanbe, some 165km (100 miles) southwest of the epicentre.
TAJIKISTAN: Al Jazzera reports that at least five people have died after a 5.9-magnitude earthquake hit
“Dozens of houses were destroyed,” the Tajik committee for emergency situations said.
#AceNewsReport – June.19: The powerful quake was picked up by observers in western Latin American countries monitoring for seismic activity, and by the US Geological Survey, which said the quake’s epicentre hit what is believed to be a sparsely populated area: Casualties or damage have not been reported for the moment: M 6.2 PAPUA, INDONESIA https://www.emsccsem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=772250
URGENT: Magnitude 6.5 earthquake rocks Indonesia’s West Papua – reports pic.twitter.com/dyuvNay1gA — Sputnik (@SputnikInt) June 19, 2019
The quake, taking place just after midnight on Thursday local time, follows a powerful magnitude 6.2 earthquake in eastern Indonesia, 133 km northwest of the city of Kupang on Timor Island on Monday.
Thursday’s quake follows a weeklong period of major seismic activity across Asia: On Tuesday, two earthqakes in Sichuan province, central China measuring magnitude 6.0 and 5.1 on the richter scale killed at least 11 people and injured 122 more: Later Tuesday, a magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit Japan’s Niigata Prefecture, just off the coast of the main island, causing mass power outages across thousands of residential homes.
At least five people were injured in that quake, with weak tsunamis later observed on Awashima Island in Niigata Prefecture and the city of Sakata in northern Japan: On Wednesday, the US Geological Survey reported that a magnitude 6.8 quake had struck southeast of Raoul Island in New Zealand’s remote Kermadec Islands chain. Casualties and damage were not reported.
The quake followed a series of tremors across the Pacific region on Tuesday, including a 6.8 magnitude quake shaking Japan’s east coast, and a 6.8 quake striking south of New Zealand’s Kermadec Islands chain.
#AceNewsReport – Feb.17: A magnitude 7.2 #earthquake struck southeastern Mexico on Friday night, with the epicenter in the state of Oaxaca, the US Geological Survey reported: Emergency authorities in the Oaxaca reported “only material damage and no loss of human life” during the earthquake……….There were no immediate reports of injuries in Mexico City, which is about 348 kilometers (216 miles) away from the epicenter of the earthquake #AceNewsDesk reports
A woman embraces a boy after an earthquake shook buildings in Mexico City.
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto tweeted that the earthquake was northeast of Pinotepa Nacional, in Oaxaca, and that “protocols have been activated.”
People fled into the streets after the earthquake caused buildings to shake in Mexico City…………….Prelim M5.8 earthquake Oaxaca, Mexico Feb-17 00:36 UTC, updates https://t.co/NDo8K9Huu7, 10 #sismo tweets/min USGSted February 17, 2018Emergency authorities at the site of an earthquake in southern Mexico report “only material damage and no loss of human life” https://t.co/gnCxTByVoNpic.twitter.com/6difDLBJwu— CNN News February 17, 2018
#AceNewsReport – Sept.21: Video recorded after a devastating #earthquake struck Mexico shows the aftermath of a school collapse that killed at least 21 children and four adults #AceNewsDesk reports
In the video footage, spectators stand around the wreck of the building visibly shocked, screaming and shouting…….Children can be heard crying in the background…..Sounds were heard coming from the rubble of the Enrique Rebsamen school early Wednesday morning, the Associated Press reports…….But rescuers couldn’t tell if they were calls for help or the noise of the concrete shifting after the earthquake………One rescuer, 29-year-old Pedro Serrano, told the AP that he had crawled into the building to attempt to rescue people, but found only dead bodies. “We can hear small noises,” Serrano said. “We don’t know if they’re coming from above or below — from the walls above (crumbling), or from someone below calling for help.……At least 230 people are confirmed to have died in the 7.1 earthquake that struck Mexico City on Tuesday …..#AceNewsDesk reports are provided by Sterling Publishing & Media News
#AceNewsReport – Sept.08: Magnitude 8.1 #earthquake strikes off Mexico’s southern coast The United States Geological Survey reports a preliminary magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck near Tres Picos, Mexico on Thursday #AceNewsDesk reports
Published on September 07, 2017 at 07:04PM: A massive earthquake hit off the coast of southern Mexico late Thursday night, causing buildings to sway violently and people to flee to the streets in panic as far away as the capital city……The quake was so powerful that frightened residents in Mexico’s distant capital city fled apartment buildings, often in their pajamas, and gathered in groups in the street. Sections of Mexico City were without electricity …….. The quake hit at 10:49 PM local time at a depth of 33 kilometres……. There was no initial word on damage or injury resulting from the quake……#AceNewsDesk reports are provided by Sterling Publishing & Media News
#AceNewsReport – Nov.22: Japan’s public broadcaster NHK has repeatedly urged coastal residents to not return to their homes until all #tsunami warnings are clear, reminding residents of the fatal 2011 #earthquake and #tsunami.
At least 5 aftershocks recorded off Namie, Japan, following the 6.9-magnitude #earthquake near #Fukushima – USGS
There is a tsunami warning in effect for Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures, with waves up to 3 meters possible. The highest #tsunami recorded so far was 1.4 meters in Sendai.
AP has reported, citing Japan Meteorological Agency, that the magnitude 6.9 #earthquake off the #Fukushima Prefecture coast Tuesday was an aftershock of the magnitude 9.1 earthquake that occurred in 2011 and triggered a deadly tsunami with waves up to 133 feet.
The agency warned that in the next few days, another large quake could hit, urging residents to remain cautious for about a week, according to AP.
The magnitude 6.9 earthquake Tuesday was the strongest since the 2011 #earthquake.
For comparison, the 2011 tsunami that devastated Japan and caused the nuclear disaster came after a 9.0-magnitude earthquake. Then, a 50-foot-high wave hit the Tohoku region, with reports of higher waves in other areas, The Washington Post reports. The highest waves after Tuesday morning’s earthquake have been reported to be around 1.4 meters – about 4.5 feet.
Editor’s says The Japan Meteorological Agency has increased the magnitude of the earthquake off #Fukushima to 7.4, while the United States Geological Survey downgraded the magnitude to 6.9.
For comparison, the 2011 tsunami that devastated Japan and caused the nuclear disaster came after a 9.0-magnitude earthquake. Then, a 50-foot-high wave hit the Tohoku region, with reports of higher waves in other areas, The Washington Post reports. The highest waves after Tuesday morning’s #earthquake have been reported to be around 1.4 meters – about 4.5 feet
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#AceNewsReport – Nov.21: Tsunami warning issued after M7.3 temblor hits off Fukushima | The Japan Times
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.9 off the coast of #Fukushima Prefecture rocked widespread areas early Tuesday, triggering #tsunami warnings.
#Tsunami warnings were issued along the Pacific coast, including Aomore, Iwate, Ibaraki and Chiba prefectures.
People have been warned to evacuate immediately to high ground in #Fukushima Prefecture, where waves may reach 3 meters.
The 5:59 a.m. temblor had an intensity of minus-5 on the Japanese seismic scale to 7.
NHK: #Fukushima, Japan, nuclear plant is checking for any impact from #earthquake; not observing any changes, though nuclear power plant’s 3rd reactor water cooling system has stopped, however not an immediate dangerous situation
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