6.5 magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of Papua, NG

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March 11, 2013PAPUA, NGA magnitude 6.7 (6.5 USGS) earthquake has struck off Papua New Guinea’s north coast city of Lae, the United States Geological Survey said on Monday. The quake, about 150 km (95 miles) east of Lae, was initially recorded at a depth of about 20 km, although that figure was later revised to 87 km. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no Pacific-wide tsunami threat. –Reuters
Volcano erupts for 2nd day: Ecuador’s Tungurahua volcano has continued erupting, spewing lava for a second day. Local reports say ash stretched up to 2kms (1.4 miles) in the air on Saturday. Access to the area around volcano has been restricted following the increased activity. –BBC
Alaska rattled by quake: Authorities in Alaska say an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.0 was felt in Anchorage and areas to the northwest. The Alaska Earthquake Information Center reports that the quake struck shortly after 1 p.m. on Sunday. It was centered 28 miles northwest of Anchorage. The quake was felt throughout the Cook Inlet region. There were no reports of damage. –ABC
China hit by moderate tremor: A 5.2-magnitude earthquake jolted Atux city in Kizilsu Kirgiz Autonomous Prefecture, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, at 11:01 a.m. Monday Beijing Time, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC). The epicenter, with a depth of about 8 km, was monitored at 40.2 degrees north latitude and 77.5 degrees east longitude. Wang Fei, vice mayor of Atux, said strong tremors were felt in the city, and that the authorities are rushing rescuers and officials to Karajol Township, which is the closest place to the epicenter. There are no immediate reports of casualties from the township, Wang said. Atux lies in the southwest of Xinjiang, about 1,500 kilometers from the regional capital Urumqi. –Xinhuanet

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5 Responses to 6.5 magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of Papua, NG

  1. Kajajuk says:

    Appears a swarm of some 17 quakes in the last week in this precise location.


  2. Irene C says:

    M5.2 (5.1?) – 20km ESE of Anza, California

    Looks like our quiet time in the U.S. could be over. No reports of damage or injuries so far.


  3. Shelley says:

    Southern California 5.1, than it shot down to Sant Cruz 5.2


  4. TexasRedNeck says:

    Add this one to your site Alvin, it’s really good and up to the minute.


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