(AP) JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong and shallow earthquake has hit eastern Indonesia.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake that rattled Sulawesi island Monday morning had a preliminary magnitude of 6.2.It was centered 45 miles (75 kilometers) southeast of the town of Kendari at a depth of 6 miles (9 kilometers).
“The earthquake was of mild intensity with coordinates measuring 36.23 north and 72.17 east. It struck at 6.25 a.m. Its epicentre lay in Pakistan. No damage has been reported from anywhere so far,” said Amir Ali, in-charge of the the disaster management cell at the provincial headquarters here.
“As 6.9 mag Earthquake hits Solomon Islands, This could be another signal of worry for JAPAN….” Param Lowe
6.9-magnitude quake hits Soloman Islands (east of Papua New Guinea)
An earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale jolted Solomon Islands at 0423 GMT on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.The epicenter, with a depth of 81.6 km, was initially determined to be at 10.4450 degrees south latitude and 161.4199 degrees east longitude. The quake was centered 76 km west of Kira Kira, San Cristobal, and 171 km southeast of the capital Honiara, Solomon Islands. Source :The Hindu
I woke up at 1:20 AM IST. Its midnight here in India. My inner voice prompted me to log into internet and check for Earthquake news worldwide. To my surprise two major Earthquakes were there in past one hour.
Powerful earthquake hits Japan
JAPAN was rocked late last night by another large earthquake prompting a warning of a tsunami of up to one metre for the Miyagi coast where the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant is located.
The tsunami alert was later lifted at 1am local time (2am AEST) . Early reports put the epicentre of the 7.1 magnitude quake in the Pacific Ocean about 66km east of Sendai, or 330km north northeast of Tokyo, at a depth of between 26 and 40km. The quake, which hit at 11.32pm local time (12.32am AEST), is believed to have caused power failures in large parts of northern Honshu and severely shaken buildings. Miyagi Prefecture police reported no major damage or casualties as of 11.55pm Japan time. Read more at The Austrailian
Strong earthquake rocks eastern Mexico
Mexico City – A magnitude-6.5 earthquake rocked eastern Mexico on Thursday, but no injuries or damage were reported. The temblor occurred at 8:11 a.m. and its epicenter was located 83 kilometers (51 miles) southwest of Las Choapas, a city in Veracruz state, at a depth of 167 kilometers (104 miles), the National Seismology Service said. The quake was felt in several cities, including Mexico City, where many people left residences and office buildings as a precaution. The earthquake was felt in Minatitlan, Acayucan, Coatzacoalcos and Moloacan, all cities in Veracruz state.
Here is summery of my tweets before I read tweets of starnews and IBN7. tweets in revese order as it on tweeter
One new thing I noticed These days I get frustrating dull feeling in my head 20 -30 mins before Earthquakes strikes. now tense feel gone.
My location is near Chandigarh Mohali city,Punjab (30.713890, 76.712012)
I am working on PC haven’t tell anybody d guy next to me is unmoved logged into his Facebook no one has felt I think bt I did felt it strong
(@starnewslive) #Earthquake tremors felt in #Delhi-NCR area
(@UKguy4justice) IBN BREAKING: Tremors felt in Delhi India #earthquake
still some bumps being felt by me at 17:08 hrs IST (12:38 GMT/UTC)
#EARTHQUAKE felt strong #SEISMIC pulse at around 17:04 Hrs IST (12:34 GMT/UTC) direction mid of West-North towards mid of South-East
When 8.9 magnitude struck Fukushima and when 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck Japan for the second time, the nights before those destructive Earthquakes, I was sleepless for whole night. This time there was sudden onset of frustration feeling with dullness in my mind approximately 20 minutes before Earthquake struck and I felt it quite strong while I looked at guy next to me totally unmoved and consumed into facebook chat.
Earthquake was felt in News rooms of TV news channels like IBN7 and StarTVnews etc. These guys might have been praying to their Cricket Gods whose name they chan like anything day-night. “Oh Dhoni, Oh Sachin, earthquake struck here. Please win another world cup and save us.” lol.
I think there should be debate program how these cricketer will save us in an event of any major calamity and who is going to take which avatar (responsibility).
Magnitude 5.4 Earthquake struck North India: ExpressIndia.com
New Delhi An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale rocked most parts of North India on Monday afternoon. The tremors were felt for approximately three seconds.
According to meteorological department sources, the epicenter of the earthquake was in the Hindukush Mountains. The impact of the tremor was felt in the National Capital Region (NCR) and other parts of North India. The tremors were also felt along the India-Nepal border.
Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake shakes North-Eastern Japan at around 07:15 GMT on 31st March 2011.
No damage reported Read full story
I think Google stopped reporting about Earthquakes. They fear that such news may spread panic among people thinking the doomsday is approaching. But this approach is of no good to world. I am just posting every earthquake news and the seismic activity noticed by my sixth sense, hours before the actual earthquake strikes some part of Earth.
(about 6 hours ago) A small earthquake was reported just north of Deep River, Ontario Tuesday. The 3.5-magnitude quake happened at 12:04 p.m. about 66 kilometres northeast of Deep River, according to Earthquakes Canada. Deep River is just 10 minutes from Chalk River, where the AECL nuclear plant is located. Deep River is about two hours northwest of Ottawa. There are no reports of damage or injury. Source:Ottawa.CTV.ca
ALERT Seismic activity noticed at 10:55 Hrs IST (05:25 GMT/UTC) Direction : South (30 degrees in West) towards East (45 degrees in North)
same as I felt before 8.8 magnitude Earthquake struck in JAPAN . Nature of seismic pulse : shortwave Intensity : moderate duration : 20 to 30 seconds
view the picture posted here below
Yesterday(i.e 27th March, 2011) whole night, I was sleepless and there was light headache at the top and today two incidents of seismic activity were noticed by my sixth sense. First, at around 14:45 hrs IST (09:45 GMT) and second one at 21:55 Hrs IST (16:55 GMT). The unusual thing was that, there were only one to two bumps felt with a gap of around 5-6 seconds between them and bumps were of extra long wavelength. The depression of seismic wave was narrow and less depth was felt in it. I can compare it like a long hump whale’s back. That is why I termed it as an unusual seismic activity. The direction seams like, North (20 deg in West) towards South (20 degrees in West) parallel to North->South, same as previously posted image.
Now a days, feel like I should buy a touch screen android or windows mobile as a great deal of time is wasted in connecting to wifi with my old laptop.