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Very deep M6.7 earthquake under Flores Sea, Indonesia
A very deep earthquake registered by the BMKG as M6.7 hit under the Flores Sea, Indonesia at 15:35 UTC on August 17, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 559 km (347 miles). USGS is reporting M6.5 at a depth of 538.7 km (334 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 546 km (339 miles). This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability. According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 109.3 km (67.9 miles) NNW of Kampungbajo, 120 km (74.5 miles) N of Labuan Bajo (population 188 724), 150.3 km (93.4 miles) NNW of Ruteng (population 34 569) and 167 km (103.8 miles) NE of Bima (population 66 970), Indonesia. The quake had no tsunami potential, BMKG said. There are about 3 000 people living within 100 km (62 miles). Some 26 659 000 people are estimated to have felt weak shaking. The USGS issued a green alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic los…

Pair of M3.1 and M3.9 earthquakes hit San Jose area, California, rattling homes and residents inside up to San Francisco


A pair of shallow earthquakes were felt Tuesday night, Dec. 26, in the San Jose area, rattling homes and the residents inside. They measured magnitude 3.1 and 3.9, according to the USGS. No injuries or notable damage were reported as a result of these quakes.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the first tremor, a M3.1 quake, occurred at 7:19 p.m. local time near the town of San Martin and at a depth of about 4 1/2 miles. The second quake, a M3.9 tremblor, occurred three hours later at 10:32 p.m. PST at 5 1/2 miles deep near Alum Rock.
The earthquakes occurred along the Calaveras Fault, where the USGS estimates a 7.4 percent chance of a 6.7 magnitude or greater earthquake in the next 30 years.
The temblors were widely felt throughout the Bay Area, from Marin County, San Francisco, the Peninsula, East Bay and the South Bay. Residents said they were surprised by the tremors, which didn’t produce injuries or notable damage
The USGS upgraded the East San Jose temblor from a 3.8 magnitude to a 3.9 magnitude earthquake shortly after the quake. Meanwhile, a magnitude 3.8 earthquake struck in the ocean near Petrolia on Dec. 28. So get ready for the next Big One in California…

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