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Dr Sardonicus 2021-09-27 16:30

[url=https://apnews.com/article/europe-greece-athens-earthquakes-crete-6627c212e4f69081ce67969574b24f84]Strong quake hits Greek island of Crete; 1 dead, 20 injured[/url][quote]ATHENS, Greece (AP) - A strong, prolonged earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of at least 5.8 struck the Greek island of Crete on Monday, killing one person and injuring 20, while damaging homes and churches and causing rock slides near the country's fourth-largest city.[/quote]

Dr Sardonicus 2021-10-07 16:44

From the USGS: [url=https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us6000fsg9/executive]M 5.9 - 15 km NNE of Harnai, Pakistan[/url][quote]2021-10-06 22:01:08 (UTC)30.220°N 68.014°E9.0 km depth[/quote]

[b]EDIT:[/b] From the BBC: [url=https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-58824624]Pakistan earthquake kills 20 in Balochistan province[/url]

Dr Sardonicus 2021-10-12 15:40

[url=http://www.gein.noa.gr/en/recent-alerts]Latest Earthquake Alert
from the Hellenic Unified Seismological Network[/url]

Or. Time [GMT] : 2021/10/12 09:24:04
Magnitude : 6.3
Latitude [°N] : 35.074799
Longtitude [°E] : 26.465099
Focal Depth [km] : 8
Location 23 Km E from Zakros
405 Km SE from Athens
690 Km SSE from Thessaloniki

xilman 2021-10-13 19:16

Mag 4.4 in La Palma, the strongest of five >= 4.0 since the eruption started.

[url]https://www.eldiario.es/canariasahora/sociedad/la-palma-registra-un-terremoto-de-magnitud-4-4-el-mas-fuerte-desde-que-se-iniciara-la-erupcion-volcanica_1_8392614.html[/url]

People living in our house report rattling windows, etc, but no damage.

Uncwilly 2021-10-13 19:36

[QUOTE=xilman;590476]Mag 4.4 in La Palma, the strongest of five >= 4.0 since the eruption started.[/QUOTE]I don't get out of bed for anything less than a 5.5. And even then in bed with the covers over one's head is generally the best place to remain if one is in bed when it strikes.

xilman 2021-10-14 08:05

[QUOTE=Uncwilly;590480]I don't get out of bed for anything less than a 5.5. And even then in bed with the covers over one's head is generally the best place to remain if one is in bed when it strikes.[/QUOTE]A 4.5 occurred overnight. This one was quite deep at 37km. More detail at [url]https://www.eldiario.es/canariasahora/sociedad/terremoto-record-palma-localizado-seismo-magnitud-4-5-jueves_1_8394252.html[/url]

I wouldn't get out of bed for a 4.5 either. The significance is that quakes are generally becoming stronger, more frequent (56 between midnight and 07:15 today) and shallower. The last time that happened a volcano started up within a few days.The largest pre-eruption was only 3.8 IIRC.

People are now wondering whether the new quakes signify the crust relaxing after putting a few megatonnes of lava on the surface or whether a new stream of magma is on the way up. Consensus seems to be that the former is more likely but the population is naturally worried. Most Palmeran eruptions run for a month or few. This one is now coming up to four weeks.

Another chunk of the island, about 4km from where we live, has been evacuated because of a north-westerly flowing lava stream.

xilman 2021-10-20 06:56

Up to 4.8 now, after a few at 4.6. This one was felt >100km away in Tenerife.

The absolute intensity isn't particularly worrying, it is the increased frequency and steadily increasing strengths of earthquakes which are starting to make people concerned.

Nick 2021-10-20 08:41

Are there still people there who can check on your observatory for you? It must be very worrying.

xilman 2021-10-20 09:18

[QUOTE=Nick;591119]Are there still people there who can check on your observatory for you? It must be very worrying.[/QUOTE]
Three evacuees are living in our place. No significant damage, as far as anyonr can tell. About 5cm ash fall in total.

I removed delicate objects from walls, shelves and cupboards a couple of hours before the eruption started and an hour after the largest quake so far --- 3.8 --- so that only relatively large quakes would cause damage.

The networking equipment (microwave link, router, firewall, switches) and Linux box in the observatory have had several power outages but none recently:

[C]pcl@horus:~$ uptime
10:14:29 up 4 days, 5:29, 1 user, load average: 12.05, 12.02, 12.00[/C]

so I guess nothing serious has yet happened. The load average of 12 comes from ECMNET clients which are connecting to 83.217.167.177:8194 (hint :smile:)

I don't want anyone to go up into the dome or ash will very likely get into the gubbins.

Uncwilly 2021-11-15 03:20

[URL="https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us7000fu12/executive"]6.3 in southern Iran[/URL]. Computer generated estimate of fatalities: 10s to low 100s. Estimate of economic damage < 10 megadollars.

Dr Sardonicus 2021-12-04 14:53

[url=https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-59532251]Indonesia volcano: Residents flee as Mt Semeru spews huge ash cloud[/url][quote]Residents on the Indonesian island of Java have been fleeing a vast plume of ash as an active volcano erupted for the second time in months.

Witnesses said a thick rain of volcanic ash from Mt Semeru was blotting out the Sun in two local districts.

No casualties have yet been reported and evacuations are under way, officials said.

Meanwhile a monitoring body issued a warning to airlines of an ash cloud rising up to 15,000m (50,000 ft).

The eruption took place at about 14:30 local time (07:30 GMT). Local authorities have set up a restricted zone of 5km (3 miles) from the crater after the eruption.[/quote][b]UPDATE: [/b][url=https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-59532251]Indonesia volcano: Volcano rescuers face ash as high as rooftops[/url][quote]Rescuers in Indonesia are searching for survivors in villages buried by hot ash, after Mt Semeru on Java island erupted on Saturday.

Fourteen people are known to have died and dozens were injured, emergency authorities said.

One volunteer in the nearby district of Lumajang filmed police and military officials working to dig out bodies with their bare hands.

Houses were buried to their rooftops and vehicles wholly submerged.

Taufiq Ismail Marzuqi, who filmed the struggle to excavate bodies, told Reuters the rescue efforts were "very dire".

At least 11 villages in Lumajang, in East Java, were coated in volcanic ash. At least 56 people have been injured, with many suffering burns after they mistook the hot mud flow for flooding.

"There were 10 people carried away by the mud flow," said Salim, who lives in the village of Kampung Renteng.

"One of them was almost saved. He was told to run away but said 'I can't, who will feed my cows?'"[/quote]


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