Category Archives: EARTHQUAKE WATCH

Tremors felt in Moscow as 8.2 quake rattles Russia’s Sakhalin region

Review of 5.7 Earthquake in California

     An earthquake in far northeastern California did not injure anyone but did cause moderate damage, including to a water tank that supplies hundreds of homes with drinking water, local authorities said Friday. Plumas County Sheriff Greg Hagwood said the magnitude-5.7 quake sent items tumbling from grocery store shelves and downed chimneys when it hit at 8:47 p.m. Thursday. The U.S. Geological Survey’s National Earthquake Center said the temblor was centered near Greenville, about 25 miles southwest of Susanville, and was felt as far away as San Francisco and in two other states. It was followed by multiple aftershocks, including a magnitude 4.9 quake that struck early Friday morning. About 300 people were affected by the damaged water system, Hagwood said. “Without question, it’s the strongest quake I’ve ever felt here.

     It was very unsettling and it lasted long enough to create a measure of anxiety,” Hagwood said. “The supermarkets and stores had a lot of things come off the shelves.” Pacific Gas & Electric said about 660 customers lost power on the southwestern edge of Lake Almanor at about 9:39 p.m. Thursday. The Susanville Fire Department said it had received no reports of damage, and a Plumas County Sheriff’s Office dispatcher said calls were flooding into its office but no reports of damage. Thousands of people reported feeling the quake, as far away as the San Francisco Bay area and across the borders into Oregon and Nevada, according to the USGS website. KCRA-TV in Sacramento reported that the Plumas County temblor was felt in downtown Sacramento, about 145 miles south of the epicenter. People in Yuba and Sutter Counties, south of Plumas, said they felt a rolling quake, according to the Marysville Appeal-Democrat.

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     Officials say a moderately strong earthquake has hit a mountainous region in Indian-controlled Kashmir, injuring at least nine people and damaging several buildings. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-5.4 earthquake struck Wednesday and was centered near the border between Indian-held Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh state to its south. Abdul Rashid Zargar, a local weather office official, says the quake damaged at least four buildings, including two schools, and injured seven students and two teachers. It also disrupted cellphone communications. The earthquake was also felt weakly in New Delhi and other parts of northern India.


     At least 13 people have been killed and 105 more sustained injuries in a 5.7 magnitude earthquake that rattled Afghanistan, with strong tremors felt in neighboring Pakistan. According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the Wednesday quake struck at a depth of 65 kilometers (40 miles), some 25 kilometers northwest of Jalalabad in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, close to the Pakistani border. Pakistan’s meteorological office put the magnitude of the earthquake at 6.2. On April 4, an earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale jolted parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan. The epicenter of the quake was on the Afghan-Tajikistan border at a depth of 225 kilometers (140 miles), Pakistani meteorological officials said. The quake also hit northwestern Pakistan, Islamabad and parts of Pakistan’s central province of Punjab. The worst earthquake to hit Afghanistan in recent years occurred on May 30, 1998, when a quake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale struck Takhar and Badakhshan provinces. Between 4,000 and 4,500 people died in the tremor.

More Than 200 Confirmed Killed In Chinese Earthquake More Than 1000 Aftershocks

No tsunami threat for Hawaii after 6.4-magnitude quake near Papua New Guinea

Earthquake in China leaves 72 dead, more than 600 injured

Magnitude 7.0 earthquake off Japan in Kuril Islands

Iran Hit by Magnitude 7.8 Quake Felt From Dubai to Delhi