STRONG EARTHQUAKE DEADLY IN TAIWAN

 

EARTHQUAKE SUMMARY FOR FEBRUARY 5, 2016

 

A strong earthquake hit Taiwan today with M 6.3-6.4. It caused much destruction in that Island nation. A 17-story apartment building collapsed along with seven other buildings which were damaged in the quake. Rescuers pulled more than 200 from rubble but at leas four people died in the earthquake. More than 360 people were hospitalized for injuries. Power was cut to thousands in the area and water supply was stopped to more than 400,000 households. The area manufactures many of the computer chips in popular computer models. The quake occurred at the beginning of the Lunar New Year holiday, a time when many people are traveling in the area.

 

 

NECI reported maximum intensity VII in Taiwan at Meinung and Chiayi, and VI in Kangshan, Tainan, and IV-V in Touliu, Taitung, Chungho, Taichung, Shalu, Pingtung, Kaohsiung, Toucheng, Hsinchu, Chupei, Yuanlin and Chihu, Taiwan. It was also felt on mainland China with intensity IV-V in Fuzhou, Xiamen, Zhangzhou, Fujian,  and II-III in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, Xianggangdao and Shatian, Hong Kong, in Chaozhou, Guangdong and Jiaocheng, Fujian, China. Also felt with intensity II-III in Taiwan at Yungho, Tanshui, Sanchung, Luchou, Hsinchuang, Hsichih, Tali, Puli, Chushan, Taiwan. CWB reported intensity IV in Yunlin; V in Kaohsiung, Pingtung, Tainan, Chiayi, IV in Pingtung, Kaohsiung, Taitung, Penghu, Changhua, Nantou, Taichung; III in Taichung, Hualien, Nantou, Miaoli, II in Hsinchu, Yilan; and I in Taoyuan Counties, Taiwan. The epicenter was under the town of Gaoshu, a community of about 25,000. The mainshock  of M 6.4 (CWB) was followed by a series of moderate aftershocks including those of 4.9, 4.3, 4.5, 3.8, 4.2, 4.4, 3.7, 4.3, 3.7, and 3.9 in chronological order. These were felt with intensity up to III in Tainan and I-II in Kaohsiung, Pingtung, Chiayi, Yunlin and Changhua Counties.

 

Forecast 95420 had expected a moderately strong earthquake was likely within about 25 km of this epicenter around February 8. This is the strongest earthquake within about 100 km of this epicenter since an event of M 7.7 on September 20, 1999. Events of M 6.4 and 5.8 on June 10, 2000 and December 10, 2003 respectively occurred about 100-150 km northeast of this epicenter and the last within about 200 km - an M 7.0-7.1 on December 26, 2006 was about 150 km southeast of today's epicenter.

 

Readers will recall that two days ago CWB reported an earthquake of M 6.8 north  of Taiwan in the area near Okinawa. At the time this summary reported:

 

"The strongest earthquake of the day was an M 5.7 (EMSC) to M 6.8 (CWB) north of Taiwan. NEIC reported it was felt with intensity IV in Luchou and II-III in Toucheng, Taichung, Chungho, Hsinchuang, Yungho and Taoyuan, Taiwan and in Ishikawa and Irasoe, Okinawa, Japan. The Central Weather Bureau of Taiwan (CWB) gave the event M 6.8 and reported it was felt throughout much of Taiwan with intensity III in Yilan and Hualien; II in Nantou, Taichung, Taitung, Hsinchu; and I in Taipei, Taoyuan, Hsinchu, Miaoli, Changhua, Chiayi, and Tainan Counties, Taiwan. This epicenter was about 200 km north of Taiwan and caused no major damage." (February 3, 2016)

 

This may be an extension of the earthquake migration cited in this summary which began with the Jalisco quake, then to Southern Alaska, Kamchatka and the Kuril/Hokkaido region and now to Taiwan. Another possible promoter of this evetn may be the tidal effects associated with the past full moon and coming new moon which maximize at longitudes near that of Taiwan. Solar activity was at it highest in nearly a month today and this too, may have been an enabling factor in today’s earthquake.

 

 

O:  5FEB2016 23:07:29  23.0N  120.3E ML=3.9  TAI    Tainan, Taiwan              

O:  5FEB2016 22:14:25  23.0N  120.3E ML=3.7  TAI    Tainan, Taiwan              

O:  5FEB2016 22:05:25  24.4N  122.0E ML=4.3  TAI    Yilan, Taiwan              

O:  5FEB2016 21:13:41  23.0N  120.3E ML=3.7  TAI    Tainan, Taiwan              

O:  5FEB2016 21:07:19  23.0N  120.3E ML=4.4  TAI    Tainan, Taiwan              

O:  5FEB2016 20:18:42  22.9N  120.3E ML=4.2  TAI    Tainan, Taiwan              

O:  5FEB2016 20:12:45  22.9N  120.3E ML=3.8  TAI    Tainan, Taiwan              

O:  5FEB2016 20:03:10  22.9N  120.3E ML=4.5  TAI    Tainan, Taiwan              

O:  5FEB2016 20:01:52  23.1N  120.3E ML=4.3  TAI    Tainan, Taiwan              

O:  5FEB2016 20:00:06  22.9N  120.3E ML=4.9  TAI    Tainan, Taiwan              

O:  5FEB2016 19:57:27  22.9N  120.5E ML=6.4  TAI    Tainan, Taiwan               

O:  5FEB2016 19:57:27  22.9N  120.7E mw=6.4  ANSS   Taiwan                       

P:  8FEB2016 95420     23.0N  121.0E 4.0-5.9 BAAAA  Taiwan                     

 

Sakurajima Volcano on Kyushu Island, Japan erupted violently at 0956 UT today. This may have helped promoted the earthquake in Taiwan 10 hours later. The eruption sent lava flowing down the slopes of this active volcano. There was no immediate danger to populations in the area but included pyroclastic flows and rock bombs which were thrown as far as 2 km. The last major eruption of Sakurajima occurred in January, 2013  an eruption which sent ash up 5000 meters and caused some regional damage. The closest major city in Kagoshima about 12 km across a bay. Kagoshima is a city of about 600,000 people. Two nuclear power plants in Sendai lie near the volcano, but ash from an eruption is unlikely to affect them. Sakurajima is located at 31.6N 130.7E.  Forecast 95155 had expected activity in this area in late January or early February.

 

O:  5FEB2016 09:57:00  31.6N  130.7E ML=5.0  VOLC   Eruption of Sakurajima, Kyushu, Japan.

O: 29JAN2016 95155     31.0N  131.0E 3.5-5.0 CAAAA  Kyushu, Japan area

 

A moderate earthquake of M 5.2 was also widely felt in India, Nepal and Bangladesh today. NEIC reported intensity V in Bhaktapur, Nepal and IV in Tribuvannagar, Dipayal, Kathmandu, Kirtipur, Dhulikhet and Lalitpur, Nepal. Intensity II-III in Nepal was felt in Waling, Butwal, Birganj, Hetauda, Banepa, Pokhara, Bhimeshwar, Tulsipur, Bharatpur, and in India in Patan, Ni Dilli, Phulwari, and Patna and in Shunamganj, Bangladesh. Forecasts 95479 and 95415 had expected activity in this area east of the Nepal  earthquake of April 25, 2015 (M 7.8) to occur around February 7-8. Today's event is the strongest aftershock in the region in the nine months since an M 5.7 on May 16, 2015.

 

O:  5FEB2016 16:20:11  27.8N   85.2E mb=5.2  ANSS   NNW of Kathmandu Nepal       

O: 05FEB2016 16:20:10  28.1N   85.6E mb=5.3  EMSC XIZANG-NEPAL BORDER REGION

P:  7FEB2016 95479     30.0N   84.0E 3.8-5.2 ACAAA  Xizang                     

P:  8FEB2016 95415     27.0N   88.0E 3.5-5.4 BABAA  Nepal                      

 

A light earthquake in the Greater Los Angeles region of California today was widely felt in the Los Angeles area. NEIC reported it was felt with intensity II-III in Los Angeles, Compton, El Segundo, Gardena, Hermosa Beach, Lawndale, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo, Beach, Playa del Rey, Torrance, La Palma, Harbor City, Lomita, Los Alamitos, San Pedro, Wilmington, San Pedro, Wilmington, Carson, Signal Hill, Long Beach, Escondido, Palm Springs, Newport Beach and Santa Barbara, California.

Forecast 95460 had expected this earthquake was likely within about 10 km of this epicenter around February 9. The last earthquake within about 50 km of this  epicenter with M>=2.7 occurred on September 5, 2015 also with M 2.7. The last of larger magnitude was an M 2.9 on August 31, 2015. Earthquakes in this area occasionally migrate into the Simi and San Fernando Valley areas. This can take up to a week. With the 22th anniversary of the Northridge earthquake just past and the 45th anniversary  of the San Fernando earthquake of February 9, 1971 coming up, it is worthwhile recalling that a series of light earthquakes of M 3.1-3.7 hit near this location in the week preceding the Northridge earthquake of M 6.7 in January, 1994. This may be a canary quake and more such earthquakes in the next several days could be important precursors.

 

O:  5FEB2016 19:13:59  33.7N  118.4W ml=2.7  ANSS   Rolling Hills California     

P:  9FEB2016 95460     33.6N  118.5W 2.5-4.8 BAAAA  So. California             

 

A strong clipper storm hit Maine, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, Canada today. As this storm hit a series of earthquakes occurred in the McAdam region of  Quebec east of Maine. This is the second swarm to hit this area this winter and both occurred as major storms passed through the region. It may be a sensitive epicenter, but little past history shows any seismicity in the region.

The previous swarm occurred on December 7-8, 2015. This summary noted at the time:

 

"A series of light earthquake hit north of Calais, Maine near McAdam, Quebec today. These events from M 1.4-2.4 centered around 1610-1630 UT. Local solar noon is 1630 UT so it is likely that tidal triggering was involved in these events as tidal stresses are highest at local noon and midnight. This is

not one of the typical epicenters for small events in the region. The last earthquake within about 50 km of this epicenter with M>=2.4 occurred March 10, 2012 with M 2.4. Earthquakes of M 2.5 and 2.6 hit about 50-100 km south of this on  September 17, 2014 and February 17, 2015. Forecasts 93900 and 93907 had expected this activity was likely around December 7-8." (December 8, 2016)

 

The M 2.6 today is the strongest earthquake within about 50 km of this epicenter in at least 25 years (NRCA data). Forecast 95486 had expected this activity was likely  around February 7.

 

O:  5FEB2016 06:09:24  45.6N   67.3W mb=2.6  ANSS   Maine                        

O: 05FEB2016 12:24:13  45.6N   67.3W ML=2.0  NRCA  3 km NW from McAdam

O: 05FEB2016 06:10:35  45.6N   67.3W ML=1.9  NRCA  2 km NW from McAdam

O: 05FEB2016 06:09:24  45.6N   67.3W ML=2.6  NRCA  2 km NW from McAdam

O: 05FEB2016 00:52:34  45.6N   67.3W ML=1.5  NRCA  3 km NW from McAdam

P:  7FEB2016 95486     46.0N   66.0W 2.0-3.9 AAAAA  E. of Maine                

 

OTHER GLOBAL EARTHQUAKE ACTIVITY

 

For most events there are two listings. The first line is the observed event starting with "O:" for Observed. There follows the date, month and year, the time in UT hours:minutes:seconds, the latitude and longitude, the given magnitude and the reporting agency followed by the geographic location. The second line starts with "P:" This is the forecast event as forecast in our summaries normally more than a month in advance. Magnitudes may vary in response to updated seismic watches and daily variations due to tidal and other influences. This line has the forecast date, month and year, the forecast number, latitude, longitude and forecast magnitude range.  This is followed by a comparison between the forecast and the event. The comparison includes letters A-D. The first is number of days difference from predicted (A:up to 2, B3-5; C:6-10; D:more than 10), Difference in latitude (A:up to 1 degree; B:1-2 degrees; C:2-4 degrees; D:more than 4 degrees); longitude (same comparison as with latitude); magnitude (A: within forecast range; B: higher than forecast range; C: lower than forecast range; D: no comparison possible). The last letter is a stand in for a future comparison which needs to be done statistically after a large number of forecasts have been made. In previous data, an excellent match is generally AAAAA; a good match as one or two B's; a fair match has several B's and C's and a poor match is one which contains a number of C's or D's. 

 

ASIA

 

No significant (M>=5) or unusual earthquakes were reported in Asia today.

 

INDONESIA AND PHILIPPINES

 

O:  6FEB2016 02:28:11   2.2N   97.1E mb=4.4  ANSS   ESE of Sinabang Indonesia    

P:  5FEB2016 95355      1.0N  100.0E 4.0-5.4 ABCAA  So. Sumatera               

 

O:  5FEB2016 20:11:12   5.3S  141.6E mb=4.9  ANSS   Kiunga Papua New Guinea      

P:  4FEB2016 95378      5.0S  139.0E 4.0-5.5 AACAA  West Irian, PNG            

P:  6FEB2016 95371      4.0S  140.0E 4.0-5.4 ABBAA  Papua New Guinea           

 

No significant (M>=5) or unusual earthquakes were reported in Indonesia or the Philippines today.

 

CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA

 

O:  5FEB2016 17:44      7.6S   74.7W mb=4.7  IGP    Contamana, Peru.             

P:  2FEB2016 95358      8.0S   74.0W 3.5-5.0 BAAAA  Brazil                     

 

IGP reported this earthquake was felt with intensity II in Contamana, Peru.

 

O:  5FEB2016 07:05:07  21.0S   67.4W mb=4.5  ANSS   SW of Uyuni Bolivia          

P:  5FEB2016 95581     21.0S   69.0W 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  Coast No. Chile            

 

O:  5FEB2016 10:44:40  36.1S   73.8W mb=4.5  ANSS   NW of Talcahuano Chile       

P:  9FEB2016 95593     38.0S   74.0W 4.0-6.1 BBAAA  Central Chile              

 

O:  5FEB2016 23:30:42  25.1S   69.0W ML=4.2  EMSC ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE             

P:  8FEB2016 95580     24.0S   68.0W 4.0-5.6 BBAAA  Argentina                  

 

O: 05FEB2016 11:31:36  15.4N   92.4W ML=3.9  UNAM   OESTE de MOTOZINTLA, CHIS 

O: 04FEB2016 18:08:32  14.4N   92.4W ML=4.6  UNAM   SUROESTE de CD HIDALGO, CHIS 

O: 04FEB2016 18:28:24  14.9N   92.7W ML=3.0  UNAM   SUROESTE de HUIXTLA, CHIS 

O: 05FEB2016 06:06:09  14.5N   92.7W ML=3.2  UNAM   SUROESTE de CD HIDALGO, CHIS 

O: 04FEB2016 15:06:01  14.5N   92.8W ML=3.6  UNAM   SUROESTE de TAPACHULA, CHIS 

O:  5FEB2016 01:45:27  14.9N   92.1W ML=3.4  UNAM   URESTE de CACAHOATAN, CHIS   

P:  6FEB2016 95388     15.0N   92.0W 3.5-5.1 AAAAA  Guatemala                   

 

O: 04FEB2016 17:58:29  15.7N   93.8W ML=3.8  UNAM   SUR de TONALA, CHIS 

O: 05FEB2016 10:41:05  15.2N   94.1W ML=3.6  UNAM    SUROESTE de TONALA, CHIS 

O:  4FEB2016 20:06:01  15.7N   93.7W ML=3.8  UNAM   SUR de TONALA, CHIS          

P:  4FEB2016 95385     16.0N   93.0W 3.5-5.2 AAAAA  Chiapas, Mexico            

 

O:  5FEB2016 10:36:57  17.1N   95.8W ML=3.9  UNAM   ESTE de TLACOLULA, OAX       

P:  2FEB2016 95385     16.0N   95.0W 3.5-5.1 BBAAA  Chiapas, Mexico            

 

O: 05FEB2016 00:36:46  15.3N   96.2W ML=4.0  UNAM   SUR de CRUCECITA, OAX 

O:  4FEB2016 14:20:39  16.4N   96.0W ML=4.1  UNAM   ESTE de MIAHUATLAN, OAX      

P:  3FEB2016 95399     15.0N   96.0W 3.5-5.3 ABAAA  Oaxaca, Mexico             

 

O:  5FEB2016 00:12:32  16.1N   97.5W ML=3.5  UNAM   NOROESTE de RIO GRANDE, OAX  

O:  4FEB2016 14:48:37  15.9N   97.9W ML=3.4  UNAM   OESTE de RIO GRANDE, OAX     

O: 04FEB2016 18:51:47  16.3N   98.1W ML=3.7  UNAM   SUR de PINOTEPA NACIONAL, OAX 

O: 04FEB2016 20:14:43  16.2N   98.1W ML=3.9  UNAM   SUROESTE de PINOTEPA NACIONAL, OAX 

O: 05FEB2016 08:07:28  16.6N   98.4W ML=3.4  UNAM   UR de OMETEPEC, GRO 

O: 05FEB2016 11:00:35  16.6N   98.4W ML=3.4  UNAM   UR de OMETEPEC, GRO 

O: 04FEB2016 19:26:37  15.6N   98.8W ML=3.8  UNAM    SUROESTE de PINOTEPA NACIONAL, OAX 

P:  2FEB2016 95399     16.0N   98.0W 3.5-5.4 AAAAA  Oaxaca, Mexico             

 

O:  4FEB2016 21:15:34  17.0N   99.2W ML=3.4  UNAM   NORESTE de SAN MARCOS, GRO   

P:  3FEB2016 95399     18.0N   99.0W 3.5-5.2 AAAAA  Oaxaca, Mexico             

 

O:  5FEB2016 00:41:11  18.2N  103.1W ML=3.5  UNAM   SUR de COALCOMAN, MICH       

O: 04FEB2016 21:34:43  18.1N  103.2W ML=3.6  UNAM   SUR de COALCOMAN, MICH 

O: 04FEB2016 20:59:26  18.1N  103.4W ML=3.5  UNAM   SUROESTE de COALCOMAN, MICH 

P:  5FEB2016 95394     18.0N  103.0W 3.5-5.1 AAAAA  Michoacan, Mexico          

 

O:  5FEB2016 04:21:25  26.3N  107.6W ML=3.8  UNAM   ESTE de EL FUERTE, SIN       

P:  6FEB2016 95408     25.0N  113.0W 3.5-4.9 ABCAA  Gulf of California         

 

O: 05FEB2016 21:23:08  19.0N   65.7W Md=3.0  ANSS   Vieques Puerto Rico

O: 06FEB2016 02:07:35  19.3N   66.5W Md=3.3  ANSS   Nuevas Poniente Puerto Rico

O:  6FEB2016 00:18:55  18.2N   64.5W Md=3.3  ANSS   Town British Virgin Islands  

P:  6FEB2016 95391     18.0N   65.0W 3.0-5.1 AAAAA  Leeward Islands            

 

AFRICA AND EUROPE

 

O:  5FEB2016 23:01:26  34.9N   25.8E mb=4.7  ANSS   SSE of Ierapetra Greece      

P:  3FEB2016 95437     34.0N   26.0E 3.0-4.4 AAAAA  Crete                      

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.7 in Crete, Greece was felt with intensity IV in Ierapetra, Lasithi and II-III in the area(s) of Aghios Nikolaos, Greece.

 

No significant (M>=5) or unusual earthquakes were reported in Europe today.

 

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC

 

O:  5FEB2016 17:48:44   4.4S  153.6E mb=4.9  ANSS   Taron Papua New Guinea       

P:  1FEB2016 95365      5.0S  154.0E 4.0-5.6 BAAAA  New Britain                

 

O:  6FEB2016 01:39:18  17.0S  174.9E mb=5.5  ANSS   WNW of Nadi Fiji             

O:  6FEB2016 04:51:35  17.2S  175.0E mb=5.1  ANSS   WNW of Nadi Fiji             

P: 27JAN2016 95291     18.0S  176.0E 4.0-5.4 CAAAA  Fiji Islands               

 

O:  5FEB2016 13:42:12  18.8S  168.3E mb=4.9  ANSS   S of Port-Vila Vanuatu       

O:  5FEB2016 14:12:19  19.1S  169.1E mb=4.9  ANSS   NNW of Isangel Vanuatu       

P:  4FEB2016 95579     19.0S  168.0E 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  Vanuatu Islands            

 

OCEAN RIDGES

 

No significant (M>=5) or unusual earthquakes were reported on Ocean Ridges today.

 

NEW ZEALAND AND AUSTRALIA REGION

 

No earthquakes of M>=4 were recorded in the regions of New Zealand or Australia

today. GeoNet did not report any felt events in the area.

 

JAPAN AND KURIL ISLANDS

 

O:  5FEB2016 07:02:19  36.4N  139.1E mb=4.6  ANSS   SE of Maebashi-shi Japan      

O:  5FEB2016 21:22:52  36.7N  139.5E mb=4.4  ANSS   W of Nikko Japan             

P:  7FEB2016 95448     37.0N  139.0E 3.5-5.1 AAAAA  No. Honshu, Japan          

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.6 in southeastern Honshu, Japan was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Ota, Gunma; Utsunomiya, Tochigi and Tokyo, Japan. An M 4.4 aftershock was felt with intensity II in Tsuchiura, Ibaraki and Utsunomiya, Tochigi, Japan. 

 

U.S./CANADA*

 

WESTERN U.S./CANADA

 

CALIFORNIA

 

NEIC reported an earthquake of M 2.1 in Southern California was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Indio, California.

 

O: 05FEB2016 12:43:11  33.7N  116.2W ml=2.2  ANSS   ENE of Indio California

O: 05FEB2016 21:39:11  33.7N  116.2W ml=2.2  ANSS   ENE of Indio California

O:  5FEB2016 11:23:28  33.7N  116.2W ml=2.2  ANSS   ENE of Indio California      

P:  2FEB2016 95461     33.7N  116.1W 2.5-4.7 BAAAA  So. California             

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 2.2 in Southern California was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Indio, California.

 

O:  5FEB2016 19:13:59  33.7N  118.4W ml=2.7  ANSS   Rolling Hills California     

P:  9FEB2016 95460     33.6N  118.5W 2.5-4.8 BAAAA  So. California             

 

O:  6FEB2016 01:56:57  38.7N  123.0W md=2.4  ANSS   SSE of Cloverdale California 

O:  5FEB2016 15:29:47  38.8N  122.8W md=2.0  ANSS   The Geysers California       

O:  6FEB2016 00:40:39  38.8N  122.8W md=2.2  ANSS   The Geysers California       

P:  3FEB2016 95432     38.0N  122.3W 2.5-4.4 BAAAA  Central California         

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 2.4 in Northern California was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Cloverdale, California.

 

 

ALASKA

 

O:  5FEB2016 18:28:43  59.5N  145.8W ml=3.5  ANSS   Southern Alaska              

P:  2FEB2016 95550     60.1N  147.1W 3.2-5.0 BAAAA  Central Alaska             

 

O: 05FEB2016 08:48:53  59.7N  153.3W ml=3.5  ANSS   84km W of Anchorage, Alaska

O: 05FEB2016 20:49:50  59.8N  153.1W ml=3.2  ANSS   Southern Alaska

O: 05FEB2016 11:28:09  60.8N  153.2W ml=3.2  ANSS   43km NNW of Redoubt

O:  6FEB2016 00:08:39  59.6N  153.4W ml=3.6  ANSS   Old Iliamna Alaska           

P:  2FEB2016 95549     60.0N  153.5W 3.2-4.9 BAAAA  Central Alaska             

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 3.6 in Southern Alaska was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Homer, Alaska.

 

O:  5FEB2016 20:05:15  63.0N  149.7W ml=3.5  ANSS   Southern Alaska              

P:  3FEB2016 95554     63.0N  151.5W 3.2-5.0 AAAAA  Central Alaska             

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 3.5 in Central Alaska was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Talkeetna, Alaska.

 

 

PACIFIC NORTHWESTERN U.S./WESTERN CANADA

 

O:  5FEB2016 22:13:02  47.3N  122.3W ml=2.6  ANSS   Lakeland South Washington    

P:  8FEB2016 95520     46.9N  122.0W 2.0-3.9 BAAAA  Washington state, U.S.     

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 2.6 in the Seattle-Tacoma area was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Seattle, and Puyallup, Washington.

 

ROCKY MOUNTAINS REGION

 

O:  6FEB2016 00:33:05  37.2N  112.8W ml=2.5  ANSS   WNW of Kanab Utah            

P:  5FEB2016 95477     37.0N  113.8W 2.0-4.1 AAAAA  Utah area                  

 

O:  5FEB2016 07:21:18  38.3N  108.9W md=1.7  ANSS   Dove Creek Colorado          

P:  4FEB2016 95436     38.9N  107.5W 2.0-4.1 AAAAA  Colorado area              

 

O:  5FEB2016 13:01:15  46.9N  112.4W ml=2.0  ANSS   E of Lincoln Montana         

P:  5FEB2016 95524     46.4N  111.4W 2.0-3.9 AAAAA  Yellowstone/Wyoming        

 

EASTERN U.S./CANADA

 

O:  5FEB2016 06:09:24  45.6N   67.3W mb=2.6  ANSS   Maine                        

O: 05FEB2016 12:24:13  45.6N   67.3W ML=2.0  NRCA  3 km NW from McAdam

O: 05FEB2016 06:10:35  45.6N   67.3W ML=1.9  NRCA  2 km NW from McAdam

O: 05FEB2016 06:09:24  45.6N   67.3W ML=2.6  NRCA  2 km NW from McAdam

O: 05FEB2016 00:52:34  45.6N   67.3W ML=1.5  NRCA  3 km NW from McAdam

P:  7FEB2016 95486     46.0N   66.0W 2.0-3.9 AAAAA  E. of Maine                

 

O:  5FEB2016 15:49:06  46.6N   77.9W ML=3.1  NRCA  67 km NW from Deep River      

P:  5FEB2016 95502     47.0N   76.0W 2.0-4.3 AABAA  New York State             

 

O: 05FEB2016 11:38:50  36.3N   97.5W mb=2.9  ANSS   W of Perry Oklahoma

O: 05FEB2016 08:08:57  36.5N   98.7W mb=2.6  ANSS   NW of Fairview Oklahoma

O: 05FEB2016 23:06:16  36.6N   97.8W mb=2.6  ANSS   NNE of Enid Oklahoma

O: 05FEB2016 16:06:24  36.6N   97.8W mb=2.9  ANSS   NNE of Enid Oklahoma

O: 05FEB2016 16:09:30  36.6N   97.8W mb=3.4  ANSS   NNE of Enid Oklahoma

O:  5FEB2016 13:21:43  36.2N   97.3W mb=2.6  ANSS   S of Perry Oklahoma          

P:  7FEB2016 95473     37.0N   97.0W 2.0-4.2 AAAAA  Southern Plains            

 

Earthquakes were felt in Oklahoma and Kansas today in the regions of Enid, Oklahoma and Wichita, Kansas.

 

HAWAII

 

No earthquakes of M>=3 were located in Hawaii.