Very strong but very deep harmless earthquake at the Fiji Islands – August 19, 2017

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This earthquake looks spectacular but occurred too deep in the earth to be important.
It occurred in the very hot solid mantle of the earth normally caused by subduction as the location is West of one of the deepest trenches (subduction location) in the world. The very deepest earthquakes (like this one) only occur at subduction zones where cold crustal rock is being pushed deep into the earth.

Island arcs and oceanic trenches occur when both of the plates are made of oceanic crust.

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Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 6.4

Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2017-08-19 14:00:52

GMT/UTC Time : 2017-08-19 02:00:52

Depth (Hypocenter) : 541 km

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Update 20:28 UTC: Based on the present earthquake parameters (Magnitude, Depth, Population, etc) and our experience with earthquake damage impact, earthquake-Report.com does not expect any damage from this earthquake as the strength of the earthquake is not powerful enough in relation with the distance to the nearest coastal villages.

Update 20:28 UTC: Seismogram as recorded in a seismological station in CayeyScreen Shot 2017-08-18 at 22.25.48

 

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Brenas, Puerto Rico, 50.1 km (31.1 mi) NPopulation: 2,104
Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, 52.0 km (32.3 mi) NPopulation: 29,325
Barceloneta, Puerto Rico, 52.7 km (32.8 mi) NNEPopulation: 22,322
Dorado, Puerto Rico, 52.8 km (32.8 mi) NNWPopulation: 13,117
Manatí, Puerto Rico, 54.3 km (33.7 mi) NPopulation: 16,092

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Magnitude : 4.9

Local Time (conversion only below land) : Unknown

GMT/UTC Time : 2017-08-18 20:13:00

Depth (Hypocenter) : 28.9 km

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  • Río Grande – My desk was shaking
  • Arecibo – Estaba sentado duró aprox. 6 segundos movimiento de lado a lado
  • Rincon – It shook gently, twice. I was not sure what it was an earthquake until i saw a confirmation on the USGS site.
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  • Carolina – It was really short (maybe a second), but felt strong.
  • Naguabo – It didn’t last long.
  • San juan – Lasted for 3 or 4 seconds side to side.
  • utuado – Light shaking
  • Bayamón – Sentí que duró 15 segundos aunque pareció un minuto.
  • Сан Жуан – Приблизительно секунды 3
  • camuy – aaprox 10sec
  • Yabucoa – Escuché un sumbido suave y un leve temblor como de 1 y medio segundo recostada leyendo en la cama. De hecho, el zumbido y el leve movimiento fue lo que me hizo levantarme. Segundos después mi hija me llamò al celular para preguntarme si había sentido el temblor.
  • Jayuya – Strong shaking
  • MANATI – En la oficina temblo la computadora y todo sobre el escritorio se movio de un lado a otro
  • Cupey, San Juan – I was in class and it lasted about 15-20 seconds but felt like a minute!
  • Santurce – Estaba estacionada y sentí una fuerte sacudida por varios segundos. Pensé que era un fuerte viento, luego me enteré que sí, que fue un temblor. Es hora de buscar de Dios, pues lo que viene para la isla será muy fuerte.
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  • Carolina – Estaba sentada en el sofá y se sintió como si le hubieran dado dos fuerte patadas al espaldar. Duración fué de 2 segundos.
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    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?

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    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
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    Structures :
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    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?

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    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or “easy glide” drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?

    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?

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    Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected.

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    Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down.

    Environment :
    Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.

    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?

    Structures
    Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames.

    Environment :
    Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.

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    * mandatory fields <!–

     

    Security check, enter >

    –>
    characters allowed
    characters typed extra


    var PREV_MII_Help = false;
    var PREV_v = false;
    var LANG_count_text = jQuery(“#quake_c_count”).text();
    var LANG_extra_text = jQuery(“#quake_c_extra”).text();

    jQuery(document).ready(function( $ ) {

    var captcha_url = “https://earthquake-report.com/wp-content/plugins/quakesos”;
    var xurl = “https://earthquake-report.com/wp-content/plugins/quakesos/experience.php”;
    var url1 = jQuery(“.quake_felt”).first().attr(“href”);
    jQuery(“#qid”).val(url1);
    jQuery(“#comments”).keyup(function(e) {
    var len = jQuery(this).val().trim().length;
    if (len<=500)
    jQuery("#quake_c_count")
    .html((500-len)+" "+LANG_count_text)
    .css("color","blue")
    .show()
    else
    jQuery("#quake_c_count")
    .html((len-500)+" "+LANG_extra_text)
    .css("color","red")
    .show()
    });
    jQuery(".MMI_help").click(function(e) {
    e.preventDefault();

    if (PREV_MII_Help)
    {
    PREV_MII_Help.fadeOut(300);
    }
    var h = jQuery(this).next();
    h
    .css("position","absolute")
    .css("width", "500px")
    .css("left", (parseInt(jQuery(this).css("left"))+50) + "px")
    .css("top", (parseInt(jQuery(this).css("top"))+50) + "px")
    //.hcenter()

    if (PREV_MII_Help && h.html() == PREV_v)
    {
    PREV_MII_Help.fadeOut(300);
    PREV_MII_Help = false;
    PREV_v = false;
    return;
    }
    PREV_MII_Help = h;
    PREV_v = h.html();
    h.fadeIn(300)
    });

    jQuery("#quake_experience").live("submit", function(e)
    {
    e.preventDefault();
    var FORM = this;
    var FORM_DATA = jQuery(this).serialize();

    jQuery("#exp_submit_button").attr("disabled", "true");

    window.setTimeout(function(){
    jQuery("#exp_submit_button").removeAttr("disabled");
    },1000);

    jQuery.post
    (
    xurl,
    FORM_DATA,
    function(data)
    {
    //alert(data);;
    //return
    jQuery("#quake_c_count").html("");
    /*if (data != "Invalid / empty security code entered! Please try again")
    jQuery("#form_overlay")
    .fadeOut(1000);
    */
    if (data != "")
    alert(data);
    else
    {
    jQuery("#comments,#captcha,#location,#local_eq_time").val("");
    jQuery("#form_overlay #qid").val("-1");
    jQuery('input[name="experience"]').removeAttr("checked");
    jQuery("#quake_success").html("
    Earthquake-Report.com appreciates sharing your experience with our readers!”);
    jQuery(“html, body”).animate({ scrollTop: $(“#form_overlay”).offset().top }, 100);
    }
    /*
    if (data == “Invalid / empty security code entered! Please try again”)
    {
    jQuery(“#captcha_img”)
    .attr(“src”, captcha_url + “/captcha.php?” + Date());
    jQuery(“#captcha”)
    .val(“”)
    .focus()
    }
    */
    }
    );

    });
    jQuery(“.quake_felt”).live(“click”, function(e)
    {
    e.preventDefault();
    var url = jQuery(this).attr(“href”);
    var mag = jQuery(this).attr(“mag”);
    var tit = jQuery(this).attr(“title”);
    jQuery(“#quake_title”).html(tit + ” – M ” + mag);

    //jQuery(“#form_overlay”)
    //.css(“z-index”, 2000)
    //.find(“#quake_experience”)

    jQuery(“#qid”).val(url);
    //jQuery(“#form_overlay”)
    //.hcenter()
    //.fadeIn(1000)
    jQuery(“#comments,#captcha”)//,#email
    .val(“”);
    //jQuery(“#email”)
    //.focus();

    //jQuery(“#captcha_img”)
    // .attr(“src”, captcha_url + “/captcha.php?” + Date());
    /*jQuery(“#captcha_reload”)
    .attr(“src”, captcha_url + “/reload.png”)
    .attr(“alt”, “Reload security captcha”)
    .attr(“title”, “Reload security captcha”)
    .css(“cursor”, “pointer”)
    .click(function(e) {
    jQuery(“#captcha_img”)
    .attr(“src”, captcha_url + “/captcha.php?” + Date());
    });
    */
    jQuery(“html, body”).animate({ scrollTop: $(“#form_overlay”).offset().top }, 500,
    function() {
    var fld = “#email”;
    if (jQuery(fld).val() != “”)
    fld = “#form_overlay input[name=”location”]”;
    jQuery(fld)
    .focus()
    .select()
    }
    );
    });
    jQuery(“#experience_close”).click(function(e)
    {
    jQuery(“#form_overlay”)
    .fadeOut(1000);
    }).css(“cursor”, “pointer”)

    });

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