Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.1 Earthquake hits New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Gulf of California.

5.0 Earthquake hits off shore Chiapas, Mexico.

Mexico – Hopes that rescuers will find more survivors trapped beneath collapsed buildings in central Mexico were fading on Thursday, as the scale of the devastation wreaked by the country’s deadliest earthquake for a generation started to become clear.

The death toll from Tuesday’s 7.1 magnitude quake rose to 282, including at least 137 in the capital, and was almost certainly set to rise as rescue workers continue to search the precarious ruins amid the threat of aftershocks, collapsing rubble and gas leaks.

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But details of the destruction outside the capital are only now starting to emerge, with reports of entire towns flattened and thousands of people left homeless.

Directly south of Mexico City in Morelos state, the death toll stands at 73. The damage was especially acute in the municipality of Jojutla, where houses were reduced to rubble.

In Puebla state, authorities have declared a state of “extraordinary emergency” in 112 municipalities – equivalent to 51% of the region.

At least 1,700 homes have been declared uninhabitable and should be demolished over coming months, according to the state governor. The number could well rise after experts finish more exhaustive inspections.

In Metepec, a quaint colonial town, almost every house and business has suffered structural damage, raising fears among residents that the rebuild could take years.

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Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.4 Earthquake hits Vanuatu.

6.1 Earthquake hits off the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

5.6 Earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.5 Earthquake hits Java, Indonesia.

5.3 Earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.2 Earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 Earthquake hits Tonga.

5.0 Earthquake hits south of Sumbawa, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits Papua, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits the southern East Pacific rise.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

7.1 Earthquake hits Puebla, Mexico.

Quake damage

At least 248 people were killed when a powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico on Tuesday, including 21 children crushed beneath an elementary school that was reduced to rubble. In addition to Mexico City, people were also killed in Puebla, Morelos, Mexico state and Guerrero. Well after nightfall, rescue crews and volunteers in Mexico City – home to 20 million people – were still clawing through the rubble of dozens of collapsed buildings looking for survivors and bodies. Rescue workers reported that families were getting WhatsApp messages pleading for help from desperate relatives trapped under debris.

5.5 Earthquake hits the Auckland Islands, New Zealand.

5.4 Earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

5.3 Earthquake hits southern Peru.

5.2 Earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 Earthquake hits southern Iran.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Cook Strait, New Zealand.

5.0 Earthquake hits eastern Iran.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 Earthquake hits Oaxaca, Mexico.

5.4 Earthquake hits near the east coast of Kamchatka, Russia.

5.0 Earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 Earthquake hits offshore Oaxaca, Mexico.

5.0 Earthquake hits off the coast of Oaxaca, Mexico.

5.0 Earthquake hits southeastern Alaska.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 Earthquake hits the Pagan region in the North Mariana Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits Easter Island.

5.2 Earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.0 Earthquake hits offshore Oaxaca, Mexico.

5.0 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 Earthquake hits the Volcano islands off Japan.

Two 5.4 Earthquakes hit offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

5.4 Earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.3 Earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Komandorskiye Ostrova region, Russia.

5.1 Earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

5.0 Earthquake hits Greece.

Mexico – The death toll from Mexico’s 8.1 magnitude earthquake rose to 96 on Monday as more victims were confirmed in the hard-hit southern states of Oaxaca and Chiapas and residents worked to repair shattered homes and small businesses.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 Earthquake hits Reykjanes Ridge.

5.0 Earthquake hits off the coast of Oaxaca, Mexico.

Idaho, USA – An earthquake swarm began on the night of Sept. 2 when 34 quakes occurred. Those were followed by another 34 quakes last Sunday, 28 on Monday, 20 on Tuesday, 25 on Wednesday, five on Thursday, five on Friday, 19 on Saturday and 34 so far Sunday. All 204 of the quakes were reported by University of Utah Seismograph Stations. The largest has been a 5.1 quake reported yesterday.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 Earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

5.4 Earthquake hits offshore Oaxaca, Mexico.

5.4 Earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan.

5.4 Earthquake hits near the south coast of Papua, Indonesia.

5.2 Earthquakes hit offshore Oaxaca, Mexico.

5.2 Earthquake hits Jujuy, Argentina.

5.1 Earthquake hits southern Idaho, USA.

Two 5.0 Earthquakes hit offshore Oaxaca, Mexico.

Mexico – The death toll from the 8.1 magnitude earthquake that struck Mexico continues to rise. The majority of the deaths were in Oaxaca state, where homes and buildings collapsed. Oaxaca’s governor said Saturday that 71 people had died in his state. Mexico’s interior ministry has also reported 15 deaths in the state of Chiapas and four in the state of Tabasco. A tsunami was confirmed in Mexico, with one wave coming in at 5.8 feet (1.75 meter), according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. Tsunami warnings were issued as far away as New Zealand and Vanuatu.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 Earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

5.3 Earthquake hits offshore Oaxaca, Mexico.

5.3 Earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

5.2 Earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

5.1 Earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

Three 5.1 Earthquakes hit offshore Oaxaca, Mexico.

Five 5.0 Earthquakes hit offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

Four 5.0 Earthquakes hit offshore Oaxaca, Mexico.

5.0 Earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.0 Earthquake hits southern Xinjiang, China.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Owen Fracture Zone.

5.0 Earthquake hits eastern Honshu, Japan.

Mexico – The number of people killed by a powerful earthquake off the southern coast of Mexico has risen to at least 61, officials say. A huge rescue operation is under way in the worst-hit states of Tabasco, Oaxaca and Chiapas where people are feared trapped under rubble. President Enrique Peña Nieto says at least 200 people have been injured. The 8.1-magnitude quake, which hit late on Thursday, was the strongest to hit the region in a century. One of the worst hit towns was Juchitán, in Oaxaca, where at least 17 deaths have been reported. The town hall and a number of other buildings were destroyed or badly damaged. At least one other person was killed in Guatemala, its president has said.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

8.1 Earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

The magnitude 8.1 earthquake that hit the country is the biggest the country has seen in a century. Authorities in Mexico say that a hotel in Oaxaca has collapsed, while 12 people have reportedly died. Tsunami waves were possible, but no reports of unusual waves were received. Buildings as far away as Mexico City swayed in the tremor which caused residents to rush out into the streets. More than a million people were left without power. 62 aftershocks have hit the country so far.

6.1 Earthquake hits the Bonin Islands off Japan.

5.7 Earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

5.5 Earthquake hits Tonga.

5.5 Earthquake hits offshore Oaxaca, Mexico.

5.3 Earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

Two 5.2 Earthquakes hit offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

5.2 Earthquake hits Reykjanes Ridge.

5.0 Earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.0 Earthquake hits offshore Oaxaca, Mexico.

5.0 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.