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Venezuela Earthquake M6.1 October 11, 2013

An earthquake having moment magnitude 6.1 occurred at 9:40 pm local time.  Located on the boundary of the Carribbean and South American tectonic plates, this event had both thrust (compressional) and strike slip (horizontal slip) components.  As an offshore event, it could be anticipated that there would not be significant damage or injuries.

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Shutdown Tuesday

There are a group of Tropical Cyclones/Depressions in the northwest Pacific area, and one in the Atlantic.  Problem is that with the US Government shutdown, it may not be possible to track them adequately if they become dangerous.  

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Update on Yesterday's Pakistan Earthquake M7.7

Latest reports now indicate that as many as 200+ persons may have died in the disaster.  Contours of earthquake probability show significant changes from yesterday as would be expected.

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Another M7.7 Earthquake on the Pakistan-Iran-India Border

In the post from 4/16/2013, we discussed the M7.8 earthquake on the Pakistan-Iran-India border.  In today's earthquake, it is reported that 45 persons were killed and more injured. 

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Inside Super Typhoon Utor

 

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Tropical Storm Wednesday

Not too much happening in earthquakes right at the moment, but the tropical cyclone - typhoon - hurricane season is about to ramp up, according to the forecasters.  So take a look at our sister social networking site or the master link at http://social.openhazards.com for some content and descriptions about the current state of the global storm system.

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M6.5 Earthquake Near Blenheim, NZ

A magnitude M6.5 earthquake has just occurred (2:31 UTC) near Blenheim, NZ, a town on the northern end of South Island, just across the Cook Strait from Wellington.

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Earthquakes in the Philippines

The Philippines islands site on a complex tectonic plate boundary where major earthquakes frequently occur.  Here the Philippine Sea plate meets the Pacific plate, the largest tectonic plate, as well as lesser plates such as the Amurian plate, the Okhotsk plate, the Mariana plate, and the Eurasian plate.  [1]

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The New Open Hazards Collaboration and Social Network

Open Hazards is pleased to announce the new Collaboration and Social Network.  You can find it by clicking on http://social.openhazards.com or under the OH Community tab on this site (click on the Social link). 

Effective planning and response to natural hazards and other disasters depends on establishing strong collaboration and social networks. On this new collaboration network site you can:

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Super Typhoon Utor

We are now moving into the thick of hurricane/typhoon/tropical cyclone season.  The image here is a NASA MODIS satellite photo of super typhoon Utor that struck the Philippines today, monday August 12, 2013. 

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