On 4/6/2010 10:15:02 PM UTC (about 04:43h local time) an earthquake of magnitude 7.8 occurred in the moderately populated region of Aceh in Indonesia. It is likely that a tsunami, at maximum height of 0.7m, was generated. GDACS red alert was issued.
On 3/11/2010 2:39:48 PM, an earthquake of magnitude 7.2 and depth 35km occurred in Chile. This earthquake potentially affected 771000 people. Tsunami waves are estimated to be lower than 10cm. More information www.gdacs.org.
A powerful earthquake and more than a dozen aftershocks jolted southern Taiwan on Thursday, injuring 96 people, toppling farm houses and derailing a carriage on a high-speed train. Panicked residents fled shaking buildings and children were rushed out of schools in the 6.4-magnitude quake, which also momentarily cut off electricity to more than half a million homes.
GDACS red alert as 8.3-magnitude quake hits Chile.
On 2/27/2010 6:34:17 AM, an earthquake of magnitude 8.3 and depth 59.4km occurred in Chile. This earthquake caused a tsunami with estimated wave heights of over 4m. Within 100km around the epicentre there are 630000 people. More info on www.gdacs.org.
On 1/12/2010 9:53:09 PM UTC an earthquake of magnitude 7 and depth 10km has struck an very highly populated area in the Ouest Province (population: 2.2 million) in Haiti. GDACS estimates the likelihood for need of international humanitarian intervention to be high (Red alert).
Two days of sizable earth tremors were experienced from the evening of 6 December 2009 in the Karonga district in northern Malawi. The tremors, with a magnitude of 5.8 on the Richter scale, caused over eight earth tremors during the first day, affecting approximately 3,000 households and the patients at the Karonga district hospital. Although verification is incomplete, 1,929 affected cases have already been confirmed. Major damage has been triggered by the collapse of walls, rendering houses completely uninhabitable.
An earthquake measuring 5 on the Richter scale shook southwest China's Yunnan Province on Nov. 2. More than 280,000 people were affected, 30,000 homes were damaged and more than 430 heads of livestock killed,according to a statement from the Yunnan Provincial Civil Affairs Department.