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Moderate earthquake in Gonzales, California – November 13, 2017

Update 19:51 UTC: Shaking intensity in the nearest villages and cities

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Update 19:50 UTC: Shaking map

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Update 19:50 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 serious damage from this earthquake

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Pinnacles, California, 14.0 km (8.7 mi)
Tres Pinos, California, 19.0 km (11.8 mi)
Gonzales, California, 23.0 km (14.3 mi)
Hollister, California, 28.0 km (17.4 mi)
Salinas, California, 36.0 km (22.4 mi)

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 4.58

Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2017-11-13 11:31:29

GMT/UTC Time : 2017-11-13 19:31:29

Depth (Hypocenter) : 6.31 km

Depth and Magnitude updates in the list below.

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Gonzales, California Nov 13 23:25 2.5 4 MAPI Felt It
USGS Gonzales, California Nov 13 20:46 2.7 4 MAPI Felt It
USGS Gonzales, California Nov 13 20:38 2.6 4 MAPI Felt It
EMSC Central California Nov 13 19:31 4.6 6 MAPI Felt It
  • Pleasantville – A few seconds
  • Fremont – Lite Shaking, lasted for a few seconds.
  • Carmel Valley – I felt a slight movement immediately followed by a larger jolt. The whole think only lasted a couple of seconds.
  • Aptos – Weak shaking
  • Palo Alto – 11:30am PST About 5 seconds, building swaying — office mates all noticed and commented
  • Sand City CA – Very weak shaking
  • Salinas – Felt more of a rolling. Lasted only a few seconds…
  • SANTA CRUZ – No damage
  • Monterey – Moderate shaking
  • Redwood City – 1-2 seconds
  • Carmel Valley – 2 sec
  • Seaside, CA – Very weak shaking
  • Gilroy – Weak shaking
  • MARINA – Lasted a few seconds. Rumbling with shaking the house. plates rattling and light fixture swinging slightly.
  • San Carlos – At aroun 11:30am
  • Santa Cruz, CA – just a few seconds, no damage
  • 95051 – 15 seconds
  • Los Banos – Very weak shaking
  • Carmel Valley – No damage, just rattling of windows and vibrating floor/desk.
  • Monterey – 15 second duration. No damage
  • Menlo Park, CA – Light shaking
  • Monterey, CA – In my office on the third floor. Felt the the earthquake, my computer and desk were shaking.
  • Monterey – Lasted several seconds, cupboards were rattled hard enough to move contents (like glassware) to one side.
  • Salinas – I felt the building shake and rumble under my feet, then it stopped for a few seconds, then I felt another shake that was a bit stronger.
  • San Jose, CA – Fairly solid jolt followed by mild shake then gently swaying. Duration 5-8 seconds.
    Hit at the SS/W corner of my house. Time: 11:30 a.m. 11/13/2017.
  • Gilroy – Sitting in my backyard and the chair I was sitting started rocking and I looked at our pool and the water was moving back and forth. Seemed to last 10-15 seconds.
  • San Jose – No damage, no crowd reaction – just a little shaking at my desk at the office.
  • San Juan Bautista – Had my grandson duck and cover under table. Lasted about 15 sec
  • La Selva – I was sitting upstairs on my bed, facing the south, right at the top the hill, and felt the bed shaking; saw the window coverings move back and forth, for maybe 15 seconds. My cat jumped up just before it started.
  • Ridgemark – Pool water rolling, blinds shaking, dishes and china rattling, animals scared. Lasted 15-30 seconds.
  • Watsonville – shaking lasted about 10 seconds. No damage
  • Carmel – The house shook twice, lasted only a few seconds each time
  • San Francisco – 6th floor of 8 story office building, felt/saw the shake about 5-7sec. No damage
  • Monterey – I was on the 2nd Floor, felt a Jolt and then swaying which seemed to go on for a while (20-30 seconds?). My house creaked and contents of shelves, cabinets rattled, but no damage.
  • Soquel, ca – Felt for full monute
  • HOLLISTER – I FELT AN UP AND DOWN MOTION WHEN IT FIRST STARTED AND THEN THE USUAL SIDE TO SIDE STUFF. LASTED ABOUT 8 SECONDS. I WAS IN THE KITCHEN WITH HARDWOOD FLOOR. IT FELT LIKE A 4.6 NOTHING VIOLENT
  • Santa Cruz – Light shaking
  • USGS Gonzales, California Nov 13 19:31 4.6 6 MAPI Felt ItINFO
  • Redwood City – Weak shaking
  • Salinas – Light shaking
  • Santa Cruz – Weak shaking
  • San JOse – Very weak shaking
  • San Francisco – I felt the office sway for a good 10 seconds
  • San Jose CA – Inside a tall building I could feel the building sway. The sway was enough to cause my blinds to move approximately an inch away from the window pane. Exciting.
  • San Jose – Light shaking
  • Foster City, CA – Felt the floor on the 5th floor of our building move and noticed the overhead lights swaying
  • Salinas – Light shaking
  • Ridgemark – Felt the shaking for about 15-30 seconds. Saw pool water rolling, blinds shaking, heard dishes rattling. Haven\’t inspected everything yet.
  • San Jose – A 5 second shake then 20 seconds of rolling, total 25 seconds. The window blinds swayed. No damage.
  • Monterey – Light shaking
  • USGS San Simeon, California Nov 13 09:04 2.5 6 MAPI Felt It

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    Shaking Strength *
    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?

    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?

    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?

    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?

    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?

    People
    Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    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) ?

    People
    Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected.

    Structures :
    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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    Earthquake near Pohang, South Korea injures 57 – November 15, 2017

    Update 03:03 UTC : Final toll is 75 people injured and 1797 people displaced. 15 buildings have been destroyed and 1652 damaged.

    Schermafbeelding 2017-11-18 om 04.43.34

    Update 02:48 UTC : A 5.4 magnitude earthquake that was South Korea’s second-strongest in decades damaged infrastructure, injured dozens of people and left about 1,500 homeless, officials said Thursday.
    As of Thursday morning, 1,536 people had been forced to evacuate their homes and 57 people were injured, the Ministry of the Interior and Safety said in a statement.
    More than 1,000 houses and dozens of other buildings and cars were damaged or destroyed, and cracks and other damage were found in military facilities, bridges, port facilities and water supply facilities.
    (Via Hugh Braker)

    Schermafbeelding 2017-11-18 om 04.43.59


    Update 06:28 UTC: The white bullets on the map below show the previous earthquakes in the region since 1900. Last years earthquake below Gyeonju was about the same strength than today’s one M5.3 vs M5.4 today.

    Update 06:25 UTC: The earthquake was felt all over South Korea and probably also in the southern parts of North Korea.

    Update 06:18 UTC: Based on the present earthquake parameters (Magnitude, Depth, Population, etc) and our experience with earthquake damage impact, earthquake-report.com does expect at least some slight damage like cracks in walls, fallen tiles, etc.

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    Heung-hai, South Korea, 9.2 km (5.7 mi) SWPopulation: 36,080
    Pohang, South Korea, 9.3 km (5.8 mi) WNWPopulation: 500,000
    Enjitsu, South Korea, 10.4 km (6.4 mi) NWPopulation: 40,852
    Kyonju, South Korea, 25.1 km (15.6 mi) NNEPopulation: 155,237
    Ulsan, South Korea, 58.7 km (36.4 mi) NPopulation: 962,865

    Most important Earthquake Data:

    Magnitude : 5.5

    Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2017-11-15 14:29:37

    GMT/UTC Time : 2017-11-15 05:29:37

    Depth (Hypocenter) : 10 km

    Depth and Magnitude updates in the list below.

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    SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
    USGS Hoko, South Korea Nov 15 07:49 4.7 10 MAPI Felt It
  • Daejeon – We were in the classroom. All things suddenly shaking for 7-8 sec strongly we decide to going out and professor stop the class. We wereso scared.
  • Pohang – Handong University is situated nearby Heunghae which is a township to the north of Pohang. We were sitting at our desks when the main tremor hit at 14:40 causing violent shaking of our building, filling cabinets to fall over, pictures and books and in some cases, book cases to topple. Only after the motion stopped did we feel able to move outside our building which sustained significant cracks in walls at one end.
  • Songtan – I was upstairs in my bedroom when I felt my bed move beneath me. Songtan
  • Pohang – Magnitude 5.4, a strong tremor lasting for ca. 5 seconds, followed by a couple of aftershocks (2.0-4.6) within the next 48 hours. Some older houses totally destroyed, cracks in new constructions, including high-rise buildings. At our apartment (7th flood) cracked tiles in a bathroom, many objects have fallen out on the floor. No casualties, 60+ injured, 1500 homeless.
  • GEOFON South Korea Nov 15 07:49 4.8 10 MAPI Felt It
  • Geoje Island – Light shaking
  • EMSC South Korea Nov 15 07:49 4.7 10 MAPI Felt ItINFO
  • Changwon – Moderate shaking
  • Daegu – Weak shaking
  • Wonju – About 2 seconds of light shaking, just like a shock wave passing by.
  • Daejeon – I was studying with my friends in classroom, and we felt the earthquake so we hid under the desk
  • Daegu – It started out as a small vibration and grew in a 6-8 span. I hid under my desk like my team did
  • Daegu – I was on the 10th floor of my building and the building was shaking for 45 seconds. Some of my personal items were shaking as well
  • Gijang, Busan – It was slightly shaking.
  • Daegu – Felt shaking for about 20 seconds.
  • Busan – Rattled windows, shook lamps, almost knocked a computer off the desk. Very loud!
  • Sejong City – I was leaning on a table when it happened.
    There were two tables pushed together and they started banging into each other. I knew immediately that it was an earthquake without a doubt. That shaking lasted about 8 to 10 seconds. My husband, who wasn\’t leaning on the table, was standing about 3 feet away from me, and he had no idea about the quake. I had to tell him it was. He thought it was me shaking the tables. It was quite weak in our area but still \”feelable\”.
  • Wonju – It lasted for about 2-3 secondswith very light shaking. I was on the 3rd floor of my dormitory and I felt my bed shaking and there was a little bit of rattling from objects on our desks.
  • EMSC South Korea Nov 15 06:09 3.5 10 MAPI Felt ItINFO
  • Daejeon – I was seating on my sofa and felt vibrations. For a moment I thought my phone was ringing as is in vibration mode.
  • Sejong City – I was on the 3rd floor of a school. My chair was shaking and I could hear the windows rattling. It lasted for about 10 seconds.
  • Jeongeup – Maybe 5-10 seconds.. Felt it from the 4th floor in my school
  • Daegu – On the 17th floor of high rise apartment and the building vibrated, and increased in intensity to shaking. Lasted longer than most of the other quakes I have felt.
  • Pyeongtaek – Moderate shaking
  • Cheongsong-gun – Moderate shaking of about a minute at past 2 pm. Light shaking less than 1 minute at around 4:55 pm Korean Time.
  • EMSC South Korea Nov 15 05:32 3.6 10 MAPI Felt It
  • Icheon-si – Moderate shaking
  • Ulsan – Walls, windows, floor, even the doors were shaking. Loud vibrations that lasted more than 6 or 7 seconds. On the fourth floor and it was slightly intense.
  • Daejeon – Wife reports that all dishes clinking. Lasted 15-20 seconds. Moderate strength. People ran outside from high-rises.
  • Chungju – The Buildings were a bit shaking. No damage to any property. Lasted for 3 seconds
  • Daegu – I was on the 2nd floor of a building and felt the floor rumbling and saw the ceiling shaking. Also felt a small after shock a few minutes later while sitting at a desk.
  • Jinhae – On the third floor of my school. Felt light shaking for about 5-10 seconds. The alarm was sent to everyone\’s phones before we felt the earthquake.
  • Seoul – Was woken up by the shaking…it must have lasted about 10 seconds after that. I was a bit disoriented but could clearly tell we were having an earthquake
  • Gwangju – Light shaking
  • ulsan – Light shaking
  • Daegu – I was in the 4th story of a school. I felt shaking for about 15-20 seconds. Nothing fell over but the windows really shook a lot.
  • Chuncheon – 3 seconds. My underwear had been damaged as a shat myself!
  • Seoul – It lasted about 20 second. But slight shaking was felt 5 mins after it
  • GEOFON South Korea Nov 15 05:29 5.5 10 MAPI Felt ItINFO
  • Yongin – Light shaking lasting approximately 2 seconds. Felt on 4th floor, no damage.
  • Seoul – It was like for 10 secs
  • Pyongtaek – Approximately 15 seconds. No known damage.
  • Cheonan – Light shaking
  • Pyeongtaek – Around 5 seconds. They say it was only 2.6 in the area where I live.
  • Busan – Light shaking
  • Seoul – The walls and furniture shook and lasted about 5 seconds
  • Seoul – Light shaking
  • Anjeong-ri – Alert came over the phone in Korean. While trying to figure the message out I was leaning against the table and notice it shaking.
  • Daegu – No damage but almost 30-40 second shaking
  • Osan AFB – I was laying in my bed and the I felt shaking. It stopped before I could get under my doorframe though.
  • Daejeon – Moderate shaking
  • Pyeongtaek – Very weak shaking
  • Busan – It took about 5-8seconds. I was at flat – live on 4th (highest) floor and shaking was well noticeable. My tableware tinkled.
  • Busan – Moderate shaking
  • Pyeongtaek – On the 7th floor enough to move water in a glass.
  • yangsan – Light shaking
  • daejeon – Weak shaking
  • Cheonan – Light shaking
  • Daegu – None of my property was damaged. The shaking lasted for about 7-8 seconds. My whole apartment shook. The alarm system on my phone started about half way through the earthquake.
  • JinHae – Jinhae – 10 seconds – moderate shaking – waterbed like shake / no jolts
  • Daejeon – One initial shake and after 3 seconds more shakings
  • Peongtak – Weak shaking
  • seongnam – It was like a sequence of light vibrations, specifically 4 light shakes. I was in Class when It happened. No damage was recorded
  • Daegu – Shaking, rumbling sound lasted several seconds, then there was a second (aftershock) about 20 minutes later.
  • Busan – Very weak shaking
  • Daegu – Shaking, rumbling for about 4-7 seconds. Whoever reported the long shaking was most likely drunk…… Carl Turnbow / RCC-K
  • Camp Henry – Felt some shaking outside, but it was exacerbated by my own drunkenness. Carl Turnbow / Biker
  • Pyeongtaek – About 30 seconds of shaking, things in the house visibly moving but no movement or damage.
  • Pohang – Strong bucking sensation, hard to stand up. Objects shaken off shelves. Initially strong then abated slowly. Seemed to last about a minute.
  • Jinju – The room started moving and shaking. Windows rattled but nothing fell over and no doors slammed. Bit like being in a boat hit by a wave.
  • Suncheon – I was in my office and felt moderate shaking for about 10-15 seconds. Felt like shaking/ not rolling.
  • Busan – Windows rattled, lights shaking back and forth; computer almost fell off desk. Very loud roar.
  • Gimcheon – 5-10 seconds. Was surprised
  • Busan – Definitely spooked me. Dishes rattled, lights shook back and forth. My windows rattled loudly. I live on the 10th floor. Felt it lasted for more than 5 seconds. I felt aftershocks thereafter,but they were not as loud and long.
  • Seoul – Lasted 10 seconds, felt the ofice floor \’ripple\’ under the chair
  • USGS Hoko, South Korea Nov 15 05:29 5.4 10 MAPI Felt It
  • Daegu – felt little shaking, nothing major
  • Pohang – That was kind of scary. like 45 seconds of shaking
  • Chilgok-gun – No damage, light shaking 3-4 seconds then a pause, followed by moderate shaking for 5-6 seconds.
  • daegu – Iam on the 4th floor of building ,felt the shake moderately , the chair and tables were shaking and lasted for more than 30 seconds

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    Street or suburb (area) where you felt the earthquake
    Shaking Strength *
    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?

    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?

    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?

    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?

    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?

    People
    Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    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) ?

    People
    Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected.

    Structures :
    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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    Latest from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM), based on information received as of 19:30, 17 November 2017

    This report is for the media and the general public.

    The SMM recorded fewer ceasefire violations in Donetsk region and more in Luhansk region compared with the previous reporting period. The Mission continued monitoring the disengagement areas; it recorded ceasefire violations near the Petrivske and Zolote disengagement areas. Its access remained restricted in the disengagement areas and elsewhere.* It facilitated and monitored repairs and maintenance of essential infrastructure in Shchastia, Vesela Hora, Orikhove, Kashtanove, and Zalizne.

    In Donetsk region, the SMM recorded fewer ceasefire violations[1], including about 60 explosions, compared with the previous reporting period (about 560 explosions).                                               

    On the evening of 16 November, while in “DPR”-controlled Horlivka (39km north-east of Donetsk), the SMM heard 11 undetermined explosions 7-10km south-west as well as about ten bursts of small-arms fire 3-5km south-west. The following day, positioned at the north-western edge of Horlivka, the SMM heard 13 undetermined explosions 6-8km south-west.

    On the evening of 16 November, the SMM camera at the Donetsk Filtration Station (15km north of Donetsk) recorded, in sequence, an undetermined explosion, two projectiles in flight from east to west, three undetermined explosions, a projectile from east to west, a projectile from west to east, an undetermined explosion, eight projectiles from east to west, an undetermined explosion, four projectiles from east to west, an undetermined explosion, 15 projectiles from east to west, a projectile from west to east, four undetermined explosions, seven projectiles from east to west, two undetermined explosions, a projectile from south to north, and two undetermined explosions, all 0.5-1.5km south. At 19:36 on 16 November, the camera recorded a projectile in flight from south-west to north-east and a subsequent impact explosion close to the camera (see SMM Daily 17 November 2017). The explosion was assessed as caused by the round of a rocket-propelled grenade or portable anti-tank recoilless gun fired approximately 250-450m from a southerly direction, in the vicinity of known “DPR” forward positions.

    The following evening, the same camera recorded, in sequence, two undetermined explosions, 23 projectiles in flight from east to west, two undetermined explosions, 22 projectiles from east to west, an undetermined explosion, a projectile from east to west, five undetermined explosions, a tracer round in flight from east to west, an undetermined explosion, a tracer round from east to west, four undetermined explosions, nine tracer rounds from east to west, a tracer round from west to east, two undetermined explosions, a tracer round from east to west, and ten undetermined explosions, all 0.5-1.5km south.

    On the evening and night of 16-17 November, the SMM camera in Shyrokyne (20km east of Mariupol) recorded, in sequence, an undetermined explosion, five projectiles in flight from east to west, two undetermined explosions, three projectiles from east to west, two undetermined explosions, two illumination flares in vertical flight, 16 tracer rounds in flight from west to east, four tracer rounds from east to west, a tracer round from south-west to north-east, an undetermined explosion, six tracer rounds from south-east to north-west, a projectile from west to east, a tracer round from east to west, ten tracer rounds from west to east, three tracer rounds from south-west to north-east, nine projectiles from south-east to north-west, two tracer rounds from west to east, a projectile from west to east, an undetermined explosion, a projectile and three tracer rounds from east to west, a projectile and ten tracer rounds from south-east to north-west, an undetermined explosion, nine tracer rounds from east to west, 14 tracer rounds from south-east to north-west, three tracer rounds from north-west to south-east, 12 tracer rounds from south-east to north-west, three tracer rounds from south-west to north-east, seven tracer rounds from south-east to north-west, 19 tracer rounds from east to west, 11 tracer rounds from west to east, and a tracer round from east to west, all 5-8km north.

    The following evening, the same camera recorded, in sequence, 11 projectiles in flight from west to east, a projectile from east to west, three projectiles from west to east, an airburst, two projectiles from west to east, a projectile from east to west, two projectiles from west to east, a projectile from east to west, and six undetermined explosions, all 5-8km north.

    On 17 November, positioned 2.6km west-north-west of the railway station in “DPR”-controlled Yasynuvata (16km north-east of Donetsk) for about five hours, the SMM heard two undetermined explosions 10-15km north-west and eight undetermined explosions 1-3km west.

    On 17 November, positioned on the south-western edge of government-controlled Avdiivka (17km north of Donetsk) for about five hours, the SMM heard six undetermined explosions and bursts and shots of small-arms fire 1-3km south-east, as well as three explosions assessed as outgoing rounds of undetermined weapons 1-2km east and three explosions assessed as the resultant impacts 4-5km south-east.

    On 17 November, positioned in government-controlled Svitlodarsk (57km north-east of Donetsk), the SMM heard seven undetermined explosions 6-8km east and six undetermined explosions 10km east-north-east.

    In Luhansk region, the SMM recorded more ceasefire violations, including about 70 explosions compared with the previous reporting period (about 60 explosions).

    On 17 November, positioned on the south-eastern outskirts of “LPR”-controlled Holubivske (51km west of Luhansk), the SMM heard about 30 undetermined explosions, as well as 11 bursts of heavy-machine-gun fire and 17 shots of small-arms fire, 10-15km north-east. The same day, positioned in Holubivske, the SMM heard 13 undetermined explosions 10-15km north-east, three undetermined explosions 10-15km west and three undetermined explosions 6-10km north-north-west.

    The SMM continued to monitor the disengagement process and to pursue full access to the disengagement areas near Stanytsia Luhanska (16km north-east of Luhansk), Zolote (60km west of Luhansk) and Petrivske (41km south of Donetsk), as foreseen in the Framework Decision of the Trilateral Contact Group relating to disengagement of forces and hardware of 21 September 2016. The SMM’s access remained restricted but the Mission was able to partially monitor them.*

    On the evening of 14 November, the SMM camera in “DPR”-controlled Petrivske recorded, in sequence, an undetermined explosion, 47 tracer rounds in flight from west to east, two illumination flares in vertical flight, seven tracer rounds from west to east, a projectile in flight from north-west to south-east, ten tracer rounds from west to east, a projectile from north to south, seven tracer rounds from south-west to north-east, seven tracer rounds from west to east, 21 tracer rounds from east to west, six projectiles from north-east to south-west, and seven tracer rounds from west to east, all 0.5-3km at directions ranging from south to west-south-west; the Mission was unable to assess whether these explosions occurred inside or outside the disengagement area.

    On 17 November, positioned at the disengagement areas near government-controlled Stanytsia Luhanska and non-government-controlled Petrivske, as well as west of the Petrivske disengagement area in Bohdanivka (41km south-west of Donetsk), the SMM observed calm situations.

    On 17 November, positioned at the “LPR” checkpoint at the southern edge of Zolote (60km west of Luhansk), outside the disengagement area, the SMM heard two undetermined explosions 5-8km west, assessed as outside the disengagement area. In the eastern outskirts of government-controlled Zolote (outside the disengagement area), the SMM observed a mobile checkpoint with a camouflage-painted armoured personnel carrier (APC) (BRDM-variant) emblazoned “Luhansk Battalion” and seven armed men in military-type clothing that were stopping and searching civilian vehicles coming from the direction of the disengagement area.

    At the “LPR” checkpoint at the eastern edge of the Zolote disengagement area, the SMM noted that a 2m by 10cm stretch of roadside near the checkpoint had been cleared of vegetation. (Previously, the SMM had observed vegetation removal works near the “LPR” checkpoint on the southern edge of the same disengagement area. (See SMM Daily 14 October 2017.))

    The SMM continued to monitor the withdrawal of weapons, in implementation of the Package of Measures and its Addendum, as well as the Memorandum.

    Outside designated storage sites in non-government-controlled Shymshynivka (27km south-west of Luhansk), the SMM saw several artillery pieces (type unknown) in a training area.

    The SMM observed weapons that could not be verified as withdrawn, as their storage does not comply with the criteria set out in the 16 October 2015 notification from the SMM to the signatories of the Package of Measures on effective monitoring and verification of the withdrawal of heavy weapons. In government-controlled areas beyond the respective withdrawal lines, the SMM saw six anti-tank guns (MT-12 Rapira, 100mm) and noted that 12 anti-tank guns (MT-12) continued to be missing.

    The SMM observed the presence of armoured combat vehicles[2] and tank tracks in the security zone. In government-controlled areas, the SMM saw an infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) (BTR-4) near Stepanivka (36km west of Donetsk), an APC (Kozak-2) with a heavy machine-gun (14.5mm) affixed to its turret in Orikhove (57km north-west of Luhansk), an APC (BRDM-variant) near Zolote (see above), and tracks of a tank (T-64) chassis near Hranitne (25km north of Mariupol).

    The SMM observed the presence of ammunition remnants in “LPR”-controlled Kruta Hora (16km north-west of Luhansk). For the first time, the SMM saw two piles of remnants including tailfin fragments of at least 12 IFV (BMP-1) cannon (73mm) rounds and about five mortar (82mm) rounds. The SMM assessed that the fragments were, at most, a few days old. The piles were just south of the road leading from Kruta Hora to “LPR”-controlled Raivka (16km north-west of Luhansk).

    The SMM continued to facilitate and monitor repairs, co-ordinated by the Joint Centre for Control and Co-ordination (JCCC), to the power plant in government-controlled Shchastia (20km north of Luhansk), power lines near “LPR”-controlled Vesela Hora (16km north of Luhansk), railroad tracks near Orikhove, the Troitske-Novozvanivka power line in government-controlled Novozvanivka (70km west of Luhansk), the Petrivske pumping station in government-controlled Artema (26km north of Luhansk), a gas pipeline near “DPR”-controlled Kashtanove (13km north of Donetsk), leading to the Donetsk Filtration Station, and to the phenol sludge reservoir in government-controlled Zalizne (formerly Artemove, 42km north-east of Donetsk).

    The SMM continued monitoring in Kherson, Odessa, Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kharkiv, Dnipro, Chernivtsi and Kyiv.

    *Restrictions of SMM’s freedom of movement or other impediments to fulfilment of its mandate

    The SMM’s monitoring and freedom of movement are restricted by security hazards and threats, including risks posed by mines, unexploded ordnance (UXO) and other impediments – which vary from day to day. The SMM’s mandate provides for safe and secure access throughout Ukraine. All signatories of the Package of Measures have agreed on the need for this safe and secure access, that restriction of the SMM’s freedom of movement constitutes a violation, and on the need for rapid response to these violations. They have also agreed that the JCCC should contribute to such response and co-ordinate mine clearance. Nonetheless, the armed formations in parts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions frequently deny the SMM access to areas adjacent to Ukraine’s border outside control of the Government, citing orders to do so. (See, for example, SMM Daily Report 12 November 2017.) The SMM’s operations in Donetsk and Luhansk regions remained restricted following the fatal incident of 23 April near Pryshyb; these restrictions continued to limit the Mission’s observations.

    Denial of access:

    Related to disengagement areas and mines/UXO:

    • The SMM was prevented from accessing secondary roads south of the Zolote disengagement area due to the possible presence of mines and UXO. Armed “LPR” members positioned on the southern side of the Zolote disengagement area told the SMM that no demining had taken place during the previous 24 hours. The SMM did not consider it safe to proceed and informed the JCCC.
    • The SMM was prevented from accessing secondary roads in the Zolote disengagement area due to the possible presence of mines and UXO. Ukrainian Armed Forces officers of the JCCC at a checkpoint on the northern side of the Zolote disengagement area told the SMM that its access to the disengagement area is granted but that he could not guarantee its safety. He stated that he had been newly instructed by his supervisors not to provide any information regarding demining activities around the checkpoint area or within the disengagement area to the SMM, adding that the SMM should address its questions to the JCCC headquarters in Soledar. The SMM did not consider it safe to proceed and informed the JCCC.
    • The SMM was prevented from accessing parts of the Stanytsia Luhanska disengagement area, with the exception of the main road, due to the possible presence of mines and UXO. A Ukrainian Armed Forces officer of the JCCC told the SMM that no demining had taken place during the previous 24 hours. The SMM did not consider it safe to proceed and informed the JCCC.
    • The SMM did not consider it safe to travel across the bridge in Shchastia due to the presence of mines. A Ukrainian Armed Forces officer of the JCCC said there were mines on the road south of the bridge. The SMM informed the JCCC.

    [1] Please see the annexed report for a complete breakdown of the ceasefire violations as well as a map of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions marked with locations featured in this report. During this reporting period the SMM camera at the Oktiabr mine (Donetsk) remained non-operational.

    [2] This hardware is not proscribed by the provisions of the Minsk agreements on the withdrawal of weapons.

    Contact lost with Argentinian submarine with 44 crew members

    NNA – An Argentinian military submarine with 44 crew members on board has been missing since Wednesday in the South Atlantic, prompting the Argentinian authorities to alert ships sailing through the area.

    “All boats in the area have to pay attention to any wireless connection that may occur,” stated Buenos Ares, while search operations for the submarine continued throughout Friday under difficult weather conditions.

    The Argentinian Army is assuming that the submarine might have incurred a technical problem related to communication while at sea.

    =============== R.Sh.

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    Second Inter-Regional joint meeting conducted between exporting and importing countries to strengthen collaboration for enhanced livestock and meat trade

    IGAD and FAO have been implementing a regional project on “Improving Supply of Safe and Quality Livestock and Meat Exported from the Horn of Africa to Middle East and North African (MENA) Countries” funded by the Italian International Cooperation. 

    IGAD region exports about 50% and less than 10% of live animals and meat respectively required annually to Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries despite the close proximity to and consumers having a high preference of the organically produced livestock from IGAD region  

    The live animal and meat  exports are not high compared to the opportunities we have; these are mainly  due to limited SPS compliance including trans-boundry animal diseases,   poor vertical and horizontal linkages between the livestock actors, limited promotion and linkage , unjustified  request of vaccination for some diseases and rejection of animals ; among others. Therefore, IGAD/ICPALD organized the second inter-regional technical meeting between the Chief veterinary officers  (CVO) of exporting member states and CVOs of  importing countries  in Entebbe, Uganda from 13-14th November, 2017 to strengthen collaboration; enhance trust and transparency  between the two regions

    The workshop was officially opened by Dr. Bosco Okuyo on behalf of Uganda CVO. Welcome remarks were given by Dr. Solomon Munyua, ICPALD Director.  The meeting was attended by representatives from Egypt and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and CVOs from South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan and Ethiopia and the Djibouti Laboratory Manager and Regional Quarantine coordinator 

    Recommendations 

    The meeting recommended the following: 

    1. The regulatory bodies or institutions (quarantine and meat inspection and certification) between the export and import countries should continue to contact each other frequently and on need basis  to foster transparent and open communication
    2. The exporting countries to familiarize the private sector involved on updated live animal and meat import requirements 
    3. The importing countries to regularly share the updated version of the live animal and meat requirements with exporting countries. 
    4. The exporting and importing countries to regularly review the bilateral agreements/ memoranda of understanding/ and use it  to resolve any emerging trade related issues 
    5. As per the discussion on the above meeting and agreement, the importing countries (Egypt and KSA) shall follow up on some issues to be clarified and send feedback to IGAD member states together with relevant documents  such as accreditation procedures and updated import requirements).  

    ICPALD/IGAD expresses its appreciation to Italian International Co-operation  for funding this activity.