A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.4 hit south of the Kermadec Islands at 12:49 UTC on June 18, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.4 at a depth of 10 km.
The epicenter was located 686 km (425 miles) NE of Opotiki and 700 km (434 miles) NE of Whakatane, New Zealand.
There are no people living within 100 km (62 miles).
Based on earthquake information and historic tsunami records, this earthquake is not expected to generate a tsunami, NWS NTWC said.
Image credit: TW/SAM, Google
Featured image credit: TW/SAM, Google
July 23, 2021
A bright fireball streaked through the night sky over Bosnia and Herzegovina at 00:10 UTC on July 22, 2021. The event was captured by 9 Global Meteor Network cameras. The fireball ended at the height of 35.2 km (21.9 miles) with a final velocity of 5 km/s....
July 22, 2021
At least 12 people have died after heavy rain caused severe floods and mudslides in Tajikistan's Sughd Region on July 19, 2021. According to the country's Committee of Emergency Situations, two people died, 15 homes and 3 km (1.8 miles) of roads were damaged...
July 14, 2021
Could we have a new named storm system next week? Models still pull for some sort of development. The question is when, where and how strong. Robert Speta of the WestPacWx explains in the new video. Featured image and video courtesy WestPacWx...
July 10, 2021
A severe windstorm hit Gambia's western region, including the capital Banjul on July 8, 2021. The storm hit around midnight (local time), destroying scores of homes in some of the country's western outskirts and leaving at least 10 people dead. 1 500 people...
July 05, 2021
Several days of heavy rain and flooding in southeast China's province of Jiangxi have left nearly 1.08 million people affected and forced more than 60 000 to evacuate. According to Xinhua, floods in the province began on June 28. In 5 days to July 2, when the...