Record-low temperatures hit southern Brazil

Record-low temperatures hit southern Brazil

Temperatures in Brazil began dopping early last week with the approach of Subtropical Storm “Yakecan” – eventually reaching unprecedented lows in the country’s south.

Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits off the east coast of Hachijojima Island, Japan

Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits off the east coast of Hachijojima Island, Japan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.1 hit off the east coast of Hachijojima Island, Japan at 15:17 UTC on May 22, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 15.8 km (9.8 miles), EMSC M6.0 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles).

Deep M6.3 earthquake hits south of the Fiji islands

Deep M6.3 earthquake hits south of the Fiji islands

A deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit south of the Fiji islands at 07:06 UTC on May 22, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 589.5 km (366 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 607 km (377 miles).

Strong M6.1 earthquake hits Luzon, Philippines

Strong M6.1 earthquake hits Luzon, Philippines

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Luzon, Philippines at 21:50 UTC on May 21, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 129 km (80 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 175 km (108 miles); PHIVOLCS M6.1 at 126 km (78 miles).

Earthquake swarm in the Taupō Volcanic Zone, New Zealand

Earthquake swarm in the Taupō Volcanic Zone, New Zealand

The GeoNet earthquake monitoring network has recorded a small swarm of earthquakes at Lake Taupō, New Zealand over the last 2 to 3 weeks. Lake Taupō is a large caldera volcano, a special type of volcano that has rare but unusually large eruptions.

Seismovolcanic crisis continues at São Jorge Island, Azores – 33 000 earthquakes in 2 months

Seismovolcanic crisis continues at São Jorge Island, Azores – 33 000 earthquakes in 2 months

The seismovolcanic crisis at the Manadas volcanic fissure system in the NW part of São Jorge Island, Azores has entered its third month. A notable change in seismicity was reported on April 6, when volcano-tectonic earthquakes were detected, suggesting the movement of magma at depth. The last confirmed eruption of this volcano took place in 1808 (VEI 1). 

Strong and shallow M6.9 earthquake hits Macquarie Island region

Strong and shallow M6.9 earthquake hits Macquarie Island region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.9 hit the Macquarie Island region at 10:13 UTC on May 19, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.9 at a depth of 15 km (9 miles).