Shallow M6.3 earthquake hits Bismarck Sea, Papua New Guinea

Shallow M6.3 earthquake hits Bismarck Sea, Papua New Guinea

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit Bismarck Sea, Papua New Guinea at 22:33 UTC on May 9, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.5 at a depth of 10 km.

West Virginia declares a state of emergency due to significant flooding

West Virginia declares a state of emergency due to significant flooding

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has declared a State of Emergency for Cabell, Putnam, and Roane counties on May 7, 2022, due to heavy rainfall that caused significant local flooding. On May 8, the declaration was expanded to include the counties of Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel, Marion, Monongalia, Harrison, Taylor and Tucker.

Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits near the coast of Taiwan

Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits near the coast of Taiwan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit near the northeastern coast of Taiwan at 06:23 UTC on May 9, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 27 km (16.7 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles).