Widespread liquefaction hampers reconstruction after M7.6 earthquake in Ishikawa, Japan

Widespread liquefaction hampers reconstruction after M7.6 earthquake in Ishikawa, Japan

In the aftermath of the January 1 earthquake, the city of Wajima in Ishikawa Prefecture faces significant challenges due to liquefaction, severely impacting infrastructure and complicating relief efforts. Continuous aftershocks further hinder the restoration process, with houses, roads, and manholes notably affected. Governor Hiroshi Hase has requested a comprehensive investigation from the central government to address the escalating situation, emphasizing the need for seismic reinforcement of underground infrastructure.

Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits State of Yap, Federated States of Micronesia

Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits State of Yap, Federated States of Micronesia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit State of Yap, Federated States of Micronesia at 11:40 UTC on February 14, 2024. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth.

Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits near the coast of Atacama, Chile

Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits near the coast of Atacama, Chile

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit near the coast of Atacama, Chile at 01:31 UTC on February 14, 2024. The agency is reporting a depth of 22 km (13.7 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth.

M6.3 earthquake hits Volcano Islands, Japan region at intermediate depth

M6.3 earthquake hits Volcano Islands, Japan region at intermediate depth

A strong earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.3 hit Volcano Islands, Japan at 11:19 UTC on February 12, 2024. The agency is reporting a depth of 260 km (161 miles). The USGS is reporting the quake as M6.1 at a depth of 250 km (155 miles); EMSC as M6.0 at a depth of 254 km (159 miles).

Deep M6.5 earthquake hits Acre, Brazil

Deep M6.5 earthquake hits Acre, Brazil

A strong and deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.5 hit Acre, Brazil at 09:38 UTC on January 28, 2024. The agency is reporting a depth of 609 km (378 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth.

M6.1 earthquake hits Guatemala at intermediate depth

M6.1 earthquake hits Guatemala at intermediate depth

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Guatemala at 05:52 UTC on January 27, 2024, (23:52 local time, January 26). The agency is reporting a depth of 108 km (67 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth.

Strong M6.3 earthquake hits Vanuatu

Strong M6.3 earthquake hits Vanuatu

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit Vanuatu at 14:33 UTC on January 23, 2024. The agency is reporting a depth of 37.2 km (23.1 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 32 km (19.8 miles).

Very strong and shallow M7.0 earthquake hits Kyrgyzstan-China border region

Very strong and shallow M7.0 earthquake hits Kyrgyzstan-China border region

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.0 hit the Kyrgyzstan – Xinjiang border region at 18:09 UTC on January 22, 2024. The agency is reporting a depth of 13 km (8 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.0 at a depth of 9 km (5.6 miles).