Magnitude 6.1 – Amurskaya Oblast’, Russia

Magnitude 6.1 – Amurskaya Oblast’, Russia

The Russian Academy of Sciences report a magnitude of 6.0 at a depth of 15 km. After recalculation USGS gives a magnitude of 6.1 at location 130 km (80 miles) SSW of Tynda, Russia, 211 km (131 miles) NNW of Tahe, Heilongjiang, China and 265 km (164 miles) E of Mogocha,

Magnitude 6.7 – Eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea

Magnitude 6.7 – Eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea

A very strong earthquake at intermediate depth occurred very close to the PNG town of Finschhafen. Magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck Eastern New Guinea region with location 103 km (64 miles) E of Lae, New Guinea, 184 km (114 miles) WSW of Kandrian, New Britain, 323 km

El Hierro on alert – Eruption vent: 5 km from Restinga at 600 meter depth

El Hierro on alert – Eruption vent: 5 km from Restinga at 600 meter depth

At 9 PM UTC yesterday, authorities have finally confirmed that an eruption took place on the ocean floor 5 km from Restinga, the southernmost location on El Hierro. IGN (Spanish seismological agency) has set the eruption depth at 600 meters. The alert level remains at

Aftershock rattles ChristChurch, New Zealand

Aftershock rattles ChristChurch, New Zealand

One of the most powerful aftershocks since a couple of months occurred at 07:34 PM (19:34), October 9 2011o. Early reports are mentioning a strong shaking 10 km north-east of  Diamond Harbour.  GEONET, New Zealand reports a magnitude (Richter) of 5.5 at a depth of 12

Volcanic tremors cause alarm in Canary Islands – fear of El Hierro tsunami

Volcanic tremors cause alarm in Canary Islands – fear of El Hierro tsunami

Intense swarms of tremors beneath one of the volcanic Canary Islands has placed residents of El Hierro on alert for a possible eruption. Spain’s Instituto Geografico Nacional (IGN) reported the nearly 9,000 seismic movements on the island since July 17 have caused

Magnitude 6.1 (initially 6.5) – South of Kermadec Islands

Magnitude 6.1 (initially 6.5) – South of Kermadec Islands

Strong earthquake magnitude 6.1, initially recorded as 6.5 hit south of Kermadec islands, 106 km (65 miles) S of L’Esperance Rock, Kermadec Islands, 359 km (223 miles) SSW of Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands and 762 km (473 miles) NE of Auckland, New Zealand (32.389°S,

Shallow M6.2 earthquake hits Jujuy, Argentina

Shallow M6.2 earthquake hits Jujuy, Argentina

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 has struck Argentina at 11:12 UTC on April 6, 2011. The agency is reporting a depth of 9.5 km (5.9 miles) According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 106 km (65 miles) E of San Salvador de Jujuy, 129 km (80…

Deep M4.8 earthquake hits Vrancea, Romania

Deep M4.8 earthquake hits Vrancea, Romania

At 05:40 UTC on October 4, 2011, a 150 km deep, M4.8 earthquake hit Vrancea, Romania and made the Romanian people nervous. The epicenter was located near Plostina, 2 km W of Focsani, 25 km NE of Nehoiu and 11 km W of Valea râmnicului. Biggest cities in the…