Strong M7.0 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia

Strong M7.0 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.0 hit southeast of the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia at 05:44 UTC on March 31, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The quake…

Major M7.4 earthquake hits near the coast of Fukushima Prefecture, Japan

Major M7.4 earthquake hits near the coast of Fukushima Prefecture, Japan

A major earthquake registered by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) as M7.4 hit near the coast of Fukushima Prefecture at 14:36 UTC (23:36 JTC) on March 16, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 60 km (37 miles). USGS is reporting M7.3 at a depth of 33 km (20…

Mysterious global tsunami in 2021 caused by hidden M8.2 earthquake

Mysterious global tsunami in 2021 caused by hidden M8.2 earthquake

Scientists have uncovered the source of a mysterious 2021 tsunami that sent waves around the globe in August 2021 when a magnitude 7.5 earthquake hit near the South Sandwich Islands. The epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) below the Earth’s surface — too deep…

Tsunami waves up to 10 m (33 feet) high hit Ha’apai Islands, Tonga

Tsunami waves up to 10 m (33 feet) high hit Ha’apai Islands, Tonga

The Tongan Navy has reported major damage in the Ha’apai Islands after the major eruption at Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano on January 15, 2022. Waves that hit Ha'apai Islands were estimated to be 5 – 10 meters (16 – 33 feet) in height, reaching…

Very strong M7.5 earthquake hits South Sandwich Islands region

Very strong M7.5 earthquake hits South Sandwich Islands region

A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.5 hit South Sandwich Islands region at 18:32 UTC on August 12, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 63.3 km (39.3 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. Numerous moderate to very strong…