Seismic activity

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Shallow M5.5 earthquake hits Zhangye, China

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.5 hit Zhangye, China at 12:48 UTC (20:48 LT) on September 16, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 12.8 km (7.9 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.5 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). China Earthquake Networks Center...

September 16, 2019

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1 dead, 29 injured after M5.4 earthquake hits Sichuan, China

A shallow earthquake registered by the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC) as M5.4 hit China's Sichuan Province at 22:42 UTC on September 7, 2019 (06:42 LT, September 8). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Both USGS and EMSC is reporting...

September 08, 2019

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Very deep M6.7 earthquake hits 34 km (21 miles) NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji

A very deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.7 hit Fiji region at 15:54 UTC on September 1, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 604 km (375 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.7 at a depth of 608 km (377 miles). The epicenter was located 34 km (21 miles) NNE of...

September 01, 2019

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Very shallow M6.3 earthquake hits off the coast of Oregon, U.S.

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit off the coast of Oregon, U.S. at 15:07 UTC on August 29, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 5.4 km (3.3 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 2 km (1.2 miles). The epicenter was located...

August 29, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits off the coast of Hokkaido, Japan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.1 hit off the coast of Hokkaido, Japan at 23:46 UTC on August 28, 2019 (08:46 JST, August 29). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 17.2 km (10.7...

August 29, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.6 earthquake hits South Sandwich Islands

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.6 hit South Sandwich Islands region at 23:55 UTC on August 27, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 24.5 km (15.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.6 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The epicenter was...

August 28, 2019

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M6.0 earthquake hits Vanuatu at intermediate depth

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit near the coast of Vanuatu at 15:51 UTC on August 24, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 114.7 km (71.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 123 km (76.4 miles). The epicenter was located 63.8 km...

August 24, 2019

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Western Indian-Antarctic Ridge

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit Western Indian-Antarctic Ridge at 14:28 UTC on August 21, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The epicenter was located 987 km...

August 21, 2019

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands at 13:03 UTC on August 20, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 45 km (28 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The epicenter was located 89 km (55...

August 20, 2019

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Increased seismicity under Loki-Fögrufjöll volcano (Hamarinn), Iceland

Increased seismic activity is taking place under Iceland's Hamarinn volcano, a part of Bardarbunga volcanic system, also known as Loki-Fögrufjöll. The largest earthquakes over the past 48 hours were two M2.8 registered at a depth of 11 km (6.8 miles)...

August 14, 2019

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Strong and shallow M5.8 earthquake hits western Turkey

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.8 hit western Turkey at 11:25 UTC (14:25 LT) on August 8, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.7 at a depth of 10 km (4.3 miles). The quake was preceded by M4.3...

August 08, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) as M6.2 hit near the east coast of Honshu, Fukushima-ken Oki, Japan at 10:23 UTC (19:23 JST) on August 4, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 50 km (31 miles). The USGS is...

August 04, 2019

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Strong and shallow M7.4 earthquake hit near the coast of southwest Sumatra, Indonesia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the BMKG as M7.4 hit off the coast of southwest Sumatra, Indonesia at 12:03 UTC (19:03 local time) on August 2, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M6.9 at a depth of 52.8 km...

August 02, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.8 earthquake hits near the coast of O'Higgins, Chile

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.8 hit near the coast of O'Higgins​, Chile at 18:28 UTC on August 1, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.8 at a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles). The epicenter...

August 01, 2019

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Strong M6.6 earthquake hits Vanuatu at intermediate depth

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.6 hit Vanuatu at 15:02 UTC on July 31, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 179.1 km (111.3 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.5 at a depth of 192 km (119.3 miles). The epicenter was located 57 km (35 miles) E of...

July 31, 2019

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Deep M6.5 earthquake hits near the south coast of Honshu, Japan

A deep earthquake registered by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) as M6.5 hit near the south coast of Honshu, Japan at 18:33 UTC on July 27, 2019 (03:31 JST, July 28). The agency is reporting a depth of 420 km (261 miles). The USGS is reporting M6.3 at a depth...

July 27, 2019

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At least 8 people killed, dozens injured after series of strong earthquakes hit Batanes Islands, Philippines

Series of strong earthquakes hit Batanes, the Philippines on July 26 and 27, 2019, leaving at least 8 people dead and dozens injured. The series started with M4.2 (PHIVOLCS) at 04:13 PHT, July 26, followed by M2.8 at 19:17, M2.4 at 22:13, M5.4 at 04:16 PHT, July...

July 27, 2019