Seismic activity

greece turkey earthquake july 20 2017

Deadly M6.7 earthquake hits Greece - Turkey border region, triggers a tsunami

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.7 hit Dodecanese Islands, Greece - western Turkey border region at 22:31 UTC on July 20, 2017 (01:31 local time, July 21), triggering a small tsunami. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles)....

July 21, 2017

arequipa peru earthquake july 18 2017

Strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake hits near the coast of Peru

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit near the coast of Arequipa, Peru at 02:05 UTC on July 18, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 44.1 km (27.4 miles). This quake occurred 151 minutes after a major M7.7 earthquake near Kamchatka...

July 18, 2017

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Major M7.7 earthquake hits Aleutian Trench, tsunami advisories issued

A major earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.7 hit near Komandorskiye Ostrova, Russia at 23:34 UTC on July 17, 2017. The agency is reporting a shallow depth of 11 km (6.8 miles.) This is the 4th earthquake in this area since M6.2 at 11:05 UTC today. It was...

July 18, 2017

russia earthquake july 17 2017

Shallow M6.2 earthquake hits near Komandorskiye Ostrova, Russia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit near Komandorskiye Ostrova, Russia at 11:05 UTC on July 17, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 7.9 km (4.9 miles). GFZ Potsdam registered it as M6.2 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles), followed by...

July 17, 2017

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Strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake hits near the coast of New Ireland, P.N.G.

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit near the coast of New Ireland, Papua New Guinea at 03:36 UTC on July 13, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 47 km (29.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 40 km (24.8 miles)....

July 13, 2017

4new zealand earthquake july 11 2017

Strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake hits near Auckland Islands, New Zealand

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the New Zealand's GeoNet hit near the Auckland Islands, New Zealand at 07:00 UTC (19:00 NZST) on July 11, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 34 km (21 miles). USGS is reporting M6.6 at a depth of 10 km (6.2...

July 11, 2017

philippines earthquake july 6 2017 location

Extremely dangerous M6.5 earthquake hits the Philippines

A strong and very shallow earthquake registered by the PHIVOLCS as M6.5 hit Leyte, Philippines at 08:03 UTC (04:03 local time) on July 6, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 2 km (1.2 miles). USGS is reporting M6.5 at a depth of 6.5 km (4 miles). The agency...

July 06, 2017

montana earthquake july 6 2017

Strong and shallow M5.8 earthquake shakes Montana, US

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.8 hit NW Montana at 06:30 UTC (00:30 MDT) on July 6, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 4.3 km (2.7 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.8 at a depth of 5 km (3.1 miles). Montana is one of the most...

July 06, 2017

ohrid earthquake swarm june july 2017

Intense earthquake swarm near Ohrid, Macedonia

An intense earthquake swarm is in progress near the city of Ohrid, Macedonia since June 18, 2017. Major earthquakes occurred in this region during historical times and the seismic hazard is among the highest of the Balkan Peninsula. The last prominent earthquake in...

July 03, 2017

yellowstone earthquake swarm june 2017

Yellowstone volcano: Elevated earthquake activity during June 2017

Yellowstone earthquake activity is currently at elevated levels compared with typical background activity. This is largely due to an energetic earthquake swarm about 10 km (6 miles) north of West Yellowstone, Montana that started on June 12. Monitored locations...

July 02, 2017

ecuador earthquake june 30 2017

Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits coastal Ecuador

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the IGEPN as M6.3 hit very near the coast Ecuador at 22:29 UTC (17:29 local time) on June 30, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 9 km (5.6 miles). USGS registered it as M6.0 at a depth of 7.4 km (4.5 miles). The...

June 30, 2017

kermadec islands earthquake june 29 2017

Deep M6.0 earthquake hits Kermadec Islands region, New Zealand

A strong and deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit Kermadec Islands region, New Zealand at 07:03 UTC on June 29, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 392.3 km (244 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M5.8 (preliminary) at a depth of 448 km...

June 29, 2017

kermadec islands earthquake june 28 2017

Strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake hits Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the Geoscience Australia as M6.4 hit Kermadec Islands, New Zealand at 18:20 UTC on June 28, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 8 km (5 miles). USGS is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 10 km (8 miles). According to the...

June 28, 2017

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Increased seismic activity at underwater Lō‘ihi volcano, Hawaii

Since the end of February 2017, the Hawaii Volcano Observatory (HVO) seismic analysts have noted a slight uptick in the number of earthquakes near underwater Lō‘ihi volcano. The quakes appear to be clustered roughly 10 to 12 km (6 - 7 miles) below sea level...

June 28, 2017

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Earthquake swarm near Reno, Nevada - California border region

An earthquake swarm is in progress north of Lake Tahoe, California, just west of Reno, Nevada. The sequence started with a shallow M3.7 at 09:02 UTC (02:02 PDT) on June 27, 2017. By 07:21 UTC on June 28, the Nevada Seismological Lab and USGS registered 40...

June 28, 2017

tonga earthquake june 25 2017 location

Shallow M6.2 earthquake hits Tonga region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit Tonga region at 17:42 UTC on June 25, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 38.3 km (23.8 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 40 km (24.8 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was...

June 25, 2017

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Increased earthquake activity under Katla volcano, Iceland

A series of earthquakes were registered under Iceland's Katla volcano over the past couple of days. Judging by the depth of some of the earthquakes, fresh magma is making its way upward. There were more than 10 earthquakes in total, including M3.6 at 18:36 UTC...

June 23, 2017