Seismic activity

california earthquakes november 2017

More than 130 quakes after M4.6 NE of Gonzales, California

Following a M4.6 earthquake that hit just NE of Gonzales, California on November 13, 2017, the USGS has registered more than 130 aftershocks within the 5 km (3.1 miles) of the epicenter. Although most of those aftershocks weren't felt by the Central Coast, the...

November 22, 2017

wallis and futuna earthquake november 20 2017 location map

Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits near Wallis and Futuna, Pacific Ocean

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit near Wallis and Futuna, Pacific Ocean at 18:51 UTC on November 20, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.7 at a depth of 2 km (1.2 miles). According to the...

November 20, 2017

loyalty islands new caledonia earthquake nov 19 2017 m7 3

Very strong M7.0 earthquake hits New Caledonia, small tsunami produced

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.0 hit the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia at 22:43 UTC (09:43 local time) on November 19, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.0 at a depth of 12 km (7.4...

November 19, 2017

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Strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake hits Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia at 09:25 UTC (20:25 local time) on November 19, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 25.3 km (15.8 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.5 at a depth of 10 km (6.2...

November 19, 2017

china india earthquake november 17 2017 location

Strong and shallow M6.9 earthquake hits SW China / India border region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by CENC (China) as M6.9 hit Milein County, Nyingchi City, Tibet (SW China / India border region) at 22:34 UTC on November 17, 2017 (06:34 local time, November 18). Both USGS and EMSC report it as M6.3 at a depth of 10 km...

November 18, 2017

izu islands japan earthquake november 16 2017 location

Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits Izu Islands region, Japan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.2 hit Izu Islands region, Japan at 09:43 UTC (18:43 JST) on November 16, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles). USGS is reporting M5.8 at a depth of 71 km (44 miles), EMSC M5.8 at a...

November 16, 2017

costa rica earthquake november 13 2017 location

Strong and shallow M6.5 earthquake hits Costa Rica

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.5 hit Costa Rica at 02:28 UTC on November 13, 2017 (20:28 local time, November 12). The agency is reporting a depth of 19.8 km (12.3 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.7 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles)....

November 13, 2017

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Extremely dangerous M7.3 earthquake hits Iran - Iraq border region - more than 540 killed

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.3 hit Iran - Iraq border region at 18:18 UTC (21:18 local time) on Sunday, November 12, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 23.2 km (14.4 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.2 at a depth of 19 km (11.8...

November 12, 2017

ascension island region earthquake november 11 2017

Shallow M6.3 earthquake hits Ascension Island region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit Ascension Island region at 00:36 UTC on November 11, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 2 km (1.2 miles). According to the USGS, the...

November 11, 2017

japan earthquake november 9 2017

Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Izu Islands region, Japan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) as M6.1 hit Izu Islands region, Japan at 07:42 UTC (16:42 JST) on November 9, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 20.3 km...

November 09, 2017

papua new guinea earthquake november 7 2017 location

Strong M6.5 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea at intermediate depth

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.5 hit New Guinea, Papua New Guinea at 21:26 UTC on November 7, 2017 (07:26 local time, November 8). The agency is reporting a depth of 107.4 km (66.7 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.5 at a depth of 122 km (75.8 miles)....

November 07, 2017

tonga earthquake november 4 2017 location

Strong and shallow M6.8 earthquake hits Tonga region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.8 hit Tonga region at 09:00 UTC on November 4, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.7 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was...

November 04, 2017

yellowstone yvo

October seismicity in Yellowstone marked by the ongoing but waning swarm

The October 2017 seismicity in Yellowstone was marked by the ongoing but waning earthquake swarm north of West Yellowstone, MT, contributing 60 earthquakes to the existing catalog of 2 475 events located in the area since June, the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory...

November 02, 2017

white island earthquake swarm new zealand october november 2017 map

Earthquake swarm near White Island unrelated to volcano, New Zealand

An earthquake swarm started near New Zealand's White Island volcano on Sunday, October 29, 2017. Over the next 3 days, GeoNet registered a total of 137 earthquakes, with the largest measuring M4.8 at a depth of 7 km (4.3 miles). "It's a swarm of...

November 01, 2017

loyalty islands new caledonia earthquakes oct31 nov1 2017

Strong aftershocks shaking Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia after shallow M7.0

A series of strong aftershocks hit Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia following very strong M7.0 earthquake that struck the region early October 31, 2017. All of them occurred at depths between 5.7 and 19.4 km (3.5 - 12 miles). Between 00:42 UTC, October 31 and 05:21...

November 01, 2017

hila indonesia earthquake october 31 2017

Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits Seram, Indonesia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit near Hila, Indonesia at 11:50 UTC on October 31, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 32.4 km (21.2 miles). The quake was preceded by M5.9 at 11:34 and M5.7 at 11:34 UTC. EMSC is reporting M6.3...

October 31, 2017

new caledonia earthquake october 31 2017

Very strong and shallow M7.0 earthquake off the coast of New Caledonia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by Geoscience Australia as M7.0 hit southeast of New Caledonia at 00:42 UTC on October 31, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 17 km (10.6 miles). USGS is reporting M6.8 at a depth of 11.1 km (6.9 miles), EMSC M6.7 at...

October 31, 2017