Seismic activity

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At least 3 killed, 60 injured after shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Sichuan, China

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC) as M6.0 hit southwest China's Sichuan Province at 20:33 UTC on September 15, 2021 (04:33 LT, September 16). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Both USGS...

September 16, 2021

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Strong earthquake swarm under Cumbre Vieja volcano, Canary Islands

A strong earthquake swarm started under Cumbre Vieja volcano, La Palma, Canary Islands at 03:18 UTC on September 11, 2021. From the beginning of the seismic series until 08:00 UTC on September 13, a total of 1 570 earthquakes have been detected, of which 354 were...

September 13, 2021

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Strong M6.2 earthquake hits Chile - Argentina border region

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit Chile - Argentina border region at 05:18 UTC on September 13, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 193 km (120 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 171 km (106 miles). The epicenter was located 80 km...

September 13, 2021

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Very strong and shallow M7.0 earthquake hits near Acapulco, Mexico

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.0 hit near Acapulco, Mexico at 01:47 UTC on September 8, 2021 (20:47 CDT, September 7). The agency is reporting a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.0 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles),...

September 08, 2021

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Shallow M6.3 earthquake hits Kermadec Islands region, New Zealand

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit the Kermadec Islands region at 02:52 UTC on August 31, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 16 km (10 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The epicenter was located 984...

August 31, 2021

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Strong earthquake swarm under Kilauea, Alert Level raised to Watch, Hawaii

A swarm of earthquakes began beneath the south part of Kilauea caldera, Hawaii on August 24, 2021, with a particularly strong sequence that occurred at about 11:30 UTC, the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) reports. As a result, HVO has raised the volcano...

August 24, 2021

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Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Kuril Islands, Russia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit the Kuril Islands, Russia at 05:37 UTC on August 24, 2021. The agency is reporting and depth of 38 km (23.6 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 30 km (18.6 miles). The epicenter was located...

August 24, 2021

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Strong M6.8 earthquake hits near the coast of Vanuatu, hazardous tsunami waves possible

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.8 hit near the coast of Vanuatu at 10:10 UTC on August 18, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 91 km (56 miles. EMSC is reporting M6.8 at a depth of 100 km (62 miles). The epicenter was located 16.7 km (10.4...

August 18, 2021

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Violent M7.2 earthquake in Haiti claims 2 189 lives, leaves 332 missing, 12 268 injured and 129 959 homes damaged or destroyed

2 189 people have been killed and 12 268 others injured after a violent M7.2 earthquake1 struck Haiti at 12:29 UTC on August 14, 2021, the Haitian Civil Protection Agency (DPC) said at 02:19 UTC on August 19. 1 832 people were killed in the South, 218 in...

August 17, 2021

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Strong aftershocks continue after M8.1 earthquake hits South Sandwich Islands region

A very strong M6.9 earthquake hit South Sandwich Islands region at 11:10 UTC on August 16, 2021, at a depth of 14 km (8.7 miles). This is the strongest of 127 aftershocks registered by the USGS after M7.5 and M8.1 on August 12. While this intense earthquake sequence...

August 16, 2021

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Complex earthquake: USGS says M7.5 in South Sandwich Islands was foreshock of M8.1

Seismic observations suggest that M7.5 earthquake1 that struck South Sandwich Islands at 18:32 UTC on August 12 is a part of a complex seismic sequence. "Our current interpretation is that this earthquake is a foreshock to a M8.1 that occurred about 170 seconds...

August 15, 2021

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Violent M7.2 earthquake hits Haiti, causing widespread damage and leaving thousands dead and injured

A violent earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.2 hit Haiti at 12:29 UTC on August 14, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. This is the 4th M7+ earthquake in the world since August 11 (M7.1...

August 14, 2021

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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...

August 12, 2021

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Very strong M7.1 earthquake hits near the coast of Mindanao, small tsunami observed, Philippines

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.1 hit near the coast of Mindanao, Philippines at 17:46 UTC on August 11, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 65.6 km (40.7 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.1 at a depth of 58 km (36 miles). GFZ M7.0 at a...

August 11, 2021

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Yellowstone registers most energetic swarm of earthquakes since 2017

The month of July saw the most energetic swarm of earthquakes in the region since the Maple Creek earthquake swarm of June-September 2017, the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory (YVO) reported in their monthly update released August 2, 2021. While above average, this...

August 03, 2021

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Nicobar Islands, India region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit the Nicobar Islands, India Region at 03:42 UTC on August 3, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting it as M6.0 at a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles). The epicenter...

August 03, 2021

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits near the coast of Papua, Indonesia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by EMSC as M6.1 hit near the coast of Papua, Indonesia at 05:01 UTC on August 2, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting it as M5.9 at a depth of 12.9 km (8 miles). The epicenter was...

August 02, 2021