Seismic activity

papua new guinea earthquake january 22 2017

Major M7.9 earthquake hits Bougainville Island, PNG

A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.9 hit Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea at 04:30 UTC on January 22, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 136 km (84.5 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M7.9 at a depth of 200 km (124 miles)....

January 22, 2017

solomon islands earthquake january 19 2017 location

Strong and shallow M6.5 earthquake hits Solomon Islands

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.5 hit near the coast of Makira (San Cristobal), Solomon Islands at 23:04 UTC on January 19, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 29.9 km (18.6 km). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.8 at a depth of...

January 19, 2017

italy earthquake january 18 2017

Series of strong earthquakes hit Italy amid extreme snowfall

A series of strong earthquakes are hitting central Italy since 09:25 UTC on January 18, 2017. Within the first two hours, EMSC registered 21 moderate to strong earthquakes; by 15:52 the agency registered a total of 102 earthquakes. This region is currently under...

January 18, 2017

fiji earthquake january 14 2017 location

Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits south of Fiji

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Fiji region at 06:11 UTC on January 14, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 0 km. According to the USGS, the epicenter was...

January 14, 2017

solomon islands earthquake january 10 2017 location map

Strong M6.4 earthquake hits near Makira, Solomon Islands

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit near the coast of Makira, Solomon Islands at 15:27 UTC on January 10, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 46 km (28.6 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 45 km (27.9 miles). According to the USGS,...

January 10, 2017

philippines earthquake january 10 2017

Very deep M7.3 earthquake hits off the coast of Philippines

A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.3 (upgraded from M6.9) hit off the coast of the Philippines at 06:13 UTC on January 10, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 612.7 km (380 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.0 at a depth of 626 km (389 miles)....

January 10, 2017

papua new guinea earthquake january 8 2017 location map

Strong M6.1 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

A strong earthquake registered by the Geoscience Australia as M6.1 hit Papua New Guinea at 08:52 UTC on January 8, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 80 km. USGS is reporting M5.9 at a depth of 67 km (41.6 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.9 at a depth of 80 km...

January 08, 2017

iran earthquake january 6 2017

Four dead after shallow M5.3 earthquake hits southern Iran

Four people have been killed and another 4 injured after a shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.3 hit southern Iran at 02:33 UTC (06:03 local time) on January 6, 2017. The quake hit at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.2 at the same...

January 07, 2017

north sea britain earthquake january 3 2017

M3.8 earthquake strikes Britain, the largest since 2008

A shallow earthquake registered by the British Geological Survey as M3.8 hit the southern North Sea, off the coast of North Yorkshire, United Kingdom at 18:52 UTC on January 3, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 18 km (11.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M3.9 at a...

January 04, 2017

6fiji earthquake january 3 2017 location map

Very strong M6.9 earthquake hits south of Fiji, tsunami warnings issued

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.9 (downgraded from M7.2) hit south of Fiji at 21:51 UTC on January 3, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M7.1 at a depth of 30 km (18.6...

January 03, 2017

india earthquake january 3 2017 location map

Two dead after shallow M5.5 earthquake hits Tripura, India

At least two people have died and 4 were injured after a shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.5 hit India at 09:09 UTC (14:39 local time) on January 3, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 36.1 km (22.4 miles). IMD is reporting M5.7 at a depth of 27...

January 03, 2017

0brawley earthquake swarm january 2 2016

Earthquake swarm under Brawley, Southern California

A swarm of shallow earthquakes is being registered under the city of Brawley, California since December 31, 2016. Mayor Sam Couchman said the quakes have placed the city of 26 000 on edge. By 15:25 UTC on January 2, 2017, more than 260 small to moderate earthquakes...

January 02, 2017

fiji earthquake january 2 2016

Deep M6.0 earthquake hits south of Fiji

A strong and deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit south of Fiji at 13:14 UTC on January 2, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 549.2 km (341.2 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 600 km (372.8 miles). The epicenter was...

January 02, 2017

peru earthquake january 2 2017 location map

Strong M5.9 earthquake at intermediate depth hits Peru

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.9 hit northern Peru at 13:13 UTC on January 2, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 111.8 km (69.4 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.8 at a depth of 100 km (62 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was located...

January 02, 2017

Indonesia earthquake december 29 2016

Strong M6.2 earthquake hits Indonesian Sumbawa region

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit Indonesian Sumbawa Region at 22:30 UTC on December 29, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 72.3 km (44.9 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 33.6 km (20.9 miles) S of Tolotangga...

December 29, 2016

hawthorne earthquake swarm december 2016 map

Nevada Seismological Laboratory on Hawthorne earthquakes

Three magnitude 5.5 to 5.7 earthquakes struck about 28 km (18 miles) southwest of Hawthorne, Nevada just after midnight local time (08:18 UTC) on Wednesday, December 28, 2016, the Nevada Seismological Laboratory at the University of Nevada, Reno reported. Reports so...

December 28, 2016

japan earthquake december 28 2016

Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits Japan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the Japan Meteorological Agency as M6.3 hit Japan's Ibaraki Prefecture, Honshu at 12:38 UTC (21:38 JST) on December 28, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M5.9 at the same...

December 28, 2016