Seismic activity

vanuatu earthquake september 20 2017

Strong and deep M6.4 earthquake hits Vanuatu

A strong and deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit Vanuatu at 20:09 UTC on September 20, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 200.2 km (125 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 204 km (126 miles). According to the USGS, the...

September 20, 2017

japan earthquake september 20 2017

Shallow M5.9 earthquake hits off the coast of Honshu, Japan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M5.9 hit off the east coast of Honshu, Japan at 16:37 UTC on September 20, 2017 (01:37 JST, September 21). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 10 km. If...

September 20, 2017

new zealand earthquake september 20 2017

Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Auckland Islands, M5.1 Cook Strait, New Zealand

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Auckland Islands, New Zealand at 01:43 UTC (13:43 local time) on September 20, 2017. The quake hit at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). GFZ Potsdam (GEOFON) is reporting the same magnitude and depth....

September 20, 2017

mexico earthquake september 19 2017

Extremely dangerous M7.1 earthquake hits Puebla, Mexico - more than 240 casualties

A major earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.1 hit Puebla, Mexico at 18:14 UTC (13:14 local time) on September 19, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 51 km (31.7 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.1 at a depth of 30 km (18.6 miles). This earthquake comes just 12...

September 19, 2017

soda springs idaho earthquake swarm 2017

210 earthquakes detected in Idaho, experts say M7.0 possible but not likely

A total of 210 earthquakes have been detected in Southeast Idaho near the city of Soda Springs, Caribou County since Saturday, September 2, 2017. Experts say that they can't guarantee there won't be a larger quake in this area, but 'the possibility is...

September 09, 2017

mexico earthquake september 8 2017

Extremely dangerous M8.1 earthquake hits Mexico, tsunami generated

A major earthquake registered by the USGS as 8.1 (upgraded from M8.0) hit near the coast of Chiapas, Mexico at 04:49 UTC on September 8, 2017 (23:49 local time, September 7). The agency is reporting a depth of 69.7 km (43.3 miles). A red alert for shaking-related...

September 08, 2017

bonin islands earthquake japan september 7 2017

Deep M6.1 earthquake hits Bonin Islands, Japan region

A deep earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.1 hit Bonin Islands, Japan at 17:26 UTC on September 7, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 460 km (285.8 miles). USGS is reporting the same magnitude and depth. According to the USGS, the epicenter was located...

September 07, 2017

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Earthquake swarm starts in the Bardarbunga caldera, Iceland

Icelandic Met Office (IMO) reports an earthquake swarm started in the Bardarbunga caldera at 02:15 UTC on September 7, 2017 when an earthquake of magnitude 4.1 occurred. The last eruption of this volcano started in September 2014 and ended in February 2015....

September 07, 2017

soda springs idaho earthquake swarm september 2017

Intense earthquake swarm shaking Southeast Idaho

An intense earthquake swarm started near Soda Springs, southeastern Idaho at 23:55 UTC on Saturday, September 2, 2017. Local authorities say they cannot ever remember any earthquake swarm in Southeast Idaho that comes even close to the current series of temblors...

September 04, 2017

porkchop geyser yellowstone

Yellowstone earthquake activity remains at elevated levels since June 12

Yellowstone earthquake activity remains at elevated levels, compared with typical background activity, since June 12, 2017, when an energetic earthquake swarm started in the region. In total, 2 532 earthquakes were registered since then. However, there are...

September 04, 2017

south sandwich islands earthquake september 4 2017

Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits near Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit South Sandwich Islands at 08:07 UTC on September 4, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 35 km (21.7 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 80 km (49.7 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was...

September 04, 2017

indonesia earthquake august 31 2017

Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits near the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit near the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia at 17:06 UTC on August 31, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 49.5 km (30.7 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 60 km (37.3 miles). According to...

August 31, 2017

turkey earthquakes by year

Turkey hit by 28 002 earthquakes during the first 8 months of 2017

During the first eight months of the year, Turkey has been hit by 28 002 earthquakes, making this year well on the way to be most seismically active since reliable records began. Notable uptick started in June with 4 243 earthquakes and continued in July with 4 349...

August 30, 2017

admiralty islands papua new guinea earthquake august 27 2017 location

Strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake hits Admiralty Islands, Papua New Guinea

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit Admiralty Islands archipelago, Papua New Guinea at 04:17 UTC on August 27, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 8.1 km (5 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 0 km....

August 27, 2017

ischia earthquake italy august 21 2017

Shallow M4.3 earthquake hits Ischia, killing 2 and injuring 36, Italy

A very shallow earthquake registered by the EMSC as M4.3 hit near the volcanic island of Ischia at 18:57 UTC (20:57 CET) on August 21, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 2 km (1.2 miles). USGS is reporting M4.3 and a depth of 10.4 km (6.4 miles). Italy's...

August 22, 2017

fiji earthquake august 19 2017 location

Strong and deep M6.4 earthquake hits Fiji

A strong and deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit Fiji at 02:00 UTC on August 19, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 538.6 km (334 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 527 km (327 miles). The epicenter was located 194.4 km (120.8 miles) E...

August 19, 2017

ascension island earthquake august 18 2017

Strong and shallow M6.6 earthquake north of Ascension Island

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.6 hit north of Ascension Island, North Atlantic Ocean at 02:59 UTC on August 18, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The epicenter was located 762.4 km (473.7 miles) N of Georgetown...

August 18, 2017