Seismic activity

Deep M6.3 earthquake hits off the coast of Indonesia

A strong and deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit off the coast of Palue, Indonesia at 01:13 UTC on December 5, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 526 km (326.8 miles). The epicenter was located 102 km (63.4 miles) N of Ebak (population 0), 194.5...

December 05, 2016

Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits near Shemya Island, Alaska

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit near Shemya Island, Alaska at 09:23 UTC on December 3, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 26.9 km (16.7 miles). The epicenter was located 46.1 km (28.6 miles) ESE of Siksatok (population 0),...

December 03, 2016

Silent earthquakes follow major Kaikoura event, caution advised

The GNS Science, New Zealand has detected a series of 'slow slip' motions between tectonic plates in the lower North Island. The experts warn this may mean the chances for future large earthquakes have increased, despite the lower number of aftershocks which...

December 02, 2016

Very shallow M6.3 earthquake hits southern Peru

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit Peru at 22:40 UTC on December 1, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 3.6 km (2.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was located...

December 01, 2016

8 killed after M4.4 earthquake hits near Rudna mine, Poland

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M4.4 hit southwestern Poland at 20:09 UTC on November 29, 2016, killing 8 people in a nearby Rudna mine. USGS said the quake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting mb 4.4 at a depth of 1 km (0.62...

November 30, 2016

Strong and shallow M6.5 earthquake hits China, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.5 hit Xinjiang, China, on the border with Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, at 14:24 UTC on November 25, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 12 km (7.4 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 10 km (6.2...

November 25, 2016

Very strong and shallow M7.0 earthquake hits off the coast of El Salvador

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.0 hit El Salvador at 18:43 UTC on November 24, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 10.3 km (6.2 miles). The epicenter was located, 149.7 km (93.0 miles) SSW of Puerto El Triunfo (population 19...

November 24, 2016

Massive M7.4 earthquake hits near Fukushima, tsunami warnings issued

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M7.3 (upgraded from M7.3) hit near the east coast of Honshu, Japan at 20:59 UTC on November 21, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 25 km (15.5 miles). USGS is reporting M6.9 (downgraded from M7.3)...

November 21, 2016

Strong M6.4 earthquake hits San Juan, Argentina

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit San Juan, Argentina at 20:57 UTC on November 20, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 115.8 km (72 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 116 km. The epicenter was located 10.7 km (6.7 miles) SSW of...

November 20, 2016

Delhi shaken by moderate M4.2 earthquake, India

A moderately strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M4.2 hit a highly populated region, very close to the national capital Delhi at 22:59 UTC on November 16, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). India's NCS is reporting...

November 17, 2016

New Zealand earthquake: One of the most complex ever recorded on land

New Zealand's GeoNet has revised their initial magnitude of the November 13, 2016 Kaikoura earthquake from M7.5 to M7.8. The agency added that early indications show this was one of the most complex earthquakes ever recorded on land. "This complexity means...

November 16, 2016

Strong M6.2 earthquake hit near La Rioja, Argentina

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit Argentina at 14:01 UTC on November 13, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 100.6 km (62 miles). The epicenter was located 3.1 km (1.9 miles) E of Famatina (population 0), 26.5 km (16.4 miles) N of Chilecito...

November 13, 2016

Extremely dangerous M7.8 earthquake hit near Christchurch, New Zealand

A major earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.8 hit near Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand at 11:02 UTC on November 13, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). New Zealand's GEONET is reporting M7.5 at a depth of 16 km (9.9 miles). A...

November 13, 2016

Series of earthquakes hit Oklahoma

A series of earthquakes hit parts of Oklahoma on November 11, 2016, just days after damaging M5.0 in Cushing, north-central Oklahoma, one of the world's key oil hubs. Between 00:08 and 15:49 UTC today, USGS registered a total of 6 earthquakes with magnitudes...

November 11, 2016

Strong M5.8 earthquake hits near Sendai, Japan

A strong earthquake registered by the JMA as M5.8 hit near Sendai, the capital of Miyagi Prefecture, Japan at 21:52 UTC on November 11, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 60 km (37 miles). USGS is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 44.8 km (27.8 miles). According to...

November 11, 2016

Series of strong earthquakes hit Conception, Chile

A series of strong earthquakes were registered near the coast of Conception, Bio Bio, Chile on November 8, 2016. The strongest so far was M5.9 at 04:55 UTC. CSN Chile said the quake occurred at a depth of 65 km (40.4 miles). USGS is reporting M5.9 at a depth of 17.3...

November 08, 2016

Sharp earthquake hits Oklahoma, forces evacuations

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.0 hit the city of Cushing, Oklahoma at 01:44 UTC on November 7, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 5 km (3.1 miles). Today's quake hit just two months after M5.8, the strongest earthquake in Oklahoma's...

November 07, 2016