Seismic activity

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Vanuatu

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Vanuatu at 07:09 UTC on May 27, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The epicenter was located 80 km (49 miles) NW of Port-Vila and 126 km (78 miles) SSE of Lakatoro, Vanuatu....

May 27, 2020

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits off the coast of Baja California Sur, Mexico

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit off the coast of Baja California Sur, Mexico at 08:46 UTC (01:46 LT) on May 22, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 30 km (18.6 miles)....

May 22, 2020

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Shallow M5.0 earthquake kills 4 and injured 23 in Yunnan, China

A shallow earthquake registered by the China Earthquake Networks Center as M5.0 with a depth of 8 km (5 miles) hit the province of Yunnan in the country's southwestern region at 13:48 UTC (21:48 LT) on Monday, May 18, 2020. The USGS registered it as M5.2 with a...

May 19, 2020

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Shallow M4.9 earthquake hits Kiruna, Sweden -- the country's biggest mine-related quake ever

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M4.9 with a depth of 10 km (6 miles) hit Kiruna, Sweden, at 01:12 UTC (03:12 LT) on Monday, May 18, 2020. This was the country's biggest mining-related earthquake ever and the most powerful in 12 years-- it hit an...

May 19, 2020

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Eastern Cuba hit by a tornado and 'anomalous seismic activity'

The eastern portion of Cuba was hit by a tornado and more than 20 earthquakes on Sunday afternoon and evening, May 17, 2020. No fatalities were reported, but there was extensive damage to properties. The twister struck around 17:00 UTC (13:00 LT) in El Churrasco in...

May 19, 2020

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Strong and shallow M6.5 earthquake hits Nevada, aftershocks reported, U.S.

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.5 hit SW Nevada, near the border with California, at 11:03 UTC (04:03 LT) on May 15, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 7 km (4 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The...

May 15, 2020

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Earthquake swarm under Lōʻihi volcano, Hawaii

The USGS Hawaii Volcano Observatory (HVO) reported increased seismic activity at the submarine Lōʻihi volcano in Hawaii from May 11 to 12, 2020. More than 100 earthquakes were detected, but USGS noted that there is no indication that a submarine eruption has...

May 13, 2020

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M6.6 earthquake hits Santa Cruz Islands at intermediate depth, Solomon Islands

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.6 hit Santa Cruz Islands, Temotu Province, Solomon Islands at 22:41 UTC on May 12, 2020 (09:41 LT, May 13). The agency is reporting a depth of 112 km (69 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.6 at a depth of 127 km (79 miles)....

May 12, 2020

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Seismic activity still ongoing on Reykjanes peninsula but number of earthquakes has decreased significantly

Seismic activity is still ongoing on the Reykjanes peninsula, Iceland but the number of earthquakes has decreased significantly in recent weeks, IMO reported at 07:41 UTC on May 11, 2020. The current observations and the course of events over the last several months...

May 11, 2020

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Shallow M5.1 earthquake hits near dormant Damavand volcano, Tehran, Iran

A shallow earthquake registered by the Iranian Seismological Center (IRSC) as M5.1 at a depth of 7 km (4.3 miles) hit the city of Damavand in Tehran, Iran, at 20:18 UTC on May 7, 2020 (00:48 LT on May 8). Both USGS and EMSC reported it as shallow M4.6. At least two...

May 08, 2020

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Deep M6.1 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

A strong and deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Bougainville region of Papua New Guinea at 11:21 UTC on May 7, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 466 km (289 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.7 at a depth of 493 km (306 miles). The epicenter was...

May 07, 2020

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M6.8 earthquake hits Banda Sea at intermediate depth, Indonesia

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.8 hit the Banda Sea, Indonesia at 13:53 UTC on May 6, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 107 km (66.5 miles). EMSC is reporting it as M6.9 at a depth of 112 km (69 miles). The epicenter was located 345 km (214...

May 06, 2020

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Structural damage after shallow M5.4 aftershock hits southern Puerto Rico

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.4 hit southern Puerto Rico at 11:13 UTC (07:13 LT) on May 2, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 9 km (5.6 miles). The quake occurred at Tallaboa, with extensive damage reported on the island, including...

May 05, 2020

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits northwest of Ryukyu Islands, Japan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.0 hit northwest of Ryukyu Islands, Japan at 11:54 UTC (20:54 JST) on May 3, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Both USGS and EMSC are reporting it as M5.9 at a depth of 10 km. The...

May 03, 2020

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Strong and shallow M6.6 earthquake hits near the coast of Crete, Greece

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the EMSC as M6.6 hit near the coast of Crete, Greece at 12:51 UTC on May 2, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The USGS is reporting M6.6 at a depth of 17 km (10.5 miles). The quake was followed...

May 02, 2020

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Earthquake swarm in Campi Flegrei area, Italy

A seismic swarm took place in the Campi Flegrei area near the Pisciarelli fumarole at the Solfatara crater in Italy, on Sunday night, April 26, 2020. It consisted of 34 tremors with magnitudes up to 3.1 and depths between 1 and 2 km (0.6 and 1.2 miles). The...

April 27, 2020

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M5.6 earthquake hits near Te Anau, seismologists say no relevance to Alpine Fault, New Zealand

A moderately strong earthquake registered by the GeoNet as M5.6 at a depth of 67 km (42 miles) hit near Te Anau in South Island, New Zealand, at 22:52 UTC on April 26, 2020 (10:52 LT on April 27). The USGS is reporting it as M4.9 at a depth of 79 km (49 miles). The...

April 27, 2020