Seismic activity

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Strong M6.0 earthquake hits Sulawesi at intermediate depth, Indonesia

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit near the coast of Sulawesi, Indonesia, at 16:58 UTC on January 19, 2020 (00:58 LT, January 20) at a depth of 118.1 km (73 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 138 km (85.7 miles). The epicenter was...

January 19, 2020

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Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits southern Xinjiang, China

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit southern Xinjiang, China at 13:27 UTC (19:27 local time) on January 19, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 11 km (6.8 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.8 at 10 km (6.2 miles). China Earthquake...

January 19, 2020

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Papua, Indonesia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit Papua, Indonesia at 16:38 UTC on January 18, 2020 (01:38 LT, January 19). The agency is reporting a depth of 33 km (20 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 60 km (37 miles). The epicenter was...

January 18, 2020

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Shallow M5.9 earthquake hits Puerto Rico

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.9 (downgraded from M6.0) hit southern Puerto Rico at 12:54 UTC (08:54 LT) on January 11, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The quake comes 4 days after shallow M6.4 -- the...

January 11, 2020

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Puerto Rico under state of emergency after worst quake in 102 years

A state of emergency has been declared in Puerto Rico after a series of tremors and a powerful M6.4 earthquake on Tuesday, January 7, 2020-- the worst ever in the US territory in 102 years. More than half of Puerto Rico's three million population remained...

January 09, 2020

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Rare M6.3 earthquake hits Chukotskiy Avtonomnyy Okrug, Russia's Far East

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit sparsely populated Chukotskiy Avtonomnyy Okrug, Russia at 08:38 UTC (20:38 LT) on January 9, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and...

January 09, 2020

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M6.0 earthquake hits New Britain Region at intermediate depth, Papua New Guinea

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea at 19:11 UTC on January 7, 2020 (05:11 LT, January 8). The agency is reporting a depth of 116.8 km (72 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 150 km (93 miles). This is...

January 07, 2020

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Very strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake hits Puerto Rico -- power outages, widespread damage reported

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 (downgraded from M6.5) hit southern Puerto Rico at 08:24 UTC (04:24 local time) on January 7, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 6.7 km (4.1 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.5 at a depth of 10 km...

January 07, 2020

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Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits Aceh, Indonesia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit near Sinabang, Aceh, Indonesia at 06:50 UTC (13:05 LT) on January 7, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 20.3 km (12.6 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 30 km (18.6 miles). The...

January 07, 2020

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Intense earthquake swarm shaking southern Puerto Rico, damage reported after today's M5.8

Numerous moderate to strong earthquakes shook southern Puerto Rico over the past 9 days, with the strongest earthquake in the sequence -- M5.8 on January 6, 2020. The quake struck 13 km (8 miles) SSE of Indios. "I've spent 29 years with Puerto Rico's...

January 06, 2020

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Shallow M6.3 earthquake hits off the coast of Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit off the coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada at 03:36 UTC on December 25, 2019 (18:36 LT, December 24). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Earthquakes Canada is...

December 25, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Colombia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit Colombia at 19:03 UTC (14:03 LT) on December 24, 2019, at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 5 km (3.1 miles). The quake was followed by M5.8 at 19:19 UTC. This is the...

December 24, 2019

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Deep M6.0 earthquake hits northern Argentina

A deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit northern Argentina at 16:43 UTC (13:43 local time) on December 24, 2019, at a depth of 560 km (347 miles). This is the third M6.0 earthquake in the past 24 hours. The epicenter was located 14.7 km (9.1 miles) WNW...

December 24, 2019

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits off the coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit off the coast of Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada at 19:49 UTC on December 23, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Earthquakes Canada is reporting M5.8 at a depth of 5 km (3.1...

December 23, 2019

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Mindanao M6.9 earthquake: 1 017 aftershocks, 14 172 homes damaged or destroyed, 12 people killed and 210 injured

The death toll after very shallow M6.9 earthquake hit Mindanao, Philippines on December 15, 2019, has risen to 12 on December 20, 2019. 210 people were injured and 1 is still missing, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC)...

December 20, 2019

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Deep M6.1 earthquake hits Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan

A deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan at 11:39 UTC (16:09 LT) on December 20, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 210.2 km (130.6 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 214 km (132.9 miles). The...

December 20, 2019

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Mindanao M6.9 earthquake: 700 aftershocks, 14 021 homes damaged or destroyed, 9 people killed and 99 injured

The M6.9 earthquake in Davao City, Mindanao, Philippines on December 15, 2019, has killed 9 people, 99 were injured and 1 remains missing. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) recorded 700 aftershocks as of Tuesday, December 17. Of...

December 17, 2019