Seismic activity

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Earthquakes in the Kermadecs - another M6.3 hits the area, what you need to know, New Zealand

Another strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit Kermadec Islands region at 11:04 UTC on June 27, 2019. The quake follows M7.2 on June 15, M6.3 on June 16, M6.0 on June 17, M6.4 on June 19, M6.2 on June 21 and dozens of moderately strong...

June 27, 2019

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Shallow M6.3 earthquake hits Panama - Costa Rica border region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit Panama - Costa Rica border region at 05:23 UTC (00:23 local time) on June 26, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 26.2 km (16.2.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 40 km (24.8 miles)....

June 26, 2019

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Shallow M6.4 earthquake hits Komandorskiye Ostrova, Russia region

Another strong earthquake, measuring M6.4 hit Komandorskiye Ostrova, Russia region at 02:18 UTC on June 26, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). This is the second M6.3+ earthquake to hit...

June 26, 2019

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Shallow M6.3 earthquake hits Komandorskiye Ostrova, Russia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit Komandorskiye Ostrova, Russia at 09:05 UTC on June 25, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The epicenter was located 106 km (66...

June 25, 2019

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M4.1 earthquake after seismic swarm ESE of Bardarbunga volcano, Iceland

A small seismic swarm took place ESE of Bardarbunga volcano, Iceland from June 21 - 23, 2019. The seismicity then shifted NW of the volcano on June 24, with M3.3, M3.4 and M4.1. The Icelandic Met Office has detected numerous small earthquakes from June 19 to 23 ESE...

June 24, 2019

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31 injured after M5.3 earthquake, series of aftershocks hit Sichuan, China

At least 31 people have been injured after a shallow M5.3 earthquake hit Gongxian county of China's Sichuan Province at 14:29 UTC (22:29 LT) on Saturday, June 22, 2019. This was an aftershock of M5.8 quake (M6.0 CENC) which hit nearby Changning county on June...

June 24, 2019

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Strong M7.3 earthquake hits Banda Sea at intermediate depth, Indonesia

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.3 hit Banda Sea, Indonesia at 02:53 UTC (11:53 local time) on June 24, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 208 km (129 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.3 at a depth of 214 km (133 miles). According to the USGS, the...

June 24, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits northern Papua, Indonesia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit northern Papua, Indonesia at 01:05 UTC (10:05 local time) on June 24, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 22 km (13.6 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 30 km (18.6 miles). The...

June 24, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits Kermadec Islands region, New Zealand

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit Kermadec Islands region, New Zealand at 08:37 UTC on June 21, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 35 km (21.7 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The epicenter was...

June 21, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits Papua, Indonesia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit Papua, Indonesia at 17:24 UTC on June 19, 2019 (02:24 LT, June 20). The agency is reporting a depth of 12.1 km (7.5 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 2 km (1.2 miles). The epicenter was...

June 19, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake hits Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit Kermadec Islands region, New Zealand at 08:01 UTC on June 19, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.5 at a depth of 11 km (6.8 miles). This is the 31st...

June 19, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.8 hits near the west coast of Honshu, Japan - tsunami advisories issued

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.8 hit near the west coast of Honshu, Japan at 13:22 UTC (22:22 JST) on June 18, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 16.1 km (10 miles). EMSC is...

June 18, 2019

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Shallow M5.8 earthquake hits China, red pager alert, damage, deaths reported

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.8 hit China's Sichuan province at 14:55 UTC (22:55 local time) on June 17, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC registered it at M5.9 at a depth of 10 km. China Earthquake...

June 17, 2019

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Third earthquake registered under Lake Erie, Ohio

The USGS has registered a shallow M1.5 earthquake under Lake Erie, near Cleveland, Ohio at 02:28 UTC on June 17, 2019, making it the third quake in the area in just 7 days. It comes 7 days after rare M4.0 hit the same region and 1 day after M1.9. Over 8 000 people...

June 17, 2019

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Small earthquake swarm under Teide volcano, Tenerife, Canary Islands

More than 500 long-period (LP) seismic events were detected under the SE flank of Teide volcano in Tenerife, Canary Islands on June 14, 2019, indicating the injection of magmatic fluids in the volcanic-hydrothermal system of Tenerife Island. The swarm took place...

June 17, 2019

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Strong M6.3 aftershock hits Kermadec Islands Region, New Zealand

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit Kermadec Islands Region at 05:17 UTC on June 16, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 35 km (21.7 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 30 km (18 miles). The epicenter was located about 872 km (542...

June 16, 2019

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Powerful M7.2 earthquake hits Kermadec Islands Region, New Zealand

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.2 (downgraded from M7.4) hit Kermadec Islands Region at 22:54 UTC on June 15, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 35 km (21.7 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.2 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The...

June 15, 2019