Seismic activity

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Over 68 earthquakes recorded near Rotorua, New Zealand

More than 68 shakes have been recorded near Rotorua, New Zealand, since 18:47 UTC on January 24, 2021 (07:47 LT on January 25), with magnitudes up to 4.9 and depth of 5 km (3 miles), according to GeoNet. More than 5 200 people reported feeling the tremors on the...

January 25, 2021

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Shallow M7.1 earthquake hits South Shetland Islands, Antarctica

An intense earthquake swarm continues in Bransfield Strait, Antarctica, with a very strong and shallow earthquake registered by CSN Chile and EMSC as M7.1 at 23:36 UTC on January 23, 2021. USGS is reporting it as M6.9 at a depth of 9.6 km (6 miles). The epicenter...

January 24, 2021

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Earthquake swarm in the vicinity of El Chichon volcano, Mexico

Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN) has registered a total of 22 earthquakes within 35 km (22 miles) of El Chichon (El Chichonal) volcano from December 24, 2020, to January 19, 2021. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 1982 (VEI 5). More...

January 22, 2021

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Powerful M7.1 earthquake hits off the coast of Mindanao, Philippines

A powerful earthquake registered by PHIVOLCS as M7.1 hit off the coast of Mindanao, Philippines at 12:23 UTC (20:23 LT) on January 21, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 116 km (72 miles). The USGS is reporting M7.0 at a depth of 96 km (60 miles), EMSC M7.1 at...

January 21, 2021

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Very strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake hits San Juan, Argentina

A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit San Juan, Argentina at 02:46 UTC (23:46 LT) on January 19, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The epicenter was located about 29 km...

January 19, 2021

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At least 81 people killed, hundreds injured as M6.2 earthquake hits West Sulawesi, Indonesia

At least 81 people have been killed and more than 600 injured after a shallow M6.2 earthquake hit West Sulawesi, Indonesia at 18:28 UTC on January 14, 2021 (01:28 LT, January 15). Many people are still trapped under the rubble and rescue workers fear the death toll...

January 15, 2021

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Very strong M6.2 earthquake hits West Sulawesi, Indonesia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit Sulawesi, Indonesia at 18:28 UTC on January 14, 2021 (01:28 LT, January 15). The agency is reporting a depth of 18.4 km (11.4 miles). BMKG and EMSC are reporting M6.2 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles)....

January 14, 2021

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Shallow M6.7 earthquake hits Russia - Mongolia border region

A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.7 hit Russia - Mongolia border region at 21:32 UTC on January 11, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The quake was followed by M5.2 at...

January 11, 2021

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Strong M6.1 earthquake hits Vanuatu

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Vanuatu at 06:48 UTC on January 10, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 160 km (99 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 162 km (100 miles). The epicenter was located 47.4 km (29.5 miles) E of...

January 10, 2021

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M6.1 earthquake hits Salta, Argentina at intermediate depth

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Salta, Argentina at 03:54 UTC on January 10, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 202 km (125 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 210 km (130 miles). The epicenter was located 37.5 km (23.3 miles)...

January 10, 2021

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M6.1 earthquake hits off the coast of Isangel, Vanuatu

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit off the coast of Isangel, Vanuatu at 05:01 UTC on January 8, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 117 km (72 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 120 km (75 miles). The epicenter was located 147 km...

January 08, 2021

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M6.3 earthquake hits Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit the Kermadec Islands, New Zealand at 00:28 UTC on January 8, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 224 km (139 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 182 km (113 miles). This is the second M6+...

January 08, 2021

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M6.1 earthquake hits Sulawesi, Indonesia at intermediate depth

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit North Sulawesi, Indonesia at 20:59 UTC on January 6, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 157 km (97 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 161 km (100 miles). The epicenter was located 60 km (37...

January 06, 2021

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Shallow M6.2 earthquake hits Kermadec Islands region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit the Kermadec Islands region at 06:20 UTC on January 6, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 26.1 km (16.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 30 km (18 miles). The epicenter was located...

January 06, 2021

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Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Andreanof Islands, Alaska

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit the Andreanof Islands, U.S. at 12:38 UTC on January 3, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 17 km (10.5 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 48 km (30 miles). The epicenter was located...

January 03, 2021

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2020 M6.4 Croatia earthquake aftershocks migrating north toward capital Zagreb, liquefaction, sinkholes reported

Aftershocks related to the M6.4 earthquake that struck the city of Petrinja, Croatia at 11:19 UTC on Tuesday, December 29, 2020, are migrating north toward the capital Zagreb, Croatia. This is the strongest earthquake to hit Croatia since records began in 1880 --...

January 02, 2021

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Destructive M6.4 earthquake hits central Croatia, the strongest on record

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the EMSC as M6.4 hit central Croatia at 11:19 UTC (12:19 LT) on December 29, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). GFZ Croatia is...

December 29, 2020