Seismic activity

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Large sinkholes opening in central Turkey's Konya Province

Two massive sinkholes have opened up in a clover field in the Resadiye neighborhood of Karapinar city, central Turkey's Konya Province over the past few days. Karapinar district, built on a volcanic field, is home to about 55 734 people and an increasing number...

February 19, 2019

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Deep M6.4 earthquake hits New Ireland region, Papua New Guinea

A deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit New Ireland region of Papua New Guinea at 14:35 UTC on February 17, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 367.9 km (228.5 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.5 at a depth of 375 km (233 miles). The epicenter was...

February 17, 2019

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Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge at 19:57 UTC on February 14, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. GFZ (preliminary) is reporting M5.6 at a...

February 14, 2019

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Dozens hurt after M5.2 earthquake hits Shamakhi, Azerbaijan

A shallow earthquake registered by Azerbaijan's Seismology Service Center as M5.2 hit near the city of Shamakhi, Azerbaijan at 19:31 UTC on February 5, 2019 (23:31 local time), injuring dozens of people. The USGS is reporting M5.1 at a depth of 10 km (6.2...

February 06, 2019

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Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits North Pagai, West Sumatra, Indonesia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit the island of North Pagai, Mentawai Islands, West Sumatra, Indonesia at 09:27 UTC on February 2, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 12 km...

February 02, 2019

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Strong M6.6 earthquake hits Chiapas, Mexico

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.6 hit Chiapas, Mexico at 16:14 UTC (10:14 local time) on February 1, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth 67.9 km (42.1 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.6 at a depth of 70 km (43.5 miles). GEOFON reports it as M6.5 at a...

February 01, 2019

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Earthquake swarm near Nevado del Huila volcano, Colombia

A shallow earthquake registered by the Geological Service of Colombia (SGC) as M5.4 hit 12 km (7.4 miles) NE of the Central Peak of the Nevado del Huila volcano at 12:32 UTC (07:32 local time) on January 26, 2019. The USGS is reporting it as M5.6 at a depth of 10 km...

January 27, 2019

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Deep M6.2 earthquake hits near Ndoi Island, Fiji

A deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit near Ndoi Island, Fiji at 19:56 UTC on January 26, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 579 km (359 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 594 km (369 miles). GFZ is reporting it as M5.6 (preliminary) at...

January 26, 2019

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Deep M6.2 earthquake hits Solomon Islands

A deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit the Solomon Islands at 03:51 UTC on January 26, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 357.8 km (222 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 367 km (228 miles). The epicenter was located 35.7 km (22.2...

January 26, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.7 earthquake - Prince Edward Islands region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.7 hit Prince Edward Islands region at 19:01 UTC on January 22, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. GFZ is reporting M6.9 at a depth...

January 22, 2019

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Strong M6.4 earthquake, M6.0 hit off the coast of Sumba, Indonesia

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit off the coast of Sumba, Indonesia at 05:10 UTC (13:10 local time) on January 22, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 27 km (16.7 miles). The quake was preceded by M6.0 at 23:59 UTC, January 21, M4.9 at...

January 22, 2019

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Ruptured ground around Ambrym volcano forces evacuations, Vanuatu

Earthquakes triggered by volcanic activity at Ambrym, Vanuatu ruptured the ground and damaged entire villages over the past month, forcing the evacuation of 700 people living on the island. According to media reports, people from the villages of Paamal, Ulei, Sameou...

January 21, 2019

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Two dead after very strong and shallow M6.7 earthquake hits Coquimbo, Chile

A very strong earthquake registered by CSN as M6.7 hit near Coquimbo, Chile at 01:32 UTC on January 20, 2019 (22:32 local time, January 19). The agency is reporting a depth of 50.1 km (31 miles). USGS is reporting M6.7 at a depth of 53 km (32 miles). This earthquake...

January 20, 2019

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M6.0 earthquake hits Northern East Pacific Rise

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit Northern East Pacific Rise at 16:40 UTC on January 18, 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 about 1 020 km (634...

January 18, 2019

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M6.0 earthquake hits near Isangel, Vanuatu

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit WSW of Isangel, Vanuatu at 13:18 UTC on January 18, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 45.1 km (28 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.9 at a depth of 40 km (25 miles). This earthquake can have a low...

January 18, 2019

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Shallow M6.1 earthquake under Bismarck Sea, Papua New Guinea

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit under the Bismarck Sea, Papua New Guinea at 15:06 UTC on January 17, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. This earthquake can...

January 17, 2019

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Large number of dead fish, sulfur smell reported, Mayotte seismo-volcanic crisis intensifies

A large number of dead fish emerged at various sites off the barrier reef just east/southeast of Mayotte, the oldest volcanic island in the Comoros Basin located between Madagascar and Mozambique. This is the site of an intense earthquake swarm that started in May...

January 16, 2019