Seismic activity

bolivia earthquake february 21 2017

Very deep M6.5 earthquake hits Chuquisaca, Bolivia

A strong and deep earthquake registered by the EMSC as M6.5 hit Chiquisaca, Bolivia at 14:09 UTC on February 21, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 598 km (370 miles). USGS is reporting the same magnitude and depth. According to the USGS, the epicenter was...

February 21, 2017

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Deep M6.3 earthquake hits Jujuy, Argentina

A strong and deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit Jujuy, Argentina at 12:10 UTC on February 18, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 200.6 km (124.6 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 191 km (118.7 miles). According to the USGS, the...

February 18, 2017

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Abnormal seismicity under Lanin volcano, alert level raised

An energetic seismic swarm has been detected under Lanin volcano on the border of Chile and Argentina, prompting the Chilean National Geological and Mining Service (Sernageomin) to raise the volcanic alert level to Yellow. The last known eruption of this volcano...

February 17, 2017

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Damaging earthquake swarm shaking Western Turkey

A series of shallow and damaging earthquakes are shaking the tip of the Biga Peninsula in Western Turkey this month. The sequence includes four damaging M5+ earthquakes in which over 350 buildings sustained extensive damage. The quakes are occurring at the...

February 12, 2017

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Strong and shallow M6.5 earthquake hits the Philippines

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.5 hit Mindanao, the Philippines at 14:03 UTC on February 10, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 27.9 km (18.4 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). According to the USGS,...

February 10, 2017

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Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits Pakistan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 (downgraded from 6.6) hit Pakistani province of Balochistan at 22:03 UTC on February 7, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 25.9 km (16 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 10 km (6.2...

February 08, 2017

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Earthquake swarm detected under Etna volcano, Italy

An earthquake swarm has started under Italy's Etna volcano during the early morning hours of January 30, 2017. The swarm is located on the volcano's southwestern slope, INGV-OE reports. The observatory added it detected about 60 shocks by 11:45 UTC, with...

January 30, 2017

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Strong M4.2 earthquake in the center of Katla caldera, Iceland

Icelandic Met Office has detected a strong and shallow M4.2 earthquake in the center of Katla caldera on January 26, 2017. The quake was followed by M3.0 and a series of smaller earthquakes. In total, 28 earthquakes were registered under Katla since late Wednesday,...

January 27, 2017

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Large sinkhole opens between two homes in Pennsylvania

A massive sinkhole has opened between two homes in Glenside, Pennsylvania on January 25, 2017, prompting an evacuation of both homes. The hole opened on Brook Road, in Cheltenham Township, near the North Hills Country Club, and nearly swallowed a pickup truck....

January 25, 2017

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Major M7.9 earthquake hits Bougainville Island, PNG

A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.9 hit Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea at 04:30 UTC on January 22, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 136 km (84.5 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M7.9 at a depth of 200 km (124 miles)....

January 22, 2017

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Strong and shallow M6.5 earthquake hits Solomon Islands

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.5 hit near the coast of Makira (San Cristobal), Solomon Islands at 23:04 UTC on January 19, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 29.9 km (18.6 km). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.8 at a depth of...

January 19, 2017

italy earthquake january 18 2017

Series of strong earthquakes hit Italy amid extreme snowfall

A series of strong earthquakes are hitting central Italy since 09:25 UTC on January 18, 2017. Within the first two hours, EMSC registered 21 moderate to strong earthquakes; by 15:52 the agency registered a total of 102 earthquakes. This region is currently under...

January 18, 2017

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Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits south of Fiji

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Fiji region at 06:11 UTC on January 14, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 0 km. According to the USGS, the epicenter was...

January 14, 2017

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Strong M6.4 earthquake hits near Makira, Solomon Islands

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit near the coast of Makira, Solomon Islands at 15:27 UTC on January 10, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 46 km (28.6 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 45 km (27.9 miles). According to the USGS,...

January 10, 2017

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Very deep M7.3 earthquake hits off the coast of Philippines

A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.3 (upgraded from M6.9) hit off the coast of the Philippines at 06:13 UTC on January 10, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 612.7 km (380 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.0 at a depth of 626 km (389 miles)....

January 10, 2017

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Strong M6.1 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

A strong earthquake registered by the Geoscience Australia as M6.1 hit Papua New Guinea at 08:52 UTC on January 8, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 80 km. USGS is reporting M5.9 at a depth of 67 km (41.6 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.9 at a depth of 80 km...

January 08, 2017

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Four dead after shallow M5.3 earthquake hits southern Iran

Four people have been killed and another 4 injured after a shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.3 hit southern Iran at 02:33 UTC (06:03 local time) on January 6, 2017. The quake hit at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.2 at the same...

January 07, 2017