Seismic activity

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Earthquake swarm near Turangi continues, New Zealand

A swarm of small earthquakes west of Turangi-Waihi-Pukawa-Omori area in New Zealand (Taupo Volcanic Zone) is shaking the region since Monday, February 13, 2017, and the number of earthquakes has increased on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. To date, GeoNet has recorded...

March 29, 2017

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Strong and shallow M6.6 earthquake hits Kamchatka, Russia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.6 hit Kamchatka, Russia at 04:09 UTC on March 29, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 22.8 km (14.1 miles). It was followed by a M4.9 earthquake at 04:34 UTC. The epicenter was located 78.7 km (48.9...

March 29, 2017

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Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Aleutian Islands, Alaska

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Near Islands, Aleutian Islands at 10:50 UTC on March 27, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The epicenter is located 66 km (41 miles) W of Navy Town (population 0), Alaska...

March 27, 2017

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Increased activity at Cerro Azul volcano - Galapagos, Ecuador

In a special bulletin released March 20, 2017, Ecuador's Institute of Geophysics reports a significant increase in activity under Cerro Azul volcano which might be a precursor to a new eruptive episode. Since 1932, there were 11 reported eruptions of the Cerro...

March 21, 2017

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Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Solomon Islands

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit near the coast of Solomon Islands at 15:43 UTC on March 19, 2017 (02:43 local time, March 20). The agency is reporting a depth of 4.2 km (2.6 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.2 at a depth...

March 19, 2017

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NIWA adds more faults to the latest Kaikoura fault rupture map

Scientists on board NIWA’s research vessel Ikatere took to the water in January with state-of-the-art equipment to map the sea floor between Cape Campbell and Spyglass Point to the south of Kaikoura and added more fault ruptures to the fault map of...

March 15, 2017

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Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Nicobar Islands region, India

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit Nicobar Islands region, India at 02:51 UTC on March 14, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. India's National Center for...

March 14, 2017

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Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit West New Britain, Papua New Guinea at 22:47 UTC on March 5, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 31.1 km (19.3 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 and a depth of 59 km (30 miles). The epicenter was...

March 06, 2017

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Dozens injured after M5.9 earthquake hits Mindanao, Philippines

At least 29 people were injured and one killed after a shallow M5.9 earthquake hit Surigao del Norte, Philippines at 00:08 UTC (08:08 PHT) on March 5, 2017. The quake struck at a depth of 13 km (8 miles), according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and...

March 05, 2017

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Earthquake swarm under Bardarbunga volcano, Iceland

​An earthquake swarm started under Bardarbunga volcano, Iceland during the early morning hours of Wednesday, March 1, 2017. The swarm started at 08:57 with M4.1 (the strongest) and ended at 10:24 UTC. There were no additional earthquakes registered over the next...

March 02, 2017

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Strong and deep M6.9 earthquake hits Fiji - Tonga region

A strong and deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.9 hit Fiji - Tonga region at 17:28 UTC on February 24, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 396.1 km (246.1 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.9 at a depth of 400 km (248.5 miles). According to the USGS, the...

February 24, 2017

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Earthquake swarm shaking Taupo Volcanic Zone, New Zealand

GeoNet's seismometer network between Taupo and the Tongariro National Park has been recording a swarm of small earthquakes since February 13, 2017. The swarm, a very common characteristic of the greater Rotorua-Taupo area, known as the Taupo Volcanic Zone,...

February 22, 2017

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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