Seismic activity

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Deep M6.1 earthquake hits Celebes Sea

A strong and deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit the Celebes Sea, between the Philippines and Indonesia, at 09:30 UTC on April 10, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 320 km (198 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The...

April 10, 2021

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M6.0 earthquake hits near the south coast of Java, Indonesia

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit near the south coast of Java, Indonesia at 07:00 UTC on April 10, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 82.3 km (51.1 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 84 km (52 miles). The epicenter was located...

April 10, 2021

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Earthquake swarm rattles Los Angeles area following M4.0 jolt, California

A swarm of earthquakes rattled the Los Angeles area in California early Monday, April 5, 2021, following an M4.0 earthquake 2 km (1.2 miles) east of Lennox. The USGS received more than 7 400 'I felt it' reports. The Lennox quake was 19.9 km (12.4 miles) deep...

April 06, 2021

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New earthquake swarm at La Soufriere volcano, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

A new earthquake swarm was detected at the La Soufrière Volcano, St. Vincent and the Grenadines on April 5, 2021. The swarm was much more intense than the one detected from March 23 to 25. The alert level remains at Orange. The new swarm of Volcano-Tectonic...

April 06, 2021

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits off the east coast of North Island, New Zealand

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit off the east coast of North Island, New Zealand at 07:37 UTC (19:37 LT) on April 5, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 33 km (20 miles). USGS is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles)....

April 05, 2021

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Strong and shallow M6.6 earthquake east of South Sandwich Islands, SW Atlantic Ocean

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.6 hit east of South Sandwich Islands, SW Atlantic Ocean at 01:16 UTC on April 3, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The epicenter...

April 03, 2021

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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 the Kermadec Islands region, New Zealand at 09:56 UTC on April 1, 2021, at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The epicenter was located about 960 km (597 miles) NE of...

April 01, 2021

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Powerful M7.2 earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan - Tsunami warnings issued

A powerful earthquake registered by the JMA as M7.2 hit near the east coast of Honshu, Japan at 09:09 UTC (18:09 JST) on March 20, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 60 km (37 miles). USGS is reporting M7.0 at a depth of 54 km (33 miles). JMA has issued...

March 20, 2021

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Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits west of Macquarie Island, Southwestern Pacific Ocean

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit west of Macquarie Island, Southwestern Pacific Ocean at 05:19 UTC on March 20, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The...

March 20, 2021

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Earthquake swarm under Mauna Loa volcano, Aviation Color Code remains at Yellow, Hawaii

A small swarm of shallow seismicity, that began at 11:00 UTC on March 18, 2021, is occurring beneath the upper Ka‘ōiki seismic zone, under Mauna Loa’s southeast flank and northwest of Kīlauea's summit, Hawaii. Mauna Loa Volcano is not erupting;...

March 19, 2021

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Very strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits near the coast of Bejaia, Algeria

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit near the coast of Algeria at 00:04 UTC (01:04 LT) on March 18, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 8 km (5 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The epicenter was...

March 18, 2021

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Shallow M6.6 earthquake hits off the east coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.6 hit off the east coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia at 18:38 UTC on March 16, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 22 km (13.6 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.6 at a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles)....

March 16, 2021

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Magma chamber continues to expand, more than 35 000 earthquakes hit Reykjanes Peninsula in two weeks, Iceland

The seismo-volcanic crisis on Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland continues on March 11, 2021, with more than 35 000 earthquakes detected since February 24, 2021. The probability of an eruption is increasing and the most likely place where it might start is from Keilir to...

March 11, 2021

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New seismic tremor on Reykjanes Peninsula, more than 22 000 earthquakes since February 24, Iceland

A new seismic tremor similar to the one measured on March 3 started on Reykjanes Peninsula at 00:22 UTC on March 7, 2021. Today's tremor was much shorter than the one on March 3 -- it lasted 20 minutes vs. several hours four days ago. Seismicity increased...

March 07, 2021

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Powerful earthquakes, including M8.1, M7.4 and M6.1 hit the Kermadec Islands - Tsunami warnings issued

Powerful earthquakes are shaking the Kermadec Islands region of New Zealand on March 4, 2021, including M7.4 at 17:41 UTC, M8.1 at 19:28 (08:28 NZDT, March 5), and M6.1 at 20:25 UTC at depths between 10 and 55 km (6.2 and 34.2 miles). The epicenters are located...

March 04, 2021

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Very strong M7.2 earthquake hits off the east coast of North Island, New Zealand

A very strong earthquake registered by GeoNet as M7.2 hit off the east coast of the North Island, New Zealand at 13:27 UTC on March 4, 2021 (02:27 LT, March 5). The agency is reporting a depth of 94 km (58 miles). USGS is reporting it as M6.9 at a depth of 10 km,...

March 04, 2021

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Pinatubo volcano Alert Level raised after 1 722 earthquakes since January 20, Philippines

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) has raised the Alert Level for Pinatubo volcano from 0 (Silent) to 1 (Partial Disturbance) at 23:00 UTC on March 3, 2021. Since January 20, 2021, 1 722 weak earthquakes were detected under the...

March 04, 2021