Seismic activity

Very strong and deep M6.9 earthquake hits between Fiji and Tonga

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.9 hit between Fiji and Tonga at 21:28 UTC on September 24, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 596.3 km (370.5 miles). The quake was preceded by M6.4 at 21:07 UTC at a depth of 183.4 km (114...

September 24, 2016

Strong M6.3 earthquake hits near the coast of Mindanao, Philippines

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit near the coast of Mindanao, Philippines at 22:53 UTC on September 23, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 65 km (40.4 miles). EMSC registered M6.4 at a depth of 52 km (32.3 miles). PHIVOLCS is reporting...

September 23, 2016

Strong and shallow M6.5 earthquake hit off the east coast of Honshu, Japan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.5 hit off the east coast of Honshu, Japan at 00:14 UTC on September 23, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 10 km. EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a...

September 23, 2016

Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits off the coast of Japan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.3 hit Izu Islands region, Japan at 16:22 UTC on September 20, 2016 (01:22 JST on September 21). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting Mw6.0 at a depth of 5 km (3.1 miles)....

September 20, 2016

Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Vanuatu

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as Mwp6.0 hit near Norsup, Vanuatu at 02:31 UTC on September 17, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 36.8 km (22.9 miles). The epicenter was located 6.8 km (4.2 miles) NNE of Norsup (population 2 998), 9.7 km (6.1...

September 17, 2016

Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits near Honiara, Solomon Islands

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as Mwb6.0 hit near Honiara, Solomon Islands at 07:24 UTC on September 14, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Australia Geoscience is reporting Mwp6.2 at a depth of 30 km (18.6 miles)....

September 14, 2016

Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits northern Colombia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as Mww6.0 hit northern Colombia at 01:58 UTC on September 14, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 17 km (10.5 miles). This was the country's biggest tremor in over a year. According to the USGS, the...

September 14, 2016

11 earthquakes hit Skopje within 32 hours, over 100 people injured - Macedonia

Between 04:58 UTC on September 11 and 12:19 UTC on September 12, EMSC registered a total of 11 shallow earthquakes under Macedonia's capital Skopje. The strongest was mb5.2 at 13:10 UTC on September 11, 2016. More than 100 people have been injured and sought...

September 12, 2016

Shallow M5.8 earthquake hits South Korea, country's strongest on record

A shallow earthquake registered by the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) as M5.8 hit South Korea at 11:32 UTC (20:32 KST) on September 12, 2016. The USGS is reporting Mb5.4 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 8.3...

September 12, 2016

Deadly M5.9 earthquake hits Tanzania, one of country's strongest ever

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as Mww5.9 hit near Lake Victoria, Tanzania, Africa at 12:27 UTC on September 10, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 40 km (24.8 miles). The quake caused serious damage to property, killed at least 15...

September 10, 2016

Strong M6.0 earthquake at intermediate depth hits Peru

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as Mb6.0 hit northern Peru at 10:08 UTC on September 10, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 114.4 km (71 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 48.2 km (30 miles) NE of Yuracyacu (population 0), 49.9...

September 10, 2016

Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits near Macquarie Island, Australia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 (downgraded from M6.7) hit near Macquarie Island, Australia at 21:46 UTC on September 8, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 0...

September 08, 2016

USGS upgrades Pawnee earthquake to M5.8, making it Oklahoma’s largest earthquake ever

The U.S. Geological Survey has updated the official magnitude of the September 3, 2016 Pawnee, Oklahoma earthquake to Mw5.8 (from 5.6), making it Oklahoma’s largest recorded earthquake to date. "The magnitude revision is based on further in-depth analysis...

September 08, 2016

Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits Komandorskiye Ostrova, Russia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit near Komandorskiye Ostrova, Russia at 22:54 UTC on September 5, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 12.3 km (7.6 miles). The same area was hit by a shallow M4.3 earthquake at 23:38 UTC....

September 05, 2016

Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Mindanao, Philippines

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the PHIVOLCS as M6.0 hit Mindanao, Philippines at 02:38 UTC on September 4, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 8 km (5 miles). USGS is reporting M5.9 at a depth of 12.4 km (7.7 miles). According to the USGS, the...

September 04, 2016

Shallow M5.8 earthquake hits Oklahoma, state's strongest earthquake ever

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as Mw5.8 hit 15 km (9.3 miles) northwest of Pawnee, north-central Oklahoma at 12:02 UTC on September 3, 2016. The agency reported a depth of 5.4 km (3.3 miles). Between September 1 and 3, USGS registered a total...

September 03, 2016

Very strong and shallow M7.1 earthquake hits near the coast of North Island, New Zealand

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.1 hit near the coast of North Island, New Zealand at 16:37 UTC on September 1, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 30.7 km (19 miles). New Zealand's GeoNet is reporting M7.1 at a depth of 55...

September 01, 2016