Seismic activity

papua new guinea earthquake may 15 2017 map

Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits New Ireland, Papua New Guinea

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit near the coast of New Ireland, Papua New Guinea at 13:22 UTC on May 15, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The epicenter was located 40.2 km (25.0 miles) ENE of Rabaul...

May 15, 2017

iran turkmenistan border region may 13 2017

Yellow alert issued after shallow M5.8 earthquake hits Iran

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.8 hit North Khorasan Province, Iran (Turkmenistan-Iran border region) at 18:01 UTC on May 13, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 12.4 km (7.7 miles). A yellow alert was issued for shaking-related...

May 13, 2017

el salvador earthquake may 12 2017

Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits off the coast of El Salvador

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit off the coast of El Salvador at 10:41 UTC on May 12, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). 10 minutes later, the same area was hit by a M5.4 at the same depth. The epicenter was...

May 12, 2017

china earthquake rescue efforts may 2017

At least 8 killed, 20 injured after M5.5 earthquake hits Xinjiang, China

At least 8 people have been killed and dozens injured after a shallow earthquake registered by CENC as M5.5 hit Taxkorgan County of Kashi Prefecture in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region at 21:58 UTC on May 10, 2017 (05:58 local time on May 11)....

May 11, 2017

south sandwich islands earthquake may 10 2017

Shallow M6.5 earthquake hits off South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.5 hit off South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands at 23:23 UTC on May 10, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The epicenter was located 2373.3 km (1474.7 miles) SSW of Edinburgh of the...

May 11, 2017

vanuatu earthquake may 9 2017

Very strong M6.8 earthquake hits Vanuatu at intermediate depth

A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.8 hit Vanuatu at 13:52 UTC on May 9, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 179 km (111 miles). After M6.4 in Japan's Ryukyu Islands, this is the second M6+ earthquake today. According to the USGS, the...

May 09, 2017

japan earthquake may 9 2017

Shallow M6.4 earthquake hits Ryukyu Islands, Japan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the Japan Meteorological Agency as M6.4 hit Ryukyu Islands at 01:54 UTC on May 9, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS registered it as M6.0 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). According to the...

May 09, 2017

tanaga volcano alaska earthquake may 8 2017

Strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake hit near Tanaga volcano, Alaska

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit near Tanaga volcano, Alaska at 17:00 UTC on May 8, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). This is the 4th and strongest earthquake to hit within 48 km (30 miles) from the Tanaga...

May 08, 2017

bc alaska earthquakes may 1 2017 map

Two M6+ earthquakes, dozens of aftershocks hit Alaska - BC border region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit sparsely populated Alaska - British Columbia border region at 12:31 UTC on May 1, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 2.2 km (1.3 miles). The quake was followed by numerous aftershocks over the...

May 01, 2017

philippines earthquake april 28 2017

Very strong M6.8 earthquake hits Philippines, tsunami warnings issued

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.8 (downgraded from M7.2) hit near the coast of Mindanao, Philippines at 20:23 UTC on April 28, 2017 (04:23 local time on April 29). The agency is reporting a depth of 41.7 km (25.9 miles). PHIVOLCS is...

April 28, 2017

chile earthquake april 24 2017

Powerful M6.9 earthquake hits off Chile's Valparaiso

Following a series of moderate to strong earthquakes on Saturday and Sunday, April 22 and 23, 2017, a powerful M6.9 earthquake hit the region at 21:38 UTC (18:39 local time) on April 24. USGS is reporting a depth of 25 km (15.5 miles). CSN Chile is reporting M6.9 at...

April 24, 2017

valparaiso earthquake swarm april 2017

Significant earthquake swarm near the coast of Valparaiso, Chile

A series of moderate to strong earthquakes were registered near the coast of Valparaiso, Chile on April 22 and 23, 2017. EMSC is reporting at least 25 earthquakes since 22:46 UTC on Saturday, April 22, 2017, with the strongest registered as M6.0 at a depth 20 km...

April 23, 2017

peru ecuador earthquake april 18 2017 loc

Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Peru-Ecuador border region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit sparsely populated Peru-Ecuador border region at 17:49 UTC on April 18, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10.7 km (6.6 miles). Ecuador's IGEPN is reporting M6.1 at a depth 16.8 km (10.4...

April 18, 2017

fiji earthquake april 18 2017

Very deep M6.0 earthquake hits Fiji region

A strong and deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit Fiji region at 17:11 UTC on April 18, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 626.1 km (389 miles). The epicenter was located 242.1 km (150.4 miles) E of Levuka (population 8 360), 297.9 km (185.1...

April 18, 2017

chile earthquake april 15 2017

Strong M6.2 earthquake hits Chile at intermediate depth

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit Antofagasta, Chile at 08:19 UTC on April 15, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 135.1 km (83.9 miles). CSN Chile is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 158.4 km (98.4 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter...

April 15, 2017

mindanao philippines earthquake april 11 2017

Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Mindanao, Philippines

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the PHIVOLCS as M6.0 hit the island of Mindanao, Philippines at 21:21 UTC on April 11, 2017 (05:21 local time on April 12). The agency is reporting a depth of 1 km (0.62 miles). USGS is reporting M5.8 at a depth of 8.3...

April 12, 2017

earthquake swarm el salvador april 2017

Powerful earthquake swarm under Metropolitan Area of San Salvador, El Salvador

More than 370 small to moderately strong earthquakes were recorded under San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador, since Monday, April 10, 2017. At least one person has been killed and three injured. Authorities said the shaking is attributed to the movement of...

April 11, 2017