Seismic activity

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Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits New Ireland region, Papua New Guinea

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit New Ireland region, Papua New Guinea at 10:36 UTC on November 30, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The epicenter was located...

November 30, 2021

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Strong and shallow M6.6 earthquake hits Izu Islands, Japan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.6 hit Izu Islands region, Japan at 12:40 UTC (21:40 JST) on November 29, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The USGS is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 6.1 km (3.8 miles); EMSC M6.4 at...

November 29, 2021

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Powerful M7.5 earthquake hits northern Peru

A major earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.5 hit a very sparsely populated region of northern Peru at 10:52 UTC on November 28, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 112.5 km (69.9 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.5 at a depth of 110 km (68.3 miles). The...

November 28, 2021

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Myanmar-India border region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit the Myanmar-India border region at 23:45 UTC on November 25, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 32 km (19 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 33 km (20 miles). The epicenter was...

November 26, 2021

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M6.0 earthquake hits Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands at 12:04 UTC on November 25, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 39.9 km (24.8 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 30 km (18 miles). The epicenter...

November 25, 2021

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Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits New Ireland region, P.N.G.

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit New Ireland region, Papua New Guinea at 14:08 UTC on November 18, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 36.3 km (22.5 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 15 km (9.3 miles). The epicenter...

November 18, 2021

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits South Indian Ocean

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit the South Indian Ocean at 04:23 UTC on November 15, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The epicenter was located about 1 440...

November 15, 2021

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Strong and shallow M6.0 and M6.4 earthquakes hit southern Iran

Two shallow earthquakes registered by the USGS as M6.0 and M6.4 hit southern Iran's Hormozgan Province at 12:07 and 12:08 UTC (15:37 and 15:38 LT) on November 14, 2021. The agency is reporting depths of 5.6 km (3.5 miles) and 10 km (6.2 miles), respectively....

November 14, 2021

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

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit near the south coast of Papua, Indonesia at 17:46 UTC on November 10, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 5 km (3.1 miles). The epicenter...

November 11, 2021

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Strong and shallow M6.6 earthquake hits southeast of the Ryukyu Islands, Japan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.6 hit southeast of Ryukyu Islands, Japan at 15:45 UTC on November 10, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The USGS is reporting the same magnitude and depth; EMSC M6.6 at a depth of...

November 10, 2021

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Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits near the coast of Nicaragua

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit near the coast of Nicaragua at 06:25 UTC on November 9, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 35 km (21.7 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 80 km (49.7 miles). The quake comes after...

November 09, 2021

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Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits South Sandwich Islands region

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit the South Sandwich Islands region at 00:02 UTC on November 1, 2021, at a depth of 34 km (21 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 80 km (50 miles). The epicenter was located about 2 500 km (1 553 miles)...

November 01, 2021

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits east of the South Sandwich Islands

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit east of the South Sandwich Islands at 05:48 UTC on October 26, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The epicenter was located about 2 357...

October 26, 2021

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M6.5 earthquake hits Yilan County, Taiwan

A powerful earthquake registered by the CWB (Taiwan) as M6.5 hit Yilan County, Taiwan at 05:11 UTC (13:11 LT) on October 24, 2021, at a depth of 66.8 km (41 miles). USGS is reporting it as M6.2 at a depth of 64.5 km (40 miles); EMSC M6.0 at a depth of 60 km (37...

October 24, 2021

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Deep M6.0 earthquake hits Fiji region

A deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit south of the Fiji Islands at 08:10 UTC on October 21, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 497 km (308 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.7 at a depth of 531 km (329 miles). The epicenter was located 695 km (431...

October 21, 2021

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Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits off the coast of Crete, eastern Mediterranean Sea

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the National Observatory of Athens (NOA) as M6.1 hit off the coast of Crete, Greece at 05:32 UTC on October 19, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 58 km (36 miles). The USGS is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 37.8 km...

October 19, 2021

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M6.1 earthquake hits near the coast of Torres Islands, Vanuatu

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit near the coast of Torres Islands, Torba Province, Vanuatu at 07:26 UTC on October 18, 2021, at a depth of 96.5 km (60 miles). EMSC is reporting it as M6.2 at a depth of 80 km (50 miles). This is the second M6+...

October 18, 2021