Seismic activity

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

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit New Britain, Papua New Guinea at 08:21 UTC on July 15, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 59 km (36 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 80 km (50 miles). The epicenter was located 24...

July 15, 2019

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Powerful M7.3 earthquake hits Halmahera, Indonesia

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.3 hit Halmahera, Indonesia at 09:10 UTC (16:10 WIB) on July 14, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Indonesian BMKG is reporting M7.2 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The...

July 14, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.5 earthquake hits near the coast of Western Australia

A strong earthquake registered by Geoscience Australia as M6.5 hit near the coast of Western Australia at 05:39 UTC on July 14, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 0 km. USGS is reporting M6.6 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The epicenter was located 203 km...

July 14, 2019

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Deep M6.1 earthquake hits SW of Kyushu, East China Sea

A deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit SW of Kyushu, Japan at 00:57 UTC on July 13, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 251 km (155.9 miles). JMA is reporting M5.9 at a depth of 250 km (155.3 miles). The epicenter was located 170 km (105 miles) NW...

July 13, 2019

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Increased seismicity, alerts raised for Shishaldin volcano, Alaska

The Alaska Volcano Observatory is raising the Aviation Color Code to YELLOW and the Alert Level to ADVISORY at Shishaldin Volcano, the observatory said 21:09 UTC on July 12, 2019. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 2015 (VEI 1). This change is based on...

July 12, 2019

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Shallow M4.6 earthquake hits Seattle, Washington - the strongest since 2001

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M4.6 hit Three Lakes, Seattle, Washington at 09:51 UTC (03:51 LT) on July 12, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 22.3 km (13.8 miles). ​This is the strongest earthquake to hit the region since M6.8 Nisqually on...

July 12, 2019

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Deep M6.0 earthquake hits Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea

A deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 earthquake hit Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea at 17:08 UTC on July 11, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 497.1 km (308.9 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 505 km (313.7 miles). The epicenter...

July 11, 2019

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Seismic activity continues at Coso Volcanic Field in Inyo County, California

The seismic activity that started early July 6, 2019 at the southern margin of Coso Volcanic Field in Inyo County, California continues at a rate of about 600 M1.0 or greater earthquakes per day. The activity was triggered by a magnitude M5.4 earthquake at 04:19...

July 10, 2019

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Deadly M5.7 earthquake hits southern Iran, numerous aftershocks

A shallow earthquake registered by the Iran Seismological Center as M5.7 hit near Masjed Soleyman, Iran at 07:00 UTC (11:30 LT) on July 8, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 17 km (10.5 miles). The USGS is reporting M5.7 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles), the...

July 08, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.9 earthquake hits Molucca Sea, Indonesia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.9 hit the Molucca Sea, Indonesia at 15:08 UTC on July 7, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 36.3 km (22.5 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.9 at a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles). The epicenter was located...

July 07, 2019

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M7.1 Ridgecrest Earthquake - USGS Aftershock Forecast

The USGS has issued its Aftershock Forecast following M7.1 Ridgecrest, CA earthquake at 03:19 UTC on July 6, 2019. An updated version issued 02:55 UTC, July 7 is posted below and marked Update. Over the next 1 week, there is is a 3 % chance of one or more...

July 06, 2019

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Powerful M7.1 earthquake hits Southern California

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.1 hit Southern California at 03:19 UTC on July 6, 2019 (20:19 local time, July 5). The agency is reporting a depth of 17 km (10.5 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.1 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). This...

July 06, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake hits Southern California, numerous aftershock shaking the region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit Central California at 17:33 UTC (10:33 local time) on July 4, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 8.7 km (5.4 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 2 km (1.2 miles). At least 160...

July 04, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits Haida Gwaii region, B.C., Canada

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit Haida Gwaii region, British Columbia, Canada at 04:30 UTC on July 4, 2019 (19:30 LT, July 3). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The...

July 04, 2019

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M6.0 earthquake hits Vanuatu at intermediate depth

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit off the coast of Luganville, Vanuatu at 17:13 UTC on July 1, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 113.3 km (70.4 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.9 at a depth of 94 km (58 miles). The epicenter was located 35.7...

July 01, 2019

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Deep M6.4 earthquake hits Northern Mariana Islands

A deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit the Northern Mariana Islands at 15:51 UTC on June 28, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 460 km (285 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 453 km (281 miles). The epicenter was located 536 km (333...

June 28, 2019

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Earthquakes in the Kermadecs - another M6.3 hits the area, what you need to know, New Zealand

Another strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit Kermadec Islands region at 11:04 UTC on June 27, 2019. The quake follows M7.2 on June 15, M6.3 on June 16, M6.0 on June 17, M6.4 on June 19, M6.2 on June 21 and dozens of moderately strong...

June 27, 2019