Seismic activity

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Very strong and shallow M7.2 earthquake hits Oaxaca, Mexico

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.2 hit Oaxaca, Mexico at 23:39 UTC (17:39 local time) on February 16, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 24.7 km (15.3 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.2 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Mexico's...

February 17, 2018

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Earthquake swarm under Cumbre Vieja volcano, Canary Islands

A new seismic swarm started under Cumbre Vieja volcano (La Palma), the Canary Islands on February 10, 2018. Quakes in this latest swarm are stronger than those in the previous swarm in October 2017, the first swarm in this area in 30 years. National Geographic...

February 16, 2018

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Intense earthquake swarm at Tjörnes Fracture Zone, Iceland

An intense earthquake swarm is taking place at Tjörnes Fracture Zone volcano near Grimsey island, Iceland over the past 7 days. More than 1 100 of earthquakes were detected in this region since Wednesday, February 14, 2018. The last known eruption of this...

February 16, 2018

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Earthquake swarm under dormant Furnas volcano, Azores

More than 100 earthquakes were registered under dormant Furnas volcano on the island of Sao Miguel, the Azores on February 11 and 12, 2018. The last eruption of this volcano was in 1630 (VEI 5). It was one of the largest Holocene explosive eruptions in the Azores...

February 13, 2018

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Northern Mariana Islands

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit the Northern Mariana Islands at 23:14 UTC on February 11, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 40 km (24.8 miles). According to the USGS,...

February 11, 2018

oraefajokull earthquakes feb 09 2018

M3.6 earthquake hits Öræfajökull volcano, the largest on record

A magnitude 3.6 earthquake was registered within the caldera of Öræfajökull volcano in Iceland at 05:07 UTC on February 9, 2018 and was followed by 10 aftershocks. This volcano is on Yellow alert since November 17, 2017 when a new ice-cauldron formed...

February 09, 2018

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Very strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake hits Taiwan, major damage reported

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit Hualien County of eastern Taiwan at 15:50 UTC (23:50 local time) on February 6, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 9.5 km (5.9 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 15 km (9.3 miles)....

February 06, 2018

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Very strong M6.1 earthquake hits Taiwan, numerous aftershocks

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Hualien County of eastern Taiwan at 13:56 UTC (21:56 local time) on February 4, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 7.8 km (4.8 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). ...

February 04, 2018

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits 265 km NE of Scott Island Bank, Antarctica

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit 265 km (164 miles) NE of Scott Island Bank, Antarctica at 11:37 UTC on February 2, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth....

February 02, 2018

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Fiji region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit Fiji region at 11:05 UTC on February 1, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. According to the USGS, the epicenter was located...

February 01, 2018

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Deadly M6.1 earthquake hits Hindu Kush, Afghanistan

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Hindu Kush region, northern Afghanistan at 07:07 UTC on January 31, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 191.2 km (118.7 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 189 km (117 miles). According to the...

January 31, 2018

bouvet island south pacific ocean earthquake january 28 2018

Strong and shallow M6.6 earthquake hits Bouvet Island region, South Atlantic

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.6 hit Shaka Fracture Zone, ENE of Bouvet Island, South Atlantic Ocean at 16:03 UTC on January 28, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.6 at a depth of 2 km (1.2...

January 28, 2018

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Shallow M6.3 earthquake hits near the north coast of New Guinea, Papua New Guinea

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit near the north coast of New Guinea, Papua New Guinea at 22:47 UTC on January 26, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 40 km (24.8 miles)....

January 27, 2018

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Shallow M5.8 earthquake hits off the coast of Northern California

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.8 hit off the coast of Northern California at 16:39 UTC (08:39 PST) on January 25, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 5 km (3.1 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.8 at a depth of 2 km (1.2 miles). The...

January 25, 2018

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Shallow M6.2 earthquake hits Komandorskiye Ostrova, Russia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit just north of Komandorskiye Ostrova, Russia at 02:10 UTC on January 25, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). GS RAS is reporting the same magnitude and depth. This is the 6th...

January 25, 2018

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Shallow M6.2 earthquake hits near the coast of Hokkaido, Japan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) as M6.2 hit near the coast of Hokkaido, Japan at 10:51 UTC on January 24, 2018 (19:51 local time). The agency is reporting a depth of 30 km (18.6 miles). USGS is reporting M6.2 at a...

January 24, 2018

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Earthquake swarm in progress along the coast of NSW, Australia

A seismic swarm is in progress along the coast of northern New South Wales, Australia since Friday, January 19, 2018, raising fears that a bigger earthquake might hit the region. Authorities say that while they can't rule out a bigger one, they don't see it...

January 24, 2018