Seismic activity

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Earthquake swarm detected under Bardarbunga volcano, Iceland

A swarm of earthquakes has been detected in the northern part of the Bardarbunga volcano caldera, Iceland on June 14, 2015. The sequence includes M4.9, the strongest quake detected since the end of Bardarbunga's last eruption in 2015. The swarm started with a...

June 14, 2018

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High levels of seismicity, strong deformation at Sierra Negra volcano, Ecuador

The number and magnitudes of earthquakes under Sierra Negra volcano in Galapagos, Ecuador are steadily growing since mid-2016. A significant uptick occurred on May 25, 2018, with 104 earthquakes within 24 hours. This, along with 'very important...

June 14, 2018

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Earthquake swarm detected under Galeras volcano, Colombia

Colombian authorities are reporting significantly increased seismic activity under Galeras volcano, one of Colombia's most frequently active volcanos. Increased seismicity was first recorded on May 29 and June 2, 2018. The last eruption of this volcano took...

June 13, 2018

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10 000 homes damaged after M5.7 earthquake strikes Jilin Province, China

More than 10 000 homes have been damaged after a shallow M5.7 earthquake hit China's Jilin Province at 21:50 UTC on May 27, 2018 (01:50 local time, May 28). The USGS is reporting this quake as M5.1 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The epicenter was located 23 km...

May 29, 2018

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Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits south of Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit south of the Kermadec Islands, New Zealand at 01:45 UTC on May 18, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 10.6 km (6.6 miles). The epicenter was located 544.2 km (338.1 miles) NE of Opotiki...

May 18, 2018

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Earthquake swarm near Mayotte, oldest volcanic island in the Comoros basin

A rare earthquake swarm started near the small Indian Ocean island of Mayotte on May 10, 2018 and continues to date. Mayotte is the oldest volcanic island in the Comoros Basin grouping and quakes likely are the result of a seismic hot spot as well as the...

May 15, 2018

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Strong M6.2 earthquake hits Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as 6.2 hit Afghanistan's Hindu Kush region at 10:41 UTC (15:11 local time) on May 9, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 111.9 km (69.5 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 100 km (62 miles)....

May 09, 2018

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits near the coast of New Britain, PNG

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit near the coast of New Britain, Papua New Guinea at 07:57 UTC (17:57 local time) on May 9, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 55 km (34...

May 09, 2018

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Earthquake swarm hits El Salvador, destroying 11 and damaging 200 homes

A swarm of earthquakes hit southern El Salvador on Sunday, May 6, 2018, damaging nearly 200 homes and producing several small landslides. There are no reports of deaths or serious injuries. The first quake measured M4.5 on the Richter scale. It hit at 04:04 UTC and...

May 07, 2018

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Rescue operations underway after M4.1 earthquake hits coal mine in Poland

Rescuers are still trying to reach four coal miners who remained trapped nearly one kilometer (0.6 miles) underground in southern Poland after M4.1 earthquake hit the Borynia-Zofiowka-Jastrzebie mine on May 5. EMSC said the quake hit at the depth of 10 km (6.2...

May 06, 2018

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits near the coast of Luzon, Philippines

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit near the coast of Luzon, Philippines at 06:19 UTC (15:19 local time) on May 5, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 17.9 km (11.1 miles). EMSC registered it as M6.2 at a depth of 15 km (9.3...

May 05, 2018

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Very strong M6.9 earthquake strikes Hawaii, strongest since 1975

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.9 hit Hawaii at 22:32 UTC (12:32 local time) on May 4, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 5 km (3.1 miles). M5.4 earthquake occurred in the same region just a few hours before M6.9, as well as...

May 05, 2018

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Earthquake hits South African gold mine, leaving 4 dead and several missing

At least 4 people have been killed and several are still missing after a M2.2 earthquake caused a cave-in at Sibanye-Stillwater's Masakhane mine, west of Johannesburg, South Africa on May 3, 2018. More tremors were felt in the area on May 4. The company said a...

May 04, 2018

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At least 76 wounded after M5.2 earthquake hits southwestern Iran

At least 76 people were injured after a M5.2 earthquake on the Richter scale hit southwestern Iran at 04:08 UTC (08:34 local time) on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. The quake struck at a depth of 8 km (5 miles), according to the Iranian Seismological Center. USGS...

May 03, 2018

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: April 25 - May 1, 2018

New activity/unrest was reported for 9 volcanoes between April 18 and 24, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 14 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Ibu, Halmahera (Indonesia) | Karymsky, Eastern Kamchatka (Russia) | Kilauea, Hawaiian Islands...

May 02, 2018

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Easter Island region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit Easter Island region at 06:32 UTC on May 2, 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...

May 02, 2018

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Significant damage after M5.2 earthquake hits Turkey, dozens injured

A strong and damaging M 5.2 earthquake struck near Samsat, Turkey at 00:34 UTC (03:34 local time) on April 24, 2018, causing significant damage and injuring at least 39 people. The earthquake was registered by the USGS as M5.2 and the agency is reporting a depth of...

April 24, 2018