Seismic activity

skjaldbreidur earthquake swarm iceland december 9 and 10 2017

Earthquake swarm under Skjaldbreidur volcano, Iceland

An intense earthquake swarm is in progress at the southern end of Prestahnúkur volcanic system (Langjökull icecap) since early Saturday, December 9, 2017. More than 100 quakes were registered within 40 hours, with 4 above M3.0. There have not been...

December 10, 2017

state of yap micronesia december 9 2017

Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits State of Yap, 3rd M6+ within 48 hours

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit the State of Yap, Micronesia at 15:14 UTC on December 9, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 12 km (7.5 miles). After M6.5 and M6.4 on...

December 09, 2017

state of yap micronesia earthquakes map

Second strong earthquake in Micronesia, shallow M6.4 hits State of Yap

A second strong earthquake of the day hit the State of Yap, Micronesia at 09:51 UTC on December 8, 2017. The USGS registered it as M6.4 at a depth of 20.3 km (12.6 miles). The first one was registered as M6.5 at 00:22 UTC today. EMSC registered the latest one as...

December 08, 2017

kermadec islands earthquake december 8 2017

Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits Kermadec Islands

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit the Kermadec Islands, New Zealand at 02:09 UTC on December 8, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 0 km. EMSC is reporting...

December 08, 2017

state of yap earthquake december 8 2017 location

Strong and shallow M6.5 earthquake hit State of Yap, Micronesia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.5 hit the State of Yap, Federated States of Micronesia at 00:22 UTC on December 8, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 13.7 km (8.5 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.5 at a depth of 15 km...

December 08, 2017

oklahoma earthquakes december 5 2017 location

Shallow M4.2, M2.8 earthquakes hit northeast Oklahoma

The U.S. Geological Survey registered two shallow earthquakes near Stillwater in northeast Oklahoma on December 5, 2017. The first, registered as M4.2 at 04:26 UTC (22:26 CST, December 4) hit at a depth of 3.3 km (2 miles) and the second, registered at 04:53 UTC as...

December 05, 2017

ecuador earthquake december 3 2017 location

Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake near the coast of Ecuador

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the IGEPN as M6.0 hit near the coast of Ecuador at 11:19 UTC on December 3, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 39.9 km (24.8 miles). USGS is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 24.7 km (15.3 miles). EMSC reports M6.2 at a...

December 03, 2017

delaware earthquake november 30 2017 location

Unusual M4.1 earthquake near Dover, Delaware

A moderately strong earthquake initially registered by the USGS as M5.1 and later revised to M4.1 hit near Dover, Delaware at 21:47 UTC on November 30, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 8.1 km (5 miles). EMSC is reporting M4.4 at a depth of 6 km (3.7 miles)....

December 01, 2017

papua new guinea earthquake december 1 2017 location

Strong M6.0 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit Papua New Guinea at 02:50 UTC on December 1, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 52.7 km (32.7 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 74 km (46 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.2 at a...

December 01, 2017

kerman iran earthquake december 1 2017 location

Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Iran, dozens of aftershocks

​​A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the Iranian Seismological Center (IRSC) as M6.1 hit Kerman Province, Iran at 02:32 UTC (06:02 local time) on December 1, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS and EMSC registered it as...

December 01, 2017

central mid atlantic ridge earthquake november 30 2017

Strong and shallow M6.7 earthquake Central Mid-Atlantic Ridge

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS hit Central Mid-Atlantic Ridge at 06:32 UTC on November 30, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC registered it as M6.5 at a depth of 10 km. According to the USGS, the epicenter was...

November 30, 2017

iceland vatnajokull earthquakes november 26 28 2017 f

Earthquake swarm detected near Herðubreið, Askja volcanic area, Iceland

A notable amount of earthquakes occurred near Herðubreið, Iceland's Askja volcanic area on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, with magnitudes ranging from 0.4 to 2.0 and depths between 2.5 and 12.8 km (1.5 - 8 miles). In total, the Icelandic Met Office (IMO)...

November 28, 2017

new ireland png earthquake november 27 2017

Strong M6.0 earthquake hits near the coast of New Ireland, P.N.G.

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit near the coast of New Ireland, Papua New Guinea at 07:11 UTC on November 27, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 57.8 km (35.9 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 60 km...

November 27, 2017

south korea m5 4 earthquake damage

Aftershocks following rare and destructive M5.4 quakes in South Korea

Following rare M5.4 earthquake on September 12, 2017, southeastern Republic of Korea was hit by another M5.4 on November 15, making these the two largest earthquakes to hit the country since Global CMT and USGS ANSS catalogs began recording in 1977. At least 58...

November 23, 2017

california earthquakes november 2017

More than 130 quakes after M4.6 NE of Gonzales, California

Following a M4.6 earthquake that hit just NE of Gonzales, California on November 13, 2017, the USGS has registered more than 130 aftershocks within the 5 km (3.1 miles) of the epicenter. Although most of those aftershocks weren't felt by the Central Coast, the...

November 22, 2017

wallis and futuna earthquake november 20 2017 location map

Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits near Wallis and Futuna, Pacific Ocean

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit near Wallis and Futuna, Pacific Ocean at 18:51 UTC on November 20, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.7 at a depth of 2 km (1.2 miles). According to the...

November 20, 2017

loyalty islands new caledonia earthquake nov 19 2017 m7 3

Very strong M7.0 earthquake hits New Caledonia, small tsunami produced

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.0 hit the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia at 22:43 UTC (09:43 local time) on November 19, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.0 at a depth of 12 km (7.4...

November 19, 2017