Seismic activity - page 2

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Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits Taiwan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit near the coast of Taiwan at 09:46 UTC on January 3, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 28.7 km (17.8 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 30 km (18 miles). The epicenter was located...

January 03, 2022

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At least 22 people injured after M5.5 earthquake hits Yunnan, China

A shallow earthquake registered by CENC as M5.5 hit southwestern China's Yunnan Province at 07:02 UTC on January 2, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS registered it as M5.4 at a depth of 38.4 km (23.8 miles); EMSC M5.4 at a depth of...

January 03, 2022

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Strong M6.0 earthquake hits Vanuatu

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit Vanuatu at 02:09 UTC on January 3, 2022, at a depth of 104 km (65 miles). EMSC is reporting it as M6.0 at a depth of 125 km (77 miles). The epicenter was located 110 km (68 miles) NW of Sola and 530 km (239...

January 03, 2022

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Very strong M7.3 earthquake hits Barat Daya Islands at intermediate depth, Indonesia

A major earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.3 hit Barat Daya Islands, Maluku, Indonesia at 18:25 UTC on December 29, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 166 km (102 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.3 at a depth of 170 km (105 miles). BMKG is reporting M7.4 at a...

December 29, 2021

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Intense earthquake swarm near Fagradalsfjall eruption site, Iceland

An intense earthquake swarm that started near the Fagradalsfjall eruption site in Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland on December 21, 2021 -- just one day after the eruption was declared officially over -- continues with no signs of abating. While no new lava flows have...

December 24, 2021

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits off the coast of Jalisco, Mexico

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit off the coast of Jalisco, Mexico at 23:22 UTC on December 22, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 12 km (7.4 miles). The epicenter was...

December 23, 2021

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Intense earthquake swarm near Fagradalsfjall, Iceland

An intense earthquake swarm started near Fagradalsfjall, Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland at 17:00 UTC on December 21, 2021 -- just one day after the official end of the eruption in the area, the longest in the country in more than 50 years. The Aviation Color Code was...

December 22, 2021

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M5.9 earthquake hits Southern Alaska at intermediate depth, U.S.

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.9 hit Southern Alaska at 22:42 UTC (13:42 LT) on December 22, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 152.6 km (94.8 miles). The EMSC is reporting M5.9 at a depth of 146 km (90.7 miles). The epicenter was located...

December 21, 2021

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Very strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits near the coast of California, U.S.

A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit near the coast of Petrolia, California, U.S. at 20:10 UTC on December 20, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 9.3 km (5.8 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 15 km (9.3 miles). The epicenter...

December 20, 2021

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits South Sandwich Islands region

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit South Sandwich Islands region at 03:39 UTC on December 20, 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 was located about 2...

December 20, 2021

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Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits Fiji

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit just north of Fiji at 16:28 UTC on December 19, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 40 km (25 miles). The epicenter was located about 88...

December 19, 2021

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Prince Edward Islands region

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit Prince Edward Islands region at 20:05 UTC on December 18, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 2 km (1.2 miles). The epicenter was located about 1 600...

December 18, 2021

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Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits South Sandwich Islands region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit South Sandwich Islands region at 21:14 UTC on December 16, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 2 km (1.2 miles). The epicenter was located...

December 16, 2021

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Increased seismic activity at Awu volcano, Alert Level raised, Indonesia

The Indonesian Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (CVGHM) has raised the Alert Level for Awu volcano from 1 to 2 (Alert) on December 12, 2021, due to increased seismic activity detected since October. The last eruption at this volcano took place...

December 14, 2021

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Major M7.3 earthquake hits Flores Sea, Indonesia - 7 people injured, 346 homes damaged

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.3 hit Flores Sea at 03:20 UTC on December 14, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 18 km (11 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.3 at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). The epicenter was located about 113 km...

December 14, 2021

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Strong and shallow M6.5 earthquake hits west of Macquarie Island

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.5 hit west of Macquarie Island, southwestern Pacific Ocean, about halfway between New Zealand and Antarctica, at 08:58 UTC on December 12, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC...

December 12, 2021

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Slow-slip event in progress under the Kāpiti-Horowhenua area, New Zealand

A slow-slip event began under the Kāpiti-Horowhenua area, New Zealand in mid-September 2021, and is expected to continue for several more months. The part of the subducting Pacific Plate 30 - 50 km (18 - 31 miles) beneath Kāpiti has started moving slowly again...

December 10, 2021