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Strong M6.8 earthquake hits near the coast of Vanuatu, hazardous tsunami waves possible

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.8 hit near the coast of Vanuatu at 10:10 UTC on August 18, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 91 km (56 miles. EMSC is reporting M6.8 at a depth of 100 km (62 miles). The epicenter was located 16.7 km (10.4...

August 18, 2021

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Violent M7.2 earthquake in Haiti claims 2 189 lives, leaves 332 missing, 12 268 injured and 129 959 homes damaged or destroyed

2 189 people have been killed and 12 268 others injured after a violent M7.2 earthquake1 struck Haiti at 12:29 UTC on August 14, 2021, the Haitian Civil Protection Agency (DPC) said at 02:19 UTC on August 19. 1 832 people were killed in the South, 218 in...

August 17, 2021

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Strong aftershocks continue after M8.1 earthquake hits South Sandwich Islands region

A very strong M6.9 earthquake hit South Sandwich Islands region at 11:10 UTC on August 16, 2021, at a depth of 14 km (8.7 miles). This is the strongest of 127 aftershocks registered by the USGS after M7.5 and M8.1 on August 12. While this intense earthquake sequence...

August 16, 2021

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Complex earthquake: USGS says M7.5 in South Sandwich Islands was foreshock of M8.1

Seismic observations suggest that M7.5 earthquake1 that struck South Sandwich Islands at 18:32 UTC on August 12 is a part of a complex seismic sequence. "Our current interpretation is that this earthquake is a foreshock to a M8.1 that occurred about 170 seconds...

August 15, 2021

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Violent M7.2 earthquake hits Haiti, causing widespread damage and leaving thousands dead and injured

A violent earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.2 hit Haiti at 12:29 UTC on August 14, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. This is the 4th M7+ earthquake in the world since August 11 (M7.1...

August 14, 2021

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Very strong M7.5 earthquake hits South Sandwich Islands region

A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.5 hit South Sandwich Islands region at 18:32 UTC on August 12, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 63.3 km (39.3 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. Numerous moderate to very strong...

August 12, 2021

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Very strong M7.1 earthquake hits near the coast of Mindanao, small tsunami observed, Philippines

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.1 hit near the coast of Mindanao, Philippines at 17:46 UTC on August 11, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 65.6 km (40.7 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.1 at a depth of 58 km (36 miles). GFZ M7.0 at a...

August 11, 2021

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Yellowstone registers most energetic swarm of earthquakes since 2017

The month of July saw the most energetic swarm of earthquakes in the region since the Maple Creek earthquake swarm of June-September 2017, the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory (YVO) reported in their monthly update released August 2, 2021. While above average, this...

August 03, 2021

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Nicobar Islands, India region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit the Nicobar Islands, India Region at 03:42 UTC on August 3, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting it as M6.0 at a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles). The epicenter...

August 03, 2021

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits near the coast of Papua, Indonesia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by EMSC as M6.1 hit near the coast of Papua, Indonesia at 05:01 UTC on August 2, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting it as M5.9 at a depth of 12.9 km (8 miles). The epicenter was...

August 02, 2021

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Peru - Ecuador border region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Peru - Ecuador border region at 17:10 UTC (12:10 LT) on July 30, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 33.2 km (20.6 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 49 km (30 miles). The epicenter...

July 30, 2021

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Massive M8.2 earthquake hits near the coast of Alaska, tsunami warnings issued

A massive shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M8.2 hit near the coast of Alaska at 06:15 UTC on July 29, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 32.2 km (20 miles). EMSC is reporting it as M8.2 at depth of 30 km (18.6 miles). This is the strongest...

July 29, 2021

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Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits Sulawesi, Indonesia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit Sulawesi, Indonesia at 12:09 UTC on July 26, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The epicenter was located 98 km (61 miles) WNW...

July 26, 2021

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Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Kermadec Islands region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit the Kermadec Islands region at 12:51 UTC on July 24, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 11 km (6.8 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at depth of 2 km (1.2 miles). The epicenter was located 974 km...

July 24, 2021

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Strong M6.7 earthquake hits Mindoro, Philippines

A strong earthquake registered by PHIVOLCS as M6.7 hit Mindoro, Philippines at 20:48 UTC on July 23, 2021 (04:48 LT, July 24) at a depth of 116 km (72 miles). The USGS is reporting M6.7 at a depth of 112 km (69 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.7 at a depth of 118 km...

July 23, 2021

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Strong and shallow M6.7 earthquake hits off the coast of Panama

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.7 hit off the coast of Panama at 21:15 UTC on July 21, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The epicenter was located 69 km (43 miles)...

July 21, 2021

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Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits off the coast of Panama

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit off the coast of Panama at 20:56 UTC on July 17, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 9.1 km (5.6 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The epicenter was located about...

July 17, 2021