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Magnitude 6.1 - Amurskaya Oblast', Russia

The Russian Academy of Sciences report a magnitude of 6.0 at a depth of 15 km. After recalculation USGS gives a magnitude of 6.1 at location 130 km (80 miles) SSW of Tynda, Russia, 211 km (131 miles) NNW of Tahe, Heilongjiang, China and 265 km (164 miles) E of Mogocha,

October 14, 2011

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Magnitude 6.7 - Eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea

A very strong earthquake at intermediate depth occurred very close to the PNG town of Finschhafen. Magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck Eastern New Guinea region with location 103 km (64 miles) E of Lae, New Guinea, 184 km (114 miles) WSW of Kandrian, New Britain, 323 km

October 14, 2011

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El Hierro on alert - Eruption vent: 5 km from Restinga at 600 meter depth

At 9 PM UTC yesterday, authorities have finally confirmed that an eruption took place on the ocean floor 5 km from Restinga, the southernmost location on El Hierro. IGN (Spanish seismological agency) has set the eruption depth at 600 meters. The alert level remains at

October 11, 2011

El Hierro The Canary Islands visible from space in this MODIS satellite image on Friday Oct. 7 2011

Subsea volcanic eruption underway approximately 5 kilometres off the southern coast of El Hierro

A submarine volcanic eruption is taking place approximately 5 kilometres off the southern coast of El Hierro, the smallest of The Canary Islands.The Mayor of La Frontera (El Hierro), David Cabrera, confirmed in an interview on Radio iron Garoé that ‘underwater

October 10, 2011

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Aftershock rattles ChristChurch, New Zealand

One of the most powerful aftershocks since a couple of months occurred at 07:34 PM (19:34), October 9 2011o. Early reports are mentioning a strong shaking 10 km north-east of  Diamond Harbour.  GEONET, New Zealand reports a magnitude (Richter) of 5.5 at a depth of 12

October 09, 2011

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Great Tohoku earthquake probably shook Earth's upper atmosphere before it shook the Earth

The devastating earthquake that struck Japan this year may have rattled the highest layer of the atmosphere even before it shook the Earth, a discovery that one day could be used to provide warnings of giant quakes, scientists find.The magnitude 9.0 quake that struck

October 08, 2011

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Volcanic tremors cause alarm in Canary Islands - fear of El Hierro tsunami

Intense swarms of tremors beneath one of the volcanic Canary Islands has placed residents of El Hierro on alert for a possible eruption. Spain’s Instituto Geografico Nacional (IGN) reported the nearly 9,000 seismic movements on the island since July 17 have caused

October 08, 2011

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Magnitude 6.1 (initially 6.5) - South of Kermadec Islands

Strong earthquake magnitude 6.1, initially recorded as 6.5 hit south of Kermadec islands, 106 km (65 miles) S of L'Esperance Rock, Kermadec Islands, 359 km (223 miles) SSW of Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands and 762 km (473 miles) NE of Auckland, New Zealand (32.389°S,

October 07, 2011

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Shallow M6.2 earthquake hits Jujuy, Argentina

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 has struck Argentina at 11:12 UTC on April 6, 2011. The agency is reporting a depth of 9.5 km (5.9 miles) According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 106 km (65 miles) E of San Salvador de Jujuy, 129 km (80...

October 06, 2011

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Deep M4.8 earthquake hits Vrancea, Romania

At 05:40 UTC on October 4, 2011, a 150 km deep, M4.8 earthquake hit Vrancea, Romania and made the Romanian people nervous. The epicenter was located near Plostina, 2 km W of Focsani, 25 km NE of Nehoiu and 11 km W of Valea râmnicului. Biggest cities in the...

October 04, 2011

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El Hierro awakening?

Earthquakes continue at Hierro volcano in the Canary Islands. Since July 2011 over 8000 small earthquakes have been recorded at the volcano. Deformation has increased significantly at the volcano in the past week. The alert level was raised to YELLOW on 23rd September

September 29, 2011

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15th paroxysm of New SE crater of Mt. Etna volcano

On the evening of 28 September 2011, the New Southeast Crater of Etna has produced its 15th paroxysmal eruptive episode since the beginning of this year. The culminating phase of this episode lasted less than a half hour but was more violent than those of the preceding

September 29, 2011

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Rising volcanic activity prompts evacuations on El Hierro, The Canary Islands

Over 150 earthquakes were recorded on the smallest of the Canary Islands during Tuesday prompting officials to evacuate some local residents, shut El Hierro’s main tunnel, and close local schools. At least 20 earthquakes, exceeding magnitude 3.0 on the Richter

September 27, 2011

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El Hierro - volcanic risk alert increased to “yellow” on Canary Islands

El Cabildo de El Hierro sends a message of calm and security to the population. The president of the Cabildo de El Hierro, Alpidio Armas, and the Minister of Security and Emergency Area, Maria del Carmen Morales, have appeared before the media on Sunday, September 25,

September 26, 2011

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Magnitude 6.2 - Very strong shallow earthquake near Niuafo’ou volcano (Tonga)

Initially magnitude 6.8, later downgraded by USGS to 6.2 and finaly earthquake hit  Tonga archipelago  at 23:07:03 UTC. The epicentre was located  382 km (238 miles) NNW (338°) from Neiafu, Tonga, 423 km (263 miles) WSW (244°) from APIA, Samoa (15.449°S,

September 22, 2011

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Understanding the M6.9 Sikkim earthquake

A magnitude 6.9 earthquake hit Sikkim, India at 12:40 UTC on September 18, 2011, at a depth of 20.7 km. The earthquake caused victims and huge damage in Sikkim (India), India and Nepal. It was also well felt in Bangladesh. The quake occurred near the boundary...

September 20, 2011

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Magnitude 5.8 - Guatemala

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake has struck the country of Guatemala at a depth of 39.4 km (24.5 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was 53 km (32 miles) SE of  Guatemala City, 74 km (45 miles) WNW of Santa Ana, El Salvador (14.332°N, 90.142°W). The 5.8 magnitude

September 20, 2011