Intense earthquake swarm continues at São Jorge, Azores

Intense earthquake swarm continues at São Jorge, Azores

Seismic activity at Manadas volcanic fissure system in the NW part of São Jorge Island, Azores, Portugal continues at a high level for the fourth day in a row. The Civil Protection of Azores is preparing preventive measures in case of a strong earthquake or…

Very strong and shallow M6.6 earthquake hits near the coast of Taiwan

Very strong and shallow M6.6 earthquake hits near the coast of Taiwan

A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.6 hit near the eastern coast of Taiwan at 17:41 UTC on March 22, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting it as M6.7 at a depth of 30 km (18 miles). The epicenter was located…

Shallow M6.7 earthquake hits northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge

Shallow M6.7 earthquake hits northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge

A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.7 hit northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge at 16:35 UTC on March 22, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 10 km. The epicenter was located about 1 173 km (730…

Intense earthquake swarm under São Jorge volcano, Azores

Intense earthquake swarm under São Jorge volcano, Azores

An intense earthquake swarm is shaking the Manadas volcanic fissure system in the NW part of the Sao Jorge Island (population 8 200), Azores, Portugal. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 1808. According to the Center for Seismovolcanic Information and…

Rare M5.1 earthquake hits Norwegian Sea, Norway

Rare M5.1 earthquake hits Norwegian Sea, Norway

A rare earthquake registered by the EMSC as M5.1 hit the Norwegian Sea at 05:32 UTC on March 21, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 2 km (1.2 miles). USGS is reporting M5.2 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). NORSAR is reporting M4.7 at a depth of 10 km (6.2…

Shallow M6.3 earthquake hits south of Tonga

Shallow M6.3 earthquake hits south of Tonga

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit south of Tonga at 21:24 UTC on March 19, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting it as M5.8 at a depth of 60 km (37 miles). The epicenter was located 457 km (284…

Major M7.4 earthquake hits near the coast of Fukushima Prefecture, Japan

Major M7.4 earthquake hits near the coast of Fukushima Prefecture, Japan

A major earthquake registered by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) as M7.4 hit near the coast of Fukushima Prefecture at 14:36 UTC (23:36 JTC) on March 16, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 60 km (37 miles). USGS is reporting M7.3 at a depth of 33 km (20…

Strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake hits off the coast of Luzon, Philippines

Strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake hits off the coast of Luzon, Philippines

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit off the coast of Luzon, Philippines at 21:05 UTC on March 13, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 11 km (6.8 miles). PHIVOLCS is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 29 km (18 miles), EMSC M6.4 at a depth of 10 km…

Deep M6.1 earthquake hits Fiji region

Deep M6.1 earthquake hits Fiji region

A deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit the Fiji region at 05:34 UTC on March 7, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 581 km (361 miles). EMSC is reporting it as M6.1 at a depth of 574 km (356 miles). The epicenter was located about 345 km (215…