Very strong and shallow M7.4 earthquake hits Oaxaca, Mexico

Very strong and shallow M7.4 earthquake hits Oaxaca, Mexico

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.4 hit Oaxaca, Mexico at 15:29 UTC on June 23, 2020, at a depth of 26.3 km (14.6 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.4 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The epicenter was located 11.9 km (7.4 miles) SSW of…

Earthquake at Ijen volcano triggers a 3-meter tsunami, killing 1, Indonesia

Earthquake at Ijen volcano triggers a 3-meter tsunami, killing 1, Indonesia

Volcanic tremor at Mount Ijen in East Java, Indonesia, triggered the release of poisonous gas and a 3 m (10 feet) high tsunami at 05:30 UTC (12:30 LT) on Friday, May 29, 2020. A sulfur miner was found dead a day after, local media confirmed. The tremor resulted in…

Very strong M7.5 earthquake hits off the coast of southern Kamchatka, Russia

Very strong M7.5 earthquake hits off the coast of southern Kamchatka, Russia

A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.5 hit off the coast of southern Kamchatka, Russia at 02:49 UTC on March 25, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 56.7 km (35 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.6 at a depth of 60 km (37 miles). FRC GS RAS is…

Rare meteotsunami slams into Praia do Cassino in Rio Grande, Brazil

Rare meteotsunami slams into Praia do Cassino in Rio Grande, Brazil

In a rare occurrence, a meteotsunami hit the Praia do Cassino Beach in the southernmost region of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul on March 14, 2020. The rapid waves slammed into nearby vehicles, causing beachgoers to panic and run away to safety. Powerful…

Powerful M7.2 earthquake hits Kermadec Islands Region, New Zealand

Powerful M7.2 earthquake hits Kermadec Islands Region, New Zealand

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.2 (downgraded from M7.4) hit Kermadec Islands Region at 22:54 UTC on June 15, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 35 km (21.7 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.2 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The…

Powerful M7.5 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea

Powerful M7.5 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea

A powerful earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.5 hit New Britain, Papua New Guinea at 12:58 UTC (22:58 LT) on May 14, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.5 at a depth of 48 km (29.8 miles). The epicenter was located…