Very strong M7.1 earthquake hits near the coast of central Peru

Very strong M7.1 earthquake hits near the coast of central Peru

A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.1 (downgraded from M7.3) hit near the coast of central Peru at 09:18 UTC (04:18 local time) on Sunday, January 14, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 36.3 km (22.7 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.1 at a depth…

Major M7.6 earthquake hits off the coast of Honduras, small tsunami observed

Major M7.6 earthquake hits off the coast of Honduras, small tsunami observed

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.6 hit north of Honduras at 02:51 UTC on January 10, 2018 (20:51 local time, January 9). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC reported M7.6 at a depth of 15 km (9 miles). Minor…

Very strong M7.0 earthquake hits New Caledonia, small tsunami produced

Very strong M7.0 earthquake hits New Caledonia, small tsunami produced

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.0 hit the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia at 22:43 UTC (09:43 local time) on November 19, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.0 at a depth of 12 km (7.4…

Strong aftershocks shaking Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia after shallow M7.0

Strong aftershocks shaking Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia after shallow M7.0

A series of strong aftershocks hit Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia following very strong M7.0 earthquake that struck the region early October 31, 2017. All of them occurred at depths between 5.7 and 19.4 km (3.5 – 12 miles). Between 00:42 UTC, October 31 and 05:21…

Very strong and shallow M7.0 earthquake off the coast of New Caledonia

Very strong and shallow M7.0 earthquake off the coast of New Caledonia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by Geoscience Australia as M7.0 hit southeast of New Caledonia at 00:42 UTC on October 31, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 17 km (10.6 miles). USGS is reporting M6.8 at a depth of 11.1 km (6.9 miles), EMSC M6.7 at…

Extremely dangerous M8.1 earthquake hits Mexico, tsunami generated

Extremely dangerous M8.1 earthquake hits Mexico, tsunami generated

A major earthquake registered by the USGS as 8.1 (upgraded from M8.0) hit near the coast of Chiapas, Mexico at 04:49 UTC on September 8, 2017 (23:49 local time, September 7). The agency is reporting a depth of 69.7 km (43.3 miles). A red alert for shaking-related…

Small tsunami hits Caribbean Colombia, underwater landslide likely cause

Small tsunami hits Caribbean Colombia, underwater landslide likely cause

Colombian General Maritime Directorate (Dimar) reports an unusual rise in sea level (50 cm / 1.6 feet) took place around 13:20 UTC (08:20 local time) on July 19, 2017, causing flooding in different parts of the coast near Santa Marta on the country's Caribbean…

Major M7.7 earthquake hits Aleutian Trench, tsunami advisories issued

Major M7.7 earthquake hits Aleutian Trench, tsunami advisories issued

A major earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.7 hit near Komandorskiye Ostrova, Russia at 23:34 UTC on July 17, 2017. The agency is reporting a shallow depth of 11 km (6.8 miles.) This is the 4th earthquake in this area since M6.2 at 11:05 UTC today. It was…

Details emerge about Greenland tsunami, and a new video

Details emerge about Greenland tsunami, and a new video

New details have emerged about the Greenland landslide that occurred in Karrat Fjord and the deadly tsunami it produced late Saturday (local time), June 17, 2017. The tsunami hit the village of Nuugaatsiaq just after 23:00 local time on June 17 (01:00 UTC on June…