Strong M6.0 earthquake hits Ryukyu Islands, Japan

Strong M6.0 earthquake hits Ryukyu Islands, Japan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.0 hit the Ryukyu Islands, Japan at 02:05 UTC on December 9, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles). The USGS is reporting it as M6.0 at a depth of 17 km (10 miles); EMSC M5.9 at a depth…

Strong and shallow M6.6 earthquake hits southeast of the Ryukyu Islands, Japan

Strong and shallow M6.6 earthquake hits southeast of the Ryukyu Islands, Japan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.6 hit southeast of Ryukyu Islands, Japan at 15:45 UTC on November 10, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The USGS is reporting the same magnitude and depth; EMSC M6.6 at a depth of…

Kuchinoerabujima volcano erupts after 34 years, Ryukyu Islands, Japan

Kuchinoerabujima volcano erupts after 34 years, Ryukyu Islands, Japan

Japan's Kuchinoerabujima volcano, which last erupted in 1980, had a new eruption on August 3, 2014, at 03:24 UTC (12:24 local time). Japanese volcanologists raised the alert level to 3 and closed access to the summit area. The eruption lasted about 10 minu

Very strong earthquake M 6.6 reported near Ryukyu Islands, Japan

Very strong earthquake M 6.6 reported near Ryukyu Islands, Japan

Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) recorded a very strong earthquake measuring M 6.6 near Ryukyu Islands on March 2, 2014. USGS is reporting M 6.5 at depth of 111.2 km (69.1 miles); EMSC Mw 6.4 at depth of 110 km. 

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