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  • unavailable  Earthquake swarm under Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcano, alert level raised, Chile Chilean authorities increased the alert level for Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcano to Yellow (2 of 4) on June 20, 2018, following increased seismic activity detected under the volcano since the beginning of the month. The last eruptive phase of this volcano...... Read more »
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  • unavailable  Shallow M5.9 earthquake hits Japan, killing at least 3 and injuring more than 350 A strong earthquake registered by the JMA as M5.9 hit Osaka, Japan at 22:58 UTC on June 17, 2018 (07:58 JST, June 18), killing at least 4 people and injuring 370. The quake hit at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The USGS registered it as M5.3 at a depth of 15.4 km...... Read more »
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  • unavailable  Earthquake swarm detected under Bardarbunga volcano, Iceland A swarm of earthquakes has been detected in the northern part of the Bardarbunga volcano caldera, Iceland on June 14, 2015. The sequence includes M4.9, the strongest quake detected since the end of Bardarbunga's last eruption in 2015. The swarm started with a...... Read more »
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  • unavailable  High levels of seismicity, strong deformation at Sierra Negra volcano, Ecuador The number and magnitudes of earthquakes under Sierra Negra volcano in Galapagos, Ecuador are steadily growing since mid-2016. A significant uptick occurred on May 25, 2018, with 104 earthquakes within 24 hours. This, along with 'very important...... Read more »
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  • unavailable  Earthquake swarm detected under Galeras volcano, Colombia Colombian authorities are reporting significantly increased seismic activity under Galeras volcano, one of Colombia's most frequently active volcanos. Increased seismicity was first recorded on May 29 and June 2, 2018. The last eruption of this volcano took...... Read more »
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  • unavailable  10 000 homes damaged after M5.7 earthquake strikes Jilin Province, China More than 10 000 homes have been damaged after a shallow M5.7 earthquake hit China's Jilin Province at 21:50 UTC on May 27, 2018 (01:50 local time, May 28). The USGS is reporting this quake as M5.1 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The epicenter was located 23 km...... Read more »
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  • unavailable  Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits south of Kermadec Islands, New Zealand A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit south of the Kermadec Islands, New Zealand at 01:45 UTC on May 18, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 10.6 km (6.6 miles). The epicenter was located 544.2 km (338.1 miles) NE of Opotiki...... Read more »
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  • unavailable  Earthquake swarm near Mayotte, oldest volcanic island in the Comoros basin A rare earthquake swarm started near the small Indian Ocean island of Mayotte on May 10, 2018 and continues to date. Mayotte is the oldest volcanic island in the Comoros Basin grouping and quakes likely are the result of a seismic hot spot as well as the...... Read more »
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  • unavailable  Strong M6.2 earthquake hits Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as 6.2 hit Afghanistan's Hindu Kush region at 10:41 UTC (15:11 local time) on May 9, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 111.9 km (69.5 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 100 km (62 miles)....... Read more »
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  • unavailable  Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits near the coast of New Britain, PNG A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit near the coast of New Britain, Papua New Guinea at 07:57 UTC (17:57 local time) on May 9, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 55 km (34...... Read more »
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  • unavailable  Earthquake swarm hits El Salvador, destroying 11 and damaging 200 homes A swarm of earthquakes hit southern El Salvador on Sunday, May 6, 2018, damaging nearly 200 homes and producing several small landslides. There are no reports of deaths or serious injuries. The first quake measured M4.5 on the Richter scale. It hit at 04:04 UTC and...... Read more »
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  • unavailable  Rescue operations underway after M4.1 earthquake hits coal mine in Poland Rescuers are still trying to reach four coal miners who remained trapped nearly one kilometer (0.6 miles) underground in southern Poland after M4.1 earthquake hit the Borynia-Zofiowka-Jastrzebie mine on May 5. EMSC said the quake hit at the depth of 10 km (6.2...... Read more »
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  • unavailable  Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits near the coast of Luzon, Philippines A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit near the coast of Luzon, Philippines at 06:19 UTC (15:19 local time) on May 5, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 17.9 km (11.1 miles). EMSC registered it as M6.2 at a depth of 15 km (9.3...... Read more »
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  • unavailable  Very strong M6.9 earthquake strikes Hawaii, strongest since 1975 A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.9 hit Hawaii at 22:32 UTC (12:32 local time) on May 4, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 5 km (3.1 miles). M5.4 earthquake occurred in the same region just a few hours before M6.9, as well as...... Read more »
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  • unavailable  Earthquake hits South African gold mine, leaving 4 dead and several missing At least 4 people have been killed and several are still missing after a M2.2 earthquake caused a cave-in at Sibanye-Stillwater's Masakhane mine, west of Johannesburg, South Africa on May 3, 2018. More tremors were felt in the area on May 4. The company said a...... Read more »
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  • unavailable  At least 76 wounded after M5.2 earthquake hits southwestern Iran At least 76 people were injured after a M5.2 earthquake on the Richter scale hit southwestern Iran at 04:08 UTC (08:34 local time) on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. The quake struck at a depth of 8 km (5 miles), according to the Iranian Seismological Center. USGS...... Read more »
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  • unavailable  The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: April 25 - May 1, 2018 New activity/unrest was reported for 9 volcanoes between April 18 and 24, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 14 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Ibu, Halmahera (Indonesia) | Karymsky, Eastern Kamchatka (Russia) | Kilauea, Hawaiian Islands...... Read more »
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