The Watchers - Global Seismic Activity News

  • unavailable  Powerful M7.9 earthquake hits Gulf of Alaska, triggers tsunami warnings A massive earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.9 hit the Gulf of Alaska at 09:31 UTC on January 23, 2018 (00:31 local time). The agency is reporting a depth of 25 km (15.5 miles). EMSC is reporting M8.0 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Tsunami warnings, watches...... Read more »
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  • unavailable  Shallow M6.0 hits near the coast of Java, Indonesia A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit near the coast of Java, Indonesia at 06:43 UTC on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 43.9 km (27.3 miles). EMSC reports M6.0 at a depth of 80 km (49.7 miles). According to the USGS,...... Read more »
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  • unavailable  M6.3 earthquake hits Chile at intermediate depth, very strong shaking in Arica A strong earthquake registered by the CSN Chile as M6.3 hit northern Chile at 01:06 UTC on January 21, 2018 (22:06 local time, January 20). The agency is reporting a depth of 105.3 km (65.4 miles). USGS is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 110.8 km (68.8 miles); EMSC...... Read more »
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  • unavailable  Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits the Gulf of California A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit the Gulf of California at 16:18 UTC (08:18 PST) on January 19, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 30 km (18.6 miles). Tsunami is not...... Read more »
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  • unavailable  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...... Read more »
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  • unavailable  Earthquake swarm near south Reno, Nevada Reno's Seismological Laboratory reports an ongoing swarm of earthquakes near south Reno, Nevada since 06:11 UTC on January 12, 2018 (22:11 PST, January 11). More than 90 events have been located in the area of the Mt. Rose highway and I-580 since last night...... Read more »
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  • unavailable  First earthquake swarm under dormant Tenorio volcano, national park closed, Costa Rica More than 40 earthquakes have been registered under dormant Tenorio volcano in Guanacaste, Costa Rica after a major earthquake in the Caribbean Sea on January 10, 2018. The event forced authorities to temporarily close the Tenorio Volcano National Park. This is the...... Read more »
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  • unavailable  Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Myanmar, 4.1 million people within 100 km A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit Myanmar at 18:26 UTC on January 11, 2018 (00:56 local time, January 12). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. At least three...... Read more »
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  • unavailable  Series of moderately strong earthquakes hit Iran-Iraq border region Numerous moderately strong earthquakes hit the Iraq-Iran border region on January 11, 2018. The same region was hit by a devastating M7.3 earthquake on November 12, 2017, in which more than 530 people lost their lives, and today's quakes appear to be...... Read more »
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  • unavailable  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...... Read more »
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  • unavailable  Series of earthquakes under Mount St. Helens, Washington A series of small to moderate earthquakes shook Mount St. Helens volcano in Washington over the past couple of days. The largest was M3.9 at a depth of 10.2 km (6.2 miles) on January 3, 2018, followed by M2.7, M2.0 and M1.9. The quakes are believed to be tectonic in...... Read more »
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  • unavailable  Sharp M4.7 earthquake followed by 5 - 10 seconds of shaking hits San Francisco, California A sharp M4.7 earthquake hit 3 km (1.9 miles) ESE of Berkley, California at 10:39 UTC (02:39 PST) on January 4, 2017, according to the USGS. The quake hit at a depth of 13 km (8 miles) and was felt for about 5 - 10 seconds as far away as Marin and Sonoma counties as...... Read more »
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  • unavailable  2 dead, 97 injured after M5.2 earthquake hits Tehran, Iran Two people have died and nearly 100 were injured after a M5.2 earthquake hit near Tehran, capital of Iran on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. ​The quake hit at a depth of 15 km (9.3 miles) at 19:57 UTC (23:27 local time) just 2.8 km (1.7 miles) WSW of Malārd...... Read more »
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  • unavailable  Very M6.9 earthquake hits Java, Indonesia - 4 dead, 36 injured, 3 290 homes damaged A very strong earthquake registered by the BMKG as M6.9 hit the coast of West Java province, Indonesia at 16:47 UTC (23:47 local time) on December 15, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 107 km (66 miles). The USGS initially reported M7.3 and downgraded to M6.5...... Read more »
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  • unavailable  Volcanic earthquakes at Kanlaon surge to 1 217, Philippines The Kanlaon volcano's seismic network recorded 1 217 volcano earthquakes on December 14, 2017, an uptick from already unusually high 578 recorded on December 13. Wispy emission of white steam-laden plumes were observed coming from the summit crater, PHIVOLCS...... Read more »
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  • unavailable  Strong and shallow M6.5 earthquake near Bouvet Island, South Atlantic A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.5 hit near Bouvet Island, South Atlantic Ocean at 18:03 UTC on December 13, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 15.1 km (9.4 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.5 and a preliminary depth of 300 km (186...... Read more »
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  • unavailable  Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Iran, second M6+ of the day A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the IRSC as M6.1 hit southeastern Iran at 21:41 UTC on December 12, 2017 (01:11 local time, December 13). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The USGS is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 10 km. EMSC...... Read more »
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