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U.S. Seismicity Reaches All-Time High

Posted by feww on July 4, 2015

1,213 earthquakes strike the U.S. in the 7 days to 4th of July

At least 1,213 earthquakes of all magnitudes have struck the United States and Puerto Rico in the seven-day period to the 4th of July 2015.

The quakes have occurred across 19 States—Alabama, Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming—and Puerto Rico.

The global total for the period was 1,314.

  • The largest quake that occurred globally was a M6.4 (M6.5, according to China’s CENC) about 95km SE of Yilkiqi, China at a depth of 20km on 2015-07-03 at 01:07:47 UTC
  • The largest quake that occurred in the U.S. was a M5.2 about 13km S of Volcano, Hawaii at a depth of 8.6km on 2015-06-28 at 08:10:10UTC.

 

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Quake Destroys 3,000 Homes in China (Update)

Posted by feww on July 3, 2015

M6.5 quake kills at least 6 people, injures dozens, destroys 3,000 houses

Centered at 37.6N, 78.2E the quake struck at a depth of about 10km, said China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC), reported Xinhua.

The quake occurred in Pishan County, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, destroying about 3,000 homes and disrupting communications, said the report.

The main shock was followed by at least 4 significant aftershocks measuring between 4.4Mw and 4.8Mw, according to USGS/EHP, as of posting.

Other quakes most probably related to this event include:

  • M5.4, 22km ENE of Muzaffarabad, Pakistan 2015-07-02 0at 7:18:24 UTC depth=10.0km
  • M5.8, 246km E of Port Blair, India 2015-07-03 at 03:16:35 UTC depth=10.0km

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Strong Earthquake Strikes near Santa Monica, Philippines

Posted by feww on July 3, 2015

M6.2 Quake Strikes PHILIPPINE ISLANDS REGION

Centered at 125.99°E, 10.21°N the quake struck at a depth of about 67 km, said GEOFON Extended Virtual Network (GEVN).

 

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Deadly Earthquake Strikes Xinjiang, China

Posted by feww on July 3, 2015

M6.5 quake kills at least 4 people, injures dozens in China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region

Centered at 37.6N, 78.2E the quake occurred at a depth of about 10km, said China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC), reported Xinhua.

The quake occurred in Pishan County, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, destroying or damaging homes and disrupting communications, said the report.

The main shock was followed by at least 4 significant aftershocks measuring between 4.4Mw and 4.8Mw, according to USGS/EHP, as of posting.

Other quakes most probably related to this event include:

  • M5.4, 22km ENE of Muzaffarabad, Pakistan 2015-07-02 0at 7:18:24 UTC depth=10.0km
  • M5.8, 246km E of Port Blair, India 2015-07-03 at 03:16:35 UTC depth=10.0km

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Rare Earthquake Strikes near Union City, Michigan

Posted by feww on July 1, 2015

Earthquake strikes 11km NE of Union City, Michigan

Centered at 42.147°N, 85.048°W the quake occurred at a [signature] depth of 5.0 km (3.1 mi), USGS/EHP reported.

Our searches of the USGS Earthquake archive show that only four earthquakes have struck the State of Michigan in the past 100 years.

Michigan EQs

  • M3.3, 11km NE of Union City, Michigan 2015-06-30 at 15:42:54 UTC depth=5.0 km
  • 4.2, 8km S of Galesburg, Michigan 2015-05-02 16:23:07 UTC depth=5.4 km
  • M2.5, Michigan 2010-03-08 at 10:10:38 UTC depth=18.0 km
  • 3.5 Michigan 1994-09-02 at 21:23:06 UTC depth=5.0 km

map of Michigan and Ohio quakes
Earthquake location Map.  31 earthquakes in map area since June 23, 915.  U.S. Hazard map layer activated. [Source: USGS Earthquake Archive.]

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Strong Quake Strikes New Britain, PNG

Posted by feww on June 30, 2015

M6.0 quake strikes East New Britain, Papua New Guinea

Centered at 5.452°S, 151.601°E the quake occurred at a depth of about 35km, USGS/EHP reported.

Distances:

  • 142km (88mi) SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea
  • 161km (100mi) E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea
  • 330km (205mi) SSE of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea
  • 443km (275mi) W of Arawa, Papua New Guinea
  • 657km (408mi) NE of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

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Heightened Seismicity near L’Esperance Rock, Kermadec Trench

Posted by feww on June 29, 2015

10th Significant quake strikes near L’Esperance Rock, Kermadec Trench

At least 10 significant quakes, measuring between 4.7Mw and 6.0Mw, have struck the Kermadec Trench, near L’Esperance Rock, since May 24 (UTC).

EQ Details [USGS/EHP]

  • 5.2 120km SE of L’Esperance Rock (32.216°S, 178.019°W) 2015-06-28 12:53:49 UTC 10.0 km
  • 4.7 123km E of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand 2015-06-27 23:29:33 UTC 10.0 km
  • 4.8 113km SE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand 2015-06-26 07:17:43 UTC 10.0 km
  • 4.8 115km SE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand 2015-06-26 02:51:56 UTC 10.0 km
  • 5.0 119km SE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand 2015-06-25 22:57:15 UTC 10.0 km
  • 5.0 141km SE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand 2015-06-25 19:18:05 UTC 10.0 km
  • 5.1 118km SE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand 2015-06-25 19:14:06 UTC 10.0 km
  • 6.0 101km SE of L’Esperance Rock (32.081°S, 178.136°W) 2015-06-25 18:45:57 UTC 10.0 km
  • 5.0 East of the North Island of New Zealand 2015-06-24 22:06:28 UTC 10.0 km
  • 5.0 138km SSE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand 2015-06-24 09:00:44 UTC 30.2 km

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Significant Quake Strikes near Volcano, Hawaii

Posted by feww on June 28, 2015

M5.2 quake strikes S of Volcano, Hawaii

Centered at 19.335°N, 155.209°W, about  the quake struck about 11km (7mi) SSE of Volcano, Hawaii at a depth of 8.6 km (5.3 mi), reported USGS/EHP.

At least one aftershock measuring 3.1Mw was reported, as of posting.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 5.2Mw
Location: 19.335°N, 155.209°W; depth = 8.6 km (5.3 mi)
Time: 2015-06-28 08:10:10 (UTC)
Nearby Cities

  • 11km (7mi) SSE of Volcano, Hawaii
  • 37km (23mi) SW of Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaii
  • 45km (28mi) SSW of Hilo, Hawaii
  • 89km (55mi) ESE of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
  • 352km (219mi) SE of Honolulu, Hawaii

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M6.0 Quake Strikes Kermadec Trench

Posted by feww on June 26, 2015

Strong quake strikes SE of L’Esperance Rock

Centered at 32.081°S, 178.136°W,  about 101km SE of L’Esperance Rock, the quake occurred at a depth of about 10.0 km (6.2 mi), USGS/EHP reported.

The event was followed by at least 4 significant aftershocks, as of posting.

 

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M5.8 Quake Strikes near Hayes Volcano, Alaska

Posted by feww on June 25, 2015

Earthquake strikes near Mt Gerdine, Alaska

[Editor’s Note: Hayes Volcano is an ice-covered volcano located northeast of Mount Gerdine. The volcano was discovered in 1975.

Centered at 61.662°N 151.976°W, about the quake occurred at a depth of 121km (75mi) WNW of Anchorage, at a depth of 15.3 km (71.6 mi), USGS/EHP reported.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 5.8Mw
Date/ Time: 2015-06-24 at 22:32:20 (UTC)
Nearby Cities:

  • 103km (64mi) W of Willow, Alaska
  • 121km (75mi) WNW of Anchorage, Alaska
  • 127km (79mi) W of Knik-Fairview, Alaska

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M6.9 Quake Strikes North of Bonin Islands, Japan Region

Posted by feww on June 24, 2015

Deep earthquake occurs WNW of Chichi-shima, Japan

Centered at 27.7N, 140.3E the quake occurred at a depth of about 480km at 21:19 JST (UTC + 9:00 hours) on Tuesday, according to Japan weather agency.

The epicenter was located about 900km south of Tokyo, Japan.

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M6.4 Quake Strikes Coastal Chile

Posted by feww on June 20, 2015

UPDATED

Strong earthquake strikes 88kmNW of Concepcion, Chile

Centered at 36.329°S, 73.817°W the quake occurred at a depth of 10.0 km (6.2 mi), said USGS/EHP.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 6.4Mw
Location: 36.329°S, 73.817°W; depth=10.0 km (6.2 mi)
Time: 2015-06-20 02:10:06 (UTC)
Nearby Cities:

  • 76km (47mi) NW of Talcahuano, Chile
  • 83km (52mi) WNW of Tome, Chile
  • 87km (54mi) WNW of Penco, Chile
  • 88km (55mi) NW of Concepcion, Chile
  • 430km (267mi) SW of Santiago, Chile

[http://www.emsc-csem.org/]

Magnitude: 6.4Mw
Region: OFFSHORE BIO-BIO, CHILE
Date time: 2015-06-20 at 02:10:05.0 UTC
Location: 36.32 S,73.74 W
Depth: 2 km [unconfirmed]
Distances:

  • 425 km SW of Santiago, Chile / pop: 4,837,295
  • 84 km NW of Concepción, Chile / pop: 215,413
  • 71 km NW of Talcahuano, Chile / pop: 252,968

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M 6.1 Quake Strikes NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN

Posted by feww on June 19, 2015

EQ Details

Magnitude: 6.1
Region: NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
Location: 24.70N, 171.54 E
Depth: 10 km
Date time: 2015-06-19 14:51:17.1 UTC
Distances:

  • 1,949 km N of Majuro, Marshall Islands / pop: 25,400
  • 2,591 km N of Tarawa, Kiribati / pop: 40,311
  • 2,890 km NE of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands / pop: 48,220 2015-06-20

Source parameters provided by:
GeoForschungsZentrum (GEOFON) — Potsdam, Germany (GFZ)

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M7.0 Quake Strikes Southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge

Posted by feww on June 17, 2015

UPDATE:

This quake has been upgraded to 6.8Mw event by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre

Magnitude Mw 6.8
Date time 2015-06-17 12:51:31.8 UTC
Location 35.26 S ; 17.79 W
Depth 10 km

And to a 6.9Mw event by GEOFON Global Seismic Monitor

F-E Region: Southern Mid Atlantic Ridge
Magnitude: 6.9 (Mw)
Epicenter: 17.73°W 35.38°S
Depth: 10 km
Status: M – manually revised

Powerful quake occurs north of Tristan

Centered at 35.362°S, 17.392°W the quake occurred north of Tristan da Cunha Fracture Zone, about 494km (308mi) WNW of Edinburgh of the Seven Seas, Saint Helena, at a depth of about 10.0 km (6.2 mi), reported USGS/EHP.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 7.0Mw [Upgraded from 6.1Mw]
Location: 35.362°S, 17.392°W
Date/ Time of Occurrence: 2015-06-17 at 12:51:33 (UTC)
Depth: 10km

Tsunami Evaluation
A DESTRUCTIVE WIDESPREAD TSUNAMI THREAT DOES NOT EXIST BASED ON HISTORICAL EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI DATA. [NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER]

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Rate of Earthquakes Rattling Oklahoma Increases

Posted by feww on June 12, 2015

UPDATED

2,649 Earthquakes Strike Oklahoma in 365 Days

At least 2,649 earthquakes measuring 2.5Mw or greater have struck the state of Oklahoma and its border area with Kansas in the past 365 days, or an average of 7.25 quakes per day, compared with 812 events last year and 125 two years ago, according to the USGS earthquake archive.

The strike rate has increased from 6.7 earthquake per day, as calculated by FIRE-EARTH, just two months ago, on April 17, 2015.

The rate of occurrence for the year to June 2014 was 2.2 earthquake per day, our searches show, and [only] 0.34 events per day during the previous year.

Oklahoma eqs 365 days-12-06-2015
Earthquake Location Map. 365 Days, 2,649 earthquakes on the map. Updated: 2015-06-12 at 15:48:28 UTC. Source: USGS/EHP.

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M6.0 Quake Strikes Off Tonga Trench

Posted by feww on June 12, 2015

Strong earthquake strikes near Hihifo, Tonga

Centered at 15.685°S, 173.056°W, about 79 km ENE of Hihifo, the quake occurred at a depth of 41.0 km (25.5 mi), USGS/EHP reported.

Latest quakes in the region

M6.0, 79km ENE of Hihifo, Tonga 2015-06-12 11:07:06 UTC, depth=41.0 km
M4.4, 67km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji 2015-06-12 04:47:59 UTC, depth=624.9 km
M4.3, 61km NE of Ndoi Island, Fiji 2015-06-12 03:37:51 UTC, depth=572.5 km
M5.0, 99km NE of `Ohonua, Tonga 2015-06-12 02:36:24 UTC, depth=10.0 km
M4.7, 21km NE of Hihifo, Tonga 2015-06-11 20:23:45 UTC, depth=37.5 km

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Significant Quakes Strike Planet of the Abes

Posted by feww on June 11, 2015

 M5.7 quakes strikes NE Japan

 Centered at 39.629°N, 143.456°E the quake struck at a depth of 10.0 km, USGS/EHP reported.

The event was followed by at least three significant aftershocks.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 5.7Mw
Location: 39.629°N, 143.456°E
Depth: 10.0 km
Time: 2015-06-11 04:45:29 UTC
Nearby Cities:

  • 129km (80mi) E of Miyako
  • 130km (81mi) E of Yamada
  • 549km (341mi) NE of Tokyo

Other significant earthquakes that have occurred in he region include:

4.7, 122km E of Miyako, Japan 2015-06-11 05:29:59 UTC depth=10.0 km
5.3, 109km E of Miyako, Japan 2015-06-11 04:56:32 UTC depth=10.0 km
5.4, 117km E of Miyako, Japan 2015-06-11 04:51:24 UTC depth=10.0 km
5.7, 129km E of Miyako, Japan 2015-06-11 04:45:29 UTC depth=10.0 km
5.0, 152km S of Kushiro, Japan 2015-06-10 20:06:55 UTC depth=11.1 km
4.7, 19km ESE of Hasaki, Japan 2015-06-10 10:25:22 UTC depth=50.8 km
4.7, 170km E of Miyako, Japan 2015-06-10 08:44:44 UTC depth=19.8 km
5.5, 120km E of Miyako, Japan 2015-06-10 08:33:02 UTC depth=26.1 km
4.7, 134km ENE of Hachinohe, Japan 2015-06-09 18:44:52 UTC depth=26.5 km
4.5, 3km WNW of Tsukuba, Japan 2015-06-08 20:44:07 UTC depth=60.6 km
6.1, 70km ENE of Mutsu, Japan 2015-06-08 06:01:08 UTC depth=47.0 km
4.6, 62km WNW of Hachijo-jima, Japan 2015-06-06 07:28:15 UTC depth=10.0 km

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M 6.0 Quake Strikes East of Calama, Chile

Posted by feww on June 10, 2015

Strong quake occurs 62km (39mi) E of Calama, Chile

Centered at 22.411°S, 68.330°W the quake occurred at a depth of 121.6 km (75.5 mi), USGS/EHP reported.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 6.0Mw
Location: 22.411°S, 68.330°W
Depth: 121.6 km (75.5 mi)
Time: 2015-06-10 13:52:08 (UTC)
Nearby Cities

  • 57km (35mi) NNW of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
  • 62km (39mi) E of Calama, Chile
  • 195km (121mi) E of Tocopilla, Chile
  • 252km (157mi) ENE of Antofagasta, Chile
  • 654km (406mi) S of La Paz, Bolivia

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Significant Wave of Seismicity Striking Greece Region

Posted by feww on June 10, 2015

M5.4 quake the latest to strike Greece

Centered at 34.991°N, 26.705°E the quake occurred at a depth of 10km, USGS/EHP reported.

The event was the fifth quake measuring ≥ 4.6Mw to occur in the region since May 21.

EQ Details

  • M5.4, 47km ESE of Palaikastron, Greece 2015-06-09 21:49:46 UTC, depth=10.0 km
  • M5.2, 11km ENE of Malesina, Greece 2015-06-09 01:09:02 UTC, depth=5.8 km
  • M4.7, 97km SSE of Makry Gialos, Greece 2015-06-08 22:20:42 UTC, depth=15.5 km
  • M4.6, 4km SW of Argostolion, Greece 2015-06-02 14:04:21 UTC, depth=15.0 km
  • M4.6, 67km SW of Lixourion, Greece 2015-05-21 15:31:19 UTC, depth= 17.5 km

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Strong Earthquake Strikes Japan Region

Posted by feww on June 8, 2015

M6.2 Strikes 99km NNE of Misawa, Japan

Centered at 41.459°N, 141.954°E the quake occurred at a depth of 44.3 km (27.5 mi), USGS/EHP reported.

Tsunami Evaluation: NO destructive tsunami generated by the earthquake.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 6.2Mw
Location: 41.459°N, 141.954°E; depth = 44.3 km (27.5 mi)
Time: 2015-06-08 06:01:08 (UTC)
Nearby Cities:

  • 64km (40mi) ENE of Mutsu, Japan
  • 99km (62mi) NNE of Misawa, Japan
  • 102km (63mi) SSW of Shizunai, Japan
  • 107km (66mi) ESE of Hakodate, Japan
  • 670km (416mi) NNE of Tokyo, Japan

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Earthquake Strikes near Gardena, California

Posted by feww on June 7, 2015

M3.4 quake strikes 3km NNE of Gardena, California

Centered at 33.917°N, 118.297°W the quake occurred at a depth of 12.3 km (7.7 mi), USGS/EHP reported.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 3.4Mw
Location: 33.917°N, 118.297°W; depth=12.3 km (7.7 mi)
Time: 04:54:23 (UTC) on 2015-06-07
Nearby Cities

  • 3km (2mi) NNE of Gardena, California
  • 5km (3mi) E of Hawthorne, California
  • 6km (4mi) SE of Inglewood, California

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Significant Earthquakes – June 1, 2015

Posted by feww on June 1, 2015

Earthquakes Strike BFZ

M5.5, Off the coast of Oregon (44.553°N, 129.544°W) 2015-06-01 10:46:27 UTC,  depth=10.0 km
M4.3, Off the coast of Oregon 2015-06-01 07:01:20 UTC, depth=10.0 km
M 5.8 Off the coast of Oregon 2015-06-01 06:52:41 UTC, depth=10.0 km
[Source: USGS/EHP]

Alaska

Magnitude: 5.1Mw
Location: 51.319°N, 178.223°E (72km SSW of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska)
Depth: 38.1 km
Time: 2015-05-31 18:07:49 UTC
[Source: USGS/EHP]

English Channel

Magnitude: 3.2ML [Richter scale]
Region: FRANCE
Date/time: 2015-06-01 12:20:15.0 UTC
Location: 49.93 N ; 0.47 E
Depth: 1 km
Distances:

  • 180 km S of City of London, United Kingdom / pop: 7,556,900 /
  • 71 km NW of Rouen, France / pop: 112,787 /
  • 20 km NW of Cany-Barville, France / pop: 3,463 /

[Source: EMSC]

North of Svalbard

Magnitude: 5.2Mw
Time: 2015-06-01 12:57:52 UTC
Location: 86.123°N 31.961°E (724km,  NNE of Nord, Greenland)
Depth=10.0 km
[Source: USGS/EHP]

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M5.8 Quake Strikes Off Oregon Coast

Posted by feww on June 1, 2015

Significant quake strikes Blanco Fracture Zone

Centered at 44.435°N, 129.768°W the quake occurred at a depth of 10km, said USGS/EHP.

The event was followed by at least one significant aftershock, measuring 4.3Mw, as of posting.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 5.8Mw
Location: 44.435°N, 129.768°W  depth=10km
Time: 2015-06-01 at 06:52:41 UTC
Distances:

  • 453km (281mi) W of Waldport, Oregon
  • 536km (333mi) W of Salem, Oregon

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Significant Aftershock Strikes Japan Region

Posted by feww on May 31, 2015

M 6.3 aftershock strikes Izu Islands

Centered at 30.7N, 143.0E, about 625km SSE of Tokyo, the shock occurred at a depth of 10km, according to Japan weather agency.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 6.3Mw  (JMA)
Location: 30.7N, 143.0E  depth=10km
Date/Time: 31 May 2015 at 03:49 JST (UTC + 9.0 hrs)

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M8.5 Quake Strikes Ogasawara Islands, Japan

Posted by feww on May 30, 2015

Correction

Powerful earthquake rocks Bonin Islands, Japan

Centered at 27.9N, 140.8E the quake struck at a depth of 590km, according to Japan’s weather agency.

The quake registered up to ‘Upper 5′ on Japan’s seismicity scale of 1 to 7 in the Tokyo area. The epicenter of the quake was about 875km south of Tokyo, Japan.

Tsunami Evaluation: NO Pacific-wide destructive tsunami generated by this quake.

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