Posts Tagged ‘magnitude’

‘Well, this is Iceland, sorry about that’: PM shrugs off 5.6-magnitude earthquake during interview

Iceland’s prime minister Katrin Jakobsdottir was interrupted during a press interview when a 5.6-magnitude earthquake hit the country on Tuesday. The Icelandic Meteorological Office said the quake struck at 13:43 local time (17:43 CET) near Krysuvik, about 35 kilometres south of Reykjavik. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, but the tremors briefly […]

Largest Earthquake in Decades Strikes Southern CA, Measuring 6.4 Magnitude!

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Rare shallow magnitude 4.5 earthquake hits off coast of Louisiana near New Orleans

     A rare magnitude 4.5 earthquake struck in the Gulf of Mexico about 160 miles southeast of New Orleans. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake hit at a depth of 6 miles. No damage or injuries have been reported. Source Article from Hits: 0

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake hits Chile, no damage reported

     A strong 6.2 earthquake struck Chile’s central region on Tuesday. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake struck about 34 miles (54 kilometers) southwest of Ovalle, Chile at 7:19 a.m. local time. The USGS said it was detected at a depth of 47 miles […]

Magnitude 5.3 quake jolts Western Iran, leaves 23 injured

Tasnim – A magnitude 5.3 earthquake struck Sarpol-e Zahab in Kermanshah Province on Sunday, leaving 23 people wounded, a provincial official said. “Today’s earthquake has left 23 people injured up to this moment, who received treatment as outpatients,” Maziar Tahmasebi, a senior health and medical official in Kermanshah province, told Tasnim on Sunday. A magnitude […]

Powerful shallow earthquake of magnitude 6.6 hits off Papua New Guinea

     A shallow 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea on Monday (March 26), the US Geological Survey said, the latest in a series to hit the region in recent days, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. The quake struck 180km west of the town of Rabaul, on New Britain […]

Huge earthquake strikes Ring of Fire: Papua New Guinea hit by shallow 7.5 magnitude quake – at least 55 dead (UPDATE)

     Papua New Guinea has been rocked by a huge 7.5magnitude earthquake just moments after a smaller seismic event struck Japan, increasing fears of a natural disaster impacting the dangerous region dubbed the ‘Ring of Fire’. The 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck the heart of the island near the near the Southern Highlands area, with tremors […]

Shallow magnitude 6.0 aftershock rattles Papua New Guinea

     Strong aftershocks have rocked Papua New Guinea’s remote and rugged highlands, as the death toll climbed to 55 from a 7.5-magnitude earthquake a week ago, and is expected to rise further. Three aftershocks of magnitude greater than 5 shook the mountainous Southern Highlands, about 600km northwest of the capital Port Moresby early on Monday, […]

5.9 magnitude quake shakes Oaxaca, Mexico — USGS

The quake rocked Oaxaca state in southwestern Mexico, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The epicenter, which lay at a depth of 40km, was close to the city of Pinotepa Nacional, which has a population of 26,000. The earthquake woke residents of Mexico City, with many people running into the streets. This is […]

6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes off northern Japan

The quake occurred at approximately 19:51 local time Wednesday, 103km northeast of the island of Honshu, Reuters reports. No tsunami warning has been issued, reports NHK. The quake lasted approximately 30 seconds but didn’t cause any damage on land. Japan has been on high alert ever since the magnitude 9.0 Tohoku earthquake on March 11, […]

"The Whole Town Is Evacuating" – Tsunami Headed For Alaska After 8.2 Magnitude Earthquake

A powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake detected in the Gulf of Alaska has triggered tsunami warnings in Alaska and tsunami watches across several Western states through British Columbia all the way down to San Diego… Earthquake watches are also in effect for Hawaii “Based on all available data a tsunami may have been […]

4.4-magnitude quake jolts western Iran again

IRNA – An earthquake measuring 4.4 on Richter scale hit Taza-Abad, Kermanshah Province, western Iran on Tuesday. The quake occurred at 12:41 hours local time (09:11 GMT); the epicenter of the quake was at 46.17 degrees longitude and 34.84 degrees latitude and in depth of six kilometers. Earlier on Tuesday a local official said that […]

Weekly report: Magnitude 5.2 earthquake hits Malard in Tehran province

A look at Iranian newspaper front pages on December 24 IFP – IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Sunday, December 24, and picked headlines from… Source Article from Hits: 1

Twin quakes, about 5.4 magnitude, hit off S. Korea’s southeastern coast

The quakes were felt in the South Korean capital, Seoul, some 270km from Pohang, Yonhap said, citing the Korea Meteorological Administration. The residents of Pohang were told to evacuate and reports emerged about buildings shaking following the tremors. A third aftershock with a 3.6 magnitude was recorded later, the weather agency said. The initial quake […]

Strong shallow earthquake of magnitude 5.9 southwest of Africa

     Most important Earthquake Data: Magnitude : 5.9 Local Time (conversion only below land) : Unknown GMT/UTC Time : 2017-10-23 08:32:34 Depth (Hypocenter) : 10 km Source Article from Hits: 1

5.2-magnitude earthquake jolts southern Iran

AP — Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agency says a 5.2-magnitude earthquake has jolted the southern Kerman province. The Wednesday report says the quake rocked Anar village, some 700 kilometers (400 miles) south of Tehran. It says the epicenter of the earthquake was 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) deep. There were no immediate reports of casualties or […]

Shallow earthquake at 6.1 magnitude hits off the coast of Japan

     An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck off southern Japan on Thursday, the United States Geological Survey said. The quake struck 424 miles off Japan’s island of Kyushu at a depth of 6.2 miles, the agency said. There are no immediate reports of damage or casualties. This comes two weeks after a similar earthquake, at […]

Shallow 6.4 magnitude earthquake hits off Tonga Islands

     The large quake struck at 12am local time (12pm UK time) around 100km south east of the village of Pangai. There were no immediate reports of damage from the quake on Wednesday. The quake struck 206km east northeast of the Tonga capital and was a shallow 14 km deep, the US Geological Survey (USGS) […]

5.4 magnitude earthquake strikes Mexico – USGS

An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale has struck the southern coast of Mexico, some 7.8km (4.8 miles) from San Dionisio del Mar. The quake had a depth of 59.5km, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). It comes less than a month after Mexico was hit by a destructive 7.1 magnitude quake […]

USGS: 2.9-magnitude earthquake detected near North Korean nuclear test site

     “We cannot conclusively confirm at this time the nature (natural or human-made) of the event,” the USGS said The US Geological Survey (USGS) detected a 2.9-magnitude earthquake in area close to North Korea’s nuclear test site on Thursday evening, but is currently unable to explain the nature of the seismic event. “This event occurred […]

6.2 magnitude quake felt in Mexico City, citizens evacuate onto streets (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Initial reports from the Mexican Seismological authority said the quake struck at 07:53 am local time at a depth of 10 kilometers with an epicenter approximately 12 km north of the City of Ixtepec. This is around 530km south of Mexico City. Back to the streets: Magnitude 6.4 earthquake with epicenter near Ciudad Ixtepec on […]

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake has struck Japan 175 miles from the Fukushima nuclear plant

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake has struck japan 175 miles from the fukushima nuclear plant USGS Less than 24 hours after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake pummeled Mexico City, another tremor has occurred off the east coast of Japan. The 6.1-magnitude quake struck roughly 175 miles east of the shuttered Fukushima nuclear plant at roughly 2:30 a.m. local time, […]

Deadly magnitude 7.1 earthquake rocked Mexico’s Puebla region

nsnbc : A deadly earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale struck Mexico’s Puebla region on Tuesday at 13:14 local time (18:14 GMT). There […]

5.7-magnitude earthquake strikes northwestern China

The tremor hit at a depth of 6km, CGTN reports, citing the China Earthquake Networks Center. No casualties or damage have been reported. The region was struck by a 6.5 earthquake on August 8, with tremors reaching as far as neighboring Kazakhstan. READ MORE: 6.5 quake hits western China, tremors reach Kazakhstan The county is […]

Shallow earthquake of magnitude 6.5 hits near Yongle, China

     6.5 magnitude earthquake 180 km from Jiangyou, Sichuan, China 2017-08-08 13:19:49 UTC USGS page: M 6.5 – 36km W of Yongle, China USGS status: Reviewed by a seismologist Reports from the public: 10 people 10 km depth Source Article from Hits: 0

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Bodrum, Turkey

Tuesday’s quake comes less than three weeks after a 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck in the Mediterranean Sea near Turkey and the Greek islands. The quake triggered a mini tsunami which flooded some areas. The magnitude of 5.3 was reported by Turkish Boğaziçi University’s Kandilli Observatory, which specializes in earthquake research. However, there are conflicting reports that […]

Shallow 5.9 magnitude earthquake hits Mauritius – Reunion region

     A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) strikes Mauritius – Reunion region (0 miles) on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:16:25 / 12:16 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if […]

Fresh shallow 5.9-magnitude earthquake rocks Leyte, Philippines

     A 5.9-magnitude quake on Monday (Jul 10) rocked a central Philippine island still reeling from a deadly tremor last week, though there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties, seismologists said. The US Geological Survey said the moderately strong quake struck Leyte island near Ormoc, a city of about 200,000 people, at 9.41am […]

6.8 magnitude earthquake shakes Guatemala, El Salvador

     A major earthquake struck off the coast of Guatemala on Thursday, damaging buildings and downing trees as well as causing powerful tremors in neighboring El Salvador. There were no immediate reports of casualties. The quake, measured at a magnitude of 6.8 by the U.S. Geological Survey, struck 38 kilometers (24 miles) southwest of Puerto […]

Shallow earthquake of magnitude 5.9 hits Kermadic Islands

     Magnitude Mw 5.9 Region KERMADEC ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND Date time 2017-06-15 00:26:14.8 UTC Location 30.66 S ; 177.91 W Depth 20 km Distances 1090 km S of Nuku’alofa, Tonga / pop: 22,400 / local time: 13:26:14.8 2017-06-15 916 km NE of Whangarei, New Zealand / pop: 50,900 / local time: 12:26:14.8 2017-06-15 Source parameters […]

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