Posts Tagged ‘magnitude’

Powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake strikes southern Iran

TEHRAN – An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale hit Fin county, southern Hormozgan Province, at 15:37 local time on Sunday. No casualties have been reported so far. The tremor occurred at a depth of 15 kilometers and was also felt in the neighboring province of Kerman as well as Qeshm Island in the Persian Gulf, the […]

Australia: 6.0-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Melbourne

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck near Melbourne on Wednesday morning, causing damage to buildings in the country’s second largest city and sending tremors throughout neighbouring states. The earthquake, which hit at around 9.15am local time was recorded at a magnitude of 6 by Geoscience Australia, was one of the country’s largest quakes to hit land […]

Southern California Rattled by 4.3 Magnitude Earthquake

A 4.3 magnitude earthquake quivered through the city of Los Angeles and neighboring areas of California on September 17. The earthquake rattled through southern California around 8:00 p.m. Carson, California, situated just south of downtown Los Angeles ,was the epicenter of the earthquake. The radius of the earthquake reached as far south as San Diego, […]

Haiti death toll rises to nearly 1,300 after 7.2 magnitude earthquake

More than 1,200 people have died after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit Haiti, according to the head of the country’s civil protection agency. At least 1,297 people died and more than 2,800 were injured, said Jerry Chandler. The confirmed death toll had previously stood at 724, but US geological officials have estimated that thousands may have […]

Tsunami Warning Lifted After Strong 8.2 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off Alaska

An earthquake measuring 8.2 on the Richter scale struck just south of the Alaskan Peninsula on Wednesday evening (local time). Authorities initially issued warnings and advisory notices about a possible tsunami but they were lifted a few hours later. The quake, which was the strongest in decades, was located about 56 miles (91 kilometers) east […]

Magnitude-6.0 quake strikes near Indonesian coast – USGS

A magnitude-6.0 earthquake struck not far from Nias Island off the western coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, according to the US Geological Survey, which put the tremor at a depth of 6.2 miles (10km). The quake hit 80 miles (129km) off the west coast of Nias Island on Tuesday morning, the USGS reported. While Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology, […]

Magnitude 5.9 earthquake shakes southwestern Iran in area of nuclear site

TEHRAN, Iran — A magnitude 5.9 earthquake shook southwestern Iran along the Persian Gulf on Sunday, followed by at least three moderate-strength aftershocks, state TV reported. At least five people were injured, Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency reported. State TV shared mobile phone pictures of collapsed walls and cracked homes in the area of the […]

7.0 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Japan Near 2011 Quake’s Epicenter

A 7.0 preliminary magnitude earthquake struck Japan off the coast of Ishinomaki, 65 miles from the 9.0 earthquake that struck Fukushima ten years ago. A tsunami warning was declared earlier on Saturday but has now been downgraded to a “tsunami forecast” due to slight changes in sea level, CNN reported. The Japan Times reported that firefighters in […]

Tsunami Warning Issued After Massive 7.2-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes off Japan

Tsunami Warning Issued After Massive 7.2-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes off Japan AMG-NEWS.com / Medeea Greere A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck near the east coast of Honshu, Japan on Saturday, the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences said. Japan public broadcaster NHK warned residents a tsunami of one meter was expected for Miyagi Prefecture. The quake hit […]

Magnitude 7.2 quake hits northern Japan, 1 meter tsunami

TOKYO – An earthquake struck northeastern Japan on Saturday, hitting areas devastated by the 2011 disaster, generating a tsunami of 1 meter and shaking buildings. The quake, with a magnitude of 7.2, hit the coast of Miyagi Prefecture at 6:26 p.m. (0926 GMT) at a depth of 60 km (40 miles), the Japan Meteorological Agency […]

New Zealand earthquake: 7.3-magnitude tremor sparks tsunami warning

A shallow, powerful earthquake has struck off the coast of New Zealand, prompting warnings of the threat of a tsunami. People who felt a long or strong quake are being advised to move to the nearest high ground, or as far inland as possible. Tremors were felt across the region from the quake whose preliminary […]

New Zealand hit by 7.3 magnitude earthquake, tsunami warning issued

4 Mar, 2021 14:14 Follow RT on A “severe” 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck 85km (52 miles) east of New Zealand’s North Island at about 2:27am local time, according to the country’s seismological agency. A tsunami warning has been issued. DETAILS TO FOLLOW Follow RT on Source

6.2-magnitude earthquake strikes Greece, no damage reported so far

A strong quake was detected deep underground not far from the regional capital, Larissa, central Greece. The tremors reportedly made it difficult for people to walk, but no significant damage was immediately reported. The seismic event was first reported by the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which said the quake originated at a point 10km […]

Iceland earthquake: 5.6-magnitude tremor strikes near Reykjavik

Parts of Iceland were rocked by a 5.6-magnitude earthquake on Wednesday as residents reported shaking buildings and strong tremors. The quake’s epicentre was recorded about 25 miles away from Reykjavik, in the Reykjanes Peninsula region, on Iceland’s southeast coast. The effects of the quake, which struck at a depth of around six miles, were felt […]

Magnitude 5.5 earthquake off Turkey’s coast felt in Israel

An earthquake of magnitude 5.5 struck off the coast of Turkey‘s Mediterranean coastal province of Antalya on Saturday, the Kandilli Observatory said.The earthquake was felt in Israel, sending a tremor through buildings in multiple places across the country including Jerusalem and the north of the country.The Geological Survey of Israel announced that the earthquake was […]

‘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!

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 https://www.sott.net/article/384915-Rare-shallow-magnitude-4-5-earthquake-hits-off-coast-of-Louisiana-near-New-Orleans

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 http://theiranproject.com/blog/2017/12/24/weekly-report-magnitude-5-2-earthquake-hits-malard-in-tehran-province/

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 https://www.sott.net/article/365171-Strong-shallow-earthquake-of-magnitude-5-9-southwest-of-Africa

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