Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 Earthquake hits Fiji.

5.5 Earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits the western Indian-Antarctic ridge.

5.0 Earthquake hits Antofagasta, Chile.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Dodecanese Islands – Turkish border region.

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Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.1 Earthquake hits offshore Coquimbo, Chile.

Japan – The coastline of northeastern Japan that dropped by more than 3 feet during the 9.0 magnitude Fukushima quake in 2011 is now rising steadily.

The tectonic thrust also shifted the coast eastward 18 feet as it generated a tsunami that ravaged coastal areas. But satellite observations show that one spot on the Oshika Peninsula in Miyagi Prefecture has risen by 1.3 feet since measurements were taken the day after the 2011 temblor.

Other locations have seen lesser, but significant, rises.

Storms and Floods

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Chile – Floods caused by Andean rainfall are causing havoc in central and northern Chile, and authorities said Sunday that at least three people had been killed and several were missing. Emergency officials in the South American country said waters rushing down from the Andes since Saturday afternoon had caused landslides, cutting roads and isolating thousands of people. Falling rocks and other debris overwhelmed the intakes for urban water systems, cutting service to about 1.2 million homes in the area around Santiago.

Ireland – Storm Ewan brought winds of 100km/hr when it made landfall today. Met Éireann says the south and south-east will be worst affected, but it did not reach the strength of Storm Doris. Several areas in the West and Midlands also felt the brunt of Ewan with flash flooding reported in parts.

Malaysia – More than 10,000 people from at least 15 longhouses as well as students from a school in the interior Baram district in northern Sarawak have been cut off due to floods. Over the past 24 hours, heavy rains have inundated these populated settlements, resulting in metre-deep waters.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

7.6 Earthquake hits the Gulf of Corcovado, Los Lagos, Chile.

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A major 7.6 magnitude earthquake jolted southern Chile on Sunday, prompting thousands to evacuate coastal areas, but no fatalities or major damage were reported in the tourism and salmon farming region. Officials had issued a tsunami warning earlier for areas within 1,000 km (621 miles) of the epicentre, just 39 km (24.5 miles) southwest of Quellon, off the coast. But the warning was downgraded to a tsunami watch. Eight mostly small ports in the area were closed, Chile’s Navy said.

5.2 Earthquake hits Isla Chiloe, Los Lagos, Chile.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Babuyan Islands in the Philippines.

5.1 Earthquake hits Tarapaca, Chile.

5.0 Earthquake hits new Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 Earthquake hits the southwest Indian ridge.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.4 Earthquake hits Maule, Chile.

There have been reports that telephone lines are not working following the earthquake in Santiago, Chile, but no injuries or deaths have been reported. The navy have said the earthquake is unlikely to generate a tsunami off the coastline.

5.1 Earthquake hits Simeulue, Indonesia.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Rota region in the North Mariana Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits Guam.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 Earthquake hits the northern Mid-Atlantic ridge.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 Earthquake hits Antofagasta, Chile.

5.5 Earthquake hits Tonga.

5.2 Earthquake hits the west Chile rise.

5.2 Earthquake hits Colombia.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Galapagos Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits Colombia.

5.0 Earthquake hits offshore Valparaiso, Chile.

Italy – More than 15,000 people are being housed in temporary shelters after the powerful earthquake on Sunday jolted central Italy, a region battered by relentless tremors since August.

Dramatic images from the disaster zone show villages that appear entirely flattened, with historical buildings, including churches, crumbling when the quake struck 10 kilometres below the earth’s surface.

The basilica of San Benedetto had withstood the tests of time since the end of the 14th century.

But on Sunday, the church that paid homage to the patron saint of Europe, Saint Benedict, was reduced to a heap of rubble.

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Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 Earthquake hits Unimak Island, Alaska.

5.7 Earthquake hits New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

5.6 Earthquake hits offshore Valparaiso, Chile.

5.1 Earthquake hits near the north coast of Papua, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits Unimak Island, Alaska.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.1 Earthquake hits the Izu islands off Japan.

5.2 Earthquake hits Tonga.

5.2 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits near the north coast of Papua, Indonesia.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Comoros.

5.1 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits Antofagasta, Chile.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

Two 5.4 Earthquake hit Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.2 Earthquake hits off the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

5.1 Earthquake hits Mindoro in the Philippines.

5.0 Earthquake hits Coquimbo, Chile.

5.0 Earthquake hits northern California.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.7 Earthquake hits the Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 Earthquake hits Papua, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits Simeulue, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits Coquimbo, Chile.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 Earthquake hits Guatemala.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

Two 5.3 Earthquakes hit offshore Coquimbo, Chile.

5.2 Earthquake hits near the coast of central Peru.

5.2 Earthquake hits Kepulauan Babar, Indonesia.

5.2 Earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.