Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

5.6 earthquake hits south of Java, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits the Nicobar Islands off India.

5.0 earthquake hits Papua, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits offshore Tarapaca, Chile.

5.0 earthquake hits the Jilin-Heilongjiang border, China.

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Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 earthquake hits near the coast of Nicaragua.

5.8 earthquake hits the central east Pacific rise.

5.3 earthquake hits off the coast of Maule, Chile.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits Sulawesi, Indonesia.

5.6 earthquake hits offshore Antofagasta, Chile.

Two 5.3 earthquakes hit Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.0 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

Two 5.0 earthquakes hit Mindanao in the Philippines.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.3 earthquake hits Luzon in the Philippines.

5.4 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits Maule, Chile.

5.0 earthquake hits Salta, Argentina.

5.0 earthquake hits the Sumbawa region, Indonesia.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits Sulawesi, Indonesia.

5.3 earthquake hits Sulawesi, Indonesia.

5.2 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits south of Lombok, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits Sulawesi, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits Tarapaca, Chile.

5.0 earthquake hits offshore Guatemala.

5.0 earthquake hits southeast of Easter Island.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.0 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.6 earthquake hits offshore Coquimbo, Chile.

5.2 earthquake hits northern Peru.

5.2 earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 earthquake hits south of Panama.

5.0 earthquake hits the D’Entrecasteaux Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.7 earthquake hits Sulawesi, Indonesia.

5.4 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.3 earthquake hits southeast of the Ryukyu Islands, Japan.

5.2 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 earthquake hits Antofagasta, Chile.

5.1 earthquake hits the Ryukyu Islands, Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits near the coast of central Peru.

Two 5.0 earthquakes hit New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 earthquake hits the southwest Indian ridge.

5.0 earthquake hits the southern mid-Atlantic ridge.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits the west Chile rise.

5.4 earthquake hits the Ryukyu Islands off Japan.

5.3 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.1 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.0 earthquake hits offshore Valparaiso, Chile.

5.0 earthquake hits Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits the Andaman Islands off India.

5.0 earthquake hits the Mauritius – Reunion region.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.5 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.8 earthquake hits off the coast of Ecuador.

5.3 earthquake hits the mid-Indian ridge.

5.2 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.1 earthquake hits offshore Tarapaca, Chile.

5.0 earthquake hits the Mayotte region.

California’s Earthquake ‘Pause’

California is experiencing a century-long lull in large, ground-rupturing earthquakes, temblors that actually offset the earth at the surface. The 7.9-magnitude Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 was a ground-rupturing quake. Now, new research finds that this 100-year earthquake gap is very unlikely to be a statistical fluke. Instead, something geological is probably causing the peaceful period. The average number of ground-rupturing earthquakes per century is about three or four. This century has had zero, so a good bet is that the next century will be busier.

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Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits the Lombok region, Indonesia.

5.4 earthquake hits Mindoro in the Philippines.

5.2 earthquake hits offshore Coquimbo, Chile.

5.2 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.1 earthquake hits Potosi, Bolivia.

5.0 earthquake hits southern Sumatra, Indonesia.