Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.1 Earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.0 Earthquake hits western Turkey.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Chongqing-Hubei border, China.

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Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 Earthquake hits off the east coast of North Island, New Zealand.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia.

5.1 Earthquake hits the central Mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 Earthquake hits the Samoa Islands.

5.3 Earthquake hits the Nias region, Indonesia.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Iran-Iraq border.

5.1 Earthquake hits the western Indian-Antarctic ridge.

5.1 Earthquake hits off the coast of Chiapas, Mexico.

5.0 Earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Kuril islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

7.0 Earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands.

Vanuatu and New Caledonia were hit by small tsunami waves of 0.3 to 1.0 meters after an undersea earthquake of magnitude 7.0 struck 82 kms (51 miles) east of the Loyalty Islands in the South Pacific.The quake, initially reported as magnitude 7.3, was the second major tremor in the same area in less than 24 hours and the third in the past month.

6.6 Earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands.

5.9 Earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands.

5.8 Earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands.

5.3 Earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits Halmahera, Indonesia.

Two 5.1 Earthquakes hit the Loyalty Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits Myanmar.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits Seram, Indonesia.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.6 Earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands.

5.7 Earthquake hits Halmahera, Indonesia.

5.3 Earthquake hits Halmahera, Indonesia.

5.2 Earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

5.1 Earthquake hits Guam.

Two 5.0 Earthquakes hit the Loyalty Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits Halmahera, Indonesia.

Upsurge in big earthquakes predicted for 2018 as Earth rotation slows

Scientists have warned there could be a big increase in numbers of devastating earthquakes around the world next year. They believe variations in the speed of Earth’s rotation could trigger intense seismic activity, particularly in heavily populated tropical regions.

Although such fluctuations in rotation are small – changing the length of the day by a millisecond – they could still be implicated in the release of vast amounts of underground energy.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.3 Earthquake hits eastern Xizang-India Border.

The quake’s epicentre was in an uninhabited region and authorities have yet to receive any casualty reports.

5.5 Earthquake hits near the coast of Ecuador.

5.2 Earthquake hits near the coast of Ecuador.

5.1 Earthquake hits eastern Xizang-India Border.

5.1 Earthquake hits Merida, Venezuela.

5.0 Earthquake hits Tarapaca, Chile.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 Earthquake hits the Izu Islands off Japan.

5.6 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.3 Earthquake hits the Drake Passage.

5.2 Earthquake hits south of Panama.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands, New Zealand.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 Earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands.

5,6 Earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands.

5.5 Earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands.

5.3 Earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands.

Two 5.2 Earthquakes hit the Loyalty Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits Azerbaijan.

5.1 Earthquake hits off the coast of Costa Rica.

5.1 Earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits Kyrgyzstan.

5.0 Earthquake hits Palau.

Four 5.0 Earthquakes hit the Loyalty Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 Earthquake hits Guam.

5.6 Earthquake hits Tonga.

5.5 Earthquake hits South Korea.

5.3 Earthquake hits Tonga.

5.3 Earthquake hits east of the South Sandwich Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Volcano Islands off Japan.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands.

Two 5.0 Earthquakes hit the Kermedec islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Indian Ocean Triple Junction.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.1 Earthquake hits Fiji.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands.

Iran – Update

The powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake near the Iraq-Iran border has authorities now saying the quake killed 407 people in the country and injured 6,700.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

7.2 Earthquake hits the Iran-Iraq Border.

At least 332 people were killed in Iran and Iraq when a magnitude 7.3 earthquake jolted the region on Sunday, state media in the two countries said, and rescuers were searching for dozens trapped under rubble in the mountainous area. The earthquake was felt as far away as Turkey, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates

State television said more than 328 people were killed in Iran and at least 2 500 were injured. Local officials said the death toll would rise as search and rescue teams reached remote areas of Iran.

The earthquake was felt in several western provinces of Iran but the hardest hit province was Kermanshah, which announced three days of mourning. More than 236 of the victims were in Sarpol-e Zahab county in Kermanshah province, about 15 km (10 miles) from the Iraq border.

Iranian state television said the quake had caused heavy damage in some villages where houses were made of earthen bricks. Rescuers were laboring to find survivors trapped under collapsed buildings.

The quake also triggered landslides that hindered rescue efforts, officials told state television. At least 14 provinces in Iran had been affected, Iranian media reported.

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6.7 Earthquake hits Costa Rica.

Three people suffered fatal heart attacks that coincided with the time of the earthquake. At least one building in Jacó had been evacuated due to apparent damage and there were reports of walls collapsing and objects falling in other parts of the country, but there were no reports of any further injuries.

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

5.0 Earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.0 Earthquake hits near the north coast of New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.3 Earthquake hits Ascension Island.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits Kepulauan Tanimbar, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits near the east cost of Honshu, Japan.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands.