Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.5 Earthquake hits the Aukland Islands, New Zealand.

5.3 Earthquake hits southeast of Easter island.

5.3 Earthquake hits northern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.2 Earthquake hits Kyushu, Japan.

5.2 Earthquake hits Ascension Island.

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Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 Earthquake hits southern Peru.

5.3 Earthquake hits the Mid-Indian ridge.

5.0 Earthquake hits southeast of Easter Island.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Fox Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits eastern Honshu, Japan.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Nias region, Indonesia.

Yellowstone earthquake swarm slowing, but ongoing

Almost 770 earthquakes have been recorded in Yellowstone Park over the past two weeks — more than normal but not a sign of volcanic activity, scientists say. The swarm, which began June 12, is ongoing, though the frequency of earthquakes has slowed down a bit. Typical swarms comprise 10 to 50 quakes. So far, five quakes have measured in the magnitude 3 range and 64 in the magnitude 2 range. The other 699 have been measured at magnitude 1 or less. It seems like the quakes are tectonic in origin, there is no volcanic signature to any of the events.

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Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 Earthquake hits Tonga.

5.3 Earthquake hits Kepulauan Mentawai, Indonesia.

5.2 Earthquake hits Catamarca, Argentina.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits southeast of Easter Island.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

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Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

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

5.2 Earthquake hits southeast of Easter Island.

5.1 Earthquake hits south of Africa.

5.1 Earthquake hits south of Java, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

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Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 Earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

5.3 Earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits southeast of Easter Island.

5.1 Earthquake hits Colima, Mexico.

5.1 Earthquake hits the south Indian Ocean.

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

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 Earthquake hits Tonga.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Volcano Islands off Japan.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Balleney Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits Kepulauan Talmud, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits southeast of Easter Island.

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Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 Earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands off New Zealand.

5.2 Earthquake hits southeast of Easter Island.

5.1 Earthquake hits Nicaragua.

5.1 Earthquake hits Oaxaca, Mexico.

5.0 Earthquake hits Ascension Island.

5.0 Earthquake hits Fiji.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Mariana Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits Tonga.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

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Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 Earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.1 Earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.0 Earthquake hits Tonga.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits western Sichuan, China.

5.0 Earthquake hits Easter Island.

Salton Sea – Earthquake Swarm

More than 100 small earthquakes — including three of a magnitude greater than 4 — struck the Salton Sea area Monday.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the swarm of quakes started early Monday morning and continued into the evening. Quakes measuring 4.3 and 4.2 magnitude occurred Monday night.

Many of the quakes were centred near Bombay Beach. They were felt in a relatively small area around the Salton Sea, according to the USGS.

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Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 Earthquake hits Oklahoma, USA.

Oklahoma officials on Saturday ordered oil and gas operators to shut down three dozen wastewater disposal wells following a 5.8-magnitude earthquake that tied a record as the strongest in state history. Local officials reported moderate to severe damage and at least one non-life-threatening injury. A lot of rural houses north, northwest of Pawnee have seen extensive damage. Thousands of earthquakes have hit Oklahoma in recent years. Most have been imperceptible, but the number that can be felt — generally of magnitude 3.0 and higher — has risen significantly. Only three earthquakes of that size or stronger were recorded in 2009. Last year, the state had 907 such quakes. So far this year, there have been more than 400. Many seismologists say the quakes are caused by high-pressure injection of wastewater from oil and gas wells, both conventional and hydraulically fractured, or fracked. As wastewater under pressure migrates into rock formations, it alters stresses along old faults, allowing them to slip. The Oklahoma Corporation Commission, which oversees oil and gas activity, announced that it had ordered the shutdown of wastewater wells across about 500 square miles in the area hit by the quake. About three dozen wells are affected, and will have to shut down in as little as a week,

5.7 Earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.1 Earthquake hits Easter Island.

5.1 Earthquake hits the southwest Indian ridge.

Two 5.1 Earthquakes hit off the east coast of North Island, New Zealand.

5.1 Earthquake hits Costa Rica.

5.1 Earthquake hits Fiji.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Mariana Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Azu Islands off Japan.

5.0 Earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Rat Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

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Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

7.1 Earthquake hits southern Alaska.

The earthquake was widely felt by residents of Anchorage, and there are reports of scattered power outages from the Matanuska Electric Association and Chugach Electric in the Anchorage area. But the Anchorage and Valdez police departments say they have not received any reports of injury or significant damage.

5.1 Earthquake hits Easter Island.

5.1 Earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan.

5.1 Earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 Earthquake hits the Banda Sea.

5.4 Earthquake hits the Kuril islands.

5.4 Earthquake hits Kepulauan Taluad, Indonesia.

5.1 Earthquake hits Lake Baykal, Russia.

5.0 Earthquake hits Maule, Chile.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits southeast of Easter Island.