Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.4 Earthquake hits Vanuatu.

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

5.6 Earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.5 Earthquake hits Java, Indonesia.

5.3 Earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.2 Earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 Earthquake hits Tonga.

5.0 Earthquake hits south of Sumbawa, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits Papua, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits the southern East Pacific rise.

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Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 Earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

5.4 Earthquake hits offshore Oaxaca, Mexico.

5.4 Earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan.

5.4 Earthquake hits near the south coast of Papua, Indonesia.

5.2 Earthquakes hit offshore Oaxaca, Mexico.

5.2 Earthquake hits Jujuy, Argentina.

5.1 Earthquake hits southern Idaho, USA.

Two 5.0 Earthquakes hit offshore Oaxaca, Mexico.

Mexico – The death toll from the 8.1 magnitude earthquake that struck Mexico continues to rise. The majority of the deaths were in Oaxaca state, where homes and buildings collapsed. Oaxaca’s governor said Saturday that 71 people had died in his state. Mexico’s interior ministry has also reported 15 deaths in the state of Chiapas and four in the state of Tabasco. A tsunami was confirmed in Mexico, with one wave coming in at 5.8 feet (1.75 meter), according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. Tsunami warnings were issued as far away as New Zealand and Vanuatu.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 Earthquake hits North Korea.

5.5 Earthquake hits the Mariana Islands.

5.3 Earthquake hits southern Idaho.

5.1 Earthquake hits near the coast of Nicaragua.

5.1 Earthquake hits Kepulauan Babar, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits east of the Kuril islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 Earthquake hits Reykjanes Ridge.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Dodecanese Islands-Turkish border region.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Sunda Strait, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Sea of Okhotsk.

Yellowstone Earthquake Swarm Continues

The ongoing earthquake swarm at Yellowstone volcano is now one of the biggest ever recorded, with over 2,300 tremors since it began in June. As of August 30, 2,357 earthquakes had been recorded. The most powerful in recent weeks was magnitude 3.3; it took place on August 21.

The most powerful in the current swarm was a magnitude 4.4, which was recorded on June 15. Most of the earthquakes were in the magnitude 0 or 1 range, with a further 181 recorded at magnitude 2 and 11 at magnitude 3. Another 53 were less than 0, meaning they were very small events that could be detected only with sensitive earthquake-monitoring instruments.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.4 Earthquake hits the Admiralty Islands.

5.6 Earthquake hits the Greenland Sea.

5.5 Earthquake hits south of Java, Indonesia.

5.4 Earthquake hits north of Macquarie Island.

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

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.4 Earthquake hits southern Sumatra. Indonesia.

5.3 Earthquake hits southeast of the Ryukyu Islands off Japan.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Bali Sea.

5.1 Earthquake hits Ascension Island.

5.1 Earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 Earthquake hits offshore Tarapaca, Chile.

5.0 Earthquake hits eastern Xizang, China.

Two 5.0 Earthquakes hit New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 Earthquake hits near the coast of southern Peru.

5.5 Earthquake hits offshore Coquimbo, Chile.

5.3 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits Kepulauan Tanimbar, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits Kepulauan Tanimbar, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits Catamarca, Argentina.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 Earthquake hits the southern Mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Flores Sea.

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

5.0 Earthquake hits Bohol in the Philippines.

5.0 Earthquake hits southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 Earthquake hits La Rioja, Argentina.

5.3 Earthquake hits Tonga.

5.2 Earthquake hits Crete.

5.2 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 Earthquake hits the southern Mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.1 Earthquake hits southern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 Earthquake hits the North Atlantic Ocean.

5.7 Earthquake hits Buru, Indonesia.

5.3 Earthquake hits the Izu Islands off japan.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Komandorskiye Ostrova region, Russia.

5.0 Earthquake hits southern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits Vanuatu.

Over 500 earthquakes in Reykjanes swarm

The swarm of earthquakes that originate in Fagradalsfjall mountain on the Reykjanes peninsula are now on the decrease. A few earthquakes occurred yesterday morning but they’re diminishing.

According to the Iceland Met Office, over 500 earthquakes have been measured in the swarm which began Wednesday morning at 7 am. Three earthquakes were clearly felt in Reykjavik, especially the one at 13:55 which measured 4.1.

Geophysicist Páll Einarsson said speaking to today’s Morgunblaðið that the earthquakes are at the point where the tectonic plates meet. He said that although earthquakes in Reykjanes are common, the swarm yesterday was one of the biggest that they’ve measured in a few years.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 Earthquake hits southeast of the Ryukyu Islands off Japan.

5.8 Earthquake hits eastern Turkey.

5.5 Earthquake hits southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.3 Earthquake hits Antofagasta, Chile.

5.1 Earthquake hits Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits west of Macquarie island.

5.0 Earthquake hits Panay in the Philippines.