Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 Earthquake hits Antofagasta, Chile.

5.4 Earthquake hits Madagascar.

5.3 Earthquake hits Guatemala.

5.2 Earthquake hits Tarapaca, Chile.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Mariana Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits Guerrero, Mexico.

5.0 Earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Mariana Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

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Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.2 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.4 Earthquake hits near the coast of Ecuador.

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

5.0 Earthquake hits Coquimbo, Chile.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea.

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Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.1 Earthquake hits Devon Island, Nunavut, Canada.

5.4 Earthquake hits southern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.2 Earthquake hits Macquarie Island.

5.1 Earthquake hits Fiji.

5.0 Earthquake hits Tonga.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Mariana Islands.

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Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

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

5.3 Earthquake hits the Rat Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.3 Earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits off the east coast of Kamchatka, Russia.

5.0 Earthquake hits New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Mariana Islands.

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Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 Earthquake hits the Mariana Islands.

5.3 Earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits central Peru.

5.0 Earthquake hits Samar in the Philippines.

Two 5.0 Earthquakes hit New Ire4land, Papua New Guinea.

Earthquake forms the Great Wall of New Zealand

In last month’s M7.8 Kaikoura, New Zealand earthquake, at least 9 separate faults ruptured in the largest quake in New Zealand since the 1855 M8.2-8.3 Wairarapa earthquake. In a matter of seconds the New Zealand landscape changed forever. Shore platforms along the coast were uplifted, landslides blocked rivers and roads, and large intermittent surface ruptures extended for over 120 km. At this site, the amount of vertical uplift exceeded 3 m, while lateral offset was approximately 1.8 m.

New Zealand earthquake fault rupture waiau

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Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

7.9 Earthquake hits New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

The magnitude-7.9 quake struck 46 kilometres east of Taron in Papua New Guinea, the US Geological Survey said. The quake was deep, at 103 kilometres. Deeper earthquakes tend to cause less damage than shallow ones.

The USGS initially said the quake’s magnitude was 8.0, but later downgraded the strength.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said there was a threat of a tsunami in Papua New Guinea and nearby areas. A tsunami measuring less than 1 metre hit the coast of the island of New Ireland shortly after the earthquake. There were no immediate reports of damage from the tsunami or the quake, though officials were still working to contact people on the island, he said.

The quake knocked items off shelves and caused a blackout in the town of Kokopo in northeastern Papua New Guinea, Taranu said.

6.0 Earthquake hits New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

6.0 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.8 Earthquake hits the Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea.

5.7 Earthquake hits the Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea.

5.7 Earthquake hits the State of Yap, Micronesia.

5.6 Earthquake hits the Peru-Brazil border region.

5.5 Earthquake hits New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

5.5 Earthquake hits the Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea.

5.4 Earthquake hits Tonga.

5.4 Earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.3 Earthquake hits near the coast of Ecuador.

5.3 Earthquake hits New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

5.3 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea.

Two 5.2 Earthquakes hit Tonga.

Five 5.1 Earthquakes hit New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

Four 5.1 Earthquakes hit the Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 Earthquake hits southeast6 of the Loyalty Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits the southern east Pacific rise.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Anatahan region in the Mariana Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits the southwest Indian ridge.

Two 5.0 Earthquakes hit New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

Four 5.0 Earthquakes hit the Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Rat Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits Chiapas, Mexico.

5.0 Earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 Earthquake hits northern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits eastern Kazakhstan.

5.0 Earthquake hits the southwest Indian ridge.

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Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 Earthquake hits the southwest Indian ridge.

5.3 Earthquake hits the Mariana Islands.

5.3 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.3 Earthquake hits Tonga.

5.2 Earthquake hits Tonga.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Philippines.

5.0 Earthquake hits northern California.

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Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 Earthquake hits the Mariana Islands.

5.3 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits Tonga.

Four 5.0 Earthquakes hit the Solomon Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Xinjiang-Qinghai border region, China.

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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

5.8 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

7.7 Earthquake hits the Pagan region in the North Mariana Islands.

No tsunami warning has been issued.

5.2 Earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.0 Earthquake hits North island, New Zealand.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Pagan region in the North Mariana Islands.