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.

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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

6.8 Earthquake hits Tonga.

5.7 Earthquake hits off the coast of Jalisco, Mexico.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Fox Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits near the coast of Papua, Indonesia.

5.1 Earthquake hits Colombia.

5.0 Earthquake hits Taiwan.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 Earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.4 Earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan.

5.2 Earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits Sulawesi, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits offshore Oaxaca, Mexico.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes- Global

5.6 Earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

5.0 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands.

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

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Aegean Sea.

5.1 Earthquake hits southern Qinghai, China.

5.0 Earthquake hits Tonga.

5.0 Earthquake hits Oaxaca, Mexico.

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

5.0 Earthquake hits the Fox Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 Earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

5.5 Earthquake hits the Bonin Islands off Japan.

5.1 Earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.1 Earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits off the coast of Chiapas, Mexico.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Fox Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits off the coast of Central America.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Sulu Archipelago in the Philippines.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.0 Earthquake hits the Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 Earthquake hits Java, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.2 Earthquake hits Oaxaca, Mexico.

5.8 Earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

5.7 Earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

5.5 Earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.2 Earthquake hits San Juan, Argentina.

5.1 Earthquake hits Mindoro in the Philippines.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.1 Earthquake hits New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Gulf of California.

5.0 Earthquake hits off shore Chiapas, Mexico.

Mexico – Hopes that rescuers will find more survivors trapped beneath collapsed buildings in central Mexico were fading on Thursday, as the scale of the devastation wreaked by the country’s deadliest earthquake for a generation started to become clear.

The death toll from Tuesday’s 7.1 magnitude quake rose to 282, including at least 137 in the capital, and was almost certainly set to rise as rescue workers continue to search the precarious ruins amid the threat of aftershocks, collapsing rubble and gas leaks.

Frida Sofía, age 12: the Mexico City quake ‘survivor’ who was never there Read more Parts of Mexico City – which is built on a drained lakebed – were devastated in the quake which struck 32 years to the day after the country’s deadliest earthquake killed thousands and laid waste to the capital.

But details of the destruction outside the capital are only now starting to emerge, with reports of entire towns flattened and thousands of people left homeless.

Directly south of Mexico City in Morelos state, the death toll stands at 73. The damage was especially acute in the municipality of Jojutla, where houses were reduced to rubble.

In Puebla state, authorities have declared a state of “extraordinary emergency” in 112 municipalities – equivalent to 51% of the region.

At least 1,700 homes have been declared uninhabitable and should be demolished over coming months, according to the state governor. The number could well rise after experts finish more exhaustive inspections.

In Metepec, a quaint colonial town, almost every house and business has suffered structural damage, raising fears among residents that the rebuild could take years.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

7.1 Earthquake hits Puebla, Mexico.

Quake damage

At least 248 people were killed when a powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico on Tuesday, including 21 children crushed beneath an elementary school that was reduced to rubble. In addition to Mexico City, people were also killed in Puebla, Morelos, Mexico state and Guerrero. Well after nightfall, rescue crews and volunteers in Mexico City – home to 20 million people – were still clawing through the rubble of dozens of collapsed buildings looking for survivors and bodies. Rescue workers reported that families were getting WhatsApp messages pleading for help from desperate relatives trapped under debris.

5.5 Earthquake hits the Auckland Islands, New Zealand.

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

5.3 Earthquake hits southern Peru.

5.2 Earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 Earthquake hits southern Iran.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Cook Strait, New Zealand.

5.0 Earthquake hits eastern Iran.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 Earthquake hits Oaxaca, Mexico.

5.4 Earthquake hits near the east coast of Kamchatka, Russia.

5.0 Earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 Earthquake hits offshore Oaxaca, Mexico.

5.0 Earthquake hits off the coast of Oaxaca, Mexico.

5.0 Earthquake hits southeastern Alaska.