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.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 Earthquake hits Tonga.

5.5 Earthquake hits Kepulauan Talmud, Indonesia.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic ridge.

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

5.0 Earthquake hits the Cook Strait, New Zealand.

5.0 Earthquake hits northern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 Earthquake hits west of Macquarie Island.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 Earthquake hits Queensland, Australia.

5.3 Earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.2 Earthquake hits Fiji.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Bismarck Sea.

5.0 Earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits Fiji.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 Earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 Earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Banda Sea.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 Earthquake hits eastern Honshu, Japan.

5.2 Earthquake hits the central east Pacific rise.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Volcano Islands off Japan.

5.1 Earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 Earthquake hits southern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.3 Earthquake hits south of the Mariana Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Philippine Sea.

5.1 Earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.1 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

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

5.0 Earthquake hits southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia.

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

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.8 Earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.5 Earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.4 Earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Batan Islands in the Philippines.

5.0 Earthquake hits eastern Uzbekistan.

5.0 Earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 Earthquake hits off the coast of Michoacan, Mexico.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Auckland Islands, New Zealand.

5.0 Earthquake hits central California.

5.0 Earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 Earthquake hits the southern east Pacific rise.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 Earthquake hits the Mariana Islands.

5.3 Earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 Earthquake hits the southern east Pacific rise.

Quake Swarms Wreck Homes in Northern Indonesia

Hundreds of tremors as powerful as magnitude 4.9 jolted Indonesia’s North Maluku province during the latter half of November, prompting the evacuation of nearly 10,000 people.

The country’s National Disaster Mitigation Agency said that residents of 19 villages in the Jailolo subdistrict of West Halmahera were forced from their homes.

The Antara news agency reports the continuous tremors have caused serious damage to 237 houses with several hundred structures, including public facilities receiving at least some damage.

The seismic activity also created 1,600-foot cracks in the ground through the village of Galala.

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