Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 Earthquake hits north of Franz Josef Land.

5.7 Earthquake hits north of Franz Josef Land.

5.5 Earthquake hits north of Franz Josef Land.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Carlsberg Ridge.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

5.1 Earthquake hits west of Macquarie Island.

5.1 Earthquake hits Reykjanes Ridge.

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Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 Earthquake hits Reykjanes Ridge.

5.0 Earthquake hits off the coast of Oaxaca, Mexico.

Idaho, USA – An earthquake swarm began on the night of Sept. 2 when 34 quakes occurred. Those were followed by another 34 quakes last Sunday, 28 on Monday, 20 on Tuesday, 25 on Wednesday, five on Thursday, five on Friday, 19 on Saturday and 34 so far Sunday. All 204 of the quakes were reported by University of Utah Seismograph Stations. The largest has been a 5.1 quake reported yesterday.

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Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

8.1 Earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

The magnitude 8.1 earthquake that hit the country is the biggest the country has seen in a century. Authorities in Mexico say that a hotel in Oaxaca has collapsed, while 12 people have reportedly died. Tsunami waves were possible, but no reports of unusual waves were received. Buildings as far away as Mexico City swayed in the tremor which caused residents to rush out into the streets. More than a million people were left without power. 62 aftershocks have hit the country so far.

6.1 Earthquake hits the Bonin Islands off Japan.

5.7 Earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

5.5 Earthquake hits Tonga.

5.5 Earthquake hits offshore Oaxaca, Mexico.

5.3 Earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

Two 5.2 Earthquakes hit offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

5.2 Earthquake hits Reykjanes Ridge.

5.0 Earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.0 Earthquake hits offshore Oaxaca, Mexico.

5.0 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich 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

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.

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Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 Earthquake hits the North Pacific Ocean.

5.3 Earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits Reykjanes Ridge.

5.0 Earthquake hits Fiji.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

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

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Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.2 Earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.9 Earthquake hits northern Peru.

5.5 Earthquake hits the India-Bangladesh border.

5.4 Earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.0 Earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 Earthquake hits Java, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits Reykjanes’s Ridge.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.4 Earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.6 Earthquake hits Romania.

5.4 Earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits near the north coast of Papua, Indonesia.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Azu Islands off Japan.

5.1 Earthquake hits Reykjane’s ridge.

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

Two 5.0 earthquakes hit the South Sandwich Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits Reykjane’s ridge.

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Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.5 Earthquake hits Tajikistan.

5.1 Earthquake hits Guam.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Mariana Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits Reykjanes ridge.

5.0 Earthquake hits west of Macquarie Island.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

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Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 Earthquake hits the southwestern Ryukyu Islands off Japan.

5.4 Earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits Reykjanes ridge.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic ridge.