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Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake - Banda Sea, East Timor - 4th major quake within 14 hours

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Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 49 km depth

The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter near Lospalos, Municipio de Lautem, Timor-Leste, in the morning on Friday, May 27th, 2022, at 11:36 am local time. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.

Our monitoring service identified a second report from Geoscience Australia (GeoAu) which listed the quake at magnitude 6.4. Other agencies reporting the same quake include the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake at magnitude 6.3, and the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) at magnitude 6.3.

Generally quakes of this magnitude are recorded by more than one agency and the results can vary, with subsequent reports that come in after the first one often showing more accuracy.

Comment: Details of the other three:


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Strong shallow magnitude 6.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean - 3rd major quake within 7 hours

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Earthquake details

Date & time May 26, 2022 18:10:04 UTC
Local time at epicenter Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 10:10 am (GMT -8)
Status Confirmed
Magnitude 6.2
Depth 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude 49.7844°S / 114.8724°W

Comment: Details of the other two:


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Shallow magnitude 6.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, New Caledonia

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Earthquake details

Date & time May 26, 2022 15:37:58 UTC
Local time at epicenter Friday, May 27, 2022 at 2:37 am (GMT +11)
Status Confirmed
Magnitude 6.4
Depth 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude 22.8048°S / 172.0689°E (South Pacific Ocean, New Caledonia)

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Peru earthquake: 7.2 magnitude quake shakes south of country

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A 7.2 magnitude earthquake has shaken southern Peru, according to the US Geological Survey.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injury.

The quake struck at around 7.02am local time in the Tirapata region and was centred 8.1 miles (13km) east-southeast of Azangaro.

It was fairly deep at around 135.3 miles (217.8km) beneath the surface.


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Shallow 6.0 magnitude earthquake off Japan

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6.0 magnitude earthquake 235 km from Katsuura, Chiba, Japan

UTC time: Sunday, May 22, 2022 15:17 PM
Your time: Sunday, May 22, 2022, 4:17 PM GMT+1
Magnitude Type: mww
USGS page: M 6.0 - 235 km SSE of Katsuura, Japan

16 km depth

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6.3-magnitude quake hits south of the Fiji Islands: USGS

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 jolted south of the Fiji Islands at 07:06 GMT on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 589.53 km, was initially determined to be at 26.214 degrees south latitude and 178.3915 degrees east longitude.

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Magnitude 6.1 earthquake jolts Philippines, no casualties reported so far

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An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 jolted Batangas province on the main Philippine island of Luzon on Sunday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.

The institute said the quake, which occurred at 5:50 a.m., hit at a depth of 132 km, about 21-km northwest of Calatagan town.

The tremor was also felt in Metro Manila and the provinces of Bulacan and Oriental Mindoro, Xinhua news agency reported.

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

The institute added that the tectonic quake will trigger aftershocks and can cause damage.

The Philippines has frequent seismic activity due to its location along the Pacific "Ring of Fire".

Source: IANS

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Magnitude 6.9 earthquake strikes off Macquarie Island

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An island located 1,600km southeast of Tasmania has been struck by a magnitude 6.9 earthquake.

The Bureau of Meteorology reported the earthquake near Macquarie Island in the Southern Pacific Ocean at 8:49pm on Thursday (AEDT).

The quake, which was revised from an initial magnitude of 7.4, had a depth of 10km, according to the United States Geological Survey (USCS).

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Iceland Reykjanes volcano update - Alert level raised, magma is on the move

Iceland Reykjanes Volcano

Iceland Reykjanes Volcano
The alert level of the Reykjanes volcano in Iceland was just raised from green to yellow. This change was made in response to the confirmation of a new intrusion of magma on the Reykjanes peninsula. This new intrusion is centered underneath the Svartsengi geothermal power plant, and is quite likely to result in a new volcanic eruption. If an eruption were to occur, it would be likely to have an explosive component to it and potentially affect the city of Grindavik. This video will discuss the odds of a new volcanic eruption and how explosive it might be.


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This week in volcano news - Yellowstone earthquake, unrest at Andes supervolcano

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Big Ben
In the last week, there was significant seismic activity at a supervolcano. One of these supervolcanoes has an ongoing intrusion of magma at 3 miles or 5 kilometers depth in Chile and could produce an eruption in the next several months.

Also, in Yellowstone National Park, a magnitude 4.2 quake occurred which led some people to speculate that it was volcanic in origin. And, in Australia, the nation's most active volcano produced a new eruption, sending a lava flow 2.5 kilometers downslope.

This video will discuss these volcano related news stories, as told and analyzed by a volcanologist.