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6.4-magnitude earthquake hits southwest of Indonesia's Aceh province

Indonesian students take cover during an earthquake and tsunami drill at a school in Banda Aceh November 14, 2019
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Indonesian students take cover during an earthquake and tsunami drill at a school in Banda Aceh November 14, 2019.
A 6.4 magnitude earthquake was registered on 7 January southwest of Indonesia's Aceh province, the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG) said.

The epicentre was located at a depth of 20 km, 16 km SSW of Sinabang, Indonesia.

There have been no immediate reports about damage or casualties due to the earthquake.


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Magnitude 6.5 earthquake hits Oaxaca, Mexico

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A magnitude 6.5 earthquake shook southern Mexico on Saturday night; the authorities were not immediately able to estimate the number of casualties or extent of damage.

The epicentre was located at a depth of 10 km, 38 km southeast of Union Hidalgo in the southern state of Oaxaca on the nation's Pacific coast, Mexico's Seismology Service reported in its Twitter account.


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Shallow 4.5-magnitude earthquake hits Puerto Rico amid rare seismic activity

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A 4.5-magnitude earthquake hit Puerto Rico on Thursday in the latest of a rare string of quakes that has frightened many in the U.S. territory. The most recent quake occurred eight miles south of Guayanilla at a shallow depth of four miles and was felt in the capital of San Juan and elsewhere in Puerto Rico, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. No immediate damage was reported.

"We haven't stopped shaking," said Ángel Vázquez, emergency management director for the southern coastal town of Ponce. "It's the first time something like this happens."

The flurry of quakes began the night of December 28, with a 4.7-magnitude quake followed by a 5.1-magnitude one that hit near Puerto Rico's south coast and sent dozens of panicked people into the streets. Goods fell off supermarket shelves, cracks in homes were reported in some coastal towns, and a large rock fell and blocked a road. No injuries were reported.

Since then, more than 1,100 earthquakes have occurred in that region. The majority have not been felt, except for the 4.2-magnitude one that hit December 31 and the one on Thursday.

"I've spent 29 years with Puerto Rico's Seismic Network, and it's the first time I observe this kind of activity," director Víctor Huérfano told The Associated Press. "There's no way to predict when it's going to end, or if it's going to lead to a major event."

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Northern Iran hit by 5.8-magnitude earthquake

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Iran is located on major seismic faults and often experiences powerful tremors, especially in the southern part of the country.

A powerful 5.8-magnitude earthquake has hit the town of Sangan, according to Iranian state television. The epicentre of the quake was located at a depth of 8 kilometres (5 miles). At the moment, there are no official reports about casualties or damage, caused by the tremor.
​Sangan is a city with a population of around 9,000, located near the Afghan border.

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Shallow 6.3 magnitude earthquake in British Columbia, Canada - now 6 quakes in the region since Monday

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Another earthquake off Vancouver Island has struck with a magnitude of 6.2 Tuesday night.

The quake follows a series of at least six earthquakes Monday, but this is the most significant shock since.

Tuesday night's quake was located 188 kilometers off Port Hardy, at the tip of Vancouver Island around 7:30 p.m.

Comment: Five earthquakes, including two 6.0-magnitude quakes, strike off Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada


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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Santiago Del Estero Province, Argentina

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Date & time: Tuesday, 24 December 2019 16:43 UTC
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 563.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 26.96°S / 63.37°W (Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Antofagasta de la Sierra (419 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 6.3*10^13 J (17.5 GWh / 15080 tons of TNT / 0.9 atomic bombs equivalent)

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Shallow magnitude 6 earthquake strikes Colombia - Buildings shake in Bogota

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A large earthquake was reported in the South American country of Colombia Tuesday afternoon, shaking buildings in the capital, Bogota.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the 6.0 magnitude quake struck at 2:03 p.m. EST, and was centered some 100 miles south of Bogota near the town of Lejanias. It struck at a depth of 6.2 miles. Sixteen minutes later, a 5.8 aftershock was measured nearby, the USGS also said.

As the shaking from the main quake ended, sirens sounded in the city of Bogota.


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Five earthquakes, including two 6.0-magnitude quakes, strike off Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Vancouver island quakes
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While the region northwest of Vancouver Island's northern end experiences frequent seismic activity, it has been particularly active today.

A series of four offshore earthquakes took place this morning, ranging from 5.1- and increasing in intensity to two 6.0-magnitude quakes.

A fifth earthquake has also recently hit at 3:38 p.m.

Earthquakes Canada measured it as a 4.8-magnitude quake while the U.S. Geological Survey initially reported it as 4.9-magnitude temblor before before reassessing it as 4.7-magnitude.

According to Earthquakes Canada, it struck at a depth of five kilometres (three miles) and the epicentre was located 168 kilometres (104 miles) west of Port Hardy, 336 kilometres (209 miles) west of Campbell River, and 508 kilometres (316 miles) northwest of Vancouver.

Like the other quakes, there aren't any reports of damage and none are expected, and there also isn't a tsunami threat from this event.

Comment: Vancouver Island overdue for the big one


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Afghanistan jolted by strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake also felt in Pakistan

Jurm quake map
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The epicentre was about 50 kilometres (30 miles) southwest of Jurm in northern Afghanistan, according to the United States Geological Survey
An earthquake shook parts of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Indian-administered Kashmir on Friday, witnesses said.

Friday's magnitude 6.1 earthquake was centred in the mountainous Hindu Kush region in Afghanistan, at a depth of 210km (130 miles), the United States Geological Survey said.

There were no immediate reports of casualties.

Officials in the Afghan capital, Kabul, said they were assessing damage in areas around the sparsely populated epicentre.

In Pakistan, tremors were felt as they shook furniture and power cable poles, according to witnesses.

Waseem Ahmad, a spokesman for the National Disaster Management Authority in Islamabad, estimated that it was a 6.4 magnitude earthquake.