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M6.0 earthquake hits Fiji Islands Region

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Date & time: 7 May 2021 23:35:14 UTC - 8 hours ago
Local time at epicenter: 7 May 11:35 am (GMT -12)
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 384.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.74°S / 177.63°W

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6.0-magnitude quake hits west of Macquarie Island: USGS

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 jolted west of Macquarie Island at 15:21:14 GMT on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 10.0 km, was initially determined to be at 54.3761 degrees south latitude and 144.1926 degrees east longitude.

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Shallow 6.0-magnitude earthquake hits Chile

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© Sputnik / Gennady Ratushenko
The people of Chile and neighbouring countries are used to earthquakes, as the region is part the Ring of Fire - an area around much of the rim of the Pacific Ocean where many volcanic eruptions and earthquakes occur due to the collision of lithospheric plates.

According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the earthquake hit off of Coquimbo on Sunday morning. The quake's epicentre was located at a depth of around 10 km (6.2 miles).

So far, there have been no reports about any damages or casualties, caused by the tremor.

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Magnitude 6.8 earthquake jolts northern Japan

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A 6.8 magnitude earthquake that also measured a strong 5 on the shindo (intensity) scale struck off Japan's northeastern coast on Saturday but no tsunami warning was issued, Japanese and U.S. authorities said, with no immediate reports of damage.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) said the midmorning quake hit at a depth of 47 kilometers (29 miles) in the Pacific, off Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, near the epicenter of the huge March 2011 quake that triggered a towering tsunami, killing more than 18,000 people.

The USGS and Meteorological Agency said there was no tsunami risk following the jolt, which produced strong shaking along parts of the eastern coast and was also felt in Tokyo.

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'Massive jolts' felt across northeast India as shallow M6.0 earthquake strikes Assam

Assam, India quake map
© USGS
A 6.0 magnitude earthquake has rocked the Indian state of Assam, with many witnesses reporting powerful tremors felt across the country's northeast amid a series of aftershocks.

The quake struck near the towns Dhekiajuli and Tezpur at a depth of around 18 miles (29km) on Wednesday morning, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS), while the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) recorded a depth of just shy of 25 miles (40km). Aftershocks have been reported, with USGS noting one at a magnitude of 4.9 and the European agency listing a total of four, ranging between 3.6 and 4.9 on the Richter scale.

Residents, including a local government minister, took to Twitter to report the "massive" quake, with one deeming it the "scariest earthquake [I have ever] witnessed." Another local said his "whole house vibrated" during the tremors, which he felt for more than 30 seconds.


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Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Bismarck Sea, Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, 27 April

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Date & time: 27 Apr 2021 08:05:32 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 27 Apr 6:05 pm (GMT +10)
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.49°S / 145.53°E (Bismarck Sea, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Bam (81 km / 50 mi)

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6.4-magnitude earthquake hits 200 km SW of Haveluloto, Tonga

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 jolted 200 km southwest of Haveluloto, Tonga at 22:28:00 GMT on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 234.01 km, was initially determined to be at 21.6857 degrees south latitude and 177.064 degrees west longitude.

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Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Fiji Islands Region, Tonga, on Saturday, 24 April

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Date & time: 24 Apr 2021 00:23:37 UTC -

Local time at epicenter: 24 Apr 1:23 pm (GMT +13)

Magnitude: 6.5

Depth: 283.0 km

Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.84°S / 176.34°W (South Pacific Ocean, Tonga)

Nearest volcano: Metis Shoal (125 km / 78 mi)

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Magnitude-6.0 quake strikes near Indonesian coast - USGS

Nias quake map
© US Geological Survey
A magnitude-6.0 earthquake struck not far from Nias Island off the western coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, according to the US Geological Survey, which put the tremor at a depth of 6.2 miles (10km).

The quake hit 80 miles (129km) off the west coast of Nias Island on Tuesday morning, the USGS reported. While Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG) noted there is currently no tsunami risk, they warned residents to brace for possible aftershocks and estimated the initial quake to have been 6.4 in magnitude.

The jolt comes just days after another 6.0 magnitude earthquake rocked Java, Indonesia's main island, killing at least eight people and damaging more than 1,300 buildings. That quake struck much deeper, however, at 51 miles (82km).

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Taiwan struck by M6.2 and M5.8 earthquakes three minutes apart

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Taiwan map showing M6.2 earthquake
East Taiwan was struck by magnitude 6.2 and 5.8 earthquakes three minutes apart on Sunday evening (April 18), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The first earthquake, a magnitude 5.8, struck at 10:11 p.m. and was 19.2 kilometers southwest of Hualien County Hall, at a shallow focal depth of 15 kilometers. Taiwan uses an intensity scale of one to seven that gauges the degree to which a quake is felt at a specific location.

The quake's intensity registered as a five in Hualien County, a four in Nantou County, Yilan County, and Changhua County, and a three in Taichung County, Yunlin County, Chiayi County, Miaoli County, and New Taipei City, An intensity level of two was recorded in Taoyuan County, Hsinchu County, Kaohsiung City, Hsinchu City, Chiayi City, Taipei City, Tainan City, and Pingtung County, while a lesser intensity of one was felt in Keelung City and Penghu County.