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Magnitude 6.2 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands

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Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 6.2

Local Time (conversion only below land) : Unknown

GMT/UTC Time : 2020-01-20 06:51:29

Depth (Hypocenter) : 94 km

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Papua, Indonesia

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A strong 6.0 magnitude earthquake shook Indonesia's easternmost region of Papua on Sunday, the United States Geological Survey said.

There was no tsunami warning accompanying the quake which struck inland 158 kilometres (98 miles) from the provincial capital Jayapura at a shallow depth of almost 34 kilometers, USGS said.

The Southeast Asian archipelago is one of the most disaster-prone nations on Earth.

In 2018, a 7.5-magnitude quake and a subsequent tsunami in Palu on Sulawesi island left more than 4,300 people dead or missing.

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ANOTHER quake shakes Puerto Rico - 5.9m

Puerto rico earthquake January 2020
© USGS
ShakeMap of the 5.9 magnitude earthquake that struck southwest Puerto Rico on Jan. 11, 2020.
The latest in a series of earthquakes and aftershocks struck off the southwest coast of Puerto Rico just before 9:00 a.m. on Saturday morning.

The center of the 5.9 earthquake is located about 8 miles south of Guanica, Puerto Rico, as reported by the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

There is no threat for a tsunami at this time.

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Shallow 6.3-magnitude earthquake strikes off Russia's Chukotka

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Chukotka is an autonomous region of Russia located in the Far East. A large number of small earthquakes have previously been recorded in the region by seismic authorities.

A 6.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred in Russia's Chukotka region, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre reported. The quake occurred at 8:38 UTC, 416 kilometres southwest of Chukotka's administrative centre Anadyr and 2,891 kilometres from Sapporo, Japan.

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Major quake strikes near Iranian nuclear power plant as Iran launches airstrikes against US bases in Iraq


Comment: Just a coincidence, nothing to worry about!

Or was it?


Iran earthquake Jan 2020
© USGS
The earthquake had a magnitude of 4.9
An earthquake has struck near the Bushehr nuclear power plant on a crucial day for Iran which has seen tensions in the Middle East erupt.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) said the earthquake struck 10km southeast of Borazjan in Iran with a magnitude of 4.9. The quake also struck at a depth of 10km. Borazjan is a almost a 70km drive away from Bushehr.

The quake struck at 3.19am this morning.

Comment: Hmmm. This could have been the result of some hi-tech response by the 'deep state/Usual Suspects' to Iran's ballsy response to the American assassination of Soleimani... or it could have been the cosmos itself chiming in on the portentous events afoot in that region.


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6.0-magnitude quake hits 131km ENE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea

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A 6.0-magnitude earthquake jolted 131km ENE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea at 19:11:35 GMT on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 116.75 km, was initially determined to be at 5.1549 degrees south latitude and 151.2578 degrees east longitude.

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Puerto Rico hit with 5.8 magnitude earthquake in largest of flurry of temblors in region - UPDATE: Island hit by second, stronger quake


Comment: It's weird how this happened right after Trump assassinated Iran's number 2...


Cars were crushed under a home in Guanica that collapsed after Monday's earthquake
© AP Photo/Carlos Giusti
Cars were crushed under a home in Guanica that collapsed after Monday's earthquake.
A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck the southern coast of Puerto Rico early Monday, cracking homes and triggering landslides after a flurry of smaller quakes rattled the region over the past two weeks.

There were no immediate reports of deaths or injuries.

It was the largest of a flurry of temblors that first began the night of Dec. 28, with quakes ranging in magnitude from 4.7 to 5.1. The lesser quakes had already left some homes damaged.

After the 5.8-magnitude quake hit the region, a string of smaller temblors, including a magnitude 5 quake, shook power lines and frightened residents into the streets.

Pictures of the damage showed cars crushed under a collapsed house, caved-in roofs and other homes standing lopsided after partially collapsing.


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

UPDATE 7 Jan 2020

Another strong quake has hit Puerto Rico, this one a 6.5M.




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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
© AFP
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."