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Shallow 6.0 magnitude earthquake hits Western Indian-Antarctic Ridge

Magnitude Type: mww

USGS page: M 6.0 - Western Indian-Antarctic Ridge

USGS status: Reviewed by a seismologist

Reports from the public: 1 person

6.0 magnitude, 10 km depth
Western Indian Antarctic Ridge


6.3-magnitude earthquake strikes east of Solomon Islands

The epicentre of the earthquake was located at a depth of 76 kilometres (47 miles), 96 kilometres (57 miles) southeast of Lata, about 475 km (295 miles) north of the island of Santo in the Solomon Islands, according to the United States Geological Survey.

The powerful 6.3-magnitude earthquake was registered near the Solomon Islands on 20 August, the US Geological Survey said.

There have been no immediate reports about casualties or damage caused by the quake. No tsunami warning has been issued.


Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Underwater volcano eruption & Typhoon Lekima same day Taiwan

typhoons Taiwan
© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)
At 5:30 am a 6.0 earthquake hit off the Taiwan coast under a stratavolcano beneath Turtle Island (GuiShan Island). Interestingly that seemed to signal an underwater volcanic eruption at the same time Typhoon Lekima neared the island. Is it an Earth - Sun electrical connection? The Ionosphere Map shows nothing unusual but when three typhoons form over the western Pacific and earthquakes are popping off all over the place at he the same time perhaps we should look to the electromagnetic coupling between the Sun and Earth for causation. Check out the Disaster Prediction App.

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Shallow magnitude 6.5 earthquake hits Turkey's southwest

An earthquake of 6.5 magnitude rocked Turkey's southwestern city of Denizli, the country's earthquake observatory said on Thursday.

It wasn't immediately clear if there were any casualties. The Kandilli observatory said the earthquake took place 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) underground. The USGS said the earthquake had a magnitude of 5.8.


Shallow magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes northeastern Taiwan, leaves one dead

An elderly woman in New Taipei apparently died after a magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck northeastern Taiwan at 5:28 a.m. Thursday, according to the city's fire department.

The earthquake, with its epicenter at sea about 36.5 kilometers southeast of Yilan County Hall at a depth of 22.5 km, also caused delays to five south-bound trains operated by Taiwan High Speed Rail Corp., affecting 2,500 passengers.

Shortly after the temblor, President Tsai Ing-wen activated the emergency response mechanism set up after she took office in 2016.

After receiving briefings from the National Security Council, Tsai posted a message on her Facebook and other social media platforms reassuring the public that no major damage or casualties had been reported as a result of the earthquake.


Taiwan braces for typhoon hours after M5.9 earthquake strikes

Keelung, Taiwan
© AFP/Hsu Tsun-Hsu
A bird's eye general view of the port of Keelung, where wind and rain warnings have been issued.
A powerful typhoon will hit Taiwan later on Thursday (Aug 8), bringing the risk of landslides and high seas, weather forecasters said, hours after a 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck the island.

Typhoon Lekima, categorised at the strongest typhoon level by Taiwan's weather bureau, was expected to approach off the island's northeastern coast late on Thursday.

It was moving across the ocean in a north-northwesterly direction at 15kmh, weather officials said.

Lekima was carrying maximum winds of 227kmh, as it approaches Taiwan, the weather bureau said.

The bureau issued wind and rain warnings for greater Taipei, the northern port city of Keelung and other northern counties. It also put out a warning to seafarers off the south and east coasts.


7-magnitude quake hits off the coast of Indonesia - 6 dead, over 2,100 displaced (UPDATE)

Indonesia quake

A powerful magnitude 7 earthquake struck off Indonesia's island of Sumatra on Friday, prompting authorities to issue a tsunami warning and to order people to evacuate their homes.

The quake hit about 227 km (141 miles) from the city of Teluk Betung on the island at a depth of 59 km (37 miles). Indonesian authorities have warned that the tsunami could reach as high as three meters (10 feet).

"There are some areas at risk of a serious threat of a tsunami that could be as high as three metres," said agency official Rahmat Triyono, as cited by the AFP. "We're still waiting for reports about damage from the quake."

The Indonesian geophysics agency quickly issued a tsunami warning and the country's Disaster Mitigation Agency said that residents on the Banten coast of Java island should "immediately evacuate to higher ground".

Comment: Update: Reliefweb on the 5th of August reports:
According to the National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB), following the 6.9 M earthquake last week, 6 are dead, 4 injured, and over 2,100 displaced, mostly in Pandeglang (Banten Province) and Bandar Lampung (Lampung Province). In both provinces, BNPB report 600 houses or buildings destroyed or damaged.

No emergency response was declared. Local governments supported by the provincial and national governments provided basic relief assistance.


Earthquake of magnitude 6.1 strikes northwest off Tonga

An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck northwest of the South Pacific island nation of Tonga, the United States Geological Survey said on Monday.

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties from the quake, which the agency said hit at a depth of 49 km (30 miles), about 47 km (29 miles) northwest of the town of Neiafu.


Japan rocked by 6.2 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Fukushima

6.2-magnitude quake
Japan has been struck by a 6.2 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Fukushima where a mega tremor triggered the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl eight years ago.

The quake occurred at around 11.30am UK time off the northeastern coast of Japan, about 50 kilometers (31 miles) below the seabed.

After effects were felt in the districts of Fukushima and Miyagi along with the capital city Tokyo, which is around 160 miles away. Authorities say there is no danger of a tsunami, and there were no immediate reports of casualties.


6.8 earthquake strikes central Chile, interrupting speech by President Sebastian Pinera

map quake
A 6.8 magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Chile around 2:30 pm local time on Thursday. The epicenter was at the depth of about 10 kilometers, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).

The tremors were strong enough to be felt in the capital Santiago, some 167 kilometers to the northeast.

Footage on social media showed light fixtures and furniture swaying in apartments.

No tsunami warning was issued, and there were no reports of damage or casualties.