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Shallow 6.0 magnitude earthquake east of South Sandwich Islands

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6.0 magnitude earthquake

UTC time: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 05:48 AM
Your time: Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 6:48 AM GMT+1
Magnitude Type: mww
USGS page: M 6.0 - east of the South Sandwich Islands
USGS status: Reviewed by a seismologist
Reports from the public: 0 people

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Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 33 km southeast of Yilan, Taiwan

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Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes near Yilan, Taiwan

An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 occurred around noon on Sunday, October 24th, 2021, at 1:11 pm local time near Yilan, Taiwan, as reported by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ).

According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a moderately shallow depth of 66 km. 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 France's Réseau National de Surveillance Sismique (RéNaSS) which listed the quake at magnitude 6.1 as well. Other agencies reporting the same quake include the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) at magnitude 5.4, and the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) at magnitude 6.5.


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'Long and strong' earthquake rattles New Zealand, initial measurement at 5.9 magnitude

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The epicentre of Friday's earthquake near Nueva Plymouth on New Zealand's North Island. Geonet said the quake was recorded at a depth of about 210km and was felt across the country
New Zealand has been hit by a huge 5.9 magnitude earthquake that was felt across the country - with buildings shaking on both islands.

The quake struck near Nueva Plymouth on the North Island, but was felt as far south as Christchurch on the South Island, at 10.58am local time on Friday.

GeoNet said the quake was recorded at a depth of about 210km and was originally measured at 5.4 magnitude before being upgraded to 5.9.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was briefly rattled by the tremor, which struck as she was addressing the nation for a Covid-19 update.

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6.0-magnitude quake hits south of Fiji Islands: USGS

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 jolted south of the Fiji Islands at 08:10:43 GMT on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 497.22 km, was initially determined to be at 25.2396 degrees south latitude and 179.644 degrees east longitude.

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Strong magnitude 6 earthquake hits off Greek island of Karpathos

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Tremors were felt for hundreds of miles after a strong earthquake hit the coast of Greece.

A magnitude 6 earthquake hit the eastern Mediterranean off the Greek island of Karpathos on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey reported.

The tremor was felt on the islands of Crete, Santorini and Rhodes, Greek State TV said.

It was also felt as far as Turkey, Egypt, Syria and Israel, experts said.


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Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake - Coral Sea, Vanuatu

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Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 105 km depth

Date & time: Oct 18, 2021 07:26:53 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Monday, Oct 18, 2021 6:26 pm (GMT +11)
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 105.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.68°S / 166.93°E↗

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Failed Serial Doomcasters

No Turn Back
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According to the UN's MyWorld poll of seven million people in 194 countries, out of the sixteen possibilities climate action came out ... wait for it ... dead last.
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In general, the only people who thought it was important were the perpetually offended white wokerati with pronouns ...

Why is it that rational folks around the planet put the priority of climate action so low? Well, first off, there are serious issues out there that affect us today — affordable food, jobs, healthcare, reliable energy for farmers and householders, real stuff, not a bunch of climate blowhards screaming that the sky is falling.

And the second reason is, folks know in their heart of hearts that science is all about making falsifiable predictions ... and in that regard, climate science is a dumpster fire.

So I thought I'd take a look at what climate scientists, and those who believe climate scientists, and governments, and the UN, have predicted about the future. We'll start with this classic:

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Strongest earthquake since volcano erupted shakes La Palma island - 4.5 magnitude

Lava cascades from Spain's Cumbre Vieja volcano

Lava cascades from Spain's Cumbre Vieja volcano
A 4.5-magnitude earthquake shook La Palma in Spain's Canary Islands in what was the strongest recorded temblor since volcanic eruptions began 26 days ago, authorities said Thursday.

The quake was one of around 60 recorded overnight, Spain's National Geographic Institute said, as the Cumbre Vieja volcano continued to spew fiery rivers of lava that are destroying everything in their path and dumping molten rock into the Atlantic Ocean.

The lava has partially or completely destroyed more than 1,600 buildings, about half of them houses, officials said, though prompt evacuations have so far prevented any deaths. Around 7,000 people have had to abandon their homes, 300 of them Thursday.

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3 killed in shallow magnitude 4.8 earthquake in Bali, Indonesia

A man stands near his house damaged by an
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A man stands near his house damaged by an earthquake in Karangasem on the island of Bali, Indonesia, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. A few people were killed and another several were injured when a moderately strong earthquake and an aftershock hit the island early Saturday.
Three people were killed and another seven were injured when a moderately strong earthquake and an aftershock hit Indonesia's resort island of Bali early Saturday.

The quake hit just before dawn, causing people to run outdoors in a panic. It struck just as the island is beginning to reopen to tourism as the pandemic wanes.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 4.8 quake was centered 62 kilometers (38.5 miles) northeast of Singaraja, a Bali port town. Its shallow depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) may have amplified the amount of damage.

A magnitude 4.3 aftershock followed. That quake was relatively deep, at 282 kilometers (174 miles).


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Strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake - Solomon Sea, Solomon Islands on Friday Oct 15

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Strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 44 km depth

Date & time: Oct 15, 2021 02:45:01 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Friday, Oct 15, 2021 1:45 pm (GMT +11)
Magnitude: 6.4
Depth: 44.0 km

Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.92°S / 158.44°E↗ (Solomon Sea, Solomon Islands)