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Antarctic Region Hit By Series Of Moderate Earthquakes

Earthquake Swarm_1
© Irish Weather Online
Drift ice near South Thule, South Sandwich Islands, Antarctica.
A 5.5 magnitude earthquake struck the South Sandwich Islands region, situated around 750km south east of South Georgia, in the South Atlantic early Sunday. It was the latest in a series of quakes to hit the Antarctic Region during the past 24 hours.

The moderate quake struck at 9.37am GMT at a depth of 137km and was centred 69 km (42 miles) NNW of Visokoi Island and 330 km (205 miles) NNW of Bristol Island.

The last significant earthquake to be recorded in the South Sandwich Islands region occurred on 08 December 2010 when a magnitude 6.5 quake struck 85 km (55 miles) ENE of Visokoi Island.

The unpopulated islands consist of a chain of eleven volcanic islands, connected by a low submarine ridge, bending in an arc around 400km long. They are an overseas dependency of the UK, but also claimed by Argentina. The 337km islands lie 750 km (470 miles) south east of South Georgia in the South Atlantic Ocean.

This morning's earthquake was followed by a 4.9 magnitude quake along the Pacific-Antarctic Ridge at 12.05pm. The quake was measured at a depth of 10.3 km (6.4 miles).

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Santa Cruz Islands - Earthquake Magnitude 6.1

Santa Cruz Quake_210611
© USGS
Earthquake location.
Date-Time:
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 02:04:15 UTC

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 01:04:15 PM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location:
11.510°S, 165.548°E

Depth:
13.5 km (8.4 miles)

Region:
SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS

Distances:
93 km (57 miles) SSW of Lata, Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Isl.

414 km (257 miles) ESE of Kira Kira, San Cristobal, Solomon Isl.

654 km (406 miles) ESE of HONIARA, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands

2202 km (1368 miles) NE of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia

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China: 5.2-Magnitude Quake Hits Yunnan, Injuring Four

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© Xinhua
Rescuers search for signs of life after a 5.2-magnitude earthquake hit Tengchong County near the city of Baoshan in Southwest China's Yunnan Province June 20, 2011.
A 5.2-magnitude earthquake hit Tengchong County near the city of Baoshan in Southwest China's Yunnan Province at 6:16 pm Monday, according to the China Earthquake Network Center.

The quake has injured four people as of 10 pm, according to the provincial department of civil affairs.

The provincial seismological bureau said the tremor was acutely felt in 18 townships administered by Tengchong, and damaged some houses there.

The epicenter of the tremor was recorded in Mangbang township, located more than 40 km away from the county seat of Tengchong.

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Chile - Earthquake Magnitude 6.5 - Antofagasta

Antofagasta Quake_200611
© USGS
Earthquake Location.
Date-Time:
Monday, June 20, 2011 at 16:35:59 UTC

Monday, June 20, 2011 at 12:35:59 PM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location:
21.898°S, 68.299°W

Depth:
117 km (72.7 miles)

Region:
ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE

Distances:
87 km (54 miles) NE of Calama, Antofagasta, Chile

196 km (121 miles) E of Tocopilla, Antofagasta, Chile

224 km (139 miles) SW of Uyuni, Bolivia

1297 km (805 miles) N of SANTIAGO, Region Metropolitana, Chile

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India: Earthquake Magnitude 4.9 - Uttaranchal

Image
© USGS
Date-Time:
Monday, June 20, 2011 at 06:27:18 UTC

Monday, June 20, 2011 at 11:57:18 AM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location:
30.595°N, 79.352°E

Depth:
13.1 km (8.1 miles)

Region:
UTTARANCHAL, INDIA

Distances:
130 km (80 miles) ENE of Dehra Dun, Uttaranchal, India

153 km (95 miles) N of Haldwani, Uttaranchal, India

161 km (100 miles) SW of Garyarsa, Xizang (Tibet), China

303 km (188 miles) NE of NEW DELHI, Delhi, India

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US: Earthquake Magnitude 5.2 - Alaska: Kenai Peninsula

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© USGS
Date-Time:
Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 19:06:05 UTC

Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 11:06:05 AM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location:
60.765°N, 151.048°W

Depth:
57.4 km (35.7 miles) set by location program

Region:
KENAI PENINSULA, ALASKA

Distances:
13 km (8 miles) ENE (61°) from Nikiski, AK

24 km (15 miles) NE (37°) from Salamatof, AK

25 km (16 miles) NNE (23°) from Kenai, AK

84 km (52 miles) SW (236°) from Anchorage, AK

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Papua New Guinea - Earthquake Magnitude 6.6

PNG Quake_160611
© USGS
Earthquake Location
Date-Time:
Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 00:03:36 UTC

Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 10:03:36 AM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location:
5.994°S, 151.095°E

Depth:
21.5 km (13.4 miles)

Region:
NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Distances:
115 km (71 miles) ESE of Kimbe, New Britain, PNG

173 km (107 miles) E of Kandrian, New Britain, PNG

577 km (358 miles) NE of PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea

2389 km (1484 miles) N of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia

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Strong Quakes again rock shaken New Zealand city

A series of aftershocks rattled New Zealand's quake-devastated city of Christchurch again Monday, toppling one of the few buildings still standing downtown and sinking thousands of homes into darkness.
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© Martin Hunter/Getty Images
A car is trapped in water on Ferry Road after two magnitude 6.0 and 5.5 earthquakes struck on Monday in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Bricks came crashing down in the cordoned-off city center, where only workers have tread since it was devastated in February's major earthquake. About 200 people were there when the quakes struck Monday, and two were briefly trapped in a church. In all, 10 people were injured in the city.

"We are being enveloped with dust," Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker told New Zealand's National Radio. "It is very, very scary."

All across the city, people fled buildings in panic when a 5.2-magnitude quake struck during lunchtime; just over an hour later, a 6.0 hit, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Other smaller quakes were also recorded.

In the central city and nearby suburbs, several buildings were damaged.

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Molucca Sea - Earthquake Magnitude 6.4

Molucca Quake_130611
© USGS
Earthquake Location.
Date-Time:
Monday, June 13, 2011 at 14:31:17 UTC

Monday, June 13, 2011 at 10:31:17 PM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location:
2.516°N, 126.438°E

Depth:
13.7 km (8.5 miles)

Region:
MOLUCCA SEA

Distances:
210 km (130 miles) ENE of Manado, Sulawesi, Indonesia

219 km (136 miles) NNW of Ternate, Moluccas, Indonesia

1040 km (646 miles) WSW of KOROR, Palau

1465 km (910 miles) SSE of MANILA, Philippines

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South Island of New Zealand - Earthquake Magnitude 6.0

NZ Quake_130611
© USGS
Earthquake Location
Date-Time:
Monday, June 13, 2011 at 02:20:50 UTC

Monday, June 13, 2011 at 02:20:50 PM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location:
43.580°S, 172.740°E

Depth:
9 km (5.6 miles)

Region:
SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND

Distances:
13 km (8 miles) NNE of Christchurch, New Zealand

207 km (128 miles) SSE of Westport, New Zealand

292 km (181 miles) SW of WELLINGTON, New Zealand

323 km (200 miles) NNE of Dunedin, New Zealand