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Shallow magnitude 4.9 earthquake kills four, injures 120 in northeastern Iran

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At least four people were killed and 120 injured Tuesday in a 4.9 magnitude earthquake that hit Iran's northeastern city of Kashmar, state media reported.

The quake struck at 1:24 pm (0954 GMT), Kashmar's governor, Hajatollah Shariatmadari, who gave the casualty toll, said on state television.

Thirty-five people were hospitalised, he said, adding the quake damaged mostly dilapidated buildings in urban and rural areas of the city.

State television aired footage of the aftermath of the quake showing first responders working in a street where all buildings were reduced to rubble.


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Shallow 6.0 magnitude earthquake off coast of Atiquipa, Peru

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A very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake occurred in the South Pacific Ocean near the coast of Peru, Sun, Jun 16, 2024 14:47 GMT.

The quake had a very shallow depth of 19.9 km (12 mi) and was felt widely in the area.

The shallow depth of the quake caused it to be felt more strongly near the epicenter than a deeper quake of similar magnitude would.

No significant damage or impact is expected from this quake and no particular alert was issued.

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Satellite data reveal anomalies up to 19 days before 2023 Turkey earthquake

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© Journal of Applied Geodesy (2024). DOI: 10.1515/jag-2024-0024The intensity map and geographic location of the 2023 Turkey earthquake. A black star indicates the earthquake epicenter (https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes).
Earthquakes may betray their impending presence much earlier than previously thought through a variety of anomalies present in the ground, atmosphere and ionosphere that can be detected using satellites, a recent study in the Journal of Applied Geodesy suggests.

Developing early warning systems for earthquakes could be very helpful in preventing death and destruction. One such proposed technique involves using satellites to monitor a variety of physical and chemical parameters within the ground, atmosphere and the layer of charged particles that exists above it, called the ionosphere.

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Shallow magnitude 6.0 earthquake - Balleny Islands region

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A very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake occurred in the South Pacific Ocean near the coast of n/a in the morning of Sunday, Jun 16, 2024 at 10.27 am local time (GMT +10). The quake had a very shallow depth of 7 km (4.3 mi) and was not felt (or at least not reported so).

EARTHQUAKE DETAILS

Date & time Jun 16, 2024 00:27:57 UTC - 10 hours ago
Local time at epicenter Sunday, Jun 16, 2024, at 10:27 am (GMT +10)
Status Confirmed (manually revised)
Magnitude 6.0
Depth 7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude 60.9993°S / 154.2552°EInternational Territory (not near any country)
Seismic antipode 60.9993°N / 25.745°W
Shaking intensity VII Very strong shaking near epicenter
Felt 0 reports
Primary data source USGS (United States Geological Survey)

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Shallow 6.2 earthquake on the Pacific-Antarctic Ridge

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A very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake occurred in the South Pacific Ocean near the coast of n/a in the early morning of Sunday, Jun 9, 2024 at 12.55 am local time (GMT -9). The quake had a very shallow depth of 10 km (6 mi) and was not felt (or at least not reported so).

EARTHQUAKE DETAILS

Date & time Jun 9, 2024 09:55:49 UTC
Local time at epicenter Sunday, Jun 9, 2024, at 12:55 am (GMT -9)
Status Confirmed
Magnitude 6.2
Depth 10 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude 53.8577°S / 133.9892°WInternational Territory (not near any country)
Seismic antipode 53.8577°N / 46.0108°E Russia
Shaking intensity VII Very strong shaking near epicenter
Felt 0 reports
Primary data source USGS (United States Geological Survey)

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Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupts in remote summit region

A photo showing the eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano on Monday, just after midnight. The eruption occurred in a remote part of the summit region and, so far, does not pose a threat to any communities.
© U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEYA photo showing the eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano on Monday, just after midnight. The eruption occurred in a remote part of the summit region and, so far, does not pose a threat to any communities.
The Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island erupted on Monday following hours of seismic activity below the volcano's summit, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, began erupting at approximately 12:30 a.m. local time, about a mile south of Kilauea caldera within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a popular tourist destination that draws more than 1 million visitors per year. Webcam footage showed lava spewing from fissures in the summit, the USGS said.

Katie Mulliken, a geologist with the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, told USA TODAY the eruption poses no immediate danger to residents as it, so far, has been contained to a remote part of the summit, which is inaccessible by car or trails.

"There are really no threats to any communities," Mulliken said, adding that the USGS will continue to closely monitor the volcanic activity.

It was the first eruption in this region of the volcano in almost 50 years. The last one, in December 1974, lasted about six hours.


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Shallow magnitude 6.2 earthquake hits the Prince Edward Islands region

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A very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake occurred in the Indian Ocean 469 km (291 mi) from South Africa in the late afternoon of Friday, May 31, 2024 at 6.46 pm local time (GMT +3). The quake had a very shallow depth of 10 km (6 mi) and was not felt (or at least not reported so).

EARTHQUAKE DETAILS
Date & time May 31, 2024 15:46:09 UTC
Local time at epicenter Friday, May 31, 2024, at 06:46 pm (GMT +3)
Status Confirmed
Magnitude 6.2
Depth 10 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude 43.2882°S / 41.6295°E South Africa
Seismic antipode 43.2882°N / 138.371°W
Shaking intensity VII Very strong shaking near epicenter
Felt 0 reports
Primary data source USGS (United States Geological Survey)

Comment: Just 8 minutes later: Shallow magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit the Kermadec Islands region


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Shallow magnitude 6.2 earthquake hits the Kermadec Islands region

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 jolted the Kermadec Islands region at 15:54:41 GMT on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 19.6 km, was initially determined to be at 28.97 degrees south latitude and 176.87 degrees west longitude.

Comment: Just 8 minutes earlier: Shallow magnitude 6.2 earthquake hits the Prince Edward Islands region


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6.6 magnitude earthquake hits the Tonga archipelago

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A magnitude 6.6 earthquake hit the Tonga archipelago in the South Pacific this morning, the US Geological Survey (USGS) announced.

The earthquake was at a depth of about 112 kilometers, less than 200 kilometers north of Nuku'alofa, the capital of the Tonga archipelago.

So far, there are no reports of material damage.

The Pacific Tsunami Monitoring Center has not issued a warning.

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6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes Vanuatu

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A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck Vanuatu on Saturday (May 25), according to the United States Geological Survey.

The natural disaster was centered in Port-Vila at a depth of 32.1 kilometers (about 52 miles). The USGS said there were 11 reports of residents having felt the earthquake at the time of publication on Saturday.

The Vanuatu earthquake was reported hours after a 5.1-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea on Friday (May 24), according to the United States Geological Survey. The natural disaster was centered at a depth of 32.1 kilometers (about 20 miles).

The Papua New Guinea earthquake was reported hours after a 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck the Southwest Indian Ridge on Thursday (May 23), according to the United States Geological Survey. The natural disaster was centered at a depth of 10 kilometers (about 6.21 miles).