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6.2-magnitude earthquake strikes off coast of Eureka, California no tsunami expected, officials say

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A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck the Northern California coast on Monday, bringing significant shaking but likely minimal damage to the sparsely populated area.

A tsunami was not expected to follow, the National Weather Service said.

The earthquake occurred just after noon and was centered off the coast about 210 miles (337 kilometers) northwest of San Francisco, just off a tiny town called Petrolia that's home to fewer than 1,000 people. The nearest population center, Eureka, is about 45 miles (72 kilometers) north.

That left only about 25,000 people in the range of strong or very strong shaking, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, though residents as far away as Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area reported feeling trembling.


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Shallow 6.0 magnitude earthquake off South Sandwich Islands

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6.0 magnitude earthquake

UTC time: Monday, December 20, 2021 03:39 AM
Your time: Monday, December 20, 2021, 3:39 AM GMT
Magnitude Type: mww
USGS page: M 6.0 - South Sandwich Islands region
USGS status: Reviewed by a seismologist
Reports from the public: 0 people

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Shallow 6.3-magnitude earthquake hits 88 km W of Labasa, Fiji: USGS

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A 6.3-magnitude earthquake jolted 88 km W of Labasa, Fiji at 16:28:22 GMT on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 10.0 km, was initially determined to be at 16.2792 degrees south latitude and 178.5516 degrees east longitude.

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Shallow 6.0-magnitude eathquake hits Prince Edward Islands region: USGS

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 jolted Prince Edward Islands region at 20:05:44 GMT on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 10.0 km, was initially determined to be at 47.1 degrees south latitude and 33.4549 degrees east longitude.

Source: Xinhua

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Shallow magnitude 6 earthquake in South Sandwich Islands region

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6.0 magnitude earthquake

UTC time: Thursday, December 16, 2021 21:14 PM
Your time: Thursday, December 16, 2021, 9:14 PM GMT
Magnitude Type: mww
USGS page: M 6.0 - South Sandwich Islands region
USGS status: Reviewed by a seismologist
Reports from the public: 0 people
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With just weeks to go until 2022, the Ring of Fire is suddenly ROARING to life

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Why are so many earthquake swarms suddenly happening all along the Ring of Fire? For those that don't know, the Ring of Fire is a series of fault zones that run roughly along the perimeter of the Pacific Ocean. 75 percent of the Earth's active volcanoes are located within the Ring of Fire, and it accounts for more than 80 percent of all global earthquakes. So the fact that the Ring of Fire is starting to become so active should definitely trouble us all.

As I write this, we are less than three weeks away from 2022.

And as I have expressed on numerous occasions, I have such a bad feeling about 2022.

So many pieces of the puzzle are starting to come together, and that includes an alarming rise in seismic activity.

Let me start by discussing what just happened in Oregon. Starting last Tuesday and continuing through Wednesday, we witnessed a very strange swarm of earthquakes along the Blanco Fault Zone...

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Indonesia earthquake: Powerful 7.3-magnitude undersea tremor triggers tsunami warning

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An undersea earthquake of magnitude 7.3 has struck off the coast of Indonesia's Flores Island, prompting the country's monitoring agency to issue a tsunami warning which was later called off.

The US Geological Survey said that the quake occurred at a depth of 18.5km under the sea and was located 112km north of the second-largest island town in East Nusa Tenggara province.

The casualties from the undersea earthquake are not immediately clear. However, authorities said several buildings and public properties suffered damage as photos showed roads cracked open by the temblor.

Another photo by local media showed a wall demolished due to the impact of the quake and bricks strewn on the road in South Sulawesi.


Almost two hours after the quake, Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency agency called off the tsunami warning but asked locals in East Nusa Tenggara and South Sulawesi to remain vigilant.


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Quake swarms in Japan raise fears "the next big one will happen this month"

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A strong earthquake with a magnitude of five struck eastern Japan on Sunday. The quake's epicenter was in the southern part of Ibaraki prefecture, east of Tokyo. Buildings shook in the capital, but no damage was reported. Earlier this month, a swarm of quakes was reported near Mount Fuji, and the Tokara Islands, an archipelago that falls within Kagoshima Prefecture, an ominous warning that the next big natural disaster could be nearing.

The South China Morning Post (SCMP) reports that experts and government agencies have asked the public to remain calm. They said multiple earthquake swarms near Mount Fuji and the Tokara Islands do not suggest an impending disaster like the devastating earthquake and tsunami in 2011.

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Shallow 6.5-magnitude earthquake hits west of Macquarie Island - USGS

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 jolted west of Macquarie Island at 08:58:08 GMT on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 10.0 km, was initially determined to be at 60.6915 degrees south latitude and 154.1065 degrees east longitude.

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Shallow earthquake of preliminary magnitude 6.0 hits southern Japan

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An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 hit near a string of islands in southern Japan on Thursday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

The epicentre of the 20 km-deep quake was in the waters near the Tokara Islands in Kagoshima prefecture, JMA said, adding there was no danger of a tsunami. The tremor registered a 5-plus on Japan's 1-7 intensity scale in some areas.

Source: Reuters