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3 major earthquakes hit South Pacific in quick succession - magnitudes 6.8, 7.0 and 6.6

Three earthquakes were recorded south of the Fiji islands in the Pacific on Wednesday evening, each at a depth of around 600 km (370 miles), the United States Geological Survey said.

There was no tsunami threat, Seismology Fiji said in a statement on social media.

The first earthquake of Magnitude 6.8 struck around 0938 GMT, the second of Magnitude 7 struck around 15 minutes later, and the third of Magnitude 6.6 at 1014 GMT, according to the USGS reports.


Western Nepal hit by magnitude 5.6 earthquake killing at least six people, officials say

People outside the ruins of collapsed houses in the district of Doti after an earthquake struck Nepal on November 9, 2022.
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People outside the ruins of collapsed houses in the district of Doti after an earthquake struck Nepal on November 9, 2022.
A magnitude 5.6 earthquake hit western Nepal on Wednesday morning local time, killing at least six people, according to local officials.

The epicenter of the quake was in Seti Zone, at a depth of 15.7 kilometers (9.7 miles), according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). It was 21 kilometers east of Dipayal, a municipality of Nepal's far western Doti district, the USGS said.

At least six people have died and five are injured in the Purbichauki rural municipality of Doti district, police deputy superintendent Bhola Bhatta told CNN.

Three houses were completely destroyed in the earthquake, he said, adding that a search and rescue operation was underway.

Nepal's Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba expressed condolences Wednesday on Twitter to the families of those killed.


Shallow magnitude 6.1 earthquake recorded in Gulf of California

An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 has been recorded in the Gulf of California off the coast of Mexico, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said on Friday.

The earthquake occurred at 10:02 GMT 80.3 kilometers (49.9 miles) southwest of the Mexican town of Bahia de Kino with a population of 6,050 people. The source of the earthquake was at a depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles).

There were no reports of casualties or damage.


Shallow 6.1-magnitude quake hits South Sandwich Islands region - USGS

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 jolted South Sandwich Islands region at 14:17 GMT on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 10.0 km, was initially determined to be at 60.7962 degrees south latitude and 25.7325 degrees west longitude.


No tsunami warning after shallow magnitude 6 earthquake strikes west of California in Pacific

A magnitude 6 earthquake struck west of California in the northern Pacific Ocean overnight, the U.S. Geological Survey is reporting.

According to the agency, the quake, which occurred shortly before 1 a.m. EDT Wednesday, was centered about 743 miles west-southwest of Monterey. It had a depth of about 6.2 miles.

The U.S. Tsunami Warning Center did not issue a tsunami warning, advisory, watch or threat following the quake, KNTV reported.


At least 26 injured in magnitude 6.4 earthquake in Philippines

At least 26 people were injured by a magnitude 6.4 earthquake that rocked the northern Philippines, forcing the closure of an international airport, sending panicked residents into the streets and causing substantial damage to a hospital.

The earthquake, which struck at about 10:59pm on Tuesday (14:59 GMT) near the upland town of Dolores, was felt as far away as the capital Manila, more than 330km (205 miles) to the south.

Police and civil aviation officials said that at least 26 people were injured in Ilocos Norte, the home province of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr, where the international airport in the capital city of Laoag was ordered to close temporarily on Wednesday due to damage from the earthquake.


Earthquake of magnitude 6.3 strikes South Sandwich Islands Region

An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 struck the South Sandwich Islands region on Tuesday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said.

The quake was at a depth of 93 km (57.79 miles), EMSC said.

(Reporting by Jaiveer Singh Shekhawat in Bengaluru, Editing by Louise Heavens)


Strong shallow 6.7 magnitude earthquake shakes western Panama

A strong 6.7 magnitude earthquake has shaken western Panama, though there were no initial reports of damage

A strong 6.7 magnitude earthquake shook western Panama early Thursday, though there were no initial reports of damage.

Panama's national civil defense agency said via Twitter that the earthquake was felt in Herrera, Bocas del Toro, Veraguas and western Panama.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.2 miles (10 kilometers) about 62 kilometers (39 miles) south-southwest of Boca Chica, Panama, off the country's Pacific coast.


Shallow magnitude 6.3 earthquake in the North Pacific Ocean

Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

Earthquake details

Date & time Oct 16, 2022 12:48:21 UTC
Local time at epicenter Sunday, Oct 16, 2022 at 6:48 am (GMT -6)
Status Confirmed
Magnitude 6.3
Depth 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude 4.3766°N / 87.5145°W


Magnitude 6.4 earthquake jolts Papua New Guinea

An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 struck Papua New Guinea on Friday, according to the US Geological Survey. Preliminary information from the USGS states that the tremor struck 151km east-south-east of Kokopo, capital of East New Britain Province.

According to the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre said, the quake was at a depth of 100 km (62.14 miles).

There were no immediate reports of a tsunami or damage.