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M3.1 earthquake shakes Scotland, first tremor felt in Ireland since 2019

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Bellanoch, near Lochgilphead. The epicentre of the quake was 11 miles north-west of Lochgilphead, 88 miles north-west of Glasgow.
Residents of western Scotland received a bump in the night after an earthquake shook the region in the early hours of Tuesday.

A quake with a magnitude of 3.1 occurred shortly before 2am with its epicentre 11 miles north-west of the town of Lochgilphead, 88 miles north-west of Glasgow, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

More than 30 people reported to the USGS that they had felt the tremor, with reports coming from as far as Edinburgh and Ballycastle in Northern Ireland.

Comment: The BBC provides some additional info that reveals quakes of this kind don't happen that often:
Rosemary Neagle, who lives on a farm in Kilmartin Glen near Lochgilphead, said the noise of the tremor was so loud that she initially thought something had exploded in one of her sheds.

She told BBC Radio's Good Morning Scotland programme: "It kept on intensifying and the house vibrated. It rumbled on for about 10 seconds afterwards, so it was quite frightening.

"I have experienced them before here but never to that extent. The house has never shook like that in the past."

The overnight earthquake registered on all the seismographs across Ireland.
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Dr Martin Möllhoff, director of Seismic Networks in Dublin, said it was the first felt earthquake that had been anywhere in Ireland since one was recorded close to the Irish border in County Donegal in 2019.

"It is a little bit exciting because this does not happen so often and most people think there are no earthquakes in Ireland," he said.



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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake - Indian Ocean on Monday, Nov 15

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Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

Date & time: Nov 15, 2021 04:23:30 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Monday, Nov 15, 2021 7:23 am (GMT +3)
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.4942°S / 51.269°E↗

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Two major earthquakes hit southern Iran one minute apart - magnitude 6.4 and 6.3 respectively

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Two powerful earthquakes have hit southern Iran in quick succession, leaving at least one person dead and sending panicked residents rushing to the streets.

Esmaeil Bayramnejad, the head of the Iranian Seismological Center, told state television the two tremors of magnitude 6.4 and 6.3 respectively struck one minute apart in an area near the island of Qeshm, close to the port city of Bandar Abbas, on Sunday afternoon.

The quakes were felt in neighbouring provinces, including Kerman, as well as in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Several aftershocks were reported in the following hours in Iran.


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Strong shallow magnitude 6.0 earthquake off Aru Islands, Indonesia

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Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 13 km depth

Date & time: Nov 10, 2021 17:46:41 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, Nov 11, 2021 2:46 am (GMT +9)
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 13.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.29°S / 134.22°E↗ (Aru Sea, Indonesia)

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Shallow 6.6 magnitude earthquake strikes near Japan's Ryukyu Islands, USGS says

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A preliminary-magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck near Japan's Ryukyu Islands on Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or major damage, and whether the quake would trigger a tsunami warning was unclear.

The earthquake's epicenter was located in the Pacific Ocean, about 115 miles southeast of city of Hirara on Japan's island of Miyako, the USGS said. It occurred at 11:45 p.m. local time and its depth was measured at just over 6 miles.

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6.2-magnitude earthquake strikes south of Nicaragua

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The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 has struck in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Nicaragua.

The quake, at a moderate depth of 35 kilometers (22 miles) occurred at 12:25 a.m. local time Tuesday. The epicenter was 61.4 kilometers (38.1 miles) south of Masachapa and a few miles further south of the municipality of San Rafael del Sur.

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties and no tsunami warning was issued.

Source: AP

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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 165 km southeast of Gorontalo, Indonesia

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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 44 km depth

Date & time: Nov 6, 2021 14:37:39 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, Nov 6, 2021 10:37 pm (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 44.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.13°S / 124.39°E↗ (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)

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Shallow 6.0 magnitude earthquake off North Sumatra, Indonesia

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6.0 magnitude earthquake 254 km from Sinabang, Aceh, Indonesia

UTC time: Monday, November 01, 2021 17:04 PM
Magnitude Type: mww
USGS page: M 6.0 - 255 km S of Sinabang, Indonesia
USGS status: Reviewed by a seismologist
Reports from the public: 1 person

6.0 magnitude, 15 km depth

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Magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits South Sandwich Islands Region, USGS reports

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A 6.1 magnitude earthquake was reported in the South Sandwich Islands Region, according to data from the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

Underwater quakes have been recorded on Montagu Island, the Central Islands, and the South Sandwich Islands at a depth of approximately 35 kilometers.

Geologist services have not issued a tsunami warning for this quake.

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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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