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Yet another very strong earthquake (magnitude 6.3) hits the Kermadec Islands - 5th in 6 days, 6th for region

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Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 6.3

Local Time (conversion only below land) : Unknown

GMT/UTC Time : 2019-06-21 08:37:16

Depth (Hypocenter) : 10 km

Comment: Details of the other shakes: Shallow magnitude 6.8 earthquake jolts Kermadec Islands - 4th major event in 4 days, 5th for region

Shallow 6.0-magnitude quake hits Kermadec Islands - 3rd in 2 days, 4th for region

Second strong earthquake (magnitude 6.6) hits Kermadec Islands - third for the region within 8 hours

New Zealand earthquake: Tsunami threat cancelled after 7.2 tremor strikes Kermadec Islands

Strong shallow 6.1 magnitude earthquake strikes NE of Tonga


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Shallow 6.5 magnitude earthquake rocks West Papua in Indonesia

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A 6.5 magnitude earthquake has been reported in Indonesia's West Papua area. There are no reports yet about the effect.

The powerful quake was picked up by observers in western Latin American countries monitoring for seismic activity, and by the US Geological Survey, which said the quake's epicentre hit what is believed to be a sparsely populated area.

According to reports the quake followed a series of tremors across the Pacific region on Tuesday, including a 6.8 magnitude quake shaking Japan's east coast, and a 6.8 quake striking south of New Zealand's Kermadec Islands chain.

Comment: The quake occurred at a shallow depth of 12 kilometers.


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Shallow magnitude 6.8 earthquake jolts Kermadec Islands - 4th major event in 4 days, 5th for region

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A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck an island chain northeast of New Zealand on Wednesday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

The quake had a depth of 10 kilometers along Kermadec Islands. It struck the area at 3:02 p.m. (Philippine time).

Phivolcs reported there is no tsunami threat to the Philippines from the quake.

A magnitude 6.7 quake also jolted the coast of Honshu, Japan on Tuesday evening. The said tremor prompted Japanese authorities to issue tsunami advisories in the prefectures of Yamagata and Niigata, as well as in Sadogashima Island. The tsunami warning was lifted hours later.

The earthquake left at least 26 people in the northwestern region injured, according to Japanese wire agency Kyodo News.

Comment: Shallow 6.0-magnitude quake hits Kermadec Islands - 3rd in 2 days, 4th for region


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Solar Cycle Prediction
© David Hathaway, NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center
NASA predicts weakest solar activity in 200 years
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Japan earthquake: Tsunami warning issued after 6.8-magnitude earthquake strikes near Niigata

Japan quake on June 18, 2019
© Japan Meteorological Agency
Japan quake on June 18, 2019.
A tsunami warning has been issued after a magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck close to the coast of Japan.

There were no immediate reports of casualties, but the country's Meteorological Agency issued a warning for a 0.2 - 1 metre tsunami along the northwest coast of the main island of Honshu.

The quake struck around 30 miles southwest of the city of Sakata at 10.22pm on Tuesday, the agency reported, with the coastal areas of Yamagata and Niigata prefectures and the Noto area in Ishikawa Prefecture receiving tsunami advisories.

It said the quake's epicentre was fairly shallow, about six miles below the sea's surface.

Shallow quakes tend to cause more damage on the Earth's surface, but the agency said the expected "fluctuation" of waves was unlikely to cause damage.


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Two strong shallow earthquakes hit southwest China, at least 12 dead (UPDATE)

damaged house
Two strong earthquakes shook the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan on Monday, killing at least one person in a part of the country frequently affected by strong tremors.

The first magnitude 5.9 quake was followed around 30 minutes later by one registering 5.2, both at a depth of 10 km (six miles) and centered near Changning county, according to the United States Geological Survey.

Chinese state media said shaking was felt in major cities in the region, including in the Sichuan provincial capital Chengdu and the metropolis of Chongqing.


Comment: Update: The South China Morning Post on the 18th of June also reported that 10,000 buildings were damaged and 100,000 people affected with 134 injured.






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Japan's northeastern Honshu Island hit by 5.2 magnitude earthquake

earthquake japan honshu june 17 2019
© Japanese Meteorological Agency
Earthquake reported off northern Japan June 17, 2019
A 5.2 magnitude earthquake hit on Monday the northeastern part of the biggest Japanese island of Honshu, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said.

The epicentre of the earthquake was located in the Ibaraki Prefecture at the depth of 80 kilometres (about 50 miles), according to the JMA.

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Shallow 6.0-magnitude quake hits Kermadec Islands - 3rd in 2 days, 4th for region

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A magnitude-6.0 earthquake jolted 135 km east-northeast of L'Esperance Rock, New Zealand at 06:02:05 GMT on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 16.0 km, was initially determined to be at 30.9381 degrees south latitude and 177.5972 degrees west longitude.

Comment: Strong shallow 6.1 magnitude earthquake strikes NE of Tonga

New Zealand earthquake: Tsunami threat cancelled after 7.2 tremor strikes Kermadec Islands

Second strong earthquake (magnitude 6.6) hits Kermadec Islands - third for the region within 8 hours


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Second strong earthquake (magnitude 6.6) hits Kermadec Islands - third for the region within 8 hours

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The Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management has cleared New Zealand of a second tsunami threat following another earthquake near the Kermadec Islands.

The region was rocked by a second earthquake a short time ago which registered magnitude 6.6 following a magnitude 7.0 at 10.55am.

The second earthquake struck shortly before 5.30pm.

"There is no tsunami threat to New Zealand following the M6.6 Kermadec Islands region earthquake," MCDEM said on Twitter.

Comment: Details of the other two: Strong shallow 6.1 magnitude earthquake strikes NE of Tonga

New Zealand earthquake: Tsunami threat cancelled after 7.2 tremor strikes Kermadec Islands


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Strong shallow 6.1 magnitude earthquake strikes NE of Tonga

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A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck on Sunday centred 97km north-east of Ohonua, on the Pacific island of Tonga, the US Geological Survey reported.

The quake hit at 2156 GMT on Saturday with an epicentre depth of 10km, the US global quake monitor said.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre issued no alerts, and there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

The reported epicentre lies within the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, an area of regular seismic activity.

In February 2018, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake in Papua New Guinea killed 150 people and destroyed hundreds of buildings.

Source: AFP

Comment: An hour later in the same region of the Pacific ocean: New Zealand earthquake: Tsunami threat cancelled after 7.2 tremor strikes Kermadec Islands