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6.1-magnitude earthquake hits off the coast of Antofagasta, Chile

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 jolted 30 km WNW of Tocopilla, Chile at 0415 GMT on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 44.45 km, was initially determined to be at 21.9814 degrees south latitude and 70.4681 degrees west longitude.

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Magnitude-6.2 earthquake occurs in northern Chile

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Magnitude-6.2 earthquake occurs in northern Chile at around 14:58 July 27. No immediate reports of damage or injuries.

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A magnitude-6.2 earthquake occurred in northern Chile at 14:58 July 27. The epicenter was about 56 km (35 miles) northeast from the city of Calama. The tremor occurred at a depth of about 99 km (62 miles), and light-to-moderate shaking was probably felt throughout the Arica y Parinatoca, Tarapaca, and Antofagasta regions of Chile, the Jujuy and Salta provinces of Argentina, and the Potosi department of Bolivia.

There have been no initial reports of damage or casualties as a result of the earthquake; however, minor damage is possible in areas close to the epicenter. It could take several hours until authorities can conduct comprehensive damage assessments, especially in remote areas. Light and moderate aftershocks are likely over the coming days.

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At least 4 dead, 60 hurt as shallow magnitude 7 earthquake hits northern Philippines

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A handout photo made available by the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) shows a collapsed building following an earthquake that Abra province in the Philippines main island of Luzon
Shallow quake was measured at above 7 magnitude and collapsed buildings near the epicentre in northern Abra province.

At least four people have died and 60 others were injured by a powerful earthquake in the northern Philippines, the country's interior minister has said.

The 8:43am (00:43 GMT) quake on Wednesday struck the mountainous and lightly populated province of Abra on Luzon, the country's main and most populous island, causing small landslides and collapsing some houses. The tremors caused high-rise towers to shake more than 400km (249 miles) away in the capital, Manila, which is located on the south of the island.

The earthquake was measured at a preliminary magnitude of 7.1 by the US Geological Survey (USGS), 7.2 by the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) and 7.3 by the Philippines Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

Phivolcs later revised the magnitude down to 7.0. Still, the earthquake was strongest to have hit the Philippines in years.


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This week in volcano news: Tsurumidake alert level raised - Raung gas emissions

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In the last week, the alert level was raised at the Tsurumidake volcano which more than 100,000 people live in close proximity to. Also, the Raung volcano produced an earthquake swarm which was associated with an increase in sulfur dioxide emissions. Clearly, magma is present at depth. And, also in Japan, the Tomachidake volcano is showing signs of unrest. This video will discuss these volcano related news stories, as told and analyzed by a volcanologist.


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Shallow 6.4-magnitude earthquake hits off the coast of Chile

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 jolted Off the coast of Aisen, Chile at 19:37:21 GMT on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 10.0 km, was initially determined to be at 44.5696 degrees south latitude and 79.7528 degrees west longitude.

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Shallow 6.8 magnitude earthquake in Easter Island region

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6.8 magnitude earthquake

UTC time: Tuesday, July 12, 2022 19:17 PM
Your time: Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at 8:17 PM GMT+1
Magnitude Type: mww
USGS page: M 6.8 - Easter Island region
USGS status: Reviewed by a seismologist
Reports from the public: 1 person

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Shallow 6.0 magnitude earthquake off Vanuatu

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UTC time: Monday, July 11, 2022 21:10 PM
Your time: Monday, July 11, 2022 at 10:10 PM GMT+1
Magnitude Type: mww
USGS page: M 6.0 - 84 km ESE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu
USGS status: Reviewed by a seismologist
Reports from the public: 3 people

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This week in volcano news: Fuego erupts, warning on Kanlaon

Volcán de Fuego, Guatemala

Volcán de Fuego, Guatemala
This week there were several major news stories related to volcanoes. In Guatemala, Volcan Fuego produced a long duration pyroclastic flow which travelled 6 kilometers away from its summit. It stopped only a short distance from a local town.

Meanwhile, in the Philippines, the Phivolcs disaster agency released a special warning regarding the Kanlaon volcano. And, in Alaska, two volcanoes which have each not erupted in about a century produced a several thousand foot tall plume of ash.

This video will discuss these volcano related news stories, as told and analyzed by a volcanologist.


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At least five people killed in magnitude 6 earthquake in Iran

People sit by the rubble amidst destruction in the aftermath of a 6.0 magnitude earthquake in Iran's southern Hormozgan province on 2 July.
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People sit by the rubble amidst destruction in the aftermath of a 6.0 magnitude earthquake in Iran's southern Hormozgan province on 2 July.
At least five people were killed and dozens more injured in a shallow magnitude 6 earthquake that shook southern Iran early Saturday, according to an initial report by the state news agency Irna.

According to state television, 49 people were injured in three successive earthquakes that shook the southern province of Hormozgan, including the worst-hit village of Sayeh Khosh.

The first earthquake occurred at about 02:00 local time (21:30 GMT) with a magnitude of 6 at a depth of 16 km, according to the US Seismological Institute (USGS).

It was followed by two other aftershocks, two hours later, with a magnitude of 5.7 and 6, at a depth of 10 km.

According to television footage, several residential buildings collapsed in Sayeh Khosh and the town was plunged into darkness following a power failure.


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6.0-magnitude earthquake rattles northern Philippines

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 rattled Cagayan province in the northern Philippines before dawn on Friday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.

The institute said the quake, which occurred at 2:40 a.m. local time, hit at a depth of 27 km, about 27 km southeast of Dalupiri Island in Calayan town.

The tremor was also felt in nearby provinces, including Apayao and Ilocos Sur on the main Luzon island. The institute said the tectonic quake will trigger aftershocks but can not cause damage.

The Philippines has frequent seismic activity due to its location along the Pacific "Ring of Fire." (ANI/Xinhua)