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Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake in Bering Sea, Aleutians West, Alaska

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Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 40 km depth

Date & time: Sep 24, 2021 11:52:31 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, Sep 24, 2021 2:52 am (GMT -9)
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 39.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 51.1957°N / 179.0286°W↗ (Bering Sea, Alaska, United States)
Antipode: 51.196°S / 0.971°E↗
Nearest volcano: Gareloi (83 km / 52 mi)

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Amidst erupting lockdown protests, strongest earthquake on record strikes Melbourne, Australia

Emergency workers survey damage in Melbourne, Australia, where debris is scattered after part of a wall fell from a building
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Emergency workers survey damage in Melbourne, Australia, where debris is scattered after part of a wall fell from a building
The state of Victoria, Australia, was shaken by its biggest onshore earthquake in recorded history on 22 September. Some buildings were damaged but no one was seriously hurt.

The magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck at 9:15am local time, according to Geoscience Australia. The epicentre was in the Alpine National Park about 120 kilometres east of Melbourne, at a shallow depth of around 10 kilometres.

People in Melbourne, who are currently in a covid-19 lockdown, reported feeling the ground shake for 15 to 20 seconds. Tremors were also felt in Canberra, just over 300 kilometres north-east of the epicentre.

A small number of buildings in Melbourne partially collapsed and power outages occurred in some parts of the city, but no major damage or serious injuries have been reported.


Comment: The timing of this unusually strong earthquake is notable because, after many months of increasingly oppressive lockdown restrictions, just a few days ago Australia saw an eruption of protests ignited by the enforcement of vaccine mandates: Melbourne police fire pepper balls at thousands of protesters amidst growing discontent over vaccine mandates & endless lockdowns

The pattern of significant phenomena such as earthquakes, record rainfalls, meteor fireball events, and so on, amidst peaks of societal upheaval is becoming ever more apparent.

To further illustrate the point: about 15 days ago there was a significant M7.1 earthquake in Mexico that just happened to be the anniversary of an even larger M8.2 that rocked the country on the same date in 2017. In the run-up to the day many Mexicans reported feeling anxiety that a similarly large and devastating quake might occur; thankfully for them, the quake was not as destructive. A similar sequence was noted with the M8.0 quake on September 19th 1985 which was echoed in an M7.1 on the same date in 2017:

Rocks the size of small houses break off during landslide near Mexico City, 1 dead, 10 missing


For more on Earth Changes and the Human-Cosmic Connection, check out SOTT radio's: As well as Pierre Lescaudron and Laura Knight-Jadczyk's book the subject: Earth Changes and the Human-Cosmic Connection


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Magnitude 6.5 earthquake strikes near coast of Nicaragua

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A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck near the coast of Nicaragua on Wednesday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said.

The quake was at a depth of 40 kilometers (24.85 miles).

The U.S. Tsunami Warning System said there was no tsunami warning after the earthquake.

(Reporting by Juby Babu in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel)

Source: Reuters

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Magnitude 6.4 earthquake sways buildings in coastal Chile

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A strong earthquake shook buildings in the Chilean city of Concepcion on Tuesday, though there were no immediate reports of damage

A strong earthquake shook buildings in the Chilean city of Concepcion on Tuesday, though there were no immediate reports of damage.

The U.S. Geological Survey put the quake's magnitude at 6.4 and said it was centered offshore, 81 kilometers (50 miles) northwest of the city of Arauco.

Witnesses said tall buildings swayed strongly after the quake hit at 10:14 a.m. local time (1314 GMT).


Source: The Associated Press

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Earthquake of magnitude 6.0 rocks northeast Japan, no tsunami warning

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The National Center for Seismology (NCS) has informed that an earthquake of a magnitude of 6.0 struck Japan around 1:55 a.m. (IST) on September 21, Tuesday.

The earthquake shook at a depth of approximately 10 kilometres and at a distance of nearly 1593 kilometres northeast of Tokyo. The NCS wrote on Twitter, "Earthquake of Magnitude: 6.0, Occurred on 21-09-2021, 01:55:24 IST, Lat: 46.23 & Long: 152.56, Depth: 10 Km, Location: 1593km NE of Tokyo, Japan."

According to the National Center for Seismology, the earthquake has hit nearby Kuril Island, which is situated approximately 1,300 km northeast from Hokkaido in Japan. No Tsunami warning has been issued so far.

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La Palma volcano (Canary Islands): strong seismic swarm suggests magma intruding at depth

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A strong earthquake swarm started under the area of La Cumbre Vieja volcano in the southern part of the Island yesterday. So far, more than 350 tremors have been detected, including 14 quakes of magnitudes above 3.0 and 226 quakes between 2.0 and 2.9.

The strongest was a magnitude 3.4 event at 00.46 am local time this morning, which was felt by nearby residents.

Most earthquakes are at shallow depths around 8-12 km, suggesting that new magma is currently intruding into a reservoir under the volcano. Whether or not this might be leading up to new volcanic activity is impossible to say at this stage, as there seem not to be other signs of significant volcanic unrest at this stage. Similar earthquake swarms have occurred in the past as well, most recently in late Dec last year; however back then, the quakes were deeper (at around 30 km depth), which could indicate that magma has now risen higher in the volcano's underground storage systems.

La Cumbre Vieja volcano last erupted in 1971, and it is considered one of the most active volcanoes of the Canary Islands. The situation clearly merits close monitoring.

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Argentina shaken by 6.2 magnitude earthquake

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SAN ANTONIO DE LOS COBRES, Argentina- According to the U.S. Geological Survey, Argentina was shaken by an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 early Monday.

The quake also impacted nearby countries such as Bolivia, Chile, and Paraguay.

Preliminary data reveals the quake was occurred at a depth of about 180 km, and its strength may have been tempered by its depth below the surface, which makes it feel weaker in absolute terms.

Experts say the quake was likely felt by many in the area but probably did not cause any injuries, deaths, or significant damage.

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Mexico hit by powerful shallow 7.0-magnitude earthquake, killing at least one

Powerful 7.0 magnitude earthquake strikes southwestern Mexico

Powerful 7.0 magnitude earthquake strikes southwestern Mexico
A powerful earthquake has struck south-west Mexico near the beach resort of Acapulco, killing at least one man who was crushed by a falling post, and causing rock falls and damaging buildings.

The US Geological Survey (USGS) said a 7.0 magnitude quake struck 11 miles (18km) north-east of the resort of Acapulco, Guerrero, in the early hours of Wednesday sending people running into the street for safety.

The quake shook the hillsides around the resort, downing trees and pitching large boulders on to the road.


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Shallow magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 10 km depth off Tonga

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Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

Date & time: Sep 7, 2021 09:49:57 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, Sep 7, 2021 10:49 pm (GMT +13)
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 10.0 km

Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.4°S / 176.11°W↗ (South Pacific Ocean, Tonga)

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Shallow 6.3-magnitude earthquake hits Kermadec Islands - USGS

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 jolted Kermadec Islands, New Zealand at 02:52:49 GMT on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 10.0 km, was initially determined to be at 29.9594 degrees south latitude and 177.515 degrees west longitude.