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Earthquake: 6.3 quake reported near La Esperanza, Panama

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A magnitude 6.3 earthquake was reported Tuesday at 10:23 p.m. Pacific time two miles from La Esperanza, Panama, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 11 miles from Puerto Armuelles, 12 miles from La Concepcion, 24 miles from David and 24 miles from Pedregal.

In the last 10 days, there have been no earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.2 miles.


Tremors felt in Australia after 7.3-magnitude earthquake in Indonesia's Banda Sea

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A powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck near to Indonesia's Tanimbar islands in the Banda Sea Monday, with tremors being felt as far away as northern Australia.

The earthquake hit at a depth of about 208 kilometers (129 miles), according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). That's considered an intermediate depth, meaning the quake was less likely to cause shaking on land than one closer to the Earth's surface.

Still, residents in the Australian city of Darwin, approximately 720 kilometers away (450 miles), said they could feel shaking due to the seismic activity.


M5.6 earthquake hits California - Follows seismic swarm of 400 quakes this month

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According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the quake struck just several kilometres from the small community of Petrolia, located over 400 kilometres (250 miles) from the city of San Francisco.

A 5.6-magnitude tremor was registered in Humboldt County in northern California late Saturday, the US Geological Survey reported, adding that the estimated depth of the earthquake was 9.4 km (5.8 miles).

At the moment, there is no official information about damage or casualties in the region.

Comment: Other recent quakes of note from USGS:
M 4.5 - 11km W of Plainville, Kansas Time 2019-06-22 08:50:24 (UTC) Location 39.219°N 99.431°W Depth3.0 km
M 5.0 - Off the coast of Oregon Time 2019-06-22 12:43:42 (UTC) Location 43.851°N 128.487°W Depth10.0 km
M 5.4 - Off the coast of Oregon Time 2019-06-22 12:52:04 (UTC) Location 43.836°N 128.175°W Depth10.0 km
M 5.4 - Off the coast of Oregon Time 2019-06-22 13:00:17 (UTC) Location 43.939°N 128.402°W Depth10.0 km
M 4.7 - Off the coast of Oregon Time 2019-06-22 13:40:13 (UTC) Location 43.783°N 128.503°W Depth10.0 km
M 4.6 - Off the coast of Oregon Time 2019-06-22 14:26:44 (UTC) Location 43.845°N 128.295°W Depth10.0 km
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Yet another very strong earthquake (magnitude 6.3) hits the Kermadec Islands - 5th in 6 days, 6th for region

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


Shallow 6.5 magnitude earthquake rocks West Papua in Indonesia

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.


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

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


Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Your life is about to change - are world events adding up yet?

Solar Cycle Prediction
© David Hathaway, NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center
NASA predicts weakest solar activity in 200 years
NASA comes out with a shocking announcement that starting in 2020 we will experience the lowest solar activity in 200 years, and global temperatures will drop. With this jet stream will shift creating new precipitation patterns and volcanic eruptions will cause even more of a feed back loop intensifying cooling and global crop losses.

Comment: See also: David DuByne of Adapt 2030 recently had a two part discussion with Laura Knight-Jadczyk and Pierre Lescaudron, editors at SOTT.net and authors of Earth Changes and the Human Cosmic Connection: The Secret History of the World.

The news cycle is largely distraction from increasing food prices and societal changes as Earth shifts to a cooler climate. As the Eddy Grand Solar Minimum intensifies, a 400-year cycle in our Sun is affecting crop production, the economy and everyone on our planet. This is a timeline for what you can expect from now to 2030 as the frequency from our Sun changes.

See here for Part 1 and Part 2.

Review of Earth Changes and the Human-Cosmic Connection. The book is available to purchase here.

 Earth Changes and the Human-Cosmic Connection


Japan earthquake: Tsunami warning issued after 6.8-magnitude earthquake strikes near Niigata

Japan quake on June 18, 2019
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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.


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

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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.


Japan's northeastern Honshu Island hit by 5.2 magnitude earthquake

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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.