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Major shallow magnitude 6.5 earthquake - Fiji: 266 Km SSE of Alo, Wallis And Futuna

© Associated Press
Date & time: 21 May 2021 22:13:18 UTC -

Local time at epicenter: 22 May 11:13 am (GMT +13)

Magnitude: 6.5

Depth: 10.0 km

Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.6001°S / 177.3522°W (South Pacific Ocean, Fiji)


2 separate earthquakes strike China - one of magnitude 7.3 - three dead, dozens hurt

In this photo released by China's Xinhua News
© Hu Chao/Xinhua
In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, medical workers treat a woman after an earthquake in Yangbi Yi Autonomous County in southwestern China's Yunnan Province, early Saturday, May 22, 2021. A pair of strong earthquakes struck two provinces in China overnight on Saturday.
A strong, shallow quake shook southwestern China near the border with Myanmar, killing at least three people and injuring more than two dozen, while a separate 7.3-magnitute quake early Saturday collapsed a bridge and caused other damage in central China.

The second quake hit the southern part of Qinghai province, about 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) north of the first quake in Yunnan province.

U.S. Geological Survey geophysicist Jonathan Tytell said the two quakes were not related.

The Qinghai temblor was followed by 453 aftershocks throughout the early morning into midday, according to the official People's Daily newspaper. At least eight people were injured.

While no deaths have been reported so far in Qinghai province, the quakes tore up roads and bridges, with one collapsing completely, broken into segments.


Shallow M6.7 earthquake hits Southern East Pacific Rise

quake map
© Volcano Discovery
Date & time: 19 May 2021 00:42:19 UTC - 6 hours ago
Magnitude: 6.7
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 33.24°S / 109.57°W


Shallow M6.6 earthquake strikes off Indonesia's Sumatra

Sumatra earthquake map
© Volcano Discovery

An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 struck off the northwest coast of Indonesia's Sumatra island on Friday, the GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ) said.

The Indonesia earthquake was at a depth of 10 km (6.21 miles), GFZ said.

Indonesia's weather and geophysics agency, BMKG, put the quake at 7.2 magnitude and at a depth of km but said it had no potential to trigger a tsunami wave.

On Dec. 26, 2004, a 9.1 magnitude quake off the coast of northwest Sumatra triggered a tsunami that killed more than 230,000 people in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand and nine other countries.


Strong M6.0 earthquake strikes off Japan's Fukushima prefecture

Japan earthquake map
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A magnitude 6.0 earthquake has rattled northeastern Japan, but authorities have not issued a tsunami warning.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage to property on Friday and no abnormalities were found at the region's nuclear power facilities, including the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, according to the Nuclear Regulation Authority.

The quake occurred at 8.58am (0958 AEST), its epicentre off the coast of Fukushima prefecture at a depth of 40 kilometres, the Meteorological Agency said.

In February, a magnitude-7.3 quake also struck the northeast, killing one person and injuring about 190 others.

Japan recently observed the 10th anniversary of the magnitude 9.0 quake and resulting tsunami in the same region on March 11, 2011, which left about 18,400 dead or missing.


Shallow 6.0 magnitude earthquake recorded off south coast of Panama

© Associated Press
An earthquake measuring a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 struck Thursday in waters off the south coast of Panama, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake was recorded around 9:42 GMT Thursday at a depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) under the northern Pacific Ocean, some 150 kilometers (93 miles) southeast of Punta de Burica, Panama.

The USGS said little or no population was exposed to the quake. No tsunami warning has been issued.

No other details were immediately available.

Source: AP


Major shallow magnitude 6.6 earthquake - Mauritius/Reunion Region

Major magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 10 km depth

Date & time: 12 May 2021 14:05:16 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 12 May 6:05 pm (GMT +4)
Magnitude: 6.6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.31°S / 66.45°E


M6.0 earthquake hits Fiji Islands Region

Fiji quake map
Date & time: 7 May 2021 23:35:14 UTC - 8 hours ago
Local time at epicenter: 7 May 11:35 am (GMT -12)
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 384.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.74°S / 177.63°W


6.0-magnitude quake hits west of Macquarie Island: USGS

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 jolted west of Macquarie Island at 15:21:14 GMT on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 10.0 km, was initially determined to be at 54.3761 degrees south latitude and 144.1926 degrees east longitude.


Shallow 6.0-magnitude earthquake hits Chile

Earthquake graph
© Sputnik / Gennady Ratushenko
The people of Chile and neighbouring countries are used to earthquakes, as the region is part the Ring of Fire - an area around much of the rim of the Pacific Ocean where many volcanic eruptions and earthquakes occur due to the collision of lithospheric plates.

According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the earthquake hit off of Coquimbo on Sunday morning. The quake's epicentre was located at a depth of around 10 km (6.2 miles).

So far, there have been no reports about any damages or casualties, caused by the tremor.