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Earthquake of magnitude 6.5 strikes northwest off Canada's Vancouver Island - USGS

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According to the United States Geological Survey, a strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake rocked Vancouver Island in the Canadian province of British Columbia.

The epicentre was about 225 km northwest of Port Hardy at a depth of 10 km.


Magnitude 6.2 quake hits east of Vanuatu

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck around 35 kilometers east of Vanuatu on Monday, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

The quake was initially measured at a magnitude of 6.1.

Source: Reuters


Strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes Maug Islands region, Northern Mariana Islands

Strong, magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck Northern Mariana Islands' Maug Islands region today.

Preliminary Earthquake Report:

Magnitude 6.4

Date-Time 28 Jun 2019 15:51:31 UTC

29 Jun 2019 01:51:31 near epicenter


Kermadec Islands hit by another earthquake

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A 6.4 magnitude quake has struck off the Kermadec Islands in the Pacific, but there were no immediate reports of damage in an area frequently hit by quakes.

The tremor, first measured at 6.6, hit 159km southwest of Raoul island, the US Geological Survey said.

New Zealand's Civil Defence has not yet commented on whether the quake would affect New Zealand.

Source: Reuters


Magnitude 6.7 earthquake registered off Russia's Kamchatka

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A powerful magnitude 6.7 earthquake was registered off the coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East on Wednesday, the regional branch of the Geophysical Survey of the Russian Academy of Sciences (GS RAS) said,Trendreports citing Sputnik.

"The magnitude 6.7 earthquake was registered off the east coast of Kamchatka. The epicentre of the earthquake was located at the depth of about 60 kilometres, 108 kilometres (67 miles) to the east of the locality of Ust-Kamchatsk", the GS RAS spokesperson said.

​According to the data of the regional branch of the Russian Emergencies Ministry, the tremors were felt in Ust-Kamchatsk. The quake has not resulted in any casualties or damage to infrastructure.

Comment: A 6.3 magnitude earthquake preceded the above event at the same location a day earlier.


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.