Earthquakes around the world


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Magnitude 5.5 Earthquake Strikes Off Coast of Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea lies on the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire - an area in the Pacific Ocean heavily subject to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. 90 percent of all seismic activities occur in this region.

A 5.5-magnitude earthquake has hit off the coast of Papua New Guinea, according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre.

The tremor occurred at 14:13 UTC. The epicentre of the quake was located at a depth of 76 kilometres and hit a region 77 kilometres east of the town of Panguna.

There have been no reports of any casualties or destruction caused by the earthquake so far.


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May 11, 2019 - Magnitude 5.3 earthquake strikes near Iraq's Sulaimaniya: USGS
A magnitude 5.3 earthquake struck near the Iraqi Kurdish city of Sulaimaniya on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. Local medics said no injuries were reported and officials said there was no significant material damage.

May 9, 2019 - Earthquake of 6.3 magnitude jolts southern Japan, no tsunami warning
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 hit off the coast of southern Japan on Friday but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of damage, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

MAY 8, 2019- Earthquake of 4.4 magnitude rocks north-eastern Japan
An earthquake of 4.4 magnitude rocked the north-east of Japan on Wednesday, Japan Meteorological Agency reported. The earthquake's epicenter lay at the depth of 50 km in the Iwate prefecture.


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Update: A significant shaker.

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake has struck the Panama-Costa Rica border region. The wider area around the quake is home to more than 400,000 people.
The quake struck on Sunday afternoon, and was initially reported by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) and the US Geological Survey (USGS). The EMSC reported the quake as happening at a depth of 12km below the earth’s surface, while the USGS put the depth at 37 km.

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Translated from Spanish by Microsoft
🇵🇦 #Panamá| Considerable damage in some homes in Puerto Armuelles, District #Barú, after the 6.1 MW earthquake a few hours ago. No fatal victims Video @profdimas30 Credits @EarthQuakesTime @MeteoPalma55 @WeatherMex @Meteovargas @JeanSuriel @TurkiAntof @CoahuilayTexas

Notice: New explosion of the #volcán #Sakurajima on the island of #Kyushu #Kagoshima #Japón 🇯🇵 May 12, 2019 Column eruptive 4km high Via @Alerta_Noticias


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5.7 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Off Papua New Guinea - US Geological Survey

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A powerful 5.7 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea, the data of the United States Geological Survey showed on Thursday.

The underground shocks were registered at 01:23 GMT, 95 kilometres (59 miles) to the south-southwest of Mount Taron.

The epicentre of the earthquake was located at a depth of 25.3 kilometres. There have been no immediate reports about damage or casualties caused by the quake.

New Guinea is located in a seismically active zone known as the Ring of Fire, which is regularly affected by powerful earthquakes.



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A 4.9 magnitude earthquake was felt on Wednesday, May 15 in Israel, which is currently hosting Eurovision 2019, the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) announced.

A 4.9 magnitude earthquake occurred on Wednesday, May 15 in the eastern Mediterranean, the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) announced.


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Magnitude 5.6 Earthquake Jolts Bay of Bengal Near India - USGS

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A 5.6 magnitude earthquake has hit Bay of Bengal near India, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said on Wednesday.

The earthquake was recorded at 00:39 GMT at the depth of 10 kilometers. The epicenter is 151 miles from Bamboo Flat town in India. There is no information about any damages and victims caused by the earthquake. No tsunami warning has been issued.

Earlier in April, the magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck the northeastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. The epicenter was located 41 kilometers (25 miles) north-west of the city of Along and 175 kilometers north-east of Itanagar and lied at the depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles).

There were also no immediate reports of casualties or damage.


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Due to natural gas extraction which started in 1959, Groningen province in the North of the Netherlands has had to cope with over a thousand (1000) earthquakes since 1986 -- most of them minor ones.

Today at 5.50 AM a larger one took place measuring 3.4 on the Richter scale. It now ranks in third place, while the strongest so far (magnitude 3.6) happened in 2012. Gas extraction has since been reduced but not yet stopped altogether while damages, mainly on farms and houses, are mounting. Today's quake yielded 230 damage reports thus far.

For details see:
Groningen rocked by strong earthquake
90 damage reports after latest Groningen quake
Groningen hit by strong earthquake as gas extraction impact continues -
Groningen quake: Gas taps must be turned off, top official says -


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5.1-Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Buildings in Tokyo - Reports

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 was recorded on Saturday in the central Japanese prefecture of Chiba, east of Tokyo; there is no threat of a tsunami, according to the country's national meteorological department.

The epicenter of the aftershocks was located in the southern part of Boso Peninsula, at a depth of about 40 km.

Data on the victims and the destruction has not been reported yet. The tremors were felt by residents throughout the metropolitan region, including the prefectures of Tokyo and Kanagawa.

US President Donald Trump arrives in Japan on Saturday for an official visit. It was previously reported that during the four-day visit, which will end on Tuesday, 28 May, the Japanese emperor will host a dinner reception in honour of Trump.

Japan is located in a seismically active zone known as the Ring of Fire and regularly suffers from powerful earthquakes. The 2011 9.0-magnitude earthquake and the following tsunami killed over 15,000 people and caused the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster.

Magnitude 5.1 quake hits Russia's Kuril Islands
May 25, 2019

MOSCOW, May 25. /TASS/. An earthquake of magnitude 5.1 was recorded on Saturday near the Kuril Islands, according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center.

According to the Center, the source of the elements lied at a depth of 10 km. The tremors were recorded 149 km south of the city of Severo-Kurilsk (population of around 2,500 inhabitants).

There was no information about the victims, the destruction or the threat of a tsunami.
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