Earthquakes around the world


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6.2-magnitude earthquake strikes off Japan
June 25, 2020
The temblor occurred with its epicentre at a depth of 30km.

An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale struck off the east coast of Chiba Prefecture in Japan on Thursday, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).

The temblor occurred at around 4.47am, with its epicentre at a latitude of 35.5 degrees north and a longitude of 141.2 degrees east, and at a depth of 30 km, Xinhua reported citing the JMA.

The quake logged 5 minus in some parts of Chiba Prefecture on the Japanese seismic intensity scale which peaks at 7.

So far no tsunami warning has been issued.
5.5-magnitude quake hits 87 km NW of Te Anau, New Zealand -- USGS
NEW YORK, June 25 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.5 jolted 87 km northwest of Te Anau, New Zealand at 22:20:02 GMT on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 14.31 km, was initially determined to be at 44.6565 degrees south latitude and 167.4486 degrees east longitude.


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Another large quake: An M5.4 on the border of Iran with Turkey, apparently homes have been damaged in Turkey - info, article and map below:

Magnitude 5.4 earthquake
Affected countries: Turkey, Iran, Armenia, and Azerbaijan
35 km from Qotur, West Azerbaijan Province, Iran · 12:03


5.4-magnitude earthquake hits eastern Turkey; homes damaged
A moderately strong earthquake has hit eastern Turkey, causing damage to some homes
The Associated Press
25 June 2020, 14:11
1 min read

ABC News Daily: June 24, 2020Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.
ANKARA, Turkey -- A moderately strong earthquake hit southeast Turkey on Thursday, causing damage to some homes. There were no immediate reports of any casualties.

The 5.4-magnitude quake struck the town of Ozalp, in Van province, near Turkey’s border with Iran, at a depth of 6.9 kilometers (4.3 miles), Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency said.

It was felt in neighboring provinces, HaberTurk news channel reported.

Gov. Mehmet Emin Bilmez said the quake knocked down parts of a house in a village near Ozalp and damaged some homes in the town.

“Apart from that, we have no loss of lives,” he said.

Turkey is crossed by two major fault lines, and earthquakes are frequent. Turkey’s worst quake in decades was in 1999, when a pair of strong earthquakes struck in the northwest, killing around 18,000 people.


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6.4-magnitude quake hits 279 km SE of Hotan, China -- USGS
June 26, 2020
NEW YORK, June 25 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 jolted 279 km southeast of Hotan, China at 21:05:18 GMT on Thursday (05:05:18 Beijing Time), the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 10.0 km, was initially determined to be at 35.6283 degrees north latitude and 82.4524 degrees east longitude.


Know it is just a moderate one, but yesterday at 10:59 GMT a 4.5 Magnitude hit off the northwest French coast. No damage reported and no tsunami warning. The epicenter was measured at a depth of 2 kilometers. Interestingly, last night there were clashes between hundreds of youth and police in Paris.



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Interesting comment about the lack of M7 earthquakes from forecaster Ditrianum on his most recent Youtube video - some notes i made from the 4 minute video are below, those of particular interest are in blue:

- Even with 'critical' planetary alignments earthquake activity is low, and if we look at the last 12 months of M7 quakes we should have had 12-15, 18 if earth is more active, but we only count 7, and most of them occurred last year, if we look at the last 6 months we've only had 2 which is really below average.
The last week saw a 7.4 earthquake north of New Zealand as mentioned by other.
3 of 110 equal or greater to 4.5 happened in the usual map area and 3431 out of 3904 earthquakes worldwide. Keep in mind that this is as mentioned before according to USGS, so all the small earthquakes in Iceland as listed by Haiku above, for example are not counted by USGS.
Percentage: 87.9%
Ditrianum as itellsya mentioned, said that there had only been 2 M7 earthquakes in the last 6 months, but that it was likely to change in June.
This last week there was a 7.4 quake in Mexico, which then makes it 2 M7 in two weeks. There were 5 earthquakes equal or greater to 4.5 in the usual map area and 3426 out of 3939 earthquakes of all sizes.
Percentage: 87.0%
Earthquakes 7 days to June 28th 2020.gif

Percentages for the 4 weeks of June:



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Moderate earthquake 5.6 mag, Ascension Island region
June 29, 2020
A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) strikes Ascension Island region (0 miles) on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -13.4271° West, -11.6501° South, depth 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 19:40:13 / 7:40 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us7000ael8. Event ids that are associated: us7000ael8. Global time and date of event 29/06/20 / 2020-06-29 19:40:13 / June 29, 2020 @ 7:40 pm UTC/GMT.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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