2 other strong mag 6 plus earthquakes today (Sept 6) -
Over 90 Earthquakes in 24 Hours Reported Near Yellowstone Lake
There seems to be a real uptick in seismic activity worldwide these days.The southwest side of Yellowstone Lake, the largest body of water in Yellowstone National Park, is experiencing quite an uptick in seismic activity today, Thursday, September 10.
According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), Yellowstone experiences about 1,500 to 2,500 located earthquakes per year, many occurring in swarms, or earthquakes that cluster in time and space. Most swarms are small, containing 10-20 earthquakes, and short, lasting for one to two days.
Today’s seismic activity is a little abnormal in that as of 4 pm Thursday, 93 earthquakes, and counting, have occurred all within this area of Yellowstone Lake since Wednesday night, according to USGS data. All but seven of the earthquakes have been under 2.5 magnitude. None have reached 3.0 magnitude.
In the same area depicted in the map below, 108 earthquakes have been recorded over the past 30 days, including today’s activity. That means only 15 earthquakes were recorded in the area before today.
HONG KONG, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9 jolted 84 km NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu at 08:34:27 GMT on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.
The epicenter, with a depth of 10.0 km, was initially determined to be at 17.2562 degrees south latitude and 167.6938 degrees east longitude.
A week and a couple of hours have passed and globally there were 4 M6 earthquakes, the largests being two M6.3 in respectively Chile and the Philippines.In the usual area there was little large activity with just 1 of 112 earthquakes worldwide equal or greater than 4.5. There were 1955 out of 2348 earthquakes worldwide of all sizes.
The same UK town was hit by a M2.1 tremor yesterday. Aftershock probably. Link below from BBC.Unusual M3.9 quake in the UK, happened in the last few hours - added British seimologists are reporting it as an M3.3:
HONG KONG, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 jolted southeast of the Loyalty Islands at 08:44:30 GMT on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The epicenter, with a depth of 118.79 km, was initially determined to be at 22.3257 degrees south latitude and 171.4996 degrees east longitude.