Earthquakes around the world

angelburst29

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A strong earthquake occurred off the Taiwanese coast on Sunday morning, the country’s Central Weather Bureau reported.

6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Off Taiwan Coast – Central Weather Bureau
https://sputniknews.com/asia/201704301053147307-quake-hits-taiwan/

A 6.0 magnitude earthquake occurred on Sunday morning to the southeast of Taiwan, according to the report.

The agency stated that the earthquake occurred at 9:57 a.m. local time (1:57 GMT), some 163 kilometers (101 miles) to the southeast of Taitung County. The epicenter of the quake was located at the depth of 96 kilometers, the agency said.
 

Laura

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I checked the maps and the Phillipines EQ and the Taiwan EQ are rather close... is something unzipping?
 

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angelburst29 said:
A strong earthquake occurred off the Taiwanese coast on Sunday morning, the country’s Central Weather Bureau reported.

6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Off Taiwan Coast – Central Weather Bureau
https://sputniknews.com/asia/201704301053147307-quake-hits-taiwan/

A 6.0 magnitude earthquake occurred on Sunday morning to the southeast of Taiwan, according to the report.

The agency stated that the earthquake occurred at 9:57 a.m. local time (1:57 GMT), some 163 kilometers (101 miles) to the southeast of Taitung County. The epicenter of the quake was located at the depth of 96 kilometers, the agency said.
I'm not sure why this was labeled a mag 6 earthquake, the full content of the actual item states it was a 5.2 event, with link provided, fwiw.

BEIJING (Sputnik) — A 6.0 magnitude earthquake occurred on Sunday morning to the southeast of Taiwan, according to the report.

The agency stated that the earthquake occurred at 9:57 a.m. local time (1:57 GMT), some 163 kilometers (101 miles) to the southeast of Taitung County. The epicenter of the quake was located at the depth of 96 kilometers, the agency said.

#Earthquake M5.2 Taiwan Region 6mins ago 30 Apr 01:57 UTC — report/info: https://t.co/h3VoLNpRcY
— Earthquake Monitor (@EQAlerts) April 30, 2017

​There has been no information regarding casualties or destruction caused by the earthquake.

Taiwan is part of the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, the most seismically active region of the Earth, where almost 90 percent of the world’s earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur.
 

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Laura said:
I checked the maps and the Phillipines EQ and the Taiwan EQ are rather close... is something unzipping?
As in Chile last week, in this moment in Alaska is occurring a "swarm" of small EQ, and three more strong EQ until now, 6.2, 5.2 and 6.4 degres, and with a little time difference.

6.4
83km WNW of Skagway, Alaska
2017-05-01 14:18:15 (UTC)

5.2
97km WNW of Skagway, Alaska
2017-05-01 12:49:18 (UTC)
4.6 km

6.2
88km WNW of Skagway, Alaska
2017-05-01 12:31:54 (UTC)
2.2 km

https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/
 

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A 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit northwestern Canada not far from the border with the US state of Alaska, the second one to hit the area on Monday, the US Geological Survey said.

Second Powerful Earthquake Hits US-Canadian Border – US Geological Service
https://sputniknews.com/us/201705011053173719-earthquake-us-alaska-canada/

The new tremor was registered at 14:18 GMT 84 kilometers (over 52 miles) northwest of US city of Skagway. The epicenter of the earthquake was located at a depth of 10 kilometers.

There are no reports about damages and victims.

Earlier in the day, the area was hit by a 6.2-magnitude earthquake.

Alaska and western Canada are located in a seismically active zone known as the Ring of Fire and regularly suffers from powerful earthquakes. On March 27, 1964 Alaska was earthquake hit by the 9.2-magnitude earthquake, which one of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded.
 

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An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale occurred Sunday off the Alaskan coast, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reported.

Alaska Struck by 5.2-Magnitude Earthquake – USGS
https://sputniknews.com/us/201705071053352557-alaska-earthquake/

The epicenter of the quake, which rocked Alaska at 04:25 GMT, was located at a depth of 64.4 kilometers (about 39.7 miles), 28 kilometers (about 17.4 miles) southwest of Cohoe, Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska, according to the USGS.

No information on casualties or damage from the quake has been provided yet.
 

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A strong earthquake hit off Japan's coast Tuesday, according to the country's meteorological service.

Magnitude 6.4 Earthquake Strikes Off Japan’s Southern Coast
https://sputniknews.com/asia/201705091053403806-japan-quake-southern-coast/

A magnitude 6.4 earthquake has occurred in the Pacific Ocean off Japan’s southern coast, the Japan Meteorological Agency said Tuesday.

The agency reported that the epicenter of the quake, which measured 3 on Japan’s scale of 0 to 7, was 10 kilometers (some 6 miles) below the surface of the Pacific Ocean.

Despite the fact that light earth tremors had been registered in the Japanese Okinawa prefecture, no information about either victims or destructions had been announced.
 

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M 6.8 - 61km NE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu
https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us10008qsb#executive

2017-05-09 13:52:10 UTC 14.598°S 167.375°E 169.0 km depth


M 5.2 - 25km S of Guazacapan, Guatemala

Time2017-05-09 14:15:49 (UTC)Location13.843°N 90.456°WDepth82.2 km
 

angelburst29

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Within the last 24 hours, 45 earthquakes of magnitude 2.5 or greater have struck Alaska, and 25 of them were of magnitude 4.0 or greater. The worst one had a magnitude of 6.2, but none of the earthquakes did much damage because none of them hit heavily populated areas. But the reason why all of this shaking is causing so much concern is because the “Ring of Fire” runs right along the southern Alaska coastline, and all of the earthquakes except for one were along the southern coast.

Alaska Hit By 45 Significant Earthquakes Within 24 Hours As The West Coast Wonders If ‘The Big One’ Is Imminent
http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/alaska-hit-by-45-significant-earthquakes-within-24-hours-as-the-west-coast-wonders-if-the-big-one-is-imminent

Mon. May 8, 2017 - After running along the southern Alaska coastline, the Ring of Fire goes south along the west coast of Canada, the United States and Mexico. What affects one part of a fault network will often trigger something along another portion of the same fault network, and so many living on the west coast are watching the shaking in Alaska with deep concern.

For a long time scientists have acknowledged that a major Cascadia subduction zone earthquake is way overdue, and when one finally strikes the devastation that we could see in the Pacific northwest is likely to be off the charts. In fact, some scientists believe that the coming Cascadia subduction zone earthquake could potentially be as high as magnitude 9.0…

That 9.0-magnitude quake could trigger a 500 mph wave and put 70,000 people in the “inundation zone” in serious risk. Depending on their location within that zone, Kathryn Schulz writes in her article, people will have between 10 and 30 minutes to evacuate.
If a giant earthquake along the Cascadia subduction zone ever did cause a tsunami of that size, the death and destruction would be unimaginable. Just consider what physicist Michio Kaku told CBS News about such an event…

“In Japan, they practice this. Children know exactly what to do, and there’s an early warning system that we don’t have in Seattle that we do have in Japan,” Kaku said. “There are building codes that are not being enforced. Realize that many buildings are just going to be toppled when this gigantic earthquake, a 9.0, and a tsunami hits the Seattle, Tacoma and Portland area.”

According to the FEMA director responsible for Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Alaska, the operating assumption is that “everything west of Interstate 5 will be toast.”
Further south, scientists are expecting “the Big One” to hit California at literally any time. The experts that have studied these things are warning that the 800-mile-long San Andreas fault “could unzip all at once”, and one recent study claims that a big enough earthquake “could plunge large parts of California into the sea almost instantly”…

The Big One may be overdue to hit California, but scientists near LA have found a new risk for the area during a major earthquake.

They claim that if a major tremor hits the area, it could plunge large parts of California into the sea almost instantly.

The discovery was made after studying the Newport-Inglewood fault, which has long been believed to be one of Southern California’s danger zones.
Let us certainly hope that nothing like that happens any time soon.

But without a doubt the crust of our planet is becoming increasingly unstable, and we are living at a time when the number of earthquakes just continues to rise.

As I was writing this piece, I came across an article in a major British news source about a researcher that is warning that the gravitational pull caused by certain planets aligning will create ideal conditions for major seismic activity this week…

Frank Hoogerbeets has issued an online “major earthquake warning” amid fears a “big one” is on its way, claiming it could also cause a tsunami.

Mr Hoogerbeets, who is based in the Netherlands, uses a non-scientifically recognised way of predicting earthquakes based on planetary alignments with Earth.

He wrote on his website ditrianum.org: “On May 9 2017, three planetary alignments converge, one of which is Earth-Mercury-Uranus.

“It will be the third time this year that these three planets align; the previous two caused a 6.6 and a 6.9 magnitude earthquake respectively.

“The other alignments around the 9th are Mars-Venus-Saturn and Mars-Sun-Mercury.

“This convergence is also close to Full Moon (May 10).”
Of course we have already seen major seismic activity in Alaska, and we shall see if anything else happens over the next few days.

Another item that caught my attention was a CBS News report that talked about the fact that shark attacks are increasing along the west coast…

Shark attacks are on the rise along the California coast.

“Beach access to the water is closed today because we had a girl get bit by a shark,” said one park official.

Beachgoers were greeted by scary warning after 35-year-old Leeanne Ericson was attacked in knee-deep water north of San Diego last week.
Many believe that sharks become more aggressive when major seismic activity is imminent.

I don’t know if there is any truth to that, but considering everything else that is happening I found that to be quite interesting.

And I was also reminded of a prophecy that indicated that “shark attacks” would be a sign to watch for right before “the Big One” hits California…

I have seen in a vision about six years ago, the plates shifting under the coastline by California. God showed me it was going to massive. The entire coastline from Alaska down to Mexico was going to be destroyed, and a part of California that juts out to the West on the ocean will be completely swept away. God gave me a sign to look for before this happens: shark attacks. Sounds strange, I know, but sharks hunt by vibration, and they will actually be sending the plates shifting, and not their pray. This is what will cause shark attacks to occur in greater frequency.
Once again, let’s hope that nothing like this happens any time soon.
 

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At least four people were killed by an earthquake that shook northwestern China on Thursday, local media reported.

Magnitude 5.5 Quake Kills at Least Four in Northwest China
https://sputniknews.com/asia/201705111053485569-china-quake-four-killed/

A magnitude 5.5 earthquake has killed four people in China’s northwestern Xinjiang province, medics told the local media on Thursday.

The China Earthquake Networks Center said the quake struck the Tashkurgan Tajik autonomous county at 5:58 a.m. local time (21:58GMT).

The Xinhua news agency reported that authorities were working to determine the number of those injured by the quake, which collapsed walls.


A powerful earthquake has occurred off the South Sandwich Islands in the southern Atlantic Ocean, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said Thursday.
Magnitude 6.8 Quake Strikes Off South Sandwich Islands Near Antarctic Circle
https://sputniknews.com/world/201705111053484530-quake-sandwich-islands-antarctica/

A magnitude 6.8 quake hit off South Sandwich Islands, a British overseas territory in the southern Atlantic near Antarctica.

The earthquake was registered at 23:23 UTC at the depth of 6.2 miles. There was no tsunami warning.
 

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At least four people were killed by an earthquake that shook northwestern China on Thursday, local media reported.

Magnitude 5.5 Quake Kills at Least Four in Northwest China
https://sputniknews.com/asia/201705111053485569-china-quake-four-killed/
Over ten thousand people have been affected by an earthquake in China's northwestern province of Xinjiang, as 1,520 homes were razed.

Moderate Quake in China's Xinjiang Affects 12,000 People
https://sputniknews.com/asia/201705111053488033-xinjiang-quake-1200-affected/

A shallow earthquake that struck a remote province in western China on Thursday has affected 12,000 residents, local media have reported.

The quake measuring magnitude 5.5 occurred in the Xinjiang Uyghur autonomous region at the depth of 5 miles, China’s Earthquake Administration said. It was registered at 5:58 a.m. local time (21:58GMT).

Some 80 aftershocks have been felt in the area in the hours that followed, the state news agency Xinhua said. The tremors collapsed 1,520 homes and caused an evacuation of 9,200 residents.

Earlier reports said that eight people had been confirmed dead and 23 had been injured. A clear-up operation is underway.
 

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Quake Kills 2, Injures 400 in Northeastern Iran
http://en.farsnews.com/imgrep.aspx?nn=13960224001414

TEHRAN (FNA)- At least two people were killed and as many as 400 other injured as a 5.7-Richter scale earthquake rocked North Khorassan province’s capital Bojnourd in Northeastern Iran. [PHOTOS]


At least two people have been killed and as many as 400 other injured as a 5.7-Richter scale earthquake rocked northeastern Iran.
Quake kills 2, injures 400 in northeastern Iran (Map)
http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/05/14/521786/iran-north-khorasan-earthquake-casualties

The quake struck late on Saturday, in North Khorasan Province’s capital Bojnourd at a depth of eleven kilometers.

Search and rescue teams, including Red Crescent relief workers, have been dispatched to the region and are currently attending to the injured and searching for survivors.

According to the province’s Red Crescent office, 12 fast response teams were sent to the city and were able to free 19 people from beneath fallen rubble and debris.

Local officials have noted that the earthquake’s aftermath has blocked access to several villages. They have noted that locals have been asked to sleep outdoors over the probability of aftershocks.

In April, an earthquake measuring six on the Richter scale hits near the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad, temporarily disrupting cellular communication and landlines.

The tremor took place on April 5 some 100 kilometers away from Mashhad, prompting rescue and rapid response teams to be dispatched to the affected areas.
 

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A 5.3-magnitude earthquake hit southern Japanese prefecture of Okinawa on Monday, Japan's Meteorological Agency said.

Magnitude 5.3 Earthquake Hits Southern Japan - Meteorological Agency
https://sputniknews.com/asia/201705151053622605-earthquake-japan-agency/

The tremor occurred in the Pacific Ocean near the island of Amami Oshima, a part of the Satsunan Islands. The epicenter of the quake was located at the depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles). Minor tremors were felt in the prefectures of Okinawa and Kagoshima.

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

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Magnitude 5.8 Earthquake Strikes Pacific Coast of Mexico – US Geological Survey
https://sputniknews.com/latam/201705201053805389-earthquake-mexico-coast/

The quake was registered at 00:02 a.m. local time (06:02 GMT) some 209 kilometers (129 miles) to the south-west of the city of San Patricio at the depth of 10 kilometers.

No reports of damages or tsunami warnings have been released.
 

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_https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us10008w1z#region-info
M 6.6 - 26km NW of Kasiguncu, Indonesia
Time
2017-05-29 14:35:20 UTC
Location
1.265°S 120.478°E
Depth
9.4 km depth

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