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Magnitude 5.5 Earthquake Off of California-Oregon Coast

Magnitude 5.5 Earthquake Off of California-Oregon Coast

A 5.5 magnitude earthquake has just occurred off the California-Oregon coast. The quake happened at 7:19 Pacific time this evening. The epicenter of the quake was situated 6.8-mile underground and 135-miles northwest of Eureka, California, or 111-miles west of Brookings, Oregon. Currently, news remains forthcoming and no immediate injuries or structural damages have been reported. […]

Fukushima Hit by 7.3 Quake [Updated]

Fukushima Hit by 7.3 Quake [Updated]

Fukushima, Japan has been hit by an earthquake off its coast with a 7.3 magnitude today, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, which monitors quakes around the world. A tsunami warning was issued in the nearby area, expected to strike before 1:40 pm Eastern Time. However, U.S. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued no widespread tsunami warning […]

5.5 Magnitude Earthquake in Russia Rattled the Countryside

5.5 Magnitude Earthquake in Russia Rattled the Countryside

Sunday in Russia, a magnitude 5.5 earthquake occurred, which rattled the remote countryside. It happened at 10:56 UTC, at 46.919°N 145.291°E and a depth of 379.4 km (235.7 mi). The three closest cities to the quake’s epicenter were Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Korsakov, and Dolininsk. Each was 194 km (121 mi) away from the epicenter, so were largely unaffected by […]

Earthquake Magnitude 6.9 Rocks New Zealand – Update

Earthquake Magnitude 6.9 Rocks New Zealand – Update

At approximately 22:09:31 UTC an earthquake registering at magnitude 6.9 rocked New Zealand. Correction made. It sent shock waves into its capital city of Wellington, according to the USGS. Reuters reported that the quakes epicenter was between the country’s two large islands at a depth of 147 miles. According to the New Zealand Herald residents […]

7.2 Magnitude Earthquake in Route to the South Sandwich Islands

7.2 Magnitude Earthquake in Route to the South Sandwich Islands

The South Sandwich Islands and surrounding areas brace for a massive earthquake. Our planet’s seemingly stable surface is made up of enormous pieces of rock that are slowly but constantly moving. Those pieces continually collide with and rub against one another, and sometimes their edges abruptly crack or slip and suddenly release huge amounts of […]

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