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New Zealand on Pacific Ring of Fire Hit With Earthquake

New Zealand on Pacific Ring of Fire Hit With Earthquake

New Zealand, situated on the Pacific Ring of Fire, was just hit with an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 on Monday evening at 3:52 p.m. The earthquake occurred just 40 miles southeast of Palmerston, according to the U.S. Geological Society.  Currently, no injuries have been reported. Some residents have reported items falling off shelves, […]

Earthquake Rattles Vanuatu at 6.6 Magnitude

Earthquake Rattles Vanuatu at 6.6 Magnitude

At 4:03 p.m. UTC on January 1, 2014, a 6.6 magnitude earthquake rattled the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu. The earthquake occurred 23 miles (37 km) from the capital village of Sola.  In addition, it was 114 mi (183 km) from Luganville and 275 miles (443 km) from Port-Vila, both located in Vanuatu. It struck […]

Indonesia Volcano Kills 6, as Hot Magma Surges

Indonesia Volcano Kills 6, as Hot Magma Surges

According to AP, 6 people have been tragically killed in Indonesia, as hot magma surged through a nearby village, this Saturday. The volcano, Mount Rokatenda, situated in the province of East Nusa Tenggara, released its volatile contents, as plumes of hot ash were forcefully ejected, some 2,000 meters into the atmosphere. The victims of the […]

Solomon Islands Struck by Massive 8.0 Earthquake Totaling 11 Tremors and Tsunami Warning

Solomon Islands Struck by Massive 8.0 Earthquake Totaling 11 Tremors and Tsunami Warning

Solomon Islands – A Massive 8.0 magnitude earthquake struck the Santa Cruz Islands (Solomon Islands) shortly after a magnitude 6.3 quake struck in the same area and triggered a tsunami warning for several dozen islands in the Pacific, U.S. according to U.S. seismologist. The U.S. Geological Survey indicate a total of 11 tremors have hit […]

6.7 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Chile, Prompting Tsunami Warning

6.7 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Chile, Prompting Tsunami Warning

A 6.7 Magnitude earthquake hit Chile today, prompting the authorities to evacuate a large stretch of coastline. So far no damage or casualties have been reported. “We have not received any reports of fatalities. This was a quake of medium intensity and we are still monitoring the situation,” said Núñez Vicente Núñez, head of Chile’s National […]

Japan Hit With 12 Earthquakes in New Year Compared to 5 to Start 2012

Japan Hit With 12 Earthquakes in New Year Compared to 5 to Start 2012

Many experts are keeping their eyes on seismic activity occurring throughout Japan. That’s because recently a team of Japanese scientists have found that a number of active faults lie underneath a nuclear plant in northern Japan. At the start of the new year, which began on Tuesday, Japan has been hit with 12 earthquakes with […]

Earthquake Number 77 of December Hit Japan Today

Earthquake Number 77 of December Hit Japan Today

A semi-strong 5.0 earthquake shook off the north-eastern coast of Japan today, December 21, 2012. The quake centered 54km SSE of Ofunato, Japan at 08:07:18 UTC. Today, people worldwide are clinching their fist hoping the Mayan doomsday prediction was merely a miscalculation or error. Clearly, the rash of quakes that began on November 27, has […]

Japan Just Hit With Third Earthquake Today as 177 Earthquakes Have Peppered the Western Pacific

Japan Just Hit With Third Earthquake Today as 177 Earthquakes Have Peppered the Western Pacific

Honshu, Japan was just hit with its third earthquake of the day as 177 relatively significant earthquakes have peppered the Western Pacific Countries. The last 5.0 temblors hit approximately 4:20 p.m. Tuesday, December 18, 2012, local time. According to the USGS, the quake had a depth of 20 miles and struck off the east coast […]

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