Earthquakes around the world

Puma1974

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During the past 24 hours, there were 7 quakes of magnitude 5.0 or above, 31 quakes between 4.0 and 5.0, 114 quakes between 3.0 and 4.0, and 344 quakes between 2.0 and 3.0. There were also 565 quakes below magnitude 2.0 which people don't normally feel.

Biggest quake today: 5.8 quake Philippine Sea, 192 km southwest of Hachijojima Island, Japan, Sep 14, 2021 7:46 am (GMT +9) 16 hours ago
Most recent quake: 2.5 quake 8.5 km southeast of Los Llanos de Aridane, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, Sep 14, 2021 3:15 pm (GMT +1) 22 minutes ago

Earthquakes Today: latest quakes worldwide during the past 24 hours on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - list, stats and interactive map

The strong earthquake swarm is continuing beneath Cumbre Vieja, and now PEVOLCA has raised the alert level to Yellow, citing the repeated occurance of earthquake swarms since 2017, with this one being the strongest and also the shallowest, suggesting magma is slowly rising into the edifice. Measurements of Helium-3 gas flux are also indicating this.


During the past 7 days, Canary Islands was shaken by 27 quakes of magnitude 3.0 or above and 390 quakes between 2.0 and 3.0. There were also 266 quakes below magnitude 2.0 which people don't normally feel.

Biggest quake: 3.5 quake 9.7 km southeast of Los Llanos de Aridane, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, Sep 14, 2021 7:00 am (GMT +1) 9 hours ago
Most recent quake: 2.5 quake 8.1 km south of Los Llanos de Aridane, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, Sep 14, 2021 3:20 pm (GMT +1) 21 minutes ago

Earthquakes Today: latest quakes in or near Canary Islands, Spain during the past 7 days - list, stats and interactive map
 

Puma1974

Dagobah Resident
During the past 24 hours, there were 9 quakes of magnitude 5.0 or above, 34 quakes between 4.0 and 5.0, 113 quakes between 3.0 and 4.0, and 341 quakes between 2.0 and 3.0. There were also 577 quakes below magnitude 2.0 which people don't normally feel.

Biggest quake today: 5.6 quake Indian Ocean, 128 km west of Sinabang, Kabupaten Simeulue, Aceh, Indonesia, Sep 15, 2021 3:13 am (GMT +7) 19 hours ago
Most recent quake: 2.7 quake Greece: 83 Km WSW From Paxoi September, 15 2021 14:36 GMT 13 minutes ago

Earthquakes Today: latest quakes worldwide during the past 24 hours on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - list, stats and interactive map

The seismic crisis continues with no signs of slowing. More than 250 quakes large enough to be located were detected during the past 24 hours. Minutes ago, a magnitude 3.2 event at only 4 km depth occurred and was felt.
This quake can be seen on the seismic trace as the large green signal.

La Palma volcano update: Earthquakes continue, becoming shallower
 

Puma1974

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sToRmR1dR

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Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - 51 km southeast of Neijiang, Sichuan, China, on Thursday, Sep 16, 2021 4:33 am (GMT +8) - 1 hour 23 minutes ago​

Quake info: Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - 51 km southeast of Neijiang, Sichuan, China, on Thursday, Sep 16, 2021 4:33 am (GMT +8) - 16 user experience reports
By Nevin Brown - 11 hours ago

Published on Sep 16, 2021 (1:32)
 

Puma1974

Dagobah Resident
During the past 24 hours, there were 5 quakes of magnitude 5.0 or above, 40 quakes between 4.0 and 5.0, 107 quakes between 3.0 and 4.0, and 223 quakes between 2.0 and 3.0. There were also 541 quakes below magnitude 2.0 which people don't normally feel.

Biggest quake today: 5.5 quake 53 km southeast of Neijiang, Sichuan, China, Sep 16, 2021 4:33 am (GMT +8) 17 hours ago
Most recent quake: 3.9 quake Indian Ocean, 73 km west of Pulau Sumba Island, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, Sep 16, 2021 9:38 pm (GMT +8) 23 minutes ago

Earthquakes Today: latest quakes worldwide during the past 24 hours on Thursday, September 16, 2021 - list, stats and interactive map

La Palma Island. Update

The earthquake swarm has slowed down significantly over the past 24 hours, but it is too early to draw conclusions as to whether the crisis might soon be ending or whether it will pick up again in intensity.
Seismic activity continued to migrate slightly to the northwest and quakes were mostly at depths of around 8 km, although there were also 20 quakes at only 1-3 km to the surface. The maximum accumulated deformation reached about 6 cm by yesterday, the National Geographic Institute (IGN) reported. The rate of deformation has decreased, suggesting that the recent pulse of new magma intrusion might be over.

La Palma, Canary Islands: seismic crisis Sep 2021 - news and activity updates
 

Puma1974

Dagobah Resident
During the past 24 hours, there were 5 quakes of magnitude 5.0 or above, 31 quakes between 4.0 and 5.0, 132 quakes between 3.0 and 4.0, and 233 quakes between 2.0 and 3.0. There were also 504 quakes below magnitude 2.0 which people don't normally feel.

Biggest quake today: 5.8 quake Coral Sea, 64 km north of Sola, Torba, Vanuatu, Sep 17, 2021 9:28 pm (GMT +11) 3 hours 13 minutes ago
Most recent quake: 2.5 quake Hurunui District, 97 km north of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand, Sep 18, 2021 1:19 am (GMT +12) 22 minutes ago

Earthquakes Today: latest quakes worldwide during the past 24 hours on Friday, September 17, 2021 - list, stats and interactive map
 

c.a.

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Southern California shake’n tonight:
A couple of very small after shock's.



Hmm 🧐 related...?
 

Puma1974

Dagobah Resident
During the past 24 hours, there were 3 quakes of magnitude 5.0 or above, 43 quakes between 4.0 and 5.0, 94 quakes between 3.0 and 4.0, and 226 quakes between 2.0 and 3.0. There were also 507 quakes below magnitude 2.0 which people don't normally feel.

Biggest quake today: 5.3 quake Coral Sea, 83 km south of Kirakira, Solomon Islands, Sep 18, 2021 5:44 am (GMT +11) 19 hours ago
Most recent quake: 2.9 quake 42 km south of Los Llanos de Aridane, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, Sep 18, 2021 2:42 pm (GMT +1) 24 minutes ago

Earthquakes Today: latest quakes worldwide during the past 24 hours on Saturday, September 18, 2021 - list, stats and interactive map
 

Puma1974

Dagobah Resident
During the past 24 hours, there were 5 quakes of magnitude 5.0 or above, 38 quakes between 4.0 and 5.0, 125 quakes between 3.0 and 4.0, and 267 quakes between 2.0 and 3.0. There were also 494 quakes below magnitude 2.0 which people don't normally feel.

Biggest quake today: 5.3 quake 120 km south of Popondetta, Sohe, Northern Province, Papua New Guinea, Sep 19, 2021 6:47 am (GMT +10) 18 hours ago
Most recent quake: 4.3 quake South Pacific Ocean, 213 km northeast of Gisborne, New Zealand, Sep 20, 2021 2:36 am (GMT +12) 24 minutes ago

Earthquakes Today: latest quakes worldwide during the past 24 hours on Sunday, September 19, 2021 - list, stats and interactive map

La Palma Update

The seismo-volcanic crisis is intensifying. During the past 24 hours, earthquakes have continued to pick up both in numbers and strength.
The largest so-far quake was a magnitude 3.8 quake at 11:16 local time at 10 km depth, initially reported even as magnitude 4, but later revised. SO far, 5 quakes during the past 24 hours were recorded with magnitudes of 3 or more. All of these were felt by locals.
The increase in seismic activity is likely a sign that magma continues to intrude and push its way into deeper rock layers, thus causing the quakes. Another worrying trend is the general tendency of quakes getting shallower. Altogether, the likelihood of a new volcanic eruption continues to increase.

Is there a threat of a mega-tsunami from La Palma?
Unfortunately, some media outlets are picking up on the potential threat of a "mega-tsunami" that could be caused by an eruption on La Palma and devastate the US east coast... While this certainly is a potential scenario, it should also be said that it is the very worst case, and thus least likely scenario: by all known geological evidence, the current chance of a giant landslide from La Palma is still extremely slim, even should La Palma erupt in the near future.

Nearly all volcanic ocean islands suffer massive collapse events from time to time, and La Palma is no exception.

La Palma, Canary Islands: seismic crisis Sep 2021 - news and activity updates
 

Aeneas

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Last week saw 1 M7.0 in Mexico and one 6.0 in Tonga.
In the usual area, there were 2 out of 105 earthquakes equal to or greater than 4,5 and 2017 out of 2435 quakes of all sizes.
Percentage: 82.8%
Last week saw only 1 M6 (a M6.2 in Argentina).
In the usual area, there were 5 out of 98 earthquakes worldwide equal to or greater than 4.5 and 1673 out of 2062 quakes of all sizes.
Percentage: 81.1%
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Puma1974

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La Palma Update​

Eruption started at 3.15 p.m. local time​

Update Sun 19 Sep 2021 15:09
The eruption started at 3.15 p.m. local time (14:15 GMT), 10 minutes after our previous update when we noticed the strong increase in seismic activity.

Following the increasing seismic activity and the previously suspected beginning of tremor, the volcano erupted short time ago - probably much earlier than most expected.

There are not many details yet, but from initial pictures it seems that a fissure opened on the western flank of La Cumbre Vieja, feeding lava fountains and flows, burning forests and farmland.

In the meantime, seismic activity continues to increase by the minute, dominated by volcanic tremor, reflecting the flow of magma to the surface.


La Palma, Canary Islands: seismic crisis Sep 2021 - news and activity updates
 
Following the increasing seismic activity and the previously suspected beginning of tremor, the volcano erupted short time ago - probably much earlier than most expected.
Oh boy 😬. FWIW, Dutchsinse’s latest report discusses the possibility of massive tsunami event that could inundate the East coast of the US should a portion of the volcano shelf collapse into the ocean.

 
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