Seismic activity

Significant earthquake swarm near the coast of Valparaiso, Chile

A series of moderate to strong earthquakes were registered near the coast of Valparaiso, Chile on April 22 and 23, 2017. EMSC is reporting at least 25 earthquakes since 22:46 UTC on Saturday, April 22, 2017, with the strongest registered as M6.0 at a depth 20 km (12.4 miles). USGS is reporting this one as M5.9 at a depth of 9.8 ...

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Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Peru-Ecuador border region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit sparsely populated Peru-Ecuador border region at 17:49 UTC on April 18, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10.7 km (6.6 miles). Ecuador’s IGEPN is reporting M6.1 at a depth 16.8 km (10.4 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 123.3 km (76.6 miles) NNW ...

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Very deep M6.0 earthquake hits Fiji region

A strong and deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit Fiji region at 17:11 UTC on April 18, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 626.1 km (389 miles). The epicenter was located 242.1 km (150.4 miles) E of Levuka (population 8 360), 297.9 km (185.1 miles) SE of Lambasa (population 27 949) and 334.8 km (208 ...

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Strong M6.2 earthquake hits Chile at intermediate depth

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit Antofagasta, Chile at 08:19 UTC on April 15, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 135.1 km (83.9 miles). CSN Chile is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 158.4 km (98.4 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 66.7 km (41.5 miles) ESE of San Pedro de ...

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Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Mindanao, Philippines

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the PHIVOLCS as M6.0 hit the island of Mindanao, Philippines at 21:21 UTC on April 11, 2017 (05:21 local time on April 12). The agency is reporting a depth of 1 km (0.62 miles). USGS is reporting M5.8 at a depth of 8.3 km (5.1 miles).  The epicenter is located 13 km (8 ...

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Powerful earthquake swarm under Metropolitan Area of San Salvador, El Salvador

More than 370 small to moderately strong earthquakes were recorded under San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador, since Monday, April 10, 2017. At least one person has been killed and three injured. Authorities said the shaking is attributed to the movement of local geological faults. Between 02:13 UTC (20:13 CST) on April 10, when the sequence started with M3.9, and ...

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