A magnitude 6.6 earthquake hit Papua New Guinea, and was later downgraded to a magnitude 6.4 on the U.S Geological survey’s live feed. There is no tsunami threat at the time, and no reports of damages or injuries to report in any of the areas nearby.
Breaking News: Another 6.4 earthquake has just struck Papua New Guinea. We will report back with updates on the latest news once available.
The following is a list of magnitude 6.0 or greater earthquakes for the month of April 2013, according to U.S Geological Survey’s live feed:
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|6.4||31km N of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea||3.920°S||152.127°E||17.8|
|6.1||Izu Islands, Japan region||29.915°N||138.926°E||424.1|
|6.1||98km SE of Severo-Kuril’sk, Russia||50.140°N||157.225°E||20.2|
|6.6||50km WSW of Linqiong, China||30.284°N||102.956°E||12.3|
|6.0||136km SE of Severo-Kuril’sk, Russia||49.955°N||157.670°E||20.0|
|7.2||250km ENE of Kuril’sk, Russia||46.182°N||150.796°E||122.3|
|6.6||23km ESE of Aitape, Papua New Guinea||3.218°S||142.543°E||13.0|
|7.8||83km E of Khash, Iran||28.107°N||62.053°E||82.0|
|6.6||99km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea||6.475°S||154.596°E||31.0|
|6.0||54km NNE of Isangel, Vanuatu||19.123°S||169.530°E||275.0|
|6.4||89km SE of Bandar Bushehr, Iran||28.500°N||51.591°E||10.0|
|7.0||240km E of Enarotali, Indonesia||3.513°S||138.477°E||66.0|
|6.3||9km N of Zarubino, Russia||42.713°N||131.105°E||561.9|
|6.0||107km E of Miyako, Japan||39.528°N||143.196°E||12.5|
Below are the magnitude 6.0+ earthquakes for 2012 using the same feed from the U.S Geological survey:
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|6.0||Kermadec Islands region||28.556°S||177.412°W||114.0|
|6.0||near the north coast of Papua, Indonesia||1.635°S||134.197°E||17.4|
|6.7||near the north coast of Papua, Indonesia||1.617°S||134.276°E||16.0|
|6.2||east of the South Sandwich Islands||59.016°S||16.612°W||12.0|
|6.8||eastern New Guinea region, Papua New Guinea||5.462°S||147.117°E||198.0|
|6.2||off the west coast of northern Sumatra||2.581°N||90.269°E||25.0|
|7.0||Baja California, Mexico||28.696°N||113.104°W||13.0|
|6.0||Baja California, Mexico||28.837°N||113.027°W||9.0|
|6.0||off the coast of Oregon||43.584°N||127.638°W||8.0|
|8.2||off the west coast of northern Sumatra||0.802°N||92.463°E||25.1|
|6.0||North Indian Ocean||1.254°N||91.735°E||10.0|
|8.6||off the west coast of northern Sumatra||2.327°N||93.063°E||20.0|
|6.1||New Ireland region, Papua New Guinea||4.551°S||153.457°E||108.5|
In 2013 we have a total of 16 magnitude 6.0 or greater earthquakes in april so far, and from the looks of things we will surpass the 2012 mark. Keep in mind that the U.S Geological survey does down grade many 6.0 earthquakes to magnitude 5.8.
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A magnitude 2.9 earthquake was felt by locals near the Nevado Del Ruiz volcano located in Columbia this morning. Both earthquakes were centered northwest of the Arenas Crater at a depth of 7 km.
Yet another sequence of earthquakes took place this morning beneath the Central Pumice Cone at the Newberry volcano. A magnitude 0.8 event was located there late yesterday.
At the Mammoth volcano in California, there have been small earthquakes that have continued in the past few days with several small magnitude 1.9 earthquake events.
Continued volcanic earthquakes and tremors are taking place at the Telica and San Cristobal volcanoes in Nicaragua. Small earthquakes continue to be visible on seismograms at the Poas volcano in Costa Rica.
Earthquakes and volcanic activity is elevated at the Poas, Galeras, and Cotapaxi volcanoes. White Island volcano in New Zealand continues to rumble with continuous volcanic tremor of varying intensity.
This volcanic report is sourced from the excellent www.earthquake-report.com
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