Several 5.0 earthquakes have shaken the earth today, with a magnitude 5.8 earthquake hitting Oaxaca City, and buildings began to sway as far as Mexico.
Oaxaca is about 300 miles from Mexico City, which is where the earthquake set off earthquake alarms, according to the Associated Press.
Aftershocks of minor magnitude took place in the city of Pinotepa Nacional on the Pacific Coast, but there were no reported injuries. The epicenter of the earthquake was about 20.5 mile deep, according to the U.S Geological Survey.
Here is a list of magnitude 5.0 or greater earthquakes according to the U.S geological survey live feed:
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|5.4||197km SSW of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand||33.160°S||179.394°W||50.6|
|5.5||12km NNE of Tambulatana, Indonesia||9.416°S||120.250°E||65.0|
|5.1||19km WSW of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Mexico||16.234°N||98.175°W||11.4|
|5.5||17km SW of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Mexico||16.209°N||98.136°W||10.0|
According to the Icelandic Meteorological Office, there is confirmation of a precursor to a new eruption at the Hekla Volcano in Iceland, as well as increased volcanic activity.
The alert level at the volcano has moved up to yellow.
At the El Hierro volcano in the Canary Islands, In Spain, there were more than 120 magnitude 2.0 earthquakes today, and volcanic tremors that continue to be more intense.
The seismic swarm has continues for today, with pulsating medium to strong earthquakes taking place, in the same area as yesterday with depths of 13 to 20 km.
A new ash plume which rose to 7,000 feet, was spotted today on satellite data by VAAC Darwin at he Batu Tara volcano in Indonesia.
The White Island Volcano in New Zealand has risen in activity again.
“Periods of passive steaming and degassing have been accompanied by very low levels of volcanic tremor. This activity has alternated with minor mud and steam explosions from the active crater when there has been strong volcanic tremor. Tremor episodes have lasted from less than one day to over a week.”www.volcanodiscovery.com
Rate of explosions has risen to 3 per hour at the Popocatepetl volcano in Central Mexico. The largest ejecting glowing bombs have reached up to 500 m in distance and producing plumes of steam and some ash rising 1.5 km above the crater.
Hundres of earthquakes are taking place at the Telica volcano located in Nicaragua. Many of these earthquakes are small in magnitude, measuring around the 2.0 region.
The Smithsonian is reporting that the Heard volcano located in the Australian Southern Indian ocean is in eruption. Satellite images reveal lava flow at the summit crater of the Mawson Peak on the South East flank.
Louisiana Sinkhole Swallows Trees
IIn Assumption Parish, on a Police Jury website, the Louisiana sinkhole has swallowed 25 or more trees as of Monday night. According to the website, quote:
“Experts with Conservation and CB&I believe the slough-in event is linked to the period of elevated subsurface fluid and gas movement detected late last week in the area around the sinkhole and Oxy 3, as has been observed in previous similar events.
At this time, the Oxy3/sinkhole monitoring alert status remains at Code 1, allowing work around the sinkhole to continue, as the slough-in appears to be related to the earlier subsurface activity – however, monitoring is constantly ongoing in the area and Conservation will advise the public of significant changes in subsurface conditions.” –www.wafb.com
Breaking News! 6.0 Hits Buli Taiwan
This earthquake has just hit the area, so there are no reports of damages, injuries, or lost of life at the time, more updates may be added in the near future if something develops. In the last 3 days there have been four 6.0 or greater earthquakes to hit mother earth.
Update: Recent news from the Miami Herald is reporting buildings that were swaying in the area.