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November 28, 2021 (10:52:13 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.5 Peru

A magnitude 7.5 earthquake occurred at 5:52 a.m. Sunday local time about 41 km (26 miles) NNW of the coastal city of Barranca, Peru, and about 160 km (100 miles) north of the capital of Lima, Peru at a depth of 112.5 km (70 miles). The earthquake was felt across Peru's northern border in Colombia and Ecuador.


October 2, 2021 (06:29:18 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.3 Vanuatu

A major earthquake struck in the southwest Pacific Ocean at a depth of 535.8 km in the Vanuatu Island Region.  There are no reports of damage or injuries.


September 8, 2021 (01:47:47 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.0 Acapulco, Mexico

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake has occurred in Acapulco, Mexico at a depth of 20 km (12 miles). One death has been reported. The quake caused buildings to rock and sway in Mexico City 280 km (180 mi) away.


August 22, 2021 (21:33:20 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.1 South Sandwich Islands

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake occurred at a depth of 14 km (8.7 miles) in the South Sandwich Islands, an uninhabited British territory off the coast of Argentina in the southern Atlantic Ocean. This earthquake is an aftershock of a M8.1 earthquake that occurred on Aug 12.


August 14, 2021 (12:29:08 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.2 Haiti

At least 227 people have died and hundreds were injured or missing after a M 7.2 earthquake struck southwestern Haiti on Saturday, reducing churches, hotels, and homes to rubble. This earthquake occurred 150 km west of the capital Port-au-Prince at a depth of 10 km. This earthquake was widely felt across the region including all of Hispaniola, the islands of Jamaica, Cuba and Puerto Rico.


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