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July 14, 2019 (09:10:50 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.3 Indonesia

A magnitude 7.3 earthquake shook the Moluccas islands on Sunday 165.9 km (103.1 mi) SSE of Ternate, Indonesia at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Early reports indicate damage to houses in eastern Indonesia but no injuries or deaths.


July 6, 2019 (03:19:52 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.1 Calfornia

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake occurred 17km (10.6 miles) NNE of Ridgecrest, California at a depth of 17 km (10.6 miles). The earthquake was felt as far north as San Jose and as far south as Mexico. This earthquake follows a magnitude 6.4 Thursday that we can now define as a foreshock.  


June 24, 2019 (02:53:40 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.3 Banda Sea

A magnitude 7.3 earthquake occurred 288km (178.9 miles) NW of Saumlaki, Indonesia at a depth of 208.3 km (129.4 miles). There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.


June 15, 2019 (22:55:02 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.2 Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

A magnitude 7.2 earthquake occurred in the Kermadec Islands, about 800 km northeast of New Zealand’s North Island at a depth of 34.4 km.


May 26, 2019 (07:41:14 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 8.0 Peru

A magnitude 8.0 earthquake occurred early Sunday in a remote part of the Amazon jungle in Peru 92 km (57 miles) east of the small town of Yurimaguas. Early reports indicate some buildings have collapsed, power was knocked out, and there has been one death reported.


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