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November 14, 2019 (16:17:41 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.1 Indonesia

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake occurred 134 km (83 miles) from the port city of Ternate at a depth of 45.1 km (30 miles). There were no immediate reports of injury or damage.


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.


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