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October 10, 2018 (20:48:20 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.0 Papua New Guinea

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake occurred 117km east of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea at a depth of 40.3 km (25 miles).  There are no immediate reports of damage.


September 28, 2018 (10:02:43 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.5 Indonesia

A magnitude 7.5 earthquake occurred 80.8 km (50.2 mi) north of Palu, Indonesia at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). This earthquake triggered a tsunami with wave heights up to 2 m (6.6 ft) that an official said swept away houses in at least two cities.


September 6, 2018 (15:49:14 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.8 Fiji

A magnitude 7.8 earthquake has occurred 101.8 km (63.3 mi) ESE of Suva, Fiji at a depth of 608.6 km (378 miles). There is no risk of a tsunami from an earthquake at this depth.


August 29, 2018 (00:27:38 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.1 New Caledonia

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake has occurred 231.2 km (143.7 mi) ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia at a depth of 26.7 km (16.6 miles).  There are no reports of damage and no threat of a tsunami.


August 24, 2018 (09:04:07 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.1 Peru

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck Peru's border with Brazil 38km (23.6 mi) WNW of Iberia, Peru and 223.8 km (139.0 mi) W of Cobija, Bolivia at a depth of 609.5 km (378.7 miles). There are no initial reports of casualties or damage.


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