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March 1, 2019 (08:50:41 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.0 Peru

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake occurred in southeastern Peru on Friday about 27 kilometers northeast of the town of Azángaro, Peru, near the border with Bolivia. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 257.4 km.


February 22, 2019 (10:17:22 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.5 Peru-Ecuador Border Region

A magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck on Friday near the border of Ecuador and Peru, 115km ESE of Palora, Ecuador. Shaking was felt as far away as the Ecuadorean capital of Quito and the coastal city of Guayaquil, Ecuador. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 132.4 km. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.


December 29, 2018 (03:39:09 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.0 Philippines

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake occurred 181.3 km (112.6 miles) SE of Davao, and 83.8 km (52.1 miles) SE of the city of Pondaguitan at a depth of 60.1 km (37.3 miles). There are no immediate reports of casualties or damage.


December 20, 2018 (17:01:55 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.3 Russia

A magnitude 7.3 earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.6 km (10 miles) near the intersection of the Aleutian and Kuril-Kamchatka trenches.  The epicenter was 83 km (51 miles) west of Nikol’skoye, Russia, on Bering Island, the westernmost island of the Aleutian islands. There have been no reports of damage or injuries and the earthquake did not generate a significant tsunami.


December 11, 2018 (02:26:32 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.1 South Sandwich Islands

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake occurred at a depth of 164.7 km (102 miles) in the South Sandwich Islands, an uninhabited British territory off the coast of Argentina in the southern Atlantic Ocean.


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