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August 9, 2020 (12:07:37 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 5.1 North Carolina

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake occurred near Sparta, North Carolina (36.476°N 81.093°W) at a depth of 3.7 km. There are reports of minor injuries and damage.


July 22, 2020 (06:12:44 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.8 Alaska

A magnitude 7.8 earthquake occurred in Alaska near Simeonof Island at a depth of 28 km. There are no immediate reports of damage or fatalities.  A tsunami warning initially was issued for south Alaska and the Alaska Peninsula, but was canceled by early Wednesday.  Strong shaking was reported on the peninsula. Light to weak shaking was reported around Kodiak, about 300 miles northeast of the earthquake, and in Anchorage, about 530 miles northeast of the earthquake.


July 17, 2020 (02:50:23 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.0 Papua New Guinea

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake occurred 194.1 km (120.6 miles) NNE of Port Moresby, National Capital, Papua New Guinea at a depth of 79.8 km (50 miles).  There are no immediate reports of damage.


June 24, 2020 (17:40:49 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 5.8 California

A magnitude 5.8 earthquake occurred in the Owens Valley, underneath the bed of Owens Lake, just east of Mt. Whitney, 17.7 km (11 miles) southeast of Lone Pine, CA at a depth of 4.7 km (2.9 miles).


June 23, 2020 (15:29:05 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.4 Oaxaca, Mexico

A magnitude 7.4 earthquake has occurred in Oaxaca, Mexico at a depth of 26.3 km (16 miles). Shaking was felt hundreds of kilometers away in Mexico City.


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