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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.


May 14, 2019 (12:58:26 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.5 Papua New Guinea

A magnitude 7.5 earthquake occurred 45km NE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). There are no immediate reports of damage.


May 6, 2019 (21:19:35 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.2 Papua New Guinea

A magnitude 7.2 earthquake occurred 33km NW of Bulolo, Papua New Guinea at a depth of 126.9 km (78.8 miles).  There are no immediate reports of damage.


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.


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