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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.


December 5, 2018 (04:18:08 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.5 New Caledonia

A magnitude 7.5 earthquake has occurred 168 km (104 mi) ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The earthquake triggered a tsunami alert and emergency evacuations across the region, but there were no reports of serious damage or injuries


November 30, 2018 (17:29:28 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.0 Alaska

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake occurred just before 8:30 am local time 8 miles north of Anchorage at a depth of 40.9 km (25.4 miles). There are reports of major infrastructure damage and damage to many homes and buildings. A tsunami warning was temporarily issued for coastal regions of Cook Inlet and the Southern Kenai Peninsula, but it has since been canceled.


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