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2022 earthquake alerts

September 22, 2022 | 4:26pm
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3 days ago

A strong earthquake jolted Mexico on Thursday, sending people rushing out into the streets of the capital in the middle of the night, days after a powerful tremor left at least two people dead.

The epicenter of the 6.9-magnitude quake was near the Pacific coast, 84 kilometers (52 miles) south of Coalcoman in the western state of Michoacan, the national seismological agency reported.

The US Geological Survey (USGS) estimated the magnitude at 6.8. -- AFP

3 days ago

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck Michoacan, Mexico on Thursday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, but there was no tsunami warning.

The strong quake hit at a depth of 20.7 kilometres (12.8 miles), about 410 kilometres from Mexico City at 0616 GMT.  — AFP

September 18, 2022

A 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck Taiwan's southeastern coast on Sunday, the US Geological Survey said, prompting Japan to issue a tsunami warning.

The quake hit at 2:44 pm (0644 GMT) about 50 kilometres (30 miles) north of the city of Taitung at a depth of 10 kilometers, the USGS said.

A 6.6 magnitude quake hit the same region on Saturday and there have been multiple tremors since with Sunday's the strongest by far.

Japan's Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami advisory to remote islands near Taiwan. -- AFP

September 10, 2022

A strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake jolted a coastal region of Papua in eastern Indonesia Saturday morning and was followed by two weaker aftershocks minutes later, the US Geological Survey said.

The first two quakes -- the second a 5.8-magnitude tremor -- hit at a relatively shallow depth of 15 kilometres, about 272 kilometres (169 miles) from the town of Abepura, according to the USGS. 

A third 5.9-magnitude quake then hit the area at a depth of 32 kilometres. 

No casualties or damages were immediately reported by authorities and no tsunami warning accompanied the inland quakes.

But the Indonesian Meteorology and Geophysics Agency (BKMG) warned of moderate shaking and potential light damage.

It also told residents of nearby towns to "watch out for possible aftershocks" in its online advisory. -- AFP

August 17, 2022

Phivolcs says a magnitude 5.1 earthquake hit Socorro, Surigao del Norte at 5:35 p.m. Wednesday.

August 13, 2022

Phivolcs says a 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit Maguindanao at 2:25 p.m. Saturday.

August 13, 2022

Phivolcs says a magnitude 4.4 earthquake hit Merida, Leyte at 6:49 a.m. Saturday. 

July 30, 2022

Phivolcs says a magnitude 4.0 earthquake hit Magsingal, Ilocos Sur 12:34 p.m. Saturday. 

July 27, 2022

United States Geological Survey says a magnitude 7.1 earthquake hits northern Philippines at 8:43 a.m. on Wednesday.

But the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology reports the earthquake to be at 7.3 magnitude, located at 17.63°N, 120.74°E - 002 km N 20° E of Lagangilang (Abra).

 

July 23, 2022

Phivolcs says a magnitude 4.2 earthquake hit waters off Panukulan, Quezon at 2:15 p.m. on Saturday.

July 15, 2022

Phivolcs says a magnitude 4.4 quake hit Masinloc, Zambales on 4:36 p.m. No aftershocks and damage expected.

May 27, 2022

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of East Timor on Friday, the US Geological Survey said, with tremors felt as far as the Australian city of Darwin, although there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

The USGS said the quake hit at a depth of 51 kilometres (32 miles) off the eastern tip of Timor island, which is split between East Timor and Indonesia.

An AFP journalist in the East Timor capital Dili felt the earthquake and said that, although it lasted only seconds, "the jolt was quite strong". — AFP

May 18, 2022

Phivolcs says a magnitude 4.8 quake jolted Mobo, Masbate at 9:38 a.m. Wednesday.

April 8, 2022

Phivolcs says a magnitude 4.2 quake jolted waters off Bayabas, Surigao Del Sure at 1:03 p.m. on Friday. There are no expected aftershocks.

March 23, 2022

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 struck off the coast of Taiwan early Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said.

There were no immediate reports of fatalities or injuries, or major damage.

The USGS said the quake, which it downgraded from an earlier estimate of magnitude 6.9, had a depth of 10 kilometres (six miles) and hit 70 kilometres south of Hualien City. — AFP

February 26, 2022

Phivolcs reports that a magnitude 5.3 earthquake hit the waters off Jose Abad Santos, Davao Occidental at 2:15 p.m. Saturday.

Aftershocks are expected, Phivolcs adds.

February 21, 2022

A magnitude 5.3 earthquake shook Abra de Ilog, Occidental Mindoro at 3:22 p.m. on Monday, state volcanologists say.

According to Phivolcs, Intensity III was reported in Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro while Intensity II was felt in Quezon City.

February 12, 2022

Phivolcs says a magnitude 4.0 earthquake hit the waters off Balut Island, Davao Occidental at 4:25 p.m. Saturday. 

January 22, 2022

Phivolcs reports that a magnitude 6.5 earthquake hit the waters off Balut Island, Davao Occidental at 10:26 a.m. Saturday. 

January 16, 2022

The tsunami threat from a powerful Tonga volcano eruption has passed, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says on Sunday, after powerful waves flooded coastlines from Japan to the United States.

"Based on all available data, the tsunami threat from this volcanic eruption has now passed," the PTWC says at 0300 GMT, adding authorities at "impacted coastal areas should monitor... to determine when it is safe to resume normal activities". — AFP

Tsunami reached Japan late Saturday through early Sunday, and waves as high as three meters were possible, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, hours after a massive volcanic eruption near Tonga.

The agency said a 1.2 metre (about four feet) tsunami reached the remote southern island of Amami Oshima around 11:55 pm (1455 GMT) Saturday before other areas along Japan's Pacific coast observed smaller tsunami.

The eastern shores of northernmost Hokkaido island as well as southwestern regions of Kochi and Wakayama also saw tsunami as high as 0.9 metres shortly after midnight, the agency said. — AFP

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