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6.3-magnitude quake strikes off Indonesia – USGS

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JAKARTA – A 6.3-magnitude quake struck off eastern Indonesia on Monday, the US Geological Survey said, but no tsunami warning was issued.

The quake struck at a depth of 92 kilometers (57 miles), 189 kilometers west-northwest of Saumlaki in the Maluku chain of islands, said the USGS.

Sutiono, an official at Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency who goes by one name, told AFP: “The quake’s epicentre was in the sea but there’s no potential for a tsunami.”

A receptionist at the Galaxy Hotel in Saumlaki, Enik Aryesam, said the tremor lasted around 10 seconds but caused no visible damage.

“It wasn’t very strong, so our guests didn’t panic,” she said.

Indonesia sits on the Pacific “Ring of Fire” where tectonic plates collide, causing frequent seismic and volcanic activity.

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes southern Peru -U.S. Geological Survey

(Reuters) – A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck southern Peru on Tuesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The epicenter of the quake was located 53 miles (85 km)northwest of Arequipa, Peru, at a depth of about 52 miles (84 km), according to the USGS. Magnitude 6 quakes are capable of causing severe damage.

Peruvian authorities said there were no reports of damage or injuries. (Editing by Stacey Joyce)

7.2 Earthquake Hits off Papua New Guinea

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A 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit northeast of Papua New Guinea in the early hours of Monday, according to the US Geological Survey.

The quake occurred 110 kilometres (68 miles) northeast off the town of Taron on the island of New Ireland at 4.35 am local time (1835 GMT Sunday).

It hit at a depth of 379 kilometres and no tsunami warning has been issued.

Earthquake Clusters! 28 June 1013

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Commentary by:   Gordon King

I just looked at the USGS earthquake map and it sure looks like there have been many earthquakes lately.  And many earthquake clusters.  Like in Alaska, California and in the Caribbean.  The earthquakes are really spread out across the globe, not just along the “Ring of Fire”.   Although they are not great in magnitude, they are occurring in mass and in unusual places.  Lots of quakes have happened recently in Oklahoma and the Mid-West. 

Earthquake Clusters

Magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes off Chile, USGS says

The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 has struck off the coast of Chile.

The quake was recorded at 5:49 a.m. local time (EDT; 0949 GMT), at a shallow depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles), some 600 kilometers (370 miles) from the city of Puerto Quellon. No tsunami warning was issued.

Chile is one of the world’s most earthquake-prone countries. A devastating 8.8-magnitude quake and the tsunami it unleashed in 2010 killed 551 people, destroyed 220,000 homes and washed away docks, riverfronts and seaside resorts. It was so strong it changed time, shortening the Earth’s day slightly by changing the planet’s rotation.

The strongest earthquake ever recorded also happened in Chile, a magnitude-9.5 in 1960 that killed more than 5,000 people.

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2nd Volcano This Month is Heating Up in Alaska

 

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Another volcano in Alaska is heating up, with seismic instruments signaling a possible eruption, scientists said Monday.

Tremors were detected at Pavlof Volcano, 625 miles southwest of Anchorage, according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory. Satellite imagery showed the mountain was “very, very hot,” said John Power, the U.S. Geological Survey scientist in charge at the observatory.

The aviation alert level for Pavlof was raised from “yellow” to “orange.” A major ash emission could threaten international flights.

Pavlof is 37 miles from the community of Cold Bay, which was notified of the new activity that began about 8 a.m. Monday. Because of clouds, the volcano was not visible to the village of 100.

The volcano last erupted in 2007, but residents there said that eruption had no impact on Cold Bay, likely because the winds blew any ash fall away. Ash clouds were visible to residents, however.

“It was prominent,” said Mike Tickle, manager of the local fuel terminal. “You could see it from all over the place.”

Pavlof is the second Alaska volcano to rumble this month.

Cleveland Volcano, on an uninhabited island in the Aleutian Islands, experienced a low-level eruption in early May. Satellite imagery shows the volcano continues to discharge steam, gas and heat, although no ash clouds have been detected in the past week, Power said.

Cleveland is not monitored with seismic instruments. Its alert level remains at orange.

Pavlof’s 2007 eruption lasted 29 days. It emitted mud flows and erupting lava, as well as ash clouds up to 18,000 feet high, Power said. At night, the 8,262-foot volcano glowed.

Typically, Pavlof eruptions are gas-rich fountains of lava that can shoot up to a few thousand feet. But its ash clouds are usually less dense than plumes of more explosive volcanoes that pose a greater hazard to aircraft, said volcanologist Game McGimsey.

No ash clouds were immediately detected Monday, and local air traffic controller Craig Jackson said there were no flight interruptions.

Pavlof is among the most active volcanoes in the Aleutian arc, with nearly 40 known eruptions, according to the observatory.

Cleveland is a 5,675-foot peak on a remote island 940 miles southwest of Anchorage. The volcano’s most recent significant eruption began in February 2001 and sent ash clouds as high 39,000 feet above sea level. It also produced a rubbly lava flow and hot debris that reached the sea.

The most recent minor ash emissions from Cleveland were observed last November.

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China earthquake: ‘Hundreds dead or injured’ in Sichuan

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Hundreds of people may have been killed or injured after an earthquake in China’s western Sichuan province, state media report.

The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake, which had a 6.6 magnitude, was centred 80km (50 miles) west of the town of Linqiong.

It said the tremor occurred at a depth of 12.3km (7.6 miles).

The area is prone to tremors. An 8.0 magnitude quake in Sichuan in May 2008 killed nearly 90,000 people.

The latest quake – initially reported as a 7.0 magnitude, and then at 6.9 – struck at 08:02 local time (01:02 BST), the USGS said.

It was felt 115km (71 miles) away in the provincial capital, Chengdu, according to China’s state news agency Xinhua.

It said only 10 people had been confirmed dead, but other state media suggested the toll could be far higher.

“The earthquake in Ya’an, Lushan, has injured or killed hundreds of people,” the Sichuan earthquake bureau said, quoted by an official website.

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6.2 magnitude earthquake strikes near Guatemala City

Published March 25, 2013

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GUATEMALA CITY –  A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck near Guatemala City on Monday, but residents said they barely felt the temblor and authorities had no immediate reports of damages or deaths.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake’s epicenter was located 4 miles (6 kilometers) northwest of San Jose Pinula and had a depth of 200 kilometers (124 miles).

“So far we have received no reports of damage and we’re monitoring nationwide,” said Mario Cruz, a spokesman for firefighters.

The quake was only 6 miles (10 kilometers) from Guatemala’s capital, but was barely felt, perhaps because of its depth.

In November 2012, a magnitude-7.4 earthquake left 42 people dead in Guatemala. The quake, which was just 32 kilometers (20 mile) deep, was centered off the coastal town of Champerico. It was the strongest earthquake to hit Guatemala since a 1976 temblor that killed 23,000.

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Magnitude 6.7 quake strikes off Papua New Guinea: USGS

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SYDNEY — A magnitude 6.7 earthquake has struck off Papua New Guinea’s north coast city of Lae, the United States Geological Survey said on Monday.

The quake, about 150 km (95 miles) east of Lae, was initially recorded at a depth of about 20 km, although that figure was later revised to 87 km. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no Pacific-wide tsunami threat.

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