Mw 6.5 NORTHERN PERU

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Another strong earthquake was detected by the USGS. Further details are:

Magnitude   Mw 6.5
Region   NORTHERN PERU
Date time   2022-02-03 15:58:56.4 UTC
Location   4.45 S ; 76.86 W
Depth   100 km

Author: USGS

Mw 6.0 KEPULAUAN BARAT DAYA, INDONESIA

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Another strong earthquake was detected by the USGS. Further details are:

Magnitude   Mw 6.0
Region   KEPULAUAN BARAT DAYA, INDONESIA
Date time   2022-02-01 19:25:11.3 UTC
Location   7.43 S ; 128.30 E
Depth   127 km

Author: USGS

Mw 6.4 KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION

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Another strong earthquake was detected by the USGS. Further details are:

Magnitude   Mw 6.4
Region   KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION
Date time   2022-01-29 02:46:40.2 UTC
Location   29.81 S ; 176.47 W
Depth   10 km

Author: USGS

Mw 6.2 FIJI REGION

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Another strong earthquake was detected by the USGS. Further details are:

Magnitude   Mw 6.2
Region   FIJI REGION
Date time   2022-01-27 06:40:06.8 UTC
Location   19.10 S ; 176.38 W
Depth   10 km

Author: USGS

Mw 6.2 FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

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Another strong earthquake was detected by the USGS. Further details are:

Magnitude   Mw 6.2
Region   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS
Date time   2022-01-22 05:17:08.1 UTC
Location   53.36 N ; 166.78 W
Depth   60 km

Author: USGS

Mw 6.0 KEPULAUAN TALAUD, INDONESIA

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Another strong earthquake was detected by the USGS. Further details are:

Magnitude   Mw 6.0
Region   KEPULAUAN TALAUD, INDONESIA
Date time   2022-01-22 02:26:16.0 UTC
Location   3.64 N ; 126.72 E
Depth   49 km

Author: USGS

Mw 6.4 KYUSHU, JAPAN

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Another strong earthquake was detected by the USGS. Further details are:

Magnitude   Mw 6.4
Region   KYUSHU, JAPAN
Date time   2022-01-21 16:08:39.4 UTC
Location   32.83 N ; 131.89 E
Depth   60 km

Author: USGS

Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai: Eruption was very strong

The eruption in Tonga does not want to end. VAAC Darwin registered another eruption cloud over Tonga at 12:00 Zulu time. The altitude indication gives a range between 12,000 and 19,000 m.

It is now clear that the damage to the islands of the Kingdom of Tonga is greater than first thought. The tsunamis reached heights of up to 120 cm and caused destruction on the coasts. Most of the islands are covered in volcanic ash and cut off from communication. Saturday’s eruption was also much stronger than initial reports indicated. Volcanic ash was detected at 39 km altitude. The blast wave from the explosion passed around the Earth 4 times.

What made the eruption so strong?

Before the big eruption on Saturday, there were two moderate eruptions and several small ones. The series began on December 20. These eruptions were Surtseyan eruptions in which water already had a hand. Then, in the large eruption, a large amount of seawater probably entered the volcano’s conveyor system and explosively vaporized. Another possibility is that an injection of fresh melt into the magma body occurred, resulting in a reaction between two different magmas. The blast wave from the explosion circled the globe 4 times, causing gravitational shock waves that reached almost into space.

Mw 6.1 BOUGAINVILLE REGION, P.N.G.

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Another strong earthquake was detected by the USGS. Further details are:

Magnitude   Mw 6.1
Region   BOUGAINVILLE REGION, P.N.G.
Date time   2022-01-16 12:52:10.9 UTC
Location   6.45 S ; 154.81 E
Depth   408 km

Author: USGS