String of moderate earthquakes reported across the world


May 20-21, 2011AUSTRALIA – A 4.6 magnitude earthquake has been reported in a remote part of Western Australia at a depth of about 12 km. The Indo-Australian plate has seen a significance increase in seismic activity in the last 6 months. 5.6 earthquake has also struck the South Sandwich Islands. That quake was followed by a second quake a 5.1 at a much shallower depth of 40 km. A 5.2 magnitude quake was reported in northern Alaska. A 5.0 also was reported in Papua New Guinea- the 2nd major quake reported in the region in 24 hours. A 5.3 earthquake was also reported in Luzon, Philippines. A 5.0 earthquake also occurred on the North Mid-Atlantic Ridge at a depth of 9.9 km. 5.0 Banda Sea. 5.8 earthquake in Honshu Japan.
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11 Responses to String of moderate earthquakes reported across the world

  1. Simon O'Rourke says:

    I was in Pemberton south west australia on saturday 14th of March. There were four rounds of Earth tremors lasting about a minute each.


  2. Kim says:

    I saw that the South Sandwich island earthquake was a 6.5 on my iPad disaster alert

    did they just lower it?


  3. Raven73au says:

    So many I love work in mining underground in these areas including my husband,my sister many. This is frightening to say the least!


  4. Nymphaea says:

    Alvin, to answer your query regarding the Western Australian earthquake, it occurred near a mining town called Newman. The epicentre was 42km west of the town and was at a depth of 12km according to Geoscience Australia. The residents were woken at 4am by the quake but the town itself was not damaged.


  5. Alex says:

    The quake in the South Sandwich Islands like the One Libya do not appear in the USGS List but it does here;

    What’s going on ?


  6. Kathy says:

    Raven, I’ll be keeping you and your family in my prayers. Mining is sure a hard job.


  7. M.J. says:

    I am amazed that with such knowledge of earthquakes all over the world that more is not done to prepare for them. As far as I’m concerned, I’m planning on getting an earthquake kit. For very little money I can have a grab and go bag with food,water and emergency supplies. That will last me until other help can reach me if necessary.


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