Volcano earthquake report for Thursday, 24 Jun 2021

World map showing volcanoes with shallow (less than 20 km) earthquakes within 20 km radius during the past 24 hours on 24 Jun 2021 Number in brackets indicate nr of quakes.Quakes detected near: Bardarbunga (10 quakes between mag 0.1-2.0), Cabalian (1 quake mag 2.1), Chaîne des Puys (1 quake mag 1.3), Clear Lake (16 quakes between mag 0.2-1.6), Coso (7 quakes between mag 0.5-1.8), Eldey (5 quakes between mag 0.9-2.9)Hayes (1 quake mag 2.8), Kalatungan (1 quake mag 2.5), Kilauea (29 quakes between mag 0.4-2.1), Krafla (2 quakes between mag 0.7-1.5), Laacher See (1 quake mag 1.1), Nevados Casiri (1 quake mag 3.7), Nisyros (3 quakes between mag 2.7-3.0), Paricutín (Michoacán-Guanajuato) (2 quakes between mag 3.6-3.6), Reykjanes (14 quakes between…

World Earthquake Report for Thursday, 24 June 2021

Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 24 Jun 2021Summary: 5 quakes 5.0+, 26 quakes 4.0+, 102 quakes 3.0+, 242 quakes 2.0+ (375 total)This report is being updated every hour.Magnitude 5+: 5 earthquakesMagnitude 4+: 26 earthquakesMagnitude 3+: 102 earthquakesMagnitude 2+: 242 earthquakesNo quakes of magnitude 6 or higher10 largest earthquakes in the world (past 24 hours):#1: 5.9 quake Banda Sea, 261 km south of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia, 24 Jun 11:24 am (GMT +9)#2: 5.3 quake Ceram Sea, 152 km northwest of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia, 24 Jun 11:42 am (GMT +9)#3: 5.2 quake North Pacific Ocean, Northern Mariana Islands, 24 Jun 2:03 pm (GMT +10)#4: 5.1 quake Indian Ocean, 205 km west of Broome, Western…

Earthquake reported about 20 minutes ago near San Diego, California, USA

We are receiving unverified early reports of seismic activity in or near San Diego, California, USA on 24 Jun 2021 (GMT) at approximately 07:59.There are no details yet on the magnitude or depth of this earthquake. We expect more accurate data to emerge in the next few minutes. The location and magnitude mentioned are indicative and temporary until the AllQuakes monitoring service receives more exact scientific data from a national or international seismological agency. Check back here shortly and stay safe.Earthquake data: Date & time: 24 Jun 2021 07:59 GMTMagnitude: 3Depth: 10 kmEpicenterlatitude / longitude: 32.75°N / 117.07°W (San Diego, California, United States)Primary data source: VolcanoDiscovery

Etna volcano update: Spectacular activity of lava fountains and flows, southeast crater opens its flank

Last evening's lava fountain at Etna's New SE craterFollowing yesterday early morning's paroxysm, the volcano, known for its capricious mood, surprised us again by a dramatic change in activity, both involving opening new fissures feeding lava flows AND producing another lava fountain episode from the New SE crater in the evening of the same day...: First, two small lava flows started to flow from two new effusive vents that opened in the lower part of the southeastern flank of the crater in the early morning, a higher one at 06:25 local time, and a lower one at 07:59 am. These two lava flows remained well alimented and the most advanced fronts reached the western headwall of the Valle del Bove…

Moderate magnitude 4.7 quake hits 53 km north of Pārūn, Afghanistan in the morning

4.7 quake 24 Jun 9:28 am (GMT +4:30)An earthquake of magnitude 4.7 occurred only 13 minutes ago 53 km north of Pārūn, Afghanistan, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported.The quake hit at an intermediate depth of 91 km beneath the epicenter near Pārūn, Nuristan, Afghanistan, in the morning on Thursday 24 June 2021 at 8:58 am local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.5 earthquake.Towns or cities near the epicenter where the…

Small magnitude 3.9 quake hits 10 km southeast of Głogow, Poland early morning

3.9 quake 24 Jun 5:58 am (GMT +2)An earthquake of magnitude 3.9 occurred only 7 minutes ago 10 km southeast of Głogow, Poland, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported.The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter near Głogow, Lower Silesia, Poland, early morning on Thursday 24 June 2021 at 5:58 am local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 3.8 earthquake.Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake…

Suwanosejima volcano (Ryukyu Islands, Japan): increasing activity

Explosion from Suwanosejima volcano today (image: JMA)The activity of the volcano continues at elevated levels during the past few days. An increasing trend in number of explosions continues to occur since 20 June as the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) recorded 9 eruptions, on 21 June 10 eruptions, 15 eruptions yesterday. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo recorded another explosive event today as a plume of ash rose to an altitude of 8,000 ft (2,400 m) and drifted W. Near-constant glow in the Ontake crater suggests that the flux of magma is rising within the edifice. Explosions generated pyroclastic bombs and blocks ejected unusual 900 meters away from the crater towards NW and SE. The warning bulletin states that ballistic impacts…

World Earthquake Report for Wednesday, 23 June 2021

Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 24 Jun 2021Summary: 4 quakes 5.0+, 33 quakes 4.0+, 126 quakes 3.0+, 221 quakes 2.0+ (384 total)Magnitude 5+: 4 earthquakesMagnitude 4+: 33 earthquakesMagnitude 3+: 126 earthquakesMagnitude 2+: 221 earthquakesNo quakes of magnitude 6 or higher10 largest earthquakes in the world (23 Jun 2021):#1: 5.8 quake South Pacific Ocean, 5.3 km northwest of Mala, Peru, 22 Jun 9:54 pm (GMT -5)#2: 5.6 quake South Atlantic Ocean, Chile, 22 Jun 8:47 pm (GMT -4)#3: 5.4 quake South Pacific Ocean, New Caledonia, 23 Jun 4:39 pm (GMT +11)#4: 5.0 quake Indian Ocean 23 Jun 11:23 am (GMT +4)#5: 4.9 quake New Ireland, 85 km east of Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua…

Volcano earthquake report for Wednesday, 23 Jun 2021

World map showing volcanoes with shallow (less than 20 km) earthquakes within 20 km radius during the past 24 hours on 23 Jun 2021 Number in brackets indicate nr of quakes.Quakes detected near: Bardarbunga (24 quakes between mag 0.1-1.6), Cabalian (1 quake mag 2.1), Cerro Negro (1 quake mag 2.0), Clear Lake (9 quakes between mag 0.4-1.6), Eldey (4 quakes between mag 0.9-2.9), Great Sitkin (1 quake mag 1.6)Hayes (1 quake mag 2.8), Hualalai (1 quake mag 3.0), Ilopango (1 quake mag 1.5), Kalatungan (1 quake mag 2.5), Kilauea (6 quakes between mag 1.7-2.0), Maroa (3 quakes between mag 1.6-1.8), Momotombo (1 quake mag 1.2), Nevados Casiri (1 quake mag 3.7), Nisyros (1 quake mag 2.8), Okataina (Tarawera) (1 quake…

Magnitude 4.2 earthquake strikes near Takayama, Takayama Shi, Gifu, Japan

4.2 quake 16 km east of Takayama, Gifu, Japan, 24 Jun 2021 6:45 am (GMT +9)An intermediate to deep magnitude 4.2 earthquake was reported early morning near Takayama, Takayama Shi, Gifu, Japan.According to Japan's National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED), the quake hit on Thursday 24 June 2021 at 6:45 am local time at an intermediate to considerable depth of 260.5 km. The strength of the earthquake may have been tempered by its relative great depth below the surface, which makes it feel weaker in absolute terms. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as…

Volcanic activity worldwide 23 Jun 2021: Etna volcano, Fuego, Dukono, Reventador, Nevados de Chillá...

Map of today's active volcanoesEtna (Sicily, Italy): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Toulouse warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 20000 ft (6100 m) altitude or flight level 200 and is moving at 20 kts in E direction.The full report is as follows: ERUPTION AT 20210623/1815Z STRONG STROMBOLIAN ACTIVITY to 20000 ft (6100 m)...23 Jun:Only about 24 hours since the last one, yet another paroxysm occurred at the New SE crater in the early hours today, marking it the 42th or so event this year alone.As during the previous ones, the episode announced itself with a shift and increase of tremor from around midnight, before strombolian activity began from at least 3 vents…

Small tremor of magnitude 3.6 just reported 2 miles northwest of Yucca Valley, California, United States

3.6 quake 23 Jun 1:06 pm (GMT -7)A magnitude 3.6 earthquake near Yucca Valley, San Bernardino County, California, USA, was reported only 6 minutes ago by the United States Geological Survey, considered the key international and national agency that monitors seismic activity in the US. The earthquake occurred at a very shallow depth of 3.5 miles beneath the epicenter around noon on Wednesday 23 June 2021 at 1:06 pm local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the…

Small 3.1 quake hits near Toyah, Reeves County, Texas, USA

3.1 quake 23 Jun 2:49 pm (GMT -5)An earthquake of magnitude 3.1 occurred early afternoon on Wednesday 23 June 2021 at 2:49 pm local time near Toyah, Reeves County, Texas, USA, as reported by the United States Geological Survey.According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a very shallow depth of 4.6 miles. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake…

Small magnitude 3.3 quake hits 10 miles southeast of Naalehu, Hawaii, United States in the morning

3.3 quake 23 Jun 8:22 am (GMT -10)An earthquake of magnitude 3.3 occurred in the morning on Wednesday 23 June 2021 at 8:22 am local time near Naalehu, Hawaii County, Hawaii, USA, as reported by the United States Geological Survey.According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a moderately shallow depth of 21 miles. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 3.3 earthquake as well.Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have…

World Earthquake Report for June 2021

Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 5 during June 2021Summary: 4 quakes 6.0+, 81 quakes 5.0+, 905 quakes 4.0+, 2988 quakes 3.0+, 6179 quakes 2.0+ (10157 total)This report is being updated every day.Magnitude 9+: noneMagnitude 8+: noneMagnitude 7+: noneMagnitude 6+: 4 earthquakesMagnitude 5+: 81 earthquakesMagnitude 4+: 905 earthquakesMagnitude 3+: 2988 earthquakesMagnitude 2+: 6179 earthquakesNo quakes of magnitude 7 or higherList of 10 largest earthquakes in the world during June 2021:#1: 6.5 quake South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, 21 Jun 5:05 am (GMT +12)#2: 6.1 quake Molucca Sea, 135 km west of Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia, 3 Jun 2021 7:10 pm (GMT +9)#3: 6.0 quake South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, 6 Jun 11:16 am (GMT -12)#4: 6.0 quake Banda Sea, 73 km east…

Moderate magnitude 4.7 earthquake 8 km northwest of Yonakuni, Japan

4.7 quake 24 Jun 1:10 am (GMT +9)An earthquake of magnitude 4.7 occurred early morning on Thursday 24 June 2021 at 1:10 am local time near Yonakuni, Yaeyama-gun, Okinawa, Japan, as reported by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency.According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a moderately shallow depth of 61 km. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter. Weak shaking…

Small tremor of magnitude 3.3 just reported 42 miles southwest of Fairbanks, Alaska, United States

3.3 quake 23 Jun 8:19 am (GMT -8)A very shallow magnitude 3.3 earthquake was reported in the morning near Fairbanks, Fairbanks North Star, Alaska, USA.According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake hit on Wednesday 23 June 2021 at 8:19 am local time at a very shallow depth of 3.6 miles. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 3.3…

Small earthquake of magnitude 3.0 just reported 43 miles southwest of Skwentna, Alaska, United States

3.0 quake 23 Jun 3:57 am (GMT -8)The United States Geological Survey reported a magnitude 3.0 quake in the United States near Skwentna, Matanuska-Susitna, Alaska, only 8 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early morning on Wednesday 23 June 2021 at 3:57 am local time at a very shallow depth of miles. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 3.0 earthquake as well.According to preliminary calculations, we do not expect that the quake was felt by many…

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Space object with orbit stretching into the Oort cloud discovered

Astronomers Pedro Bernardinelli and Gary Bernstein discovered a space object recently that has an orbit around the sun and also stretches into the Oort cloud—they have named it 2014 UN271. The researchers ...

What the Muon g-2 results mean for how we understand the universe

The news that muons have a little extra wiggle in their step sent word buzzing around the world this spring.

Researchers propose the use of quantum cascade lasers to achieve private free-space communications

Free-space optical communication, the communication between two devices at a distance using light to carry information, is a highly promising system for achieving high-speed communication. This system ...

How elements are made: Analyzing dust from exploding stars that rains down on Earth

It is all around us. Every day in our lives we are in contact with it. In fact, we are made from it: ancient stardust.

Physics explains why there is no information on social media | ZDNet

Physics dictates machines should minimize entropy, and humans are complying on TikTok, Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms.

Is dark matter real, or have we misunderstood gravity?

For many years now, astronomers and physicists have been in a conflict. Is the mysterious dark matter that we observe deep in the Universe real, or is what we see the result of subtle deviations from ...

Classic magic trick may enable quantum computing

Quantum computing could solve problems that are difficult for traditional computer systems. It may seem like magic. One step toward achieving quantum computing even resembles a magician's trick: levitation. ...

Hawking was right: Black holes do not shrink over time, new study confirms

Gravitational waves detected from the merger of two black holes led to confirmation of one of Hawking's most talked about theorems.

Electrons ‘surf’ on Alfvén waves in plasma-chamber experiments – Physics World

Research explains how aurora-creating particles are accelerated

Researchers trace dust grain's journey through newborn solar system

A research team led by the University of Arizona has reconstructed in unprecedented detail the history of a dust grain that formed during the birth of the solar system more than 4.5 billion years ago. ...