World Earthquake Report for Friday, 17 September 2021

Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 17 Sep 2021Summary: 4 quakes 5.0+, 39 quakes 4.0+, 129 quakes 3.0+, 228 quakes 2.0+ (400 total)Magnitude 5+: 4 earthquakesMagnitude 4+: 39 earthquakesMagnitude 3+: 129 earthquakesMagnitude 2+: 228 earthquakesNo quakes of magnitude 6 or higher10 largest earthquakes in the world (past 24 hours):#1: 5.8 quake Coral Sea, 64 km north of Sola, Torba, Vanuatu, Sep 17, 2021 9:28 pm (GMT +11)#2: 5.3 quake Coral Sea, 83 km south of Kirakira, Solomon Islands, Sep 18, 2021 5:44 am (GMT +11)#3: 5.0 quake Coral Sea, Solomon Islands, Sep 17, 2021 11:04 am (GMT +11)#4: 5.0 quake North Pacific Ocean, Russia, Sep 18, 2021 6:36 am (GMT +11)#5: 4.9 quake 77 km…

Volcano earthquake report for Friday, 17 Sep 2021

World map showing volcanoes with shallow (less than 20 km) earthquakes within 20 km radius during the past 24 hours on 17 Sep 2021 Number in brackets indicate nr of quakes.Quakes detected near: Askja (6 quakes between mag 0.2-1.3), Biliran (3 quakes between mag 1.8-3.2), Clear Lake (26 quakes between mag 0.4-1.8), Coso (8 quakes between mag 0.3-1.7), Etna (2 quakes between mag 1.4-3.0), Eyafjallajökull (1 quake mag 1.3)Herdubreid (17 quakes between mag 0.2-1.9), Katla (2 quakes between mag 0.5-1.4), Kilauea (2 quakes between mag 1.7-1.8), La Palma (27 quakes between mag 0.9-2.6), Langjökull (1 quake mag 1.0), Makushin (16 quakes between mag 0.1-1.6), Maroa (2 quakes between mag 1.1-1.9), Maunaloa (1 quake mag 1.8), Nisyros (6 quakes between mag…

Moderate magnitude 4.8 quake hits 34 km south of Kargil, India early morning

4.8 quake 18 Sep 3:55 am (GMT +5:30)An earthquake of magnitude 4.8 occurred early morning on Saturday, September 18th, 2021, at 3:25 am local time near Kargil, Ladakh, India, as reported by India's National Center for Seismology (NCS).According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a shallow depth of 10 km. 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.Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt…

Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.7 just reported 94 km southeast of Murghab, Tajikistan

4.7 quake 18 Sep 2:53 am (GMT +4:30)India's National Center for Seismology (NCS) reported a magnitude 4.7 quake in Tajikistan near Murghab, Gorno-Badakhshan, only 10 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early morning on Saturday, September 18th, 2021, at 2:23 am local time at an intermediate to considerable depth of 192.6 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.Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Murghab (pop. 10,800) located 94 km from the epicenter.VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change…

Moderate magnitude 4.8 quake hits 60 km northwest of Murghab, Tajikistan early morning

4.8 quake 18 Sep 3:06 am (GMT +5)An intermediate magnitude 4.8 earthquake was reported early morning near Murghab, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan.According to the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the quake hit on Saturday, September 18th, 2021, at 3:06 am local time at an intermediate depth of 104 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 other agencies issue their report.Our monitoring service identified a second report from India's National Center for Seismology (NCS)…

Volcanic activity worldwide 17 Sep 2021: Fuego volcano, Karymsky, Popocatépetl, Shiveluch, Reventad...

Map of today's active volcanoesAskja (Central Iceland): (17 Sep) There is NO ERUPTIONVolcanic Ash Advisory Center London (VAAC) issued the following report as an exercise only: ... [read more] ... [show less] FVXX01 at 08:43 UTC, 17/09/21 from EGRRVA ADVISORYKarymsky (Kamchatka): (17 Sep) Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 20000 ft (6100 m) altitude or flight level 200 and is moving at 15 kts in SE direction.The full report is as follows: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING OBS VA DTG:17/0530Z to 20000 ft (6100 m)Shiveluch (Kamchatka): (17 Sep) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: VA AT 20210917/0040Z FL200 EXTD W MOV 11KT REPORTEDSuwanose-jima (Ryukyu…

Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.4 just reported 37 km southeast of Ishinomaki, Japan

4.4 quake 18 Sep 5:21 am (GMT +9)Just 12 minutes ago, a 4.4-magnitude earthquake struck near Ishinomaki, Ishinomaki Shi, Miyagi, Japan. The tremor was recorded early morning on Saturday, September 18th, 2021, at 5:21 am local time, at a moderately shallow depth of 51.8 km below the surface.The event was filed by Japan's National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED), the first seismological agency to report it.A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.1 earthquake.Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Ishinomaki (pop. 117,200) located 37 km from the epicenter, Yamoto (pop. 32,000) 43 km…

Moderate 4.6 quake hits near Loralai, Loralai District, Balochistan, Pakistan

4.6 quake 18 Sep 12:12 am (GMT +5)The German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported a magnitude 4.6 quake in Pakistan near Loralai, Loralai District, Balochistan, only 15 minutes ago. The earthquake hit after midnight on Saturday, September 18th, 2021, at 12:12 am local time at a shallow depth of 10 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.A second report was later issued by the United States Geological Survey, which listed it as a magnitude 4.7 earthquake. Other agencies reporting the same quake include India's National Center for Seismology (NCS) at magnitude…

World Earthquake Report for September 2021

Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 5 during September 2021Summary: 1 quake 7.0+, 3 quakes 6.0+, 95 quakes 5.0+, 585 quakes 4.0+, 2779 quakes 3.0+, 4399 quakes 2.0+ (7862 total)This report is being updated every day.Magnitude 9+: noneMagnitude 8+: noneMagnitude 7+: 1 earthquakeMagnitude 6+: 3 earthquakesMagnitude 5+: 95 earthquakesMagnitude 4+: 585 earthquakesMagnitude 3+: 2779 earthquakesMagnitude 2+: 4399 earthquakesNo quakes of magnitude 8 or higherList of 10 largest earthquakes in the world during September 2021:#1: 7.1 quake North Pacific Ocean, 8 km south of Acapulco de Juarez, Guerrero, Mexico, Sep 7, 2021 8:47 pm (GMT -5)#2: 6.2 quake Departamento de Susques, 174 km west of Jujuy, Departamento de Doctor Manuel Belgrano, Jujuy, Argentina, Sep 13, 2021 2:18 am (GMT -3)#3: 6.0 quake South…

Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake 85 km south of Dalbandin, Pakistan

4.6 quake 17 Sep 8:28 pm (GMT +5)Just 28 minutes ago, a 4.6-magnitude earthquake struck near Dalbandin, Chāgai, Balochistan, Pakistan. The tremor was recorded in the evening on Friday, September 17th, 2021, at 8:28 pm local time, at a shallow depth of 10 km below the surface.The event was filed by India's National Center for Seismology (NCS), the first seismological agency to report it.Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Dalbandin (pop. 14,600) located 85 km from the epicenter, and Kharan (pop. 30,800) 111 km away.VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you’re…

Small magnitude 3.6 quake hits 38 miles south of Shungnak, Alaska, United States in the morning

3.6 quake 17 Sep 7:23 am (GMT -8)A very shallow magnitude 3.6 earthquake was reported in the morning near Shungnak, Northwest Arctic, Alaska, USA.According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake hit on Friday, September 17th, 2021, at 7:23 am local time at a very shallow depth of 1.4 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 3.6 earthquake…

Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.3 just reported 38 km southeast of Mexicali, Mexico

4.3 quake 17 Sep 5:51 am (GMT -7)Just 17 minutes ago, a 4.3-magnitude earthquake struck near Mexicali, Mexicali Municipality, Baja California, Mexico. The tremor was recorded early morning on Friday, September 17th, 2021, at 5:51 am local time, at a very shallow depth of 7 km below the surface.The event was filed by Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN), the first seismological agency to report it.A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 3.7 earthquake. A third agency, the United States Geological Survey, reported the same quake at magnitude 3.7.Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should…

Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake 104 km southeast of Sarangani, Philippines

4.8 quake 17 Sep 8:43 pm (GMT +8)Just 10 minutes ago, a 4.8-magnitude earthquake struck near Sarangani, Davao Occidental, Davao, Philippines. The tremor was recorded in the evening on Friday, September 17th, 2021, at 8:43 pm local time, at an intermediate depth of 70 km below the surface.The event was filed by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency, the first seismological agency to report it.A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.8 earthquake as well.Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Sarangani (pop. 7,500) located 104 km from the epicenter.VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these…

Small tremor of magnitude 3.1 just reported 18 miles northwest of Midland, Texas, United States

3.1 quake 17 Sep 6:42 am (GMT -5)A magnitude 3.1 earthquake near Midland, Midland County, Texas, USA, was reported only 14 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 3.1 miles beneath the epicenter early morning on Friday, September 17th, 2021, at 6:42 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.Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at…

Significant earthquake of magnitude 5.9 just reported 64 km north of Sola, Vanuatu

5.9 quake 17 Sep 9:28 pm (GMT +11)A shallow magnitude 5.9 earthquake was reported in the evening near Sola, Torba, Vanuatu.According to the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the quake hit on Friday, September 17th, 2021, at 9:28 pm local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. 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 Geoscience Australia (GeoAu), which listed it as a magnitude 5.7 earthquake. Other agencies reporting the…

There is NO ERUPTION Volcanic Ash Advisory Center London (VAAC) issued the following report as an exercise only: FVXX01 at 08:43 UTC, 17/09/21 from EGRR VA ADVISORY STATUS: EXER DTG: 20210917/0840Z VAAC: LONDON VOLCANO: ASKJA 373060 PSN: N6503 W01647 AREA: ICELAND SUMMIT ELEV: 1516M ADVISORY NR: 2021/011 INFO SOURCE: ICELAND MET OFFICE AVIATION COLOUR CODE: UNKNOWN ERUPTION DETAILS: ONGOING AS OF 0820Z OBS VA DTG: 17/0818Z OBS VA CLD: NOT AVBL VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SATELLITE DATA WIND FL100/200 270/10KT FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 17/1418Z NOT AVBL FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 17/2018Z NOT AVBL FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 18/0218Z NOT AVBL RMK: GROUND BASED RADAR OBSERVATION OF ASH RICH PLUME UP TO FL200 NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER…

Nevados de Chillán volcano (Chile): new lava dome

New lava dome at Nicanor crater detected by satellite image from 15 September (image: @volcanologiachl/twitter)A high-resolution satellite image from 15 September confirmed a new lava dome, the SERNAGEOMIN reported. The actively growing area is located at the Nicanor crater of the volcano. The new lava dome is currently about 27 meters wide and 40 meters long in an NW-SE pattern. Instruments detected increased ground deformation. This is likely reflecting continued magma intrusion and migration under the surface, supported also by continued deformation of the surface. This is the third lava dome since 2016. Previous domes were destroyed by explosive events on growing lava domes. Source: Servicio Nacional de Geología y Minería de Chile volcano activity update 16 September 2021

Magnitude 4.4 earthquake strikes near Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico

4.4 quake 16 Sep 10:13 pm (GMT -5)A magnitude 4.4 earthquake near Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico, was reported only 17 minutes ago by Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN), considered the main national agency that monitors seismic activity in Mexico. The earthquake occurred at an intermediate depth of 82 km beneath the epicenter late at night on Thursday, September 16th, 2021, at 10:13 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.Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Tuxtla Chico (pop. 7,000) located…

Reventador Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: CONTG VA EMS. to 15000 ft (4600 m)

Satellite image of Reventador volcano on 17 Sep 2021

Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.5 just reported 68 km southeast of Watari, Japan

4.5 quake 17 Sep 12:16 pm (GMT +9)A magnitude 4.5 earthquake near Watari, Watari-gun, Miyagi, Japan, was reported only 11 minutes ago by Japan's National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED), considered the main national agency that monitors seismic activity in this part of the world. The earthquake occurred at a moderately shallow depth of 43.5 km beneath the epicenter around noon on Friday, September 17th, 2021, at 12:16 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.A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC),…

Moderate 4.3 quake hits near Iquique, Provincia de Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile

4.3 quake 16 Sep 11:40 pm (GMT -3)An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 occurred late at night on Thursday, September 16th, 2021, at 11:40 pm local time near Iquique, Provincia de Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile, as reported by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).According to preliminary data, the quake was located at an intermediate depth of 104 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 other agencies issue their report.Our monitoring service identified a second report…

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UN: Climate pledges put world on 'catastrophic pathway'

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UN: Climate pledges put world on 'catastrophic pathway'

BERLIN (AP) — The world is on a “catastrophic pathway” toward a hotter future unless governments make more ambitious pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions, the head of the United Nations said Friday.

UN: Climate pledges put world on ‘catastrophic pathway’

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Prince William unveils finalists for environmental prize

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As the risk of severe climate change rises, and efforts to reduce carbon emissions ramp up, serious thought must also be given to the movement of people that climate change stands to provoke. This migration ...

Scientists take a closer look inside the perfect fluid

Scientists have reported new clues to solving a cosmic conundrum: How the quark-gluon plasma—nature's perfect fluid—evolved into matter.

Behold the humble water flea, locked in a battle of mythological proportions

In Greek mythology, Hydra was a monstrous water serpent that lived in a swamp and terrorized nearby residents. When intrepid Hercules sliced off one of Hydra's multiple heads, two more heads grew back ...

Magnetic beads inside the body could improve control of bionic limbs – Physics World

Implanted magnets that wirelessly track changes in muscle length could enhance manipulation of prosthetic limbs

Researchers observe enhanced yield ratio between strange and nonstrange open-charm mesons

Researchers from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, together with international collaborators, observed an obvious enhancement in the yield ratio ...

A simple way to get complex semiconductors to assemble themselves

Stacking extremely thin films of material on top of each other can create new materials with exciting new properties. But the most successful processes for building those stacks can be tedious and imperfect, ...

Crystal islands could halve time and cost of science experiments

QUT researchers have found a way to grow crystal islands that could halve the time and cost of some science experiments.

UNN lecturer gets stuck on the board while solving Physics question in viral video, students laugh

A lecturer was laughed at while he was trying to solve a physics question on the board. Nigerians who reacted to the video said they've witnessed such before.

Scientists Take a Closer Look Inside the Perfect Fluid

Scientists at Berkeley Lab have reported new clues to solving how the quark-gluon plasma evolved into matter during the birth of the early universe.

Google's Quantum Computer Helps Scientists Create Physics-Defying 'Time Crystal'

Scientists working on Google's quantum computer recently created a time crystal. What is a time crystal and how did they create one?

Cosmic rays erode away all but the largest interstellar objects

So far, we know of only two interstellar objects (ISO) to visit our solar system. They are 'Oumuamua and 2I/Borisov. There's a third possible ISO named CNEOS 2014-01-08, and research suggests there should ...

Composition of gases in the Milky Way appears surprisingly patchy – Physics World

Do clouds of in-falling gas lead to greater than expected inhomogeneity in the interstellar composition of our galaxy?

The enduring mystery of the solar corona – Physics World

The Sun’s magnetic fields make its corona much hotter than the surface of the star. But how and why is still a mystery, as Philip G Judge explains

The enduring mystery of the solar corona – Physics World

The Sun’s magnetic fields make its corona much hotter than the surface of the star. But how and why is still a mystery, as Philip G Judge explains

This is What it Looks Like When a Black Hole Snacks on a Star

Analyzing observations of an X-ray flare and fitting the data with theoretical models, UArizona astronomers documented a fatal encounter between an unlucky star and an intermediate-mass black hole.

Dark matter detector may have accidentally detected dark energy instead

Last year, physicists reported that an experimental dark matter detector picked up a strange signal that could hint at new physics, with several suspects highlighted. Now, Cambridge scientists have proposed an answer that wasn’t considered at the time – the experiment may have picked up the first direct detection of dark energy, the mysterious force that’s accelerating the expansion of the universe.

XENON1T Experiment May Have Detected Dark Energy

Dark energy, the mysterious force that causes the universe to accelerate, may have been responsible for unexpected results from the XENON1T experiment, deep below Italy’s Apennine Mountains. A new study, led by researchers at the University of Cambridge and reported in the journal Physical Review