Volcano earthquake report for Wednesday, 18 May 2022

World map showing volcanoes with shallow (less than 50 km) earthquakes within 20 km radius during the past 24 hours on 18 May 2022 Number in brackets indicate nr of quakes.Quakes detected near: Arayat (1 quake mag 2.1), Askja (5 quakes between mag 0.1-1.2), Brennisteinsfjöll (1 quake mag 1.0), Clear Lake (24 quakes between mag 0.4-2.0), Coso (2 quakes between mag 0.9-1.2), Eldey (2 quakes between mag 1.2-1.4)Fagradalsfjall (29 quakes between mag 0.1-2.5), Hekla (1 quake mag 1.1), Kilauea (2 quakes between mag 2.1-2.8), Methana (1 quake mag 1.6), Mount Rainier (2 quakes between mag 0.4-1.2), Nigorigawa (1 quake mag 2.5), Reykjanes (82 quakes between mag 0.1-3.5), Rota (2 quakes between mag 1.1-1.2), Rotorua (1 quake mag 3.0), Ruapehu (9…

World Earthquake Report for Wednesday, 18 May 2022

Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 18 May 2022Summary: 6 quakes 5.0+, 36 quakes 4.0+, 110 quakes 3.0+, 192 quakes 2.0+ (344 total)This report is being updated every hour.Magnitude 5+: 6 earthquakesMagnitude 4+: 36 earthquakesMagnitude 3+: 110 earthquakesMagnitude 2+: 192 earthquakesNo quakes of magnitude 6 or higher10 largest earthquakes in the world (past 24 hours):#1: 5.7 quake Bering Sea, Alaska, USA, May 17, 2022 9:27 pm (GMT -9)#2: 5.6 quake North Pacific Ocean, Japan, May 18, 2022 12:52 pm (GMT +9)#3: 5.4 quake North Pacific Ocean, 244 km southwest of Dededo Village, Guam, May 18, 2022 1:25 pm (GMT +10)#4: 5.2 quake North Pacific Ocean, 143 km northeast of Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan, May 18, 2022…

Moderate magnitude 4.9 quake hits 9 km southeast of Tacna, Peru early morning

4.9 quake 8.8 km southeast of Tacna, Peru, May 18, 2022 6:27 am (GMT -5)An earthquake of magnitude 4.9 occurred only 9 minutes ago 9 km southeast of Tacna, Peru, the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake reported.The quake hit at an intermediate depth of 130 km beneath the epicenter near Tacna, Provincia de Tacna, Peru, early morning on Wednesday, May 18th, 2022, at 6:27 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 4.8 earthquake. A…

Moderate magnitude 4.8 quake hits 109 km southeast of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea in the evening

4.8 quake 18 May 8:52 pm (GMT +10)A moderately shallow magnitude 4.8 earthquake was reported in the evening near Kimbe, Talasea District, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea.According to the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the quake hit on Wednesday, May 18th, 2022, at 8:52 pm local time at a moderately shallow depth of 31 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.Our monitoring service identified a second report from the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake which listed the quake at magnitude 4.8 as well. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre…

Moderate 4.0 quake hits near Sendai, Sendai Shi, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan

4.0 quake 18 May 7:26 pm (GMT +9)Just 16 minutes ago, a 4.0-magnitude earthquake struck near Sendai, Sendai Shi, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan. The tremor was recorded early evening on Wednesday, May 18th, 2022, at 7:26 pm local time, at a moderately shallow depth of 50 km below the surface.The event was filed by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the first seismological agency to report it.Our monitoring service identified a second report from Japan's National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.1.Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Namie (pop. 21,900) located 64 km from the epicenter, Watari (pop. 36,300) 71 km…

Magnitude 4.9 earthquake strikes near Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan

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Etna volcano update: strombolian explosions, outpouring lava flow continues

Strombolian activity from the SE crater (image: Etna Walk)The emitting lava flow has reached 2300-2400 meters elevation and continues to travel toward the Valle del Bove in the E-NE direction. Strombolian activity at the Southeast crater has been mostly mild only, but at intense values has produced ash emissions. The strong volcanic tremor has been located at about 3 km above sea level. No significant ground deformation was detected. Source: Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia volcano activity update 17 May 2022The lava flow and strombolian eruptions at Etna volcano (image: Etna News)

Nishinoshima volcano (Pacific Ocean, Japan): degassing continues + new aerial images

Degassing from Nishinoshima volcano (image: JCG)New aerial images of the current volcano activity have been shown by the Japan Coast Guard (JCG) yesterday. No significant changes since the last observations on 18 April 2022 have been observed, the volcano continues with little or no activity as emissions of water vapor and gases are venting from the crater (so-called degassing). Source: Japan Coast Guard volcano activity update 17 May 2022Degassing from Nishinoshima volcano (image: JCG)

Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake 8 km east of Masbate, Philippines

4.8 quake 18 May 9:38 am (GMT +8)An earthquake of magnitude 4.8 occurred only 28 minutes ago 8 km east of Masbate, Philippines, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported.The quake hit at a very shallow depth of 5 km beneath the epicenter near Masbate, Bicol, Philippines, in the morning on Wednesday, May 18th, 2022, at 9:38 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 Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), which listed it as a magnitude 4.8 earthquake as well.Based on the preliminary…

Small 3.0 quake hits near Toyah, Reeves County, Texas, USA

3.0 quake 17 May 8:43 pm (GMT -5)A very shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported in the evening near Toyah, Reeves County, Texas, USA.According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake hit on Tuesday, May 17th, 2022, at 8:43 pm local time at a very shallow depth of 3.1 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 at magnitude 3.0…

Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.7 just reported 7 km southeast of Nueva Palestina, Mexico

4.7 quake 17 May 7:47 pm (GMT -5)Just 27 minutes ago, a 4.7-magnitude earthquake struck near Nueva Palestina, Ocosingo, Chiapas, Mexico. The tremor was recorded early evening on Tuesday, May 17th, 2022, at 7:47 pm local time, at a shallow depth of 10 km below the surface.The event was filed by Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN), the first seismological agency to report it.Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc. In Nueva Palestina (pop. 10,600) located 7 km from the epicenter, and Cintalapa (pop. 1,600) 22 km away, the quake should have…

World Earthquake Report for Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 18 May 2022Summary: 8 quakes 5.0+, 40 quakes 4.0+, 111 quakes 3.0+, 190 quakes 2.0+ (349 total)Magnitude 5+: 8 earthquakesMagnitude 4+: 40 earthquakesMagnitude 3+: 111 earthquakesMagnitude 2+: 190 earthquakesNo quakes of magnitude 6 or higher10 largest earthquakes in the world (17 May 2022):#1: 5.6 quake North Pacific Ocean, 283 km southeast of Chiba, Japan, May 17, 2022 3:04 pm (GMT +9)#2: 5.5 quake South Pacific Ocean May 17, 2022 1:44 pm (GMT +12)#3: 5.5 quake North Pacific Ocean, 277 km southeast of Chiba, Japan, May 17, 2022 10:17 pm (GMT +9)#4: 5.3 quake North Pacific Ocean, 278 km southeast of Chiba, Japan, May 17, 2022 4:19 pm (GMT +9)#5:…

Magnitude 4.3 earthquake strikes near Pagar Alam, Lahat Regency, South Sumatra, Indonesia

4.3 quake 18 May 6:53 am (GMT +7)Just 13 minutes ago, a 4.3-magnitude earthquake struck near Pagar Alam, Lahat Regency, South Sumatra, Indonesia. The tremor was recorded early morning on Wednesday, May 18th, 2022, at 6:53 am local time, at a moderately shallow depth of 34 km below the surface.The event was filed by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), 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 Pagar Alam (pop. 70,400) located 87 km from the epicenter, and Benkulu (pop. 309,700) 104 km away.VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become…

Volcano earthquake report for Tuesday, 17 May 2022

World map showing volcanoes with shallow (less than 50 km) earthquakes within 20 km radius during the past 24 hours on 17 May 2022 Number in brackets indicate nr of quakes.Quakes detected near: Apaneca Range (1 quake mag 2.2), Askja (6 quakes between mag 0.1-1.7), Brennisteinsfjöll (6 quakes between mag 0.3-1.1), Clear Lake (20 quakes between mag 0.4-2.0), Coso (3 quakes between mag 0.8-1.3), Eldey (2 quakes between mag 1.2-1.2)Esjufjöll (1 quake mag 1.4), Fagradalsfjall (52 quakes between mag 0.1-2.2), Hekla (1 quake mag 1.1), Hengill (1 quake mag 1.3), Kilauea (1 quake mag 2.1), La Palma (4 quakes between mag 1.0-2.2), Maroa (1 quake mag 1.6), Masaya (2 quakes between mag 1.9-2.9), Methana (1 quake mag 1.6), Mount Rainier…

Magnitude 4.4 earthquake strikes near Kerman, Iran

4.4 quake 18 May 2:05 am (GMT +4:30)A magnitude 4.4 earthquake near Kerman, Iran, was reported only 22 minutes ago by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a very shallow depth of 9 km beneath the epicenter early morning on Wednesday, May 18th, 2022, at 1:35 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.Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as…

Volcanic activity worldwide 17 May 2022: Karymsky volcano, Colima, Popocatépetl, Semeru, Ibu, Dukon...

Map of today's active volcanoesReykjanes (Reykjanes peninsula (SW Iceland)): (17 May) The IMO's GPS and InSAR instruments detected onset of a new uplift, located west of Thorbjörn at 4-5 km depth.This is likely reflecting continued magma intrusion and migration under the surface, supported also by registered local deformation of the surface. ... [read more] ... [show less] More than 3000 earthquakes have been detected nearby Eldvörp in the Reykjanes/Svartsengi volcanic system over the past week, of which 9 have been recorded with magnitude of >M 3 and two above M 4.Karymsky (Kamchatka): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: VA IS NOT IDENTIFIABLE IN SATELLITE IMAGERY.Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): (17 May) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued…

World Earthquake Report for May 2022

Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 5 during May 2022Summary: 4 quakes 6.0+, 84 quakes 5.0+, 632 quakes 4.0+, 1907 quakes 3.0+, 3988 quakes 2.0+ (6615 total)This report is being updated every day.Magnitude 9+: noneMagnitude 8+: noneMagnitude 7+: noneMagnitude 6+: 4 earthquakesMagnitude 5+: 84 earthquakesMagnitude 4+: 632 earthquakesMagnitude 3+: 1907 earthquakesMagnitude 2+: 3988 earthquakesNo quakes of magnitude 7 or higherList of 10 largest earthquakes in the world during May 2022:#1: 6.8 quake 153 km northwest of Jujuy, Departamento de Doctor Manuel Belgrano, Jujuy, Argentina, May 10, 2022 8:06 pm (GMT -3)#2: 6.3 quake Philippine Sea, Japan, 91 km east of Hualien City, Taiwan, May 9, 2022 3:23 pm (GMT +9)#3: 6.3 quake 215 km north of Madang, Papua New Guinea, May 10,…

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Einstein was right. Flying clocks around the world in opposite directions proved it.

Time isn't the same for everyone, even on Earth. Flying around the world gave Einstein the ultimate test. No one is immune from relativity.

Astronomers Discover Mysterious Circular Ring – Likely of Intergalactic Origin

Western Sydney University researchers, together with an international team of experts, have discovered a mysterious circular ring near our neighboring galaxy that could be the first known case of an intergalactic Supernova Remnant – remains of an exploded star that could be up to 7,000 years old.

Scientists capture first-ever image of Sagittarius A*, our galaxy’s supermassive black hole

The Event Horizon Telescope team has captured the first image of Sagittarius A*, the black hole at the center of the Milky Way.

Seeing through the fog: Pinpointing young stars and their protoplanetary disks

Imagine walking through a dense, hazy fog in the middle of the night, seeing patches of light from cars and towns shimmering in the distance. It's nearly impossible to tell if the lights are deep in the ...

What Is the Multiverse? Is It Just Science Fiction, or Does It Really Exist?

Whether you need a new villain or an old Spider-Man, your sci-fi movie will sound more scientifically credible if you use the word multiverse. The Marvel multiverse puts multiple different versions of our universe “out there,” somewhere. In these films, with the right blend of technology, magic, and

How Properties of Mechanical Quantum Systems Can Be Measured Without Destroying the Quantum State

New experimental work establishes how quantum properties of mechanical quantum systems can be measured without destroying the quantum state. Systems in which mechanical motion is controlled at the level of individual quanta are emerging as a promising quantum-technology platform. New experimental

Say hello to Sagittarius A, the black hole at the center of the Milky

Sagittarius A* is a massive black hole at the center of the Milky Way. Now that astronomers have imaged it, they can begin to learn more about black holes within other galaxies across the universe.

Searching for cosmic-ray boosted sub-GeV dark matter using data from the PandaX-II experiment

Physicists worldwide are continuing their search for dark matter, an elusive type of matter that does not absorb, reflect or emit light and is believed to make up most of the matter in the universe. A ...

New theory promises to reshape how we think about polymer superstructures

Polymer scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst recently announced in the journal Nature Communications that they have solved a longstanding mystery surrounding a nanoscale structure, formed ...

Cooling a gas of magnetic atoms to create large two-dimensional supersolids

n a new study, investigations led by Francesca Ferlaino and Russell Bisset show how to cool an atomic gas into a supersolid with a circular, 2D shape. The method will allow researchers to further study ...

Shaping the future of light through reconfigurable metasurfaces

The technological advancement of optical lenses has long been a significant marker of human scientific achievement. Eyeglasses, telescopes, cameras, and microscopes have all literally and figuratively ...

Chien-Shiung Wu's work defied the laws of physics

Though her experiments defied long-held laws about symmetry in the physical world, Wu was not regarded as a peer of those whose work she enabled.

Last Week You Saw The First Image Of Sagittarius A* - Now You Can Hear It

Astronomy is, for the most part, the realm of spectacular images but NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory team has been titillating our hearing by turning the

Whiz kid from Indonesia earns master’s at University of Waterloo in physics at 17

Cendikiawan Suryaatmadja is bound for doctoral studies in quantum information theory

You’ve Seen the New Image of the Milky Way’s Black Hole – Now Hear It!

This is a sonification — translation into sound — of the latest image from the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) of the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way called Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*). Using a radar-like scan, the sonification begins at the 12 o'clock position and sweeps clockwise.

Dynamics of Complex Quantum Systems and the Flight of the Bee

Quantum simulator provides insights into the dynamics of complex quantum systems. At first glance, a system consisting of 51 ions may appear to be easily manageable. But even if these charged atoms are only switched back and forth between two states, the result is more than two quadrillion (1015) d

Faster Than the Speed of Light: Overcoming the Physical Limitations of Today’s Telecommunications

With a grant from Independent Research Fund Denmark, a team of researchers and experts from industry and Aarhus University will try to solve the fundamental problem that the speed of light simply is not fast enough for the Internet of Skills. Human skills will be digitalized and democratized in t