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Geophysical Events

We provide data and educational content for significant geophysical events like earthquake and volcanic eruptions. Visit the IRIS archive for older Teachable Moments or the UNAVCO archive for older Event Responses. To receive notifications of educational content for notable earthquakes, see the Mailing Lists page.

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Earthquake
28 June 2024

M 7.2 Peru

A magnitude 7.2 earthquake has occurred in Peru. Eight people have been reported injured in the earthquake and landslides have been reported on local roads.

Earthquake
5 April 2024

M 4.8 New Jersey

At approximately 10:23 eastern and local time, a magnitude 4.8 earthquake occurred in
New Jersey near the town of Clinton and 45 miles west of New York City.

Earthquake
4 April 2024

M 7.4 Taiwan

A 7.4-magnitude earthquake, followed by several strong aftershocks, struck off the east coast of Taiwan on Wednesday morning 18km (11.2 miles) SSW of Haulien City, Taiwan at a depth of 34.8 km (21.6 miles).

Historical Earthquake
28 March 2024

Historical M 9.2 Alaska (1964)

A magnitude 9.2 earthquake struck Alaska at 5:36 p.m. local time on Good Friday, 1964. The epicenter was 120.7 km (75 miles) east of Anchorage on the north shore of Prince William Sound.

Earthquake
22 January 2024

M 7.0 China

At 18:09:04 (UTC) on January 22, 2024, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake occurred on the border of China and Kyrgyzstan.

Earthquake
7 December 2023

M 7.1 Vanuatu

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck just after 4:56 AM local time about 123 km (80 mi) south of Isangel, Vanuatu (population 1,200), the provincial administrative capital of Tafea Province which is the southernmost of the seven provinces of Vanuatu.

Earthquake
2 December 2023

M 7.6 Philippines

A magnitude 7.6 earthquake occurred Saturday off the coast of the southern Philippines island of Mindanao. The earthquake occurred at 10:37 p.m. at a depth of 32 kilometers (20 miles).

Earthquake
8 November 2023

M 7.1 Banda Sea

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake has occurred 255 km (158 miles) from the Tanimbar Islands in Indonesia’s Maluku province.

Earthquake
15 October 2023

M 6.3 Afghanistan

A fourth magnitude 6.3 earthquake has struck western Afghanistan. This is the latest in a sequence of 27 earthquakes that have occurred since October 7, 2023.

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