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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
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.

Earthquake
11 October 2023

M 6.3 Afghanistan

Another magnitude 6.3 earthquake has struck western Afghanistan, the 3rd M 6.3 earthquake in a sequence of 19 earthquakes that have occurred since October 7, 2023.

Earthquake
7 October 2023

M 6.3 Afghanistan

Earthquake
8 September 2023

M 6.8 Morocco

A magnitude 6.8 earthquake occurred late Friday evening local time 71km (44 miles) southwest of Marrakesh, the fourth largest city in Morocco, at a depth of 18.5 km (11.5 miles).

Earthquake
28 August 2023

M 7.1 Indonesia

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake occurred north of the Bali and Mataram islands, Indonesia at a depth of 513.5 km (319 mi) beneath the Java Sea.

Earthquake
18 July 2023

M 6.5 El Salvador

A magnitude 6.5 earthquake occurred offshore of El Salvador.

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