Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global
7.5 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.
A tsunami alert that warned of “hazardous” waves was issued for Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands after a powerful earthquake rattled the region late Tuesday. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 7.5 quake was located about 28 miles northeast of Kokopo. The temblor was centered at about 6 miles, a shallow depth. After about 90 minutes the agency said the tsunami threat had largely passed and no waves had been observed, but that there were no sea level gauges in the area for measurement.
5.7 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.
5.4 earthquake hits the Ryukyu Islands off Japan.
5.0 earthquake hits the Admiralty Islands, Papua New Guinea.
5.0 earthquake hits southeast of Easter Island.
5.0 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.
5.0 earthquake hits New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.