Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global
5.4 Earthquake hits the Ryukyu Islands off Japan.
5.2 Earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.
5.2 Earthquake hits the Prince Edward Islands.
5.2 Earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.
5.1 Earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.
5.0 Earthquake hits the Prince Edward Islands.
5.0 Earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.
5.0 Earthquake hits Vanuatu.
The 9.0 magnitude earthquake that rocked Tohoku, Japan, in 2011 was so powerful that its rumble was ‘heard’ from space. Scientists in France and the Netherlands have found that sound waves from the quake reached as far as an orbiting satellite, 260 kilometres above the Earth.