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Very shallow M6.6 earthquake hits Ogasawara region, Japan
A very shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.6 hit Japanese Ogasawara Archipelago at 18:22 UTC (03:22 JST) on August 16, 2018. The USGS is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 11.5 km (7.1 miles) at 18:21 and M6.0 at 18:22 UTC. EMSC is reporting M6.4 and M5.9 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 251 km (156 miles) SE of Iwo Jima, 420.9 km (261.5 miles) SSW of Ogasawara, Japan and 945.4 km (587.5 miles) NNW of Saipan, Northen Mariana Islands. There are no people living within 100 km (62 miles). Although there may be slight sea-level changes in coastal regions, this earthquake has caused no damage to Japan, JMA said. The closest volcanoes are Minami-Hiyoshi and Nikko, both submarine. They have located roughly 100 km (62 miles) W of the epicenter. Periodic water discoloration and water-spouting have been reported over Minami-Hiyoshi since 1975 when detonations and an explosion were als…

Earthquake hits near Richmond, Maine Wednesday evening 1/18/18


A small earthquake hit near Richmond Wednesday evening, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The quake struck shortly before 7 p.m. and measured 2.6 in magnitude.
There have been no injuries or damages reported, but people have reported houses and buildings shaking in nearby towns such as Bowdoinham, Wiscasset, and Sabattus.
This was the first earthquake recorded in Maine since June.
The strongest earthquake recorded in Maine in the last 20 years hit near East Waterboro in 2012 and measured at 4.5 in magnitude, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.



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