MODERATE QUAKES IN NORTHERN SPAIN; NORTHERN CHILE

 

EARTHQUAKE SUMMARY FOR JANUARY 27, 2022

 

The largest earthquake in the world today was an M 5.5 in northern Chile.

GUC reported this earthquake was felt with intensity  V in  Arica and Parinacota at Codpa, Cuya, Pocon Chile, San Miguel de Azapa, VI in Arica; in Tarapaca with IV in Alto Hospicio, Camina, Iquique, Mamina, Pozo Almonte, Ujina III in La Tirana, II in Pica, Pisagua, Huara, Chile. NEIC reported this earthquake of M 5.5 in Northern Chile was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Northern Chile in Tarapaca with IV in Arica and Iquique and in Peru at Moquegua, Arequipa and in Cochabamba, Bolivia. This is the strongest earthquake within about 200 km of this epicenter in  northern Chile since an M 6.1 on December 6, 2020 more than a year ago. An M 5.5 also hit the area on August 3, 2020. A regional earthquake of M 5.5-5.6 hit the area about 250 km northwest of this on December 7, 2021. This epicenter is near 105 degrees from the strong M 6.8 in the Fox Islands of January 11, 2022 and may have been promoted by energy from that epicenter. Forecast 140743 had expected today's event within about 50 km was likely around January 24. This activity is near 104 degrees from the M 7.2 in Vanuatu and the M 6.8 in the Fox Islands and may have been promoted by energy from those sources.

 

O: 28JAN2022 00:31:25  19.2S   69.3W Mw=5.5  EMSC   TARAPACA, CHILE              

O: 28JAN2022 00:31     19.2S   69.8W mb=5.4  GUC    Arica and Parinacota at Codpa,

P: 24JAN2022 140743    19.0S   69.0W 4.0-5.6 BAAAA  So. Peru/Bolivia           

 

An earthquake of M 3.9-4.7 occurred today in northern Spain. NEIC reported it was felt with intensity II in Lousmae, Pontevedra and Vigo, Spain. The last earthquake within about 200 km of this epicenter in northern Spain with M>=4.6 was an M 4.8 on June 10, 2006 and an M 5.0 on April 3, 2006. The strongest earthquake in the region in the past 30 years was an M 5.4 on May 21, 1997.  Today's activity follows a series of foreshocks in the area which have been followed by this summary. When an M 2.9 occurred on January 18, 2022, this summary noted in this regard:

 

"A series of light earthquakes also occurred today in northern Spain. These were lightly felt in the epicentral area. The largest of these was an M 2.9. Light earthquakes also occured in the Pyrenees of France. Forecast  140430 had expected this activity within about 100 km was likely around January 20." (January 19-20, 2022)

 

Today's activity occurred near local solar noon and may have been enhanced by strong tidal stresses.

 

O: 27JAN2022 13:57:41  42.5N    9.5W ML=3.7  EMSC   SPAIN

O: 27JAN2022 14:44:07  42.6N    9.4W ML=4.6  EMSC   SPAIN                        

P: 20JAN2022 140430    43.0N    9.0W 3.0-4.9 CAAAA  Portugal                    

 

An earthquake of M 2.5 was felt in the area of Lake Erie, Ohio today. NEIC reported intensity II in Ohio at Eastlake, Euclid, Painesville, Cleveland,

Akron, Wayne, Indiana. The last earthquakes in the Lake Erie area within

about 100 km of this epicenter occurred on January 4 with M 2.8 and July 17, 2021 with M 4.2. When this earthquake occurred in July, 2021 this summary noted:

 

 

"As often occurs the significant earthquake off the coast of Northern California was preceded several hours earlier by a significant earthquake in the northeastern U.S. In this case an M 4.2 occurred in Lake Erie, Ohio and was lightly felt in the area. Two earthquakes of equal or larger magnitude have occurred in the Lake Erie area of Ohio in the past 30 years - an M 4.4 on January 26, 2001 and an M 4.5 on September 25, 1998." (July 18, 2021)

 

Today's event in Ohio of M 2.1-2.5 occurred as a major nor'easter is beginning to progress up the eastern coast of the U.S. It may hit the Boston area with record snows today and on Saturday, January 29, 2022. Such nor'easters are often associated with a strong enhancement of seismicity along the western North American tectonic plate. A precautionary seismic watch is being called by this summary for this region through February 2, 2022. This epicenter is located at 101 degrees from the M 6.9 in Qinghai of January 7, 2022 and may have been promoted by energy from that source. Other activity at this distance from Qinghai today occurred in the Kermadec Islands (M 4.0) and in Baja and Tijuana, Mexico (M 3.7, 2.1).

 

O: 27JAN2022 08:53:00  41.7N   81.5W ML=2.1  EMSC   LAKE ERIE, OHIO              

O: 27JAN2022 08:53:00  41.7N   81.5W ML=2.5  ANSS   LAKE ERIE, OHIO              

P: 24JAN2022 140688    42.0N   80.0W 2.0-3.9 BABAA  Ohio/Lake Erie             

 

The strongest earthquake in the U.S. or Canada today was an M 3.9 aftershock in the Fox Islands of the M 6.8 of January 11, 2020. It was not reported felt in this remote region. Forecast 140707 had expected today's activity within about 150 km was likely at the end of January.

 

O: 27JAN2022 09:47:42  52.4N  167.6W mb=3.9  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

P: 30JAN2022 140707    53.6N  166.1W 3.5-4.9 BBAAA  Fox Islands, Aleutians     

 

An earthquake of M 3.5 shook areas north of Los Angeles, California near Bakersfield today.  NEIC reported these earthquakes of M 3.5, 2.6 and 2.8 in Southern California were felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Southern California in Frazier Park (IV), Arvin, Bakersfield, Tehachapi, Lebec.  It was followed by a series of light aftershocks including one of M 3.0. Recent earthquakes in the area have included an M 3.9 on January 3, 2022  and an M 3.7 on October 2, 2021 and M 3.6 on July 20, 2020. Forecast 140642 had expected today's event within about 30 km was likely around January 27.

 

O: 27JAN2022 11:12:18  35.0N  119.0W ML=2.6  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

O: 27JAN2022 10:51:21  35.1N  119.0W ML=3.3  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

O: 27JAN2022 10:51:21  35.1N  119.0W ML=3.5  ANSS   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

O: 27JAN2022 12:16:08  35.1N  119.0W Ml=2.2  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

O: 27JAN2022 10:52:40  35.0N  119.0W ML=3.0  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

P: 27JAN2022 140642    34.7N  119.0W 2.5-4.6 AAAAA  So. California             

OTHER GLOBAL EARTHQUAKE ACTIVITY

 

For most events there are two listings. The first line is the observed event starting with "O:" for Observed. There follows the date, month and year, the time in UT hours:minutes:seconds, the latitude and longitude, the given magnitude and the reporting agency followed by the geographic location. The second line starts with "P:" This is the forecast event as forecast in our summaries normally more than a month in advance. Magnitudes may vary in response to updated seismic watches and daily variations due to tidal and other influences. This line has the forecast date, month and year, the forecast number, latitude, longitude and forecast magnitude range.  This is followed by a comparison between the forecast and the event. The comparison includes letters A-D. The first is number of days difference from predicted (A:up to 2, B3-5; C:6-10; D:more than 10), Difference in latitude (A:up to 1 degree; B:1-2 degrees; C:2-4 degrees; D:more than 4 degrees); longitude (same comparison as with latitude); magnitude (A: within forecast range; B: higher than forecast range; C: lower than forecast range; D: no comparison possible). The last letter is a stand in for a future comparison which needs to be done statistically after a large number of forecasts have been made. In previous data, an excellent match is generally AAAAA; a good match as one or two B's; a fair match has several B's and C's and a poor match is one which contains a number of C's or D's. 

 

ASIA

 

O: 27JAN2022 11:22:12  39.2N   68.6E mb=4.0  EMSC   TAJIKISTAN                   

P: 27JAN2022 140619    39.0N   72.0E 3.8-5.2 AABAA  Hindu Kush/Pakistan        

 

No significant (M>=5) or unusual earthquakes were reported in Asia today.

 

INDONESIA AND PHILIPPINES

 

O: 28JAN2022 06:53:58   0.2S  124.4E mb=4.9  EMSC   MOLUCCA SEA                  

P: 27JAN2022 140553     1.0S  123.0E 4.0-5.5 AABAA  Sulawesi area              

 

O: 28JAN2022 04:56:13   6.1N  127.1E mb=4.7  EMSC   PHILIPPINE ISLANDS REGION    

P: 23JAN2022 140533     6.0N  126.0E 4.0-5.5 BAAAA  Mindanao, Philippines      

P: 30JAN2022 140532     5.0N  127.0E 4.0-5.5 ABAAA  Halmahera                  

 

O: 27JAN2022 13:20:03   6.7S  120.6E mb=4.8  EMSC   FLORES SEA                   

P: 30JAN2022 140541     8.0S  121.0E 4.0-5.4 BBAAA  Flores Island area         

 

O: 27JAN2022 10:29:32   6.8S  105.7E ML=4.1  EMSC   SUNDA STRAIT, INDONESIA      

P: 27JAN2022 140550     7.0S  105.0E 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  So. of Java                

 

O: 27JAN2022 08:47:14   7.8S  118.6E ML=4.1  EMSC   FLORES SEA                    

P: 23JAN2022 140554     8.0S  119.0E 4.0-5.4 BAAAA  Sumbawa Island area        

P: 28JAN2022 140554     9.0S  118.0E 4.0-5.7 ABAAA  Sumbawa Island area        

 

O: 27JAN2022 23:39:29   7.9S  146.8E mb=4.6  EMSC   EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG., P.N.G

P: 25JAN2022 140544     6.0S  147.0E 4.0-5.4 ABAAA  New Ireland                

 

O: 27JAN2022 16:03:03   8.7S  108.1E mb=5.0  EMSC   JAVA, INDONESIA              

P: 23JAN2022 140550     9.0S  109.0E 4.0-5.6 BAAAA  So. of Java                

P: 29JAN2022 140744    10.0S  109.0E 4.0-5.8 ABAAA  So. of Java                

 

O: 27JAN2022 21:44:36  11.3N  124.6E ML=4.3  EMSC   LEYTE, PHILIPPINES           

P: 24JAN2022 140569    12.0N  124.0E 3.5-4.9 BAAAA  Luzon, Philippines         

 

 

CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA

 

O: 27JAN2022 14:21:00  10.9S   73.8W ML=4.5  EMSC   CENTRAL PERU                 

P: 25JAN2022 140537     9.0S   75.0W 3.5-5.0 ABAAA  Brazil                     

 

O: 27JAN2022 14:02:07  13.7N   92.4W ML=4.1  EMSC   OFFSHORE GUATEMALA            

P: 27JAN2022 140562    15.0N   93.0W 3.5-5.3 ABAAA  Chiapas, Mexico            

 

O: 27JAN2022 21:07:43  14.9N   92.6W ML=4.0  EMSC   OFFSHORE CHIAPAS, MEXICO     

P: 27JAN2022 140562    15.0N   93.0W 3.5-5.3 AAAAA  Chiapas, Mexico            

 

O: 27JAN2022 09:34:35  15.6N   94.9W ML=4.0  EMSC   OFFSHORE OAXACA, MEXICO      

P: 24JAN2022 140562    15.0N   94.0W 3.5-5.5 BAAAA  Chiapas, Mexico            

P: 28JAN2022 140577    15.0N   96.0W 3.5-5.2 AAAAA  Oaxaca, Mexico             

 

O: 27JAN2022 20:55:43  16.6N  100.4W ML=4.0  EMSC   OFFSHORE GUERRERO, MEXICO    

P: 30JAN2022 140578    16.0N  100.0W 3.5-5.4 BAAAA  Oaxaca, Mexico             

 

O: 27JAN2022 12:45:29  17.2N  100.6W ML=4.0  EMSC   GUERRERO, MEXICO             

P: 31JAN2022 140572    18.0N  101.0W 3.5-5.2 BAAAA  Michoacan, Mexico          

 

O: 28JAN2022 01:40:23  18.3N   66.3W Md=3.2  EMSC   PUERTO RICO                  

P: 29JAN2022 140579    18.0N   66.0W 3.4-4.9 AAAAA  Puerto Rico                

 

O: 28JAN2022 01:17:39  19.0N   67.2W ML=3.5  EMSC   PUERTO RICO REGION           

P: 30JAN2022 140585    20.0N   67.0W 3.0-4.4 AAAAA  Bahamas/No. Caribbean      

 

O: 28JAN2022 00:31:25  19.2S   69.3W Mw=5.5  EMSC   TARAPACA, CHILE              

O: 28JAN2022 00:31     19.2S   69.8W mb=5.4  GUC    Arica and Parinacota at Codpa,

P: 24JAN2022 140743    19.0S   69.0W 4.0-5.6 BAAAA  So. Peru/Bolivia           

 

O: 28JAN2022 05:00:37  19.7N  104.5W mb=3.8  EMSC   JALISCO, MEXICO              

P: 27JAN2022 140571    19.0N  105.0W 3.5-5.3 AAAAA  Michoacan, Mexico          

 

O: 28JAN2022 05:20:36  21.4S   68.6W Mw=4.6  EMSC   ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE           

P: 25JAN2022 140753    22.0S   69.0W 4.0-5.4 BAAAA  Coast No. Chile            

 

 

O: 27JAN2022 09:31:46  18.4N   73.4W ML=3.3  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 27JAN2022 14:59:21  18.4N   73.4W mb=4.5  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 28JAN2022 02:45:14  18.4N   73.4W ML=3.5  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 28JAN2022 02:45:14  18.4N   73.4W ML=3.5  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 28JAN2022 06:24:28  18.4N   73.3W ML=3.1  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 27JAN2022 08:01:59  18.5N   73.3W ML=3.2  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 28JAN2022 02:30:22  18.5N   73.3W ML=3.2  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 28JAN2022 03:36:30  18.5N   73.3W ML=3.2  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 28JAN2022 03:36:30  18.5N   73.3W ML=3.2  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 28JAN2022 03:40:27  18.5N   73.3W ML=3.1  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 28JAN2022 03:40:27  18.5N   73.3W ML=3.1  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 28JAN2022 05:09:14  18.5N   73.3W ML=3.2  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 27JAN2022 09:27:44  18.4N   73.3W ML=3.3  EMSC   HAITI REGION                 

P: 26JAN2022 140581    19.0N   74.0W 3.4-4.9 AAAAA  Haiti                      

 

AFRICA AND EUROPE

 

O: 27JAN2022 14:51:19  25.3S   25.9E ML=3.2  EMSC   SOUTH AFRICA                 

P: 25JAN2022 140756    26.0S   28.0E 3.0-4.4 AABAA  Rep. South Africa          

 

O: 28JAN2022 03:57:43  35.0N   32.0E mb=4.9  EMSC   CYPRUS REGION                

P: 27JAN2022 140655    37.0N   34.0E 3.5-5.3 ABBAA  Turkey                     

 

NEIC reported these earthquakes  of M 4.9 and 4.6 in Cyprus were felt with intensity III-IV in the area(s) of Cyprus at Polis, Mesogi, Patos, Apios and Platanos, Greece.

 

O: 27JAN2022 13:57:41  42.5N    9.5W ML=3.7  EMSC   SPAIN

O: 27JAN2022 14:44:07  42.6N    9.4W ML=4.6  EMSC   SPAIN                         

P: 20JAN2022 140430    43.0N    9.0W 3.0-4.9 CAAAA  Portugal                   

 

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC

 

O: 28JAN2022 06:57:31  18.1S  177.8W mb=4.8  EMSC   FIJI REGION                  

P: 29JAN2022 140746    18.0S  177.0W 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  Tonga Islands              

 

O: 28JAN2022 01:33:37  20.7S  175.6W mb=4.9  EMSC   TONGA                        

P: 30JAN2022 140761    21.0S  175.0W 4.0-5.7 AAAAA  Tonga Islands              

 

No significant (M>=5) or unusual earthquakes were reported in the Southwest Pacific region today.

 

OCEAN RIDGES

 

No significant (M>=5) or unusual earthquakes were reported on Ocean Ridges today.

 

 

ZEALANDIA AND AUSTRALIA REGION

 

O: 27JAN2022 11:16:05  32.5S  179.1E ML=4.0  EMSC   SOUTH OF KERMADEC ISLANDS    

P: 25JAN2022 140775    32.0S  178.0E 4.0-5.5 AAAAA  So. Kermadec Islands       

 

JAPAN AND KURIL ISLANDS

 

O: 27JAN2022 15:25:07  34.1N  135.6E mb=4.1  EMSC   NEAR S. COAST OF WESTERN HONSH

P: 24JAN2022 140613    34.0N  135.0E 3.5-5.0 BAAAA  Central/So. Honshu Japan    

 

O: 28JAN2022 01:35:05  38.2N  141.7E mb=4.5  EMSC   NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAP

P: 26JAN2022 140649    38.0N  143.0E 4.0-5.5 AAAAA  So. of Honshu              

 

U.S./CANADA*

 

WESTERN U.S./CANADA

 

CALIFORNIA

 

O: 27JAN2022 11:12:18  35.0N  119.0W ML=2.6  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

O: 27JAN2022 10:51:21  35.1N  119.0W ML=3.3  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

O: 27JAN2022 12:16:08  35.1N  119.0W Ml=2.2  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

O: 27JAN2022 10:52:40  35.0N  119.0W ML=3.0  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

P: 27JAN2022 140642    34.7N  119.0W 2.5-4.6 AAAAA  So. California             

 

O: 27JAN2022 22:01:08  39.8N  123.2W Md=2.4  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

O: 27JAN2022 22:03:12  39.8N  123.2W Md=2.0  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

O: 28JAN2022 00:24:37  39.8N  123.2W Md=2.5  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

O: 28JAN2022 03:40:17  39.8N  123.2W Md=2.5  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

O: 28JAN2022 03:40:17  39.8N  123.2W Md=2.5  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

O: 27JAN2022 19:50:02  39.8N  123.2W Md=2.3  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P: 28JAN2022 140612    39.7N  123.7W 2.5-4.6 AAAAA  Central California         

P: 29JAN2022 140683    40.0N  123.0W 2.5-4.4 AAAAA  Northern California        

 

NEIC reported these earthquakes of M 2.5, 2.5 in Northern California were felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Northern California in Covelo, Ukiah, Chico, Fortuna.

 

O: 27JAN2022 08:50:50  30.4N  113.9W ML=3.7  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA           

P: 25JAN2022 140635    30.5N  113.6W 2.0-4.1 AAAAA  SW U.S.A                    

 

O: 27JAN2022 22:05:48  31.6N  116.0W Ml=2.1  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO      

P: 25JAN2022 140638    31.5N  116.4W 2.5-4.9 AAAAA  So. California             

 

O: 28JAN2022 06:05:58  32.5N  116.9W Ml=2.6  EMSC   TIJUANA AREA, BAJA CALIF, MEXI

P: 26JAN2022 140639    32.0N  117.4W 2.5-4.9 AAAAA  So. California             

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 2.6 in Baja California was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Baja California in La Joya, Tijuana, Chula Vista, Spring Valley, Lemon Grove, La Mesa and El Cajon, California.

 

O: 27JAN2022 10:52:40  35.0N  119.0W ML=3.0  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

P: 27JAN2022 140642    34.7N  119.0W 2.5-4.6 AAAAA  So. California             

 

O: 27JAN2022 09:54:26  35.5N  118.1W Ml=2.2  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

P: 26JAN2022 140643    35.3N  118.6W 2.5-4.4 AAAAA  So. California             

 

O: 27JAN2022 13:45:46  38.2N  117.8W ml=2.3  EMSC   NEVADA                       

P: 26JAN2022 140605    37.9N  118.2W 2.5-4.6 AAAAA  California/Nevada area     

 

O: 27JAN2022 11:16:15  38.8N  122.8W Md=2.3  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P: 28JAN2022 140610    38.7N  122.8W 2.5-4.8 AAAAA  Central California         

 

O: 27JAN2022 22:07:58  40.5N  124.3W Md=2.8  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

O: 27JAN2022 22:16:30  40.5N  124.3W Md=2.2  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

O: 27JAN2022 21:32:50  40.4N  124.3W Md=2.0  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P: 25JAN2022 140685    40.6N  124.9W 2.5-4.8 AAAAA  Off Coast of No. Calif     

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 2.8 off Northern California  was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Northern California in Ferndale and Fortuna.

 

O: 28JAN2022 01:08:15  40.6N  127.4W ML=2.8  EMSC   OFF COAST OF NORTHERN CALIFORN

P: 25JAN2022 140686    41.8N  126.9W 2.5-4.6 BBAAA  Off Coast of No. Calif     

 

ALASKA

 

O: 27JAN2022 09:47:42  52.4N  167.6W mb=3.9  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

P: 30JAN2022 140707    53.6N  166.1W 3.5-4.9 BBAAA  Fox Islands, Aleutians     

 

O: 27JAN2022 10:48:06  54.7N  159.7W ml=3.5  EMSC   SOUTH OF ALASKA              

P: 25JAN2022 140717    54.5N  161.8W 3.5-5.1 AABAA  Unimak Islands, Aleutians  

 

O: 27JAN2022 07:47:28  64.2N  162.3W ML=3.8  EMSC   NORTHERN ALASKA              

P: 26JAN2022 140723    61.3N  158.5W 3.2-5.1 AAAA  Central Alaska             

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 3.6 in Northern Alaska was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Northern Alaska at Shaktoolik.

 

PACIFIC NORTHWESTERN U.S./WESTERN CANADA

 

No events of M>=2 were located in the northwestern U.S. or western Canada today.

 

ROCKY MOUNTAINS REGION

 

O: 27JAN2022 12:14:40  31.6N  104.5W ML=2.6  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS                

P: 27JAN2022 140636    32.5N  103.6W 2.0-4.1 AAAAA  SW U.S.A                   

 

O: 27JAN2022 15:22:52  32.4N  101.6W mb=2.9  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS                

P: 29JAN2022 140636    32.6N  101.6W 2.0-4.1 AAAAA  SW U.S.A                   

 

O: 27JAN2022 22:48:09  44.3N  115.2W Ml=2.8  EMSC   SOUTHERN IDAHO               

P: 29JAN2022 140675    44.5N  116.2W 2.0-4.0 AAAAA  Montana/Idaho              

 

O: 27JAN2022 12:02:02  44.6N  112.9W Ml=2.4  EMSC   WESTERN MONTANA              

P: 19JAN2022 140441    44.8N  111.9W 2.0-4.0 CAAAA  Yellowstone/Wyoming        

 

EASTERN U.S./CANADA

 

O: 27JAN2022 23:46:58  34.2N   80.8W ML=2.1  EMSC   SOUTH CAROLINA               

P: 25JAN2022 140650    34.0N   80.0W 2.0-4.3 AAAAA  Southeast U.S.             

 

O: 27JAN2022 08:53:00  41.7N   81.5W ML=2.1  EMSC   LAKE ERIE, OHIO              

P: 24JAN2022 140688    42.0N   80.0W 2.0-3.9 BABAA  Ohio/Lake Erie             

 

HAWAII

 

O: 28JAN2022 06:46:38  19.2N  155.4W ML=3.0  EMSC   ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII     

P: 25JAN2022 140567    18.8N  155.2W 3.0-4.5 BAAAA  Hawaii                     

 

STRONG QUAKE NORTH OF HUNGA-TONGA

 

EARTHQUAKE SUMMARY FOR JANUARY 26, 2022

 

The strongest earthquake in the world today was an M 6.2 that occurred about

150 km north of the site of the volcanic eruption at Hunga-Tonga of January 15, 2022. This event was felt lightly in this epicentral area. A series of moderate  earthquakes began in the region four days after the eruption and had continued daily since that time as noted in previous issues of this summary:

 

"...the first strong series of events near the volcanic eruption of January 14-15 in Tonga occurred today with five moderate earthquakes." (January 21, 2022)

 

This earthquake is the strongest within about 150 km of this epicenter since an M 6.5  on April 24, 2021 and an M 6.4 on October 1, 2020. Most earthquakes in this area are at intermediate or deep focus so the focal depth of today's event of 4.2 km is the shallowest such event in this region in at least 30 years. It was probably promoted by stress redistribution following the eruption of January 14-15. Forecast 140747 had expected enhanced seismicity within about 50 km of this event in Fiji of M 6.2 today. This activity is near 100 degrees from the M 7.5 in Peru of November 28, 2021 and may have been promoted by energy from that source. Moderate earthquakes in the Rat Islands in the past two days are also at this distance from Peru. It is also at the fifth node (72 degrees) from the M 6.8 in the Fox Islands of January 11, 2022 and at the sixth node (60 degrees) from recent major events in Flores, Indonesia and may have been enhanced by energy from those sources.

 

O: 27JAN2022 06:40:07  19.1S  176.4W Mw=6.2  EMSC   FIJI REGION                  

P: 27JAN2022 140747    19.0S  176.0W 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  Tonga Islands              

 

Earthquakes of M 5.2 north of the M 6.2 and of M 4.6 and 5.0 near Hunga-Tonga also occurred today and had been expected in forecasts 140746 and 140761.

 

O: 27JAN2022 02:08:51  18.1S  177.7W mb=5.2  EMSC   FIJI REGION                  

P: 29JAN2022 140746    18.0S  177.0W 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  Tonga Islands              

 

O: 26JAN2022 09:39:49  20.5S  175.2W mb=4.6  EMSC   TONGA                        

O: 27JAN2022 00:55:30  20.8S  175.3W mb=5.0  EMSC   TONGA                        

P: 30JAN2022 140761    21.0S  175.0W 4.0-5.7 BAAAA  Tonga Islands              

 

The strongest earthquake in the U.S., Canada or vicinity today was an M 4.6 in western Greenland. It was not reported felt in this remote area. This continues a series of similar events of M 4.5 and 4.6 on January 15 and January 19, 2022. The only earthquake of significantly larger magnitude within about 300 km in the past 30 years was an M 5.0 at this epicenter on October 14, 1998. These earlier events occurred near local solar midnight and noon and may have been promoted by high tidal stresses. The same may apply to today's event. Forecast 140718 had expected this activity in the region in late January.

 

O: 27JAN2022 04:52:46  60.7N   44.1W mb=4.6  EMSC   WESTERN GREENLAND            

O: 27JAN2022 04:52:48  60.7N   44.1W mb=4.6  ANSS   NE of Nanortalik Greenland   

P: 22JAN2022 140718    66.0N   48.0W 2.5-3.9 BCBAA  Baffin/Davis Strait Canada 

 

 

Seismicity in the Kilauea Volcanic zone of Hawaii was active today following an M 4.7 in Maui about 200 km to the north of this occurred yesterday. Today's activity included an M 3.9 and M 3.2 among other smaller events associated with the volcanism on Hawaii. This activity had been expected to occur around January 25. The M 3.9 occurred near local solar midnight and may have been promoted, like the M 4.7 yesterday, by high tidal stresses. Today's increased seismicity in the volcanic zone had been anticipated in this summary in the previous issue as:

 

"This (the M 4.7) is not part of the current eruption of Kilauea but may bring increased seismicity to the big island of Hawaii and to that eruption. Today's even occurred within minutes of local solar midnight and was probably promoted by high tidal stresses which maximize near this hour." (January 25-26, 2022)

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 3.6-3.9 in Hawaii was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Hawaii at Naalehu, Volcano, Captain Cook, Hilo, Kurtistown, Holualoa, Kailua Kona, Opla;a. Honokaa and Kula.

 

O: 27JAN2022 05:40:41  19.2N  155.4W ML=3.2  EMSC   ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII

O: 26JAN2022 11:38:38  19.2N  155.4W ML=3.9  EMSC   ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII     

P: 25JAN2022 140567    18.8N  155.2W 3.0-4.5 AAAAA  Hawaii                     

OTHER GLOBAL EARTHQUAKE ACTIVITY

 

For most events there are two listings. The first line is the observed event starting with "O:" for Observed. There follows the date, month and year, the time in UT hours:minutes:seconds, the latitude and longitude, the given magnitude and the reporting agency followed by the geographic location. The second line starts with "P:" This is the forecast event as forecast in our summaries normally more than a month in advance. Magnitudes may vary in response to updated seismic watches and daily variations due to tidal and other influences. This line has the forecast date, month and year, the forecast number, latitude, longitude and forecast magnitude range.  This is followed by a comparison between the forecast and the event. The comparison includes letters A-D. The first is number of days difference from predicted (A:up to 2, B3-5; C:6-10; D:more than 10), Difference in latitude (A:up to 1 degree; B:1-2 degrees; C:2-4 degrees; D:more than 4 degrees); longitude (same comparison as with latitude); magnitude (A: within forecast range; B: higher than forecast range; C: lower than forecast range; D: no comparison possible). The last letter is a stand in for a future comparison which needs to be done statistically after a large number of forecasts have been made. In previous data, an excellent match is generally AAAAA; a good match as one or two B's; a fair match has several B's and C's and a poor match is one which contains a number of C's or D's. 

 

ASIA

 

O: 26JAN2022 11:09:30  27.9N   84.6E ML=4.1  EMSC   NEPAL-INDIA BORDER REGION    

P: 29JAN2022 140659    30.0N   84.0E 3.8-5.4 BBAAA  Xizang                     

 

O: 26JAN2022 07:16:17  20.7N   73.0E ML=3.6  EMSC   NEAR THE COAST OF GUJARAT, IND

P: 25JAN2022 140588    23.0N   70.0E 3.5-5.1 ACCAA  India                      

 

O: 26JAN2022 19:15:27  37.8N  101.0E mb=4.3  EMSC   NORTHERN QINGHAI, CHINA      

P: 25JAN2022 140646    36.0N  100.0E 3.5-4.9 BAAAA  So. China                  

 

No significant (M>=5) or unusual earthquakes were reported in Asia today.

 

INDONESIA AND PHILIPPINES

 

O: 27JAN2022 02:08:51  18.1S  177.7W mb=5.2  EMSC   FIJI REGION                  

P: 29JAN2022 140746    18.0S  177.0W 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  Tonga Islands              

 

O: 27JAN2022 06:40:07  19.1S  176.4W Mw=6.2  EMSC   FIJI REGION                  

P: 27JAN2022 140747    19.0S  176.0W 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  Tonga Islands              

 

O: 26JAN2022 09:39:49  20.5S  175.2W mb=4.6  EMSC   TONGA                        

O: 27JAN2022 00:55:30  20.8S  175.3W mb=5.0  EMSC   TONGA                        

P: 30JAN2022 140761    21.0S  175.0W 4.0-5.7 BAAAA  Tonga Islands              

 

O: 26JAN2022 11:11:40  19.2S  168.6E mb=4.9  EMSC   VANUATU                      

P: 26JAN2022 140766    20.0S  169.0E 4.0-5.5 AAAAA  Vanuatu Islands            

 

O: 27JAN2022 01:50:10  25.9S  179.8E mb=4.9  EMSC   SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS        

P: 26JAN2022 140765    25.0S  179.0E 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  Tonga/Fiji                 

 

CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA

 

O: 27JAN2022 06:04:15  10.1N   84.2W mb=4.3  EMSC   COSTA RICA                   

P: 24JAN2022 140529     8.0N   82.0W 3.5-5.3 BCCAA  Costa Rica                 

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.3 in Costa Rica was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Costa Rica at Alajuelita, San Jose and Jaco Puntarenas.

 

O: 27JAN2022 04:29:45  14.7N   93.1W ML=4.1  EMSC   OFFSHORE CHIAPAS, MEXICO     

P: 27JAN2022 140562    15.0N   93.0W 3.5-5.3 AAAAA  Chiapas, Mexico            

 

O: 27JAN2022 06:26:57  15.2N   94.6W ML=4.3  EMSC   OFF COAST OF OAXACA, MEXICO  

P: 24JAN2022 140562    15.0N   94.0W 3.5-5.5 BAAAA  Chiapas, Mexico            

 

O: 26JAN2022 18:05:22  18.3N   73.2W ML=3.9  EMSC   HAITI REGION                 

O: 26JAN2022 09:46:31  18.4N   73.6W ML=3.6  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 26JAN2022 20:13:00  18.4N   73.3W ML=3.2  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 26JAN2022 18:40:50  18.5N   73.3W ML=3.1  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 26JAN2022 18:58:17  18.5N   73.4W ML=3.2  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 26JAN2022 19:11:50  18.5N   73.3W ML=3.7  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 27JAN2022 06:15:54  18.5N   73.3W ML=3.0  EMSC   HAITI REGION

P: 26JAN2022 140581    19.0N   74.0W 3.4-4.9 AAAAA  Haiti                      

 

O: 26JAN2022 14:54:53  18.9S   70.1W ML=4.2  EMSC   TARAPACA, CHILE              

P: 24JAN2022 140743    19.0S   69.0W 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  So. Peru/Bolivia           

 

O: 26JAN2022 18:01:49  19.1N   66.5W Md=3.0  EMSC   PUERTO RICO REGION           

P: 26JAN2022 140580    19.0N   67.0W 3.4-5.0 AAAAA  Puerto Rico                

 

O: 26JAN2022 09:36:52  19.3N   69.9W ML=3.4  EMSC   DOMINICAN REPUBLIC           

O: 26JAN2022 09:16:23  19.3N   69.8W ML=3.9  EMSC   DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

P: 25JAN2022 140581    19.0N   71.0W 3.4-4.9 AAAAA  Dominican Republic         

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 3.9 in the Dominican Republic was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of the Dominican Republic at Sanchez, Las Terrenas and V in Nagua Maria Trinidad.

 

O: 26JAN2022 19:42:55  22.9S   68.4W mb=4.5  EMSC   ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE           

P: 25JAN2022 140753    22.0S   69.0W 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  Coast No. Chile            

 

O: 26JAN2022 14:19:06  24.0S   69.5W mb=4.3  EMSC   ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE           

O: 26JAN2022 14:38:33  24.1S   69.5W ML=4.3  EMSC   ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE

P: 29JAN2022 140753    24.0S   69.0W 4.0-5.6 BAAAA  Coast No. Chile            

 

O: 27JAN2022 03:00:48  32.5S   68.8W mb=4.9  EMSC   MENDOZA, ARGENTINA           

P: 26JAN2022 140768    32.0S   72.0W 4.0-5.9 AACAA  Central Chile              

 

AFRICA AND EUROPE

 

No significant (M>=5) or unusual earthquakes were reported in Europe today.

 

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC

 

O: 27JAN2022 02:08:51  18.1S  177.7W mb=5.2  EMSC   FIJI REGION                  

P: 29JAN2022 140746    18.0S  177.0W 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  Tonga Islands              

 

O: 27JAN2022 06:40:07  19.1S  176.4W Mw=6.2  EMSC   FIJI REGION                  

P: 27JAN2022 140747    19.0S  176.0W 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  Tonga Islands              

 

O: 26JAN2022 09:39:49  20.5S  175.2W mb=4.6  EMSC   TONGA                        

O: 27JAN2022 00:55:30  20.8S  175.3W mb=5.0  EMSC   TONGA                        

P: 30JAN2022 140761    21.0S  175.0W 4.0-5.7 BAAAA  Tonga Islands              

 

O: 26JAN2022 11:11:40  19.2S  168.6E mb=4.9  EMSC   VANUATU                      

P: 26JAN2022 140766    20.0S  169.0E 4.0-5.5 AAAAA  Vanuatu Islands            

 

O: 27JAN2022 01:50:10  25.9S  179.8E mb=4.9  EMSC   SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS        

P: 26JAN2022 140765    25.0S  179.0E 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  Tonga/Fiji                 

 

OCEAN RIDGES

 

No significant (M>=5) or unusual earthquakes were reported on Ocean Ridges today.

 

 

ZEALANDIA AND AUSTRALIA REGION

 

O: 26JAN2022 07:38:45  31.6S  178.5E ML=4.3  EMSC   KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION      

P: 25JAN2022 140775    32.0S  178.0E 4.0-5.5 AAAAA  So. Kermadec Islands       

 

O: 27JAN2022 03:03:23  33.3S  117.1E ML=3.1  EMSC   WESTERN AUSTRALIA            

P: 30JAN2022 140767    32.0S  117.0E 2.0-3.4 BBAAA  Central Australia          

 

JAPAN AND KURIL ISLANDS

 

O: 26JAN2022 21:09:15  36.0N  140.4E mb=4.5  EMSC   NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAP

P: 25JAN2022 140633    36.0N  141.0E 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  Off East Coast Honshu      

 

U.S./CANADA*

 

WESTERN U.S./CANADA

 

CALIFORNIA

 

O: 26JAN2022 15:34:49  30.1N  113.7W ML=3.9  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA           

P: 25JAN2022 140635    30.5N  113.6W 2.0-4.1 AAAAA  SW U.S.A                   

 

O: 26JAN2022 08:31:37  31.4N  115.3W ML=3.4  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 26JAN2022 08:51:16  31.4N  115.3W ML=3.4  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 26JAN2022 08:30:37  31.4N  115.3W ML=3.3  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO      

P: 25JAN2022 140638    31.5N  116.4W 2.5-4.9 AAAAA  So. California              

 

O: 26JAN2022 13:24:28  33.7N  119.0W Ml=2.2  EMSC   CHANNEL ISLANDS REG., CALIFORN

O: 26JAN2022 13:32:14  34.0N  119.1W Ml=2.3  EMSC   CHANNEL ISLANDS REG., CALIFORNIA

O: 26JAN2022 22:33:50  34.4N  119.8W Ml=2.0  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA           

P: 27JAN2022 140642    34.7N  119.0W 2.5-4.6 AAAAA  So. California             

 

O: 27JAN2022 03:34:01  35.7N  117.5W Ml=2.3  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA          

O: 26JAN2022 09:59:17  36.0N  117.8W Ml=3.0  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

O: 26JAN2022 10:38:29  36.0N  117.8W ML=2.8  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

P: 24JAN2022 140645    35.8N  117.6W 2.5-4.6 BAAAA  So. California             

P: 29JAN2022 140645    35.9N  117.7W 2.5-4.6 AAAAA  So. California             

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 3.1 in Central California was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Central California at Clovis and IV in Lindsay.

 

O: 26JAN2022 20:08:12  40.2N  123.1W Md=2.3  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P: 28JAN2022 140612    39.7N  123.7W 2.5-4.6 AAAAA  Central California         

P: 29JAN2022 140683    40.0N  123.0W 2.5-4.4 BAAAA  Northern California        

 

 

ALASKA

 

O: 26JAN2022 10:45:15  51.9N  178.3E ML=3.2  EMSC   RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

P: 29JAN2022 140713    52.0N  178.0E 4.0-5.6 BAAAA  Rat Islands                

 

O: 27JAN2022 01:36:04  59.3N  154.6W ML=3.8  EMSC   SOUTHERN ALASKA              

O: 26JAN2022 12:50:17  59.0N  154.3W ML=3.1  EMSC   ALASKA PENINSULA

P: 20JAN2022 140463    60.1N  153.4W 3.2-5.1 CAAAA  Central Alaska              

 

 

PACIFIC NORTHWESTERN U.S./WESTERN CANADA

 

No events of M>=2 were located in the northwestern U.S. or western Canada today.

 

ROCKY MOUNTAINS REGION

 

O: 26JAN2022 22:09:48  44.3N  115.2W Ml=2.1  EMSC   SOUTHERN IDAHO               

P: 29JAN2022 140675    44.5N  116.2W 2.0-4.0 BAAAA  Montana/Idaho              

 

EASTERN U.S./CANADA

 

O: 25JAN2022 22:00:55  71.1N   77.1W MB=2.3  ECAN Mary River Mine, NU            

P: 22JAN2022 140731    71.0N   75.0W 2.5-4.1 BAAAA  Baffin/Davis Strait Canada 

 

O: 25JAN2022 19:06:37  49.0N   67.7W MB=1.0  ECAN Matane, QC                     

P: 26JAN2022 140673    49.3N   67.5W 2.0-4.0 AAAAA  Maine                      

 

O: 27JAN2022 04:52:46  60.7N   44.1W mb=4.6  EMSC   WESTERN GREENLAND            

O: 27JAN2022 04:52:48  60.7N   44.1W mb=4.6  ANSS   NE of Nanortalik Greenland   

P: 22JAN2022 140718    66.0N   48.0W 2.5-3.9 BCBAA  Baffin/Davis Strait Canada 

 

HAWAII

 

O: 27JAN2022 05:40:41  19.2N  155.4W ML=3.2  EMSC   ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII

O: 26JAN2022 11:38:38  19.2N  155.4W ML=3.9  EMSC   ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII     

P: 25JAN2022 140567    18.8N  155.2W 3.0-4.5 AAAAA  Hawaii