MODERATE EARTHQUAKE SHAKES MAUI, HAWAII

 

EARTHQUAKE SUMMARY FOR JANUARY 25, 2022

 

The strongest earthquake felt in the U.S. or Canada today was an M 4.7 in the region of Maui, Hawaii. NEIC reported it was widely felt with maximum intensity IV in Haiku, Kana, Makawao, Kula and III in Kihei, Pala, Kahului, Waikuku, Lahaima, and Hawi. The last earthquake in the Maui area of Hawaii within about 100 km of this epicenter of larger magnitude occurred on July 5, 2021 with M 5.2 and prior to that an M 4.8 on November 24, 2010. The largest event in the past 30 years in the area was an M 6.1 on October 15, 2006. Two earthquakes of M 4.7 occurred in February and March, 2017 in the area.  This 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. Forecast 140329 had expected this event in mid-January.

 

When the M 5.2 occurred on July 5, 2021 this summary noted:

 

"The last earthquake in the region of Hawaii of M>=5.2 occurred on April 14, 2019 more than two years ago with M 5.2-5.3. Similar earthquakes occurred with the eruption of the Spring and summer of 2018 which began with an M 6.9 about 100 km southeast of today's epicenter on May 4, 2018." (July 5-6, 2021)

 

 

O: 25JAN2022 10:51:26  21.0N  156.0W ML=4.7  EMSC   HAWAII REGION, HAWAII        

P: 16JAN2022 140329    20.4N  155.1W 4.0-5.5 CAAAA  Hawaii area                

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

 

Earthquakes of M 4.8 and 4.9 also occurred today in the Rat Islands, Aleutians, Alaska. They were not reported felt in this remote area. An M 5.2 hit this area of the Rat Islands on January 12, 2022. Today's activity is probably aftershocks  of that event. Forecast 140713 had expected today's activity within about 50  km of these events was likely around January 29. These epicenters are at 103 degrees from the M 7.5 in Peru of November 28, 2021 and may have been promoted by energy from that source. The M 4.9 occurred within about an hour of local solar noon and may have been promoted by high tidal stresses.

 

O: 26JAN2022 04:31:23  51.9N  178.3E mb=4.8  EMSC   RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

O: 26JAN2022 01:02:06  52.0N  178.3E mb=4.9  EMSC   RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

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

 

The strongest earthquake in the world today was an M 5.3 in the South Sandwich Islands. It was not reported felt in this remote area and is aftershocks of an M 6.0 in the area yesterday. Forecast 140784 had expected today's event was likely within about 50 km around January 22. In the previous issue of this report the M 6.0 had been discussed as:

 

"The strongest earthquake in the world today was an M 6.0 in the South Sandwich Islands. NEIC reported it may have been lightly felt in Edinburgh Tristan da Cunha, Saint Helena. The M 6.0 was preceded by an M 5.1 southeast of today's epicenter. The M 6.0 is the strongest within about 100 km of this epicenter since an M 6.2 on February 16, 2015. An M 6.0 hit about 100 km southeast of today's epicenter on April 22, 2019. Forecast 140784 had expected today's activity was likely within about 50 km around January 22. This epicenter is at 143 degrees from the M 6.9 in Qinghai, China of January 7 and may have been promoted by energy from that source." (January 24-25, 2022)

 

 

O: 25JAN2022 15:16:18  55.4S   28.7W Mw=5.3  EMSC   SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION

P: 22JAN2022 140784    56.0S   29.0W 4.0-5.6 BAAAA  So. Sandwich Islands       

 

Seismicity in Haiti continued today at elevated levels following deadly and damaging event of M 5.1 and 5.3 in the area yesterday. At the time this summary noted this as:

 

 

"Two moderate earthquakes shook Haiti today. These events of M 5.3 and 5.1 were followed by a series of lighter aftershocks. NEIC reported maximum intensity VII in Haiti at Asile, Grand Anse, Miragoane, Corail, and VI in Baraberes, Petit Goave, Camp-Perrin, V in Les Cayes Anse-a-Veau, Anse-a-Galets, Grand-Goave, Grand-Goave, IV in Port-au-Prince, Petit Trou-de-Nippes aned II-III in Carrfour, West Haiti and Pignon, North Haiti. At least two persons in Haiti were killed in the quakes by falling debris and landslides. More than 50 others were injured and hundreds of homes (about 200 destroyed) were  600 others damaged in the Nippes Department of Haiti. Further damage to buildings and additional landslides are expected in the next several days in the area.

 

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The last earthquake of M>=5.3 within Haiti was an M 7.2 on August 14, 2021 followed by an M 5.8 on August 15. These may be aftershocks of the deadly event of M 7.0 on January 12, 2010, the last such events of this size in Haiti. Forecast 140581 had expected today's event was likely in this area around January 26.  This epicenter is at the third node (120 degrees) from the M 6.9 in Qinghai, China of January 7 and may have been promoted by energy from that source." (January 24-25, 2022)

 

NEIC reported the earthquake of M 4.4 in Haiti was felt with intensity VII in the area(s) of Haiti at  Mombin-Crochu. An earlier M 4.5 in Haiti today was felt lightly in Grand-Goave, Port-au-Prince, Petionville and Croix-des-Bouquets.

 

O: 26JAN2022 01:14:30  18.5N   73.3W mb=4.4  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 26JAN2022 01:16:52  18.5N   73.3W ML=4.3  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 26JAN2022 01:42:28  18.5N   73.3W ML=4.2  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 25JAN2022 18:50:57  18.6N   72.7W mb=4.5  EMSC   HAITI REGION

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

 

Several unusual earthquakes occurred today in or near East Africa today. These included an M 5.0 in the Congo (DR) and the Chagos Archipelago area of the  Indian Ocean as well as an M 3.2 in Zimbabwe. The earthquake in DR Congo is the largest in that area within about 250 km of this epicenter since an M  5.0 on November 13, 2008. The last of larger magnitude in this area occurred more than 20 years ago. Most seismicity in this region occurs about 250-300 km northeast of today's epicenter with the last in that area of equal or greater magnitude an M 5.5 on September 9, 2019. Forecast 140276 had expected seismicity in this area was likely to be enhanced in mid-January, 2022. NEIC reported this earthquake of M 5.0 in DR Congo was felt with intensity IV in the area(s) of DR Congo in Manono, Katanga.  This epicenter is located at 104 degrees from the M 7.5 in Peru of November 28, 2021 and may have been promoted by energy from that source. Other earthquakes today at this distance from Peru occurred as an M 4.8 and 4.9 in the Rat Islands; an  M 4.8 in Fiji, and an M 3.2 in Zimbabwe.

 

O: 26JAN2022 02:06:09   7.4S   28.1E mb=5.0  EMSC   DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CON

P: 16JAN2022 140276     6.0S   30.0E 3.0-4.4 CBBAA  Lake Victoria area         

 

The only other event reported by NEIC or EMSC in Zimbabwe in the past two years was a similar M 3.2 on January 14 near today's epicenter.  At the time this summary noted this event as:

 

"A pair of light earthquakes occurred today in Southern Africa - an M 3.1 in

South Africa and an M 3.2 in Zimbabwe. NEIC did not report any felt effects with these events. The event in Zimbabwe was the strongest reported by NEIC since an M 4.5 on May 21, 2006, the only such event in the area within about 200 km in the past 30 years.  Forecast 140500 had expected this region would see enhanced seismicity in mid-January. This epicenter is at 145 degrees from the M 6.8 in the Fox Islands of January 11 and was probably promoted by energy from that source." (January 14, 2022)

 

Forecast 140758 had expected enhanced seismicity in this area around January 28.

This epicenter is located at 145 degrees from the M 6.8 in the Fox Islands, Alaska of January 11, 2022 and, like the events in the Rat Islands, Alaska today at 103 degrees from the M 7.5 in Peru of November 28, 2021 and may have been promoted by energy from those sources.

 

O: 25JAN2022 19:37:26  20.4S   28.7E ML=3.2  EMSC   ZIMBABWE                     

P: 28JAN2022 140758    21.0S   33.0E 4.0-5.5 BACAA  So. Indian Ocean           

 

The M 5.0 in the Chagos Archipelago was also at an unusual epicenter. The last  earthquake within about 200 km of this epicenter with M>=5 was an M 5.0 on October 19, 2005, the only other such event in this area in the the past 30 years. An M 5.1 occurred about 250 km to the northwest of this epicenter on March 5, 2021. It was an aftershock of an M 6.1 which occurred August 31, 2020, the largest earthquake recorded within about 350 km of this epicenter in the past 30 years. This area became activity in July, 2020 after nearly 13 years of quiet at this magnitude level. Forecast 140542 had expected enhanced seismicity in this area in late January.

 

O: 25JAN2022 16:04:13   4.4S   72.4E mb=5.0  EMSC   CHAGOS ARCHIPELAGO REGION    

P: 31JAN2022 140542     3.0S   68.0E 4.0-5.8 CBCAA  Indian Ocean               

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: 25JAN2022 14:35:52  24.6N  122.0E mb=4.5  EMSC   TAIWAN REGION                

O: 25JAN2022 14:35:53  24.6N  122.0E ML=5.0  TAI    Hualien, Taiwan              

P: 27JAN2022 140597    24.0N  123.0E 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  Taiwan                     

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.5 in Taiwan was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Taiwan in Taipei and V in Ilan Counties, Taiwan.

CWB reported this earthquake was felt with intensity III in Yilan, Hsinchu; II in Hualien, Taipei, Taoyuan, Nantou, Taichung, Miaoli, Hsinchu, and I in Changua, Chiayi, Yunlin Counties, Taiwan.

 

O: 25JAN2022 18:52:25  54.4N   86.4E mb=3.9  EMSC   SOUTHWESTERN SIBERIA, RUSSIA 

 

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

 

INDONESIA AND PHILIPPINES

 

O: 25JAN2022 15:45:52   0.2N   96.6E ML=4.1  EMSC   NIAS REGION, INDONESIA       

P: 24JAN2022 140534     2.0N   95.0E 4.0-5.5 ABBAA  Nicobar Islands            

 

O: 25JAN2022 09:26:40   0.9N  126.1E ML=4.3  EMSC   MOLUCCA SEA                  

P: 23JAN2022 140531     2.0N  127.0E 4.0-5.4 ABAAA  Halmahera                  

 

O: 26JAN2022 06:06:50   4.3N  126.7E ML=4.0  EMSC   KEPULAUAN TALAUD, INDONESIA  

P: 27JAN2022 140533     5.0N  126.0E 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  Mindanao, Philippines      

 

O: 25JAN2022 23:59:16   5.4N  126.4E mb=4.5  EMSC   MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES

O: 26JAN2022 05:51:19   5.0N  127.0E ML=4.1  EMSC   MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES        

P: 27JAN2022 140533     5.0N  126.0E 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  Mindanao, Philippines      

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

 

O: 25JAN2022 11:17:04   6.6S  129.1E mb=4.2  EMSC   BANDA SEA                    

P: 26JAN2022 140536     7.0S  129.0E 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  Banda Sea                  

 

CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA

 

O: 25JAN2022 12:00:54   6.5N   82.4W mb=4.0  EMSC   SOUTH OF PANAMA              

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

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.0 in Panama was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Panama at Cerro Sombrero.

 

O: 25JAN2022 18:47:47   8.4S   74.1W ML=4.0  EMSC   CENTRAL PERU                 

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

 

O: 26JAN2022 03:41:56  10.2N   59.5W mb=4.6  EMSC   EAST OF TRINIDAD             

P: 13JAN2022 140324    10.0N   63.0W 3.4-5.0 DABAA  Windward Islands           

 

O: 25JAN2022 10:19:15  10.3S   80.0W mb=4.4  EMSC   OFF COAST OF CENTRAL PERU    

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

 

O: 26JAN2022 06:08:44  13.7N   90.7W mb=4.3  EMSC   OFFSHORE GUATEMALA           

P: 23JAN2022 140566    14.0N   90.0W 3.5-5.2 BAAAA  Guatemala                  

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.3 in Guatemala was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Guatemala in Santa Catarina Pinula.

 

O: 26JAN2022 06:33:17  15.5N   96.8W ML=4.3  EMSC   OFFSHORE OAXACA, MEXICO      

P: 25JAN2022 140577    16.0N   97.0W 3.5-5.3 AAAAA  Oaxaca, Mexico             

 

O: 25JAN2022 11:53:56  15.6N   95.2W ML=4.0  EMSC   OFFSHORE OAXACA, MEXICO      

P: 23JAN2022 140563    15.0N   95.0W 3.5-5.5 AAAAA  Chiapas, Mexico            

 

O: 26JAN2022 04:43:13  16.3N   98.1W ML=4.0  EMSC   OAXACA, MEXICO

O: 26JAN2022 03:04:48  16.3N   98.1W ML=4.1  EMSC   OAXACA, MEXICO               

P: 27JAN2022 140577    17.0N   98.0W 3.5-5.5 AAAAA  Oaxaca, Mexico             

 

O: 26JAN2022 01:28:54  16.5N  101.2W ML=4.1  EMSC   OFFSHORE GUERRERO, MEXICO    

P: 23JAN2022 140572    17.0N  102.0W 3.5-5.3 BAAAA  Michoacan, Mexico          

 

O: 26JAN2022 01:46:22  18.1N   66.7W Md=3.0  EMSC   PUERTO RICO                  

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

 

O: 25JAN2022 15:01:06  18.9N   67.5W Md=3.4  EMSC   PUERTO RICO REGION           

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

 

O: 25JAN2022 13:40:20  19.7S   69.4W mb=4.9  EMSC   TARAPACA, CHILE              

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

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.9 in northern Chile was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of northern Chile in Tarapaca at Iquique and Arica.

 

O: 26JAN2022 01:16:34  31.9S   69.2W mb=4.3  EMSC   SAN JUAN, ARGENTINA          

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

 

O: 26JAN2022 01:49:30  18.4N   73.3W ML=3.1  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 25JAN2022 08:39:13  18.5N   73.2W ML=3.5  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 25JAN2022 11:32:53  18.5N   73.3W ML=3.5  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 25JAN2022 16:51:33  18.5N   73.3W ML=3.7  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 26JAN2022 01:14:30  18.5N   73.3W mb=4.4  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 26JAN2022 01:16:52  18.5N   73.3W ML=4.3  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 26JAN2022 01:24:55  18.5N   73.3W ML=3.8  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 26JAN2022 01:42:28  18.5N   73.3W ML=4.2  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 26JAN2022 01:46:26  18.5N   73.3W ML=3.2  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 26JAN2022 03:41:48  18.5N   73.2W ML=3.6  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 25JAN2022 11:06:07  18.6N   73.4W ML=3.7  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 25JAN2022 18:50:57  18.6N   72.7W mb=4.5  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 25JAN2022 17:44:59  18.8N   74.0W ML=3.2  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 25JAN2022 20:14:49  19.1N   73.7W ML=3.0  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 25JAN2022 13:53:29  19.4N   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: 26JAN2022 02:06:09   7.4S   28.1E mb=5.0  EMSC   DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CON

P: 16JAN2022 140276     6.0S   30.0E 3.0-4.4 CBBAA  Lake Victoria area         

 

O: 25JAN2022 19:37:26  20.4S   28.7E ML=3.2  EMSC   ZIMBABWE                     

P: 28JAN2022 140758    21.0S   33.0E 4.0-5.5 BACAA  So. Indian Ocean           

 

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC

 

O: 25JAN2022 17:21:33  17.6S  175.0W mb=4.9  EMSC   TONGA                        

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

 

O: 26JAN2022 05:39:53  17.6S  178.9W mb=4.3  EMSC   FIJI REGION                  

P: 27JAN2022 140747    18.0S  180.0W 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  Tonga Islands              

 

O: 25JAN2022 23:34:22  20.4S  175.4W mb=4.9  EMSC   TONGA                        

O: 25JAN2022 23:34:22  20.4S  175.4W mb=4.9  EMSC   TONGA                        

P: 23JAN2022 140761    20.0S  176.0W 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  Tonga Islands              

 

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

 

OCEAN RIDGES

 

O: 25JAN2022 16:04:13   4.4S   72.4E mb=5.0  EMSC   CHAGOS ARCHIPELAGO REGION    

P: 31JAN2022 140542     3.0S   68.0E 4.0-5.8 CBCAA  Indian Ocean               

 

 

ZEALANDIA AND AUSTRALIA REGION

 

O: 25JAN2022 13:55:50  33.3S  117.0E ML=3.1  EMSC   WESTERN AUSTRALIA            

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

 

No earthquakes of M>=4 were recorded in the regions of Zealandia or Australia

today. GeoNet did not report any felt events in the area.

 

JAPAN AND KURIL ISLANDS

 

No earthquakes of M>=4 were located in Japan or the Kuril Islands today.

 

U.S./CANADA*

 

WESTERN U.S./CANADA

 

CALIFORNIA

 

O: 25JAN2022 10:16:54  29.9N  113.9W ML=3.9  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA

O: 25JAN2022 21:59:09  30.4N  115.2W ML=3.4  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 25JAN2022 22:03:57  30.4N  115.2W ML=3.5  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 25JAN2022 10:54:56  29.6N  113.9W ML=3.6  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA           

O: 25JAN2022 22:19:08  30.4N  115.2W ML=3.4  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO      

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

 

O: 25JAN2022 20:44:25  31.5N  115.6W ML=3.4  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO      

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

 

O: 26JAN2022 00:03:24  33.2N  116.0W Ml=2.1  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P: 25JAN2022 140640    33.0N  115.9W 2.5-4.7 AAAAA  So. California             

 

O: 25JAN2022 21:21:30  34.0N  119.1W Ml=2.4  EMSC   CHANNEL ISLANDS REG., CALIFORNIA

O: 25JAN2022 14:45:13  34.0N  119.1W Ml=2.5  EMSC   CHANNEL ISLANDS REG., CALIFORN

P: 25JAN2022 140642    34.0N  118.7W 2.5-4.6 AAAAA  So. California             

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

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 2.5 in the Channel Islands, California was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of the Channel Islands, California at North Hollywood and Fullerton and Laguna Hills.

 

O: 26JAN2022 05:07:19  35.9N  117.3W Ml=2.0  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

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

 

O: 26JAN2022 05:00:01  36.0N  117.8W ML=2.6  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

O: 26JAN2022 05:01:54  36.0N  117.8W Ml=2.0  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

O: 26JAN2022 05:05:55  36.0N  117.8W Ml=2.5  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

O: 26JAN2022 05:11:21  36.0N  117.8W Ml=2.1  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

O: 25JAN2022 19:28:18  35.9N  117.7W Ml=2.0  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

P: 23JAN2022 140643    35.7N  118.1W 2.5-4.6 AAAAA  So. California              

P: 27JAN2022 140602    36.1N  118.1W 2.5-4.4 AAAAA  California/Nevada area     

 

O: 25JAN2022 17:16:33  36.2N  120.3W Md=2.3  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

P: 27JAN2022 140607    36.1N  120.1W 2.5-4.7 AAAAA  Central California         

 

O: 25JAN2022 21:42:46  37.2N  119.9W Md=2.1  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

P: 26JAN2022 140604    37.3N  119.4W 2.5-4.5 AAAAA  California/Nevada area     

 

O: 25JAN2022 20:24:00  38.2N  117.8W ML=2.7  EMSC   NEVADA                       

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

 

O: 25JAN2022 13:59:47  38.3N  118.4W ml=2.0  EMSC   NEVADA                       

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

P: 28JAN2022 140606    38.6N  118.6W 2.5-4.7 BAAAA  California/Nevada area     

 

O: 26JAN2022 01:33:58  38.4N  121.5W Md=2.0  EMSC   SACRAMENTO URBAN AREA, CALIF.

P: 25JAN2022 140610    38.0N  122.3W 2.5-4.8 AAAAA  Central California         

 

O: 25JAN2022 22:12:56  38.5N  119.5W Md=2.4  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

O: 25JAN2022 17:50:07  38.9N  119.6W ml=2.0  EMSC   NEVADA                       

P: 24JAN2022 140606    38.8N  119.6W 2.5-4.6 AAAAA  California/Nevada area     

 

O: 25JAN2022 23:53:35  40.4N  124.8W Md=2.6  EMSC   OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 

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

 

O: 26JAN2022 00:21:26  40.5N  119.1W ML=3.0  EMSC   NEVADA                       

P: 25JAN2022 140663    40.2N  119.6W 2.5-4.6 AAAAA  California/Nevada area     

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 3.2 in Northern Nevada was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Northern Nevada at Sparks and Glenbrook.

 

ALASKA

 

O: 25JAN2022 22:52:47  51.2N  170.9W ml=3.4  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

P: 27JAN2022 140702    52.4N  170.7W 3.5-4.9 ABAAA  Andreanoff Isls, Aleutians 

 

O: 25JAN2022 23:02:46  58.5N  154.4W ML=3.8  EMSC   ALASKA PENINSULA             

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

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 3.5 in the Alaska Peninsula was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of the Alaska Peninsula in Levelock.

 

O: 26JAN2022 00:03:04  62.0N  150.7W ML=3.5  EMSC   SOUTHERN ALASKA              

P: 25JAN2022 140724    62.8N  149.1W 3.2-5.0 AAAAA  Central Alaska             

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 3.2 in Southern Alaska was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Southern Alaska at Wasilla and Eagle River.

 

O: 25JAN2022 21:56:37  54.5N  163.3W mb=3.8  EMSC   UNIMAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA 

P: 25JAN2022 140717    54.6N  163.6W 3.5-5.3 AAAAA  Unimak Islands, Aleutians  

 

O: 26JAN2022 04:31:23  51.9N  178.3E mb=4.8  EMSC   RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

O: 26JAN2022 01:02:06  52.0N  178.3E mb=4.9  EMSC   RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

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

 

PACIFIC NORTHWESTERN U.S./WESTERN CANADA

 

O: 25JAN2022 18:51:44  49.4N  120.5W Ml=2.2  EMSC   BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA     

P: 29JAN2022 140697    47.7N  120.3W 2.0-4.0 BBAAA  Washington state, U.S.     

 

ROCKY MOUNTAINS REGION

 

O: 25JAN2022 07:18:11  32.0N  102.3W mb=2.5  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 25JAN2022 22:05:53  31.9N  102.3W mb=2.5  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS                

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

 

NEIC reported these earthquakes of M 2.9 and 2.6 in Western Texas were felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Western Texas at Odessa, Cloudcroft and Ira.

 

O: 25JAN2022 10:18:57  43.8N  108.6W Ml=2.1  EMSC   WYOMING                      

P: 29JAN2022 140665    41.8N  108.7W 2.0-3.9 BBAAA  Colorado area              

 

O: 25JAN2022 18:16:03  44.3N  115.2W Ml=2.0  EMSC   SOUTHERN IDAHO

O: 25JAN2022 11:07:21  44.3N  115.2W Ml=2.4  EMSC   SOUTHERN IDAHO               

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

 

EASTERN U.S./CANADA

 

O: 25JAN2022 09:21:03  47.3N   70.5W ML=2.0  EMSC   ST. LAWRENCE VALLEY REG., CANA

O: 25JAN2022 09:21:03  47.3N   70.5W MB=2.1  ECAN Petite-Rivi├¿re-Saint-Fran├ºois, QC    

P: 24JAN2022 140673    47.3N   70.5W 2.0-4.0 AAAAA  Maine                      

 

HAWAII

 

O: 25JAN2022 10:51:26  21.0N  156.0W ML=4.7  EMSC   HAWAII REGION, HAWAII        

P: 16JAN2022 140329    20.4N  155.1W 4.0-5.5 CAAAA  Hawaii area                

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

 

EARTHQUAKES SHAKE NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN

 

EARTHQUAKE SUMMARY FOR JANUARY 24, 2022

 

Two moderate earthquakes shook Haiti today. These events of M 5.3 and 5.1 were followed by a series of lighter aftershocks. NEIC reported maximum intensity VII in Haiti at Asile, Grand Anse, Miragoane, Corail, and VI in Baraberes, Petit Goave, Camp-Perrin, V in Les Cayes Anse-a-Veau, Anse-a-Galets, Grand-Goave, Grand-Goave, IV in Port-au-Prince, Petit Trou-de-Nippes aned II-III in Carrfour, West Haiti and Pignon, North Haiti. At least two persons in Haiti were killed in the quakes by falling debris and landslides. More than 50 others were injured and hundreds of homes (about 200 destroyed) were  600 others damaged in the

Nippes Department of Haiti. Further damage to buildings and additional landslides are expected in the next several days in the area.

 

A smaller foreshock occurred in Haiti yesterday. This summary addressed this event at the time as:

 

 

"An earthquake of M 4.2 continued elevated seismicity in the region of Haiti today. This area was near local solar midnight when the M5.5 solar flare occurred on January 21 and is subject to seismic enhancement from SFE associated with that flare as noted in previous issues of this summary. More such activity is likely in the next several days in the areas of the Caribbean and Central America due to these effects.

 

 

"SWPC is expecting a proton storm associated with this flare may hit the earth on January 22-23 with 20% probability. This would be the first such proton storm of the new solar cycle and could affect global seismicity. Only two flares of larger size than M5.5 have been observed by SWPC in the past two years - an X1.0 on October 28, 2021 and an X1.5 on July 3, 2021. Both were associated with significant increases in global seismicity." (January 20-21, 2022)

 

"Areas which were at local solar noon were most at risk from this flare. These are between 80 and 100 East and West longitudes and include areas of Myanmar and Qinghai, China and Central America and northern South America." (January 22, 2022); (January 23-24, 2022)

 

The last earthquake of M>=5.3 within Haiti was an M 7.2 on August 14, 2021 followed by an M 5.8 on August 15. These may be aftershocks of the deadly event of M 7.0 on January 12, 2010, the last such events of this size in Haiti. Forecast 140581 had expected today's event was likely in this area around January 26.  This epicenter is at the third node (120 degrees) from the M 6.9 in Qinghai, China of January 7 and may have been promoted by energy from that source. It is also nearly antipodal to an M 4.8 in Western Australia that also occurred today.

 

O: 24JAN2022 13:43:17  18.4N   73.3W mb=4.4  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 24JAN2022 14:10:37  18.4N   73.3W ML=4.4  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 24JAN2022 15:08:30  18.4N   73.3W mb=4.3  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 24JAN2022 20:01:45  18.4N   73.3W mb=4.4  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 24JAN2022 23:26:46  18.4N   73.3W mb=4.2  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 24JAN2022 13:16:24  18.5N   73.3W Mw=5.3  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 24JAN2022 13:21:26  18.5N   73.2W ML=3.7  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 24JAN2022 14:06:43  18.5N   73.3W Mw=5.1  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 24JAN2022 14:14:30  18.5N   73.3W ML=4.2  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 24JAN2022 20:54:12  18.5N   73.3W ML=4.0  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 24JAN2022 20:55:16  18.5N   73.3W ML=4.2  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 25JAN2022 01:04:48  18.5N   73.4W mb=4.1  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 25JAN2022 02:27:32  18.5N   73.2W ML=4.1  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 24JAN2022 20:52:59  19.8N   73.0W ML=4.3  EMSC   HAITI REGION                  

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

 

 

An earthquake of M 5.3 was also felt in Trinidad and Tobago, Caribbean today. NEIC reported maximum intensity VI in Tabaquite and II-III in Sangre Grande and Tunapuna, Trinidad and Tobago with II in Mataruma, Guayana. While no damage has been reported with this earthquake some light damage is possible - perhaps from landslides. No tsunami threat exists with this earthquake. This is the strongest earthquake within about 200 km of this epicenter since an M 5.8 on July 3, 2008. Forecast 140324 had expected enhanced seismicity in the area to the west of this was likely in mid-January. This epicenter is near the antipode of the M 7.3 in Timor, Indonesia of December 14, 2021 and  may have been promoted by energy from that source.

 

O: 25JAN2022 02:14:33  10.1N   59.9W Mw=5.3  EMSC   EAST OF TRINIDAD             

P: 13JAN2022 140324    10.0N   63.0W 3.4-5.0 DABAA  Windward Islands           

 

The strongest earthquake in the world today was an M 6.0 in the South Sandwich Islands. NEIC reported it may have been lightly felt in Edinburgh Tristan da Cunha, Saint Helena. The M 6.0 was preceded by an M 5.1 southeast of today's epicenter. The M 6.0 is the strongest within about 100 km of this epicenter since an M 6.2 on February 16, 2015. An M 6.0 hit about 100 km southeast of today's epicenter on April 22, 2019. Forecast 140784 had expected today's activity was likely within about 50 km around January 22. This epicenter is at 143 degrees from the M 6.9 in Qinghai, China of January 7 and may have been promoted by energy from that source.

 

O: 25JAN2022 01:24:33  55.5S   28.8W Mw=6.0  EMSC   SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION

P: 22JAN2022 140784    56.0S   29.0W 4.0-5.6 BAAAA  So. Sandwich Islands       

 

O: 24JAN2022 21:17:45  58.3S   25.4W mb=5.1  EMSC   SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION

P: 27JAN2022 140785    58.0S   24.0W 4.0-5.6 BAAAA  So. Sandwich Islands       

 

An M 4.8 was felt widely in Western Australia today. NEIC reported intensity II-III for this event in Western Australia at Collie, Australind, Bunbury, Manduran, Busselton, Kwinana, Northam, Perth and Albany. Some minor damage to building walls and ceilings was reported by local and internet sources with the M 4.8. This follows a series of smaller events in the area in the past several days which have been followed in this summary for example as:

 

"A series of light earthquake including those of M 3.5, 3.6 and 3.9 lightly shook western Australia today. The M 3.9 is the largest within about 150 km of this epicenter since an M 4.2 on January 5, 2022 and prior to that an M 4.8 on October 9, 2007.  Forecast 140767 had expected today's activity was likely in this area to the north of these epicenter at the end of January." (January 23, 2022)

 

The only earthquake within about 200 km of this epicenter with M>=4.8 in the past 30 years was an M 4.8 about 100 km southeast of this on October 9, 2007. Forecast 140767 had expected today's earthquake was likely at the end of January, 2020 within this area. This epicenter is at the seventh node (52 degrees) from the Vanuatu M 7.2 of October 2, 2021 and may have been promoted by energy from that source.

 

O: 24JAN2022 21:50:09  33.3S  117.0E ML=3.6  EMSC   WESTERN AUSTRALIA

O: 25JAN2022 01:14:22  33.3S  117.0E ML=3.5  EMSC   WESTERN AUSTRALIA

O: 24JAN2022 21:24:48  33.3S  117.1E mb=4.8  EMSC   WESTERN AUSTRALIA            

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

 

A moderate M 4.3 was also felt today in Morocco. NEIC reported it with maximum intensity VII in Morocco at Midelt, VI in Tahia, Azrou, and Fes and II in Sefrou, Morroco. Recent earthquakes of equal or larger size within about 200 km of this event in Morocco have most recently occurred as an M 4.3 about 200 km to the north west on July 1, 2020 and as an M 6.2 about 50 km to the south on November 17, 2019. Forecast 140624 had expected regional seismic enhancement in Morocco was likely around January 28.

 

O: 24JAN2022 07:11:39  33.2N    4.2W mb=4.3  EMSC   MOROCCO                      

P: 28JAN2022 140624    36.0N    4.0W 3.5-5.2 BCAAA  Morocco/Spain              

 

The strongest earthquake in the U.S. or Canada today occurred in the area of Yakutat, Gulf of Alaska. The last similar or larger earthquake within about 150 km of this epicenter was an M 3.8 on October 19, 2021. Forecast 140715 had expected  enhanced seismicity in this area of Southeast Alaska was likely around January 24.

 

O: 24JAN2022 18:15:30  57.4N  143.4W MB=3.9  ECAN Yakutat, AK    

O: 24JAN2022 18:15:32  57.5N  142.8W ML=3.5  EMSC   GULF OF ALASKA               

O: 24JAN2022 07:21:40  57.6N  142.9W ml=3.6  EMSC   GULF OF ALASKA               

P: 24JAN2022 140715    59.0N  139.0W 3.0-4.5 ABBAA  Southeast Alaska           

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: 24JAN2022 19:39:00  29.8N   80.3E ML=4.3  EMSC   NEPAL-INDIA BORDER REGION    

P: 22JAN2022 140620    30.0N   79.0E 3.8-5.5 AAAAA  India                      

P: 28JAN2022 140659    30.0N   81.0E 3.8-5.2 BAAAA  Xizang                     

 

O: 24JAN2022 12:13:02  40.0N   78.0E ML=4.1  EMSC   SOUTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA     

P: 25JAN2022 140631    39.0N   78.0E 3.8-5.4 AAAAA  Northern India             

 

O: 24JAN2022 16:27:21  55.0N  164.7E mb=4.3  EMSC   KOMANDORSKIYE OSTROVA REGION 

P: 24JAN2022 140709    55.0N  165.0E 4.0-5.8 AAAAA  Komandorsky Isl            

 

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

 

INDONESIA AND PHILIPPINES

 

O: 24JAN2022 22:03:32   2.9S  129.5E mb=4.5  EMSC   SERAM, INDONESIA             

P: 28JAN2022 140539     4.0S  129.0E 4.0-5.5 BBAAA  Ceram area                 

 

O: 24JAN2022 19:23:39   3.7N  126.8E mb=4.9  EMSC   KEPULAUAN TALAUD, INDONESIA  

P: 29JAN2022 140531     3.0N  128.0E 4.0-5.4 BABAA  Halmahera                  

 

O: 24JAN2022 17:55:10   7.7S  127.6E mb=4.6  EMSC   KEPULAUAN BARAT DAYA, INDONESI

P: 22JAN2022 140536     7.0S  127.0E 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  Banda Sea                  

 

O: 24JAN2022 21:14:13   8.8S  116.2E ML=4.7  EMSC   LOMBOK REGION, INDONESIA     

P: 17JAN2022 140291     8.0S  117.0E 4.0-5.8 CAAAA  Sumbawa Island area         

 

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

 

CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA

 

O: 24JAN2022 16:15:43  12.0N   87.1W mb=4.4  EMSC   NEAR COAST OF NICARAGUA      

P: 24JAN2022 140574    12.0N   87.0W 3.5-5.2 AAAAA  Nicaragua                  

 

O: 24JAN2022 18:55:15  14.5N   93.9W ML=4.0  EMSC   OFF COAST OF CHIAPAS, MEXICO 

O: 24JAN2022 16:44:42  14.9N   92.8W ML=4.1  EMSC   OFFSHORE CHIAPAS, MEXICO     

P: 22JAN2022 140566    16.0N   92.0W 3.5-5.2 ABAAA  Guatemala                  

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

 

O: 24JAN2022 20:57:29  15.3N   95.6W ML=4.0  EMSC   OFFSHORE OAXACA, MEXICO      

P: 23JAN2022 140563    15.0N   95.0W 3.5-5.5 AAAAA  Chiapas, Mexico            

 

O: 24JAN2022 12:17:51   5.3S   78.8W ML=4.0  EMSC   NORTHERN PERU                

P: 30JAN2022 140547     6.0S   76.0W 4.0-5.8 CACAA  No. Peru                   

 

O: 24JAN2022 16:37:07  16.1S   72.7W mb=4.3  EMSC   NEAR COAST OF SOUTHERN PERU  

P: 24JAN2022 140742    16.0S   70.0W 4.0-5.8 AABAA  So. Peru/Bolivia           

 

O: 25JAN2022 06:16:18  15.3N   94.7W ML=4.0  EMSC   OFFSHORE OAXACA, MEXICO

O: 24JAN2022 19:43:12  16.6N   94.5W ML=4.0  EMSC   OAXACA, MEXICO                

P: 23JAN2022 140563    17.0N   95.0W 3.5-5.6 AAAAA  Chiapas, Mexico            

 

O: 24JAN2022 19:26:26  18.2N   72.4W ML=3.2  EMSC   HAITI REGION                 

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

 

O: 24JAN2022 19:41:33  19.1N   64.6W Md=3.3  EMSC   VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION        

P: 23JAN2022 140584    20.0N   66.0W 3.0-4.4 AABAA  Bahamas/No. Caribbean      

 

O: 24JAN2022 09:00:39  21.3S   68.8W ML=3.4  EMSC   TARAPACA, CHILE              

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

 

O: 24JAN2022 07:47:42  35.9S   71.5W mb=4.2  EMSC   MAULE, CHILE                 

O: 24JAN2022 07:47     35.9S   71.5W mb=4.2  GUC    Maule at Hualane and Talca; II

P: 18JAN2022 140508    36.0S   72.0W 4.0-5.5 CAAAA  Central Chile              

P: 27JAN2022 140768    34.0S   72.0W 4.0-5.7 BBAAA  Central Chile              

 

GUC reported this earthquake was felt with intensity III in Maule at Hualane and Talca; II in Cauquenes and Linares, Chile.

 

O: 24JAN2022 13:43:17  18.4N   73.3W mb=4.4  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 24JAN2022 14:10:37  18.4N   73.3W ML=4.4  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 24JAN2022 15:08:30  18.4N   73.3W mb=4.3  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 24JAN2022 20:01:45  18.4N   73.3W mb=4.4  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 24JAN2022 23:26:46  18.4N   73.3W mb=4.2  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 24JAN2022 13:16:24  18.5N   73.3W Mw=5.3  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 24JAN2022 13:21:26  18.5N   73.2W ML=3.7  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 24JAN2022 14:06:43  18.5N   73.3W Mw=5.1  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 24JAN2022 14:14:30  18.5N   73.3W ML=4.2  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 24JAN2022 20:54:12  18.5N   73.3W ML=4.0  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 24JAN2022 20:55:16  18.5N   73.3W ML=4.2  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 25JAN2022 01:04:48  18.5N   73.4W mb=4.1  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 25JAN2022 02:27:32  18.5N   73.2W ML=4.1  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 24JAN2022 20:52:59  19.8N   73.0W ML=4.3  EMSC   HAITI REGION                 

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

 

AFRICA AND EUROPE

 

O: 24JAN2022 07:11:39  33.2N    4.2W mb=4.3  EMSC   MOROCCO                      

P: 28JAN2022 140624    36.0N    4.0W 3.5-5.2 BCAAA  Morocco/Spain              

 

O: 24JAN2022 11:15:49  63.9N   22.2W ML=3.7  EMSC   ICELAND REGION                

P: 22JAN2022 140727    62.0N   26.0W 3.0-4.6 ABCAA  Iceland area               

 

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

 

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC

 

O: 25JAN2022 03:25:29  16.0S  173.7W Mw=5.3  EMSC   TONGA                         

P: 28JAN2022 140745    17.0S  173.0W 4.0-5.4 BAAAA  Tonga Islands              

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 5.3 in Tonga was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Tonga.

 

O: 24JAN2022 10:28:14  18.3S  175.2W mb=4.4  EMSC   TONGA                        

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

 

O: 24JAN2022 21:16:40  19.4S  173.4W mb=5.0  EMSC   TONGA                        

P: 24JAN2022 140745    19.0S  173.0W 4.0-5.8 AAAAA  Tonga Islands              

 

O: 24JAN2022 23:29:35  20.8S  175.4W mb=4.8  EMSC   TONGA

O: 24JAN2022 11:36:30  20.8S  175.3W mb=4.7  EMSC   TONGA                        

P: 23JAN2022 140761    20.0S  176.0W 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  Tonga Islands              

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.7 in Tonga was felt with intensity VI in the area(s) of Tofoa-Koloua and IV in Nuku'alofa, Tongatapua, Tonga.

 

OCEAN RIDGES

 

O: 25JAN2022 00:13:10   0.8S   13.1W mb=4.9  EMSC   NORTH OF ASCENSION ISLAND    

P: 22JAN2022 140548     2.0S   13.0W 4.0-5.8 BBAAA  No. of Ascension Isl       

 

O: 25JAN2022 05:00:17  27.2N   44.4W Mw=5.1  EMSC   NORTHERN MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE  

P: 22JAN2022 140590    27.0N   44.0W 4.0-5.6 BAAAA  Mid-Atlantic Ridge         

 

O: 25JAN2022 01:24:33  55.5S   28.8W Mw=6.0  EMSC   SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION

P: 22JAN2022 140784    56.0S   29.0W 4.0-5.6 BAAAA  So. Sandwich Islands       

 

O: 24JAN2022 21:17:45  58.3S   25.4W mb=5.1  EMSC   SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION

P: 27JAN2022 140785    58.0S   24.0W 4.0-5.6 BAAAA  So. Sandwich Islands       

 

 

ZEALANDIA AND AUSTRALIA REGION

 

O: 25JAN2022 03:38:05  29.6S  176.8W mb=4.8  EMSC   KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION      

P: 27JAN2022 140771    30.0S  178.0W 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  No. Kermadec Islands       

 

O: 24JAN2022 11:23:38  31.6S  179.8W mb=4.5  EMSC   KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION      

P: 22JAN2022 140774    31.0S  179.0W 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  So. Kermadec Islands       

 

O: 24JAN2022 20:25:46  37.3S  179.9E mb=5.2  EMSC   OFF E. COAST OF N. ISLAND, N.Z

P: 28JAN2022 140772    37.0S  177.0E 3.0-4.6 BABAA  North Island, N.Z.         

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 5.2 off North Island, New Zealand  was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of North Island, New Zealand in Gisborne at Ruatoria, Gisborne, in Opotiki Bay of Pleney and Waineke, Auckland, New Zealand.

 

O: 24JAN2022 21:50:09  33.3S  117.0E ML=3.6  EMSC   WESTERN AUSTRALIA

O: 25JAN2022 01:14:22  33.3S  117.0E ML=3.5  EMSC   WESTERN AUSTRALIA

O: 24JAN2022 21:24:48  33.3S  117.1E mb=4.8  EMSC   WESTERN AUSTRALIA             

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

 

JAPAN AND KURIL ISLANDS

 

O: 24JAN2022 16:53:17  30.9N  136.1E mb=4.5  EMSC   SOUTHEAST OF SHIKOKU, JAPAN  

P: 22JAN2022 140613    34.0N  137.0E 3.5-4.9 ACAAA  Central/So. Honshu Japan   

 

U.S./CANADA*

 

WESTERN U.S./CANADA

 

CALIFORNIA

 

O: 24JAN2022 08:33:40  31.5N  115.6W ML=3.3  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 24JAN2022 10:16:59  31.1N  115.4W ML=3.3  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO      

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

 

O: 24JAN2022 19:25:08  33.4N  117.9W Ml=2.0  EMSC   GULF OF SANTA CATALINA, CALIF.

P: 30JAN2022 140641    33.0N  117.7W 2.5-4.6 CAAAA  So. California             

 

O: 24JAN2022 12:44:43  35.9N  117.3W Ml=2.2  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

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

 

O: 24JAN2022 21:43:40  37.1N  121.0W Md=2.2  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

P: 20JAN2022 140352    36.7N  121.4W 2.5-4.6 BAAAA  Central California         

 

O: 24JAN2022 15:40:34  37.6N  119.4W Md=2.1  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

P: 26JAN2022 140604    37.3N  119.4W 2.5-4.5 AAAAA  California/Nevada area     

 

O: 25JAN2022 02:19:53  38.2N  117.8W ml=2.0  EMSC   NEVADA

O: 24JAN2022 13:11:57  38.3N  118.4W ml=2.2  EMSC   NEVADA

O: 25JAN2022 00:15:07  38.2N  117.9W ml=2.4  EMSC   NEVADA                       

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

 

O: 25JAN2022 04:41:48  40.3N  124.7W Md=2.7  EMSC   OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 

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

 

 

ALASKA

 

O: 24JAN2022 07:14:28  51.9N  174.6W ml=3.8  EMSC   ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS

P: 25JAN2022 140700    52.4N  174.3W 3.5-4.9 AAAAA  Andreanoff Isls, Aleutians 

 

O: 24JAN2022 20:59:38  53.2N  166.8W ml=3.7  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

P: 26JAN2022 140707    53.5N  165.8W 3.5-4.9 AAAAA  Fox Islands, Aleutians     

 

O: 24JAN2022 13:06:27  55.4N  134.5W ML=3.0  EMSC   SOUTHEASTERN ALASKA          

O: 24JAN2022 13:06:27  55.4N  134.5W MB=3.0  ECAN Wrangell, AK    

P: 26JAN2022 140703    54.0N  134.0W 3.0-5.3 AAAAA  British Colombia           

 

O: 24JAN2022 18:15:30  57.4N  143.4W MB=3.9  ECAN Yakutat, AK    

O: 24JAN2022 18:15:32  57.5N  142.8W ML=3.5  EMSC   GULF OF ALASKA               

O: 24JAN2022 07:21:40  57.6N  142.9W ml=3.6  EMSC   GULF OF ALASKA               

P: 24JAN2022 140715    59.0N  139.0W 3.0-4.5 ABBAA  Southeast Alaska            

 

O: 25JAN2022 05:15:44  59.9N  153.4W ML=3.4  EMSC   SOUTHERN ALASKA              

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

P: 24JAN2022 140720    60.1N  152.4W 3.2-5.0 AAAAA  Central Alaska             

 

O: 24JAN2022 18:23:11  63.3N  151.3W ML=3.0  EMSC   CENTRAL ALASKA               

P: 25JAN2022 140724    62.8N  149.1W 3.2-5.0 AAAAA  Central Alaska             

 

PACIFIC NORTHWESTERN U.S./WESTERN CANADA

 

O: 24JAN2022 05:58:23  50.6N  130.4W MB=3.1  ECAN Port Hardy, BC                 

P: 24JAN2022 140703    51.0N  131.0W 3.0-5.2 AAAAA  British Colombia           

 

ROCKY MOUNTAINS REGION

 

O: 24JAN2022 19:37:56  31.7N  104.4W ML=3.2  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 24JAN2022 08:26:24  31.7N  104.5W ML=3.5  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS                

P: 25JAN2022 140636    32.6N  104.6W 2.0-4.1 AAAAA  SW U.S.A                   

 

O: 24JAN2022 22:35:13  39.4N  110.3W ML=2.1  EMSC   UTAH                         

P: 31JAN2022 140657    39.7N  110.8W 2.0-4.1 CAAAA  Utah area                   

 

O: 25JAN2022 04:09:58  44.4N  115.2W Ml=2.3  EMSC   SOUTHERN IDAHO               

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

 

EASTERN U.S./CANADA

 

O: 25JAN2022 02:30:26  35.9N   98.1W ML=2.1  EMSC   OKLAHOMA

O: 24JAN2022 11:50:05  35.8N   98.1W ML=2.6  EMSC   OKLAHOMA                     

O: 25JAN2022 02:30:26  35.9N   98.1W ML=2.1  EMSC   OKLAHOMA                     

P: 23JAN2022 140653    36.0N   97.0W 2.0-4.1 AAAAA  Southern Plains             

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 2.6 in Oklahoma was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Oklahoma at Guthrie.

 

O: 25JAN2022 05:01:01  45.4N   63.4W MB=1.9  ECAN Masstown, NS                   

P: 22JAN2022 140666    46.0N   66.0W 2.0-4.1 BABAA  E. of Maine                

 

O: 25JAN2022 00:41:40  46.0N   75.0W MB=1.6  ECAN Duhamel, QC                    

P: 22JAN2022 140681    47.0N   76.0W 2.0-4.1 BAAAA  New York State             

 

O: 24JAN2022 16:51:21  49.0N   67.7W MB=2.0  ECAN Matane, QC                     

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

 

O: 24JAN2022 14:15:29  45.4N   67.6W MB=1.3  ECAN Western Charlotte part A, NB   

P: 22JAN2022 140666    46.0N   66.0W 2.0-4.1 AABAA  E. of Maine                 

P: 22JAN2022 140673    44.0N   68.0W 2.0-4.5 ABAAA  Maine                      

 

O: 24JAN2022 05:54:53  73.0N   74.7W MB=3.1  ECAN Pond Inlet, NU                 

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

 

 

HAWAII

 

O: 24JAN2022 21:58:04  19.3N  155.4W ML=3.3  EMSC   ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII     

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

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 3.0 in Hawaii was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Hawaii in Naalehu and Hilo and IV in Haiku.

 

EARTHQUAKES IN ALASKA; CARIBBEAN PROBABLY PROMOTED BY SFE

 

EARTHQUAKE SUMMARY FOR JANUARY 23, 2022

 

The strongest earthquake in the U.S. or Canada today was an M 5.0 in Unalaska, Alaska. NEIC reported it was felt with maximum intensity VI in Alaska in Dutch Harbor and V in Nikolski with III in Unalaska. An earlier event today of M 4.6 in the Fox Islands was reported with intensity II in Unalaska. These events appear to be aftershocks of the M 6.2 of January 22 at the same epicenter. At the time this summary noted in this regard:

 

"The strongest earthquake in the U.S. or Canada today occurred in the Unalaska - a community of about 4500 people in the area of the Fox Islands. NEIC reported this earthquake of M 6.2 was felt with maximum intensity IV in Unalaska and III in Dutch Harbor, Alaska. It was followed by an M 4.5 aftershocks about two minutes after the mainshock. This epicenter is  about 100 km southeast of the M 6.8 and 6.5 of January 11, 2022 in the Fox Islands. It is probably a regional aftershock of those mainshocks. This is the strongest earthquake within about 100 km of the epicenter today since an M 6.2 on August 10, 2012. The only other events in this region in the past 30 years occurred on October 13, 2009 with M 6.4 and 6.5.  Forecast 140458 had expected this enhanced seismicity in the Unimak Islands was likely around January 19." (January 21-22, 2022)

 

Forecast 140707 had expected enhanced seismicity in the Fox Islands within about

25 km of today's M 5.0 was likely around January 23.

 

O: 24JAN2022 00:02:13  53.2N  166.7W ml=3.0  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

O: 24JAN2022 06:09:24  53.4N  166.7W mb=5.0  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

O: 23JAN2022 19:10:38  53.0N  166.6W mb=4.6  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

P: 23JAN2022 140707    53.6N  166.5W 3.5-4.9 AAAAA  Fox Islands, Aleutians     

 

An earthquake of M 4.2 continued elevated seismicity in the region of Haiti today. This area was near local solar midnight when the M5.5 solar flare occurred on January 21 and is subject to seismic enhancement from SFE associated with that flare as noted in previous issues of this summary. More such activity is likely in the next several days in the areas of the Caribbean and Central America due to these effects.

 

 

"SWPC is expecting a proton storm associated with this flare may hit the earth

on January 22-23 with 20% probability. This would be the first such proton storm of the new solar cycle and could affect global seismicity. Only two flares of larger size than M5.5 have been observed by SWPC in the past two years - an X1.0 on October 28, 2021 and an X1.5 on July 3, 2021. Both were associated with significant increases in global seismicity." (January 20-21, 2022)

 

"Areas which were at local solar noon were most at risk from this flare. These are between 80 and 100 East and West longitudes and include areas of Myanmar and Qinghai, China and Central America and northern South America." (January 22, 2022)

 

A light earthquake of M 3.5 also occurred in the region of Puerto Rico today.

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 3.8 in Puerto Rico was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Puerto Rico in San Antonio, Aguadilla, Rincon, Aguada, Adjuntas, Vega Alta, Isabela, Hatio, Arecibo and Utuaco.   It had been expected in forecast 140580 to occur around January 26.

 

O: 24JAN2022 02:09:58  19.2N   67.4W Md=3.5  EMSC   PUERTO RICO REGION           

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

 

A major earthquake of M 7.2 hit Haiti on August 14, 2021, killing hundreds and causing major damage. The strongest aftershock of that event since August, 2021 occurred on January 11, 2022. This summary had noted that events as:

 

"Earthquakes of M 4.5 and 4.6 occurred in the region of Haiti today. NEIC reported it was felt with intensity III in Baraderes, Grand Anse, Haiti. This is the strongest activity within about 150 km of this in the region of Haiti since immediate aftershocks in mid-August, 2021 of the M 7.2 mainshock in Haiti of August 14, 2021. Today's events occurred near local solar midnight and may have been promoted by strong tidal stresses which maximize near this hour. Forecast 140056 had expected a moderate event in this area of Haiti was likely around January 8, 2022." (January 12, 2022)

 

Enhanced activity in Haiti was forecast in #140581 likely around January 26. This activity is at the third node (120 degrees) from the M 6.9 in Qinghai, China of January 7, 2020 and from the Vanuatu quake of M 7.2 of October 2, 2021 and may have been promoted by energy from those sources.

 

O: 23JAN2022 08:27:45  18.4N   73.9W ML=3.2  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 23JAN2022 10:39:11  18.5N   73.6W ML=3.2  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 23JAN2022 11:06:50  19.8N   73.1W mb=4.3  EMSC   HAITI REGION                 

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

 

A series of moderate earthquakes also occurred in South Island, New Zealand today. GEONET reported an earthquake of M 4.3 was felt with weak intensity in the area southwest of Te Anau, South Island. 12 reports of felt intensity came from the area east and north of the epicenter. About 12 people  reported weak shaking and 3 light intensity; 0 with moderate intensity and none with strong, 0 with  severe and 0 with extreme shaking. This event occurred within about 10 minutes of local solar noon and was probably promoted by high tidal stresses which maximize near this hour. Forecast 140781 had expected enhanced seismicity within about 100 km of this epicenter was likely around January 22. These epicenters are at 102-104 degrees from the M 7.5 of November 28, 2021 and the Qinghai, China M 6.9 of January 7, 2022 and at 100 degrees from the M 6.8 in the Fox Islands, Aleutians of January 11 and  was probably promoted by energy from those sources. Activity in southern and Baja California is also at this distance from Qinghai.

 

O: 23JAN2022 18:46:02  44.4S  167.8E ML=4.0  EMSC   SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND

O: 23JAN2022 16:33:44  44.4S  168.0E ML=3.9  EMSC   SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND  

O: 24JAN2022 00:43:07  44.4S  167.9E ML=4.1  EMSC   SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND

O: 24JAN2022 00:43:08  44.4S  167.9E MS=4.3  GEONET Felt with weak intensity

P: 22JAN2022 140781    44.0S  169.0E 3.0-5.0 AAAAA  So. Island, N.Z.           

 

Moderate seismicity continued in the area of the volcanic eruption of January 15 in Tonga today. Earthquake of M 4.6 and 4.8 occurred near the volcano today. Aid has now reached Tonga and is being distributed and life is resuming there.  A future large volcanic eruption is not anticipated while moderate seismicity continues in the area. This releases much of the pressure in the volcano. Forecast 140761 had expected moderate seismicity in this area of Tonga was likely around January 23.

 

O: 24JAN2022 02:03:14  20.8S  175.5W mb=4.8  EMSC   TONGA

O: 23JAN2022 12:24:03  20.8S  175.5W mb=4.6  EMSC   TONGA                        

P: 23JAN2022 140761    20.0S  176.0W 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  Tonga Islands              

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: 23JAN2022 22:12:00  23.0N   93.7E ML=3.9  EMSC   MYANMAR-INDIA BORDER REGION  

P: 19JAN2022 140332    24.0N   94.0E 4.0-5.7 BAAAA  Myanmar                    

 

O: 24JAN2022 01:20:50  36.1N   69.2E Mw=5.0  EMSC   HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN

P: 22JAN2022 140618    36.0N   71.0E 3.8-5.2 AABAA  Hindu Kush/Pakistan        

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 5.0 in Hindu Kush, Afghanistan was felt with intensity VI in the area(s) of Hindu Kush, Afghanistan  at Nahraine, Baghlan, Qundiz and II in Khanabad, Kunduz.

 

O: 24JAN2022 02:48:04  38.0N   46.4E ML=4.3  EMSC   NORTHWESTERN IRAN            

P: 23JAN2022 140629    36.0N   46.0E 3.8-5.4 ABAAA  No. Iran                   

P: 23JAN2022 140656    38.0N   44.0E 3.5-5.3 AABAA  Turkey                     

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 3.9 in Northwestern Iran was felt with intensity IV-VI  in the area(s) of Northwestern Iran at Merand, Tabriz and Mincivan.

 

O: 23JAN2022 08:22:38  24.4N  121.9E ML=4.0  EMSC   TAIWAN                       

O: 23JAN2022 08:22:36  24.4N  121.9E ML=4.0  TAI    Hualien, Taiwan              

P: 27JAN2022 140597    24.0N  123.0E 4.0-5.4 BAAAA  Taiwan                     

 

CWB reported this earthquake was felt with intensity III in Yilan, II in Hualien and I in Taipei Counties, Taiwan.

 

O: 23JAN2022 09:09:01  51.5N  161.3E mb=3.9  EMSC   OFF EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA  

P: 24JAN2022 140705    52.0N  160.0E 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  E. of Kamchatka            

 

INDONESIA AND PHILIPPINES

 

O: 23JAN2022 17:12:49   0.1S  124.0E ML=4.5  EMSC   MOLUCCA SEA                  

P: 22JAN2022 140532     0.0N  124.0E 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  Mindanao, Philippines      

 

O: 23JAN2022 10:13:19   3.4N  126.4E ML=4.0  EMSC   KEPULAUAN TALAUD, INDONESIA  

P: 23JAN2022 140531     2.0N  127.0E 4.0-5.4 ABAAA  Halmahera                  

 

CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA

 

O: 23JAN2022 11:13:09   9.3S   78.9W ML=4.1  EMSC   NEAR COAST OF NORTHERN PERU  

P: 24JAN2022 140547     8.0S   78.0W 4.0-5.8 ABAAA  No. Peru                   

 

O: 24JAN2022 03:16:58  15.5N   94.9W ML=4.1  EMSC   OFFSHORE OAXACA, MEXICO

O: 23JAN2022 15:28:34  15.4N   94.6W ML=4.1  EMSC   OFFSHORE OAXACA, MEXICO      

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

 

O: 23JAN2022 21:48:18  17.1N  100.4W ML=4.0  EMSC   GUERRERO, MEXICO             

P: 25JAN2022 140578    16.0N   99.0W 3.5-5.5 ABBAA  Oaxaca, Mexico             

 

O: 24JAN2022 04:45:25  18.3N   68.8W Md=4.0  EMSC   DOMINICAN REPUBLIC           

P: 24JAN2022 140580    19.0N   68.0W 3.4-4.9 AAAAA  Puerto Rico                

 

O: 24JAN2022 00:53:14  18.7N   67.5W mb=3.9  EMSC   PUERTO RICO REGION           

P: 23JAN2022 140579    18.0N   67.0W 3.4-4.9 AAAAA  Puerto Rico                

 

O: 23JAN2022 18:23:23  19.1N   69.6W ML=3.3  EMSC   DOMINICAN REPUBLIC REGION    

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

 

O: 24JAN2022 02:09:58  19.2N   67.4W Md=3.5  EMSC   PUERTO RICO REGION           

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

 

O: 23JAN2022 18:28:41  21.0S   68.6W mb=4.5  EMSC   ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE           

O: 24JAN2022 06:40:34  21.3S   68.8W ML=4.4  EMSC   ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE

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

 

O: 23JAN2022 22:30:36  24.3S   67.1W mb=4.4  EMSC   SALTA, ARGENTINA             

P: 24JAN2022 140750    23.0S   66.0W 4.0-5.8 ABAAA  Argentina                   

 

O: 23JAN2022 20:08:26  31.6S   71.5W ML=4.2  EMSC   COQUIMBO, CHILE              

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

 

 

O: 23JAN2022 08:27:45  18.4N   73.9W ML=3.2  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 23JAN2022 10:39:11  18.5N   73.6W ML=3.2  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 23JAN2022 11:06:50  19.8N   73.1W mb=4.3  EMSC   HAITI REGION                 

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

 

 

AFRICA AND EUROPE

 

O: 23JAN2022 10:28:06  32.7N   35.5E ML=3.9  EMSC   DEAD SEA REGION              

P: 16JAN2022 140340    34.0N   31.0E 3.0-4.6 CBCAA  Aegean Sea                 

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 3.7 in the Dead Sea, Israel was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of the Dead Sea, Israel in Iksal, Sulam, Hazafon, Bet Shelan and Irbid, Jordan.

 

O: 23JAN2022 13:12:06  35.6N    3.7W ML=3.5  EMSC   STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR          

P: 28JAN2022 140624    36.0N    4.0W 3.5-5.2 BAAAA  Morocco/Spain              

 

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

 

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC

 

O: 24JAN2022 02:03:14  20.8S  175.5W mb=4.8  EMSC   TONGA

O: 23JAN2022 12:24:03  20.8S  175.5W mb=4.6  EMSC   TONGA                        

P: 23JAN2022 140761    20.0S  176.0W 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  Tonga Islands              

 

OCEAN RIDGES

 

O: 23JAN2022 17:28:46   0.4S   67.2E mb=4.7  EMSC   CARLSBERG RIDGE              

P: 14JAN2022 140275     1.0S   67.0E 4.0-5.5 CAAAA  Indian Ocean               

 

O: 23JAN2022 19:47:57  60.2S   26.2W mb=4.8  EMSC   SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION

P: 30JAN2022 140786    61.0S   26.0W 4.0-5.5 CAAAA  Southern  Ocean            

 

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

 

 

ZEALANDIA AND AUSTRALIA REGION

 

O: 23JAN2022 15:38:21  33.3S  117.0E ML=2.9  EMSC   WESTERN AUSTRALIA

O: 23JAN2022 19:42:16  33.3S  117.0E ML=2.8  EMSC   WESTERN AUSTRALIA

O: 23JAN2022 19:42:16  33.3S  117.0E ML=2.8  EMSC   WESTERN AUSTRALIA

O: 23JAN2022 12:11:58  33.3S  117.0E ML=2.8  EMSC   WESTERN AUSTRALIA            

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

 

O: 23JAN2022 18:46:02  44.4S  167.8E ML=4.0  EMSC   SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND

O: 24JAN2022 00:43:07  44.4S  167.9E ML=4.1  EMSC   SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND

O: 23JAN2022 16:33:44  44.4S  168.0E ML=3.9  EMSC   SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND  

O: 24JAN2022 00:43:08  44.4S  167.9E MS=4.3  GEONET Felt with weak intensity

P: 22JAN2022 140781    44.0S  169.0E 3.0-5.0 AAAAA  So. Island, N.Z.           

 

GEONET reported this earthquake was felt with weak intensity in the area southwest of Te Anau, South Island. 12 reports of felt intensity came from the area east and north of the epicenter. About 12 people  reported weak shaking and 3 light intensity; 0 with moderate intensity and none with strong, 0 with  severe and 0 with extreme shaking.

 

JAPAN AND KURIL ISLANDS

 

O: 23JAN2022 23:23:44  28.2N  142.9E mb=4.8  EMSC   BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION  

P: 27JAN2022 140586    29.0N  142.0E 4.0-5.5 BAAAA  Bonin Islands              

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.8 in the Bonin Islands, Japan was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Aichi and Osaka, Japan.

 

O: 23JAN2022 13:01:48  49.5N  158.5E mb=4.4  EMSC   EAST OF KURIL ISLANDS        

P: 26JAN2022 140677    49.0N  155.0E 3.5-5.6 BABAA  NE Pacific                 

 

U.S./CANADA*

 

WESTERN U.S./CANADA

 

CALIFORNIA

 

O: 23JAN2022 10:27:48  31.0N  114.3W ML=3.7  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA

O: 23JAN2022 10:06:21  30.2N  113.8W ML=3.7  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA           

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

 

O: 23JAN2022 16:08:09  31.0N  115.6W ML=3.2  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 23JAN2022 23:00:12  31.3N  115.2W ML=3.1  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO      

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

 

O: 23JAN2022 20:57:14  33.4N  116.4W ML=3.0  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P: 27JAN2022 140640    33.4N  116.7W 2.5-4.7 BAAAA  So. California              

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 3.4 in Southern California was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Southern California in Mountain Center, La Quinta, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, Anza, Indio, Coachella, Cathedral City, Palm Springs, Thermal.

 

O: 23JAN2022 15:33:03  35.5N  120.9W Md=2.2  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

P: 20JAN2022 140351    36.1N  120.1W 2.5-4.6 BAAAA  Central California         

 

O: 23JAN2022 16:53:10  36.7N  121.3W ML=2.9  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA            

O: 23JAN2022 16:57:42  36.7N  121.3W ML=2.5  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

O: 24JAN2022 01:20:18  36.7N  121.3W Md=2.1  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

P: 20JAN2022 140352    36.7N  121.4W 2.5-4.6 BAAAA  Central California         

 

NEIC reported these earthquakes of M 3.2 and 2.8 in Central California were felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Central California at Hollister, Salinas, Soledad, Los Banos, Carmel and Marina.

 

O: 24JAN2022 04:36:11  37.0N  114.4W ml=2.0  EMSC   NEVADA                        

P: 20JAN2022 140347    37.8N  115.8W 2.5-4.4 BABAA  California/Nevada area     

 

O: 23JAN2022 11:34:35  38.3N  118.4W ml=2.0  EMSC   NEVADA                       

O: 23JAN2022 15:50:35  38.3N  118.4W ml=2.2  EMSC   NEVADA

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

 

O: 23JAN2022 10:22:25  40.1N  121.6W Md=2.4  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P: 20JAN2022 140423    40.2N  121.2W 2.5-4.4 BAAAA  Northern California        

 

O: 23JAN2022 08:23:09  40.3N  124.6W Md=2.1  EMSC   OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 

O: 23JAN2022 09:42:50  40.3N  124.5W Md=2.6  EMSC   OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

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

 

O: 23JAN2022 15:00:01  40.4N  125.6W ML=3.0  EMSC   OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 

P: 25JAN2022 140685    40.5N  125.8W 2.5-4.5 AAAAA  Off Coast of No. Calif     

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 3.2 off Northern California  was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Northern California in Brownsville.

 

ALASKA

 

O: 24JAN2022 00:02:13  53.2N  166.7W ml=3.0  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

O: 24JAN2022 06:09:24  53.4N  166.7W mb=5.0  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

O: 23JAN2022 19:10:38  53.0N  166.6W mb=4.6  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

P: 23JAN2022 140707    53.6N  166.5W 3.5-4.9 AAAAA  Fox Islands, Aleutians     

 

O: 23JAN2022 13:33:27  59.5N  153.1W ML=3.2  EMSC   SOUTHERN ALASKA              

P: 24JAN2022 140720    60.1N  152.4W 3.2-5.0 AAAAA  Central Alaska              

 

O: 23JAN2022 20:22:32  68.1N  144.3W ML=3.8  EMSC   NORTHERN ALASKA              

P: 15JAN2022 140470    65.0N  139.0W 3.0-4.8 CCCAA  Northern Alaska            

 

PACIFIC NORTHWESTERN U.S./WESTERN CANADA

 

O: 24JAN2022 04:29:03  60.3N  136.9W ml=3.3  EMSC   SOUTHERN YUKON TERRITORY, CANA

P: 24JAN2022 140719    60.3N  139.6W 3.2-5.0 AABAA  Central Alaska             

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 3.3 in Southern Yukon, Canada was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Southern Yukon, Canada in Douglas, Alaska.

 

ROCKY MOUNTAINS REGION

 

O: 23JAN2022 20:51:42  31.7N  104.4W ML=3.2  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 23JAN2022 14:39:22  31.7N  104.4W ML=2.8  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS                

P: 25JAN2022 140636    32.6N  104.6W 2.0-4.1 AAAAA  SW U.S.A                    

 

EASTERN U.S./CANADA

 

O: 24JAN2022 05:54:53  73.0N   74.7W MB=3.1  ECAN Pond Inlet, NU   

O: 24JAN2022 03:21:42  72.0N   74.8W MB=2.6  ECAN Pond Inlet, NU   

O: 24JAN2022 03:11:24  72.0N   75.4W MB=2.1  ECAN Pond Inlet, NU                  

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

 

HAWAII

 

No earthquakes of M>=3 were located in Hawaii.

 

MODERATE AFTERSHOCK IN QINGHAI, CHINA PROMOTED BY SFE

 

EARTHQUAKE SUMMARY FOR JANUARY 22, 2022

 

The strongest earthquake in the world today was an M 5.6 in the region of northern Qinghai, China. CENC reported this earthquake with M 5.8. It was followed by an aftershock of M 3.7-4.5. These may be regional aftershocks of the M 6.7 which hit the area on January 7 about 350 km southeast of this epicenter, but is not a classical aftershock of that event. The last earthquake of M>=5.6 within about 200 km of this epicenter with equal or greater magnitude was an M 6.3 about 200 km to the southwest of this on August 28, 2009. This event occurred at a longitude which was at local solar noon when the M5.5 solar flare occurred on January 21 and like a similar event in Myanmar yesterday was probably promoted by Solar Flare Effects (SFE) associated that solar flare. Forecast 140646 had expected today's event within about 50 km was likely at the end of January.

 

O: 23JAN2022 03:58:56  38.6N   97.2E mb=4.5  EMSC   NORTHERN QINGHAI, CHINA

O: 23JAN2022 03:58:51  38.6N   97.2E mb=3.7  EMSC   NORTHERN QINGHAI, CHINA

O: 23JAN2022 02:21:18  38.5N   97.4E Mw=5.6  EMSC   NORTHERN QINGHAI, CHINA      

O: 23JAN2022 02:21:17  38.4N   97.4E Mw=5.8  CENC   NORTHERN QINGHAI, CHINA      

P: 29JAN2022 140646    38.0N   97.0E 3.5-5.1 CAAAA  So. China                  

 

An unusual M 4.5 also occurred in the Bay of Bengal off Bangladesh today. Like the M 5.6-5.8 in Qinghai this epicenter is located at a longitude directly at noon when the M5.5 solar flare occurred on January 21. It is an unusual event. The only event with M>4.5 in the area within about 200 km of this epicenter in the past 30 years was an M 4.7 about 200 km northeast of this on July 27, 1996. An M 4.5 hit about 10 km east of this on December 8, 1992. Forecast 140559 had expected regional enhancement to seismicity was likely at the end of January.

 

O: 22JAN2022 08:46:27  17.9N   85.0E ML=4.5  EMSC   BAY OF BENGAL                

P: 30JAN2022 140559    19.0N   92.0E 4.0-5.4 CBCAA  Andaman Islands            

 

An earthquake of M 4.7 was felt in the area of northwestern Turkey near Istanbul today. NEIC reported maximum intensity IV in Bursa, Turkey and III in Kirac, Istanbul. The last earthquake within about 150 km of this epicenter with M>=4.7 occurred more than two years ago on January 11, 2020 with M 4.9. An event of M 5.1 hit about 150 km southeast of this on August 31, 2021. This is near Istanbul, Turkey where a strong earthquake is considered by many local seismologists to be overdue. Forecast 140691 had expected today's activity within about 100 km was likely around January 25.

 

O: 22JAN2022 19:31:44  39.6N   28.8E mb=4.7  EMSC   WESTERN TURKEY               

P: 25JAN2022 140691    40.0N   28.0E 3.0-5.0 BAAAA  Romania/NW Turkey          

 

An earthquake of M 4.1 was also felt in the Dead Sea region of Jordan and Israel today.  NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.1 in the Dead Sea was felt with intensity III-IV in the area(s) of the Dead Sea in Tiberias and Bel She'an, Israel and in Jordan at Shooneh, Umm Qays, Kefar Tavor, Irbid and Aydun.

Like Istanbul, Turkey, some believe this area is overdue for a significant earthquake, possibly during the current solar active period. The Jordanian News service Petra reported up to 10 aftershocks in the area. The Israeli Geological Survey (GSI) issued a report today that Israel is probably not adequately prepared for a large earthquake and much damage and loss of life could occur in such an event. Tens of thousands could be killed  in a massive earthquake on the African-Syrian Fault which runs through the area. The last earthquake within about 150 km of today's epicenter in the Dead Sea region of M>4.1 was an M 4.7 on July 4, 2018. Forecast 140340 had expected regional seismic enhancement in mid-January.

 

O: 22JAN2022 21:36:54  32.6N   35.5E ML=4.1  EMSC   DEAD SEA REGION              

P: 16JAN2022 140340    34.0N   31.0E 3.0-4.6 CBCAA  Aegean Sea                 

 

The strongest earthquake in the U.S. or Canada today was an M 4.3 in western Nevada near the California border. It was followed by a series of light aftershocks. NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.3 in Nevada was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Nevada at Luning, Hawthorne, and in California in Mammoth Lakes, Bridgeport, Coleville and Bishop. This is the strongest earthquake within about 100 km of this epicenter since an M 4.4 on March 30, 2021. More recent stronger events occurred as an M 6.0 about 100 km to the northwest of this on July 8, 2021 and about 100 km to the southeast with M 4.8 on January 6, 2022.  Forecast 140605 had expected today's event within about 50 km was likely around January 26.

 

O: 22JAN2022 22:40:11  38.3N  118.3W Mw=4.3  EMSC   NEVADA

O: 22JAN2022 22:45:42  38.3N  118.4W ml=2.1  EMSC   NEVADA

O: 22JAN2022 22:55:47  38.3N  118.4W ml=2.5  EMSC   NEVADA

O: 22JAN2022 23:17:16  38.3N  118.4W ml=2.3  EMSC   NEVADA

O: 22JAN2022 23:20:14  38.3N  118.4W ml=2.1  EMSC   NEVADA

O: 22JAN2022 23:51:16  38.3N  118.3W ML=2.9  EMSC   NEVADA

O: 23JAN2022 00:14:14  38.3N  118.4W ml=2.1  EMSC   NEVADA

O: 22JAN2022 22:57:21  38.2N  118.4W ml=2.1  EMSC   NEVADA                       

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

 

A series of light earthquake including those of M 3.5, 3.6 and 3.9 lightly shook western Australia today. The M 3.9 is the largest within about 150 km of this epicenter since an M 4.2 on January 5, 2022 and prior to that an M 4.8 on October 9, 2007.  Forecast 140767 had expected today's activity was likely in this area to the north of these epicenter at the end of January.

 

O: 22JAN2022 07:40:49  33.3S  117.2E ML=3.9  EMSC   WESTERN AUSTRALIA

O: 22JAN2022 07:57:32  33.3S  117.1E ML=3.5  EMSC   WESTERN AUSTRALIA

O: 22JAN2022 07:10:48  33.3S  117.1E ML=3.6  EMSC   WESTERN AUSTRALIA            

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

 

Moderate earthquakes also occurred in the West Chile Rise (M 5.3) and in the Ascension Island area of the Atlantic today. The event in the Atlantic was likely promoted by strong tidal stresses as it lies near the Greenwich Meridian which was expected to see enhanced seismicity with the full moon of January 17. Forecast 140548 had expected this event was likely towards the end of January within about 100 km of the epicenter.

 

O: 22JAN2022 15:18:08   5.9S   12.5W mb=5.1  EMSC   ASCENSION ISLAND REGION      

P: 28JAN2022 140548     5.0S   12.0W 4.0-5.7 CAAAA  No. of Ascension Isl       

 

O: 22JAN2022 14:48:17  44.1S   82.1W Mw=5.3  EMSC   WEST CHILE RISE              

P: 29JAN2022 140777    41.0S   88.0W 4.0-5.8 CCCAA  Chile Rise                 

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: 23JAN2022 03:58:56  38.6N   97.2E mb=4.5  EMSC   NORTHERN QINGHAI, CHINA

O: 23JAN2022 02:21:18  38.5N   97.4E Mw=5.6  EMSC   NORTHERN QINGHAI, CHINA      

P: 29JAN2022 140646    38.0N   97.0E 3.5-5.1 CAAAA  So. China                  

 

O: 22JAN2022 08:46:27  17.9N   85.0E ML=4.5  EMSC   BAY OF BENGAL                

P: 30JAN2022 140559    19.0N   92.0E 4.0-5.4 CBCAA  Andaman Islands            

 

O: 23JAN2022 04:30:51  38.0N   46.3E mb=4.1  EMSC   NORTHWESTERN IRAN            

P: 23JAN2022 140629    36.0N   46.0E 3.8-5.4 ABAAA  No. Iran                   

P: 23JAN2022 140656    38.0N   44.0E 3.5-5.3 AABAA  Turkey                     

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.1 in Northern Iran was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Northern Iran in Sharqi at Tebriz and Merand.

 

INDONESIA AND PHILIPPINES

 

O: 22JAN2022 09:01:30   3.6N  126.7E mb=4.5  EMSC   KEPULAUAN TALAUD, INDONESIA

O: 23JAN2022 01:12:36   3.6N  126.7E mb=4.7  EMSC   KEPULAUAN TALAUD, INDONESIA

O: 22JAN2022 07:08:10   3.7N  126.8E mb=4.9  EMSC   KEPULAUAN TALAUD, INDONESIA

O: 22JAN2022 21:12:10   3.9N  126.8E ML=4.1  EMSC   KEPULAUAN TALAUD, INDONESIA

 

O: 22JAN2022 13:49:47   2.9N  127.7E mb=4.9  EMSC   MOLUCCA SEA                  

P: 23JAN2022 140531     2.0N  127.0E 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  Halmahera                  

 

O: 23JAN2022 03:23:15   5.4N  126.4E ML=4.3  EMSC   MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES        

O: 23JAN2022 06:16:03   7.0N  126.9E mb=4.9  EMSC   MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES        

O: 23JAN2022 06:23:53   7.0N  126.9E Mw=5.1  EMSC   MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES

O: 23JAN2022 03:23:15   5.4N  126.4E ML=4.3  EMSC   MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES

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

 

O: 22JAN2022 22:07:17  13.7N  120.8E mb=4.9  EMSC   MINDORO, PHILIPPINES         

P: 17JAN2022 140308    14.0N  121.0E 3.5-4.9 BAAAA  Luzon, Philippines         

 

O: 22JAN2022 08:46:27  17.9N   85.0E ML=4.5  EMSC   BAY OF BENGAL                

P: 30JAN2022 140559    19.0N   92.0E 4.0-5.4 CBCAA  Andaman Islands            

 

 

CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA

 

O: 23JAN2022 04:12:32  14.0S   70.6W mb=4.3  EMSC   CENTRAL PERU                 

P: 25JAN2022 140734    14.0S   71.0W 4.0-5.9 AAAAA  Central Peru                

 

O: 22JAN2022 07:23:33  14.6S   75.6W mb=4.8  EMSC   NEAR COAST OF CENTRAL PERU   

P: 17JAN2022 140479    14.0S   73.0W 4.0-5.6 BACAA  Central Peru               

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.8 in Central Peru was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Central Peru at Ica.

 

O: 23JAN2022 06:07:19  15.8N   92.8W ML=4.0  EMSC   CHIAPAS, MEXICO              

P: 22JAN2022 140566    16.0N   92.0W 3.5-5.2 AAAAA  Guatemala                  

 

O: 22JAN2022 12:42:57  15.9N   96.6W ML=4.1  EMSC   OAXACA, MEXICO               

P: 25JAN2022 140577    16.0N   97.0W 3.5-5.3 BAAAA  Oaxaca, Mexico             

 

O: 22JAN2022 22:35:50  17.0N  100.1W ML=4.2  EMSC   GUERRERO, MEXICO

O: 22JAN2022 23:31:19  16.6N   99.2W ML=4.2  EMSC   OFFSHORE GUERRERO, MEXICO    

P: 25JAN2022 140578    16.0N   99.0W 3.5-5.5 BAAAA  Oaxaca, Mexico             

 

O: 22JAN2022 18:31:10  18.2N   71.9W ML=3.0  EMSC   HAITI REGION                 

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

 

O: 22JAN2022 19:15:58  18.8N   74.1W ML=3.3  EMSC   HAITI REGION                 

O: 22JAN2022 17:05:20  18.4N   73.4W ML=3.5  EMSC   HAITI REGION

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

 

O: 22JAN2022 10:33:42  19.0N   66.8W Md=3.5  EMSC   PUERTO RICO REGION           

P: 23JAN2022 140584    20.0N   66.0W 3.0-4.4 AAAAA  Bahamas/No. Caribbean      

 

O: 22JAN2022 10:51:35  19.9N   99.8W ML=3.7  EMSC   ESTADO DE MEXICO, MEXICO     

P: 26JAN2022 140592    20.0N   99.0W 3.0-4.6 BAAAA  Northern Mexico            

 

O: 22JAN2022 20:03:45  22.8S   68.5W mb=4.5  EMSC   ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE           

O: 22JAN2022 20:00:13  22.9S   68.4W Mw=4.6  EMSC   ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE

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

 

O: 22JAN2022 15:02:05  23.9S   67.0W mb=4.4  EMSC   JUJUY, ARGENTINA             

P: 24JAN2022 140750    23.0S   66.0W 4.0-5.8 AAAAA  Argentina                  

 

O: 22JAN2022 08:19:09  24.8N  109.2W ML=4.0  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA           

P: 17JAN2022 140328    24.0N  109.0W 3.5-5.1 BAAAA  Gulf of California         

 

O: 22JAN2022 17:55:37  27.2S   66.0W ML=4.1  EMSC   TUCUMAN, ARGENTINA           

P: 24JAN2022 140751    28.0S   68.0W 4.0-5.5 AABAA  Argentina                   

 

 

AFRICA AND EUROPE

 

O: 22JAN2022 21:36:54  32.6N   35.5E ML=4.1  EMSC   DEAD SEA REGION              

P: 16JAN2022 140340    34.0N   31.0E 3.0-4.6 CBCAA  Aegean Sea                 

 

O: 23JAN2022 00:45:21  34.5N   26.3E mb=4.7  EMSC   CRETE, GREECE                

P: 27JAN2022 140600    35.0N   27.0E 3.0-4.8 BAAAA  Aegean Sea                 

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.7 in Crete, Greece was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Crete, Greece at Analipsis and Darnah.

 

O: 22JAN2022 19:31:44  39.6N   28.8E mb=4.7  EMSC   WESTERN TURKEY               

P: 25JAN2022 140691    40.0N   28.0E 3.0-5.0 BAAAA  Romania/NW Turkey          

 

O: 22JAN2022 19:39:06  42.6N    0.7E ML=3.0  EMSC   PYRENEES                     

P: 25JAN2022 140667    43.0N    0.0E 3.0-5.0 BAAAA  France                     

 

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC

 

O: 22JAN2022 09:23:39  17.9S  173.6W mb=4.8  EMSC   TONGA                        

P: 24JAN2022 140745    19.0S  173.0W 4.0-5.8 ABAAA  Tonga Islands               

 

O: 22JAN2022 21:48:27  18.9S  169.4E mb=5.2  EMSC   VANUATU                      

P: 22JAN2022 140749    18.0S  168.0E 4.0-5.6 AABAA  Vanuatu Islands            

 

O: 22JAN2022 21:21:26  20.5S  175.4W mb=4.8  EMSC   TONGA                        

O: 22JAN2022 11:09:33  20.7S  175.5W mb=4.6  EMSC   TONGA

P: 23JAN2022 140761    20.0S  176.0W 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  Tonga Islands              

 

OCEAN RIDGES

 

O: 22JAN2022 15:18:08   5.9S   12.5W mb=5.1  EMSC   ASCENSION ISLAND REGION      

P: 28JAN2022 140548     5.0S   12.0W 4.0-5.7 CAAAA  No. of Ascension Isl       

 

O: 22JAN2022 14:48:17  44.1S   82.1W Mw=5.3  EMSC   WEST CHILE RISE              

P: 29JAN2022 140777    41.0S   88.0W 4.0-5.8 CCCAA  Chile Rise                 

 

 

ZEALANDIA AND AUSTRALIA REGION

 

O: 22JAN2022 07:40:49  33.3S  117.2E ML=3.9  EMSC   WESTERN AUSTRALIA

O: 22JAN2022 07:57:32  33.3S  117.1E ML=3.5  EMSC   WESTERN AUSTRALIA

O: 22JAN2022 07:10:48  33.3S  117.1E ML=3.6  EMSC   WESTERN AUSTRALIA            

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

 

JAPAN AND KURIL ISLANDS

 

O: 23JAN2022 00:57:22  38.4N  138.4E mb=4.3  EMSC   NEAR WEST COAST OF HONSHU, JAP

P: 22JAN2022 140634    38.0N  141.0E 4.0-5.6 AABAA  Off East Coast Honshu      

P: 28JAN2022 140628    37.0N  139.0E 3.5-5.2 BBAAA  No. Honshu, Japan          

 

U.S./CANADA*

 

WESTERN U.S./CANADA

 

CALIFORNIA

 

O: 22JAN2022 07:16:52  30.9N  114.5W ML=3.9  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA

O: 22JAN2022 07:16:52  30.9N  114.5W ML=3.9  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA

O: 22JAN2022 07:04:20  31.0N  114.4W ML=4.0  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA

 

O: 22JAN2022 07:09:54  30.8N  114.2W ML=3.9  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA           

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

 

O: 22JAN2022 10:11:00  31.2N  115.4W ML=3.1  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO      

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

 

O: 23JAN2022 06:55:57  33.3N  115.7W Ml=2.5  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P: 25JAN2022 140640    33.0N  115.9W 2.5-4.7 AAAAA  So. California             

 

O: 22JAN2022 23:43:05  35.0N  118.5W Ml=2.2  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA          

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

 

O: 23JAN2022 04:49:40  35.1N  119.2W Ml=2.0  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

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

 

O: 22JAN2022 10:17:06  36.0N  119.7W Md=2.1  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

P: 20JAN2022 140351    36.1N  120.1W 2.5-4.6 AAAAA  Central California         

 

O: 23JAN2022 01:20:08  38.5N  119.5W ml=2.4  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

P: 24JAN2022 140606    38.8N  119.6W 2.5-4.6 AAAAA  California/Nevada area     

 

O: 23JAN2022 04:15:58  38.8N  122.8W Md=2.3  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P: 24JAN2022 140610    38.8N  122.7W 2.5-4.8 AAAAA  Central California         

 

O: 22JAN2022 20:57:15  40.5N  124.0W Md=2.3  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA          

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

 

 

O: 22JAN2022 22:40:11  38.3N  118.3W Mw=4.3  EMSC   NEVADA

O: 22JAN2022 22:45:42  38.3N  118.4W ml=2.1  EMSC   NEVADA

O: 22JAN2022 22:55:47  38.3N  118.4W ml=2.5  EMSC   NEVADA

O: 22JAN2022 23:17:16  38.3N  118.4W ml=2.3  EMSC   NEVADA

O: 22JAN2022 23:20:14  38.3N  118.4W ml=2.1  EMSC   NEVADA

O: 22JAN2022 23:51:16  38.3N  118.3W ML=2.9  EMSC   NEVADA

O: 23JAN2022 00:14:14  38.3N  118.4W ml=2.1  EMSC   NEVADA

O: 22JAN2022 22:57:21  38.2N  118.4W ml=2.1  EMSC   NEVADA                        

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

 

ALASKA

 

O: 22JAN2022 18:04:26  55.5N  155.7W ml=3.7  EMSC   SOUTH OF ALASKA              

 

O: 22JAN2022 08:11:50  63.8N  147.3W ML=3.0  EMSC   CENTRAL ALASKA                

P: 28JAN2022 140724    63.0N  148.6W 3.2-5.3 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

 

No earthquakes of M>=2 were located in the Rocky Mountain region today.

 

EASTERN U.S./CANADA

 

O: 22JAN2022 18:48:08  36.3N   89.4W Md=2.4  EMSC   TENNESSEE                    

P: 24JAN2022 140625    36.3N   89.5W 2.0-4.3 AAAAA  New Madrid area            

 

HAWAII

 

O: 22JAN2022 17:19:28  19.2N  155.5W ML=3.1  EMSC   ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII

O: 22JAN2022 16:23:21  19.2N  155.5W ML=3.1  EMSC   ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII     

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

 

M5.5 SOLAR FLARE ENHANCES GLOBAL SEISMICITY

 

EARTHQUAKE SUMMARY FOR JANUARY 21, 2022

 

Global seismicity was up considerably in many areas today following the M5.5

solar flare yesterday. Large earthquakes today included an M 6.3-6.6 in Shikoku,

Japan; an M 6.2 in Unalaska, Alaska and an  M 6.0 in southern Mindanao, Philippines. Moderately large earthquakes also shook the Russian Caucasus (M 4.2), central Mindanao (M 5.4), the Gulf of California (M 5.3); the Kermadec Islands (M 5.2) and Myanmar (M 5.3-5.4). As reported in the previous issue of this report the M5.5 flare occurred with the following parameters (SWPC):

 

 

#Event    Begin    Max       End  Obs  Q  Type  Loc/Frq   Particulars       Reg#

#-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

2600       0541   0601      0612   M5.5      (January 20, 2022)   4.3E-02  

 

"SWPC is expecting a proton storm associated with this flare may hit the earth

on January 22-23 with 20% probability. This would be the first such proton storm of the new solar cycle and could affect global seismicity. Only two flares of larger size than M5.5 have been observed by SWPC in the past two  years - an X1.0 on October 28, 2021 and an X1.5 on July 3, 2021. Both were associated with significant increases in global seismicity." (January 20-21, 2022)

 

Areas which were at local solar noon were most at risk from this flare. These are between 80 and 100 East and West longitudes and include areas of Myanmar and Qinghai, China and Central America and northern South America.

  

The strongest of today's earthquakes - of M 6.3-6.6 shook the area of Shikoku, Japan today. NEIC reported maximum intensity VI in Miyazaki and Oita; V in Ehime, and Kumamoto Prefectures, Japan.  Reuters reported this event injured more than 13 people and did considerable damage to buildings, water pipes and roads. Shaking with moderate intensity was reported in Oita and Miyazaki Prefectures with 5+ on the Japanese intensity scale (about VIII MMI). There was no reported damage to nuclear power plants in the area and no tsunami was reported. The last earthquake of M>=6.3 in Shikoku within about 200 km of this epicenter was an M 7.0 on April 15, 2016 and prior to that an M 6.6 on March 20, 2005. In the past 30 years the only similar activity in the area occurred in late 1996 with a series of events of M 6.6, 7.0 and 6.9. Aftershocks of M 4.6 and 4.9 were reported felt with intensity II-III in Yamguchi and Nagasaki (VI) Prefectures, Japan. Today's event occurred within about an hour of local solar midnight and may have been promoted by SFE as well as by high tidal stresses associated with the Full Moon of January 17 which maximize near this hour. Forecast 140361 had expected this activity within about 100 km was likely around January 17 in mid-January. This earthquake is located at 142 degrees from the M 7.5 in  Peru of November 28, 2021 and may have been promoted by energy from that source. Like the M 6.4 in Talaud today, this epicenter is also located at the fifth node (72 degrees) from the M 6.8 in the Fox Islands, Aleutians, Alaska of January 11, 2022 and may have been promoted by energy from that source.

 

O: 21JAN2022 16:21:30  32.7N  132.1E ML=4.5  EMSC   SHIKOKU, JAPAN

O: 21JAN2022 17:43:33  32.7N  132.0E mb=4.3  EMSC   KYUSHU, JAPAN

O: 21JAN2022 18:43:21  32.7N  132.0E mb=4.1  EMSC   KYUSHU, JAPAN

O: 21JAN2022 20:31:51  32.7N  132.0E mb=4.9  EMSC   SHIKOKU, JAPAN

O: 21JAN2022 21:48:13  32.7N  132.0E mb=4.4  EMSC   KYUSHU, JAPAN

O: 22JAN2022 04:20:54  32.7N  132.0E mb=4.4  EMSC   SHIKOKU, JAPAN

O: 21JAN2022 16:08:37  32.8N  132.0E Mw=6.3  EMSC   SHIKOKU, JAPAN               

O: 21JAN2022 16:08:37  32.8N  132.0E Mw=6.4  JMA    SHIKOKU, JAPAN               

O: 21JAN2022 16:08:36  32.6N  132.1E Mw=6.4  CENC   SHIKOKU, JAPAN               

P: 17JAN2022 140361    34.0N  132.0E 3.5-4.9 BBAAA  Kyushu, Japan area         

 

An earthquake of M 5.4 in Myanmar and India occurred today. NEIC reported this earthquake of M 5.4 in Myanmar/India was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Myanmar with IV in Mawlaik, Sagaing and North Guwahati, Assam, India. Lesser shaking was felt in Mizoram, India, Bangladesh, Chattagan, Dacca, Tungi, Shahzadpur and Bogora, Bangladesh. It occurred at a longitude which was directly at local solar noon at the time of the M5.5 flare and was probably promoted by SFE. The only event of larger magnitude within about 200 km of this epicenter  in the past year was an M 6.2 southwest of this epicenter on November 25, 2021 with M 6.2. Forecast 140332 had expected today's event within about 100 km was likely around January 19.  Like the M 6.4 in Talaud today, and moderate quakes in Tonga this epicenter is also located near the fifth node (72 degrees) from the M 6.8 in the Fox Islands, Aleutians, Alaska of January 11, 2022 and may have been promoted by energy from that source.

 

O: 21JAN2022 10:12:31  23.1N   93.7E Mw=5.4  EMSC   MYANMAR-INDIA BORDER REGION  

P: 19JAN2022 140332    24.0N   94.0E 4.0-5.7 AAAAA  Myanmar                    

 

 

The strongest earthquake in the U.S. or Canada today occurred in the Unalaska - a community of about 4500 people in the area of the Fox Islands. NEIC reported this earthquake of M 6.2 was felt with maximum intensity IV in Unalaska and III in Dutch Harbor, Alaska. It was followed by an M 4.5 aftershocks about two minutes after the mainshock. This epicenter is  about 100 km southeast of the M 6.8 and 6.5 of January 11, 2022 in the Fox Islands. It is probably a regional aftershock of those mainshocks. This is the strongest earthquake within about 100 km of the epicenter today since an M 6.2 on August 10, 2012. The only other events in this region in the past 30 years occurred on October 13, 2009 with M 6.4 and 6.5.  Forecast 140458 had expected this enhanced seismicity in the Unimak Islands was likely around January 19.

 

O: 22JAN2022 05:19:05  53.2N  166.8W ML=4.6  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

O: 22JAN2022 05:38:48  53.2N  166.8W mb=3.9  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

O: 22JAN2022 05:17:08  53.4N  166.8W Mw=6.2  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

O: 22JAN2022 05:17:04  53.4N  166.8W Mw=6.1  CENC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

P: 19JAN2022 140458    54.2N  165.0W 3.5-5.0 BAAAA  Unimak Islands, Aleutians  

 

An earthquake of M 4.6 also occurred in the Kenai area of Southern Alaska today.

While it is about 100 km to the west of M 5.1 in that area which occurred on

January 21 it is probably a regional aftershock of that event which was noted in this summary as:

 

"The strongest earthquake in the U.S. or Canada today was an M 5.1 southwest of Anchorage, Alaska in southern Alaska. NEIC reported maximum intensity V in the West Kenai Peninsula and IV in Clam Gulch, Kasilof, Homer, Anchorage, Borough and Ninilchik with lesser shaking of II-III in Anchor Point, Soldotna, Sterling, and Kenai among others. This is the strongest earthquake within about 150 km of this epicenter in Southern Alaska since an M 5.9 about 100 km southwest of this on December 21, 2021 and prior to that an M 5.7 on November 21, 2018. Forecast 140463 had expected today's event was likely within about 50 km of this epicenter around January 20." (January 20-21, 2022)

 

O: 21JAN2022 22:20:38  59.6N  153.4W mb=4.6  EMSC   SOUTHERN ALASKA              

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

 

An M 6.0 also shook the region of Southern Mindanao, Philippines today. NEIC reported intensity II-III in Glan and Buayan, Southern Mindanao for this event.

BMG reported this earthquake with M 6.1 was felt with intensity III-IV in Melonguane, Indonesia. PHIVOLCS also reported M 6.1 and felt effects of III in Sarangani, Davao Occidental; Glan, Sarangani; II in Malapatan, Sarangani and I in Lebak, Sultan Kudarat; General Santos City. It occurred near local solar noon and may have been promoted by high tidal stresses which maximize near this hour. The last earthquake within about 200 km of this epicenter occurred as an M 6.1 on July 10, 2021 and prior to that an M 6.6 on January 6, 2019. This earthquake occurred within about an hour of local solar noon and was probably promoted by SFE and/or by strong tidal stresses which maximize near this hour. Forecasts 140265 and 140531 had expected enhanced activity in this area was likely between January 17 and 23. Like a series of earthquakes in Tonga today, this epicenter is located at the fifth node (72 degrees) from the M 6.8 in the Fox Islands, Aleutians, Alaska and may have been promoted by energy from that source.

 

O: 22JAN2022 04:26:24   3.7N  126.8E ML=4.5  EMSC   KEPULAUAN TALAUD, INDONESIA

O: 22JAN2022 03:21:23   3.9N  126.8E ML=4.1  EMSC   KEPULAUAN TALAUD, INDONESIA

O: 22JAN2022 02:26:16   3.6N  126.7E Mw=6.0  EMSC   KEPULAUAN TALAUD, INDONESIA  

O: 22JAN2022 02:26:16   3.6N  126.7E Mw=6.1  BMG    KEPULAUAN TALAUD, INDONESIA  

O: 22JAN2022 02:26:16   3.6N  126.7E Mw=6.1  PHIV   KEPULAUAN TALAUD, INDONESIA  

P: 17JAN2022 140265     4.0N  129.0E 4.0-5.6 BABAA  Halmahera                  

P: 23JAN2022 140531     2.0N  127.0E 4.0-5.4 ABAAA  Halmahera                  

 

The M 5.3-5.4 in central Mindanao, Philippines also was felt in Mindanao today.

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 5.4 in Mindanao, Philippines was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Mindanao, Philippines at Mayo and Davao. A foreshock of M 4.7 occurred earlier in the day and was reported felt with intensity VI in Mindanao at San Ignacio and IV in Mati. PHIVOLCS reported this event of M 5.4 was felt with intensity IV in Baganga and Caraga, Davao Oriental; Maco, Davao de Oror; III in Mwab and Monkayo, Davao de Oro, Mati City, Lupon, Manay, Governor Generoso, Tarragona and San Isidro, Davao Oriental; Bislig City, Surigao del Sur; Rosario, Agusan del Sur and II in the city of Tagum and Davao and in Maragusan, Davao de Oro, Philippines. Forecast 140267 and 140527 had expected this earthquake in Central Mindanao was likely around January 20-22.

 

O: 21JAN2022 20:43:46   7.6N  126.6E Mw=5.3  EMSC   MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES        

P: 20JAN2022 140267     6.0N  126.0E 4.0-5.6 ABAAA  Mindanao, Philippines      

P: 22JAN2022 140527     6.0N  126.0E 4.0-5.4 ABAAA  Central Philippines        

 

 

The earthquake in the Gulf of California today of M 5.3 was followed by a series of moderate aftershocks. NEIC reported this earthquake of M 5.3 in the Gulf of California  was felt with maximum intensity IV in Santa Rosalia and Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. An aftershock of M 4.4 was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Baja California at Loreto and VI in Santa Rosalia.  This area has been moderately active in the past week and was near local solar midnight at the time of the M5.5 flare. The event occurred near local solar noon and may have been promoted by SFE and/or strong tidal stresses. Forecasts 140328 and 140587 had expected enhanced seismicity within about 150 km of this epicenter in the Gulf of California was likely between January 19 and 27. This epicenter is at the third node (120 degrees) from the Flores and Timor earthquake of late December, 2021 and may have been promoted by energy from those  sources.

 

 

O: 21JAN2022 21:26:36  26.7N  110.9W Mw=5.3  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA

O: 21JAN2022 21:39:42  26.7N  111.0W ML=3.9  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA

O: 21JAN2022 23:08:10  26.7N  110.9W ML=4.2  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA

O: 21JAN2022 22:47:38  26.8N  110.9W ML=4.0  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA

O: 21JAN2022 22:00:02  26.6N  111.1W Mw=4.7  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA           

P: 19JAN2022 140328    25.0N  113.0W 3.5-5.1 ABBAA  Gulf of California         

P: 27JAN2022 140587    28.0N  112.0W 3.5-5.4 CBAAA  Gulf of California         

 

The M 5.2 in the Kermadec Islands today was not felt in that remote area. It and other seismicity near the past several days near the International Date Line (IDL) have been promoted by high tidal stresses associated with the full moon of January 17 as noted in previous summaries as:

 

"The full moon  arrived on January 17, 2022 at 23:49 UT. Longitudes which were at local solar noon at this time are near 180E/W longitude while those at local solar midnight are near 0E/W. These are the most likely longitudes to see tidal triggering during the next week and include area of western Europe in the east and the Aleutians and Tonga/Fiji/New Zealand in the west. A strong earthquake appears likely in one or more of these areas between January 13 an 22." (January 14-19, 2022),

 

Forecasts 140764 and 140497 had expected this activity within about 100 km was likely in mid-January.

 

O: 21JAN2022 15:43:22  27.9S  176.7W Mw=5.2  EMSC   KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION      

P: 16JAN2022 140497    28.0S  177.0W 4.0-5.6 BAAAA  No. Kermadec Islands        

P: 22JAN2022 140764    27.0S  177.0W 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  Tonga Islands              

 

While moderate earthquakes continued near the Volcanic epicenter in Tonga of January 15, consequences of that eruption continued to be felt far away. A major oil spill affecting 21 beaches and many animals along the coast of Peru may have been caused by tsunami waves from the eruption which reached nearly 2 meters (6.5 feet) in Peru and did considerable damage to coastal facilities. Runways in Tonga have largely been cleared of ash and debris and the first supply planes arrived in that area today. The Tonga government reported that the eruption and tsunami adversely affected about 85% of the country's more than 100,000 residents. One fact about the eruption of Hunga-Tonga which has not been widely reported is that when the volcano began unrest in late December, 2021, the Tonga Geological Survey issued a daily warning of a possible eruption and associated tsunami. This warning alerted local Tongans so that when the eruption began many took to their cars and vehicles to evacuate to higher elevations before the tsunami arrived. This led to massive traffic congestion but also prevented many losses due to the tsunami. Traffic congestion was complicated by ash fall from the eruption and the need to cover the mouth from the falling ash. Moderate earthquakes of M 4.7, 4.8 and 4.8 occurred near the volcano today. Forecast 140503 had expected activity in this area would be enhanced around January 18.

 

O: 21JAN2022 13:22:33  20.8S  175.4W mb=4.8  EMSC   TONGA

O: 22JAN2022 05:12:33  20.8S  175.4W mb=4.7  EMSC   TONGA

O: 21JAN2022 19:50:43  20.5S  175.6W mb=4.8  EMSC   TONGA                        

P: 18JAN2022 140504    21.0S  175.0W 4.0-5.5 AAAAA  Tonga Islands              

 

An M 4.2 was also felt widely in the Russian Caucasus today. NEIC reported maximum intensity VI in Dagestan, Russia at Sulak and Pervomayskoye, V in Karabudakhkent, Babayurt, IV in Leninkent, and II-III shaking in Kizlyan, Staraja, Kurakin, and in Kazaksstan with this earthquake. Forecast 140664 had expected enhanced seismicity in this area was likely at the end of January.

 

O: 21JAN2022 16:07:29  43.0N   47.9E mb=4.2  EMSC   CAUCASUS REGION, RUSSIA      

P: 28JAN2022 140664    43.0N   44.0E 3.5-4.9 CACAA  Caucasus/Caspian Sea       

 

A light M 1.9-2.0 earthquake also occurred in Northern South Carolina today. This continues a series of light earthquakes in the area over the past two months. Today's event may have been promoted by a strong winter storm which hit the area about the same time as this earthquake occurred. The storm impacted much of the southeastern U.S. and included major snow and ice fall in the region. Forecasts 140390 and 140650 had expected this event in South Carolina was likely in mid-January. Like earthquakes in Oaxaca and Chiapas, Mexico this epicenter is at 143 degrees from the Flores and Timor earthquake of late December, 2021 and may have been promoted by energy from that source.

 

O: 21JAN2022 20:34:41  34.1N   80.7W md=1.9  ANSS   Elgin South Carolina         

P: 14JAN2022 140390    34.0N   80.0W 2.0-4.1 CAAAA  Southeast U.S.             

P: 19JAN2022 140390    32.0N   80.0W 2.0-4.4 ABAAA  Southeast U.S.             

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

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: 21JAN2022 10:12:31  23.1N   93.7E Mw=5.4  EMSC   MYANMAR-INDIA BORDER REGION  

P: 19JAN2022 140332    24.0N   94.0E 4.0-5.7 AAAAA  Myanmar                    

 

O: 21JAN2022 13:32:27  27.9N   52.1E ML=4.2  EMSC   SOUTHERN IRAN                

O: 21JAN2022 12:49:44  28.1N   52.1E ML=4.1  EMSC   SOUTHERN IRAN                

P: 18JAN2022 140388    30.0N   51.0E 3.8-5.4 BBAAA  So. Iran                   

P: 22JAN2022 140595    30.0N   51.0E 3.5-5.3 ABAAA  So. Iran/Persian Gulf      

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.4 in Southern Iran was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Southern Iran in Dir Bushehr.

 

O: 21JAN2022 15:18:03  28.9N   95.8E ML=4.2  EMSC   ARUNACHAL PRADESH, INDIA     

P: 24JAN2022 140591    26.0N   93.0E 4.0-5.4 BCBAA  Myanmar                    

 

O: 21JAN2022 21:23:40  33.2N   75.6E mb=4.5  EMSC   EASTERN KASHMIR              

P: 29JAN2022 140617    35.0N   74.0E 3.8-5.3 CCBAA  Hindu Kush/Pakistan        

 

O: 21JAN2022 22:49:01  54.2N  158.6E mb=4.4  EMSC   KAMCHATKA PENINSULA, RUSSIA  

P: 18JAN2022 140449    54.0N  159.0E 4.0-5.9 BAAAA  Kamchatka                  

P: 22JAN2022 140709    54.0N  159.0E 4.0-5.8 AAAAA  Kamchatka                  

 

 

INDONESIA AND PHILIPPINES

 

 

O: 21JAN2022 10:47:26   0.6N   99.6E ML=4.2  EMSC   NORTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA  

P: 17JAN2022 140287     2.0S   99.0E 4.0-5.6 BCAAA  So. of Sumatera            

 

BMG reported this earthquake of M 4.4 in Sumatra, Indonesia was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Sumatra at Puncak, Sorik Marapi and Panyabungan. 

 

O: 22JAN2022 04:26:24   3.7N  126.8E ML=4.5  EMSC   KEPULAUAN TALAUD, INDONESIA

O: 22JAN2022 03:21:23   3.9N  126.8E ML=4.1  EMSC   KEPULAUAN TALAUD, INDONESIA

O: 22JAN2022 02:26:16   3.6N  126.7E Mw=6.0  EMSC   KEPULAUAN TALAUD, INDONESIA  

O: 22JAN2022 02:26:16   3.6N  126.7E Mw=6.1  BMG    KEPULAUAN TALAUD, INDONESIA  

O: 22JAN2022 02:26:16   3.6N  126.7E Mw=6.1  PHIV   KEPULAUAN TALAUD, INDONESIA  

P: 17JAN2022 140265     4.0N  129.0E 4.0-5.6 BABAA  Halmahera                  

P: 23JAN2022 140531     2.0N  127.0E 4.0-5.4 ABAAA  Halmahera                  

 

O: 21JAN2022 11:59:04   6.6N  127.0E mb=4.7  EMSC   MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES

O: 21JAN2022 20:43:46   7.6N  126.6E Mw=5.3  EMSC   MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES        

P: 20JAN2022 140267     6.0N  126.0E 4.0-5.6 ABAAA  Mindanao, Philippines      

P: 22JAN2022 140527     6.0N  126.0E 4.0-5.4 ABAAA  Central Philippines        

 

O: 21JAN2022 06:58:43  12.8N  144.2E Mw=5.2  EMSC   GUAM REGION                  

P: 18JAN2022 140322    13.0N  145.0E 4.0-5.5 BAAAA  So. Marianas/Guam          

 

 

CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA

 

O: 21JAN2022 20:56:11  14.7N   94.6W ML=4.0  EMSC   OFF COAST OF CHIAPAS, MEXICO

O: 21JAN2022 21:58:11  14.7N   94.6W ML=4.0  EMSC   OFF COAST OF CHIAPAS, MEXICO

 

O: 21JAN2022 09:33:21  14.3N   93.9W ML=4.0  EMSC   OFF COAST OF CHIAPAS, MEXICO 

P: 17JAN2022 140299    15.0N   93.0W 3.5-5.3 BAAAA  Chiapas, Mexico            

 

O: 21JAN2022 22:59:49  15.9N   98.1W ML=4.1  EMSC   OFFSHORE OAXACA, MEXICO      

O: 21JAN2022 17:34:52  15.9N   98.4W ML=4.1  EMSC   OFFSHORE OAXACA, MEXICO

P: 19JAN2022 140317    16.0N   97.0W 3.5-5.3 AAAAA  Oaxaca, Mexico             

 

O: 22JAN2022 04:42:42  17.2N   94.4W ML=4.3  EMSC   OAXACA, MEXICO               

P: 23JAN2022 140563    17.0N   95.0W 3.5-5.6 AAAAA  Chiapas, Mexico            

 

O: 22JAN2022 02:10:36  19.1N   65.4W Md=3.6  EMSC   PUERTO RICO REGION

O: 22JAN2022 01:05:09  19.1N   65.4W Md=3.4  EMSC   PUERTO RICO REGION           

P: 17JAN2022 140325    20.0N   65.0W 3.0-4.8 BAAAA  Bahamas/No. Caribbean       

 

O: 21JAN2022 18:53:59  20.4N  106.1W ML=4.2  EMSC   OFFSHORE JALISCO, MEXICO

O: 21JAN2022 18:05:09  20.4N  106.1W ML=4.1  EMSC   OFFSHORE JALISCO, MEXICO     

P: 30JAN2022 140565    19.0N  107.0W 3.5-5.1 CBAAA  Coast of Jalisco, Mexico   

 

O: 21JAN2022 20:20:24  21.0S   68.9W mb=4.3  EMSC   TARAPACA, CHILE              

P: 22JAN2022 140760    20.0S   70.0W 4.0-5.5 AAAAA  So. Peru/Bolivia           

 

O: 21JAN2022 21:26:36  26.7N  110.9W Mw=5.3  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA

O: 21JAN2022 21:39:42  26.7N  111.0W ML=3.9  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA

O: 21JAN2022 23:08:10  26.7N  110.9W ML=4.2  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA

O: 21JAN2022 22:47:38  26.8N  110.9W ML=4.0  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA

O: 21JAN2022 22:00:02  26.6N  111.1W Mw=4.7  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA            

P: 19JAN2022 140328    25.0N  113.0W 3.5-5.1 ABBAA  Gulf of California         

P: 27JAN2022 140587    28.0N  112.0W 3.5-5.4 CBAAA  Gulf of California         

 

AFRICA AND EUROPE

 

O: 22JAN2022 03:43:09  36.0N    3.5E mb=3.6  EMSC   NORTHERN ALGERIA             

P: 26JAN2022 140658    37.0N    5.0E 3.0-4.6 BAAAA  Western Mediterranean      

 

O: 22JAN2022 02:32:56  39.5N   24.2E ML=4.1  EMSC   AEGEAN SEA                   

P: 17JAN2022 140342    39.0N   24.0E 3.0-4.6 BAAAA  Aegean Sea                  

 

O: 21JAN2022 16:07:29  43.0N   47.9E mb=4.2  EMSC   CAUCASUS REGION, RUSSIA      

P: 28JAN2022 140664    43.0N   44.0E 3.5-4.9 CACAA  Caucasus/Caspian Sea       

 

O: 22JAN2022 01:22:09  47.2N   10.7E ML=2.2  EMSC   AUSTRIA                       

O: 21JAN2022 09:04:19  47.2N   10.7E ML=2.4  EMSC   AUSTRIA

P: 18JAN2022 140401    46.0N   11.0E 3.0-5.1 BAAAA  Austria                    

P: 26JAN2022 140662    47.0N   10.0E 3.0-5.2 BAAAA  Austria                    

 

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC

 

O: 21JAN2022 15:13:37  17.9S  178.6W mb=4.3  EMSC   FIJI REGION                  

P: 27JAN2022 140747    18.0S  180.0W 4.0-5.6 CABAA  Tonga Islands              

 

O: 21JAN2022 23:53:52  21.2S  177.6W mb=4.3  EMSC   FIJI REGION                  

P: 18JAN2022 140504    21.0S  175.0W 4.0-5.5 BABAA  Tonga Islands              

 

O: 21JAN2022 13:22:33  20.8S  175.4W mb=4.8  EMSC   TONGA

O: 22JAN2022 05:12:33  20.8S  175.4W mb=4.7  EMSC   TONGA

O: 21JAN2022 19:50:43  20.5S  175.6W mb=4.8  EMSC   TONGA                         

P: 18JAN2022 140504    21.0S  175.0W 4.0-5.5 AAAAA  Tonga Islands              

P: 23JAN2022 140761    20.0S  176.0W 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  Tonga Islands              

 

OCEAN RIDGES

 

O: 22JAN2022 06:30:16   1.8S   12.9W mb=4.9  EMSC   NORTH OF ASCENSION ISLAND    

P: 22JAN2022 140548     2.0S   13.0W 4.0-5.8 AAAAA  No. of Ascension Isl       

 

O: 22JAN2022 04:41:09  59.5S   26.0W mb=5.1  EMSC   SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION

P: 18JAN2022 140522    60.0S   29.0W 4.0-5.6 BABAA  So. Sandwich Islands       

 

 

ZEALANDIA AND AUSTRALIA REGION

 

O: 21JAN2022 17:55:00  30.0S  179.1W mb=4.6  EMSC   KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION      

P: 22JAN2022 140771    30.0S  179.0W 4.0-5.7 AAAAA  No. Kermadec Islands       

 

O: 21JAN2022 16:12:27  36.6S  178.4E ML=4.1  EMSC   OFF E. COAST OF N. ISLAND, N.Z

P: 23JAN2022 140772    35.0S  179.0E 3.0-4.4 ABAAA  North Island, N.Z.         

 

O: 21JAN2022 18:08:20  33.3S  117.0E ML=3.0  EMSC   WESTERN AUSTRALIA

O: 21JAN2022 18:05:41  33.3S  117.0E ML=3.0  EMSC   WESTERN AUSTRALIA             

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

 

JAPAN AND KURIL ISLANDS

 

O: 21JAN2022 16:21:30  32.7N  132.1E ML=4.5  EMSC   SHIKOKU, JAPAN

O: 21JAN2022 17:43:33  32.7N  132.0E mb=4.3  EMSC   KYUSHU, JAPAN

O: 21JAN2022 18:43:21  32.7N  132.0E mb=4.1  EMSC   KYUSHU, JAPAN

O: 21JAN2022 20:31:51  32.7N  132.0E mb=4.9  EMSC   SHIKOKU, JAPAN

O: 21JAN2022 21:48:13  32.7N  132.0E mb=4.4  EMSC   KYUSHU, JAPAN

O: 22JAN2022 04:20:54  32.7N  132.0E mb=4.4  EMSC   SHIKOKU, JAPAN

O: 21JAN2022 16:08:37  32.8N  132.0E Mw=6.3  EMSC   SHIKOKU, JAPAN               

O: 21JAN2022 16:08:37  32.8N  132.0E Mw=6.4  JMA    SHIKOKU, JAPAN               

O: 21JAN2022 16:08:36  32.6N  132.1E Mw=6.4  CENC   SHIKOKU, JAPAN               

P: 17JAN2022 140361    34.0N  132.0E 3.5-4.9 BBAAA  Kyushu, Japan area         

 

O: 22JAN2022 05:49:37  29.2N  142.4E mb=4.9  EMSC   IZU ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION    

P: 18JAN2022 140326    29.0N  142.0E 4.0-5.6 BAAAA  Bonin Islands              

 

O: 22JAN2022 04:05:49  43.3N  145.8E mb=4.2  EMSC   HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION       

P: 17JAN2022 140405    44.0N  147.0E 3.5-5.4 BAAAA  Hokkaido, Japan            

P: 27JAN2022 140669    44.0N  145.0E 3.5-5.4 BAAAA  Hokkaido, Japan            

 

 

U.S./CANADA*

 

WESTERN U.S./CANADA

 

CALIFORNIA

 

O: 21JAN2022 10:24:31  31.3N  115.2W ML=3.1  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO      

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

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 3.0 in Southern California was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Southern California at Campo and El Cajon.

 

O: 22JAN2022 01:01:41  32.9N  116.1W ML=2.8  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P: 19JAN2022 140380    32.8N  116.0W 2.5-4.6 BAAAA  So. California             

 

O: 22JAN2022 06:28:56  36.0N  119.7W Md=2.1  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

O: 22JAN2022 05:37:02  35.9N  119.9W Md=2.0  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

O: 22JAN2022 05:17:53  36.0N  119.8W Md=2.1  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

P: 20JAN2022 140351    36.1N  120.1W 2.5-4.6 AAAAA  Central California         

 

O: 21JAN2022 23:56:14  37.7N  122.0W Md=2.1  EMSC   SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CALIF.

O: 21JAN2022 23:41:08  37.7N  122.0W Md=2.2  EMSC   SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CALIF.

P: 23JAN2022 140609    37.8N  122.6W 2.5-4.8 AAAAA  Central California         

 

O: 21JAN2022 19:17:07  38.2N  118.2W ml=2.0  EMSC   NEVADA                       

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

 

O: 21JAN2022 21:17:43  38.8N  122.7W Md=2.6  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P: 17JAN2022 140354    38.8N  122.7W 2.5-4.6 BAAAA  Central California         

 

O: 21JAN2022 09:50:42  39.7N  123.4W Md=2.0  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P: 18JAN2022 140355    39.4N  123.3W 2.5-4.4 BAAAA  Central California         

 

ALASKA

 

O: 22JAN2022 05:19:05  53.2N  166.8W ML=4.6  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

O: 22JAN2022 05:38:48  53.2N  166.8W mb=3.9  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

O: 22JAN2022 05:17:08  53.4N  166.8W Mw=6.2  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

P: 19JAN2022 140458    54.2N  165.0W 3.5-5.0 BAAAA  Unimak Islands, Aleutians  

 

O: 21JAN2022 10:04:11  57.8N  138.6W ML=3.3  EMSC   OFF COAST OF SOUTHEASTERN ALAS

P: 19JAN2022 140457    57.9N  139.0W 3.0-4.7 AAAAA  Southeast Alaska           

 

O: 21JAN2022 22:20:38  59.6N  153.4W mb=4.6  EMSC   SOUTHERN ALASKA              

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

 

O: 21JAN2022 15:50:27  60.2N  143.4W ML=3.0  EMSC   SOUTHERN ALASKA              

P: 23JAN2022 140719    60.3N  143.1W 3.2-5.4 AAAAA  Central Alaska             

 

PACIFIC NORTHWESTERN U.S./WESTERN CANADA

 

O: 21JAN2022 15:41:07  48.5N  124.7W Ml=2.1  EMSC   STR. OF JUAN DE FUCA, WASHINGT

P: 18JAN2022 140439    48.0N  123.0W 2.0-3.9 BABAA  Washington state, U.S.     

 

ROCKY MOUNTAINS REGION

 

O: 21JAN2022 12:59:34  31.7N  104.4W ML=3.3  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 21JAN2022 07:20:56  31.6N  104.3W ML=2.3  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS                

P: 17JAN2022 140376    32.6N  104.6W 2.0-4.1 BAAAA  SW U.S.A                   

 

EASTERN U.S./CANADA

 

O: 21JAN2022 11:37:28  36.0N   91.8W Md=2.1  EMSC   ARKANSAS                     

P: 17JAN2022 140391    35.0N   92.0W 2.0-4.3 BAAAA  Southeast U.S.             

 

O: 21JAN2022 13:24:55  36.7N   97.7W mb=2.8  EMSC   OKLAHOMA                     

P: 23JAN2022 140653    36.0N   97.0W 2.0-4.1 AAAAA  Southern Plains            

 

 

O: 21JAN2022 20:34:41  34.1N   80.7W md=1.9  ANSS   Elgin South Carolina         

P: 14JAN2022 140390    34.0N   80.0W 2.0-4.1 CAAAA  Southeast U.S.             

P: 19JAN2022 140390    32.0N   80.0W 2.0-4.4 ABAAA  Southeast U.S.             

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

 

HAWAII

 

O: 21JAN2022 14:14:02  19.2N  155.5W ML=3.0  EMSC   ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII     

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

STRONG SOLAR FLARE FOLLOWED BY MODERATE M 5.1 IN SOUTHERN ALASKA

 

EARTHQUAKE SUMMARY FOR JANUARY 20, 2022

 

The strongest earthquake in the U.S. or Canada today was an M 5.1 southwest of Anchorage, Alaska in southern Alaska. NEIC reported maximum intensity V in the West Kenai Peninsula and IV in Clam Gulch, Kasilof, Homer, Anchorage, Borough and Ninilchik with lesser shaking of II-III in Anchor Point, Soldotna, Sterling, and Kenai among others.  This is the strongest earthquake within about 150 km of this epicenter in Southern Alaska since an M 5.9 about 100 km southwest of this on December 21, 2021 and prior to that an M 5.7 on November 21, 2018. Forecast 140463 had expected today's event was likely within about 50 km of this epicenter around January 20.

 

O: 21JAN2022 05:18:25  60.3N  152.4W Mw=5.1  EMSC   SOUTHERN ALASKA              

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

 

A large M 5.5 solar flare occurred today maximizing at 0601 UT (SWPC # 2600) with the following parameters:

 

#Event    Begin    Max       End  Obs  Q  Type  Loc/Frq   Particulars       Reg#

#-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

2600       0541   0601      0612   M5.5      (January 20, 2022)   4.3E-02   

 

SWPC is expecting a proton storm associated with this flare may hit the earth on January 22-23 with 20% probability. This would be the first such proton storm of the new solar cycle and could affect global seismicity. Only two flares of larger size than M5.5 have been observed by SWPC in the past two years - an X1.0 on October 28, 2021 and an X1.5 on July 3, 2021. Both were associated with significant increases in global seismicity.

 

The strongest earthquake felt in the world today was an M 5.4 in Papua New Guinea, Indonesia. NEIC reported it was felt with intensity III in Aberpura, Papua. BMG reported this event with M 5.5 was felt with intensity III in Papua at Jayapura, Sentani and Keerom. This is the strongest earthquake within about 200 km of this epicenter in  Papua, Indonesia since an M 5.5 on August 28, 2021 and prior to that an M 5.7 on March 25, 2020. The last event of M>=6 in the area occurred two years ago as an M 6.0 on January 18, 2020.  Forecast 140284 had expected today's event within this area was likely in mid-January.

This epicenter is at 143 degrees from the Peru quake of M 7.5 of November 28, 2021 and may have been promoted by energy from that source.

 

O: 20JAN2022 10:44:14   2.4S  140.1E Mw=5.4  EMSC   NEAR N COAST OF PAPUA, INDONES

O: 20JAN2022 11:06:36   2.2S  140.2E ML=4.2  EMSC   NEAR N COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIA

P: 12JAN2022 140284     4.0S  140.0E 4.0-5.5 CBAAA  Papua New Guinea           

 

The strongest earthquake in the world today - an M 5.6 in the South Sandwich Islands occurred less than an hour after this flare and may have been promoted by Solar Flare Effects (SFE). In the previous summary it had been noted as:

 

"A moderately strong M 5.6 event also occurred today in the South Sandwich Islands, an area of enhanced seismicity for the past year. As with most moderate earthquakes in this remote area it was not reported felt. The last earthquake with M>=5.6 in the South Sandwich Islands was an M 5.7 on December 30, 2021 but the last event of larger magnitude within about 200 km of today's epicenter was an M 5.9 on December 22, 2021. Forecast 140522 had expected today's event within about 100 km was likely in mid-January, 2022." (January 20-21, 2022)

 

O: 20JAN2022 07:44:08  57.3S   25.2W mb=4.9  EMSC   SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION

P: 18JAN2022 140522    57.0S   27.0W 4.0-5.8 AAAAA  So. Sandwich Islands       

 

O: 20JAN2022 06:52:21  58.9S   24.0W Mw=5.6  EMSC   SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION

P: 15JAN2022 140522    59.0S   26.0W 4.0-5.6 BAAAA  So. Sandwich Islands       

P: 18JAN2022 140522    60.0S   29.0W 4.0-5.6 AABAA  So. Sandwich Islands       

 

Other moderate-sized earthquakes immediately associated with this flare occurred were located in Fiji and Tonga (M 4.4, 4.6); Hindu Kush, Afghanistan (M 4.5); the Andreanof Islands, Alaska (M 4.1), Turkey; Eastern Iran; the Gulf of California (M 4.0); and Central Peru (M 4.6). The event in Central Peru, Afghanistan and an M 3.3 in Western Australia occurred within about an hour of local solar noon or midnight and may have been promoted by SFE. These are among areas which may seen enhanced SFE effects on seismicity in the next several days from this flare.

 

The series of earthquakes near the International Date Line (IDL 180 E/W longitude) continued. The largest of these was an M 5.1 in the Kermadec Islands, but the first strong series of events near the volcanic eruption of January 14-15 in Tonga occurred today with five moderate earthquakes. Other earthquakes near the IDL today occurred in the Andreanof and Fox Islands, Aleutians, off North Island, New Zealand and in Fiji. This activity had been expected with the full moon in previous issues of this summary as:

   

 

"The full moon  arrived on January 17, 2022 at 23:49 UT. Longitudes which were at local solar noon at this time are near 180E/W longitude while those at local solar midnight are near 0E/W. These are the most likely longitudes to see tidal triggering during the next week and include area of western Europe in the east and the Aleutians and Tonga/Fiji/New Zealand in the west. A strong earthquake appears likely in one or more of these areas between January 13 an 22." (January 14-19, 2022),

 

O: 20JAN2022 17:10:03  20.5S  175.3W mb=4.8  EMSC   TONGA

O: 20JAN2022 23:33:52  20.5S  175.4W mb=4.7  EMSC   TONGA

O: 20JAN2022 08:29:43  20.8S  175.5W mb=4.6  EMSC   TONGA

O: 21JAN2022 05:45:58  20.8S  175.3W mb=4.7  EMSC   TONGA

O: 20JAN2022 20:05:30  20.4S  175.4W mb=4.8  EMSC   TONGA                        

P: 18JAN2022 140504    21.0S  175.0W 4.0-5.5 AAAAA  Tonga Islands               

 

O: 20JAN2022 08:50:53  51.5N  175.6W ml=4.1  EMSC   ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS

P: 18JAN2022 140443    51.0N  179.9W 3.5-5.1 AACAA  Andreanoff Isls, Aleutians 

 

O: 20JAN2022 17:23:32  53.1N  170.8W mb=4.7  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

P: 15JAN2022 140444    52.3N  171.3W 3.5-4.9 BAAAA  Andreanoff Isls, Aleutians 

 

O: 21JAN2022 06:58:07  30.4S  179.3E ML=4.3  EMSC   KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION      

O: 20JAN2022 13:03:04  30.7S  178.0W mb=5.1  EMSC   KERMADEC ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND

P: 18JAN2022 140514    31.0S  177.0W 4.0-5.8 AAAAA  So. Kermadec Islands       

 

O: 20JAN2022 23:17:27  38.3S  176.0E ML=3.2  EMSC   NORTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND

O: 21JAN2022 04:56:36  38.3S  176.4E ML=3.6  EMSC   NORTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND

O: 20JAN2022 19:13:54  38.0S  176.7E ML=3.6  EMSC   NORTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND  

O: 20JAN2022 19:13:53  38.0S  176.7E ML=4.7  GEONET Felt with moderate intensity

P: 16JAN2022 140511    39.0S  174.0E 3.0-4.5 BABAA  North Island, N.Z.         

 

GEONET reported this earthquake was felt with moderate intensity northeast of Rotorua and in northwestern North Island. Light to moderate intensity was reported throughout much of northern and western North Island. More than 497 people reported feeling this earthquake with 342 reports of weak intensity; 144 of light intensity; 11 with moderate intensity; 0 with strong intensity; and 0 of severe intensity and 0 of extreme shaking.

 

An M 2.6-3.1 was widely felt in northern Georgia (U.S.) today. NEIC reported maximum intensity IV in Georgia at Cisco and Epworth and in Benton and Ocoee, Tennessee and lesser shaking in Tennessee at Cleveland, Oldfort, and in Georgia at Tennga and Crandall. The last earthquake in Georgia within about 150 km of this epicenter with M>=3.1 was an M 3.1 on May 10, 2020. An M 3.8 hit the area north of this one year ago on January 20, 2020. Today's event may have been promoted by tidal stresses associated with the full moon as it occurred within about an hour of local solar midnight when these stresses maximize.

Forecast 140360 had expected this activity in this area was likely around January 17. This epicenter is at 143 degrees from the Flores quake of M 7.3 of December 14, 2021 and may have been promoted by energy from that source.

 

O: 21JAN2022 04:47:28  35.0N   84.7W mb=3.1  EMSC   GEORGIA, USA                 

O: 21JAN2022 04:47:28  35.0N   84.7W mb=2.6  ANSS   GEORGIA, USA                 

P: 17JAN2022 140360    35.0N   83.0W 2.0-4.2 BABAA  Kentucky/Tennessee/NC      

 

Today's earthquake and forecast map follows. Stippled White areas are nodal distances (360/n, n an integer) from the earthquake of M 6.8 in the area of the Fox Islands, Alaska, January 11, 2022, where promoted seismicity is considered likely.

 

 

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

 

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

 

INDONESIA AND PHILIPPINES

 

 

BMG reported an earthquake of M 4.4 in Sumatra, Indonesia was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Sumatra at Puncak, Sorik Marapi and Panyabungan. 

 

O: 20JAN2022 09:26:04   1.0S  134.0E ML=4.4  EMSC   NEAR N COAST OF PAPUA, INDONES

P: 16JAN2022 140292     2.0S  133.0E 4.0-5.7 BAAAA  West Irian, PNG            

 

O: 20JAN2022 11:06:36   2.2S  140.2E ML=4.2  EMSC   NEAR N COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIA

O: 20JAN2022 10:44:14   2.4S  140.1E Mw=5.4  EMSC   NEAR N COAST OF PAPUA, INDONES

P: 12JAN2022 140284     4.0S  140.0E 4.0-5.5 CBAAA  Papua New Guinea           

 

O: 20JAN2022 21:49:04   3.6S  131.0E mb=4.6  EMSC   SERAM, INDONESIA             

P: 20JAN2022 140293     4.0S  131.0E 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  West Irian, PNG            

 

O: 21JAN2022 06:58:43  12.8N  144.2E Mw=5.2  EMSC   GUAM REGION                  

P: 18JAN2022 140322    13.0N  145.0E 4.0-5.5 BAAAA  So. Marianas/Guam          

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 5.2 in Guam was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Guam at Merizo, Umatac, Santa Rita, Asan and Barrigada.

 

CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA

 

O: 20JAN2022 10:45:56   5.1S   80.2W ML=4.1  EMSC   NEAR COAST OF NORTHERN PERU  

P: 20JAN2022 140273     4.0S   80.0W 4.0-5.5 ABAAA  Ecuador                    

 

O: 21JAN2022 03:42:58   8.1S   74.2W ML=4.0  EMSC   CENTRAL PERU                 

P: 19JAN2022 140282     8.0S   78.0W 4.0-5.8 AACAA  No. Peru                   

 

O: 20JAN2022 06:32:25  10.2S   75.4W mb=4.6  EMSC   CENTRAL PERU                 

P: 15JAN2022 140478    11.0S   74.0W 4.0-5.6 BABAA  Central Peru               

 

O: 20JAN2022 19:09:07  15.7N   95.0W Mw=5.0  EMSC   OFFSHORE OAXACA, MEXICO      

P: 19JAN2022 140299    15.0N   95.0W 3.5-5.5 AAAAA  Chiapas, Mexico            

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 5.0 in Oaxaca, Mexico was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Oaxaca, Mexico at Xadani, Oaxaca and in Chiapa, Chiapas, Mexico at Xadani, Oaxaca and in Chiapa, Chiapas, Mexico.

 

O: 21JAN2022 06:12:59  16.6N   99.6W mb=4.3  EMSC   OFFSHORE GUERRERO, MEXICO    

P: 15JAN2022 140318    16.0N   98.0W 3.5-5.4 CABAA  Oaxaca, Mexico             

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.3 in Guerrero, Mexico was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Guerrero, Mexico at Acapulco.

 

O: 20JAN2022 07:53:10  16.7N   93.7W ML=4.1  EMSC   CHIAPAS, MEXICO              

P: 17JAN2022 140299    15.0N   93.0W 3.5-5.3 BBAAA  Chiapas, Mexico            

 

O: 20JAN2022 19:24:36  17.8N  101.9W ML=4.0  EMSC   OFFSHORE GUERRERO, MEXICO    

P: 19JAN2022 140311    18.0N  102.0W 3.5-5.2 AAAAA  Michoacan, Mexico          

 

O: 20JAN2022 19:38:38  18.6N   73.6W ML=3.0  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 20JAN2022 09:38:04  18.6N   73.8W ML=3.1  EMSC   HAITI REGION                 

P: 13JAN2022 140321    19.0N   74.0W 3.4-4.9 CAAAA  Haiti                      

 

O: 21JAN2022 04:19:38  18.8N  104.5W ML=4.2  EMSC   OFFSHORE COLIMA, MEXICO      

P: 13JAN2022 140311    19.0N  104.0W 3.5-5.2 CAAAA  Michoacan, Mexico          

 

O: 20JAN2022 18:21:55  19.0N   67.2W Md=3.4  EMSC   PUERTO RICO REGION           

P: 19JAN2022 140319    18.0N   69.0W 3.4-4.9 AABAA  Puerto Rico                

 

O: 20JAN2022 15:33:08  21.2S   70.3W Mw=4.0  EMSC   OFFSHORE ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE  

P: 18JAN2022 140502    20.0S   71.0W 4.0-5.6 ABAAA  So. Peru/Bolivia           

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.0 in Northern Chile was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Northern Chile at Iquique, Tarapaca.

 

O: 20JAN2022 10:43:56  21.7S   67.5W mb=4.2  EMSC   POTOSI, BOLIVIA              

P: 16JAN2022 140495    23.0S   69.0W 4.0-5.6 BBBAA  Coast No. Chile            

 

O: 20JAN2022 06:17:49  24.7N  109.2W ML=4.0  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA           

P: 17JAN2022 140328    24.0N  109.0W 3.5-5.1 BAAAA  Gulf of California         

 

 

AFRICA AND EUROPE

 

O: 20JAN2022 15:17:31  23.8S   23.6E ML=3.0  EMSC   BOTSWANA                     

P: 16JAN2022 140498    26.0S   28.0E 3.0-4.6 BCCAA  Rep. South Africa          

 

O: 20JAN2022 23:59:10  40.7N   27.4E ML=2.5  EMSC   WESTERN TURKEY               

P: 20JAN2022 140432    41.0N   28.0E 3.0-4.9 AAAAA  Romania/NW Turkey          

 

O: 20JAN2022 13:11:08  43.1N    1.4W MD=3.7  EMSC   PYRENEES                     

P: 14JAN2022 140436    46.0N    1.0W 3.0-5.1 CCAAA  Spain                      

 

O: 20JAN2022 09:19:57  38.8N   16.1E ML=4.3  EMSC   SOUTHERN ITALY               

P: 18JAN2022 140406    41.0N   16.0E 3.0-5.1 ACAAA  Italy                      

 

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC

 

O: 20JAN2022 17:10:03  20.5S  175.3W mb=4.8  EMSC   TONGA

O: 20JAN2022 23:33:52  20.5S  175.4W mb=4.7  EMSC   TONGA

O: 20JAN2022 08:29:43  20.8S  175.5W mb=4.6  EMSC   TONGA

O: 21JAN2022 05:45:58  20.8S  175.3W mb=4.7  EMSC   TONGA

O: 20JAN2022 20:05:30  20.4S  175.4W mb=4.8  EMSC   TONGA                        

P: 18JAN2022 140504    21.0S  175.0W 4.0-5.5 AAAAA  Tonga Islands              

 

OCEAN RIDGES

 

O: 20JAN2022 07:44:08  57.3S   25.2W mb=4.9  EMSC   SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION

P: 18JAN2022 140522    57.0S   27.0W 4.0-5.8 AAAAA  So. Sandwich Islands       

 

O: 20JAN2022 06:52:21  58.9S   24.0W Mw=5.6  EMSC   SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION

P: 15JAN2022 140522    59.0S   26.0W 4.0-5.6 BAAAA  So. Sandwich Islands       

P: 18JAN2022 140522    60.0S   29.0W 4.0-5.6 AABAA  So. Sandwich Islands       

 

 

ZEALANDIA AND AUSTRALIA REGION

 

O: 21JAN2022 06:58:07  30.4S  179.3E ML=4.3  EMSC   KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION      

O: 20JAN2022 13:03:04  30.7S  178.0W mb=5.1  EMSC   KERMADEC ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND

P: 18JAN2022 140514    31.0S  177.0W 4.0-5.8 AAAAA  So. Kermadec Islands       

 

O: 20JAN2022 23:17:27  38.3S  176.0E ML=3.2  EMSC   NORTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND

O: 21JAN2022 04:56:36  38.3S  176.4E ML=3.6  EMSC   NORTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND

O: 20JAN2022 19:13:54  38.0S  176.7E ML=3.6  EMSC   NORTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND  

O: 20JAN2022 19:13:53  38.0S  176.7E ML=4.7  GEONET Felt with moderate intensity

P: 16JAN2022 140511    39.0S  174.0E 3.0-4.5 BABAA  North Island, N.Z.         

 

GEONET reported this earthquake was felt with moderate intensity northeast of Rotorua and in northwestern North Island. Light to moderate intensity was reported throughout much of northern and western North Island. More than 497 people reported feeling this earthquake with 342 reports of weak intensity; 144 of light intensity; 11 with moderate intensity; 0 with strong intensity; and 0 of severe intensity and 0 of extreme shaking.

 

JAPAN AND KURIL ISLANDS

 

O: 20JAN2022 23:59:37  44.0N  148.1E mb=5.2  EMSC   KURIL ISLANDS                

P: 17JAN2022 140405    44.0N  147.0E 3.5-5.4 BAAAA  Hokkaido, Japan             

 

U.S./CANADA*

 

WESTERN U.S./CANADA

 

CALIFORNIA

 

O: 20JAN2022 12:19:39  33.5N  116.5W Ml=2.2  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P: 19JAN2022 140382    33.4N  116.7W 2.5-4.4 AAAAA  So. California             

 

O: 21JAN2022 04:42:15  35.9N  117.7W Ml=2.0  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

O: 20JAN2022 09:52:29  35.5N  117.4W ML=2.3  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P: 17JAN2022 140386    35.9N  117.7W 2.5-4.6 BAAAA  So. California             

 

O: 20JAN2022 15:45:10  38.2N  117.8W Mw=3.4  EMSC   NEVADA                        

O: 20JAN2022 16:52:08  38.2N  117.7W ML=2.5  EMSC   NEVADA

P: 18JAN2022 140402    40.0N  117.9W 2.5-4.4 ABAAA  California/Nevada area     

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 3.4 in western Nevada was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of western Nevada in Glenbrook, Nevada.

 

O: 20JAN2022 23:35:54  38.5N  119.5W Md=2.5  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

P: 20JAN2022 140348    39.1N  119.6W 2.5-4.5 AAAAA  California/Nevada area     

 

O: 20JAN2022 21:51:03  38.8N  122.8W Md=2.1  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P: 17JAN2022 140354    38.8N  122.7W 2.5-4.6 BAAAA  Central California         

 

O: 21JAN2022 04:55:51  40.3N  124.8W Md=2.4  EMSC   OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 

P: 18JAN2022 140425    40.2N  124.2W 2.5-4.7 BAAAA  Off Coast of No. Calif     

 

O: 21JAN2022 04:59:44  40.9N  116.2W ml=3.0  EMSC   NEVADA                       

P: 18JAN2022 140402    40.0N  117.9W 2.5-4.4 BABAA  California/Nevada area     

 

 

ALASKA

 

O: 20JAN2022 08:50:53  51.5N  175.6W ml=4.1  EMSC   ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS

P: 18JAN2022 140443    51.0N  179.9W 3.5-5.1 AACAA  Andreanoff Isls, Aleutians 

 

O: 20JAN2022 17:23:32  53.1N  170.8W mb=4.7  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

P: 15JAN2022 140444    52.3N  171.3W 3.5-4.9 BAAAA  Andreanoff Isls, Aleutians 

 

O: 20JAN2022 17:05:38  55.3N  162.5W ML=3.4  EMSC   ALASKA PENINSULA             

P: 15JAN2022 140459    54.6N  163.6W 3.5-5.2 BAAAA  Unimak Islands, Aleutians  

 

O: 20JAN2022 11:37:14  56.1N  156.2W ml=3.4  EMSC   ALASKA PENINSULA             

 

O: 20JAN2022 18:15:32  57.9N  148.1W ml=3.1  EMSC   GULF OF ALASKA               

P: 13JAN2022 140462    60.1N  148.4W 3.2-5.3 CCAAA  Central Alaska             

 

O: 21JAN2022 05:18:25  60.3N  152.4W Mw=5.1  EMSC   SOUTHERN ALASKA               

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

 

O: 20JAN2022 20:14:43  68.8N  144.5W ML=3.1  EMSC   NORTHERN ALASKA              

 

 

PACIFIC NORTHWESTERN U.S./WESTERN CANADA

 

O: 20JAN2022 22:57:46  48.1N  121.9W Md=2.6  EMSC   WASHINGTON                   

P: 18JAN2022 140439    48.0N  123.0W 2.0-3.9 AAAAA  Washington state, U.S.     

 

O: 19JAN2022 23:37:24  49.0N  129.9W MB=3.3  ECAN Port Alice, BC                 

P: 16JAN2022 140437    49.2N  129.1W 2.8-4.9 BAAAA  Vancouver Island area      

 

ROCKY MOUNTAINS REGION

 

O: 20JAN2022 15:49:10  39.4N  110.3W Md=2.0  EMSC   UTAH

O: 20JAN2022 19:42:14  39.4N  110.3W ML=2.0  EMSC   UTAH

O: 20JAN2022 06:30:04  39.4N  110.3W Md=2.0  EMSC   UTAH                          

P: 16JAN2022 140397    39.6N  111.9W 2.0-4.1 BABAA  Utah area                  

 

O: 20JAN2022 14:08:25  31.7N  104.4W ML=2.3  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS                

P: 17JAN2022 140376    32.6N  104.6W 2.0-4.1 BAAAA  SW U.S.A                   

 

O: 20JAN2022 12:34:28  44.3N  115.2W Ml=2.2  EMSC   SOUTHERN IDAHO

O: 20JAN2022 10:00:12  44.4N  115.2W ML=2.5  EMSC   SOUTHERN IDAHO

O: 20JAN2022 23:30:50  44.5N  115.2W Ml=3.1  EMSC   SOUTHERN IDAHO

O: 20JAN2022 12:29:57  44.3N  115.2W Ml=2.4  EMSC   SOUTHERN IDAHO               

P: 14JAN2022 140413    44.5N  115.2W 2.0-4.1 CAAAA  Montana/Idaho              

P: 19JAN2022 140413    44.5N  116.2W 2.0-4.1 AAAAA  Montana/Idaho              

 

NEIC reported these earthquakes of M 2.5 and 2.8 in Southern Idaho were felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Southern Idaho at Meridian.

 

EASTERN U.S./CANADA

 

O: 21JAN2022 04:47:28  35.0N   84.7W mb=3.1  EMSC   GEORGIA, USA                 

P: 17JAN2022 140360    35.0N   83.0W 2.0-4.2 BABAA  Kentucky/Tennessee/NC       

 

O: 20JAN2022 10:26:21  36.1N   97.9W ML=2.0  EMSC   OKLAHOMA                     

P: 14JAN2022 140392    36.0N   97.0W 2.0-4.0 CAAAA  Southern Plains            

 

O: 20JAN2022 14:21:20  38.7N   97.5W mb=2.5  EMSC   KANSAS                       

P: 16JAN2022 140393    38.0N   98.0W 2.0-4.2 BAAAA  Southern Plains            

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 2.5 in northern Kansas was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of northern Kansas at Gypsum.

 

O: 20JAN2022 20:26:14  48.7N   68.8W MB=1.7  ECAN Forestville, QC                

P: 15JAN2022 140410    47.0N   69.0W 2.0-4.1 BBAAA  Maine                      

 

O: 19JAN2022 11:58:41  48.4N   57.7W MB=2.1  ECAN Corner Brook, NL               

 

O: 19JAN2022 22:54:46  48.4N   71.6W MB=2.9  ECAN Saint-Bruno, QC, felt          

O: 19JAN2022 11:54:55  47.4N   70.3W MB=0.6  ECAN Saint-Bernard-de-l'├Äle-aux-Coud

O: 19JAN2022 08:58:35  47.5N   70.3W MB=0.6  ECAN Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rive, QC    

P: 15JAN2022 140418    47.3N   70.5W 2.0-4.1 BAAAA  New England                

 

O: 19JAN2022 08:12:35  46.6N   73.0W MB=2.2  ECAN Saint-Mathieu-du-Parc, QC      

P: 18JAN2022 140418    46.0N   72.0W 2.0-4.1 AAAAA  New England                

 

HAWAII

 

No earthquakes of M>=3 were located in Hawaii.

TIDAL STRESSES PROMOTE SEISMICITY NEAR IDL

 

EARTHQUAKE SUMMARY FOR JANUARY 19, 2022

 

A series of moderate earthquakes occurred near the International Date Line (IDL) today. These events in the western Andreanof Island, Alaska (M 4.2, 4.5); Tonga (M 4.9); Fiji (M 4.6) and the Kermadec Islands (M 5.0) were probably affected by high tidal stresses associated with the full moon of January 17-18. Enhanced seismicity had been expected near this longitude (180 E/W) at this time in previous issues of this summary as:

 

"The full moon  arrived on January 17, 2022 at 23:49 UT. Longitudes which were at local solar noon at this time are near 180E/W longitude while those at local solar midnight are near 0E/W. These are the most likely longitudes to see tidal triggering during the next week and include area of western Europe in the east and the Aleutians and Tonga/Fiji/New Zealand in the west. A strong earthquake appears likely in one or more of these areas between January 13 an 22." (January 14-19, 2022),

 

The earthquakes in the western Andreanof Islands occurred within minutes of local solar noon and were probably promoted by strong tidal stresses which maximize near this hour. Forecast 140443 had expected today's activity was likely within about 50 km of these epicenters around January 18. They were at 102 degrees from the M 7.5 in Peru of November 28, 2021 and were probably also promoted by energy from that source. Moderate events in the Kermadec Islands, Tonga and Fiji were also near this distance from Peru.

 

O: 19JAN2022 23:31:52  50.9N  179.1W mb=4.2  EMSC   ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS.

O: 19JAN2022 23:24:21  51.0N  179.2W mb=4.5  EMSC   ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS

P: 18JAN2022 140443    51.0N  179.9W 3.5-5.1 AAAAA  Andreanoff Isls, Aleutians 

 

A moderately strong M 5.6 event also occurred today in the South Sandwich Islands, an area of enhanced seismicity for the past year. As with most moderate earthquakes in this remote area it was not reported felt. The last earthquake with M>=5.6 in the South Sandwich Islands was an M 5.7 on December 30, 2021 but the last event of larger magnitude within about 200 km of today's epicenter was an M 5.9 on December 22, 2021. Forecast 140522 had expected today's event within about 100 km was likely in mid-January, 2022.

 

O: 20JAN2022 06:52:21  58.9S   24.0W Mw=5.6  EMSC   SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION

P: 15JAN2022 140522    59.0S   26.0W 4.0-5.6 BAAAA  So. Sandwich Islands       

 

Other moderate earthquakes near the IDL today were located in the Kermadec Islands (M 4.5); the Fiji Islands (M 4.4 and 4.5) and near the site of the volcanic eruption in Tonga a week ago. This later event was the largest near the IDL today and had been forecast to occur within about 50 km of this epicenter around January 18. Many of these events were near 100 degrees from the M 6.9 in Qinghai, China of January 7, as well as from the November 28, 2021 event of M 7.5 in Peru and may have been promoted by energy from those sources.

 

O: 19JAN2022 15:13:06  30.3S  179.7E ML=4.5  EMSC   KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION      

P: 18JAN2022 140514    31.0S  177.0W 4.0-5.8 AABAA  So. Kermadec Islands       

 

O: 20JAN2022 05:54:42  18.1S  177.9W mb=4.4  EMSC   FIJI REGION                  

P: 18JAN2022 140483    15.0S  178.0W 4.0-5.4 ACAAA  Samoa Islands               

 

O: 19JAN2022 23:23:50  21.1S  175.5W mb=4.9  EMSC   TONGA                        

P: 18JAN2022 140504    21.0S  175.0W 4.0-5.5 AAAAA  Tonga Islands              

 

O: 19JAN2022 18:00:19  25.5S  179.6E mb=4.5  EMSC   SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS        

P: 18JAN2022 140503    25.0S  179.0W 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  Tonga Islands              

 

The strongest earthquake of the day was an M 5.5-5.7 in the Seram area of Central Indonesia. BMG reported it was felt with intensity III in Bula and II in Geser and Sorong, Indonesia. NEIC reported this earthquake of M 5.3 in Maluku, Indonesia was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Maluku, Indonesia at Amahai. The last earthquake of equal or larger magnitude within about 200 km of this epicenter was an M 5.7 on November 4, 2021 and prior to that an M 5.9 on June 16, 2021. The last of significantly larger magnitude was an M 6.9 about 200 km southwest of today's epicenter on December 9, 2015. Forecast 140293 had expected enhanced seismicity within about 50 km of this epicenter was likely around January 20.

 

O: 19JAN2022 14:29:46   3.5S  130.9E Mw=5.5  EMSC   SERAM, INDONESIA

O: 19JAN2022 15:35:53   3.5S  131.0E mb=4.4  EMSC   CERAM SEA, INDONESIA

O: 19JAN2022 15:37:26   3.4S  130.6E ML=4.6  EMSC   SERAM, INDONESIA              

P: 20JAN2022 140293     4.0S  131.0E 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  West Irian, PNG            

 

Today's earthquake and forecast map follows. Stippled White areas are nodal distances (360/n, n an integer) from the earthquake of M 6.8 in the area of the Fox Islands, Alaska, January 11, 2022, where promoted seismicity is considered likely.

 

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: 19JAN2022 21:52:37  32.4N  105.3E mb=4.4  EMSC   SICHUAN-GANSU BORDER REG, CHIN

P: 15JAN2022 140387    38.0N  101.0E 3.5-5.1 BCCAA  So. China                  

 

O: 20JAN2022 01:37:17  34.2N   51.7E mb=4.6  EMSC   CENTRAL IRAN                 

P: 18JAN2022 140388    30.0N   51.0E 3.8-5.4 ACAAA  So. Iran                   

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.6 in Iran was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Iran at Qom, Teheran, and KAraj and IV in Kachan, Esfahan.

 

O: 20JAN2022 05:55:21  36.6N   71.1E mb=4.5  EMSC   HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN

P: 17JAN2022 140359    36.0N   71.0E 3.8-5.2 BAAAA  Hindu Kush/Pakistan        

 

INDONESIA AND PHILIPPINES

 

O: 19JAN2022 14:29:46   3.5S  130.9E Mw=5.5  EMSC   SERAM, INDONESIA

O: 19JAN2022 15:35:53   3.5S  131.0E mb=4.4  EMSC   CERAM SEA, INDONESIA

O: 19JAN2022 15:37:26   3.4S  130.6E ML=4.6  EMSC   SERAM, INDONESIA             

P: 20JAN2022 140293     4.0S  131.0E 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  West Irian, PNG             

 

O: 20JAN2022 00:59:00   0.3N  121.8E ML=4.1  EMSC   MINAHASA, SULAWESI, INDONESIA

P: 20JAN2022 140290     1.0S  122.0E 4.0-5.7 ABAAA  Sulawesi area              

 

O: 19JAN2022 08:16:26   1.5N  127.9E ML=4.3  EMSC   HALMAHERA, INDONESIA          

P: 18JAN2022 140266     1.0N  126.0E 4.0-5.5 AABAA  Mindanao, Philippines      

 

O: 19JAN2022 20:14:00   3.1S  142.5E ML=4.8  EMSC   NEAR N COAST OF NEW GUINEA, PN

P: 15JAN2022 140283     3.0S  144.0E 4.0-5.4 BABAA  Papua New Guinea           

 

O: 19JAN2022 22:39:50   3.3S  137.7E mb=4.5  EMSC   PAPUA, INDONESIA             

P: 15JAN2022 140292     3.0S  135.0E 4.0-5.6 BACAA  West Irian, PNG            

 

O: 19JAN2022 15:37:26   3.4S  130.6E ML=4.6  EMSC   SERAM, INDONESIA             

P: 20JAN2022 140293     4.0S  131.0E 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  West Irian, PNG            

 

O: 19JAN2022 15:53:26   4.6S  124.1E mb=4.9  EMSC   BANDA SEA                    

P: 18JAN2022 140272     4.0S  127.0E 4.0-5.6 AACAA  Ceram area                 

 

O: 19JAN2022 18:10:47   5.2S  102.6E ML=4.1  EMSC   SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA  

P: 18JAN2022 140288     4.0S  102.0E 4.0-5.7 ABAAA  So. of Sumatera            

 

O: 19JAN2022 15:07:49   7.8S  118.6E ML=4.0  EMSC   FLORES SEA

O: 19JAN2022 20:21:21   7.8S  118.6E ML=4.4  EMSC   FLORES SEA

O: 19JAN2022 14:47:57   7.8S  118.6E mb=4.7  EMSC   FLORES SEA                   

P: 14JAN2022 140291     8.0S  119.0E 4.0-5.4 BAAAA  Sumbawa Island area        

P: 17JAN2022 140291     8.0S  117.0E 4.0-5.8 AABAA  Sumbawa Island area        

 

 

CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA

 

O: 19JAN2022 11:17:22   7.3S   75.6W ML=4.0  EMSC   NORTHERN PERU                

O: 19JAN2022 08:06:27   8.7S   77.8W ML=3.9  EMSC   CENTRAL PERU                 

P: 19JAN2022 140282     8.0S   78.0W 4.0-5.8 AAAAA  No. Peru                    

 

O: 20JAN2022 06:32:25  10.2S   75.4W mb=4.6  EMSC   CENTRAL PERU                 

P: 15JAN2022 140478    11.0S   74.0W 4.0-5.6 BABAA  Central Peru               

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.6 in Central Peru was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Central Peru at Oxacampa.

 

O: 20JAN2022 02:32:37  11.3N   86.9W mb=4.9  EMSC   NEAR COAST OF NICARAGUA      

P: 17JAN2022 140313    11.0N   87.0W 3.5-5.1 BAAAA  Nicaragua                  

P: 18JAN2022 140314    12.0N   87.0W 3.5-5.4 AAAAA  Nicaragua                  

 

O: 19JAN2022 17:44:40  16.2N   97.2W ML=4.0  EMSC   OAXACA, MEXICO               

P: 19JAN2022 140317    16.0N   97.0W 3.5-5.3 AAAAA  Oaxaca, Mexico             

 

O: 19JAN2022 10:14:12  16.5N  100.1W ML=4.2  EMSC   OFFSHORE GUERRERO, MEXICO    

P: 15JAN2022 140310    17.0N  101.0W 3.5-5.2 BAAAA  Michoacan, Mexico          

 

O: 20JAN2022 03:50:34  17.9N   65.7W Md=3.1  EMSC   PUERTO RICO REGION           

P: 15JAN2022 140320    19.0N   66.0W 3.4-5.1 BBAAA  Puerto Rico                

 

O: 19JAN2022 09:08:54  18.4N   73.4W ML=3.2  EMSC   HAITI REGION                 

O: 19JAN2022 17:08:09  18.4N   73.4W ML=3.0  EMSC   HAITI REGION

P: 13JAN2022 140321    19.0N   74.0W 3.4-4.9 CAAAA  Haiti                       

 

O: 19JAN2022 20:18:36  18.8N   64.4W Md=4.0  EMSC   VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION        

P: 17JAN2022 140306    19.0N   64.0W 3.0-4.9 AAAAA  Leeward Islands            

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.0 in the Virgin Islands was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of the Virgin Islands in Road Town, Tortola and in Saint John and Saint Thomas.

 

O: 19JAN2022 22:02:24  21.5S   68.5W mb=4.2  EMSC   ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE           

P: 14JAN2022 140493    21.0S   68.0W 4.0-5.5 BAAAA  Argentina                   

 

O: 19JAN2022 07:30:51  24.7N  109.2W ML=3.8  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA           

O: 19JAN2022 07:33:25  24.9N  109.8W ML=3.5  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA

P: 17JAN2022 140328    24.0N  109.0W 3.5-5.1 AAAAA  Gulf of California         

 

O: 19JAN2022 08:40:06  27.4N  111.4W ML=3.6  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA           

P:  9JAN2022 140065    28.0N  112.0W 3.5-5.1 CAAAA  Gulf of California         

 

O: 19JAN2022 14:58:09  30.7S   72.1W ML=4.3  EMSC   OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE     

P: 20JAN2022 140509    30.0S   71.0W 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  Coast Central Chile        

 

O: 19JAN2022 21:27:30  37.4S   74.2W Mw=4.8  EMSC   OFFSHORE BIO-BIO, CHILE      

P: 18JAN2022 140508    37.0S   73.0W 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  Central Chile              

 

AFRICA AND EUROPE

 

O: 19JAN2022 09:41:04  26.9N   14.4W ML=3.0  EMSC   WESTERN SAHARA               

P: 15JAN2022 140327    28.0N   16.0W 3.0-4.6 BBBAA  Canary Islands             

 

O: 20JAN2022 01:31:55  28.6N   17.8W ML=2.5  EMSC   CANARY ISLANDS, SPAIN REGION 

P: 15JAN2022 140327    28.0N   16.0W 3.0-4.6 BABAA  Canary Islands             

 

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

 

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC

 

O: 20JAN2022 05:54:42  18.1S  177.9W mb=4.4  EMSC   FIJI REGION                  

P: 18JAN2022 140483    15.0S  178.0W 4.0-5.4 ACAAA  Samoa Islands              

 

O: 19JAN2022 23:23:50  21.1S  175.5W mb=4.9  EMSC   TONGA                        

P: 18JAN2022 140504    21.0S  175.0W 4.0-5.5 AAAAA  Tonga Islands              

 

O: 19JAN2022 18:00:19  25.5S  179.6E mb=4.5  EMSC   SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS        

P: 18JAN2022 140503    25.0S  179.0W 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  Tonga Islands              

 

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

 

OCEAN RIDGES

 

O: 20JAN2022 05:06:00  31.9S   57.6E mb=5.0  EMSC   SOUTHWEST INDIAN RIDGE       

P: 16JAN2022 140513    35.0S   55.0E 4.0-5.9 BCBAA  So. Indian Ocean           

 

O: 20JAN2022 06:52:21  58.9S   24.0W Mw=5.6  EMSC   SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION

P: 15JAN2022 140522    59.0S   26.0W 4.0-5.6 BAAAA  So. Sandwich Islands       

 

 

ZEALANDIA AND AUSTRALIA REGION

 

 

O: 19JAN2022 15:13:06  30.3S  179.7E ML=4.5  EMSC   KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION      

P: 18JAN2022 140514    31.0S  177.0W 4.0-5.8 AABAA  So. Kermadec Islands       

 

O: 20JAN2022 05:54:03  33.3S  117.1E ML=3.4  EMSC   WESTERN AUSTRALIA

O: 19JAN2022 10:30:10  33.3S  117.1E ML=3.5  EMSC   WESTERN AUSTRALIA            

P: 14JAN2022 140512    31.0S  117.0E 2.0-4.4 BCAAA  So. Australia               

 

JAPAN AND KURIL ISLANDS

 

No earthquakes of M>=4 were located in Japan or the Kuril Islands today.

 

U.S./CANADA*

 

WESTERN U.S./CANADA

 

CALIFORNIA

 

O: 19JAN2022 20:04:45  33.5N  116.5W Ml=2.1  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

O: 20JAN2022 04:09:13  33.2N  116.4W Ml=2.1  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA          

O: 19JAN2022 17:46:28  33.6N  116.8W Ml=2.2  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P: 19JAN2022 140382    33.4N  116.7W 2.5-4.4 AAAAA  So. California             

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 3.0 in Southern California was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Southern California with IV in Hemet and lesser shaking at San Jacinto, Idyllwild, Winchester, Beaumont and Banning.

 

O: 19JAN2022 14:48:11  35.9N  119.8W Md=2.2  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

O: 19JAN2022 14:49:51  35.9N  119.8W Md=2.2  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

P: 20JAN2022 140351    36.1N  120.1W 2.5-4.6 AAAAA  Central California         

 

O: 19JAN2022 12:55:47  38.2N  117.9W ml=2.0  EMSC   NEVADA                       

P: 18JAN2022 140402    40.0N  117.9W 2.5-4.4 ABAAA  California/Nevada area     

 

O: 19JAN2022 20:59:39  39.0N  123.1W Md=2.2  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P: 18JAN2022 140355    39.4N  123.3W 2.5-4.4 AAAAA  Central California         

 

 

ALASKA

 

O: 20JAN2022 05:35:25  51.5N  176.2W ml=3.5  EMSC   ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS

P: 15JAN2022 140443    51.6N  177.6W 3.5-4.9 BAAAA  Andreanoff Isls, Aleutians 

 

O: 19JAN2022 14:24:43  56.3N  148.7W ml=3.4  EMSC   GULF OF ALASKA               

 

O: 19JAN2022 08:05:12  59.6N  139.0W ML=3.0  EMSC   SOUTHEASTERN ALASKA          

O: 19JAN2022 08:05:12  59.5N  138.9W MB=3.1  ECAN Yakutat, AK                    

P: 19JAN2022 140457    57.9N  139.0W 3.0-4.7 ABAAA  Southeast Alaska           

 

O: 19JAN2022 23:31:52  50.9N  179.1W mb=4.2  EMSC   ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS.

O: 19JAN2022 23:24:21  51.0N  179.2W mb=4.5  EMSC   ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS

P: 18JAN2022 140443    51.0N  179.9W 3.5-5.1 AAAAA  Andreanoff Isls, Aleutians 

 

PACIFIC NORTHWESTERN U.S./WESTERN CANADA

 

O: 19JAN2022 22:59:05  46.3N  119.4W Md=2.8  EMSC   WASHINGTON                   

P: 16JAN2022 140429    45.2N  120.1W 2.0-4.2 BBAAA  Oregon state, U.S.         

 

O: 19JAN2022 10:40:29  48.9N  128.9W MB=3.1  ECAN Port Alice, BC                  

P: 16JAN2022 140437    49.2N  129.1W 2.8-4.9 BAAAA  Vancouver Island area      

 

O: 19JAN2022 06:07:30  68.9N  129.3W MB=3.5  ECAN Tuktoyaktuk, NT                

P: 14JAN2022 140477    70.0N  131.0W 2.5-4.1 BBAAA  Yukon Territory, Canada    

 

ROCKY MOUNTAINS REGION

 

O: 20JAN2022 04:32:17  31.2N  103.3W mb=2.5  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 20JAN2022 03:41:45  31.2N  103.3W ML=3.1  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS                

P: 17JAN2022 140376    32.6N  104.6W 2.0-4.1 BBAAA  SW U.S.A                   

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 2.5 in Western Texas was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Western Texas at Midland.

 

O: 19JAN2022 19:21:00  45.1N  111.9W Ml=2.9  EMSC   WESTERN MONTANA              

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

 

EASTERN U.S./CANADA

 

O: 18JAN2022 21:44:47  46.8N   78.9W MB=2.4  ECAN Kipawa, QC                     

P: 19JAN2022 140420    47.0N   76.0W 2.0-4.1 AABAA  New York State             

 

HAWAII

 

O: 19JAN2022 16:56:14  19.2N  155.5W ML=3.0  EMSC   ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII     

P: 15JAN2022 140304    18.8N  155.2W 3.0-4.6 BAAAA  Hawaii                     

 

MODERATELY STRONG QUAKE SOUTH OF AFRICA ANTIPODAL TO FOX ISLANDS, ALASKA

 

EARTHQUAKE SUMMARY FOR JANUARY 18, 2022

 

The strongest earthquake in the world today was an M 5.4 southwest of Africa. It was not reported felt in this remote oceanic area. The last earthquake within about 150 km of this epicenter with M>=5.4 was an M 5.4 on May 20, 2004 but the only such event in the past 30 years in this area of greater magnitude was an M 5.8 on April 18, 2000. Earthquakes about 200 km southeast of this occurred on August 9, 2020 and M 5.6 on December 9, 2019. This epicenter is at the exact antipode of the M 6.8 in the Fox Islands of January 11, 2022 (Compare 53N 167W in Alaska with 53S 13E for today's event). It is very likely that energy from that source in the Fox Islands was  instrumental in triggering today's earthquake. Because of the near-spherical shape of the earth, seismic energy focuses at the antipode with earth motions near those within several hundred km of the mainshock and can help trigger seismicity in that region. Forecast 140520 had expected today's event in the area south of Africa in mid-January. This epicenter is also at 104 degrees from the Vanuatu quake of M 7.2 of October 2, 2021 and may have been promoted by energy from that source.

 

O: 19JAN2022 05:46:14  52.5S   13.0E mb=5.4  EMSC   SOUTHWEST OF AFRICA          

P: 12JAN2022 140520    53.0S   19.0E 4.0-5.7 CACAA  Atlantic-Indian Ridge      

 

A series of unusual earthquakes were also felt near the Greenwich Meridian today in Europe and the eastern Atlantic. This activity had been expected with the full moon today as described in previous issues of this summary:

 

A series of unusual earthquakes were also felt near the Greenwich Meridian today in Europe and the eastern Atlantic. Seismicity in western Europe is expected to continue at elevated levels for the next three days. This activity had been expected with the full moon today as described in previous issues of this summary:

 

"The full moon  arrived on January 17, 2022 at 23:49 UT. Longitudes which were at local solar noon at this time are near 180E/W longitude while those at local solar midnight are near 0E/W. These are the most likely longitudes to see tidal triggering during the next week and include area of western Europe in the east and the Aleutians and Tonga/Fiji/New Zealand in the west. A strong earthquake appears likely in one or more of these areas between January 13 an 22." (January 24-28, 2022)

 

The strongest of these was an M 4.4 east of the Canary Islands, Spain. This earthquake is not part of the eruption in La Palma which has now subsided. It occurred within about an hour of local solar noon and was probably promoted by high tidal stresses. The only earthquake within about 200 km of this epicenter with equal or greater magnitude in the past 30 years was an M 4.4 on December 21, 2008.  This epicenter is not far from the antipode of the eruption in Tonga of  January 14-15, 2022 and may have been promoted by energy from that source as well. Forecast 149327 had expected enhanced seismicity in this area was likely around January 15.

 

O: 18JAN2022 13:45:18  27.1N   14.4W ML=4.4  EMSC   CANARY ISLANDS, SPAIN REGION 

P: 15JAN2022 140327    28.0N   16.0W 3.0-4.6 BABAA  Canary Islands             

 

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 occurred in the Pyrenees of France. Forecast  140430 had expected this activity within about 100 km was likely around January 20.

 

O: 18JAN2022 07:33:15  42.2N    8.3W ML=2.9  EMSC   SPAIN                        

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

 

Two light, but unusual earthquakes also occurred today in the region of Austria with M 3.0 and 3.1. The last earthquake within about 100 km of these epicenters in Austria with equal of larger magnitude was an M 3.8 on August 12, 2008, part of a series which began in April, 2008. Today's event had been expected in this region as enhanced regional seismicity in forecast 140451 around January 18.

 

O: 18JAN2022 21:09:15  48.4N   14.2E ML=3.0  EMSC   AUSTRIA

O: 18JAN2022 17:35:57  48.4N   14.2E ML=3.1  EMSC   AUSTRIA                      

P: 18JAN2022 140451    50.0N   12.0E 3.0-4.7 ABBAA  No. Germany                

 

An earthquake of M 3.5 was felt in southern California today. NEIC reported maximum intensity for this event was IV in California at White Water and II-III in Idyllwild, Cabazon, Banning, San Jacinto, Palm Springs, Beaumont and Hemet among others.

 

O: 18JAN2022 08:44:37  33.8N  116.8W Ml=2.4  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

O: 18JAN2022 18:59:11  34.3N  116.7W Ml=2.5  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

O: 18JAN2022 07:39:13  33.8N  116.8W ML=3.5  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P: 19JAN2022 140382    33.4N  116.7W 2.5-4.4 AAAAA  So. California             

 

 

The government of Tonga issued its first statement after the eruption of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai today. They confirmed that many are still missing in what was termed an "unprecedented disaster". The highest tsunami wave was confirmed on the west coast of Tongatapu islands of Eua and Ha'apai at 15 meters (49 feet). All houses on Mango had been destroyed and all but two were destroyed in Fonoifua. Extensive damage also occurred in Nomuka.

 

A light earthquake of M 2.4 occurred today in western Portland, Maine. The only earthquake within about 50 km of this epicenter of equal or greater magnitude in the past five years was an M 2.4 on March 7, 2018. Today's event may have been promoted by a strong nor'easter storm which hit Portland at the same time as this earthquake occurred (about 4:00 am local time in the morning). Forecast 140417 had expected a light earthquake in this area was likely around January 18.

 

O: 17JAN2022 10:46:28  43.5N   70.9W MB=2.4  ECAN Portland, ME                   

P: 18JAN2022 140417    44.0N   71.0W 2.0-4.3 AAAAA  New England                

 

The strongest earthquake in the U.S. or Canada and vicinity today was an M 4.6 in Western Greenland. A similar M 4.5 hit this epicenter on January 15, 2022 and before that an M 4.6 occurred on August 24, 2021. The last earthquake of greater magnitude within about 200 km of this epicenter was an M 4.7 on September 26, 2015. The only earthquake in the area of significantly larger magnitude in the past 30 years was an M 5.0 on October 14, 1998.

 

O: 19JAN2022 01:56:34  60.7N   44.0W mb=4.6  EMSC   WESTERN GREENLAND            

 

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: 18JAN2022 19:10:06  21.3N  122.0E mb=5.0  EMSC   TAIWAN REGION                

O: 18JAN2022 19:10:12  21.6N  121.7E ML=5.3  TAI    Hualien, Taiwan              

P: 18JAN2022 140336    22.0N  121.0E 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  Taiwan                     

 

CWB reported this earthquake was felt with intensity II in Taitung, Pingtung and I in Chiayi, Tainan, Nantou, Yunlin, Hualien, Penghu, Kaohsiung and Changhua Counties, Taiwan.

 

O: 19JAN2022 06:05:38  30.8N   50.6E mb=4.5  EMSC   SOUTHERN IRAN                

P: 18JAN2022 140388    30.0N   51.0E 3.8-5.4 AAAAA  So. Iran                   

 

O: 19JAN2022 00:19:44  31.7N   93.1E mb=4.5  EMSC   EASTERN XIZANG               

P: 18JAN2022 140399    36.0N   95.0E 3.8-5.2 ACBAA  Xizang                     

 

O: 18JAN2022 22:46:22  36.3N   71.3E mb=4.4  EMSC   HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN

P: 17JAN2022 140359    36.0N   71.0E 3.8-5.2 AAAAA  Hindu Kush/Pakistan        

 

O: 19JAN2022 01:51:22  54.0N  160.7E mb=4.5  EMSC   NEAR EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA 

P: 17JAN2022 140447    53.0N  160.0E 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  E. of Kamchatka            

 

O: 18JAN2022 22:55:04  56.4N  163.0E mb=4.3  EMSC   NEAR EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA 

P: 17JAN2022 140450    55.0N  164.0E 4.0-5.9 ABAAA  Komandorsky Isl            

 

INDONESIA AND PHILIPPINES

 

O: 19JAN2022 06:00:32   0.6S   99.2E ML=4.3  EMSC   SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA  

P: 17JAN2022 140287     2.0S   99.0E 4.0-5.6 ABAAA  So. of Sumatera            

 

O: 18JAN2022 15:15:18   5.4S  129.8E mb=4.3  EMSC   BANDA SEA                    

P: 15JAN2022 140294     5.0S  130.0E 4.0-5.6 BAAAA  West Irian, PNG            

P: 20JAN2022 140272     4.0S  129.0E 4.0-5.6 ABAAA  Ceram area                 

 

O: 18JAN2022 14:17:58   5.7S  148.8E mb=4.9  EMSC   NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.   

P: 18JAN2022 140278     6.0S  147.0E 4.0-5.4 AABAA  New Ireland                

 

O: 19JAN2022 01:39:42   7.5S  106.0E ML=3.9  EMSC   JAVA, INDONESIA               

P: 18JAN2022 140285     7.0S  106.0E 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  So. of Java                

 

O: 18JAN2022 18:01:18   7.8S  118.6E ML=4.1  EMSC   FLORES SEA

O: 18JAN2022 17:36:05   7.8S  118.6E ML=4.1  EMSC   FLORES SEA                   

P: 14JAN2022 140291     8.0S  119.0E 4.0-5.4 BAAAA  Sumbawa Island area        

P: 17JAN2022 140291     8.0S  117.0E 4.0-5.8 AABAA  Sumbawa Island area        

 

CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA

 

O: 18JAN2022 21:56:50   2.6S   78.8W mb=4.2  EMSC   ECUADOR                      

P: 13JAN2022 140273     2.0S   78.0W 4.0-5.8 BAAAA  Ecuador                    

 

O: 18JAN2022 23:46:02   4.5S   77.0W ML=4.0  EMSC   NORTHERN PERU                

P: 20JAN2022 140273     4.0S   80.0W 4.0-5.5 AACAA  Ecuador                    

 

O: 19JAN2022 04:25:47   5.4N   72.4W mb=4.6  EMSC   COLOMBIA                     

P: 19JAN2022 140261     5.0N   76.0W 4.0-5.8 AACAA  Colombia                   

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.6 in Yopal, Casanare, Colombia was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Yopal, Casanare, Colombia.

 

O: 19JAN2022 02:59:49  11.1N   62.3W mb=4.8  EMSC   OFFSHORE SUCRE, VENEZUELA    

P: 13JAN2022 140324    10.0N   63.0W 3.4-5.0 CABAA  Windward Islands           

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.8 in northern Venezuela was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of  Triniidad and Tobago at Mucurapo, Tunapuna, Chaguanas, Sangre Grande.

 

O: 18JAN2022 12:00:28  14.4N   58.7W ML=4.3  EMSC   E OF BARBADOS, WINDWARD ISLAND

P: 15JAN2022 140305    15.0N   60.0W 3.0-5.4 BABAA  Leeward Islands            

 

O: 18JAN2022 07:09:06  16.1N   99.0W ML=4.0  EMSC   OFFSHORE GUERRERO, MEXICO    

P: 14JAN2022 140318    17.0N   99.0W 3.5-5.5 BAAAA  Oaxaca, Mexico             

 

O: 18JAN2022 14:45:54  18.4S   71.1W mb=4.2  EMSC   OFF COAST OF TARAPACA, CHILE

O: 18JAN2022 09:02:47  17.6S   70.4W mb=4.1  EMSC   SOUTHERN PERU                

P: 15JAN2022 140486    17.0S   70.0W 4.0-5.8 BAAAA  So. Peru/Bolivia           

 

NEIC reported these earthquakes of M 4.3 and 4.4 in Northern Chile was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Northern Chile in Iquique, Tarapaca.

 

O: 19JAN2022 04:38:47  19.1N   66.8W Md=3.3  EMSC   PUERTO RICO REGION           

O: 18JAN2022 07:25:13  19.2N   67.2W Md=3.5  EMSC   PUERTO RICO REGION

P: 15JAN2022 140320    19.0N   66.0W 3.4-5.1 BAAAA  Puerto Rico                

 

O: 18JAN2022 18:06:12  19.3N  107.7W ML=4.0  EMSC   OFF COAST OF JALISCO, MEXICO 

P: 17JAN2022 140302    19.0N  109.0W 3.5-5.1 AAAAA  Coast of Jalisco, Mexico   

 

O: 18JAN2022 16:23:48  19.8S   69.1W mb=4.4  EMSC   TARAPACA, CHILE

O: 18JAN2022 16:34:57  19.6S   69.3W mb=4.3  EMSC   TARAPACA, CHILE              

P: 16JAN2022 140487    19.0S   69.0W 4.0-5.8 AAAAA  So. Peru/Bolivia           

 

O: 18JAN2022 07:30:05  19.7N   63.8W Md=3.8  EMSC   VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION        

P: 17JAN2022 140306    19.0N   64.0W 3.0-4.9 AAAAA  Leeward Islands            

 

O: 18JAN2022 08:34:09  20.4N   71.0W ML=3.0  EMSC   DOMINICAN REPUBLIC REGION    

P: 17JAN2022 140321    19.0N   71.0W 3.4-4.9 ABAAA  Dominican Republic         

 

O: 18JAN2022 10:18:28  22.9S   69.1W mb=4.0  EMSC   ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE           

P: 16JAN2022 140495    23.0S   69.0W 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  Coast No. Chile            

 

O: 18JAN2022 10:05:40  23.6N  109.6W ML=3.9  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR, MEXICO  

P: 17JAN2022 140328    24.0N  109.0W 3.5-5.1 AAAAA  Gulf of California         

 

 

AFRICA AND EUROPE

 

O: 18JAN2022 13:45:18  27.1N   14.4W ML=4.4  EMSC   CANARY ISLANDS, SPAIN REGION 

P: 15JAN2022 140327    28.0N   16.0W 3.0-4.6 BABAA  Canary Islands             

 

O: 18JAN2022 07:33:15  42.2N    8.3W ML=2.9  EMSC   SPAIN                        

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

 

O: 18JAN2022 21:09:15  48.4N   14.2E ML=3.0  EMSC   AUSTRIA

O: 18JAN2022 17:35:57  48.4N   14.2E ML=3.1  EMSC   AUSTRIA                      

P: 18JAN2022 140451    50.0N   12.0E 3.0-4.7 ABBAA  No. Germany                

 

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC

 

O: 18JAN2022 13:17:16  18.5S  176.6W mb=4.8  EMSC   FIJI REGION                  

P: 16JAN2022 140489    18.0S  173.0W 4.0-5.5 AACAA  Tonga Islands              

 

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

 

OCEAN RIDGES

 

O: 19JAN2022 05:46:14  52.5S   13.0E mb=5.4  EMSC   SOUTHWEST OF AFRICA          

P: 12JAN2022 140520    53.0S   19.0E 4.0-5.7 CACAA  Atlantic-Indian Ridge      

 

O: 18JAN2022 16:49:45  57.4S  147.7E mb=5.1  EMSC   WEST OF MACQUARIE ISLAND     

 

O: 18JAN2022 18:06:47  63.2S  160.7W mb=5.2  EMSC   PACIFIC-ANTARCTIC RIDGE      

 

O: 19JAN2022 01:56:34  60.7N   44.0W mb=4.6  EMSC   WESTERN GREENLAND            

 

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

 

 

ZEALANDIA AND AUSTRALIA REGION

 

O: 19JAN2022 01:47:47  32.7S  176.9W mb=4.6  EMSC   SOUTH OF KERMADEC ISLANDS    

P: 18JAN2022 140514    31.0S  177.0W 4.0-5.8 ABAAA  So. Kermadec Islands       

 

JAPAN AND KURIL ISLANDS

 

O: 18JAN2022 13:18:36  29.2N  142.1E mb=4.7  EMSC   IZU ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION     

P: 18JAN2022 140326    29.0N  142.0E 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  Bonin Islands              

 

O: 18JAN2022 18:34:30  31.7N  132.1E ML=3.9  EMSC   SOUTHEAST OF SHIKOKU, JAPAN  

P: 17JAN2022 140361    34.0N  132.0E 3.5-4.9 ACAAA  Kyushu, Japan area         

 

O: 18JAN2022 17:13:02  32.0N  138.0E mb=4.2  EMSC   IZU ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION    

P: 15JAN2022 140369    35.0N  137.0E 3.5-5.0 BCAAA  No. Honshu, Japan          

 

O: 18JAN2022 17:28:37  36.4N  143.9E mb=4.8  EMSC   OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPA

P: 17JAN2022 140374    37.0N  141.0E 4.0-5.6 AABAA  Off East Coast Honshu      

 

U.S./CANADA*

 

WESTERN U.S./CANADA

 

CALIFORNIA

 

 

O: 18JAN2022 17:29:38  30.7N  114.2W ML=3.7  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA

O: 18JAN2022 19:11:59  30.7N  114.0W ML=3.6  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA

O: 18JAN2022 18:00:31  29.8N  113.7W ML=3.7  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA           

P: 15JAN2022 140377    30.6N  114.6W 2.0-4.1 BAAAA  Gulf of California         

 

O: 18JAN2022 22:05:40  31.3N  115.2W ML=3.1  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO      

P: 17JAN2022 140378    31.9N  116.3W 2.5-4.4 AAAAA  So. California             

 

O: 18JAN2022 15:25:15  31.7N  116.3W Ml=2.4  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO      

P: 17JAN2022 140378    31.9N  116.3W 2.5-4.4 AAAAA  So. California             

 

O: 18JAN2022 08:44:37  33.8N  116.8W Ml=2.4  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

O: 18JAN2022 18:59:11  34.3N  116.7W Ml=2.5  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

O: 18JAN2022 07:39:13  33.8N  116.8W ML=3.5  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P: 19JAN2022 140382    33.4N  116.7W 2.5-4.4 AAAAA  So. California             

 

O: 18JAN2022 07:12:32  35.6N  120.8W Md=2.2  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

P: 20JAN2022 140351    36.1N  120.1W 2.5-4.6 AAAAA  Central California         

 

O: 18JAN2022 15:49:16  37.3N  120.0W Md=2.6  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

P: 16JAN2022 140345    37.3N  119.4W 2.5-4.5 AAAAA  California/Nevada area     

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 2.7 in Central California was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Central California in Mariposa, El Portal, Los Banos and Ripon.

 

O: 18JAN2022 12:58:31  38.2N  118.8W Md=2.0  EMSC   NEVADA                       

P: 20JAN2022 140346    37.4N  118.6W 2.5-4.6 AAAAA  California/Nevada area     

 

O: 18JAN2022 16:50:25  40.4N  124.8W Md=2.7  EMSC   OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 

P: 18JAN2022 140425    40.2N  124.2W 2.5-4.7 AAAAA  Off Coast of No. Calif     

 

 

ALASKA

 

O: 18JAN2022 16:21:12  56.6N  148.6W ML=3.2  EMSC   GULF OF ALASKA               

P:  8JAN2022 140193    55.0N  149.0W 3.0-4.4 CBAAA  Southeast Alaska           

 

O: 18JAN2022 08:56:42  58.1N  151.6W ml=3.6  EMSC   KODIAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA 

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

 

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

 

O: 17JAN2022 14:13:31  58.1N  137.6W MB=3.0  ECAN Sitka, Alaska, USA             

P: 17JAN2022 140457    58.0N  136.0W 3.0-4.4 AAAAA  Southeast Alaska           

 

PACIFIC NORTHWESTERN U.S./WESTERN CANADA

 

O: 18JAN2022 12:09:54  48.7N  128.6W MB=3.1  ECAN Tofino, BC                     

P: 16JAN2022 140437    49.2N  129.1W 2.8-4.9 AAAAA  Vancouver Island area      

 

ROCKY MOUNTAINS REGION

 

O: 18JAN2022 16:14:39  37.4N  113.0W Ml=2.2  EMSC   UTAH                         

P: 19JAN2022 140396    38.3N  112.2W 2.0-4.2 AAAAA  Utah area                  

 

O: 18JAN2022 12:31:47  31.6N  104.0W ML=2.6  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 18JAN2022 09:34:52  31.7N  104.5W ML=2.3  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 18JAN2022 13:09:58  31.7N  104.4W ML=2.7  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 19JAN2022 02:30:08  31.7N  104.4W ML=2.9  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS                

O: 18JAN2022 17:41:26  31.7N  104.5W ML=2.4  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS                

O: 18JAN2022 10:31:17  32.5N  102.1W mb=2.7  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS                

P: 17JAN2022 140376    32.6N  104.6W 2.0-4.1 AAAAA  SW U.S.A                   

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 3.0 in Western Texas was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Western Texas in Midland.

 

EASTERN U.S./CANADA

 

O: 19JAN2022 01:56:34  60.7N   44.0W mb=4.6  EMSC   WESTERN GREENLAND            

 

O: 17JAN2022 12:28:24  47.6N   70.0W MB=1.1  ECAN La Malbaie, QC                 

O: 17JAN2022 09:02:38  47.5N   70.0W MB=1.6  ECAN La Pocati├¿re, QC   

P: 15JAN2022 140418    47.3N   70.5W 2.0-4.1 AAAAA  New England                

 

O: 17JAN2022 10:46:28  43.5N   70.9W MB=2.4  ECAN Portland, ME                   

P: 18JAN2022 140417    44.0N   71.0W 2.0-4.3 AAAAA  New England                 

 

O: 17JAN2022 10:45:49  46.2N   75.3W MB=1.4  ECAN Lac-du-Cerf, QC                

P: 19JAN2022 140420    47.0N   76.0W 2.0-4.1 AAAAA  New York State             

 

O: 17JAN2022 02:56:14  49.3N   67.7W MB=1.8  ECAN Godbout, QC                    

P: 14JAN2022 140410    49.3N   67.5W 2.0-4.2 BAAAA  Maine                      

 

HAWAII

 

No earthquakes of M>=3 were located in Hawaii.

 

MODERATE EARTHQUAKE DEADLY IN WESTERN AFGHANISTAN

 

EARTHQUAKE SUMMARY FOR JANUARY 17, 2022

 

An M 5.3 earthquake in western Afghanistan today did considerable damage to local communities. News sources indicate that at least 26 people were killed and up to 1000 homes and buildings damaged or destroyed in this unusual earthquake in northwestern Afghanistan. NEIC reported it was felt with maximum intensity VIII in Obai, Herat, Afghanistan and VII in Kalainow, Badgis and IV in Herat. It may also have been felt lightly in Torbat Jam Khoarasan, Iran. This is the strongest earthquake within about 200 km of this epicenter in at least 30 years. An M 5.5 hit about 350 km south west of this on January 2, 2020 and an M 6.1 about 300 km to the west on April 5, 2017. The only other such regional event in this time period was an M 5.5 on November 8, 1999. Forecast 140375 had expected enhanced regional seismicity was likely to the east of this epicenter around January 19.

 

O: 17JAN2022 11:40:07  35.0N   63.8E mb=5.6  EMSC   WESTERN AFGHANISTAN

O: 17JAN2022 09:35:56  34.9N   63.7E mb=4.9  EMSC   WESTERN AFGHANISTAN          

P: 19JAN2022 140375    34.0N   70.0E 3.8-5.2 AACAA  Pakistan                   

 

The death toll from the volcanic eruption in Tonga rose today when the body of a woman was recovered in Tonga. Apparently she was trying to save a dog from the tsunami when she was killed. Two other persons in Tonga are still missing and presumed dead in this eruption and tsunami. Tonga is largely out of touch with the rest of the world. An optical undersea communication cable, the only one serving Tonga, was severed in the eruption. Repair is probably possible but will take several weeks for a repair ship to arrive and complete the process. Satellite communication is possible in some areas but is much slower and more expensive than under sea cables. Damage to boats and harbors in New Zealand were also reported. Tonga borders New Zealand on the south and many Tongan natives live in New Zealand. Rescue attempts and much of the information about local conditions is currently coming through New Zealand sources. Forecast 140504 had anticipated the volcanic eruption was possible within about 50 km of this epicenter around January 18, 2022.

 

O: 15JAN2022 04:26:30  20.5S  175.4E mb=4.0  PTWC   TONGA, VOLCANIC ERUPTION     

O: 15JAN2022 04:26:30  20.5S  175.4W Ml=4.0  ANSS   Tonga, Volcanic Eruption

O: 15JAN2022 04:14:45  20.5S  175.4W ML=5.8  ANSS   Nuku'alofa Tonga volcanic

O: 16JAN2022 22:10     20.5S  175.4W ML=5.0  PTWC   Nuku'alofa Tonga volcanic

P: 18JAN2022 140504    21.0S  175.0W 4.0-5.5 AAAAA  Tonga Islands              

 

Several other moderate earthquakes also occurred today in the region of Tonga and Fiji. These may have been promoted by the strong eruption in Tonga and/or by strong tidal stresses associated with today's full moon as noted in previous issues of this summary:

 

"The full moon  arrived on January 17, 2022 at 23:49 UT. Longitudes which were at local solar noon at this time are near 180E/W longitude while those at local solar midnight are near 0E/W. These are the most likely longitudes to see tidal triggering during the next week and include area of western Europe in the east and the Aleutians and Tonga/Fiji/New Zealand in the west. A strong earthquake appears likely in one or more of these areas between January 13 an 22." (January 14-17, 2022)

 

The strongest of today's activity occurred as an M 5.0 south of the Fiji

Islands. Forecast 140497 had expected this was likely around January 16. Other events of M 4.3 and 4.4 occurred to the west of the eruption site. This had been expected in forecasts 140503 and 140504. This activity is  at 101-104 degrees from recent major earthquakes in Qinghai, China of January 7 and Peru of November 28, 2021.

 

O: 17JAN2022 15:44:12  26.8S  176.5W mb=5.0  EMSC   SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS        

P: 16JAN2022 140497    28.0S  177.0W 4.0-5.6 ABAAA  No. Kermadec Islands       

 

O: 17JAN2022 17:39:59  18.4S  177.8W mb=4.4  EMSC   FIJI REGION                  

O: 17JAN2022 13:00:16  20.5S  178.3W mb=4.3  EMSC   FIJI REGION                  

P: 12JAN2022 140503    20.0S  179.0W 4.0-5.5 BAAAA  Tonga Islands              

P: 18JAN2022 140504    21.0S  175.0W 4.0-5.5 AACAA  Tonga Islands              

 

The capital of Indonesia is moving from Jakarta to Borneo after centuries in Java. This move was partially a response to the seismic and volcanic risk in Java to government operations should a major event occur in the region. Borneo is one of the few low-seismic risk areas of the sprawling country of Indonesia.

 

An earthquake of M 5.0 shook central Turkey today.  NEIC reported this earthquake of M 5.1 in Turkey was felt with intensity IV-V   in the area(s) of Turkey at Talas, Kayseri and Urgup. This is the strongest earthquake within about 200 km of this epicenter since and M 5.3 on September 20, 2020 and prior to that an M 5.1 on November 12, 2008. The largest earthquake in the area in the past 30 years was an M 5.8 on August 14, 1996 about 200 km to the north of today's epicenter. Forecast 140394 had expected activity in this area was likely around January 17.

 

O: 17JAN2022 23:28:56  39.1N   35.9E ML=5.0  EMSC   CENTRAL TURKEY               

P: 17JAN2022 140394    39.0N   33.0E 3.5-5.4 AABAA  Turkey                     

 

The strongest earthquake in the world today was an M 5.5-5.6 in the Gobi Desert in Mongolia. NEIC reported it was felt with intensity III in Altaj, Govi, Mongolia. This is the strongest earthquake within about 200 km of this epicenter since an M 5.8 on June 15, 2006, the only such event in the past 30 years in this area. Forecast 140411 had expected enhanced seismicity in this area was likely in Mongolia around January 12.

 

O: 17JAN2022 15:04:44  44.7N   95.2E mb=5.6  EMSC   MONGOLIA-CHINA BORDER REGION 

P: 12JAN2022 140411    46.0N   96.0E 4.0-5.4 BBAAA  Mongolia                   

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: 17JAN2022 19:06:35  23.9N  121.5E ML=4.0  EMSC   TAIWAN                       

O: 17JAN2022 19:06:35  23.9N  121.5E ML=4.0  TAI    Hualien, Taiwan              

P: 16JAN2022 140337    23.0N  122.0E 4.0-5.5 AAAAA  Taiwan                      

 

CWB reported this earthquake was felt with intensity III in Hualien and II in Nantou, Taichung and Yilan Counties, Taiwan.

 

O: 18JAN2022 02:22:14  24.1N   93.6E ML=4.3  EMSC   MANIPUR, INDIA REGION        

O: 17JAN2022 22:59:23  29.3N   94.2E mb=4.9  EMSC   EASTERN XIZANG-INDIA BORDER RE

P: 19JAN2022 140332    24.0N   94.0E 4.0-5.7 AAAAA  Myanmar                    

 

O: 17JAN2022 15:04:44  44.7N   95.2E mb=5.6  EMSC   MONGOLIA-CHINA BORDER REGION 

P: 12JAN2022 140411    46.0N   96.0E 4.0-5.4 BBAAA  Mongolia                   

 

O: 18JAN2022 04:57:48  47.4N  142.4E mb=4.5  EMSC   SAKHALIN, RUSSIA             

P: 12JAN2022 140405    43.0N  144.0E 3.5-5.8 CCAAA  Hokkaido, Japan            

 

O: 17JAN2022 11:40:07  35.0N   63.8E mb=5.6  EMSC   WESTERN AFGHANISTAN

O: 17JAN2022 09:35:56  34.9N   63.7E mb=4.9  EMSC   WESTERN AFGHANISTAN          

P: 19JAN2022 140375    34.0N   70.0E 3.8-5.2 AACAA  Pakistan                   

 

INDONESIA AND PHILIPPINES

 

O: 18JAN2022 05:26:26   1.1N  124.3E mb=4.5  EMSC   MINAHASA, SULAWESI, INDONESIA

P: 19JAN2022 140266     0.0N  124.0E 4.0-5.5 ABAAA  Mindanao, Philippines      

 

O: 17JAN2022 18:26:20   2.2N  127.2E ML=4.1  EMSC   MOLUCCA SEA                  

P: 15JAN2022 140264     2.0N  128.0E 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  Halmahera                  

 

O: 17JAN2022 14:57:16   2.9S  128.9E ML=4.3  EMSC   CERAM SEA, INDONESIA         

P: 20JAN2022 140272     4.0S  129.0E 4.0-5.6 BBAAA  Ceram area                 

 

O: 18JAN2022 00:31:27   4.2N  126.2E ML=4.4  EMSC   KEPULAUAN TALAUD, INDONESIA  

P: 12JAN2022 140267     5.0N  125.0E 4.0-5.4 CAAAA  Mindanao, Philippines      

 

O: 17JAN2022 19:32:45   4.4S  129.6E mb=4.6  EMSC   BANDA SEA                    

P: 15JAN2022 140294     5.0S  130.0E 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  West Irian, PNG             

P: 20JAN2022 140272     4.0S  129.0E 4.0-5.6 BAAAA  Ceram area                 

 

O: 18JAN2022 03:20:28   6.0N  126.4E mb=4.5  EMSC   MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES        

P: 20JAN2022 140267     6.0N  126.0E 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  Mindanao, Philippines      

 

O: 17JAN2022 17:05:37   7.7S  127.6E ML=4.6  EMSC   KEPULAUAN BARAT DAYA, INDONESI

O: 18JAN2022 00:46:02   7.7S  127.8E mb=4.5  EMSC   KEPULAUAN BARAT DAYA, INDONESIA

P: 13JAN2022 140270     7.0S  127.0E 4.0-5.5 BAAAA  Banda Sea                  

 

O: 18JAN2022 02:08:07   7.9S  118.5E ML=4.5  EMSC   FLORES SEA                   

O: 17JAN2022 07:19:46   7.9S  118.6E ML=4.0  EMSC   FLORES SEA

P: 17JAN2022 140291     8.0S  117.0E 4.0-5.8 AABAA  Sumbawa Island area        

 

O: 17JAN2022 19:39:53   9.8S  119.9E ML=4.1  EMSC   SUMBA REGION, INDONESIA      

P: 14JAN2022 140291     8.0S  119.0E 4.0-5.4 BBAAA  Sumbawa Island area        

 

CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA

 

O: 18JAN2022 04:31:33   7.6S   76.3W ML=4.0  EMSC   NORTHERN PERU                

P: 19JAN2022 140282     8.0S   78.0W 4.0-5.8 AABAA  No. Peru                   

 

O: 17JAN2022 20:41:30   9.7N   84.7W ML=4.0  EMSC   COSTA RICA                   

P: 12JAN2022 140262     9.0N   85.0W 3.5-5.1 BAAAA  Costa Rica                 

 

O: 17JAN2022 10:50:45  13.1N   89.3W ML=4.2  EMSC   OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR         

P: 18JAN2022 140301    14.0N   89.0W 3.5-5.3 AAAAA  Coast of Central America   

 

O: 17JAN2022 18:24:56  15.4N   93.2W ML=4.0  EMSC   OFFSHORE CHIAPAS, MEXICO     

P: 17JAN2022 140299    15.0N   93.0W 3.5-5.3 AAAAA  Chiapas, Mexico            

 

O: 17JAN2022 17:59:32  16.8N   95.2W ML=4.1  EMSC   OAXACA, MEXICO

O: 18JAN2022 03:09:03  15.5N   95.6W mb=4.6  EMSC   OFFSHORE OAXACA, MEXICO      

P: 19JAN2022 140299    15.0N   95.0W 3.5-5.5 AAAAA  Chiapas, Mexico            

 

O: 17JAN2022 09:07:50  18.0S   73.5W mb=4.5  EMSC   OFF COAST OF SOUTHERN PERU   

P: 16JAN2022 140487    18.0S   73.0W 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  So. Peru/Bolivia           

 

O: 17JAN2022 09:45:49  18.3N   65.3W Md=3.5  EMSC   PUERTO RICO REGION           

P: 15JAN2022 140320    19.0N   66.0W 3.4-5.1 AAAAA  Puerto Rico                

 

O: 17JAN2022 17:32:53  18.7N   72.2W ML=3.1  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 17JAN2022 21:23:27  18.5N   73.6W ML=3.5  EMSC   HAITI REGION                 

P: 13JAN2022 140321    19.0N   74.0W 3.4-4.9 BAAAA  Haiti                      

 

O: 18JAN2022 05:43:01  18.6N   68.3W Md=3.6  EMSC   MONA PASSAGE, DOMINICAN REPUBL

P: 19JAN2022 140319    18.0N   69.0W 3.4-4.9 AAAAA  Puerto Rico                

 

O: 17JAN2022 21:41:55  19.0N   67.2W ML=3.7  EMSC   PUERTO RICO REGION

O: 18JAN2022 01:03:19  19.3N   67.8W Md=3.5  EMSC   DOMINICAN REPUBLIC REGION    

P: 13JAN2022 140325    20.0N   67.0W 3.0-4.6 BAAAA  Bahamas/No. Caribbean      

 

O: 18JAN2022 00:02:55  20.5N   70.9W ML=3.0  EMSC   DOMINICAN REPUBLIC REGION    

P: 17JAN2022 140321    19.0N   71.0W 3.4-4.9 ABAAA  Dominican Republic         

 

O: 17JAN2022 07:28:34  24.0S   67.0W mb=4.0  EMSC   SALTA, ARGENTINA             

O: 18JAN2022 03:01:20  24.1S   67.2W mb=4.4  EMSC   SALTA, ARGENTINA             

P: 16JAN2022 140495    23.0S   69.0W 4.0-5.6 ABBAA  Coast No. Chile            

 

O: 17JAN2022 08:42:48  31.7S   68.8W mb=4.2  EMSC   SAN JUAN, ARGENTINA          

P: 14JAN2022 140505    32.0S   68.0W 4.0-5.4 BAAAA  Central Chile              

 

 

AFRICA AND EUROPE

 

O: 17JAN2022 12:53:01  35.4N   25.3E ML=3.6  EMSC   CRETE, GREECE                

P: 17JAN2022 140339    35.0N   23.0E 3.0-4.6 AABAA  Aegean Sea                 

 

O: 17JAN2022 23:28:56  39.1N   35.9E ML=5.0  EMSC   CENTRAL TURKEY               

P: 17JAN2022 140394    39.0N   33.0E 3.5-5.4 AABAA  Turkey                     

 

O: 18JAN2022 01:50:29  64.6N   21.1W ML=3.0  EMSC   ICELAND                      

P: 12JAN2022 140468    65.0N   18.0W 3.0-4.4 CABAA  Iceland area               

 

O: 18JAN2022 04:33:25  26.4S   27.5E ML=3.3  EMSC   SOUTH AFRICA                 

P: 16JAN2022 140498    26.0S   28.0E 3.0-4.6 AAAAA  Rep. South Africa          

 

 

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC

 

O: 15JAN2022 04:26:30  20.5S  175.4E mb=4.0  PTWC   TONGA, VOLCANIC ERUPTION     

O: 15JAN2022 04:26:30  20.5S  175.4W Ml=4.0  ANSS   Tonga, Volcanic Eruption

O: 15JAN2022 04:14:45  20.5S  175.4W ML=5.8  ANSS   Nuku'alofa Tonga volcanic

O: 16JAN2022 22:10     20.5S  175.4W ML=5.0  PTWC   Nuku'alofa Tonga volcanic

P: 18JAN2022 140504    21.0S  175.0W 4.0-5.5 AAAAA  Tonga Islands              

 

O: 17JAN2022 17:39:59  18.4S  177.8W mb=4.4  EMSC   FIJI REGION                  

O: 17JAN2022 13:00:16  20.5S  178.3W mb=4.3  EMSC   FIJI REGION                   

P: 12JAN2022 140503    20.0S  179.0W 4.0-5.5 BAAAA  Tonga Islands              

P: 18JAN2022 140504    21.0S  175.0W 4.0-5.5 AACAA  Tonga Islands              

 

O: 17JAN2022 15:44:12  26.8S  176.5W mb=5.0  EMSC   SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS         

P: 16JAN2022 140497    28.0S  177.0W 4.0-5.6 ABAAA  No. Kermadec Islands       

 

OCEAN RIDGES

 

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

 

 

ZEALANDIA AND AUSTRALIA REGION

 

 

O: 17JAN2022 22:49:37  33.4S  117.0E ML=3.3  EMSC   WESTERN AUSTRALIA            

P: 14JAN2022 140512    31.0S  117.0E 2.0-4.4 BCAAA  So. Australia              

 

O: 18JAN2022 04:45:25  37.6S  179.8E ML=3.9  EMSC   OFF E. COAST OF N. ISLAND, N.Z.

O: 18JAN2022 01:02:58  35.7S  178.3E ML=4.0  EMSC   OFF E. COAST OF N. ISLAND, N.Z

P: 16JAN2022 140510    35.0S  179.0E 3.0-4.6 AAAAA  North Island, N.Z.         

 

JAPAN AND KURIL ISLANDS

 

O: 18JAN2022 00:55:02  43.9N  148.0E mb=4.3  EMSC   EAST OF KURIL ISLANDS        

P: 17JAN2022 140405    44.0N  147.0E 3.5-5.4 AAAAA  Hokkaido, Japan            

 

U.S./CANADA*

 

WESTERN U.S./CANADA

 

CALIFORNIA

 

O: 17JAN2022 22:29:51  33.4N  117.5W Ml=2.0  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P: 19JAN2022 140382    33.4N  116.7W 2.5-4.4 AAAAA  So. California              

 

O: 18JAN2022 03:56:22  34.5N  120.7W Ml=2.7  EMSC   OFFSHORE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA  

P: 20JAN2022 140351    36.1N  120.1W 2.5-4.6 ABAAA  Central California         

 

O: 17JAN2022 13:42:01  35.6N  117.4W Ml=2.0  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA           

P: 17JAN2022 140386    35.9N  117.7W 2.5-4.6 AAAAA  So. California             

 

O: 17JAN2022 06:44:20  36.8N  121.3W Md=2.2  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

P: 20JAN2022 140352    36.7N  121.4W 2.5-4.6 BAAAA  Central California         

 

O: 18JAN2022 00:03:37  38.8N  122.8W Md=2.3  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P: 17JAN2022 140354    38.8N  122.7W 2.5-4.6 AAAAA  Central California         

 

O: 17JAN2022 20:42:36  40.3N  124.7W Md=2.8  EMSC   OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 

P: 18JAN2022 140425    40.2N  124.2W 2.5-4.7 AAAAA  Off Coast of No. Calif     

 

O: 18JAN2022 01:35:45  40.4N  127.0W Md=2.9  EMSC   OFF COAST OF NORTHERN CALIFORN

P: 15JAN2022 140425    40.3N  124.6W 2.5-4.7 BABAA  Off Coast of No. Calif     

 

 

ALASKA

 

O: 17JAN2022 13:27:45  54.4N  162.6W ML=3.6  EMSC   ALASKA PENINSULA             

P: 15JAN2022 140459    54.6N  161.7W 3.5-5.2 AAAAA  Unimak Islands, Aleutians  

P: 15JAN2022 140459    54.6N  163.6W 3.5-5.2 AAAAA  Unimak Islands, Aleutians  

 

O: 17JAN2022 14:13:31  58.1N  137.6W MB=3.0  ECAN Sitka, Alaska, USA             

P: 17JAN2022 140457    58.0N  136.0W 3.0-4.4 AAAAA  Southeast Alaska           

P: 19JAN2022 140457    57.9N  139.0W 3.0-4.7 AAAAA  Southeast 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

 

No earthquakes of M>=2 were located in the Rocky Mountain region today.

 

EASTERN U.S./CANADA

 

O: 17JAN2022 22:09:28  35.8N   96.7W ML=2.2  EMSC   OKLAHOMA                     

P: 14JAN2022 140392    36.0N   97.0W 2.0-4.0 BAAAA  Southern Plains            

 

O: 16JAN2022 14:41:09  49.1N   67.6W MB=2.9  ECAN Godbout, QC                    

P: 14JAN2022 140410    49.3N   67.5W 2.0-4.2 AAAAA  Maine                      

 

O: 15JAN2022 00:07:17  46.2N   75.0W MB=2.2  ECAN Duhamel, QC                    

P: 19JAN2022 140420    47.0N   76.0W 2.0-4.1 BAAAA  New York State             

 

HAWAII

 

No earthquakes of M>=3 were located in Hawaii.

 

 

STRONG QUAKE SHAKES NEW BRITAIN

 

EARTHQUAKE SUMMARY FOR JANUARY 16, 2022

 

The strongest earthquake in the world today was an M 6.1 in the Bougainville area of New Britain, PNG. It was probably lightly felt in the area but this has not been reported. An M 5.8 hit about 150 km south of this on January 6, 2021 but the last earthquake within about 150 km of this epicenter or larger magnitude was an M 6.3 on April 25, 2020. It occurred near local solar midnight and may have been promoted by strong tidal stresses. This epicenter is also located near the geomagnetic equator and may have been energized by the geomagnetic storm today as described in this summary as:

 

"The geomagnetic field saw minor storm conditions today. The AP level was 19.  High latitude geomagnetic field saw stormy conditions with AP 35. This is the strongest geomagnetic storm since mid-December 2021. Disturbances in the geomagnetic field are normally followed within several days by strongly increased seismicity especially at high latitudes such as Alaska and the Aleutians and near the geomagnetic equator. These areas may see a strong earthquake in the next three days." (January 16-17, 2022)

 

Forecast 140277 had expected today's event in this area was likely around January 12.

 

O: 16JAN2022 12:52:10   6.4S  154.8E Mw=6.1  EMSC   BOUGAINVILLE REGION, P.N.G.  

P: 12JAN2022 140277     6.0S  153.0E 4.0-5.4 BABAA  New Britain                

 

A moderately large earthquake of M 5.2-5.5 also shook regions of Taiwan today. This is probably an aftershock of the M 6.2 which shook the same epicenter on January 3, 2022. Forecast 140337 had expected enhanced seismicity in Taiwan was likely in mid-January.

 

CWB reported the earthquake of M 5.5 was felt with intensity III in Hualien, Yilan, Nantou, Taitung, II in Taichung, Taoyuan, Taipei, Hsinchu, Miaoli, Hsinchu, Miaoli, Chiayi, Yunlin, Changhua, Kaohsiung, Pingtung and Lienchiang Counties, Taiwan. The M 4.0 was felt with intensity I in Yunlin, Taipei, Hsinchu, Hualen and Miaoli Counties, Taiwan. NEIC reported this earthquake of M 5.2 in Taiwan was felt with intensity II-IV in the area(s) of  Taiwan in Hualien, Taipei, Taoyuan and Taichung.  This activity is at the sixth node (60 degrees) from the M 6.8 in the Fox Islands,

Aleutians of January 11, 2022 and may have been promoted by energy from that

source.

 

O: 16JAN2022 08:15:41  24.2N  122.3E Mw=5.2  EMSC   TAIWAN REGION                

O: 16JAN2022 08:15:31  24.2N  122.2E ML=5.5  TAI    Hualien, Taiwan              

O: 16JAN2022 09:23:29  24.8N  121.7E ML=4.0  TAI    Hualien, Taiwan              

P: 13JAN2022 140337    24.0N  123.0E 4.0-5.5 BAAAA  Taiwan                     

P: 16JAN2022 140337    23.0N  122.0E 4.0-5.5 ABAAA  Taiwan                     

 

More news on the volcanic eruption in Tonga became available today. The maximum wave height occurred with height about  2.5 meters  (8.2 feet) in Tonga. The sound from the eruption was one of the loudest noises ever heard as a sonic boom in southern New Zealand and as far as 9000 km (5000 miles) away in Homer, Alaska. The main eruption and tsunami followed a smaller eruption on January 14 which also triggered a small tsunami of about 30 cm. Volcanism at this volcano began in late December, 2021 with a minor eruption on January 1, 2022 which created unstable material in the north caldera of the volcano and expanded the island from 3 sq km to 5.2 sq km, (about 70%).  The collapse of this caused a slide from the volcano which generated the first tsunami as well as a cloud of debris.

 

Two women were killed along the coast of Central Peru near Pisco by tsunami waves from the Volcanic eruption in Tonga of January 15. Waves in the area reached over 4 feet in height and inundated may coastal communities in Peru.

 

Tsunami waves also occurred in California from this eruption. These were not listed in the list of tsunami observations in the previous issue of this summary. PTWC does not currently have data for these tsunamis which were observed and documented in video on the internet in Santa Cruz, San Diego and in Central California. They were probably around 2 feet in height. Some rivers in California ran backward. In Monterey, California tsunami waves reached 2 feet. Some evacuations occurred. This is the strongest tsunami to affect the west coast of the U.S. since the tsunami from the great earthquake in Japan of March 11, 2011.  Tsunami waves were also observed in Western Canada an Alaska.

There are currently around 50 volcanoes in the world actively erupting. These include an eruption in Barren Island, India. Many of the active eruptions of the past several months including those in the Canary Islands (near the antipode of Tonga); Kilauea, Hawaii and Iceland are in decline and some have apparently ceased. In Hawaii the eruption of Kilauea is now intermittent and may cease in the next month.

 

 

The strongest earthquake felt in the world today was an M 5.5 in northern Greece in the Aegean Sea. NEIC reported maximum intensity IV in Mirina, Lesvos, Greece with II-III shaking in Kavala, Xanthi, Kalamaria, Thessaloniki, and Athanasios and in Smolian, Bulgaria. This epicenter is about 400 km east of the similar event in northern Greece of M 5.5 on January 9, 2022 but may have been promoted by stress redistribution following that event and/or by strong tidal stresses as it occurred near local solar noon when such stresses are maximized. The last earthquake of larger magnitude within about 200 km of this epicenter was an M 6.9 on May 24, 2014. Forecast 140342 had expected today's event within about 100 km was likely around January 17. This and an M 4.2 in Romania are located at 144-146 degrees from the M 7.2 in Vanuatu of October 2, 2021 and may have been promoted by energy from that source. They are also located at 101-104 degrees from the M 7.4 earthquakes in Flores and Timor, Indonesia of December, 2021 and the M 7.5 in Peru of November 28, 2021  and were likely promoted by energy from those sources.

 

O: 16JAN2022 12:26:19  40.0N   24.3E mb=4.6  EMSC   AEGEAN SEA

O: 16JAN2022 22:31:59  40.0N   24.3E ML=4.1  EMSC   AEGEAN SEA

O: 16JAN2022 11:48:05  40.0N   24.3E Mw=5.3  EMSC   AEGEAN SEA                   

O: 16JAN2022 11:48:05  40.0N   24.3E Mw=5.5  ANSS   AEGEAN SEA                   

P: 17JAN2022 140342    39.0N   24.0E 3.0-4.6 AAAAA  Aegean Sea                 

 

The earthquake in the Aegean Sea was followed about two hours later by an M 4.2 in Romania to the northeast of the Aegean epicenter. This is the strongest earthquake in Romania since an M 4.4 on September 1, 2021.  NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.3 in Romania was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Romania in Onesti, Bacau and Plolesti, Prahova.  Forecast 140433 had expected this event within about 50 km in Romania was likely around January 20.

 

O: 16JAN2022 13:43:14  45.7N   26.6E ML=4.2  EMSC   ROMANIA                      

P: 20JAN2022 140433    46.0N   26.0E 3.0-5.1 BAAAA  Romania/NW Turkey          

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: 16JAN2022 08:15:41  24.2N  122.3E Mw=5.2  EMSC   TAIWAN REGION                

O: 16JAN2022 08:15:31  24.2N  122.2E ML=5.5  TAI    Hualien, Taiwan              

O: 16JAN2022 09:23:29  24.8N  121.7E ML=4.0  TAI    Hualien, Taiwan              

P: 13JAN2022 140337    24.0N  123.0E 4.0-5.5 BAAAA  Taiwan                     

P: 16JAN2022 140337    23.0N  122.0E 4.0-5.5 ABAAA  Taiwan                     

 

O: 17JAN2022 03:31:53  85.3N   91.5E mb=4.9  EMSC   NORTH OF SEVERNAYA ZEMLYA

O: 17JAN2022 03:36:12  85.1N   93.1E mb=4.8  EMSC   NORTH OF SEVERNAYA ZEMLYA    

 

INDONESIA AND PHILIPPINES

 

O: 16JAN2022 17:30:08   1.3N  126.4E ML=4.1  EMSC   MOLUCCA SEA                  

P: 12JAN2022 140264     1.0N  127.0E 4.0-5.4 BAAAA  Halmahera                  

 

O: 16JAN2022 16:53:44   1.5S  127.3E ML=4.1  EMSC   KEPULAUAN OBI, INDONESIA     

P: 13JAN2022 140272     1.0S  127.0E 4.0-5.4 BAAAA  Ceram area                 

 

O: 16JAN2022 12:52:10   6.4S  154.8E Mw=6.1  EMSC   BOUGAINVILLE REGION, P.N.G.  

P: 12JAN2022 140277     6.0S  153.0E 4.0-5.4 BABAA  New Britain                

 

O: 17JAN2022 00:25:58   7.3S  105.9E Mw=5.0  EMSC   JAVA, INDONESIA              

P: 18JAN2022 140285     7.0S  106.0E 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  So. of Java                

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 5.0 in Java, Indonesia was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Java, Indonesia in Bogor, Cisarua, Cokupa, Serpong, Tangerang, Jakarta and Bangungyawa, Indonesia.

 

O: 17JAN2022 01:58:15   7.8S  118.6E ML=4.1  EMSC   FLORES SEA

O: 17JAN2022 01:53:48   7.8S  118.6E ML=4.2  EMSC   FLORES SEA                   

P: 14JAN2022 140291     8.0S  119.0E 4.0-5.4 BAAAA  Sumbawa Island area        

P: 17JAN2022 140291     8.0S  117.0E 4.0-5.8 AABAA  Sumbawa Island area        

 

 

CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA

 

O: 16JAN2022 08:32:41  14.5N   60.5W ML=4.2  EMSC   MARTINIQUE REGION, WINDWARD IS

P: 15JAN2022 140305    15.0N   60.0W 3.0-5.4 AAAAA  Leeward Islands            

 

O: 16JAN2022 16:36:43  15.2S   72.3W mb=4.4  EMSC   SOUTHERN PERU                

P: 16JAN2022 140479    15.0S   71.0W 4.0-6.0 AAAAA  Central Peru               

 

O: 16JAN2022 23:31:09  16.0N   95.7W Mw=5.3  EMSC   OAXACA, MEXICO               

P: 16JAN2022 140300    17.0N   95.0W 3.5-5.7 AAAAA  Chiapas, Mexico            

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 5.3 in Oaxaca, Mexico was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Oaxaca, Mexico with V in Huatulco, IV in Xadani and Salina Cruz, Pochutia, Puerto Escondido and Oaxaca. Mexico.

 

O: 16JAN2022 11:02:02  16.6N   98.4W ML=4.0  EMSC   GUERRERO, MEXICO             

P: 15JAN2022 140318    16.0N   98.0W 3.5-5.4 AAAAA  Oaxaca, Mexico             

 

O: 17JAN2022 03:24:51  18.4N   73.4W ML=3.4  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 16JAN2022 22:54:15  18.6N   73.5W ML=3.3  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 16JAN2022 08:09:13  18.7N   73.7W ML=4.3  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 16JAN2022 08:45:57  18.7N   73.7W ML=3.2  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 16JAN2022 12:16:22  18.4N   73.3W ML=3.3  EMSC   HAITI REGION                 

P: 13JAN2022 140321    19.0N   74.0W 3.4-4.9 BAAAA  Haiti                      

 

O: 16JAN2022 15:49:20  18.9N   64.9W Md=3.6  EMSC   VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION        

P: 17JAN2022 140306    19.0N   64.0W 3.0-4.9 AAAAA  Leeward Islands            

 

O: 16JAN2022 23:58:45  19.7N   97.3W ML=4.2  EMSC   VERACRUZ, MEXICO             

P: 17JAN2022 140318    18.0N   97.0W 3.5-5.3 ABAAA  Oaxaca, Mexico             

 

O: 16JAN2022 09:31:03  24.7N  109.2W ML=3.9  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA            

P: 17JAN2022 140328    24.0N  109.0W 3.5-5.1 AAAAA  Gulf of California         

 

O: 17JAN2022 04:59:32  30.0S   72.1W Mw=4.6  EMSC   OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE     

P: 16JAN2022 140494    29.0S   72.0W 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  Coast Central Chile         

 

 

AFRICA AND EUROPE

 

 

O: 16JAN2022 22:16:17  36.2N   28.9E ML=4.4  EMSC   DODECANESE IS.-TURKEY BORDER R

P: 15JAN2022 140341    36.0N   27.0E 3.0-4.8 AABAA  Aegean Sea                 

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.1 in Turkey was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Turkey in Fethiye and Dalaman, Mugla and in Kas, Antalya.

 

O: 16JAN2022 12:26:19  40.0N   24.3E mb=4.6  EMSC   AEGEAN SEA

O: 16JAN2022 22:31:59  40.0N   24.3E ML=4.1  EMSC   AEGEAN SEA

O: 16JAN2022 11:48:05  40.0N   24.3E Mw=5.3  EMSC   AEGEAN SEA                   

P: 17JAN2022 140342    39.0N   24.0E 3.0-4.6 AAAAA  Aegean Sea                 

 

O: 16JAN2022 13:43:14  45.7N   26.6E ML=4.2  EMSC   ROMANIA                      

P: 20JAN2022 140433    46.0N   26.0E 3.0-5.1 BAAAA  Romania/NW Turkey          

 

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC

 

O: 16JAN2022 15:32:35  17.4S  174.3W mb=4.6  EMSC   TONGA                        

P: 16JAN2022 140489    18.0S  173.0W 4.0-5.5 AAAAA  Tonga Islands              

 

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

 

OCEAN RIDGES

 

O: 17JAN2022 03:31:53  85.3N   91.5E mb=4.9  EMSC   NORTH OF SEVERNAYA ZEMLYA

O: 17JAN2022 03:36:12  85.1N   93.1E mb=4.8  EMSC   NORTH OF SEVERNAYA ZEMLYA    

 

 

ZEALANDIA AND AUSTRALIA REGION

 

O: 16JAN2022 07:07:24  27.9S  179.9E mb=4.1  EMSC   KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION      

P: 14JAN2022 140514    34.0S  180.0E 4.0-5.5 ACAAA  So. Kermadec Islands       

 

JAPAN AND KURIL ISLANDS

 

O: 17JAN2022 03:57:57  32.2N  137.8E mb=4.2  EMSC   IZU ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION    

P: 15JAN2022 140369    35.0N  137.0E 3.5-5.0 ACAAA  No. Honshu, Japan          

 

U.S./CANADA*

 

WESTERN U.S./CANADA

 

CALIFORNIA

 

O: 16JAN2022 19:47:08  31.4N  115.6W ML=3.2  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 16JAN2022 19:38:33  31.2N  115.5W ML=3.1  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO      

P: 17JAN2022 140378    31.9N  116.3W 2.5-4.4 AAAAA  So. California             

 

O: 16JAN2022 09:18:14  32.4N  115.2W Ml=2.7  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO      

P: 13JAN2022 140378    32.4N  115.8W 2.5-4.4 BAAAA  So. California             

 

O: 17JAN2022 00:02:27  34.6N  119.2W ML=3.0  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P: 13JAN2022 140383    33.8N  119.7W 2.5-4.4 BAAAA  So. California             

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 3.1 in Southern California was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Southern California at Ojai, Ventra, Oak View, Santa Paula, Oxnard, Port Hueneme. 

 

O: 16JAN2022 14:59:50  36.0N  117.4W ML=2.5  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

O: 16JAN2022 12:49:30  35.7N  117.5W Ml=2.2  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P: 17JAN2022 140386    35.9N  117.7W 2.5-4.6 AAAAA  So. California             

 

O: 16JAN2022 13:23:26  36.6N  121.2W Md=2.0  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

P: 16JAN2022 140353    37.1N  121.5W 2.5-4.4 AAAAA  Central California         

 

O: 17JAN2022 06:44:20  36.8N  121.3W Md=2.2  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

P: 14JAN2022 140352    36.9N  121.7W 2.5-4.4 BAAAA  Central California         

 

O: 16JAN2022 22:48:38  38.2N  118.1W ml=2.4  EMSC   NEVADA                       

P: 14JAN2022 140346    37.5N  118.6W 2.5-4.6 AAAAA  California/Nevada area     

 

O: 17JAN2022 02:55:07  40.3N  124.4W Ml=3.2  EMSC   OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 

P: 15JAN2022 140425    40.3N  124.6W 2.5-4.7 AAAAA  Off Coast of No. Calif     

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 3.2 in Northern California was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Northern California at Petrolia.

 

 

ALASKA

 

O: 16JAN2022 08:07:15  51.9N  170.6E mb=4.1  EMSC   NEAR ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

P: 17JAN2022 140450    55.0N  169.0E 4.0-5.7 ACAAA  Near Islands               

 

O: 16JAN2022 15:06:18  56.8N  155.8W mb=3.9  EMSC   ALASKA PENINSULA             

 

O: 16JAN2022 14:34:35  60.1N  148.4W mb=3.6  EMSC   KENAI PENINSULA, ALASKA      

P: 15JAN2022 140463    60.1N  150.6W 3.2-4.9 AAAAA  Central Alaska             

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 3.4 in the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska at Seward.

 

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

 

No earthquakes of M>=2 were located in the Rocky Mountain region today.

 

EASTERN U.S./CANADA

 

O: 17JAN2022 00:27:40  34.9N   97.8W ML=2.1  EMSC   OKLAHOMA                     

P: 14JAN2022 140392    35.0N   97.0W 2.0-4.0 BAAAA  Southern Plains            

 

O: 16JAN2022 10:57:40  36.8N   98.1W ML=2.5  EMSC   OKLAHOMA                     

P: 16JAN2022 140393    38.0N   98.0W 2.0-4.2 ABAAA  Southern Plains            

 

HAWAII

 

O: 16JAN2022 09:22:12  19.2N  155.4W ML=3.0  EMSC   ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII

O: 16JAN2022 22:04:17  19.4N  155.1W ML=3.6  EMSC   ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII     

P: 15JAN2022 140304    18.8N  155.2W 3.0-4.6 AAAAA  Hawaii                     

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 3.5 in Hawaii was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Hawaii in Pahoa, Mountain View, Volcano, Kurtistown, Keaau, Hilo, Papaikou, Honomu and Paauilo.

 

ERUPTION IN TONGA CAUSES DISRUPTION AND DAMAGE

 

EARTHQUAKE SUMMARY FOR JANUARY 15, 2022

 

A second volcanic eruption hit Tonga today. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) reported that it was accompanied by significant local tsunami waves.

BBC also reported today on the volcanic eruption in Tonga yesterday. The eruption severed communications, cut power and covered the Tonga Islands in ash. Internet and phone lines were down and traffic jams occurred throughout the Islands. But mobile communication is slowly being restored. Further eruptions may exacerbate the problems. Significant damage from the tsunami included battering beachside shops and washing ships ashore. Ash and dust from the eruption was contaminating water supplies and  making the Tonga Islands look like a moonscape. The eruption was so loud it could be heard in New Zealand nearly 2500 km (1500 miles) to the south. Satellite images suggest many other islands in the area have been completely covered in seawater. This eruption of Hunga-Toinga-Hunga-Ha'apai is the most violent in the region in decades according to local experts. 

 

The volcanic eruption in Tonga reviewed in this summary in the past issue was reported by NEIC today  to have been felt with intensity VI in Mu'a Tongatapu and V in Nuku'alofa. The M 5.8 was also reported felt in central and western Fiji with intensity III in Suva and Sigatoka. One resident of Pago Pago about 70 km from the epicenter reported shaking all night with a blood red color to the sky. The maximum tsunami was reported in  Vanuatu at slightly more than a meter height. This eruption occurred around 22:10 UT on January 16. Tonga authorities have called for immediate food and clothing assistance and fresh drinking water.  This appears to be the biggest volcanic eruption since Pinatubo in the Philippines in June 15, 1991. The only volcanic eruption of larger size in the past century was the eruption of Novarupta in Alaska  in the Valley of the 10,000 smokes in June, 1912.

 

The following are observations of the second tsunami as recorded by PTWC:

 

    PAGO PAGO AS         14.3S 170.7W    0843   0.40M/ 1.2FT  20

 

THE FOLLOWING ARE TSUNAMI WAVE OBSERVATIONS FROM COASTAL AND/OR DEEP-OCEAN SEA LEVEL GAUGES AT THE INDICATED LOCATIONS. THE MAXIMUM TSUNAMI HEIGHT IS MEASURED WITH RESPECT TO THE NORMAL TIDE LEVEL. REPORTED BY PTWC.

 

                            GAUGE      TIME OF   MAXIMUM     WAVE

                         COORDINATES   MEASURE   TSUNAMI   PERIOD

    GAUGE LOCATION        LAT   LON     (UTC)     HEIGHT    (MIN)

    -------------------------------------------------------------

    CALLAO LA-PUNTA PE   12.1S  77.2W    0234   0.79M/ 2.6FT  24

    DAVAO PH              7.2N 125.7E    1328   0.22M/ 0.7FT  30

    LEGASPI PH           13.1N 123.8E    1749   0.13M/ 0.4FT  **

    LOMBRUM MANUS IS PG   2.0S 147.4E    1344   0.20M/ 0.7FT  62

    TAREKUKURE WHARF SB   6.7S 156.4E    1430   0.20M/ 0.6FT  28

    DART 01004           36.1S 178.6E    0829   0.11M/ 0.4FT  26

    FONGAFALE TV          8.5S 179.2E    0735   0.12M/ 0.4FT  10

    CHUUK FM              7.5N 151.9E    2124   0.06M/ 0.2FT  40

    TUBUAI PF            23.3S 149.5W    0800   0.33M/ 1.1FT  12

    PAPEETE TAHITI       17.5S 149.6W    0811   0.27M/ 0.9FT  10

    VAIRAO FP FR         17.8S 149.3W    0813   0.43M/ 1.4FT  12

    CHRISTMAS KI          2.0N 157.5W    1209   0.20M/ 0.7FT  04

    WAKE US              19.3N 166.6E    1041   0.13M/ 0.4FT  10

    MIDWAY               28.2N 177.4W    1144   0.22M/ 0.7FT  10

    JOHNSTON US          16.7N 169.5W    0924   0.11M/ 0.4FT  46

    BALTRA GALAPAGS EC    0.4S  90.3W    2048   0.40M/ 1.3FT  14

    MAZATLAN MX          23.2N 106.4W    1649   0.24M/ 0.8FT  32

    LAZARO CARDENAS MX   17.9N 102.2W    2235   0.19M/ 0.6FT  26

    MATARANI PE          17.0S  72.1W    2224   0.48M/ 1.6FT  08

    ARICA CL             18.5S  70.3W    2234   1.22M/ 4.0FT  10

    MEJILLONES CL        23.1S  70.5W    2148   0.74M/ 2.4FT  48

    ABURATSU JP          31.6N 131.4E    1642   0.65M/ 2.1FT  28

    PICHIDANGUI CL       32.1S  71.5W    2012   0.71M/ 2.3FT  12

    TOCOPILLA CL         22.1S  70.2W    2015   0.51M/ 1.7FT  14

    TALTAL CL            25.4S  70.5W    2012   0.49M/ 1.6FT  22

    CHANARAL CL          26.4S  70.6W    2114   1.74M/ 5.7FT  20

    HAKODATE JP          41.8N 140.7E    1936   0.33M/ 1.1FT  28

    KUSHIMOTO JP         33.5N 135.8E    1629   0.96M/ 3.1FT  14

    MERA JP              34.9N 139.8E    1714   0.53M/ 1.7FT  18

    OFUNATO HONSHU JP    39.0N 141.8E    1744   0.29M/ 1.0FT  14

    SAIPAN US            15.2N 145.7E    1627   0.11M/ 0.4FT  10

    PUERTO MELINKA CL    43.9S  73.7W    1947   0.11M/ 0.4FT  18

    LA LIBERTAD EC        2.2S  80.9W    2103   0.60M/ 2.0FT  30

    PISAGUA CL           19.6S  70.2W    2058   0.26M/ 0.9FT  16

    ESPERANCE AU         33.9S 121.9E    1721   0.17M/ 0.6FT  36

    OUVEA NEW CALEDONIA  20.5S 166.6E    0823   0.39M/ 1.3FT  24

    PORTLAND AU          38.3S 141.6E    1934   0.15M/ 0.5FT  52

    PORT NAPIER NZ       39.5S 176.9E    1943   0.35M/ 1.2FT  36

    BURNIE TASMANIA AU   41.1S 145.9E    1721   0.26M/ 0.8FT  22

    COCOS ISLAND CR       5.6N  87.0W    2030   0.01M/ 0.0FT  02

    PUERTO ANGEL MX      15.7N  96.5W    2053   0.38M/ 1.2FT  04

    WINTER HARBOUR CA    50.5N 128.0W    1740   0.28M/ 0.9FT  66

    HENSLUNG COVE CA     54.2N 133.0W    1731   0.23M/ 0.8FT  28

    PORT ALEXANDER AK    56.2N 134.6W    2056   0.34M/ 1.1FT  08

    JACKSON BAY NZ       44.0S 168.6E    1233   0.91M/ 3.0FT  34

    WELLINGTON NZ        41.3S 174.8E    1950   0.18M/ 0.6FT  32

    NORTH CAPE NZ        34.4S 173.0E    0917   0.69M/ 2.3FT  06

    ISHIGAKIJIMA JP      24.3N 124.2E    1509   0.15M/ 0.5FT  16

    DART 32402           26.7S  74.0W    1936   0.09M/ 0.3FT  30

    VERNADSKY UK         65.2S  64.3W    1740   0.28M/ 0.9FT  06

    ANTARCTICA BASE PRA  62.5S  59.7W    1851   0.27M/ 0.9FT  32

    COQUIMBO CL          30.0S  71.3W    1939   1.08M/ 3.5FT  18

    TALARA PE             4.6S  81.3W    1918   0.34M/ 1.1FT  18

    QUINTERO CL          32.8S  71.5W    1846   0.52M/ 1.7FT  12

    TALCAHUANO CL        36.7S  73.1W    1858   0.35M/ 1.2FT  46

    BUCALEMU CL          34.6S  72.0W    1937   0.52M/ 1.7FT  08

    BAHIA MANSA CL       40.6S  73.7W    1815   1.03M/ 3.4FT  16

    CORRAL CL            39.9S  73.4W    1909   0.80M/ 2.6FT  26

    QUEPOS CR             9.4N  84.2W    1953   0.11M/ 0.4FT  30

    SANTACRUZ GALAPAGOS   0.7S  90.3W    1903   0.75M/ 2.5FT  18

    PUERTO VALLARTA MX   20.7N 105.2W    1820   0.39M/ 1.3FT  78

    PUERTO MADERO MX     14.7N  92.4W    1914   0.21M/ 0.7FT  32

    HALEIWA HI           21.6N 158.1W    1717   0.41M/ 1.3FT  18

    YAKUTAT AK           59.5N 139.7W    1748   0.22M/ 0.7FT  20

    ZIHUATANEJO MX       17.6N 101.6W    1724   0.46M/ 1.5FT  18

    ACAPULCO MX          16.8N  99.9W    1707   0.13M/ 0.4FT  48

    PATACHE CL           20.8S  70.2W    1633   0.15M/ 0.5FT  18

    CHICHIJIMA JP        27.1N 142.2E    1344   0.74M/ 2.4FT  14

    VODOPADNAYA RU       51.7N 158.0E    1434   0.45M/ 1.5FT  12

    KUSHIRO JP           43.0N 144.4E    1411   0.40M/ 1.3FT  42

    TOSASHIMIZU SHIKOKU  32.8N 133.0E    1537   0.93M/ 3.0FT  30

    OMAEZAKI HONSHU JP   34.6N 138.2E    1526   0.71M/ 2.3FT  22

    EASTER CL            27.2S 109.4W    1530   0.32M/ 1.0FT  04

    DART 46403           52.7N 156.8W    1431   0.06M/ 0.2FT  14

    DART 46409           55.3N 148.6W    1520   0.04M/ 0.1FT  14

    DUTCH HBR UNALASKA   53.9N 166.5W    1452   0.09M/ 0.3FT  36

    KING COVE AK         55.1N 162.3W    1449   0.32M/ 1.1FT  16

    ATKA AK              52.2N 174.2W    1358   0.22M/ 0.7FT  20

    NIKOLSKI AK          52.9N 168.9W    1528   0.36M/ 1.2FT  12

    LIHOU REEF AU        17.1S 152.1E    1241   0.12M/ 0.4FT  14

    GOLD COAST SAND BYP  27.9S 153.4E    1135   0.70M/ 2.3FT  42

    PORT KEMBLA AU       34.5S 150.9E    1206   0.39M/ 1.3FT  32

    TWOFOLD BAY AU       37.1S 149.9E    1205   0.67M/ 2.2FT  48

    SPRING BAY AU        42.5S 147.9E    1041   0.35M/ 1.1FT  70

    HIVA OA MARQUESAS     9.8S 139.0W    1026   0.53M/ 1.8FT  12

    NUKU HIVA MARQUESAS   8.9S 140.1W    1055   0.67M/ 2.2FT  12

    HANALEI HI           22.2N 159.5W    1233   0.82M/ 2.7FT  14

    KAHULUI MAUI         20.9N 156.5W    1228   0.83M/ 2.7FT  20

    RIKITEA PF           23.1S 135.0W    1038   0.21M/ 0.7FT  14

    HUAHINE PF           16.7S 151.0W    0813   0.53M/ 1.8FT  12

    NAURU                 0.5S 166.9E    1118   0.15M/ 0.5FT  04

    GISBORNE EASTLAND N  38.7S 178.0E    1141   0.68M/ 2.2FT  42

    KAWAIHAE HAWAII      20.0N 155.8W    1132   0.37M/ 1.2FT  10

    HONOKOHAU HI         19.7N 156.0W    1145   0.34M/ 1.1FT  10

    HONOLULU OAHU        21.3N 157.9W    1112   0.12M/ 0.4FT  14

    BARBERS PT HI        21.3N 158.1W    1135   0.19M/ 0.6FT  04

    MAKAI PIER WAIMANAL  21.3N 157.7W    1128   0.28M/ 0.9FT  10

    HILO HAWAII          19.7N 155.1W    0929   0.10M/ 0.3FT  16

    NAWILIWILI KAUAI     22.0N 159.4W    1057   0.31M/ 1.0FT  12

    HIENGHENE NEW CALED  20.7S 164.9E    0910   0.45M/ 1.5FT  10

    VANUATU              17.8S 168.3E    0924   1.41M/ 4.6FT  20

    RAROTONGA CK         21.2S 159.8W    0853   0.90M/ 3.0FT  02

    GREAT BARRIER IS NZ  36.2S 175.5E    0849   0.70M/ 2.3FT  10

    OWENGA CHATHAM NZ    44.0S 176.4W    0902   0.44M/ 1.4FT  40

    KINGSTON NORFOLK IS  29.1S 168.0E    0840   0.78M/ 2.6FT  10

    LUGANVILLE VU        15.5S 167.2E    0826   0.37M/ 1.2FT  24

    OUINNE NEW CALEDONI  22.0S 166.7E    0826   1.13M/ 3.7FT  08

    THIO NEW CALEDONIA   21.6S 166.2E    0819   0.57M/ 1.9FT  20

    LIFOU NEW CALEDONIA  20.9S 167.3E    0746   0.89M/ 2.9FT  16

    EAST CAPE NZ         37.6S 178.2E    0834   0.26M/ 0.8FT  08

    DART 01002           29.7S 175.0W    0542   0.10M/ 0.3FT  28

    DART 01001           36.0S 177.7W    0612   0.07M/ 0.2FT  24

    SUVA VITI LEVU FJ    18.1S 178.4E    0633   0.26M/ 0.9FT  18

    DART 01003           23.4S 173.4W    0442   0.12M/ 0.4FT  42

    NUKUALOFA TO         21.1S 175.2W    0516   0.82M/ 2.7FT  06

    PAGO PAGO AS         14.3S 170.7W    0531   0.62M/ 2.0FT  16

    APIA UPOLU WS        13.8S 171.8W    0551   0.17M/ 0.5FT  18

 

This activity is likely promoted by the full moon tidal stresses as indicated by the second eruption near local solar noon and by a strong geomagnetic storm which reached maximum near this time as well (KP of 6 at 21:00 UT). Tonga is located near the geomagnetic equator. Forecast 140480 had expected activity in this area in mid-January. This eruption is located at the fourth node (90 degrees) from the Qinghai M 6.0 of January 7 and at the fifth node (72 degrees) from the M 6.8 in the Fox Islands of January 11 and the sixth node (60 degrees) from M 7.4 quakes in Flores and Timor, Indonesia of December, 2021 and may have been promoted by energy from those sources.

 

O: 15JAN2022 04:26:30  20.5S  175.4E mb=4.0  PTWC   TONGA, VOLCANIC ERUPTION     

O: 15JAN2022 04:26:30  20.5S  175.4W Ml=4.0  ANSS   Tonga, Volcanic Eruption

O: 15JAN2022 04:14:45  20.5S  175.4W ML=5.8  ANSS   Nuku'alofa Tonga volcanic

O: 16JAN2022 22:10     20.5S  175.4W ML=5.0  PTWC   Nuku'alofa Tonga volcanic

P: 12JAN2022 140480    18.0S  176.0E 4.0-5.6 ACAAA  Fiji Islands               

 

The strongest earthquake near the U.S. or Canada today occurred in western Greenland with M 4.5. A similar M 4.5 hit the area on August 25, 2021 but the last event in the area of larger magnitude was an M 4.7 on September 26, 2015. 

 

O: 15JAN2022 13:26:23  60.8N   44.0W mb=4.5  EMSC   WESTERN GREENLAND            

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: 16JAN2022 02:49:21  29.1N   50.3E mb=4.8  EMSC   SOUTHERN IRAN

O: 16JAN2022 04:25:31  29.1N   50.2E mb=4.6  EMSC   SOUTHERN IRAN

O: 15JAN2022 12:25:25  29.1N   50.3E mb=4.4  EMSC   SOUTHERN IRAN                

P: 14JAN2022 140335    29.0N   51.0E 3.5-5.1 AAAAA  So. Iran/Persian Gulf      

 

NEIC reported these earthquakes of M 4.6 and M 4.8 in Southern Iran were felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Southern Iran at Bandarve, Genaveh, Bushehr.

 

O: 15JAN2022 13:35:33  30.3N   57.4E mb=4.7  EMSC   EASTERN IRAN                 

P: 12JAN2022 140335    28.0N   54.0E 3.5-4.9 BCCAA  So. Iran/Persian Gulf      

 

O: 15JAN2022 11:22:10  36.6N   71.5E mb=4.3  EMSC   HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN

P: 17JAN2022 140359    36.0N   71.0E 3.8-5.2 AAAAA  Hindu Kush/Pakistan        

 

INDONESIA AND PHILIPPINES

 

O: 15JAN2022 23:10:52   0.2S  124.3E ML=4.0  EMSC   MOLUCCA SEA                  

P: 19JAN2022 140266     0.0N  124.0E 4.0-5.5 BAAAA  Mindanao, Philippines      

 

O: 15JAN2022 12:14:13   2.9S  103.2E ML=4.0  EMSC   SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA  

P: 12JAN2022 140288     4.0S  103.0E 4.0-5.5 BAAAA  So. of Sumatera            

 

O: 16JAN2022 01:02:14   3.5S  139.2E mb=4.3  EMSC   PAPUA, INDONESIA             

P: 12JAN2022 140284     4.0S  140.0E 4.0-5.5 BAAAA  Papua New Guinea           

 

O: 16JAN2022 06:52:32   3.6N   96.5E mb=4.6  EMSC   NORTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA  

P: 15JAN2022 140268     2.0N   96.0E 4.0-5.4 ABAAA  Nicobar Islands             

 

O: 16JAN2022 00:05:58   6.9S  127.4E mb=4.3  EMSC   BANDA SEA                    

P: 13JAN2022 140270     7.0S  127.0E 4.0-5.5 BAAAA  Banda Sea                  

 

O: 15JAN2022 08:18:09   7.2S  113.0E ML=4.1  EMSC   JAVA, INDONESIA              

P:  9JAN2022 140026     9.0S  113.0E 4.0-5.4 CBAAA  So. of Bali                

 

O: 15JAN2022 20:44:57   7.9S  118.6E ML=4.0  EMSC   FLORES SEA                   

O: 15JAN2022 11:12:09   8.2S  118.7E ML=3.9  EMSC   SUMBAWA REGION, INDONESIA

P: 14JAN2022 140291     8.0S  119.0E 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  Sumbawa Island area        

 

O: 16JAN2022 06:11:40   9.0S  110.8E ML=4.5  EMSC   SOUTH OF JAVA, INDONESIA     

P: 16JAN2022 140286     9.0S  110.0E 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  So. of Java                

 

O: 16JAN2022 00:11:47  13.4N  144.5E mb=4.9  EMSC   GUAM REGION                  

P: 18JAN2022 140322    13.0N  145.0E 4.0-5.5 AAAAA  So. Marianas/Guam          

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.9 in Guam was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Guam at Santa Rita, Piti, Yona, Barrigada, Inaragan, Mongmong, Talofofo, Tamuning, Manglao, and Dededo.

 

CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA

 

O: 15JAN2022 12:50:53  13.0N   89.1W mb=4.6  EMSC   OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR         

P: 14JAN2022 140303    13.0N   90.0W 3.5-5.1 AAAAA  Guatemala                  

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.6 in El Salvador was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of El Salvador at Antiguo Cuscatlan, San Salvador and IV in Nuevo Cuscatlan, La Libertad.

 

O: 15JAN2022 09:12:26  14.8N   93.7W ML=4.1  EMSC   OFFSHORE CHIAPAS, MEXICO

O: 15JAN2022 16:48:31  14.6N   93.4W ML=4.1  EMSC   OFFSHORE CHIAPAS, MEXICO     

P: 17JAN2022 140299    15.0N   93.0W 3.5-5.3 AAAAA  Chiapas, Mexico            

 

O: 15JAN2022 10:53:57  16.4N   98.3W ML=4.0  EMSC   OAXACA, MEXICO               

P: 15JAN2022 140318    16.0N   98.0W 3.5-5.4 AAAAA  Oaxaca, Mexico             

 

O: 15JAN2022 09:08:03  16.5N   93.5W ML=4.0  EMSC   CHIAPAS, MEXICO              

P: 17JAN2022 140299    15.0N   93.0W 3.5-5.3 ABAAA  Chiapas, Mexico            

 

O: 15JAN2022 17:07:36  16.9N   98.8W ML=4.2  EMSC   GUERRERO, MEXICO             

P: 15JAN2022 140318    16.0N   98.0W 3.5-5.4 AAAAA  Oaxaca, Mexico             

 

O: 15JAN2022 21:54:18  17.7S   69.7W ML=4.1  EMSC   TARAPACA, CHILE               

P: 15JAN2022 140486    17.0S   70.0W 4.0-5.8 AAAAA  So. Peru/Bolivia           

 

O: 16JAN2022 01:11:49  18.7N   65.2W Md=3.2  EMSC   PUERTO RICO REGION

O: 15JAN2022 17:41:59  18.8N   64.4W ML=3.0  EMSC   VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION

O: 16JAN2022 02:13:13  18.5N   65.2W ML=3.3  EMSC   PUERTO RICO REGION           

P: 15JAN2022 140320    19.0N   66.0W 3.4-5.1 AAAAA  Puerto Rico                

 

O: 15JAN2022 10:27:40  18.6N   71.8W ML=3.2  EMSC   DOMINICAN REPUBLIC           

P: 17JAN2022 140321    19.0N   71.0W 3.4-4.9 AAAAA  Dominican Republic         

 

O: 16JAN2022 05:22:47  19.6N   67.5W Md=3.5  EMSC   PUERTO RICO REGION           

P: 13JAN2022 140320    19.0N   67.0W 3.4-5.1 BAAAA  Puerto Rico                

P: 13JAN2022 140325    20.0N   67.0W 3.0-4.6 BAAAA  Bahamas/No. Caribbean      

 

O: 15JAN2022 17:20:17  24.7N  109.3W ML=4.1  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA           

P: 17JAN2022 140328    24.0N  109.0W 3.5-5.1 AAAAA  Gulf of California         

 

O: 15JAN2022 23:28:04  27.5N  111.6W ML=4.0  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA           

P:  9JAN2022 140065    28.0N  112.0W 3.5-5.1 CAAAA  Gulf of California         

 

O: 16JAN2022 00:00:08  30.8S   72.2W mb=4.5  EMSC   OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE     

P: 12JAN2022 140505    31.0S   72.0W 4.0-5.6 BAAAA  Central Chile              

P: 16JAN2022 140494    29.0S   72.0W 4.0-5.6 ABAAA  Coast Central Chile        

 

 

AFRICA AND EUROPE

 

O: 15JAN2022 13:03:02  38.0N   44.7E mb=4.2  EMSC   TURKEY-IRAN-IRAQ BORDER REGION

P: 19JAN2022 140395    38.0N   44.0E 3.5-5.4 BAAAA  Turkey                     

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.2 in the Turkey/Iran border was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of the Turkey/Iran border at Gharbi.

 

O: 16JAN2022 03:25:07  39.2N   46.6E mb=4.4  EMSC   AZERBAIJAN                    

P: 19JAN2022 140395    38.0N   44.0E 3.5-5.4 BBBAA  Turkey                     

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.4 in Azerbaijan was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Azerbaijan at Xankendi and V in Kapan, Armenia.

 

O: 15JAN2022 10:20:17  28.6N   17.8W ML=2.4  EMSC   CANARY ISLANDS, SPAIN REGION 

P: 15JAN2022 140327    28.0N   16.0W 3.0-4.6 AAAAA  Canary Islands             

 

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC

 

O: 16JAN2022 05:17:58  13.3S  167.2E Mw=5.3  EMSC   VANUATU                       

P: 16JAN2022 140491    11.0S  167.0E 4.0-5.4 ACAAA  Vanuatu Islands            

 

O: 15JAN2022 20:24:24  16.1S  173.9W mb=4.5  EMSC   TONGA                        

P: 13JAN2022 140489    16.0S  174.0W 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  Tonga Islands              

 

 

OCEAN RIDGES

 

O: 15JAN2022 23:57:37  58.0S   25.7W mb=5.3  EMSC   SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION

P: 15JAN2022 140522    59.0S   26.0W 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  So. Sandwich Islands       

 

O: 15JAN2022 17:24:58  58.2S   23.8W mb=5.0  EMSC   SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION

P: 14JAN2022 140523    61.0S   22.0W 4.0-5.6 ACAAA  Southern  Ocean            

 

O: 16JAN2022 00:25:28  60.1S   27.8W mb=5.3  EMSC   SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION

P: 18JAN2022 140522    60.0S   29.0W 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  So. Sandwich Islands       

 

 

ZEALANDIA AND AUSTRALIA REGION

 

No earthquakes of M>=4 were recorded in the regions of Zealandia or Australia

today. GeoNet did not report any felt events in the area.

 

JAPAN AND KURIL ISLANDS

 

O: 15JAN2022 10:56:30  38.3N  142.0E ML=3.9  EMSC   NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAP

P: 17JAN2022 140374    37.0N  141.0E 4.0-5.6 ABAAA  Off East Coast Honshu      

 

O: 15JAN2022 19:10:23  42.2N  138.5E mb=4.2  EMSC   EASTERN SEA OF JAPAN         

P: 17JAN2022 140434    41.0N  136.0E 3.5-5.4 ABBAA  Sea of Japan                

 

O: 15JAN2022 14:41:59  43.2N  146.1E mb=4.8  EMSC   KURIL ISLANDS                

P: 17JAN2022 140405    44.0N  147.0E 3.5-5.4 AAAAA  Hokkaido, Japan            

 

U.S./CANADA*

 

WESTERN U.S./CANADA

 

CALIFORNIA

 

O: 15JAN2022 09:09:46  30.1N  113.6W ML=3.8  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA

O: 15JAN2022 08:58:09  30.0N  113.7W ML=3.7  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA           

O: 15JAN2022 09:45:05  30.6N  116.2W ML=3.7  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXI

P: 15JAN2022 140377    30.6N  114.6W 2.0-4.1 AAAAA  Gulf of California         

 

O: 15JAN2022 20:17:49  30.7N  114.3W ML=3.4  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA           

O: 15JAN2022 20:47:01  31.4N  115.5W ML=3.2  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 15JAN2022 21:14:58  31.0N  115.1W ML=3.2  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO      

P: 15JAN2022 140377    30.6N  114.6W 2.0-4.1 AAAAA  Gulf of California         

 

O: 15JAN2022 16:02:15  33.7N  118.7W Ml=2.1  EMSC   CHANNEL ISLANDS REG., CALIFORN

P: 15JAN2022 140383    33.6N  118.5W 2.5-4.5 AAAAA  So. California              

 

O: 15JAN2022 16:13:26  35.0N  118.7W Ml=2.0  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

O: 15JAN2022 16:19:01  35.0N  118.7W ML=2.3  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

P: 17JAN2022 140386    35.3N  118.6W 2.5-4.5 AAAAA  So. California             

 

O: 16JAN2022 06:51:54  37.5N  118.9W Md=2.3  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

P: 16JAN2022 140345    37.3N  119.4W 2.5-4.5 AAAAA  California/Nevada area     

 

O: 15JAN2022 22:24:25  37.5N  121.9W Md=2.0  EMSC   SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CALIF.

P: 16JAN2022 140353    37.1N  121.5W 2.5-4.4 AAAAA  Central California         

 

O: 15JAN2022 20:58:36  39.7N  123.6W Md=2.2  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P: 12JAN2022 140355    39.8N  123.5W 2.5-4.4 BAAAA  Central California         

 

O: 15JAN2022 13:10:58  40.4N  124.3W Md=2.5  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P: 15JAN2022 140425    40.3N  124.6W 2.5-4.7 AAAAA  Off Coast of No. Calif     

 

 

ALASKA

 

O: 15JAN2022 16:57:53  52.2N  171.0W ml=3.6  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

P: 15JAN2022 140444    52.3N  171.3W 3.5-4.9 AAAAA  Andreanoff Isls, Aleutians 

 

O: 15JAN2022 20:09:07  61.1N  150.9W ML=3.6  EMSC   SOUTHERN ALASKA              

P: 15JAN2022 140463    60.1N  150.6W 3.2-4.9 AAAAA  Central Alaska             

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 3.3 in Southern Alaska was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Southern Alaska in Anchorage, Elmendorf AFB.

 

PACIFIC NORTHWESTERN U.S./WESTERN CANADA

 

O: 15JAN2022 08:28:32  62.7N  125.7W MB=4.0  ECAN OF WRIGLEY, NT   

O: 15JAN2022 08:28:32  62.8N  125.8W ML=4.0  EMSC   NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA

P: 17JAN2022 140472    64.0N  130.0W 2.5-4.1 ABBAA  Yukon Territory, Canada    

 

ROCKY MOUNTAINS REGION

 

O: 16JAN2022 04:41:47  31.6N  104.3W ML=3.0  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 16JAN2022 05:46:22  31.6N  104.3W ML=2.5  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 16JAN2022 04:29:58  31.7N  104.4W ML=3.0  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 16JAN2022 03:13:04  31.6N  104.4W mb=2.6  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS                

P: 17JAN2022 140376    32.6N  104.6W 2.0-4.1 AAAAA  SW U.S.A                    

 

O: 16JAN2022 04:48:42  41.2N  107.2W ML=2.9  EMSC   WYOMING                      

P: 14JAN2022 140403    40.6N  106.6W 2.0-4.1 AAAAA  Colorado area              

 

EASTERN U.S./CANADA

 

O: 15JAN2022 15:38:54  36.3N   97.6W ML=2.4  EMSC   OKLAHOMA                     

O: 16JAN2022 01:50:11  36.5N   98.5W ML=2.2  EMSC   OKLAHOMA                     

P: 14JAN2022 140392    36.0N   97.0W 2.0-4.0 AABAA  Southern Plains            

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 2.6 in Oklahoma was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Oklahoma at Covington.

 

O: 15JAN2022 08:41:59  38.6N   97.5W mb=3.0  EMSC   KANSAS                       

P: 16JAN2022 140393    38.0N   98.0W 2.0-4.2 AAAAA  Southern Plains            

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 3.0 in Northern Kansas was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Northern Kansas at Salina, Falun.

 

O: 15JAN2022 13:52:33  43.5N   71.6W ML=2.3  EMSC   NEW HAMPSHIRE                

P: 18JAN2022 140417    44.0N   71.0W 2.0-4.3 BAAAA  New England                 

 

O: 15JAN2022 13:26:23  60.8N   44.0W mb=4.5  EMSC   WESTERN GREENLAND            

 

HAWAII

 

O: 15JAN2022 23:00:00  19.2N  155.5W ML=3.2  EMSC   ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII     

P: 15JAN2022 140304    18.8N  155.2W 3.0-4.6 AAAAA  Hawaii                      

 

FULL MOON BRINGS DANGEROUS CONDITIONS TO INTERNATIONAL DATE LINE LONGITUDES

 

EARTHQUAKE SUMMARY FOR JANUARY 14, 2022

 

The full moon arrives January 17 and is likely to trigger a strong to major earthquake either in the Tonga-Fiji area or in the Aleutians as described in this summary in the previous issue as:

 

"The full moon will arrive on January 17, 2022 at 23:49 UT. Longitudes which are at local solar noon at this time are near 180E/W longitude while those at local solar midnight are near 0E/W. These are the most likely longitudes to see tidal triggering during the next week and include area of western Europe in the east and the Aleutians and Tonga/Fiji/New Zealand in the west. A strong earthquake appears likely in one or more of these areas between January 13 an 22." (January 12-14, 2022)

 

The region of Tonga and Fiji is especially vulnerable at this time as Tropical Cyclone Cody passed through this area in the past several days as noted in this summary:

 

"TC Cody (05P) continued in the area west of Tonga and Fiji today with winds up to 50 kts. It is expected to track to the south reaching winds up to 65 kts in the next two days. Some seismic enhancement is likely in Samoa, Fiji and Tonga while this storm is in the area." (January 10-13, 2022)

 

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) issued a tsunami warning for this area early on January 15 based on a volcanic major underwater eruption at Hunga Tonga Ha'apai Volcano in Tonga. HVO reported a tsunami was generated. Areas at risk were Samoa, Tonga and Fiji according to initial warnings. News sources reported the tsunami flooded parts of the capitol of Tonga - Nuku'alofa with height of 2.7 feet (83 cm) in Nuku'alofa. PTWC reported height of 2 feet in Pago Pago, Samoa. Tsunamis of 0.8 meters (2.7 feet) were reported in Hawaii. There were no immediate reports of damage from this tsunami, but some damage is likely. Some sources identified the source of this tsunami was a large earthquake but this does not appear to be the case. Web images and movies show the tsunami arriving in Samoa. While the USGS  initially reported M 7.6 for an earthquake associated with this tsunami in Tonga, on-line seismograms do not indicate a strong earthquake at this time. NEIC later reduced this magnitude to M 5.8.

 

An M 4.9 hit east of this epicenter on January 11, 2022 and may be the initial indication of current volcanism at this site. The last earthquake of M>=5.8 within about 100 km of this volcanic epicenter occurred as an M 6.4 on December 23, 2018 and an M 5.9 on February 15. 2016. Forecast 140480 had expected regional seismic enhancement was likely in mid-January, 2022. This activity is located at the fifth node (72 degrees) from the M 6.8 in the Fox Islands of January 11 and may have been promoted by energy from that source. It is also located at the sixth (60 degrees) and seventh node (51-52 degrees) from recent large earthquakes in Central Indonesia.

 

O: 15JAN2022 04:26:30  20.5S  175.4E mb=4.0  PTWC   TONGA, VOLCANIC ERUPTION     

O: 15JAN2022 04:26:30  20.5S  175.4W Ml=4.0  ANSS   Tonga, Volcanic Eruption

O: 15JAN2022 04:14:45  20.5S  175.4W ML=5.8  ANSS   Nuku'alofa Tonga volcanic

P: 12JAN2022 140480    18.0S  176.0E 4.0-5.6 ACAAA  Fiji Islands               

 

 

Aftershocks of the M 6.6 in the Sunda Strait today were felt with light intensity in the neighborhood of Pondok Aren, Banten, Indonesia. An M 5.4 aftershock was felt lightly in Rangkasbitung, Depok, Jakarta, and Olamis, Java, Indonesia. This summary noted the mainshock in the previous issue of this summary as:

 

"The strongest earthquake in the world today was an M 6.6 in the Sunda Strait near Sumatra, Indonesia. NEIC reported it did some damage with intensity VIII in Labuhan, Banten; V in Randegeland, Serang, IV in Serang, and II-III in Rangkasbitung, Cilegon, Palabuhanratu, Java, Indonesia. BMG reported this earthquake with M 6.7 was felt with intensity VI in Cikeusik, Panimbang, Labuan, Sumur; III-IV in Tangerang Selatan, Lembang, Kota Bogor, Pelabuhanratu, Kalianda, Bandar Lampung; III in Anyer, Jakarta II-III in Kota Tangerang, Ciracas, Bekasi, Kota Bandung, Kab Bogor and Kotabumi. With a minor geomagnetic storm due on January 15, continued enhanced activity in Indonesia appears likely for the next several days. The last earthquake within about 200 km of this epicenter with M>=6.6 occurred on August 2, 2019 with M 6.9 about 100 km southwest of today's epicenter and prior to that as an M 6.8 within about

50 km on October 24, 2000.  Forecast 140285 had expected today's event was likely within about 100 km around January 16." (January 13-14, 2022)

 

O: 14JAN2022 09:05:43   6.8S  105.4E Mw=6.6  EMSC   SUNDA STRAIT, INDONESIA      

P: 16JAN2022 140285     6.0S  105.0E 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  So. of Java                

 

A series of moderate quakes followed an M 5.1 in the Flores Sea of Indonesia today. These events were not reported felt in the area. Forecast 140291 had expected this activity within about 30 km was likely around January 14.

 

O: 14JAN2022 16:43:24   7.9S  118.6E mb=5.1  EMSC   FLORES SEA                   

O: 14JAN2022 18:47:29   7.9S  118.6E ML=4.3  EMSC   FLORES SEA

O: 14JAN2022 20:34:47   8.0S  118.7E ML=3.9  EMSC   FLORES SEA

P: 14JAN2022 140291     8.0S  119.0E 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  Sumbawa Island area        

 

An aftershock of M 5.4 also occurred in eastern New Guinea today. NEIC reported it was felt with intensity II-III in Madang and Kamantu, PNG.  Forecasts 140278 and 140279 had expected today's activity within about 100 km of this epicenter was likely between January 14 and 18. This epicenter is located at the sixth node (60 degrees) from the Qinghai, China event of M 6.9 of January 7, 2020 and may have been promoted by energy from that source. Activity in the Fox Islands, Alaska is also at the sixth node from Qinghai.

 

O: 15JAN2022 00:51:16   5.2S  146.3E mb=5.4  EMSC   EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG., P.N.G

P: 14JAN2022 140279     7.0S  146.0E 4.0-5.4 ABAAA  New Ireland                

P: 18JAN2022 140278     6.0S  147.0E 4.0-5.4 BAAAA  New Ireland                

 

A series of earthquakes occurred today in Alaska and western Canada. These were located as aftershocks in the Fox Islands up to M 4.6; in the Vancouver Island area of Canada up to M 4.5; the Northwest Territories of Canada (M 4.0) and

in southeast Alaska (M 4.6-4.7).  The strongest of these was an M 4.7 in southeastern Alaska. NEIC reported it was felt with intensity V in Metlakafla and II-IIII in Alaska at Petersburg, Juneau, Douglas AFB, Angoon, Hoonah and Sitka, Alaska. The last earthquakes of M<=4.7 within about 200 km of this epicenter occurred on May 1, 2021 with the last of larger magnitude an M 5.2 on December 18, 2019. Forecast 14057 had expected this activity in this area within about 50 km of today's epicenter was likely around January 15-17. Most of this activity was located near 103 degrees from the M 7.4 events in the Flores and Timor areas of late December and was probably promoted by energy from those sources. Other activity today at this distance from Indonesia included an M 4.6 in Albania.

 

O: 14JAN2022 14:51:59  57.6N  136.0W MB=4.7  ECAN  JUNEAU, AK   

O: 14JAN2022 14:51:57  57.6N  136.4W MB=4.6  ANSS  JUNEAU, AK   

O: 14JAN2022 14:51:56  57.5N  136.3W mb=4.4  EMSC   SOUTHEASTERN ALASKA          

P: 15JAN2022 140457    57.0N  138.0W 3.0-4.4 AAAAA  Southeast Alaska           

P: 17JAN2022 140457    58.0N  136.0W 3.0-4.4 BAAAA  Southeast Alaska           

 

Aftershocks of M 4.1 and 4.6 were recorded in the Fox Islands, Aleutians, Alaska following the M 6.8 in that area on January 11. Aftershocks of this size are likely to continue for several more days. Forecast 140448 had expected today's activity was likely around January 15.

 

O: 14JAN2022 10:55:44  52.3N  167.9W mb=4.1  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

O: 15JAN2022 00:22:54  52.5N  168.1W mb=4.6  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

P: 15JAN2022 140448    53.7N  167.0W 3.5-4.9 ABAAA  Fox Islands, Aleutians     

 

Forecast 140472 had expected the activity in the Northwest Territories was likely to the northwest around January 17.

 

O: 15JAN2022 08:28:32  62.7N  125.7W MB=4.0  ECAN OF WRIGLEY, NT                 

P: 17JAN2022 140472    64.0N  130.0W 2.5-4.1 ABBAA  Yukon Territory, Canada    

 

The increased activity in the Vancouver Island region of Canada today included events of M 4.5, 4.5 and 4.1. This had been noted in the previous issue of this summary as:

 

"The strongest earthquake in the U.S. or Canada today was an M 4.3 in Vancouver, Canada occurred after several smaller events. It occurred within minutes of local solar midnight and was probably promoted by high tidal stresses which maximize near this hour. It may have been lightly felt in the area. The last earthquake of larger magnitude in this active seismic area occurred as an M 4.4 to the east of this on January 2, 2022. The last event of significantly larger magnitude in the area was an M 5.4 on July 22, 2020. Forecast 140445 had expected today's activity within about 25 km was likely around January 14. This activity is at 103 degrees from the Timor earthquake of December 29 (M 7.4) and was probably promoted by energy from that source. It is also at the fifth node (72 degrees) from the M 7.5 in Peru of November 28, 2021." (January 13-14, 2022)

 

O: 14JAN2022 10:06:43  50.4N  130.4W MB=4.1  ECAN Port Hardy, BC   

O: 14JAN2022 08:25:29  50.5N  130.2W MB=4.5  ECAN Port Hardy, BC   

O: 14JAN2022 06:38:24  50.5N  130.3W MB=4.5  ECAN Port Hardy, BC   

O: 14JAN2022 08:25:30  50.7N  130.0W mb=4.3  EMSC   VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA REGIO

P: 14JAN2022 140445    50.5N  130.4W 3.0-5.0 AAAAA  British Colombia           

 

An unusually large M 4.4 occurred in East Africa in Malawi today. This is the strongest earthquake in Malawi within about 200 km of this epicenter since an M 4.7 on October 15, 2021  and an M 5.51 on December 31, 2014. Forecast 140276 had expected today's activity to the northwest was likely around January 16.

 

O: 14JAN2022 09:08:53   9.6S   33.7E mb=4.4  EMSC   MALAWI                       

P: 16JAN2022 140276     6.0S   30.0E 3.0-4.4 ACCAA  Lake Victoria area         

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: 14JAN2022 22:16:36  24.0N  122.6E mb=4.5  EMSC   TAIWAN REGION                

P: 13JAN2022 140337    24.0N  123.0E 4.0-5.5 AAAAA  Taiwan                     

 

O: 14JAN2022 08:29:06  24.2N   94.6E mb=4.1  EMSC   MYANMAR-INDIA BORDER REGION  

P: 13JAN2022 140332    23.0N   95.0E 4.0-5.5 ABAAA  Myanmar                    

P: 19JAN2022 140332    24.0N   94.0E 4.0-5.7 BAAAA  Myanmar                    

 

O: 14JAN2022 19:09:53  36.5N   70.5E mb=4.3  EMSC   HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN

O: 14JAN2022 16:13:04  36.6N   71.6E Mw=5.1  EMSC   HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN

O: 15JAN2022 05:57:56  36.4N   71.0E mb=4.2  EMSC   HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN

P: 17JAN2022 140359    36.0N   71.0E 3.8-5.2 AAAAA  Hindu Kush/Pakistan        

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 5.1 in Hindu Kush, Afghanistan was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Hindu Kush, Afghanistan with IV in Mingaora, NW Frontier, Pakistan, and Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan and II-III in Pakistan a Cherat, Abbottabad, Islamabad and Lahore and in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

 

 

INDONESIA AND PHILIPPINES

 

O: 15JAN2022 00:51:16   5.2S  146.3E mb=5.4  EMSC   EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG., P.N.G

P: 14JAN2022 140279     7.0S  146.0E 4.0-5.4 ABAAA  New Ireland                

P: 18JAN2022 140278     6.0S  147.0E 4.0-5.4 BAAAA  New Ireland                

 

O: 14JAN2022 09:05:43   6.8S  105.4E Mw=6.6  EMSC   SUNDA STRAIT, INDONESIA      

O: 14JAN2022 20:34:32   6.8S  105.5E mb=4.7  EMSC   SUNDA STRAIT, INDONESIA

O: 14JAN2022 09:49:22   6.9S  105.3E Mw=5.4  EMSC   SUNDA STRAIT, INDONESIA

O: 15JAN2022 02:24:45   6.9S  105.3E ML=4.0  EMSC   SUNDA STRAIT, INDONESIA

O: 15JAN2022 02:29:39   6.9S  105.3E mb=4.8  EMSC   SUNDA STRAIT, INDONESIA

O: 14JAN2022 10:19:03   7.0S  105.3E ML=4.0  EMSC   SUNDA STRAIT, INDONESIA

P: 16JAN2022 140285     6.0S  105.0E 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  So. of Java                

 

O: 14JAN2022 10:07:34   7.6S  128.6E mb=4.6  EMSC   KEPULAUAN BARAT DAYA, INDONESI

P: 13JAN2022 140270     7.0S  127.0E 4.0-5.5 AABAA  Banda Sea                  

 

O: 14JAN2022 16:43:24   7.9S  118.6E mb=5.1  EMSC   FLORES SEA                   

O: 14JAN2022 18:47:29   7.9S  118.6E ML=4.3  EMSC   FLORES SEA

O: 14JAN2022 20:34:47   8.0S  118.7E ML=3.9  EMSC   FLORES SEA

P: 14JAN2022 140291     8.0S  119.0E 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  Sumbawa Island area        

 

O: 14JAN2022 08:23:30  10.1S  110.5E ML=4.7  EMSC   SOUTH OF JAVA, INDONESIA     

P: 16JAN2022 140286     9.0S  110.0E 4.0-5.4 ABAAA  So. of Java                

 

 

CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA

 

O: 15JAN2022 06:12:18  10.6N   62.4W mb=4.1  EMSC   SUCRE, VENEZUELA             

P: 13JAN2022 140324    10.0N   63.0W 3.4-5.0 AAAAA  Windward Islands           

 

O: 14JAN2022 18:22:23  14.1N   93.5W ML=4.2  EMSC   OFF COAST OF CHIAPAS, MEXICO

O: 15JAN2022 01:37:45  14.6N   93.2W ML=4.0  EMSC   OFFSHORE CHIAPAS, MEXICO

O: 15JAN2022 00:44:45  14.0N   92.6W ML=4.1  EMSC   OFFSHORE CHIAPAS, MEXICO     

P: 17JAN2022 140299    15.0N   93.0W 3.5-5.3 AAAAA  Chiapas, Mexico            

 

O: 15JAN2022 05:40:13  18.2N  103.2W ML=4.0  EMSC   OFFSHORE MICHOACAN, MEXICO   

P: 10JAN2022 140046    18.0N  103.0W 3.5-5.1 BAAAA  Michoacan, Mexico          

P: 15JAN2022 140310    17.0N  102.0W 3.5-5.3 ABAAA  Michoacan, Mexico          

 

O: 14JAN2022 08:01:44  18.4N   73.6W ML=3.2  EMSC   HAITI REGION                 

O: 14JAN2022 12:49:49  18.5N   73.3W ML=3.7  EMSC   HAITI REGION

P: 13JAN2022 140321    19.0N   74.0W 3.4-4.9 AAAAA  Haiti                      

 

O: 15JAN2022 01:26:31  21.5S   68.3W mb=4.0  EMSC   ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE           

P: 14JAN2022 140493    21.0S   68.0W 4.0-5.5 AAAAA  Argentina                  

 

O: 14JAN2022 11:24:26  23.4S   70.9W mb=4.6  EMSC   OFFSHORE ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE  

P: 16JAN2022 140495    23.0S   69.0W 4.0-5.6 AABAA  Coast No. Chile            

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.6 in Northern Chile was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Northern Chile in Antofagasta.

 

O: 14JAN2022 10:35:02  28.8S   68.6W ML=3.1  EMSC   LA RIOJA, ARGENTINA          

P: 18JAN2022 140494    28.0S   68.0W 4.0-5.6 BAAAA  Argentina                  

 

AFRICA AND EUROPE

 

O: 14JAN2022 09:08:53   9.6S   33.7E mb=4.4  EMSC   MALAWI                       

P: 16JAN2022 140276     6.0S   30.0E 3.0-4.4 ACCAA  Lake Victoria area         

 

O: 14JAN2022 21:37:56  42.1N   20.1E ML=4.6  EMSC   ALBANIA                      

P: 14JAN2022 140400    42.0N   19.0E 3.0-4.9 AAAAA  Adriatic Sea               

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.3 in Albania was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Albania at Shengin Lezhe, Albania and in Serbia and Montenegro at Kosovo, Montenegro and Podgorica.

 

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

 

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC

 

O: 14JAN2022 23:43:21  18.1S  178.1W mb=4.4  EMSC   FIJI REGION                  

P: 12JAN2022 140480    18.0S  176.0E 4.0-5.6 AABAA  Fiji Islands               

 

O: 15JAN2022 04:26:30  20.5S  175.4E mb=4.0  PTWC   TONGA, VOLCANIC ERUPTION     

O: 15JAN2022 04:26:30  20.5S  175.4W Ml=4.0  ANSS   Tonga, Volcanic Eruption

P: 12JAN2022 140480    18.0S  176.0E 4.0-5.6 ACAAA  Fiji Islands               

 

O: 14JAN2022 08:21:29  22.5S  170.3E mb=4.4  EMSC   SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS 

P: 12JAN2022 140496    21.0S  170.0E 4.0-5.5 ABAAA  Loyalty Islands            

P: 18JAN2022 140496    22.0S  170.0E 4.0-5.6 BAAAA  Loyalty Islands            

 

 

OCEAN RIDGES

 

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

 

 

ZEALANDIA AND AUSTRALIA REGION

 

O: 14JAN2022 15:09:00  28.4S  176.6W mb=5.0  EMSC   KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION      

P: 14JAN2022 140497    29.0S  177.0W 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  No. Kermadec Islands       

 

O: 14JAN2022 19:53:29  32.5S  179.8E ML=4.2  EMSC   SOUTH OF KERMADEC ISLANDS

O: 15JAN2022 02:05:35  31.8S  179.1E ML=4.4  EMSC   KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION      

P:  9JAN2022 140247    33.0S  178.0E 4.0-5.5 BABAA  So. Kermadec Islands       

P: 14JAN2022 140514    34.0S  180.0E 4.0-5.5 ABAAA  So. Kermadec Islands       

 

O: 15JAN2022 03:21:17  37.8S  179.6E ML=4.7  GEONET Felt by 5 persons in northeast

O: 15JAN2022 03:21:17  38.0S  179.5E mb=4.8  ANSS   Gisborne New Zealand

P: 12JAN2022 140511    39.0S  175.0E 3.0-4.5 BBCAA  North Island, N.Z.         

 

GEONET reported this earthquake was felt by 5 persons in northeastern North Island, New Zealand with 5 with weak shaking and 0 with light intensity.

 

JAPAN AND KURIL ISLANDS

 

O: 14JAN2022 12:44:45  28.1N  142.9E mb=4.9  EMSC   BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION  

P: 18JAN2022 140326    29.0N  142.0E 4.0-5.6 BAAAA  Bonin Islands              

 

O: 15JAN2022 01:28:17  38.3N  141.7E mb=4.6  EMSC   NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAP

P: 17JAN2022 140374    37.0N  141.0E 4.0-5.6 ABAAA  Off East Coast Honshu      

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.6 off the coast of Eastern Honshu, Japan was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Eastern Honshu, Japan in Miyagi Prefecture.

 

O: 14JAN2022 23:00:54  42.7N  139.8E mb=4.1  EMSC   HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION       

P: 17JAN2022 140434    41.0N  136.0E 3.5-5.4 BBCAA  Sea of Japan               

 

U.S./CANADA*

 

WESTERN U.S./CANADA

 

CALIFORNIA

 

O: 14JAN2022 20:22:14  31.6N  115.0W ML=3.5  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 15JAN2022 06:33:45  31.6N  116.0W ML=2.8  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 14JAN2022 10:16:18  31.4N  115.5W ML=3.1  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO      

P: 13JAN2022 140378    31.0N  115.6W 2.5-4.5 AAAAA  So. California             

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 2.9 in Southern California was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Southern California in Heber, Holtville, and in Yuma, Arizona.

 

O: 14JAN2022 15:05:40  32.8N  115.5W ML=2.6  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P: 13JAN2022 140381    32.9N  115.6W 2.5-4.5 AAAAA  So. California             

 

O: 14JAN2022 19:04:33  33.9N  117.5W Ml=2.0  EMSC   GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA, CALI

P: 13JAN2022 140384    33.9N  116.9W 2.5-4.4 AAAAA  So. California             

 

O: 14JAN2022 19:50:17  36.7N  121.3W Md=2.3  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

O: 14JAN2022 20:56:56  37.0N  121.5W Md=2.3  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P: 14JAN2022 140352    36.9N  121.7W 2.5-4.4 AAAAA  Central California         

 

 

ALASKA

 

O: 14JAN2022 10:55:44  52.3N  167.9W mb=4.1  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

O: 15JAN2022 00:22:54  52.5N  168.1W mb=4.6  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

P: 15JAN2022 140448    53.7N  167.0W 3.5-4.9 ABAAA  Fox Islands, Aleutians     

 

O: 14JAN2022 14:51:59  57.6N  136.0W MB=4.7  ECAN OF JUNEAU, AK   

O: 14JAN2022 14:51:56  57.5N  136.3W mb=4.4  EMSC   SOUTHEASTERN ALASKA          

P: 15JAN2022 140457    57.0N  138.0W 3.0-4.4 AAAAA  Southeast Alaska           

P: 17JAN2022 140457    58.0N  136.0W 3.0-4.4 BAAAA  Southeast Alaska            

 

PACIFIC NORTHWESTERN U.S./WESTERN CANADA

 

O: 14JAN2022 10:06:43  50.4N  130.4W MB=4.1  ECAN Port Hardy, BC   

O: 14JAN2022 08:25:29  50.5N  130.2W MB=4.5  ECAN Port Hardy, BC   

O: 14JAN2022 06:38:24  50.5N  130.3W MB=4.5  ECAN Port Hardy, BC   

O: 14JAN2022 08:25:30  50.7N  130.0W mb=4.3  EMSC   VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA REGIO

P: 14JAN2022 140445    50.5N  130.4W 3.0-5.0 AAAAA  British Colombia           

 

O: 15JAN2022 08:28:32  62.7N  125.7W MB=4.0  ECAN OF WRIGLEY, NT                 

P: 17JAN2022 140472    64.0N  130.0W 2.5-4.1 ABBAA  Yukon Territory, Canada    

 

ROCKY MOUNTAINS REGION

 

O: 14JAN2022 22:37:10  44.3N  115.1W Ml=2.0  EMSC   SOUTHERN IDAHO

O: 14JAN2022 22:37:10  44.3N  115.1W Ml=2.0  EMSC   SOUTHERN IDAHO

O: 14JAN2022 17:11:12  44.3N  115.2W Ml=2.8  EMSC   SOUTHERN IDAHO               

P: 14JAN2022 140413    44.5N  115.2W 2.0-4.1 AAAAA  Montana/Idaho              

 

O: 15JAN2022 06:05:14  31.7N  104.6W ML=2.5  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 15JAN2022 00:35:06  31.7N  104.6W ML=2.8  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS                

P: 17JAN2022 140376    32.6N  104.6W 2.0-4.1 AAAAA  SW U.S.A                   

 

EASTERN U.S./CANADA

 

O: 15JAN2022 06:42:06  36.3N   97.6W ML=2.2  EMSC   OKLAHOMA                     

P: 14JAN2022 140392    36.0N   97.0W 2.0-4.0 AAAAA  Southern Plains            

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 2.7 in northern Kansas was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of northern Kansas in Gypsum and Salina.

 

HAWAII

 

No earthquakes of M>=3 were located in Hawaii.

 

STRONG QUAKE SHAKES SUNDA STRAIT, INDONESIA

 

EARTHQUAKE SUMMARY FOR JANUARY 13, 2022

 

The strongest earthquake in the world today was an M 6.6 in the Sunda Strait near Sumatra, Indonesia. NEIC reported it did some damage with intensity VIII in Labuhan, Banten; V in Randegeland, Serang, IV in Serang, and II-III in Rangkasbitung, Cilegon, Palabuhanratu, Java, Indonesia. BMG reported this earthquake with M 6.7 was felt with intensity VI in Cikeusik, Panimbang, Labuan, Sumur; III-IV in Tangerang Selatan, Lembang, Kota Bogor, Pelabuhanratu, Kalianda, Bandar Lampung; III in Anyer, Jakarta II-III in Kota Tangerang, Ciracas, Bekasi, Kota Bandung, Kab Bogor and Kotabumi. With a minor geomagnetic storm due on January 15, continued enhanced activity in Indonesia appears likely for the next several days. The last earthquake within about 200 km of this epicenter with M>=6.6 occurred on August 2, 2019 with M 6.9 about 100 km southwest of today's epicenter and prior to that as an M 6.8 within about

50 km on October 24, 2000.  Forecast 140285 had expected today's event was likely within about 100 km around January 16. This epicenter is located near 100 degrees from the M 6.8 in the Fox Islands, Aleutians of January 11 and may have been promoted by energy from that source.

 

O: 14JAN2022 09:05:43   6.8S  105.4E Mw=6.6  EMSC   SUNDA STRAIT, INDONESIA      

P: 16JAN2022 140285     6.0S  105.0E 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  So. of Java                

 

The strongest earthquake in the U.S. or Canada today was an M 4.3 in Vancouver, Canada occurred after several smaller events. It occurred within minutes of local solar midnight and was probably promoted by high tidal stresses which maximize near this hour. It may have been lightly felt in the area. The last earthquake of larger magnitude in this active seismic area occurred as an M 4.4 to the east of this on January 2, 2022. The last event of significantly larger magnitude in the area was an M 5.4 on July 22, 2020. Forecast 140445 had expected today's activity within about 25 km was likely around January 14. This activity is at 103 degrees from the Timor earthquake of December 29 (M 7.4) and was probably promoted by energy from that source. It is also at the fifth node (72 degrees) from the M 7.5 in Peru of November 28, 2021.

 

O: 14JAN2022 08:25:30  50.7N  130.0W mb=4.3  EMSC   VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA REGION

O: 14JAN2022 08:25:32  50.4N  130.0W MB=4.0  ECAN OF PORT HARDY, BC  

O: 14JAN2022 08:25:29  50.6N  130.0W MB=4.3  ECAN of Port Hardy, BC  

O: 14JAN2022 06:38:30  51.0N  129.6W MB=4.1  ECAN OF PORT HARDY, BC  

O: 14JAN2022 06:38:26  50.6N  130.1W mb=4.2  EMSC   VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA REGIO

P: 14JAN2022 140445    50.5N  130.4W 3.0-5.0 AAAAA  British Colombia           

 

A pair of light earthquakes occurred today in Southern Africa - an M 3.1 in

South Africa and an M 3.2 in Zimbabwe. NEIC did not report any felt effects with these events. The event in Zimbabwe was the strongest reported by NEIC since an M 4.5 on May 21, 2006, the only such event in the area within about 200 km in the past 30 years.  Forecast 140500 had expected this region would see enhanced seismicity in mid-January. This epicenter is at 145 degrees from the M 6.8 in the Fox Islands of January 11 and was probably promoted by energy from that source.

 

O: 14JAN2022 01:12:45  21.0S   29.9E ML=3.2  EMSC   ZIMBABWE                     

P: 20JAN2022 140500    21.0S   33.0E 4.0-5.5 CACAA  So. Indian Ocean           

 

The M 3.1 in South Africa is about 300-500 km south of the typical activity in

that area. The last event within about 200 km of this epicenter with M>=3.1 reported by NEIC was an M 4.3 on October 31, 2016 and prior to that an M 3.7 on February 6, 2016 and an M 4.3 on January 27, 2002. Forecast 140498 had expected regional seismic enhancement around January 16. This activity is located at 101 degrees from  the M 7.5 in Peru of November 28, 2021 and was probably promoted by energy from that source. Both events in Africa are at the fourth node (90 degrees) from the Flores quake of December 14, 2021.

 

O: 13JAN2022 15:28:45  31.2S   28.6E ML=3.1  EMSC   SOUTH AFRICA                 

P: 16JAN2022 140498    26.0S   28.0E 3.0-4.6 BCAAA  Rep. South Africa          

 

The strongest earthquake in the western hemisphere today was an M 5.0 in the area of Atacama, Chile.  GUC reported this earthquake was felt with intensity IV in  Atacama at Caldera, III at  Copiapo and Tierra Amarilla, Chile. NEIC reported this earthquake of M 5.0 in Atacama, Chile was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Atacama, Chile in Copiapo. This appears to be an aftershock of the M 5.9 which shook the Atacama region on January 8, 2022. Today's event was followed by an M 4.0 aftershock.  GUC reported this earthquake was felt with intensity III in  Atacama at Caldera, Copiapo and Tierra Amarilla, Chile. Forecast 140495 had expected today's activity within about 100 km was likely around January 15. This activity is located at 143 degrees from the M 7.4 quakes in Flores and Timor, Indonesia of December 2021 and at 101 degrees from  the M 7.2 in Vanuatu of October 2, 2021 and was probably promoted by energy from those sources.

 

 

O: 13JAN2022 23:24     27.5S   70.4W mb=4.0  GUC    Atacama at Caldera, Copiapo an

O: 13JAN2022 23:24:07  27.4S   70.6W mb=4.1  EMSC   ATACAMA, CHILE

O: 13JAN2022 18:19:36  26.9S   71.2W Mw=5.0  EMSC   OFFSHORE ATACAMA, CHILE      

O: 13JAN2022 18:19     26.9S   71.2W mb=5.0  GUC    Atacama at Caldera, III at  Co

P: 15JAN2022 140495    26.0S   71.0W 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  Coast No. Chile            

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: 14JAN2022 08:29:06  24.2N   94.6E mb=4.1  EMSC   MYANMAR-INDIA BORDER REGION  

O: 13JAN2022 19:03:29  25.1N   95.1E ML=3.8  EMSC   MYANMAR                      

P: 13JAN2022 140332    23.0N   95.0E 4.0-5.5 ABAAA  Myanmar                    

 

O: 13JAN2022 17:36:52  36.5N   70.2E mb=4.2  EMSC   HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN

P: 17JAN2022 140359    36.0N   71.0E 3.8-5.2 BAAAA  Hindu Kush/Pakistan        

 

O: 13JAN2022 11:55:13  52.3N  159.8E mb=4.0  EMSC   OFF EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA  

P: 12JAN2022 140447    52.0N  160.0E 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  E. of Kamchatka            

 

O: 13JAN2022 19:26:58  54.9N  164.6E mb=4.2  EMSC   KOMANDORSKIYE OSTROVA REGION 

P: 17JAN2022 140450    55.0N  164.0E 4.0-5.9 BAAAA  Komandorsky Isl            

 

O: 14JAN2022 03:11:11  56.1N  113.4E mb=4.1  EMSC   BURYATIYA, RUSSIA            

P:  6JAN2022 140192    56.0N  110.0E 3.0-4.4 CABAA  So. Siberia                

 

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

 

INDONESIA AND PHILIPPINES

 

O: 13JAN2022 12:40:21   1.5N  127.9E ML=4.4  EMSC   HALMAHERA, INDONESIA         

P: 12JAN2022 140264     1.0N  127.0E 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  Halmahera                  

 

O: 13JAN2022 07:23:22   1.5S  127.3E mb=4.8  EMSC   KEPULAUAN OBI, INDONESIA     

P: 12JAN2022 140264     1.0N  127.0E 4.0-5.4 ACAAA  Halmahera                  

 

O: 13JAN2022 10:01:19   1.7N  123.1E ML=4.6  EMSC   MINAHASA, SULAWESI, INDONESIA

P:  6JAN2022 140006     1.0N  124.0E 4.0-5.4 CAAAA  Mindanao, Philippines      

 

O: 13JAN2022 21:04:45   3.7N  126.9E mb=4.4  EMSC   KEPULAUAN TALAUD, INDONESIA  

P: 15JAN2022 140264     2.0N  128.0E 4.0-5.4 ABAAA  Halmahera                  

 

O: 14JAN2022 09:05:43   6.8S  105.4E Mw=6.6  EMSC   SUNDA STRAIT, INDONESIA      

P: 16JAN2022 140285     6.0S  105.0E 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  So. of Java                

 

O: 13JAN2022 18:38:28   7.3S  127.5E mb=4.6  EMSC   KEPULAUAN BARAT DAYA, INDONESI

P: 13JAN2022 140270     7.0S  127.0E 4.0-5.5 AAAAA  Banda Sea                  

 

O: 13JAN2022 13:32:04   7.8S  118.6E ML=4.0  EMSC   FLORES SEA                   

O: 14JAN2022 03:59:39   7.8S  118.6E mb=4.5  EMSC   FLORES SEA

P: 14JAN2022 140291     8.0S  119.0E 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  Sumbawa Island area        

 

O: 14JAN2022 08:23:30  10.1S  110.5E ML=4.7  EMSC   SOUTH OF JAVA, INDONESIA     

P:  8JAN2022 140222    10.0S  109.0E 4.0-5.7 CABAA  So. of Java                 

P: 16JAN2022 140286     9.0S  110.0E 4.0-5.4 ABAAA  So. of Java                

 

 

CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA

 

O: 13JAN2022 19:32:49   9.8N   84.6W mb=4.6  EMSC   COSTA RICA                   

P: 12JAN2022 140262     9.0N   85.0W 3.5-5.1 AAAAA  Costa Rica                 

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.6 in Costa Rica was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Costa Rica in Puntarenas at Jaco (V) and Paquera.

 

O: 13JAN2022 07:40:08  13.6N   91.3W mb=4.2  EMSC   OFFSHORE GUATEMALA           

P: 14JAN2022 140303    13.0N   90.0W 3.5-5.1 AABAA  Guatemala                  

 

O: 13JAN2022 21:21:17  15.7N   95.2W ML=4.0  EMSC   OFFSHORE OAXACA, MEXICO      

P: 15JAN2022 140317    16.0N   96.0W 3.5-5.5 AAAAA  Oaxaca, Mexico              

 

O: 13JAN2022 10:49:36  16.8N  100.1W ML=4.0  EMSC   OFFSHORE GUERRERO, MEXICO    

P: 15JAN2022 140310    17.0N  101.0W 3.5-5.2 AAAAA  Michoacan, Mexico          

 

O: 14JAN2022 02:12:31  18.4N   73.9W ML=3.3  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 14JAN2022 08:01:44  18.4N   73.6W ML=3.2  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 13JAN2022 07:20:01  18.8N   74.0W ML=3.3  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 13JAN2022 07:11:59  18.9N   74.0W ML=3.4  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 13JAN2022 10:37:49  19.0N   72.8W ML=3.0  EMSC   HAITI REGION

 

O: 13JAN2022 13:54:14  18.1N   72.9W ML=3.7  EMSC   HAITI REGION                 

P: 13JAN2022 140321    19.0N   74.0W 3.4-4.9 AAAAA  Haiti                      

 

O: 13JAN2022 22:18:20  19.2N   64.1W ML=3.3  EMSC   VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION        

P: 17JAN2022 140306    19.0N   64.0W 3.0-4.9 BAAAA  Leeward Islands            

 

O: 14JAN2022 04:33:41  20.5N   70.8W ML=3.0  EMSC   DOMINICAN REPUBLIC REGION    

P: 17JAN2022 140321    19.0N   71.0W 3.4-4.9 BBAAA  Dominican Republic         

 

O: 14JAN2022 05:50:20  21.3S   68.9W mb=4.3  EMSC   ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE           

P: 14JAN2022 140493    21.0S   68.0W 4.0-5.5 AAAAA  Argentina                  

 

O: 13JAN2022 13:52:00  24.4S   67.2W mb=4.3  EMSC   SALTA, ARGENTINA             

P:  8JAN2022 140227    24.0S   67.0W 4.0-5.6 BAAAA  Argentina                  

 

O: 13JAN2022 23:24:07  27.4S   70.6W mb=4.1  EMSC   ATACAMA, CHILE

O: 13JAN2022 18:19:36  26.9S   71.2W Mw=5.0  EMSC   OFFSHORE ATACAMA, CHILE      

P: 15JAN2022 140495    26.0S   71.0W 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  Coast No. Chile            

 

AFRICA AND EUROPE

 

O: 14JAN2022 01:12:45  21.0S   29.9E ML=3.2  EMSC   ZIMBABWE                     

P: 20JAN2022 140500    21.0S   33.0E 4.0-5.5 CACAA  So. Indian Ocean           

 

O: 14JAN2022 04:06:33  28.6N   17.8W ML=2.1  EMSC   CANARY ISLANDS, SPAIN REGION 

P: 15JAN2022 140327    28.0N   16.0W 3.0-4.6 AAAAA  Canary Islands             

 

O: 13JAN2022 15:28:45  31.2S   28.6E ML=3.1  EMSC   SOUTH AFRICA                 

P: 16JAN2022 140498    26.0S   28.0E 3.0-4.6 BCAAA  Rep. South Africa          

 

O: 13JAN2022 12:14:02  51.6N   16.2E mb=4.3  EMSC   POLAND                       

P: 20JAN2022 140453    51.0N   16.0E 3.0-4.8 CAAAA  Poland                     

 

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

 

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC

 

O: 14JAN2022 08:21:29  22.5S  170.3E mb=4.4  EMSC   SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS 

P: 12JAN2022 140496    21.0S  170.0E 4.0-5.5 ABAAA  Loyalty Islands            

P: 18JAN2022 140496    22.0S  170.0E 4.0-5.6 BAAAA  Loyalty 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: 13JAN2022 09:31:29  33.8S  179.4E ML=4.0  EMSC   SOUTH OF KERMADEC ISLANDS    

P: 14JAN2022 140514    34.0S  180.0E 4.0-5.5 AAAAA  So. Kermadec Islands       

 

JAPAN AND KURIL ISLANDS

 

No earthquakes of M>=4 were located in Japan or the Kuril Islands today.

 

U.S./CANADA*

 

WESTERN U.S./CANADA

 

CALIFORNIA

 

O: 13JAN2022 21:28:06  31.9N  115.6W ML=3.5  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO      

P: 13JAN2022 140378    31.0N  115.6W 2.5-4.5 AAAAA  So. California             

 

O: 13JAN2022 08:23:09  33.4N  116.4W ML=2.6  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P: 13JAN2022 140382    33.4N  116.7W 2.5-4.4 AAAAA  So. California             

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 2.8 in Southern California was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Southern California in Borrego Springs, Indio, Palm Springs, Escondido, Alpine, Murrieta and La Jolla.

 

O: 14JAN2022 01:19:30  34.1N  117.3W Ml=2.0  EMSC   GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA, CALI

P: 13JAN2022 140384    33.9N  116.9W 2.5-4.4 AAAAA  So. California             

 

O: 13JAN2022 18:44:36  36.0N  117.9W Ml=2.0  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

P: 14JAN2022 140343    36.1N  118.1W 2.5-4.4 AAAAA  California/Nevada area     

 

O: 13JAN2022 21:57:41  37.8N  121.8W Md=2.1  EMSC   SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CALIF.

O: 14JAN2022 01:21:23  37.9N  122.0W Md=2.5  EMSC   SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CALIF.

P:  9JAN2022 140091    38.0N  122.3W 2.5-4.6 BAAAA  Central California         

P: 12JAN2022 140353    37.3N  121.6W 2.5-4.4 AAAAA  Central California         

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 2.5 in San Francisco, California was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of San Francisco, California in Walnut Creek, Alamo, Clayton, Concord, Pleasant Hill, San Ramon.

 

O: 13JAN2022 18:37:36  38.0N  118.7W Md=2.2  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA            

P: 10JAN2022 140086    38.4N  118.7W 2.5-4.6 BAAAA  California/Nevada area     

 

O: 14JAN2022 04:50:22  38.8N  122.8W Md=2.6  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

O: 13JAN2022 14:46:58  38.8N  122.8W Md=2.3  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P: 15JAN2022 140354    38.5N  122.7W 2.5-4.6 AAAAA  Central California         

 

O: 13JAN2022 10:33:52  40.0N  123.7W ML=2.5  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P: 12JAN2022 140355    39.8N  123.5W 2.5-4.4 AAAAA  Central California         

 

 

ALASKA

 

O: 13JAN2022 23:45:26  54.6N  163.4W mb=3.7  EMSC   UNIMAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA 

P: 15JAN2022 140459    54.6N  163.6W 3.5-5.2 AAAAA  Unimak Islands, Aleutians  

 

PACIFIC NORTHWESTERN U.S./WESTERN CANADA

 

O: 13JAN2022 16:32:25  42.5N  126.5W ML=3.2  EMSC   OFF COAST OF OREGON          

P: 12JAN2022 140426    43.1N  126.5W 3.0-4.6 AAAAA  Off Coast of Oregon        

 

O: 12JAN2022 22:51:37  56.8N  122.0W MB=4.2  ECAN Fort St. John, BC              

P: 17JAN2022 140442    56.0N  120.0W 2.0-4.3 BABAA  Alberta                     

 

O: 14JAN2022 08:25:30  50.7N  130.0W mb=4.3  EMSC   VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA REGION

O: 14JAN2022 08:25:32  50.4N  130.0W MB=4.0  ECAN OF PORT HARDY, BC  

O: 14JAN2022 08:25:29  50.6N  130.0W MB=4.3  ECAN of Port Hardy, BC  

O: 14JAN2022 06:38:30  51.0N  129.6W MB=4.1  ECAN OF PORT HARDY, BC  

O: 14JAN2022 06:38:26  50.6N  130.1W mb=4.2  EMSC   VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA REGIO

P: 14JAN2022 140445    50.5N  130.4W 3.0-5.0 AAAAA  British Colombia           

 

ROCKY MOUNTAINS REGION

 

O: 13JAN2022 10:35:27  44.4N  115.2W Ml=2.1  EMSC   SOUTHERN IDAHO

O: 13JAN2022 13:22:41  44.4N  115.2W Ml=2.1  EMSC   SOUTHERN IDAHO

O: 13JAN2022 16:29:02  44.4N  115.2W ML=2.4  EMSC   SOUTHERN IDAHO

O: 13JAN2022 08:35:26  44.3N  115.2W Ml=2.1  EMSC   SOUTHERN IDAHO               

P: 14JAN2022 140413    44.5N  115.2W 2.0-4.1 AAAAA  Montana/Idaho              

 

EASTERN U.S./CANADA

 

O: 14JAN2022 04:52:42  35.1N   95.6W ML=2.2  EMSC   OKLAHOMA                     

P: 14JAN2022 140392    35.0N   97.0W 2.0-4.0 AAAAA  Southern Plains            

 

O: 13JAN2022 07:42:38  49.0N   68.1W ML=3.0  EMSC   ST. LAWRENCE VALLEY REG., CANA

O: 13JAN2022 07:42:38  49.1N   68.2W MB=3.1  ECAN Hauterive, QC, felt            

P: 14JAN2022 140410    49.3N   67.5W 2.0-4.2 AAAAA  Maine                       

 

O: 13JAN2022 03:14:13  47.6N   70.2W MB=1.1  ECAN La Malbaie, QC                 

P: 15JAN2022 140418    47.3N   70.5W 2.0-4.1 AAAAA  New England                

 

HAWAII

 

O: 13JAN2022 14:54:46  19.4N  155.8W ML=3.1  EMSC   ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII     

P: 15JAN2022 140304    18.8N  155.2W 3.0-4.6 AAAAA  Hawaii                     

MODERATELY STRONG QUAKE FELT WIDELY IN NORTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND

 

EARTHQUAKE SUMMARY FOR JANUARY 12, 2022

 

The strongest earthquake in the world today was an M 5.7-5.8 under North Island, New Zealand. NEIC reported it was felt with intensity V in Wanganui, North Island, New Zealand at Dannevirke and IV in Stratford, Eltham, Wanganui, Foxton, and II-III in Kapiti, Rotorua, Hastings, Porirua and Upper Hutt. GEONET reported this earthquake was felt with moderate intensity east of Stratford and in southwestern North Island and northern South Island. Light to moderate intensity was reported throughout much of southern North Island and northern South Island. More than 38868 people reported feeling this earthquake with 11072 reporting weak shaking; 20283 light; 6864 moderate and 584 strong intensity; 30 severe and 35 extreme shaking. The last earthquake within about 200 km of this epicenter with equal or larger magnitude was an M 6.1 on October 30, 2018 and prior to that an M 5.7 on July 7, 2012. Forecasts 140250, 140511 and 140515 had expected this event in this area was likely between January 6 and 12. Like an M 3.9 in Southern California today, this epicenter is at 102-103 degrees from the M 6.9 in Qinghai, China of January 7 and was probably promoted by energy from that source. It is also at 102 degrees from the M 7.4 in Northern Peru of November 28, 2021 and from the M 6.8 in the Fox Islands January 11, 2022 and was probably promoted by energy from those sources.

 

O: 12JAN2022 10:49:35  39.3S  174.5E Mw=5.7  EMSC   NORTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND  

O: 12JAN2022 10:49:36  39.3S  174.6E MS=5.8  GEONET Felt with moderate intensity

P:  6JAN2022 140250    40.0S  175.0E 3.0-4.9 CAAAA  So. Island, N.Z.           

P: 12JAN2022 140511    39.0S  175.0E 3.0-4.5 AAAAA  North Island, N.Z.         

P: 12JAN2022 140515    40.0S  174.0E 3.0-4.5 AAAAA  North Island, N.Z.         

 

An earthquake of M 4.4-5.0 was later felt in South Island, New Zealand today. NEIC reported intensity IV in Manapouri and II in Te Anau, New Zealand. GEONET reported this earthquake was felt with weak intensity in the area southwest of Te Anau, South Island. 47 reports of felt intensity came from the area east and north of the epicenter. About 47 people  reported weak shaking and 37 light intensity; 7 with moderate intensity and 2 with strong, 0 with  severe and 1 with extreme shaking. The last earthquake within about 150 km of this epicenter with M>=5 occurred on May 31, 2021 with M 5.0. The last events of larger magnitude occurred on June 7, 2016 and December 12, 2014 with M 5.2-5.4.

Forecast 140518 had expected today's event was likely in this area around January 14. This epicenter is at 104 degrees from the M 7.4 in Northern Peru of

November 28, 2021 and was probably promoted by energy from that source. It is also at 102-103 degrees from the M 6.9 in Qinghai, China of January 7 and was probably promoted by energy from that source.

 

O: 13JAN2022 03:20:24  45.7S  166.6E mb=4.4  EMSC   OFF W. COAST OF S. ISLAND, N.Z

O: 13JAN2022 03:20:23  45.7S  166.6E MS=5.0  GEONET Felt with weak intensity

P: 14JAN2022 140518    45.0S  168.0E 3.0-5.2 AAAAA  So. Island, N.Z.           

 

 

A moderate earthquake of M 3.9-4.0 occurred in Southern California today. NEIC reported this event with intensity IV in La Quinta with II-III shaking in Mountain Center, Palm Desert, Anza, Indian Wells, Warner Springs, Palm Springs, Borrego Springs, Indio and Rancho Mirage among other communities in Southern California. A series of aftershocks were felt in the same area. The last earthquake within about 50 km of this epicenter with larger magnitude was an M 4.9 on April 4, 2020 and prior to that an M 4.4 on August 15, 2018. Forecasts 140381 and 140382 had expected today's activity around January 13. This epicenter is located at the third node (120 degrees) from the events in Flores and Timor of M 7.3-7.4 of late December and was probably promoted by energy from those sources.

 

O: 13JAN2022 03:21:08  33.5N  116.4W Ml=2.3  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

O: 13JAN2022 03:24:52  33.5N  116.4W ML=2.7  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

O: 13JAN2022 03:27:25  33.5N  116.4W Ml=2.0  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

O: 13JAN2022 04:27:27  33.5N  116.5W Ml=2.0  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

O: 12JAN2022 08:01:59  33.2N  116.1W Ml=2.0  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA           

O: 13JAN2022 03:19:07  33.5N  116.5W Mw=3.9  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P: 13JAN2022 140382    33.4N  116.7W 2.5-4.4 AAAAA  So. California             

P: 13JAN2022 140381    32.9N  115.6W 2.5-4.5 AAAAA  So. California             

 

An M 5.6 shook regions of Papua New Guinea today. NEIC reported it was felt with intensity IV in Papua New Guinea in Lae and Bulolo, Morobe, PNG and II-III in Goroka and Port Moresby. The last earthquakes within about 200 km of this epicenter with equal or greater magnitude occurred on January 23, 2021, a year ago, with M 5.7 and prior to that an M 6.3 on October 8, 2020. A major quake hit near this epicenter with M 7.0 on July 17, 2020. Forecast 140279 had expected today's event was likely around January 12 within about 100 km of this epicenter.

 

O: 12JAN2022 13:16:21   6.6S  147.4E Mw=5.6  EMSC   EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG., P.N.G

P: 12JAN2022 140279     7.0S  148.0E 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  New Ireland                

 

Aftershocks also continued in the Fox Islands, Aleutians. The larger of these were felt lightly in the Fox Islands and Unimak, Alaska. The mainshock of January 11  of M 6.8 occurred at 11:35 UT within about 15 minutes of local solar midnight and was probably promoted by high tidal stresses which maximize near this hour. It occurred as solar flare #1450 (SWPC) - a B4.6 was in progress and SFE may also have helped trigger that event in the Fox Islands. The strongest aftershocks today were an M 4.9 and M 4.0. Forecast 140182 had expected this activity within about 100 km was likely around January 10.

 

O: 12JAN2022 13:15:11  52.3N  167.5W mb=4.0  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

O: 12JAN2022 14:28:12  52.8N  168.1W mb=4.9  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

P: 10JAN2022 140182    51.9N  169.2W 3.5-5.0 AAAAA  Fox Islands, Aleutians     

 

A pair of moderate earthquakes also continued far-field aftershocks in the Andreanof Islands, Aleutians about 1000 km west of the Fox Islands. These events of M 5.0 and M 5.1 were the largest recorded in the U.S. or Canada today. Forecasts 140176 and 140443 had expected this activity within about 50 km was likely between January 8 and 18.  This epicenter is at 102 degrees from the M 7.4 in Northern Peru of November 28, 2021 and was probably promoted by energy from that source.

 

O: 13JAN2022 05:47:11  51.3N  179.2W mb=5.0  EMSC   ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS.

O: 13JAN2022 01:46:02  51.4N  179.9W mb=5.1  EMSC   ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS

P:  9JAN2022 140176    50.9N  179.0W 3.5-5.1 BAAAA  Andreanoff Isls, Aleutians 

P: 18JAN2022 140443    51.0N  179.9W 3.5-5.1 BAAAA  Andreanoff Isls, Aleutians 

 

An M 4.1 also shook areas of northern Chile today. NEIC reported it was felt with intensity II in Iquique, Tarapaca.

 

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: 12JAN2022 20:46:58  25.3N   93.9E mb=4.6  EMSC   ASSAM-NAGALAND-MANIPUR, INDIA

P:  8JAN2022 140070    23.0N   95.0E 4.0-5.7 BCAAA  Myanmar                    

P: 13JAN2022 140332    23.0N   95.0E 4.0-5.5 ACAAA  Myanmar                    

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.6 in India was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of India in Manipur.

 

O: 12JAN2022 13:01:56  37.7N  101.5E mb=5.0  EMSC   NORTHERN QINGHAI, CHINA

O: 12JAN2022 12:16:19  37.8N  101.4E mb=4.9  EMSC   NORTHERN QINGHAI, CHINA

O: 12JAN2022 16:18:02  37.8N  101.6E mb=4.3  EMSC   NORTHERN QINGHAI, CHINA

O: 12JAN2022 10:20:43  37.7N  101.6E mb=5.3  EMSC   NORTHERN QINGHAI, CHINA      

P: 10JAN2022 140126    38.0N  101.0E 3.5-4.9 AAAAA  So. China                  

 

INDONESIA AND PHILIPPINES

O: 12JAN2022 19:33:45   0.5N  126.6E ML=4.0  EMSC   MOLUCCA SEA                  

P: 12JAN2022 140264     1.0N  127.0E 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  Halmahera                  

 

O: 12JAN2022 19:32:25   0.8N  123.7E mb=4.5  EMSC   MINAHASA, SULAWESI, INDONESIA

P: 10JAN2022 140006     0.0N  125.0E 4.0-5.5 AABAA  Mindanao, Philippines      

P: 13JAN2022 140290     1.0S  123.0E 4.0-5.5 ABAAA  Sulawesi area              

 

O: 12JAN2022 22:07:28   0.9S  120.5E ML=4.1  EMSC   MINAHASA, SULAWESI, INDONESIA

P: 20JAN2022 140290     1.0S  122.0E 4.0-5.7 CABAA  Sulawesi area              

 

O: 12JAN2022 11:08:03   4.9N  125.5E ML=4.6  EMSC   KEPULAUAN SANGIHE, INDONESIA 

P: 12JAN2022 140267     5.0N  125.0E 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  Mindanao, Philippines      

 

O: 12JAN2022 21:36:14   5.6N   94.1E ML=4.3  EMSC   NORTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA  

P: 12JAN2022 140268     3.0N   93.0E 4.0-5.4 ACAAA  Nicobar Islands            

 

O: 12JAN2022 20:45:09   6.3S  122.7E ML=4.1  EMSC   FLORES SEA                   

P: 15JAN2022 140274     8.0S  124.0E 4.0-5.8 BBBAA  Flores Island area         

 

O: 13JAN2022 00:16:48  12.4N  123.7E ML=3.9  EMSC   MASBATE REGION, PHILIPPINES  

P: 12JAN2022 140307    12.0N  124.0E 3.5-4.9 AAAAA  Luzon, Philippines         

 

O: 12JAN2022 20:20:45  17.0N  121.6E ML=4.0  EMSC   LUZON, PHILIPPINES           

P: 14JAN2022 140308    13.0N  121.0E 3.5-4.9 ACAAA  Luzon, Philippines         

 

 

CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA

 

 

 

O: 13JAN2022 06:28:54  13.4N   91.2W mb=4.1  EMSC   OFFSHORE GUATEMALA           

P: 14JAN2022 140303    13.0N   90.0W 3.5-5.1 AAAAA  Guatemala                  

P: 16JAN2022 140303    14.0N   91.0W 3.5-5.2 BAAAA  Guatemala                  

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.1 in Guatemala was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Guatemala in Antigua.

 

O: 13JAN2022 04:59:28  15.9N   95.9W ML=4.0  EMSC   OAXACA, MEXICO

O: 12JAN2022 19:57:43  15.7N   95.3W ML=4.1  EMSC   OFFSHORE OAXACA, MEXICO      

P:  9JAN2022 140051    16.0N   96.0W 3.5-5.5 BAAAA  Oaxaca, Mexico             

P: 15JAN2022 140317    16.0N   96.0W 3.5-5.5 BAAAA  Oaxaca, Mexico             

 

O: 13JAN2022 00:16:09  16.0N   97.5W ML=4.1  EMSC   OAXACA, MEXICO               

P: 15JAN2022 140318    16.0N   98.0W 3.5-5.4 AAAAA  Oaxaca, Mexico             

 

O: 13JAN2022 05:51:28  16.9N  100.1W ML=4.1  EMSC   OFFSHORE GUERRERO, MEXICO

O: 12JAN2022 08:51:52  16.8N   99.9W ML=4.0  EMSC   OFFSHORE GUERRERO, MEXICO    

P: 15JAN2022 140310    17.0N  101.0W 3.5-5.2 BAAAA  Michoacan, Mexico          

 

O: 12JAN2022 23:53:02  18.6N   74.2W ML=3.0  EMSC   HAITI REGION                 

P: 13JAN2022 140321    19.0N   74.0W 3.4-4.9 AAAAA  Haiti                      

 

O: 12JAN2022 21:21:50  18.7S   69.3W mb=4.0  EMSC   TARAPACA, CHILE              

P: 16JAN2022 140487    19.0S   69.0W 4.0-5.8 BAAAA  So. Peru/Bolivia           

 

O: 12JAN2022 20:41:35  18.8N   74.0W ML=4.0  EMSC   HAITI REGION                 

P: 13JAN2022 140321    19.0N   74.0W 3.4-4.9 AAAAA  Haiti                      

 

O: 12JAN2022 10:49:14  19.3N   67.1W Md=3.5  EMSC   PUERTO RICO REGION           

P: 13JAN2022 140320    19.0N   67.0W 3.4-5.1 AAAAA  Puerto Rico                

 

O: 13JAN2022 04:16:37  20.0N   70.6W ML=3.3  EMSC   DOMINICAN REPUBLIC REGION    

P: 17JAN2022 140321    19.0N   71.0W 3.4-4.9 BAAAA  Dominican Republic         

 

O: 12JAN2022 10:18:56  21.3S   69.8W mb=4.1  EMSC   TARAPACA, CHILE               

P: 12JAN2022 140495    21.0S   69.0W 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  Coast No. Chile            

 

O: 13JAN2022 04:13:45  23.0S   69.3W mb=4.1  EMSC   ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE

O: 12JAN2022 10:39:32  23.1S   69.4W mb=4.1  EMSC   ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE           

P:  8JAN2022 140229    23.0S   69.0W 4.0-5.6 BAAAA  Coast No. Chile            

 

O: 12JAN2022 21:34:10  27.4N  108.8W ML=3.6  EMSC   SONORA, MEXICO               

P:  9JAN2022 140065    28.0N  112.0W 3.5-5.1 AACAA  Gulf of California         

 

O: 13JAN2022 00:06:44  37.6S   73.5W ML=3.8  EMSC   BIO-BIO, CHILE               

O: 12JAN2022 23:01:37  37.9S   74.1W mb=4.5  EMSC   OFFSHORE BIO-BIO, CHILE      

P:  8JAN2022 140240    38.0S   74.0W 4.0-5.4 BAAAA  Central Chile              

 

 

AFRICA AND EUROPE

 

O: 12JAN2022 11:57:41  28.6N   17.8W ML=2.1  EMSC   CANARY ISLANDS, SPAIN REGION 

P:  9JAN2022 140064    28.0N   17.0W 3.0-4.6 BAAAA  Canary Islands             

 

O: 12JAN2022 22:54:24  37.7N   26.0E mb=4.1  EMSC   DODECANESE ISLANDS, GREECE   

P:  9JAN2022 140081    37.0N   27.0E 3.0-4.6 BAAAA  Aegean Sea                 

 

O: 12JAN2022 10:37:50  63.9N   19.7W ML=3.5  EMSC   ICELAND                      

O: 13JAN2022 06:51:40  64.7N   17.5W ML=3.2  EMSC   ICELAND

P: 12JAN2022 140468    65.0N   18.0W 3.0-4.4 ABAAA  Iceland area               

 

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC

 

O: 12JAN2022 19:43:48  24.4S  180.0W mb=4.9  EMSC   SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS        

P: 18JAN2022 140503    25.0S  179.0W 4.0-5.4 CAAAA  Tonga Islands              

 

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

 

OCEAN RIDGES

 

O: 13JAN2022 02:03:28  23.1S  114.5W mb=4.9  EMSC   EASTER ISLAND REGION         

P:  8JAN2022 140233    24.0S  115.0W 4.0-5.6 BAAAA  So. East Pacific Rise      

 

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

 

 

ZEALANDIA AND AUSTRALIA REGION

 

O: 12JAN2022 15:24:05  33.0S  179.3E ML=3.9  EMSC   SOUTH OF KERMADEC ISLANDS    

P:  9JAN2022 140247    33.0S  178.0E 4.0-5.5 BAAAA  So. Kermadec Islands       

P: 14JAN2022 140514    34.0S  180.0E 4.0-5.5 AAAAA  So. Kermadec Islands       

 

O: 12JAN2022 10:49:35  39.3S  174.5E Mw=5.7  EMSC   NORTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND  

O: 12JAN2022 10:49:36  39.3S  174.6E MS=5.8  GEONET Felt with moderate intensity

P:  6JAN2022 140250    40.0S  175.0E 3.0-4.9 CAAAA  So. Island, N.Z.           

P: 12JAN2022 140511    39.0S  175.0E 3.0-4.5 AAAAA  North Island, N.Z.         

P: 12JAN2022 140515    40.0S  174.0E 3.0-4.5 AAAAA  North Island, N.Z.         

 

GEONET reported this earthquake was felt with moderate intensity east of Stratford and in southwestern North Island and northern South Island. Light to moderate intensity was reported throughout much of southern North Island and northern South Island. More than 38868 people reported feeling this earthquake with 11072 reporting weak shaking; 20283 light; 6864 moderate and 584 strong intensity; 30 severe and 35 extreme shaking.

 

O: 13JAN2022 03:20:24  45.7S  166.6E mb=4.4  EMSC   OFF W. COAST OF S. ISLAND, N.Z

O: 13JAN2022 03:20:23  45.7S  166.6E MS=5.0  GEONET Felt with weak intensity

P: 14JAN2022 140518    45.0S  168.0E 3.0-5.2 AAAAA  So. Island, N.Z.           

 

GEONET reported this earthquake was felt with weak intensity in the area southwest of Te Anau, South Island. 47 reports of felt intensity came from the area east and north of the epicenter. About 47 people  reported weak shaking and 37 light intensity; 7 with moderate intensity and 2 with strong, 0 with  severe and 1 with extreme shaking.

 

 

JAPAN AND KURIL ISLANDS

 

O: 12JAN2022 15:46:08  30.5N  131.0E mb=4.8  EMSC   KYUSHU, JAPAN                

O: 13JAN2022 06:26:16  31.1N  131.5E mb=4.7  EMSC   KYUSHU, JAPAN

P: 13JAN2022 140361    31.0N  130.0E 3.5-5.0 AAAAA  Kyushu, Japan area         

 

O: 13JAN2022 01:21:40  44.8N  148.9E mb=4.4  EMSC   KURIL ISLANDS                

P: 14JAN2022 140435    45.0N  149.0E 3.5-5.7 AAAAA  So. Kurils                 

 

U.S./CANADA*

 

WESTERN U.S./CANADA

 

CALIFORNIA

 

O: 12JAN2022 10:47:03  31.4N  115.5W ML=3.0  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 12JAN2022 08:52:43  31.4N  115.5W ML=3.2  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO      

P: 13JAN2022 140378    31.0N  115.6W 2.5-4.5 AAAAA  So. California             

 

 

O: 13JAN2022 03:21:08  33.5N  116.4W Ml=2.3  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

O: 13JAN2022 03:24:52  33.5N  116.4W ML=2.7  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

O: 13JAN2022 03:27:25  33.5N  116.4W Ml=2.0  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

O: 13JAN2022 04:27:27  33.5N  116.5W Ml=2.0  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

O: 12JAN2022 08:01:59  33.2N  116.1W Ml=2.0  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA          

O: 13JAN2022 03:19:07  33.5N  116.5W Mw=3.9  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P: 13JAN2022 140382    33.4N  116.7W 2.5-4.4 AAAAA  So. California             

P: 13JAN2022 140381    32.9N  115.6W 2.5-4.5 AAAAA  So. California             

 

O: 12JAN2022 08:34:53  30.2N  113.8W ML=3.8  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA           

P: 15JAN2022 140377    30.6N  114.6W 2.0-4.1 BAAAA  Gulf of California         

 

O: 12JAN2022 09:06:02  32.9N  115.5W ML=2.3  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P: 13JAN2022 140381    32.9N  115.6W 2.5-4.5 AAAAA  So. California             

 

O: 12JAN2022 08:01:59  33.2N  116.1W Ml=2.0  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P: 13JAN2022 140381    32.9N  115.6W 2.5-4.5 AAAAA  So. California             

 

O: 13JAN2022 02:28:04  36.6N  121.2W Md=2.4  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

O: 12JAN2022 14:17:55  36.3N  120.8W Md=2.5  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

P:  8JAN2022 140089    36.2N  120.8W 2.5-4.4 BAAAA  Central California         

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 2.5 in Central California was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Central California in Los Banos.

 

O: 12JAN2022 23:38:04  38.6N  119.8W Md=2.3  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P: 13JAN2022 140348    38.3N  119.3W 2.5-4.7 AAAAA  California/Nevada area     

 

O: 12JAN2022 22:44:50  40.4N  124.2W Md=2.4  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P: 15JAN2022 140425    40.3N  124.6W 2.5-4.7 BAAAA  Off Coast of No. Calif     

 

ALASKA

 

O: 12JAN2022 12:42:16  60.1N  153.3W mb=4.0  EMSC   SOUTHERN ALASKA              

P: 10JAN2022 140197    60.0N  153.5W 3.2-4.9 AAAAA  Central Alaska             

 

O: 13JAN2022 05:47:11  51.3N  179.2W mb=5.0  EMSC   ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS.

O: 13JAN2022 01:46:02  51.4N  179.9W mb=5.1  EMSC   ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS

P:  9JAN2022 140176    50.9N  179.0W 3.5-5.1 BAAAA  Andreanoff Isls, Aleutians 

P: 18JAN2022 140443    51.0N  179.9W 3.5-5.1 BAAAA  Andreanoff Isls, Aleutians 

 

O: 12JAN2022 13:15:11  52.3N  167.5W mb=4.0  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

O: 12JAN2022 14:28:12  52.8N  168.1W mb=4.9  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

P: 10JAN2022 140182    51.9N  169.2W 3.5-5.0 AAAAA  Fox Islands, Aleutians     

 

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: 12JAN2022 16:58:15  44.8N  110.8W Ml=2.1  EMSC   YELLOWSTONE NAT. PARK, WYOMING

O: 12JAN2022 17:58:12  44.7N  110.1W Ml=2.0  EMSC   YELLOWSTONE NAT. PARK, WYOMING

P: 17JAN2022 140441    44.2N  110.3W 2.0-3.9 BAAAA  Yellowstone/Wyoming        

 

EASTERN U.S./CANADA

 

O: 12JAN2022 13:18:42  50.9N   64.2W MB=3.3  ECAN Mingan, QC                     

O: 12JAN2022 13:18:42  50.9N   64.2W ML=3.3  EMSC   EASTERN QUEBEC, CANADA       

P: 14JAN2022 140404    49.0N   66.0W 2.0-4.5 ABBAA  E. of Maine                

 

O: 11JAN2022 17:52:00  45.0N   66.9W MB=2.8  ECAN Saint Andrews, NB              

P: 14JAN2022 140404    46.0N   66.0W 2.0-4.2 BAAAA  E. of Maine                 

 

HAWAII

 

No earthquakes of M>=3 were located in Hawaii.

 

 

 

 

 

STRONG EARTHQUAKES SHAKE FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIANS, ALASKA

 

EARTHQUAKE SUMMARY FOR JANUARY 11, 2022

 

Strong earthquakes of M 6.8 and M 6.4 shook the region of the Fox Islands, Aleutians, Alaska today. NEIC reported the M 6.8 was felt with intensity VI in Nikolski; IV in Dutch Harbor, Unalaska, Falso Pass and II-III in Akutan, Atka, Cold Bay, and Adak,  Alaska. The M 6.4 aftershock was reported with intensity IV in Nikolski, Alaska and III in Unalaska. An aftershock of M 5.8 was also reported felt with intensity IV in Nikolski and Dutch Harbor, Alaska. The last earthquake within about 250 km of this epicenter in the Fox Islands with M>=6.8 was an M 6.9 on July 27, 2015 about 150 km west of today's epicenter. This epicenter is located at the sixth node (60 degrees) from the Qinghai, China earthquake of January 7 and at the fourth node (90 degrees) from the M 6.5 in Cypress yesterday and was probably promoted by energy from those sources. Recent unusual earthquakes have also occurred in northern Greece and Macedonia around January 10, 2022.  Forecast 140182 had expected enhanced seismicity within about 100 km of today's activity was likely  In the previous issue of this summary a foreshock in the Fox Islands was noted as:

 

"An M 3.9 also occurred in the Fox Islands, Alaska today. The last earthquake of larger magnitude in the Fox Islands was an M 4.4 on January 3, 2022. This may be related to the moderate geomagnetic storm which was occurring at the time of this earthquake. Forecast 140182 had expected this event within about 150 km of this epicenter in the Fox Islands was likely around January 9." (January 10-11, 2022)

 

O: 12JAN2022 04:25:50  52.3N  168.1W ml=3.7  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

O: 12JAN2022 05:29:06  52.3N  167.8W mb=4.0  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

O: 11JAN2022 11:54:02  52.4N  167.9W mb=4.8  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

O: 11JAN2022 17:03:55  52.4N  167.9W mb=4.7  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

O: 11JAN2022 17:21:10  52.4N  167.7W mb=4.3  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

O: 12JAN2022 02:51:44  52.4N  167.6W mb=3.7  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

O: 11JAN2022 11:45:54  52.5N  168.0W mb=5.4  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

O: 11JAN2022 13:22:51  52.5N  168.2W mb=4.7  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

O: 11JAN2022 13:50:21  52.5N  167.8W mb=4.4  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

O: 11JAN2022 14:43:25  52.5N  168.1W mb=4.7  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

O: 11JAN2022 22:15:42  52.5N  168.1W mb=4.7  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

O: 11JAN2022 12:39:33  52.6N  168.2W Mw=6.5  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

O: 11JAN2022 12:53:49  52.6N  168.1W Mw=5.8  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

O: 11JAN2022 18:18:13  52.6N  167.9W Mw=4.8  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

O: 12JAN2022 02:32:00  52.6N  167.5W mb=3.7  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

O: 11JAN2022 12:37:56  52.7N  168.2W mb=4.7  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

O: 11JAN2022 11:35:47  52.8N  167.9W Mw=6.8  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

O: 11JAN2022 15:27:17  53.1N  168.1W mb=5.0  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

O: 11JAN2022 18:01:37  52.2N  168.2W mb=4.1  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

P: 10JAN2022 140182    51.9N  169.2W 3.5-5.0 AAAAA  Fox Islands, Aleutians     

 

 

An M 2.5 earthquake followed the mainshock in the Fox Islands six minutes later in the region of Los Angeles, California. NEIC reported this event was widely felt with intensity II-III in Carson, Long Beach, Torrance, Harbor City, Wilmington, Long Beach, Gardena, and Lomita. This epicenter is at the eighth node (40.0 degrees) from the Fox Islands epicenter. The P-wave from the Fox Islands takes this time to travel to this area of Southern California and was in the vicinity at the time of the Los Angeles earthquake which  was probably triggered by this phase. Hair-triggering of seismicity from distance strong earthquakes can indicate high regional stress and may indicate a stronger earthquake in the area is likely in the near term. Similar earthquakes of M 2.8 and M 2.5 occurred near this epicenter on January 7 and earlier on January 11, 2022. Forecast 140121 had expected today's event within about 10 km was likely  around January 8. This activity is near 103 degrees from the M 6.9 in Qinghai,

China of January 7 and may have been previously promoted by energy from that source.

 

O: 12JAN2022 00:24:58  33.9N  118.7W Ml=2.2  EMSC   SANTA MONICA BAY, CALIFORNIA

O: 11JAN2022 11:41:49  33.8N  118.3W Ml=2.5  EMSC   GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA, CALI

P:  8JAN2022 140121    33.9N  118.3W 2.5-4.4 BAAAA  So. California             

 

The strongest earthquake California today was an M 2.7 in Southern California.

NEIC reported this earthquake of M  2.7 in Southern California was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Southern California in Borrego Springs, La Quinta.  This area has seen enhanced seismicity following the Qinghai earthquake of January 7 including an M 3.2 west of this on January 8, 2022 which was also  at 103 degrees from the Qinghai epicenter as noted in this summary at the time as:

 

"A series of earthquakes occurred today near 103 degrees from the M 6.6-6.9 earthquake in Qinghai, China of January 7, 2022. These were probably promoted by strong energy from that source and occurred in Southern California (M 3.2); the

Kermadec Islands (M 5.0 ...), the northern Gulf of California (M 3.5-4.0, 4.8) among others.  Energy from strong surface disturbances reflects and refracts off the core-mantle boundary back to the surface near 103 degrees and seismicity at this distance from strong earthquake often is significantly enhanced following those distant mainshocks. " (January 9, 2022)

 

Forecasts 140120 and 140382 had expected today's activity was likely in early January 2022.

 

 

O: 12JAN2022 02:12:08  33.4N  116.4W ML=2.7  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P:  2JAN2022 140120    33.4N  116.7W 2.5-4.5 CAAAA  So. California             

P:  8JAN2022 140122    33.7N  117.5W 2.5-4.4 BAAAA  So. California             

P: 13JAN2022 140382    33.4N  116.7W 2.5-4.4 AAAAA  So. California              

 

Far field aftershocks also occurred in the Andreanof Islands, Aleutians to the west of the Fox Islands (M 5.3, 4.7). These included two moderate quakes. An M 5.2 in the Rat Islands west of these was also probably triggered by effects from the quakes in the Fox Islands. An M 4.3 in the Bering Sea may also have been triggered by stress from the Fox Islands. The last earthquake of M>=5.2 in the Rat Islands, Aleutians was an M 5.2-5.3 on December 2, 2021. The last of larger magnitude in this region was an M 5.4 on August 8, 2021. Forecast 140189  had expected today's earthquake within about 25 km of this epicenter was likely around January 10.

 

O: 12JAN2022 01:48:03  52.1N  178.1E Mw=5.2  EMSC   RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

P: 10JAN2022 140189    52.0N  178.0E 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  Rat Islands                

 

O: 11JAN2022 15:24:15  52.6N  173.3W mb=4.2  EMSC   ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS

P:  7JAN2022 140178    51.2N  174.4W 3.5-5.0 BBAAA  Andreanoff Isls, Aleutians 

P: 13JAN2022 140444    52.2N  173.9W 3.5-5.1 AAAAA  Andreanoff Isls, Aleutians 

 

O: 11JAN2022 10:35:11  53.0N  171.5W mb=4.8  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

P:  2JAN2022 140178    52.4N  170.7W 3.5-5.2 CAAAA  Andreanoff Isls, Aleutians 

P: 15JAN2022 140444    52.3N  171.3W 3.5-4.9 BAAAA  Andreanoff Isls, Aleutians 

 

The M 4.3 in the Bering Strait is the strongest in that region in the past year. An M 4.3 hit the region on November 1, 2020 but the last of larger magnitude was an M 4.6 on November 16, 2018.

 

O: 11JAN2022 12:32:53  67.6N  166.3W mb=4.3  EMSC   BERING STRAIT                

 

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: 12JAN2022 00:43:23  24.5N  122.3E ML=4.8  TAI    Hualien, Taiwan              

P: 10JAN2022 140077    24.0N  122.0E 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  Taiwan                     

 

CWB reported this earthquake was felt with intensity II in Yilan and Hualien and I in Taipei, Nantou, Taichung, Taipei, Taitung Counties, Taiwan.

 

O: 11JAN2022 21:21:58  25.5N   62.4E mb=4.7  EMSC   SOUTHWESTERN PAKISTAN        

 

O: 12JAN2022 05:26:44  36.5N   70.5E mb=4.9  EMSC   HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN

P:  8JAN2022 140097    37.0N   72.0E 3.8-5.3 BAAAA  Hindu Kush/Pakistan        

P: 17JAN2022 140359    36.0N   71.0E 3.8-5.2 BAAAA  Hindu Kush/Pakistan        

 

O: 11JAN2022 21:06:58  37.9N  101.2E mb=4.3  EMSC   NORTHERN QINGHAI, CHINA      

P: 10JAN2022 140126    38.0N  101.0E 3.5-4.9 AAAAA  So. China                  

 

INDONESIA AND PHILIPPINES

 

O: 12JAN2022 03:06:13   3.4S  128.9E mb=4.9  EMSC   SERAM, INDONESIA             

P: 10JAN2022 140014     4.0S  127.0E 4.0-5.5 AABAA  Ceram area                 

 

O: 12JAN2022 04:54:22   4.8S  134.1E ML=4.4  EMSC   NEAR S COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIA

O: 12JAN2022 05:12:44   4.7S  133.8E ML=4.3  EMSC   NEAR S COAST OF PAPUA, INDONES

P: 15JAN2022 140292     3.0S  135.0E 4.0-5.6 BBAAA  West Irian, PNG            

 

O: 12JAN2022 01:41:33   5.4S  133.8E ML=4.2  EMSC   KEPULAUAN KAI, INDONESIA     

P:  8JAN2022 140032     4.0S  131.0E 4.0-5.4 BBCAA  West Irian, PNG            

 

O: 11JAN2022 10:07:14   7.8N   93.9E ML=4.6  EMSC   NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA REGION

P:  1JAN2022 140008     6.0N   95.0E 4.0-5.4 CBAAA  Nicobar Islands            

P: 18JAN2022 140268     7.0N   92.0E 4.0-5.4 CABAA  Nicobar Islands            

 

O: 11JAN2022 22:02:35   8.0S  122.3E mb=4.6  EMSC   FLORES REGION, INDONESIA     

P:  6JAN2022 140016     7.0S  120.0E 4.0-5.4 BABAA  Flores Island area         

 

O: 11JAN2022 22:58:59   8.9S  109.8E ML=4.1  EMSC   JAVA, INDONESIA              

P:  8JAN2022 140222    10.0S  109.0E 4.0-5.7 BBAAA  So. of Java                

P: 16JAN2022 140286     9.0S  110.0E 4.0-5.4 BAAAA  So. of Java                

 

 

CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA

 

O: 11JAN2022 23:49:30  11.8N   87.2W ML=4.1  EMSC   NEAR COAST OF NICARAGUA      

P:  6JAN2022 140049    11.0N   87.0W 3.5-5.2 BAAAA  Nicaragua                  

P: 12JAN2022 140314    13.0N   88.0W 3.5-5.1 ABAAA  Nicaragua                  

 

O: 11JAN2022 08:45:53  15.6N   93.8W mb=4.4  EMSC   OFFSHORE CHIAPAS, MEXICO

O: 11JAN2022 11:59:30  14.9N   94.3W ML=4.2  EMSC   OFF COAST OF CHIAPAS, MEXICO 

P:  9JAN2022 140037    15.0N   93.0W 3.5-5.3 AAAAA  Chiapas, Mexico            

P: 13JAN2022 140300    16.0N   94.0W 3.5-5.5 ABAAA  Chiapas, Mexico            

 

O: 12JAN2022 04:51:46  18.0N   67.0W Md=3.0  EMSC   PUERTO RICO REGION           

P:  8JAN2022 140054    18.0N   67.0W 3.4-4.9 BAAAA  Puerto Rico                

P: 13JAN2022 140320    19.0N   67.0W 3.4-5.1 AAAAA  Puerto Rico                

 

O: 12JAN2022 02:22:42  18.5N   73.6W ML=3.2  EMSC   HAITI REGION                 

O: 12JAN2022 01:44:25  18.6N   73.7W ML=3.4  EMSC   HAITI REGION

P:  8JAN2022 140056    20.0N   74.0W 3.4-5.1 BBAAA  Haiti                      

P: 13JAN2022 140321    19.0N   74.0W 3.4-4.9 AAAAA  Haiti                      

 

O: 11JAN2022 20:10:02  19.1N   67.0W Md=3.2  EMSC   PUERTO RICO REGION           

P:  8JAN2022 140054    18.0N   67.0W 3.4-4.9 BBAAA  Puerto Rico                

P: 13JAN2022 140320    19.0N   67.0W 3.4-5.1 AAAAA  Puerto Rico                

 

O: 11JAN2022 12:10:38  19.4N   64.7W Md=3.3  EMSC   VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION        

P: 10JAN2022 140044    18.0N   65.0W 3.0-5.0 ABAAA  Leeward Islands            

 

O: 11JAN2022 09:10:48  19.9N   70.5W ML=3.0  EMSC   DOMINICAN REPUBLIC REGION    

P:  4JAN2022 140062    20.0N   71.0W 3.0-4.4 CAAAA  Bahamas/No. Caribbean      

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.0 in the Dominican Republic  was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of  the Dominican Republic in Sanchez, Samana and Santo Domingo.

 

O: 11JAN2022 16:12:56  21.0S   68.8W mb=4.4  EMSC   TARAPACA, CHILE              

P:  8JAN2022 140229    23.0S   69.0W 4.0-5.6 BBAAA  Coast No. Chile            

 

O: 11JAN2022 12:35:39  24.2S   67.3W mb=4.9  EMSC   SALTA, ARGENTINA             

P:  8JAN2022 140227    24.0S   67.0W 4.0-5.6 BAAAA  Argentina                  

 

O: 11JAN2022 21:41:11  24.8N  109.3W mb=4.2  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA

O: 11JAN2022 22:13:13  24.9N  109.1W ML=3.8  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA

O: 11JAN2022 10:06:00  24.7N  109.2W ML=3.9  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA           

P: 17JAN2022 140328    24.0N  109.0W 3.5-5.1 CAAAA  Gulf of California         

 

O: 11JAN2022 21:54:17  28.0N  112.2W ML=3.7  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA           

P:  9JAN2022 140065    28.0N  112.0W 3.5-5.1 AAAAA  Gulf of California         

 

O: 12JAN2022 05:30:29  38.0S   74.1W Mw=4.3  EMSC   OFFSHORE BIO-BIO, CHILE      

P:  8JAN2022 140240    38.0S   74.0W 4.0-5.4 BAAAA  Central Chile              

 

 

AFRICA AND EUROPE

 

O: 11JAN2022 11:54:04  27.7S   25.8E ML=3.2  EMSC   SOUTH AFRICA                 

P:  4JAN2022 140232    26.0S   28.0E 3.0-4.7 CBBAA  Rep. South Africa          

 

O: 11JAN2022 18:20:46  28.6N   17.8W ML=2.0  EMSC   CANARY ISLANDS, SPAIN REGION 

P:  9JAN2022 140064    28.0N   17.0W 3.0-4.6 AAAAA  Canary Islands             

 

O: 11JAN2022 21:34:43  38.7N   40.0E ML=4.0  EMSC   EASTERN TURKEY               

P:  6JAN2022 140136    39.0N   40.0E 3.5-5.3 BAAAA  Turkey                     

 

O: 11JAN2022 15:14:30  40.8N   21.4E Mw=4.5  EMSC   GREECE                       

O: 11JAN2022 17:44:09  40.9N   21.4E mb=4.2  EMSC   GREECE

P:  7JAN2022 140163    40.0N   20.0E 3.0-5.1 BAAAA  Romania/NW Turkey          

P: 12JAN2022 140431    40.0N   21.0E 3.0-4.9 AAAAA  Romania/NW Turkey          

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.7 in Northern Greece was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Bulgaria in Novilskar Sofia.

 

O: 12JAN2022 04:30:31  65.0N   16.7W ML=3.1  EMSC   ICELAND                      

P:  4JAN2022 140204    65.0N   17.0W 3.0-4.9 CAAAA  Iceland area               

P: 12JAN2022 140468    65.0N   18.0W 3.0-4.4 AAAAA  Iceland area               

 

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC

 

O: 11JAN2022 13:29:46  15.7S  173.2W mb=5.0  EMSC   TONGA                        

P:  6JAN2022 140223    16.0S  174.0W 4.0-5.8 BAAAA  Tonga Islands              

P: 13JAN2022 140489    16.0S  174.0W 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  Tonga Islands              

 

O: 11JAN2022 08:55:02  20.7S  173.9W mb=4.9  EMSC   TONGA                        

P:  7JAN2022 140235    20.0S  178.0W 4.0-5.4 BACAA  Tonga Islands              

P: 18JAN2022 140504    21.0S  175.0W 4.0-5.5 CAAAA  Tonga Islands              

 

OCEAN RIDGES

 

O: 11JAN2022 10:15:24   3.8N   31.7W mb=4.8  EMSC   CENTRAL MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE   

P:  6JAN2022 139999     5.0N   33.0W 4.0-5.6 BBAAA  Central Mid-Atlantic Ridg  

P: 12JAN2022 140259     3.0N   31.0W 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  Central Mid-Atlantic Ridg  

 

O: 12JAN2022 06:35:28  58.7S   25.3W mb=4.8  EMSC   SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION

P:  3JAN2022 140256    58.0S   26.0W 4.0-5.6 CAAAA  So. Sandwich Islands       

P: 15JAN2022 140522    59.0S   26.0W 4.0-5.6 BAAAA  So. Sandwich Islands       

 

 

ZEALANDIA AND AUSTRALIA REGION

 

O: 12JAN2022 03:04:27  32.9S  179.2W mb=5.1  EMSC   SOUTH OF KERMADEC ISLANDS    

P: 13JAN2022 140514    32.0S  179.0W 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  So. Kermadec Islands       

 

O: 11JAN2022 08:06:39  39.2S  174.8E ML=3.9  EMSC   NORTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND  

P:  6JAN2022 140250    40.0S  175.0E 3.0-4.9 BAAAA  So. Island, N.Z.           

P: 12JAN2022 140511    39.0S  175.0E 3.0-4.5 AAAAA  North Island, N.Z.         

 

JAPAN AND KURIL ISLANDS

 

O: 11JAN2022 07:40:58  25.1N  125.7E mb=4.3  EMSC   SOUTHWESTERN RYUKYU ISL., JAPA

P:  9JAN2022 140074    25.0N  127.0E 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  Ryukyu Islands             

P: 15JAN2022 140334    26.0N  125.0E 4.0-5.4 BAAAA  Ryukyu Islands             

 

O: 11JAN2022 20:17:12  27.1N  141.4E mb=4.6  EMSC   BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION  

P:  5JAN2022 140063    29.0N  140.0E 4.0-5.4 CBAAA  Bonin Islands              

P: 12JAN2022 140326    27.0N  140.0E 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  Bonin Islands              

 

U.S./CANADA*

 

WESTERN U.S./CANADA

 

CALIFORNIA

 

O: 12JAN2022 00:24:58  33.9N  118.7W Ml=2.2  EMSC   SANTA MONICA BAY, CALIFORNIA

O: 11JAN2022 11:41:49  33.8N  118.3W Ml=2.5  EMSC   GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA, CALI

P:  8JAN2022 140121    33.9N  118.3W 2.5-4.4 BAAAA  So. California             

 

O: 11JAN2022 20:44:46  31.9N  115.7W Ml=2.6  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO      

P:  9JAN2022 140119    32.0N  116.3W 2.5-4.4 AAAAA  So. California             

 

O: 11JAN2022 17:31:53  38.8N  122.8W Md=2.1  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

O: 11JAN2022 14:14:03  38.8N  122.8W Md=2.2  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P:  8JAN2022 140091    38.7N  122.7W 2.5-4.4 BAAAA  Central California         

 

O: 12JAN2022 01:32:55  40.3N  124.5W Md=2.1  EMSC   OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 

P:  9JAN2022 140092    39.8N  123.5W 2.5-4.5 BAAAA  Central California         

P: 15JAN2022 140425    40.3N  124.6W 2.5-4.7 BAAAA  Off Coast of No. Calif     

 

 

ALASKA

 

O: 12JAN2022 01:48:03  52.1N  178.1E Mw=5.2  EMSC   RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

P: 10JAN2022 140189    52.0N  178.0E 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  Rat Islands                

 

O: 11JAN2022 15:24:15  52.6N  173.3W mb=4.2  EMSC   ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS

P:  7JAN2022 140178    51.2N  174.4W 3.5-5.0 BBAAA  Andreanoff Isls, Aleutians 

P: 13JAN2022 140444    52.2N  173.9W 3.5-5.1 AAAAA  Andreanoff Isls, Aleutians 

 

O: 11JAN2022 10:35:11  53.0N  171.5W mb=4.8  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

P:  2JAN2022 140178    52.4N  170.7W 3.5-5.2 CAAAA  Andreanoff Isls, Aleutians 

P: 15JAN2022 140444    52.3N  171.3W 3.5-4.9 BAAAA  Andreanoff Isls, Aleutians 

 

O: 12JAN2022 00:45:06  59.4N  152.0W ML=3.2  EMSC   KENAI PENINSULA, ALASKA      

P: 10JAN2022 140197    60.0N  153.5W 3.2-4.9 AAAAA  Central Alaska             

 

O: 11JAN2022 12:56:54  60.5N  147.3W ml=3.3  EMSC   SOUTHERN ALASKA              

P:  8JAN2022 140201    61.4N  146.5W 3.2-5.4 BAAAA  Central Alaska             

P: 13JAN2022 140462    60.1N  148.4W 3.2-5.3 AAAAA  Central Alaska             

 

O: 11JAN2022 12:32:53  67.6N  166.3W mb=4.3  EMSC   BERING STRAIT                 

 

 

O: 12JAN2022 04:25:50  52.3N  168.1W ml=3.7  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

O: 12JAN2022 05:29:06  52.3N  167.8W mb=4.0  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

O: 11JAN2022 11:54:02  52.4N  167.9W mb=4.8  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

O: 11JAN2022 17:03:55  52.4N  167.9W mb=4.7  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

O: 11JAN2022 17:21:10  52.4N  167.7W mb=4.3  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

O: 12JAN2022 02:51:44  52.4N  167.6W mb=3.7  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

O: 11JAN2022 11:45:54  52.5N  168.0W mb=5.4  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

O: 11JAN2022 13:22:51  52.5N  168.2W mb=4.7  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

O: 11JAN2022 13:50:21  52.5N  167.8W mb=4.4  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

O: 11JAN2022 14:43:25  52.5N  168.1W mb=4.7  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

O: 11JAN2022 22:15:42  52.5N  168.1W mb=4.7  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

O: 11JAN2022 12:39:33  52.6N  168.2W Mw=6.5  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

O: 11JAN2022 12:53:49  52.6N  168.1W Mw=5.8  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

O: 11JAN2022 18:18:13  52.6N  167.9W Mw=4.8  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

O: 12JAN2022 02:32:00  52.6N  167.5W mb=3.7  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

O: 11JAN2022 12:37:56  52.7N  168.2W mb=4.7  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

O: 11JAN2022 11:35:47  52.8N  167.9W Mw=6.8  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

O: 11JAN2022 15:27:17  53.1N  168.1W mb=5.0  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

O: 11JAN2022 18:01:37  52.2N  168.2W mb=4.1  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

P: 10JAN2022 140182    51.9N  169.2W 3.5-5.0 AAAAA  Fox Islands, Aleutians     

 

PACIFIC NORTHWESTERN U.S./WESTERN CANADA

 

O: 11JAN2022 14:50:12  56.8N  122.0W MB=3.5  ECAN Fort St. John, BC  

O: 11JAN2022 14:50:12  56.8N  122.0W ML=3.5  EMSC   BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA     

 

ROCKY MOUNTAINS REGION

 

O: 11JAN2022 21:35:44  31.8N  104.6W ML=2.5  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS                

P:  7JAN2022 140117    32.6N  104.6W 2.0-4.1 BAAAA  SW U.S.A                    

 

O: 12JAN2022 02:32:39  31.9N  102.3W mb=2.4  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS                

P:  7JAN2022 140117    32.6N  104.6W 2.0-4.1 BABAA  SW U.S.A                   

 

O: 11JAN2022 07:12:54  39.7N  111.0W ML=3.0  EMSC   UTAH                         

P: 16JAN2022 140397    39.6N  111.9W 2.0-4.1 BAAAA  Utah area                  

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 2.7 in Utah was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Utah at Price, Lehi and Salt Lake City.

 

EASTERN U.S./CANADA

 

O: 11JAN2022 09:31:49  36.3N   89.4W Md=2.0  EMSC   TENNESSEE                    

P:  6JAN2022 140103    36.3N   89.5W 2.0-4.3 BAAAA  New Madrid area            

 

O: 11JAN2022 05:40:13  50.7N   82.2W MB=2.7  ECAN Factory Island, ON             

P:  6JAN2022 140161    49.0N   81.0W 2.0-3.9 BBAAA  Ohio/Lake Erie             

 

HAWAII

 

No earthquakes of M>=3 were located in Hawaii.

 

STRONG QUAKE SHAKES CYPRUS, EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN

 

EARTHQUAKE SUMMARY FOR JANUARY 10, 2022

 

The strongest earthquake in the world today was an M 6.6 in the region of Cyprus south of Turkey. NEIC reported it was felt with intensity VI in Cyprus at Polis, Skouli, Argarka; V in Kossonerga; IV in Regeia, Giolou, Tala, Chiorakas, Lempa, Cyprus. Minor damage accompanyed major concern with shaking that lasted for a long period according to press accounts. This is the strongest earthquake near Cyprus within about 250 km since an M 6.8 on October 9, 1996, the only other such event in the area in at least 30 years. Forecast 140136 had expected this

earthquake was likely in Turkey to the northeast in early January, 2022. This epicenter is at 144 degrees from the M 7.2 in Vanuatu of October 2, 2021 and may

have been promoted by energy from that source.

 

O: 11JAN2022 01:07:51  35.2N   31.9E Mw=6.5  EMSC   CYPRUS REGION                

P:  6JAN2022 140136    38.0N   36.0E 3.5-5.2 BCCAA  Turkey                     

 

 

Earthquakes north of Cyprus also continued in Macedonia today. The strongest of these was an M 4.4 which was reported by NEIC to have been felt in Macedonia at Bitola. When this series began yesterday, this summary noted in this regard:

 

"A moderately strong M 5.5 was felt in Macedonia and northern Greece today. NEIC reported maximum intensity VI in Macedonia at Bitola, and in Knosi, Kastoria, Greece and V in Florina, and in Macedonia at Bistrica, Dobrusevo with IV in Novaci, Capari, and in Greece at Arnissa, Lethovon. An aftershock of M 4.6 was felt with maximum intensity VI in Bitola, Macedonia and in Serbia and Montenegro. An M 4.0 aftershock was reported lightly felt in Ohrid, Macedonia. This is part of a series of earthquakes in Greece and Turkey and the eastern Mediterranean in the last month. It is likely this regional activation will continue for several more days with a strong earthquake in the area likely in this time. Today's earthquake in Macedonia occurred with a moderate geomagnetic disturbance at high latitudes" (January 9-10, 2021) March 3, 2021. ... Forecast 140163 had expected today's earthquake in this area

was likely around January 7.

 

As with previous activity in Greece today's event is at 103 degrees from the M 7.3 in the Flores Sea of December 14, 2021 and at the sixth node (60 degrees) from the M 6.9 in Qinghai, China of January 7, 2002 and was probably promoted by energy from those source." (January 9-10, 2022)

 

 

O: 11JAN2022 00:52:52  40.9N   21.5E mb=4.4  EMSC   GREECE                        

P:  7JAN2022 140163    40.0N   20.0E 3.0-5.1 BAAAA  Romania/NW Turkey          

P:  8JAN2022 140140    42.0N   19.0E 3.0-5.0 BBBAA  Adriatic Sea               

 

A moderately strong earthquake also occurred today in the northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge with M 5.8. This is not far from the antipode of TC Tiffany off the coast of northern Australia. This summary had expected some antipodal activity in this area at this time in previous summaries such as:

 

"TC Tiffany continued today in the area between Australia and New Guinea with winds up to 55 kts. It is expected to reverse direction and head to the west in the next day. It may enhance seismicity in the area of New Guinea while in the area. The projected path takes it to an antipodal position with the Caribbean in several days. Some antipodal triggering is possible with this storm." (January 9-10l, 2022)

 

This is the strongest earthquake within about 200 km of this epicenter since an M 6.0 about 200 km to the southwest occurred on March 1, 2007. The only event in the area in the past 30 years closer than 200 km to today's epicenter was an M 6.0 about 150-200 km northeast of today's epicenter. Forecast 140069 had expected today's event was likely in early January, 2022. Like the M 6.5 in Cypress today, this epicenter is at 144 degrees from the M 7.2 in Vanuatu of October 2, 2021 and may have been promoted by energy from that source.

 

O: 10JAN2022 23:26:50  28.4N   43.7W Mw=5.8  EMSC   NORTHERN MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE  

P:  3JAN2022 140069    29.0N   43.0W 4.0-5.4 CAAAA  Mid-Atlantic Ridge         

P: 10JAN2022 140069    27.0N   45.0W 4.0-5.6 ABAAA  Mid-Atlantic Ridge         

 

Moderately large earthquakes also occurred in the area of Fiji and Tonga today. The largest of these was an M 5.7 south of Fiji but other moderate quakes also shook the area with M 5.0 and 5.3. This activity had been expected in the region in early January in forecast 14236. It may have been promoted by the passage of Tropical Cyclone Cody as noted in previous issues of this summary as:

 

 

"TC Cody (05P) continued in the area west of Tonga and Fiji today with winds up to 50 kts. It is expected to track to the south reaching winds up to 65 kts in the next two days. Some seismic enhancement is likely in Samoa, Fiji and Tonga while this storm is in the area." (January 9-10, 2022)

 

Earthquakes within about 200 km of the M 5.7 today occurred in 2021 on October 21 and March 12 with M 6.0 and 5.8 respectively. Today's event may be an aftershock of that. Forecast 140236 had expected today's activity in early January within about 100 km of today's epicenters. Today's activity in the southwest Pacific is at 100-104 degrees from the M 6.9 in Qinghai, China of January 7 and was probably promoted by energy from that source. Other activity today at this distance from the Qinghai epicenter occurred in Western Texas, the northern Mid-Atlantic, the Gulf of California, Kansas, New York and south California among others.

 

 

O: 10JAN2022 19:54:13  22.6S  175.0W mb=5.0  EMSC   TONGA REGION                 

O: 10JAN2022 10:59:31  24.8S  176.0W mb=5.3  EMSC   SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS        

P:  6JAN2022 140236    24.0S  175.0W 4.0-5.8 BAAAA  Tonga Islands              

 

O: 10JAN2022 20:03:03  25.1S  179.9E Mw=5.7  EMSC   SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS        

P:  4JAN2022 140236    24.0S  179.0E 4.0-5.5 CBAAA  Tonga/Fiji                 

 

An earthquake of M 5.5 was also felt in eastern Argentina today. NEIC reported it was felt with intensity V in Tucuman, Argentina; III in Salta and Santiago del Estero, Argentina. This was at an unusual shallow (10 km) depth for the region and was not felt in the typical area for an earthquake in this region. The last earthquake within about 200 km of today's epicenter with M>=5.5 was an M 5.9 on October 17, 2015 about 150 km to the northeast of today's epicenter. Forecast 140227 had expected regional seismic enhancement was likely around January 8.

 

O: 10JAN2022 08:36:02  26.1S   65.4W Mw=5.5  EMSC   TUCUMAN, ARGENTINA           

P:  8JAN2022 140227    24.0S   67.0W 4.0-5.6 ACBAA  Argentina                  

 

Earthquakes of M 4.5 and 4.6 occurred in the region of Haiti today. NEIC reported it was felt with intensity III in Baraderes, Grand Anse, Haiti.

This is the strongest activity within about 150 km of this in the region of Haiti since immediate aftershocks in mid-August, 2021 of the M 7.2 mainshock in Haiti of August 14, 2021. Today's events occurred near local solar midnight and may have been promoted by strong tidal stresses which maximize near this hour. Forecast 140056 had expected a moderate event in this area of Haiti was likely around January 8, 2022.

 

O: 11JAN2022 06:07:47  18.5N   73.5W Mw=4.6  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 11JAN2022 06:18:12  18.5N   73.6W ML=4.5  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 11JAN2022 06:50:47  18.5N   73.5W ML=3.1  EMSC   HAITI REGION                 

P:  8JAN2022 140056    20.0N   74.0W 3.4-5.1 BAAAA  Haiti                      

 

The strongest earthquake in the U.S. or Canada today was an M 4.6-4.8 in southern Alaska. NEIC reported it was felt with intensity II-III in Homer and Kodiak, Alaska. An earthquake of M 4.9 hit about 200 km southwest of this on December 30, 2021 but the last event within about 150 km in the aera was an M 5.8 on May 27, 2019. today's event may be an aftershock of that mainshock. Forecast 140197 had expected enhanced seismicity in this area was likely around January 10.

 

An M 3.9 also occurred in the Fox Islands, Alaska today. The last earthquake of larger magnitude in the Fox Islands was an M 4.4 on January 3, 2022. This may be related to the moderate geomagnetic storm which was occurring at the time of this earthquake. Forecast 140182 had expected this event within about 150 km of this epicenter in the Fox Islands was likely around January 9.

 

O: 11JAN2022 05:25:17  58.7N  152.6W mb=4.8  EMSC   KODIAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA 

P: 10JAN2022 140197    60.0N  153.5W 3.2-4.9 ABAAA  Central Alaska             

 

O: 10JAN2022 20:37:00  53.5N  166.2W ml=3.9  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

P:  9JAN2022 140182    51.8N  166.4W 3.5-4.9 ABAAA  Fox Islands, Aleutians     

 

A series of earthquakes including an M 4.0 and 3.7 occurred today in western Texas. These events were reported felt with intensity II-III in Salt Flat, Texas and Carlsbad, New Mexico. This is the strongest earthquake within about 150 km of this epicenter since an M 4.4 on December 16, 2021. Other similar activity occurred in early September and early October, 2021. Forecast 140117 had expected enhanced seismicity  in this region was likely around January 7.

 

O: 11JAN2022 04:09:05  31.7N  104.4W ML=3.7  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 11JAN2022 04:26:32  31.7N  104.4W ML=2.6  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 11JAN2022 04:37:02  31.7N  104.6W Mw=4.0  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 11JAN2022 04:57:01  31.7N  104.6W ML=2.6  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 10JAN2022 11:32:53  31.7N  104.4W ML=2.6  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS                

P:  7JAN2022 140117    32.6N  104.6W 2.0-4.1 BAAAA  SW U.S.A                   

 

Light earthquakes also occurred today in the area of New York and Quebec Canada.

The strongest of these was an M 3.7 in the Saint Lawrence Seaway area of Quebec.

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 3.2-3.7 in the St. Lawrence Seaway, Quebec, Canada was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Quebec, Canada at Saint-Alexandre, La Malbaie, Clermont, Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec City. The last earthquake with M>=3.7 reported by NEIC within about 150 km of this epicenter occurred with M 3.7 on January 21, 2015. Forecast 140149 had expected today's activity within about 50 km was likely around January 8.

 

O: 10JAN2022 07:44:57  47.6N   69.8W MB=3.7  ECAN Saint-Pascal, QC. Felt   

O: 09JAN2022 05:30:57  47.7N   70.1W MB=1.4  ECAN La Malbaie, QC   

O: 07JAN2022 23:14:47  47.3N   70.5W MB=1.2  ECAN Petite-Rivi├¿re-Saint-Fran├ºois, QC    

O: 10JAN2022 07:44:57  47.7N   69.8W mb=3.2  EMSC   ST. LAWRENCE VALLEY REG., CANA

P:  8JAN2022 140149    47.0N   69.0W 2.0-4.1 AAAAA  Maine                      

 

A pair of unusual earthquakes of M 2.1 each also occurred in the area of upstate New York near Utica. The last earthquake within about 100 km of this epicenter with M>=2.1 was recorded as an M 2.5 about 100 km southeast of this on October 28, 2015. A similar  M 2.2 occurred about 100 km to the east on July 27, 2019. Forecast 140156 had expected seismic enhancement in this area in early January, 2022.

 

O: 10JAN2022 23:22:50  43.6N   75.2W MB=2.1  ECAN Utica, NY    

O: 10JAN2022 23:33:47  43.6N   75.2W MB=2.1  ECAN Utica, NY                      

P:  5JAN2022 140156    45.0N   75.0W 2.0-3.9 BBAAA  New York State             

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: 10JAN2022 17:46:48  28.3N   57.0E mb=4.2  EMSC   SOUTHERN IRAN                

P:  7JAN2022 140076    28.0N   55.0E 3.5-5.4 BABAA  So. Iran/Persian Gulf      

 

O: 10JAN2022 18:30:06  36.0N   44.8E mb=4.4  EMSC   IRAN-IRAQ BORDER REGION      

P:  7JAN2022 140143    40.0N   44.0E 3.5-5.0 BCAAA  Caucasus/Caspian Sea       

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.5 in Iraq was felt with intensity III-IV in the area(s) of Iraq in Chamchamal, Kirkuk and Sulaymaniyah.

 

O: 11JAN2022 03:34:10  52.7N  159.7E mb=4.5  EMSC   OFF EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA  

P:  9JAN2022 140181    53.0N  160.0E 4.0-5.5 AAAAA  E. of Kamchatka            

 

INDONESIA AND PHILIPPINES

 

O: 11JAN2022 00:26:30   0.2N   96.7E mb=5.2  EMSC   NIAS REGION, INDONESIA       

P:  6JAN2022 140008     0.0N   99.0E 4.0-5.4 BACAA  So. Sumatera                

 

O: 11JAN2022 06:58:08   1.4N  126.9E mb=4.6  EMSC   MOLUCCA SEA                  

O: 11JAN2022 00:43:26   1.5N  127.9E ML=4.0  EMSC   HALMAHERA, INDONESIA         

O: 10JAN2022 16:22:51   2.1N  127.3E ML=4.3  EMSC   MOLUCCA SEA                   

P:  8JAN2022 140005     1.0N  128.0E 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  Halmahera                  

 

O: 10JAN2022 14:24:29   5.6S  131.0E ML=4.2  EMSC   BANDA SEA                    

P:  8JAN2022 140032     4.0S  131.0E 4.0-5.4 ABAAA  West Irian, PNG            

 

O: 10JAN2022 10:28:15   9.2S  112.8E mb=4.4  EMSC   SOUTH OF JAVA, INDONESIA     

P:  9JAN2022 140026     9.0S  113.0E 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  So. of Bali                

 

CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA

 

O: 11JAN2022 06:07:47  18.5N   73.5W Mw=4.6  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 11JAN2022 06:18:12  18.5N   73.6W ML=4.5  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 11JAN2022 06:50:47  18.5N   73.5W ML=3.1  EMSC   HAITI REGION                 

P:  8JAN2022 140056    20.0N   74.0W 3.4-5.1 BAAAA  Haiti                      

 

O: 10JAN2022 20:01:34  11.9N   87.2W ML=4.3  EMSC   NEAR COAST OF NICARAGUA      

P:  6JAN2022 140049    11.0N   87.0W 3.5-5.2 BAAAA  Nicaragua                  

 

O: 10JAN2022 18:01:41  16.1N   99.1W ML=4.0  EMSC   OFFSHORE GUERRERO, MEXICO    

P:  7JAN2022 140052    16.0N   99.0W 3.5-5.5 BAAAA  Oaxaca, Mexico             

 

O: 11JAN2022 06:50:47  18.5N   73.5W ML=3.1  EMSC   HAITI REGION                 

P:  8JAN2022 140056    20.0N   74.0W 3.4-5.1 BAAAA  Haiti                      

 

O: 10JAN2022 22:08:04  18.6N   68.2W ML=3.6  EMSC   DOMINICAN REPUBLIC REGION    

P:  6JAN2022 140054    18.0N   68.0W 3.4-4.9 BAAAA  Puerto Rico                

P:  8JAN2022 140054    18.0N   67.0W 3.4-4.9 AAAAA  Puerto Rico                

 

O: 11JAN2022 01:17:22  19.6N   66.2W Md=3.4  EMSC   PUERTO RICO REGION           

P:  8JAN2022 140054    18.0N   67.0W 3.4-4.9 BBAAA  Puerto Rico                

 

O: 11JAN2022 03:54:04  20.0N   70.6W ML=3.1  EMSC   DOMINICAN REPUBLIC REGION

O: 11JAN2022 04:23:35  20.0N   70.6W ML=3.2  EMSC   DOMINICAN REPUBLIC REGION

O: 11JAN2022 03:48:29  20.0N   70.6W ML=3.0  EMSC   DOMINICAN REPUBLIC REGION    

P:  4JAN2022 140062    20.0N   71.0W 3.0-4.4 CAAAA  Bahamas/No. Caribbean      

 

O: 10JAN2022 22:25:28  24.6N  109.3W ML=4.1  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA            

P:  3JAN2022 140065    25.0N  113.0W 3.5-5.0 CACAA  Gulf of California         

 

O: 10JAN2022 08:36:02  26.1S   65.4W Mw=5.5  EMSC   TUCUMAN, ARGENTINA           

P:  8JAN2022 140227    24.0S   67.0W 4.0-5.6 ACBAA  Argentina                  

 

O: 10JAN2022 07:06:34  30.8S   71.5W mb=4.9  EMSC   COQUIMBO, CHILE              

P: 10JAN2022 140241    30.0S   72.0W 4.0-5.5 AAAAA  Coast Central Chile        

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.9 in Coquimbo, Chile was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Coquimbo, Chile with V in Ovalle; IV in La Ligua, Quillota, Vina del Mar and II-III in Quilpue, Valparaiso, Villa Alemana.

 

O: 10JAN2022 15:42:27  33.0S   70.9W ML=4.0  EMSC   REGION METROPOLITANA, CHILE  

P:  7JAN2022 140240    35.0S   71.0W 4.0-5.8 BBAAA  Central Chile              

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.0 in Valparaiso, Chile was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Valparaiso, Chile in San Felipe, Limache, Quillota, Santiago, Villa Alemana, Quilpue, Vina del Mar, San Antonio.

 

AFRICA AND EUROPE

 

O: 11JAN2022 01:07:51  35.2N   31.9E Mw=6.5  EMSC   CYPRUS REGION                

P:  6JAN2022 140136    38.0N   36.0E 3.5-5.2 BCCAA  Turkey                     

 

O: 11JAN2022 00:52:52  40.9N   21.5E mb=4.4  EMSC   GREECE                        

P:  7JAN2022 140163    40.0N   20.0E 3.0-5.1 BAAAA  Romania/NW Turkey          

P:  8JAN2022 140140    42.0N   19.0E 3.0-5.0 BBBAA  Adriatic Sea               

 

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC

 

O: 10JAN2022 11:16:28  18.1S  178.1W mb=4.8  EMSC   FIJI REGION

O: 10JAN2022 21:05:21  17.4S  178.7W mb=4.9  EMSC   FIJI REGION                  

P: 10JAN2022 140218    15.0S  177.0W 4.0-5.4 ACBAA  Samoa Islands              

 

O: 10JAN2022 19:54:13  22.6S  175.0W mb=5.0  EMSC   TONGA REGION                  

O: 10JAN2022 10:59:31  24.8S  176.0W mb=5.3  EMSC   SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS        

P:  6JAN2022 140236    24.0S  175.0W 4.0-5.8 BAAAA  Tonga Islands              

 

O: 10JAN2022 20:03:03  25.1S  179.9E Mw=5.7  EMSC   SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS        

P:  4JAN2022 140236    24.0S  179.0E 4.0-5.5 CBAAA  Tonga/Fiji                 

 

OCEAN RIDGES

 

O: 10JAN2022 23:26:50  28.4N   43.7W Mw=5.8  EMSC   NORTHERN MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE  

P:  3JAN2022 140069    29.0N   43.0W 4.0-5.4 CAAAA  Mid-Atlantic Ridge         

P: 10JAN2022 140069    27.0N   45.0W 4.0-5.6 ABAAA  Mid-Atlantic Ridge         

 

O: 11JAN2022 06:25:59  58.0S   25.6W mb=4.9  EMSC   SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION

P:  8JAN2022 140255    56.0S   28.0W 4.0-5.8 BBBAA  So. Sandwich Islands       

 

O: 11JAN2022 02:46:58  59.4S   25.6W mb=4.6  EMSC   SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION

P:  5JAN2022 140256    60.0S   29.0W 4.0-5.6 CABAA  So. Sandwich Islands       

 

 

ZEALANDIA AND AUSTRALIA REGION

 

O: 10JAN2022 15:26:46  33.5S  179.5E ML=4.1  EMSC   SOUTH OF KERMADEC ISLANDS

O: 10JAN2022 14:44:58  33.8S  179.9E mb=4.8  EMSC   SOUTH OF KERMADEC ISLANDS

O: 10JAN2022 16:41:06  33.4S  179.3E ML=4.0  EMSC   SOUTH OF KERMADEC ISLANDS    

O: 10JAN2022 07:15:33  35.0S  178.4E ML=4.0  EMSC   OFF E. COAST OF N. ISLAND, N.Z

P:  9JAN2022 140247    33.0S  178.0E 4.0-5.5 AAAAA  So. Kermadec Islands       

 

JAPAN AND KURIL ISLANDS

 

O: 10JAN2022 16:12:51  32.9N  137.7E mb=4.1  EMSC   IZU ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION    

P:  4JAN2022 140093    34.0N  139.0E 3.5-4.9 CBAAA  Central/So. Honshu Japan   

 

O: 10JAN2022 19:18:48  36.2N  140.9E mb=4.3  EMSC   NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAP

P:  8JAN2022 140111    36.0N  142.0E 4.0-5.8 AAAAA  Off East Coast Honshu      

 

O: 11JAN2022 03:23:30  33.0N  131.9E ML=3.9  EMSC   KYUSHU, JAPAN                 

P:  6JAN2022 140100    32.0N  132.0E 3.5-4.9 BAAAA  Kyushu, Japan area         

 

O: 11JAN2022 00:52:30  38.8N  142.1E ML=4.0  EMSC   NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAP

P:  7JAN2022 140129    38.0N  143.0E 4.0-5.4 BAAAA  So. of Honshu              

 

U.S./CANADA*

 

WESTERN U.S./CANADA

 

CALIFORNIA

 

O: 10JAN2022 19:17:16  30.2N  113.8W ML=3.7  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA

O: 10JAN2022 19:13:53  30.2N  113.9W ML=3.5  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA           

P:  3JAN2022 140115    30.5N  114.6W 2.0-4.1 CAAAA  SW U.S.A                   

 

O: 10JAN2022 09:38:31  31.4N  115.5W ML=3.2  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO      

P:  9JAN2022 140119    32.0N  116.3W 2.5-4.4 AAAAA  So. California             

 

O: 11JAN2022 05:47:22  33.8N  118.3W ML=2.6  EMSC   GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA, CALI

O: 11JAN2022 05:47:22  33.8N  118.3W ML=2.8  ANSS   GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA, CALI

P:  8JAN2022 140121    33.9N  118.3W 2.5-4.4 BAAAA  So. California             

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 2.8 in Southern California was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Central California in Carson, Torrance, Harbor City, Lomita, Wilmington, Long Beach, Gardena.

 

O: 10JAN2022 18:59:47  35.7N  115.9W Ml=2.6  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P:  4JAN2022 140123    34.9N  116.4W 2.5-4.5 CAAAA  So. California             

 

O: 10JAN2022 08:09:08  38.2N  117.8W ML=2.8  EMSC   NEVADA                       

P: 10JAN2022 140086    38.4N  118.7W 2.5-4.6 AAAAA  California/Nevada area     

 

O: 10JAN2022 16:48:22  40.4N  124.9W ML=2.2  EMSC   OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 

P:  5JAN2022 140159    40.2N  124.2W 2.5-4.7 BAAAA  Off Coast of No. Calif     

 

O: 10JAN2022 14:31:25  41.0N  114.9W ML=3.2  EMSC   NEVADA                       

O: 10JAN2022 14:31:25  41.0N  114.9W ML=3.7  ANSS   NEVADA                       

P:  8JAN2022 140171    43.0N  111.5W 2.0-4.1 ABCAA  Yellowstone/Wyoming        

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 3.7 in northern Nevada was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of northern Nevada at Wells.

 

 

ALASKA

 

O: 10JAN2022 20:37:00  53.5N  166.2W ml=3.9  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

P:  9JAN2022 140182    51.8N  166.4W 3.5-4.9 ABAAA  Fox Islands, Aleutians     

 

O: 10JAN2022 22:25:34  55.4N  163.0W ML=3.7  EMSC   ALASKA PENINSULA             

P:  6JAN2022 140194    54.3N  162.7W 3.5-5.3 BBAAA  Unimak Islands, Aleutians  

 

O: 10JAN2022 23:38:30  57.2N  151.1W ML=3.0  EMSC   KODIAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA 

P:  8JAN2022 140193    55.0N  149.0W 3.0-4.4 ACAAA  Southeast Alaska           

 

O: 11JAN2022 03:46:53  59.7N  136.5W ML=3.0  EMSC   SOUTHEASTERN ALASKA          

P:  7JAN2022 140180    58.3N  133.5W 3.0-5.0 BBBAA  British Colombia           

 

O: 11JAN2022 06:54:41  59.8N  150.7W ML=3.1  EMSC   KENAI PENINSULA, ALASKA      

P: 10JAN2022 140197    60.0N  153.5W 3.2-4.9 AABAA  Central Alaska             

 

O: 10JAN2022 08:38:13  62.9N  149.3W ML=4.0  EMSC   CENTRAL ALASKA               

P:  7JAN2022 140201    62.7N  149.3W 3.2-5.2 BAAAA  Central Alaska             

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 3.6 in Central Alaska was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Central Alaska in Wasilla, Chugiak and Eagle River.

 

O: 11JAN2022 03:46:52  59.8N  136.6W MB=3.1  ECAN Skagway, AK                    

P:  7JAN2022 140180    58.3N  133.5W 3.0-5.0 BBBAA  British Colombia           

 

O:  8JAN2022 08:16:42  60.4N  140.5W MB=5.2  ECAN Yakutat, AK                    

P:  6JAN2022 140198    61.0N  140.0W 3.2-5.1 AAAAA  Central Alaska             

 

O: 11JAN2022 00:28:13  58.8N  152.8W ML=3.2  EMSC   KODIAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA

O: 11JAN2022 05:25:17  58.7N  152.6W mb=4.8  EMSC   KODIAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA 

P: 10JAN2022 140197    60.0N  153.5W 3.2-4.9 ABAAA  Central Alaska             

 

 

PACIFIC NORTHWESTERN U.S./WESTERN CANADA

 

O: 10JAN2022 13:20:10  48.2N  121.3W Ml=2.6  EMSC   WASHINGTON                   

P:  5JAN2022 140170    48.9N  122.1W 2.0-4.2 BAAAA  Washington state, U.S.     

 

ROCKY MOUNTAINS REGION

 

O: 11JAN2022 04:09:05  31.7N  104.4W ML=3.7  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 11JAN2022 04:26:32  31.7N  104.4W ML=2.6  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 11JAN2022 04:37:02  31.7N  104.6W Mw=4.0  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 11JAN2022 04:57:01  31.7N  104.6W ML=2.6  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 10JAN2022 11:32:53  31.7N  104.4W ML=2.6  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS                

P:  7JAN2022 140117    32.6N  104.6W 2.0-4.1 BAAAA  SW U.S.A                   

 

O: 10JAN2022 20:54:20  39.4N  110.3W ML=2.4  EMSC   UTAH                         

P: 10JAN2022 140137    38.6N  112.7W 2.0-4.2 AABAA  Utah area                  

 

O: 10JAN2022 12:46:10  42.6N  108.3W ML=2.7  EMSC   WYOMING                      

P:  8JAN2022 140171    43.0N  111.5W 2.0-4.1 AACAA  Yellowstone/Wyoming        

 

EASTERN U.S./CANADA

 

O: 10JAN2022 07:44:57  47.6N   69.8W MB=3.7  ECAN Saint-Pascal, QC. Felt   

O: 09JAN2022 05:30:57  47.7N   70.1W MB=1.4  ECAN La Malbaie, QC   

O: 07JAN2022 23:14:47  47.3N   70.5W MB=1.2  ECAN Petite-Rivi├¿re-Saint-Fran├ºois, QC    

O: 10JAN2022 07:44:57  47.7N   69.8W mb=3.2  EMSC   ST. LAWRENCE VALLEY REG., CANA

P:  8JAN2022 140149    47.0N   69.0W 2.0-4.1 AAAAA  Maine                      

 

 

O: 10JAN2022 23:22:50  43.6N   75.2W MB=2.1  ECAN Utica, NY    

O: 10JAN2022 23:33:47  43.6N   75.2W MB=2.1  ECAN Utica, NY                      

P:  5JAN2022 140156    45.0N   75.0W 2.0-3.9 BBAAA  New York State             

 

O: 10JAN2022 15:26:55  52.1N   92.6W MB=2.3  ECAN North Spirit Lake, ON          

 

O: 08JAN2022 03:26:19  50.1N   66.5W MB=2.2  ECAN Sept-├Äles, QC    

O:  8JAN2022 17:20:40  49.6N   66.9W MB=2.0  ECAN Baie-Trinit├⌐, QC              

P:  8JAN2022 140149    47.0N   69.0W 2.0-4.1 ACBAA  Maine                      

 

O: 10JAN2022 14:35:40  38.7N   97.5W mb=3.1  EMSC   KANSAS                       

P:  8JAN2022 140135    38.0N   99.0W 2.0-3.9 AAAAA  Southern Plains            

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 3.1 in northern Kansas was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of northern Kansas in Assaria, Gypsum, Lindsborg, Salina.

 

 

HAWAII

 

No earthquakes of M>=3 were located in Hawaii.

MODERATE QUAKE SHAKES MACEDONIA, GREECE

 

EARTHQUAKE SUMMARY FOR JANUARY 9, 2022

 

A moderately strong M 5.5 was felt in Macedonia and northern Greece today. NEIC reported maximum intensity VI in Macedonia at Bitola, and in Knosi, Kastoria, Greece and V in Florina, and in Macedonia at Bistrica, Dobrusevo with IV in Novaci, Capari, and in Greece at Arnissa, Lethovon. An aftershock of M 4.6 was felt with maximum intensity VI in Bitola, Macedonia and in Serbia and Montenegro. An M 4.0 aftershock was reported lightly felt in Ohrid, Macedonia. This is part of a series of earthquakes in Greece and Turkey and the eastern Mediterranean in  the last month. It is likely this regional activation will continue for several more days with a strong earthquake in the area likely in this time. Today's earthquake in Macedonia occurred with a moderate geomagnetic disturbance at high latitudes and may have been promoted by it as described in this summary:

 

"The geomagnetic field saw disturbed conditions today. The AP level was 10.  High latitude geomagnetic field also saw disturbed conditions with AP 12. Disturbances in the geomagnetic field area normally followed within several days by strongly increased seismicity especially at high latitudes such as Alaska and the Aleutians and near the geomagnetic equator. These areas may see a strong earthquake in the next three days." (January 9, 2022)

 

As noted in earlier issues of this summary, the region of Greece, the eastern Mediterranean and western Turkey is at 103 degrees from a number of strong or major earthquakes in recent days and has seen a subsequent increase in regional seismicity including strong or moderately strong quakes in Greece and Turkey. For example the summary of December 30, 2021 had noted in this regard:

 

"This epicenter (in Crete of M 5.7) is at 102-103 degrees from the M 7.5 in Peru of November 28, the M 7.3 in the Flores Sea of December 14; and the South Sandwich Islands and may have been promoted by energy from those sources." (December 29-31, 2021)

 

A recent upsurge in seismicity in South Carolina as also been linked in this summary to the increased seismicity in Greece as for example:

 

"Like the activity in Greece over the past several days, this is also at 103 degrees from the M 8.1 and subsequent strong quakes in the South Sandwich Islands of recent month and was probably also promoted from this source." (December 28, 2021)

 

The M 5.5 mainshock occurred within about half an hour of local solar midnight and was probably also promoted by high tidal stresses which maximize near this hour. It is the largest earthquake within about 100 km of this epicenter since an M 6.6 on May 13, 1995. An M 6.3 occurred about 150 km  southeast of this on

March 3, 2021. Forecast 140163 had expected today's earthquake in this area was likely around January 7.

 

A with previous activity in Greece today's event is at 103 degrees from the M 7.3 in the Flores Sea of December 14, 2021 and at the sixth node (60 degrees) from the M 6.9 in Qinghai, China of January 7, 2002 and was probably promoted by energy from those source.

 

O: 09JAN2022 22:21:04  40.8N   21.4E ML=4.0  EMSC   GREECE

O: 09JAN2022 23:38:26  40.8N   21.4E ML=4.0  EMSC   GREECE

O: 09JAN2022 21:53:22  40.9N   21.5E ML=4.2  EMSC   GREECE

O:  9JAN2022 21:43:47  40.8N   21.4E Mw=5.5  EMSC   GREECE                       

P:  7JAN2022 140163    40.0N   20.0E 3.0-5.1 AAAAA  Romania/NW Turkey          

 

The strongest earthquake in the world today was an M 6.1 in the area south of the Kermadec Islands, New Zealand. This was not reported felt in this remote area. It was accompanied by a series of moderate aftershocks including two of M 5.2 and 5.3 each. This is the strongest activity located within about 200 km of this epicenter in the Kermadec Islands in more than 10 years - an M 6.5 hit about 50 km south of this on April 18, 2011, the only such event in this region within about 150 km during the past 30 years. A series of regional quakes in the Kermadec Islands has followed the great M 8.1  of March 4, 2021 as stress is redistributed through the area. Today's M 6.1 occurred within several minutes of local solar noon and was probably promoted by high tidal stresses which maximize near this hour. Forecast 140247 had expected today's activity was likely in this area around January 9, 2022.

 

This activity is located at 103 degrees from the M 6.9 in Qinghai, China of January 7, 2022 and at the sixth node (60 degrees) from the Flores Sea and was probably promoted by energy from those sources. Other earthquakes at this distance from Qinghai today included those in southern California, Baja California, the Gulf of California, Western Texas, Oklahoma,  and South Island, New Zealand (M 4.7).

 

O: 10JAN2022 01:26:04  33.8S  179.8E Mw=5.2  EMSC   SOUTH OF KERMADEC ISLANDS

O: 10JAN2022 06:26:43  33.8S  179.6E mb=5.3  EMSC   SOUTH OF KERMADEC ISLANDS

O: 10JAN2022 00:06:31  33.9S  179.6E Mw=6.1  EMSC   SOUTH OF KERMADEC ISLANDS

O: 10JAN2022 03:20:06  33.9S  179.3E ML=4.0  EMSC   SOUTH OF KERMADEC ISLANDS

O: 10JAN2022 00:35:33  33.7S  179.6E mb=5.2  EMSC   SOUTH OF KERMADEC ISLANDS    

O:  9JAN2022 21:35:28  32.9S  179.0W mb=5.0  EMSC   SOUTH OF KERMADEC ISLANDS    

P:  9JAN2022 140247    33.0S  178.0E 4.0-5.5 AAAAA  So. Kermadec Islands       

 

An M 5.5 also occurred near the geomagnetic equator in Halmahera, Indonesia today. BMG reported it was felt with intensity IV in Tobelo, II-IV in Sofifi and Galeta and II-III in  Morotai, Halmahera. Forecast 140005 had expected activity within about 50 km of this epicenter was like to be enhanced around January 8 with magnitude up to M 5.4 in Halmahera. The M 5.5 is the strongest  earthquake in Halmahera within about 150 km in the past year. The last such event within this area in Halmahera was an M 5.9 about 100 km north of this on November 18, 2017. This epicenter is located at the seventh node (51.4 degrees) from the M 7.2 in Vanuatu of October 2, 2021 and may have been promoted  by energy associated with that event.

 

O: 09JAN2022 21:27:51   1.6N  128.0E mb=5.1  EMSC   HALMAHERA, INDONESIA

O: 09JAN2022 23:46:49   2.8N  128.6E mb=4.9  EMSC   HALMAHERA, INDONESIA

O:  9JAN2022 21:59:06   1.5N  127.9E mb=5.5  EMSC   HALMAHERA, INDONESIA         

O:  9JAN2022 21:59:05   1.5N  127.9E mb=5.6  ANSS   HALMAHERA, INDONESIA         

P:  8JAN2022 140005     1.0N  128.0E 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  Halmahera                  

 

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:  9JAN2022 09:04:07  52.1N  105.9E mb=4.0  EMSC   LAKE BAYKAL REGION, RUSSIA   

P:  6JAN2022 140192    56.0N  110.0E 3.0-4.4 BCCAA  So. Siberia                

 

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

 

INDONESIA AND PHILIPPINES

 

O: 10JAN2022 05:27:11   0.2S  123.0E ML=4.6  EMSC   SULAWESI, INDONESIA          

P:  6JAN2022 140006     1.0N  124.0E 4.0-5.4 BBAAA  Mindanao, Philippines      

 

O: 09JAN2022 21:27:51   1.6N  128.0E mb=5.1  EMSC   HALMAHERA, INDONESIA

O: 09JAN2022 23:46:49   2.8N  128.6E mb=4.9  EMSC   HALMAHERA, INDONESIA

O:  9JAN2022 21:59:06   1.5N  127.9E mb=5.5  EMSC   HALMAHERA, INDONESIA         

P:  8JAN2022 140005     1.0N  128.0E 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  Halmahera                  

 

O:  9JAN2022 09:13:51   4.8S  153.3E mb=5.0  EMSC   NEW IRELAND REGION, P.N.G.   

P:  8JAN2022 140019     4.0S  153.0E 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  New Britain                

 

O:  9JAN2022 10:09:22   7.1S  129.3E mb=4.6  EMSC   KEPULAUAN BABAR, INDONESIA   

P:  7JAN2022 140032     6.0S  130.0E 4.0-5.5 ABAAA  West Irian, PNG            

 

O:  9JAN2022 23:26:07   8.1S  123.7E mb=4.3  EMSC   FLORES REGION, INDONESIA     

P:  3JAN2022 140016     8.0S  124.0E 4.0-5.7 CAAAA  Flores Island area         

 

O:  9JAN2022 09:52:17  11.3S  114.4E ML=4.0  EMSC   SOUTH OF BALI, INDONESIA     

P:  9JAN2022 140026     9.0S  113.0E 4.0-5.4 ACBAA  So. of Bali                

 

 

CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA

 

 

O:  9JAN2022 17:10:31  12.1N   87.1W mb=4.8  EMSC   NEAR COAST OF NICARAGUA      

P:  6JAN2022 140049    11.0N   87.0W 3.5-5.2 BBAAA  Nicaragua                  

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.9 in Nicaragua was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Nicaragua at Managua.

 

O: 10JAN2022 04:15:32  18.7N   74.1W ML=3.3  EMSC   HAITI REGION                  

O: 10JAN2022 02:18:28  18.8N   74.1W ML=3.3  EMSC   HAITI REGION

P:  8JAN2022 140056    20.0N   74.0W 3.4-5.1 ABAAA  Haiti                      

 

O: 09JAN2022 21:15:01  19.3N   66.6W Md=3.5  EMSC   PUERTO RICO REGION

O:  9JAN2022 14:37:37  18.8N   67.2W Md=3.4  EMSC   PUERTO RICO REGION           

O: 10JAN2022 02:42:15  19.3N   67.3W Md=3.6  EMSC   PUERTO RICO REGION           

P:  8JAN2022 140054    18.0N   67.0W 3.4-4.9 AAAAA  Puerto Rico                

 

O:  9JAN2022 18:58:44  24.7N  109.3W ML=4.1  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA           

O: 09JAN2022 10:45:22  24.8N  109.2W ML=3.7  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA

P: 31DEC2021 139772    24.0N  109.0W 3.5-4.9 CAAAA  Gulf of California         

 

O:  9JAN2022 12:52:43  26.7S   71.4W mb=4.7  EMSC   OFFSHORE ATACAMA, CHILE      

P:  6JAN2022 140228    26.0S   71.0W 4.0-5.5 BAAAA  Coast Central Chile        

 

 

AFRICA AND EUROPE

 

O: 09JAN2022 22:21:04  40.8N   21.4E ML=4.0  EMSC   GREECE

O: 09JAN2022 23:38:26  40.8N   21.4E ML=4.0  EMSC   GREECE

O: 09JAN2022 21:53:22  40.9N   21.5E ML=4.2  EMSC   GREECE

O:  9JAN2022 21:43:47  40.8N   21.4E Mw=5.5  EMSC   GREECE                       

P:  7JAN2022 140163    40.0N   20.0E 3.0-5.1 AAAAA  Romania/NW Turkey          

 

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC

 

O: 10JAN2022 02:26:11  19.9S  178.0W mb=4.5  EMSC   FIJI REGION                  

P:  7JAN2022 140235    20.0S  178.0W 4.0-5.4 BAAAA  Tonga Islands              

 

O:  9JAN2022 15:03:34  23.1S  179.6W mb=4.5  EMSC   SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS        

P:  6JAN2022 140236    24.0S  175.0W 4.0-5.8 BACAA  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: 10JAN2022 01:26:04  33.8S  179.8E Mw=5.2  EMSC   SOUTH OF KERMADEC ISLANDS

O: 10JAN2022 06:26:43  33.8S  179.6E mb=5.3  EMSC   SOUTH OF KERMADEC ISLANDS

O: 10JAN2022 00:06:31  33.9S  179.6E Mw=6.1  EMSC   SOUTH OF KERMADEC ISLANDS

O: 10JAN2022 03:20:06  33.9S  179.3E ML=4.0  EMSC   SOUTH OF KERMADEC ISLANDS

O: 10JAN2022 00:35:33  33.7S  179.6E mb=5.2  EMSC   SOUTH OF KERMADEC ISLANDS    

O:  9JAN2022 21:35:28  32.9S  179.0W mb=5.0  EMSC   SOUTH OF KERMADEC ISLANDS    

P:  9JAN2022 140247    33.0S  178.0E 4.0-5.5 AAAAA  So. Kermadec Islands       

 

O: 10JAN2022 06:40:00  30.7S  178.5E ML=4.1  EMSC   KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION      

P:  9JAN2022 140247    33.0S  178.0E 4.0-5.5 ACAAA  So. Kermadec Islands       

 

O: 10JAN2022 00:06:08  41.2S  172.2E ML=4.7  EMSC   SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND  

P:  2JAN2022 140250    42.0S  172.0E 3.0-5.3 CAAAA  So. Island, N.Z.           

 

JAPAN AND KURIL ISLANDS

 

O:  9JAN2022 15:55:30  28.4N  129.3E ML=4.0  EMSC   RYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPAN        

P:  7JAN2022 140075    29.0N  128.0E 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  Ryukyu Islands             

 

O:  9JAN2022 20:23:30  42.6N  144.3E ML=4.0  EMSC   HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION       

P:  6JAN2022 140144    43.0N  145.0E 3.5-5.4 BAAAA  Hokkaido, Japan            

 

U.S./CANADA*

 

WESTERN U.S./CANADA

 

CALIFORNIA

 

O: 09JAN2022 18:57:15  31.4N  115.5W ML=3.3  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O:  9JAN2022 21:33:19  31.0N  114.4W ML=3.7  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA           

P:  3JAN2022 140115    30.5N  114.6W 2.0-4.1 CAAAA  SW U.S.A                   

 

O:  9JAN2022 08:52:36  31.0N  115.5W ML=3.0  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO      

O:  9JAN2022 09:13:16  33.2N  116.0W Ml=2.0  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P:  9JAN2022 140119    32.0N  116.3W 2.5-4.4 ABAAA  So. California              

 

O:  9JAN2022 20:02:52  35.6N  117.4W Ml=2.2  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P:  7JAN2022 140125    35.6N  118.4W 2.5-4.6 AAAAA  So. California             

 

O:  9JAN2022 07:54:00  36.3N  120.3W Md=2.6  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA            

P:  8JAN2022 140089    36.2N  120.8W 2.5-4.4 AAAAA  Central California         

 

O:  9JAN2022 15:44:20  37.3N  117.9W Md=2.0  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

P:  6JAN2022 140084    37.2N  117.3W 2.5-4.4 BAAAA  California/Nevada area     

 

O: 10JAN2022 05:09:37  38.2N  117.9W ml=3.2  EMSC   NEVADA

O:  9JAN2022 08:04:25  38.2N  117.8W ML=2.3  EMSC   NEVADA                       

P: 10JAN2022 140086    38.4N  118.7W 2.5-4.6 AAAAA  California/Nevada area     

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 3.2 in Nevada was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Nevada at Glenbrook.

 

O: 10JAN2022 01:13:06  38.5N  119.5W Md=2.2  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

P:  6JAN2022 140088    38.7N  119.7W 2.5-4.6 BAAAA  California/Nevada area     

 

O:  9JAN2022 07:17:20  38.8N  122.8W Md=2.6  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P:  8JAN2022 140091    38.7N  122.7W 2.5-4.4 AAAAA  Central California         

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 2.6 in Northern California was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Northern California at Kelseyville.

 

O: 10JAN2022 03:10:27  41.2N  123.8W ML=2.6  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P:  8JAN2022 140158    40.0N  123.0W 2.5-4.6 ABAAA  Northern California        

 

 

ALASKA

 

O:  9JAN2022 19:28:31  54.6N  163.4W ML=3.0  EMSC   UNIMAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA 

P:  6JAN2022 140194    54.3N  162.7W 3.5-5.3 BAAAA  Unimak Islands, Aleutians  

P: 10JAN2022 140194    52.5N  163.7W 3.5-5.3 ABAAA  Unimak Islands, Aleutians  

 

PACIFIC NORTHWESTERN U.S./WESTERN CANADA

 

O:  9JAN2022 07:12:44  60.5N  140.5W ML=3.2  EMSC   SOUTHERN YUKON TERRITORY, CANA

P:  6JAN2022 140198    61.0N  140.0W 3.2-5.1 BAAAA  Central Alaska             

 

ROCKY MOUNTAINS REGION

 

O: 09JAN2022 21:53:40  31.6N  104.3W ML=2.4  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O:  9JAN2022 21:02:56  31.7N  104.5W ML=2.9  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS                

P:  7JAN2022 140117    32.6N  104.6W 2.0-4.1 AAAAA  SW U.S.A                   

 

O:  9JAN2022 08:42:13  37.4N  113.0W Ml=2.2  EMSC   UTAH                         

P:  8JAN2022 140102    37.3N  114.9W 2.5-4.6 AABAA  Nevada area                

 

O: 10JAN2022 00:54:55  44.3N  115.3W ML=2.6  EMSC   SOUTHERN IDAHO

O:  9JAN2022 09:19:30  44.3N  115.2W Ml=2.4  EMSC   SOUTHERN IDAHO               

P:  6JAN2022 140151    44.2N  115.1W 2.0-3.9 BAAAA  Montana/Idaho              

 

O:  9JAN2022 18:45:21  35.0N   97.5W ML=2.3  EMSC   OKLAHOMA                     

P:  8JAN2022 140133    34.0N   97.0W 2.0-3.9 AAAAA  Southern Plains            

 

EASTERN U.S./CANADA

 

No earthquakes of M>=1 were located in the Eastern U.S. or Canada today.

 

HAWAII

 

No earthquakes of M>=3 were located in Hawaii.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MODERATE QUAKES SHAKES YUKON; SOUTHEASTERN ALASKA

 

EARTHQUAKE SUMMARY FOR JANUARY 8, 2022

 

The strongest earthquake in the U.S. or Canada today was an M 5.2-5.5 on the border of southeastern Alaska and the Yukon Territory, Canada. It was reported NEIC to have been felt with intensity II-III in Alaska in Yakutat, Haines Junction, Juneau, Seward, Anchorage and in Yukon Territory at Whitehorse. This is the strongest earthquake within about 200 km of this epicenter in Southeast Alaska since an M 6.0 on July 17, 2014 and prior to that an M 5.5 on February 11, 2005. It occurred within about an hour of local solar midnight and may have been promoted by tidal stresses which maximize near this hour. Forecast 140198 had expected this earthquake within about 50 km was likely around January 6, 2022. This epicenter is located at 101 degrees from the M 7.3 in the Flores Sea, Indonesia of December 14, 2021 and was probably promoted by energy from that source.

 

O: 08JAN2022 08:16:40  60.4N  140.4W MB=5.5  ECAN OF YAKUTAT, AK   

O:  8JAN2022 08:16:42  60.5N  140.4W Mw=5.2  EMSC   SOUTHERN YUKON TERRITORY, CANA

P:  6JAN2022 140198    61.0N  140.0W 3.2-5.1 AAAAA  Central Alaska             

 

The strongest earthquake in the world was an M 5.9 south of New Britain, PNG. The last earthquake of larger magnitude within about 150 km of this epicenter was an M 6.6 on July 4, 2014.  Most activity in this area occurs about 200 km north of today's epicenter. Forecasts 140021 and 140019 had expected activity within about 200 km of this epicenter was likely in early January.

 

O:  9JAN2022 02:05:51   7.2S  152.6E Mw=5.9  EMSC   NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.   

P:  5JAN2022 140021     8.0S  151.0E 4.0-5.4 BABAA  New Ireland                

P:  7JAN2022 140019     6.0S  154.0E 4.0-5.4 ABBAA  New Britain                

 

A series of earthquakes occurred today near 103 degrees from the M 6.6-6.9 earthquake in Qinghai, China of January 7, 2022. These were probably promoted by strong energy from that source and occurred in Southern California (M 3.2); the  Kermadec Islands (M 5.0 ...), the northern Gulf of California (M 3.5-4.0, 4.8) among others.  Energy from strong surface disturbances reflects and refracts off the core-mantle boundary back to the surface near 103 degrees and seismicity at this distance from strong earthquake often is significantly enhanced following those distant mainshocks.

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:  8JAN2022 19:56:19  38.7N   73.7E mb=4.7  EMSC   TAJIKISTAN                   

P:  4JAN2022 140097    38.0N   74.0E 3.8-5.2 BAAAA  Hindu Kush/Pakistan        

 

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

 

INDONESIA AND PHILIPPINES

 

O: 08JAN2022 10:00:25   1.5N  127.9E ML=4.1  EMSC   HALMAHERA, INDONESIA

O: 08JAN2022 11:03:54   1.5N  127.9E ML=4.0  EMSC   HALMAHERA, INDONESIA

O: 08JAN2022 17:07:10   1.5N  127.8E ML=4.4  EMSC   HALMAHERA, INDONESIA

O:  8JAN2022 09:53:41   1.5N  128.0E mb=5.1  EMSC   HALMAHERA, INDONESIA         

O:  9JAN2022 06:51:57   2.7N  128.5E ML=4.3  EMSC   HALMAHERA, INDONESIA         

P:  8JAN2022 140005     1.0N  128.0E 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  Halmahera                   

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 5.3 in Halmahera, Indonesia was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Halmahera, Indonesia at Ternate.

 

O:  9JAN2022 02:35:45   0.3N  122.1E mb=4.8  EMSC   MINAHASA, SULAWESI, INDONESIA

P:  6JAN2022 139998     1.0N  122.0E 4.0-5.4 BAAAA  Celebes Sea                

 

O:  9JAN2022 03:07:24   2.8S  129.4E ML=4.4  EMSC   SERAM, INDONESIA             

P: 10JAN2022 140014     4.0S  127.0E 4.0-5.5 ABCAA  Ceram area                 

 

O:  8JAN2022 14:20:26   5.1S  133.7E mb=4.7  EMSC   KEPULAUAN KAI, INDONESIA     

P:  8JAN2022 140032     4.0S  131.0E 4.0-5.4 ABCAA  West Irian, PNG            

 

O:  8JAN2022 10:30:42   5.8N  127.0E mb=4.9  EMSC   PHILIPPINE ISLANDS REGION    

P:  9JAN2022 140007     6.0N  125.0E 4.0-5.4 AABAA  Mindanao, Philippines      

 

O:  9JAN2022 03:55:32   6.9N   93.9E ML=4.5  EMSC   NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA REGION

P:  1JAN2022 140008     6.0N   95.0E 4.0-5.4 CAAAA  Nicobar Islands            

 

O:  9JAN2022 02:05:51   7.2S  152.6E Mw=5.9  EMSC   NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.   

P:  5JAN2022 140021     8.0S  151.0E 4.0-5.4 BABAA  New Ireland                

P:  7JAN2022 140019     6.0S  154.0E 4.0-5.4 ABBAA  New Britain                

 

 

CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA

 

O: 09JAN2022 04:07:04  12.6N   86.8W mb=4.4  EMSC   NICARAGUA

O:  8JAN2022 11:28:03  12.0N   87.2W mb=4.4  EMSC   NEAR COAST OF NICARAGUA      

P:  6JAN2022 140049    11.0N   87.0W 3.5-5.2 AAAAA  Nicaragua                  

 

O:  8JAN2022 21:20:49  16.8S   71.9W ML=4.0  EMSC   SOUTHERN PERU                

P:  8JAN2022 140221    18.0S   71.0W 4.0-5.7 ABAAA  So. Peru/Bolivia           

 

O:  8JAN2022 09:28:40  17.2N   94.5W ML=4.2  EMSC   VERACRUZ, MEXICO             

P:  4JAN2022 140038    17.0N   95.0W 3.5-5.6 BAAAA  Chiapas, Mexico            

 

O:  9JAN2022 00:50:19  18.0N   69.2W ML=3.0  EMSC   DOMINICAN REPUBLIC REGION    

P:  6JAN2022 140054    18.0N   68.0W 3.4-4.9 BAAAA  Puerto Rico                

 

O: 08JAN2022 17:23:44  18.5N   73.7W ML=3.0  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 09JAN2022 03:41:12  18.7N   73.7W ML=3.4  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 08JAN2022 08:00:34  18.8N   74.0W ML=3.3  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 09JAN2022 05:32:45  18.9N   73.9W ML=3.6  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O:  8JAN2022 08:19:31  18.5N   73.7W ML=3.3  EMSC   HAITI REGION                 

P:  8JAN2022 140056    20.0N   74.0W 3.4-5.1 ABAAA  Haiti                      

 

O:  8JAN2022 23:22:20  18.6N  102.5W ML=4.1  EMSC   MICHOACAN, MEXICO            

P: 10JAN2022 140046    18.0N  103.0W 3.5-5.1 AAAAA  Michoacan, Mexico          

 

O:  9JAN2022 04:35:30  19.0N   68.7W ML=3.1  EMSC   DOMINICAN REPUBLIC REGION    

P:  6JAN2022 140054    18.0N   68.0W 3.4-4.9 BAAAA  Puerto Rico                

 

O: 08JAN2022 17:48:00  24.7N  109.3W ML=4.2  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA

O: 09JAN2022 00:11:22  24.7N  109.1W mb=4.8  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA

O: 08JAN2022 09:24:39  24.8N  109.0W ML=3.9  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA

O:  8JAN2022 08:46:44  24.7N  109.2W ML=4.0  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA           

P: 31DEC2021 139772    24.0N  109.0W 3.5-4.9 CAAAA  Gulf of California         

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.7 in the Gulf of California, Mexico was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of the Gulf of California, Mexico in Sinaloa.

 

O:  8JAN2022 09:03:34  26.7S   71.3W mb=4.2  EMSC   OFFSHORE ATACAMA, CHILE      

P:  6JAN2022 140228    26.0S   71.0W 4.0-5.5 AAAAA  Coast Central Chile        

 

O:  8JAN2022 08:00:47  27.5N  111.5W ML=3.9  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA           

P:  9JAN2022 140065    28.0N  112.0W 3.5-5.1 AAAAA  Gulf of California         

 

O:  8JAN2022 19:07:54  30.4N  109.6W ML=3.6  EMSC   SONORA, MEXICO               

P:  9JAN2022 140065    28.0N  112.0W 3.5-5.1 ACBAA  Gulf of California         

 

 

O: 08JAN2022 17:48:00  24.7N  109.3W ML=4.2  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA

O: 09JAN2022 00:11:22  24.7N  109.1W mb=4.8  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA

O: 08JAN2022 09:24:39  24.8N  109.0W ML=3.9  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA

 

AFRICA AND EUROPE

 

O:  8JAN2022 12:08:08  34.4N   24.2E mb=4.4  EMSC   CRETE, GREECE                 

P:  4JAN2022 140096    34.0N   25.0E 3.0-4.6 BAAAA  Crete                      

 

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

 

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC

 

O:  9JAN2022 03:57:38  24.3S  179.8E mb=4.5  EMSC   SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS         

P:  4JAN2022 140236    24.0S  179.0E 4.0-5.5 BAAAA  Tonga/Fiji                 

 

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

 

OCEAN RIDGES

 

O:  8JAN2022 15:56:06  58.8S   25.0W mb=5.0  EMSC   SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION

P:  3JAN2022 140256    58.0S   26.0W 4.0-5.6 BAAAA  So. Sandwich Islands       

 

 

ZEALANDIA AND AUSTRALIA REGION

 

O:  8JAN2022 15:28:21  32.0S  177.9E ML=4.3  EMSC   NORTH OF NEW ZEALAND         

P:  9JAN2022 140247    33.0S  178.0E 4.0-5.5 AAAAA  So. Kermadec Islands       

 

O:  8JAN2022 10:57:45  32.7S  178.6E ML=4.1  EMSC   SOUTH OF KERMADEC ISLANDS    

P:  9JAN2022 140247    33.0S  178.0E 4.0-5.5 AAAAA  So. Kermadec Islands       

 

O:  8JAN2022 08:34:55  30.8S  177.4W mb=5.0  EMSC   KERMADEC ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND

P:  6JAN2022 140247    31.0S  177.0W 4.0-5.9 AAAAA  So. Kermadec Islands       

 

O:  8JAN2022 19:01:18  30.9S  179.3E ML=4.1  EMSC   KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION      

P:  9JAN2022 140247    33.0S  178.0E 4.0-5.5 ABAAA  So. Kermadec Islands       

 

JAPAN AND KURIL ISLANDS

 

O:  9JAN2022 01:10:30  24.8N  125.3E ML=4.1  EMSC   SOUTHWESTERN RYUKYU ISL., JAPA

P:  5JAN2022 140075    26.0N  125.0E 4.0-5.5 BBAAA  Ryukyu Islands             

P:  9JAN2022 140074    25.0N  127.0E 4.0-5.4 AABAA  Ryukyu Islands             

 

O:  8JAN2022 12:37:39  28.1N  127.8E mb=4.0  EMSC   NORTHWEST OF RYUKYU ISLANDS  

P:  7JAN2022 140075    29.0N  128.0E 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  Ryukyu Islands             

 

O:  8JAN2022 17:29:29  49.1N  158.3E mb=4.0  EMSC   EAST OF KURIL ISLANDS        

P:  7JAN2022 140183    50.0N  156.0E 4.0-5.9 AABAA  Kamchatka                  

 

U.S./CANADA*

 

WESTERN U.S./CANADA

 

CALIFORNIA

 

O: 08JAN2022 19:15:29  30.4N  109.6W ML=3.4  EMSC   SONORA, MEXICO

 

O: 08JAN2022 08:30:01  30.6N  114.8W ML=3.2  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 08JAN2022 18:06:49  30.9N  115.1W ML=3.2  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O:  8JAN2022 10:19:51  30.1N  114.0W ML=3.6  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA           

P:  3JAN2022 140115    30.5N  114.6W 2.0-4.1 BAAAA  SW U.S.A                   

 

O: 08JAN2022 17:57:21  31.4N  114.4W ML=3.5  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA

O:  8JAN2022 10:56:26  31.4N  114.5W ML=3.4  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA           

P:  9JAN2022 140119    32.0N  116.3W 2.5-4.4 AABAA  So. California             

 

O: 08JAN2022 23:46:17  33.4N  116.9W ML=3.2  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

O: 08JAN2022 23:51:54  33.4N  116.9W Ml=2.1  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

O: 09JAN2022 03:56:52  33.4N  116.9W Ml=2.3  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

O:  8JAN2022 22:37:06  33.4N  116.9W Ml=2.1  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P:  8JAN2022 140122    33.7N  117.5W 2.5-4.4 AAAAA  So. California             

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 3.3 in Southern California was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Southern California in Pala, Pauma Valley, Aguanga, Valley Center, Temecula, Warner Springs, Santa Ysabel,  Anza and Escondido.

 

O:  8JAN2022 12:38:45  36.6N  121.2W Md=2.6  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

P:  8JAN2022 140089    36.2N  120.8W 2.5-4.4 AAAAA  Central California         

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 2.7 in Central California was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Central California in Los Banos.

 

O:  8JAN2022 08:29:01  38.8N  122.8W Md=2.6  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P:  8JAN2022 140091    38.7N  122.7W 2.5-4.4 AAAAA  Central California         

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 2.6 in Northern California was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Northern California in Kelseyville, Middletown, Santa Rosa and Sebastopol.

 

O:  8JAN2022 10:51:27  39.7N  122.8W ML=2.7  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P:  8JAN2022 140158    40.0N  123.0W 2.5-4.6 AAAAA  Northern California        

 

O:  8JAN2022 17:08:25  40.4N  124.2W Md=2.2  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P:  5JAN2022 140159    40.2N  124.2W 2.5-4.7 BAAAA  Off Coast of No. Calif     

 

 

ALASKA

 

O: 08JAN2022 08:16:40  60.4N  140.4W MB=5.5  ECAN OF YAKUTAT, AK   

O:  8JAN2022 08:16:42  60.5N  140.4W Mw=5.2  EMSC   SOUTHERN YUKON TERRITORY, CANA

P:  6JAN2022 140198    61.0N  140.0W 3.2-5.1 AAAAA  Central Alaska             

 

PACIFIC NORTHWESTERN U.S./WESTERN CANADA

 

O:  9JAN2022 00:40:30  46.6N  121.8W Ml=2.0  EMSC   WASHINGTON                   

P:  7JAN2022 140169    46.9N  122.0W 2.0-3.9 AAAAA  Washington state, U.S.     

 

O: 08JAN2022 08:16:40  60.4N  140.4W MB=5.5  ECAN OF YAKUTAT, AK   

O:  8JAN2022 08:16:42  60.5N  140.4W Mw=5.2  EMSC   SOUTHERN YUKON TERRITORY, CANA

P:  6JAN2022 140198    61.0N  140.0W 3.2-5.1 AAAAA  Central Alaska             

 

ROCKY MOUNTAINS REGION

 

O:  8JAN2022 09:53:28  32.0N  102.3W mb=2.7  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS                

P:  3JAN2022 140117    32.5N  103.6W 2.0-4.1 BAAAA  SW U.S.A                   

P:  7JAN2022 140117    32.6N  104.6W 2.0-4.1 AABAA  SW U.S.A                   

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 2.7 in Western Texas was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Western Texas at Odessa and Gardendale.

 

EASTERN U.S./CANADA

 

O:  8JAN2022 21:27:51  35.1N   95.6W ML=2.3  EMSC   OKLAHOMA                     

P:  8JAN2022 140133    34.0N   97.0W 2.0-3.9 ABBAA  Southern Plains            

 

HAWAII

 

No earthquakes of M>=3 were located in Hawaii.

 

STRONG QUAKE DAMAGES QINGHAI, CHINA

 

EARTHQUAKE SUMMARY FOR JANUARY 7, 2022

 

The strongest earthquake in the world today was an M 6.4-6.6 in China. NEIC reported it with M 6.6 with maximum intensity IX and damage in Qiatou, Qinghai, China (intensity VIII). Intensity IV-V was reported in Qinghai, China at Sining, Lanzhou, Xinchuan, Ningxia, and possibly in Shaanxi, Xinjiang and Mongolia.

The Chinese earthquake agency - China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC) - reported this earthquake with M 6.9. An aftershock of M 5.1 was also strongly felt about 20 minutes after the mainshock with intensity VII in Qinghai at Qiatou and in Wuwei, Gansu, China and II in Xining, Qinghai. Due to construction methods in the are, damage was considerable but resistant structures did not appear to have been highly damaged according to Reuters News. AP also reported the quake with M 6.9. Several railroad tunnels were damaged and high speed rail lines were closed. Minor damage was reported to homes in the area and rescue teams have been sent to the hardest hit areas. The mainshock occurred within minutes of local solar midnight and was probably promoted by high tidal stresses which maximize near this hour. CEIC reported 15 aftershocks including an M 5.1 about 24 minutes after the mainshock. This is the largest earthquake within about 250 km of this epicenter in at least 30 years. The only earthquake in this area in the past 20 years of M>=5.9  was an M 5.9 near today's epicenter on January 20, 2016 and an M 5.7 on October 25, 2003 both of which were within about 100 km of today's epicenter. Forecast 140126 had expected enhanced seismicity within about 25 km of this epicenter was likely around January 10, 2022. This epicenter is at 146 degrees from the M 7.5 in northern Peru of November 28, 2021 and may have been promoted by energy from that source. It is also at the seventh node (51.4 degrees) from M 7.5 in the Timor Sea of Indonesia which occurred on December 29, 2021 and was probably promoted by energy from that source as well.

 

O:  7JAN2022 17:45:31  37.9N  101.4E Mw=6.4  EMSC   NORTHERN QINGHAI, CHINA      

O:  7JAN2022 17:45:30  37.8N  101.3E Mw=6.6  ANSS   NORTHERN QINGHAI, CHINA      

O:  7JAN2022 17:45:27  37.8N  101.3E Mw=6.9  CEIC   NORTHERN QINGHAI, CHINA      

P: 10JAN2022 140126    38.0N  101.0E 3.5-4.9 BAAAA  So. China                  

 

A volcanic eruption also occurred today in the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador. This eruption occurred at Wolf Volcano, the tallest in the Galapagos Islands and included ash and gas and lava flows. It is the first eruption in this volcano in the past seven years - since 2015. The area is home to many endangered species, but little danger is likely to these animals and plants. This volcano is located at 1.3N 91.8W on the Wolf-Darwin Lineament of the Galapagos Hot Spot and spreading center in the Galapagos National Park of Ecuador.

 

These events are located at the longitude of maximum tidal stress with the last new moon and were probably promoted by high tidal stresses as delineated in previous issues of this summary:

 

"The new moon will arrive on January 2, 2022 at 18:33 UT. Longitudes which are at local solar noon at this time are near 100 West while those at local solar midnight area near 80 East. These include areas of central North America and the East Pacific in the west and central Asia including China, India, Nepal in the East. These areas are most likely to see moderate tidal triggering at this time. Tidal enhancement of regional seismicity is possible in many areas, however, a major earthquake associated with this new moon is considered unlikely in the next week by this report." (December 30, 2021 - January 5, 2022)

 

Forecast 140004 had expected this activity within about 25 km of Wolf Volcano was likely around January 8, 2022. This activity as well as the M 5.9 in Atacama, Chile today is at 141-144 degrees from the M 7.4 events in Timor and Flores, Indonesia which occurred at the end of December, 2021 and was probably  promoted by energy from those sources.

 

O:  7JAN2022 00:00:00   2.0N   91.2W md=5.0  SMITH  Eruption of Wolf Volcano, Gala

P:  8JAN2022 140004     2.0N   91.0W 3.5-5.5 AAAAA  Galapagos Islands          

 

A strong M 5.9 earthquake was also felt in northern Chile in the Atacama region today. NEIC reported maximum intensity IV in Copiapo, Diego de Almagro and II-III in Antofagasta, Vina del Mar, Quilpue, Valparaiso and in Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile. GUC reported this earthquake was felt with intensity IV in  Atacama at Caldera, Chanaral, Copiapo and Tierra Amarilla and III in Diego de Almagro, Chile. A foreshock of M 4.9 preceded the mainshock by about two minutes. These events occurred near local solar midnight and may have been promoted by strong associated tidal stresses which maximize near this hour.  An M 6.0 occurred within about 250 km of today's epicenter on July 4, 2021 but the last and only event within this distance in the past five year with greater magnitude was an M 6.8 on September 1, 2020. Forecast 140228 had expected enhanced seismicity within about 100 km of this epicenter was likely around January 6. This earthquake occurred near local solar midnight and may have been promoted by tidal stresses which maximize near this hour. This event is at the seventh node (51.8 degrees) from the M 7.0 in Guerrero Mexico of September 8 and may have been promoted by energy from that source.

 

 

O: 08JAN2022 03:24:09  26.7S   71.0W Mw=5.9  EMSC   OFFSHORE ATACAMA, CHILE

O:  8JAN2022 03:22:19  26.7S   71.3W mb=5.0  EMSC   OFFSHORE ATACAMA, CHILE      

O:  8JAN2022 03:24     26.7S   71.3W mb=5.6  GUC    Atacama at Caldera, Chanaral,

P:  6JAN2022 140228    26.0S   71.0W 4.0-5.5 AAAAA  Coast Central Chile        

 

An earthquake of M 5.6 was also widely felt in central Peru today. NEIC reported slight damage with intensity VII in Chosica, Loima, Peru with intensity V shaking in Ricardo Palma, Santa Maria, Lima and IV in San Luis, Chica, Mala, Lima Peru and possibly in Juno and Ica, Peru. This is the strongest earthquake within about 200 km of this epicenter since an M 5.8 about 100 km to the south of this on June 23, 2021 and prior to that an M 5.6 on November 15, 2014 near that same epicenter to the south. Forecast 140213 had expected today's event within this area was likely around January 10, 2022. This epicenter is located at 103 degrees from the M 7.4 in Vanuatu of October 2, 2021 and may have been promoted by energy from that event. Other events at this distance from Vanuatu today occurred in the Carlsberg Ridge, (M 5.1),  Nicaragua (M 5.0), Atacama, Chile (M 5.9), Arkansas (M 2.4). The 103 distance from the more recent M 7.4 events in Flores and Timor Seas, Indonesia passes through southeastern Alaska,

an area which has shown a minor increase in seismicity in the past several days and where a stronger earthquake may also occur at this time.

 

 

O:  7JAN2022 10:27:05  11.9S   76.6W Mw=5.6  EMSC   CENTRAL PERU                 

O:  7JAN2022 10:27:08  11.9S   76.5W Mw=5.6  ANSS   CENTRAL PERU                 

P: 10JAN2022 140213    13.0S   77.0W 4.0-5.4 BBAAA  Central Peru                

 

Two light earthquake of M 3.5-3.6 and 2.0 shook the area of western Los Angeles, California today. NEIC reported maximum intensity IV in California at Fillmore and II-III in Santa Paula, Somis, Moorpark, Ventura, Camarillo, Thousand Oaks, Ventura and Ojai among other communities.  The last earthquake of M>=3.6 within about 50 km of this epicenter was an M 3.6 on July 20, 2020. It was followed on July 30, 2020 by an M 4.2 and 3.8 in the region of Northridge, California 10 years later on July 30, 2020. While an M 3.7 occurred near today's epicenter on June 13, 2019 the last event in the region of significantly larger magnitude was an M 4.1 more than five years ato on March 12, 2016. Forecasts 140124 and 140121 had expected today's activity in this region around January 6-8, 2022.

 

O: 08JAN2022 06:24:55  34.4N  119.0W Ml=2.0  EMSC   GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA, CALIF.

O:  8JAN2022 06:21:31  34.4N  119.0W ML=3.6  EMSC   GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA, CALI

P:  6JAN2022 140124    34.9N  119.0W 2.5-4.6 AAAAA  So. California             

P:  8JAN2022 140121    33.9N  118.3W 2.5-4.4 AAAAA  So. California             

 

STRONG QUAKE SHAKES NICARAGUA

 

EARTHQUAKE SUMMARY FOR JANUARY 6, 2022

 

The strongest earthquake in the world today was an M 6.1 in Nicaragua. NEIC reported it was felt with maximum intensity IV in Leon and Managua with intensity II-III in San Francisco, Ticuantepe, Jinotepe, Masaya, Diria, Granada and Tota, Rivas. Reuters reported no major damage or injuries associated with this earthquake which hit off the coast.  The mainshock occurred near local solar noon and was probably promoted by high tidal stresses which were maximized near this longitude with the new moon as reported in previous issues of this summary:

 

 

"The new moon will arrive on January 2, 2022 at 18:33 UT. Longitudes which are at local solar noon at this time are near 100 West while those at local solar midnight area near 80 East. These include areas of central North America and the East Pacific in the west and central Asia including China, India, Nepal in the East. These areas are most likely to see moderate tidal triggering at this time. Tidal enhancement of regional seismicity is possible in many areas, however, a major earthquake associated with this new moon is considered unlikely in the next week by this report." (December 30, 2021 - January 5, 2022)

 

Two earthquakes of M>=6.1 have occurred off the coast of Nicaragua in the past

1.5 years - an M 6.2 on November 9 and an M 6.5 on September 22, 2021. Today's event is probably and aftershock of the event in September, 2021. Forecast 140049 had expected enhanced seismicity within about 100 km of today's epicenter was likely around January 6. This event is located at 144 degrees from the M 7.4 in Timor, Indonesia of December 29, 2021 and at 102 degrees from the M 7.2 in Vanuatu of October 2, 2021 and was probably promoted by energy from those sources.

 

O:  6JAN2022 16:50:04  11.8N   87.3W ML=4.6  EMSC   NEAR COAST OF NICARAGUA      

O: 06JAN2022 16:28:29  11.9N   87.3W ML=4.3  EMSC   NEAR COAST OF NICARAGUA

O: 06JAN2022 16:25:07  12.0N   87.1W Mw=6.1  EMSC   NEAR COAST OF NICARAGUA

P:  6JAN2022 140049    11.0N   87.0W 3.5-5.2 AAAAA  Nicaragua                  

 

Several moderate earthquakes also occurred today near the eastern longitude of greatest tidal stress (80 degrees East longitude - see above) with the new moon. These were felt in Nepal and Bhutan and along the India and Bangladesh border. NEIC reported the earthquake of M 4.3 in Nepal was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Nepal at Butwai, Rupandehi. NEIC reported the earthquake of M 4.1 in India-Bangladesh was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of India-Bangladesh in Jalpaiguri and Shilguri and in Bajo, Wangpue, Bhutan. These suggest tidal triggering is occurring in the area and that more such activity including the possibility of a strong quake in India north to China is still possible at this time. Today's earthquakes were expected in forecasts 140070 and 140098 in the general area of India and Myanmar around January 8-9. These are near the seventh node (52 degrees) from the major December events in Timor and Flores, Indonesia and may have been promoted by energy from those sources.

 

O:  6JAN2022 14:46:09  26.9N   89.3E mb=4.1  EMSC   INDIA-BANGLADESH BORDER REGION

P:  8JAN2022 140070    23.0N   95.0E 4.0-5.7 ACCAA  Myanmar                    

 

O:  6JAN2022 18:29:20  28.6N   83.0E mb=4.3  EMSC   NEPAL                        

P:  9JAN2022 140098    30.0N   79.0E 3.8-5.4 BBCAA  India                      

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:  6JAN2022 14:46:09  26.9N   89.3E mb=4.1  EMSC   INDIA-BANGLADESH BORDER REGION

P:  8JAN2022 140070    23.0N   95.0E 4.0-5.7 ACCAA  Myanmar                    

 

O:  6JAN2022 18:29:20  28.6N   83.0E mb=4.3  EMSC   NEPAL                        

P:  9JAN2022 140098    30.0N   79.0E 3.8-5.4 BBCAA  India                      

 

O:  6JAN2022 18:40:50  30.5N   47.6E ML=4.0  EMSC   IRAN-IRAQ BORDER REGION      

P:  7JAN2022 140127    30.0N   51.0E 3.8-5.5 AACAA  So. Iran                   

 

O:  6JAN2022 21:28:36  37.5N   72.3E mb=4.3  EMSC   TAJIKISTAN                   

P:  8JAN2022 140097    37.0N   72.0E 3.8-5.3 AAAAA  Hindu Kush/Pakistan        

 

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

 

INDONESIA AND PHILIPPINES

 

O:  6JAN2022 12:33:27   2.1S  138.2E mb=4.8  EMSC   PAPUA, INDONESIA             

P: 10JAN2022 140031     3.0S  138.0E 4.0-5.4 BAAAA  West Irian, PNG            

 

O:  6JAN2022 19:22:04   3.4N  126.3E ML=4.4  EMSC   KEPULAUAN TALAUD, INDONESIA  

P:  3JAN2022 140005     3.0N  127.0E 4.0-5.4 BAAAA  Halmahera                  

 

O:  6JAN2022 10:04:20   4.3S  127.4E ML=4.2  EMSC   BANDA SEA                    

P: 10JAN2022 140014     4.0S  127.0E 4.0-5.5 BAAAA  Ceram area                 

 

O: 06JAN2022 08:35:08   5.4S  152.4E mb=4.8  EMSC   NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.

O: 06JAN2022 08:18:36   5.5S  152.2E mb=5.0  EMSC   NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.

O:  6JAN2022 08:15:13   5.4S  152.2E mb=4.8  EMSC   NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.   

P:  3JAN2022 140019     6.0S  153.0E 4.0-5.5 BAAAA  New Britain                

P:  8JAN2022 140019     4.0S  153.0E 4.0-5.4 ABAAA  New Britain                

 

O:  6JAN2022 14:30:49   7.2S  105.5E ML=4.2  EMSC   JAVA, INDONESIA              

P:  8JAN2022 140028     7.0S  105.0E 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  So. of Java                

 

O:  7JAN2022 06:57:54   8.5S  107.8E ML=4.3  EMSC   JAVA, INDONESIA              

P:  8JAN2022 140222    10.0S  109.0E 4.0-5.7 ABAAA  So. of Java                

 

O:  6JAN2022 11:45:17   8.3S  120.3E mb=4.3  EMSC   FLORES REGION, INDONESIA     

O:  7JAN2022 03:53:41   8.6S  119.3E ML=4.1  EMSC   FLORES REGION, INDONESIA     

P:  6JAN2022 140016     7.0S  120.0E 4.0-5.4 ABAAA  Flores Island area         

 

O:  6JAN2022 21:59:28   9.3S  113.2E mb=4.6  EMSC   SOUTH OF JAVA, INDONESIA     

P:  9JAN2022 140026     9.0S  113.0E 4.0-5.4 BAAAA  So. of Bali                

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.6 in Java, Indonesia was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Bali, Indonesia at Kuta.

 

 

CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA

 

 

O:  6JAN2022 15:35:57   5.7S   77.3W ML=4.0  EMSC   NORTHERN PERU                

P:  8JAN2022 140023     6.0S   76.0W 4.0-5.5 AABAA  No. Peru                    

 

O:  6JAN2022 21:24:07  11.4S   76.4W ML=4.0  EMSC   CENTRAL PERU                 

P:  4JAN2022 140213    10.0S   75.0W 3.5-5.1 ABBAA  Brazil                     

 

O:  6JAN2022 16:50:04  11.8N   87.3W ML=4.6  EMSC   NEAR COAST OF NICARAGUA      

O: 06JAN2022 16:28:29  11.9N   87.3W ML=4.3  EMSC   NEAR COAST OF NICARAGUA

O: 06JAN2022 16:25:07  12.0N   87.1W Mw=6.1  EMSC   NEAR COAST OF NICARAGUA

P:  6JAN2022 140049    11.0N   87.0W 3.5-5.2 AAAAA  Nicaragua                  

 

O:  7JAN2022 05:08:00  14.5N   92.2W ML=4.1  EMSC   GUATEMALA                    

P:  9JAN2022 140037    15.0N   93.0W 3.5-5.3 AAAAA  Chiapas, Mexico            

 

O:  6JAN2022 10:24:11  14.9N   60.2W ML=3.0  EMSC   MARTINIQUE REGION, WINDWARD IS

P:  6JAN2022 140043    17.0N   62.0W 3.0-5.0 ACBAA  Leeward Islands            

 

O:  7JAN2022 01:18:20  15.1N   94.6W ML=4.0  EMSC   OFF COAST OF OAXACA, MEXICO  

P:  7JAN2022 140038    15.0N   95.0W 3.5-5.6 AAAAA  Chiapas, Mexico            

 

O: 06JAN2022 21:44:49  15.7N   93.2W mb=4.6  EMSC   CHIAPAS, MEXICO

O:  6JAN2022 07:03:38  15.7N   93.8W ML=4.3  EMSC   OFFSHORE CHIAPAS, MEXICO     

P:  9JAN2022 140037    15.0N   93.0W 3.5-5.3 BAAAA  Chiapas, Mexico            

 

O: 06JAN2022 14:03:24  16.0N   98.9W ML=4.0  EMSC   OFFSHORE GUERRERO, MEXICO

O:  7JAN2022 05:47:02  16.2N   99.2W ML=4.0  EMSC   OFFSHORE GUERRERO, MEXICO    

P:  7JAN2022 140052    16.0N   99.0W 3.5-5.5 AAAAA  Oaxaca, Mexico             

 

O:  6JAN2022 10:16:13  16.4N   96.3W ML=4.0  EMSC   OAXACA, MEXICO                

P:  9JAN2022 140051    16.0N   96.0W 3.5-5.5 BAAAA  Oaxaca, Mexico             

 

O:  7JAN2022 06:04:45  17.5S   69.7W mb=4.7  EMSC   SOUTHERN PERU                

P:  8JAN2022 140221    18.0S   71.0W 4.0-5.7 AAAAA  So. Peru/Bolivia           

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.7 in Central Peru was felt with intensity III-IV in the area(s) of Central Peru in Tacna.

 

O: 06JAN2022 17:06:37  18.8N   73.9W ML=3.5  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O:  6JAN2022 22:47:33  18.4N   73.7W ML=3.2  EMSC   HAITI REGION                 

P:  8JAN2022 140056    20.0N   74.0W 3.4-5.1 ABAAA  Haiti                      

 

O:  6JAN2022 08:00:13  20.3N   71.0W ML=3.2  EMSC   DOMINICAN REPUBLIC REGION    

P:  4JAN2022 140062    20.0N   71.0W 3.0-4.4 AAAAA  Bahamas/No. Caribbean      

 

O:  6JAN2022 17:43:38  22.5S   67.6W mb=4.6  EMSC   POTOSI, BOLIVIA              

P:  7JAN2022 140227    22.0S   67.0W 4.0-5.8 AAAAA  Argentina                  

 

O:  7JAN2022 02:14:52  37.6S   75.2W mb=4.6  EMSC   OFF COAST OF BIO-BIO, CHILE   

P:  8JAN2022 140240    38.0S   74.0W 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  Central Chile              

 

 

 

AFRICA AND EUROPE

 

O:  6JAN2022 08:58:11  24.7S   24.9E ML=3.0  EMSC   BOTSWANA                     

P:  4JAN2022 140232    26.0S   28.0E 3.0-4.7 ABCAA  Rep. South Africa          

 

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

 

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC

 

O:  6JAN2022 23:30:07  16.4S  172.8W mb=4.7  EMSC   SAMOA ISLANDS REGION         

P:  6JAN2022 140223    16.0S  174.0W 4.0-5.8 AAAAA  Tonga Islands              

 

O:  6JAN2022 13:12:15  24.8S  176.9W mb=4.7  EMSC   SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS        

P:  6JAN2022 140236    24.0S  175.0W 4.0-5.8 AABAA  Tonga Islands              

 

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

 

OCEAN RIDGES

 

O:  6JAN2022 23:24:48  13.2N   51.0E mb=4.8  EMSC   GULF OF ADEN                 

P:  7JAN2022 140035    13.0N   51.0E 3.5-5.1 AAAAA  Gulf of Aden               

 

O:  6JAN2022 12:16:08  59.6S   26.3W mb=5.3  EMSC   SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION

P:  5JAN2022 140256    60.0S   29.0W 4.0-5.6 AABAA  So. Sandwich Islands       

 

 

ZEALANDIA AND AUSTRALIA REGION

 

O:  7JAN2022 06:45:15  30.4S  177.5W mb=4.9  EMSC   KERMADEC ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND

O:  7JAN2022 05:08:32  30.7S  177.4W mb=5.1  EMSC   KERMADEC ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND

P:  6JAN2022 140243    30.0S  178.0W 4.0-5.5 AAAAA  No. Kermadec Islands       

P:  6JAN2022 140247    31.0S  177.0W 4.0-5.9 AAAAA  So. Kermadec Islands       

 

JAPAN AND KURIL ISLANDS

 

O:  6JAN2022 22:24:51  27.4N  128.6E mb=4.8  EMSC   RYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPAN        

P:  7JAN2022 140075    29.0N  128.0E 4.0-5.4 ABAAA  Ryukyu Islands             

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.8 in the Ryukyu Islands, Japan was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of the Ryukyu Islands, Japan at Nago, Okinawa.

 

O:  6JAN2022 21:52:24  41.6N  131.5E mb=4.3  EMSC   SEA OF JAPAN                 

P: 31DEC2021 139879    41.0N  129.0E 3.5-5.4 CABAA  NE China                   

 

O:  6JAN2022 16:42:44  47.4N  147.6E mb=4.2  EMSC   NORTHWEST OF KURIL ISLANDS   

P:  4JAN2022 140167    47.0N  146.0E 3.5-5.7 AABAA  So. Kurils                 

 

U.S./CANADA*

 

WESTERN U.S./CANADA

 

CALIFORNIA

 

O: 06JAN2022 09:08:01  31.2N  116.2W ML=3.2  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 06JAN2022 10:53:24  31.4N  115.5W ML=3.2  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 06JAN2022 09:00:54  31.7N  116.0W ML=2.4  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 06JAN2022 09:02:51  31.7N  116.0W ML=3.2  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O:  6JAN2022 10:45:14  32.0N  116.3W ML=2.0  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO      

P:  5JAN2022 140119    31.9N  116.3W 2.5-4.4 AAAAA  So. California             

 

O:  6JAN2022 10:06:00  30.8N  116.1W ML=3.3  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXI

P:  3JAN2022 140115    30.5N  114.6W 2.0-4.1 BABAA  SW U.S.A                   

 

O:  6JAN2022 18:43:35  32.8N  115.6W Ml=2.0  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P:  5JAN2022 140119    31.9N  116.3W 2.5-4.4 AAAAA  So. California             

 

O: 07JAN2022 04:51:31  33.5N  118.3W ML=2.8  EMSC   SAN PEDRO CHANNEL, CALIFORNIA

O:  7JAN2022 04:43:16  33.5N  118.3W ML=2.5  EMSC   SAN PEDRO CHANNEL, CALIFORNIA

P:  6JAN2022 140121    33.6N  118.5W 2.5-4.5 AAAAA  So. California             

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 2.5 in Southern California was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Southern California in San Pedro, Rancho Palos Verde, Pacoima.

 

O:  7JAN2022 03:09:42  35.7N  117.5W Ml=2.0  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P:  7JAN2022 140125    35.6N  118.4W 2.5-4.6 AAAAA  So. California             

 

O: 06JAN2022 23:14:46  36.5N  121.1W Md=2.3  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

O:  6JAN2022 22:28:22  36.5N  121.1W Md=2.6  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

P:  8JAN2022 140089    36.2N  120.8W 2.5-4.4 AAAAA  Central California         

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 2.6 in Central California was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Central California at Los Banos, San Juan Bautista and Dos Palos.

 

O:  7JAN2022 02:32:07  37.3N  117.9W ML=2.7  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

P:  6JAN2022 140084    37.2N  117.3W 2.5-4.4 AAAAA  California/Nevada area     

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 3.0 in Central California was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Glenbrook, Nevada.

 

O: 06JAN2022 18:25:44  38.2N  117.8W ml=2.1  EMSC   NEVADA

O:  6JAN2022 22:18:57  37.5N  118.6W Md=2.4  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

O:  6JAN2022 10:39:20  37.9N  118.5W Md=2.2  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

O: 06JAN2022 10:58:57  37.9N  118.5W Md=2.2  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

O:  6JAN2022 12:33:34  38.2N  117.8W ml=2.1  EMSC   NEVADA                       

P:  4JAN2022 140086    37.4N  118.6W 2.5-4.5 AAAAA  California/Nevada area     

 

O:  6JAN2022 23:11:58  38.8N  122.8W Md=2.4  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA           

O: 06JAN2022 23:39:38  38.8N  122.8W Md=2.2  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

P:  4JAN2022 140091    38.9N  122.8W 2.5-4.4 AAAAA  Central California         

 

O:  6JAN2022 14:18:18  40.4N  124.8W Md=2.7  EMSC   OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 

O: 07JAN2022 00:56:39  40.5N  124.3W ML=2.8  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

P:  5JAN2022 140159    40.2N  124.2W 2.5-4.7 AAAAA  Off Coast of No. Calif     

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 3.0 off the coast of northern California  was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Northern California at Ferndale and Fortuna.

 

 

ALASKA

 

O:  7JAN2022 03:08:11  65.4N  164.5W ML=3.5  EMSC   NORTHERN ALASKA              

 

O:  6JAN2022 11:17:18  69.6N  143.9W ML=3.0  EMSC   NORTHERN ALASKA              

P:  5JAN2022 140203    69.3N  144.0W 3.2-4.9 AAAAA  Central Alaska             

 

PACIFIC NORTHWESTERN U.S./WESTERN CANADA

 

O:  5JAN2022 23:51:12  56.5N  141.8W MB=3.3  ECAN Yakutat, AK                    

P:  5JAN2022 140193    57.9N  139.0W 3.0-4.4 ABBAA  Southeast Alaska           

 

O:  5JAN2022 12:12:13  66.4N  135.2W MB=3.4  ECAN Fort McPherson, NT             

P:  9JAN2022 140206    66.9N  135.8W 3.0-4.9 BAAAA  Northern Alaska            

 

ROCKY MOUNTAINS REGION

 

O: 06JAN2022 14:37:16  31.7N  104.4W ML=2.0  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 06JAN2022 14:37:16  31.7N  104.4W ML=2.0  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 06JAN2022 16:46:12  31.7N  104.3W ML=2.2  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 06JAN2022 20:49:20  31.7N  104.4W ML=2.3  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O:  6JAN2022 09:34:00  31.7N  104.4W ML=2.8  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS                

P:  7JAN2022 140117    32.6N  104.6W 2.0-4.1 AAAAA  SW U.S.A                   

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 2.8 in Western Texas was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Western Texas in Odessa.

 

O:  6JAN2022 17:39:55  37.3N  110.6W Md=2.1  EMSC   UTAH                         

O: 06JAN2022 15:27:27  37.3N  110.6W Md=2.2  EMSC   UTAH

P: 10JAN2022 140137    38.6N  112.7W 2.0-4.2 BBBAA  Utah area                  

 

O: 06JAN2022 17:37:28  39.4N  110.3W MD=2.1  EMSC   UTAH

O: 06JAN2022 19:52:42  39.4N  110.3W MD=2.2  EMSC   UTAH

O:  6JAN2022 15:36:11  39.4N  110.3W MD=2.3  EMSC   UTAH                         

P:  6JAN2022 140095    38.8N  107.4W 2.0-4.2 AACAA  Colorado area              

 

O:  6JAN2022 16:21:05  45.0N  113.1W Ml=2.8  EMSC   WESTERN MONTANA              

P:  5JAN2022 140151    44.9N  113.4W 2.0-4.0 AAAAA  Montana/Idaho              

 

EASTERN U.S./CANADA

 

O: 06JAN2022 10:24:39  37.3N   97.7W mb=2.5  EMSC   KANSAS

O:  6JAN2022 08:07:40  37.3N   97.7W mb=2.1  EMSC   KANSAS                       

P:  3JAN2022 140134    37.0N   97.0W 2.0-4.0 BAAAA  Southern Plains            

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 2.5 in northern Kansas was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of northern Kansas in Argonia and Wichita.

 

O:  6JAN2022 01:22:00  47.0N   77.0W MB=1.9  ECAN Kitcisakik, QC                 

P:  5JAN2022 140156    45.0N   75.0W 2.0-3.9 ABBAA  New York State             

 

O:  5JAN2022 08:30:42  47.5N   70.0W MB=1.8  ECAN Kamouraska, QC                 

P:  7JAN2022 140155    47.3N   70.5W 2.0-4.1 AAAAA  New England                

 

HAWAII

 

O: 06JAN2022 12:15:17  19.3N  155.5W ML=3.5  EMSC   ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII

O:  7JAN2022 03:43:29  19.2N  155.5W ML=3.0  EMSC   ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII     

P:  8JAN2022 140042    18.8N  155.2W 3.0-4.8 AAAAA  Hawaii                     

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 3.3 in Hawaii was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Hawaii in Naalehu, Captain Cook, Holualoa, Kealakekua, Kamuela, and Kihei.

 

MODERATE QUAKES SHAKE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AND NEVADA

 

EARTHQUAKE SUMMARY FOR JANUARY 5, 2022

 

Three moderate earthquakes shook different portions of Nevada and Northern California today. These included an M 4.6 off the coast of Northern California; an M 4.8 near Mina, Nevada and an M 4.8 on the central California-Nevada border. An unprecedented M 5.7 also occurred today near Antarctica in the South Pacific-Antarctic Ocean. All of this activity is near the longitude of maximum tidal stress with the new moon as described in previous issues of this summary and was probably promoted by high tidal stresses as:

 

"The new moon arrived on January 2, 2022 at 18:33 UT. Longitudes which were at local solar noon at this time are near 100 West while those at local solar midnight area near 80 East. These include areas of central North America and the East Pacific in the west and central Asia including China, India, Nepal in the East. These areas are most likely to see moderate tidal triggering at this time. Tidal enhancement of regional seismicity is possible in many areas, however, a major earthquake associated with this new moon is considered unlikely in the next week by this report." (December 30, 2021 - January 5, 2022)

 

An M 4.6 earthquake occurred today off the coast of Northern California. NEIC reported it was felt with maximum intensity IV in Petrolia and II-III in Ferndale, Loleta, Rio Dell, Fortuna, Hydesville, Scotia, Samoa and Eureka, California. This appears to be the strongest aftershock to date of the M 6.2 in the area that occurred on December 20, 2021. An M 4.8 aftershock hit the area three minutes after the mainshock on December 20. A foreshock of M 2.8 and and aftershock of M 2.7 were reported felt with intensity II in northern California at Fortuna, Arcata and McKinleyville. An M 2.5 foreshock also occurred within about 5 minutes of local solar noon and was probably triggered by high tidal stresses with the new moon. Forecast 140159 had expected enhanced seismicity in this area was likely around January 5.

 

O: 06JAN2022 02:42:10  40.4N  124.9W Mw=4.6  EMSC   OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

O: 06JAN2022 02:50:59  40.4N  124.8W Md=2.7  EMSC   OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

O: 06JAN2022 06:21:10  40.4N  125.2W ML=2.7  EMSC   OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

O: 05JAN2022 20:20:34  40.5N  124.3W Md=2.5  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

O:  5JAN2022 13:58:39  40.3N  124.5W Md=3.0  EMSC   OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 

P:  5JAN2022 140159    40.2N  124.2W 2.5-4.7 AAAAA  Off Coast of No. Calif     

 

A pair of earthquakes of M 4.8 preceded the aftershock off northern California today. The first event of M 4.8 near Mina, Nevada was reported by NEIC to have been felt with intensity II-III in Nevada at Luning, Silverpeak, Gabbs, Goldfield, Hawthorne, Round Mountain (IV), Tonopah (IV) and Glenbrook and in California at Bishop and Yosemite National Park. The second about 100 km to the south of the first, occurred about an hour before and may have helped trigger the aftershock off the coast of California. These earthquakes on the border between Central California and Nevada were reported felt with maximum intensity VI in California at Big Pine and III in Independence, Bishop, Benton, Kings Canyon National Park and in Nevada at Silverpeak, Goldfield and II in Mammoth Lakes, Shaver Lake and Dunlap, California. An M 2.2 foreshock occurred near local solar noon within about 25 km of this epicenter. The last earthquake of M>=4.8 within about 50 km of this epicenter occurred on February 14, 2015 about 30 km to the south of today's epicenter on February 14, 2015, the only such earthquake in the area in the past 30 years. An M 5.7 about 100 km northeast of today's M 4.8 occurred on August 1, 1999. Forecast 140084 had expected today's activity was likely around January 6. Like a light earthquake in the Lake Erie, Ohio area yesterday this, and other events in Nevada and California today may have been prompted by the strong meteorological storm of the past two days along the East Coast of the U.S. If this is true, a strong to major event in the western zone of the North and Central American tectonic plate is still a distinct possibility in the next several days.

 

O: 05JAN2022 20:38:56  37.4N  117.2W ml=2.2  EMSC   NEVADA

O:  6JAN2022 00:28:06  37.3N  117.9W Mw=4.8  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA            

P:  6JAN2022 140084    37.2N  117.3W 2.5-4.4 AAAAA  California/Nevada area     

 

The first event of M 4.8 near Mina, Nevada was reported by NEIC to have been felt with intensity II-III in Nevada at Luning, Silverpeak, Gabbs, Goldfield, Hawthorne, Round Mountain (IV), Tonopah (IV) and Glenbrook and in California at Bishop and Yosemite National Park. This earthquake occurred within minutes of local solar midnight and was probably promoted by high tidal stresses which maximize near this hour. This is an aftershock of the M 6.5 on May 15, 2020, the strongest aftershock in the region in more than a year - since an M 4.9 on December 12, 2020. Forecast 140086 had expected today's activity was likely in early January.

 

O: 05JAN2022 07:26:39  38.2N  117.8W ml=2.8  EMSC   NEVADA

O: 05JAN2022 07:36:41  38.2N  117.8W ml=2.0  EMSC   NEVADA

O: 05JAN2022 08:03:37  38.2N  117.8W ml=2.1  EMSC   NEVADA

O: 05JAN2022 08:06:33  38.2N  117.8W ml=2.3  EMSC   NEVADA

O: 05JAN2022 09:46:43  38.2N  117.8W ml=2.4  EMSC   NEVADA

O: 05JAN2022 16:35:46  38.2N  117.8W ml=2.1  EMSC   NEVADA

O: 06JAN2022 04:21:22  38.2N  117.9W ML=3.4  EMSC   NEVADA

O: 06JAN2022 05:23:04  38.2N  117.9W ml=2.1  EMSC   NEVADA

O:  5JAN2022 07:21:14  38.2N  117.8W mb=4.8  EMSC   NEVADA                       

P:  4JAN2022 140086    37.4N  118.6W 2.5-4.5 AAAAA  California/Nevada area     

 

The strongest earthquake of the day was an unprecedented earthquake in the

East Pacific just north of Antarctica and west of the tip of South America. Like the activity in western North America, this also is near the maximum longitude for tidal stress with the current new moon (see above) and was probably promoted by strong tidal stresses. Larger earthquakes within about 1000 km of this epicenter occurred as an M 6.5 on November 21, 1944 and M 6.8 on February 8, 1960 three months before the great quakes in southern Chile in May, 1960 and may have been precursory to that series (possibly the strongest earthquake series in modern history). No earthquakes have been recorded at this magnitude level within about 500 km of this epicenter in recorded seismic history. The only event near about 500 km of this epicenter of equal or larger magnitude was an M 5.8 on December 11, 2007 about 500 km to the northeast of this epicenter. At the time of this event, this summary noted:

 

"The last earthquake(s) of similar or greater magnitude listed by NEIC in the region of  SOUTHERN PACIFIC OCEAN  within 210 km of this epicenter in the region bounded by (60.2-64.0S  62.1- 70.3W) occurred more than five years ago." (December 12, 2007)

 

This epicenter is at 104-105 degrees from the major earthquakes  in Timor and Flores, Indonesia of December 14 and December 29, 2021 and may have been promoted by energy from those sources.

 

O:  5JAN2022 23:24     64.9S   70.6W mb=5.7  GUC    Not reported felt in Chile.  

O:  5JAN2022 23:24:38  65.4S   71.6W Mw=5.7  EMSC   SOUTHERN PACIFIC OCEAN       

 

An earthquake of M 4.2 occurred in Western Australia today. NEIC reported light shaking occurred in Western Australia at Collie, Perth and Albany. This is the strongest earthquake within about 300 km of this epicenter since an M 4.3 on June 20, 2019 about 200 km east of today's epicenter. The last such event of significantly larger magnitude in the area was an M 5.2 on November 8, 2018. Forecast 140245 had expected enhanced seismicity in this area north of this epicenter was likely around January 4. This epicenter is at 143-144 degrees from the M 7.0 in Mexico of September 8, 2021 and may have been promoted by energy from that source.

 

O: 06JAN2022 03:46:38  33.3S  117.0E ML=2.5  EMSC   WESTERN AUSTRALIA

O: 05JAN2022 11:33:00  33.4S  117.0E ML=3.0  EMSC   WESTERN AUSTRALIA

O: 05JAN2022 11:57:58  33.4S  117.0E ML=2.4  EMSC   WESTERN AUSTRALIA

O: 05JAN2022 12:01:21  33.4S  117.0E ML=2.4  EMSC   WESTERN AUSTRALIA

O: 05JAN2022 12:35:00  33.4S  117.0E ML=2.6  EMSC   WESTERN AUSTRALIA

O: 05JAN2022 12:42:08  33.4S  117.0E ML=2.9  EMSC   WESTERN AUSTRALIA

O: 05JAN2022 12:55:26  33.4S  117.0E ML=2.5  EMSC   WESTERN AUSTRALIA

O: 05JAN2022 12:58:49  33.4S  117.0E ML=2.3  EMSC   WESTERN AUSTRALIA

O: 05JAN2022 13:01:34  33.4S  117.0E ML=2.3  EMSC   WESTERN AUSTRALIA

O: 05JAN2022 13:10:39  33.4S  117.0E ML=2.2  EMSC   WESTERN AUSTRALIA

O: 05JAN2022 15:02:47  33.4S  117.0E ML=2.3  EMSC   WESTERN AUSTRALIA

O: 05JAN2022 18:19:31  33.4S  117.0E ML=2.4  EMSC   WESTERN AUSTRALIA

O:  5JAN2022 11:37:01  33.3S  117.0E ML=4.0  EMSC   WESTERN AUSTRALIA            

O:  5JAN2022 11:37:01  33.3S  117.0E ML=4.2  ANSS   WESTERN AUSTRALIA            

P:  4JAN2022 140245    31.0S  117.0E 2.0-4.5 ACAAA  So. Australia              

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:  5JAN2022 09:52:51  27.9N  100.6E mb=4.7  EMSC   SICHUAN-YUNNAN BORDER REG, CHI

P:  9JAN2022 140071    28.0N  101.0E 4.0-5.5 BAAAA  Myanmar                    

 

O:  5JAN2022 10:31:30  26.7N   86.3E ML=4.2  EMSC   NEPAL-INDIA BORDER REGION    

P:  1JAN2022 140139    30.0N   80.0E 3.8-5.2 BCCAA  Xizang                     

 

O:  5JAN2022 13:54:03  23.4N  120.7E ML=4.0  EMSC   TAIWAN                       

O:  5JAN2022 13:54:03  23.4N  120.7E ML=4.0  TAI    Hualien, Taiwan              

P:  8JAN2022 140077    22.0N  121.0E 4.0-5.4 BBAAA  Taiwan                     

 

CWB reported this earthquake of M 4.0 was felt with intensity IV in Chiayi and II in Yunlin, Kaohsiung Nantou and Tainan and I in Changhua Counties, Taiwan.

 

O:  5JAN2022 13:11:36  23.9N  122.6E mb=4.9  EMSC   TAIWAN REGION                

O:  5JAN2022 13:11:37  24.0N  122.4E ML=5.0  TAI    Hualien, Taiwan              

P:  6JAN2022 140078    24.0N  123.0E 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  Taiwan                     

 

CWB reported this earthquake of M 5.0 was felt with intensity II in Hualien and I in Nantou, Yilan, Taitung, Taipei, Taichung, Yunlin, Changhua, Chiayi and Tainan Counties, Taiwan.

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.9 in Taiwan was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Taiwan at Taoyuan (IV) and in Taichung, and Taipei.

 

O:  5JAN2022 19:52:02  54.4N  168.9E mb=5.0  EMSC   KOMANDORSKIYE OSTROVA REGION 

P:  7JAN2022 140185    53.0N  171.0E 4.0-5.7 ABBAA  Near Islands               

 

O:  5JAN2022 07:22:26  56.0N  165.0E Mw=5.4  EMSC   KOMANDORSKIYE OSTROVA REGION 

P:  2JAN2022 140184    56.0N  166.0E 4.0-5.6 BAAAA  Komandorsky Isl            

 

INDONESIA AND PHILIPPINES

 

O:  5JAN2022 19:20:05   4.5N  126.2E ML=4.2  EMSC   KEPULAUAN TALAUD, INDONESIA  

P:  3JAN2022 140005     3.0N  127.0E 4.0-5.4 ABAAA  Halmahera                  

 

O:  5JAN2022 09:06:53   4.8S  138.7E ML=4.1  EMSC   PAPUA, INDONESIA             

P: 10JAN2022 140031     3.0S  138.0E 4.0-5.4 BBAAA  West Irian, PNG            

 

O:  5JAN2022 10:46:46   5.3S  152.2E mb=4.9  EMSC   NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.   

P:  3JAN2022 140019     6.0S  153.0E 4.0-5.5 AAAAA  New Britain                

 

O:  5JAN2022 17:59:31   5.9S  149.5E mb=4.8  EMSC   NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.   

P:  4JAN2022 140020     7.0S  148.0E 4.0-5.4 ABBAA  New Ireland                

 

O:  6JAN2022 00:27:21   6.1S  127.8E ML=4.6  EMSC   BANDA SEA                    

P:  7JAN2022 140011     7.0S  127.0E 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  Banda Sea                  

 

O:  5JAN2022 14:17:10   6.2S  105.5E ML=4.2  EMSC   SUNDA STRAIT, INDONESIA      

P:  8JAN2022 140028     7.0S  105.0E 4.0-5.6 BAAAA  So. of Java                

 

O:  6JAN2022 01:54:14   6.4S  130.3E ML=4.6  EMSC   BANDA SEA                    

P:  7JAN2022 140032     6.0S  130.0E 4.0-5.5 AAAAA  West Irian, PNG            

 

O:  5JAN2022 08:35:37  19.1N  121.2E mb=4.6  EMSC   BABUYAN ISL REGION, PHILIPPINE

P:  8JAN2022 140077    22.0N  121.0E 4.0-5.4 BCAAA  Taiwan                     

 

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

 

CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA

 

O:  5JAN2022 15:26:04   4.7S   80.3W ML=4.1  EMSC   PERU-ECUADOR BORDER REGION   

P: 27DEC2021 139715     4.0S   80.0W 4.0-5.4 CAAAA  Ecuador                    

 

O:  6JAN2022 00:44:32  16.1N   97.0W ML=4.1  EMSC   OAXACA, MEXICO               

P:  3JAN2022 140051    15.0N   97.0W 3.5-5.3 BBAAA  Oaxaca, Mexico             

 

O:  5JAN2022 15:20:35  16.2N   98.1W ML=4.4  EMSC   OAXACA, MEXICO               

P:  7JAN2022 140052    16.0N   99.0W 3.5-5.5 AAAAA  Oaxaca, Mexico             

 

O:  5JAN2022 08:27:22  17.5N   94.8W ML=4.0  EMSC   VERACRUZ, MEXICO             

P:  4JAN2022 140038    17.0N   95.0W 3.5-5.6 AAAAA  Chiapas, Mexico            

 

O:  5JAN2022 17:46:15  18.1N   68.4W Md=3.5  EMSC   DOMINICAN REPUBLIC REGION    

P:  6JAN2022 140054    18.0N   68.0W 3.4-4.9 AAAAA  Puerto Rico                

 

O:  5JAN2022 12:17:01  18.7N   73.9W ML=3.2  EMSC   HAITI REGION                 

O:  5JAN2022 10:22:19  19.1N   73.7W ML=3.5  EMSC   HAITI REGION                 

P:  8JAN2022 140056    20.0N   74.0W 3.4-5.1 BAAAA  Haiti                      

 

O:  6JAN2022 00:09:52  19.8N   70.8W ML=3.1  EMSC   DOMINICAN REPUBLIC           

P:  4JAN2022 140062    20.0N   71.0W 3.0-4.4 AAAAA  Bahamas/No. Caribbean      

 

O:  5JAN2022 17:55:56  23.7N  109.5W ML=4.0  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA           

P: 31DEC2021 139772    24.0N  109.0W 3.5-4.9 BAAAA  Gulf of California         

 

O:  6JAN2022 01:55:45  24.3S   67.4W mb=4.2  EMSC   SALTA, ARGENTINA             

P:  8JAN2022 140227    24.0S   67.0W 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  Argentina                  

 

O:  5JAN2022 21:59:53  27.3N  108.9W ML=3.5  EMSC   SONORA, MEXICO               

P: 31DEC2021 139772    24.0N  109.0W 3.5-4.9 BCAAA  Gulf of California         

 

 

AFRICA AND EUROPE

 

O:  5JAN2022 09:08:20  30.0S   19.3E ML=3.6  EMSC   SOUTH AFRICA                 

 

O:  5JAN2022 10:18:59  36.8N    3.7W ML=3.3  EMSC   STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR          

P:  7JAN2022 140101    36.0N    4.0W 3.5-5.3 AAAAA  Morocco/Spain              

 

O:  5JAN2022 20:01:05  43.7N   19.3E ML=3.9  EMSC   BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA       

P:  8JAN2022 140140    42.0N   19.0E 3.0-5.0 BBAAA  Adriatic Sea               

 

O: 05JAN2022 17:21:35  35.5N    3.5W mb=3.3  EMSC   STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR

O:  5JAN2022 09:11:51  35.5N    3.6W ML=4.0  EMSC   STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR          

P:  7JAN2022 140101    36.0N    4.0W 3.5-5.3 AAAAA  Morocco/Spain              

 

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC

 

O:  5JAN2022 19:42:36  11.5S  166.5E Mw=4.8  EMSC   SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS           

P:  6JAN2022 140225    12.0S  166.0E 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  Vanuatu Islands            

 

O:  5JAN2022 16:43:09  19.0S  169.6E mb=5.2  EMSC   VANUATU                      

P:  1JAN2022 140226    19.0S  169.0E 4.0-5.4 BAAAA  Vanuatu Islands            

 

O:  5JAN2022 11:46:20  20.2S  168.8E mb=5.3  EMSC   LOYALTY ISLANDS              

P:  1JAN2022 140237    20.0S  169.0E 4.0-5.6 BAAAA  Vanuatu Islands            

 

OCEAN RIDGES

 

O:  5JAN2022 23:24:38  65.4S   71.6W Mw=5.7  EMSC   SOUTHERN PACIFIC OCEAN       

O:  5JAN2022 23:24     64.9S   70.6W mb=5.7  GUC    Not reported felt in Chile.  

 

 

ZEALANDIA AND AUSTRALIA REGION

 

O:  6JAN2022 05:12:53  31.8S  179.2E ML=4.4  EMSC   KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION      

P:  9JAN2022 140247    33.0S  178.0E 4.0-5.5 BBAAA  So. Kermadec Islands       

 

O:  5JAN2022 21:31:46  32.6S  174.8W mb=5.0  EMSC   SOUTH OF KERMADEC ISLANDS    

P:  6JAN2022 140247    31.0S  177.0W 4.0-5.9 ABBAA  So. Kermadec Islands       

 

 

O: 06JAN2022 03:46:38  33.3S  117.0E ML=2.5  EMSC   WESTERN AUSTRALIA

O: 05JAN2022 11:33:00  33.4S  117.0E ML=3.0  EMSC   WESTERN AUSTRALIA

O: 05JAN2022 11:57:58  33.4S  117.0E ML=2.4  EMSC   WESTERN AUSTRALIA

O: 05JAN2022 12:01:21  33.4S  117.0E ML=2.4  EMSC   WESTERN AUSTRALIA

O: 05JAN2022 12:35:00  33.4S  117.0E ML=2.6  EMSC   WESTERN AUSTRALIA

O: 05JAN2022 12:42:08  33.4S  117.0E ML=2.9  EMSC   WESTERN AUSTRALIA

O: 05JAN2022 12:55:26  33.4S  117.0E ML=2.5  EMSC   WESTERN AUSTRALIA

O: 05JAN2022 12:58:49  33.4S  117.0E ML=2.3  EMSC   WESTERN AUSTRALIA

O: 05JAN2022 13:01:34  33.4S  117.0E ML=2.3  EMSC   WESTERN AUSTRALIA

O: 05JAN2022 13:10:39  33.4S  117.0E ML=2.2  EMSC   WESTERN AUSTRALIA

O: 05JAN2022 15:02:47  33.4S  117.0E ML=2.3  EMSC   WESTERN AUSTRALIA

O: 05JAN2022 18:19:31  33.4S  117.0E ML=2.4  EMSC   WESTERN AUSTRALIA

O:  5JAN2022 11:37:01  33.3S  117.0E ML=4.0  EMSC   WESTERN AUSTRALIA            

P:  4JAN2022 140245    31.0S  117.0E 2.0-4.5 ACAAA  So. Australia              

 

JAPAN AND KURIL ISLANDS

 

O:  5JAN2022 12:34:16  36.1N  140.1E mb=4.4  EMSC   NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAP

P:  6JAN2022 140112    37.0N  141.0E 4.0-5.8 AAAAA  Off East Coast Honshu      

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.4 in Southeastern Honshu, Japan was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Southeastern Honshu, Japan in Ibaraki, Chiba, Saitama, and Tokyo Prefectures.

 

 

U.S./CANADA*

 

WESTERN U.S./CANADA

 

CALIFORNIA

 

 

O: 05JAN2022 08:08:19  30.1N  113.7W ML=3.4  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA

O:  5JAN2022 20:11:32  29.8N  113.8W ML=3.6  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA           

P:  3JAN2022 140115    30.5N  114.6W 2.0-4.1 AAAAA  SW U.S.A                   

 

O:  6JAN2022 03:57:47  35.7N  117.5W Ml=2.2  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P:  4JAN2022 140125    35.7N  118.1W 2.5-4.5 AAAAA  So. California              

 

 

O:  5JAN2022 15:57:00  38.4N  122.5W Md=2.2  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P:  4JAN2022 140091    38.9N  122.8W 2.5-4.4 AAAAA  Central California         

 

 

O: 05JAN2022 20:38:56  37.4N  117.2W ml=2.2  EMSC   NEVADA

O:  6JAN2022 00:28:06  37.3N  117.9W Mw=4.8  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

P:  6JAN2022 140084    37.2N  117.3W 2.5-4.4 AAAAA  California/Nevada area     

 

O: 05JAN2022 07:26:39  38.2N  117.8W ml=2.8  EMSC   NEVADA

O: 05JAN2022 07:36:41  38.2N  117.8W ml=2.0  EMSC   NEVADA

O: 05JAN2022 08:03:37  38.2N  117.8W ml=2.1  EMSC   NEVADA

O: 05JAN2022 08:06:33  38.2N  117.8W ml=2.3  EMSC   NEVADA

O: 05JAN2022 09:46:43  38.2N  117.8W ml=2.4  EMSC   NEVADA

O: 05JAN2022 16:35:46  38.2N  117.8W ml=2.1  EMSC   NEVADA

O: 06JAN2022 04:21:22  38.2N  117.9W ML=3.4  EMSC   NEVADA

O: 06JAN2022 05:23:04  38.2N  117.9W ml=2.1  EMSC   NEVADA

O:  5JAN2022 07:21:14  38.2N  117.8W mb=4.8  EMSC   NEVADA                       

P:  4JAN2022 140086    37.4N  118.6W 2.5-4.5 AAAAA  California/Nevada area     

 

O: 06JAN2022 02:42:10  40.4N  124.9W Mw=4.6  EMSC   OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

O: 06JAN2022 02:50:59  40.4N  124.8W Md=2.7  EMSC   OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

O: 06JAN2022 06:21:10  40.4N  125.2W ML=2.7  EMSC   OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

O: 05JAN2022 20:20:34  40.5N  124.3W Md=2.5  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

O:  5JAN2022 13:58:39  40.3N  124.5W Md=3.0  EMSC   OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 

P:  5JAN2022 140159    40.2N  124.2W 2.5-4.7 AAAAA  Off Coast of No. Calif     

 

ALASKA

 

O:  5JAN2022 14:23:35  56.1N  154.4W ml=3.9  EMSC   KODIAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA 

P:  2JAN2022 140174    55.8N  157.7W 3.5-5.1 BABAA  Alaska Peninsula           

 

O:  5JAN2022 14:30:19  57.8N  155.3W ml=3.8  EMSC   ALASKA PENINSULA             

P: 10JAN2022 140197    60.0N  153.5W 3.2-4.9 BCBAA  Central Alaska             

 

O:  5JAN2022 08:55:33  61.5N  149.9W ML=3.2  EMSC   SOUTHERN ALASKA              

P:  6JAN2022 140199    61.3N  150.9W 3.2-4.9 AAAAA  Central Alaska             

 

PACIFIC NORTHWESTERN U.S./WESTERN CANADA

 

O:  4JAN2022 14:18:47  64.2N  138.4W MB=3.2  ECAN Dawson, YT                     

P:  3JAN2022 140206    64.0N  137.0W 3.0-4.6 AAAAA  Northern Alaska            

 

ROCKY MOUNTAINS REGION

 

O: 05JAN2022 21:56:22  31.7N  104.3W mb=2.8  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 05JAN2022 23:37:46  31.7N  104.4W ML=2.8  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 06JAN2022 05:49:56  31.7N  104.4W ML=2.7  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O:  6JAN2022 00:36:38  31.6N  104.3W ML=2.5  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS                

P:  7JAN2022 140117    32.6N  104.6W 2.0-4.1 AAAAA  SW U.S.A                   

 

O:  5JAN2022 16:17:53  39.4N  110.3W MD=2.0  EMSC   UTAH                         

P: 31DEC2021 139858    38.7N  112.6W 2.0-4.1 BABAA  Utah area                  

 

O:  5JAN2022 07:35:00  43.2N  110.5W Ml=2.2  EMSC   WYOMING                      

P:  8JAN2022 140171    43.0N  111.5W 2.0-4.1 BAAAA  Yellowstone/Wyoming        

 

O:  6JAN2022 01:43:10  44.8N  110.8W Ml=2.5  EMSC   YELLOWSTONE NAT. PARK, WYOMING

P:  6JAN2022 140172    44.6N  110.8W 2.0-4.1 AAAAA  Yellowstone/Wyoming        

 

EASTERN U.S./CANADA

 

O:  5JAN2022 10:44:22  37.0N   97.5W ML=2.1  EMSC   OKLAHOMA                     

O:  5JAN2022 22:55:12  37.3N   97.7W mb=2.6  EMSC   KANSAS                       

P:  3JAN2022 140134    37.0N   97.0W 2.0-4.0 AAAAA  Southern Plains            

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 2.6 in Kansas was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Kansas at Argonia, Wichita and Sedan.

 

O:  5JAN2022 08:30:42  47.5N   70.0W MB=1.8  ECAN Kamouraska, QC                 

P:  3JAN2022 140149    47.0N   70.0W 2.0-4.1 AAAAA  Maine                      

P:  7JAN2022 140155    47.3N   70.5W 2.0-4.1 AAAAA  New England                

 

O:  4JAN2022 13:20:46  41.7N   81.5W MB=3.3  ECAN Cleveland, OH                   

P:  3JAN2022 140161    41.0N   81.0W 2.0-4.2 AAAAA  Ohio/Lake Erie             

 

HAWAII

 

O:  5JAN2022 21:38:25  19.2N  155.5W ML=3.0  EMSC   ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII     

P:  8JAN2022 140042    18.8N  155.2W 3.0-4.8 BAAAA  Hawaii                      

 

STRONG QUAKES IN BANDA SEA; VANUATU

 

EARTHQUAKE SUMMARY FOR JANUARY 4, 2022

 

The strongest earthquake in the world today was an M 6.0 in the Banda Sea, Indonesia. BMG reported it was felt with intensity II in Ambon, Indonesia. This is not an aftershock of either the major earthquakes in Timor or Flores, Indonesia of late December, 2021 but was probably promoted by stress redistribution from those events. This is the strongest earthquake within about 200 km of this epicenter since an M 6.1 on February 26 2018 and an M 5.8 on July 27, 2017. Forecast 140014 had expected this activity was likely around January 4.

 

O:  4JAN2022 20:55:47   4.8S  125.1E Mw=6.0  EMSC   BANDA SEA                    

O:  4JAN2022 20:55:46   4.9S  125.2E Mw=5.8  BMG    BANDA SEA                     

P:  4JAN2022 140014     3.0S  126.0E 4.0-5.6 ABAAA  Ceram area                 

 

A moderately strong earthquake also occurred today as an M 5.8 in southern Vanuatu. NEIC reported this earthquake was felt with intensity IV in Vila Shefa, Vanuatu and II in Tadine Iles, New Caledonia. This is the strongest earthquake within about 150 km of this epicenter in nearly a year - since an M 6.1 within about 50 km on January 8, 2021. Forecast 140237 had expected today's event in this region was likely at the beginning of January 2022.  This activity is at 101 degrees from the South Sandwich Islands where major to great earthquakes have recently occurred and was likely promoted by energy from that source.

 

O:  4JAN2022 18:31:54  20.4S  169.8E Mw=5.8  EMSC   VANUATU                      

P:  1JAN2022 140237    20.0S  169.0E 4.0-5.6 BAAAA  Vanuatu Islands            

 

An M 5.1 south of western Turkey today was widely felt. NEIC reported intensity IV in Turkey at Manavgat, Antalya, and Gazipasa and III in Antalya, Serik, Alanya, Finike, Kas and in Nicosia, Cyprus. The last earthquake within about 200 km of this epicenter with M>=5.1 occurred on December 5, 2020 with M 5.3 and prior to that on September 12, 2018 with M 5.3. Forecast 140080 had expected enhanced seismicity in this area around January 5. This activity is at 103-105 degrees from the South Sandwich Islands where major to great earthquakes have recently occurred and was likely promoted by energy from that source.

 

O:  5JAN2022 03:21:17  36.1N   31.3E Mw=5.1  EMSC   WESTERN TURKEY               

P:  5JAN2022 140080    37.0N   26.0E 3.0-4.8 AACAA  Aegean Sea                 

 

The strongest activity in the U.S. or Canada today continued in the area of

Hawaii where an M 3.8 shook the Kilauea and an M 3.4 occurred west of the island of Hawaii. NEIC reported the earthquake of M 3.8 in Hawaii was felt with intensity III-IV in the area(s) of Hawaii at Naalehu, Holualoa and Pahala, Captain Cook, Hawaii National Park, Honaunau, Kealakekua, Volcano, Hilo and Kailua Kona. This followed an unusual M 3.4 west of Hawaii earlier in the day. NEIC reported this event was felt with light intensity in Kailua Kona.

These follow an M 4.5 in the area of Hawaii which occurred yesterday (January 4, 2022) and may have been regional aftershocks of that event. Forecasts 139775 and 140042 had expected this activity in Hawaii in early January or late December.

 

O:  4JAN2022 19:44:06  19.0N  156.2W Md=3.4  EMSC   HAWAII REGION, HAWAII        

P: 28DEC2021 139775    20.1N  156.1W 4.0-5.6 CBAAA  Hawaii area                

 

O:  5JAN2022 06:00:16  19.2N  155.7W ML=3.8  EMSC   ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII     

P:  8JAN2022 140042    18.8N  155.2W 3.0-4.8 BAAAA  Hawaii                     

 

An earthquake of M 2.8 was widely felt in the region of Lake Erie, Ohio today. NEIC reported it was felt with intensity II-III in Ohio at Eastlake, Euclid, Wickliffe, Mentor, Willoughby, Cleveland. This occurred as a major winter storm passed through the area causing deaths and with icy roads backed up traffic. The only other earthquake in the area of M>=2.8 in the past seven years was an M 4.0 on June 10, 2019. Forecast 140161 had expected a light earthquake was likely in the Lake Erie area of Ohio around January 3.

 

O:  4JAN2022 13:20:46  41.7N   81.5W mb=2.8  EMSC   LAKE ERIE, OHIO              

P:  3JAN2022 140161    41.0N   81.0W 2.0-4.2 AAAAA  Ohio/Lake Erie             

 

An earthquake of M 2.6 continued the ongoing swarm in South Carolina today. NEIC reported today's event was felt with intensity II-III in South Carolina at Lugoff (IV), Elgin, Camden, Columbia, Blythewood. This continues a series of minor earthquakes in this area which began in late December most of which have been felt in this same area. Forecast 140130 had expected today's activity within about 50 km was likely around January 4.

 

O:  5JAN2022 06:45:11  34.2N   80.7W mb=2.4  EMSC   SOUTH CAROLINA               

P:  4JAN2022 140130    34.0N   80.0W 2.0-4.1 AAAAA  Southeast U.S.             

 

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:  4JAN2022 14:32:13  48.3N  146.4E mb=4.5  EMSC   SEA OF OKHOTSK                

P:  4JAN2022 140167    47.0N  146.0E 3.5-5.7 ABAAA  So. Kurils                 

 

O:  4JAN2022 17:35:40  44.2N   82.1E mb=4.4  EMSC   NORTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA     

P:  4JAN2022 140147    42.0N   82.0E 4.0-5.5 ACAAA  Kirgizstan/Xinjiang        

 

O:  4JAN2022 17:15:52  33.1N   76.1E mb=4.3  EMSC   KASHMIR-INDIA BORDER REGION  

P: 10JAN2022 140114    33.0N   74.0E 3.8-5.2 CABAA  Pakistan                   

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.3 in India was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of India in Kulu Himachal Pradesh.

 

O:  5JAN2022 05:45:24  55.9N  164.8E mb=4.6  EMSC   KOMANDORSKIYE OSTROVA REGION 

P:  2JAN2022 140184    56.0N  166.0E 4.0-5.6 BAAAA  Komandorsky Isl            

 

INDONESIA AND PHILIPPINES

 

O:  4JAN2022 10:44:15   0.5N  126.6E ML=4.2  EMSC   MOLUCCA SEA                  

P:  3JAN2022 140005     3.0N  127.0E 4.0-5.4 ACAAA  Halmahera                  

 

O:  4JAN2022 10:55:35   1.7S   99.6E ML=4.3  EMSC   KEP. MENTAWAI REGION, INDONESI

P:  4JAN2022 140027     2.0S  100.0E 4.0-5.7 AAAAA  So. of Sumatera            

 

O:  5JAN2022 03:15:42   4.2N  124.5E mb=4.2  EMSC   CELEBES SEA                  

P:  1JAN2022 140007     3.0N  123.0E 4.0-5.4 BBBAA  Mindanao, Philippines      

 

O:  4JAN2022 20:55:47   4.8S  125.1E Mw=6.0  EMSC   BANDA SEA                    

P:  4JAN2022 140014     3.0S  126.0E 4.0-5.6 ABAAA  Ceram area                 

 

O:  4JAN2022 09:51:52   6.9S  141.1E ML=4.2  EMSC   NEW GUINEA, PAPUA NEW GUINEA 

P:  5JAN2022 140025     4.0S  141.0E 4.0-5.4 ACAAA  Papua New Guinea           

 

O:  4JAN2022 13:02:53   7.0S  127.8E mb=4.5  EMSC   KEPULAUAN BARAT DAYA, INDONESI

P:  7JAN2022 140011     7.0S  127.0E 4.0-5.6 BAAAA  Banda Sea                  

 

O:  4JAN2022 15:02:41  11.8N   93.7E mb=4.5  EMSC   ANDAMAN ISLANDS, INDIA REGION

P:  2JAN2022 140033    13.0N   93.0E 4.0-5.4 ABAAA  Andaman Islands            

 

CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA

 

O:  5JAN2022 03:32:53  12.6S   77.3W ML=4.0  EMSC   NEAR COAST OF CENTRAL PERU   

P: 10JAN2022 140213    13.0S   77.0W 4.0-5.4 BAAAA  Central Peru               

 

O:  5JAN2022 06:41:43  15.9N   97.3W ML=4.2  EMSC   OFFSHORE OAXACA, MEXICO      

P:  3JAN2022 140051    15.0N   97.0W 3.5-5.3 AAAAA  Oaxaca, Mexico             

 

O:  4JAN2022 07:13:04  16.2N   98.9W ML=4.2  EMSC   OFFSHORE GUERRERO, MEXICO    

P:  2JAN2022 140052    17.0N  100.0W 3.5-5.3 AAAAA  Oaxaca, Mexico             

P:  7JAN2022 140052    16.0N   99.0W 3.5-5.5 BAAAA  Oaxaca, Mexico             

 

O:  4JAN2022 14:15:38  17.3N   95.9W ML=4.0  EMSC   OAXACA, MEXICO               

P:  4JAN2022 140038    17.0N   95.0W 3.5-5.6 AAAAA  Chiapas, Mexico            

 

O:  4JAN2022 19:45:28  18.2N   67.2W Md=3.0  EMSC   PUERTO RICO                  

P:  2JAN2022 140055    19.0N   68.0W 3.4-5.3 AAAAA  Puerto Rico                 

 

O: 05JAN2022 01:38:53  18.8N   74.0W ML=3.0  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 04JAN2022 11:54:25  18.9N   74.0W ML=3.4  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O:  5JAN2022 00:17:58  18.6N   74.3W ML=3.0  EMSC   HAITI REGION                 

P:  8JAN2022 140056    20.0N   74.0W 3.4-5.1 BAAAA  Haiti                      

 

O:  4JAN2022 11:10:19  20.1N   68.9W ML=3.2  EMSC   NORTH OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLI

P:  3JAN2022 140061    20.0N   68.0W 3.0-4.6 AAAAA  Bahamas/No. Caribbean      

 

O:  4JAN2022 20:30:19  19.2N   67.1W Md=3.7  EMSC   PUERTO RICO REGION           

P:  2JAN2022 140055    19.0N   68.0W 3.4-5.3 AAAAA  Puerto Rico                

 

O:  5JAN2022 02:17:26  21.2S   68.7W mb=4.2  EMSC   ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE           

P:  3JAN2022 140229    22.0S   69.0W 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  Coast No. Chile            

 

O:  4JAN2022 08:49:40  24.7N  109.3W ML=3.8  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA           

P: 31DEC2021 139772    24.0N  109.0W 3.5-4.9 BAAAA  Gulf of California         

 

O:  4JAN2022 07:06:56  36.2S   71.7W mb=4.1  EMSC   MAULE, CHILE                 

P:  7JAN2022 140240    35.0S   71.0W 4.0-5.8 BBAAA  Central Chile              

 

 

AFRICA AND EUROPE

 

O:  5JAN2022 03:21:17  36.1N   31.3E Mw=5.1  EMSC   WESTERN TURKEY               

P:  5JAN2022 140080    37.0N   26.0E 3.0-4.8 AACAA  Aegean Sea                 

 

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC

 

O:  4JAN2022 14:15:05  16.0S  168.3E mb=4.4  EMSC   VANUATU                      

O:  5JAN2022 01:08:02  17.8S  168.4E mb=5.1  EMSC   VANUATU                      

P:  5JAN2022 140226    17.0S  168.0E 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  Vanuatu Islands            

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 5.1 in Central Vanuatu was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Central Vanuatu in Vila Shefa.

 

O:  4JAN2022 18:31:54  20.4S  169.8E Mw=5.8  EMSC   VANUATU                       

P:  1JAN2022 140237    20.0S  169.0E 4.0-5.6 BAAAA  Vanuatu Islands            

 

OCEAN RIDGES

 

O:  5JAN2022 00:46:01  76.2N  125.2E mb=5.1  EMSC   LAPTEV SEA                   

 

 

ZEALANDIA AND AUSTRALIA REGION

 

No earthquakes of M>=4 were recorded in the regions of Zealandia or Australia

today. GeoNet did not report any felt events in the area.

 

JAPAN AND KURIL ISLANDS

 

O:  4JAN2022 11:37:30  37.5N  141.5E ML=4.1  EMSC   NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAP

P:  6JAN2022 140112    37.0N  141.0E 4.0-5.8 AAAAA  Off East Coast Honshu      

 

O:  4JAN2022 10:10:30  38.4N  142.1E ML=4.1  EMSC   NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAP

P:  3JAN2022 140129    39.0N  143.0E 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  So. of Honshu              

 

U.S./CANADA*

 

WESTERN U.S./CANADA

 

CALIFORNIA

 

O: 04JAN2022 09:05:04  33.0N  115.9W Ml=2.0  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

O:  4JAN2022 20:44:38  32.7N  116.0W Ml=2.1  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P:  5JAN2022 140119    31.9N  116.3W 2.5-4.4 AAAAA  So. California             

 

O:  4JAN2022 12:42:19  34.1N  117.6W Ml=2.1  EMSC   GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA, CALI

P:  8JAN2022 140122    33.7N  117.5W 2.5-4.4 BAAAA  So. California             

 

O:  4JAN2022 09:05:47  35.6N  120.8W Md=2.3  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

P:  2JAN2022 140113    35.6N  121.3W 2.5-4.4 AAAAA  Off So. California         

 

O:  4JAN2022 09:46:34  35.7N  117.5W Ml=2.0  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P:  4JAN2022 140125    35.7N  118.1W 2.5-4.5 AAAAA  So. California             

 

O:  5JAN2022 01:24:39  36.3N  118.0W Ml=2.0  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

P:  6JAN2022 140083    36.1N  118.1W 2.5-4.6 AAAAA  California/Nevada area     

 

O:  4JAN2022 20:28:54  37.4N  118.5W Md=2.6  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

P:  4JAN2022 140086    37.4N  118.6W 2.5-4.5 AAAAA  California/Nevada area     

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 2.6 in Central California was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Central California at Bishop.

 

O:  4JAN2022 07:47:07  38.5N  119.5W Md=2.2  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA            

P:  6JAN2022 140088    38.7N  119.7W 2.5-4.6 AAAAA  California/Nevada area     

 

O:  4JAN2022 07:07:43  38.8N  122.8W Md=2.8  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA          

O: 04JAN2022 22:37:31  38.8N  122.7W Md=2.2  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

P:  5JAN2022 140092    39.3N  123.2W 2.5-4.5 AAAAA  Central California         

P:  8JAN2022 140091    38.7N  122.7W 2.5-4.4 BAAAA  Central California         

 

O:  4JAN2022 07:24:43  39.6N  122.0W Md=2.2  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P:  7JAN2022 140158    40.6N  122.4W 2.5-4.6 BAAAA  Northern California        

 

O:  4JAN2022 23:22:37  41.1N  115.3W ML=3.3  EMSC   NEVADA                       

P:  2JAN2022 140087    38.7N  115.4W 2.5-4.8 ACAAA  California/Nevada area     

 

 

ALASKA

 

O:  4JAN2022 13:00:34  52.5N  162.3W ML=3.3  EMSC   SOUTH OF ALASKA              

P:  6JAN2022 140194    54.3N  162.7W 3.5-5.3 ABAAA  Unimak Islands, Aleutians  

P: 10JAN2022 140194    52.5N  163.7W 3.5-5.3 CAAAA  Unimak Islands, Aleutians  

 

O:  4JAN2022 19:40:39  56.6N  155.9W ML=3.3  EMSC   ALASKA PENINSULA             

P:  2JAN2022 140174    55.8N  157.7W 3.5-5.1 AAAAA  Alaska Peninsula           

 

PACIFIC NORTHWESTERN U.S./WESTERN CANADA

 

O:  4JAN2022 14:18:47  64.2N  138.4W MB=3.2  ECAN Dawson, YT                      

O:  4JAN2022 14:18:47  64.3N  138.4W ML=3.2  EMSC   SOUTHERN YUKON TERRITORY, CANA

P:  3JAN2022 140206    64.0N  137.0W 3.0-4.6 AAAAA  Northern Alaska            

 

O:  4JAN2022 20:48:40  49.4N  120.5W Ml=2.0  EMSC   BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA     

P:  5JAN2022 140170    47.7N  120.3W 2.0-4.0 ABAAA  Washington state, U.S.     

 

O:  2JAN2022 13:10:07  50.0N  129.6W MB=4.6  ECAN Port Alice, BC                 

P:  7JAN2022 140179    50.9N  130.6W 3.0-5.0 BAAAA  British Colombia           

 

ROCKY MOUNTAINS REGION

 

O:  5JAN2022 02:53:43  31.7N  104.3W ML=3.3  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS                

P:  7JAN2022 140117    32.6N  104.6W 2.0-4.1 AAAAA  SW U.S.A                   

 

O: 04JAN2022 11:27:02  37.4N  113.0W ML=2.5  EMSC   UTAH

O:  4JAN2022 09:16:50  37.4N  113.0W ML=2.5  EMSC   UTAH                         

P: 10JAN2022 140137    38.6N  112.7W 2.0-4.2 CBAAA  Utah area                  

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 2.5 in Southern Utah was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Southern Utah at Hurricane.

 

O:  4JAN2022 16:00:10  39.4N  110.3W Md=2.1  EMSC   UTAH                         

P:  6JAN2022 140095    38.8N  107.4W 2.0-4.2 AABAA  Colorado area              

 

EASTERN U.S./CANADA

 

O:  5JAN2022 06:45:11  34.2N   80.7W mb=2.4  EMSC   SOUTH CAROLINA               

P:  4JAN2022 140130    34.0N   80.0W 2.0-4.1 AAAAA  Southeast U.S.             

 

O:  4JAN2022 09:22:01  37.0N   97.4W ML=2.1  EMSC   OKLAHOMA                     

P:  3JAN2022 140134    37.0N   97.0W 2.0-4.0 AAAAA  Southern Plains            

 

O:  4JAN2022 13:20:46  41.7N   81.5W mb=2.8  EMSC   LAKE ERIE, OHIO              

P:  3JAN2022 140161    41.0N   81.0W 2.0-4.2 AAAAA  Ohio/Lake Erie             

 

O: 02JAN2022 20:20:09  47.5N   70.2W MB=1.0  ECAN La Malbaie, QC   

O: 02JAN2022 18:17:38  47.8N   70.0W MB=1.3  ECAN Saint-Sim├⌐on, QC    

O:  2JAN2022 15:19:11  47.5N   70.0W MB=1.9  ECAN La Pocati├¿re, QC              

P:  3JAN2022 140149    47.0N   70.0W 2.0-4.1 AAAAA  Maine                      

 

O:  3JAN2022 10:10:09  72.5N   75.6W MB=2.3  ECAN Pond Inlet, NU                 

P:  2JAN2022 140211    71.0N   75.0W 2.5-4.3 ABAAA  Baffin/Davis Strait Canada 

 

O:  1JAN2022 14:02:06  42.8N   70.6W MB=2.6  ECAN Salem, MA                      

P:  5JAN2022 140148    43.0N   70.0W 2.0-4.2 BAAAA  Maine                      

 

O:  1JAN2022 13:38:47  45.1N   67.1W MB=1.7  ECAN Bayside, NB                    

P: 27DEC2021 139867    46.0N   66.0W 2.0-3.9 BAAAA  E. of Maine                

 

HAWAII

 

O:  4JAN2022 19:44:06  19.0N  156.2W Md=3.4  EMSC   HAWAII REGION, HAWAII        

P: 28DEC2021 139775    20.1N  156.1W 4.0-5.6 CBAAA  Hawaii area                

 

O:  5JAN2022 06:00:16  19.2N  155.7W ML=3.8  EMSC   ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII     

P:  8JAN2022 140042    18.8N  155.2W 3.0-4.8 BAAAA  Hawaii                     

 

STRONG QUAKES IN TAIWAN AND NORTH ATLANTIC

 

EARTHQUAKE SUMMARY FOR JANUARY 3, 2022

 

A strong earthquake of M 6.2 struck the region of Taiwan today. NEIC reported this earthquake was felt with intensity V in Taiwan in Taipei, Taoyuan and IV in Hualien, Ilan. CWB reported this earthquake with M 6.0 was felt with intensity IV in Yilan and Taipei; III in Hualien, Hsinchu, Taoyuan, Hsinchu, Changhua, Nantou, II in Taitung, Keelung, City, Miaoli, Chiayi, Yunlin, and I in Kaohsiung,  Tainan, Pingtung and Penghu Counties, Taiwan. An aftershock of M 5.0 was reported by NEIC to have been felt in Taiwan in Ilan, Taipei and Taichung Counties. The only earthquake in Taiwan with greater or equal magnitude in the past five years occurred as an M 6.2 on October 24, 2021 and an M 6.4 on February 6, 2018. Forecast 140078 had expected today's event within about 50 km was likely in early January, 2022.

 

O: 03JAN2022 23:17:29  24.1N  122.2E Mw=5.0  EMSC   TAIWAN REGION

O:  3JAN2022 09:46:38  24.1N  122.3E Mw=6.2  EMSC   TAIWAN REGION                

O:  3JAN2022 09:46:37  24.0N  122.2E ML=6.0  TAI    Hualien, Taiwan              

P:  6JAN2022 140078    24.0N  123.0E 4.0-5.6 BAAAA  Taiwan                     

 

A strong earthquake also occurred in the North Atlantic Ocean today with M 6.1. It followed a smaller earthquake to the southwest earlier in the day and occurred near local solar midnight. It was probably promoted by strong tidal stresses with the current new moon as described in earlier issues of this report:

 

"The new moon will arrive on January 2, 2022 at 18:33 UT. Longitudes which are at local solar noon at this time are near 100 West while those at local solar midnight area near 80 East. These include areas of central North America and the East Pacific in the west and central Asia including China, India, Nepal in the East. These areas are most likely to see moderate tidal triggering at this time. Tidal enhancement of regional seismicity is possible in many areas, however, a major earthquake associated with this new moon is considered unlikely in the next week by this report." (December 30, 2021 - January 3, 2022)

 

This epicenter is near the antipode of the location of Tropical Cyclone Seth northeast of Australia and may have been promoted by energy from that source. On January 2, this summary noted TC Seth as:

 

"TC Seth formed today in the area west of the Loyalty Islands with winds up to 50 kts. It is expected to track to the southeast over the next two days but is unlikely to significantly impact regional seismicity." (January 2, 2022)

 

An earthquake of M 3.7 occurred as TC Seth passed through the area northeast of

Australia on January 1, 2022. This event is nearly antipodal to some of today's activity in the North Atlantic. That summary had also noted (with other historical data) in this regard:

 

"An unusual earthquake of M 3.7 also struck in the area northeast of Australia today. The last earthquake within about 300 km of this epicenter with M>=3.7 occurred on August 1, 2015 following an M 5.7 on July 29, 2015." (January 1, 2022)

 

Forecasts 140108 and 139821 had expected this activity in the northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge was likely around the beginning of January, 2022 or at the end of December 2021. The M 4.7 is the strongest event within about 200 km since an M 5.0 on April 24, 2021 while the last event within about 250 km of the M 6.1 of equal or larger magnitude was an M 6.1-6.2 on February 14, 2019. In the past 30 years earthquakes of M 6.1-6.3 have hit this region on May 25, 2010 and April 2, 2003. None larger than this have occurred in this time period.

 

This activity is at 144-146 degrees from the recent major earthquakes in

Timor and Flores of M 7.3-7.4 and was probably promoted by energy from  those sources.

 

O:  3JAN2022 11:21:36  32.8N   39.9W mb=4.7  EMSC   NORTHERN MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE  

P:  7JAN2022 140108    33.0N   40.0W 4.0-5.9 AAAAA  No. Mid-Atlantic Ridge     

 

O:  4JAN2022 03:18:37  35.3N   35.4W Mw=6.1  EMSC   NORTHERN MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE  

P: 31DEC2021 139821    38.0N   32.0W 4.0-5.4 BCBAA  No. Mid-Atlantic Ridge     

 

The strongest earthquake in the U.S. or Canada today was an M 4.4 in the Fox Islands. NEIC reported it was felt with intensity III in Unalaska, Alaska. The last earthquake in the Fox Islands within about 150 km of this epicenter with equal or larger magnitude was an M 4.5 on December 12, 2021 and prior to that an M 5.1 on December 5, 2021. Forecast 140182 had expected today's event within about 100 km was likely around January 6.

 

O:  3JAN2022 11:58:59  53.5N  165.9W mb=4.4  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

P:  6JAN2022 140182    52.3N  165.7W 3.5-4.9 BBAAA  Fox Islands, Aleutians     

 

An M 4.3-4.5 occurred in Hawaii today. NEIC reported it was felt with intensity II-III in Pahala, Hawaii National Park, Captain Cook, Pahoa, Mountain View, Hilo, Kurtistown, and Halualoa. Larger earthquake have most recently occurred in Hawaii as an M 4.9 on December 24, October 10 (M 6.2) and October 6 (M 4.6), 2021. Forecast 140066 had expected enhanced seismicity in Hawaii was likely around January 3.

 

O:  4JAN2022 00:13:24  19.2N  155.4W ML=4.5  EMSC   ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII     

P:  3JAN2022 140066    20.3N  155.1W 4.0-5.8 ABAAA  Hawaii area                

 

An earthquake of M 2.5 continued the ongoing swarm in South Carolina today. NEIC reported today's event was felt with intensity II-III in South Carolina at Lugoff, Elgin, Camden, Columbia, Ridgeway, Blythewood, Cassatt, Eastover.

The current swarm began on December 27, 2021 following high seismicity in

Crete, Greece and was discussed in this summary at the time as:

 

 

"A series of earthquakes also occurred today in South Carolina. The largest of these was an M 3.3-3.6 (EMSC). NEIC reported the mainshock at M 3.3 was felt with intensity IV in South Carolina with intensity IV in Lugoff and Elgin and III in Columbia, Camden, Rembert, Ridgeway, Blythewood. An aftershock of M 2.5 was felt in South Carolina at Lugoff, Elgin, Columbia, Camden, Ridgeway, Blythewood, and other areas of South Carolina. In the previous issue of this summary it was noted that seismicity in the area of South Carolina often associated with strong quakes in the area of Greece which moderately large quakes shook yesterday as:

 

"An M 5.4 in the Dodecanese Islands of Southern Greece was reported felt with

intensity III in Karpathos, Dodecanese Islands, Greece by NEIC. News reports indicate there were no major damages or injuries with this earthquake. An M 5.1 foreshock was reported felt with intensity II-III in Urla, Izmir, Turkey. Earthquakes in this area of Greece are occasionally followed by increases in seismicity in the southeastern U.S. A great earthquake in Greece in late August 1886, for example was followed immediately by light earthquakes in Charleston, South Carolina and an M 7.7 there on August 31, 1886 as noted in the August 31, 2021 issue of this summary" (December 26-27, 2021)

 

Likewise when the only event of M>=3.3 of the past 7 years in South Carolina

occurred on September 27, 2021 this summary noted the coincidence of this event with major activity in southern Greece as:

 

"A light earthquake of M 3.3 was widely felt in South Carolina today. NEIC reported maximum intensity VI in South Carolina at Summerville, Lasson and North Charleston with II-III shaking in Charleston, Goose Creek, Johns Island, Saint George, Walterboro, Sumter, Tybee. It was also reported lightly felt in Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia and Florida among others. A foreshock of M 2.8 was felt with intensity II-III in South Carolina at Summerville, Ladson, North Charleston, Ridgeville, Charleston, Goose Creek, Moncks Corner.

 

...

 

The M 7.7 in Charleston, South Carolina of August 31, 1886 followed a great  earthquake in southern Greece several days earlier and has been suggested on several occasions in this and other reports (even at the time of that quake) to have been a far-field aftershock of the M 8.4 in Greece as noted in the history section of this summary:

 

"The Charleston, South Carolina earthquake. This earthquake was preceded by four days of small foreshocks which began immediately after an M 8.4 in central Greece. That earthquake may have disturbed the groundwater sufficiently to lubricate the fault responsible for the for the Charleston quakes ultimately triggering the strong event." (August 31, 2021)

(December 28, 2021)

 

Forecast 140130 had expected continuing enhancement of seismicity in the area was likely around January 4. Like the activity in the northern Mid-Atlantic today this activity is at 144-146 degrees from the recent major quakes in Timor and Flores, Indonesia.

 

O:  3JAN2022 10:49:30  34.2N   80.7W mb=2.7  EMSC   SOUTH CAROLINA               

P:  4JAN2022 140130    34.0N   80.0W 2.0-4.1 AAAAA  Southeast U.S.             

 

 

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: 03JAN2022 23:17:29  24.1N  122.2E Mw=5.0  EMSC   TAIWAN REGION

O:  3JAN2022 09:46:38  24.1N  122.3E Mw=6.2  EMSC   TAIWAN REGION                 

O:  3JAN2022 09:46:37  24.0N  122.2E ML=6.0  TAI    Hualien, Taiwan              

P:  6JAN2022 140078    24.0N  123.0E 4.0-5.6 BAAAA  Taiwan                     

 

CWB reported this earthquake was felt with intensity IV in Yilan and Taipei; III in Hualien, Hsinchu, Taoyuan, Hsinchu, Changhua, Nantou, II in Taitung, Keelung, City, Miaoli, Chiayi, Yunlin, and I in Kaohsiung,  Tainan, Pingtung and Penghu Counties, Taiwan.

 

O:  4JAN2022 04:45:01  43.4N   82.3E mb=4.9  EMSC   NORTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA     

P:  4JAN2022 140147    42.0N   82.0E 4.0-5.5 ABAAA  Kirgizstan/Xinjiang        

 

INDONESIA AND PHILIPPINES

 

O:  3JAN2022 08:31:39   0.2S  123.0E ML=4.1  EMSC   SULAWESI, INDONESIA          

P:  2JAN2022 140029     2.0S  123.0E 4.0-5.6 ABAAA  Sulawesi area              

 

O:  3JAN2022 15:57:42   0.6S  131.5E ML=4.0  EMSC   NEAR N COAST OF PAPUA, INDONES

P:  8JAN2022 140032     4.0S  131.0E 4.0-5.4 BCAAA  West Irian, PNG            

 

O:  3JAN2022 18:59:46   4.4N   97.5E ML=4.0  EMSC   NORTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA  

P:  1JAN2022 140008     6.0N   95.0E 4.0-5.4 ABCAA  Nicobar Islands            

 

O:  3JAN2022 11:12:09   4.5S  133.4E ML=4.2  EMSC   NEAR S COAST OF PAPUA, INDONES

P:  2JAN2022 140031     3.0S  134.0E 4.0-5.4 ABAAA  West Irian, PNG            

 

O:  3JAN2022 08:39:33   7.5S  121.9E ML=4.0  EMSC   FLORES SEA                   

P:  6JAN2022 140016     7.0S  120.0E 4.0-5.4 BABAA  Flores Island area         

 

O: 03JAN2022 23:57:43   7.8S  129.9E ML=4.4  EMSC   KEPULAUAN BABAR, INDONESIA

O:  3JAN2022 13:51:34   7.6S  128.5E ML=4.2  EMSC   KEPULAUAN BARAT DAYA, INDONESI

P:  1JAN2022 140011     8.0S  129.0E 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  Banda Sea                  

 

 

CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA

 

O:  4JAN2022 03:09:48   5.0S   81.1W ML=4.0  EMSC   NEAR COAST OF NORTHERN PERU  

P: 27DEC2021 139715     4.0S   80.0W 4.0-5.4 CAAAA  Ecuador                    

 

O:  3JAN2022 08:37:48  15.7N   95.0W ML=4.2  EMSC   OFFSHORE OAXACA, MEXICO      

P:  4JAN2022 140038    17.0N   95.0W 3.5-5.6 ABAAA  Chiapas, Mexico            

P:  5JAN2022 140051    15.0N   96.0W 3.5-5.3 AAAAA  Oaxaca, Mexico             

 

O:  3JAN2022 21:01:57  16.2N   93.4W ML=4.1  EMSC   CHIAPAS, MEXICO              

P: 31DEC2021 139741    15.0N   94.0W 3.5-5.4 BBAAA  Chiapas, Mexico            

 

O: 03JAN2022 11:34:56  18.8N   74.0W ML=3.2  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 04JAN2022 06:09:16  18.8N   74.0W ML=3.3  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O:  3JAN2022 10:52:28  18.5N   73.5W ML=3.3  EMSC   HAITI REGION                 

O:  3JAN2022 08:27:33  18.9N   74.1W ML=3.3  EMSC   HAITI REGION                 

P:  8JAN2022 140056    20.0N   74.0W 3.4-5.1 BAAAA  Haiti                      

 

O:  3JAN2022 17:34:49  18.6N  101.0W mb=4.4  EMSC   MICHOACAN, MEXICO            

P:  6JAN2022 140046    17.0N  101.0W 3.5-5.5 BBAAA  Michoacan, Mexico          

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.4 in Michoacan, Mexico was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Michoacan, Mexico at Tlalnepantla.

 

O:  4JAN2022 06:58:02  18.8N   66.8W Md=3.5  EMSC   PUERTO RICO REGION           

P:  6JAN2022 140054    18.0N   68.0W 3.4-4.9 AAAAA  Puerto Rico                

 

O:  4JAN2022 00:32:38  20.3N   71.0W ML=3.5  EMSC   DOMINICAN REPUBLIC REGION    

P:  4JAN2022 140056    20.0N   71.0W 3.4-5.1 AAAAA  Dominican Republic         

P:  4JAN2022 140062    20.0N   71.0W 3.0-4.4 AAAAA  Bahamas/No. Caribbean      

 

O: 03JAN2022 16:44:36  23.0S   66.5W Mw=4.2  EMSC   JUJUY, ARGENTINA

O:  3JAN2022 23:08:22  22.7S   66.3W mb=4.1  EMSC   JUJUY, ARGENTINA             

P:  7JAN2022 140227    22.0S   67.0W 4.0-5.8 BAAAA  Argentina                  

 

 

AFRICA AND EUROPE

 

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

 

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC

 

O:  3JAN2022 14:49:50  18.7S  177.8W mb=4.5  EMSC   FIJI REGION                  

P:  3JAN2022 140224    19.0S  178.0W 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  Tonga Islands              

 

O:  4JAN2022 02:35:01  20.6S  176.7W mb=5.0  EMSC   FIJI REGION                  

P:  1JAN2022 140235    20.0S  175.0W 4.0-5.6 BABAA  Tonga Islands              

 

OCEAN RIDGES

 

O:  3JAN2022 11:21:36  32.8N   39.9W mb=4.7  EMSC   NORTHERN MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE  

P:  7JAN2022 140108    33.0N   40.0W 4.0-5.9 AAAAA  No. Mid-Atlantic Ridge     

 

O:  4JAN2022 03:18:37  35.3N   35.4W Mw=6.1  EMSC   NORTHERN MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE  

P: 31DEC2021 139821    38.0N   32.0W 4.0-5.4 BCBAA  No. Mid-Atlantic Ridge     

 

 

ZEALANDIA AND AUSTRALIA REGION

 

No earthquakes of M>=4 were recorded in the regions of Zealandia or Australia

today. GeoNet did not report any felt events in the area.

 

JAPAN AND KURIL ISLANDS

 

O:  3JAN2022 21:08:50  27.1N  141.5E Mw=5.8  EMSC   BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION  

P:  3JAN2022 140063    27.0N  140.0E 4.0-5.7 AAAAA  Bonin Islands              

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 5.8 in the Bonin Islands, Japan was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of the Bonin Islands, Japan.

 

O:  4JAN2022 05:35:08  37.7N  141.5E mb=4.6  EMSC   NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAP

P:  6JAN2022 140112    37.0N  141.0E 4.0-5.8 AAAAA  Off East Coast Honshu      

 

O:  3JAN2022 10:04:30  38.9N  142.1E ML=3.9  EMSC   NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAP

P:  3JAN2022 140129    39.0N  143.0E 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  So. of Honshu              

 

O:  4JAN2022 06:47:30  41.6N  139.3E ML=4.0  EMSC   HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION       

P:  6JAN2022 140166    42.0N  137.0E 3.5-5.5 AABAA  Sea of Japan               

 

O:  3JAN2022 22:10:23  50.7N  158.4E mb=3.9  EMSC   EAST OF KURIL ISLANDS        

P:  4JAN2022 140183    52.0N  159.0E 4.0-5.9 ABAAA  Kamchatka                  

 

U.S./CANADA*

 

WESTERN U.S./CANADA

 

CALIFORNIA

 

O:  3JAN2022 07:04:56  36.1N  118.4W Ml=2.0  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

P:  4JAN2022 140125    35.7N  118.1W 2.5-4.5 AAAAA  So. California             

 

O:  4JAN2022 05:55:30  38.2N  117.8W ml=2.0  EMSC   NEVADA                       

P: 30DEC2021 139796    38.2N  118.8W 2.5-4.4 BAAAA  California/Nevada area     

 

O: 03JAN2022 10:56:10  38.5N  119.5W Md=2.3  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

O:  3JAN2022 10:15:52  38.5N  119.5W Md=2.4  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

P:  6JAN2022 140088    38.7N  119.7W 2.5-4.6 BAAAA  California/Nevada area     

 

O:  3JAN2022 21:39:17  40.3N  124.9W ML=2.9  EMSC   OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 

O: 03JAN2022 10:22:02  40.3N  124.5W ML=2.6  EMSC   OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

P:  5JAN2022 140159    40.2N  124.2W 2.5-4.7 AAAAA  Off Coast of No. Calif     

 

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

 

ALASKA

 

O:  3JAN2022 11:58:59  53.5N  165.9W mb=4.4  EMSC   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

P:  6JAN2022 140182    52.3N  165.7W 3.5-4.9 BBAAA  Fox Islands, Aleutians     

 

O:  3JAN2022 14:23:00  61.8N  149.9W ML=3.1  EMSC   SOUTHERN ALASKA              

P:  6JAN2022 140199    61.3N  150.9W 3.2-4.9 BAAAA  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: 03JAN2022 09:08:30  31.7N  104.3W ML=3.5  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 03JAN2022 09:28:27  31.7N  104.3W ML=3.1  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 03JAN2022 12:33:56  31.7N  104.4W ML=2.5  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 03JAN2022 12:33:56  31.7N  104.4W ML=2.5  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 03JAN2022 16:00:08  31.7N  104.3W ML=3.6  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 03JAN2022 16:36:18  31.7N  104.3W ML=2.8  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 03JAN2022 17:26:55  31.7N  104.3W ML=3.0  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 04JAN2022 04:02:02  31.7N  104.5W ML=3.6  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O:  3JAN2022 12:24:45  31.6N  104.0W ML=3.3  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS                

P:  3JAN2022 140117    32.5N  103.6W 2.0-4.1 AAAAA  SW U.S.A                   

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 3.6 in Western Texas was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Western Texas at Salt Flat and Mentone and in Carlsbad, New Mexico.

 

O:  3JAN2022 21:12:33  44.2N  115.1W Ml=2.2  EMSC   SOUTHERN IDAHO               

P:  6JAN2022 140151    44.2N  115.1W 2.0-3.9 BAAAA  Montana/Idaho              

 

O: 03JAN2022 09:35:44  37.4N  113.0W Ml=2.3  EMSC   UTAH

O: 03JAN2022 12:00:20  37.4N  113.0W Ml=2.0  EMSC   UTAH

O: 03JAN2022 16:12:16  37.4N  113.0W Ml=2.1  EMSC   UTAH

O: 03JAN2022 17:21:19  37.4N  113.0W ML=2.9  EMSC   UTAH

O: 04JAN2022 06:22:04  37.4N  113.0W ML=2.6  EMSC   UTAH

O:  3JAN2022 08:56:36  37.4N  113.0W Ml=2.4  EMSC   UTAH                         

P: 31DEC2021 139858    38.7N  112.6W 2.0-4.1 BBAAA  Utah area                  

 

EASTERN U.S./CANADA

 

O:  3JAN2022 10:49:30  34.2N   80.7W mb=2.7  EMSC   SOUTH CAROLINA               

P:  4JAN2022 140130    34.0N   80.0W 2.0-4.1 AAAAA  Southeast U.S.             

 

O:  3JAN2022 14:57:27  37.3N   97.7W mb=2.6  EMSC   KANSAS                       

P:  3JAN2022 140134    37.0N   97.0W 2.0-4.0 AAAAA  Southern Plains            

 

HAWAII

 

O:  4JAN2022 00:13:24  19.2N  155.4W ML=4.5  EMSC   ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII     

P:  3JAN2022 140066    20.3N  155.1W 4.0-5.8 ABAAA  Hawaii area                

 

MODERATE QUAKE SHAKES VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA

 

EARTHQUAKE SUMMARY FOR JANUARY 2, 2022

 

The strongest earthquake in the U.S. or Canada today was an M 4.4 in the Vancouver, British Columbia area. NEIC reported light shaking in Washington State at Port Angeles, Seattle, Point Roberts and Sequim. A series of foreshocks occurred in the area at the end of 2021. When these occurred this summary noted in this regard:

 

 

"A series of light earthquakes also occurred in the Vancouver Island area of Canada today. This is the strongest swarm in this area since an M 4.3 on December 25, 2020. These events are located at 103 degrees from the Timor quake of M 7.4 of December 29, 2021 and were probably promoted by energy from that source. Forecasts 139900 and 139911 had expected this activity at the end of December." (January 1, 2022)

 

The last earthquake in the region of Vancouver Island with M>=4.4 was an M 5.4 on July 22, 2020 and 150 km southeast of today's epicenter. Forecasts 140168 and 140179 had expected this activity in early January 2022. Today's epicenter is at 103 degrees from the M 7.4 in the Banda Sea of December 29 and was probably promoted by energy from that source.

 

O:  2JAN2022 13:10:09  50.3N  129.4W mb=4.4  EMSC   VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA REGIO

P:  4JAN2022 140168    48.9N  129.3W 2.8-5.1 ABAAA  Vancouver Island area      

P:  7JAN2022 140179    50.9N  130.6W 3.0-5.0 BAAAA  British Colombia           

 

The strongest earthquake in the world today was an M 6.0 in northern Vanuatu. It was not reported felt in this area. A similar quake of M 6.1 hit the area on October 18, 2021, the only such event within about 150 km of this epicenter since an M 6.6 on January 15, 2019. Forecast 140225 had expected enhanced activity in this area in early January to the north of today's epicenter in Vanuatu.

 

O:  3JAN2022 02:09:46  13.2S  166.9E Mw=6.0  EMSC   VANUATU                      

P:  6JAN2022 140225    12.0S  166.0E 4.0-5.6 BBAAA  Vanuatu Islands            

 

An earthquake of M 5.4 was also felt in the region of Shangri-La, China today.

NEIC reported it was felt with intensity IV in Xichang, Sichuan, China and III in Dali, Yunnan, China. The China Earthquake Networks Centre reported the earthquake with M 5.5 and noted that 22 people were injured in the event, two severely. Most of the injuries occurred in Ningland County, Yunnan, China but shaking was felt as far as Lijiang. This is the strongest earthquake within about 200 km of this epicenter since an M 5.5 on June 24, 2021.  Forecast 139780 had expected today's event was likely within about 25 km in late December or early January.

 

O:  2JAN2022 07:02:11  27.8N  100.8E Mw=5.4  EMSC   SICHUAN-YUNNAN BORDER REG, CHI

P: 29DEC2021 139780    28.0N  101.0E 4.0-5.4 BAAAA  Myanmar                    

 

A light earthquake of M 3.8-3.9 also shook the Taft and Bakersfield area of Central California north of Los Angeles today.  NEIC reported these earthquakes of M 3.9 and 3.0 in Central California were felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Central California in Tupman, Buttonwillow, Taft, Bakersfield, Fellows, Shafter, Maricopa with IV in McKittrick.  This is the strongest earthquake in this area since an M 4.9 on February 24, 2016. Forecast 139843 had expected today's activity was likely within about 50 km around December 31, 2021.

 

O:  3JAN2022 02:34:48  35.3N  119.4W ML=3.9  ANSS   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

O:  3JAN2022 02:34:47  35.3N  119.4W ML=3.8  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

O: 03JAN2022 03:02:29  35.3N  119.4W ML=2.8  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

P: 31DEC2021 139843    34.9N  119.0W 2.5-4.6 BAAAA  So. California             

 

An unusual M 3.6 earthquake also occurred in southern Texas today. This is the strongest earthquake within about 100 km of this epicenter in at least 30 years. The area became active in November, 2020 and has seen a series of events with magnitude up to M 3.4 in the year since then. Forecast 140073 had expected enhanced regional seismicity in this area was likely around January 3.

 

O:  2JAN2022 07:36:53  28.5N  100.3W ML=3.6  EMSC   SOUTHERN TEXAS               

P:  3JAN2022 140073    28.0N   98.0W 3.0-4.4 AABAA  Texas                      

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:  2JAN2022 09:00:01  36.6N   71.6E mb=4.2  EMSC   HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN

P:  3JAN2022 140097    36.0N   72.0E 3.8-5.2 AAAAA  Hindu Kush/Pakistan        

 

O:  2JAN2022 07:02:11  27.8N  100.8E Mw=5.4  EMSC   SICHUAN-YUNNAN BORDER REG, CHI

P: 29DEC2021 139780    28.0N  101.0E 4.0-5.4 BAAAA  Myanmar                    

 

O:  3JAN2022 00:28:03  33.9N   88.3E mb=4.4  EMSC   WESTERN XIZANG               

P:  2JAN2022 140139    34.0N   89.0E 3.8-5.2 AAAAA  Xizang                     

 

INDONESIA AND PHILIPPINES

 

O:  2JAN2022 22:44:22   1.9N  127.4E mb=5.0  EMSC   HALMAHERA, INDONESIA         

P:  3JAN2022 140005     3.0N  127.0E 4.0-5.4 ABAAA  Halmahera                  

 

O:  2JAN2022 20:04:54   2.9S  127.7E mb=4.8  EMSC   CERAM SEA, INDONESIA         

P:  4JAN2022 140014     3.0S  126.0E 4.0-5.6 AABAA  Ceram area                 

 

O:  2JAN2022 07:57:06   2.9S  130.1E ML=4.1  EMSC   CERAM SEA, INDONESIA         

P: 31DEC2021 139733     4.0S  131.0E 4.0-5.4 ABAAA  West Irian, PNG            

 

O:  2JAN2022 13:45:27   8.9S  118.3E ML=4.4  EMSC   SUMBAWA REGION, INDONESIA    

P:  1JAN2022 140030     8.0S  118.0E 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  Sumbawa Island area        

 

O:  2JAN2022 09:49:14  11.7S  117.9E ML=4.1  EMSC   SOUTH OF SUMBAWA, INDONESIA  

P:  2JAN2022 140222    11.0S  116.0E 4.0-5.4 AABAA  So. of Indonesia           

 

O:  2JAN2022 22:33:01  13.9N  145.1E mb=5.0  EMSC   GUAM REGION                  

P:  3JAN2022 140057    12.0N  145.0E 4.0-5.4 ABAAA  So. Marianas/Guam          

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 5.0 in Guam was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Guam at Yigo, Dededo, Tamuning, Barrigada and Hagatha.

 

 

CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA

 

O:  3JAN2022 04:20:18   5.8S   80.8W ML=4.0  EMSC   NEAR COAST OF NORTHERN PERU  

P: 27DEC2021 139715     4.0S   80.0W 4.0-5.4 CBAAA  Ecuador                    

 

O:  3JAN2022 01:20:33   9.6S   79.5W ML=4.1  EMSC   OFF COAST OF NORTHERN PERU   

P:  7JAN2022 140023     8.0S   78.0W 4.0-5.6 BBBAA  No. Peru                   

 

O:  3JAN2022 01:51:38  12.8S   73.6W ML=4.3  EMSC   CENTRAL PERU                 

P: 25DEC2021 139948    14.0S   73.0W 4.0-5.8 CBAAA  Central Peru               

 

O: 02JAN2022 17:12:21  18.7N   74.1W ML=3.7  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 02JAN2022 10:04:43  18.8N   74.1W ML=3.9  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 02JAN2022 16:01:55  18.8N   74.0W ML=3.0  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O:  2JAN2022 20:54:53  18.4N   74.5W ML=3.0  EMSC   HAITI REGION                 

P: 27DEC2021 139764    19.0N   74.0W 3.4-4.9 BAAAA  Haiti                      

 

O:  3JAN2022 00:09:04  20.2N   70.7W ML=3.0  EMSC   DOMINICAN REPUBLIC REGION    

O: 02JAN2022 12:01:16  19.6N   69.8W ML=3.6  EMSC   DOMINICAN REPUBLIC REGION

P:  4JAN2022 140056    20.0N   71.0W 3.4-5.1 AAAAA  Dominican Republic         

 

O:  2JAN2022 11:56:55  21.4S   68.3W mb=4.8  EMSC   ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE           

P:  3JAN2022 140229    22.0S   69.0W 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  Coast No. Chile            

 

O:  3JAN2022 06:30:19  24.3S   67.2W mb=4.4  EMSC   SALTA, ARGENTINA             

P:  8JAN2022 140227    24.0S   67.0W 4.0-5.6 BAAAA  Argentina                  

 

O:  2JAN2022 09:17:56  30.3S   67.5W Mw=4.0  EMSC   LA RIOJA, ARGENTINA          

P:  2JAN2022 140239    32.0S   67.0W 4.0-5.6 ABAAA  Central Chile              

 

 

AFRICA AND EUROPE

 

O:  2JAN2022 10:57:55  37.1N   21.0E ML=4.1  EMSC   IONIAN SEA                   

P:  5JAN2022 140104    37.0N   21.0E 3.0-4.5 BAAAA  No. Greece                 

 

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

 

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC

 

O:  3JAN2022 02:09:46  13.2S  166.9E Mw=6.0  EMSC   VANUATU                      

P:  6JAN2022 140225    12.0S  166.0E 4.0-5.6 BBAAA  Vanuatu Islands            

 

O:  3JAN2022 00:05:01  14.9S  167.3E mb=4.4  EMSC   VANUATU                      

P:  5JAN2022 140226    17.0S  168.0E 4.0-5.4 ACAAA  Vanuatu Islands            

 

O:  2JAN2022 14:17:29  18.2S  174.3W mb=5.0  EMSC   TONGA                        

P:  6JAN2022 140223    18.0S  173.0W 4.0-5.6 BAAAA  Tonga Islands              

 

OCEAN RIDGES

 

O: 02JAN2022 08:11:03  59.0S   25.6W mb=5.1  EMSC   SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION

O: 02JAN2022 12:19:08  59.7S   26.2W mb=5.0  EMSC   SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION

O:  2JAN2022 08:30:46  58.7S   25.2W mb=4.8  EMSC   SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION

P:  3JAN2022 140256    58.0S   26.0W 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  So. Sandwich Islands       

 

 

ZEALANDIA AND AUSTRALIA REGION

 

O:  2JAN2022 14:20:42  32.2S  179.3E ML=4.0  EMSC   SOUTH OF KERMADEC ISLANDS    

P: 26DEC2021 139986    33.0S  178.0E 4.0-5.6 CAAAA  So. Kermadec Islands       

 

JAPAN AND KURIL ISLANDS

 

No earthquakes of M>=4 were located in Japan or the Kuril Islands today.

 

U.S./CANADA*

 

WESTERN U.S./CANADA

 

CALIFORNIA

 

O: 02JAN2022 21:56:10  31.4N  115.6W ML=3.2  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

 

O:  2JAN2022 22:28:12  28.5N  113.1W ML=3.9  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO      

P:  9JAN2022 140065    28.0N  112.0W 3.5-5.1 CAAAA  Gulf of California         

 

O:  2JAN2022 20:11:50  29.9N  114.0W ML=3.8  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA           

P:  3JAN2022 140115    30.5N  114.6W 2.0-4.1 AAAAA  SW U.S.A                   

 

O:  2JAN2022 09:58:39  31.3N  115.3W ML=3.1  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO      

P:  5JAN2022 140119    31.9N  116.3W 2.5-4.4 BAAAA  So. California              

 

O:  2JAN2022 23:27:46  33.7N  116.7W Ml=2.4  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P: 31DEC2021 139839    33.4N  116.7W 2.5-4.5 AAAAA  So. California             

 

O:  3JAN2022 02:34:47  35.3N  119.4W ML=3.8  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA            

O: 03JAN2022 03:02:29  35.3N  119.4W ML=2.8  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

P: 31DEC2021 139843    34.9N  119.0W 2.5-4.6 BAAAA  So. California             

 

O:  2JAN2022 15:15:21  35.8N  121.3W Md=2.5  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

P:  2JAN2022 140113    35.6N  121.3W 2.5-4.4 AAAAA  Off So. California         

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 2.5 in Central California was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Central California at Los Banos.

 

O:  2JAN2022 13:42:00  37.4N  121.7W Md=2.2  EMSC   SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CALIF.

P:  2JAN2022 140090    37.1N  121.5W 2.5-4.6 AAAAA  Central California         

 

O:  2JAN2022 13:05:52  38.2N  117.8W ML=2.8  EMSC   NEVADA                       

P: 30DEC2021 139796    38.2N  118.8W 2.5-4.4 AAAAA  California/Nevada area     

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 3.0 in Nevada may have been felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Nevada at Reno and Glenbrook.

 

O:  2JAN2022 18:22:12  40.3N  121.3W Md=2.2  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P:  4JAN2022 140158    40.7N  121.3W 2.5-4.6 AAAAA  Northern California        

 

 

ALASKA

 

O:  3JAN2022 05:54:17  51.2N  178.3W mb=3.5  EMSC   ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS

P:  3JAN2022 140177    51.6N  177.6W 3.5-5.1 AAAAA  Andreanoff Isls, Aleutians 

 

O:  2JAN2022 19:38:19  58.7N  137.7W ML=3.0  EMSC   SOUTHEASTERN ALASKA          

P:  5JAN2022 140193    57.9N  139.0W 3.0-4.4 BAAAA  Southeast Alaska           

 

O:  3JAN2022 00:47:46  61.4N  150.0W ML=3.1  EMSC   SOUTHERN ALASKA              

P:  6JAN2022 140199    61.3N  150.9W 3.2-4.9 BAAAA  Central Alaska             

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 3.0 in Southern Alaska was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Southern Alaska at Wasilla, Anchorage, Chugiak, Eagle River.

 

PACIFIC NORTHWESTERN U.S./WESTERN CANADA

 

O:  2JAN2022 13:10:09  50.3N  129.4W mb=4.4  EMSC   VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA REGIO

P:  4JAN2022 140168    48.9N  129.3W 2.8-5.1 ABAAA  Vancouver Island area      

P:  7JAN2022 140179    50.9N  130.6W 3.0-5.0 BAAAA  British Colombia           

 

ROCKY MOUNTAINS REGION

 

O: 03JAN2022 00:31:47  31.6N  104.3W ML=3.2  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 03JAN2022 03:11:56  31.6N  104.0W ML=2.5  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 03JAN2022 06:30:53  31.7N  104.3W ML=3.7  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O:  2JAN2022 22:39:57  31.6N  104.0W mb=2.9  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS                

P:  3JAN2022 140117    32.5N  103.6W 2.0-4.1 AAAAA  SW U.S.A                   

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 3.0 in Western Texas was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Western Texas at Stanton, Midland and Garden City.

 

O:  2JAN2022 23:36:07  36.8N  113.0W ML=2.5  EMSC   ARIZONA                      

P: 31DEC2021 139858    38.7N  112.6W 2.0-4.1 ABAAA  Utah area                  

 

O:  2JAN2022 08:59:47  44.4N  115.2W Ml=2.6  EMSC   SOUTHERN IDAHO               

P:  6JAN2022 140151    44.2N  115.1W 2.0-3.9 BAAAA  Montana/Idaho              

 

O: 03JAN2022 03:44:46  45.0N  113.1W Ml=2.8  EMSC   WESTERN MONTANA

O:  3JAN2022 03:20:34  45.0N  113.0W Ml=2.6  EMSC   WESTERN MONTANA              

P:  5JAN2022 140151    44.9N  113.4W 2.0-4.0 AAAAA  Montana/Idaho              

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 2.6 in Idaho-Montana border was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Idaho-Montana border at Missoula, Montana.

 

 

EASTERN U.S./CANADA

 

O:  3JAN2022 05:46:27  36.5N   92.8W Md=2.2  EMSC   ARKANSAS                     

P:  2JAN2022 140131    34.0N   93.0W 2.0-4.4 ACAAA  Southeast U.S.             

 

O:  2JAN2022 07:36:53  28.5N  100.3W ML=3.6  EMSC   SOUTHERN TEXAS               

P:  3JAN2022 140073    28.0N   98.0W 3.0-4.4 AABAA  Texas                      

 

No earthquakes of M>=1 were located in the Eastern U.S. or Canada today.

 

HAWAII

 

No earthquakes of M>=3 were located in Hawaii.

 

TIDAL TRIGGERING WITH NEW MOON

 

EARTHQUAKE SUMMARY FOR JANUARY  1, 2022

 

Near-antipodal earthquakes in the Southeast Pacific (M 5.4) and Hindu Kush, Afghanistan (M 5.2) and in Yunnan, China (M 5.5) were the largest in the world today. These were probably promoted by high tidal stresses with the new moon as previous noted in this summary:

 

"The new moon will arrive on January 2, 2022 at 18:33 UT. Longitudes which are at local solar noon at this time are near 100 West while those at local solar midnight area near 80 East. These include areas of central North America and the East Pacific in the west and central Asia including China, India, Nepal in the East. These areas are most likely to see moderate tidal triggering at this time. Tidal enhancement of regional seismicity is possible in many areas, however, a major earthquake associated with this new moon is considered unlikely in the next week by this report." (December 30, 2021 - January 1, 2022)

 

The earthquake of M 5.2 in Afghanistan was reported by NEIC to have been felt with intensity III in Faizabad, Badahsan and Kabul, Afghanistan. This is the strongest earthquake in the Hindu Kush area within about 150 km in nearly a year - since an M 5.2 on January 24, 2021 and an M 5.5 on January 16, 2021. Forecast 140097 had expected today's event was likely within about 100 km around January 3.

 

O:  1JAN2022 13:15:24  36.6N   71.2E Mw=5.2  EMSC   HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN

P:  3JAN2022 140097    36.0N   72.0E 3.8-5.2 AAAAA  Hindu Kush/Pakistan        

 

An earthquake of M 5.4 was also felt in the region of Shangri-La, China today.

NEIC reported it was felt with intensity IV in Xichang, Sichuan, China and III in Dali, Yunnan, China. The China Earthquake Networks Centre reported the earthquake with M 5.5 and noted that 22 people were injured in the event, two severely. Most of the injuries occurred in Ningland County, Yunnan, China but shaking was felt as far as Lijiang. This is the strongest earthquake within about 200 km of this epicenter since an M 5.5 on June 24, 2021.  Forecast 139780 had expected today's event was likely within about 25 km in late December or early January.

 

O:  2JAN2022 07:02:11  27.8N  100.8E Mw=5.4  EMSC   SICHUAN-YUNNAN BORDER REG, CHI

P: 29DEC2021 139780    28.0N  101.0E 4.0-5.4 BAAAA  Myanmar                    

 

The earthquake of M 5.6 was nearly antipodal to the Afghanistan quake. It occurred near local solar midnight and was probably promoted by high tidal stresses with the new moon today (see above). This is the strongest earthquake within about 200 km of this epicenter since an M 6.3 on December 19, 2019 and prior to that an M 5.6 on April 15, 2014. Forecast 140233 had expected today's event in this region was likely around January 3. This earthquake is at 103 degrees from the M 8.1 and subsequent activity in the Alaska Peninsula and at the third node (120 degrees) from recent earthquakes in the Flores and Timor regions of Indonesia and was probably promoted by energy from those sources.

 

O:  1JAN2022 08:08:10  36.1S  100.5W Mw=5.6  EMSC   SOUTHEAST OF EASTER ISLAND   

P:  3JAN2022 140233    36.0S  102.0W 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  So. East Pacific Rise      

 

An unusual earthquake occurred in Portugal today. This M 4.3-4.4 was reported by NEIC with intensity IV in Portugal in Algarve at Almancil, Albufeira, and in Isla Cristina, Spain. Intensity II-III was reported in Portugal at Ferreiras, Castro Marim, Boliqueime, Loule, Qiarteora. Olhao, Tavira. The last earthquake within about 200 km of this epicenter in Portugal of larger magnitude was an M 4.8 on December 16, 2013. Earthquakes about 200 km to the northeast of this epicenter occurred with M 4.5 on August 19, 2014 and October 25, 2019. Forecast 140101 had expected enhanced seismicity in this area in early January, 2022.

 

O:  1JAN2022 21:03:48  36.3N    7.7W mb=4.4  EMSC   STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR          

P:  7JAN2022 140101    36.0N    4.0W 3.5-5.3 CAAAA  Morocco/Spain              

 

An unusual earthquake of M 2.4 also occurred today off the coast of Massachusetts. This is the strongest earthquake located off the coast of Massachusetts within about 100 km of this epicenter since an M 3.6 on November 8, 2020. Earthquakes of M 2.4 and 2.6 occurred about 100 km northeast of this on December 7 and 8, 2021. Forecast 140140 had expected today's event within about 50 km was likely in early January, 2022. This earthquake is at 142-144 degrees from the M 7.4 quake in Timor of December 29 and the M 7.3 in Flores of December 14 and was likely promoted by energy from those sources.

 

O:  1JAN2022 14:02:06  42.8N   70.6W ML=2.4  EMSC   NEAR THE COAST OF MASSACHUSETT

P:  5JAN2022 140148    43.0N   70.0W 2.0-4.2 BAAAA  Maine                      

 

An unusual earthquake of M 3.7 also struck in the area northeast of Australia today. The last earthquake within about 300 km of this epicenter with M>=3.7 occurred on August 1, 2015 following an M 5.7 on July 29, 2015. When the earthquake occurred in July, 2015, this summary gave some historical perspective on seismicity in this area as:

 

"A moderately strong earthquake hit off Queensland, Australia today. It shook many areas of Queensland from New South Wales to Hervey Bay in Queensland. While no tsunami was expected or recorded, aftershocks are likely including an M 3.9 which has already occurred. The epicenter was near Fraser Island at a shallow depth. Residents reported minor damage including plaster cracking in some apartments in Nambour, southern Queensland. A number of businesses evacuated employees. This is a highly unusual earthquake and most residents were frightened by it. EMSC reported intensity up to V in Australia at Pialba, Maryborough, Noosaville, Noosa Heads, Burrum Heads, Macroochydore, Budurim, Caloundra, Crohamhurst, Woodford, Wamuran, Hollywell, Coolangatta, Pottsville.

Witnesses reported houses shaking, window rattling increased winds, and plaster  cracking. The last earthquake of M>=5.3 within 500 km of this epicenter occurred more than 25 years ago. An M 4.9 hit about 200 km west of this epicenter on February 15, 2015, the largest in the region in the past 25 years and may have set the area stresses for today's event. In the summary for February 16, it was noted in this regard:

 

"This is the strongest earthquake within 250 km of this epicenter in at least

25 years. The only moderate earthquake previously recorded in this area was an M 4.3 on November 2, 1998 about 300 km north of this epicenter occurred.  The only two events of stronger magnitude in this region were an M 5.8 on June 5, 1918 and an M 5.2 on November 28, 1978. This is the strongest event within 100 km of this epicenter ever recorded." (February 16, 2015, July 30, 2015)

 

Tropical Cyclone Seth was near this epicenter when the earthquake occurred.

This summary had noted this storm as:

 

"TC Seth formed today in the area west of the Loyalty Islands with winds up to 50 kts. It is expected to track to the southeast over the next two days but is unlikely to significantly impact regional seismicity." (January 1, 2022)

 

As the eye of this storm was within about 250 km of this earthquake, it is likely the quake was triggered by stresses associated with TC Seth.

 

O:  1JAN2022 14:24:57  25.8S  155.4E ML=3.7  EMSC   EAST OF AUSTRALIA            

 

A moderate earthquake of M 4.3 occurred in the area of Haiti today. NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.3 in Haiti was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Haiti in Jeremie, Petit-Trou-de-Nippes, Les Cayes and Asile Grand.

The strongest aftershocks included an M 3.4 which occurred within minutes of local solar midnight and was probably promoted by tidal stresses with the new moon. Forecast 139764 had expected today's events in late December or early January.

 

O: 02JAN2022 01:15:19  18.8N   74.1W ML=3.2  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 02JAN2022 05:01:05  18.8N   74.0W ML=3.1  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 02JAN2022 05:22:54  18.8N   74.0W ML=3.4  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 01JAN2022 21:26:50  18.9N   74.0W ML=3.0  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 01JAN2022 22:51:51  18.9N   74.0W ML=3.2  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 01JAN2022 23:19:03  19.0N   74.1W ML=3.1  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O:  1JAN2022 20:42:25  18.8N   74.1W mb=4.3  EMSC   HAITI REGION                 

P: 27DEC2021 139764    19.0N   74.0W 3.4-4.9 BAAAA  Haiti                      

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:  2JAN2022 07:02:11  27.8N  100.8E Mw=5.4  EMSC   SICHUAN-YUNNAN BORDER REG, CHI

P: 29DEC2021 139780    28.0N  101.0E 4.0-5.4 BAAAA  Myanmar                     

 

O:  1JAN2022 13:15:24  36.6N   71.2E Mw=5.2  EMSC   HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN

P:  3JAN2022 140097    36.0N   72.0E 3.8-5.2 AAAAA  Hindu Kush/Pakistan        

 

O: 01JAN2022 08:14:51  25.1N  123.5E mb=4.9  EMSC   NORTHEAST OF TAIWAN

 

INDONESIA AND PHILIPPINES

 

O: 01JAN2022 07:51:49   3.8N  128.0E ML=4.2  EMSC   KEPULAUAN TALAUD, INDONESIA

O:  1JAN2022 21:43:13   3.7N  127.0E mb=4.5  EMSC   KEPULAUAN TALAUD, INDONESIA  

P:  3JAN2022 140005     3.0N  127.0E 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  Halmahera                   

 

O:  1JAN2022 10:04:39   3.9N  122.6E mb=4.5  EMSC   CELEBES SEA                  

P:  1JAN2022 140007     3.0N  123.0E 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  Mindanao, Philippines      

 

O:  1JAN2022 13:09:13   7.7S  127.7E ML=4.1  EMSC   KEPULAUAN BARAT DAYA, INDONESI

P:  1JAN2022 140011     8.0S  129.0E 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  Banda Sea                  

 

CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA

 

O:  1JAN2022 21:12:30   8.4N   82.8W ML=4.1  EMSC   PANAMA-COSTA RICA BORDER REGIO

P: 27DEC2021 139703     7.0N   82.0W 3.5-4.9 BBAAA  Costa Rica                 

 

O:  1JAN2022 17:04:53   4.9S   81.1W ML=4.3  EMSC   NEAR COAST OF NORTHERN PERU  

P: 27DEC2021 139715     4.0S   80.0W 4.0-5.4 BAAAA  Ecuador                    

 

O:  2JAN2022 02:25:30   8.9N   84.3W ML=4.8  EMSC   OFF COAST OF COSTA RICA      

P: 30DEC2021 139739    10.0N   84.0W 3.5-5.1 ABAAA  Caribbean Sea              

 

O:  1JAN2022 09:35:03  14.9N   91.9W mb=4.4  EMSC   GUATEMALA                    

P: 29DEC2021 139746    16.0N   92.0W 3.5-5.3 ABAAA  Guatemala                   

 

O:  1JAN2022 23:25:21  18.1N   69.3W ML=3.1  EMSC   DOMINICAN REPUBLIC REGION    

P:  4JAN2022 140055    19.0N   69.0W 3.4-5.1 BAAAA  Puerto Rico                

 

O:  1JAN2022 21:27:52  19.5N  106.2W ML=3.9  EMSC   OFFSHORE JALISCO, MEXICO      

P: 28DEC2021 139744    18.0N  106.0W 3.5-5.1 BBAAA  Coast of Jalisco, Mexico   

 

O: 02JAN2022 01:15:19  18.8N   74.1W ML=3.2  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 02JAN2022 05:01:05  18.8N   74.0W ML=3.1  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 02JAN2022 05:22:54  18.8N   74.0W ML=3.4  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 01JAN2022 21:26:50  18.9N   74.0W ML=3.0  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 01JAN2022 22:51:51  18.9N   74.0W ML=3.2  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O: 01JAN2022 23:19:03  19.0N   74.1W ML=3.1  EMSC   HAITI REGION

O:  1JAN2022 20:42:25  18.8N   74.1W mb=4.3  EMSC   HAITI REGION                 

P: 27DEC2021 139764    19.0N   74.0W 3.4-4.9 BAAAA  Haiti                      

 

O:  2JAN2022 03:18     32.3S   71.0W mb=4.0  GUC    Valparaiso at Zapallar; II in

P: 30DEC2021 139981    30.0S   72.0W 4.0-5.6 BCAAA  Coast Central Chile        

 

GUC reported this earthquake was felt with intensity  III in  Valparaiso at Zapallar; II in Quillota and in Tiltil, Santiago, Chile.

 

AFRICA AND EUROPE

 

O:  1JAN2022 21:03:48  36.3N    7.7W mb=4.4  EMSC   STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR          

P:  7JAN2022 140101    36.0N    4.0W 3.5-5.3 CAAAA  Morocco/Spain              

 

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

 

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC

 

O:  1JAN2022 23:47:39  21.4S  173.9W mb=4.9  EMSC   TONGA                         

P:  1JAN2022 140235    20.0S  175.0W 4.0-5.6 ABAAA  Tonga Islands              

 

OCEAN RIDGES

 

O:  1JAN2022 08:08:10  36.1S  100.5W Mw=5.6  EMSC   SOUTHEAST OF EASTER ISLAND   

P:  3JAN2022 140233    36.0S  102.0W 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  So. East Pacific Rise      

 

O:  1JAN2022 11:16:04  56.5S   26.2W mb=5.1  EMSC   SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION

P: 29DEC2021 139996    57.0S   27.0W 4.0-5.9 AAAAA  So. Sandwich Islands       

 

 

ZEALANDIA AND AUSTRALIA REGION

 

O:  1JAN2022 14:24:57  25.8S  155.4E ML=3.7  EMSC   EAST OF AUSTRALIA            

 

O:  2JAN2022 06:24:28  40.6S  173.6E ML=4.1  EMSC   COOK STRAIT, NEW ZEALAND     

P: 27DEC2021 139988    40.0S  174.0E 3.0-4.6 BAAAA  North Island, N.Z.         

 

O:  2JAN2022 01:58:22  45.5S  167.3E ML=4.0  EMSC   SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND  

O: 02JAN2022 01:58:21  45.4S  167.2E MS=4.2  GEONET Felt with weak intensity

P:  4JAN2022 140251    46.0S  167.0E 3.0-5.2 AAAAA  Southern S. Isl. N.Z.      

 

GEONET reported this earthquake was felt with weak intensity in the area southwest of Te Anau, South Island. 5 reports of felt intensity came from the area east and north of the epicenter. About 5 people  reported weak shaking and 0 light intensity; 0 with moderate intensity and none with strong, 0 with  severe and 0 with extreme shaking.

 

 

JAPAN AND KURIL ISLANDS

 

O:  1JAN2022 07:02:30  24.8N  125.1E ML=4.1  EMSC   SOUTHWESTERN RYUKYU ISL., JAPA

P:  2JAN2022 140078    24.0N  125.0E 4.0-5.5 AAAAA  Taiwan                     

 

O:  1JAN2022 07:27:59  25.0N  123.3E mb=4.5  EMSC   SOUTHWESTERN RYUKYU ISL., JAPA

P:  2JAN2022 140074    25.0N  124.0E 4.0-5.5 AAAAA  Ryukyu Islands             

 

O:  2JAN2022 01:50:54  35.3N  140.2E mb=4.3  EMSC   NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAP

O:  1JAN2022 22:46:16  35.7N  140.8E mb=4.3  EMSC   NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAP

P: 30DEC2021 139825    35.0N  142.0E 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  Off East Coast Honshu      

P:  2JAN2022 140111    35.0N  141.0E 4.0-5.6 AAAAA  Off East Coast Honshu      

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.3 in Southeastern Honshu, Japan was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Southeastern Honshu, Japan in Kanagawa and Chiba Prefectures.

 

O:  1JAN2022 22:30:08  48.8N  153.2E mb=4.3  EMSC   KURIL ISLANDS                

P:  6JAN2022 140153    49.0N  155.0E 3.5-5.6 BABAA  NE Pacific                 

 

U.S./CANADA*

 

WESTERN U.S./CANADA

 

CALIFORNIA

 

O: 01JAN2022 22:46:38  31.3N  115.2W ML=3.2  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O:  1JAN2022 22:40:06  31.3N  115.2W ML=3.2  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO      

P:  3JAN2022 140115    30.5N  114.6W 2.0-4.1 AAAAA  SW U.S.A                   

 

O:  2JAN2022 00:16:14  32.3N  115.3W Ml=2.2  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO      

P: 28DEC2021 139834    32.5N  115.7W 2.5-4.8 BAAAA  So. California             

 

O:  2JAN2022 03:02:43  35.3N  117.8W Ml=2.0  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P:  4JAN2022 140125    35.7N  118.1W 2.5-4.5 AAAAA  So. California             

 

O:  1JAN2022 11:19:38  35.6N  120.8W Md=2.2  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

O:  1JAN2022 21:54:58  36.2N  120.8W Md=2.2  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

O:  1JAN2022 22:50:21  36.5N  121.0W Md=2.1  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

P: 30DEC2021 139798    36.2N  120.8W 2.5-4.5 AAAAA  Central California         

 

O:  1JAN2022 09:48:40  38.1N  119.0W ML=2.4  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

P: 29DEC2021 139796    38.3N  119.3W 2.5-4.6 AAAAA  California/Nevada area     

P: 30DEC2021 139796    38.2N  118.8W 2.5-4.4 AAAAA  California/Nevada area     

 

O: 01JAN2022 08:47:03  38.2N  117.8W ml=2.4  EMSC   NEVADA

O: 01JAN2022 19:25:42  38.2N  117.8W ml=2.4  EMSC   NEVADA

O:  1JAN2022 08:42:07  38.2N  117.8W ml=2.4  EMSC   NEVADA                       

P:  1JAN2022 140142    40.0N  117.9W 2.5-4.5 ABAAA  California/Nevada area     

 

O:  2JAN2022 06:01:44  38.5N  119.5W Md=2.6  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

P: 29DEC2021 139796    38.3N  119.3W 2.5-4.6 AAAAA  California/Nevada area     

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 2.6 in California-Nevada border  was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of  California-Nevada border at Carson City, Nevada.

 

O: 01JAN2022 13:53:23  38.8N  122.8W Md=2.3  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

O:  1JAN2022 08:33:48  38.8N  122.7W Md=2.7  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P:  4JAN2022 140091    38.9N  122.8W 2.5-4.4 AAAAA  Central California         

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 2.7 in Northern California was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Northern California at Middletown and Calistoga.

 

O:  1JAN2022 17:29:26  40.3N  124.6W Md=2.5  EMSC   OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 

P:  2JAN2022 140159    40.3N  124.7W 2.5-4.7 AAAAA  Off Coast of No. Calif     

 

 

 

ALASKA

 

No events of M>=3 were located in Alaska today.

 

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:  2JAN2022 04:24:33  31.8N  104.6W ML=2.8  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS                

P: 28DEC2021 139829    32.6N  103.6W 2.0-4.1 BAAAA  SW U.S.A                   

 

O:  1JAN2022 07:47:56  44.4N  115.2W Ml=2.4  EMSC   SOUTHERN IDAHO               

P: 27DEC2021 139877    44.4N  115.1W 2.0-3.9 BAAAA  Montana/Idaho              

 

O:  1JAN2022 08:11:43  48.4N  114.5W Ml=2.1  EMSC   WESTERN MONTANA              

P:  5JAN2022 140152    48.0N  115.0W 2.0-4.2 BAAAA  Montana/Idaho              

 

EASTERN U.S./CANADA

 

O:  1JAN2022 10:15:47  34.9N   97.6W ML=2.3  EMSC   OKLAHOMA                     

P:  4JAN2022 140133    35.0N   97.0W 2.0-4.0 BAAAA  Southern Plains            

 

O:  1JAN2022 15:17:19  36.7N   97.7W ML=2.1  EMSC   OKLAHOMA                     

P:  3JAN2022 140134    37.0N   97.0W 2.0-4.0 AAAAA  Southern Plains            

 

O: 31DEC2021 19:31:00  52.3N   94.9W MB=2.3  ECAN Pauingassi First Nation, MB    

 

O:  1JAN2022 14:02:06  42.8N   70.6W ML=2.4  EMSC   NEAR THE COAST OF MASSACHUSETT

P:  5JAN2022 140148    43.0N   70.0W 2.0-4.2 BAAAA  Maine                      

 

HAWAII

 

No earthquakes of M>=3 were located in Hawaii.

 

2001 ENDS ON QUIETEST DAY OR THE YEAR

 

EARTHQUAKE SUMMARY FOR DECEMBER 31, 2021

 

December 31, 2021 was the quietest day in seismicity of the year. No earthquakes

of M>=5 were recorded in the world today. Eruptions in the Canary Islands, Iceland,  Indonesia and others were also quiet. Regional seismicity also saw no significant events today. This may change as the new moon arrives on January 2, 2022 as noted in this and previous issues of this summary as:

 

"The new moon will arrive on January 2, 2022 at 18:33 UT. Longitudes which are at local solar noon at this time are near 100 West while those at local solar midnight area near 80 East. These include areas of central North America and the East Pacific in the west and central Asia including China, India, Nepal in the East. These areas are most likely to see moderate tidal triggering at this time. Tidal enhancement of regional seismicity is possible in many areas, however, a major earthquake associated with this new moon is considered unlikely in the next week by this report." (December 30, 2021 - January 1, 2022)

 

The strongest earthquake in the U.S. or Canada today was an M 3.8 aftershock off the coast of northern California. This is the strongest aftershock in this area since an M 4.0 shortly after the M 6.2 of December 20. Like the mainshock, the M 3.8 today occurred within half an hour of local solar noon and was probably promoted by high tidal stresses with the new moon as noted above and in the tidal section of this report. Forecast 139887 had expected today's activity within about 25 km was likely around December 30.

 

NEIC reported these earthquakes of M 3.3 and M 3.8 off Northern California  were felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of  Northern California in Ferndale, Fortuna, Rio Dell, Loleta, Hydesville, Carlotta, Samoa and Eureka.

 

 

O: 31DEC2021 19:08:31  40.5N  124.3W Md=2.5  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

O: 31DEC2021 20:57:46  40.5N  124.3W Mw=3.8  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

O: 31DEC2021 21:24:26  40.5N  124.4W ML=2.4  EMSC   OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

O: 31DEC2021 21:35:48  40.5N  124.3W Md=2.2  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

O:  1JAN2022 00:27:50  40.5N  124.4W ML=2.7  EMSC   OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 

P: 30DEC2021 139887    40.2N  124.2W 2.5-4.6 AAAAA  Off Coast of No. Calif     

 

An M 3.5 also shook the region of eastern Los Angeles, California today. NEIC reported this earthquake of M 3.5 in Eastern Los Angeles, California was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Eastern Los Angeles, California in Loma Linda, Colton, Redlands, San Bernardino, Moreno, Grand Terrace, Highland and other communities in southern California. Recent earthquakes in this area of M 3.5-3.6 have occurred on December 8, 2021 and December 6, 2020. The last earthquake within about 50 km of this epicenter of significantly larger magnitude was an M 4.4 on August 29, 2018. Forecast 139840 had expected enhanced

seismicity within about 25 km of this epicenter was likely around December 27.

 

O: 31DEC2021 19:27:58  34.0N  117.2W Ml=3.5  EMSC   GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA, CALI

P: 27DEC2021 139840    34.1N  117.4W 2.5-4.5 BAAAA  So. California             

 

A series of light earthquakes also occurred in the Vancouver Island area of Canada today. This is the strongest swarm in this area since an M 4.3 on December 25, 2020. These events are located at 103 degrees from the Timor quake of M 7.4 of December 29, 2021 and were probably promoted by energy from that source. Forecasts 139900 and 139911 had expected this activity at the end of December.

 

O: 31DEC2021 16:55:24  50.7N  130.6W MB=3.0  ECAN Port Hardy, BC   

O: 31DEC2021 16:35:36  50.7N  130.5W MB=3.6  ECAN Port Hardy, BC   

O: 31DEC2021 15:36:52  50.7N  130.5W MB=3.0  ECAN Port Hardy, BC   

O: 31DEC2021 15:30:38  50.7N  130.5W MB=3.3  ECAN Port Hardy, BC   

O: 31DEC2021 15:08:33  50.6N  130.5W MB=3.1  ECAN Port Hardy, BC   

P: 27DEC2021 139900    49.9N  130.2W 2.8-4.9 BAAAA  Vancouver Island area      

P: 28DEC2021 139911    52.0N  131.0W 3.0-5.2 BBAAA  British Colombia           

 

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: 31DEC2021 14:53:02  22.3N  101.8E mb=4.6  EMSC   CHINA-LAOS BORDER REGION     

P: 22DEC2021 139736    19.0N  100.0E 4.0-5.8 CCBAA  Andaman Islands            

P: 29DEC2021 139780    28.0N  101.0E 4.0-5.4 ACAAA  Myanmar                    

 

O: 31DEC2021 07:56:48  36.7N   71.2E mb=4.6  EMSC   HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN

P: 30DEC2021 139809    36.0N   71.0E 3.8-5.2 AAAAA  Hindu Kush/Pakistan        

 

O: 31DEC2021 21:54:32  37.5N   72.2E mb=4.2  EMSC   TAJIKISTAN                   

O:  1JAN2022 02:17:56  38.7N   73.6E mb=4.2  EMSC   TAJIKISTAN                   

P: 24DEC2021 139810    38.0N   73.0E 3.8-5.4 CAAAA  Hindu Kush/Pakistan        

 

O:  1JAN2022 03:34:33  51.2N  157.8E mb=4.6  EMSC   NEAR EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA 

P: 30DEC2021 139915    51.0N  156.0E 4.0-6.1 AAAAA  Kamchatka                  

 

O: 31DEC2021 07:54:04  55.4N  163.1E mb=4.2  EMSC   OFF EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA  

P: 25DEC2021 139916    55.0N  165.0E 4.0-5.7 CABAA  Komandorsky Isl            

 

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

 

INDONESIA AND PHILIPPINES

 

O: 31DEC2021 08:17:43   0.2N  123.5E ML=4.0  EMSC   MINAHASA, SULAWESI, INDONESIA

P: 28DEC2021 139707     1.0N  123.0E 4.0-5.4 BAAAA  Mindanao, Philippines      

 

O: 31DEC2021 18:17:38   7.0N  126.7E ML=4.1  EMSC   MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES        

P: 29DEC2021 139707     6.0N  126.0E 4.0-5.5 AAAAA  Mindanao, Philippines      

 

O: 31DEC2021 19:07:24   7.4S  123.7E mb=4.2  EMSC   BANDA SEA                    

O:  1JAN2022 00:10:29   8.8S  124.3E mb=4.2  EMSC   KEPULAUAN ALOR, INDONESIA    

P: 25DEC2021 139716     8.0S  124.0E 4.0-5.6 CAAAA  Flores Island area         

 

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

 

CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA

 

O: 31DEC2021 17:54:14   4.2S   80.6W ML=4.4  EMSC   PERU-ECUADOR BORDER REGION    

O: 31DEC2021 17:17:58   5.6S   76.5W ML=4.5  EMSC   NORTHERN PERU                

P: 27DEC2021 139715     4.0S   80.0W 4.0-5.4 BAAAA  Ecuador                    

 

O: 31DEC2021 15:35:29   8.2S   74.6W mb=4.5  EMSC   CENTRAL PERU                 

P: 31DEC2021 139712     9.0S   75.0W 3.5-5.0 AAAAA  Brazil                     

 

O:  1JAN2022 00:13:30  11.0N   86.8W ML=4.2  EMSC   NEAR COAST OF NICARAGUA      

P: 22DEC2021 139756    11.0N   86.0W 3.5-5.6 CAAAA  Nicaragua                  

P: 30DEC2021 139739    10.0N   84.0W 3.5-5.1 AACAA  Caribbean Sea              

 

O: 31DEC2021 18:44:07  13.3N   90.3W ML=4.2  EMSC   OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR         

P: 30DEC2021 139745    13.0N   91.0W 3.5-5.3 AAAAA  Guatemala                  

 

O: 31DEC2021 16:56:08  14.9S   75.3W ML=4.0  EMSC   NEAR COAST OF CENTRAL PERU   

P: 27DEC2021 139948    15.0S   76.0W 4.0-5.6 BAAAA  Central Peru               

 

O: 31DEC2021 18:51:06  17.2N  100.0W ML=4.1  EMSC   GUERRERO, MEXICO             

P: 30DEC2021 139753    18.0N  102.0W 3.5-5.3 AABAA  Michoacan, Mexico          

 

O: 31DEC2021 09:09:04  19.7N   69.9W ML=3.0  EMSC   DOMINICAN REPUBLIC REGION    

P: 28DEC2021 139769    20.0N   68.0W 3.0-4.6 BABAA  Bahamas/No. Caribbean      

 

O: 31DEC2021 11:22:40  22.8S   66.4W mb=4.7  EMSC   JUJUY, ARGENTINA             

P: 27DEC2021 139963    24.0S   66.0W 4.0-5.4 BBAAA  Argentina                  

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.3 in Argentina was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Argentina in Mercedes, San Luis.

 

O: 31DEC2021 15:54:07  24.2S   69.8W mb=4.4  EMSC   ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE           

P: 26DEC2021 139964    24.0S   68.0W 4.0-5.6 BABAA  Argentina                  

 

O: 31DEC2021 07:24:57  27.4N  107.9W ML=4.0  EMSC   CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO            

P: 31DEC2021 139772    24.0N  109.0W 3.5-4.9 ACAAA  Gulf of California         

 

O: 31DEC2021 13:59:35  33.5S   65.7W mb=4.3  EMSC   SAN LUIS, ARGENTINA          

P: 28DEC2021 139978    32.0S   67.0W 4.0-5.6 BBAAA  Central Chile              

 

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

 

AFRICA AND EUROPE

 

O: 31DEC2021 12:17:48  25.2S   26.9E ML=3.0  EMSC   SOUTH AFRICA                 

P: 30DEC2021 139969    26.0S   28.0E 3.0-4.7 AAAAA  Rep. South Africa           

 

O: 31DEC2021 22:32:21  36.5N   21.2E mb=4.3  EMSC   SOUTHERN GREECE              

P: 28DEC2021 139818    37.0N   21.0E 3.0-4.6 BAAAA  No. Greece                 

 

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

 

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC

 

O: 31DEC2021 16:56:15  16.0S  175.0W mb=4.9  EMSC   TONGA                        

P: 29DEC2021 139959    16.0S  175.0W 4.0-5.5 AAAAA  Tonga Islands              

 

O: 31DEC2021 11:47:25  17.6S  178.8W mb=4.2  EMSC   FIJI REGION                   

P: 28DEC2021 139960    17.0S  178.0W 4.0-5.5 BAAAA  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

 

No earthquakes of M>=4 were recorded in the regions of Zealandia or Australia

today. GeoNet did not report any felt events in the area.

 

JAPAN AND KURIL ISLANDS

 

O: 31DEC2021 14:23:30  30.0N  130.8E ML=3.9  EMSC   KYUSHU, JAPAN                

P: 30DEC2021 139777    29.0N  131.0E 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  Kyushu Japan               

 

U.S./CANADA*

 

WESTERN U.S./CANADA

 

CALIFORNIA

 

O: 31DEC2021 18:48:27  31.0N  115.5W ML=3.3  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

O: 31DEC2021 07:51:45  30.8N  114.2W ML=3.4  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA           

O: 31DEC2021 21:51:34  30.8N  115.4W ML=3.2  EMSC   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO      

P: 26DEC2021 139774    30.0N  114.0W 3.5-4.9 BAAAA  Gulf of California         

 

O: 31DEC2021 10:48:10  33.4N  116.9W ML=2.7  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA          

O: 31DEC2021 09:33:51  33.4N  116.9W ML=3.0  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA          

O: 31DEC2021 23:20:44  33.4N  116.9W Ml=2.1  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P: 31DEC2021 139839    33.4N  116.7W 2.5-4.5 AAAAA  So. California             

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 2.6 and M 3.0 in Southern California was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Southern California in Pala, Pauma Valley, Aguanga, Valley Center, Vista, Winchester, Temecula, Santa Isabel, Escondido, Ramona.

 

O: 31DEC2021 19:27:58  34.0N  117.2W Ml=3.5  EMSC   GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA, CALI

P: 27DEC2021 139840    34.1N  117.4W 2.5-4.5 BAAAA  So. California             

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 3.5 in Eastern Los Angeles, California was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Eastern Los Angeles, California in Loma Linda, Colton, Redlands, San Bernardino, Moreno, Grand Terrace, Highland and other communities in southern California.

 

O: 31DEC2021 08:23:36  35.8N  117.6W ML=2.1  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P: 27DEC2021 139846    35.9N  117.7W 2.5-4.6 BAAAA  So. California             

 

O:  1JAN2022 03:35:19  35.8N  121.1W Md=2.0  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

O:  1JAN2022 06:10:48  35.9N  120.4W ML=3.1  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

P: 30DEC2021 139798    36.2N  120.8W 2.5-4.5 AAAAA  Central California         

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 3.3 in Central California was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Central California at San Miguel (IV) Paso Robles, Templeton, Bradley and Atascadero.

 

O: 31DEC2021 16:05:01  36.7N  121.4W Md=2.4  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

P: 30DEC2021 139800    36.9N  121.7W 2.5-4.5 AAAAA  Central California          

 

O: 31DEC2021 11:24:49  38.1N  118.8W ml=2.2  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

O: 31DEC2021 11:57:36  38.2N  117.8W ml=2.0  EMSC   NEVADA

O:  1JAN2022 04:16:55  38.2N  117.8W ml=2.1  EMSC   NEVADA                       

P: 30DEC2021 139796    38.2N  118.8W 2.5-4.4 AAAAA  California/Nevada area     

 

 

O: 31DEC2021 19:08:31  40.5N  124.3W Md=2.5  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

O: 31DEC2021 20:57:46  40.5N  124.3W Mw=3.8  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

O: 31DEC2021 21:24:26  40.5N  124.4W ML=2.4  EMSC   OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

O: 31DEC2021 21:35:48  40.5N  124.3W Md=2.2  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

O:  1JAN2022 00:27:50  40.5N  124.4W ML=2.7  EMSC   OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 

P: 30DEC2021 139887    40.2N  124.2W 2.5-4.6 AAAAA  Off Coast of No. Calif     

 

ALASKA

 

No events of M>=3 were located in Alaska today.

 

PACIFIC NORTHWESTERN U.S./WESTERN CANADA

 

O: 31DEC2021 15:17:05  60.2N  139.5W ML=3.3  EMSC   SOUTHERN YUKON TERRITORY, CANADA

O: 31DEC2021 14:59:09  60.1N  139.5W ML=3.7  EMSC   SOUTHERN YUKON TERRITORY, CANA

P: 30DEC2021 139933    61.3N  140.1W 3.2-5.1 ABAAA  Central Alaska             

 

O: 31DEC2021 16:55:24  50.7N  130.6W MB=3.0  ECAN Port Hardy, BC   

O: 31DEC2021 16:35:36  50.7N  130.5W MB=3.6  ECAN Port Hardy, BC   

O: 31DEC2021 15:36:52  50.7N  130.5W MB=3.0  ECAN Port Hardy, BC   

O: 31DEC2021 15:30:38  50.7N  130.5W MB=3.3  ECAN Port Hardy, BC   

O: 31DEC2021 15:08:33  50.6N  130.5W MB=3.1  ECAN Port Hardy, BC   

P: 27DEC2021 139900    49.9N  130.2W 2.8-4.9 BAAAA  Vancouver Island area      

P: 28DEC2021 139911    52.0N  131.0W 3.0-5.2 BBAAA  British Colombia           

 

ROCKY MOUNTAINS REGION

 

O: 31DEC2021 13:52:50  31.2N  103.3W ML=2.6  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS

O: 31DEC2021 22:56:50  31.6N  104.4W ML=2.7  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS                

P: 27DEC2021 139829    32.5N  104.6W 2.0-4.1 BAAAA  SW U.S.A                   

P: 28DEC2021 139829    32.6N  103.6W 2.0-4.1 BAAAA  SW U.S.A                   

 

O: 31DEC2021 08:39:47  46.9N  112.5W Ml=2.2  EMSC   WESTERN MONTANA               

P: 29DEC2021 139906    46.4N  111.4W 2.0-4.1 AAAAA  Yellowstone/Wyoming        

 

EASTERN U.S./CANADA

 

O: 31DEC2021 13:54:16  45.8N   77.1W MB=1.2  ECAN Pembroke, ON                   

P: 27DEC2021 139882    47.0N   76.0W 2.0-4.0 BBAAA  New York State             

 

O: 31DEC2021 13:02:40  52.2N   94.5W MB=2.8  ECAN Poplar Hill, ON                

O: 31DEC2021 19:31:00  52.3N   94.9W MB=2.3  ECAN Pauingassi First Nation, MB  

 

O: 31DEC2021 09:57:16  46.5N   75.0W MB=1.6  ECAN Nominingue, QC                  

P: 27DEC2021 139882    47.0N   76.0W 2.0-4.0 BAAAA  New York State             

 

O: 31DEC2021 16:31:32  35.2N   97.7W ML=2.2  EMSC   OKLAHOMA                     

P: 30DEC2021 139854    36.0N   97.0W 2.0-3.9 AAAAA  Southern Plains             

 

 

HAWAII

 

No earthquakes of M>=3 were located in Hawaii.