2 separate and large earthquakes have struck the South Shetland islands in the span of a few minutes. They ranged in magnitude from 6.2 to 6.6. The quakes were centered 561 km (348 miles) W of Coronation Island, South Orkney Islands at 60.765°S, 55.858°W. No damage reports have surfaced in this sparsely inhabited region. The first quake, a 6.6 magnitude quake struck at 8:40 AM (EST), the second one was a 6.2 magnitude which occurred at 9:21 AM (EST).
A 5.6 magnitude earthquake has rattled the calm of Oklahoma after two smaller shakers just a few days before. The quake registered 5.6 on the Richter scale and was centered 44 miles East North East of Oklahoma City, occurring at 10:53 PM (Local time) last night. A 4.0 aftershock has also hit the area approximately 1 hour ago and was centered 35 miles East of Oklahoma City and 14 miles North of Shawnee. Both quakes were shallow at 3.1 miles deep. Widespread damage has been reported. This quake may go down as the largest in Oklahoma history.
- 5.6-mag Okla. quake rattle nerves (cbsnews.com)
A 6.9 magnitude earthquake has struck in the vicinity of Sikkim, India this morning occurring at approximately 8:40 AM (EDT). The quake epicenter is located at 27.723°N, 88.064°E and was approximately 12.2 miles deep. The quake was approximately 42 miles NW of Gangtok, Sikkim, India. Initially reported as a 6.8 magnitude quake, the USGS has upgraded it to 6.9. There are no reports of damage or injuries at this time with the quake happening in a mountainous and sparsely populated region of the country.
UPDATE: 11 have been reported killed (6 in India, 5 in Nepal). Part of British Embassy collapses.
No reports of damage or injuries. Tsunami warning was issued but later cancelled. The earthquake was centered off the Fox Islands, a remote part of the Aleutian Islands chain off the Alaska coastline (52.185°N, 171.684°W) and is 1,030 miles WSW of Anchorage. The depth was 22.1 miles.
- 6.8 Earthquake Causes Tsunami Warning For Parts Of Alaska (kirotv.com)
- Quake strikes off Alaskan coast (cnn.com)
2 Earthquakes (3.6 and 4.0) hit central California in the span of a few hours early this morning striking within 5 miles NNW of Pinnacles, California. No damage was reported.