The United States Geological Survey is reporting a 5.7 magnitude earthquake 12.8 kilometers deep hit off Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada at 3:05 PM Eastern Standard Time. No tsunami warning has been issued.
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.
The quake epicenter was 184 km (114 miles) NE of TOKYO, Japan at a depth of 27 miles. Massive flooding is also occurring in Fukushima and Nigata provinces as a result of torrential rains hitting the area. Approximately 200,000 people have been forced to take shelter with 3,000 homes suffering flood conditions. Over 24 inches of rain has fallen in Fukushima prefecture alone in the last 72 hours.
A 6.2 magnitude earthquake has struck off the cost of Honshu Japan at 2:51 PM (EDT) approximately 49 miles from Sendai, Honshu, Japan and 59 miles from Fukushima, Honshu, Japan. This is the second major earthquake to hit the region in the last 24 hours with a 6.4 earthquake striking yesterday, July 23rd.
A 6.0 magnitude earthquake has struck just off the East coast of Honshu, Japan 45 minutes ago. At this time there are no reports of damage.
Our predicted date range for this earthquake event ends tomorrow.
On March 13th (find in the Predictions tab above or via this link) we predicted an earthquake between 5-8 magnitude at 25 degrees North in the land of New Navarra to occur between the time of March 20th and April 10th. While the date range was accurate we missed the location by 5 degrees.
There was a significant 6.5 magnitude earthquake that did occur during our predicted range on April 7th at 17 degrees North in the area near Veracruz, Mexico. While we were off by 5 degrees, this did strike in the general vicinity of our prediction and we believe this event fulfilled the prediction.
Fortunately, because the earthquake was deep, there was a small amount of damage and no loss of life. This event was eclipsed by the unfortunate 7.1 magnitude earthquake in Japan which happened 1 hour later.
A deadly pathogenic outbreak of bird flu has attacked one of Japan’s largest poultry farms.