# Seismic activity
7.3 Earthquake in the Philippines With Powerful Aftershock Quakes: 4 Casualties
Dolores, Philippines has been struck with a 7.3 earthquake.(Tunatura/iStock) An earthquake with a 7.3 magnitude struck the city of Dolores, the Philippines on July 27, 2022. In terms of time zones, the Philippines is twelve hours ahead of New York. Initial reports of the quake started early in the morning (NYC time) already documenting four killed and numerous injuries.
New York Earthquake Plan
The reality of an earthquake in New York(Edvinas Bruzas/Unsplash) New York’s fault lines are on top of some of the most seismically volatile spots in the country. Within the last five years, USGS has detected more than ten earthquakes, one having a magnitude of 3.1!
June: 2 Earthquakes Make USGS List of Significant Earthquakes - 1 in United States
One of the most powerful earthquakes hit Alaska.(Viperry/iStock)w. One in Alaska, the United States, and the other in Peru. These two particular earthquakes have been strong enough to shake up the United States Geological Survey and be added to the list of Significant Earthquakes… and they occurred within days of each other!
4.4 Earthquake Hits Cuenca, Ecuador
Cajas of Cuenca, Ecuador was hit with a 4.4 earthquake.(Kalistratova/iStock) Ecuador is generally a highly seismic region of the world. The region is prone to earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and even tsunamis.
Violent Volcanic Eruption With 7.2 Earthquake
Molten lava cascades 'Sharkcano' Island.(Tanya Grypachevskaya/Unsplash) This week, there have been more than five earthquakes over 5.0. There have been ten this week alone. The strongest so far has been in Peru. The magnitude was 7.2.
Earthquakes Rock the United States
Earthquakes are putting the states to the test.(Chandler Cruttenden/Unsplash) A series of earthquakes have hit Texas, California, Utah, Nevada, New Mexico, Puerto Rico, Hawai’i, and Alaska. The United States took a small hit today compared to the rest of the world – all within a single day.
Near 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake in Pacific
A powerful earthquake hit in a highly volcanic area of the Pacific.(@GeroldGrotelueschen/iStock) An earthquake with an initial magnitude of 7.3 struck Macquarie Island in the Pacific. Later adjusted to 6.7, it was still powerful and enough to give seismologists reason to be on alert.
Another 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Pacific
Damaged road post earthquake.(Alex Iky/iStock) The Loyalty Islands are a group of Pacific islands within the French territory of New Caledonia. The islands are about nine hundred miles (fifteen hundred kilometers) east of Australia.
Magnitude 3.4 Earthquake in California
California's status as an earthquake zone is a well-known fact. The San Andreas Fault is a continental transform fault. This fault extends about 1,200 kilometers (750 miles) through the state. It forms the tectonic boundary between the Pacific and the North American Plate. The fault system under California is very active as the tectonic plates often move.