How do I load an earthquake map or list?
Clicking the list icon in the top right corner will load the earthquake list. Clicking the map icon in the top right corner will load the map. Clicking the options icon in the top right corner lets you change which earthquakes are displayed, and many other map and list options.
What is the GEM global seismic hazard map?
The Global Earthquake Model (GEM) Global Seismic Hazard Map (version 2018.1) depicts the geographic distribution of the Peak Ground Acceleration (PGA) with a 10% probability of being exceeded in 50 years, computed for reference rock conditions (shear wave velocity, VS30, of 760-800 m/s).
How do you read magnitude 3 and greater earthquakes?
Magnitude 3 and greater earthquakes are printed in bold type. The top three magnitudes greater than or equal to 3 are in red. 24 km (15 mi) N of Quarry at EASTSIDE RES. (Probable quarry explosion)
How accurate are the world’s seismic activity maps?
Scientists divided the globe into 20 regions of seismic activity, conducted research, and studied records of past quakes. The result was the most accurate map of global seismic activity to date. Although the project ended in 1999, the data it accumulated remains accessible, including maps of the world’s most active earthquake zones .
Which countries have been hit by the most deadly earthquakes?
Another deadly event struck Afghanistan, while the strongest quake (8.3) took place in Chile, like in 2014. Malaysia was struck by a 6.0 earthquake which killed 18 climbers including Singaporean students.
What was the size of the earthquake in Tonga?
A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck offshore of Tonga 46 km (29 mi) east northeast of Hihifo on May 30 at a depth of 10.0 km (6.2 mi). This was an aftershock of the 6.2 magnitude quake. A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck offshore of Japan 398 km (247 mi) southeast of Hachijo-jima in the Izu Islands on May 30 at a depth of 6.0 km (3.7 mi).
How many people died in the earthquake in New Taipei?
One person was killed in a house fire caused by the earthquake in the Hsinchuang District of New Taipei. A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck offshore of Japan 72 km (45 mi) southwest of Yonakuni in the Yaeyama Islands on April 20 at a depth of 29.0 km (18.0 mi). This was an aftershock of the 6.4 magnitude quake.