Week 2014.28 (July 13-19)

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This week more than two dozen earthquakes from around the world are audible here in Maine. If you’re listening through a good stereo system (or even with good earbuds), you might enjoy seeing how many of the faint whoops of distant Pacific Ocean earthquakes you can hear. 10? 20? More?

You may be tempted to turn up the volume in order to catch these smaller earthquakes, but please be careful: the large Alaskan earthquake at 03:36 (magnitude 6.0) is surprisingly loud. A powerful call from the deep can come without warning, anywhere, at any time.

Here is a summary of the week’s highlights:

00:41
New Britain, Papua New Guinea (magnitude 5.6; 8,819 miles away)
00:43
Near Coast Of Northern Chile (5.5; 4,523 miles)
00:59
Jawa, Indonesia (5.7; 10,016 miles)
01:05
Mindanao, Philippine Islands (6.3; 8,888 miles)
01:49
Off East Coast Of Kamchatka (4.9; 5,180 miles)
01:58
New Britain, Papua New Guinea (5.8; 8,812 miles)
02:11
New Britain, Papua New Guinea (5.5; 8,816 miles)
02:25
Northwest Territories, Canada (4.5; 2,631 miles)
02:26
Northwest Territories, Canada (4.6; 2,634 miles)
03:22
near the Caribbean island of Martinique (4.4; 2,117 miles)
03:36
Southeastern Alaska (6.0; 3,074 miles)
03:51
Solomon Islands (5.1; 8,804 miles)
05:13
Tonga Islands (6.0; 7,833 miles)
05:17
Arabian Sea, off the coast of Yemen (5.7; 7,300 miles)
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