After a week of intense micro-seismic activity in the wider area of the Kīlauea volcano in Hawaii, suddenly last Thursday a volcanic crack appeared near the road network, from which lava and hot steam appeared. The Civil Protection instructed residents of the Puna community (~ 10,000) to leave their homes immediately. On Friday, May 4, 2018, a powerful 6.9 earthquake hit the Big Island, the largest in the past 43 years.

The 2018 Oaxaca earthquake occurred on February 16, 2018 at 17:39 local time (23:39 UTC) in the Sierra Madre del Sur in Oaxaca state in Southern Mexico. It had a magnitude of 7.2 on the moment magnitude scale and a maximum felt intensity of VII (very strong) on the Mercalli intensity scale. The hypocenter was located at a depth of 24.6 km and approximately 37 km northeast of Pinotepa de Don Luis.

On 12/11/2017, late Sunday, an earthquake of magnitude 7.3 struck near the border of Iran and Iraq. At least 452 people were killed and thousands injured, while the earthquake was felt as far away as Turkey and Pakistan. Around 100 of the dead are believed to be from one town in Iran's Kermanshah province. Mapping of the surface deformation with Sentinel-1 data, available through the Greek Mirror Site (

The main earthquake event, Mw=7,8, occurred just after midnight, on Monday 13/11/2016, near the coastal community of Kaikoura-New Zealand, 93 kilometers NE of the city of Christchurch. A series of powerful aftershocks jolted New Zealand's South Island, triggering a tsunami and sending aftershocks across the country with at least two, officially reported, casualties. Shortly after the earthquake, four successive ascending Sentinel-1 Synthetic Aperture Radar images were acquired, two before (3/11/2016) the devastating earthquake and two after (15/11/2016).