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Sometimes nature does something unexpected. This applies now to Torfajökull volcano. It seems that this earthquake activity started on 27-January-2019 without any warning. The article about that earthquake swarm can be found here. The earthquake activity on 29-April-2019. A clear … Continue reading →

Source Feed: Iceland geology
Categories: earthquakes, magma, monitoring, torfajökull, volcano

Yesterday (27-May-2019) an earthquake swarm took place south of Kolbeinsey island, but this earthquake swarm is in Tjörnes Fracture Zone (TFZ). Largest earthquake had a magnitude of 3,5 at 01:35 UTC. Second largest earthquake had a magnitude of 3,1 and … Continue reading →

Source Feed: Iceland geology
Categories: earthquakes, monitoring, swarm, tfz, tjörnes fracture zone

Today (26-May-2019) at 07:41 UTC (02:41 local time) a magnitude 8,0 earthquake took place in Peru. The depth of this earthquake is 109 km to 130 km. It was felt up to 1700 km from its epicentre. This magnitude and … Continue reading →

Source Feed: Iceland geology
Categories: earth, earthquakes, monitoring, peru

Yesterday (22-May-2019) at 15:47 UTC a magnitude 3,4 earthquake took place around 12 km north of Kolbeinsey Island. This earthquake was part of a small swarm in this area yesterday. It appears to be over but there is a risk … Continue reading →

Source Feed: Iceland geology
Categories: earthquakes, kolbeinsey island, kolbeinsey ridge, monitoring, swarm, volcano

This morning at 10:57 UTC (21-May-2019) a magnitude 3,1 earthquake took place around 7 km west of Geirfugladrangi (a rock). This earthquake was part of a small earthquake swarm in this area. Several magnitude 1,1 to 1,7 earthquakes took place … Continue reading →

Source Feed: Iceland geology
Categories: earthquakes, reykjanes ridge, swarm, volcano





Earthquakes tied to a boost in oil and gas drilling are not a new phenomena in the Lone Star state.

Source Feed: Discovery News
Categories: energy, earthquakes, oil & gas, fracking, current events

The earthquakes that rattled Japan last week have nothing to do with the strong earthquake that shook Ecuador this past weekend. Continue reading →

Source Feed: Discovery News
Categories: strike slip, ring of fire, plate tectonics, love waves, japan earthquake, ecuador earthquake, earthquakes, earthquake, earth

The magnitude 7.8 temblor tumbled houses and left hundreds trapped under rubble. Continue reading →

Source Feed: Discovery News
Categories: earth, earthquake, earthquakes, ecuador, geology, quake, south america

About 7 million Americans live in areas where there's a potential for damaging shaking from artificial seismic events.

Source Feed: Discovery News
Categories: quake, geology, gas, fracking, earthquakes, earthquake, current events, earth

Would your office building stand a chance of surviving a serious earthquake? Depending on where you live, new construction might need to defend against a violently shaking Earth.

Source Feed: Discovery News
Categories: earthquakes, earthquake, disasters, construction, design, architecture, buildings, cities, fault lines

Seven earthquakes with a magnitude of 2.5 or larger rattled around and off the coast of Northern California in the past 24 hours. The strongest of the quakes, which mostly occurred in the highly active area near the North Coast, were clustered about 150 miles off Ferndale. In the early morning hours of May 5, earthquakes with a magnitude of 4.8, 4.3, 3.3 and 3.2 all struck below the ocean's surface.

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The United States Geological Survey reports a preliminary magnitude 3.3 earthquake struck near Calistoga, CA on Wednesday. The quake hit at 9:17 PM local time at a depth of 4 kilometers. There was no initial word on damage or injury resulting from the quake. More information on this earthquake is available on the USGS event page. See the latest USGS quake alerts, report feeling earthquake activity and tour interactive fault maps in the earthquake section.

Source Feed: Earthquake News Headlines

The Quakes’ Vako delivers the game-winning goal against Sacramento Republic. (Douglas Zimmerman) Sacramento Republic took its best swings at an upset victory over the MLS’s San Jose Earthquakes in a US Open Cup fourth-round match. But despite falling behind twice in the first half the Quakes were able to weather the Republic’s spirited effort to defeat the USL Championship side 4-3 Tuesday night at Avaya Stadium. The Republic had a dream start when in the second minute Sacramento’s Villyan...

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Researchers who took a closer look at a 1995 tsunami in the Gulf of Elat-Aqaba, at the northeastern tip of the Red Sea, say that the gulf's surrounding countries should prepare for future tsunami hazards in the economically developing vital region.

Source Feed: Earthquakes News -- ScienceDaily

Researchers report data gathered by orbiting satellites can yield more information about destructive earthquakes and can improve aid and humanitarian response efforts. The researchers looked at satellite data from several recent, large-magnitude earthquakes.

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Some have dreamt of the perfect cloak to make buildings impervious to stress waves caused by bombs, earthquakes or other calamities. Sorry, researchers are now dashing the dream. But there's still hope. They also say it's possible to make imperfect, real-world cloaks that will actually do some good by adding significant partial protection against some common earthquake waves.

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New mechanical modeling of a network of active strike-slip faults in California's Imperial Valley suggests the faults are continuously linked, from the southern San Andreas Fault through the Imperial Fault to the Cerro Prieto fault further to the south of the valley.

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