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Today (4-April 2020) an earthquake swarm took place close to Eldey island. Largest earthquake in this swarm had a magnitude of Mw3,3 other earthquakes in this swarm were smaller in magnitude. This earthquake is in the volcano Reykjanes. Earthquake activity on the Reykjanes peninsula today in the volcano Reykjanes. Copyright of this image belongs to … Continue reading "Small earthquake swarm on Reykjanes ridge"

Source Feed: Iceland geology
Categories: dyke intrusions, earthquakes, inflation, magma, monitoring, reykjanes, reykjanes ridge, swarm, volcano

Latest news from Icelandic Met Office is that more than 6000 earthquakes have been recorded since start of January 2020 in the Reykjanes volcano and this is the most earthquake activity recorded in this area since start of digital earthquake records in 1991. Three dyke intrusion have been identified by Icelandic Met Office and it … Continue reading "Over 6000 earthquakes recorded on Reykjanes peninsula since start of January 2020"

Source Feed: Iceland geology
Categories: dyke intrusions, earthquakes, krýsuvík, magma, monitoring, reykjanes, rift zone, swarm, volcano, þorbjörn

Yesterday (28-March 2020) there was an earthquake swarm on the Reykjanes ridge. This was a short earthquake swarm at the writing of this article. Largest earthquakes in this swarm had a magnitude of Mw3,5. Total of seven earthquakes happened that were larger than magnitude Mw3,0. Earthquake activity has stopped at the writing of this of … Continue reading "Earthquake swarm on the Reykjanes ridge yesterday (28-March 2020)"

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

Today (27-March 2020) an earthquake swarm took place this morning east of the village of Kópasker. This earthquake swarm seems to be mostly over now at the writing of this article. Largest earthquake had a magnitude of Mw3,1. Other earthquakes were smaller in magnitude. Earthquake activity west of Kópasker village (green star). Copyright of this … Continue reading "Earthquake swarm west of Kópasker village"

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

Today (25-March 2020) two earthquakes happened in Reykjanes volcano. Largest earthquake had a magnitude of Mw3,1 and the second earthquake had a magnitude of Mw3,9. Other earthquakes were smaller in magnitude but this earthquake swarm seems to be over for now but activity in this area is ongoing and there is no signs that activity … Continue reading "Two strong earthquakes in Reykjanes volcano"

Source Feed: Iceland geology
Categories: dyke intrusions, earthquakes, inflation, magma, monitoring, reykjanes, swarm, volcano, þorbjörn





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

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

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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 →

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

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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.

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The United States Geological Survey reports a preliminary magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck near Magna, Utah on Wednesday. The quake hit at 6:09 AM local time at a depth of 10 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.

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The National Weather Service posted a tsunami watch for the Hawaiian Islands after a large earthquake struck near the Kuril Islands in the Pacific south of Russia and north of Japan.

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ZAGREB, Croatia — A strong earthquake in Croatia on Sunday caused panic, the evacuation of hospitals and widespread damage including to the capital’s iconic cathedral — all amid a partial coronavirus lockdown. A 15-year-old was reported to be in critical condition and 16 others were injured, authorities said. The European seismological agency, EMSC, said the earthquake measured 5.3 and struck a wide area north of the capital, Zagreb, at 6:23 a.m. Sunday. The epicenter was four miles north of...

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The world's most powerful earthquakes strike at subduction zones, areas where enormous amounts of stress build up as one tectonic plate dives beneath another. When suddenly released, this stress can cause devastating 'megaquakes' like the 2011 Mw 9.0 Tohoku event, which killed nearly 16,000 people and crippled Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant.

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New Zealand's largest fault is a jumble of mixed-up rocks of all shapes, sizes, compositions and origins. According to research from a global team of scientists, this motley mixture could help explain why the fault generates slow-motion earthquakes known as 'slow slip events' as well as destructive, tsunami-generating tremors.

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Screening is important for the early detection of cervical cancer, but rates were significantly affected, in some areas for years, following a devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

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