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Today (8-December-2018) there has been a fresh earthquake activity in Öræfajökull volcano. This earthquake swarm was in the northern part of the caldera, or just outside it. Earthquake activity in Öræfajökull volcano. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Met … Continue reading →

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Categories: earthquakes, magma, monitoring, öræfajökull, swarm, volcano

During the night of 3-December-2018 earthquake activity started in Þórðarhyrna volcano (no GVP profile, under Grímsvötn volcano profile). Largest earthquake in this swarm had a magnitude of 2,1 and second largest earthquake had a magnitude of 2,0. Þórðarhyrna volcano is … Continue reading →

Source Feed: Iceland geology
Categories: earthquakes, grímsvötn / grímsfjall, magma, monitoring, swarm, volcano, þórðarhyrna

Today (1-December-2018) two earthquake swarm took place in Öræfajökull volcano. Earthquake activity in Öræfajökull volcano. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Met Office. Largest earthquakes in this two earthquake swarms had magnitude of 1,1. All other earthquakes are smaller … Continue reading →

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Categories: earthquakes, magma, monitoring, öræfajökull, swarm, volcano


Today on 24-November-2018 a magnitude 3,3 earthquake took place in Bláfjöll area. Second largest earthquake in this swarm had a magnitude of 2,9. Other earthquakes have been smaller in magnitude. Earthquake activity in Bláfjöll area. Copyright of this image belongs … Continue reading →

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Categories: bláfjöll, earthquakes, monitoring, reykjanes, swarm





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

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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 →

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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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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.

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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.

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Categories: earthquakes, earthquake, disasters, construction, design, architecture, buildings, cities, fault lines


Artists and designers repurpose parts of the demolished eastern span of the Bay Bridge and create projects celebrating the bridge’s importance as an iconic structure.

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A powerful earthquake that struck in the southern Pacific Ocean on Wednesday sent jitters around the region after authorities warned of possible tsunamis, but there were no initial reports of destructive waves or major damage. The magnitude 7.5 quake hit in the afternoon near the French territory of New Caledonia at a shallow depth, where earthquakes are generally more damaging. It was felt as far away as Vanuatu, about 390 miles away. Tsunami sirens blared across New...

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In “The Quake,” there may be more agitation going on inside the stressed-out hero than in the film’s long-delayed eruption of special effects. A Norwegian geologist frets and stews at great length about a calamitous earthquake that he alone foresees, then tries to save his family from the catastrophe that’s bringing down the city of Oslo. There’s nothing inherently wrong about attempting a character-driven disaster movie. And there’s a reason why the geologist, Kristian (Kristoffer Joner ),...

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The United States Geological Survey reports a preliminary magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck near Tadine, New Caledonia on Wednesday. The quake hit at 3:18 PM 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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Earthquake hazard assessment often overlooks intra-slab earthquakes. EarthScope Transportable Array data for the 2016 Iniskin and Nov. 30, 2018 Anchorage earthquakes in Alaska offer new insight into potential causes of heavy shaking from these intra-slab events.

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Using data gleaned from historical reports, researchers have now identified the sources of some of the most destructive Indonesian earthquakes in Java, Bali and Nusa Tenggara, using these data to independently test how well Indonesia's 2010 and 2017 seismic hazard assessments perform in predicting damaging ground motion.

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A new study has demonstrated a possible link between life on Earth and the movement of continents. The findings show that sediment, which is often comprised from pieces of dead organisms, could play a key role in determining the speed of continental drift.

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A large volcanic eruption shook Deception Island, in Antarctica, 3,980 years ago, and not 8,300, as it was previously thought. This event was the largest eruption in the austral continent during the Holocene, and it was comparable in volume of ejected rock to the Tambora volcano eruption in 1815.

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