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Over the last few days there has been increase in earthquake activity in Hamarinn volcano (Bárðarbunga volcano). In Global Volcanism Program record this area is known as Loki-Fögrufjöll. Largest earthquakes today (12-August-2019) had a magnitude of 2,8 and 2,5 and other earthquakes have been smaller in magnitude. The earthquake activity in Hamarinn volcano (red/blue dots … Continue reading "Increase in earthquake activity in Hamarinn volcano (Bárðarbunga volcano)"

Source Feed: Iceland geology
Categories: bárðarbunga, earthquakes, hamarinn, magma, monitoring, swarm, volcano

It was announced today (8-August-2019) that gas has started to appear from Öræfajökull volcano. It is not clear from the news when this gas was discovered but it might have been just few days ago. Icelandic Met Office has already made attempts to collect the gas for analyse, last attempt failed due to how little … Continue reading "Öræfajökull volcano leaking gas into a glacier lake"

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Categories: öræfajökull, volcano

Early this morning (27-July-2019) a new earthquake swarm started north of Siglufjörður village. This earthquake swarm is in a different location than the magnitude Mw4,3 earthquake took place on 24-July-2019. This earthquake swarm is slightly more north of that location. That means this is a different fault that is creating this earthquake swarm. It is … Continue reading "New earthquake swarm in Tjörnes Fracture Zone"

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

Yesterday (24-July-2019) at 23:40 UTC and 23:42 UTC a magnitude Mw3,3 and Mw3,6 earthquake took place on the TFZ about 39 km west of Grímsey island. The two largest earthquakes were followed by a swarm of smaller earthquakes. Largest of those earthquake had a magnitude of Mw2,5. This earthquakes were not felt due to distance … Continue reading "Earthquake swarm on north part of TFZ (north-west of Grímsey island)"

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

Today (24-July-2019) at 00:55 UTC an earthquake with the magnitude of 4,3 took place 20 km north-north-west of Siglufjörður village. The magnitude of the earthquake was downgraded from Mw4,6 to Mw4,3. This earthquake was felt over a wide area and minor damage was reported in Siglufjörður village, it was just items fallen off shelf. Largest … Continue reading "Update on Tjörnes Fracture Zone earthquake (Siglufjörður village)"

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





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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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

MANILA — Two strong earthquakes struck a group of sparsely populated islands in the Luzon Strait in the northern Philippines on Saturday, killing at least eight people, injuring about 60 others. The quakes collapsed homes, said Roldan Esdicul, who heads the Batanes provincial disaster-response office. Footage showed people clearing boulder-size stones to pull out one body from the rubble. “Our bed and everything were swaying from side to side like a hammock,” Esdicul said by cell phone from...

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The remains of a microscopic drop of ancient seawater has assisted in rewriting the history of Earth's evolution when it was used to re-establish the time that plate tectonics started on the planet.

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New research mining data from a catalog of more than 1.8 million southern California earthquakes found that nearly three-fourths of the time, foreshocks signalled a quake's readiness to strike from days to weeks before the the mainshock hit, a revelation that could advance earthquake forecasting.

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