Another powerful M6.2 earthquake hits off New Zealand

A few days after a series of large earthquakes hit northeast Kermanec Islands off New Zealand, another strong M6.2 quake rattled the same area on June 21, 2019. No...

A seismic storm of more than 1,000 earthquakes is rattling near Los Angeles, Southern California for weeks… And you should get nervous about it!

A seismic swarm of more than 1,000 small earthquakes has been rattling San Bernardino and Riverside counties, Southern California since about 3 weeks. To some, the “swarmageddon” 40...

M5.8 Sichuan earthquake: At least 12 dead and 134 injured – Widespread infrastructure destruction in China

The toll from a strong 5.8-magnitude earthquake in southwest China rose to 12 dead and 134 injured on Tuesday (Jun 18) as rescuers pulled bodies and survivors from wrecked buildings.

Strong eruptions of Popocatepetl volcano sends ash 8km in the air in Mexico – Alert level RED at Manam volcano, PNG – Bulldozing Hwy 132 after 2018 Kilauea volcanic eruption on Hawaii

Within the last few days, the eruptive activity of Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico has violently increased, exploding almost every day. Meanwhile, the aviation color at Manam volcano has...

Every year, billions of gallons of ocean water fall into the Earth at subduction zones, then gush back out at hydrothermal vents, contributing to hundreds of feet of sea level loss over time

The ocean is a big bathtub full of 326 million cubic miles (1.3 billion cubic kilometers) of water... And somebody has unplugged the drain.

Boom Boom Boom! M6.1, M7.2, M6.3 earthquakes hits Tonga and Kermadec Islands north of New Zealand within 6 hours – Tsunami warning after strongest earthquake

A tsunami warning has been issued for parts of the Pacific after a M7.2 earthquake struck the Kermadec Islands region on June 15, 2019 at 11pm UTC. The...

Pico Viejo – Teide earthquake swarm on Tenerife, Canary Islands – Potentially decisive magma intrusion as more than 500 earthquakes hits the giant volcano

Teide volcano on Tenerife, Canary Islands, is currently being hit by a series of small earthquakes. The swarm, that has started on June 14, 2019, counts already 512...

Melbourne and Auckland ready to blow! Volcano alert in Australia and New Zealand as expert warns both megapoles could be hit by massive underground eruption sending torrent of lava through the streets

A LEADING expert has warned a deadly underground volcanic eruption could strike urban Australia at any moment causing torrents of lava to flow through the streets. The catastrophic...

Newly discovered Pacific hydrothermal vent off Oregon shares key characteristics for studying how life might evolve on other ocean worlds

A newly discovered abnormal hydrothermal vent discovered 120 kilometers (75 miles) off the west coast of America could help researchers find life on oceanic worlds beyond our own.

Rare M4.0 earthquake hits near Cleveland, Ohio in Lake Erie – Almost 6,000 people report feeling the quake

A magnitude 4.0 earthquake hit near the Ohio coast in Lake Erie around 10:50 a.m. Monday, June 10, 2019. The tremors were felt as far away as Cranberry...

Scientists warn Russian Bolshaya Udina volcano could erupt at any time and cause destruction on scale of Pompeii

A slumbering titan in Russia's Far East could soon awaken. Scientists warn that a long-dormant volcano is showing new signs of activity, and an eruption could spell disaster...

Underwater magma chambers breathing, expanding and contracting due to TIDES trigger earthquakes

As the tides swoosh across the planet, the weight of the oceans on the seafloor changes. Seismologists were unsurprised these shifts would be associated with underwater earthquakes.

First ever dinosaur herd discovered in Australia revealed in opal-encrusted bones and skeleton

In the Australian outback, paleontologists have identified a new species of iguanodontian dinosaur. While a new dinosaur is a weekly announcement somewhere in the world, this is the...

Largest eruption in years of Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico sends ash column 37,000 feet (11.3 km) a.s.l.

Mexico’s Popocatépetl continued its explosive uptick in style today, June 03, by firing an ash column to approximately 37,000 feet (11.3 km) a.s.l. This is the volcano’s largest...

This newly discovered tectonic boundary between East and West Antarctica affects how the world’s largest ice shelf melts

Researchers working on the ROSETTA-Ice Project have discovered an ancient rock formation underneath Antarctica’s Ross Ice Shelf, the world’s largest sheet of ice. Using the IcePod system, the team collected images...

New strong eruption of Etna volcano (Italy) sends volcanic ash between 3.5 and 4 km (11 500 to 13 120 feet) in the air – Aviation color code to RED

Two new eruptive fissures have opened early May 30, 2019, on the northern and southeastern sides of the New Southeast Crater, producing strombolian activity and small lava flows. The Aviation Color Code...

More than 300 earthquakes rattle White Island, NZ – No link to volcano activity SO FAR -Scientists don’t understand what set the swarm off

A swarm of small earthquakes continues around Whakaari/White Island, but so far there's no indication the quakes are connected to the volcano. Since Thursday, GeoNet has recorded more than 300 earthquakes, centred...

The legend of the Mayon volcano in the Philippines

The Legend of the Mayon Volcano Panganoron & Magayon Mayon Volcano spawns ash clouds as seen on January 17, 2018. Picture by Ciriaco Santiago III, for ABS-CBN News

A very strong M8.0 earthquake hits Peru – Tremors felt in Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil and Ecuador – Buildings damaged and people running out of their homes in fear

A large earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.0 struck north-central Peru early Sunday, the U.S. Geological survey reported. The quake, at a moderate depth of 71 miles struck at 12:41 a.m. PDT, 50...

Two GIANT boulders the size of a building destroy Colorado highway (pictures)

A road in Colorado is closed indefinitely due to a massive rock slide that produced two boulders large enough to wipe out a significant portion of the pavement.

Powerful eruption of Sinabung volcano sends ash 15km (50,000ft) in the air just days after official alert level was decreased in Indonesia

Just few days after the official alert level had been decreased, a massive explosion occurred last night at 02:53 local time, generating an ash plume that rose up to 15 km altitude...

Seattle Earthquakes – Surviving Cascadia M9.0 & Worse

This video describes Seattle's true earthquake dangers and what you can do to stay safe. The Cascadia subduction zone is an almost 700 mile-long convergent plate boundary that...

Scientists predict the ‘Big One’ will occur during a ‘slow slip event’ on the West Coast – That is what is happening right now!

A small burst of tremors have been recorded along the West Coast in the last few weeks, causing scientists and geologists to pay close attention. This is what we can slow slip type...

Bermuda island mystery: The ancient volcano that built Bermuda is UNLIKE any other on Earth

No two volcanoes are the same, but they all form in the same handful of ways. All, it seems, except for the ancient volcano forming the foundations of the island of Bermuda. After examining...

Massive landslide destroys 53 buildings and a mosque in Turkey (video and pictures)

A massive landslide destroyed 53 buildings and a mosque in the Black Sea province of Ordu in northern Turkey early Thursday. Major landslide destroys 53 buildings and a...

M6.3, M6.0 and M6.3 earthquakes hit New Caledonia within 13 hours: Lots of pressure to release over there!

Three strong and shallow earthquakes (M6.3, M6.0 and M6.3) hit off New Caledonia On May 19, 2019 within 13 hours. The first one hit at 1:23am (UTC), followed by a second one...

Spectacular eruptions of Agung (Indonesia) and Sarychev (Russia) volcanoes – Increased seismic activity of Kusatsu Shirane, and Hakoneyama volcanoes (Japan)

Everyday, volcanoes erupt along the Ring of Fire. Here the latest volcanic explosions reported around the world. Agung volcano, Indonesia Bali's Mount Agung in Karangasem District...

Volcanic lava and fire erupts from the ground in Tripura, India, for the fourth time in a year

Sensation prevails after volcanic lava-like inflammable liquid has been reported erupting again in Tripura since Wednesday morning. The incident has been reported from Madhuban under Kathaltali village, on the outskirts of Agartala. This...

New active underwater volcano discovered off the coast of Mayotte responsible for intense and long-duration earthquake swarm

The source of the prolonged Mayotte earthquake swarm has been finally identified. It's a new active volcano discovered 3.5 km (2.7 miles) below sea surface, measuring 0.8 km (0.5 miles) high and...

Never jump beside a cracked and dry riverbank

A Chinese man luckily survived falling into a river after the six-meter-high river bank collapsed underneath him in Baoding City, north China's Hebei Province. Man luckily survives fall...

Five-storey deep sinkhole opens up near Tula, Russia frightening residents (video)

The ground collapse in the village of Dedilovo, Russia, near a private house, frightening residents. The resulting sinkhole measures 15 meters deep, the size of a five-storey building! OMG!

Is the Ring of Fire heating up again? Volcanic eruptions of Agung, Sinabung, Krakatau (Indonesia), Nevados de Chillan (Chile) and Sakurajima (Japan)

On May 12, 2019, many volcanoes around the Ring Of Fire very active, spewing lava, ash and gas hundreds of meters abover their craters. Here a summary of the most potent eruptions:

Strong M6.1 earthquake hits Panama and Costa Rica border (videos and pictures)

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake has struck the Panama-Costa Rica border region, home to more than 400,000 people on May 12, 2019. M6.1 Panama earthquake strikes near border with...

Powerful M6.3 earthquake hits off southwestern Japan, injuring a man and disrupting local traffic networks

A strong M6.3 earthquake hit off southwestern Japan on Friday, injuring a man and disrupting local traffic networks. The 8:48 a.m. quake occurred in the sea off Miyazaki Prefecture at a depth...

A powerful earthquake builds up beneath Bangladesh, the most densely populated nation on earth, as scientists discover that a locked subduction zone in the area has been loading up with stress for at least...

A huge earthquake may be building beneath Bangladesh, the most densely populated nation on earth. Scientists say they have new evidence of increasing strain there, where two tectonic plates underlie the world’s...

Swarm of earthquakes hits Pacific Ocean off Northern California coast

At least five small earthquakes rattled the Pacific Ocean southwest of Eureka off the Northern California coastline Saturday and Sunday. The largest had a magnitude of 4.8, and there were no reports...

Greater Seattle will be drowned by a river of hot mud

Poor Seattle can't catch a break. We've already covered how the mild-mannered city is particularly prone to giant earthquakes, but it gets even worse: the entire Greater Seattle is at the risk of...

How many volcanoes have the potential to trigger devastating tsunamis like lately Anak Krakatau?

An international team of researchers from the United States, the UK, and Indonesia has developed the first detailed computer model to represent the eruption of the Anak Krakatau volcano in an effort...

Huge earthquake series comprising more than 700 tremors currently swarms the Philippines with scientists saying it may lead to the NEXT ‘Big One’

A series of earthquakes is currently being monitored offshore Surigao del Norte, Philippines. This earthquake swarm started with a magnitude 5.5 earthquake on 26 April 2019. As of 5:00 AM (PST) on...

Monster sinkhole swallows up rice fields in loud rumbling in Indonesia – Residents terrified by the idea they could be next!

Residents of Kampong Sukabumi, Indonesia, were left terrified after discovering a huge 16 meters by 12 meters sinkhole in rice fields just 10 meters from their homes. Like during an earthquake, the...