The worst natural disaster in the history of North America has a one-in-three chance of happening

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A bit north of the Bay Area is the start of the Pacific Northwest, home to major cities like Portland, Seattle, Vancouver. At first glance, there doesn't seem to...

Ground rose 90cm after M7.3 earthquake hit Iran-Iraq border

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Geological officials in Japan say last week's magnitude-7.3 earthquake that hit the Iran-Iraq border has raised the ground by up to about 90 centimeters as shown by these new...

The New Madrid Fault may take out 150 miles of the Midwest

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Way back in 1811 and 1812, a series of over 1,000 earthquakes rocked the Mississippi River between St. Louis and Memphis. One was so powerful that it caused the...

Upsurge in big earthquakes predicted for 2018 as Earth rotation slows down

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Scientists have warned there could be a big increase in numbers of devastating earthquakes around the world next year. They believe variations in the speed of Earth’s rotation could...

Series of strong and shallow earthquakes (M7.0, M6.6 and M6.4) hits New Caledonia

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A swarm of strong earthquakes is currently hitting New Caledonia since 9:30am UTC. The series started with a strong M6.4. Six hours later, a M6.6 jolt hit at almost...

San Francisco’s Hayward Fault gets an earthquake every 140 years … And it’s been 150 since the last one

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San Francisco is way overdue for a major earthquake. FEMA and geologists alike are expecting it any day now - and even exercise every year during the Big ShakeOut....

Underwater volcano Bayonnaise Rocks erupts off Japan

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On November 14, 2017, Japanese Coast Guards reported for the first time since July 11th a surface discoloration and air bubbles rising over the underwater volcano Bayonnaise Rocks situated...

Shallow M6.3 earthquake hits Tibet’s Nyingchi in SW China

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A shallow M6.3 earthquake hit Tibet's Nyingchi in SW China on November 17, 2017 at a depth of 10km (6.2mi). The China Seismological Bureau first measured the earthquake at M6.9...

Unusual M5.4 earthquake strikes South Korea: Heavy damage, several injured, no radiocative mess

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An unusual 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck Pohang at 5:29 p.m. UTC on November 15, 2017, causing at least 7 injuries and heavy damage. The strongest quake was preceded by a...

Like in a war zone: New pictures of the M7.2 earthquake in Irak-Iran show incredible devastation

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It looks like a war zone... But it isn't! One day after the powerful M7.2 earthquake hit the Iran-Irak border, new images rumbling around the web show the apocalyptic...

After Iraq, Now Costa Rica: Dangerous M6.5 earthquake hits Costa Rica 8 hours after M7.2 at Irak-Iran border

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A dangerous and shallow M6.5 earthquake hit Costa Rica, at 02:28 UTC. The epicenter was situated at a depth of 20 km (12.3 mi) and only 16 km (9.9...

Dangerous M7.2 earthquake hits Iran-Iraq border damage in Iraq and tremors felt in Qatar, UAE, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia

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A M7.2 earthquake just struck near the Iran-Iraq border (32km SSW of Halabjah, Iraq). There are initial reports of damage in Baghdad. The tremor was felt in Qatar, UAE,...

Strong M6.5 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

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A strong M6.5 earthquake hit 67km WSW of Angoram, Papua New Guinea on November 7, 2017 at 9:26pm UTC. The epicenter was situated at a depth of 107 km. NO tsunami...

Increased volcanic activity: Sabancaya volcano explodes 57 times a day (Peru), Warning issued for Mt. Lokon (Indonesia), Alert up at Mayon volcano (Philippines), Rockslide at Arenal volcano injures tourists

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Here's the daily update about the enhanced volcanic activity around the world. Warning issued amid seismic activity from Mt. Lokon, Alert up as Mayon shows ‘abnormal behavior’, Four Dutch tourists...

Scientists at the Oklahoma Geological Survey were pressured not to publicly connect the state’s dramatic increase in earthquakes with oil and gas activity

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We all know that Oklahoma faces a dramatic increase in earthquakes linked to fracking for oil and gas. Now it seems that scientists at the Oklahoma Geological Survey were pressured...

Enhanced volcanic activity at Fuego (Guatemala), Popocatepetl (Mexico), Ambae (Vanuatu) – earthquakes reported at Redoubt (Alaska) and Fournaise (Reunion) volcanoes

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The volcanic unrest continues around the world. Enhanced volcanic activity at Fuego (Guatemala), Popocatepetl (Mexico), Ambae (Vanuatu) on November 4-5, 2017.   The 11th eruptive phase of the year has begun at...

Strong and shallow M6.1, M6.6, M6.0 earthquakes hit New Caledonia within 5 hours – Small tsunami waves observed

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A seismic swarm of large earthquakes is currently hitting New Caledonia. Within a time frame of 5 hours, a M6.1, a M6.6 and a M6.0 struck east of Tadine on...

M6.3, M5.9 and M5.7 earthquakes hit off Hila, Indonesia within 20 minutes on October 31, 2017

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A series of strong earthquakes rattled Hila, Indonesia within 20 minutes on October 31, 2017. It all started at 11:31 with a M5.9 earthquake 47km WSW of Hila, Indonesia. The...

Halloween shaking: Freakish M6.8 earthquake hits New Caledonia

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A strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake has hit off New Caledonia in the Pacific Ocean on October 31, 2017. The shallow earthquake hit at a depth of 29.4 kilometers at around...

Anticipating aftershocks: Improved seismic forecasts for the Big One in California (video)

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Southern California has the highest earthquake risk of any region in the U.S.. But exactly how risky and where the greatest risks lie remains an open question. In June 2017, a...

Seattle be READY! This is how the ‘Really Big One’ M9.0 Cascadia earthquake could play out (video)

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One of the worst nightmares for many Pacific Northwest residents is a huge earthquake along the offshore Cascadia Subduction Zone, which would unleash damaging and likely deadly shaking in...

Earthquake swarm hits Mammoth Lakes, California – 185 tremors and growing

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A swarm of small earthquakes, including a 3.0 temblor and a 2.8 tremor, is currently shaking the area around Mammoth Lakes in California. More than 185 earthquakes have hit the...

M6.0 earthquake hits Tonga after period without powerful seismic activity

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After a few days already without powerful quakes, a M6.0 earthquake hits Tonga. The shallow earthquake hit Tonga at 12:00 UTC on October 18, 2017 at a depth of 10...

Volcanic unrest at Mauna Loa, Earth’s largest active volcano – Is a major eruption imminent?

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Mauna Loa is stirring. Is a major eruption imminent? Here a comparisons with previous eruptions. Mauna Loa is showing persistent signs of volcanic unrest. Since 2014, increased seismicity and deformation indicate...

M3.7 earthquake hits right into the New Madrid Fault near Manila, Arkansas – Most powerful quake in years

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A shallow M3.7 earthquake has hit in the Red Seismic Zone of the New Madrid Fault, 6km SE of Manila, Arkansas. This was the most powerful quake the Mid-South has...

New earthquake swarm and significant deformation of five centimeters at La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain

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After a few days of inactivity, the anomalous seismic series recorded on the island of La Palma since October 7th restarted at 14.34 UTC on October 13, 2017 in...