Saturday, March 25, 2017

More than 100 homes destroyed and several injured after two M5.3 earthquakes rock Turkey

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Two earthquakes with preliminary magnitudes of 5.3 jolted Turkey’s northern Aegean coast on Monday, February 6, 2017. Hundreds of homes are destroyed in at least five villages. At least five...

Earthquake swarm rocks Etna – Schools evacuated in three nearby towns

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A 3.5-magnitude earthquake and seismic swarm hit the Mt Etna area Monday causing schools to be evacuated in three nearby towns, Ragalna, Nicolosi and Bronte. All in all, around 60...

Giant volcano Katla hit by powerful 4.3 magnitude earthquake

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A powerful 4.3 magnitude earthquake hit the center of the Katla caldera today at 15:14. The major earthquake which hit the subglacial volcano was followed by a second 3.0 magnitude quake one...

Energetic earthquake swarm detected at Takawangha volcano (Alaska) – Alert levels risen – No historical eruptions known

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An energetic earthquake swarm was detected at Takawangha on January 23, 2017 by the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO). The sequence is continuing. Is this the sign of an imminent explosion for...

Powerful M7.9 earthquake hits Solomon Islands; tsunami warning but no waves

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A powerful magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck deep under Papua New Guinea on January 22, 2017, causing damage and blackouts. No tsunami waves have been reported hours after the Pacific Tsunami...

More than 48,000 earthquakes have hit Central Italy since the deadly August 24, 2016 quake

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Since the deadly earthquake on August 24, 2016, more than 48,200 earthquakes have hit central Italy... And there is no signs of rest... Central Italy is shaking without interuption since August...

West Yellowstone rattled by M3.3 quake

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A M3.3 earthquake rattled West Yellowstone on January 20, 2017. The main quake was followed by a series of 3 smaller tremors. The M3.3 quake rattled at 16:37 (UTC) on January...

Strong M6.1 earthquake rattles Fiji – Second strong quake to shake the island nation this year

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A 6.1 magnitude earthquake has hit off the coast of Fiji on January 14, 2017. This is the second strong shake to rattle the earth near the island nation this...

Rare M5.5 earthquake shakes Madagascar

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People on the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar were shaken by a rare moderately-strong M5.5 earthquake on January 12, 2017 morning. Earthquakes are rare but not uncommon in Madagascar. This is the...

Earthquake triggers strong eruption at Sinabung volcano in Indonesia – lahar alert

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A strong explosion was recorded at Sinabung volcano on January 9, 2017. It was triggered by a volcanic earthquake that occurred about 8 minutes before. The powerful explosion occurred at 21:48...

Powerful M7.3 earthquake hits the Philippines

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A major undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 struck southeast of the Philippines on January 10, 2017. The strong quake struck in the Celebes Sea at a depth of...

Rare M3.9 earthquake hits south of Sydney, Government urges calm

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A rare earthquake has rattled Sydney on January 3, 2016, but Australian government officials are urging locals not to panic. The 3.9 magnitude quake was centred 16km south of Campbelltown...