M2.2 earthquake shakes eastern New York Counties: Loud boom rattles residents from Putnam to northern Westchester counties

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A 2.2-magnitude earthquake was reported on February 7, 2018. And many residents of Putnam and northern Westchester counties woke up with a bang produced by the minor quake that...

Powerful and shallow M6.4 earthquake hits Taiwan, causing hotel to collapse in Hualien and damaging roads, sidewalks and bridges (videos and pictures)

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Taiwan is currently experiencing high seismic activity. On February 4, 2018, a M6.1 earthquake hit the island, causing 80 aftershocks, which resulted in another powerful and shallow M6.4 earthquake Tuesday...

Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits off Antarctica

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Today morning, at around 11:37am UTC (5:35am eastern time), a strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hit a few hundred miles off the coast of Antarctica and 265km NE of...

M6.1 Afghanistan earthquake: Young girl killed in housing collapse and several injured as seismic shock felt in Kabul, New Dehli and Lahore

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A M6.1 earthquake hit Afghanistan near Pakistan border on January 31, 2018, killing a young girl in housing collapse and injuring at least 12 people. The seismic shock was...

US Earthquakes: M4.9 earthquake hits off Oregon coast, 742 earthquakes strike California and Nevada in ONE week

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The US has been rocked by a series of eight earthquakes in less than a 24 hour period, excluding Alaska. The largest earthquake was a magnitude 4.9 earthquake which...

Very shallow M5.8 earthquake followed by M5.0 aftershock hit off Northern California coast on January 25 2018

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A very shallow M5.8 earthquake struck off the coast of Northern California at 08:39 PST on January 25, 2018 at a depth of 5 km (3.1 miles). EMSC is...

Ring of fire on high alert as powerful eruptions and earthquakes hit the Philippines, Indonesia, Japan, Alaska within two days

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The 'Ring of Fire' is on high alert. This horseshoe-shaped geological disaster area comprises over half of the world’s active volcanoes as well as subductions zones and plate movements...

The Ring of Fire is waking up: Powerful M7.9 earthquake hits Alaska just 3 hours after a destructive M6.0 earthquake hits Indonesia – Tsunami warnings all along the West...

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This is insane! Planet Earth has accumulated lots of energy, which has to be released... Within three hours on January 23, 2018, a dangerous and shallow M7.9 earthquake hit...

Strong M6.3 earthquake hits near Putre, Chile – roads cut off by landslides – no tsunami warning along the coast

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The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.3 earthquake has struck northern Chile on January 21, 2018 (UTC) 76km south of Putre, Chile at a depth of 110.8 km...

More than 250 shallow earthquakes shake Reno, Nevada in 7 days – A warning for larger events to come?

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South Reno has been shaking, ever so gently, for six days now. Seismometers in the area have picked up more than 250 small temblors since late last Thursday. The...

Rare M2.6 earthquake shakes Maine – 911 telephone line inundated with calls about the rumble and boom – M2.7 earthquake New Madrid Fault Zone

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A rare and noisy M2.6 earthquake shook at 6:46 p.m on January 17, 2018, 4 miles southeast of Richmond, Maine. The town's police chief reported the 911 telephone line...

Meteor explosion causes M2.0 earthquake in New Haven near Detroit, Michigan

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USGS confirms meteor occurred around 811pm, causing a magnitude 2.0 earthquake. The very bright fireball illuminated the sky over Michigan, US on January 16, 2018 and was followed by...

Two shallow earthquakes (M4.0, M4.3) hit northern Vancouver Island within 10 minutes right along the Cascadia subduction zone

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Two shallow earthquakes have struck off the northern coast of Vancouver Island within 10 minutes on January 14, 2017. The first tremor (M4.0) occurred at 10:54 a.m.. About 10...

M7.1 earthquake in Peru: 2 dead, 65 injured, damaged buildings and huge rock falls

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Two people died during a strong M7.1 earthquake that hit in the Pacific Ocean 40km SSW of Acari, Peru on January 14, 2017. Officials also report 65 injured. The...

There is a large inactive submarine fault between Gran Canaria and Tenerife that conditioned the first growth stages of the archipelago

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Geologists have discovered a large submarine fault between Gran Canaria and Tenerife with magnetic anomalies. The elongated and narrow trench extends from East-Northeast to West-Southwest, reaches depths between 6,000 and 13,000...

Water disappears from Belize’s beaches after M7.6 earthquake hits East of Great Swan Island, Honduras

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Yesterday, I wrote an article about the scary absence of large earthquakes last month around the world. Indeed, not a single quake with a magnitude larger than M6.0 had...

Scary! No earthquakes with magnitudes larger than M6.0 in 25 days – The really big one is building up! Get ready!

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Large earthquakes are currently getting rarer these last weeks. The last quake with a magnitude larger than M6.0 was recorded 25 days ago in West Java, Indonesia. The month before,...

Mount St. Helens hit by more than 70 earthquakes since New Years Day

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Mount St. Helens is rumbling again, experiencing more than 70 earthquakes since New Years Day and aftershocks continuing every few hours. The seismic swarm largest quake - a M3.9...

Extremely rare M4.6 earthquake hits the inactive remnant section of the Mendocino Fracture Zone 650 miles off the US West Coast

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The US west coast is known for its high seismic activity. But today, a very strange shallow quake struck a region, which is normally more than quiet. The tremblor...

Pair of M3.1 and M3.9 earthquakes hit San Jose area, California, rattling homes and residents inside up to San Francisco

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A pair of shallow earthquakes were felt Tuesday night, Dec. 26, in the San Jose area, rattling homes and the residents inside. They measured magnitude 3.1 and 3.9, according...

13,000 earthquakes hit Mexico in 3 months from September to November 2017

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About 13,000 earthquakes having magnitudes between M1.2 and M8.2 rattled Mexico between September and November of this year as reported by the National Seismic Service of Mexico. Most of the...

Very rare M4.9 earthquake hits north of Severnaya Zemlya in the Russian Arctic – New nuclear test?

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Measuring earthquakes in the Arctic archipelago of Severnaya Zemlya and above is challenging because of their remote location. So when an event is recorded by seismic networks and arrays...

Rare M5.0 earthquake hits just below arctic circle in Northern Yukon, Canada – Largest quake this year and 6th biggest quake ever

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A rare M5.0 earthquake hit Northern Yukon on December 22, 2017, just below the Arctic Circle. This is the 6th largest quake ever measured in the area and the...

Mysterious tsunami waves recorded after M5.9 earthquake in the Kermadec region, New Zealand baffle scientists worldwide

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On December 8, 2017, a M5.9 earthquake struck ~200km south of Raoul Island and on the southern margin of Curtis Island in the Kermadecs, New Zealand. A few hours after...

Rare quakes in the USA: Strongest earthquake this year in Alabama; M2.3 tremor rattles Vermont, M2.0 hits New Madrid Fault

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In the last 24 hours, 2 rare quakes rattled the central and eastern parts of the USA. The strongest earthquake in Alabama this years - actually a minor M2.7...

Dangerous M6.5 earthquake hits Java Indonesia – Tsunami warning & pictures and videos of damages

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A dangerous M6.5 earthquake hit the island of Java, 0km ESE of Cipatujah on December 15, 2017. When you look at the map from USGS below, you understand that the...