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...

Unusual earthquake swarm on Tenerife aligned with volcanic cones of the 1430 eruption in the Orotava Valley

A series of small earthquakes - M0.7 to M1.4 - has rattled the southern ridge of Tenerife. Such seismic activity is very unusual at this location. Moreover, the tremors are aligned with...

Mars is SEISMICALLY ACTIVE: First Marsquake Heard by NASA’s InSight demonstrates the Red Planet is mysteriously rumbling

This video and audio illustrates a seismic event detected by NASA's InSight on April 6, 2019, the 128th Martian day, or sol, of the mission. Three distinct kinds of sounds can be...

M3.7 earthquake in northwest Tennessee shakes New Madrid Seismic Zone up to Kentucky, Missouri and Arkansas – Largest quake to hit the Fault in more than a year!

A M3.7 earthquake hit Wednesday morning at 5:54 a.m. seven miles north-northwest of Dyersburg, Tennessee at a depth of nearly nine miles. It's the largest earthquake to occur in the New Madrid...

Deadly floods and landslides hit South Africa: 9 inches of rain in 24 hours – Death toll reaches 60 – Heavy rain forecast

Heavy rain in South Africa has caused flooding in parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape Provinces. Floods and mudslides in the South African city of Durban and the wider KwaZulu-Natal province have...

M4.6 and M5.5 earthquakes hit off Vancouver Island near Cascadia Subduction Zone – Meanwhile another M6.4 earthquake hits the Philippines after deadly M6.1 on Easter Monday

A tsunami is not expected after two small earthquakes struck within two hours of each other off the northwest coast of Vancouver Island. The first M4.6 quake struck at around 1:27 p.m....

Deadly M6.1 earthquake kills at least 8 people in the Philippines on Easter Monday – Trapped people screaming for help – Ground moving like waves!

A strong earthquake killed eight people and trapped at least eight others in a collapsed building that housed a supermarket in a northern Philippine province, where an international airport terminal was closed...

Earthquake swarm hits Santa Cruz Mountains, near the San Andreas Fault in California – Less than 20 seconds between the two largest quakes

A cluster of earthquakes shook the Santa Cruz Mountains on Thursday afternoon. Less than 20 seconds separated the two largest quakes, which hit about 2:35 p.m. near Boulder Creek.

M6.1 earthquake jolts Taiwan, causing highrises in Taipei to sway violently and school children to flee their classrooms

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake has jolted Hualien, Taiwan, causing highrises in Taipei to sway violently and school children to flee their classrooms in eastern Yilan county on April 18, 2019 (UTC). The same...

Mount Aso erupts for first time in two and a half years in Japan

Mount Aso in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan, erupted about 6:28 p.m. on April 16, 2019, ejecting plumes of gas and ash 200 meters above the summit. That is the first eruption in two...

Hawaii: Mauna Loa volcano shows signs of increasing activity following Kilauea eruption

The Hawaii Volcano Observatory is monitoring Mauna Loa closely as the volcano shows signs of increasing activity following the Kilauea eruption. A lava flow from Mauna Loa during...

The volcanic unrest continues… And with the current solar minimum, it is not going to stop in a while! Be prepared! Ongoing eruptions in Kamchatka, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Chile… Unrest in New Zealand

There are currently 19 erupting volcanoes, 16 in minor eruption states (35 in total) and 32 volcanoes in unrest. This is a lot! And this enhanced volcanic activity is not going to...