Amazing Earth Phenomenon: The Incredible 2009 Underwater Volcano Eruption in Tonga and its Possible Link to Massive Earthquake (VIDEO)

This amazing underground volcanic eruption began on March 16, 2009 just off the coast of Tonga in the South Pacific. Was it a sign for the massive earthquake on March 19, 2009? This event, known as...

This is the Sound of The Haida Gwaii Earthquake in 2012

This is a record of the low-frequency rumbles from a powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake that struck central Moresby Island in the Haida Gwaii archipelago at 8:04PM PDT, 27 October 2012. Can you hear the sound of...

What Was the Largest U.S. Earthquake Ever Recorded? The 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake & Tsunami

Tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of the Great Alaska Earthquake & Tsunami, the largest US earthquake ever recorded in history. Imagine a 9.2 magnitude earthquake with 100 foot tsunami waves hitting the US! Horrible! There...

Earthquake Swarm on Canary Islands: Is El Hierro’s Underwater Volcano Springing Into Life?

The Canary islands in the Atlantic Ocean are well-known for their enhanced seismic activity. Between March 14, 2014 and March 17, 2014, around 300 swallow quakes (from 1.5 to 2.4 in magnitude) stroke the north-west...

The Cascadia Subduction Zone is California’s Biggest Earthquake and Tsunami Threat

What is California's biggest earthquake and tsunami threat? It's not the San Andreas fault, but actually the  Cascadia subduction zone. The San Andreas fault is of course capable of producing The Big One. But The Really Big...

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Los Angeles – March 17 2014

It's the second 'large' earthquake within a week in California. As reported by the USGS, a 4.4-magnitude earthquake has struck just to the northwest of downtown Los Angeles at around 6:30 PST. The quake's epicenter was...

Fracking Quake: Ohio Authorities Shut Down Fracking Operation After Two Quakes – March 11 2014

Ohio authorities have halted a fracking operation following two quakes. And it's not the first time in Ohio! When were the quakes created? The Ohio tremors were felt on Monday in Poland Township and the village...

Earthquake Swarm Around the World On Anniversary Of 9.0 Kobe Earthquake

A cluster of strong earthquakes around the world hit just before the third anniversary of the devastating 9.0 Kobe earthquake that set off a Pacific-wide tsunami causing widespread destruction from Japan to California, and...

Powerful 6.9 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes off the California Coast – March 10 2014

A powerful magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean off the California coast, about 50 miles west of Eureka, the United States Geological Survey reported. The quake occurred at 12:18 a.m. ET, 4.3 miles...

Fracking quake in Oklahoma? Earthquake Booms Baffle Guthrie Residents – February 14 2014

Loud booms were heard and felt by many residents around Guthrie, Oklahoma, on Friday 14, 2014. They were created by four earthquakes. The largest, a 3.1-magnitude quake at about 6:20 p.m caused damages in Guthrie. Shallow...

Loud Booms and Rumblings Felt Hundreds of Miles Away After Earthquake Hits Georgia and South Carolina – February 14 2014

A small earthquake shook South Carolina and Georgia late Friday, shaking homes and rattling residents hundreds of miles away. South Carolina authorities were inundated with calls of people reporting what they thought were explosions...

Is Yellowstone Supervolcano About to Erupt? Staggering Underground Activity At Yellowstone Lake – February 2 2014

A seismometer inside a borehole at Yellowstone National Park has begun reporting staggering underground activity near the southwest corner of Yellowstone Lake, possibly signaling the beginning of an eruption of the Super Volcano at...

When Will The Next Megathrust Earthquake Strike The Cascadia Subduction Zone?

314 years ago Sunday, a megathrust earthquake devastated the region … ready for another? Never missing the opportunity to scare the living daylights out of us, earthquake experts in Washington remind us that this past...

Mysterious Booms and Shaking in Rogers County Oklahoma – January 25 2014

Many Rogers County residents report hearing and feeling a loud 'boom' People in Claremore, Catoosa, Inola Verdigris and Pryor in Oklahoma reported hearing and feeling mysterious loud booming sounds on Saturday night, Jan. 25 2014. Reports vary...

US Earthquake Threat: The New Madrid Seismic Zone Is Not Dead Yet

Seismologists have found that, contrary to popular thought, earthquakes in the central U.S. are not slowly tapering off — instead the threat appears to be building. A new research study, published today in Science by USGS seismologists...

Earthquake Lights Are A Real Phenomenon! They’re Not UFOs

For centuries people have observed strange phenomena before large earthquakes, such as light emanating from ridges and mountaintops. These reports were once dismissed by many scientists, in part because they are often entangled in unscientific theories....

These Are The 10 Strongest Earthquakes Ever Recorded in History

Have you ever wondered what were the 10 biggest recorded earthquakes in the world? Well here a list of the top 10! Enjoy! But some may be missing! 1. Chile, 1960 - Magnitude 9.5 Approximately 1,655 people were killed...

Thanksgiving Loud Booms in Connecticut Were Linked to Microquakes

The source of the mysterious booms that shook Connecticut during the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend has been determined. And once again its microquake. The two microearthquakes (magnitude 2.1), centered about two kilometers below the surface at...

Earthquake Prediction: Half of the Monster Earthquakes are Missing From Records

Everybody remembers the deadly Sri Lanka (2004), Chile's (2010), Haiti (2010) and Japan (2011) earthquakes. Well, a new investigation suggests that only half of all quakes measuring more than 8.5 in magnitude that hit in the...

Japan Earthquake and Tsunami 2011: Discover how They Changed the World’s Equilibrium

How did the huge Japan Earthquale and tsunami change the world? Discover seven amazing and scary ways how they changed the world! Back in 2011 a massive 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of...

Earthquake Animation Shows How Seismic Waves Ripple Across Continents

This is an amazing animation showing how earthquake waves travel across massive expanses of landmasses. Fascinatingly, the animation shows the physics of the quake, sending energy out in all directions, with the signature of that...

Earthquakes Create Loud Booms in Oklahoma County – November 2013

Last week-end, many earthquakes rattled Oklahoma County. The last one, a 4.0 magnitude, hit the Edmond/Jones area on November 4 2013 near. But what's most annoying about these quakes is not feeling the rattle,...

Yellowstone Supervolcano: Earthquakes Represent the Real Killer Hazard Events

The pervasive hazard in Yellowstone is earthquakes. They are the killer events. Although a supervolcano blasting Yellowstone National Park may capture the imagination, the region's real risk comes from earthquakes said researchers at the Geological...

Unknown Quake Fault Created the Devastating Magnitude 7.2 Earthquake in Philippines

It seems that the October 15, 2013, earthquake that killed about 200 people and caused major infrastructure damage in Bohol and Cebu was triggered by a previously unknown fault in western Bohol, Philippines. Geologists from the Philippine...

Deadly Earthquake Strikes Southern Philippines – October 15 2013

A strong 7.2-magnitude earthquake rocked southern Philippines early on Tuesday causing at least four deaths in a building collapse. The earthquake was originally reported as a 7.4 event but was later downgraded to a 7.2 magnitude...

Run of Bad Luck: Mexico Struck by 6 Quakes After Last Month’s Deadly Tropical Storms

After Manuel and Ingrid last month, a series of 6 quakes, two reaching at least 5.0- magnitude, struck Sunday in the Mexican state of Guerrero. All six quakes were recorded between 9am local time (1500 GMT) and...

Not One, But Three New Islands Following Major Pakistan’s Earthquake

When the shock of the temblor subsided on Tuesday, people living in the coastal town of Gwadar were stunned to see a new island in the sea. That's not all. Two other islands have come...

Incredible Geological Oddity: New Island Emerges in Arabian Sea After Pakistan’s 7.7 Quake

Incredible but true: A massive, 7.7 magnitude earthquake - that struck south-central Pakistan on Tuesday afternoon local time - raised a new 30-40 feet high and 100 feet long island, off the coast of...

Geological Oddity: Scientists Discover Hotspot Track Cross-Cutting the New Madrid Rift System

There is a hotspot track cross-cutting the New Madrid Rift System! And it may explain the reactivation of the New Madrid rift system and seismicity of the eastern United States! Image: The rectangular boxes show the locations...

Natural Fracking: Subduction Zone Earthquake May Trigger Undersea Methane Reservoirs

Earthquakes can rip open sub-sea pockets of methane, a highly potent greenhouse gas, according to a study by German and Swiss scientists published on Sunday in the Journal Nature Geoscience. Quake-caused methane should be...

US Nuclear Reactors vs Fault Line Map: This Map Shows Where Earthquakes Could Result in Nuclear Nukes in the USA

This map features the US nuclear reactors and the major US fault lines. In other words, this map shows where earthquakes could result in nuclear nukes in the US. A lot of tumult has been taking place here...

Man-Made Earthquake in Switzerland: Geothermal Drilling Triggers a Magnitude 3.6 Earthquake near St. Gallen

There is a geothermal project going on in the canton of St-Gallen in Switzerland. During this week-end something unexpected happened at the borehole. The geothermal works in Sittertobel near St. Gallen in Switzerland have...

Fault Lines in the US: This Map Shows the Major Earthquake Hazard Areas Within the United States

This map shows the major fault lines in the US! And there are many more than what you would expect! This map courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) shows the major earthquake hazard areas within the United...

Strange Sounds: Volcano Eruption Produces High-Frequency Hums

Some volcanoes 'scream' at ever-higher pitches before they erupt. The noise is created by a tremor caused by a swarm of mini earthquakes that precedes the eruption. Scientists analysed an eruption sequence at Alaska's Redoubt Volcano and...

Science Magazine: Four Studies Demonstrate That Fracking and Geothermal Power Produce Earthquakes

Since several years now, Sincedutch = Dutchsinse reports on earthquakes related to fracking and oil drilling among other subjects. Now, in this week issue of Science Magazine, four different scientific articles corroborate the findings of...

Loud Booms after Shallow Earthquake in Lilydale, Melbourne, Australia – June 21 2013

Lilydale, an eastern suburb of Melbourne in AUstralia, was hit by a low magnitude and shallow earthquake at around about 6.57am early on Friday morning, creating loud rumbling noises, waking residents and shaking houses. The quite...

Are Earthquakes Responsible for Loud Rumbling Sounds in Oklahoma? – June 2013

An active follower informed me, that he heard and was shaken by a loud boom this morning, June 18 2013, at around 8:40 a.m  in central Oklahoma. I found that a magnitude 2.9 earthquake actually...

Amazing Video of Exploding Transformers During the Magnitude 5.8 Quake in Mexico City – June 16 2013

A moderate earthquake hit southern Mexico early Sunday, shaking buildings in the capital of Mexico City and sending frightened people into the streets. There were no early reports of damage. The quake had a magnitude...

Earthquake Booms: Laboratory Experiments Confirm that Supershear Earthquakes can go Boom!

  Earthquake booms have been reported since the beginning of time. But experimental and scientific explanations of this strange phenomenon were lacking. Now it is done! For the first time ever, scientists were able to decipher in...

Do Massive Earthquakes Increase the Risk of New Tremblors?

Do Massive Earthquakes Increase the Risk of New Tremblors? This is what we actually think. However, the answer to this question is: not always! In fact, one recent quake near Sumatra, Indonesia, seemed to actually...