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...

Hurricane Map: More Than 150 Years of Hurricanes on a Glowing Colors Tropical Storm Map

The effect of this amazing map is not only beautiful and mind-blowing but also informative — more than 150 years of hurricane data. This hurricane map offers a unique perspective of the Earth with Antarctica...

Massive Shallow Earthquake Strikes Near Yulara in South Australia and Northern Territory – June 9 2013

A very strong earthquake with Magnitude 5.6 occured in the desert region near the border of South Australia and Northern Territory. This area is nearly unpopulated, so we do not expect any larger damage...

Massive Earthquakes Strike Taiwan, the Southern Philippines and the Solomon Islands – June 2 2013

October 15 2013 : Breaking: Massive earthquake in Bohol Philippines on October 15 2013         Earthquakes have jolted Taiwan, the southern Philippines and ocean depths off the Solomon Islands. A magnitude 5.7 earthquake rattled the southern Philippines on...

Fracking Responsible for Mysterious Earthquake Swarm at Fayetteville Shale in Arkansas – May 2013

Thank you to an active follower who sent me the link. At least three dozen earthquakes were felt in central Arkansas over last week, the strongest of which was 3.5 magnitude. Most quakes hit...

Largest Earthquake on North Wales Shoreline Since 1984: Tremors Felt Over 100 Miles – May 29 2013

An earthquake on the North Wales shoreline has been felt over an area of 140km (100 miles) from the Isle of Man to the north, Southport in Merseyside to the north east, and the...

Are the Deep 8.2-Mag Earthquake in Sakhalin Region and Chirinkotan Volcano Eruption in Kuril Islands Related?

Almost the entire continent was shaken by a major 8.2 earthquake in the Sakhalin region. Tremors have been felt all across Russia and in Europe. Although the magnitude of the tremors felt in Moscow...

When Will The New Madrid Earthquake, The Wabash Valley Fault, The East Tennessee Seismic Zone Explode?

It’s a bleak scenario, but a possible scenario! What if a massive earthquake stroke along the New Madrid fault? Such an extreme natural disaster would kill or injure 60,000 people in Tennessee. A quarter of a...

Earthquake Updates: Tremors in Canada, New Zealand and the USA – May 17 2013

Did you feel this morning's Ontario quake - May 17 2013? Earthquakes Canada is reporting a 5.1-magnitude earthquake just west of Ottawa that was felt as far away as Toronto. The federal agency that monitors...

Popocatepetl Volcano: State of Alert After Seismic Activity Increases Near Mexico City – May 12 2013

Mexican towns in two central states and the capital were put on alert yesterday after seismic activity has increased at the Popocatepetl volcano near Mexico City following and the volcano shook on Saturday night...

Is the Strong Earthquake in Southern Iran Related to Naval Exercises in the Strait of Hormuz – May 11 2013

A strong earthquake of 6.2 magnitude hit a remote region of southern Iran at 85 kilometres (52 miles) southeast of the town of Minab, in the southern Hormuzgan province and off the Strait of...

Deadly Earthquake in China: Massive Earthquake Kills About 100 people in Sichuan China – April 20 2013

At least 100 dead after 6.6-magnitude earthquake rocks China's southwestern province of Sichuan. The quake, measured at varying magnitudes between 6.6 and 7.0, hit at 8.02am local time close to the city of Ya'an...

Groaning Earth: 7.8 Magnitude Earthquake Kills At Least 40 As It Strikes At The Iran-Pakistan Border

At least 40 are dead after a major earthquake struck Tuesday near the Iran-Pakistan border. The shallow and powerfull 7.8 magnitude earthquake, which struck along the Iran-Pakistan border, was felt in several countries in...

Geology And Earth Changes: Earthquakes Swarm And Tremors Rattle US, Canada And Papua New Guinea

Newberry volcano (Oregon): earthquake swarm unusual, but not alarming - April 8 -14 2013 A cluster of earthquakes has occurred during the past days under the caldera. USGS reports: "Between 8-12 April, five earthquakes were located...

6.3 Mag earthquake in Iran near nuclear plant kills 30, injures 400 and destructs 2 villages entirely (VIDEO)

A powerful earthquake struck close to Iran's only nuclear power station on Tuesday, killing 30 people and injuring 800 as it devastated small villages, state media reported. The 6.3 magnitude quake totally destroyed two...

7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Off Papua Province, Eastern Indonesia: No Tsunami Warning – April 6 2012

JAKARTA, Indonesia — A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit a remote part of eastern Indonesia on Saturday, causing residents to run outside in panic and remain outside fearing aftershocks. Neither damage (except few houses)...

World’s Biggest Craters Formed By Seafloor Eruptions (Pockmarks) Found In Waters Off New Zealand

An international team of scientists have found what they believe are the world’s biggest ” pockmarks” — craters formed by seafloor eruptions of gas or fluids — in waters off New Zealand. The pockmarks...

Incredible But True: Iceland Earthquake Swarm (Grimsey area): 484 Earthquakes In Less Than 48 Hours

Incredible but true: Earthquake swarm at Tjörnes Fraction Zone (TFZ), Iceland. How will this earthquake swarm affect other faults in the area and will it trigger other earthquake swarms in nearby faults? The area...

Magnitude 6 Earthquake Off Eastern Japan; No Tsunami Warning Posted – April 2 2013

A magnitude-6.0 undersea earthquake hit off eastern Japan, the U.S....

Largest ever man-made earthquake: 5.6 Oklahoma quake which destroyed 14 homes is due to oil drilling

Is drilling dangerous? A report out today in the journal "Geology" concludes that a large earthquake in Prague, Oklahoma in 2011 was...

Week-End Updates: Mysterious Booms And Explosions, Large Earthquakes, Fish Die-Offs Around The World

Underground Explosion In Downtown Albany New York March 23 2013 No one was injured in an explosion this morning near the Albany Visitor Center. But after a series of manhole explosions and an underground fire...

Unusual Geological Event In South Jersey: Mysterious Tremors in Atlantic, Cape May, and Cumberland Counties – March 19 2013

Just after 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon residents in Atlantic, Cape May, and Cumberland counties say they felt multiple earthquake-like tremors that rattled...

Next Japan Disaster: Nankai Trough Megaquake Predicted To Cause More Damage Than 2011 Fukushima Disaster

Nankai Trough quake predicted to cause more damage than the 2011 quake disaster. A government panel has revised sharply upward the estimated damages expected from a quake expected to strike in the Pacific off...

Our Earth Is Active: Large Earthquake, Large Sinkhole Formation, Mysterious Explosions – March 18 2013

Magnitude 6.1 Earthquake - 121km E of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands - March 19 2013, 03:29:00 UTC - USGS A large sinkhole opens up in Bangor, Maine - March 18 2013 A sinkhole big enough...

An Earthquake Might Be The Source Of Rumbling Noises Heard In Tiverton, Little Compton and Westport, Rhode Island

An earthquake in upstate New York could be to blame for the mysterious house-shaking boom reported by residents from Tiverton, Little Compton...

Megaquake and tsunami would kill thousands along Pacific Northwest coast and cost U.S. $32 billion

Experts corroborate in a new report what I already introduced in a previous post. The scientific report presented to Oregon legislators today warns it is only a matter of time before a large quake...

The Best Earthquake Map Ever: More Than 100 Years Of Earthquakes On A Glowing Map World

If you've ever wondered where — and why — earthquakes happen the most, look no further! I found a beautiful and arresting map (by John Nelson), which plots more than a century's worth (since...

Southern California Earthquake (Riverside County): More Than 100 Aftershocks – March 11 2013

Monday morning's magnitude 4.7 earthquake in Riverside County was followed by more than 100 small aftershocks that radiated northeast, indicating that the...

Seismic Watch: The planet has now entered a window of elevated risks for a major earthquake

The planet has now entered a window of elevated risks for a major earthquake to strike somewhere on the planet from now, through March 23, 2013. People in seismically high-risk regions should remain alert...

4.7 Quake Rattles Anza, California Near Los Angeles: Could Be Foreshock Of Larger Quake – March 11 2013

4.7 Quake Reported in Anza, California near Los Angeles. It happened along the San Jacinto fault between the San Andreas and the...

A New Relation Between Tremors And Mystery Booms in Warren, Michigan – March 3 2013

USGS says earthquakes can produce loud noises ressembling explosion booms. Now, residents of Warren, Michigan are concerned about mystery loud booms and...

Earthquake booms in Tishomingo as a 3.5 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Oklahoma – March 5 2013

TISHOMINGO, OK - Residents of Southern Oklahoma were woken up by a 3.5 magnitude earthquake rattling their sleep early Monday morning and making loud explosion sounds. This area of the States has always been...

Earthquake strange sounds: satellites can detect earthquakes’ booms when big enough – February 27 2013

In 2001, seismometers in the Spokane, Washington, area recorded more than 100 earthquakes, some as large as magnitude 4.0. One of the characteristics of the 2001 activity was the reports of loud booms, which...