Major M7.0 earthquake in Mindanao triggers brief tsunami warning for Philippines & Indonesia (videos and maps)

One week after the devastating volcanic tsunami in Indonesia, another powerful geological event occurred in this very active region of the dangerous 'Ring of Fire'. A major quake hit Mindanao, Philippines, on...

Powerful earthquake hits Venezuela creating wide cracks in the ground and walls, damaging homes and churches

A shallow earthquake with a magnitude of 5.5 hit northern Venezuela early on Thursday, December 27, 2018, destroying streets, homes and churches. Among other aftershocks, a M5.0 followed half an hour later....

Rare M5.5 earthquake rattles Zimbabwe and Mozambique in the East African Rift System, Africa

A 5.5 magnitude earthquake has rattled eastern Zimbabwe and neighbouring Mozambique on December 22, 2018, shortly after 7.30am and was felt by many in the capital Harare. Rare...

Extremely powerful and shallow M7.4 earthquake hits off Kamchatka, Russia

A major earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 struck off Russia's sparsely populated far east on December 20, 2018, but officials said the threat of a tsunami had passed and no damage...

Seismic unrest in Iceland: Intense series of earthquakes hits extinct volcano while M3.4 strikes the central caldera of the Bárðarbunga system

An intense earthquake swarm in Mt. Herðubreið in the NE Central Highlands shows no sign of slowing down. Nearly two hundred quakes have been detected just south of the volcano since the swarm...

Volcanic eruption triggers series of quakes that cracked up and fissured the island of Ambrym, Vanuatu

On December 15, 2018, a volcanic eruption on Vanuatu's Ambrym Island has sparked a series of earthquakes that have opened cracks around the island. This video by John Tasso...

4.4 magnitude earthquake Tennessee: Strongest earthquake since 1973 hits near Decatur right across the river from Watts Bar Nuclear Plant and is felt in Atlanta Metro

An early morning earthquake in east Tennessee Wednesday was widely felt over the Southeast U.S. The magnitude 4.4 quake struck around 4:14 a.m. EST, centered about 7 miles north-northeast of Decatur, Tennessee, in Meigs...

Bang, Bang, Bang: M7.5, M6.0 and M6.6 earthquakes hit off New Caledonia within 3 hours – Small tsunami waves observed – Aftershocks ongoing

Small tsunami waves were observed in Vanuatu and New Caledonia on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, following a magnitude 7.5 earthquake that occurred east of the Loyalty Islands in the South Pacific, according to the...

Alaska hit by more than 500 small earthquakes since Friday, November 30, 2018

More than 500 small earthquakes have hit parts of Alaska since Friday, when a 7.0-magnitude quake knocked out power, ripped open roads and splintered buildings near Anchorage. "This is the second largest earthquake we've had...

Powerful M7.0 earthquake hits just 8 miles North of Anchorage, Alaska jolting buildings violently and sending people fleeing to safety beneath door jambs (Pictures and Videos)

A large earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 struck Alaska near Anchorage on November 30, 2018, sending people fleeing from buildings and to safety beneath door jambs. The earthquake shook buildings violently, cracking...

A mysterious seismic wave rolled around the world for more than 20 minutes… And yet, it seems, no human felt them

On the morning of November 11, just before 9:30 UT, a mysterious rumble rolled around the world. The seismic waves began roughly 15 miles off the shores of Mayotte, a French island sandwiched between...

M6.3 earthquake hits western Iran injuring 200 – Same area where another tremor killed over 600 people last year

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 has shaken western Iran, 114km northwest of the city of Ilam, near its border with Iraq. At least 115 were injured in Sarpol-e Zahab and the neighbouring...

Earth eats its own oceans making earthquakes more likely

As Earth's tectonic plates dive beneath one another, they drag three times as much water into the planet's interior as previously thought. Water beneath the surface of the Earth can contribute to the development of...

The world is rumbling again!

The world is rumbling again! Within the last 24 hours, a  M6.3 earthquake hit the South-Eastern Pacific Ridge, another M6.2 quake hit off the Solomon Islands, and finally a swarm of smaller earthquakes -...

There is a new volcanic island emerging near Mayotte… And this new hotspot could be the reason behind the earthquake swarm rattling the island since May 2018

Since May 2018, the island of Mayotte has been rattled by hundreds of earthquakes. The latest hit on November 7, 2018. Meanwhile, scientists think they have found what's behind the seismic series in the...

Insane! Nearly 2,000% increase in major quakes since 1900! What is going on?

More precise seismometers and science cannot explain this nearly 2,000% increase in major earthquakes since 1900! According to USGS, 3 major earthquakes (M>6.0) occurred in 1900 around the world. One hundred years later, in 2000, USGS...

Earthquake swarm hits Tenerife, Canary Islands: 17 quakes within 1 hour near Mount Teide

Today, November 6, between 0:32 and 1:30, 17 earthquakes with epicenter north of the town of Adeje (Tenerife) have been captured by seismometers located on the island at around 10 km depth. The largest...

Strong M6.2 earthquake hits northern Chile causing landslides and shaking buildings near the epicenter (videos and pictures)

A powerful 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck the north of Chile at 22:19 GMT on Thursday, November 1, 2018, just 118 kilometers (73 miles) to the northeast of the coastal city of Iquique and at a...

M6.1 earthquake hits New Zealand’s Central North Island – Tremors widely-felt throughout much of the country with more than 15,000 felt reports

A M6.1 earthquake has struck 25 kilometres south-west of Taumarunui at 3.13pm local time (2.13am UTC). Tuesday 30 October. This earthquake was widely-felt throughout much of the country, there are currently more than 15,000...

The Mexico M8.2 earthquake in September 2017 was so extreme it split the tectonic plate responsible for the quake in two

The 8.2 magnitude earthquake that brought devastation and 98 deaths to southern Mexico in September 2017 was even more extreme than initially thought — it split apart the 37-mile long Cocos plate responsible for...

The Big Shaking Continues: M6.1 Hits El Salvador; M6.3 Strikes the Drake Passage

Currently, large earthquakes with magnitude stronger than 6.0 strike almost everyday. That's a lot of pressure released! The latest: a M6.1 quake off the coast of El Salvador on October 28, 2018, and a...

Strong M6.8 earthquake hits Greece: Largest quake in years for Europe felt in at least 8 countries

A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck in the Ionian Sea off the coast of Greece early Friday, briefly triggering a tsunami warning. No significant damage has been reported. The quake hit at a shallow depth...

Bad News: New active fault lines discovered on Mount Hood could potentially trigger a 7.2 magnitude earthquake, devastating everything as far as Portland

Mount Hood is a potentially active stratovolcano in the Cascade Volcanic Arc of northern Oregon. Researchers have discovered active fault lines on Mount Hood that could potentially trigger a 7.2 magnitude earthquake, devastating communities...

Bang, Bang, Bang! M6.6, M6.8 and M6.5 earthquakes hit offshore Vancouver Island, Canada, near Cascadia Subduction Zone within 40 minutes

Three earthquakes with magnitudes larger than M6.0 (M6.6, M6.8 and M6.5) hit off Vancouver, Canada, near the Cascadia Subduction Zone... And that in only 40 minutes! Although very shallow there is no tsunami risk. The...

M6.3 and M6.4 earthquakes hit off New Caledonia within 40 minutes – 17 M5.8 and M4.6 quakes follow in very shallow earthquake swarm

Again a strong earthquake swarm around the world! Today morning, two very shallow and strong M6.3 and M6.4 earthquakes hit at a depth of 10km off New Caledonia in an interval of approximately 40...

Another M6.7 earthquake hits the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia – Ebeko volcano erupts

The Kuril Islands and currently experiencing lots of seismic and volcanic activities in the last few days. After the M6.5 earthquake of October 10, 2018, another M6.7 earthquake hit the region. In the meantime,...

666: 3 earthquakes larger than M6.0 (M6.0, M6.2, M6.5) and a M7.0 shake the Ring of Fire within 5 hours

Not 1, not 2, but three earthquakes with magnitudes larger than M6.0 and a M7.0 earthquake hit along the Ring of Fire in less than 5 hours on October 10, 2018. Amazing how much...

Indonesia mulls declare quake-flattened villages mass graves

More bodies were unearthed from the earthquake-and-tsunami-ravaged Indonesian city of Palu on Saturday, as authorities move closer to calling off the search for the dead trapped under flattened communities and declaring them mass graves....

M5.9 earthquake hits northern Haiti: 12 dead, hundreds of injured, buildings and infrastructures destroyed

A powerful 5.9 earthquake off the coast of Haiti has caused deaths and major damage. The USGS registered the quake some 19 km off Ti Port-de-Paix, at a depth of 11.7 km. Tremors were...

Rumble and loud booms as earthquake hits Nova Scotia, Canada

A 3.1 magnitude earthquake shook parts of western Nova Scotia on September 29, 2018, morning. The quake occurred just off the coast in the area of Mavillette, N.S., near Meteghan, at 10:32 a.m. Tina Helprin,...

Here’s what the affected area in Indonesia looked like before and after the earthquake struck

The magnitude 7.5 earthquake hit Indonesia on Friday, sparking a tsunami that grew to nearly 20 feet in some places. Officials said that as of Tuesday, 1,234 people have died, a death toll expected...

Absolutely terrifying videos of lateral spreads during the 2018 Sulawesi earthquake

Two videos have emerged that appear to show lateral spreads occurring during, or immediately after, the 2018 Sulawesi earthquake. These are remarkable, and truly terrifying, recordings. The first is somewhat shaky, but remarkable for showing...

Palu Indonesia earthquake and tsunami: Mass grave is dug for more than a THOUSAND victims of Indonesian earthquake and 20ft tsunami

Palu earthquake and tsunami: Authorities begin to bury the dead as toll exceeds more than thousands. Now what we know so far: A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday at...

‘9-1-1’ Season 2 Trailer: A Giant Earthquake Splits L.A. In Half – But It’s OK, Jennifer Love Hewitt Is Here

Jennifer Love Hewitt is here to save the day, “9-1-1” fans! Well, she’s here to keep you calm and safe on the phone while Angela Bassett, Peter Krause and Oliver Stark figure out how...

That’s really bad news for New Zealand: A destructive earthquake is overdue along the Alpine Fault

A massive earthquake fault running through New Zealand's south is overdue for a big shake that could block highways and leave thousands cut off, according to new research. The 'Alpine Fault' runs about 500...

Strong M6.5 earthquake hits Solomon Islands

Like on almost every day since about a week or so, an earthquake larger than magnitude 6 on the Richter scale hit somewhere around the world. Today, September 9, 2018, a M6.5 earthquake struck...

Strong M6.1 earthquake hits the Philippines sending scared people running out of homes and offices – homes and offices damaged

A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake shook the southern Philippines on September 8, 2018, sending frightened residents fleeing from buildings. The quake struck off the coast of the southern town of Manay at about 3.16pm at...

Reviving memories of Fukushima disaster: Hokkaido nuclear plant on backup power after M6.6 earthquake in Japan

A nuclear power station in Hokkaido is relying on emergency backup power after a powerful earthquake knocked out electricity on the northern island Thursday, offering a stark reminder of the 2011 Fukushima disaster. The three-reactor...

M8.1 earthquake downgraded to M7.8 by USGS hits Fiji

The Republic of Fiji is currently being hit by a series of earthquake with the strongest first measured at M8.1 before being donwgraded by USGS to M7.8. The very powerful but deep earthquake struck at...

After Typhoon Jebi, now a M6.6 earthquake! 4 dead, 33 missing! Japan is currently being hit by a wave of deadly natural disasters

As if a natural disaster was hiding the next one... After Super Typhoon Jebi, now a M6.6 earthquake hit Japan! And that in less than 24 hours apart. A dramatic wave of natural disasters. At...