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...

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...

M6.0 earthquake hits Tonga after period without powerful seismic activity

After a few days already without powerful quakes, a M6.0 earthquake hits Tonga. The shallow earthquake hit Tonga at 12:00 UTC on October 18, 2017 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). There are no...

M5.6 earthquake hits Petrolia at the southern tip of the Cascadia subduction zone – follows a series of more than 1,000 earthquakes in California and series off Oregon

On June 23, 2019, a M5.6 earthquake hit off Petrolia, northern California at 03:50am at a depth of 9.4km (5.8 miles). The quake was reported by more...

Deadly M5.7 earthquake strikes Iran oil area

Iran has been rocked by a massive 5.7-magnitude earthquake on July 8, 2019. The shallow quake - also felt in Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait - killed at...

Napa Quake Fissures and Cracks Release Groundwater – End of Northern California Drought?

This is pretty unexpected! The Napa Quake released torrents of groundwater and thus may help ease the region's drought. Indeed, the massive tremor forced groundwater to the surface, filling dry creek beds and parched streams...

Deep M6.8 earthquake rattles Bolivia after M6.1 earthquake hits south of Fiji Island (maps) – Volcanic eruptions in Indonesia, Japan and Costa Rica

A strong M6.8 earthquake hit Bolivia at 13:40 UTC on April 2, 2018 at a depth of 557.2 km (346 miles) 13.1 km (8.1 miles) NNE of Carandayti. There are 120 000 people living...

And The New US Earthquake Capital Is… As Expected Where Fracking Booms!

Move over California, there’s a new US earthquake capital. According to the Center for Investigative Reporting, Oklahoma had three times as many earthquakes as California and remains well ahead in 2015. In California, earthquakes always have...

Deadly earthquake in a mine in Poland

At least six miners are missing and two are dead after an earthquake occurred at the Rudna mine in Polkowice in southwestern Poland. The very shallow earthquake of magnitude 4.4 struck at 9.09pm local time...

Dangerous M7.2 earthquake hits Iran-Iraq border damage in Iraq and tremors felt in Qatar, UAE, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia

A M7.2 earthquake just struck near the Iran-Iraq border (32km SSW of Halabjah, Iraq). There are initial reports of damage in Baghdad. The tremor was felt in Qatar, UAE, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia. Update:...

M5.7 earthquake in Tanzania kills 11 and injures hundreds

At least 11 people were found dead and around 129 injured after a M5.7 earthquake in Tanzania on September 10, 2016. The earthquake struck at a depth of 6 miles (10km) in the north-west of...

Dr. Lucy Jones is certain “the Big One” – the devastating, long-predicted, long overdue earthquake in California along one of the United States’ most dangerous fault lines – is on its way

For decades, and centuries, the San Andreas fault has rumbled and shifted and shaken the Golden State relatively often and without warning. Two sizable quakes near Los Angeles...

Second earthquake swarm in one week hits off Oregon coast on the Cascadia Subduction Zone

A swarm of earthquakes shook the Cascadia Subduction Zone off of the Oregon coast on Sunday morning shortly after 9:00 a.m., according to U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The swarm marks the second in just...

Rare M4.6 earthquake strikes the Gulf of Mexico off coast of Louisiana near New Orleans

A rare M4.6 earthquake struck in the Gulf of Mexico at a depth of 6 miles about 160 miles southeast of New Orleans, Louisiana on May 6, 2018. Initially reported as a magnitude 4.9, the...

Next is the ‘Big One’: California was shaking again Tuesday, with six earthquakes of 3.5 or greater

A magnitude 4.3 earthquake shook the eastern San Francisco Bay area at 1:11 p.m. Tuesday. Four minutes later, a magnitude 4.5 quake hit near Ridgecrest, which, earlier this...

Athens residents panic as strong earthquake shakes Greek capital

A strong M5.3 earthquake has struck near Athens, causing residents of the Greek capital to run into the streets on July 19, 2019. No immediate news on injuries...

Oarfish washes up before deadly M6.5 earthquake in the Philippines. Can animals predict earthquakes?

Some are claiming that oarfish washing ashore is a sign that an earthquake will soon follow. And this is what happened just 2 days before the deadly M6.5 earthquake hit the Philippines on February 10,...

Loud booms and rumblings as M3.4 quake hits Mankato, Kansas

A M3.4 earthquake rattled Mankato, Kansas just before 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 4, 2017. People reported loud booms and and strong shaking across the State. Here some reports of residents: I'm all the way in Russell and...

Huge cracks form around mud volcano La Esmeralda near Puerto Escondido, Colombia

Alarm as large cracks and earthquakes have been reported around the mud volcano La Esmeralda near Puerto Escondido, Colombia. Is it going to erupt next? The Colombian Geological Survey (SCG) has detected seismic movements and large...

Swarm of 8 rare earthquakes strike Queensland – And you can expect more tremors!

A series of eight rare earthquakes rattled Queensland, Australia in the past week. Saturday's magnitude-5.7 earthquake is the equal second-strongest earthquake in recorded history in Queensland, behind the magnitude-6.0 event in 1918 and packed as...

A MAJOR earthquake will destroy Istanbul with just a few seconds notice in the next few years

Scientists warn that an earthquake with a magnitude of 7 or greater will hit Istanbul within the next few years The unprecedent earthquake will strike the megapole with just a few seconds notice as it...

This is the best seismometer sold on Amazon

The School Seismometer by Carolina Biological Supply Company is the best vertical seismometer sold on Amazon. It will detect the different types of ground waves (P waves, S waves and Rayleigh-type waves), extract the earthquake signal,...

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

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 - hit near Scottsboro on...

Tremors and Fake”Quake” in Kentucky, USA – January 23 2013

Corbin, Kentucky - January 23 2013. Confusion in Corbin over fake "quake". Something rattled Laurel, Knox and McCreary counties, Kentucky around noon on Wednesday the 23rd of January 2013. People are perplexed about the...

Mystery Booms Are Geological! A Review Of Historical Loud Booms And Strange Sounds

With all the booms that have been going on there have been a lot of questions! Mystery booms are geological. Here a cover up of historical booming noise from oldest to most recent reports! Pretty interesting! USGS themselves...

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

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 tremor - struck 5 miles...

3 powerful earthquakes strike Micronesia (M6.5, M6.4) and New Zealand (M6.2) within 10 hours

Within the last ten hours, three powerful earthquakes hit Micronesia and New Zealand on December 8, 2017. The first strong and shallow earthquake struck with a magnitude of 6.5 the State of Yap, Federated States...

A Catastrophe Is Happening In The Depths Of The Sea But Nobody Knows Why!

Japanese Fishermen catch 105 "Photonectes" fish near the coast of the province of Kochi. But, what's weird is that this fish species naturally lives at 1,000 meters under the water surface. According to the fishermen, fishing...

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

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 reporting the quake's epicenter at...

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...

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...

M6.0 Japan earthquake: Powerful quake strikes off Northern Japan on Pacific Ring of Fire – And the FUTURE looks even DARKER!

A STRONG earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.9 has struck the north coast of Japan. It was then downgraded to M6.0 by the USGS and M6.2 by the Japan Meteorological Agency....

Intense Popocatepetl volcano eruption causes a 3-magnitude earthquake – increased volcanic activity near Mexico City

Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano has experienced increased volcanic activity since last Monday, which has generated 366 earthquakes, including one that registered a magnitude of 3 on Tuesday. Mexico's National Center for Disaster Prevention on Wednesday said...

Daily Frackquakes In Oklahoma And Kansas Up The Risk Of Big Dangerous Quakes

Tiny quakes linked to fracking raise risks of a larger one! Small earthquakes shaking Oklahoma and southern Kansas daily are dramatically increasing the chance of bigger and dangerous quakes. This once-stable region is now just as...

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...

Fracking Activates Unknown Fault And Triggers Rare Shaking Earthquake in Ohio

Ohio is normally geologically quiet! But fracking may activate previously unknown faults as determined by geologists from the University of Miami. According to a new scientific study, the 77 small earthquake swarm that rattled Youngstown, Ohio between March 4...

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....

Extremely rare M4.8 earthquake hits near Shishmaref, Alaska – Biggest quake in the region

Shishmaref, AK has had a total of 8 earthquakes since 1931. And the largest earthquake within 30 miles of Shishmaref, AK was a 4.8 Magnitude in 1982. Today, July 9th, a 4.8-magnitude earthquake hit 28km...

Series of 6 earthquakes hit off Oregon Coast: 2 M5.4, M5.0, 2 M4.2 and M4.7. Is the Cascadia waking up?

Two M5.4, a M5.0, Two M4.2 and a M4.7! A series of earthquakes off the Oregon coast were recorded Saturday by the US Geologic Survey. Is Cascadia waking...

New U.S. earthquake hazard map 2015: There’s a new fracking quake hazard in the Heartland

There's a new hazard in the Heartland: Man-made earthquake! The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recently released a map highlighting the future risk for man-made earthquakes, and up to eight states have an increased chance to...