Pacific Northwest destruction after massive Cascadia earthquake and tsunami

We know the “really big one” is coming. But what exactly is going to happen in cities along the Pacific Northwest coast? As the largest earthquake since...

Some crazy phenomena that occurred during the New Madrid earthquakes in 1811-1812

The New Madrid earthquakes were the biggest earthquakes in American history. They occurred in the central Mississippi Valley, but were felt as far away as New York City,...

Seattle earthquakes: Surviving Cascadia M9.0

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...

The exact moment the Stromboli volcano erupts violently in Italy… From a sailboat

On July 3, 2019, the Stromboli volcano erupted violently, killing one tourist and burying villages and hamlets in ash. The following video catches the exact moment of the...

Alaska Volcano Observatory raises the Aviation Color Code to YELLOW and the Alert Level to ADVISORY at Shishaldin Volcano

On July 12, 2019, the Alaska Volcano Observatory raised the Aviation Color Code to YELLOW and the Alert Level to ADVISORY at Shishaldin Volcano. This change is based on increased...

These 5 fault lines are directly below Los Angeles and have the potential to inflict more devastation than a San Andreas quake

The San Andreas Fault in the Southern California desert gets most of the local earthquake press and the starring roles in summer blockbusters. But scientists are getting better at mapping the fault lines...

The New Madrid Fault may take out 150 miles of the Midwest and will be worst than the San Andreas Big One, also overdue!

Way back in 1811 and 1812, a series of over 1,000 earthquakes rocked the Mississippi River between St. Louis and Memphis. One was so powerful that it caused the river to run...

The rattle won’t stop: More than 10,000 quakes have rattled California and Nevada during last week

More than 10,000 earthquakes have hit California and Nevada in the last 7 days. Picture via USGS The ground is constantly shaking in southern California right now, and...

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...

Giant cracks in the ground appear in Mojave Desert near the epicenters of California latest two major earthquakes

There were multiple fissures that broke the ground in the Mojave Desert in southern California on Thursday and Friday after two major M6.4 and M7.1 earthquakes struck the area.

Massive sinkhole swallows one car in Woodbridge, Virginia, closing road indefinitely

A massive sinkhole swallowed one vehicle in Woodbridge, Virginia, Thursday evening, when a protion of Princedale Drive literally collapsed underground. Since the sinkhole is still growing, it...

M6.9 earthquake hits off Indonesia – Tsunami warning issued

Indonesia’s geophysics agency has issued a tsunami warning, after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck in the Moloccan Sea to the country’s east. The figure was later downgraded to...

M7.1 earthquake hits Southern California – What you need to know

Good morning, everyone: as I’m sure you’ve spotted by now, there was a magnitude 7.1 earthquake in Southern California at 2019 hours local time on Friday. Although there...

Watch the waves from the M6.4 southern California earthquake roll across the USArray seismic network

This amazing animation shows the waves from the California M6.4 earthquake traveling through the earth and across earth's surface on July 4, 2019. The shaking was felt from...

Earthquake island that appeared after deadly M7.7 earthquake off Pakistan has now disappeared underwater

Six years ago, an island was created by a deadly M7.7 earthquake which killed more than 800 people off Pakistan. The tiny earthquake island, also known as Zalzala...

Extremely rare lava lake discovered on sub-Antarctic island

An incredibly rare lake of lava has been discovered on Saunders Island in the South Sandwich Islands, one of the world’s most remote and volcanically active island ranges.

M6.4 earthquake hits Southern California and rattles Nevada

A M6.4 earthquake rattled parts of Southern California and Nevada on July 4, 2019. This is the strongest earthquake to hit Southern California in nearly 20 years. The shallow quake - reported by...

Strong M6.2 earthquake strikes Pacific Northwest at the northern pit of the Cascadia subduction zone in Canada

A strong M6.2 earthquake hit the Pacific Northwest in the Haida Gwaii region, British Columbia, Canada on July 4, 2019. The quake was shallow - 10km (6.2 miles)....

Giant sinkhole swallows garbage truck in Naples, Italy, prompting home evacuations

A garbage truck plunged into a massive sinkhole in the Italian city of Naples on Monday, sparking the evacuations of several homes nearby. The truck was traveling down the Casoria...

Meanwhile Etna volcano erupts

Volcanoes in Italy are currently very active. Just before Stromboli today, a powerful explosion rattled Etna volcano on July 2, 2019. Etna volcanic...

Violent Stromboli volcanic eruption kills one tourist in Italy

The Stromboli volcano has violently erupted, killing a tourist in Italy. Other people, terrified when ash started rising high into the sky, threw themselves into the sea.

Mauna Loa, Hawaii: Alert level raised for the world’s largest active volcano

For the past several months, earthquake and ground deformation rates at Mauna Loa Volcano have exceeded long term background levels. Accordingly, HVO is elevating the Mauna Loa...

Ancient continents have disappeared entirely without leaving any traces

It's not quite Atlantis, but a new model of the early development of continental crusts proposes Earth really did once have lost continents. They were just a few...

Manam volcano erupts strongly, sends ash to 50,000ft (15km), just two days after dramatic Ulawun eruption in Papua New Guinea

Just 2 days after the large eruption of Ulawun, another large explosive eruption was recorded at Manam volcano in Papua New Guinea on June 28, 2019. Yes another...

Giant landslide on the flanks of Mount Iliamna volcano in Alaska

A very large landslide occurred on the flanks of Mount Iliamna, a volcano located in Alaska, on 20th June 2019. The landslide appears to be in the order of...

Post-apocalyptic pictures of powerful Raikoke volcanic eruption

Raikoke Volcano on the Kuril Islands of Russia, south of the volcanically active Kamchatka Peninsula, erupted on June 22, 2019, for the first time since 1924. The eruption was...

Major eruption of Stromboli volcano, Italy captured on infrared video

Yesterday, June 25, 2019, 11.03pm, the Stromboli volcano had a major eruption at the south-central area of ​​the Stromboli crater terrace. The seismic signal associated with the strong...

Geothermal mudpool bursts into Rotorua woman’s backyard (video)

Susan Gedye might have to get used to having a steaming hole to a sulphurous underworld in her backyard. The Rotorua woman awoke on Tuesday morning to what she...

Volcanic alert level raised at Whakaari – White Island, New Zealand after earthquake swarm releases record amount of gas

Scientists have raised the Volcanic Alert Level at Whakaari - White Island to level 2, following moderate unrest on Wednesday, June 26, 2019.  The island off the Bay of Plenty presents...

Very dangerous Ulawun volcano violently erupts in PNG, spewing lava 13km (8.1 miles) in the air and sending residents fleeing – Hundreds evacuated

Ulawun is considered as one of the world's most hazardous volcano. The volatile volcanic peak in Papua New Guinea has erupted on June 26, 2019, spewing...

Anak Krakatau erupts in Indonesia

After a few weeks of rest, the volcano Anak krakatau has erupted again on June 25, 2019, 9:22am, local time. The eruption was caught on by PVMBG cameras...

Unexpected eruption of Raikoke volcano, Russia sends plume of ash and gases up to 12 miles (17 km) a.s.l. in the air

Unlike some of its perpetually active neighbors on the Kamchatka Peninsula, Raikoke Volcano on the Kuril Islands rarely erupts. The small, oval-shaped island most recently exploded in 1924 and in 1778. The...

Massive freshwater reservoir buried beneath Atlantic Ocean stretches from Massachusetts to southern New Jersey, or nearly 220 miles (350 kilometers)

A gigantic freshwater aquifer is hiding under the salty Atlantic Ocean, just off the northeastern coast of the United States. While the aquifer's exact size is still a...

Two strong quakes hit Indonesia: M7.3 felt more than 450 miles away in Australia; M6.1 followed by ongoing and sustained series of moderately-strong earthquakes

Location of the epicenter of the second earthquake, in Indonesia's Banda Sea. (Mapbox) Two strong earthquakes hit Indonesia on June 24, 2019: A M7.3 and a M6.1.

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...

Rare M4.5 earthquake rattles Kansas – 1,000 reports on USGS with some from more than 200 miles away

A rare M4.5 earthquake hit north of Plainville early Saturday morning. The quake was heard and felt across a wide region, including reports from Hays and WaKeeney, as...

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...

Another powerful M6.2 earthquake hits off New Zealand

A few days after a series of large earthquakes hit northeast Kermanec Islands off New Zealand, another strong M6.2 quake rattled the same area on June 21, 2019. No...

A seismic storm of more than 1,000 earthquakes is rattling near Los Angeles, Southern California for weeks… And you should get nervous about it!

A seismic swarm of more than 1,000 small earthquakes has been rattling San Bernardino and Riverside counties, Southern California since about 3 weeks. To some, the “swarmageddon” 40...

M5.8 Sichuan earthquake: At least 12 dead and 134 injured – Widespread infrastructure destruction in China

The toll from a strong 5.8-magnitude earthquake in southwest China rose to 12 dead and 134 injured on Tuesday (Jun 18) as rescuers pulled bodies and survivors from wrecked buildings.