Recent West Coast Earthquakes Have Scientists Very Interested Because it Has a Connection With the Big Cascadia Earthquake

The Pacific Northwest is rumbling. You just might not know it.  A M4.5 quake between Port Orford and Coos Bay, Oregon has scientists very interested because it has...

Monster 100ft Sinkhole Swallows up Lorry and E-Bike in Guangzhou, China – 3 Missing

Three people including a father and a his on-month-old son are missing after a giant sinkhole swallowed a street sweeper and an electric bike before filling with water.

Mount Rainier Earthquake Swarm

After a spurt of seismic activity this weekend, Mount Rainier National Park was shaken by a 3.6 magnitude earthquake Sunday afternoon. The quake hit at 12:31 p.m. and was...

Impressive Video Shows All Earthquakes That Hit Alaska Between 1918 and 2019

This powerful animation features every earthquake in the USGS/NEIC catalog for Alaska between 1918 and 2019, so in the last hundred years. And with recent technology, we are...

Anomalous Concentration of Methane Vents Discovered at the Northern Cascadia Margin

Off the coast of Washington, columns of bubbles rise from the seafloor, as if evidence of a sleeping dragon lying below. But these bubbles are methane that is...

3 Earthquakes Rattle Missouri Right in the New Madrid Seismic Zone

The New Madrid Fault System is rumbling again. Within the last 10 hours, 3 tremors of M2.6 and 2 times M2.0 rattled Lilbourn and New Madrid, respectively.

After Albania, Now Strong M6.0 Earthquake Hits Greece

Southern and south-eastern Europe is really lighting up at the moment with earthquakes. A M6.0 earthquake just hit west of Crete, Greece, this morning.

M6.4 Albania Earthquake: Largest Quake in Decades kills at least 13 and Injures 600 After Buildings Collapse

The 6.4-magnitude quake struck near Tirana, the capital on November 26, 2019 at 2:54 (UTC). At least 13 deaths were reported after several buildings collapsed.

Yellowstone National Park Is Creating a New Thermal Area

There are no water features at the new hot spot yet, but some steam vents. The ground is very hot and spongy, and in some areas it is...

After 100,000 Earthquakes, Southern California Is Waiting in Fear For the Big One

After a bit less than 6 months and more than 100,000 aftershocks after the Ridgecrest event... Southern California geologists are waiting in fear for the next Big One.

Tension Is Building on the Cascadia Subduction Zone Growing Fears of Devastating Quake

TENSION is building up along the Cascadia Subduction Zone. Experts fear a devastating magnitude nine earthquake could strike at any moments. Big One...

Hotspot Degassing Beneath South Africa Is Responsible For its Abnormal Landscape and Heat Flux

Southern Africa is characterised by unusually elevated topography and abnormal heat flow, which have baffled scientists for decades. Noble gase measurements now confirm plume-related mantle degassing beneath...

7 Most Impressive Videos and Pictures of the Rare M6.1 Earthquake in Thailand

A strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hit the Thailand-Laos border area on Thursday morning, November 21, 2019 at 6:50 a.m. local time (Nov. 21 @11:50 p.m. UTC). The...

Very Deep M6.3 Earthquake Hits Off Kamchatka Peninsula

A strong and very deep earthquake hit off the coast off Kamchatka Peninsula on November 20, 2019.

M6.3 earthquake Rattles Mexican Coast

A strong and shallow earthquake hit off the coast off Mexico on November 20, 2019.

Sinkhole Risks: 40% of the Continental U.S. Is Prone to Sinkholes

If you are visiting this page, you probably want to learn where you are most likely to be swallowed by a sinkhole. Well, around 40% of the U.S....

M4.9 Earthquake Hits Mauna Kea – Is the Tallest Volcano on Earth Waking Up Soon?

A M4.9 earthquake shook Mauna Kea, the tallest volcano on earth, on Big Island, Hawaii on November 11, 2019. More than 1100 people have already reported having felt...

Strongest Earthquake in 15 Years Hits Southern France – 4 Injured and Infrastructure Damage

A strong M5.1 earthquake hit 10km from Montelimar at 11:52a.m. on November 11, 2019. This is the largest earthquake to strike the region in the last 15 years.

Newly Discovered Mega-Volcano Off Philippines Has Biggest Caldera on Earth

A team including members from GNS Science have identified an ancient mega-volcano that could have the largest known caldera on Earth. The 150km (93.2 miles) wide feature is on...

Underwater Volcanic Eruption in Tonga Sinks One Island and Creates Another Three Times Larger

An undersea volcanic eruption in the Tongan archipelago has sunk one island and created another one that is three times larger. The new island is estimated to be...

Red Alert at Manam (PNG) After Eruption and Lava Flow at Remote Mawson Peak on Heard Island, Australia

Here an update on volcanic eruptions taking place around the world. Today, we feature the Manam and Mawson Peak activities. Manam volcanic eruption on...

What Are the 6 Most Dangerous Fault Lines in the USA?

There are many seismically active fault zones across the United States and some still have to be discovered. Here we present a list of the most dangerous fault...

Ten thousand years of volcanic eruptions in awesome animated maps (video)

We live on a geologically active planet. This, of course, isn’t a shock to anyone but sometimes seeing just now active it is can be fascinating. Now, let's...

Earthquakes swarm under Mt. Rainier

On October 29, 2019, a swarm of more than 10 earthquakes rattled under Mt. Rainier's NE flank. This volcano is not particularly explosive. But volcanologists are unequivocal in...

Powerful M6.6 earthquake kills at least 6 and injures 100 in southern Philippines

A powerful earthquake shook the southern Philippines on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, triggering landslides and loosening boulders that killed six people and injured more than 100 others. The same...

Massive sinkhole swallows city bus in Pittsburgh

A city bus was swallowed by a gigantic sinkhole during rush hour in downtown Pittsburgh on October 28, 2019. The lone passenger is being treated Monday morning for...

Geologists in Hawaii are closely watching a growing lake on the Kilauea volcano for any potential signs it could blow its top again

The Kīlauea summit crater lake continues to grow at the bottom of Halemaʻumaʻu. Definitely, in the past 200 years, we haven’t seen activity like this. So we’re keeping...

Cascadia Subduction Zone severely under-monitored, Seismologists say

With the potential of a destructive earthquake hitting Western Washington at any moment, seismologists are becoming increasingly worried about the lack of earthquake-tracking technology offshore. That’s why...

Lutto Kututo, Peru: This town disappeared overnight in huge Earth cracks

A major landslide at Llusco in the Cusco region of Peru back in March 2018 led to the destruction of over 100 houses, and the declaration of a state of emergency by...

Earthquake triggers dangerous landslides at Mount Washington Volcano, Kadavu, Fiji

A M5.7 earthquake off Kadavu triggered multiple landslides on Mount Washington on October 19, 2019. Meanwhile, the National Disaster Management Office Kadavu warned nearby villages to avoid landslide...

The Dangerous Hayward Fault Is Overdue and Transects Through the lives of Hundreds of Thousands of Bay Area Residents in California

California’s Hayward Fault is considered one of the most dangerous seismological zones in the United States. It runs through the densely populated hills of the East Bay, sketching...

The Really Big One: The Next Rupture of the Cascadia Subduction Zone Will Spell the Worst Natural Disaster in the History of North America

An earthquake will destroy a sizable portion of the coastal Northwest. The question is when. And keep in mind: The next full-margin rupture of the Cascadia subduction zone will...

Massive Sinkholes Swallow the Shrinking Dead Sea – More Than 6,000 Just in Israel and Craters Forming Daily

Giant sinkholes appear around drying Dead Sea. Will it be 'eaten' by those massive craters? There are now over 6,000 sinkholes around the Dead Sea on the Israeli...

Some Underwater Volcanoes Create Volcanic Gas Bubbles More Than a Quarter-Mile Across

Volcanic eruptions are spewing large plumes of gas and ash in the sky sometimes disturbing aircrafts. A new study shows that when the mostly underwater Bogoslof volcano in...

Deep M6.4 Earthquake Hits Vanuatu Islands – No Tsunami Threats or Warnings

A deep and strong M6.4 earthquake struck off the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu on October 21, 2019. There are no immediate reports of casualties or immediate tsunami...

Gigantic Sinkhole Prompts the Evacuation of Hundreds of Homes in El Salvador (Video and Pictures)

A giant sinkhole has opened up in Santa Lucia, El Salvador prompting a massive evacuation of more than 400 homes on October 16, 2019. Drone footage shows...

New Earthquake Risk for California: The Garlock Fault, a Major California Fault Line Capable of Producing M8.0 Earthquakes, Is Shifting for the First Time in History, Baffling Scientists

A major California fault line is shifting for the first time in history, triggered by the series of earthquakes that shook Southern California in July. This is surprising,...

Earthquake in Philippines Kills 5, Injures 28, Closes Schools (Videos and Pictures)

A strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake hit 7km ENE of Columbio, Philippines on October 16, 2019, sending people running in the streets. At least five dead with dozens...

Underwater Volcano Erupts in Tonga – Ash and Gas Plume Reaches 17,000ft – Aviation VONA Alert Increased to Orange

The Metis Shoal Volcano, Ha'apai, in Tonga erupted on October 15, 2019, sending a plume of ash and gas 15,000-17000ft above the summit. As of 10:20 a.m., the...

Earthquakes Continue in New Madrid Fault as Central States Prepare For the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut Earthquake Drill

After yesterday's M3.0 quake, several tremors hit inside the New Madrid Fault today. The New Madrid Seismic Zone is constantly shaking since about 1 month, now. Meanwhile Missouri...