New Major Eruption of La Cumbre Volcano in Galapagos

The La Cumbre volcano, located on Fernandina Island, west of the archipelago, started erupting on January 12, 2020, around 6:15 p.m. The first images show a radial fissure...

Rare M4.0 Earthquake Hits Near Montreal, Canada

Did the earthquake wake you up? A rare M4.0 quake hit just south of Montreal, Canada. Epicenter of the M4.0 earthquake near Montreal,...

Taal Volcano in the Philippines Erupts for First Time in 40 Years in Stunning Electric Display

The Taal volcano has started erupting on Sunday, January 12, 2020, ejecting a large column of ash and prompting the evacuation of nearby communities. Volcanic lightning hit the...

Mystery Of Weird Seismic Hum Heard Around The World Solved

A weird and mysterious seismic hum was detected around the world last year. According to a new scientific study, the origin of that strange rumbling noise was an...

M6.5 Earthquake Hits 5km of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico

A very shallow, M6.5 earthquake shook the entire island of Puerto Rico on January 7, 2020. This the strongest quake in a flurry of more than 1200 tremors...

M4.7 Earthquake Hits Puerto Rico in Rare and Frightening Swarm of More Than 1,100 Quakes

A 4.7-magnitude earthquake hit Puerto Rico on January 2, 2020 in the latest of a rare string of quakes that has frightened many in the U.S. territory.

4 Earthquakes Hit Off Oregon Coast – Is Cascadia Heating Up?

Within the last 12 hours, 4 earthquakes hit off Oregon's Coast - 2 along the Blanco fracture zone and 2 on the Gorda Plate. Cascadia is heating up!

15 Years Ago Today… Indonesia’s M9.3 Mega-Thrust Earthquake and Mega Boxing Day Tsunami – Be Prepared, Because it Will Also Occur Soon in the Pacific Northwest Along the Cascadia Subduction Zone

The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake was an undersea mega-thrust earthquake that took place at 00:58:53 UTC on December 26, 2004. The M9.3 earthquake triggered a series of devastating...

Bang, Bang, Bang: M6.3, M6.0 and M6.0 hits Canada, Colombia and Argentina as Ring of Fire is Heating up

Three strong earthquakes hit countries lying along the Ring of fire in the last 24 hours. The first M6.0 jolt hit Argentina followed by a M6.0 in Colombia....

Seismologists Say Vancouver Island Is Overdue For the Big One After Series of 5 Earthquakes Including Two M6.0 Hit Cascadia Upper End

Yesterday, five earthquakes, including two M6.0 jolts, struck off Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Now seismologists say Vancouver Island is overdue for a M7.0 earthquake and has entered...

The Largest Mining Operation Ever Is Starting Underwater, and the Consequences Are Unimaginable

Unless you are given to chronic anxiety or suffer from nihilistic despair, you probably haven’t spent much time contemplating the bottom of the ocean. Many people imagine...

Strong Degassing at Arboletes Mud Volcano in Colombia

On December 19, 2019, unusual activity was recorded at Arboletes mud volcano in Colombia. Some powerful degassing occurred in the middle of the crater sending bubbles of gas...

Series of Earthquakes Hits Near Seattle While Quakes rattle New Madrid Fault Line and Near the Cascadia and San Andreas Junction

A M3.4 followed by a swamr of tremors hit near Seattle on Dec. 18-19. Map via USGS Just a few hours ago, a M4.1...

The Deepest Point on Land is in Antarctica

The deepest point on land has been found under the Denman Glacier, in East Antarctica. The canyon has a depth of 3.5km (11,500ft) below sea level.

Scientists Identify Volcano F as the Source of the August 2019 Pumice Raft in Tonga – VEI 2-3 Submarine Eruption

In August 2019 a large raft of pumice appeared in the territorial waters of Tonga. As in many other cases, this pumice raft was the only surface expression...

Thousands of Mysterious Craters Found Off California Coast

Thousands of mysterious holes have been discovered on the ocean floor along the coast of California. The origin and cause of those almost 15,000 enigmatic craters, some measuring...

Giant Sinkhole Swallows Several Cars in Brazil (video)

At least four cars have been swallowed by a gigantic sinkhole in the capital of Brazil on December 10, 2019... Just after a road next to a construction site...

Axial Seamount, a Huge Underwater Volcano off Oregon Coast, Was 3D Scanned for the First Time and Scientists Predict the Deep-Sea Magma Monster Could Erupt Within the Next 5 Years

Axial Seamount, situated off Oregon's coast, is one of the most active, and also one of the most studied submarine volcanoes on the planet. This summer scientists set...

Lake Peigneur Disaster: Largest Man-Made Sinkhole Creates Biggest Waterfall in Louisiana

The Lake Peigneur drilling disaster is unbelievable! That catastrophic man-made event drained an entire lake, swallowed up eleven barges, many trees and 65 acres (260,000 m2) of land into...

White Island Volcanic Eruption Kills at Least 5 in New Zealand

Five people have been confirmed killed after a volcanic eruption on New Zealand’s Whakaari / White Island. This figure is expected to...

San Andreas Fault Linked to Cascadia Subduction Zone: Earthquakes Along Cascadia Trigger Similar Shakers on San Andreas Making For a Giant Seismic Event That Would Span the Entire West Coast of the U.S.

Two of the west coast’s biggest earthquake faults may have far more interaction than previously thought. According to geologists, an earthquake on the Cascadia Subduction Zone could...

Another Rare M2.1 Earthquake Hits Near Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, Massachusetts

A M2.1 earthquake struck North Plymouth, Massachusetts, on December 3, 2019, at 4:29 p.m. local time, at a depth of 5.5 miles (8.9 km).  Officials say that the...

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.