The San Andreas fault is about to rupture and here’s what will happen when it does

The director of the Southern California Earthquake Center, Thomas Jordan, made an announcement recently that would have sent a chill down the spine of every Californian<. The San Andreas...

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...

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...

M5.4 earthquake hits the Cascadia Subduction Zone off Oregon coast

A shallow M5.4 earthquake hit off Oregon coast on July 17, 2019 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles), 227km W of Bandon, Oregon. That is right...

Another earthquake rattles Seattle – 3 major earthquake threats for Seattle

The western half of Washington state is considered earthquake country, with the potential for very large quakes. Scientists have their top three: The Cascadia Subduction Zone, the Seattle...

Pacific Northwest destruction after massive Cascadia earthquake and tsunami

We know the “really big one” is coming. But what exactly is going to happen to 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...

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 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...

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...

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)....

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.

Boom Boom Boom! M6.1, M7.2, M6.3 earthquakes hits Tonga and Kermadec Islands north of New Zealand within 6 hours – Tsunami warning after strongest earthquake

A tsunami warning has been issued for parts of the Pacific after a M7.2 earthquake struck the Kermadec Islands region on June 15, 2019 at 11pm UTC. The...

Pico Viejo – Teide earthquake swarm on Tenerife, Canary Islands – Potentially decisive magma intrusion as more than 500 earthquakes hits the giant volcano

Teide volcano on Tenerife, Canary Islands, is currently being hit by a series of small earthquakes. The swarm, that has started on June 14, 2019, counts already 512...

Rare M4.0 earthquake hits near Cleveland, Ohio in Lake Erie – Almost 6,000 people report feeling the quake

A magnitude 4.0 earthquake hit near the Ohio coast in Lake Erie around 10:50 a.m. Monday, June 10, 2019. The tremors were felt as far away as Cranberry...

Underwater magma chambers breathing, expanding and contracting due to TIDES trigger earthquakes

As the tides swoosh across the planet, the weight of the oceans on the seafloor changes. Seismologists were unsurprised these shifts would be associated with underwater earthquakes.

More than 300 earthquakes rattle White Island, NZ – No link to volcano activity SO FAR -Scientists don’t understand what set the swarm off

A swarm of small earthquakes continues around Whakaari/White Island, but so far there's no indication the quakes are connected to the volcano. Since Thursday, GeoNet has recorded more than 300 earthquakes, centred...

A very strong M8.0 earthquake hits Peru – Tremors felt in Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil and Ecuador – Buildings damaged and people running out of their homes in fear

A large earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.0 struck north-central Peru early Sunday, the U.S. Geological survey reported. The quake, at a moderate depth of 71 miles struck at 12:41 a.m. PDT, 50...

M6.3, M6.0 and M6.3 earthquakes hit New Caledonia within 13 hours: Lots of pressure to release over there!

Three strong and shallow earthquakes (M6.3, M6.0 and M6.3) hit off New Caledonia On May 19, 2019 within 13 hours. The first one hit at 1:23am (UTC), followed by a second one...

Volcanic lava and fire erupts from the ground in Tripura, India, for the fourth time in a year

Sensation prevails after volcanic lava-like inflammable liquid has been reported erupting again in Tripura since Wednesday morning. The incident has been reported from Madhuban under Kathaltali village, on the outskirts of Agartala. This...

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...

Powerful M6.3 earthquake hits off southwestern Japan, injuring a man and disrupting local traffic networks

A strong M6.3 earthquake hit off southwestern Japan on Friday, injuring a man and disrupting local traffic networks. The 8:48 a.m. quake occurred in the sea off Miyazaki Prefecture at a depth...

A powerful earthquake builds up beneath Bangladesh, the most densely populated nation on earth, as scientists discover that a locked subduction zone in the area has been loading up with stress for at least...

A huge earthquake may be building beneath Bangladesh, the most densely populated nation on earth. Scientists say they have new evidence of increasing strain there, where two tectonic plates underlie the world’s...

Swarm of earthquakes hits Pacific Ocean off Northern California coast

At least five small earthquakes rattled the Pacific Ocean southwest of Eureka off the Northern California coastline Saturday and Sunday. The largest had a magnitude of 4.8, and there were no reports...

Huge earthquake series comprising more than 700 tremors currently swarms the Philippines with scientists saying it may lead to the NEXT ‘Big One’

A series of earthquakes is currently being monitored offshore Surigao del Norte, Philippines. This earthquake swarm started with a magnitude 5.5 earthquake on 26 April 2019. As of 5:00 AM (PST) on...

Unusual earthquake swarm on Tenerife aligned with volcanic cones of the 1430 eruption in the Orotava Valley

A series of small earthquakes - M0.7 to M1.4 - has rattled the southern ridge of Tenerife. Such seismic activity is very unusual at this location. Moreover, the tremors are aligned with...

Mars is SEISMICALLY ACTIVE: First Marsquake Heard by NASA’s InSight demonstrates the Red Planet is mysteriously rumbling

This video and audio illustrates a seismic event detected by NASA's InSight on April 6, 2019, the 128th Martian day, or sol, of the mission. Three distinct kinds of sounds can be...

M3.7 earthquake in northwest Tennessee shakes New Madrid Seismic Zone up to Kentucky, Missouri and Arkansas – Largest quake to hit the Fault in more than a year!

A M3.7 earthquake hit Wednesday morning at 5:54 a.m. seven miles north-northwest of Dyersburg, Tennessee at a depth of nearly nine miles. It's the largest earthquake to occur in the New Madrid...

M4.6 and M5.5 earthquakes hit off Vancouver Island near Cascadia Subduction Zone – Meanwhile another M6.4 earthquake hits the Philippines after deadly M6.1 on Easter Monday

A tsunami is not expected after two small earthquakes struck within two hours of each other off the northwest coast of Vancouver Island. The first M4.6 quake struck at around 1:27 p.m....