Intense earthquake swarm rattles Yellowstone volcano

Earthquake swarms, geyser eruptions and ground uplift: Large volcanic areas like the Yellowstone caldera in US-state Wyoming are showing their dynamic processes in different ways. However, sometimes this normal background activity is said to be more dramatic. You are probably here and reading … [Read more...]

Minor earthquake in Kerala, India damages 30 houses - August 13, 2020

Looking for a recent quake? Check out our latest daily earthquake list. Have you felt the shaking? If Yes, tell us by using the I FELT IT form behind the earthquake or at the bottom of this page. – A minor shallow quake of unknown magnitude has hit some villages in the Indian state Kerala on … [Read more...]

"A week of unusual high earthquake activity"

Mexico, Turkey, California: Over the past seven days, from June 22nd to June 28th 2020, the world has seen a couple of big and damaging earthquakes. The Mw7.4 quake in Mexico, which was the largest quake on the American continent since January, caused 10 casualties and damaged more than 10.000 … [Read more...]

Oaxaca earthquake: A chain reaction?

Six dead, many injured and hundreds of buildings damaged or destroyed. This is the preliminary assessment of the severe earthquake in southern Mexico on June 23rd. It is just the last of many major earthquakes that have hit the state of Oaxaca in the past few decades. An extremely extremely active … [Read more...]

Earthquakes: The 10 km depth mystery

Have you ever been in this situation? It is a public holiday after a weekend, you get up and want to check if an earthquake happened during the night. You choose to check the data on the Geofon-Website (it's a good one). No noteworthy quake happened but you wonder: Why are there so many quakes … [Read more...]

Can Earthquakes be censored?

Conspiracy theories are becoming mainstream: Due to the ongoing Coronavirus crisis, more and more people, even some VIPs, share theories about a secret world government, underground facilities and kidnapped children. Some conspiracy theories also include earthquakes. One of the keypoints of many … [Read more...]

The Dutchsinse Story - Part 3: A quake that destroyed the Dutchsinse kingdom

Guest post written by Jens Skapski, last year's student geophysics, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany Jens is also the main person and creator behind the Earthquake Impact Database, the world's most detailed logbook of damaging earthquakes and Juskis, a daily earthquake blog in … [Read more...]

2015 - Review on disasters and earthquakes

The new year 2016 has arrived in most parts of the world. Usually, people use the first day of a year to review their achievements and set their new targets. As a news page which deals with big and small disasters every day, it's not right to talk about something like this. If we look back, we focus … [Read more...]

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Strong earthquake below Luzon, Philippines causes minor damage only survives with (mostly small) PRIVATE DONATIONS. Your gift will be highly appreciated. This page will automatically refresh every 10 minutes as we might be adding updates. Do not close it but leave it open in a browser tab. – Update 15:19 UTC, January 11 : Readers and … [Read more...]

Mining earthquakes in Ruhr District, Germany

An urban area with more than 5 million inhabitants, born by coal, grown with steel, is going to lose its former most important industry in the coming years: Coal mining. Two mines are left in Ruhr District in western Germany: "Prosper Haniel" and "Auguste Victoria". Mining earthquakes are a known … [Read more...]