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...]

Continuous earthquake swarm (Nr 38 today) near Darmstadt (Germany) scares residents

Update December 8th: Nearly five weeks, since we have published this report about the earthquake swarm near Darmstadt. And it is still continuous. Today the 38th earthquake was felt in Mühltal. Although its magnitude was probably far below 2.0, people from Ober-Ramstadt, Nieder-Ramstadt and Modau … [Read more...]

Moderates Erdbeben in Darmstadt (Hessen) - Schäden an Dächern, Risse in Wänden - Damaging earthquake near Darmstadt, Germany only survives with (mostly small) PRIVATE DONATIONS. Your gift will be highly appreciated. – Update May 19 14:25 UTC: Insgesamt 70 Häuser wurden allein in Nieder-Beerbach beschädigt. Dies entspricht jedem 7. Gebäude der Stadt. Weitere Schäden kommen aus Darmstadt und anderen … [Read more...]

Strong earthquake near Dushanbe, Tajikistan - 100+ houses collapsed, many more damaged is a independent NGO website who only survives because of (mostly small) PRIVATE DONATIONS. Your gift will be highly appreciated. – Update November 12: - 104 houses destroyed, and 259 damaged in Karim Ismoil, Rajab-Ismoil, Bozorboy Buron and Chorsu Vahdat. - This was … [Read more...]

Damaging earthquakes in the world in Colors + your countries ranking

The images below are giving an easy overview of the number of damaging earthquakes so far this year. This overview does not zoom in to the kind of damage (collapsed houses vs "only" cracks in walls), but tries to show how frequently earthquakes can be damaging (even a few slightly damaged houses). … [Read more...]

Mysterious earthquake swarm damages many villages in Galati, Eastern Romania

For a couple of weeks, an unusual earthquake swarm is going on in Eastern Romania, close to Moldovia border. Galati is the province where the earthquakes are happening. The Galati area experienced dozens of earthquakes up to a Magnitude of 3.8 (last one just before writing this article). The … [Read more...]