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...]

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 story of Dutchsinse (also called Fakesinse in scientific circles)

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 Erdbebennews.de, a daily earthquake blog in … [Read more...]

Shaking intensity

The video below explains what shaking intensity is and how it relates to Magnitude, depth and the location where it happens There are different shaking intensity scales in the world. They have mostly an historic character like left and right driving is also different worldwide. Here are the most … [Read more...]

Plate tectonics

The origin of earthquakes … [Read more...]

Earthquakes facts and fiction

This is definitely one of the best articles in our site. Everybody interested in earthquakes, those who are living in or visiting earthquake rich areas should be obliged to read this text. Understanding what really happens and how to protect your life and goods is essential to resist the misery of … [Read more...]

Slightly damaging earthquake near the coast of Guatemala - June 22, 2017

– Update Friday 07:00 UTC: Latest CONRED statistics as per 16:00 (4 PM) local time 65 incidents reported, 122 affected persons, 21 people with damaged properties, 4 injured, 5 houses with slight damage, 15 houses with moderate damage, 1 house with serious damage, 8 affected roads, 11 affected … [Read more...]

Devastating deadly earthquake in Lesvos, Greece - June 12, 2017

Damage report in cooperation with the 2017 Earthquake Impact Database EID on Google Docs - Like EID on Facebook – Update 16:04 UTC:  The Greek Lesvos press reports about an investigation to find the person responsible for spreading rumors that another even more devastating earthquake would … [Read more...]

Oceanic Transform Faults and Fracture Zones

Mid Ocean spreading Ridges & Transform faults MidOcean spreading Ridges (MOR on the map below) are not continuous features.  Midocean ridge spreading centers are offset by numerous transform faults.  MORs are, of course, divergent plate boundaries where two plates are spreading apart and new … [Read more...]