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...]

Christchurch: 4 years after the big one.....

Today is the 4th anniversary of the main Christchurch earthquake on the 22nd February, 2011. With over $30 billion in economic costs and counting... as well as 185 fatalities, the city of Christchurch and its surroundings were shaken to their core over a long couple of years of damaging … [Read more...]

Understanding the mystery of earthquake Beach Balls

Written by Dr. Gemma Smith, Geologist & Geophysicist Dr. Gemma Smith is a young Research Assistant in Earth Sciences at the University of Southampton. Her PhD did focus on the geophysical investigation of the Makran subduction zone, in order to further understand its deformation and seismogenic … [Read more...]

Worldwide EARTHQUAKE related news – Archive November 2012

If you search for the latest real time earthquakes lists : click here The most recent earthquake related news : Click here Below the sign $ to $$$$$ are links to article in the press. $ : little importance $$$$$ : a must read! November 30 2012 Did you know this earthquake happened on … [Read more...]

The impact of cultural and religious influences during natural disasters (volcano eruptions)

Author : A scientific paper written by David Harris, Earth Sciences Department, University College London, London Read also :  Hazard map assessment of Mount Merapi, Central Java, Indonesia using remote sensing Until very recently, there has been a lack of research into cultural and religious … [Read more...]

Understanding the August 11 2012, East Azerbaijan - Iran earthquake

Earthquake overview : 2 consecutive M6+ earthquakes in a matter of 10 minutes and 10 km apart from each other have changed the lives of thousands of people near Ahar, Iran.  The earthquake came as a surprise because they occurred within a tectonic plate (intraplate). Read also : our main in-depth … [Read more...]

Understanding the M 8.6 massive Indian Ocean / Sumatra earthquake

Read also our extensive in-depth report with numerous testimonies about this massive earthquake The April 11, 2012, M8.6 and M8.2 earthquakes off the west coast of northern Sumatra, Indonesia, occurred as a result of strike-slip faulting within the oceanic lithosphere of the Indo-Australia plate. … [Read more...]

Understanding the massive March 20 Mexico earthquake

Earthquake overview : On 3/20/2012  at about 11:30h local time, a massive earthquake of magnitude 7.4 (Mexican sources are reporting a M 7.8 strength) occurred in the highly populated region of Oaxaca / Guerrero in Mexico. The earthquake's epicenter was located at  162 km from Oaxaca and 322 km from … [Read more...]

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