Understanding the 7.2 magnitude earthquake in East Turkey (October 23, 2011)

Earthquake information : A very strong damaging earthquake occurred in the Van province in eastern Turkey. The earthquake was felt in all the neighboring countries. Read also : Very strong damaging earthquake in eastern Turkey Read also : Very strong damaging earthquake Eastern Turkey – Part … [Read more...]

Nasa satellite images reveal numerous landslides after the Nepal / Sikkim Himalaya M 6.9 earthquake

Written by Dave Petley Dave Petley is the Wilson Professor of Hazard and Risk in the Department of Geography at Durham University in the United Kingdom. His blog provides a commentary on landslide events occurring worldwide, including the landslides themselves, latest research, and conferences and … [Read more...]

Deadly earthquake Himalaya : 20 minutes news compilation video

The 20 minute video shows the many faces of the earthquake, the damage inflicted to buildings, the landslides, interviews with local people and specialists.  The CNN-IBN video is the best we have seen so far. Watch how the magnitude 6.9 earthquake that struck Sikkim on September 18 changed … [Read more...]

Earthquake 18/09 Nepal / Sikkim Himalaya - Update September 26 - at least 107 people killed

Also written by Szombath Balazs and Ashish Khanal Earthquake overview : A magnitude 6.9 earthquake hit the Himalayan states Nepal and Sikkim (India) 12:40:48 UT (6:11 PM at epicenter). The depth of the hypocenter was at 20.7 km. The earthquake has caused over 100 victims so far and much damage in … [Read more...]

Vanuatu massive earthquakes and aftershocks : impressive "experience" reports (20/08/2011)

Earthquake overview : A massive earthquake measuring 7.5 magnitude struck the Vanuatu area at 3:55 AM in the night. A tsunami with theoretical waves up to 1.9 meters could be expected on a Vanuatu island Read also our initial in-depth report "Massive earthquake near Vanuatu Efate Island" -  … [Read more...]

Understanding the massive 7.0 Peru / Brazil earthquake (August 24 2011)

About : A massive – magnitude 7.0 -  luckily deep earthquake, struck Peru close to the Brazilian border. Due to its depth – 145.1 km (90.2 miles) – it was felt also in all neighboring countries. Read also our main article "Massive deep earthquake shakes Peru near the Brazilian border – 20 … [Read more...]

Massive deep earthquake shakes Peru near the Brazilian border - 20 injured

Earthquake overview : A very strong - magnitude 7.0 -  but deep earthquake struck Peru close to the Brazilian border. Due to its depth - 145.1 km (90.2 miles) - it was felt on a very wide scale as far as Ecuador. Read also : Understanding the massive 7.0 Peru / Brazil earthquake (August 24 2011) … [Read more...]

Massive 7+ earthquakes near Vanuatu Efate Island (August 20/21, 2011

Earthquake overview : A massive earthquake measuring 7.5 magnitude struck the Vanuatu area at 3:55 AM in the night. A tsunami with theoretical waves up to 1.9 meters could be expected on a Vanuatu island (see below). Read also : Vanuatu massive earthquakes and aftershocks : impressive "experience" … [Read more...]

Understanding the Magnitude 7.6 Kermadec Islands earthquake (July 6, 2011)

Although we already made an effort in explaining a lot in our in-depth article where we followed the earthquake and Tsunami warnings on July 6 (UTC) /July 7 (local time) (click here to read it), we also want to give the USGS seismologists' view of what exactly happened. The July 6, 2011 … [Read more...]

Massive (scary) Alaskan earthquake in an unpopulated area

Earthquake summary : A terrifying strong earthquake occurred at 6:09 PM near the remote Alaskan Aleutian Islands.  The epicenter of the earthquake was on top of the subduction slope. The energy of this massive earthquake was weakened due to the depth of the epicenter. There was never a widespread … [Read more...]