Hawaii’s Kīlauea Volcano Monitored for Possible Eruption

A lake the size of five football fields in Hawaii’s Kīlauea volcano is one of the world’s hottest bodies of water, according to a volcano alert issued by the United States Geological Survey (USGS). A thermal camera used to measure the lake’s water surface temperature reveals that it is between 176 and 185 degrees Fahrenheit. According to the USGS, very … Continue reading

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Major San Andreas Quake ‘Likelier’ Now After Recent California Quakes, Study

A new analysis of the changes in fault stresses in Southern California has shown that there is now an increased chance of a major earthquake on the San Andreas Fault – which could possibly impact up to 18 million people in the Los Angeles, California, area. The study, published on Monday in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, … Continue reading

6.5-magnitude Earthquake Hits Nevada

A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 struck a remote, sparsely populated area of Nevada about halfway between Reno and Las Vegas early on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said In Nye County, at the epicentre of the quake, a sheriff’s dispatcher said there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. But later the Nevada Department of Transportation … Continue reading

6.4 Earthquake Hits Southern Idaho in US

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck Southern Idaho in the United States, according to the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC). So far there is no information about the possible damage done by the quake. Quakes starting with a 6.0 magnitude are considered “strong”, according to the Richter magnitude scale, and can cause moderate to strong damage to poor structures. The earthquake … Continue reading

Oklahoma Hit by 7 Earthquakes in 24 Hours

In just less than 24 hours, seven earthquakes rattled across Oklahoma, according to data from the United States Geological Survey. The temblors ranged in intensity from magnitude to 1.6 to 2.5. The first quake — measuring at magnitude 1.9 — struck at 10:44 a.m. Sunday roughly 2.5 miles south of Perry, the USGS reported. The second quake — magnitude 1.7 … Continue reading

6.3 Magnitude Quake Strikes off Coast of Oregon

The state of Oregon is located near a 700-mile-long fault known as the Cascadia subduction zone, making the area prone to earthquakes. A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck 284 kilometres northwest of Brandon, Oregon at 15:07:58 on Thursday at a depth of 5.4-kilometres, the United States Geological Survey reported. Preliminary magnitude 6.3 earthquake off the coast of Oregon. Likely not felt ashore. … Continue reading

California Hit by Magnitude 5.0 Earthquake – USGS

Weeks after a major earthquake rocked the region, a 5.0-magnitude quake shook central California Thursday afternoon just miles from the epicenter of the previous quakes. The quake, which struck at 1:49 p.m. local time, had its epicenter located 2.4 kilometers directly beneath the China Lake Naval Weapons Base north of Ridgecrest, California. The 6.4-magnitude quake that rocked the region on … Continue reading

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Expert Says The San Andreas Fault Is About To Crack – Here’s What Will Happen When It Does

The director of the Southern California Earthquake Center, Thomas Jordan, made an announcement recently that would have sent a chill down the spine of every Californian: that the San Andreas fault appears to be in a critical state and as such, could generate a large earthquake imminently. Of course, the reiteration of the seismic hazard to Californians will be nothing … Continue reading

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7.3-magnitude Quake Strikes Eastern Indonesia

One person was killed after a 7.3-magnitude earthquake hit off the remote Maluku islands in eastern Indonesia on Sunday (July 14), sending panicked residents running into the streets. However, no tsunami warning was issued. The quake struck about 165km south-south-west of the town of Ternate in North Maluku province at 6.28pm local time, at a depth of 10km, according to … Continue reading

Satellite Images Show Large Fissure Caused by Powerful California Earthquake

The powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake that shook Southern California Friday, just one day after a 6.4-magnitude tremor struck 122 miles northeast of Los Angeles, caused a fissure within the Little Lake fault zone in the state’s Indian Wells Valley area. Satellite images taken by Earth imaging company Planet Labs Inc. and photos shared by California residents show the visible crack across … Continue reading

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