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Today’s M=4.5 earthquake struck just north of the capital city of Lisbon.
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Only light shaking was felt in the capital city of Manila.
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So far, there are 19 confirmed fatalities from the earthquake in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan.
The small town of Acton, California was significantly impacted by flash flooding yesterday.
This morning’s earthquake was widely felt throughout the capital city which is home to over 7 million people.
Yesterday’s M=5.3 earthquake struck underneath Lake Edward in western Uganda.
While the fault that ruptured in last week’s Kos-Bodrum earthquake is still up for debate, we now know that the M=7.7 earthquake in the Commander Islands ruptured the Bering Fault Zone
Το ελληνικό νησί της Κω υπέστη σοβαρές ζημιές στο σεισμό της 21ης Ιουλίου M = 6.6.
The shock ended 600 years of seismic sleep at the ancient castle town
Today’s M=5.8 earthquake is likely a late aftershock of the 2011 M=9.0 Tohoku quake
A M=6.2 earthquake struck approximately 12 hours prior to the M=7.7 earthquake off the Commander Islands
New mapping performed by the California Geological Survey reveals several fault traces in Southern California.
Today’s earthquake was felt in five states in the Midwest
This area in Papua New Guinea is highly seismically active due to subduction at the New Britain Trench.
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The supercomputer simulations attempt to capture the role of ‘fault contagion’ in earthquake sequences, as an update to the official California seismic hazard model
These two earthquakes give clues to the next earthquake in the ongoing Philippine sequence.
Today’s M=5.8 earthquake in western Montana was felt as far as Seattle and Portland, over 730 km away.
Yesterday’s M=5.9 earthquake offshore of Chile occurred in a region that was positively stressed in the 2010 M=8.8 Maule earthquake.
Sileri Crater is within the Dieng Volcanic Complex, in central Java. Indonesia as a whole has the most active volcanoes of any country on earth.
Scientists now know that a tectonic event did not trigger the landslide and fatal tsunami in Greenland 11 days ago.
The active earthquake swarm west of Reno, Nevada is located in an area susceptible to M=6+ quakes
The earthquakes over the weekend, occurred at the tips of quakes in 1906 and 1812.
Recent activity at Poás Volcano in Costa Rica is considered “out of the ordinary” by Professor J. Maarten de Moor at the Observatorio Vulcanologico y Sismologico de Costa Rica.
Today’s M=6.8 earthquake off the coast of Guatemala is the second large earthquake to hit the country in the last eight days.
Today’s M=3.3 earthquake likely occurred on a structure associated with the Hayward Fault, which runs through the East Bay
Tropical Storm Cindy, the second tropical storm of the season, is expected to make landfall either tonight or tomorrow morning.
Today’s M=3.2 earthquake was felt in Atlanta, over 200 km away
While the earthquake over the weekend was tectonic in nature, Greenland also experiences glacial earthquakes.
In addition to the typical mainshock-aftershock sequence, there is a prominent streak of seismicity offshore of Guatemala
Despite the earthquake’s magnitude, only moderate damage was sustained, and there is only one reported injury.
Today’s M=6.3 earthquake caused significant damage to the Greek island of Lesbos, a popular tourist destination.
In addition to volcanic eruptions, Hawaii’s Big Island is also susceptible to moderate-large earthquakes.
Yesterday’s M=3.7 earthquake occurred in the Walker Lane Fault System, which is similar to California’s San Andreas Fault System.
Mientras que el terremoto del día de hoy de M=5.6 ocurrió sobre la placa en proceso de subducción, en esta región también son comunes temblores de la corteza superficiales.
While today’s M=5.6 earthquake occurred on the subducting slab, shallow crustal quakes are also common in this region.
Yesterday’s earthquake occurred along the San Jacinto Fault, which is capable of M=7.5 earthquakes.
The ongoing seismic swarm in Western Turkey is in an area undergoing active continental extension.
Yesterday’s M=5.4 earthquake in the Philippines also highlights the seismic threat posed to the capital city of Manila.
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Today’s M=5.0 earthquake in Taiwan was preceded by 5 foreshocks.
While the San Andreas shows almost not signs of seismic activity in Northern California, two of its sister faults show significant seismicity.
The recent seismic swarm took place beneath the Seattle Fault Zone, which is susceptible to large, damaging earthquake.
Los terremotos del día de ayer ocurrieron en una parte altamente activa del Golfo de California, donde existe una ruptura más rápida que en otras partes del Golfo.
Yesterday’s earthquakes occurred in a highly active part of the Gulf of California where there is more rapid rupture than other parts of the Gulf.
The M=5.8 earthquake on Saturday caused up to 70% damage in 14 villages.
Today’s M=6.2 earthquake offshore of El Salvador caused light shaking in the capital city of San Salvador.
Today’s M=5.4 earthquake in western China occurred on a spectacular normal fault in the Tashkurgen Valley.
The recent earthquakes along the Aleutian Islands in Alaska have occurred in an area susceptible to M=7.5 quakes.
By David Jacobson, Temblor Click here for English version See earthquakes in Peru A las 3:08 a.m. tiempo local, golpeó un terremoto de M=5.4 en el norte de Perú …
Today’s M=5.8 earthquake in Tajikistan is likely an aftershock of a M=5.9 quake two days ago.
Heavy rainfall in the Midwest reached such levels that levees were overtopped and breached, leading to even more flooding.
Recent flooding in the Midwest illustrates how areas at risk of flooding are not covered in the FEMA flood mapping program.
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Last night’s M=3.1 earthquake was widely felt in both Santa Monica and West Los Angeles.
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A M=6.2 earthquake at 4:31 a.m. local time was followed by a M=6.3 less than two hours later.
Today’s M=6.8 earthquake occurred in a region that has seen 4 other M=6.6+ earthquake in the last 90 years.
Due to earthquakes in 2010, 2015, and a swarm in the last week, a M=8.3 earthquake is more likely to strike offshore of Chile.
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A M=6.9 earthquake offshore of Chile, near the cities of Valparaiso and Santiago follows an intense seismic swarm that started two days ago.
Santiago, la capital de Chile, se encuentra a otros 100 km (60 millas) tierra adentro, donde se sintió más ampliamente el sismo más grande.
A series of eight M~5 shocks has just occurred on or near the megathrust surface 30 km (18 mi) offshore the major port city of Valparaiso, Chile.
Türkiye’nin batısında, 5 büyüklüğünde iki deprem birbiri ardına bir saat içinde hissedildi.
By David Jacobson, Temblor See earthquakes in Peru El día de ayer, a las 12:49 p.m., hora local, un terremoto de M=6.0 sacudió el norte de Perú y se …
The location of yesterday’s M=3.7 earthquake was within the Geysers Geothermal Field, which is the site of numerous induced earthquakes.
Saturday’s M=5.9 was felt 100 km north of the epicenter in the capital city of Manila, which is home to over 1.5 million people.
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Had today’s M=6.1 quake been underneath a populated center, the effects could have been much worse.
Team Temblor took a trip to the Hayward Fault with USGS paleoseismologist David Schwartz.
By Ross Stein and David Jacobson, Temblor Check your flood risk Click here for english version Al final de la semana pasada, lluvias torrenciales en Colombia terminaron en deslizamientos …
The flooding in Colombia over the weekend was likely influenced by active faulting in the Colombian Andes.
This morning’s earthquake occurred at a transitional point between the Santa Cruz Mountains and creeping sections of the San Andreas Fault.
Yesterday’s M=5.7 quake in the Gulf of California occurred in an area where tectonic forces are causing Baja California to move farther from mainland Mexico.
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Displaced coral appears to suggest enormous waves in the Caribbean prior to Columbus
California is considering leaving the National Flood Insurance Program in favor of a state-run program.
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A new model aims to incorporate all hazards posed by subduction zone earthquakes into a single tool.
Last night’s earthquake could be an aftershock of the September 16, 2015 M=8.3 Illapel quake.
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The Newport-Inglewood and Rose Canyon faults, believed to be separate systems, are now shown to be one system capable of rupturing in M=7.3+ earthquakes.
Yesterday’s M=4.3 earthquake was felt in Zurich, which is home to nearly 400,000 people.
Yesterday’s earthquake took place in a region which has seen 13 M=7.5 earthquakes since 1900.
The Pawnee Nation is suing oil companies over their role in the September 3, 2016 M=5.8 Pawnee earthquake
New evidence for 10 ground-rupturing earthquakes was discovered in Southern California along the Big Bend section of the San Andreas Fault.
When induced earthquakes are included, the seismic hazard for 2017 in Oklahoma is as high or higher than most places in California.
Scientists remain divided as to whether there is a clear correlation between heavy rainfall and increased seismicity
Submarine landslides during the November 2016 Kaikoura, New Zealand earthquake wiped out a hotbed of sea life.
Last night’s earthquake was located in a region on the Cascadia Subduction Zone currently undergoing a slow slip event.
Flooding in San Jose has forced the evacuations of thousands of residents, with no timetable on when they will be allowed home.
A $4.8 billion project to protect the Bay Area’s water resources is approximately 91% finished.
Fluctuations in water levels at Lake Oroville are known have caused earthquakes. In 1975, a M=5.8 shook the area.
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