Introduction to Plate Tectonics The Earth's upper, rigid layer is broken into several plates which are in constant motion to one another. Most earthquakes and volcanoes occur as result of these plate boundaries.
Krakatoa explodes In the afternoon of 17 Oct, a particularly violent explosion occurred at Anak Krakatau, blasting away a portion of the southern crater rim. A similar event might have been the final trigger for the catastrophic landslide that let the cone collapse and cause a devastating tsunami on 22 Dec 2018.
Largest 20 earthquakes past 24 hrs Our continuously updated worldwide map and list of the most recent largest earthquakes in the world during the past 24 hours. You can also find top 20 lists for given past days / months / years from the archive.
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