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jue, 25 feb 2021, 12:55
Image showing the locations, relative to one another, of the Pacific Plate, North American Plate, and the Juan de Fuca Plate. (source: Google Earth)
A certain plate known as the Juan de Fuca Plate is subducting under the North American Plate faster than it is being created – and it has nearly disappeared! Read more... leer todo
sáb, 13 feb 2021, 19:01
User reports of the magnitude 7 quake in Japan this evening (13 Feb 2021)
Ten years after Fukushima was hit by the major magnitude 9 earthquake of 11 March 2011, followed by a devastating tsunami and the breakdown of nuclear facilities, today's strong earthquake in almost the same spot hit with a magnitude of 7.1, considered very strong by earthquake standards. Read more... leer todo
vie, 12 feb 2021, 21:05
Location of user reports of the 12 Feb 2021 mag 5.8 Tajikistan quake
Millions of people in the northern parts of India and Pakistan were awoken by a very noticeable earthquake on Friday evening (February 12, 2021). Read more... leer todo
sáb, 2 ene 2021, 18:47
Monterey's earthquake earlier today at a very noticeable magnitude of 4.3 sent shockwaves through the region's inhabitants, literally. The uncharacteristically very shallow quake of barely 4 miles below the surface caused a flurry of comments to flood our VolcanoDiscovery monitoring service. Messages came in from a wide range of neighborhoods, communities and towns around Monterrey including Aptos, Ben Lomond, Boulder, Carmel, Corralitos, Hollister, Marina, Newman, Salinas, Santa Cruz, Sand City, Soquel, Watsonville, and many more. Read more... leer todo
sáb, 2 ene 2021, 15:25
Earthquakes under Etna volcano during 31 Dec 2020-2Jan 2021
A series of earthquakes shook the flanks of Etna volcano during the past days. Since the afternoon of 31 Dec 2020 until this morning, a swarm of tremors has occurred at depths of 10-15 km mainly under the southern flank of the volcano. Read more... leer todo
jue, 31 dic 2020, 16:21
Location of users reporting this morning's quake in San Francisco
San Francisco's earthquake earlier today jolted the city's residents out of bed at 5:41 am, with hundreds of live reports flowing into our online monitoring service at VolcanoDiscovery within minutes after it occurred. Most users classified the intensity as a 3 or 4 on the 12-point Modified Mercalli Scale, considered the most common intensity scale used in seismology. Read more... leer todo
mié, 30 dic 2020, 11:33
Epicenter area of today's devastating earthquake in Croatia
A massive earthquake of 6.4 on the Richter scale hit central Croatia near the town of Petrinja at 12.19 local time (GMT +1) which was felt to different degrees in several countries, including Bosnia/Herzegovina, Czechia, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia and Austria. Read more... leer todo
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