Tag: Earthquake

Pictures: Croatia Earthquake, Largest in 140 Years, Injures 17, Damages Cathedral and Homes

A 15-year-old was reported to be in critical condition and 16 other people were injured, authorities said. The European seismological agency, EMSC, said the 5.3 earthquake struck a wide area north of the capital, Zagreb, at 6:23 a.m. (0523 GMT). The epicenter was 7 kilometers (4 miles) north of Zagreb at a depth of 10 […]

Nearly 200 earthquakes hit Salton Sea amid quake swarm

Nearly 200 small earthquakes — including three of a magnitude greater than 4 — struck the Salton Sea area over the last day or so.   According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the swarm of quakes started early Monday morning and continued into the evening. Quakes measuring 4.3 and 4.2 magnitude occurred Monday night.  Nine of the quakes measure […]

Oklahoma, EPA shutter 32 wells in new earthquake-prone area

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake and a series of smaller aftershocks in Oklahoma led to the discovery of a new fault line and stoked fears among some scientists about activity along other unknown faults that could be triggered by oil and gas wastewater that’s being injected deep underground.   State and federal regulators on Monday said 32 […]

Iceland’s Katla volcano hit by unusually large earthquakes

Two unusually large earthquakes hit one of Iceland’s biggest volcanoes early on Monday, raising concerns of a possible eruption, the Icelandic Met Office said.   The Katla volcano has not erupted properly since 1918 and scientists say it is overdue to do so, although an eruption could still be decades away.   “It is quite […]

33 earthquakes in 30 days – the town that won’t stop trembling

THE WESTERN AUSTRALIAN town of Norseman has a serious case of the shakes – with a staggering 50 earthquakes hitting the area in the last two months.   The gold-mining town – located about 720km east of Perth – has had over 30 quakes this month, with 18 alone on 8 and 9 July.   […]

Quake swarm rolls on as magnitude-3.2 shakes San Ramon Valley

Still, it was felt as far north as Pittsburg and as far south to Dublin, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Seismologists say residents of the area have little to worry about. The Calaveras Fault is simply releasing tension, and the chance for a big quake — one stronger than magnitude 6.7 — is low, […]