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Two earthquakes M 4.5 and 5.2 hit Spain

At least 10 people have died this afternoon in Lorca (Murcia) and dozens injured as a result of an earthquake of magnitude 5.1, which was preceded by an earthquake of 4.5, as confirmed by the Delegation of the Government. One of the deceased is a minor.EMSC-CSEMThe

May 11, 2011

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Italians tremble at prediction of May 11 earthquake

According to a rumor that has circulated on the Internet for months, Raffaele Bendandi, an Italian pseudo scientist who died in 1979, predicted before his death that a massive earthquake will strike Rome on Wednesday, May 11. No one is sure that he actually made

May 11, 2011

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Strong earthquake 7.1 hit Loyalty Islands

Strong earthquake magnitude 7,1 hit 134 km (83 miles) SouthWest of Isangel, Tanna, Vanuatu at depth of 26.5 km (16.5 miles). There are no reports of damage or casualties for now. A serius of moderate earthquake followed - 4.9, 5.2, 5.7The Loyalty Islands are an

May 10, 2011

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Doomsday panic in Taiwan: Could earthquake magnitude 14 and 170m high tsunami wave hit Taiwan?!

The man, identifying himself as Teacher Wang, said Taiwan would be struck by a magnitude-14 earthquake and 170m (560ft) high tsunami on 11 May. More than 100 cargo containers have been bought and set up in a mountainous area of central Taiwan.Police said they were

May 04, 2011

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Updates on Yellowstone activity

During the month of April 2011, 91 earthquakes were located in the Yellowstone National Park region. The largest was a magnitude 2.2 event on April 13 at 7:11 AM MDT, located about 15 miles southeast of West Thumb, YNP. A small swarm of 24 earthquakes was recorded...

May 03, 2011

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50 meter crater opens up on Baltic island of Usedom

A 50 meters long and four meters deep crater has opened on the Baltic island Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The cause of the landslide still puzzled geologists. In the middle of a field at Zirchow gapes the mysterious hole.What exactly happened here? Harry Strohm from the

May 01, 2011

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Deaths of penguins on the NZ East Cost caused by seismic testing in the Raukumara Basin?

The Department of Conservation is staying tight-lipped over the deaths of a group of penguins on the East Coast. At least 14 have been found washed up along Waihau Bay.Anti-oil protesters claim seismic testing in the Raukumara Basin is to blame.DOC is choosing to

May 01, 2011

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6,1 earthquake hit south of Panama

A 6.1 earthquake has struck off the coast of Panama at the shallow depth of 10 km. This, once again, affirms our warnings about the growing dangerous dynamism and tension around the Cocos Plate, Baja California and the Caribbean Plate. In the meantime, heightened

April 30, 2011

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More seismic activity building in Vanuatu region

Six earthquakes stronger than magnitude 5 have struck Vanuatu in 24 hours. The unique submarine topography of the region puts it on the front-line for tectonic plate convulsion and potentially destructive tsunamis. The above 1999 map shows the deep trench forming along

April 30, 2011

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Expert Panel: Central U.S. faces real threat of quake

Two hundred years ago this coming winter, a series of three large earthquakes centered in southeastern Missouri destroyed the little town of New Madrid and rattled the entire eastern half of the country. Could one or more such quakes strike again? On official maps of

April 27, 2011

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Eruption of Tungurahua sends ash up to 7 km into the air, Ecuador

Ashes from Tungurahua, 140 km south of Quito, Ecuador, rose more than 7 kilometers (4 miles) into the air on Tuesday. Schools are closed and residents evacuated in areas near volcano.Six eruptions and significant ash cloud were detected  and authorities issued

April 27, 2011

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Devil's Lake continues to grow

Devils Lake, North Dakota is a "a slow-growing monster: a huge lake that has steadily expanded over the last 20 years, swallowing up thousands of acres, hundreds of buildings and at least two towns in its rising waters.The water level of Devil's Lake has risen about

April 27, 2011

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Fear of Juan de Fuca megathrust earthquake

The north-west coast of the U.S. could be devastated by a huge movement of undersea plates known as a ‘megathrust’ earthquake, scientists say. A review of the dangers posed by the Juan de Fuca plate released in the wake of the Japanese quake has raised fears that

April 26, 2011

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Strong 6.9 earthquake hit Solomon islands

Strong earthquake magnitude 6,9 hit 76 km (47 miles) west of Kira Kira near San Cristobal at Solomon island (10.349°S, 161.233°E) Saturday morning April 23rd at 04:17 UTC at depht of 81,6km.Residents on the mainland said they felt a sharp jolt but emergency

April 23, 2011

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Strong quakes east of Tokyo, Japan

An earthquake magnitude 6,1 epicentred at 35.617°N, 140.452°E, 64km east of Tokyo struck at a depth of 42,9km at 13:37 on April 21th. The quake was followed by a number of aftershocks, the largest of which measured 5,6. (USGS)According to Fire-Earth si

April 22, 2011

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Earth tremor in Sri Lanka damaged seven houses

Sri Lanka's Disaster Management Center (DMC) has reported that a minor earth tremor had occurred in the Kirinda area in the Hambantota District last night. The DMC said the tremor has occurred at around 10 pm on Monday night and that further investigations are being

April 20, 2011

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Earthquake 6,6 hit volcanic arc south of Kermadec Islands

6.6 magnitude earthquake struck in the South Pacific on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The epicenter was south of the Kermadec Islands, about 340 miles (550 kilometers) east-northeast of Auckland, New Zealand, the survey said.The earthquake had a

April 18, 2011