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Freezing cold in Chicago may have caused shaking related to cracking action in frozen ground.

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Monday, 07 January 2019 01:00

Mount Etna erupted in Sicily, Italy

Mount Etna, the most active volcano of Europe, erupted on Christmas Eve, causing numerous earthquakes and closing the airport of Catania.

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The leaning tower of Pisa, located in Italy, is now stable and according to a recent report, its tilt is reduced by 4 centimeters.

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Scientists from the U.S. believe that a significant increase of earthquakes will occur beginning from 2018.

Airborne lidar surveys taken before and after a powerful 2016 earthquake in Japan revealed the potential for such surveys to identify hard-hit buildings quickly.

The magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Iran on Friday, December 1, injuring 42 people and destroying several homes.

After an earthquake, there is a disturbance in the field of gravity that happens almost instantaneously. In a new study, scientists observe and model the gravity-related signals stemming from this disturbance, proposing their use as a rapid estimate of the magnitude of strong earthquakes.

At least 58 aftershocks have been recorded after the two destructive M5.4 seismic events that struck the southeastern part of the Republic of Korea on September 12 and November 15, 2017, while concerns have been raised about the three nuclear reactors that are located in the vicinity of the Yangsan Fault, responsible for the quakes.

The death toll from the magnitude 7.3 earthquake that hit Iran's mountainous border with Iraq on Sunday, has now been raised to at least 530 people, according to Iranian officials.

A University of Washington research project simulates 50 ways a magnitude 9.0 earthquake on the Cascadia subduction zone could shake out in the northwest of the United States.

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