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Monday, 21 January 2019 16:41

M 6,7 earthquake struck Chile

A 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck the central and north coast of Chile causing structural damage, landslides and provoking 2 fatalities.

A brand-new application is able to alert people in time when earthquakes strike in California.

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Monday, 03 December 2018 01:00

Alaska struck by a massive M 7.0 earthquake

The region of Anchorage, Alaska, was struck by a massive M 7.0 on November 30, 2018.

Scientists have attempted to shed light on the earthquake vulnerability of the area around New Madrid, Missouri.

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) models predict that Florence Hurricane can cause beach erosion along 3/4 of North Carolina among other areas.

A 6.2 followed by a 5.6 magnitude earthquake within 5 minutes hit Indonesia in of the coast of West Timor.

Monday, 27 August 2018 01:00

Major earthquake on Peru-Brazil border

A M 7,1 earthquake struck the area close to Peru and Brazil border on Friday, 24 of August, according to U.S. Geological Survey.

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Blue flames from fissures in the ground appear in Hawaii's mount Kilauea threatening new residential buildings.

Researchers along with USGS believe they may have developed a theory to explain the mid-plate earthquakes of the New Madrid Seismic Zone. They theorize that super dense rock exerts a gravitational pull on the terrain above creating a higher likelihood that faults in the NMSZ will slip.

On Saturday, September 3rd, an earthquake struck northern Oklahoma at around 7 am. The quake was also felt accross Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, and Texas. The epicenter was determined to be near Pawnee, about 74 miles north of Oklahoma City at a depth of 3.7 miles.

The quake was initially measured at a 5.6 magnitude, tying the state record. After further depth analysis, the USGS has updated the reading to a 5.8, making it the largest earthquake on record in the state of Oklahoma.

This week, several smaller earthquakes struck the same part of Oklahoma. So far, there have been 8 recorded earthquakes over a magnitude of 3.0. The Oklahoma Geological Survey believes it is possible that these quakes my be linked wastewater injection wells from fracking. They are beginning a study to determine ways to reduce the chances of "inadvertently inducing a seismic event". At this time, the USGS believes the event was a result of shallow strike-slip faulting.

Source: NPR

Source: USGS

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