Earthquakes

NASA saw that blazing, earth-shaking meteor fireball

A NASA camera got a look at the fireworks caused by a spectacular meteor breaking apart over the US Midwest.<p>It sounds apocalyptic. The night sky lit up. The ground shook. This all happened after a meteor showed up to rock Michigan on Tuesday night. YouTube user Mike Austin captured the event on a …

Space

So a meteor exploded over Michigan and caused an earthquake

It sounds like something out of a Roland Emmerich disaster movie, but it really happened. At around 8:10 pm local time last night a meteor streaked across the skies of Michigan and exploded in the atmosphere, reports ABC. <b>That explosion, 5 miles west-southwest of New Haven, Michigan caused a 2.0</b> …

Here's what it was like to live through the terror of the Northridge earthquake, which hit 24 years ago

The last major, destructive earthquake to strike Los Angeles occurred 24 years ago today.<p>There are many people living in Southern California today who have never experienced the terror and destruction of a huge earthquake. Seismic experts have long feared this has made some apathetic about the …

Massive earthquakes triggered by moon phases, time of the year? This study will clarify your doubt

"The Moon does effect earthquakes to a small extent, but you can't hang your hat on it as a prediction method," Susan Hough, a seismologist at the US …

US Geological Survey

Watch an earthquake-triggering meteor blaze over Detroit

Residents of Detroit and elsewhere in southeast Michigan saw a bright flash at about 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday, followed by an earth-shaking boom, and …

U.S. Geological Survey

Michigan's Meteor may have produced 2.0 mag earthquake

The United States Geological Survey reports a 2.0 magnitude earthquake at 8:09 p.m. January 16, 2018 - exactly the same time a meteor flashed through …

Michigan

Several cities rocked by 5.7 magnitude earthquake in Taiwan

An earthquake has struck the capital city of Taiwan, Taipei, according to the Central Weather Pureau.<p>The epicentre of the magnitude 5.7 quake was …

Fireball Over Michigan: Did Meteor Really Cause an Earthquake?

The earthshaking rumblings felt in Michigan last night weren't an earthquake, but rather vibrations from a booming noise caused by a meteor whizzing …

U.S. Geological Survey

Meteor over Detroit: Incredible dashcam footage shows giant fireball hurtling towards ground before sparking 2.0 magnitude earthquake

ES News Email<p>This is the incredible moment a giant meteorite flew through the sky over Michigan before crashing in flames, causing a minor earthquake.<p>…

Astronomy

A 'Natural Meteor Fireball' Just Exploded in the Sky Over Michigan

Social media was alight Tuesday with videos that appeared to show a fireball blazing through the night sky above highways of southeast Michigan, and …

U.S. Geological Survey

Saudi Arabia’s Madinah hit by multiple tremors

One of Saudi Arabia’s holiest cities was hit by three tremors on Tuesday- measuring 0.75 t0 0.95 magnitude on the Richter scale – national daily Okaz …

Saudi Arabia

UPDATE 1-Quake rattles Taipei but no reports of damage

(Recasts, adds details)<p>TAIPEI, Jan 17 (Reuters) - A 5.7-magnitude earthquake hit Taiwan’s capital Taipei on Wednesday with several witnesses reporting a slight rocking of buildings in the city’s business district.<p>The quake struck about 19 km (11.81 miles) east of Taipei at a depth of 140 km (87 …

News (China)

Watch Meteor burns up over Detroit registering earthquake on richter scale

This is terrifying, but man it's also amazing that our atmosphere burns up these meteors before they come crashing down to the earth to take us all …

Amazing

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National Parks

A 5.7-magnitude quake jolts Taiwan

A 5.7-magnitude earthquake hit the Beitou District of Taipei at 1:59 p.m. Wednesday Beijing Time, according to Taiwan's meteorological authority.<p>The …

News (China)

Manny-T the Manatee Goes Back to the Ocean After Rehabilitation

Prepare to have your faith in hu-manatee restored.<p>After three months under the care of marine specialists at Atlantis, Paradise Island, a wild …

U.S. Geological Survey

Watch as meteor lights up the sky in Detroit!

A meteor entered the Earth's atmosphere over Michigan last night producing a loud bang and a bright flash which lit up the sky above Detroit.<p>A loud …

U.S. Geological Survey

Bright Light, Sonic Boom As Likely Meteor Streaks Across Southern Michigan

Michigan residents got a surprise Tuesday night when a suspected meteor punched through the clouds with an explosive flash that was powerful enough …

Oregon

Magnitude 9 Earthquake Will Hit US West Coast Between Feb 21 to Mar 7, Astrologer Predicts

Frank Hoogerbeets an astrologer based on the Netherlands warned U.S. residents living on the West Coast to prepare for a Magnitude 9 earthquake. …

Offbeat News

When an Earthquake Hits Next Door

What would you do if a quake struck two blocks from your home?<p>Most days, it’s easy to forget that coastal California sits at the boundary of two tectonic plates—the Pacific and North American—which are slowly sliding by each other, creating the San Andreas complex of faults. It’s easy to forget …

U.S. Geological Survey

Nostradamus 2018/2019 Predictions: World War 3, USA Reportedly Dooms Under Earthquake, Recession 2019

The seer Michel de Nostredame, better known as Nostradamus, remains famous over four hundred years after his death mostly for a book he wrote titled …

Offbeat News

Earthquake: 3.1 quake strikes near South Landing

A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Tuesday afternoon eight miles from South Landing, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 12:17 p.m. PST at a depth of 5.6 miles.<p>According to the USGS, the epicenter was 66 miles from Clovis, 67 miles from Sanger, and …

U.S. Geological Survey

Do moon phases produce big earthquakes? Study debunks that idea

Huge earthquakes are not significantly influenced by the moon, a new study says.<p>The study, conducted by U.S. Geological Survey seismologist Susan Hough, looked at earthquakes of magnitude 8 or greater over the past four centuries. And a review of more than 200 earthquakes demonstrated that there is …

U.S. Geological Survey

Natural disaster map shows why Michigan is the best place to live

Michigan weather is wacky. Anyone who's lived here long enough knows that.<p>Take last week for example, when residents throughout the state dealt with …

Michigan

Officials in Montecito refuse to discuss evacuation orders before deadly mudslides

A week after catastrophic flooding that killed 20 people in Montecito, local officials continued Monday to push aside questions about why they placed only some areas of the community under mandatory evacuation orders.<p>Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown has said repeatedly that the government …

Ventura County

Magnitude 5.8 earthquake hits Nicaragua - USGS

(Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 struck Nicaragua about 50 miles (80 km) southwest of Rivas on Tuesday, the United States Geological Survey said.<p>An initial alert from the USGS put the magnitude at 6.0 but it revised it some minutes later. It said the tremor had a depth of 24.4 …

Nicaragua

Earthquake measuring 4.3 on Richter Scale rattles Greece; no injuries reported yet - Firstpost

<b>Athens:</b> An earthquake that rattled Greece on Monday night was felt in the capital Athens, a <i>Reuters</i> reporter said.<p>Representational image. Reuters<p>The …

Natural Disasters

Do oil companies want to drill in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge?

Congress, in approving a sweeping tax overhaul, opened the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling, betting that energy companies …

Oil

Angelenos might have an earthquake early warning app by the end of 2018

It would give residents up to 60 seconds’ notice<p>There’s a 99.7 percent chance that, in the next 30 years, an earthquake as big—or bigger—as the deadly Northridge quake will strike Los Angeles again.<p>Those odds pushed the city of Los Angeles to pioneer the development of an earthquake early warning …

Eric Garcetti

Deadly California mudslides show the need for maps and zoning that better reflect landslide risk

Scenic hill slopes can be inspiring – or deadly, as we are seeing after the disastrous debris flows that have ravaged the community of Montecito, …

U.S. Geological Survey