Reports

A newly discovered fault zone could provide the answer to a decade-old riddle in seismology: The origin of the Great Lisbon earthquake 1755. But this finding defies all previous rules of geology and leaves many questions unanswered.

In March 2021, 19 damaging earthquakes have been registered. 5 people were killed, 144 others were injured and around 12,000 buildings were damaged. With about four percent of all earthquake damage since the beginning of the year, March has so far been the month with the lowest earthquake losses.

The seismically active regions of Central Europe are clustered, mostly along ancient rifts. But not all rifts show seismicity. Recent studies indicate that another factor strongly influences frequency and strength of earthquakes in Central Europe: Magmatism.

A massive disater in Japan turned into a political debate. The Mw9.1 Tohoku earthquake and the following tsunami left 18,000 casualties and millions of people homeless. The following nuclear accident in Fukushima shook the world. Many questions are still open.

Several massive earthquakes and three tsunamis in New Zealand and multiple quake sequences in Europe. How are they all connected?

Although only two months have passed, the earthquake damage numbers of 2021 have almost reached those of the entire previous year. A brief overview.

An intense earthquake sequence affected the area south of the Icelandic capital this week. Data indicate complex ruptures and possible magmatic triggering

Ten years ago on February 22nd 2011, the deadliest and most prominent chapter of New Zealand’s latest earthquake history was written, accompanying the story of the world’s most infamous aftershock.

One large earthquake can cause other strong earthquakes. The last few days have shown several examples of earthquake triggering and sequences.

An explosion sound followed by a gentle shake: A kind of non-tectonic quake might affect places during extreme cold waves and even lead to minor damage.