Category: earthquakes

East Coast Earthquake: Magnitude 4.6

Felt intensely in New England, a magnitude 4.6 earthquake struck near Hollis, Maine at 7:12 PM local time, October 16, about 85 miles north of Boston. The earthquake rippled out from the epicenter, which was very shallow at 5km (about 3 miles under the earth’s surface), which was a reason …

HUGE SouthEast Earthquake Drill

“The Great SouthEast ShakeOut” …do they know something? The Department of Emergency Management of six southeastern states are coordinating and participating in the largest earthquake drill, ever, in the southeast United States. October 18, 10:18 AM. Participants will include schools and universities, the federal government, state and local government, businesses, …

Earthquakes Bristling At Tectonic Plate Boundaries

For those of you who have been reading this site for awhile know that one of my interests and curiosities is the geophysical going’s on of our planet, including earthquakes. Well, it is interesting to notice that there have been a curious number of earthquakes of magnitude 5.0 or greater …

Sudden Major Earthquakes Near Poles

Earthquakes do come suddenly. However there have been a number of major earthquakes during the past several days, several of which are highly interesting as they shook a region of the planet not too often noticed compared to other active earthquake regions (near the poles). Along the Pacific-Antarctic Ridge, and …

New Earthquakes on New Madrid Fault Zone

Whenever we see new earthquakes along or near the New Madrid Fault Zone in the south central United States, we are reminded of the historical record-breaking earthquakes that have occurred there and the danger that still exists. Recently, beginning June 17 there have been a handful of earthquakes (seven – …

North Pole Earthquake – Impending Doom?

A highly unusual earthquake has just shook the North Pole. On May 26 at 03:27 UTC, a magnitude 5.0 at a depth of 6.2 miles occurred just 270 miles from the true north pole, the axis from which the earth spins. Just as interesting, 2 minutes prior, a magnitude 4.6 …