Earthquake News Articles
An early morning earthquake hit east Georgia today, lately there has been a series of earthquakes hitting the area. One of the latest earthquakes struck at 1:13 a.m. on Friday, southeast of Lincolnton, according to the U.S Geological Survey.
The earthquake measured in at 2.8 in magnitude, with an aftershock event measuring 2.1 in magnitude. The good news is that there were no immediate reports of any damage or injuries. On April the 7th 2013, a magnitude 2.5 earthquake was recorded on April 7th and was followed by two aftershocks with magnitudes of 1.9 and 2.2.
Another 4.3 earthquake hit Turkey took place in the Pazarcik district of Turkish province of Kahramanmaras on April 26th on Friday. According to the report, no casualties or damages have been reported.
The country of Turkey is located in a seismically active zone, with the most powerful vibrations of the earth’s crust in this country took place in the Marmara Sea in 1999. This particular earthquake generated an earthquake measuring 7.4, with about 18,000 people being killed in the earthquake.
The next article on earthquake comes from The Hindu Business Line, a magnitude 4.8 earthquake hit China’s Sichuan Province on April the 25, 2013.
The earthquake left 61 people injured, this took place only six days after a strong quake in the same province had killed nearly 200 people, which measured 7.0 on the richter scale.
More than 29,000 homes have been damaged and nearly 47,000 people have been affected by the quake as of 2:30 p.m today, according to the Yibin municipal emergency response office.
About 14,000 people have been relocated Many of the economic losses are estimated at 291 million yuan, according to the Xinhua news agency.
At the Etna volcano located in Sicily Italy, there has been an intense increase in ash emissions at the
New SE crater. INGV tremor data seems to not be available to see whether this is rising or not, and the volcano might be the beginning of another paroxysm.
Increasing volcanic activity is taking place at the Popocatepetl volcano in Central Mexico, which currently is producing a strong steam plume illuminated by the glowing lava in the summit crater.
The rising in recent activity was preceded by a moderate explosion on April the 24th, with the rate of small to moderate emissions of gas-steam-ash, which reached about two per hour.
We have some breathtaking images to highlight from the Nevado Del Ruiz volcano located in Columbia, as the volcano
appears to be a degassing vigorously in concert with recent strong seismicity affecting the volcano. Although volcano-tectonic earthquakes
have eased at the volcano, showing continuous volcanic tremor activity.
Another earthquake swarm has just begun at the Nevado Del Ruiz volcano. Renewed seismicity immediately followed an episode of stronger volcanic tremor within/beneath the volcano.
Mine Collapse Causes Road To Collapse
A road collapse was reported in China by the Huashang Daily, the truck driver from the Jilin province in Northeast China felt something like an earthquake on Thursday morning as he was driving his coal-laden truck in Shenmu county.
“I felt something under my truck and I thought it was an earthquake. I got out and saw that the road in front had collapsed,” the driver surnamed Wang said.
A 500 meter section of the road subsided with the biggest hole about two meters deep. The good news is that there were no damages to other buildings or loss of life.
Latest On The Louisiana Sinkhole
One of the ongoing stories out of the Assumption Parish area has been the louisiana sinkhole, and how it continues to expand, burp, and eat away at trees in the area. Here is a quote from a website that covers the sinkhole:
“Texas Brine is preparing to re-route the western wall of the sinkhole containment berm further west, and extend the northern and southern berm walls accordingly, due to ongoing surface subsidence in a portion of the existing western berm wall.
While the sinkhole’s western boundary remains more than 100 feet away from the existing western berm wall, ongoing filling of the failed Texas Brine Oxy 3 cavern and compaction of the disturbed rock zone surrounding the sinkhole have created an area of surface subsidence outside the sinkhole boundary.”