Moderate 4.9 earthquake to report in the Tanimbar Islands region in Indonesia today, no reports of damages to building loss of life, or injuries in the area. Another moderate
earthquake measuring 3.1 in magnitude struck off the shore of Antofagasta Chile.4.0 earthquake hit Tajikstan today, taking place at 6:07 a.m local time. The
epicenter of the tremor took place in Afghanistan, 260 kilometres to the south-east of the Tajik city of Dushanbe.
Here is a list of magnitude 5.0 or greater earthquakes for 3/18/2013:
Click event below for details
|5.0||61km W of La Ligua, Chile||32.462°S||71.887°W||20.3|
|5.0||192km NNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia||6.255°S||130.903°E||75.6|
At the El Hierro volcano in the Canary Islands in Spain, there was a powerful new earthquake swarm which was matched with volcanic tremor activity.
The tremor activity was located on the western part of the island. At the time most of the earthquakes are about 20 km in-depth. One of the causes of this event is another magma intrusion from the mantle into the crust under the island.
The Stromboli volcano in the Eolian Islands in Italy remains elevated, with small amounts of lava that continues to spill over to the rims of the North East crater.
Another ash plume has been observed again, rising 8,000 feet in the air, caused by what is likely a large than normal explosion at the volcano.
The lava dome at the Paluweh volcano in Indonesia is continuing to show increased activity, as a new explosion or dome collapsed. After
a long period of slow down at the White Island volcano in New Zealand, activity has jumped to some of the highest level recorded since increased unrest and minor explosive activity.
Activity at the Popocateptl volcano has picked up today in Central Mexico, after being quiet yesterday. At the San Cristobal volcano seismic activity has decreased.
A cluster of stronger earthquakes took place today at the Nevado del Ruiz in Columbia.
Here is a new video of Mt Etna erupting yesterday:
Fireball Seen In 7 States
In High point North Carolina there are several reports from Saturday night, of a meteor gliding across the Carolina skies. Eyewitnesse have reported seeing a large bolide meteor which split into pieces. The First Warn Storm Spotter Stuart McDanial caught it all on the his sky camera.
In his video he caught the fast-moving meteor which moved rapidly across the sky growing bigger and bigger than fading away.
In total, there were 55 reports of the fireball over Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
The Louisiana Sinkhole Burps And Swallows More Land
Another massive burp took place at the assumption Parish sinkhole on Sunday morning. Nearly an acre of land fell off into the west side of the sinkhole, according
to the Assumption OEP director John Boudreauz. Boudreaux also said more debris and hydrocarbon have appeared at the surface.
Severe Weather Continues
With everything that is taking place, it looks as if fireballs have not slowed down from the February outbreak of fireballs. What will the rest of March have in store for mother earth?
Another Mysterious Boom Heard In Illinois
In Southern Illinois a social media scene is abuzz this weekend following what is described as a “loud boom” that was heard all over Southern Illinois.
The source of the noise is unknown and according to some, there has been recurring for the past several weeks.