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Digital earthquake observatory designed using billions of sensors

Scientists based at Stanford University have demonstrated how existing optical fiber telecommunications networks, buried under most cities, can be used to detect the seismic events.

Answer as to why earthquakes occur in clusters

Why do earthquakes sometimes occur in clusters? This question has baffled geologists for years, but now there is an answer following a new computer model.

Worries for air travel as Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano stirs

Reykjav - Recent violent seismic activity in the vicinity of Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano has raised concerns that a violent eruption is in prospect with implications for air travellers to and from Europe.

Canary Island of El Hierro on the move again

Seismic activity has suddenly increased again over the past few days on the small island of El Hierro, part of the Canary Island archipelago.

4.9 earthquake hits Greek Island of Evia

Athens - There are reports that an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.9 has struck the Greek island of Evia. There are no early reports of injuries or damage.

Yellow Alert for increase in seismic activity in northern Chile

Antofagasta - Yellow Alert was declared on Friday 5 for the town of San Pedro de Atacama, in the Antofagasta Region of Chile, because of the increase in seismic activity at the Láscar Volcano, the most active stratovolcano in the northern Chilean Andes.

Volcanic activity lifts Canary island

Following days of almost continual earthquakes, residents of the small Canary island of El Hierro are once again living in fear of a volcanic eruption as their island begins to lift.

Canary island suffers new seismic activity

The Canary Island of El Hierro, situated in the Atlantic off the coast of Africa but under the governance of Spain, has been suffering a 'swarm' of earthquakes over the past few days.

Op-Ed: Mega-Quake - Are we next?

Large earthquakes have occurred all along the pacific plate boundaries. The west coast of North America is overdue for a major earthquake as is the Cascadia subduction zone off of the coast of Seattle, Washington.

Central Mississippi area preparing for possible dangerous quake

Events are being held this year and next to observe the 200th anniversary of the great 1811 and 1812 New Madrid earthquakes, in a region scientists tell us could see a catastrophe again as government officials prepare residents in the event of disaster.

Intense seismic activity persists in Philippines

Manila - The Philippines continues to be struck by moderate and strong earthquakes. In the past six days, the country has witnessed five earthquakes measuring between 6.5-magnitude and 7.6-magnitude. Meanwhile, new earthquakes have been reported.

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