Category Archives: europe

Earthquake Report: Iran

This morning (my time) there was a possibly shallow earthquake in western Iran with a magnitude of M = 6.3. This earthquake occurred in the aftershock zone of the 2017.11.12 M 7.3 earthquake. Here is my report for the M … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Turkey

We just had a good shaker in western Turkey. At the moment, there are over 400 reports of ground shaking to the USGS “Did you Feel It?” web page. The USGS PAGER report estimates that there may be some casualties … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Turkey!

We had a couple of earthquakes in western Turkey today (in the Aegean Sea offshore of the Island of Lesbos, part of Greece). The M 6.3 earthquake shows evidence for extension (normal fault), based on the moment tensor (read below). … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Italy Update #1!

Here is an update to the #EarthquakeReport for the M 6.6 earthquake that hit Italy early this morning my time. Ironically, I was preparing a report for earthquakes in the western Pacific for my class when this M 6.6 earthquake … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Italy!

There was just another earthquake in Italy. This one is a larger magnitude M = 6.6. This region has been especially seismically active since August 2016. Here are the USGS websites and Earthquake reports for this region of Italy. 2016.08.23 … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Tyrrhenian Sea!

There was just a very deep earthquake along a small subduction zone in the Mediterranean Sea. This subduction zone is formed along the southern coast of Italy where the Ionian plate subducts to the north. This subduction zone is part … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Italy

Italy continues to shake following the Armatrice Earthquake series in August 2016. Here is my report for that series of earthquakes. Today’s earthquakes occurred along the northern end of the earthquakes that happened a few months ago. Today’s series started … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Greece/Albania

We are currently having a swarm of earthquakes along the political boundary which forms Greece and Albania. These earthquakes are just north of the western terminus of the North Anatolia fault (where it ends in Greece). To the north of … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Italy

There was a M 6.2 earthquake in Italy tonight. Here is the USGS website for today’s earthquake. There is lots of information about the tectonics of this region. I can hardly do justice to all the people who have worked … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Mediterranean!

We just had a M 6.1 earthquake and a few aftershocks (M 4-5) in the western Mediterranean, Here is the USGS website for this earthquake. Here is a map showing the 5 largest earthquakes as circles. There is a legend … Continue reading

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