Category Archives: europe

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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Earthquake Report: Greece!

Late last night (my time) there was an earthquake in Greece with a USGS magnitude of M = 6.5. Here is the USGS web site for this earthquake. Greece is at the intersection of a complex configuration of plate boundaries. … Continue reading

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Plate Tectonics: 200 Ma

Gibbons and others (2015) have put together a suite of geologic data (e.g. ages of geologic units, fossils), plate motion data (geometry of plates and ocean ridge spreading rates), and plate tectonic data (initiation and cessation of subduction or collision, … Continue reading

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Earthquake in Crete

We just had a M = 6.0 earthquake in Crete. Here is the USGS web page for this earthquake. This is an interesting region tectonically. The convergence of the Africa-India-Australia plates northwards towards the Eurasian plate runs from west of … Continue reading

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