Scientists have discovered a way to transform fiber optic cables into powerful seismometers.
The earthquake swarm exhibits very similar patterns to those near volcanoes, despite there not having been any in the area for 15 million years.
The Laacher See volcano is thought to have erupted around 12,880 years ago, with more power than the eruption of Vesuvius.
Utah seismologist Keith Koper, who oversaw the study, told Newsweek that he was particularly surprised by how "pervasive the scattered energy from the inner core was."
If the Salton Sea were to rapidly fill, scientists would be "very worried of potentially triggered earthquakes" to the southern end of the fault.
The East Africa Rift is slowly splitting apart and is expected to eventually fill with water, forming a brand new ocean.
Scientists have found that there is an extra innermost core at the center of the Earth made entirely of iron, measuring 400 miles in diameter.
The earthquake in Turkey has magnitude of 7.8, and is estimated to have killed at least 11,000 people.
Scientists believe that the earthquakes of 1513, 1872 and 1893 may have built up the stresses on the fault line.
There is no evidence that planetary alignment—or any other method—can accurately and systematically forecast earthquakes, scientists told Misinformation Watch.
The 7.8 magnitude quake—which has killed hundreds of people so far—was caused by the East Anatolian Fault which runs across southeastern Turkey.
Research from Taiwan has indicated that large earthquakes were five times more likely to happen following severe storms.
It is thought earthquake swarms relate to fluids moving through the crust beneath the surface, Jamie Farrell, from the University of Utah, told Newsweek.
Earthquakes are caused by tectonic plates suddenly slipping at fault lines, releasing large amounts of energy as seismic waves.
Italy has three active volcanoes—Stromboli, Mount Etna in Sicily, and the Vesuvius volcano close to the southern city of Naples.
Since July there have been roughly 800 quakes in the area as part of an ongoing spike in seismic activity.
Four-foot waves were recorded in a tiny pool in Death Valley called Devils Hole, having been caused by an earthquake in Mexico, 1000 miles away.
It has been suggested that September 19 is cursed in Mexico, after powerful earthquakes occurred on this day in three separate years.
Volcanic unrest at Lake Taupō in New Zealand could continue for months without any real eruption but could cause landslides, mudflows and ground subsidence.
The 7.6-magnitude earthquake took place Monday after a commemoration of previous earthquakes and victims in Mexico.
Earthquake engineering expert Keith Porter has said "we don't know when" a destructive event will occur in the region but "it will happen."
Researchers found a greater potential for earthquakes in the central section at least as severe as the fatal 1994 Northridge quake.
GPS monitoring shows uplift of 1.5cm over the last few months, although the underlying cause of the move is unclear.
The discovery could have implications for Earth's magnetic field, a scientist involved in the study has said.
A 4.0 magnitude aftershock was recorded 15 minutes after the initial quake, which struck the Australian state of Victoria.
An ongoing effusive eruption has been taking place at the volcano on the Caribbean island since December, 2020.
With a third of the population now under lockdown, the subsequent drop in industry and transport appears to have led to a drop in the planet's "seismic noise."
This amounts to one earthquake hitting the region every three minutes.