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November 10, 2012

Earthquake rattles eastern Kentucky

  • 4.3 the magnitude of an earthquake that shook eastern Kentucky today, sending tremors into nearby Virginia, West Virginia, and Tennessee. There are no reports of damage. The quake’s location is of some note — most of Kentucky’s quakes occur along the New Madrid fault, which runs along the western edge of the state. source
14:06 // 1 year ago
January 6, 2012
These earthquakes were sitting there waiting to happen. We have triggered these earthquakes.
Seismologist John Armbruster • Discussing the recent string of earthquakes in Ohio. If you live in that state, you might have noticed up to a dozen small earthquakes since last spring. There hasn’t been a measured earthquake in the area ever until last March. Apparently, the disposing of waste water into the ground (during a energy-releasing process called “fracking”) may have flowed into an earthquake fault line. This same problem has happened in Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas. In Arkansas alone, 1,000 mini-quakes were measured. source (viafollow)
10:06 // 2 years ago
April 1, 2011

Earthquake in Greece sends tremors across the region

  • greece The earthquake in Crete today is much more severe than usual, but Greece is a seismic hot-bed; they have thousands of small quakes per year.
  • turkey Reports from Anatolia, a Turkish news outlet, indicate that the earthquake was felt all the way to the Turkish resort towns of Bodrom, Mamaris and Fethiye.
  • egyptThe earthquake also caused shakes all the way to Cairo, as its been reported that some buildings within the Egyptian capitol were rattled by tremors. source
15:26 // 3 years ago