The USGS has reported a magnitude 5.0 earthquake off the south coast of Crete at 07:02 and 50 seconds local time this morning.
A 5.3 magnitude earthquake shook Crete early this morning. The deep tremor centered 23 kilometers west of Heraklion was felt island wide.
A lava eruption at Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano continues after officials elevated the volcano’s “ash alert” status to its highest level.
Status Iceland’s huge Bardarbunga volcano is now threat level orange again after having been elevated over the weekend to red . On Saturday, the Icelandic Meteorological Office issued a red alert, which suggests an eruption of the massive volcano is imminent. Later, erroneous reports of sub-glacial lava led to the threat level being reduced.
In the latest news on the Iceland volcano emergency, the area around the Bardarbunga volcano is being evacuated and all tourism activity inside the national park surrounding the volcano have been suspended.
Just before 9:30 GMT this morning a magnitude 6.9 earthquake hit eastern Greece just south of Kamariotissa in the Aegean. The quake, reported by the USGS was felt as far away as Palestine.
A magnitude 6.0 earthquake hit Lixourion, Greece today with light to moderate to strong ground shake effects.
This morning an earthquake of a magnitude of 7.8 struck 83 kilometers East of Khash, Iran just before 11.00 UTC time. According to the report from the ÙSGS, the PAGER level of this event was Orange, which indicates severe damage and loss of life.
A tsunami watch has gone into effect for the entire Indian Ocean after a massive magnitude 8.7 earthquake occurred 270 miles Southwest of Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued the tsunami warning at 0845 local time, with predicted landing times for various regions should a tsunami occur.
Thursday night saw a strong earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale strike north east Myanmar, shaking up a region that is already on edge following the recent events in Japan. The powerful Burma quake was reported by the USGS in a fairly remote area of the country.
A deadly earthquake has stunned the people of New Zealand leaving in its wake at least 65 dead and many more injured or in a state of upheaval. The 6.3 magnitude quake caused the city of Christchurch to shudder violently, and even dislodged a massive chunk of glacial ice.