Magnitude 5.9 Earthquake Strikes Southwestern Iran

April 18, 2021 0 Comments

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake has struck southwestern Iran along the Persian Gulf.  There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries from the temblor Sunday. Iranian state television alerted on its broadcast, saying it was a 5.9 magnitude. A second aftershock quake of 4.5 magnitude followed it. The U.S. Geological Survey called it a 5.8 …

Iceland Volcano Erupts for the first time in 800 Years, While 7.0 Earthquake Hits Japan

March 20, 2021 0 Comments

A long-dormant volcano erupted and sent streams of lava flowing down southwestern Iceland for the first time in 800 years Friday. The Icelandic Meteorological office says the eruption was minor as there were no signs of ash or dust that could disrupt aviation. “The more we see, the smaller this eruption gets,” geophysicist Pall Einarsson …