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Man-made earthquakes

The enormous load exerted by dam reservoirs resulted in the strongest ever induced earthquake. An interview with Prof. Dr. Marco Bohnhoff.

16.02.2017 · Natural hazards / Earthquakes
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ)
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Earthquake in the Strait of Gibraltar

On January 25, 2016 an earthquake occurred in the western Mediterranean in the Strait of Gibraltar.

25.01.2016 · Natural hazards / Earthquakes
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ)
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Tremor caused by nuclear weapon test in North Korea

In the morning of January 6, 2016 a seismic event was registered in North Korea. The vibrations were unlike earthquakes.

06.01.2016 · Natural hazards / Earthquakes
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ)
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Geophysical background information: earthquake in Tajikistan

In Tajikistan in the Pamir Mountains on December 7th in 2015, an earthquake of magnitude 7.2 occur.

07.12.2015 · Natural hazards / Earthquakes
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ)
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Earthquake in Greece

An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 occured on November 17 in 2015 at the westcoast of Greece.

17.11.2015 · Natural hazards / Earthquakes
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ)
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Strong earthquake in Chile

A strong earthquake of magnitude 8.2 and several aftershocks have hit Chile. A tsunami warning was issued for the Pacific region.

16.09.2015 · Natural hazards / Earthquakes
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ)
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Seismic Risk at the Dead Sea

Earthquakes in the Dead Sea Region are mainly caused by tectonic plate motions along the Dead Sea Transform fault.

19.06.2015 · Natural hazards / Earthquakes
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ)
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Impacts of the earthquakes in Nepal

The consequences of the earthquakes in Nepal are significant. A new report with a view of risk, vulnerability, exposure and economic impact.

13.05.2015 · Natural hazards / Earthquakes
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
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Seismic region Nepal

Nepal is situated in an earthquake prone area. There, two continents collide with each other, shaping the highest mountain massif of the world.

12.05.2015 · Natural hazards / Earthquakes
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ)
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Scientists analysing seismic pre- and aftershocks in Chile

On April 1, 2014 an earthquake shook the Tarapacá region. Detailed measurements help to better understand physical processes involved.

05.03.2015 · Natural hazards / Earthquakes
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ)
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Earthquake early warning system for Istanbul

Earthquakes are to be recorded quickly with the SOSEWIN sensor-based early warning system in order to mitigate damage.

27.10.2014 · Natural hazards / Earthquakes
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ)
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Strong earthquake in California

An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 (Mw) shook northern California on Sunday morning (local time) not far from the metropolis of San Francisco.

25.08.2014 · Natural hazards / Earthquakes
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ)
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Earthquake hazard in Istanbul

Professor Marco Bohnhoff in an interview with ESKP on the danger of a strong earthquake in the metropolitan region of Istanbul.

28.07.2014 · Natural hazards / Earthquakes
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ)
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Earthquake in southern Hesse

On May 17, 2014 a magnitude 4.2 earthquake struck near Darmstadt. According to press reports, numerous houses were damaged.

19.05.2014 · Natural hazards / Earthquakes
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ)