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Earthquakes in the past week: #1: Europe!

Normally I don’t compare that much when it comes to ‘our’ local earthquakes compared to the “rest of the world”. However, after yesterday’s M6.1 near Crete, Greece, I could not resist to quickly check. Maybe it’s because of the enormous numbers of aftershocks around Crete, but well, Europe is the absolute #1 today – even […]

And the Darmstädter Erdbeben / earthquake swarm continues ..

Yesterday night, 15/03/2015 at around 04:08 we got struck by a M2.7 earthquake in Darmstadt, which I kindly enough received next morning via twitter as a reminder: @me_too ? https://t.co/9JiewoHZ0j — Stuart Reynolds (@shaldonangler) March 15, 2015 With the initial numbers, it looked like the epicenter was only 4km away: However, after correction the epicenter […]

The New Earthquake Valley : Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany

The actual seismograph from the Hessische Earthquake Service (HED) Darmstadt in Hessen, Germany (49.84337,8.66261) , called WBB. Just because it seems to be trembling and rumbling here all the time now; a quick way to look up if that actually was something. If you wonder: The charts from 2002-2014 ; then from 2012-2014 and then […]

A M3.6 earthquake near Darmstadt: It’s getting boring

And yet another earthquake near Darmstadt, Germany, a Magnitude 3.6 (average) And how it looked like on the scales: At least, that’s what a few of the reports say. What surprised me most were the differences in magnitudes being reported though. Here’s what the different stations and websites report (corrections not included): M3.4 – Landesamt […]

Comet 2013 A1 encounters Mars

No, it’s not comet PanStarrs. But another comet is flying across the sky and chances are it might hit Mars in October 2014. It’s Comet 2013 A1. Chances are 1:2000 that it hits, say current calculations. The diameter of the comets’ nucleus is between 1-3km, and this big rock is travelling with about 56km/s, very […]