Geology

Volcano in Mexico Has Erupted

The Popocatepetlvolcano in Mexico has erupted spewing ash and black smoke into the sky at a height of 3.5 kilometers, Nova TV reported, according to the National Civil Protection Service, quoted by BGNews.

After the ashes were discharged, the volcano continued its activity, erupting gas at an altitude of 800 meters. Authorities warn of the danger of approaching the colossus.

5.8 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Japan

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck on Monday (Nov 13) off the east coast of northern Japan at 6.24am (Singapore time), according to the US Geological Survey (USGS), quoted by channelnewsasia.com

The quake hit 294km southeast of the city of Kamaishi at a depth of 9.5km.

USGS had initally recorded a magnitude of 6.1, but later downgraded it to 5.8.

5.3-magnitude earthquake strikes central Greece

The Athens Geodynamic Institute said on Saturday an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 struck central Greece.
The quake struck at 12:46 p.m. (1046 GMT) about 132 kilometers (82 miles) northwest of Athens, near the seaside town of Itea, at a depth of 13.7 kilometers (8.5 miles).
No damage has been reported so far. The tremor was also felt in the Athens area.

Mild Earthquake on the Border with Northern Macedonia

An earthquake of magnitude 2.5 on the Richter scale is registered on the territory of Bulgaria, near the border with northern Macedonia.

The earthquake was felt at 0:25 am tonight with an epicenter 10 kilometers east of Delchevo, northern Macedonia and 90 kilometers southwest of Sofia, with a depth of 10 kilometers.

There is no evidence of material damage.

Mild Earthquake near Blagoevgrad

An earthquake measuring 2.7 on the Richter scale was registered on the territory of Bulgaria, near Blagoevgrad.
 
The quake was felt at 02:27 am this night with an epicenter 13 km east of Blagoevgrad and 80 km south of Sofia, with a depth of 2 km.
 
There is no evidence of material damage.

Earthquake Measuring 4.9 Shakes France

The epicentre of the earthquake was about 5 km from Montendre in the Charente-Maritime department in southwestern France.

An earthquake measuring 4.9 magnitude  on the Richter scale was registered in France at about 11:00 local time.

From a Euro-Mediterranean seismic center reported that the epicenter of the earthquake is located 59 km from Bordeaux and is at a depth of 2 km.

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake Hit the Greek Island of Zakynthos

An earthquake with a revised magnitude of 4.5 has hit the western island of Zakynthos, but no damage has been reported, reported ekathimerini.com

The Athens Institute of Geodynamics reported that the temblor struck at 1:49 p.m. (1149 GMT) Sunday. The epicenter was 16 kilometers (10 miles) east of Zakynthos and the depth was 23.2 kilometers (14.4 miles).

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