Seismologie & Geophysik

Recent Earthquakes

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About Earthquakes

Recent Earthquakes

Our Earth is seismically active all the time, which we usually do not notice – or only when the earthquakes have reached a certain magnitude. The historical and modern seismic measuring instruments at the Earthquake Station are much more sensitive – they notice even the tiniest movements.

An overview of worldwide earthquakes that occurred during the last 24 hours can be found here.

Explosions detected

The explosion on board the Russian nuclear-powered submarine Kursk, for example, was revealed as such not least by the recordings of the modern seismograph, which is now located at the Earthquake Station – based on its magnitude, it was clearly not a collision with a U.S. submarine, contrary to what the Russian propaganda initially tried to make it appear to be.

Learn on these pages

  • how active our Earth is at present
  • about the most striking (and disastrous) earthquakes: continue
  • about the worldwide network of earthquake stations: continue
  • how the mystery of an accident in 1999 Göttingen in was solved: continue