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

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