More than 10,000 earth tremors on Czech-German border in 3 days


27 Aug 11 – Actually, it was more than 10,000. The earthquake swarm started late Tuesday and continued through Friday. While many went unnoticed by the local population some of the larger tremors, including eight exceeding 3 magnitude were felt in the towns of Chemnitz, Karlovy Vary, Birch, and Luby.

In recent years, scientists have noted an increase in the movement of magma towards the earth’s surface in the Cheb Basin, western Czech Republic.  They say rising magma could be one of the causes of the earthquake swarms, which regularly occur in the Vogtland, North-West Bohemia, the Fichtelgebirge and the Upper Palatinate.

http://www.ig.cas.cz/en/structure/observatories/west-bohemia-seismic-network-webnet/recent -information-about-earthquake-swarm-in-west-bohemia/
Thanks to Caroline Snyder for this link


7 thoughts on “More than 10,000 earth tremors on Czech-German border in 3 days

    • Iasked the same question …’Is there any connection between this field and the Eifel fields in Germany?’ & received this reply from Alvin Conway, …’No, George. They are in separate parts of the state but it may suggest there may be a complex magmatic plumbing network snaking under Germany.’

  1. We had a significantly strong earthquake here in Virginia USA last week, first one in over 100 years. Earthquakes also occuring in Iceland, but they a bit more frequent there than generally. Nevertheless I cannot help but remember what was written over 2000 years ago: “…in those days, earthquakes in diverse places…”

  2. IS there more gravity pulling on the earth right now from the gaseous planets? I was thinking that a strong pull on earth (from the large planet’s position in orbit) could have the same effect on magma as our moon has on our oceans thus causing more earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

    Any thoughts?

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