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# earthquakes - Saturday 2 November, 2019

Fracking halted in England over earthquake fears, UK government announces

The UK government’s new stance on the issue follows that of both Labour and Liberal Democrats.

# earthquakes - Monday 1 January, 2018

Scientists are warning of an increase in powerful earthquakes this year

It’s all down to tiny variations in the speed of the planet’s rotation, according to a new study.

# earthquakes - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

How does an earthquake happen and why do they kill people?

The answer is they don’t.

# earthquakes - Friday 18 April, 2014

"I thought someone was using a massive drill": Two small earthquakes hit England in two days

The epi-centre of the quake was in Oakham, Rutland.

# earthquakes - Sunday 25 August, 2013

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Today everyone’s talking about earthquakes in the Irish Sea and the last stand of Priory Hall residents.

# earthquakes - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

Fracking ‘not a significant cause’ of earthquakes felt on surface: study

A British study says most hydraulic fracking activities release the same amount of energy ‘as jumping off a ladder’.

# earthquakes - Friday 25 January, 2013

World's biggest nuke plant may shut: Japan report

Proposals by Japan’s new nuclear watchdog may see a massive plant in centre of the country shut down over safety fears.

# earthquakes - Sunday 16 December, 2012

Stock exchange analyst predicts earthquakes for 'Mayan Apocalypse' day

Planetary alignments may well lead to major natural event, says famous markets and trends watcher.

# earthquakes - Friday 14 December, 2012

US-Mexico border hit by two offshore earthquakes

The two quakes – which struck only 17 seconds apart – are of magnitude 6.4 and 6.1, but no tsunami alerts have been issued.

# earthquakes - Thursday 13 December, 2012

UK lifts 'fracking' ban

The Green Party in Ireland has reiterated its call for a ban on fracking in this country.

# earthquakes - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# earthquakes - Sunday 29 January, 2012

An Irish tsunami is 'possible' - experts

This week’s earthquake in Donegal had us wondering whether Ireland needs to worry about more of the same occurring – and the answer is a resounding yes.

# earthquakes - Wednesday 4 January, 2012

Natural disasters mean most expensive year ever for insurance damages

Earthquakes in Japan and New Zealand contributed to almost €300billion in overall economic losses from natural disasters.

# earthquakes - Sunday 25 December, 2011

It wasn't all bad: 13 'good news' stories from 2011 Review 2011 This post contains videos

It wasn't all bad: 13 'good news' stories from 2011

The nicer side of the news…

# earthquakes - Tuesday 22 February, 2011

New Zealand earthquake was just 'waiting to happen'

Why the Christchurch happened, why it caused so much damage – and why there are still dangers to come.