Shakespeare's earthquake

One of the original descriptions of effects experienced¬†from the 6 April 1580 earthquake was written by Gabriel Harvey, who felt the earthquake in Saffron Walden. Harvey is perhaps more often cited today for what he wrote about Shakespeare, rather than for his own works. It’s likely that Shakespeare would have¬†felt the earthquake himself, though there [...]

Conspiracy!

I received an email a little while ago that said that there was a theory going the rounds on various internet sites that, not only has there been a significant increase in world seismicity this year, there is a conspiracy in the seismological community to conceal this. I thought it was deeply ironic, given that [...]