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Christopher Wells Construction, a San Francisco Bay Area contractor, cited the Mandatory Seismic Retrofit Program Ordinance, as a reason why many San Francisco residents still need to upgrade
Sudden tectonic plate movements have puzzled scientists for decades, but now they believe they have the answer. And like fried chicken, it's all in the crust.
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Fans packing CenturyLink Field in Seattle this weekend won’t just be there to root on their beloved Seahawks during their NFL playoff game against the Carolina Panthers – they’ll also be helping seismologists test out an early warning system for earthquakes.
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Monday, January 12(th), marks the five-year anniversary of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti, killing more than 250,000 people.
A new study, led by the University of South Florida geologist Tim Dixon, has found that the size of large-scale disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis could be predicted by subtle shifts in the planet’s offshore plates.
A swarm of seismic activity affecting a secluded area of northwestern Nevada has increased in intensity over the past few days, leading seismologists to issue new warnings about the possibility of a large earthquake occurring in the near future.
At California’s Seismic Safety Commission meetings this month, the impact of technology and mass messaging for early earthquake warnings was a major theme.
OTTAWA, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Nanometrics announced that David Shorey has been named Vice President and General Manager of the Oil & Gas Division.
The massive tsunami that struck Japan in 2011 was a wake-up call for Honolulu officials, who immediately began working on updating the island's evacuation plans and procedures. This renewed attention also led to the unlocking of a scientific mystery surrounding a massive sediment deposit on the island of Kauai.
The Pacific Ring of Fire, or Ring of Fire for short, is an area where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur in the basin of the Pacific Ocean. In a 25,000 mile horseshoe shape, it’s associated with an almost continuous series of oceanic trenches, volcanic belts, volcanic arcs and/or plate movement. The Ring of Fire contains 452 volcanoes and is home to over 75 percent of the world’s active and dormant volcanoes. It’s sometimes called the circum-Pacific belt or the...
The Richter scale assigns a single number to quantify the amount of seismic energy released by an earthquake. The scale uses a base-10 logarithm by calculating the logarithm of the combined horizontal amplitude of the largest displacement from zero on a particular type of seismometer. A earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale has a shaking amplitude 10 times larger than one that measures 4.0. The moment magnitude, calibrated to give generally similar value for medium-sized...
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