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Chilean M8.2 Earthquake May Be Forewarning Of A Larger Event
2014-04-02 07:51:51

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Chile is beginning to dig out from a massive 8.2 magnitude earthquake that struck the region at 8:46 p.m. local time Tuesday evening about 52 miles northwest of the mining town of Iquique, according to the USGS. At least five people are confirmed dead and tens of thousands have been evacuated from their homes. The earthquake touched off tsunami warnings and, according to the BBC, waves up to six feet battered the shoreline in some...

2014-04-01 23:32:56

March, 10 2014, 6.9 earthquake off coast of Ferndale, Ca is just one day removed from anniversary of 2011 Tohoku, Japan earthquake. Los Gatos, CA (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 On March 11, 2011 Japan was rocked by a 9.0 earthquake. WorkSafe Technologies of Northern California remembers this day well. Not only because of the catastrophic destruction caused by the mega quake, but the 30,000 catastrophes that were avoided with WorkSafe's help. Since the Fall of 2000, WorkSafe has been helping...

3-D Look At Los Angeles Area Quake Provided By NASA Model
2014-04-01 08:00:46

Alan Buis, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory On March 28, residents of Greater Los Angeles experienced the largest earthquake to strike the region since 2008. The magnitude 5.1 quake was centered near La Habra in northwestern Orange County about 21 miles (33 kilometers) east-southeast of Los Angeles, and was widely felt throughout Southern California. There have been hundreds of aftershocks, including one of magnitude 4.1. Scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena,...

Earthquakes Rattle California, Largest In 34 Years Hits Yellowstone
2014-03-31 11:15:34

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online CALIFORNIA As many as 30 earthquakes were recorded in California over the past 24 hours, most of which were less than a magnitude in intensity. Despite all the tremors regional seismometers pick up in California and Nevada -- 808 in the past week alone -- most go unnoticed by residents. The lack of a significant earthquake in the region also poses a problem to emergency management officials, who want Californians to be prepared...

Deadly Washington Landslide Was Not Caused By An Earthquake: USGS
2014-03-27 11:11:19

[ Watch the Video: Landslide Hazards ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A large landslide in northwest Washington that buried some 30 houses and killed at least two dozen people on March 22, 2014 may have been erroneously blamed on a minor earthquake that reportedly struck the area several days prior to the disaster. Shortly after a press briefing by Snohomish County Emergency Management’s John Pennington was issued on Tuesday announcing that a 1.1 magnitude...

Tsunami Debris Study Conducted By Researchers
2014-03-25 05:06:48

[ Watch The Video: Engineers Recreate Tsunami Debris Impacts to Measure Their Force ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While experts have long known that the debris caused by a tsunami can often cause as much damage as the actual wave itself, engineers have for the first time managed to design and conduct a series of large-scale simulations in order to determine the actual impact of these destroyed objects. With assistance from the National Science Foundation...

Augustine Island Volcano
2014-03-18 04:27:52

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists writing in Geophysical Research Letters say that earthquakes caused by clogged magma could be a sign of an imminent volcanic eruption. Researchers studying Augustine Volcano in Alaska looked at how earthquakes caused by mounting volcanic pressure could be an early indicator of an eruption about to take place. Scientists detected a swarm of 54 earthquakes across 13 station seismic networks on Augustine Island 36 hours...

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2014-03-05 04:54:55

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study published in the journal Science reveals new information about the forces behind earthquakes. Geoscientists from the University of California, Los Angeles used a technique known as seismic tomography to study the structure of the Pacific Plate. This technique helped the team determine the plate’s thickness and image the interior of the plate and the underlying mantle, which they were able to relate to the direction of...

2014-02-19 23:01:09

Defender Technologies announced today that the first hurricane and tornado resistant home built in the US with its patented and proven technology, has been recognized for its multi-hazard resiliency with a 50% reduction in insurance rates as compared to traditional wood-frame or brick homes. Gulf Shores, AL (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 Defender Technologies has now completed a “FEATURED SHOW HOME” in Gulf Shores, which is built to withstand winds up to 200 mph. Defender is pleased to...

2014-02-19 23:00:07

Forty-two percent of those surveyed named older adults as the most at risk of fire danger. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 Older adults are more vulnerable to a number of risks including fire, either at home or in assisted living facilities such as nursing homes. In a recent survey conducted by the Society for Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), people correctly identified adults age 65 and older as the most at-risk group. Forty-two percent of those surveyed named older adults as...


Latest Earthquake Reference Libraries

Pacific Ring of Fire
2013-02-19 13:18:27

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...

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2010-11-15 18:30:29

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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