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Scientists Warn Of Major Earthquakes In Himalayas And Pacific Northwest
2012-12-04 15:18:09

Scientists at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco this week reported that the Himalayas and Pacific Northwest could experience major earthquakes.

Russian Far East A Hotbed Of Seismic, Volcanic Activity: Potential Threat To Pacific Basin
2012-12-04 13:10:18

The Soviet government has long kept outsiders away from the Russian Far East, shrouding a source of powerful earthquakes and volcanic activity on the Pacific Rim in secrecy.

In The Last 300,000 Years The Alhama de Murcia Fault Has Experienced At Least 6 Major Earthquakes
2012-11-12 13:13:08

Enjoying Spanish participation, an international group of researchers have analyzed the most recent history of the Alhama de Murcia fault.

Landslides Triggered At Extraordinary Distances From 2011 Virginia Quake
2012-11-06 09:45:51

The 2011 Mineral, Virginia M-5.8 earthquake was felt over an extraordinarily large area.

Why Some Quakes Shake Faster Revealed By Tabletop Fault Model
2012-10-31 15:28:04

The more time it takes for an earthquake fault to heal, the faster the shake it will produce when it finally ruptures, according to a new study by engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, who conducted their work using a tabletop model of a quake fault.

Historical Records Suggest Lake Geneva Is At Risk For Future Deadly Tsunami
2012-10-30 08:55:32

Scientists have found evidence of a deadly tsunami that inundated coastal Switzerland in AD 563 after a rockfall near the River Rhone swept Lake Geneva.

Earthquake Weather
2012-10-25 20:32:14

The scientific community has largely dismissed weather-driven earthquakes as myths or relics of an earlier, more mystical society.

2012-10-25 04:03:29

When it rains it pours in the words of Dr.

Scientists Convicted For Not Predicting Earthquake
2012-10-23 13:26:41

On Thursday, six scientists and a government official were sentenced to six years in prison. These seven men were held accountable for the deaths of more than 300 people. They were guilty of manslaughter for reportedly remaining silent – and this ruling has shocked the scientific community around the world.


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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