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2012-08-30 17:17:09

Scientists are reviving a century old Tesla experiment by trying to recreate an earthquake through laboratory means.

Want To Host A Seismograph In Your Home? Become A NetQuaker
2012-08-27 15:24:47

As this weekend's earthquakes still captivate the headlines, a new program is emerging that implores citizens to act as scientists to try and predict the next big quake.

Powerful Earthquake Shakes Pacific 110 Miles From El Salvador
2012-08-27 07:50:14

A powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of El Salvador Sunday night, followed by a 5.4 magnitude aftershock an hour later, according to a report by the US Geological Survey.

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2012-08-27 09:00:01

A swarm of moderately-sized earthquakes struck Imperial County, north of El Centro, California late Sunday morning and early Sunday afternoon, according to the US Geological Survey.

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2012-08-26 08:52:27

Why do some tsunamis, such as the devastating one that struck Japan in March 2011, occur on a much larger scale than scientists expect?

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2012-08-24 19:26:57

Glacierologists said their recent study not only provides a window into the behavior of glaciers—it also could be used as a simple model for the mechanism behind slip-stick earthquakes.

New Insights Into The Strength Of Continents
2012-08-21 11:11:47

Over the last 50 million years, the Caribbean islands have been pushed east, driven by the movement of the Earth's viscous mantel against the more rooted South American continent.

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2012-08-16 20:51:15

A new study by researchers at Durham University in the United Kingdom asserts that landslide deaths have been underestimated by tenfold.

2012-08-08 22:23:46

A team of researchers may have discovered a way to hear earthquakes.

2012-08-03 01:18:30

The press release and paper noted below, publishing in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, is strictly under embargo until 12:00 Noon Eastern Time US on August 2, 2012.


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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