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2012-09-20 16:00:01

NASA's first mobile application and software that models the behavior of earthquake faults to improve earthquake forecasting and our understanding of earthquake processes are co-winners of NASA's 2012 Software of the Year Award.

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2012-09-09 10:11:39

A trio of earthquakes that stuck Central and Southern California on Friday morning caused no damage and were apparently unrelated.

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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.


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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