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Earthquake In A Maze
2012-07-19 13:53:02

Caltech researchers provide highest-resolution observations yet of the complex 2012 Sumatra earthquake

Deep Tectonic Tremors Provide Clues About Shallow Earthquakes
2012-07-06 17:18:19

Although the earth is shaken by approximately 80,000 earthquakes every month, not many of them will send you running for the nearest doorway. However, scientists, led by a team at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany, have recently started investing more time and research into understanding these subtle vibrations that occur deep in the Earth’s crust.

Potential For Tsunamis In Northwestern California
2012-06-28 12:05:44

Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have accumulated the first evidence-based inclusive study of the probability for tsunamis in Northwestern California.

2012-06-19 23:46:14

Using data supplied by a mobile operator, researchers at Karolinska Institutet have shown that population movements after the 2010 Haiti earthquake followed regular patterns.

National Research Council Punts On Fracking-related Earthquakes
2012-06-18 13:44:12

The National Research Council folded to pressure from the fossil fuel industry and pro-fracking Congress members last week by releasing a “more study needed” report on fracking and earthquakes.

2012-05-29 10:12:25

Global seismic hazard maps exist to help societies and decision-makers anticipate and prepare for earthquakes.

Another Earthquake Rocks Northern Italy Killing At Least Ten
2012-05-29 08:30:06

Northern Italy on Tuesday was shaken by a magnitude 5.8 earthquake, killing at least ten people, less than two weeks after a magnitude 6.0 temblor rocked the same region, destroying castles, churches and leaving seven dead.

Caltech Researchers Gain Greater Insight Into Earthquake Cycles
2012-05-11 08:08:27

New dynamic computer model first to show full history of a fault segment

2012-05-03 09:45:09

Natural disasters like earthquakes and tsunamis are expected to have substantial ecological effects, but if researchers don't have enough data about the environment before the disaster strikes, as is usually the case, it is difficult to quantify these repercussions.


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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Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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