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Image 1 - First EarthScope 'Transportable Array' Seismic Station Reaches US East Coast
2012-02-18 04:35:13

Yulee, Florida. Not a place one usually thinks of as an Earthquake Epicenter. But this swampland not far from the Georgia state line is now home to a state-of-the-art seismic station known as 457A.

Image 1 - Fukushima Still Faces Earthquake Risk
2012-02-14 12:04:46

Seismic risk at the Fukushima nuclear plant increased after the magnitude 9 earthquake that hit Japan last March, scientists report.

Image 1 - 3D Imaging Technology Could Help Multi-Fault Earthquake Preparations
2012-02-10 06:19:20

A team of U.S., Mexican, and Chinese geologists have used a new tool to help pinpoint the precise locations where earthquakes caused the planet's crust to rupture and alter the landscape, resulting in what they are calling the "most comprehensive before-and-after picture… of an earthquake zone to date."

Philippines Struck By 6.9 Magnitude Earthquake
2012-02-06 12:47:32

A 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck the Philippines on Monday morning, killing at least 13 people and leaving dozens trapped under houses and buildings.

Tokyo Has Chance of Seeing Magnitude 7 Earthquake In The Near Future
2012-01-25 10:13:29

Japan’s capital city, Tokyo, has a high probability of experiencing a magnitude-7 earthquake within just a few years, according to Japanese scientists.

2012-01-19 13:22:02

Last year, earthquakes and their consequences, such as tsunamis, landslides, and ground settlements, caused a damage of 365 billion US dollars.

Ohio Officials Suspend Fracking Operations At Well
2012-01-05 05:57:26

Ohio officials said Tuesday that the state has suspended operations at a well used to dispose of waste water from "fracking".


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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