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2015-01-15 16:26:07

Registration is open from January 15 to February 15 SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan.

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2015-01-09 15:29:33

Fans packing CenturyLink Field in Seattle this weekend won’t just be there to root on their beloved Seahawks during their NFL playoff game against the Carolina Panthers – they’ll also be helping seismologists test out an early warning system for earthquakes.

2015-01-09 08:23:10

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Monday, January 12(th), marks the five-year anniversary of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti, killing more than 250,000 people.

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2014-11-18 07:04:00

A new study, led by the University of South Florida geologist Tim Dixon, has found that the size of large-scale disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis could be predicted by subtle shifts in the planet’s offshore plates.

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2014-11-10 05:24:48

A swarm of seismic activity affecting a secluded area of northwestern Nevada has increased in intensity over the past few days, leading seismologists to issue new warnings about the possibility of a large earthquake occurring in the near future.

2014-10-27 23:09:37

At California’s Seismic Safety Commission meetings this month, the impact of technology and mass messaging for early earthquake warnings was a major theme.

2014-10-27 16:22:52

OTTAWA, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Nanometrics announced that David Shorey has been named Vice President and General Manager of the Oil & Gas Division.

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2014-10-22 05:17:28

The massive tsunami that struck Japan in 2011 was a wake-up call for Honolulu officials, who immediately began working on updating the island's evacuation plans and procedures. This renewed attention also led to the unlocking of a scientific mystery surrounding a massive sediment deposit on the island of Kauai.

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2014-10-16 03:00:03

Hydraulic fracturing triggered a series of small earthquakes in 2013 on a previously unmapped fault in Harrison County, Ohio, according to a study published in the journal Seismological Research Letters.

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2014-10-16 03:00:15

Four urban sections of the San Andreas Fault system in Northern California have stored enough energy to produce major earthquakes, according to a new study that measures fault creep.


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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