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2011-12-01 11:19:43

Geophysicists from Potsdam have established a mode of action that can explain the irregular distribution of strong earthquakes at the San Andreas Fault in California.

2011-12-01 11:13:14

Earthquakes are some of the most daunting natural disasters that scientists try to analyze.

2011-11-28 23:06:21

"You know you are from Christchurch when…" you manage to keep your sense of humor through a year of nonstop hardship.

2011-11-18 03:47:10

Researchers the world over are seeking reliable ways to predict earthquakes, focusing on identifying seismic precursors that, if detected early enough, could serve as early warnings.

Earthquakes Have Largest Impact On Health Than Other Natural Disasters
2011-11-04 11:38:33

Researchers say that earthquakes have a bigger impact on health than other natural disasters like floods and hurricanes.

2011-11-01 21:16:50

Details of an earthquake that rocked the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand in February 2011 may transform the way scientists assess the potential threat of fault lines that run through urban centers.

7.2-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Turkey
2011-10-24 10:33:24

A 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Turkey has left buildings crumbled and a death toll of over 270 and counting.

"ShakeOut" Earthquake Drills To Take Place This Week
2011-10-19 08:22:28

"ShakeOuts" to be held in California, Nevada, Guam, Oregon, Idaho, British Columbia.

Image 1 - Earthquakes Generate Big Heat In Super-small Areas
2011-10-14 07:18:02

Most earthquakes that are seen, heard, and felt around the world are caused by fast slip on faults.


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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