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Iceland Keeps Eye On Katla Volcano After Tremors
2011-09-07 09:33:03

Iceland’s Katla volcano has been the site of small but increasing earthquake activity but scientists said Tuesday there is no immediate concern that the increased seismic activity will trigger a dangerous eruption.

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2011-08-23 19:03:28

Virginia was rocked by a 5.9 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday that was felt all the way into New York City and beyond.

2011-08-18 00:00:42

Local insurance experts provide residents with earthquake safety information. Anaheim, California (PRWEB) August 17, 2011 It seems as though the last five years have been rife with natural disasters that have occurred all around the world, which is why local California home insurance agency Hall, Mahar & Associates is helping more and more local residents obtain the coverage they need to protect their houses in cases of unforeseeable damages.

2011-08-17 03:00:00

CHENGDU, China, Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Chengdu Institute of Care-life (ICL), Chengdu Meihuan Tech. Co., Ltd. ("Meihuan Tech.") and I. Trade International Trade Ltd. ("I. Trade") signed a strategic co-operation agreement last week. I.

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2011-08-15 06:44:01

Like scars that remain on the skin long after a wound has healed, earthquake fault lines can be traced on Earth's surface long after their initial rupture.

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2011-08-08 14:07:02

MIT researchers report that they have reconstructed Baja California's 2010 "Easter Earthquakes."

2011-07-27 00:01:19

Following natural disasters, increased communication is common, as people seek to contact family and friends in the disasters zone, and seek information regarding food, shelter and transportation.


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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