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Engineers Simulate Large Quake On Curved Bridge
2011-09-23 09:11:59

Full-size pickup trucks on bridge deck to add important data to be used for new design standards.

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.


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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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