Latest Earthquake Stories
The magnitude 9 earthquake and resulting tsunami that struck Japan on March 11 were like a one-two punch â€“ first violently shaking, then swamping the islands â€“ causing tens of thousands of deaths and hundreds of billions of dollars in damage.
Earthquake scientists trying to unravel the mysteries of an unfelt, weeks-long seismic phenomenon called episodic tremor and slip have discovered a strange twist.
An earthquake in Lorca, Spain has killed eight people and left many more injured.
Bolivia may need to prepare for a possible megaquake that would be 125 times more powerful than previously calculated.
Advanced computation enabled by supercomputers enhances understanding of earthquake and tsunamis and their impacts.
SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- About the exhibition: While attending an award ceremony last month in New York for her aunt, Nobel Prize Winner Elizabeth Blackburn, Bellrock Media Inc./Yoshimoto Entertainment USA, Inc.'s Artist-in-Residence Aleve Mei Loh, was inspired to create a fundraising event in Los Angeles comprised of visual artists to benefit Japan Earthquake and Tsunami relief.
TACOMA, Wash., April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- When the next major earthquake hits this region, a substantial amount of buildings and schools are likely to sustain major damage and, in many cases, even collapse.
JAKARTA, Indonesia, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental Energy Corporation (OTCBB: CPPXF) (the "Company") an emerging international oil and gas company, today updated 2011 plans on the Bengara-II Block, Indonesia, owned by its 18% subsidiary Continental-GeoPetro (Bengara-II) Ltd.
The massive subduction zone earthquake in Japan caused a significant level of soil â€œliquefactionâ€ that has surprised researchers with its widespread severity, a new analysis shows.
The USGA reports that an earthquake struck in the South Pacific on Monday.
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...
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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