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2011-04-17 07:21:24

A pair of moderate earthquakes rattled Australia and New Zealand on Saturday.

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2011-04-14 06:10:00

A leading scientist on Wednesday said that Japan’s northeastern coast has suffered many powerful earthquakes and large tsunamis in the past and nuclear power plants should have been built to withstand these natural disasters.

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2011-04-13 14:52:35

Scientists have found a link between intensifying climate events and tectonic plate movements in findings that could provide a valuable insight into why huge tremors take place.

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2011-04-11 07:35:00

Today, exactly one month after northern Japan was shaken by a massive 9 magnitude quake, a strong aftershock rattled the same area around Fukushima.

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2011-04-09 06:10:00

Countless aftershocks that have shaken the already ravaged country of Japan from the initial massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami of March 11 have been blamed on the increasing number of people experiencing motion sickness.

2011-04-08 15:43:37

This tip sheet highlights presentations at the upcoming international meeting of SSA, which is an international scientific society devoted to the advancement of seismology and its applications in understanding and mitigating earthquake hazards and in imaging the structure of the Earth.

2011-04-08 00:00:27

Recent catastrophic disasters and chaos in the Middle East have sparked fear around the world creating a renewed interest in modern shelters.

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2011-04-07 12:36:48

An earthquake rocked southern and central Mexico on Thursday causing only minor damage.

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2011-04-07 10:55:00

Another earthquake hit Japan today, just weeks after another devastating earthquake and tsunami flattened the northeastern coast.

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2011-04-07 08:45:54

For many years, most scientists studying Tibet have thought that a very hot and very weak lower and middle crust underlies its plateau, flowing like a fluid.


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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