Latest Earthquake Stories
A large landslide in northwest Washington that buried some 30 houses and killed at least two dozen people on March 22, 2014 may have been erroneously blamed on a minor earthquake that reportedly struck the area several days prior to the disaster.
While experts have long known that the debris caused by a tsunami can often cause as much damage as the actual wave itself, engineers have for the first time managed to design and conduct a series of large-scale simulations in order to determine the actual impact of these destroyed objects.
Scientists writing in Geophysical Research Letters say that earthquakes caused by clogged magma could be a sign of an imminent volcanic eruption.
New research from geoscientists at UCLA reveals new information about the forces behind earthquakes by using a technique known as seismic tomography.
Defender Technologies announced today that the first hurricane and tornado resistant home built in the US with its patented and proven technology, has been recognized for its multi-hazard resiliency
Forty-two percent of those surveyed named older adults as the most at risk of fire danger. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 Older adults are more
The dramatic images of natural disasters in recent years, including hurricanes Katrina and Sandy and the Tohoku, Japan, earthquake and tsunami, show that nature, not the people preparing for hazards, often wins the high-stakes game of chance.
The Life, Earth & Health Sciences Magazine EurekaMag.com has published 5,685 new articles on tectonic evolution.
Geologic evidence that supports historical narratives for two earthquakes in the 68 years prior to the 1906 quake that devastated San Francisco has been discovered by a research team led by the University of Oregon.
Latest ETV video features earthquake-resistant building, which literally rocks. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 Sitting virtually astride
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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