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Researchers Develop Building 'Belt' For Cheap, Quick Repair Of Earthquake Damage
2014-01-14 07:25:34

Four years after the January 2010 earthquake, 145,000 people still remain homeless in Haiti. A cheap and simple technology to repair earthquake damaged buildings – developed at the University of Sheffield – could help to reduce these delays by quickly making buildings safe and habitable.

2014-01-13 20:20:22

Turning the unimaginable into triumph, NATEL ensured the future of employees and their families through determination, courage, and blind faith. CHATSWORTH, Calif., Jan.

Natural Disasters Were Rampant In 2013, Creating Widespread Chaos
2014-01-09 10:57:50

Natural disasters were rampant in 2013, causing wide spread damage, chaos and impacted millions of people. In a report from CBC News, German insurance company Munich Re, said that there were about 880 major natural disasters around the world in 2013.

Utah Copper Mine Landslide Triggered Earthquakes
2014-01-06 07:39:40

Last year's gigantic landslide at a Utah copper mine probably was the biggest nonvolcanic slide in North America's modern history, and included two rock avalanches that happened 90 minutes apart and surprisingly triggered 16 small earthquakes

Multi-Study Focuses On Link Between Lushan, Wenchuan Earthquakes
2014-01-03 09:30:34

New research, published in Seismological Research Letters, suggests that the 32-mile segment of the fault northeast of the 2013 Lushan rupture is the place to watch for the next major earthquake in the region.

Subvertical Faults Can Create Electrical Light Shows During Earthquakes
2014-01-03 05:56:52

A new study, published in Seismological Research Letters, reveals that rare earthquake lights are more likely to occur on or near rift environments. These environments are where subvertical faults allow stress-induced electrical currents to flow rapidly to the surface.

2013-12-30 23:04:12

Paul Walker’s foundation, Reach Out WorldWide, is continuing to give to others in a touching tradition inspired by the late actor.

Runaway Earthquakes Helped By High Pressure Heating
2013-12-25 05:01:27

Almost one quarter of all earthquakes start in the lithosphere, a slice of the Earth about 31 miles below the surface. Scientists have now revealed the discovery of a mechanism that helps deep rumblings in the lithosphere spread into larger quakes.

Scientists Accurately Forecasted Size And Location Of 2012 Costa Rica Earthquake
2013-12-23 07:19:58

Scientists using GPS to study changes in the Earth's shape accurately forecasted the size and location of the magnitude 7.6 Nicoya earthquake that occurred in 2012 in Costa Rica.

Map Possible Giant Earthquakes
2013-12-13 09:34:08

Researchers have created a global map of subduction zones, allowing them to pinpoint which ones have the ability to generate giant earthquakes and which ones do not.


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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