Latest Earthquakes in Japan Stories
Chile is beginning to dig out from a massive 8.2 magnitude earthquake that struck the region at 8:46 p.m. local time Tuesday evening about 52 miles northwest of the mining town of Iquique, according to the USGS.
NASA has enhanced existing GPS technologies to develop new systems for California and elsewhere to provide warning of hazards such as earthquakes, tsunamis and extreme weather events.
Relocating some of the seismic stations in California and upgrading earthquake-detection technology could improve early warning systems throughout the state, according to new research appearing in the November edition of the the journal Seismological Research Letters.
The greatest threat of a tsunami for the U.S. east coast from a nearby offshore earthquake stretches from the coast of New England to New Jersey.
A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck off the coast at 5:18 p.m. local time Friday evening triggering a small 3-foot-high tsunami that swept against the Japanese mainland nearly 45 minutes later.
A swarm of moderately-sized earthquakes struck Imperial County, north of El Centro, California late Sunday morning and early Sunday afternoon, according to the US Geological Survey.
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