Latest Richter magnitude scale Stories
A long lasting foreshock series controlled the rupture process of this year's great earthquake near Iquique in northern Chile.
Alaska's seismic network records thousands of quakes produced by glaciers, capturing valuable data that scientists could use to better understand their behavior, but instead their seismic signals are set aside as oddities.
Earthquake Models Help Identify Potentially Impacted Areas so Resiliency Plans, Resources and Materials Can Be Focused on Where They Will Be Needed Most SAN FRANCISCO, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/
The Regional Intermodal Transportation Center (RITC) now under construction at Bob HopeAirport in Burbank is one of the most engineered to withstand a massive earthquake such as the6.7-magnitude
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.
California felt 110 earthquakes during 2013 in the 3.0-6.0 magnitude range.
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.
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
Earthquake researchers have now identified a 30 kilometers long and ten kilometers deep area along the North Anatolian fault zone just south of Istanbul that could be the starting point for a strong earthquake.
Scientists have long been baffled by a massive earthquake that struck the western coast of North America in 1700.
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...