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2014-11-18 07:04:00

A new study, led by the University of South Florida geologist Tim Dixon, has found that the size of large-scale disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis could be predicted by subtle shifts in the planet’s offshore plates.

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2014-11-10 05:24:48

A swarm of seismic activity affecting a secluded area of northwestern Nevada has increased in intensity over the past few days, leading seismologists to issue new warnings about the possibility of a large earthquake occurring in the near future.

2014-10-27 23:09:37

At California’s Seismic Safety Commission meetings this month, the impact of technology and mass messaging for early earthquake warnings was a major theme.

2014-10-27 16:22:52

OTTAWA, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Nanometrics announced that David Shorey has been named Vice President and General Manager of the Oil & Gas Division.

2014-10-27 00:20:26

Silicon Audio Brings Optics Technology to Traditional Land, Marine, and Scientific Seismic Sensors DENVER, Oct.

2014-10-20 23:07:03

Bluware, Inc will be presenting at booth #2388 on the exhibition floor of Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) 2014 International Exhibition in Denver, Colorado.

2014-08-28 23:18:01

Structural Engineers Association of California responds to American Canyon Earthquake Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 By Michael Cochran, SEAOC


Latest Seismology Reference Libraries

Seismology
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Seismology is the scientific study of earthquakes and the spread of elastic waves through the Earth or through other planet-like bodies. The field includes studies of earthquake effects, such as tsunamis in addition to diverse seismic sources such as tectonic, volcanic, oceanic, atmospheric, and artificial processes. A related field that utilizes geology to infer information regarding past earthquakes is paleoseismology. A recording of earth motion as a function of time is a seismogram. A...

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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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2010-10-07 16:05:32

The Seismometer is an instrument designed to measure the motions of the ground. This includes seismic waves generated by earthquakes, nuclear explosions, and other seismic sources. Records of these activities allow seismologists to map the interior of the Earth, and locate and measure the size of the different sources. There are also seismographs, which is sometimes used in place of the word seismometer. However, a seismograph is the older instrument in which the measuring and recording...

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Word of the Day
coulisse
  • One of the side scenes of the stage in a theater, or the space included between the side scenes.
  • The outside stock exchange, or “curb market,” of Paris.
  • A flute or groove on the blade of a sword.
  • A section of stage scenery placed in a wing of a theatre.
The word 'coulisse' comes from a French word meaning "sliding door".
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