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Arizona Earthquakes Not As Rare As Once Thought
2012-08-15 08:40:27

A new study from Arizona State University found nearly 1,000 earthquakes rattling the state over a three-year period.

2012-08-08 22:23:46

A team of researchers may have discovered a way to hear earthquakes.

2012-08-03 01:18:30

The press release and paper noted below, publishing in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, is strictly under embargo until 12:00 Noon Eastern Time US on August 2, 2012.

2012-08-03 01:17:03

Changes in seismic velocity--changes in the speeds at which seismic waves move through the Earth's crust--have been identified during and after many earthquakes.

Iapetus Ice Avalanches Explain Landslides Elsewhere
2012-07-30 04:26:15

Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri have found that giant ice avalanches on Saturn's moon Iapetus could provide clues to slippage in other places in the Solar System.

New Evidence For Regular Magnitude 8 Earthquakes On Alpin Fault
2012-07-27 13:21:39

The most dangerous fault line on the island of New Zealand is the Alpine Fault.

Earthquake In A Maze
2012-07-19 13:53:02

Caltech researchers provide highest-resolution observations yet of the complex 2012 Sumatra earthquake

Deep Tectonic Tremors Provide Clues About Shallow Earthquakes
2012-07-06 17:18:19

Although the earth is shaken by approximately 80,000 earthquakes every month, not many of them will send you running for the nearest doorway. However, scientists, led by a team at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany, have recently started investing more time and research into understanding these subtle vibrations that occur deep in the Earth’s crust.

Social Factors When Assessing The Seismic Risk Of A City Accounted For Using New Method
2012-06-29 11:34:16

Seismic risk not only depends on the magnitude of the tremor itself but also on the resistance of buildings and the social characteristics of its population.


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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