Latest Seismology Stories
Silicon Audio Brings Optics Technology to Traditional Land, Marine, and Scientific Seismic Sensors DENVER, Oct.
Bluware, Inc will be presenting at booth #2388 on the exhibition floor of Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) 2014 International Exhibition in Denver, Colorado.
Structural Engineers Association of California responds to American Canyon Earthquake Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 By Michael Cochran, SEAOC
Early damage reports from today's earthquake validate the case for simple preparations for families and small businesses to help prevent injury, property damage, and post-earthquake fires TALLAHASSEE,
Observance of August 24 Pompeii Tragedy Sheds Light on California's Vulnerability LOS ANGELES, Aug.
A long lasting foreshock series controlled the rupture process of this year's great earthquake near Iquique in northern Chile.
A massive earthquake that affected the Maule region of Chile in February 2010 also unleashed a series of smaller seismic events known as “icequakes” nearly 3,000 to the south in Antarctica, a team of researchers report in a new Nature Geoscience study.
A 70-foot-long, 52-ton concrete bridge survived a series of earthquakes in the first multiple-shake-table experiment in the University of Nevada, Reno's new Earthquake Engineering Lab, the newest addition to the world-renowned earthquake/seismic engineering facility.
Rare high-speed rupture off Russia provides clues about similar phenomena on shallow fault zones near Earth's surface
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...
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...
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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