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TACOMA, Wash., April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- When the next major earthquake hits this region, a substantial amount of buildings and schools are likely to sustain major damage and, in many cases, even collapse.
JAKARTA, Indonesia, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental Energy Corporation (OTCBB: CPPXF) (the "Company") an emerging international oil and gas company, today updated 2011 plans on the Bengara-II Block, Indonesia, owned by its 18% subsidiary Continental-GeoPetro (Bengara-II) Ltd.
The massive subduction zone earthquake in Japan caused a significant level of soil â€œliquefactionâ€ that has surprised researchers with its widespread severity, a new analysis shows.
The USGA reports that an earthquake struck in the South Pacific on Monday.
A pair of moderate earthquakes rattled Australia and New Zealand on Saturday.
A leading scientist on Wednesday said that Japanâ€™s northeastern coast has suffered many powerful earthquakes and large tsunamis in the past and nuclear power plants should have been built to withstand these natural disasters.
Conductivity image hints volcano plume is bigger than thought.
Countless aftershocks that have shaken the already ravaged country of Japan from the initial massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami of March 11 have been blamed on the increasing number of people experiencing motion sickness.
This tip sheet highlights presentations at the upcoming international meeting of SSA, which is an international scientific society devoted to the advancement of seismology and its applications in understanding and mitigating earthquake hazards and in imaging the structure of the Earth.
An earthquake rocked southern and central Mexico on Thursday causing only minor damage.
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...