Latest Seismology Stories
While experts have long known that the debris caused by a tsunami can often cause as much damage as the actual wave itself, engineers have for the first time managed to design and conduct a series of large-scale simulations in order to determine the actual impact of these destroyed objects.
New research from geoscientists at UCLA reveals new information about the forces behind earthquakes by using a technique known as seismic tomography.
Geometrics Inc. recently sold a new P-Cable ultra high-resolution 3D seismic streamer system to NCS Subsea for it's SAFE-BAND venture with Geotrace and Spec Partners.
The Life, Earth & Health Sciences Magazine EurekaMag.com has published 5,685 new articles on tectonic evolution.
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Latest ETV video features earthquake-resistant building, which literally rocks. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 Sitting virtually astride
Scientists believe that up to three and a half times the water of all the Earth’s oceans could be being transported beneath our feet.
A new technique developed by scientists at California’s Stanford University has confirmed that the Los Angeles would experience stronger-than-anticipated ground movement should major seismic activity occur to the city’s south.
Tall buildings, bridges and other long-period structures in Greater Vancouver may experience greater shaking from large (M 6.8 +) earthquakes than previously thought due to the amplification of surface waves passing through the Georgia basin
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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