Earthquakes

Salt Lake Temple Closing For Four-year Renovation

An iconic temple central to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints faith will close for four years for a major renovation to help it withstand earthquakes and be more welcoming to visitors, leaders said Friday.  Authorities are also...
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This Skin Care Line Was Created By A Rocket Scientist

KPS Essentials uses rocket science for better beauty. When Natalie Novak-Bauss was working at a department store in California, she went to clean up the stock room after one of the mild earthquakes that occasionally shakes up the state. There, she...

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Scientists Discover Millions Of Previously Hidden Socal Earthquakes

Scientists have gone through seismic data for Southern California, and by looking intensely at the data, they have discovered two million previously unidentified tiny earthquakes in Southern California that happened between 2008 and 2017. Caltech...
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Chilling Photos Of San Francisco After The 1906 Earthquake And Fires Set The City Ablaze

On April 18, 1906, a violent 7.8 magnitude earthquake leveled the city of San Francisco. Nearly 3,000 people died from the quake and subsequent fires that spread through the urban sprawl. A majority of San Francisco residents were left...
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Earthquakes Of The 20th Century

From NOAA PacificTWC Published on Dec 9, 2018 This animation shows every recorded earthquake in sequence as they occurred from January 1, 1901, through December 31, 2000, at a rate of 1 year per second. The earthquake hypocenters first appear as...

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Folding Faults And Seismic Risk In The Kunlun Range, Northwest Tibet

The tectonic deformation and growth pattern of the western Kunlun, which is the northwestern margin of the Tibetan Plateau, are not currently well understood. The surface rupture caused by an earthquake can provide a unique opportunity to...
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Scientists Identify Almost Two Million Previously 'hidden' Earthquakes

Pouring through 10 years' worth of Southern California seismic data with the scientific equivalent of a fine-tooth comb, Caltech seismologists have identified nearly two million previously unidentified tiny earthquakes that occurred between 2008 and...

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Strong 6.1-magnitude Quake Hits Taiwan, Injuring 17 People

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake jolted Taiwan on Thursday, the US Geological Survey said, disrupting traffic and injuring 17 people.
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Tech We’re Using: The Must-have When Reporting On Disasters: A Satellite Phone

Thomas Fuller, San Francisco bureau chief, knows you cannot rely on cell networks during earthquakes, wildfires and other breaking news catastrophes.
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Stop The Misappropriation Of “purpose”

It was a cold Tuesday in New York in January 2010 when the headlines started breaking. A magnitude 7.0 earthquake had catapulted Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, into utter mayhem. A hospital treating patients collapsed into shambles; tin-roof shacks on steep...

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Magnitude 5.3 Earthquake Rocks Hawaiian Islands - Usgs

The epicentre of the tremor was located about 15 miles (24 kilometres) southwest of the city of Kailua-Kona at a depth of 10 miles (16 kilometres).

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Indonesia Lifts Tsunami Alert After Magnitude 6.8 Quake Off Sulawesi

Indonesia lifted a tsunami warning but urged people to remain vigilant and evacuate to higher ground after an earthquake of magnitude 6.8 struck off the coast of its island of Sulawesi. Indonesia suffered its highest death toll in natural...
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Magnitude 5.7 Earthquake Hits Off Chile Coast - Usgs

An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 occurred near the coast of Chile, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).
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Seismologists Warn California Is In An "earthquake Drought"

Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com, According to scientists who study California’s seismic activity, the state is in an “earthquake drought.”  With fears of the “big one” and likely more fires to already worry about, the state has...

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Scientists Release Most Detailed Map Of Teton Quake Fault

Scientists have completed the most detailed map yet of one of North America's most spectacular geologic faults with the hope of providing a better understanding of the earthquake risk at a popular vacation destination.

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Damaging Sichuan Earthquakes Linked To Fracking Operations

Two moderate-sized earthquakes that struck the southern Sichuan Province of China last December and January were probably caused by nearby fracking operations, according to a new study published in Seismological Research Letters.
Related topics: Fracking, China

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Crowdsourcing Speeds Up Earthquake Monitoring

Data produced by Internet users can help to speed up the detection of earthquakes. An international team of scientists has presented a method to combine in real time data from seismic networks with information derived from users looking for...
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Crowdsourcing Speeds Up Earthquake Monitoring

Data produced by internet users can help to speed up the detection of earthquakes. Fast and accurate information is essential in the case of earthquakes: Epicentre location, depth and magnitude are minimum requirements to reliably estimate their...
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Magnitude 3.6 Quake Shakes Part Of Southern California

A small earthquake gave some Southern California residents a predawn wakeup call.

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California's Current Earthquake Hiatus Is An Unlikely Pause

There have been no major ground rupturing earthquakes along California's three highest slip rate faults in the past 100 years. A new study published in Seismological Research Letters concludes that this current "hiatus" has no precedent in the past...

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