Earthquakes

How Earthquakes Deform Gravity

Lightning—one, two, three—and thunder. For centuries, people have estimated the distance of a thunderstorm from the time between lightning and thunder. The greater the time gap between the two signals, the further away the observer is from the...

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5.1-magnitude Earthquake Strikes Xinjiang - China Earthquake Networks Centre

The epicentre of the earthquake was localised at 9.87 degrees north latitude and 77.47 degrees east longitude at a depth of 10 kilometres, according to CENC.
Related topics: Xinjiang, China

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Earthquakes Disrupt Sperm Whales' Ability To Find Food, Study Finds

Otago scientists studying sperm whales off the coast of Kaikōura have discovered earthquakes affect their ability to find food for at least a year.
Related topics: Scientific Discoveries

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Kilometers Of "dark Cable" Form The Newest Seismic Sensors

Fiber-optic cables stretching below cities, through glaciers and along the seafloor could record earthquakes and more -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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5.2-magnitude Earthquake Hits Western Turkey - Afad

The day before, a 4.2-magnitude hit the Sivrice region of Elazig Province in western Turkey at around 14:42 local time.
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5.8-magnitude Quake Hits Iran's Qeshm Island In The Gulf - Emsc

According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre, the quake occurred at a depth of 47 kilometres.
Related topics: Iran

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Steny Hoyer Leads Trip To Puerto Rico Amid Aid Standoff

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer will lead a group of lawmakers to Puerto Rico on Sunday, marking the first leadership-led visit to the island since a series of devastating earthquakes struck starting in late December.The two-day trip will include...

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The Dangerous Delusions Of Bernie’s Brigades

Upon seeing the way young voters flock to Bernie Sanders, the temptation is to grab them all by the shoulders, shake them until they think they’ve been in an earthquake, and demand proof that they actually have...

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Early Treatment For Ptsd After A Disaster Has Lasting Effects

In 1988, a 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck near the northern Armenian city of Spitak. The temblor destroyed cities and is estimated to have killed between 25,000 and 35,000 people, many of whom were schoolchildren.
Related topics: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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Want Unlimited Clean Energy? Just Drill The World's Hottest Well

An engineering team bored 2 miles into hot rock without causing major earthquakes—a good sign for harnessing the Earth's heat as a power source.

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Scientists Just Watched A Newfound Asteroid Zoom By Earth. Then They Saw Its Moon.

One of Earth's premier instruments for studying nearby asteroids is back to work after being rattled by earthquakes. Its first new observations show that a newly discovered space rock is actually two.
Related topics: Asteroids, Moon, Space, Scientific Discoveries

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Powerful Quake Hits Off Northern Japan; No Tsunami Danger

The quake measured a preliminary magnitude of 7.
Related topics: Japan, Tsunami

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These Towns Were Evacuated After The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster. See What They Look Like Today

Photographer Giles Price uses thermal imaging to capture people returning to their vacant hometowns, which were exposed to radiation in the wake of the disaster. It started with a 9.0 magnitude earthquake that had an impact so strong the entire...
Related topics: Photography

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This Ai Could Reunite Families After An Earthquake

A new AI prototype could transform how earthquake aftermaths are managed, by predicting the safest routes that families can take to find their loved ones. The idea first emerged in the ImpactHub Istanbul, a social innovation centre in a city where...
Related topics: Turkey, Istanbul

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Geothermal Energy: Drilling A 3,000 Meters Deep Well

Destabilizing the precarious equilibrium at depth with geothermal wells may reactivate the geological layers causing earthquakes. Researchers have studied the seismic activity linked to a geothermal drilling in search of supercritical fluids. They...
Related topics: Scientific Discoveries

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Are Irish Eyes Smiling? Sinn Féin's Sudden Surge In Support

Are Irish Eyes Smiling? Sinn Féin's Sudden Surge In Support The Republic of Ireland experienced a political earthquake during its general election on Saturday with Sinn Féin topping the polls with 24.5 percent of the vote as of...
Related topics: Ireland, Polls

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6.2-magnitude Earthquake Strikes Papua New Guinea - Usgs

The island nation is situated in a seismically active zone known as the Ring of Fire and regularly suffers from powerful earthquakes.

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Mexico City Residents Displaced By Earthquake Finally Home

Dozens of families displaced by the 2017 earthquake in Mexico City have a new home — a five-story building that stands where their former apartment building pancaked, killing nine people

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'gas Wars' In The Mediterranean

'Gas Wars' In The Mediterranean Authored by Mike Whitney via The Unz Review, The unexpected alliance between Turkey and Libya is a geopolitical earthquake that changes the balance of power in the eastern Mediterranean and across the...
Related topics: Turkey, Libya

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Trump Appoints Coast Guard Admiral As Recovery Czar For Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — As Puerto Rico is struggling to recover from hurricanes and earthquakes, the White House confirmed Friday that it is appointing U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Peter Brown as its liaison for the island.In a statement, the White...
Related topics: Hurricanes, White House

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