Earthquakes

6.2-magnitude Earthquake Hits South Of Africa, Usgs Says

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit south of Africa at around 17:10 GMT this Saturday with the epicentre lying at the depths of 10 kilometres.

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Seismic Sound Waves Crossing The Deep Ocean Could Be A New Thermometer

Enlarge / A seismometer on the atoll of Diego Garcia (left) can calculate ocean temperature with earthquakes near Sumatra (right). (credit: Wu et al./Science) Geophysics has shown that precise measurements and a little modeling can perform...

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4.5-magnitude Earthquake Hits Jammu And Kashmir

An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale jolted Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.

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How Earthquake Swarms Arise

A new fault simulator maps out how interactions between pressure, friction and fluids rising through a fault zone can lead to slow-motion quakes and seismic swarms.

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Undersea Earthquakes Shake Up Climate Science

Despite climate change being most obvious to people as unseasonably warm winter days or melting glaciers, as much as 95 percent of the extra heat trapped on Earth by greenhouse gases is held in the world’s oceans. For that reason, monitoring the...

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See Android’s Early Earthquake Detection In Action

Read the original post: See Android’s Early Earthquake Detection in Action This past August, Google announced an earthquake alert system for Android devices in select parts of California. This was great news because if you’re from...
Related topics: Android, Mobile Technology, Google

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5.8 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off The Philippines, Usgs Says

Philippine seismologists, however, set the earthquake magnitude at 6.1, which, according to the Richet scale, is considered a strong quake felt up to hundreds of kilometres (miles) from the epicentre.

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Undersea Earthquakes Shake Up Climate Science

In a new paper publishing in Science, the researchers show how they are able to make use of existing seismic monitoring equipment, as well as historic seismic data, to determine how much the temperature of the earth's oceans has changed and...

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Google Shares What The Android Earthquake Alerts System Detected In Los Angeles Last Night

The Android Earthquake Alerts System turns phones running the mobile operating system into mini seismometers. Following last night’s earthquake in Los Angeles, Google shared an interesting visualization of what Android phones detected. ...
Related topics: Google, Android, Mobile Technology

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Taking The Temperature Of The Ocean By Measuring The Speed Of Sound Waves Passing Through It

A team of researchers from the California Institute of Technology and the Chinese Academy of Sciences has developed a way to detect changes in ocean temperatures by measuring sound waves generated by underwater earthquakes. In their paper published...

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Bay To Breakers 2020: Route, Course Map, Times, Road Closures And Event Details

San Francisco's Bay to Breakers road race began in 1912 as a way to unify the city after a devastating earthquake hit the city in 1906—and more than a century later, the event will go on amid the coronavirus pandemic...

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Formation Of The Alps: Detaching And Uplifting, Not Bulldozing

Researchers have used a computer model to test a new hypothesis about the formation of the Alps while simulating seismic activity in Switzerland. This will help improve current earthquake risk models.

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Most Landslides In Western Oregon Triggered By Heavy Rainfall, Not Big Earthquakes

Researchers at the University of Washington, Portland State University and the University of Oregon have shown that deep-seated landslides in the central Oregon Coast Range are triggered mostly by rainfall, not by large offshore earthquakes.

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5.3-magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Kathmandu, Nepal, Sending Ripples Across Twitter

In recent months, a string of earthquakes around the Indian subcontinent have been making headlines. While at one point, the majority of these earthquakes were rocking the Indian capital New Delhi, lately the tremors have been shaking up regions...
Related topics: Social Media, India, New Delhi

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Powerful 6.2-magnitude Earthquake Hits Russian Kamchatka

The peninsula is located in a seismically active zone of the Pacific, known as the Ring of Fire and regularly suffers from powerful earthquakes.

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Nearly 100 Earthquakes Swarm Yellowstone In 24 Hours. Here's What Experts Are Saying

A swarm of 91 earthquakes rattled the Yellowstone National Park region in just 24 hours on Thursday, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quakes trembled southwest of Yellowstone Lake between Heart Lake and West Thumb.
Related topics: Polls

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Ancient Earthquake May Have Caused Destruction Of Canaanite Palace At Tel Kabri

Researchers have uncovered new evidence that an earthquake may have caused the destruction and abandonment of a flourishing Canaanite palatial site about 3,700 years ago.

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6.2-magnitude Earthquake Strikes Chile, Emsc Says

According to seismologists, the earthquake occurred at a depth of 44 kilometres.

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Superheated Rocks Deep Underground Help Explain Earthquake Patterns

Rock-melting forces occurring much deeper in the Earth than previously understood appear to drive tremors along a notorious segment of California’s San Andreas Fault, according to new USC research that helps explain how quakes happen. The...

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Buildings Reported Shaking As Earthquake Hits Southeast England

The British Geological Survey detects hundreds of earthquakes in the United Kingdom every year. However, most of the seismic activity is said to be too feeble to be felt by humans.
Related topics: Polls, United Kingdom

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