Category: "Today In Earthquake History"
Although seismologists have made enormous progress in the last few decades in understanding the causes and effects of earthquakes, many mysteries still remain. Now compare our knowledge today to the state of seismology in the year 1964: Coordinated worl… more »
It doesn't happen very often that a seismologist actually gets to observe a seismic wave in nature. Sure, we all sit in front of computer screens and look at the digital representation of the wiggles a seismometer produces. And indeed, the seismometer's… more »
Figure 1: The earthquake (yellow ball) occurred along the Longmenshan Fault (red lines), the boundary between the Sichuan Basin (white are in the lower right) and the Tibetan Plateau (blue are in the upper left). Image courtesy of MIT Department of… more »
Is your water heater properly strapped to the wall? Do you have additional insurance on your house with the California Earthquake Agency (CEA)? If so, then you can thank a horrible event, which happened 15 years ago today in Southern California.… more »