Category: "Earthquake special reports"
More than 400 small earthquakes have occured in the seismic swarm under San Ramon during the last two weeks (Map: USGS) There was an era in earth science more than thirty years ago, when earthquake prediction was at the top of the seismological… more »
Earthquakes don't happen accidentally. Instead, temblors occur only when a normally delicate balance of forces within the Earth's crust suddenly goes off-kilter. At least one of these forces, the tectonic push which is ultimately driven by the endless… more »
The Hawaiian Archipelago, the quintessential island dream for many tourists and vacationers is also a unique "dream island" for Earth scientists. Its active volcanoes, most and foremost Kilauea, which has been continuously spewing lava for more than 30… more »
Saturday's record quake (yellow star) occurred in the Bonin Arc south of the Japanese Islands and west of the Japan trench. It occurred at a depth of more than 420 miles. (Click to view larger image.) When on April 25th the Himalayas were shaken… more »
When on Saturday evening (local time) skyscrapers swayed, the power went out and trains were stopped in Tokyo, people feared for the worst. The memories of the giant earthquake of March 2011 were still too fresh. Four years ago a huge tsunami inundated… more »