Category: "Earthquake special reports"
California is full of faults. Although this sentence is a cheap pun amongst seismologists, it was the first thing that came into the blogger's mind when he heard about the surprising temblor in Lake County on Tuesday night (August 9th) around 8 pm. With… more »
Earthquake faults come in very different flavors. No, we are not talking about the classic distinction based on the direction of movement of the two flanks of a fault, like a normal, a thrust or a stike slip fault. When he is talking about different… more »
It is not for naught that we call the Hayward Fault a "tectonic timebomb in our backyard". Almost 150 years have passed since the last major earthquake rattled the fault itself and, in fact, the entire San Francisco Bay Area. It was in October 1868 when… more »
At the beginning of the 1900s, Enrico Caruso had already become a legend in music. The Italian tenor had taken the world of opera by storm with his elegant performances on the stages of the most famous opera houses in Europe. Hence it was not surprising… more »