Category: "Earthquake special reports"
A map of recent seismicity in Concord, CA (red dots) and an M3.5 earthquake from July 2000, the last earthquake above a magnitude 3.5 in that region. Source: Google Earth. (Click to view larger image.) Since the Earth began to rumble under th… more »
The seismic waves generated by last Saturday's earthquake in Nepal were recorded by seismometers all over the globe, including the ones in the network operated by the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory in Northern California and Southern Oregon. However,… more »
The earthquake, which wreaked havoc in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal on Saturday about noon local time, was the strongest quake in the world so far this year. With a magnitude of 7.8 it was felt over a very large area from the Indian capital Delhi 500 m… more »
As seismologists, we are often asked if fracking, the brute force technology for the advanced recovery of hydrocarbons and geothermal energy from underground reservoirs, causes earthquakes. The answer is a clear yes, because, simply put, fracking is the… more »