Category: "Earthquake special reports"
North Korea's nuclear test site Punggye Ri is shown as a red star in this map of East Asia. The seismograms in the other figure were recorded at seismic station MDJ in China, shown as a yellow marker north of the test site. Source: BGR, Germany… more »
Less damage - but widely felt When two earthquakes with magnitudes of 7.6 struck the Latin American country of Peru on Tuesday evening (local time) within five minutes of each other, one had to fear for the worst. After all, in contrast to its southern… more »
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 »