Category: "Earthquake special reports"
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 »
UCERF Bay Area map (Click to view larger image.) Where is the most hazardous place to live in the Bay Area? That's a difficult question to answer, because it all depends on the type of risk one is taking into account. A map showing the likeli… more »
The seismoblogger was amazed how some mass media reacted to the latest announcement of earthquake probabilities in California. "Risk of 8.0 earthquake in California rises" read the headline in the Los Angeles Times. Fox News beamed over the TV channels… more »
Figure 1: A magnitude 6.9 Earthquake in Idaho in 1983 caused a fault scarp up to 8 feet tall (between white arrows). Borah Peak, Idaho's highest mountain, is in the background. In the seismoblogger's California-centric view of the world, tec… more »
More often than not earthquakes are associated with destruction, losses and general malaise rather than with new and exciting business opportunities. Sure, there are the makers of equipment to measure ground motion who make money, and seismic retrofitti… more »