Category: "Earthquake special reports"
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 »
Figure captions: A forlorn man sitting amongst the rubble in the city of Valdivia after the 9.5 quake in 1960 Source: Press Association This map shows the rupture areas (pink) of the last two giant earthquakes in Chile, the 9.5 quake of 1960 and th… more »
When another strong earthquake shook the Himalayas today, people already traumatized by the devastating 7.8 temblor on April 25, reacted in panic. Buildings in Kathmandu and several Nepalese villages, which had been damaged by the last quake, collapsed… more »
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 »