Category: "Earthquake special reports"
The great magnitude 8.2 earthquake, which struck Northern Chile in the early evening hours on Monday, April 1, 2014, was the strongest temblor in the world since late May last year, when a magnitude 8.3 event shook the Sea of Okhotsk in the Russian far… more »
The strongest earthquake to shake California since the Loma Prieta quake almost 25 years ago occurred late Sunday night in the far northern regions of the State. The offshore magnitude 6.9 temblor was widely felt from Roseburg and Medford in southern Or… more »
Local earthquakes and tremor recorded at Tremorscope station TCHL. The top trace shows two small earthquakes (M2.1 and M1.8) which occurred just north of Parkfield, about 33 km from the station. The bottom trace (bottom trace) shows a 40 minute interval… more »
Drilling holes into the ground has never been a clean business. But operating a multi-ton drill rig on a windy ridge far from the amenities of everyday life takes special dedication. Grey drill-mud spatters out of the well. The wind scatters the mud all… more »
As their name suggests, seismometers are there to measure earthquakes. After all "seismos" is the ancient Greek word for quake and the word "meter" derives from another Greek verb for measuring. In reality, however, the name "seismometer" is quite a mis… more »