Category: "Earthquake special reports"
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 »
Saturday's record quake (yellow star) occurred in the Bonin Arc south of the Japanese Islands and west of the Japan trench. It occurred at a depth of more than 420 miles. (Click to view larger image.) When on April 25th the Himalayas were shaken… more »
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 »