Category: "Earthquake special reports"
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 »
The earthquake, which wreaked havoc in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal on Saturday about noon local time, was the strongest quake in the world so far this year. With a magnitude of 7.8 it was felt over a very large area from the Indian capital Delhi 500 m… more »
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 »