This week’s earthquakes include tremors in the eastern Mediterranean and California, illustrating that earthquakes occur as part of broad seismic zones.
Fracking is in the news for many reasons – not least because of its association with seismic activity. Is there a link between fracking and earthquakes? And are any other human activities also a seismic risk?
Earthquakes are a threat to some major cities. New research into maximum earthquake size may help our understanding of seismic hazard in areas where transform faults are found.
There’s been a large earthquake in Puerto Rico in the Caribbean – magnitude 6.5. What is the tectonic setting and seismic history of the region?
In August of 2011, seismologists recorded an earthquake mainshock in Virginia and this author felt it in Windsor, Ontario. A lot happened before and since, including probable foreshocks, damaged structures, and aftershocks. The foreshocks are past, the damage is repaired but the aftershocks continue to this day, and there is a rush to research them. […]
There are many sources of earthquake activity. This week’s look at global seismic activity shows that it isn’t just natural processes which are responsible.
The DOI (Department of the Interior) shares information about a new early warning earthquake system in California, and a wildlife refuge in Minnesota.
An M6.3 (downgraded from M6.6) earthquake struck in Taiwan, making Halloween a little scarier in that region. What’s the damage for the October 31 quake?
On Tuesday, October 15th, the Philippines had the largest quake of the week: M7.1 – other seismic activity this week took place in Greece, and the U.S.
You can’t predict an earthquake, even though some have tried. We can, however, use past seismic events to learn enough about our planet to be prepared.