Although New Zealand’s Hikurangi subduction zone hasn’t ruptured in recorded history, new research confirms it’s capable of generating very large earthquakes indeed.
Further earthquake activity heightened problems in Nepal this week. Elsewhere there was earthquake activity in Japan and Hawaii.
Next stop on Decoded Science’s seismic tour of the united States brings us to Michigan, where things are very, very quiet…
With Nepal struggling to cope with the aftermath of the major earthquake of 28 April, a second earthquake, this time of M7.3, struck the country.
This week saw two large and possibly related earth tremors in the western Pacific – and a smaller but unusual earthquake in Michigan.
It’s inevitable that this week’s earthquake news is dominated by events in Nepal, but earthquakes also occurred in Canada and the United States.
The deadly M7.8 earthquake which struck Nepal on 25 April resulted from the continental collision between India and Eurasia.
This week saw large earthquakes in the western Pacific, including one of M7.5 off Papua New Guinea. there was also a minor tremor in Missouri.
Among this week’s many earthquakes were tremors in Vanuatu, Spain and Colorado. What’s the seismic story behind these quakes?
Missouri looks quiet and stable, tectonically speaking. But what’s the seismic history of the home of the NMSZ – and what are the risks of future major earthquakes?