A magnitude 3.3 earthquake hit northern Arizona about mid-way between Flagstaff and Grand Canyon village on Saturday, Sept. 26 at about 4:14 pm, local time. [Right, orange star marks quake epicenter. Credit, USGS]Later that evening, at 9:23 pm, a magnitude 2.9 event occurred about 7 miles SSW of Kachina Village. Show More Summary
Throughout much of its 11-year history, Facebook has been used as a tool to raise awareness and donations in times of crisis, whether it be for the 8.9 magnitude earthquake that rocked Japan in 2011 or for this year's ebola crisis Now,...Show More Summary
Large magnitude, deep earthquakes occur more often between April and October – but the jury is still out on whether this is just down to chance
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A strong earthquake measuring magnitude 6.9 struck off Irian Jaya in Indonesia on Thursday at a depth of 39.9 miles (64 km), the U.S. Geological Survey said.
A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Thursday morning about 20 miles west of Redding, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 6:51 a.m. PDT at a depth of 5.0 miles.
Last week, there was a powerful magnitude 8.3 earthquake in Chile near the city of Illapel. The tremors were felt as far as São Paulo, 1,600 miles away, and triggered tsunami warnings throughout the Pacific, from Hawaii to Japan to New Zealand. If you didn’t hear about this quake, there’s a reason for that: in [Read More...]
A magnitude 6.5 aftershock occurred in Chile on Monday, five days after a magnitude 8.3 earthquake struck off the nation’s coast.
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chilean President Michelle Bachelet promised financial help on Monday to victims of last week's 8.3 magnitude earthquake and the tsunami that followed, which battered the country's coastline near the port of Coquimbo and destroyed hundreds of homes.
When Chile was hit by a magnitude 8.3 earthquake this week, the very ground shifted. By comparing images before and after the earthquake with an interferogram, geophysicists can measure just how much and where the ground moved. Read more...
Map via US Geological Survey If you didn’t already know, September is National Preparedness Month in the United States. But are we, as a nation, taking this subject seriously? I’m not so sure. But there is at least one South American country that has clearly analyzed their threats and taken the steps to combat them. Show More Summary
Shortly after the Chile earthquake, many wondered if it would make American cities vulnerable. Tsunamis reached heights of only 15 feet this time around, but the magnitude 8.3 earthquake still killed at least 12 people. But what really makes American cities vulnerable on the west coast is if a a mega earthquake were to be... Show More Summary
My intro class is covering earthquake size on Monday. I talked to them about the Haiti earthquake at the beginning of the semester, and now an even larger earthquake has struck the subduction zone off the west coast of Chile. I put together...Show More Summary
TONGOY, Chile (Reuters) - Residents sifted through rubble on Thursday and saved what they could from homes destroyed by a magnitude 8.3 earthquake in central Chile that killed 11 people, forced 1 million from their homes and sent giant waves crashing into coastal areas.
On September 16, 2015, a powerful, 8.3 magnitude earthquake hit just off the coast of Chile, about 145 miles from Santiago, Chile's largest city. The quake caused a 15-foot tsunami along the Chilean coast and landslides in the hilly areas of the region. Show More Summary
Chilean Ski Resorts Continue To Operate After Earthquake A massive 8.3-magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of Chile on Wednesday, September 16, 2015. The quake struck at 7:54 pm about 29 miles west of Illapel on Chile’s central coast. The epicenter was approximately 177 miles NWW of Santiago. The earthquake occurred at a depth between […]
Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Earthquake; death] Oh dear: "Residents picked through the rubble of destroyed buildings in central Chile on Thursday after a magnitude 8.3 earthquake killed eight people and sent powerful waves barreling into coastal areas, forcing more than 1 million people from their homes. Show More Summary
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet on Thursday toured a northern coastal region hardest hit by a powerful 8.3 magnitude earthquake that left at least 10 confirmed dead and five missing.
Only 8 deaths have been reported so far in an 8.3 magnitude earthquake that hit northern Chile last night. There were many aftershocks that were over 6.0. It’s a miracle
Just before 8PM local time yesterday evening, a massive earthquake rocked Chile. The 8.3 magnitude quake caused buildings to bend and sway, grocery store shelves to spill goods into aisles, and waves over 3.5 meters (more than 11 feet) high to smash the
Audio and Video content on Economist.com requires a browser that can handle iFrames. THE Pacific “ring of fire” roared again on September 16th. A giant earthquake, whose magnitude of 8.3 ranks it among the 30 most energetic tremors of...Show More Summary