With geologists having confirmed the link between fracking and earthquakes in Oklahoma (and energy executives trying to get those geologists fired), the news this week that The Sooner State leads the world in seismic activity will likely see more uproar from residents.. Show More Summary
A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Wednesday afternoon four miles from Borrego Springs, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 1:14 p.m. at a depth of 1.2 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 27 miles from La Quinta, Calif., 28 miles from...
By Dan Ruth Poverty. Protests. Refugees. Earthquakes, typhoons and hurricanes. Terror. ISIS. Sometimes it can feel like too much. Last Wednesday evening I gave a talk to a group of adults at my church. I talked about how Lutheran World Relief is providing support for refugees from Syria and South Sudan. Show More Summary
Lua's mobile messaging app helps volunteers respond to calamities like the April 2015 earthquake in Nepal.
Although we might get a better idea of how the Earth works, Watson isn't likely to start predicting eruptions and earthquakes. The post IBM’s Watson Won’t Be Predicting Eruptions Anytime Soon appeared first on WIRED.
November 25th marks 10 years since the legendary George Best past away. Many in world football have led tributes to the Northern Irishman who will be fondly remembered as one of the greatest players of all time. As an act of remembrance...Show More Summary
Faults can be active without producing major earthquakes. When the fault plane is not locked by frictional resistance, the sides of the fault can slide past each other without building up the stress that leads up to huge quakes. In Central California, there are several faults that creeping on a more or less consistent basis year after year. Show More Summary
An earthquake triggered landslides on the western coast of Lefkada, specifically on Egremni beach, a popular vacation destination and beautiful beach.
A deep 7.5-magnitude earthquake has shaken a sparsely populated jungle region near the triple border of Peru, Brazil and Bolivia. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake struck at 5:45 p.m. EST and had a depth of 374 miles. Its epicenter...
A very strong 7.5-magnitude earthquake has struck northern Peru, near Brazil, the US Geological Suvery said early Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A powerful magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck eastern Peru on Tuesday, close to the border with Brazil, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The earthquake hit close to the border with Brazil, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The Great Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in 2011 damaged over a million buildings in northeastern Japan. A century-old storehouse that barely survived has been redesigned into this gorgeous home— the Rebirth House, a symbol of both great architecture, and resilience. Read more...
The most direct information about the interior of the earth comes from measuring how seismic acoustic waves--such as those created by earthquakes -- travel through the earth. Those measurements show that 95% of the earth's core is liquid. But, scientists also want to know the composition of the liquid, and that is harder. read more
When we covered Environmental Damnation 18: Natural Disasters, we noted that natural disasters — including earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and tsunamis — are on the rise. However, these aren’t the only disasters that can bring your supply chain to ruin. Man made disasters stemming from technological advances can also disrupt, and sometimes destroy, an entire supply […]
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A moderate but shallow earthquake in southwestern Mexico on Monday was felt in Mexico City, where it shook buildings and forced offices to be evacuated.
For the past three and a half years, I have worked as a board member of the U.S. chapter of HELP NEPAL Network. It has been a challenging learning experience and an opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of ordinary Nepalis from afar. Show More Summary
Some people say they could never live in California. The earthquakes are scary and the state will fall into the sea. The politics are too crazy. It's an urban hell. Californians are too flaky. Pick you reason. But there are things that are undeniably nice about California. Show More Summary
LONDON (Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9 was recorded on Sunday near Chitral in northwest Pakistan, according to the United States Geological Survey.
(Reuters) - A magnitude 5.5 earthquake struck the central Chilean coast on Saturday, south of the town of Coquimbo, the U.S. Geological Survey said.