Long-revered and much-climbed, Japan’s Mount Fuji looks like it’s ready to blow it’s top after more than 300 years of dormancy. A new study by a team of French and Japanese researchers reveals that an increase in tectonic pressure from the massive 9.0
I seem to have missed another magnitude 3.0 aftershock last Thursday from the June 28 magnitude 5.2 Duncan earthquake. This latest event occurred at 2:12 am, and was almost on the New Mexico border, further east than the other large aftershocks. [Right, orange star marks the epicenter. Credit, USGS]
The New York Red Bulls saw their season take another dejected turn Saturday night, as the visiting San Jose Earthquakes escaped with a late draw. Bradley Wright-Phillips converted a penalty kick for his seventeenth of the season, while Steven Lenhart rescued the Quakes with an 85th minute volley. [ more › ]
Chart recorders are vintage devices that were used to plot analog values on paper. They’re similar to old seismometers which plot seismic waves from earthquakes. The device has a heated pen which moves across a piece of thermally sensitive paper. Show More Summary
The threat of the Yellowstone volcano blowing its top as some people fearing the possibility since a supervolcano eruption has the power of a nuclear explosion. But if the United States Geological Survey (USGS) now says the Yellowstone earthquake threat is high then is there any reason to worry in the coming years? In a
Another game, another goal for Bradley Wright-Phillips, and this one came on a night where he was given his rightful place on the MLS All-Star team. Major League Soccer’s leading goal-scorer added to his tally once again Saturday night in the Red Bulls’ 1-1 draw against San Jose in Harrison before a crowd of 20,001, a penalty kick in the 33rd minute.
Sixteen states are at high risk of damaging earthquakes over the next 50 years and certain areas of the United States face a higher threat of temblors than previously thought,
The University of Arizona's Global Seismology and Tectonics group in the Geosciences Dept. created a webpage for the magnitude 5.2 Duncan (southeast Arizona) earthquake of June 28. One of the graduate students in the research group,Show More Summary
Working in Miyagi Prefecture in eastern Japan, which was badly hit by powerful earthquake and tsunamis in 2011, plant physiologist Shigeharu Shimamura has turned a former Sony Corporation semiconductor factory into the world’s largest… Take a Look Inside One of the World’s Largest All-LED Indoor Farms is a post by Brian Farmer on Highsnobiety.
Earthquake Avoidance 101: Just stay away from California, right? Not so fast. An updated US Geological Survey report and accompanying hazard map confirm that the West still holds the worst potential for seismic shake-ups, with major faults and hazards creeping up the entire West Coast, reports the AP. But the...
By Adam Tod Brown Published: July 18th, 2014 I wrote an article earlier this week about how we're all going to die in an earthquake this year. I'm just going to come right out and say it -- that might have been a bit of an exaggeration. Don't get me wrong, I stand by everything I wrote until a
The U.S. Geological Survey had good and bad news for New Yorkers on Thursday. In releasing its latest set of seismic maps the agency said earthquakes are a slightly lower hazard for New York City's... To view the full story, click the title link.
Straight after the terrible earthquake that hit the country four years ago, the Olympic Movement, through the National Olympic Committee of Haiti, committed itself to providing aid to rebuild Haiti’s sporting infrastructure as part of the nation’s reconstruction process. Show More Summary
A seismic hazard map released Thursday by the U.S. Geological Survey might not be able to precisely say when The Big One will hit, but it does give insight into the intensity of potential earthquakes. New earthquake hazard map expands risk areas on both U.S. Show More Summary
The U.S. Geological Survey released new earthquake hazard maps for the nation on Thursday, expanding seismic risk areas along the East Coast and in California, among other areas.
Last weekend, a swarm of seven earthquakes in just 14 hours between Saturday evening and Sunday morning in Oklahoma made national headlines. Those seven quakes were immediately preceded by another earthquake that measured 4.3 on the Richter scale in Langston, OK, which struck at noon on Saturday. Show More Summary
U.S. officials released an updated version of the national seismic hazard maps, and there are new areas of concern
Boulder, Colo. - The hazard posed by large earthquakes is difficult to estimate because they often occur hundreds to thousands of years apart. Because written records for the Puget Lowland of northwestern Washington cover less than 170 years, the size and frequency of the largest and oldest earthquakes on the Seattle and Tacoma faults are unknown. Show More Summary
A 70-foot-long, 52-ton concrete bridge survived a series of earthquakes in the first multiple-shake-table experiment in the University of Nevada, Reno's new Earthquake Engineering Lab, the newest addition to the world-renowned earthquake and seismic engineering facility.
In a warehouse in Reno, scientists are putting the biggest seismic facility in the country through its paces. The newly-expanded lab earthquake lab uses three 50-ton shake tables to simulate earthquakes—including the infamous 6.9 earthquake in Kobe, Japan. Read more...