Cascading Earthquakes – Seismic waves can trigger another earthquake

Earthquakes teach us about the interior workings of Earth. Without them, we would not know about the core or any layering deeper than a couple kilometers. Researchers from the Los Alamos National Laboratory, […]

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The difference of a decimal for a tsunami

Off the coast of Chile a strong shallow earthquake triggered a tsunami. Warnings have been going out to Chile, Peru, Hawaii and New Zealand. The first estimation of the energy of the earthquake […]

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How to see the earth rumbling.

The Earth starts to shake. All the tension that was built up at the fault was released. An earthquake just happened somehow the ground starts moving. If you think about it, it’s fascinating […]

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The l’Aquila trial: Getting the big picture

In April 2009 a devastating earthquake hit the town l’Aquila in Italy. Destroyed buildings leave 308 persons dead and over 22 thousand have to flee to government funded shelters. This as it is, […]

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