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Media Coverage of the Earthquake Forum

Earthquake report spurs retrofitting of old buildings in Nevada
Story from Reno Gazette Journal, April 25, 2016
By Scott Sonner, Associated Press

“A new report raising the likelihood of a destructive earthquake striking Salt Lake City in the next half-century has underscored the urgency to retrofit more than 30,000 older brick homes and other unreinforced buildings at high risk of collapsing. 278 more words

Richter Scale Day

Charles Francis Richter (April 26, 1900 – September 30, 1985) was an American seismologist and physicist.

Richter is most famous as the creator of the Richter magnitude scale, which, until the development of the moment magnitude scale in 1979, quantified the size of earthquakes. 425 more words


Full Moon Earthquake Alert

Today’s full moon is nothing unusual, but the hype generated around it has grown due to the past week’s mega earthquake activity experienced in scattered parts of the globe. 902 more words


Co-seismic surface structures

In the first discussion with the local authorities and our guide, we also talked about the effects and damages of the El Galpón earthquake. The damages in the village were obvious and I wrote about them in the last post. 1,427 more words


The damages in El Galpón

During our fieldwork we had the chance to visit the village El Galpón, which was mainly affected by the earthquake in October 2015. To give a visible expression how much shaking can be generated by a 5.7 Mw earthquake… 614 more words


Sensitivity Testing (tap tap...1..2..3..)

No, this is not about being careful in what you say, or how quickly you jump if tapped on the shoulder. This is testing for how well an inversion can convince you of the presence of an anomaly. 616 more words


How a fault zone looks like

alternative: tectonics in the Santa María Basin

Although the fieldschool is mainly focussing on the development of the Geology and Stratigraphy of the intermontane basins in NW Argentina, I had several moments of happiness when we could observe some fault zones. 1,189 more words