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And now Kiwis are facing a potential mega-quake and tsunami. But of course...

This week’s news that a previously unsuspected magnitude 8+ mega-quake could hit central New Zealand and then douse the place with tsunami isn’t too surprising to me. 696 more words


Seismologist Separates Fact From Fantasy In Quake Disaster Movie 'San Andreas'

LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — The San Andreas Fault awakens, unleashing back-to-back jolts that leave a trail of misery from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Skyscrapers crumble. 891 more words


A new earthquake scale is needed

Keith Hudson

Yesterday’s earthquake in Kent didn’t reach me here in recumbent Somerset but it has jolted me into writing about what is a very silly scale that’s used when comparing the power of earthquakes.  562 more words

Is The Richter Scale The Best Way To Measure Earthquakes? Nepal...

Is The Richter Scale The Best Way To Measure Earthquakes?

Nepal has been hit by two huge earthquakes, a 7.8 and a 7.3 on the Richter Scale.

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Inside the Nepal Earthquake by scishow: SciShow News explains...

Inside the Nepal Earthquake

by scishow:

SciShow News explains the forces at work behind the earthquake in Nepal, introduces you to a new species of dinosaur, and reveals a discovery in Antarctica.

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The Independent Thursday 14 May 2015

Nepal earthquake: The history and why quakes happen in the Himalayas

Despite being located on the boundary of two major tectonic plates, Nepal has suffered relatively few large earthquakes in recent history. 223 more words


Google Doodle honors influential Danish seismologist Inge Lehmann

Google has made it a beautiful tradition to put a spotlight on often forgotten or under-recognized scientists, artists and other great minds. Today, on the occasion of what would have been her 127th birthday, that honor goes to Danish seismologist Inge Lehmann. 134 more words

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