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Tsunami History Preserved In Indonesian Cave Deposits

Suvrat Kher

How would you know if a coastline had been inundated by a tsunami say 5,000 years ago? Well, a tsunami carries sediment stripped from the ocean bed and deposits this material over the flooded coastline, beyond the range of what a regular storm would. 531 more words


How Seismology, The Study Of Earthquakes, Became Known As The Jesuit Science

The Catholic Church and science have long been married to one another. Science historians often credit medieval Catholic mathematicians and philosophers as the founders of modern science, and the Church has often been seen as a patron to the sciences. 315 more words

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The unique seismicity of Mount St Helens

Most people know Mount St. Helens from the explosive eruptions it produced during 1980-1986. To this date, that period was the deadliest volcanic event in American history. 800 more words


Detecting seismic events using correlation detectors

Just as a criminal can be identified by a fingerprint found at a crime scene, the location of a seismic event can often be reported immediately if the ups-and-downs of the seismic signal match almost identically with those from a previous event at that site. 429 more words

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Aftershocks of the October 8, 2005, Kashmir earthquake

The M=7.6 Kashmir earthquake of October 8, 2005, was one of the most devastating earthquakes of recent years. It was followed by many hundreds of aftershocks, and accurate estimates for the locations of these can be of tremendous help in understanding the tectonics of the regions. 115 more words


Strong Aftershock Follows Damaging Quake in Mid-Philippines


JULY 9, 2017, 11:27 P.M. E.D.T.

MANILA, Philippines — The strongest aftershock yet has shaken the central Philippines following last week’s 6.5-magnitude earthquake that damaged a power plant and other buildings. 405 more words