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Whenever there is an earthquake somewhere in the world, our TV screens fill with images of seismic data. Those news report graphics with simplified bite-sized diagrams that inform the masses, but usually get something wrong. 77 more words
The editor thought Harry Potter was so last decade, so this Cosmos article got majorly changed. Thought the original wasn’t bad though…
Harry Potter’ invisibility cloak might just have been trumped by a French team, who aim to make entire buildings invisible. 827 more words
This post is for explaining the basics behind two key statistical seismology terms: Gutenberg-Richter and Poisson distributions.
The Gutenberg-Richter law is a relationship which every seismologist knows – for those who are not so aware (like me just over a year ago), it refers to an expression which relates the total number of earthquakes in any given region to the magnitude, by the following equation: 722 more words