Scientists Discover San Andreas Fault’s Soft Spot

Scientists Discover San Andreas Fault’s Soft Spot

New data from a deep borehole that crosses the San Andreas Fault shows that the monster earthquake-maker has a soft center – and it’s made of clay. This is the first time researchers have been able to rule out other reasons for the San Andreas’ unusual behavior in

HISTORY WATCH: The Great Alaskan Earthquake 1964

HISTORY WATCH: The Great Alaskan Earthquake 1964

The 1964 Alaska earthquake, also known as the Great Alaskan Earthquake, the Portage Earthquake and the Good Friday Earthquake, was a megathrust earthquake that happen on Good Friday, March 27, 1964. Across south-central Alaska, ground fissures, collapsing buildings,…

X24Europe exercise – two seismic events and tsunami in Adriatic Sea

X24Europe exercise – two seismic events and tsunami in Adriatic Sea

X24 Europe is a virtual online exercise that demonstrates the use of social media, crowdsourcing, and collaboration tools in an innovative, cost-effective, cloud-computing environment. It fosters the information-flow and coordination of activities by the…

New fault discovered near Diablo Canyon nuke power plant

New fault discovered near Diablo Canyon nuke power plant

An unknown seismic fault has been detected on the ocean floor a half-mile from Pacific Gas & Electric Co.’s Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. The fault zone was detected more than two years ago by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey working with the

Strong quake hit Myanmar

Strong quake hit Myanmar

A strong earthquake magnitude 6,8 toppled homes in northeastern Myanmar and killed more than 70 people, and there were fears Friday the toll would mount as conditions in more remote areas became known. Depth of epicentre was at 10km.The Thursday night quake,

Fault-finding coral reefs can predict the site of coming earthquakes

Fault-finding coral reefs can predict the site of coming earthquakes

In the wake of the devastating loss of life in Japan, the urgent question is where the next big earthquake will hit. To answer it, geologist Prof. Zvi Ben-Avraham and his doctoral student Gal Hartman of Tel Aviv University's Department of Physics and Planetary Scien

Japan’s quake rippled through South Florida’s groundwater

Japan’s quake rippled through South Florida’s groundwater

South Florida Water Management District’s groundwater gauges recorded the unusual activity about 30 minutes after the 9.0 tremor rumbled across northeastern Japan on March 11. According to the recordings, the water level fluctuated about 7,5cm (3inches) over a

Is Japan going to sink? pt.2

Is Japan going to sink? pt.2

We would like to point out some observations of tsunami flooded areas after devastating 9.0 magnitude earthquake that hit Japan a week ago. We bring you some amazing satellite images that show areas affected by tsunami – before and after. You can compare the impact…

Is Japan going to sink? pt.1

Is Japan going to sink? pt.1

Record land mass movement has been observed in Miyagi. Quake-hit Oshika Peninsula moved 5.3 meters and dropped 1.2 meters according to Geospatial Information Authority. Government showed both records data on Saturday. Geospatial Information Authority based in Tsukuba

US West coast EQ predictions

US West coast EQ predictions

In today's article named Alarming magnetic field changes signal major quake for West Coast author presents Jim Berkland, former USGS scientist well-known by his accurate earthquake predictions so far. They say his accuracy is about 80%. his greatest claim to