An early warning system for earthquakes, tsunamis and floods is being trialed in the US.
Scientists are using GPS technology and other sensors to detect the impending threat of natural disasters.
The network is installed in Southern California and has already helped scientists to alert emergency services to the risk of flash floods. Continue reading
In certain areas, building around seismic faults is inevitable, but proper research and risk evaluations should always be performed. Given this area’s history, is there any reason to operate this way or has everyone forgotten the destruction earthquakes can cause? I think the last statement in this article says it all.
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” - George Santayana Continue reading
This was an interesting read on how “non-earthquake” areas could be effected by a small seismic zone and carry devastating consequences. Continue reading
SEATTLE — Scientists are sounding the alarm about landslides, a potentially deadly side effect if a major earthquake strikes Seattle. Continue reading
GPS measurements show how the crust shifted after a magnitude-8.8 earthquake in Chile in 2010. Credit: GFZ
Originally posted at Livescience.com
An incredibly detailed look at Earth’s twitches and shudders after a magnitude-8.8 earthquake in Chile reveals a potential new trigger for aftershocks, the smaller temblors that follow an earthquake.
The findings, published Dec. 1 in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters, come from a massive research effort to conduct an earthquake “autopsy” in Chile.
The Feb. 27, 2010, Maule earthquake struck offshore, on a subduction zone where the Nazca tectonic plate crashes into and dives under the South American tectonic plate. The two plates slid past each other by up to 50 feet (16 meters) in some spots. Continue reading