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California fault might trigger magnitude-7.four quake

A schematic block mannequin of Southern California displaying the movement of the Pacific and North American plates, and the large bend of the San Andreas fault the place the plates squeeze collectively. Fault system off San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles … Continue reading

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Magnitude 7.0 quake shakes Central America

Images from the USGS and the NHC show the positions of the 7.0 earthquake and Hurricane Otto Major earthquake strikes off Central America; no tsunami threat to Hawaii An earthquake of magnitude 7 has hit the Pacific coast as a hurricane … Continue reading

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Small earthquakes could help warn of the next big quake in Australia

 Earthquake activity in our region since 1973, showing small clusters of seismically active regions near Perth, Adelaide and the east coast. Credit: Solomon Buckman, Author provided Small earthquakes can point to a region where larger, destructive and potentially deadly quakes … Continue reading

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Italy quake made ground move 70cm

This aerial photo shows damaged buildings in Amatrice. Areas hit by Italy’s 6.5-magnitude quake displaced the ground by up to 70 centimetres (27.5 inches), Italian scientists reported on Tuesday. Satellite images found that Sunday’s tremor deformed the landscape over 130 … Continue reading

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USGS: Oklahoma quake likely caused by wastewater disposal

Image source: Geer Association The third-largest earthquake in Oklahoma was likely triggered by underground disposal of wastewater from oil and natural gas production, the U.S. Geological Survey found in a report issued Monday. The magnitude 5.1 quake that struck northwest … Continue reading

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7.7-magnitude quake off Northern Marianas, no tsunami alert

There have been no reports of injuries or significant damage after a magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck the Northern Marianas this morning. The earthquake’s epicentre was about 30 kilometres south, southeast of the uninhabited island of Agrihan, in the north of … Continue reading

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Japan’s quake could affect Korea in upcoming years

IRIS Seismic Map The possibility of an earthquake with a magnitude of up to 5.5 occurring on the Korean Peninsula in the next several years cannot be ruled out in the wake of Japan’s latest quakes, a geologist here said, … Continue reading

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San Andreas Fault ‘locked, loaded and ready to roll’ with big quake

Representative photo Southern California’s section of the San Andreas Fault is “locked, loaded and ready to roll,” a leading earthquake scientist said Wednesday at the National Earthquake Conference in Long Beach. The San Andreas Fault is one of California’s most … Continue reading

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USGS: Risk of 2016 quake increases, especially in Oklahoma

This image provided by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) shows the USGS forecast for damage from natural and induced earthquakes in the U.S. in 2016. Federal scientists say the chance of damaging earthquakes hitting east of the Rockies has increased … Continue reading

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Subducting seamounts blocked a big quake in Chile

Map of Chile’s coastline showing the locations of the April 2014 earthquake and the seamounts that may have prevented the rupture from propagating farther. Credit: K. Cantner, AGI, adapted from Geersen et al., Nature Communications, 2015. Chile, which lies above … Continue reading

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