Landslides during and following the M=7.5 earthquake in central Sulawesi, Indonesia possibly caused the majority of casualties from this catastrophic natural disaster.
by Abdul Muhari (Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Indonesia), Fumihiko Imamura (International Research Institute of Disaster Sciences IRIDeS, Tohoku University, Japan), Taro Arikawa (Chuo University, Japan), and Bagus Afriyanto (Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Indonesia)
An earthquake with a magnitude of M = 7.0 earthquake struck today in New Britain, Papua New Guinea. New Britain is an island northeast of the Island of Papua New Guinea and Australia.
An M=7.5 earthquake hits Sulawesi. Three major disasters are unfolding: damage from ground shaking, damage from landslides, and damage from tsunami. We learn more every day as information is conveyed across social media. Soon geologists will have their boots on the ground to compile scientific observations so we will be able to reconstruct what happened.
The earthquake struck on the Palu-Koro fault, with a faster slip rate than the San Andreas, and is straddled by the city of Palu, with a population of about 340,000.
This squeeze was likely behind the 1971 Sylmar, 1987 Whittier Narrows and 1994 Northridge thrust earthquakes
Last week, the M=6.6 Hokkaido earthquake struck the southern region of Hokkaido island, near the city of Sapporo in Japan. The earthquake caused widespread electricity blackouts and multiple large landslides.
Better understanding of driving mechanisms behind earthquakes will help us to better forecast seismic hazard related to induced seismicity
11 Eylül 2018 ve 12 Eylül 2018 de sırasıyla mb:4.9 ve Mw:5.2 büyüklüğünde olan depremler derin depremler olarak kayda geçmiştir
El próximo terremoto de M~7 podría ocurrir dentro de los siguientes 5 a 10 años
The next M~7 could occur within 5 to 10 years
The new bill puts a greater emphasis on seismic safety.
The magnitude 6.6 Sapporo earthquake occurred along the southern part of Hokkaido, Japan
An earthquake swarm in Indonesia, lasting more than three weeks, has left nearly 500 people dead.
There are no reported fatalities from yesterday’s earthquake.
Yesterday’s quake struck Italy’s Molise region, an area known for its castles and churches.
L’INGV ha registrato un terremoto di magnitudo 4.6 a 19 km di profondità, nella zona di Montecilfone (CB).
Sunday’s M=6.4 earthquake was the largest ever recorded in Alaska’s North Slope region.
Yesterday’s M=6.9 earthquake is an aftershock of a M=6.4 quake a week earlier.
New studies reveal that a Cascadia megaquake could leave hundreds of thousands of properties damaged and destroyed, and that the shaking could be most severe in Seattle.
The recent earthquake swarm underneath the Sea of Galilee occurred in the same location as another swarm in 2013.
Because of the remoteness of today’s event, there is no reported damage or injuries.
Minto Flats, in central Alaska has revealed a phenomenon previously only seen in the laboratory.
Ruptures on either fault could strongly shake Osaka, a vibrant city of 2.7 million inhabitants.
The M=5.9 earthquake resulted in three fatalities and hundreds of injuries.
Debate remains over whether the foreshocks prior to the 1999 Izmit earthquake involved slow slip or not.
Il modello per il “Tasso di attività sismica globale” (GEAR) può essere usato per prevedere dove i terremoti hanno la maggiore probabilità di accadere e con quale magnitudo.
The country’s largest man-made recreational harbor sits on highly-liquefiable soil, which could be avoided in a large earthquake.
A newly-accepted study shows that our ability to forecast earthquakes appears to be getting better.
A new study has shown that in slowly-deforming regions, like Eastern North America, aftershocks can last for hundreds of years.
Un recente studio ha messo in luce un’anomalia gravimetrica a partire da pochi mesi prima del terremoto di magnitudo 9 di Tohoku.
Last night’s earthquake struck on the fault most likely to rupture in a large earthquake by 2043, according to the USGS.
A new study, published this month finds a large precursory gravity change over the Japanese archipelago starting a few months before the M=9.0 Tohoku earthquake.
Un nuevo estudio publicado este mes halló un enorme cambio gravitatorio preliminar a lo largo del Archipiélago Japonés que inició unos pocos meses antes del terremoto de M=9.0 en Tohoku.
Today’s earthquake struck in a portion of the San Andreas Fault Zone known as the “San Gorgonio knot.”
Una oleada de actividad sísmica en la Gran Isla de Hawái está relacionada a la actividad volcánica asociada con el magmatismo de Kïlauea.
A flurry of earthquake activity on the Big Island of Hawai’i is related to the volcanic activity associated with Kïlauea magmatism.
New imaging of the Alto Tiberina Fault sheds light on the seismic hazard of the Northern Apennines.
By Angela Stallone (Dottoranda in Geofisica presso l’Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV)), and Giovanni Diaferia (Dottorando in Geofisica presso l’Università di Roma TRE) English Version Una faglia …
An earthquake that caused $52 million in damage in South Korea may have been caused by human activity.
CoreLogic estimates that less than 8% of residential losses will be covered by a Hayward Fault earthquake.
The Ataturk Dam in southeastern Turkey, and the water levels in the reservoir behind it are believed to cause induced seismicity in the region.
Türkiye’nin güneydoğusundaki Atatürk Barajı ve rezervuardaki şu seviyelerinin, 2008 yılındaki 5 büyüklüğündeki deprem de dahil olmak üzere bölgede meydana gelen depremden sorumlu olduğuna inanılmaktadır.
In the last 50 years, there have been many earthquakes M=6.75 and smaller around this location.
La ciudad colombiana de Manizales, en las profundidad de los Andes, experimentó una sacudida durante el sismo de hoy, con magnitud M=5.2
What would happen if a M=7.0 Hayward Fault earthquake struck the Bay Area today?
Because of this earthquake’s shallow depth, shaking was strong enough to cause damage in the city of Oda.
Today’s M=5.3 earthquake occurred in the Santa Cruz Basin just south of Santa Cruz Island.
Monday’s M=5.9 quake struck in a region susceptible to much larger events.
La ciudad capital de El Salvador, San Salvador, experimentó ligeros temblores este lunes por el terremoto costa afuera de M=5.9.
Heavy rain in Kenya has revealed a large crack in Africa’s Rift Valley.
La grieta, que tiene hasta 50 pies de profundidad y 65 pies de ancho, ocasionó daños en una carretera principal y destruyó hogares.
As part of the 2018 GSA Distinguished International Lecture Tour, Ross Stein traveled to three countries Latin America to give talks and meet with local scientists and citizens. These are his experiences.
ShakeAlert could receive close to $33 million this year, well more than the initially proposed $10 million.
“We can get long warning times” according to USGS scientist Dr. Annemarie Baltay.
The epicenter of Mexico’s lethal September 2017 earthquake was less than 65 miles outside the nation’s capital.
El epicentro del terremoto letal del 18 de septiembre en Mexico fue a unos 100 kilómetros de la capital.
At least one house is reported to have been damaged.
In just over a day, there have been 43 M=4.5+ aftershocks in Papua New Guinea following yesterday’s M=7.5 quake.
The Calaveras is capable of a magnitude 7+ earthquake
Since September 2017, Mexico City’s Earthquake Early Warning system has been triggered three times.
Los residentes de la ciudad de México recibieron previo aviso de 30-90 segundos en tres de los cuatro terremotos de M=7+ en los últimos seis meses, una notable tasa de éxito de 75%.
Mexico City’s Earthquake Early Warning sirens went off up to a minute before shaking started.
The East Bay Hills will likely experience the greatest shaking in a M=7.0 earthquake.
Stand-alone Palert detectors triggered in last week’s M=6.4 earthquake in Taiwan.
Approximately 11.3% of people have residential earthquake insurance in Washington, only covering 18% of the exposure.
Tuesday’s M=6.4 was preceded by a very unusual foreshock sequence.
The mainshock followed a M=6.1 foreshock just 20 km away two days beforehand
Yesterday’s quake occurred at the junction of the Longitudinal Valley Fault and the Ryukyu Trench.
Registration for the $3,000 grant is only open until February 23.
The 30 million people that live around Jakarta are all exposed to a moderate seismic threat.
Last night’s earthquake struck just off the Elsinore Fault, one of Southern California’s quietest, but most dangerous faults.
The Alaskan Megathrust was responsible for the M=9.2 Good Friday earthquake in 1964.
Lester Lubetkin recounts what it was like experiencing the M=7.9 earthquake in his cabin in Homer, Alaska.
Last night’s M=7.9 earthquake was an unusual outer rise strike-slip event.
Much larger quakes are common along the Nazca Trench
Today’s quakes struck less than 150 km south of a deadly M=7.3 earthquake in November 2017.
Had this earthquake struck to the east or west, the outcome would have been much worse.
Aunque El Salvador y Haití están en el proceso de ser eliminados de la lista de países bajo el estatus de protección temporal, Nepal, que fue devastado por el terremoto de M=7.8 en 2015, permanece en la lista.
El Salvador and Haiti have been removed from the list of countries with temporary protected status.
Last night’s earthquake was felt by approximately 10 million people.
Prof. Ali Moradi shares his opinions on earthquake risk and preparedness in the region.
Dueling papers and posters wrestle with a tough and critical seismic question
Last night’s M=3.9 earthquake east of San Jose struck along the Calaveras Fault.
Translation from: khabaronline.ir Click here to read the response from the Director of the Iranian Seismological Centre جامعه > حوادث – مانوئل بربریان، زمین شناس ایرانی در آمریکا، دکترای زمینشناسی از دانشگاه کمبریج و عضو …
Last night’s M=4.9 earthquake outside of Tehran should be a warning to 15 million people.
Today’s earthquake struck along the relatively seismically inactive section of the Java Trench.
Last night’s M=4.0 earthquake was felt in Portland, and a slow-slip event began after a 22 month period of quiescence.
Today’s M=6.0 earthquake was followed, 8 minutes later, by a M=5.0 aftershock.
El terremoto de ayer de M=6.0 a lo largo del litoral de Ecuador, ocurrió justo al noreste del popular destino turístico de Bahía
Yesterday’s M=6.0 earthquake struck on or just above the subducting slab.
La alerta sísmica temprana pretende alertar a la población y a los sistemas automatizados segundos antes de una fuerte sacudida, es una de las contribuciones más importantes de la sismología moderna a la sociedad.
Last night’s M=6.0 earthquake is the second large, damaging earthquake in the last month.
The largest earthquake recorded in Delaware before today was a M=3.8 in 1973
Earthquake early warning (EEW), which aims at alerting people and automated systems seconds before strong shaking arrives, is one of the important contributions of modern seismology to society
Esta hipótesis ha generado gran controversia entre los medios de prensa, ¿Cual será la reacción dentro de la comunidad científica?
This hypothesis has caught fire with the press. How will it fare among scientists?
A creeping section on the fault and a magnitude 4.6 earthquake in the middle of it
The two largest shocks in 40 years both struck along an active 120-km-long fault that lies 10 km from three nuclear reactors
Neither earthquakes nor buildings kill the people in this beautiful and ancient country.