10 important Earthquakes Captured by (mostly) Security Video Cameras (2005-2012)

Last update: October 1, 2012 at 8:18 pm by By

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This video collection has been prepared by Raghad Rabah The destructive force of Earthquakes is very apparent, even after the tremors are over. We've all seen images and videos of the aftermath, where nothing is left standing. What we do not always see is the actual quake in action. With the … [Read more...]

Japan March 11 2011 Tsunami debris travel route in the Pacific Ocean (after 1 year) + video

Last update: April 11, 2012 at 8:00 am by By

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When the monstrous tsunami of March 2011 struck the northeast coast of Japan, the retreating waves pulled many pieces of civilization and many lives out to sea. The Japanese government estimated that 5 million tons of debris was swept up by the event, with about 70 percent sinking to the sea floor … [Read more...]

China earthquake list + in-depth earthquake articles

Last update: October 4, 2012 at 11:08 pm by By

Back to the Region / Country OVERVIEW page The list below shows the last earthquakes in China Personalized E-mail earthquake alerts for this area. Click on Subscribe to E-mail list of this page below and make your choice of " delivery frequency" and "Magnitude". Click here for more … [Read more...]

Construction errors may have been responsible for the collapse of the Christchurch CTV building (killing 115 people)

Last update: February 24, 2012 at 10:55 am by By

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Overview of the articles we have written on the New Zealand earthquake One year after the quake, a technical report on the deadly collapse of the Canterbury Television building has revealed what caused the structure to fail in last February's magnitude 6.3 earthquake in Christchurch New … [Read more...]

CATDAT Damaging Earthquakes Database 2011 – Annual Review

Last update: January 30, 2012 at 9:41 pm by By

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Damaging Earthquakes Database 2011 The Year in Review   James Daniell & Armand Vervaeck 2011 has played host to the largest two earthquakes, economically speaking, in the history of the countries of Japan and New Zealand. The M9.0 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami of 11th March, … [Read more...]

Shelter report for Eastern Turkey Earthquake (status 26/10) by the CEDIM Forensic Earthquake Analysis Group

Last update: November 3, 2011 at 1:38 am by By

Figure 3 Modeled snow and rainfall for the 48 hours to Thursday, October 27th 2011. Source Bernhard Muehr, KIT. http://www.wettergefahren-fruehwarnung.de/Ereignis/20111025_e.html

Center for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Technology Read also : Comparing the current impact of the "Van" Earthquake to past earthquakes in Eastern Turkey CEDIM Forensic Earthquake Analysis Group Shelter report for the Oct. 23 2011 Eastern Turkey Earthquake (Status: Wednesday October … [Read more...]

New powerful and dangerous aftershock creates panic in Van and Ercis, Eastern Turkey

Last update: November 3, 2011 at 1:31 am by By

Shaking map of the M 5.7 Van Ercis aftershock - image courtesy USGS

Earthquake overview :  On 17:55 on October 25,2011 ,  a powerful 5.7 magnitude earthquake struck the already severely damaged Van - Ercis area. "I have Felt it" Reports --> see below + Let us know "how you have felt this earthquake" To read the full story as it happened, we advise our readers … [Read more...]

Very strong damaging earthquake Eastern Turkey (23/10/2011) – Part 1

Last update: January 6, 2013 at 9:36 am by By

Search and Rescue team arriving at the Van Airport - Image courtesy and copyright  haberler.com

Earthquake overview : This is part 1 of the cruel damaging earthquake in the Van province of Eastern Turkey. Part 1 does start moments after it happened until 01:00 AM UTC the next day. "I have Felt it" Reports --> see below + Let us know "how you have felt this earthquake" To read the full … [Read more...]

Understanding the 7.2 magnitude earthquake in East Turkey (October 23, 2011)

Last update: November 3, 2011 at 1:32 am by By

Shaking map October 23, 2011 Ercis - Van earthquake

Earthquake information : A very strong damaging earthquake occurred in the Van province in eastern Turkey. The earthquake was felt in all the neighboring countries. Read also : Very strong damaging earthquake in eastern Turkey Read also : Very strong damaging earthquake Eastern Turkey – Part … [Read more...]

Earthquake Van – Ercis, Turkey – 604 Dead, Large Aftershock 5.6 hits Van

Last update: May 19, 2012 at 8:05 am by By

Thumbnail of a just published hurriyet image - Click on the image to see the full size picture - The image is probably from the 7-storey apartment building who collapsed

Earthquake overview : A very strong damaging earthquake occurred in the Van province in eastern Turkey. The earthquake was felt in all the neighboring countries. "I have Felt it" Reports --> see below + Let us know "how you have felt this earthquake" To read the full story as it happened, we … [Read more...]

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