Understanding the massive 7.0 Peru / Brazil earthquake (August 24 2011)

Last update: August 26, 2011 at 5:35 pm by By

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About : A massive – magnitude 7.0 -  luckily deep earthquake, struck Peru close to the Brazilian border. Due to its depth – 145.1 km (90.2 miles) – it was felt also in all neighboring countries. Read also our main article "Massive deep earthquake shakes Peru near the Brazilian border – 20 … [Read more...]

Understanding the deadly Uzbekistan / Kyrgyzstan earthquake (July 19, 2011)

Last update: July 23, 2011 at 1:13 pm by By

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“Although we already made an effort in explaining a lot in our in-depth article July 19 (click here to read it), we also want to give the USGS seismologists’ view of what exactly happened.” The July 19, 2011 Kyrgyzstan earthquake is located near the intersection of the borders of … [Read more...]

Understanding the Magnitude 7.6 Kermadec Islands earthquake (July 6, 2011)

Last update: July 8, 2011 at 7:20 am by By

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Although we already made an effort in explaining a lot in our in-depth article where we followed the earthquake and Tsunami warnings on July 6 (UTC) /July 7 (local time) (click here to read it), we also want to give the USGS seismologists' view of what exactly happened. The July 6, 2011 … [Read more...]

Scientists study Tsunami deposits in Sendai, Japan to improve understanding Tsunami Hazards

Last update: July 1, 2011 at 11:01 am by By

This great article (and pictures) are courtesy of the USGS. It has been published in the Sound Waves newsletter, a USGS publication. The studies below have been made by an international team of scientists. There goal is to improve understanding of Tsunami hazards based on the tsunami deposits. … [Read more...]

Understanding the MMI scale (Modified Mercalli Intensity scale)

Last update: June 28, 2011 at 11:33 pm by By

The Mercalli intensity scale is a scale used for measuring the intensity of an earthquake. The scale quantifies the effects of an earthquake on the Earth's surface, humans, objects of nature, and man-made structures on a scale from I (not felt) to XII (total destruction). I MMI … [Read more...]

Understanding the Magnitude 7.2 Alaska earthquake (June 23, 2011)

Last update: June 25, 2011 at 3:01 pm by By

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Although me made already an effort in explaining a lot in our report on June 23/24 (click here to read it),  we also want to give the USGS seismologists view of what exactly happened. The date of occurrence was June 23 (local) and June 24 (UTC - used by the seismology agencies) The June 24, … [Read more...]

Understanding the Simav / Kütahya May 19 earthquake (Turkey)

Last update: May 21, 2011 at 4:30 pm by By

As always with deadly earthquakes, Earthquake-Report.com tries to explain what really happened, so that people from the area as well as the international community can understand what causes these cruel events. We call upon our Turkish readers to translate our English text into Turkish. The … [Read more...]

Earthquake-report.com is 1000 articles young!

Last update: May 13, 2011 at 4:33 am by By

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What a sad day for earthquake-report.com. What should have been a party day for the people behind this website, turned out in another deadly earthquake. This time in Spain. Since we started in August we have seen numerous cruel earthquakes. To name only a few : Mentawai tsunami (Indonesia), … [Read more...]

Understanding the M 9.0 massive Tohoku, Sendai, Japan earthquake and tsunami

Last update: March 18, 2011 at 12:24 am by By

The magnitude 9.0 Tohoku earthquake on March 11, 2011, which occurred near the northeast coast of Honshu, Japan, resulted from thrust faulting on or near the subduction zone plate boundary between the Pacific and North America plates. At the latitude of this earthquake, the Pacific plate moves … [Read more...]

Understanding the many moderate Oregon (USA) seaquakes

Last update: March 8, 2011 at 9:20 am by By

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Since a few months the transform fault zone about 350 km out of the Coos Bay Oregon coast is discharging energy by means of earthquakes of magnitude 5.x The Blanco Transform Fault as it is called, has become the most intensely studied ocean transform fault in the world. Oregon State University … [Read more...]

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