Are earthquake "early warning systems" to be trusted?

The opinion : NO and YES, ... with the right use of the alert, many things can be done. Unfortunately, the vast majority of people are doing exactly the opposite of what they should do in such an event. After every major earthquake there is hype for "earthquake early warning … [Read more...]

New Insights into the October 2011 Van (Turkey) Earthquake - detailed analysis by the CEDIM Forensic Earthquake Analysis Group

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 (Status: Tuesday October 25, 2011 15:00 Central European Time & 13:00 UTC) With the … [Read more...]

Mobile communications and earthquakes : a very "disturbing" marriage is an expert in following earthquake consequences in every corner of the globe and has reported on every major earthquake over the last 12 months.  As we are following the events from minute to minute (and report about them in this site), we are starting to get a clear … [Read more...]

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Drilling to understand the secrets of the San Andreas Fault (video) came across a video of the National Science Foundation who explains what scientists are currently doing to understand what is going on inside the San Andreas Fault. The video has been aired in the PBS NewsHour. Understanding what happens at the epicenter of an earthquake, … [Read more...]

Successful test of UN Mediterranean tsunami system

The first test of the communication network of the United Nations-backed tsunami early warning system for the North-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean was carried out successfully today, paving the way for the establishment of regional tsunami warning centers. Tsunami warning focal points … [Read more...]

Vancouver is a possible massive earthquake target, but only few care about it!

Xinhua on line news site has written an article which we would like to reprint partly. We encourage our readers (and especially our Canadian readers) to read it in full. We originally posted this article in October 2010, but as it is still actual and as we have a tenfold of visitors today, we are … [Read more...]

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

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...]

Weak series of quakes make tourists feel uneasy at Bodrum, Turkey

Earthquake overview : received a few reports on weak shaking (more felt as a light shaking) from one of Turkey's most important tourist destinations : Bodrum. Although the shocks caused NO damage or injuries, people asked themselves whether these shocks were the prelude of more … [Read more...]

Earthquake related news June 7, 2011

Earthquake news related to recent events (in-depth articles) will be written as updates in these (recent) articles. These articles can be found in the top 10 excerpts on the homepage. Updates for earlier earthquakes can be found on these pages. This page will be regularly updated. $$$ link to the … [Read more...]