Earthquake prediction, the Japanese way !

People continue to ask whether the time of upcoming earthquakes can be predicted accurately or not. If you would surf the web, thousands of pages will be found with the weirdest theories on prediction signs for a major upcoming earthquake. The reality of "when" is an easy answer : NO The reality … [Read more...]

Understanding the massive 7.0 Christchurch Earthquake

The September 3, 2010 South Island, New Zealand earthquake occurred as a result of strike-slip faulting within the crust of the Pacific plate, near the eastern foothills of the Southern Alps at the western edge of the Canterbury Plains. The earthquake struck approximately 50 km to the … [Read more...]