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Strange behavior of New Zealand quake suggests higher chances of ‘Big Ones’ elsewhere – Science Magazine

March 28, 2017 |

Strange behavior of New Zealand quake suggests higher chances of ‘Big Ones’ elsewhereScience MagazineA reassuring rule of thumb about earthquakes is breaking down. For decades seismologists had assumed that individual faultsas well as isolated segments of longer faultsrupture independently of … Read More

Algorithm Predicts Lab Earthquakes; Real Earthquake Prediction Could Be Next – Wall Street Pit

March 9, 2017 |

Algorithm Predicts Lab Earthquakes; Real Earthquake Prediction Could Be NextWall Street PitEvery year, thousands die from earthquakes either directly, or indirectly from the fires, landslides and tsunamis that result from it. An earthquake occurs when a fault slips, releasing a … Read More

Dutch Earthquake ‘Enthusiast’ Claims to Predict Major Tremor – snopes.com

March 8, 2017 |

Dutch Earthquake ‘Enthusiast’ Claims to Predict Major Tremorsnopes.comFrank Hoogerbeets made the prediction on 19 February 2017 on his YouTube channel, saying that an earthquake measuring at least an 8.0 on the Richter scale would hit the western U.S. between 4-8 … Read More

The 2017 earthquake forecast predicts that man-made quakes will continue to shake the country – AOL News

March 3, 2017 |

The 2017 earthquake forecast predicts that man-made quakes will continue to shake the countryAOL NewsIt’s important to note that while this forecast does make an attempt to predict which areas will face damage this year, it’s not predicting any specific … Read More

A strange physical phenomenon is helping scientists predict where massive earthquakes will strike – Business Insider

March 3, 2017 |

A strange physical phenomenon is helping scientists predict where massive earthquakes will strikeBusiness InsiderEarthquakes happen when there’s a sudden release of energy from the Earth’s outer shell, causing the surface to shake. They’re measured on the Richter scale, which basically … Read More

Debate rages over whether heavy rains could trigger more California earthquakes – SFGate

March 2, 2017 |

Debate rages over whether heavy rains could trigger more California earthquakesSFGateCould the torrents of rain that have recently soaked California trigger an earthquake? The science is mixed. Heavy rainfall can spark earthquakes, according to one scientist, and with a winter … Read More

Two 4.6-Magnitude Earthquakes Strike Nepal, No Casualties Reported – NDTV

February 28, 2017 |

Two 4.6-Magnitude Earthquakes Strike Nepal, No Casualties ReportedNDTV… felt in the Kathmandu Valley. The NSC said these were the aftershocks of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake of 2015 that killed more than 8,000 people in Nepal. Until now, 478 aftershocks, including … Read More

Magnitude 3.6 earthquake strikes near Gilroy, California – SFGate

February 28, 2017 |

Magnitude 3.6 earthquake strikes near Gilroy, CaliforniaSFGateThe United States Geological Survey reports a preliminary magnitude 3.6 earthquake struck near Gilroy, California on Sunday. The quake hit at 6:58 AM local time at a depth of 5 kilometers. There was no … Read More

California’s rain may shed light on new questions about what causes earthquakes – Salon

February 27, 2017 |

California’s rain may shed light on new questions about what causes earthquakesSalonAny study of the relationship between weather and earthquakes is likely to take time, and the results to be controversial. In the meantime, now is a good time to … Read More

Third 4.0-and-higher quake in February hits southern BC – Vancouver Sun

February 24, 2017 |

Third 4.0-and-higher quake in February hits southern BCVancouver SunHonn Kao, an earthquake seismologist with the Geological Survey of Canada, was a co-author of a new report suggesting a link between hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and earthquakes in a major oil … Read More