• Shortly before the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, about 20 oarfish stranded themselves on beaches in the area, Mark Benfield, a researcher at Louisiana State University, told LiveScience in an earlier interview. (yahoo.com)
  • Over the past four days, Japan has been hit hard by a series of earthquakes and resulting tsunami. (ibm.com)
  • If you want to help, contribute to the Red Cross [ Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami ] fund. (ibm.com)
  • Tsunami- Large waves caused by underwater earthquakes. (slideshare.net)
  • In covering the massive, tsunami-generating earthquake off the northwest coast of Sumatra this weekend, many news outlets picked up a statement from Enzo Boschi, head of Italy's National Institute of Geophysics, saying the temblor was strong enough to disturb the Earth's rotation. (slate.com)
  • Northern Kamchatka lies at the western end of the Bering fault, between the Pacific Plate and North American Plate, or the Bering plate There are many more earthquakes and tsunamis originating from Kamchatka, of which the most recent was the 1997 Kamchatka earthquake and tsunami originating near the Kronotsky Peninsula. (wikipedia.org)
  • There was another earthquake and tsunami in April 1923, which caused locally high tsunami runup near Ust' Kamchatsk, leaving a deposit studied by Minoura and others. (wikipedia.org)
  • Page on tsunami associated with event from West Coast and Alaska warning center Tsunami Laboratory, Novosibirsk, Russia Largest Earthquakes in the World Since 1900 Archived 2010-11-07 at the Wayback Machine. (wikipedia.org)
  • Slip distribution of the 1952 Kamchatka great earthquake based on near-field tsunami deposits and historical records. (wikipedia.org)
  • Bureau of Meteorology: Tsunami Information The aftershock sequence of the Kamchatka earthquake of November 4, 1952 - BÅTH and BENIOFF 48 (1): 1 - Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America Three Kamchatka earthquakes - STAUDER 50 (3): 347 - Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America MacInnes et al. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant was severely damaged after a large earthquake followed by a tsunami in 2011, causing a nuclear event of level 7, the highest on the scale. (wikipedia.org)
  • Here is a list of earthquakes that have occurred since April 20, 2002, near Au Sable Forks, New York about 29 km southwest of Plattsburgh, NY. (columbia.edu)
  • Use the Earthquakes Everywhere , St. Louis Center , MidAmerican Earthquakes , Nevada , Largest Earthquakes , and Putting Down Roots for ideas about earthquakes in the US. (42explore.com)
  • RAND research related to earthquakes, and the tsunamis that sometimes result from deep-water temblors, focuses primarily on mitigating their effects and improving emergency preparedness and response. (rand.org)
  • This release of energy causes intense ground shaking in the area near the source of the earthquake and sends waves of elastic energy, called seismic waves, throughout the Earth. (tulane.edu)
  • Earthquakes are definitely a geologic hazard for those living in earthquake prone areas, but the seismic waves generated by earthquakes are invaluable for studying the interior of the Earth. (tulane.edu)
  • Earthquakes result from rapid release of stored elastic strain in the lithosphere, usually in the form of sudden movement of portions of the Earth's crust along faults . (rice.edu)
  • Earthquakes can be generated by bomb blasts, volcanic eruptions, sudden volume changes in minerals, and sudden slippage along faults. (tulane.edu)
  • Simulation of Earthquake Generation Process in a Complex System of Faults" (PDF). (wikipedia.org)
  • Far in advance, you can gather emergency supplies, identify and reduce possible hazards in your home, and practice what to do during and after an earthquake. (cdc.gov)
  • All that people can do about the earth quake is to take precautions to reduce the destructive impact of earthquakes when they do take place. (enotes.com)
  • As more and more types of industrial activity were recognized to be potentially seismogenic, the Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij BV, an oil and gas company based in the Netherlands, commissioned us to conduct a comprehensive global review of all human-induced earthquakes. (thedailybeast.com)
  • They remain the most powerful earthquakes to hit the contiguous United States east of the Rocky Mountains in recorded history . (wikipedia.org)
  • This intermittent sliding motion mimics the intermittent fault slippage that characterizes the earthquake fault zones. (usgs.gov)
  • Most natural earthquakes are caused by sudden slippage along a fault. (tulane.edu)
  • The amount of displacement in a single slippage event is rarely more that 10 to 20 m for large earthquakes, but after many events the displacement could be several hundred kilometers. (tulane.edu)
  • Susan Hough , a seismologist of the United States Geological Survey (USGS), has estimated the earthquakes' magnitudes as around magnitude 7. (wikipedia.org)
  • Some native Southern Californians, however, developed earthquake phobias after the 1994 shaker, including Yoseya Taylor, 18, who said she ran under a closet doorway when the ground shook Monday night. (latimes.com)
  • Learn about earthquakes including basic information, earthquake prediction, and engineering buildings for earthquakes. (42explore.com)
  • For example, swarms of earthquakes in 2002 followed intense rainfall around Mt. Hochstaufen in Germany and the Muotatal and Riemenstalden regions of Switzerland . (thedailybeast.com)
  • Architects and engineers take this into account when designing structures in areas prone to earthquakes. (enotes.com)
  • Emergency planners are anticipating and preparing for potential scenarios after such an earthquake, including the possibility of thousands of deaths and hundreds of thousands of injuries, millions of damaged buildings, and cities that include Nagoya and Shizuoka devastated. (wikipedia.org)
  • Surviving an earthquake and reducing its health impact requires preparation, planning, and practice. (cdc.gov)
  • To describe the physical process of occurrence of an earthquake, seismologists use the Elastic-rebound theory . (angelfire.com)
  • If an earthquake occurs in a populated area, it may cause property damage, injuries, and even deaths. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Damage from earthquakes can also lead to floods or fires . (medlineplus.gov)
  • The magnitude 7.1 earthquake that we witnessed back on July 5th did not cause an enormous amount of damage because it happened in a very remote location. (theeconomiccollapseblog.com)
  • Events over the last century have shown mining is just one of many industrial activities that can induce earthquakes large enough to cause significant damage and death. (thedailybeast.com)
  • Earthquakes can be so small they're unnoticeable and cause little or no damage, while major quakes can be accompanied by roaring and rumbling sounds, rolling ground, violent jolts, shaking and widespread damage. (ca.gov)
  • in this question i am asking ways to prevent earthquake and damage caused by it. (enotes.com)
  • There are several ways that we try to minimize the damage to buildings and structures that fall victim to earthquakes, the biggest way is in the engineering of the structures. (enotes.com)
  • Earthquakes can also cause fires and flooding so the damage that they create is not from damaged buildings alone. (enotes.com)
  • There are many different specialized techniques available to prevent or, at least, reduce the damage to structures by earthquakes. (enotes.com)
  • Body waves are useful in determining the surface location above the earthquake source, or 'epicenter' , and for determining the amount of energy released, or magnitude. (rice.edu)
  • The epicenter is the point on the surface where the earthquake is the strongest. (42explore.com)
  • So we can prevent extra Earthquakes perhaps by not injecting waste into the fault lines. (enotes.com)
  • Two types of waves are generated during an earthquake, body waves and surface waves . (rice.edu)
  • Body waves travel through the Earth, emanating from the earthquake focus, or 'hypocenter' (e.g., a ruptured fault). (rice.edu)
  • An earthquake is a disaster that is not preventable and they are beyond the control of man. (enotes.com)
  • On the 16th of December, 1811, about two o'clock, a.m., we were visited by a violent shock of an earthquake, accompanied by a very awful noise resembling loud but distant thunder, but more hoarse and vibrating, which was followed in a few minutes by the complete saturation of the atmosphere, with sulphurious vapor, causing total darkness. (wikipedia.org)
  • Thus, the 50-megaton nuclear bomb code-named Ivan detonated by the Soviet Union in 1961 created a seismic event comparable to a magnitude 7 earthquake, producing the seismic shock so powerful that it was measurable even on its third passage around the Earth. (angelfire.com)
  • Among the first scientific studies to document animal behavior before an earthquake comes from Italy, where a team of scientists spent a month investigating the breeding behavior of common toads ( Bufo bufo ) in April 2009. (yahoo.com)
  • Earthquakes pose a vital yet puzzling set of research questions that have confounded scientists for decades, but new ways of looking at seismic information and innovative laboratory experiments are offering tantalizing clues to what triggers earthquakes - and when. (lanl.gov)
  • Can humans be protected from earthquakes? (tulane.edu)
  • There are estimates that these stable continental region earthquakes were felt strongly over roughly 130,000 square kilometers (50,000 sq mi), and moderately across nearly 3 million square kilometers (1 million square miles). (wikipedia.org)
  • Find out whether you're likely to have an earthquake in your area. (42explore.com)
  • Earthquakes within the area of interest of UDIM ( Turkey, neighbouring countries and Aegean Sea ) greater than 3.5 ML are fed to our APRS network over the air automatically as soon as they've been analysed and granted to be published by the officer. (tapr.org)