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Information and resources regarding earthquakes on the local, regional and global level - especially those in relation to the turn of events that occured in 1960.
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Man-Made Earthquakes | Science Features

Man-Made Earthquakes | Science Features | Deep Earth - Earthquakes | Scoop.it
The recent spike of earthquakes in the central and eastern U.S. may be linked to human activity. Read more
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Evolution can always be for the better or for the worse; using the technology we have today in order to generate earthquakes is clearly the latter of the two.

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Geothermal power facility induces earthquakes, study finds - Phys

Geothermal power facility induces earthquakes, study finds - Phys | Deep Earth - Earthquakes | Scoop.it
An analysis of earthquakes in the area around the Salton Sea Geothermal Field in southern California has found a strong correlation between seismic activity and operations for production of geothermal power, which involve ...

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Another possible link between actions made by humans and earthquakes. Will there be a point in time where there will be both 'natural' and 'man made' earthquakes?

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Historic Earthquakes

Historic Earthquakes | Deep Earth - Earthquakes | Scoop.it
USGS Earthquake Hazards Program, responsible for monitoring, reporting, and researching earthquakes and earthquake hazards
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An in-depth article containing aproximate figures and real numbers (casualties, homeless, cost of damages, etc) regarding the world's largest earthquake to ever occur - which ultimately devastated Chille and those areas surrounding it.

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1960 Valdivia earthquake - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The 1960 Valdivia earthquake or Great Chilean Earthquake (Spanish: Terremoto de Valdivia/Gran terremoto de Chile) of Sunday, 22 May 1960 is to date the most powerful earthquake ever recorded, rating 9.5 on the moment magnitude scale. It occurred in the afternoon (19:11 GMT, 15:11 local time) and its resulting tsunami affected southern Chile, Hawaii, Japan, the Philippines, eastern New Zealand, southeast Australia, and the Aleutian Islands in Alaska.

The epicenter was near Lumaco (see map) some 570 kilometres (350 mi) south of Santiago, with Temuco being the closest large city, while Valdivia was the most affected city. The tremor caused localised tsunamis that severely battered the Chilean coast, with waves up to 25 metres (82 ft). The main tsunami raced across the Pacific Ocean and devastated Hilo, Hawaii. Waves as high as 10.7 metres (35 ft) were recorded 10,000 kilometres (6,200 mi) from the epicenter, and as far away as Japan and the Philippines.

The death toll and monetary losses arising from such a widespread disaster are not certain.[4] Various estimates of the total number of fatalities from the earthquake and tsunamis have been published, with the USGS citing studies with figures of 2,231, 3,000, or 5,700 killed[5] and another source uses an estimate of 6,000 dead.[3] Different sources have estimated the monetary cost ranged from US$400 million to 800 million[5] (or 2.9 to 5.8 billion in 2011 dollars, adjusted for inflation).

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Whilst Wikipedia may not seem like a 'reliable' source - it without a doubt indeed is a reliable and extremely useful source with a enormous amount of accurate information - if not all.

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Earthquake Facts & Earthquake Fantasy

Earthquake Facts & Earthquake Fantasy | Deep Earth - Earthquakes | Scoop.it
USGS Earthquake Hazards Program, responsible for monitoring, reporting, and researching earthquakes and earthquake hazards
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There are many false rumors going around regarding that of earthquakes - see this link for the difference between the most common errors; fact vs fiction.

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Injection Wells Spawn Powerful Earthquakes [Video]: Scientific American

Injection Wells Spawn Powerful Earthquakes [Video]: Scientific American | Deep Earth - Earthquakes | Scoop.it
New research shows how human activity deep underground combines with natural earthquakes far away to set off potent local temblors

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Perhaps - an earthquake may not simply just be the tectonic plates moving naturally in action; a mere 'natural disaster' - what if humans played a part in the occurance of earthquakes?

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Largest Earthquake Recorded - World's Biggest Earthquake

Largest Earthquake Recorded - World's Biggest Earthquake | Deep Earth - Earthquakes | Scoop.it
The largest earthquake instrumentally recorded had a magnitude of 9.5 and occured in southern Chile on May 22, 1960.
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Data and statistics regarding one (or rather the) world biggest earthquake ever to be recorded.

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