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New component to earthquakes found - Stuff.co.nz

New component to earthquakes found - Stuff.co.nz | tectonic processes and events | Scoop.it
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New component to earthquakes found
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Every so often a tsunami wreaks havoc somewhere in the world. Yet, so far, the size and destructive power of these mighty surging floods of water have been difficult to predict.
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Laura Coles's curator insight, September 4, 2015 4:41 AM

Usually, earthquake motions that generate tsunamis involve sudden vertical movements of the sea-floor that displace vast quantities of ocean water. This in turn, creates individual waves with great distances between their crests.

New research has been found that something else could be generating earthquakes. "It used to be thought that the ground motion resulting from elastic strain release was solely responsible for generating tsunamis," says Simon McClusky, an earth scientist at the Australian National University. "The elastically rebounding Earth was considered responsible for displacing large volumes of water that caused waves to travel for vast distances across global oceans."

Now, it seems, another type of energy release is also involved. This is gravitational potential energy, referring to the energy stored in an object as a result of a change in its vertical position or height.

 

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M5.6 - 80km ENE of Barranca, Peru 2012-11-28 03:09:49 UTC

M5.6 - 80km ENE of Barranca, Peru 2012-11-28 03:09:49 UTC | tectonic processes and events | Scoop.it
USGS Earthquake Hazards Program, responsible for monitoring, reporting, and researching earthquakes and earthquake hazards ("@wikisismos: AHORA - #Sismo de M 5.6, 80km ENE of Barranca, Peru http://t.co/V6QPYVXG...
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Active volcanoes in the world: May 30 – June 5, 2012

Active volcanoes in the world: May 30 – June 5, 2012 | tectonic processes and events | Scoop.it
This report covers active volcanoes recorded from May 30 – June 5, 2012 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria. New unrest has been noticed around 4 volcanoes, ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes.
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Aon: Deadly Italy Earthquakes Result in $6B Economic Loss - ClaimsJournal.com

Aon: Deadly Italy Earthquakes Result in $6B Economic Loss - ClaimsJournal.com | tectonic processes and events | Scoop.it
Live Insurance NewsAon: Deadly Italy Earthquakes Result in $6B Economic LossClaimsJournal.comThe two earthquakes and subsequent aftershocks that struck northern Italy within a nine-day period, killing 25 people, injuring more than 400 others caused...
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Ferrari announces auction for Italy earthquake victims - New York Daily News

Ferrari announces auction for Italy earthquake victims - New York Daily News | tectonic processes and events | Scoop.it
New York Daily NewsFerrari announces auction for Italy earthquake victimsNew York Daily NewsThe Italian luxury sports carmaker announced it will organize a rare online auction to help raise funds for victims of the country's two earthquakes that...
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Italy earthquake death toll rises to 25 - Reuters

Italy earthquake death toll rises to 25 - Reuters | tectonic processes and events | Scoop.it
New York Daily NewsItaly earthquake death toll rises to 25ReutersROME (Reuters) - The number of people killed in two earthquakes that struck northern Italy in May rose to 25 on Tuesday, as aftershocks continued to spread fear among residents in the...
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Italian Earthquake Damage Reaches 4 Billion Euros - Bloomberg

Italian Earthquake Damage Reaches 4 Billion Euros - Bloomberg | tectonic processes and events | Scoop.it
Italian Earthquake Damage Reaches 4 Billion EurosBloombergThe two earthquakes that hit northern Italy last month caused more than 4 billion euros in economic damage, Gaetano Maccaferri, president of employer lobby Confindustria for the Emilia Romagna...
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Guatemala's Santiaguito and Fuego volcanoes rain down ash on ...

June 2, 2012 – GUATEMALA – Santiaguito volcano, (also known as Santa Maria) which has been in constant activity in recent days, erupted on Friday, ejecting columns of ash that reached 200 thousand meters high and ...
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New String of Underwater Volcanoes Found in New Zealand's Bay ...

New String of Underwater Volcanoes Found in New Zealand's Bay ... | tectonic processes and events | Scoop.it
Hydrothermal vents associated with these volcanoes release hot water and gases with different chemical compositions, so specific communities have adapted to survive in each area. “The benthic community on Tangaroa ...
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Japan Earthquake Forecast Map for Tokyo

Japan Earthquake Forecast Map for Tokyo (RT @earthquakejapan: 22 of the last 23 earthquakes 5.0 or higher have hit in high risk areas on Japan earthquake forecast map; http://t.co/DCR9Aj5u...)...
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Io: Volcanic thermal sources and global heat flow « Science ...

We have examined thermal emission from 240 active or recently-active volcanic features on Io and quantified the magnitude and distribution of their volcanic heat flow during the Galileo epoch. We use spacecraft data and a ...
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Volcano scientists return from Colombia - The Columbian

Volcano scientists return from Colombia - The Columbian | tectonic processes and events | Scoop.it
Volcano scientists return from ColombiaThe ColumbianCascades Volcano Observatory Vancouver scientist Andy Lockhart recently traveled to Colombia to help authorities there monitor Nevado del Ruiz, a volcano that had been showing signs of unrest.
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Earthquake Preparedness Tips « Earthquake « Earthquake Meeting ...

Earthquake Preparedness Tips « Earthquake « Earthquake Meeting ... | tectonic processes and events | Scoop.it
If you were hit by an earthquake tomorrow, would your response resemble that of Chile or of Haiti?
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Pavlof Volcano Eruption Intensifies, Ash Cloud Diverts Air Traffic - KDLG

Pavlof Volcano Eruption Intensifies, Ash Cloud Diverts Air Traffic - KDLG | tectonic processes and events | Scoop.it
Pavlof Volcano Eruption Intensifies, Ash Cloud Diverts Air Traffic
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Pavlof volcano's eruption has escalated over the past several hours with new lava fountaining and its highest ash cloud of the most recent eruption.
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By The Numbers: Japan Tsunami Debris Hits Oregon Coast | Bruce Sussman Portland Weather

By The Numbers: Japan Tsunami Debris Hits Oregon Coast | Bruce Sussman Portland Weather | tectonic processes and events | Scoop.it
RT @forecastupdates: By the numbers: http://t.co/V6fowN8g first major piece of tsunami debris to hit Oregon. Hard to believe.
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Super volcanoes have super short fuse ~ The Science News

Super volcanoes have super short fuse ~ The Science News | tectonic processes and events | Scoop.it
Super volcanoes have super short fuse. Posted by tesanj on 00:39. A new study has found volcanic super-eruptions capable of ending entire civilisations may have far shorter fuses than previously thought.
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Supervolcanoes can erupt with pretty much zero warning

Supervolcanoes can erupt with pretty much zero warning | tectonic processes and events | Scoop.it
A single volcanic eruption wiping out life on entire continents isn't exactly a cheery thought, but at least we had the mild comfort that it would take as much as 200,000 years for one to erupt.
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Yellowstone Supervolcano: Will It Erupt During Our Lives? - Huffington Post

Yellowstone Supervolcano: Will It Erupt During Our Lives? - Huffington Post | tectonic processes and events | Scoop.it
Yellowstone Supervolcano: Will It Erupt During Our Lives?Huffington PostHowever, given the erratic nature of volcanoes, that number doesn't mean much. The bulging pocket of magma swishing around beneath Old Faithful might never blow its lid again.
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Italy farm lobby lifts quake damage estimate - Reuters

Italy farm lobby lifts quake damage estimate - Reuters | tectonic processes and events | Scoop.it
euronewsItaly farm lobby lifts quake damage estimateReuters| ROME (Reuters) - Recent earthquakes in northern Italy have severely damaged some 2000 farms and inflicted losses amounting to 705 million euros, agricultural lobby group Coldiretti said ...
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(Major) Earthquakes list June 2, 2012

(Major) Earthquakes list June 2, 2012 | tectonic processes and events | Scoop.it
seismograph - recording Useful information to read this daily earthquake list. This earthquake list covers important earthquakes in the world. If a more detailed page is present, the earthquake line will be linked to the detailed ...
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What If the Yellowstone Supervolcano Erupts? - LiveScience.com

What If the Yellowstone Supervolcano Erupts? - LiveScience.com | tectonic processes and events | Scoop.it
What If the Yellowstone Supervolcano Erupts?LiveScience.comHowever, given the erratic nature of volcanoes, that number doesn't mean much. The bulging pocket of magma swishing around beneath Old Faithful might never blow its lid again.
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USGS Study: Faults west of Lake Tahoe pose significant earthquake danger - Sierra Sun

USGS Study: Faults west of Lake Tahoe pose significant earthquake dangerSierra SunLAKE TAHOE — Results of a new US Geological Survey study conclude that faults west of Lake Tahoe pose substantial seismic hazards to the region and could generate...
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Plan aims for key stations to be made quake-resistant - The Daily Yomiuri

Plan aims for key stations to be made quake-resistantThe Daily YomiuriThe Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ministry's draft plan calls for raising the percentage of stations that meet the 1981 quake-resistance standards from the current...
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Crystals Hold Clues About When a Volcano is About to Blow - Daily Disruption

Crystals Hold Clues About When a Volcano is About to Blow - Daily Disruption | tectonic processes and events | Scoop.it
Scientific AmericanCrystals Hold Clues About When a Volcano is About to BlowDaily DisruptionCrystals in volcanic rocks hold clues about when a volcano is about to blow, a discovery that could yield predictions about future eruptions, researchers say.
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The Tangshan earthquake in Beijing-Tianjin intercity high-speed rail ...

... earthquake epicenter 180 km away from BeijingTangshan earthquake of magnitude 4.8 earthquake precursory summaryTangshan magnitude 4.8 earthquake occurred well before the earthquake preparation(“Securities ...
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