Earthquakes

USGS: Fewer Large Earthquakes in 2014

Copernicus satellite's image of the Napa Valley quake captured on 2 February 2014.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) of the Department of the Interior provided significant information on the characteristics and trend of earthquakes in 2014.

USGS estimated that the number of large earthquakes decreased from 19 in 2013 to 12 in 2014 but that moderate seismic activity was registered in areas relatively new to seismicity. Worldwide, 11 earthquakes reached magnitude 7.0-7.9 and one registered magnitude 8.2, in Chile, on April 1.

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OpenQuake Platform launched to facilitate access to earthquake data

On 21 January 2015, the GEM Foundation published a web-based platform that enables access to a wide variety of sources on earthquakes.

The OpenQuake platform is the product an open source collaboration by over 300 experts across the world and it will enhance risk assessment and information-sharing with a broad community.

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Guatemalan National Institute for Seismology, Vulcanology, Meteorology and Hydrology (INSIVUMEH)

INSIVUMEH is the entity that constantly monitors the surge, weather, earthquakes and volcanoes in Guatemala, a country with high risks of natural disasters. It does so in order to predict, prevent, adequately manage and minimise the consequences of any kind of

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Earthquakes: Inaccuracy of GPS as a tool for prediction

The inaccuracy of GPS devices could be a valuable tool to predict earthquakes as an Indian studies describes. Researcher Sheetal Karia of the Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (SVNIT) found a way to predict earthquakes using GPS inaccuracy. She studied

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Thu, 05/04/2012 - 15:25
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