Tag Archives: Earthquake

The insanity of the Italian legal system

Well, it’s official. The Italian courts have found half a dozen scientists and a government official guilty of manslaughter over the failure to accurately predict the risks of the 2009 L’Aquila earthquake which killed 309 people. This has been rumbling … Continue reading

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Fault Dynamics 101

This is a post I’ve been putting off writing for a while, as I find it a very tricky subject to cover without a hands-on practical.  However, a question which has been asked of me a few times (and particularly … Continue reading

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The oddity of the Banda Aceh earthquake

Earlier I posted an info bulletin about this morning’s Banda Aceh earthquake.  Rather than muddle it with more and more stuff, I thought it might be better to include this update as a separate post, as it is more of … Continue reading

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M8.9 Banda Aceh

UPDATE: USGS appear to be revising the initial magnitude estimate downwards.  Currently bouncing between 8.6 and 8.7.  Definitely big though, as we saw a huge signal on our own seismometer here near London (see below). UPDATE 2: After a series … Continue reading

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El Hierro 3 – The Revenge

Most news outlets have gone quiet on the eruption at El Hierro over the last couple of weeks.  Indeed, signs were that the eruption was slowing down, which indeed it has done.  That is not to say that the activity … Continue reading

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Van earthquake, Turkey

UPDATE:  You can click through to see individual seismometer outputs here: http://www.iris.washington.edu/cgi-bin/wilberII/wilberII_EnO_page4.pl?evname=20111023_104121.3.spyder It’s going to be while before we have a proper handle on depths and magnitudes of the aftershocks, but enough data has been collated to start drawing up the … Continue reading

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The case of the crazy conspiracist

I was browsing over the USGS site this morning looking for some stuff and came across this. It’s basically a statement put out by the USGS stating that the Lavic Lake Volcanic Field (LLVF) in California is not erupting, contrary … Continue reading

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