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  Earthquake K-12 Experiments for Lesson Plans & Science Fair Projects
Earthquakes occurring at boundaries of tectonic plates are called interplate earthquakes, while the less frequent events that occur in the interior of the lithospheric plates are called intraplate earthquakes.
Some earthquakes are the result of a number of anthropogenic sources, such as extraction of minerals and fossil fuel from the Earth's crust, the removal or injection of fluids into the crust, reservoir-induced seismicity, massive explosions, and collapse of large buildings.
Earthquakes have also been known to be caused by the removal of natural gas from subsurface deposits, for instance in the northern Netherlands.
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 Earthquake - Free net encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Most earthquakes are tectonic, but they also occur in volcanic regions and as the result of a number of anthropogenic sources, such as reservoir induced seismicity, mining and the removal or injection of fluids into the crust.
Deep focus earthquakes, at depths of hundreds of kilometres, are possibly generated as subducted lithospheric material catastrophically undergoes a phase transition since at the pressures and temperatures present at such depth elastic strain cannot be supported.
Earthquakes such as these, that are caused by human activity, are referred to by the term induced seismicity.
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 Earthquake insurances Earthquake, more information about Earthquake
In a particular earthquake, any of these agents of damage can dominate, and historically each has caused major damage and great loss of life, but for most of the earthquakes shaking is the dominant and most widespread cause of damage.
Earthquakes, especially those that occur beneath oceans or seas, can give rise to tsunamis, either as a direct result of the deformation of the sea bed due to the earthquake, or as a result of submarine landslips or 'slides' indirectly triggered by it.
Earthquake effects are described in terms of intensity, a scale which attempts to quantify the severity of shaking at a given location.
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Earthquakes, especially those that occur beneath sea- or ocean-covered areas, can give rise to tsunamis, either as a direct result of the deformation of the sea bed due to the earthquake, or as a result of submarine landslips or "slides" indirectly triggered by it.
Earthquake effects are described in terms of intensity, a scale which attempts to quantify the severity of shaking at a given location.
Earthquakes such as these, that are caused by human activity, are referred to by the term induced seismicity.
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An earthquake is a sudden and sometimes catastrophic movement of a part of the Earth's surface.
Earthquakes that occur below sea level and have large vertical displacements can give rise to tsunamis, either as a direct result of the deformation of the sea bed due to the earthquake or as a result of submarine landslips or "slides" directly or indirectly triggered by it.
earthquake storm, where one earthquake will trigger a series of earthquakes each triggered by the previous shifts on the fault lines, similar to aftershocks, but occurring years later.
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The largest earthquake was the November 3 magnitude 7.9 Denali earthquake in Central Alaska.
The earthquake caused seiching (oscillations) in water bodies throughout North America and triggered small earthquakes in the Geysers and Yelowstone geothermal areas.
The most destructive earthquake of the year was the March 25 earthquake in Northern Afghanistan that killed at least 1000 people.
www.humboldt.edu /~geology/earthquakes/sign_global_eqs_02.html   (1571 words)

 Flickr: Dudley
Dudley has a history dating back to medieval times; a castle has stood in Dudley since the 8th century, the present castle dates from the 13th century, and provided the centre around which the town grew.
Dudley was mostly made up of farms and factories surrounded by the occasional cottage until the 19th century, when many rows of terraced houses with terrible sanitation were built.
In 2002 the largest earthquake to hit the UK in 10 years had its epicenter in Dudley, specifically in the outlying area of Gornal.
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 GMTV - All shook up
It measured 3.2 on the richter scale and was 500 times weaker than the Dudley earthquake on 22nd September 2002, which measured 5.0.
In recent years the largest earthquake measured 5.1 on the Richter scale, and occurred on April 2nd 1990 at Bishops Castle in the Welsh Borders.
Dudley a month ago was of similar intensity.
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 HMS Endurance Tracking Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
As we have explained, earthquakes are so common in places like Japan or California, that buildings and roads are designed to not collapse under the strain of a quake.
One of the main areas in the UK for earthquakes is the northwest of Wales.
In 1984, Lleyn suffered an earthquake that measured 5.4 on the Richter Scale.
www.visitandlearn.co.uk /deployment02-03/ukearthquakes1.asp   (262 words)

 Guardian | Where the fault lies when the earth moves for Britain
The Dudley earthquake at 4.8 was, according to Roger Musson of the British Geological Survey, "about on time, because it is 10 years since the last one".
Nick Alexander, a civil engineer at the University of East London, said that in 1990 there was an earthquake centred on Shropshire that was double the size of the latest one, and in 1961, one under the North sea measured 6.1, some 20 times the magnitude.
Risk are low but British earthquakes have claimed victims - the last time was 1940, when one person died of a heart attack and another fell down stairs.
www.guardian.co.uk /print/0,,4507316-103690,00.html   (328 words)

Earthquake experts are investigating a tremor measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale which was felt across Devon and Cornwall.
An earthquake measuring 2.9 on the Richter scale shook Dumfries in Scotland on 13 May this year.
The largest earthquake in Britain was in 1931, off the Dogger Bank in the North Sea, which measured 6.0 on the Richter scale.
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 News | Telegraph
Some Black Country wags were suggesting that Dudley was the sort of nondescript town - celebrated only as the birthplace of the 18th century poet William Shenstone and the comedian Lenny Henry - that might benefit from re-arrangement.
"Earthquake in Dudley: £10m of improvements made," was one resident's mock headline.
Glenn Ford, a seismologist with the British Geological Survey, said: "This was an extremely large earthquake in UK terms but in world terms, we'd only classify it as a light earthquake." He said that the quake of magnitude four is equivalent to 1,000 tons of TNT exploding.
www.telegraph.co.uk /news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2002/09/24/nquake24.xml   (1077 words)

 2002 Dudley earthquake - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 2002 Dudley earthquake - in the borough of Dudley and township of Sedgley - was an earthquake registering 5.0 on the Richter scale that struck the Midlands of England, United Kingdom on 23 September 2002 00:54 UTC (01:54 local time) and lasted approximately 20 seconds.
It was the largest earthquake to hit the UK for nearly 10 years, but there were no fatalities.
The epicentre was located at the junction of High Arcal Road and Himley Road (grid reference SO898913), just over the borough boundary in South Staffordshire.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/2002_Dudley_earthquake   (163 words)

 BBC NEWS | UK | Earthquake hits UK
The tremor began at 0053 BST and its epicentre was in Dudley in the West Midlands.
Julian Bukits, of the BGS, said an earthquake of magnitude four is equivalent to 1,000 tonnes of TNT - that in turn is equivalent to the power of a small nuclear weapon.
The BGS said the earthquake's epicentre could only be located to within about a kilometre, and not pinpointed to an exact street or address.
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 Dudley Earthquake Appeal : Weblog @ Stuart Homfray
At 00:54 on Monday 23 September an earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale hit Dudley,UK causing untold disruption and distress.
Many were woken well before their giro arrived, several priceless collections of mementos from the Blackpool and the Spanish costas were damaged, three areas of historic and scientifically significant litter were disturbed and thousands are confusedand bewildered, trying to come to terms with the fact that something interesting has happened in Dudley.
The Earthquake decimated the area, causing approximately £30 worth of damage.
www.stuarthomfray.co.uk /weblog/archives/2002/10/dudley-earthquake-appeal   (373 words)

 Floridian: Three strikes and . . . oh, never mind
Dudley Moore, Milton Berle and Billy Wilder all met their demise on the same day.
They had irrefutable proof, they said, and it was right there in all the newspapers and in many other fine, reputable news sources.
Tens of thousands of other people died during March 27-31 (hundreds in an earthquake in Afghanistan alone), and their deaths were just as tragic and untimely as Berle's, Moore's and Wilder's.
www.sptimes.com /2002/04/07/Floridian/Three_strikes_and____.shtml   (815 words)

 Geological Society - News - Manchester hit by more quakes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Yesterday’s earthquake came in the form of a double whammy.
Dudley’s earthquake was more powerful still — measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale.
Last month’s Dudley earthquake (23 September) was more powerful than first thought and was later upgraded as more results from outlying seisometers came into the BGS at Edinburgh.
www.geolsoc.org.uk /template.cfm?name=ManchesterQuake   (296 words)

 Univ. of Arkansas, Fayetteville: DUDLEY EMERSON JONES PAPERS
Dudley Emerson Jones, born 1829, was a California gold rush participant, going to California by ship.
Papers of Dudley Emerson Jones and some of his descendants were donated to Special Collections by Carolyn Deller of Tulsa, Oklahoma, September 7, 1995.
Dudley Jones made the cover of the book of playing cards while he was aboard the Nautilus near Cape Horn.
libinfo.uark.edu /SpecialCollections/findingaids/dudleyjonesaid.html   (1312 words)

 Earthquakes in Manchester - Department of Earth Sciences, Manchester University   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The recent earthquakes in Manchester attracted much attention because they occurred in a major population centre, and many people can find such events to be quite stressful.
Damage done in earthquakes of this size is very sensitive to the age and durability of the structure affected.
Part of the followup to an earthquake is to map out the patterns of equal amounts of felt shaking.
www.earth.man.ac.uk /general/events/earthquakes   (1606 words)

 Science, Technology & Nature Blog - The Kent earthquake
The last one similar to this in the UK was centred near Dudley in 2002.
Hazard awareness during an earthquake is one of the things we will be teaching in the new course.
If you are indoors when an earthquake begins, you should stay inside and get underneath a table (for protection in case your ceiling or roof collapse).
www.open2.net /blogs/scitechnature/index.php/2007/04/29/the_kent_earthquake   (587 words)

 Earthquake in England - Unexplained Mysteries Discussion Forums
An earthquake with a magnitude of at least 4.3 has shaken parts of Kent, damaging buildings and disrupting electricity supplies.
It said it was the largest quake in the UK since the one in Dudley in 2002.
Professor Bill McGuire, director of the Benfield UCL Hazard Research Centre said damaging earthquakes were "rare" but not unknown in the UK, with the Kent region being an area that had experienced them before.
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While the September 11 attacks on America in 2001 and Hurricane Katrina last year claimed more than 5,000 lives, the only major problem to hit Dudley in recent years was an earthquake in 2002 in which no one died.
A senior official there knew a leading member of the Secret Service who suggested that Dudley's plans might be worth studying, especially the link between the public and private sectors.
Dudley was one of many councils to review planning procedures after September 11 and completely rewrote how to deal with bodies, as well as plans involving the private sector on issues such as gas, water and electricity.
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 Wallis and Futuna islands - Tours and Travel Guide, Visitors Information,. coral, vaccination, coconuts, samoa, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
This was the most devastating earthquake to hit alaska and it sunk beach property, damaged roads and destroyed buildings all over the south central area.
Samoa is located east of the international dateline and south of the equator, about halfway between hawaii and new zealand in the polynesian region of the south pacific.
Amongst the many stunning volcanic features of lanzarote is the longest volcanic shrink tunnel in the world, the atlantida tunnel, which is over 7 km long and includes the la cueva de los verdes and jameos del agua.
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 BBC - Shropshire - Weird Shropshire - Telford earthquake
The last earthquake to hit the Midlands was centred on Dudley and caused minor damage to buildings across the region in September 2002.
And the earthquake that triggered off the recent Asian Tsunami was a terrifying 9 on the same scale.
Just 15 years ago, an earthquake that caused widespread damage across north Wales, the North West and the Midlands, was later traced to a spot underneath Bishops Castle.
www.bbc.co.uk /shropshire/features/halloween/telford_earthquake.shtml   (436 words)

 Print Article: Earthquake shakes Britain awake
An earthquake shook central England and much of Wales early yesterday, rattling homes and rousing many from sleep.
Buildings are only at risk when earthquakes reach a magnitude of 5 to 5.5 on the Richter scale, the government's Environment Agency website said.
The West Midlands Fire Service, based in Birmingham, said a few people had reported damage to their homes, but it was not believed to be serious.
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 Newspaper Article
He was the classic soldier of fortune -- a World War II fighter ace with nine enemy aircraft to his credit, a hard-living, 260-pound bon vivant, known in Asia's bars and byways as Earthquake McGoon, after a character in a comic strip.
The death of swashbuckling Earthquake McGoon was big news in 1954, when his grinning face was splashed across newspapers and magazines.
Retired spy Dudley Foster, who once served in a liaison role with CAT, persuaded CIA Director George Tenet to back the effort.
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 journal of a writing man
It registered only 4.8 on the Richter scale, and its epicentre was up in Dudley, just outside Birmingham, where it rattled some windows and tumbled a few chimney stacks.
It was only a very little earthquake, and it had the decency to happen so deep underground that it did no great harm, and was centred at a distance sufficient to avoid disturbing the sleep of a Mega-Cat and a poet down here in Somerset.
Speaking of insignificant but slightly interesting events, this was the day when night-time and day-time were almost exactly balanced, with twelve hours and one minute of the one and eleven hours and fifty-nine minutes of the other.
www.oldgreypoet.com /2002/200209/20020923.html   (469 words)

 Ocean View: Science News Online, Dec. 7, 2002
A distant earthquake triggers first a P-wave that travels kilometers beneath the seafloor, then a new kind of T-wave traveling at the speed of sound along the 5,000-meter-deep seafloor.
Scientists are also using CORKs to watch what happens to the subseafloor during earthquakes and movements of tectonic plates in the seafloor.
Because this environment is completely saturated with water, CORK measurements are free from water table fluctuations and precipitation effects that distort borehole measurements on land.
www.sciencenews.org /20021207/bob9.asp   (2467 words)

 Gulfnews: Rare earthquake causes damage and creates alarm in southeast
The earthquake brought down power lines with several thousand homes affected, but EDF Energy Networks said services were quickly restored in the Folkestone and Dover areas.
The tremor, which struck at 7.18am local time (10.18am UAE time), was the largest British earthquake since the one that hit Dudley in the West Midlands in 2002.
McGuire said the largest recent tremor in Britain was the 1931 Dogger Bank earthquake, which measured 6.1 on the Richter scale and was felt in France and Belgium.
archive.gulfnews.com /articles/07/04/29/10121578.html   (593 words)

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