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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.
www.juliantrubin.com /encyclopedia/earthsciences/earthquake.html   (3004 words)

  
 ESABS05-016
One is the presence of a relatively long period pulse with large amplitude on the fault-normal component of the velocity and displacement records, which is the result of the forward rupture directivity.
We first determined the precise geometry of the fault plane of this earthquake by examining the horizontal particle motion of the main S-wave portion on the records, as follows: the strike is N304E, and the dip angle is 87 degrees.
The dip direction of the fault plane is northeast, and the surface intersection of the fault plane passes by the eastern coast of the Genkai Island.
www.ceri.memphis.edu /ESSSA/abstracts/ESABS05-016.html   (345 words)

  
 CalendarHome.com - - Calendar Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
A recently proposed theory suggests that some earthquakes may occur in a sort of 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, and with some of the later earthquakes as damaging as the early ones.
Such a pattern was observed in the sequence of about a dozen earthquakes that struck the North Anatolian Fault in Turkey in the 20th Century, the half dozen large earthquakes in New Madrid in 1811-1812, and has been inferred for older anomalous clusters of large earthquakes in the Middle East and in the Mojave Desert.
Earthquakes may result in disease, lack of basic necessities, loss of life, higher insurance premiums, general property damage, road and bridge damage, and collapse of buildings or destabilization of the base of buildings which may lead to collapse in future earthquakes.
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 Fukuoka, Fukuoka
Fukuoka (福岡市; -shi) is the capital city of Fukuoka Prefecture and is situated on the northern shore of the island of Kyūshū in Japan, across the Tsushima Strait from South Korea's Busan.
Fukuoka (the area of Kashii, Hakata, Sawara and Imazu) is said to be the oldest city in Japan, because it is the nearest city to China and Korea.
The probability of an earthquake along the known length of the Kego fault occurring within 30 years was estimated at 0.4% prior to the March 20, 2005 earthquake, but this probability has been revised upwards since.
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 Fukuoka, Fukuoka Summary
Fukuoka (福岡市; -shi) is the capital city of Fukuoka Prefecture and is situated on the northern shore of the island of Kyushu in Japan, across the Korea Strait from South Korea's Busan.
Fukuoka is served by Fukuoka Airport, the Sanyo Shinkansen high speed rail line at Hakata Station and by ferry.
Fukuoka was formerly the residence of the powerful daimyo of Chikuzen, and played a conspicuous part in the medieval history of Japan; the renowned temple of Ieyasu in the district was destroyed by fire during the Boshin war of 1868.
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 Munakata, Fukuoka - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Although it is considered as part of the wider Fukuoka city zone, the original economic bloc established in recent years is called Munakata city zone.
As of July, 31, 2005, the city has an estimated population of 94,763 and the density of 849.89 persons per km 2.
A little less than five on the Japanese seismic intensity scale was observed during the Genkainada earthquake generated on March 20, 2005 (Easter Sunday); damage was done in various parts of the city, including gravestones.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Munakata,_Fukuoka   (397 words)

  
 Earthquake - Free net encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
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.
Most earthquakes occur in narrow regions around plate boundaries at depths down to a few tens of kilometres in the earth's crust where it is rigid enough to support elastic strain.
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.
www.netipedia.com /index.php/Earthquake   (2367 words)

  
 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > World -- Powerful earthquake hits off coast of southern Japan
FUKUOKA, Japan – A powerful earthquake struck off the coast of southern Japan on Sunday, killing an elderly woman and injuring at least 400 people, damaging buildings and prompting authorities to evacuate half the residents of a tiny island near the epicenter.
In Fukuoka prefecture on Kyushu, 560 miles southwest of Tokyo, water and gas pipes burst, hundreds of homes reported power outages and landslides reportedly triggered a safety mechanism that halted local and bullet train service.
A 75-year-old woman, who was hospitalized after a wall fell on her in Fukuoka city, had died, according to the Kyodo News agency.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/world/20050320-0816-japan-quake.html   (703 words)

  
 washingtonpost.com: Earthquake Hits Southern Japan
In a region still jittery from the devastating Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami in late December, authorities evacuated half the residents of a tiny island near the epicenter and warned of a tsunami, but later canceled the alert.
Nearby in the city of Fukuoka, a 75-year-old woman died after a section of a stone wall fell on her, a Fukuoka prefectural government spokesman said on condition of anonymity.
Most of the injured were in the hardest-hit Fukuoka prefecture on western Kyushu, 560 miles southwest of Tokyo.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A52376-2005Mar20?language=printer   (414 words)

  
 Japanese earthquake kills 1, injures 381
A 75-year-old woman, who was hospitalized after a wall fell on her in southern Fukuoka city, became the first reported casualty of the quake, the Kyodo News agency said.
At least 381 people, most in hard-hit Fukuoka prefecture, were injured by the quake, some struck by toppling cabinets, items falling off shelves or shattered glass, and two were burned by a cooking stove, NHK reported.
About 1,000 residents in Fukuoka prefecture evacuated their homes to stay in temporary shelters for the evening, including some 400 residents of Genkai island ― nearly half of the population of the tiny island off the coast of Kyushu.
www.chinadaily.com.cn /english/doc/2005-03/20/content_426572.htm   (777 words)

  
 earthquakes
Such a pattern was observed in the sequence of about a dozen earthquakes that struck the Anatolian Fault in Turkey in the 20th Century, the half dozen large earthquakes in New Madrid in 1811-1812, and has been inferred for older anomalous clusters of large earthquakes in the Middle East and in the Mojave Desert.
Some earthquakes have 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.
Large earthquakes however can cause serious destruction and massive loss of life through a variety of agents of damage, including fault rupture, vibratory ground motion (shaking), inundation (tsunami, seiche, or dam failure), various kinds of permanent ground failure (liquefaction, landslides), and fire or a release of hazardous materials e.g gas leaks or petrol leaks.
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 USATODAY.com - Aftershocks continue after powerful quake rattles southern Japan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
FUKUOKA, Japan (AP) — Thousands of people took refuge at shelters Monday as aftershocks battered southern Japan a day after a powerful magnitude-7.0 earthquake damaged or destroyed hundreds of homes, leaving one person dead and hundreds injured.
A 75-year-old woman in Fukuoka died after a section of stone wall fell on her.
Fukuoka Mayor Hirotaro Yamasaki walked through rows of damaged houses with roofs caving in on Genkai and said he was considering building temporary housing for people who lost homes.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2005-03-19-japan-quake_x.htm?POE=NEWISVA   (616 words)

  
 News/Misc : Fukuoka Earthquake
The main shock is reported as magnitude 7 on the Japanese scale of 7, or 6.4 on the Richter scale.
Fukuoka has had the odd tremor in the past - but nothing like this for at least 30 years.
The Fukuoka Asian Art Museum Fair was closed after the quake struck and the pottery exhibition at Marine Messe was also badly hit.
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 2005 Fukuoka earthquake - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The quake occurred along an unknown faultline in the Genkai Sea, North of Fukuoka city, and the residents of Genkai island were forced to evacuate as houses collapsed and landslides occurred in places.
The earthquake occurred along a yet-undiscovered extension of the Kego fault in the Sea of Genkai, with Genkai-jima (Genkai island), a part of Nishi-ku, being most severely damaged by this earthquake and almost all island residents being forced to evacuate.
Fukuoka's most famous major fault, the Kego fault, runs northwest to southeast, roughly parallel to Nishitetsu's Ōmuta train line, and was thought to be 22 km long, terminating at Hakata Bay.
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 Japan struck by strong earthquake
At least 250 people in Japan have been injured and at least one killed by a powerful earthquake, reports say.
Most of the injuries came in Fukuoka prefecture.
People were hurt by falling furniture, broken glass, or by hot cooking stoves, public broadcaster NHK said.
www.infowars.com /articles/world/japan_struck_by_earthquake.htm   (233 words)

  
 Quake Rattles Southern Japan; 66 Injured   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Within minutes, the agency warned of the possibility of 20-inch tsunami waves triggered by the seismic activity, and cautioned residents near the water to move to higher ground.
At least 66 people, most in hard-hit Fukuoka prefecture, were injured by the quake, some struck by toppling cabinets, items falling off shelves or shattered glass, and one burned by a cooking stove, public broadcaster NHK TV said.
Local officials in Fukuoka, about 562 miles southwest of Tokyo, told NHK that the shaking, which lasted as long as 30 seconds, toppled desks and knocked books off shelves and made it difficult to stand.
www.comcast.net /data/news/2005/03/20/86156.xml   (574 words)

  
 auspicious blog | Africa Archives
Even looking at only Japan, we experienced two massive earthquakes; one is an 6.8 magnitude earthquake that occurred in last october in the Nigata area, northwest Japan, affecting 3,000 local people; the other is a earthquake on 20 March that damaged the Fukuoka region, southern part of Japan.
What scares me is the fact that either Nigata or Fukuoka had been said to be one of the "safe zones", which means seismic gaps where not many earthquakes have happened before, in Japan, and not many experts anticipated the earthquakes in Nigata and especially in Fukuoka.
This series of earthquakes made us fear that a massive earthquake occurs anywhere in Japan, even though some are defined as "safe zones".
blog.ausp.net /archives/news/africa   (513 words)

  
 Earthquakes Information Portal @ Quivering.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
An earthquake is a phenomenon that results from and is powered by the sudden release of stored energy in the crust that propagates seismic waves.
Earthquake Information from the USGS - Gateway to US Geological Survey web resources on earthquakes, including information on recent quakes, earthquake preparedness, building seismically resistant structures, and current research topics.
Indian Society of Earthquake Technology - Society goals are promotion of research, scientist forum, dissemination of knowledge, and to honour contributions on the area of earthquake technology.
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 Wallis and Futuna islands - Tours and Travel Guide, Visitors Information,. coral, vaccination, coconuts, samoa, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
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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 ChrisIge's Xanga Site
The initial earthquake was about 30 seconds as we were a bit further away from the episcenter.
The quake occurred along an unknown faultline in the Genkai Sea, North of [[Fukuoka, FukuokaFukuoka]] city, and the residents of Genkai island were forced to evacuate as houses collapsed and landslides occurred in places.
Fukuoka's most famous major fault, the Kego fault, runs northwest to southeast, roughly parallel to [[NishitetsuNishitetsu's]] [[Omuta]] train line, and was thought to be 22 km long, terminating at Hakata Bay.
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 Stars & Stripes: South Korea infrastructure worries earthquake experts
And the Jan. 20 earthquake — measuring 4.8 — in Gangwon province was the eighth-largest recorded on record.
Earthquakes ranging between 5.0 and 5.9 on the Richter scale, which measures magnitude, are considered moderate, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Chi Heon-cheol, a colleague of Lee, recently said because Fukuoka, Japan, was hit with a 7.0-magnitude earthquake in 2005, an earthquake of 5.0 magnitude or higher is more likely to strike Korea within the next five years, according to local news reports.
www.stripes.com /article.asp?section=104&article=42186&archive=true   (788 words)

  
 Sendai City / Earthquake Disaster Prevention Adviser's Room
After the earthquake was settled, I returned to the house and found that all furniture was fallen.
There are many "do's and don'ts" for earthquake, but in such a strong earthquake you could think of nothing at all.
The earthquake seemed to be lasting for 2 minutes, but it actually continued for just 10 to 15 seconds.
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 Powerful earthquake jolts southern Japanese islands, killing elderly woman and injuring 400 North County Times - Nation ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
FUKUOKA, Japan -- A powerful earthquake jolted southern Japanese islands on Sunday, killing an elderly woman, injuring 400 people and triggering landslides.
In a region still jittery from the devastating Indian Ocean quake and tsunami, authorities evacuated half the residents of a tiny island near the epicenter and warned of a tsunami but later cancel the alert.
Kyushu island is separated from South Korea by a narrow strait of water, and the quake was felt about 130 miles away in South Korea's port city of Busan, where it briefly shook buildings though no damage was reported.
www.nctimes.com /articles/2005/03/21/news/nation/16_15_393_20_05.txt   (1102 words)

  
 Japanese earthquake sends out 85 aftershocks
A powerful earthquake shook southern Japan on Sunday, killing one person and injuring more than 500 others as it rocked office buildings, knocked out power and prompted a tsunami warning.
The military brought 500 of the island's 700 residents to the mainland.
Earthquakes are common in Japan, which lies in one of the world's most seismologically active regions.
www.cbc.ca /world/story/2005/03/20/JapanQuake-050320.html   (1222 words)

  
 CNN.com - Injury toll rises in Japan quake - Mar 20, 2005
Two women are in critical condition in Kyushu's main city of Fukuoka, while about 15 people have serious injuries, Fukuoka police said.
Kyodo news agency quoted the meteorological agency as saying the quake was the strongest to hit Kyushu since May 1997 and the first one measuring more than magnitude 6 since 1898.
Video from Fukuoka prefecture, on the west coast of Kyushu, showed a few cracked sidewalks and parking lots, but no widespread damage.
edition.cnn.com /2005/WORLD/asiapcf/03/20/japan.quake/index.html   (706 words)

  
 USGS Earthquake Hazards Program » Magnitude 6.6 - KYUSHU, JAPAN - usvwac
A strong earthquake occurred at 01:53:41 (UTC) on Sunday, March 20, 2005.
Recorded (6L JMA) in Fukuoka and Saga; (5L JMA) in Nagasaki; (4 JMA) in Kumamoto and Oita and on the Tsushima Islands; (3 JMA) in Kagoshima and Miyazaki Prefectures.
The earthquake locations and magnitudes cited in these bulletins are very preliminary, and may disagree with the more accurate USGS locations and magnitudes computed using more extensive data sets.
earthquake.usgs.gov /eqcenter/eqinthenews/2005/usvwac   (311 words)

  
 Fukuoka Earthquake - March 20, 2005
On Sunday Morning, March 20, 2005 we experience a rather strong earthquake centered in the Genkai (the sea between Fukuoka and Korea) just 25 miles from Fukuoka.
It was reported to be a magnitude 7.0 earthquake by the Japanese media (I have seen a reading of 6.4 elsewhere).
It was definitely a very strong earthquake, the strongest either of us have experienced and the strongest in Fukuoka for over 100 years.
www.seinan-gu.ac.jp /~djohnson/fukuokaquake/index.html   (519 words)

  
 Fukuoka Earthquake Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
How strongly a given tremor is felt depends on its depth, type of tremor, where you are in Fukuoka, the storey you are on and the building type.
It is intended for English speakers in Fukuoka who require up to date earthquake information about the Kego fault but who do not read Japanese or have Japanese fonts installed on their computers and who may therefore be unable to reference, and navigate through, Hi-Net directly.
Note: The Japanese earthquake monitoring system is impressive, Hi-Net appears to be updated with location, magnitude, depth and other information about earthquakes anywhere in Japan within approximately 45 seconds of their happening.
kyushu.com /earthquake.html   (341 words)

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