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  List of earthquakes: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
An earthquake is a trembling or a shaking movement of the earths surface....
The cascadia earthquake was a magnitude 8.7 - 9.2 megathrust earthquakemegathrust earthquake of the juan de fuca plate in the pacific ocean, from...
Kamchatka earthquakes were a pair of megathrust earthquakes occurring off the coast of the kamchatka peninsula, in russia on october 16, 1737, and on...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/l/li/list_of_earthquakes.htm   (5585 words)

 Natural Hazards Causes and Effects Lesson 2 Earthquakes: University of Wisconsin Disaster Management Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Earthquakes are caused by the movement of massive land areas, called plates, on the earth's crust.
The frequency and amplitude of the vibrations produced at the surface, and thus the severity of the earthquake, depend on the amount of mechanical energy released at the focus, the distance and depth of the focus, and the structural properties of the rock or soil on or near the surface.
It is not uncommon in the aftermath of an earthquake to see an increase of land invasions, major shifts of population from rural to urban areas, and a decline in the number of skilled workers in rural areas.
dmc.engr.wisc.edu /courses/hazards/BB02-02.html   (6459 words)

 List of earthquakes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a list of significant earthquakes as listed by the USGS.
The 30 second long earthquake destroyed 95% of the city, located 30 km form the epicentre.
Somoza mishandling of earthquake aid has been cited as a contributing factor to the Sandinista revolution; devastated largest city in Nicaragua (Managua)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_earthquakes   (514 words)

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Earthquakes in and near the northeastern United States, 1638-1998 - Construction of the earthquake catalog for an outreach map (on-line edition) by Russell L. Wheeler* Open-File Report 00-0316 2000 This report is preliminary and has not been reviewed for conformity with U.S. Geological Survey editorial standards or with the North American Stratigraphic Code.
From a new compilation of aftershocks and analysis of a sequence of small earthquakes that occurred near Newbury in 1999, Ebel (2000) increased the 1727 magnitude from the previous estimate of mbLg 5.0 to mb 5.6, and moved the estimated epicenter onshore to approximately 10 km north of Newbury.
The list was compiled from numerous sources, chief among them the bulletins of the NEUSN and LCSN, Gordon and Dewey (1999), the USGS PDE (Preliminary Determination of Epicenters) and related USGS digital catalogs and paper publications, and publications on specific areas or groups of earthquakes in the State.
pubs.usgs.gov /of/2000/ofr-00-0316/neeqmapofr.txt   (3694 words)

 List of earthquakes - Simple English Wikipedia
Led to a helot uprising and strained relations with Athens, one of the factors that led to the Peloponnesian War
Caused the collapse of the Nimitz Freeway in Oakland, California, and damage to the Bay Bridge in San Francisco.
Earthquakes' effects were once measured after the Mercalli scale, which regards the practical damages that a seismic event causes to infrastructures and houses, and a sort of comparison between the two scale is now in use, especially for ancient events.
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_earthquakes   (404 words)

 Earthquakes in Turkey - All About Turkey
Earthquakes on the North Anatolian fault are caused by the northwards motion of the Arabian plate against the Eurasian plate, squeezing the small Turkish micro plate westwards.
The small Turkish micro plate is bounded on the east by the East Anatolian fault zone (EAFZ), on the north by the North Anatolian fault zone (NAFZ), on the west by a diffuse zone of deformation surrounding the greater Aegean region, and on the south by the Hellenic and Cyprus arcs.
The magnitude of an earthquake is determined from the logarithm of the amplitude of waves recorded by seismographs.
www.allaboutturkey.com /deprem.htm   (1976 words)

 USGS Earthquake Hazards Program » Latest Earthquakes in the World - Last 7 days
This list contains all earthquakes with magnitude greater than 2.5 located by the USGS and contributing networks in the last week (168 hours).
Most recent earthquakes are at the top of this list.
They should not be considered to be complete lists of all events M2.5+ in the US and adjacent areas and especially should not be considered to be complete lists of all events M4.0+ in the world.
earthquake.usgs.gov /eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/quakes_all.php   (294 words)

 New Lands: A Hypertext Edition of Charles Hoy Fort's Book
There were "earthquakes" this night affecting virtually all England north of the Mersey and the Trent, and also southern parts of Scotland.
Upon the 22nd of April, 1884, centering around Colchester, occurred the severest earthquake in England in the 19th century.
There is a long list of town in which there was great damage: in 24 parishes near Colchester, 1250 buildings were damaged.
www.resologist.net /lands210.htm   (2183 words)

 How to Use the CSMIP Website   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The list of earthquakes in the CSMIP database are shown next to a list of the CSMIP stations.
Earthquakes and stations can be selected from this map by clicking on the earthquake and seismic station symbols or on the station labels.
The earthquake list consists of the earthquakes in the current map region and any earthquakes recorded by stations in the region.
docinet3.consrv.ca.gov /csmip/site_use.htm   (538 words)

 Earthquakes Theme Page
Earthquakes are the shaking, rolling or sudden shock of the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes can be felt over large areas although they usually last less than one minute.
An earthquake is the sudden, sometimes violent movement of the earth's surface from the release of energy in the earth's crust.
www.cdli.ca /CITE/earthquakes_support.htm   (559 words)

Obviously, they do not list all earthquakes because there are hundreds of little ones every year, and there is not as much scientific or historical data for events in the past as there is now.
There were about as many major earthquakes listed from 1900 to 1950 as there was in the entire period of time from 1525 to 1900.
Earthquakes are caused by continental shifts, or movement of huge tectonic plates that "float" on the molten core of the earth.
myweb.absa.co.za /eindtyd.bediening/Earthquakes.html   (887 words)

A chart of the number of earthquakes and high-intensity earthquakes is included, along with a U.S. map.
Both a list of earthquakes and a map of the the area are provided.
After all the earthquakes have been plotted, students attempt to infer where the faults may exist in Illinois, providing justification for their choices.
www.life.uiuc.edu /hughes/prairieflowers/sciencekits/earthquakes.html   (752 words)

 Recent Earthquakes in Nevada and Eastern California   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The most recent human-interpreted earthquakes listed appear on this page (near the bottom) within a few days of their occurrence.
More rapid but less reliable earthquake locations are available to the public on the Nevada Broadcast of Earthquakes, or on display terminals located at the Seismological Lab next to our earthquake helicorder display.
Large earthquakes may also appear within a few minutes on the NSL Helicorder Camera.
www.seismo.unr.edu /Catalog/fing.html   (367 words)

 Historic Earthquakes in Southern California
Below is a clickable map of southern California, with epicenters of historic earthquakes (as far back as 1812) of particular note plotted over the background topography.
This map does not show the epicenters of all earthquakes greater than magnitude 4.5 recorded in the southern California area since the 19th century.
It is meant as an overview of large and destructive, fairly recent, or unusual earthquakes.
www.data.scec.org /clickmap.html   (147 words)

 Earthquakes in British Columbia
The largest earthquake in this century was a magnitude 7.3 event in 1946, centred beneath central Vancouver Island.
Were this earthquake to occur today under Vancouver, damage would be in the billions of dollars.
Narrowing down the geographic scope, a map and list of significant earthquakes felt in southwestern BC is available.
www.crew.org /region/bc.html   (321 words)

 Free earthquakes guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
While earthquakes could not be predicted in advance, once the earthquake was detected it was possible to give about 3 hours of notice of a potential Tsunami.
Earthquake magnitude, determined by seismograph, is the measure of the energy an earthquake releases at its source.
Predicting when large earthquakes might occur may be a step closer to reality, thanks to a new study of undersea earthquakes in the eastern Pacific Ocean.
earthquakescgy.blogspot.com   (2266 words)

Although it may seem that we are having more earthquakes, earthquakes of magnitude 7.0 or greater have remained fairly constant throughout this century and, according to our records, have actually seemed to decrease in recent years.
This is because of the tremendous increase in the number of seismograph stations in the world and the many improvements in global communications.
But in a review of their charts showing total earthquake activity for the 1970's through the 1990's, there has been a tremendous increase in overall earthquake activity.
www.shalomjerusalem.com /prophecy/prophecy25.htm   (381 words)

 Earthquakes in Norther California
The USGS lists it as one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States.
Information about the 1989 earthquake is also available from the Museum of the City of San Francisco.
The California Seismic Safety Commission presents a list of the most damaging earthquakes in California and details the monetary value of damage caused.
www.crew.org /region/noca.html   (380 words)

 Recent Earthquakes in Hawai`i - Index Map
There are 47 earthquakes on this index map.
Lists of M > 3 earthquakes and of all earthquakes appearing on the above map.
These "Recent Earthquakes" pages do not display the long-period swarm of deep earthquakes beneath Mauna Loa which began in July 2004.
tux.wr.usgs.gov   (131 words)

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It is expected that earthquakes of low magnitude may continue to occur throughout the state.
However, the greatest risk to Mississippi from earthquakes is from a strong earthquake in the New Madrid Seismic Zone, the southern end of which is about 40 miles from the northwest corner of Mississippi.
The 1843 earthquake at the southern end of the zone shook the northern third of Mississippi strongly enough to cause damage.
www.msema.org /naturalhaz/documents/earthquake1.doc   (802 words)

 Earthquakes Theme Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This one page activity requires students to read a passage on experiencing an earthquake to to group the feelings according to the various senses.
This one page activity is summarize information on earthquakes according to several topics organized in a table.
This one page activity requires students to write their observations of two maps; one showing the location of earthquakes from 1994-99 and the other the location of plate boundaries.
www.cdli.ca /CITE/earthquakes_activity.htm   (538 words)

 Category:Earthquakes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Articles and media on this topic in other Wikimedia projects can be found at: Commons Category Earthquakes
Any single earthquake may appear in up to 3 subcategories of this category: 'earthquakes by country', 'earthquakes by century', and 'megathrust earthquakes'.
The main article for this category is Earthquakes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Category:Earthquakes   (115 words)

 Earthquake insurances List of earthquakes, more information about List of earthquakes
Earthquake insurances List of earthquakes, more information about List of earthquakes
Recent studies indicate that these casualties were most likely due to a cyclone, not an earthquake.
Occurred near the site of where a 9.0 earthquake triggered a massive tsunami in December 2004.
www.earthquake-insurances.com /List_of_earthquakes.html   (395 words)

 Earthquakes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Earthquakes and volcanoes are a fascinating topic of study.
An individual earthquake location can be displayed, or all of the earthquakes which have occurred recently can be shown on a world map.
Take an earthquake quiz, see earthquakes of the past 5 years diagrammed on a globe, learn about the history of seismology and more at this informative site.
www.eagle.ca /~matink/themes/Physphen/quake.html   (1929 words)

Both the world map and the list of earthquakes are to be included in your report.
Causes of earthquakes (5) Write an introductory paragraph explaining the causes of earthquakes according to the elastic rebound theory.
Keep in mind that the 21 earthquakes on your list is a very small statistical sampling.
www.salemstate.edu /~lhanson/gls100/gls100_eqk_exercise.htm   (722 words)

 USGS Science Topics: real-time monitoring and reporting and earthquakes
Information on world earthquake activity with links to facts and lists on large earthquakes, earthquake e-mail notification, hazards and preparedness, educational links, news and highlights and other seismic information.
Near real-time list of earthquakes recently occurring anywhere in the world.
Real-time earthquakes maps of the conterminous U.S., Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico displaying magnitude and location of earthquake activity in the past hour, past day, and past week.
www.usgs.gov /science/combine.php?term=1351&with=304   (572 words)

 Seismo-Watch - Central and Southeast United States Earthquake News and Information
List of all earthquakes in Central United States
List of earthquakes in East Tennessee and surrounding areas, prior to September 1996
The Mississippi Valley earthquakes of 1811 and 1812: Intensities, ground motion and magnitudes
www.seismo-watch.com /Regions/na/usa/csus/csus.html   (367 words)

 List of Recent Earthquakes for Hawai`i
Times are local (Hawaiian Standard Time), with the most recent earthquakes at the top of the list.
Earthquakes in the largest magnitude category are in red.
For example, if the largest earthquake in the list is a 4.2, all earthquakes above magnitude 4 will be red.
tux.wr.usgs.gov /Quakes/quakes0.html   (153 words)

 Recent Earthquakes - California and Nevada
Maps are updated within 5 minutes of an earthquake and once an hour.
Brown lines are known hazardous faults and fault zones.
for new earthquakes until a magnitude is determined (takes 4-5 minutes).
pasadena.wr.usgs.gov /recenteqs/Maps/Los_Angeles.htm   (76 words)

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Pre 1855 earthquakes and other Natural Phenomena 1855-1889 1890-1899 20th Century Date Place Magnitude Reference Circa 1460 Wellington 7.5+ (6) Known in Maori tradition as "Haowhenua" which indicated that uplift rather than subsidence occurred.
His wife had refused the task as beneath her dignity, and his own sacred nature made the action impious.
While playing by the lake he heard noises and 'There was a great earthquake - and when they looked to the lake they saw a strip of dry land (with trees growing up it)...
homepages.paradise.net.nz /~dchamber/equake.htm   (452 words)

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