Earthquake Country

EarthzineCoastal Environments 2016, Original, Themed Articles

Experts agree the Pacific Northwest is likely to experience a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake at any point in the next 50 years. The event will be catastrophic, directly impacting the lives of 13 million people from British Columbia to Northern California. On one particular crisp autumn morning in October, nothing happened. There were no announcements; there was no hoopla and … Read More

On a Slippery Slope: Assessing Landslide Hazard in East Africa

EarthzineDEVELOP 2015 Summer VPS, DEVELOP Virtual Poster Session, Investigating Impacts of Fire and Landslide Disasters

This is an article from the Summer 2015 VPS. For more VPS articles, click here Category:åÊInvestigating Impacts of Fire and Landslide Disasters Project Team: East Africa Disasters Team Location: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) – Huntsville, Alabama Authors: Leigh Sinclair Padraic Conner Tyler Finley JeannÌ© le Roux Mentors/Advisors: Dr. Jeffrey Luvall (NASA MSFC at National Space Science and Technology … Read More

Network for tracking earthquakes exposes glacier activity: Accidental find offers big potential for research on Alaska's glaciers

Amanda LewanEarth Observation

Originally Published by Science Daily – Alaska’s seismic network records thousands of quakes produced by glaciers, capturing valuable data that scientists could use to better understand their behavior, but instead their seismic signals are set aside as oddities. The current earthquake monitoring system could be ‘tweaked’ to target the dynamic movement of the state’s glaciers.

From Three Mile Island to Fukushima Daiichi

Amanda LewanDisasters

Originally Published by IEEE – Three years ago, a tsunami came crashing down on the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, leading to the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl. As Associate Editor Eliza Strickland explains in this issue in “Dismantling Fukushima: The World’s Toughest Demolition Project,” that accident still reverberates strongly in Japan, where all of the country’s nuclear plants are currently off line.

Strong earthquake on island in western Greece

Amanda LewanEarth Observation

Originally Published by Earth Sky – A strong earthquake has struck near the town of Lixourion, or Lixouri – population 9,800 – on the island of Kefalonia in western Greece. Reports of the magnitude of the quake vary, but, at this time, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is still reporting the quake as a magnitude 6.0.