News tagged with powerful earthquakes

Physicists study mechanics of 'crackling'

( -- Everywhere around us, things "crackle" -- from Rice Krispies in a puddle of milk, to crumpled pieces of paper, to the Earth's crust from earthquakes. Physics is helping us understand what this familiar noise ...

dateJan 27, 2011 in General Physics
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Fingerprinting slow earthquakes (w/Podcast)

( -- The most powerful earthquakes happen at the junction of two converging tectonic plates, where one plate is sliding (or subducting) beneath the other. Now a team of researchers, led by Teh-Ru Alex Song of ...

dateApr 23, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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12 hurt in Japan quake as life returns to normal

Twelve people suffered minor injuries and businesses returned to normal Sunday after a powerful earthquake near remote Japanese islands shook most of the country the previous night, but it was well beneath the earth's surface ...

dateMay 31, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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