The 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake happened 50 years ago today. It was the largest quake in U.S. history. Watch this interesting video by the U.S. Geological Survey.
Francis resident Eric Averett was sitting at his kitchen table Friday morning when he felt a short rumbling and a “boom” sound. That rumbling was a 3.2-magnitude earthquake, which was reported three miles southwest of Woodland.
A minor earthquake rattled a remote area of north-central Utah’s Wasatch Mountains late Friday morning, but caused no damage to nearby communities.
A little read on the latest quake that shook 50-miles offshore of northern California late last night.
We all have our faults, and that includes planet Earth. Earthquakes, big and small, rattle the globe every day, most recently making news this week with temblors in northern California.
On Maine’s rugged coast, just north of the tourist town of Boothbay, an underground seismometer is listening for earthquakes. Engineers activated it on 26 September, completing the US$90-million Transportable Array, an ambitious effort to blanket the contiguous United States with a moveable grid of seismic monitors (see ‘On the march’).
A supervolcano blasting Yellowstone National Park to smithereens may capture the imagination, but the region’s real risk comes from earthquakes, researchers reported here Sunday (Oct. 27) at the Geological Society of America’s annual meeting.
Morning recess at St. Augustine Catholic School in Culver City, Calif., is like recess in many other schools. Children run and play in the afternoon sun. But nearby, away from the basketball hoops and the games of tag, the staff is preparing.