Browsing the "Earthquakes" Category

Could the Japanese Earthquake Affect World Weather?

May 2nd, 2011 | by Joshua S Hill

Much has been made in the news of the shift in the Earth’s axis by half a foot as a result of the Japanese earthquake. The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University’s Earth Institute has answered that question in a press release. The simply answer, is no


The Energy of Earthquakes {Infographic}

April 28th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

We've written about earthquakes a ton in the past month or two, as well as before that. So, when a friend shared this new infographic with me on "the energy of earthquakes," I immediately thought it might be an interesting one to put on Planetsave. Quite a fun and interesting infographic -- check it out


Completion of Earthquake Early Warning System Urged for U.S. West Coast

April 6th, 2011 | by Michael Ricciardi

Despite the huge loss of life following the Tonoku earthquake and consequent tsunami, the losses would have been even greater were it not for an earthquake early warning system set in place by the government of Japan following the devastating Kobe quake in the mid 1990's. A similar early warning system has been underway for nearly ten years in California, but remains incomplete


Radiation Detected in Cleveland

March 29th, 2011 | by Joshua S Hill

Case Western Reserve University researchers have detected small amounts of Iodine 131 in the rainwater collected on the roof of a campus building. The radiation is believed to have come all the way from Japan in the wake of the near-nuclear meltdown following the massive magnitude-9 earthquake that struck the Sendai region


Earthquake and Tsunami from Space

March 21st, 2011 | by Joshua S Hill

NASA has been providing a lot of photos and satellite imagery of Japan over the past week, focusing on the devastation that has affected the region surrounding the Sendai region after the magnitude-9 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit. Below are three more images that each show a different picture of the impact the earthquake and tsunami had on the country


Animated Sequence of Earthquakes

March 17th, 2011 | by Joshua S Hill

The earthquake which has devastated Japan has been the focus of many this past week, not the least of which are the scientists who are studying the quake and its subsequent tsunami. Geophysicist Joachim Saul from the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences (Helmholtz Association) created an animation which shows the sequence of quakes since March


Listen to the Japanese Earthquake

March 17th, 2011 | by Joshua S Hill

The Laboratory of Applied Bioacoustics (LAB), a unit of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), directed by Professor Michel André, recorded the sound of the earthquake that hit Japan on Friday, March 11, and that recording is now available online to listen to: it is, without a doubt, a unique opportunity.



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