Earthquake series cause uplift variations at continental margins
California. Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care
A new mechanism may explain how great earthquakes with magnitudes larger than M7 are linked to coastal uplift in many regions worldwide. This has important implications for the seismic hazard and the tsunami risk along the shores of many countries.
The idea is that series of severe earthquakes within a geologically short period of time cause the rising of the land where one tectonic plate slips beneath another slab of the Earth’s crust in a process called subduction…
Why Earthquake Prediction Remains on Shaky Ground, LiveScience (10-14-2016)
October is Earthquake Preparedness Month, and people in quake-prone zones all over the world will be practicing their best “drop, cover and hold-on” moves as officials arrange events to remind people that the earth under their feet isn’t so stable…