Tag Archives: earthquakes

Reverberations of the Honshu tsunami

On Friday 11 March 2011, when the fault ruptured off of the Japanese coast in a M9.0 earthquake, it caused a sudden vertical movement of the seafloor, displacing the water above it and transferring energy to the ocean. As the … Continue reading

Categories: basics, by Anne, geohazards, tectonics

Friday-ish focal mechanisms

A brief note on Thursday’s earthquake in Wyoming Continue reading

Categories: earthquakes, focal mechanisms, geohazards

Friday focal mechanisms

A brief summary of the past two week’s significant earthquakes, and their tectonic context. Continue reading

Categories: earthquakes, geophysics

Rattle, then boom, in the Andes

Do you get more volcanic eruptions in the aftermath of large earthquakes? Sometimes.
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Categories: earthquakes, geology, paper reviews, volcanoes