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Questions tagged [earthquakes]

Questions regarding a sudden release of seismic waves into the Earth's crust. As well as the causes of earthquakes, their consequences and physics.

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How did the The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster affect Japan's vegetation? [closed]

I am working on an important project please help!
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How to find the distance from the epicenter? [duplicate]

I don't know how to find the distance of the epicenter from New York 9:00UTC, Mexico city 9:00UTC and Seattle 9:00UTC
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Why is it hard to predict earthquakes?

An analogy I came up with is: Predicting earthquake strength and timing is like throwing a sheet of glass on the ground and predicting how many pieces it will break to and where they'll end up. Is ...
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Is it reasonable to approximate the swinging building (base of the building) during an earthquake to a simple harmonic motion?

I am thinking of making a model of swinging building during earthquake and study the methods to minimize the swinging. So does it even makes sense to approximate the swinging buildings (the base of ...
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How likely is that next big earthquake (and tsunami) will hit Philippines again?

We recently had an earthquake in Bali (August 5th 2018), then in Palu, Indonesia (October 1st 2018). Considering the distance and time between Bali and Palu, is it more likely that it will be near ...
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Can we predict the earthquake before it occurs a while? What is the maximum period?What are the signs of an earthquake soon?

I want to know the signs before earthquakes and how long it would talk
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Hi, is there good reference this raw earthquake data to covert into PGA, PGV and etc?

Is there good reference or software that these earthquake raw data will transform into strong ground motion such PGA, PGV and PGD. Thank you!
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Earthquakes PGA/PGV in time?

Good day! On USGS web-site I can get co-called PGA/PGV (Peak Ground Acceleration/Velocity) values in the region of earthquake. It is possible to get the map of velocities with respect to time (to see ...
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Is there any correlation between Grand Solar Minimums (GSM) and earthquakes? [closed]

I've found many claims arguing that the periods of minimum solar activity are associated with increases earthquakes and volcanic activities. Some of these claims are supported by articles in ...
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Is it possible that the recent droughts are signs of epic crust failure? [closed]

The full question is: Is it possible that the recent, successive, long droughts from Australia to the West Coast of both American continents are signs of epic crust failure? The question is aimed ...