Tags: earthquakes

Why is Oil and Gas Activity Causing Earthquakes? And Can We Reduce the Risk?

May 14th, 2015
in econ_news

If you’ve been following the news lately, chances are you’ve heard about – or even felt – earthquakes in the central United States. During the past five years, there has been an unprecedented increase in earthquakes in the North American mid-continent, a region previously more »

Why Do Landslides Happen and Why are They So Devastating?

August 30th, 2014
in econ_news

Landslides don’t attract the same media attention as more familiar geological hazards such as earthquakes and volcanoes. And yet they can be just as disastrous and, in fact, 2014 has been a particularly bad year. more »

Infographic of the Day: Number of Yearly Earthquakes Worldwide Over Magnitude 5.0 from 2000 to 2014

June 9th, 2014
in News, econ_news, syndication

An earthquake (also known as a quake, tremor or temblor) is the result of a sudden release of energy in the Earth's crust that creates seismic waves. Earthquakes are measured using observations from seismometers. The moment magnitude is the most… more »

India: Nuclear Plant Opposition Grows

April 19th, 2011
in econ_news

Opposition is growing against building the world's largest nuclear plant in the Ratnagiri region of India. Some of the concerns: the locals do not want as they fear that their livelihood through fishing and mango farming will vanish; environmental experts say it is one of the most bio diverse region on earth; and geologists are worried that it is proposed to be built on seismically active zones. more »

U.S. Earthquake Zones

March 18th, 2011
in econ_news

Vast areas of the U.S. are exposed to potential earthquake risk. more »

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