Geo-researchers say Istanbul could soon experience a devastating earthquake. Tremors have occurred repeatedly where the Eurasian and Anatolian tectonic plates meet. The question is: when will the next earthquake take place and how strong will it be?
A magnitude 6.0 earthquake in the western Iranian province of Kermanshah has killed at least two people and injured more than 300 others. There were reports that the quake was felt as far away as Baghdad.
Seismographs are highly sensitive devices, and they do a good job of registering earthquakes at specific locations. But fiber optic cables — the data lines that delivered these words — can do much, much better.
Seven years after almost 20,000 people died in an earthquake and tsunami that devastated northeast Japan, experts fear that Monday's tremor could be the harbinger of the much-feared rupture of Nankai Trough.
Geoscientists used to think volcanic hots pots were stationary. It helped us understand how tectonic plates - and continents - moved and where earthquakes lay. Now, evidence says they aren't stationary. Time to reassess?
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