Scientists Warn of Massive Earthquakes in 2018 Due to Earth’s Slowing Rotation
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Scientists Warn of Massive Earthquakes in 2018 Due to Earth’s Slowing Rotation

2018 could see a stark uptick in earthquakes, according to a recent report published in Geophysical Research Letters and presented at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America. According to Roger Bilham of the University of Colorado in Boulder and Rebecca Bendick of the University of Montana in Missoula, a tiny shift in the speed of the Earth’s rotation…

Tsunami Hits N. Zealand After Powerful Earthquake, Aftershocks
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Tsunami Hits N. Zealand After Powerful Earthquake, Aftershocks

New Zealand authorities have issued a tsunami warning, urging people along the entire east coast to move inland or to high ground, after a powerful earthquake hit northeast of Christchurch, the biggest city on South Island. The tremor, with a magnitude initially estimated at 7.4 before being scaled up to 7.8, had a shallow depth…

Alarming Earthquake Hazard in Afghanistan-Pakistan Border Region
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Alarming Earthquake Hazard in Afghanistan-Pakistan Border Region

A group of researchers from the University of Miami has discovered a new earthquake hazard in the border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan, in a study aimed at the major Chaman and Ghazaband faults in the region. The research showed the Ghazaband Fault holds a much higher potential for a high magnitude earthquake than previously…