Category Archives: Earthquakes

Seismology of the Christchurch Quakes

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has provided us with some interesting observations about why the February 2011 earthquake in the Christchurch, New Zealand area did so much more damage that the one that occurred in September 2010.  Check out their satellite … Continue reading

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Update: University of Canterbury Library

The University of Canterbury Library remains closed following the earthquake that struck Christchurch, New Zealand, on February 22nd.  Their electronic resources are still available and they have set up a special Earthquake Recovery page, which you can see by clicking … Continue reading

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Just after 11pm on February 27th, a 4.7-magnitude earthquake struck central Arkansas, serving as a reminder that earthquakes can happen east of the Rockies.  Below is a magnitude scale chart that I found at a Michigan Tech site (  You can … Continue reading

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Christchurch Earthquake

We have been following events in Christchurch, New Zealand, since a 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit the city back on September 4th.  The library at the University of Canterbury was damaged by the quake and was scheduled to re-open this month. … Continue reading

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