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Experts say the likelihood of a mega quake in Seattle is 14 percent

by Karina Mazhukhina / KOMO News SEATTLE – There's a 14 percent chance a 9 Cascadia earthquake hits Seattle over the next 50 years, the US Geological Survey estimates. "Unfortunately, we can not 'predict' exactly when earthquakes will occur," said Alison Duvall, chief investigator for the University of Washington's M9 project and assistant professor. The M9 project investigates how shaking …

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The deadliest quake of 2018 was among the fastest ever

On September 28, a strong earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi and triggered a tsunami that devastated the provincial capital Palu. The two events killed more than 2,200 people in the region. Although Indonesia is one of the most seismically active countries in the world, the Palu tsunami surprised geophysicists. A tsunami occurs when a quake on the seabed …

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OSU research: "Silent Slip" on the fault line a big quake

diagram showing how a movement deep below the Earth's surface produces stress that leads to earthquakes (Graphics: John Nabelek and Vaclav Kuna, OSU College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences). Diagram showing how movement deep below the earth's surface produces stress that leads to earthquakes (Graphics: John Nabelek and Vaclav Kuna, OSU College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences). CORVALLIS, …

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Strong underwater quake hits the Philippines and triggers small tsunami news

A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck off the Philippine island of Mindanao on Saturday, triggering a tsunami warning. Small waves should hit southern parts of the country and neighboring Indonesia. The quake hit deep southeast of Davao City According to the US Geological Survey, a week after a volcano-triggered tsunami, more than 400 people were killed in Indonesia. The Pacific Tsunami …

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7.5 quake strikes off New Caledonia | New Caledonia News

The earthquake has struck off the east coast of New Caledonia in the South Pacific, according to seismologists, prompting a tsunami alert and evacuations on the Pacific Island, UK. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center Residents of New Caledonia, a French territory, received text messages directing them to go to refuge centers immediately, with waves of up to three Macron hails …

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NASA's Mars quake sensor, InSight, is at a slight angle

the $ 993 million InSight Landing Vehicle to its destination To reach a lava plain named Elysium Planitia a two-year mission aimed to better understand the formation of the planet's neighboring planet InSight, NASA's unmanned Mars earthquake sensor, landed at a slight angle on the Red Planet, and experts hope the spacecraft will function as planned, the US Space Agency …

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Local seismologists: Oregon, prepare for the quake

by Reed Andrews, KATU News Wes Thelen, a seismologist at the USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory in Vancouver, is studying data from volcanoes lining the Cascades on Friday after the Anchorage, Alaska earthquake. (Photo by KATU) PORTLAND, Ore. – Local seismologists and geologists say the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck Alaska should make people in the Pacific Northwest realize how catastrophic the …

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7.0 Alaska quake damages roads, brings scenes of chaos

The booming earthquake struck some 10 miles northeast of Anchorage at a depth of 21 miles at 8:30 am local time, according to the US Geological Survey. The aftershocks continued after the tsunami warning was lifted. "It was very loud when it came," said Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz. "It was very clear that this was something bigger than what we …

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NASA counts until the landing of the Mars quake sensor InSight

NASA down to a nail-biting landing Monday of the $ 993 million Mars InSight, the first spaceship for bebs to hear and study the inner workings of another rocky planet. No one is aboard the spacecraft, which launched almost seven months ago and has covered some 300 million kilometers (482 million kilometers). However, one of his responsibilities is to inform …

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