Posts Tagged Seismology

Earth Once Swallowed Its Own Superocean. Could It Happen Again?…

The ancient supercontinent of Rodinia turned inside out as the Earth swallowed its own ocean some 700 million years ago, new research suggests… Read the rest of the article here at Live Science: https://www.livescience.com/64707-earth-swallowed-superocean.html Advertisements

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The Earth Is Eating Its Own Oceans…

Intro from LiveScience.com: As Earth’s tectonic plates dive beneath one another, they drag three times as much water into the planet’s interior as previously thought… Read more on this research here: https://www.livescience.com/64091-earth-is-eating-its-oceans.html

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Earthquake number 9: 4.0 quake strikes South East of Trinidad…

Folks, varying parts of our little island continue to shake occasionally, I’m just seeing from this report that there was another one today: http://www.looptt.com/content/earthquake-number-9-40-quake-strikes-south-east-trinidad

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Eighth earthquake strikes near T&T in under two weeks…

These events are becoming a bit too regular I think: http://www.looptt.com/content/eighth-earthquake-strikes-near-tt-under-two-weeks

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Fifth earthquake recorded near T&T in past week…

Much slight but scary seismic activity has been recorded around Trinidad & Tobago in the past few days, I just found this report: http://www.looptt.com/content/fifth-earthquake-recorded-near-tt-past-week

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Trinidad & Tobago news…

Hi folks, Our little islands are currently being challenged by the elements, things are pretty tough in some parts of Trinidad with lots of heavy rains and extreme floods. Much relief work is taking place, some persons have been evacuated from their homes, and some areas are inaccessible. Apparently eastern and central areas have been […]

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Trinidad Sits Atop Risky Earthquake Zone…

Following up on Trinidad’s 6.9 magnitude earthquake on the 21st August, here is a 2010 article I just found on LiveScience.com: https://www.livescience.com/29591-trinidad-sits-atop-risky-earthquake-zone.html And earthquakes really aren’t anything new to us with a 7.9 quake in 1766 resulting in a capital city change from St. Joseph to Port of Spain. Read about some other historic quakes here: http://www.looptt.com/content/10-worst-earthquakes-tt

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5.9 aftershock this morning in Trinidad…

Here’s the report from one of our newspapers: https://newsday.co.tt/2018/08/22/earthquake-aftershock/

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Major 7.3-magnitude earthquake rocks Venezuela…

A report on the earthquake from nbcnews.com: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/major-7-3-magnitude-earthquake-rocks-venezuela-n902706

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Some earthquake reports from here in Trinidad…

An earthquake of approximately 6.9 in magnitude rocked Venezuela, Trinidad, Suriname, the Lesser Antilles. In Venezuela the recorded magnitude is 7.3… Here are some reports: Earthquake terror cars destroyed buildings damaged by 6.9 earthquake Monster quake terrifies T&T Powerful 7.3 magnitude shakes Caribbean causing damage from Trinidad to Venezuela Earthquake damage from coast to coast

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Massive earthquake just hit Trinidad & Tobago, magnitude about 7 or 6.8…

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Where in the Pacific Northwest Will the Next Monstrous Earthquake Strike?…

Seismic research update from livescience.com: https://www.livescience.com/61024-where-will-the-big-one-hit.html

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Tiny Slowdown in Earth’s Rotation Could Unleash Major Earthquakes…

(From livescience.com): Past periods of slow rotation over the last 100 years have coincided with more earthquakes than average, according to research presented last month at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America… Read the article here: https://www.livescience.com/60989-slow-earth-rotation-triggers-earthquakes.html

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Underwater volcano’s eruption captured in exquisite detail by seafloor observatory… 

From an article posted December 15th 2016 on sciencedaily.com:  Underwater volcano’s eruption captured in exquisite detail by seafloor observatory

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Geologists discover how a tectonic plate sank… 

Summary:  New information about conditions that can cause Earth’s tectonic plates to sink into the earth has been released in a new report…  Read about it here at ScienceDaily.Com: Geologists discover how a tectonic plate sank

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Volcano insight: Fifty years of eruptions revealed… 

“Half a century of the planet’s volcanic eruptions and earthquakes have been visualised in an animated app… “ Source bbc.com, Science and Environment : Volcano insight: Fifty years of eruptions revealed

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Exhaling Earth: Scientists closer to forecasting volcanic eruptions… 

Summary:On average, 40 volcanoes on land erupt into the atmosphere each month, while scores of others on the seafloor erupt into the ocean. A new time-lapse animation uniting volcanoes, earthquakes, and gaseous emissions reveals unforgettably the large, rigid plates that make the outermost shell of Earth and suggests the immense heat and energy beneath them […]

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Earthquakes: Supercycles in subduction zones…

Summary from ScienceDaily.com… When tectonic plates collide, they produce earthquakes like the recent one in Nepal. Researchers are providing new ways to explain how and why earthquake supercycles occur in zones where one plate moves under another, such as off the coast of Japan… Read the article here: Earthquakes: Supercycles in subduction zones… Earthquakes off […]

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