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How Scientists Measure The Speed of Tectonic Plates

Geologists always keep an eye on the rate of movement of tectonic plates. This helps to predict the future geological features of a certain area and also helps predict earthquakes sometimes. The plates are always moving, albeit at a small rate (few centimetres per year).   The best way to measure how quickly two tectonic plates converge is the use ... Read More »

Japan Earthquake Sound Recorded & Released

Laboratory of Applied Bio-acoustics (LAB), a unit of Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) has recorded the sound of earthquake that caused massive destruction on 11th March, 2011 in Japan. The recording has been made available on internet and can be heard on:   http://www.listentothedeep.com   To hear the recording, visit the above link, click “Sound Library”. A picture appears containing ... Read More »

Earthquake Displaced Japan By 8 Feet: US Geological Survey

US Geological Survey has revealed that the 11 March, 2011 earthquake that caused massive destruction, has also moved the Japanese island by as much as 8 feet which according to them, is a reasonable number.   The quake which resulted due to thrust faulting along the boundary of Pacific & North American Tectonic plates was big enough to slide the ... Read More »

Supermoon Did Not Cause Japanese Earthquake

Supermoon, basically the point in last 20 years when moon will be nearest to the earth (on 19 March 2011) was believed to have devastating effects on our earth, but scientists believe the Japanese earthquake and tsunami dont have anything to do with this supermoon phenomena. On March 19, the moon will be only 221,556 miles away, closest in 20 ... Read More »