When it Comes to Earthquakes, Tennessee Has Big Disadvantages Versus California

A large-magnitude earthquake in the central part of the United States would jolt Tennessee and do far more damage here than another similar-sized quake out west could do to California, a Memphis geologist said. That’s because Tennessee and California have different type terrains and that makes all the difference, said…

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The Whole Earth Shook This November and Scientists Don’t Know Why

by Gavin Hanson   Scientists still can’t agree on what caused a continuous and dull subterranean rumbling interrupted by regular bursts near Madagascar that shook every seismograph on Earth on Nov. 11 for 30 minutes, according to a Thursday Gizmodo report. For 30 minutes the Earth grumbled with a deep tremor that,…

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Fact Check: Seismologists Aren’t Actually Predicting dramatic earthquakes for 2018 – It’s One Hypothesis from One Study

Headlines all around the world stopped just short of announcing impending doom. “Deadly earthquakes could hit a BILLION people next year because of Earth’s slowing rotation,” warned The Daily Mail. “Upsurge in big earthquakes predicted for 2018 as Earth rotation slows,” The Guardian also read. But that’s misleading at best,…

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