New Zealand road damaged by fault rupture
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7.8 Magnitude Earthquake in New Zealand

Significant destruction has occurred in New Zealand as a result of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake near the town of Kaikoura, about 2 hours drive north of Christchurch. Video footage shows significant surface rupture causing damage […]

The next full-margin rupture of the Cascadia subduction zone will spell the worst natural disaster in the history of the continent.
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The Earthquake That Will Devastate Seattle

This is a fantastic article by Kathryn Schulz for New Yorker Magazine on the seismic and tsunami hazards associated with the Cascadia Subduction Zone in the Pacific Northwest. Ms. Schulz paints a very vivid picture […]

Damage on Fourth Avenue in Anchorage Alaska after the Good Friday Earthquake of 1964
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Alaskan megathrust fault more active under Kodiak

The 1964 Alaska Earthquake was 9.2 in magnitude and caused dramatic destruction and dramatic examples of surface rupture, subsidence, and liquefaction. New paleoseismic evidence points to a previously unknown earthquake that happened on the same […]

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck near Napa, California on August 24, 2014.
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Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake in Napa, California

Early Sunday morning, a 6.0 Magnitude earthquake struck near Napa California lasting 10 to 20 seconds, sending 120 people to the hospital and damaging buildings, breaking water mains, disrupting power distribution, and breaking gas lines […]

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Magnitude 9.2: The 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake

It’s been 50 years since the Magnitude 9.2 Great Alaskan Earthquake so dramatically altered people’s perceptions of the power of earthquakes. Check out this short video from the USGS: [Source: YouTube via AEG Insider. Image: […]