Geologic Hazards

Taiwan M6.8 Earthquake Causes Major Destruction

A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck Taiwan on September 19th, toppling buildings and bridges, derailing trains, and causing widespread disruption of services and communications. According to the BBC, at least one person was killed and 146 […]

Geologic Hazards

Tsunami Impacts from a Seattle Fault Earthquake

The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has released a new study regarding the tsunami impacts that would affect Metro Seattle in the event of an earthquake on the Seattle Fault. The last known earthquake […]

Damage to Lower Van Norman Dam from 1971 San Fernando Earthquake
Geologic Hazards

50th Anniversary of San Fernando Earthquake

I posted about the 10th anniversary of the Christchurch Earthquake, but there was another notable earthquake anniversary recently…the 50th anniversary of the 1971 San Fernando earthquake. Khaled Chowdhury from the US Army Corps of Engineers […]

Sumner Road in New Zealand reopens after repair of earthquake damage
Geologic Hazards

Earthquake Ravaged Sumner Road Reopens in New Zealand

Sumner Road in Christchurch, New Zealand is a critical infrastructure link between Christchurch, the Port of Lyttleton, and the communities of Sumner and Lyttelton.  It was severely damaged in the 2010-2011 earthquakes that struck the […]