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seismic activity  // Posts tagged as "seismic activity"

Was the San Andreas Movie Fact or Fantasy?

Was the San Andreas Movie Fact or Fantasy?

Summer 2015 brought a massive California earthquake to theaters across the country.  We saw incredible destruction, with skyscrapers completely destroyed, a powerful tsunami hitting the West Coast and even the Hoover Dam collapsing in the move titled San Andreas.  Movie-goers left the theaters wondering if such a devastating earthquake could actually happen. Most people on the […]

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Does Hydraulic Fracking Cause Seismic Activity?

Does Hydraulic Fracking Cause Seismic Activity?

California, a state with more than 15,000 fault lines, is second only to Alaska when it comes to seismic activity.  California’s geology is complex, with the Pacific Plate and the North American plate meeting at the San Andreas Fault and sliding past each other in opposite directions. The San Andreas Fault is the most well-known […]

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Ten Intriguing Earthquake Facts

Ten Intriguing Earthquake Facts

Seismic disturbances have increased around the world in recent years.  We hear about the casualties and devastation on a regular basis.  If you live along the West Coast, you have probably heard that an extremely powerful temblor could occur anytime within the next twenty to thirty years.  While we would all like to believe that the […]

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Crazy Things Happened in the 2011 Japan Earthquake

Crazy Things Happened in the 2011 Japan Earthquake

More than two years ago, on March 11, 2011, an incredible and devastating 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Japan rattling the seismically active country and setting off a massively destructive tsunami that wreaked havoc (especially on the eastern shores of Japan) all the way across the Pacific Ocean.  We have all seen […]

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