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Earthquakes from time immemorial have attracted the attention of the world’s greatest thinkers. That they continue to do so is no wonder for two outstanding reasons: they cause tremendous havoc, and, though we know a great deal about them, they still present some of the greatest enigmas known to science
A planned kayaking expedition in Nepal took on a whole new dimension for Jonny Hawkins when he found himself caught in the devastating Gorkha earthquake. Thoughts of exploration soon turned to helping those in need
Scientists from Bristol University are working in conjunction with EDF Energy to test the effect of earthquakes on nuclear reactor cores

World Population Day

World Population Day focuses on the urgency and importance of population issues, observed every 11th of July
In the 1930s, Charles Richter developed a simple scale for measuring earthquakes which is still in use today. Geographical profiles this brilliant and somewhat eccentric man
Models suggest that far from ending at the Imperial Valley, the San Andreas Fault may be linked to two other faults in the region, forming a continuous line from California into Mexico
Researchers at Colombia University have answered a question that has confounded scientists for decades – why are earthquakes in the ocean linked to low-tide?
How prepared can any government or city be against a major earthquake? Even if you are a developed nation that throws all the technology you have at the issue, it seems you can only prepare so much
Benjamin Hennig creates a series of cartograms to demonstrate the impact of the 439 major earthquakes which took place between 2001 and 2017
Could grey seals singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star help develop a new system for studying speech disorders?

Earthquake Week

 
For this month’s Discovering Britain viewpoint, Rory Walsh visits the only view in Britain protected by an Act of Parliament
Deep sea expert Dr Alex Rogers explains the importance of the ocean’s carbon cycle in regulating life on our planet
Leading conservation organisations are calling on the UK government to introduce emergency measures to protect and preserve the declining population of the iconic North Sea cod

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