seismologist News

Magnitude 6.3 Earthquake Strikes Croatia; 5 Deaths Reported

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A strong earthquake hit central Croatia on Tuesday, destroying buildings and sending panicked people fleeing into rubble-covered streets in a town southeast of the capital. Authorities said five people were killed and at least 20 were …

Powerful Quake Jolts Alaska Towns, Produces Small Tsunami

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A powerful earthquake off Alaska’s southern coast jolted coastal communities late Tuesday, and some residents briefly scrambled for higher ground over fears of a tsunami. There were no immediate reports of damage in the sparsely populated area …

Seismologists Expand Texas Earthquake Study

Southern Methodist University seismologists will install more measuring equipment Monday in a Dallas suburb as earthquakes rattle North Texas. More localized seismometers in Irving are “the first step in understanding the nature of the seismic activity,” professor Brian Stump said …

Seismologist Says Fracking Doesn’t Cause Earthquakes

A University of Texas seismologist says human activity associated with oil and gas production can sometimes cause earthquakes, but hydraulic fracturing isn’t the problem. Cliff Frohlich told scientists gathered in Morgantown for a National Research Council forum that when quakes …

Seismologist: Oklahoma Returning to Normal Levels

A state seismologist says Oklahoma is on track to experience a high number of earthquakes this year but expects the number and intensity to be less than last year as the state returns to normal seismic levels. Oklahoma Geological Survey …