How to compare the size of different earthquakes?

Most of the time we hear that a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hits in that place or a 6.0 magnitude earthquake hits in those place but do we ever think how much bigger 7.0 M earthquake than 6.0 M earthquake ? Even how much energy release in 7.0 M earthquake event or 6.0 M earthquake event...

How to determine the size of an earthquake?

Usually size of an earthquake means the magnitude of the earthquake. The most convenient and widely used method of determining the size of an earthquake is Richter Scale. Richter Scale can give the magnitude measure of an earthquake. This scale is a diagram based on the logarithmic relationship between the peak ground motion vs distance from...

Understanding the Foreshock and Aftershock.

We know that earthquake is the sudden release of stress due to the settlement of two adjacent plate. To know more about basic earthquake we recommend to read our article What is earthquake and how it occurs. Why do we need to know the foreshock or aftershock of an earthquake? We need to know these...

What to do if you are trapped under debris!

This is a very important article that can save your life if needed. We know earthquake is a very sudden phenomena. It can cause a lot of damage in our lives as well as in our properties. If a significant earthquake strikes, lots of buildings may collapse and can cause a severe casualty in our life. In...

Two consecutive earthquakes hit in South Korea on 13th September 2016 , Monday

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According to Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) two earthquakes of 5.1 and 5.8 magnitude were hit in South Korea centered near Gyeongju city. 5.8 magnitude earthquake was the strongest earthquake recorded on Korean peninsula since the recording system established in 1978. A 5.1 magnitude earthquake was detected at 7:44 pm whereas 5.8 magnitude earthquake was detected at 8:30...

No house is free from non structural hazard!! You are at risk!!

At first we have to know what is non structural hazard? Non structural components of a building are furniture, storage cabinet, glass, architectural false ceiling, hanging pictures on wall etc. These non structural component may create hazard whenever they will fall, tip over, slide or collapse during earthquake. In a word, furniture at our home which is...

Safe triangle can save your life during earthquake!!!

Do you know about safe triangle or triangle of life? If you do not know about it, this is the right time to get familiar with these term which can save your life during earthquake though this is a controversial theory. This triangle of life theory was given by rescue expert Doug Copp. According to...