Asked in Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Plate Tectonics
Is there a relationship between the location of earthquake epicenters volcanoes and plate boundaries?
Yes! Earthquake epicentres and volcanoes both tend to be concentrated at or near the boundaries of tectonic plates. ...
What does the study of seismic waves help scientists locate?
The location of earthquake epicentres and hypocentres, the position of magma chambers beneath volcanoes and the physical and compositional boundaries within the Earth (caused by density variations) such as the core mantle boundary. ...
Asked in Japan, Tsunamis, Earthquake in Japan 2011
What was the epicentre of the recent big tsunami in Japan?
Tsunamis do not have epicentres. Earthquakes do. Sometimes, as in the case of Japan, earthquakes cause tsunamis. ...
Asked in Earthquakes
How many buildins collapsed in the christchurch earthquake?
There are excellent articles on both the Canterbury earthquake and the Christchurch earthquake in wikipedia. ...
Asked in Earthquakes, Christchurch
Were there any earthquakes in Christchurch before the Christchurch earthquake 2010?
There were no earthquakes "in" Christchurch before the one on September 4, 2010. However Christchurch was often shaken by tremors from distant ones with epicentres in the Southern Alps, West Coast or elsewhere in New Zealand. During the 1980's the old buildings in the city's Arts Centre were "earthquake strengthened" with steel cables and other reinforcing, but this was only to resist the level of shaking that was expected from distant quakes. ...
What was the cause of the earthquake compare it with recent earthquake in japan?
many people died and their were many thing lost and drowned
Do hurricanes have epicentres?
There is no such thing as an "epicenter" to a hurricane. These are specific to earthquakes. Hurricanes have eyes, where the weather is typically clear from subsiding air and the pressure is its lowest. ...