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Seismic Field Work at the Equator

Seismic Field Work at the Equator

Benedikt Braszus – PhD student at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany – takes us on a seismic field trip to tropcial Ecuador.   Scientists from Géoazur (CNRS/IRD/Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur/Université de la Côte d’Azur), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Instituto Geofísico / Escuela Politécnica Nacional (IG-EPN, Quito), Instituto Oceanográfico de la Armada del Ecuador ...[Read More]

Global seismoacoustic waves from the Hunga eruption (Tonga)

Global seismoacoustic waves from the Hunga eruption (Tonga)

Jelle Assink, Senior Geophysicist at KNMI, takes us through the details of the various kinds of waves produced by the Hunga eruption in Tonga earlier this year… On January 15, 2022, a powerful volcanic eruption occurred in the Tonga archipelago in the Pacific Ocean when the submarine Hunga volcano exploded around 04:15 (UTC). This explosion marked the climactic end of an eruptive phase that ...[Read More]

Vibrant ecosystems: Of rumbling elephants and seismic wildlife monitoring

Vibrant ecosystems: Of rumbling elephants and seismic wildlife monitoring

Tarje Nissen-Meyer – Associate Professor of Geophysics at Oxford University, UK – shows how seismic signals of stomping in the savanna can be used to track elephants and other wildlife in Kenya. Our planet is at unrest. From butterfly wings to rock gigs, typhoons and megathrust earthquakes, mechanical wave disturbances permanently penetrate the Earth system across many orders of magnit ...[Read More]

Earthquake Watch: Woods Point, Australia – September, 2021

Earthquake Watch: Woods Point, Australia – September, 2021

Dee Ninis, an Earthquake Geologist and Seismologist from the Seismology Research Centre of Australia, outlines the 22 September 2021 Mw5.9 Woods Point, Australia earthquake for the first Earthquake Watch of the year. On 22 September, 2021 at 09:15 AEST (2021-09-21 23:15 UTC) a moderate earthquake of Mw 5.9 near Woods Point, Victoria, shook southeast Australia. Felt reports were received from as fa ...[Read More]