Ocean waves could help predict earthquakes in near future
Wellington, Jan. 26 : Scientists have now found a method to use ocean waves to simulate the ground motion occurring in real earthquakes.
The scientists at Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology confirmed that Los Angeles is particularly vulnerable to a large earthquake along the southern San Andreas Fault.
When "the big one" hits, it could create shaking in LA that is thrice as strong as in surrounding areas, which would happen as the city sits atop a soft sedimentary basin, Stuff.co.nz reported.
Lead author Marine Denolle said that the "virtual earthquake" technique is being used to better understand the effect of shaking on cities which have not had a large earthquake in recent years. Rather than predicting when an earthquake is going to occur, they are now trying to predict how the earthquake will occur and how it would affect structures, especially tall buildings.
The weak seismic waves would move through the same earth that stronger earthquake waves move through, and scientists are getting better at isolating and studying the ambient waves' movement underground.
The study has been published in the journal Science.
--ANI (Posted on 26-01-2014)
Share this Post:
Information on States of India:
Andaman Nicobar | Andhra Pradesh | Assam | Bihar | Chandigarh | Chhattisgarh | Dadar Nagar Haveli | Daman Diu | Delhi | Goa | Gujarat | Haryana | Himachal Pradesh | Jammu Kashmir | Jharkhand | Karnataka | Kerala | Lakshadweep | Madhya Pradesh | Maharashtra | Manipur | Meghalaya | Mizoram | Nagaland | Orissa | Pondicherry | Punjab | Rajasthan | Sikkim | Tamil Nadu | Tripura | Uttar Pradesh | Uttaranchal | West Bengal
INDIA REGIONAL MAPS:
Andhra Pradesh Travel Map | Bihar Travel Map | Goa Travel Map | Gujarat Travel Map | Haryana Travel Map | Himachal Pradesh Map | Karnataka Travel Map | Kerala Travel Map | Maharashtra Travel Map | Punjab Travel Map | Rajasthan Travel Map | Sikkim Travel Map | Tamil Nadu Travel Map | Uttar Pradesh Travel Map | West Bengal Travel Map |
MORE MAPS OF INDIA:
INDIA CITY MAPS:
KERALA TRAVEL MAPS: