Posted by: Michael Ritter PhD | December 6, 2006

Powerful Earthquakes Can Be Detected Within Two Seconds

Description from the site: “Researchers in Italy have analyzed seismic signals from over 200 moderate to strong earthquakes, ranging from magnitude 4.0 to 7.4, and they conclude that the waves generated in the first few seconds of an earthquake (the primary, or P, waves) carry sufficient information to determine its magnitude and destructive potential.”

Read article at ScienceDaily
TPE Link – Tectonic Margin Processes and Earthquakes ; Faulting ; P waves

Image: Seismograph. Courtesy USGS

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