With California fires and Texas snowstorms in recent memory, it’s natural to conclude that all natural disasters are on the rise. Climate change causes more extreme weather, but does it also increase earthquake frequency? Are we having more earthquakes than usual?
The concept of “earthquake weather” dates back to ancient Greece, and the tantalizing idea that we can predict earthquakes based on meteorology persists. Has modern science proven a link between temperature, humidity, and the likelihood of seismic activity?
When buying a house, you’ll want to know how future earthquakes might affect you, and which of the natural hazard disclosures to read closely. This is part two of a three-part series looking at what to consider when buying a house in earthquake country.
When there’s a house you’re serious about, you’ll receive a substantial disclosure packet. In part one of this series, we looked at the earthquake fault zone disclosure. Here, we’ll explore the seismic hazard zone disclosure, which examines the risk of soil liquefaction and landslides for a property.
Finding a house to buy is whirlwind of emotions. It’s important understand how future earthquakes might affect you, and which of the natural hazard disclosures to read closely. This is part one of a three-part series looking at the importance of location, location, location when buying a house in earthquake country.
Most of us are familiar with the magnitude ratings used to quantify the strength of earthquakes, but what do those numbers really mean? Learn about the systems scientists use to measure earthquake strength beyond the Richter scale.