Wallace Wamboo (Tigithi)

Hey guys it have been long since i last posted more about earthquakes and here i came across a very interesting topic about about what is happening in Africa. Africa is Slowly splitting into two. Global media outlets have been recently about a large crack which appeared in the Kenyan Rift Valley. Many of these news pieces have tried to get to the bottom of what caused this feature, with many reports concluding that it was evidence for the African continent actively splitting into two.Read More...
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Hey guys it 've been long since i posted but i suddenly came across a research about Earthquakes which have been happening around us in our continent Africa. Earthquakes in Eastern Africa. A strong earthquake rattled East Africa on December 5, 2005. Measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale, the earthquake was centered under Lake Tanganyika, the oldest and deepest of the Rift Valley lakes, and was felt as far away as Nairobi, the capital of Kenya some 975 kilometers (600 miles) from the epicenter.Read More...
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Hello everyone,I have been away for some time but i have come across a great topic about what causes earthquakes and also the formation of earthquakes.I would prefer starting with causes of earthquakes. Causes of Earthquakes. There are two main causes of earthquakes. Firstly, they can be linked to explosive volcanic eruptions; they are in fact very common in areas of volcanic activity where they either proceed or accompany eruptions. Secondly, they can be triggered by Tectonic activity...Read More...
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Hey guys its long since i posted and today i will be looking on more about earthquakes in California. Earthquakes in California. The magnitude 8.2 earthquake that ravaged southern Mexico on Sept. 7 was the largest to shake the country in nearly a century.Like California, Mexico is a seismically active region that has seen smaller earthquakes that have caused death and destruction. But the Sept. 7 temblor is a reminder that even larger earthquakes which ware rare occur.Scientists say it’s...Read More...
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Hey guys.After my trials and errors i have come up with an interesting topic about how are volcanoes and earthquakes related. How are volcanoes and earthquakes related? Some, but not all, earthquakes are related to volcanoes. For example, most earthquakes are along the edges of tectonic plates. This is where most volcanoes are too. However, most earthquakes are caused by the interaction of the plates not the movement of magma. Most earthquakes directly beneath a volcano are caused by the...Read More...
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Hey everyone.I was away for sometime but am back with a great research which i have researched over the week. Earthquakes in East Africa. A strong earthquake rattled East Africa on December 5, 2005. Measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale, the earthquake was centered under Lake Tanganyika, the oldest and deepest of the Rift Valley lakes, and was felt as far away as Nairobi, the capital of Kenya some 975 kilometers (600 miles) from the epicenter. Though the region has been relatively quiet in...Read More...
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Hey everyone,am back and the resultant of my disappearance made me come with this research; how earthquakes affect climatic change here on the world . Earthquakes could be contributing towards climate change, according to new research. A new study has suggested that earthquakes could lead to the release of methane that is held in pockets within the earth. These pockets are generally located at sub-sea level and can be released by the shifting of tectonic plates. Methane is classed as a...Read More...
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Hey everyone, i have been away for sometime but this is what i have researched about the types of earthquake waves and how they affect the earth. Types of earthquake waves. Earthquake shaking and damage is the result of three basic types of elastic waves. Two of the three propagate within a body of rock. The faster of these body waves is called the primary or P wave. Its motion is the same as that of a sound wave in that, as it spreads out, it alternately pushes (compresses) and pulls the...Read More...
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Hey guys..'ve been away for some days but this is what i have researched since last time as i had said i will be looking on where and why do earthquake happen here on earth. Where do earthquake happen? Earthquakes can strike any location at any time. But history shows they occur in the same general patterns year after year, principally in the tectonics plates of the earth. The world's greatest earthquake belt, the cir cum pacific seismic belt. is found along the rim of the Pacific Ocean,...Read More...
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Hey everyone,,am back and what i said that next one i will be looking on Groundwater and effects from earthquakes. Groundwater and effects from earthquakes. Seismic waves have two main types effects on groundwater levels: oscillations, and permanent offsets. Muddy or turbid water at long distances from the epicenter are most likely an aftereffect of oscillations. Oscillations. Oscillations have been known for decades. The oscillations are rarely recorded with a short enough sampling period...Read More...
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Hey everyone..am back after researching more about the benefits of earthquake and i have some little information about earthquakes. Benefits of earthquakes. Remarkable advances in our understanding of earthquakes and their effects have occurred during the past century. These advances have been concentrated in the period since 1960, following the installation of a global network of seismic monitoring stations, the World Wide Standardised Seismograph Network. Although the main purpose of the...Read More...
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Earthquakes

Wallace Wamboo (Tigithi school)
Hey everyone, I have been away for a long time especially because of holidays.But during the holiday i have researched more about earthquakes,so i have many researches and also questions about earthquakes.This is what i have researched as i said last time. Naturally occurring earthquakes here on earth. Tectonic earthquakes occur anywhere in the earth where there is sufficient stored elastic strain energy to drive fracture propagation along a fault plane. The sides of a fault move past each...Read More...
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Earthquakes prediction

Wallace Wamboo (Tigithi school)
Hello everyone,,have been away for few days but this is what i have researched. prediction,forecasting and mitigation of earthquakes. today many scientists now more about earthquake.they have also trained a lot so that they can help peoples to understand more about earthquake.earthquake are mostly studied by seismologists and also geographers.but they are also trying to educate us on how to predict earthquake. Earthquake forecasting and prediction is an active topic of geological research.Read More...
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earthquakes

Wallace Wamboo (Tigithi school)
hello everyone,,i have been away for few weeks but this is what i have researched. methods of reducing earthquakes here on the earth and what causes movement during an earthquake. from Considerable work has been done in seismology to explain the characteristics of the recorded ground motions in earthquakes. Such knowledge is needed to predict ground motions in future earthquakes so that earthquake-resistant structures can be designed. Although earthquakes cause death and destruction through...Read More...
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Earthquakes

Wallace Wamboo (Tigithi school)
Hello everyone,, how to prepare for an earthquake. i was away for sometime but this is what i have researched about how to prepare for an earthquake.predicting when an earthquake will strike is one thing that scientists know that the earthquake has happened around this region.some of the authorities like government authorities need to educate people about earthquake prone areas and fault lines in the country. people must also be educated about what earthquakes are,and also what are its...Read More...
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HI guys. what are the causes of earthquakes and its impacts? This week on my project I focused on what are some of the impacts of earthquakes and to begin I started withe positive. Here is some of the information I got. Surveys were conducted to gather information from experts on structural vulnerability and the benefits and costs of Refforting a structural for an earthquakes hazard .the results indicate that the views of structural engineers on the benefits of migration and contractors on...Read More...
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hello butterfly,this is what i have researched for this last few weeks.a powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.4 struck in the the nothern pacific ocean between the tip of alaskas islands and peninsula,the us geological survey said,the earthquake struck at 1.34 am.some 125 miles from the city of washington d.c on bearing island group of alaska. the epicenter was west of jamaica the western most and largest island.the earthquakes initially reported as magnitude 7.7 was very shallow only 7.4...Read More...
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hey everyone!i was away for some days but this is what i researched ,a megathrust earthquake is caused by a sudden slip along the fault between two tectonic plates when one has been forced under onother.in the case of the west coast, it is the juan de fuaca plate that is moving eastwards underneath the north america plate at a rate of a few centimeters per year. but megathrust happen anywhere in the world but majority of them occur in a region of the known as'the ring of fire'.the reason so...Read More...
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