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Efforts and Focus of Public Seismic Network

Public Seismic Network is a network that is dedicated to the promotion of earthquake awareness and its information. The Public Seismic Network is now spread all over the world and connects the amateur seismologists or a person interested in earthquakes to sources of information. They make huge efforts to make the public aware of the ways in which they can prevent the harm caused due to any natural calamity like an earthquake. Some of the efforts and focuses of the Public Seismic Network are: Collect Information The Public Seismic Network recruits people from all over the world to collect information about the earthquakes and the type of area they can occur in. The information is obtained by using technological instruments that are placed in the places with seismic activities. They make a huge database of information like when was the last earthquake that occurred, where did it occur,...

Public Seismic Network and Generation of Public Awareness for Earthquake

Earthquakes are one of the biggest threat to the human kind. The worst part about these is that they cannot be stopped or controlled and strike at the most unlikely times. It brings with it major losses to the lives of the people and their properties. There are studies that are being conducted to find the solid cause of earthquakes and prevent them from happening. But until then, all that is possible is prevention. Public Seismic Network Public Seismic Network is a network that connects the normal man to the seismologists and help them get the information regarding earthquakes. This network was first set up in California in 1990 by a group of enthusiasts. Now, this has become a worldwide phenomenon. They have around one hundred and eleven stations in different parts of the world and even the governments of earthquake-prone countries are using their techniques in setting up their own...

Tectonic Movements in Alaska

Plate Tectonics is a theory that describes the movement of the seven largest plates of the Earth. The concept came into existence during the 1960s. The earth’s lithosphere is made up of different levels that differ from each other in physical and chemical properties. Apart from these, there are the continental and oceanic crusts. These make various landforms and are susceptible to various types of tectonic movements. It was over the past hundred thousands of years, the tectonic plates have been moving leading to continental drift. So, the lithosphere comprises of seven to eight major and several minor plates. The meeting place of these plates decides the type of their boundaries. These can be of the following types: Convergent, Transformed or Divergent. These boundaries are the places where activities like Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Ocean trench formation and Mountain building...