An international team of scientists – led by Prof. Alessandro Tibaldi, from Milan Bicocca University – have been working, since November 2015, on a major collaborative research program under the aegis of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) Science for Peace and Security program. The involved researchers come from Italy, the United States, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Kazakhstan. Continue reading NATO, at the forefront of preventing geological-related disasters
When two earthquakes struck on the same day, April 16 this year, on the two sides of the Pacific, people around the world were stunned by the coincidence and started wondering whether that could be just a coincidence.
A very strong earthquake with a Magnitude of 8.2 on the Richter scale has occurred at about 8:46 p.m. (local time) on April 1, 2014, with epicentre in the Pacific Ocean, 60 miles northwest of the town of Iquique. The quake injured tens of people; 5 casualties have been reported, but the number may increase since rescue operations are still underway. Several buildings suffered serious damage, small landslides were triggered, and there was serious concern about the possibility of a tsunami. Continue reading 8.2-Magnitude earthquake strikes northern Chile, fueling tsunami fears