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There are 8 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Earthquakes".

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1. What happened to Helike?

There is little to see today of Helike, just a few walls and artefacts scraped clean by archaeologists. The great Greek city, famed across the classical world, sunk into the coastal mud of the Gulf of Corinth in 373 BC during a terrible earthquake.

Tags: Archaeology, Earthquakes, Geoengineering, Geology, Hazards
2. Under the faultlines

As part of a series of interviews with new NERC Independent Research Fellows, Craig Magee tells us about the portability of being a fellow and why he's going underground to uncover the science behind volcanic eruptions.

Tags: Earth observation, Earthquakes, Geology, Hazards, Volcanoes
3. Mining for answers in the ocean's archives

With a death toll of more than 250,000 people, the Boxing Day tsunami of 2004 was one of the most devastating disasters of recent history.

Tags: Earthquakes, Geology, Hazards, Mapping, Oceans, Tsunamis
4. Earthquakes and eruptions in Iceland

Geoscientists at the University of Cambridge are uncovering how volcanic activity in Iceland causes earthquakes.

Tags: Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Geology, Hazards
5. Getting ready for the next big one

Is one of the world's great cities due to be struck by a serious earthquake? Ekbal Hussain describes how scientists are working to make sure Istanbul is prepared for the dangers that may be on the way.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Earthquakes, Geology, Hazards
6. Science without borders

It's not every day you get invited into one of the world's most secretive states. But that's precisely what happened to seismologist Dr James Hammond. Alex Peel spoke to him about what it's like to work on the Earth's most enigmatic volcano.

Tags: Earthquakes, Hazards, UK, Volcanoes
7. The risky business of earthquakes

Most of us learned about plate tectonics in school, and how cities like San Francisco, built where two plates collide, are most vulnerable to earthquakes. But is it that straightforward? Philip England thinks not.

Tags: Earthquakes, Geology, Hazards
8. Podcast: Monitoring earthquakes

Earthquakes are a deadly natural hazard. Every week somewhere around the world, an earthquake occurs that's big enough to cause serious damage to people, roads and buildings.

Tags: Earthquakes, Geology, Hazards, Podcasts, UK

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