What is Seismology ?

A magnitude of 9.0 megathrust earthquake occurred on December 26, 2004 just off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. The earthquake happened on the interface of the India and Burma plates. Based on preliminary locations of larger aftershocks, approximately 1200 kilometers of the plate boundary slipped as a result of the earthquake. From the size of the earthquake it is likely that average displacement on the fault plane was about 15 meters.

A great earthquake occurred at 16:09:36 (UTC) on Monday, March 28, 2005. The magnitude 8.7 event was located in Northern Sumatra, Indonesia. These recent events have triggered off much debate about the warning system of earthquakes.

The study of these natural phenomena is known as Seismology.

Seismology (from the Greek seismos = earthquake and logos = word) is the scientific study of earthquakes and the movement of waves through the Earth. The field also includes studies of variants such as seaquakes, causes such as ...

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