Dissipation of Energy by Deep Earthquakes
December 29, 2013 | NBC News
"An investigation of the most powerful earthquake ever recorded deep within the Earth suggests deep quakes may be better at dissipating pent-up energy than similar quakes near the surface." Quoted from the NBC News story.
The Largest US Earthquake
January 21, 2014 | USGS on YouTube
USGS has released a new video that looks back at the Magnitude 9.2 event now known as "The 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake and Tsunami". This event changed scientific understanding of earthquakes because it was the first major earthquake that was studied from a plate tectonics perspective.
M6.1 Earthquake on the Pacific-Antarctic Ridge
January 15, 2013 | USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
Earthquakes stronger than M6.0 are unusual on a mid-ocean ridge.
USGS reports that a M6.1 earthquake occurred on the Pacific-Antarctic Ridge today at about 11:00 AM local time.