foreshock


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a tremor preceding an earthquake

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The observations - made using one of the five satellites that are currently part of NASA's Time History of Events and Macroscale Interactions during Substorms (THEMIS) mission - reveal that electrons were being accelerated to nearly the speed of light in the foreshock boundary regions.
Generally, foreshocks and aftershocks are common with a major earthquake, but in Nepal's case no foreshocks were reported.
From 1998 to 2002, NASA's Wind spacecraft traveled through this foreshock region in front of Earth 17 times, providing new information about the physics there.
The morning after the initial foreshock, Keranen's team scrambled to install three seismometers around Prague.
3 foreshock to the 1992 Joshua Tree earthquake, southern California.
1 foreshock and caused 9 fatalities, 300 injuries, serious damage on 1164 buildings and economic losses estimated at more than 1200 M[euro] (data from the Municipality of Lorca).
Few aftershocks were recorded, but it was preceded by a foreshock of M 4.
Nevertheless, the first foreshock before the August 10 main event did not precede the water level anomaly, and the October 25 main event was not accompanied by any foreshocks, only by a series of five aftershocks.
The foreshock sent people scrambling, and the main shock arrived with such fury that it flattened crowded rooming houses.
1(a), AEs caused by the fracture of individual asperities exhibit similar characteristics to the sequence for natural earthquakes, including foreshock, mainshock, and aftershock events.
Kate Hutton, a seismologist at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, said there was a one-in-20 chance that Tuesday's quake was a foreshock to a larger quake that could hit within five days.
23 is now believed to have been the foreshock of the stronger earthquake that struck Nov.
12am local time, a foreshock happened in the San Francisco Bay area.
One attention-focusing foreshock of such an upheaval was last year's six-month strike in the commercials industry carried out by SAG-AFTRA, the longest actors' walkout in the history of Hollywood.