What is the Difference Between an Earthquake Swarm and Aftershocks

Caitlin Dempsey

Learn about the difference between an earthquake swarm and an aftershock.

Interferogram showing the ground deformation caused by the August 24, 2016 earthquake in Italy. Source: modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2016)/ESA/ CNR-IREA.

This Interferogram Shows Ground Displacement in Italy as a Result of the Recent Earthquake

Caitlin Dempsey

The European Space Agency posted an interferogram showing ground displacement as a result of the recent earthquake in Italy.

MyShake App: Detecting Earthquakes Using Smartphones

Elizabeth Borneman

The MyShake app uses a feature of smartphones called the accelerometer which can be used to detect the unique seismic vibrations of an earthquake.