Best Title of 2014…So Far

Damage from the magnitude 6.7 Northridge earthquake on Jan. 17, 1994. Credit: U.S. Geological Survey

Eight Seconds of Terror.”

You have to love the title of this article from NASA. In my view, it’s the best science article title I’ve seen in 2014–at least so far.

It’s impressive how NASA imaging technology helps gauge earthquake risks. And while the earthquake was a disaster, I can’t help but be somewhat awed by the fact that Andrea Donnellan of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory published a paper on the potential severity of  such an earthquake just a few months before it actually happened.

Science is spectacular!

Eight Seconds of Terror

Twenty years ago this week, in the predawn darkness of Jan. 17, 1994, at five seconds before 4:31 a.m. PST, the ground ruptured violently on a blind thrust fault. . . .



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