Wikipedia:WikiProject Earthquakes

Welcome to WikiProject Earthquakes, a collaboration area and group of editors dedicated to improving the coverage of earthquake-related articles. This WikiProject aims to enhance information on earthquakes, aftershocks, seismology, seismologists, tectonic plates, and related articles. For more information on WikiProjects in general, please see Wikipedia:WikiProject and the Guide to WikiProjects.


All articles about earthquakes, aftershocks, seismology, seismologists, plate tectonics, and related articles. Earthquake impact on structures is covered in earthquake engineering. Please feel free to join the project and expand its scope in any necessary directions.

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  • Earthquake notability guidelines
  • Guide to writing better articles.
  • Where possible, use {{M}} for reporting Earthquake magnitudes rather than subscripts, for example {{M|L}} instead of ML or M<sub>L</sub>. Subscripts are required in citations that already use templates and <math> markup is used when magnitudes are part of a larger mathematical expression.


User Areas of interest Comments
Ceranthor (talk · contribs) Interested in all earthquakes, especially 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, 2008 Sichuan earthquake, and more. Featured 2002 Bou'in-Zahra earthquake, and GA'd many more. Creator of project; willing to answer questions / help!
Volcanoguy (talk · contribs) Interested in volcanic and tectonic earthquake zones in Canada, especially the Anahim hotspot and the 1949 Queen Charlotte earthquake.
Tenmei (talk · contribs) Interested in earthquakes and associated tsunami in Japan.
RapidR (talk · contribs) Have a general interest in earthquakes that occur around the world, though I am most interested in topics related to California and the UK.
TheFEARgod (talk · contribs) Interested in all notable earthquakes Initial creator of the Template:Earthquake
Cyclonebiskit (talk · contribs) *Former member *Former member
Editorofthewiki (talk · contribs) Interested in somewhat major 20th century earthquakes in developing countries. Created 1992 Nicaragua earthquake page, a GA. Am willing to help if you need a map of an earthquake.
AstroHurricane001 (talk · contribs) Main interests: Updating and improving new information on recent earthquakes. Frequently updated new earthquake information, including aftershocks and death toll, added the image for 2008 El Calvario earthquake and improved the article, done some earthquake-related updating and template creation on interwikis.
Mikenorton (talk · contribs) Interested in the underlying causes and mechanics of earthquakes Created Focal mechanism and Supershear earthquake pages
RyRy (talk · contribs) Mostly baseball. But for earthquake related things, mostly earthquakes that have a lot of history to them. I mostly would like to create new earthquake related articles, and then nominate them for WP:DYK at Template talk:DYK. If you need any earthquake that you think has a lot of history to it, ask me to create it. Or of you want me to review an article for DYK, you may ask me also.
Haha169 (talk · contribs) 2008 Sichuan earthquake and working on writing/saving 2008 Chino Hills earthquake. Although I'm not a contributor to any other quake articles, feel free to ask me to leave a peer review or other "PR" type things, and I'll be happy to do so. Nominated 2008 Sichuan earthquake at WP:GAN, successfully promoted and became the fourth Earthquake GA.
MChew (talk · contribs) Will start work on earhquakes and other natural disasters of pre-1945 Japan
Otolemur crassicaudatus (talk · contribs) Interested in all significant earthquakes. Created articles like February 4, 1998 Afghanistan earthquake, May 30, 1998 Afghanistan earthquake, 1999 Chamoli earthquake, 1997 Jabalpur earthquake, 2003 Boumerdès earthquake all appeared in the DYK section in main page.
zeizmic (talk · contribs) Back after several years, will clean up references and citations. Also have to clear up my user name, which has been hijacked
madhero88 (talk · contribs) I can create maps please use my talk page to request a map for your Earthquake}}
Iceseismic (talk · contribs) Active in seismology research, will help out where I can
Secret Saturdays (talk · contribs) I was always interested in earthquakes.
Kbm19 (talk · contribs) general earthquakes, regional tectonics and large scale seismology will help where i can
Av9 (talk · contribs) Interested in earthquakes and plate tectonics in general Created 2010 Sumatra earthquake and 2010 Honshu earthquake
Mithril712 (talk · contribs) Recent Earthquakes and the work of the USGS. Keeping an eye on Earthquakes in 2010, updating where necessary.
Bobby122 (talk · contribs) Will help to work on any article. Keeping an eye on any article that needs attention.
Koman90 (talk · contribs) California Earthquakes, Relating to the San Andres fault or related fault lines California Resident, Computer Systems Administrator
Alan Kafka (talk · contribs) Seismology and Earthquake Hazards Primary Interests: Intraplate Earthquakes, Earthquake Forecasting and Prediction, Educational Seismology, Science and Public Policy, Earth and Environmental Sciences
myaliasisFred (talk · contribs) Interested in earthquakes generally, but European and Middle-Eastern ones more than others. Inactive since March 2011
MaxWyss (talk · contribs) Expert in earthquake prediction, seismic risk, earthquake source properties, seismo-tectonics, crustal deformation, tsunami. Interested in high quality writing for the public, explaining technical topics. Served as chairman of IASPEI's sub-commission on earthquake prediction, as state seismologist of Alaska, edited several books on earthquake related research, taught seismology for 20 years.
★ Auree talk Enjoy writing about geophysics and seismic activity. Have created three earthquake articles so far, and have contributed significantly to several other geology-related articles (2011 Lorca earthquake, Idosawa Fault).
Bruvtakesover (talk · contribs) Love writing about earthquakes, mainly recent ones and updating lists.
Rifled (talk · contribs) Mostly recent ones and major ones (e.g., 2011 Christchurch earthquake)
Dawnseeker2000 (talk · contribs) Developing some of the articles that are thin on content or sources. Historical earthquakes are fun to work on too I have no formal training in geology so my prose is limited to a "just the facts" style of writing. But finding sources for these articles is satisfying also.
Krit-tonkla (talk · contribs)
POISK-300 (talk · contribs)
Tobias1984 (talk · contribs) Interested in earthquakes from the tectonic point of view. Currently working of List of fault lines
Seismologist76 (talk · contribs) Anything related to Earthquakes or Mathematics! I can gather earthquake information quickly, especially about earthquakes in Japan.
Carl-PG74 (talk · contribs) Keen interest in the technical details of earthquakes Want to get the facts documented correctly as quickly as possible
Anuvarshanw (talk · contribs) Wikipedia I like this WikiProject and hope to stay. Have fun!
Typhoon2013 (talk · contribs) Interested in feeling earthquakes and how do they occur
Dustin V. S. (talk · contribs) Intraplate earthquakes, megathrust earthquakes, earthquakes in general, tsunamis (which are commonly caused by earthquakes) I have felt hundreds of sub-5.0 MW earthquakes (and a few higher than that) and I am curious about the seemingly inevitable damaging one. I find the subject of seismology interesting, and I hope to help out this WikiProject.
Krit-tonkla (talk · contribs) Earthquakes in Thailand
alataristarion (talk · contribs) I am interested in plate tectonics. I have been working on cleaning up the articles on tectonic plates to reflect the current state of scholarship, including adding references and better maps.
Gorthian (talk · contribs) I'm interested in geological hazards of all kinds; I've been focused on landslides a lot, and they kind of go hand-in-hand with earthquakes. Plus I live in California. :-) My attention can be flighty; my edits are mostly gnomish.
NoGhost (talk · contribs) Mostly interested in major or significant earthquakes in Asia, particularly in China, Pakistan, and Iran.
ampuero (talk · contribs) Caltech seismology professor. Editing pages on fundamental concepts and phenomena in seismology.
Shearenergy (talk · contribs) Interested in earthquakes, earthquake-related hazards, New Zealand earthquakes, subduction zone earthquakes, slow slip, tectonic tremor, plate tectonics, earthquake physics, and seismology. Editing pages to better reflect current research, improve maps and data presentation, and hoping to highlight global and regional earthquake databases.
HueMan1 (talk · contribs) Earthquakes in the Philippines
Rao.anirudh (talk · contribs) Earthquake risk researcher at the Global Earthquake Model Filling out and updating articles on earthquakes that are missing some information. I'll also be translating earthquake entries that are exclusively in the Italian Wikipedia to English.
Webecoolalasdair (talk · contribs) A university student in the United States pursuing a degree in geology and ultimately seismology. At the moment, I am not as active as I would like to be due to school, but am as much as I can be. I have always had a passion for the earth sciences and will do my best to contribute as much as possibleAt the very least, I intend to study earthquakes as a professional. I wish to improve upon existing earthquake articles, as well as make articles for historical earthquakes that are notable, have been overlooked by the rest of Wikipedia. These events are usually moderately sized, between magnitude 4 and 7, and may or may not be historical. These events are more likely to be forgotten about by most, but are of high importance, especially if they occurred in uncommon places, are significant to the epicentral region or the scientific community, or had some kind of significant effect distinguishing them from most other run-of-the-mill earthquakes.
GyozaDumpling (talk · contribs) I like seismology and geophysics. I edit all around Wikipedia but in the past year, my main focus has been earthquake articles.

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