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Requested move at Talk:Richter magnitude scale#Requested move 22 August 2023 edit


There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Richter magnitude scale#Requested move 22 August 2023 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. Wikiexplorationandhelping (talk) 03:01, 22 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

1139 Ganja earthquake edit

There seems to be a problem with the 1139 Ganja earthquake article. See Talk:1139 Ganja earthquake#Where? When?. --Bejnar (talk) 16:34, 4 December 2023 (UTC)Reply

Responded on the article talk page. Mikenorton (talk) 20:14, 4 December 2023 (UTC)Reply

Earthquake article maps edit

@Quake1234: @Borgenland: @Filipinohere: @Dora the Axe-plorer: @Phoenix7777: I would like to discuss the kind of maps that we use as the main infobox map in our articles. For a long period we used location maps using the relief version where available. This has the advantage of showing the earthquake in the context of the country where it was located and giving some impression of the active tectonics. Most of the recent earthquake articles have instead got maps showing the location of the mainshock and subsequent aftershocks that crowd each other out and completely cover up the underlying geography. The 2024 Noto earthquake and 2023 Herat earthquakes are good examples. The 2023 Nepal earthquake shows how it used to be done. I think that looks better in the infobox, certainly better than the map currently in the 2023 Turkey-Syria earthquakes. I propose that we go back to using location maps to show the epicentre in the infobox, restricting maps of aftershocks to the relevant section of the article. Thoughts? Mikenorton (talk) 14:51, 28 January 2024 (UTC)Reply

Support, since perspective is indeed lost in these recent maps, but also support retaining the recent maps in other parts of their respective article instead. For the record, I have not been involved in uploading maps since I am not skilled in that matter. Borgenland (talk) 14:55, 28 January 2024 (UTC)Reply
Support; It looks more appealing just to see the map and the epicenter, than like 100 aftershocks crowding an interactive map. Quake1234 (talk) 15:02, 28 January 2024 (UTC)Reply
Thanks for the input. I've been busy with some minor health issues and trying to rewrite the List of earthquakes in the Philippines as a table. I'll start making changes over the next few days to the maps as discussed above. Mikenorton (talk) 17:03, 17 February 2024 (UTC)Reply
Completed, I think. Mikenorton (talk) 20:38, 27 February 2024 (UTC)Reply

2024 New Jersey earthquake edit

The earthquake that happened today needs some attention from members of this project, who are experts in this area. An editor declined the creation of Draft:2024 New Jersey earthquake, and now someone else has recreated the article with a worse title, 2024 Lebanon, New Jersey earthquake. Albany NY (talk) 15:16, 5 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

This earthquake lacks any significant impact and is therefore not notable per WP: EVENT. Mikenorton (talk) 15:41, 5 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
There are dozens if not hundreds of news articles covering this across multiple states, and government officials are giving briefings on it. Earthquakes of this magnitude are rare in the northeastern US. [1] --Albany NY (talk) 16:07, 5 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
The critical thing in WP: EVENT is enduring impact and coverage - read the guideline. Mikenorton (talk) 16:13, 5 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Discussion at Wikipedia:In the news edit

  You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia talk:In the news#Earthquake magnitude ratings, which is within the scope of this WikiProject. —Bagumba (talk) 15:39, 5 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Expert input please edit

Talk:Istanbul‎#‎Earthquake prediction on the lead section Moxy🍁 15:57, 6 April 2024 (UTC)Reply