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Strong quake hits Solomons; some damage but no tsunami
PHYS.ORG A powerful magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck deep under Papua New Guinea on Sunday, causing damage and blackouts but no tsunami hours after the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued an alert... 1 day
Earthquakes or Snowstorms? Cause of Italy's Deadly Avalanche Debated
LIVE SCIENCE It's not yet clear what caused a deadly avalanche in Italy on Wednesday (Jan. 18), but experts said it's too soon to blame the cataclysm on a series of substantial... 3 days
Researchers identify criteria for 'secular hymns'
PHYS.ORG Justin Timberlake sang it for a Haiti earthquake-relief fundraiser. Pentatonix put it on their Christmas album. Red Sox fans listened to it at the first game after the Boston Marathon bombing. Makes sense: the song's called... 4 days
Two large earthquakes hit central Italy
PHYS.ORG Monitors say two earthquakes have hit central Italy in short succession, with tremors felt in the capital, Rome. 5 days
[In Depth] Expedition probes ocean trench's deepest secrets
Science Magazine The Mariana Trench, a scythe-shaped cleft in the western Pacific sea floor, plunges nearly 11 kilometers—deeper than any other place in the oceans. The trench marks a subduction zone, where one slab... 2 weeks
Slab temperature controls on the Tonga double seismic zone and slab mantle dehydration
Science Magazine Double seismic zones are two-layered distributions of intermediate-depth earthquakes that provide insight into the thermomechanical state of subducting slabs. We present new... 2 weeks
Release of water shakes Pacific plate at depth
SCIENCE DAILY A team of seismologists analyzing the data from 671 earthquakes that occurred between 30 and 280 miles beneath the Earth's surface in the Pacific Plate as it descended into the Tonga Trench... 2 weeks
Release of water shakes Pacific Plate at depth
PHYS.ORG Tonga is a seismologists' paradise, and not just because of the white-sand beaches. The subduction zone off the east coast of the archipelago racks up more intermediate-depth and deep earthquakes than any... 2 weeks
Seahawks Score Touchdown, and Fans Shake Earthquake Monitors
LIVE SCIENCE Seattle Seahawks fans’ enthusiastic stamping during a Jan. 7 game helped seismologists test equipment that measure earthquakes. 2 weeks
Powerful undersea quake hits south Philippines, no damage
PHYS.ORG A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 struck under the Celebes Sea off the southern Philippines on Tuesday but was far too deep to cause any damage and casualties or generate... 2 weeks
Study finds high mental health impact after Great East Japan Earthquake
NEWS MEDICAL The devastating 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and resulting nuclear disaster in Japan had a high mental health impact—with some effects persisting several years later, according to a... 2 weeks
Study reveals high mental health impact after Great East Japan Earthquake
NEWS MEDICAL The devastating 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and resulting nuclear disaster in Japan had a high mental health impact—with some effects persisting several years later, according to a... 2 weeks
Backpackers demonstrated resounding leadership in aftermath of Nepal earthquake
SCIENCE DAILY A first-of-its-kind study exploring the experiences of tourists exposed to a natural disaster immediately in its aftermath reveals four dominant themes: emotional turmoil, quick recovery, springing into action, and connection... 2 weeks
High rates of PTSD and other mental health problems after great east Japan earthquake
SCIENCE DAILY The devastating 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and resulting nuclear disaster in Japan had a high mental health impact -- with some... 2 weeks
Data from 2102 earthquake suggests new plate boundary may be forming in Indian Ocean
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—A team of researchers with members from several institutions in Singapore, France and Indonesia has found evidence of a possible... 3 weeks
Natural disaster damage hits 4-year high: Munich Re
PHYS.ORG Natural disasters including storms and earthquakes caused $175 billion of damage in 2016, German reinsurance giant Munich Re said Wednesday, the highest level since 2012. 3 weeks
Quake swarm near the California-Mexico border gets scientists' attention
PHYS.ORG More than 250 small earthquakes have struck since New Year's Eve near the California-Mexico border, causing unease among residents and attention from scientists. 3 weeks
Moderate earthquake hits Romania, no injuries, no damage
PHYS.ORG Authorities say an earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale has hit Romania, reverberating through the capital and central Romania. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. 4 weeks
Biggest Natural Disasters of 2016: Year of the Earthquake
LIVE SCIENCE Here are some of the headline-grabbing natural disasters that occurred this year. 1 month
Report calls for improved methods to assess earthquake-caused soil liquefaction
SCIENCE DAILY Effectively engineering infrastructure to protect life and to mitigate the economic, environmental, and social impacts of liquefaction requires the ability to accurately assess the likelihood of liquefaction and... 1 month
Report calls for improved methods to assess earthquake-caused soil liquefaction
PHYS.ORG Several strong earthquakes around the world have resulted in a phenomenon called soil liquefaction, the seismic generation of excess porewater pressures and softening of granular soils, often to... 1 month
Oklahoma warns of more quakes from energy drilling
PHYS.ORG Oklahoma regulators said Tuesday that the number of induced earthquakes could increase as oil and gas production expands in a broad area of the state, and they're telling energy companies that they... 1 month
'Tiny earthquakes' help scientists predict mountain rock falls
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have developed a new way to predict when mountain rock falls will happen -- in regions where people go skiing and climbing. The technique involves detecting tiny earthquakes which cause cracks... 1 month
North Korean seismic event of May 2010 likely was earthquake, not nuclear test
PHYS.ORG A tiny seismic event that occurred in North Korea on 12 May 2010 appears to have bene an earthquake rather than a... 1 month
'Tiny earthquakes' help scientists predict mountain rock falls
PHYS.ORG The risk of mountain rock falls in regions with sub-zero temperatures, such as the Swiss Alps and parts of Canada, could be better predicted by using technology which measures 'tiny earthquakes' -... 1 month
Above and beyond megathrusts: Draining pore-fluids dampens tremors
SCIENCE DAILY While metamorphic reactions in the subducting slab liberate large amounts of fluids, low-frequency earthquakes (LFE) largely occur beneath impermeable unmetamorphosed overlying plate, and are rare beneath metamorphosed plate. Scientists suggest that undrained... 1 month
180-million-year-old rocks lend insight into Earth's most powerful earthquakes
PHYS.ORG The raggedness of the ocean floors could be the key to triggering some of the Earth's most powerful earthquakes, scientists from Cardiff University have discovered. 1 month
Uniting datasets across geochemistry and marine geoscience fuels groundbreaking multi-disciplinary discoveries
PHYS.ORG Most research databases are narrowly focused. They might contain only seismic data from earthquakes, for example, or chemical data from volcanic rocks. The Interdisciplinary Earth Data... 1 month
Above and beyond megathrusts—draining pore fluids dampens earthquake tremors
PHYS.ORG While metamorphic reactions in subducting slabs liberate large amounts of fluids, low-frequency earthquakes (LFE) largely occur beneath the impermeable, un-metamorphosed overlying plate, and are rarely found beneath metamorphosed plates. Scientists... 1 month
Papua New Guinea quake causes small tsunami, no damage
PHYS.ORG A powerful earthquake struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea on Saturday, generating a small tsunami and knocking out power in parts of the Pacific island nation. There were... 1 month
Could an Earthquake 'Invisibility Cloak' Shield Buildings from Damage?
LIVE SCIENCE Earthquake cloaks, made up of thousands of precisely drilled boreholes, could potentially deflect seismic waves from expensive infrastructure. 1 month
Creating earthquake heat maps—temperature spikes leave clues in the rock
PHYS.ORG When you rub your hands together to warm them, the friction creates heat. The same thing happens during earthquakes, only on a much larger scale: When a fault... 1 month
[Induced Seismicity] Triggered quakes get unconventional
Science Magazine The big earthquakes induced by human activity are mostly linked with disposal of wastewater. However, Bao and Eaton implicate hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) as the culprit in western – [Read More] 1 month
Tectonic shift? Study of olivine provides new data for measuring Earth's surface
SCIENCE DAILY A recent study provides a new data set that scientists can use to better understand plate tectonics -- the movement of the earth's outer... 1 month
Learning from slow-slip earthquakes
PHYS.ORG Off the coast of New Zealand, there is an area where earthquakes can happen in slow-motion as two tectonic plates grind past one another. The Pacific plate is moving under New Zealand at about 5 centimeters per year there, pulling... 1 month
Quake-detection app captured nearly 400 temblors worldwide
SCIENCE DAILY A crowdsourced earthquake network using Android phones and the MyShake app has since February 2016 detected nearly 400 temblors worldwide, with one of the most active areas of the world the oil-drilling areas of... 1 month
Study of olivine provides new data set for understanding plate tectonics
PHYS.ORG Plate tectonics, the idea that the surface of the Earth is made up of plates that move apart and come back together, has been used to... 1 month
'Slow Motion' Earthquake Put New Zealand at Risk for Another Temblor
LIVE SCIENCE The capital of New Zealand is primed for a major earthquake, thanks to the massive restructuring of stress on faults beneath the country. 1 month
Researchers map New Zealand landslides with satellites, drones, helicopters, hiking boots
PHYS.ORG A University of Michigan-led team of geologists and engineers is mapping surface ruptures and some of the tens of thousands of landslides triggered by last month's... 1 month
Quake-detection app captured nearly 400 temblors worldwide
PHYS.ORG The University of California, Berkeley's worldwide network of smartphone earthquake detectors has recorded nearly 400 earthquakes since the MyShake app was made available for download in February, with one of the most active areas... 1 month
Syrian Refugees Flee from War...and Into Risky Earthquake Areas
LIVE SCIENCE Syrian refugees have fled across the border into Turkey, but they may face a new risk from earthquakes, research suggests. 1 month
Earthquake faults are smarter than we usually think
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers now have an answer to a vexing age-old question: Why do earthquakes sometimes come in clusters? The research team has developed a new computer model and discovered that earthquake faults are... 1 month
Syrian refugees face new obstacle: Turkish earthquakes
PHYS.ORG Syrian refugees seeking reprieve from civil war may have traded a violent home for a different danger: deadly earthquakes, according to new research presented here today. 1 month
World Vision says hundreds affected by Solomon Islands quake
PHYS.ORG Hundreds of people in remote parts of the Solomon Islands have had their homes damaged or destroyed by a powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake that struck Friday, an aid organization said. 1 month
Island volcano monitoring system tested at Nishinoshima
PHYS.ORG During the October cruise of KS16-16 a research team with members from the Kobe University Graduate School of Science, the University of Tokyo Earthquake Research Institute and the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and... 2 months
Aid groups descend on Indonesia quake zone; deaths reach 102
PHYS.ORG Humanitarian organizations descended on Indonesia's Aceh province Thursday as the government in Jakarta promised tons of emergency aid and officials raced to assess the full extent of damage... 2 months
Frantic rescue underway in Indonesia as quake kills scores
PHYS.ORG A strong earthquake rocked Indonesia's Aceh province early on Wednesday, killing nearly 100 people and sparking a frantic rescue effort in the rubble of dozens of collapsed and damaged buildings. 2 months
Frantic rescue after quake kills dozens in Indonesia's Aceh
PHYS.ORG A strong undersea earthquake rocked Indonesia's Aceh province early on Wednesday, killing at least 54 people and sparking a frantic rescue effort in the rubble of dozens of collapsed and... 2 months
Seismically active Katmandu region in store for larger earthquake
PHYS.ORG An earthquake much more powerful and damaging than last year's 7.8 magnitude quake could rock Katmandu and the Himalayan Frontal Fault, an international team of seismic experts has concluded. The... 2 months
Scientists Pinpoint How to Calm Oklahoma's Human-Made Quakes
LIVE SCIENCE In 2015, due to underground pressure buildup from injections, earthquake activity in parts of Oklahoma increased 900-fold compared to past levels. 2 months
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New modeling method focuses attention on amorphous material's unusual vibrational modes
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A stone, skip and a hop away from saving a bay
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Researchers quantify in high speed a viper's strike in nature for the first time
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NASA sees storms affecting the western US
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