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'Natural disasters' and people on the margins – the hidden story
PHYS.ORG With earthquakes devastating Indonesia, and fires raging in the United States, there has been plenty of discussion of so-called "natural disasters" in recent weeks. 18 hours
Wildfires are inevitable – increasing home losses, fatalities and costs are not
PHYS.ORG Wildfire has been an integral part of California ecosystems for centuries. Now, however, nearly a third of homes in California are in wildland urban... 19 hours
Lombok quake sends shudders through tourist industry
PHYS.ORG The powerful earthquakes that struck the Indonesian island of Lombok in recent weeks killing some 400 people have sent holidaymakers fleeing, raising questions about how its lucrative tourism sector will bounce back. 3 days
Destructive Indonesian quake leaves injured waiting for help
ABC NEWS One of Indonesia's deadliest earthquakes in years left so much destruction, the injured are having to wait for days to get help 5 days
Slab2, a comprehensive subduction zone geometry model
Science Magazine Subduction zones are home to the most seismically active faults on the planet. The shallow megathrust interfaces of subduction zones host our largest earthquakes and are likely the only faults capable of magnitude 9+... 6 days
Gravity tracking of a great earthquake
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New satellite map shows ground deformation after Indonesian quake
PHYS.ORG Scientists with NASA/Caltech's Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis project (ARIA) used new satellite data to produce a map of ground deformation on the resort island of Lombok, Indonesia, following a... 6 days
Strong aftershock rattles survivors of deadly Indonesian quake
PHYS.ORG A strong aftershock struck Indonesia's Lombok Thursday, causing panic among evacuees already traumatised by a devastating earthquake that killed more than 160 on the holiday island four days earlier. 6 days
Powerful Earthquakes Can Trigger Other Ones on Opposite Side of Earth, New Research Shows
SCI-NEWS.COM A big earthquake can not only cause other... 6 days
What Caused Massive Magnitude-7 Indonesian Earthquake?
LIVE SCIENCE Here's a look at the tectonic plates that made the 7.0-magnitude earthquake possible. 1 week
What Caused Massive Magnitude-7.0 Indonesian Earthquake?
LIVE SCIENCE Here's a look at the tectonic plates that made the 7.0-magnitude earthquake possible. 1 week
Earthquakes can be weakened by groundwater
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found that the presence of pressurized fluid in surrounding rock can reduce the intensity of earthquakes triggered by underground human activities like geothermal energy production. 1 week
Earthquakes can be weakened by groundwater
PHYS.ORG Researchers from EPFL and the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris have found that the presence of pressurized fluid in surrounding rock can reduce the intensity of earthquakes triggered by underground human activities like geothermal energy production. 1 week
Powerful quake rocks Indonesia's Lombok island, 39 dead
PHYS.ORG A powerful earthquake struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok on Sunday, killing at least 39 people and shaking neighboring Bali, one week after another quake on Lombok killed more than a... 1 week
Earthquakes can systematically trigger other ones on opposite side of Earth
SCIENCE DAILY New research shows that a big earthquake can not only cause other quakes, but large ones, and on the opposite side of the Earth. 2 weeks
Research finds quakes can systematically trigger other ones on opposite side of Earth
PHYS.ORG New research shows that a big earthquake can not only cause other quakes, but large ones, and on the opposite side of... 2 weeks
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