Earthquake
Strong quake sends people out of malls in south Philippines  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
A strong earthquake jolted the southern Philippines on Sunday, causing a three-story building to collapse and prompting people to rush out of shopping malls, houses and other buildings... more
Fukushima clean-up reduces radiation levels, but not all  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Clean-up efforts at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, destroyed by a massive earthquake and tsunami in 2011, have significantly reduced radiation levels but untreated forested areas remain a problem, scientists said Thursday. more
Research sheds light on impact of post-disaster insurance payments  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The evidence for that was obvious when the lights of the city were viewed from space after the Canterbury earthquakes, says disaster economist Cuong Nguyen who graduates this week with... more
The 'slow earthquakes' that we cannot feel may help protect against the devastating ones  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Earthquakes are sudden and their shaking can be devastating. But about 20 years ago, a new type of earthquake was... more
Quake rattles Tuscany, no injuries reported  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
An earthquake struck Tuscany north of Florence on Monday, sending frightened people into the street in the middle of the night, opening up cracks in walls and damaging a church. more
Move over Jules Verne: Scientists deploy ocean floats to peer into Earth's interior  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The release of more than 50 floating sensors, called Mobile Earthquake Recording in Marine Areas by Independent Divers (MERMAIDs), is increasing the... more
Gaining insight into the energy balance of earthquakes  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers at EPFL's Computational Solid Mechanics Laboratory and the Weizmann Institute of Science have modeled the onset of slip between two bodies in frictional contact. Their work, a major step forward in... more
Seismologists see future in fiber optic cables as earthquake sensors  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Each hair-thin glass fiber in a buried fiber optic cable contains tiny internal flaws—and that's a good thing for scientists looking for new ways to collect seismic data... more
Analyzing seismic patterns to forecast the magnitude of the largest earthquake aftershocks  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Earthquakes can have devastating impacts on communities all around the world. They strike without warning, often resulting in large fatalities. Since the aftershocks that... more
Can one earthquake cause a cascade of more?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Europe isn't a region well known for intense seismic activity, but large earthquakes do happen. In 1953, a devastating 6.8 magnitude quake struck the Greek Ionian Islands. Though these large events tend... more
California is famous for earthquakes and wildfires—but don't forget about its volcanoes  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Margaret Mangan didn't sleep well in the weeks following the Ridgecrest, Calif., earthquakes. The July shaking triggered a swarm of smaller tremors in the... more
Double dipping in an NIH loan repayment program, and using undersea cables as seismic sensors  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
On this week’s show: An investigation into the National Institutes of Health’s largest school debt repayment program and... more
Illuminating seafloor faults and ocean dynamics with dark fiber distributed acoustic sensing  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Distributed fiber-optic sensing technology coupled to existing subsea cables (dark fiber) allows observation of ocean and solid earth phenomena. We used an optical fiber... more
Underwater telecom cables make superb seismic network  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Fiber-optic cables that constitute a global undersea telecommunications network could one day help scientists study offshore earthquakes and the geologic structures hidden deep beneath the ocean surface. more
Transparent wood: the building material of the future?  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
When Timothée Boitouzet studied architecture in Japan, where buildings need to survive earthquakes, he realised the next smart material might be one that humans have used for thousands of years—wood. more
Massive Tsunami Hit Northern Coast of Oman 1,000 Years Ago: Study  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Sedimentological evidence and archaeological data show that huge tsunami hit the coast of today’s... more
New technology developed to improve forecasting of Earthquakes, Tsunamis  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Geoscientists have successfully developed and tested a new high-tech shallow water buoy that can detect the small movements and changes in the Earth's seafloor that are often a precursor to... more
New technology developed to improve forecasting of earthquakes, tsunamis  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
University of South Florida geoscientists have successfully developed and tested a new high-tech shallow water buoy that can detect the small movements and changes in the Earth's seafloor that are... more
Seismologists: Earthquake warning systems need better balance of technical and predictive capabilities  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Two seismologists, one with the U.S. Geological Survey, the other with Instituto de Geofísica, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, have published a Policy Forum... more
Evidence of two quakes extends rupture history in Grand Tetons National Park  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Hand-dug trenches around Leigh Lake in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming reveal evidence for a previously unknown surface-faulting earthquake in along the Teton... more
French earthquake fault mapped  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
This week, southeast France was hit by a magnitude 5 earthquake with tremors felt between Lyon and Montélimar. The Copernicus Sentinel-1 radar mission has been used to map the way the ground shifted as a result of the quake. more
French earthquake fault mapped  ESA · 4 weeks
This week, southeast France was hit by a magnitude 5 earthquake with tremors felt between Lyon and Montélimar. The Copernicus Sentinel-1 radar mission has been used to map... more
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