Earthquake
How earthquakes deform gravity  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Lightning—one, two, three—and thunder. For centuries, people have estimated the distance of a thunderstorm from the time between lightning and thunder. The greater the time gap between the two signals, the further away the observer is from the location of... more
Earthquakes disrupt sperm whales' ability to find food, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Otago scientists studying sperm whales off the coast of Kaikōura have discovered earthquakes affect their ability to find food for at least a year. more
Earthquakes disrupt sperm whales' ability to find food  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Scientists studying sperm whales have discovered earthquakes affect their ability to find food for at least a year. The research is among the first to examine the impact of a large earthquake... more
Early PTSD treatment for children after a disaster provides lasting health benefits  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
In 1988, a 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck near the northern Armenian city of Spitak. The temblor destroyed cities and is estimated to have killed... more
Geothermal energy: Drilling a 3,000-meter deep well  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Destabilizing the precarious equilibrium at depth with geothermal wells may reactivate the geological layers causing earthquakes. Researchers have studied the seismic activity linked to a geothermal drilling in search of supercritical fluids. They discovered... more
Geothermal energy: Drilling a 3,000 meters deep well  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Destabilizing the precarious equilibrium at depth with geothermal wells may reactivate the geological layers causing earthquakes. Researchers have studied the seismic activity linked to a geothermal drilling in search of supercritical fluids.... more
Using submarine cables to detect earthquakes  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Installing seismic sensors on the ocean floor can be a difficult and expensive task. But what if seismic activity could be monitored by using something that's already down there – pre-existing submarine telecommunications cables? Partially supported... more
Mountains influence the impact of earthquakes  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
According to the research of Professor Mark van der Meijde, mountains influence the impact of earthquakes. It was already known that the topography of an area has an influence on earthquakes, but the major influence at... more
Upper-plate earthquakes caused uplift along New Zealand's Northern Hikurangi Margin  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Earthquakes along a complex series of faults in the upper plate of New Zealand's northern Hikurangi Subduction Margin were responsible for coastal uplift in the region, according to... more
Rebuilding from the ashes of disaster: What Australia can learn from India  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A key question facing us all after Australia's unprecedented bushfires is how will we do reconstruction differently? We need to ensure our rebuilding and... more
Seismic biomarkers in Japan Trench fault zone reveal history of large earthquakes  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Researchers used a novel technique to study the faults in the Japan Trench, the subduction zone where the magnitude 9.1 Tohoku-Oki earthquake struck in... more
Icelandic volcano swell signals potential eruption  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Small earthquakes and a so-called "inflation" of the mountain, signalling a potential volcanic eruption, have been reported near Iceland's famous "Blue Lagoon," local authorities said Monday. more
Seismic biomarkers in Japan Trench fault zone reveal history of large earthquakes  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
In the aftermath of the devastating Tohoku-Oki earthquake that struck off the coast of Japan in March 2011, seismologists were stunned by the unprecedented... more
Magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes Solomon Islands  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit the Solomon Islands on Monday, the US Geological Survey said, but no tsunami warning was issued. more
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