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Stresses from past earthquakes explain location of seismic events  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The cumulative stresses caused by historic earthquakes could provide some explanation as to why and where they occur, according to new research. more
Get your fax right: Bungling officials spark Japan nuclear scare  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Bungling Japanese officials sparked a nuclear scare after a violent, late-night earthquake by ticking the wrong box on a fax form—inadvertently alerting authorities to a potential accident. more
Locally-based Haitian social entrepreneurs empower disaster-stricken villages  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Steffen Farny, Ewald Kibler and Simon Down report how communities can better cope and move on from the trauma of natural disasters, and build hope for the future. Farny says, "Aside from the physical... more
Japan quake causes minor tsunami, 16 hurt  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake rocked Japan, sparking a tsunami advisory that was later lifted with no reports Wednesday of major damage and only a handful of light injuries. more
Appearance of deep-sea fish does not signal upcoming earthquake in Japan  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The unusual appearance of deep-sea fish like the oarfish or slender ribbonfish in Japanese shallow waters does not mean that an earthquake is about to occur,... more
Appearance of deep-sea fish does not signal upcoming earthquake in Japan  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
The unusual appearance of deep-sea fish like the oarfish or slender ribbonfish in Japanese shallow waters does not mean that an earthquake is about to occur,... more
Zipingpu Reservoir reveals climate-tectonics interplay around 2008 Wenchuan earthquake  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The roles of "climate change" versus "tectonics" that dominate erosion and sediment transport over geological time scales have long been a hot topic in Earth science. How to effectively separate... more
Earthquake swarms reveal missing piece of tectonic plate-volcano puzzle  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Deep under the ocean bed, a sinking tectonic plate causes a "swarm" of earthquakes, feeding molten rock into newly forming volcanoes, new research has discovered. more
Strong quake hits island chain off New Zealand; no tsunami  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck an arc of islands off New Zealand on Sunday, and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said it may cause only minor sea level... more
Satellite observations improve earthquake monitoring, response  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers report data gathered by orbiting satellites can yield more information about destructive earthquakes and can improve aid and humanitarian response efforts. The researchers looked at satellite data from several recent, large-magnitude earthquakes. more
Satellite observations improve earthquake monitoring, response  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers at the University of Iowa and the U.S. Geological Survey have found that data gathered from orbiting satellites can provide more accurate information on the impact of large earthquakes, which, in turn, can help provide... more
Artificial intelligence improves seismic analyses  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The challenge to analyze earthquake signals with optimum precision grows along with the amount of available seismic data. At the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), researchers have deployed a neural network to determine the arrival-time of seismic waves... more
Earthquake tests new wireless network in far-flung Alaska  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The police chief of Alaska's largest city hurried out of the department's glass building after the ground began to shake. Phone lines jammed and even police radios were spotty after a major... more
Monsoonal control on a delayed response of sedimentation to the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Infrequent extreme events such as large earthquakes pose hazards and have lasting impacts on landscapes and biogeochemical cycles. Sediments provide valuable records... more
Catalog of north Texas earthquakes confirms continuing effects of wastewater disposal  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A comprehensive catalog of earthquake sequences in Texas's Fort Worth Basin, from 2008 to 2018, provides a closer look at how wastewater disposal from oil and... more
Catalog of north Texas earthquakes confirms continuing effects of wastewater disposal  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A comprehensive catalog of earthquake sequences in Texas's Fort Worth Basin, from 2008 to 2018, provides a closer look at how wastewater disposal from oil and... more
How tides can trigger earthquakes  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Some earthquakes along mid-ocean ridges are linked with low tides, but nobody could figure out why. In a new study, researchers have uncovered the mechanism for this seeming paradox, and it comes down to the magma below the... more
A seismologist present at the discovery of plate tectonics  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
As a young seismologist in the 1960s, Lynn Sykes made crucial observations of earthquakes under the ocean floors that helped solidify the theory of plate tectonics—the foundation of modern geology.... more
Glacial sediments greased the gears of plate tectonics  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Earth's outer layer is composed of giant plates that grind together, sliding past or dipping beneath one another, giving rise to earthquakes and volcanoes. These plates also separate at undersea mountain ridges,... more
Kelp DNA records destructive power of ancient earthquake  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
One of the most memorable and astonishing aspects of the recent Kaikoura earthquake was the sudden uplift of the sea floor, which left populations of coastal species like kelp and shellfish literally... more
Supercomputing dynamic earthquake rupture models  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Multiple interactions found in postulated network of faults in the Brawley seismic zone in southern California. more
Supercomputing dynamic earthquake rupture models  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Some of the world's most powerful earthquakes involve multiple faults, and scientists are using supercomputers to better predict their behavior. Multi-fault earthquakes can span fault systems of tens to hundreds of kilometers, with ruptures propagating from one segment... more
Earthquakes that talk to each other  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
On 19th June 2012 at 8:53 pm local time, a moment magnitude-4.9 earthquake rattled the residents in and around the small town of Thorpdale in eastern Victoria. Moment magnitude measures the size or strength of an... more
Characterizing large earthquakes before rupture is complete  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Whether earthquakes of different sizes are distinguishable early in their rupture process is a subject of debate. Studies have shown that the frequency content of radiated seismic energy in the first seconds of earthquakes... more
Scientists find telling early moment that indicates a coming megaquake  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Scientists combing through databases of earthquakes since the early 1990s have discovered a possible defining moment 10-15 seconds into an event that could signal a magnitude 7 or... more
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