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Earthquakes may be dumping millions of tons of carbon into the Earth's deepest cracks. And scientists aren't sure what that... more
Tide gauges capture tremor episodes in cascadian subduction zone  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Hourly water level records collected from tide gauges can be used to measure land uplift caused by episodic tremor and slip of slow earthquakes in the Cascadia Subduction Zone, according... more
Tide gauges capture tremor episodes in cascadian subduction zone  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Hourly water level records collected from tide gauges can be used to measure land uplift caused by episodic tremor and slip of slow earthquakes in the Cascadia Subduction Zone, according... more
Massive Bolivian earthquake reveals mountains 660 kilometers below our feet  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Geophysicists used data from an enormous earthquake in Bolivia to find mountains at the base of the mantle's transition zone, located 660 kilometers below our feet. Their statistical... more
Massive Bolivian earthquake reveals mountains 660 kilometers below our feet  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Most schoolchildren learn that the Earth has three (or four) layers: a crust, mantle and core, which is sometimes subdivided into an inner and outer core. That's not... more
Inferring Earths discontinuous chemical layering from the 660-kilometer boundary topography  Science Magazine · 1 week
Topography, or depth variation, of certain interfaces in the solid Earth can provide important insights into the dynamics of our planet interior. Although the intermediate- and long-range topographic... more
Slow slip events in the roots of the San Andreas fault  Science Magazine · 1 week
Episodic tremor and accompanying slow slip are observed at the down-dip edge of subduction seismogenic zones. While tremors are the seismic signature of this phenomenon, they... more
InSight prepares to take Mars' temperature  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
NASA's InSight lander has placed its second instrument on the Martian surface. New images confirm that the Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package, or HP3, was successfully deployed on Feb. 12 about 3 feet (1 meter)... more
Indonesia's devastating 2018 earthquake was a rare supershear, UCLA study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The devastating 7.5 magnitude earthquake that struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi last September was a rare 'supershear' earthquake, according to a study led by UCLA... more
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The world is inundated with data. There's a virtual tsunami of data moving around the globe, renewing itself daily. Take... more
Famous 'sandpile model' shown to move like a traveling sand dune  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The so-called Abelian sandpile model has been studied by scientists for more than 30 years to better understand a physical phenomenon called self-organized criticality, which appears... more
Deep sea reveals linkage between earthquake and carbon cycle  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In order to understand the global carbon cycle, deep-sea exploration is essential, an international team led by geologists from Innsbruck concludes. For the first time, they succeeded in quantifying the... more
Dark fiber lays groundwork for long-distance earthquake detection and groundwater mapping  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have turned parts of a 13,000-mile-long testbed of 'dark fiber', unused fiber-optic cable, owned by the DOE Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), into a highly sensitive... more
Dark fiber lays groundwork for long-distance earthquake detection and groundwater mapping  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In traditional seismology, researchers studying how the earth moves in the moments before, during, and after an earthquake rely on sensors that cost tens of thousands... more
NASA's InSight Lander On Mars Deploys Shield for Quake-Tracking Seismometer  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
NASA's InSight lander dropped an insulating cover over its Marsquake-sensing seismometer on Feb. 2, mission team members said. more
InSight's seismometer now has a cozy shelter on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
For the past several weeks, NASA's InSight lander has been making adjustments to the seismometer it set on the Martian surface on Dec. 19. Now it's reached another milestone by... more
Earthquake with magnitude 7.5 in Indonesia: An unusual and steady speed  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Earthquakes happen when rocks on either side of a tectonic fault shift suddenly in opposite directions. Two main seismic waves that carry shaking out of a... more
MERMAIDs reveal secrets from below the ocean floor  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Floating seismometers dubbed MERMAIDs -- Mobile Earthquake Recording in Marine Areas by Independent Divers -- reveal that Galápagos volcanoes are fed by a mantle plume reaching 1,900 km deep. By letting their... more
Earthquake with magnitude 7.5 in Indonesia—an unusual and steady speed  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
An international team of researchers from the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD-France), Université Côte d"Azur, University of California Los Angeles and California Institute of Technology... more
MERMAIDs reveal secrets from below the ocean floor  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Seismologists use waves generated by earthquakes to scan the interior of our planet, much like doctors image their patients using medical tomography. Earth imaging has helped us track down the deep origins... more
Hurricane Katrina's aftermath included increase in CVD hospitalization rates  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Natural disasters such as earthquakes, tornados, and hurricanes are generally described in terms of wind speed, land area, and inches of rain. They're also described in terms of human costs,... more
IAEA urges Japan to take ample time in Fukushima cleanup  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The International Atomic Energy Agency has urged Japan to spend ample time in developing a decommissioning plan for the tsunami-damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant and to be honest... more
Toppled train offers insight into ground motion, origin of 1906 earthquake  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
By mathematically modeling the movements of a locomotive that toppled from the tracks north of San Francisco during the city's infamous 1906 earthquake, researchers have calculated... more
Toppled train offers insight into ground motion, origin of 1906 earthquake  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
By mathematically modeling the movements of a locomotive that toppled from the tracks north of San Francisco during the city's infamous 1906 earthquake, researchers have calculated... more
Earthquake in super slo-mo  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A big earthquake occurred south of Istanbul in the summer of 2016, but it was so slow that nobody noticed. The earthquake, which took place at mid-crustal depth, lasted more than 50 days. A novel processing technique applied to data... more
Earthquake in super slo-mo  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A big earthquake occurred south of Istanbul in the summer of 2016, but it was so slow that nobody noticed. The earthquake, which took place at mid-crustal depth, lasted more than fifty days. Only a novel processing technique applied to... more
Toshiba unveils robot to probe melted Fukushima nuclear fuel  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Toshiba Corp. has unveiled a remote-controlled robot with tongs that it hopes will be able to probe the inside of one of the three damaged reactors at Japan's tsunami-hit Fukushima... more
New method to determine how safe buildings are after an earthquake  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Deciding when it's safe for a building's residents to move back in after an earthquake is a major challenge and responsibility for civil engineers. Not only... more
Identifying the origin of macroscopic friction between clay mineral surfaces  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
NIMS, the University of Tokyo and Hiroshima University jointly discovered for the first time, through theoretical calculation and experiment, that macroscopic frictions occurring between clay mineral surfaces originate... more
50 years ago, scientists tried to control earthquakes with earthquakes  SCIENCE-NEWS · 4 weeks
In the 1960s, researchers proposed preventing a big earthquake by creating smaller ones. That hasn’t quite worked out. more
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