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New Geophysical Phenomenon Discovered: Stormquakes  SCI-NEWS.COM · 22 hours
Energetic storms generate strong ocean waves, which can interact with shallow seafloor features located near the edge of continental shelves known as ocean banks; such interactions... more
NASA map reveals a new landslide risk factor  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
In the deadly 2018 earthquake in the Indonesian city of Palu, intense shaking changed solid ground into a landslide of flowing mud, multiplying the death toll and economic impact. A new paper... more
Hierarchical interlocked orthogonal faulting in the 2019 Ridgecrest earthquake sequence  Science Magazine · 6 days
A nearly 20-year hiatus in major seismic activity in southern California ended on 4 July 2019 with a sequence of intersecting earthquakes near the city of Ridgecrest, California.... more
Lessons from Ridgecrest earthquake sequence  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The largest earthquake sequence in Southern California in two decades has taught scientists that large earthquakes can occur in a more complex fashion than commonly assumed. The sequence also loaded up strain on a nearby major fault, according... more
California earthquake alerts to become available statewide  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Earthquake early warning alerts will become publicly available throughout California for the first time this week, potentially giving people time to protect themselves from harm, the Governor's Office of Emergency Services said Wednesday. more
Strong storms generating earthquake-like seismic activity  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A Florida State University researcher has uncovered a new geophysical phenomenon where a hurricane or other strong storm can spark seismic events in the nearby ocean as strong as a 3.5 magnitude earthquake. more
Strong storms generating earthquake-like seismic activity  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researcher have uncovered a new geophysical phenomenon where a hurricane or other strong storm can spark seismic events in the nearby ocean as strong as a 3.5 magnitude earthquake. more
Studying the snowmelt episodes of a Pyrenean river with a seismometer  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A team of researchers at Institute of Earth Sciences Jaume Almera of the Spanish National research Council (ICTJA-CSIC) has analysed the seismic signals generated by the... more
Distinguishing earthquake foreshocks and aftershocks  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Up to now, there was no way of predicting whether a powerful earthquake was likely to be followed by one of even greater magnitude. But the results of a study recently published in Nature by Laura Gulia and... more
Rice irrigation worsened landslides in deadliest earthquake of 2018  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Irrigation significantly exacerbated the earthquake-triggered landslides in Palu, on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, in 2018, according to an international study led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) scientists. more
Rice irrigation worsened landslides in deadliest earthquake of 2018  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Irrigation significantly exacerbated the earthquake-triggered landslides in Palu, on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, in 2018, according to an international study. more
Unusual fault rupture during Kaikōura quake  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
One of the 24-plus faults that ruptured in the 2016 magnitude 7.8 Kaikōura earthquake has turned out to be even more unusual than scientists first thought and it may prompt a rethink about how seismic hazard... more
Daily measurement of slow slip from low-frequency earthquakes is consistent with ordinary earthquake scaling  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Slow slip transients on faults can last from seconds to months and stitch together the earthquake cycle. However, no single... more
Unusual kinematics of the Papatea fault (2016 Kaikoura earthquake) suggest anelastic rupture  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
A key paradigm in seismology is that earthquakes release elastic strain energy accumulated during an interseismic period on approximately planar faults. Earthquake slip models... more
North American seismic networks can contribute to nuclear security  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Seismologists explain how the work of regional seismic networks in North America are contributing to nuclear test monitoring, particularly in the case of low-yield explosions. more
North American seismic networks can contribute to nuclear security  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The International Monitoring System is the top global seismic network for monitoring nuclear weapon tests around the world. To expand the system's detection capabilities, however, international monitors should seek out... more
The impact of communal irrigation systems on earthquake-triggered landslides in Indonesia  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
New research from Royal Holloway, University of London, has found that changes to the environment caused by human activity can promote earthquake-triggered landslides. The devastation caused... more
Earthquake in the cell  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Nuclear abnormalities such as nuclear blebs and micronuclei have devastating consequences for the genetic material and are associated with cancer or ageing. Scientists now revealed that the epigenetic enzyme MOF is crucial for the morphological integrity of the mammalian nucleus.... more
Early warning signals heralded fatal collapse of Krakatau volcano  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
On 22 December 2018, a flank of the Anak Krakatau plunged into the Sunda strait between the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Java, triggering a tsunami that killed 430 people.... more
Did long ago tsunamis lead to mysterious, tropical fungal outbreak in Pacific northwest?  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
The Great Alaskan Earthquake of 1964 and the tsunamis it spawned may have washed a tropical fungus ashore, leading to a subsequent... more
Early warning signals heralded fatal collapse of Krakatau volcano  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
On 22 December 2018, a flank of the Anak Krakatau volcano plunged into the Sunda strait between the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Java, triggering a tsunami that killed 430... more
Researchers confront mystery of tropical fungal outbreak in the Pacific Northwest  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The Great Alaskan Earthquake of 1964 and the tsunamis it spawned may have washed a tropical fungus ashore, leading to a subsequent outbreak of often-fatal infections... more
Did long ago tsunamis lead to mysterious, tropical fungal outbreak in Pacific northwest?  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The Great Alaskan Earthquake of 1964 and the tsunamis it spawned may have washed a tropical fungus ashore, leading to a subsequent... more
Team designs two-dimensional radar reflector to measure subtle ground movement  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A Southwest Research Institute science and engineering team designed a two-dimensional radar retroreflector that remotely monitors subtle shifts in the Earth's crust. The patent-pending Van Atta retroreflector works... more
5.8 magnitude earthquake shakes Istanbul, 8 slightly injured  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A 5.8 magnitude earthquake in Istanbul slightly injured eight people Thursday and sent school children and residents into the streets of Turkey's commercial and cultural hub. more
Mysterious 'Pocket' of Underwater Gas Could Contain 50 Million Tons of CO2  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
Meta description: Probing the bottom of the East China Sea with seismic waves, researchers have discovered a mysterious "pocket" that could contain 50 million... more
5.7-magnitude earthquake shakes Istanbul, injures eight  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A 5.7-magnitude earthquake shook Turkey's largest city on Thursday, driving residents to evacuate buildings, AFP journalists witnessed. more
Shallow tremor rocks quake-hit area of Pakistan  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A shallow tremor Thursday sent terrified residents of northeastern Pakistan onto the streets, days after a powerful quake killed 38 people and caused widespread damage in the area. more
Historic earthquakes suggest Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt's quiet regions are active  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Seemingly low-hazard seismic regions in Mexico have experienced multiple, strong earthquakes since the 1500s, new research finds, suggesting the regions have many unmapped, active fault lines. The areas... more
Coupled afterslip and transient mantle flow after the 2011 Tohoku earthquake  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Modeling of postseismic deformation following great earthquakes has revealed the viscous structure of the mantle and the frictional properties of the fault interface. However, for giant... more
'Treasure trove' of earthquake clues could be unearthed by wavy new technique  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Geologists have improved upon methods to map seabed rocks, helping us better understand underwater earthquakes and the tsunamis they can cause. more
'Treasure trove' of quake clues could be unearthed by wavy new technique  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Geologists have improved upon methods to map seabed rocks, helping us better understand underwater earthquakes and the tsunamis they can cause. more
Faults' hot streaks and slumps could change earthquake hazard assessments  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
For more than a century, a guiding principle in seismology has been that earthquakes recur at semi-regular intervals according to a "seismic cycle." In this model, strain that... more
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