Plate Tectonics
Liver illness strikes Latino children like a ‘silent tsunami’  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Saira Diaz uses her fingers to count the establishments selling fast food and sweets near the South Los Angeles home she shares with her parents and 13-year-old son. “There’s one,... more
Searching for hidden earthquakes in Southern California  Science Magazine · 3 days
Earthquakes follow a well-known power-law size relation, with smaller events occurring much more often than larger events. Earthquake catalogs are thus dominated by small earthquakes, yet still missing a much larger number of even... more
Data mining digs up hidden clues to major California earthquake triggers  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A powerful computational study of southern California seismic records has revealed detailed information about a plethora of previously undetected small earthquakes, giving a more precise picture... more
Scientists identify almost two million previously 'hidden' earthquakes  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Pouring through 10 years' worth of Southern California seismic data with the scientific equivalent of a fine-tooth comb, Caltech seismologists have identified nearly two million previously unidentified tiny earthquakes that occurred between... more
Tiny Earthquakes Shake Southern California Every 3 Minutes  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
Scientists discover 1.8 million previously undetected earthquakes in the Golden State. more
More than a million tiny earthquakes revealed in Southern California  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 days
By putting millions of tiny quakes on record, scientists hope to learn more about what triggers the big ones. more
Tiny Earthquakes Happen Every Few Minutes In Southern California, Study Finds  NPR · 3 days
A new catalog of Southern California earthquakes is 10 times larger than its predecessor list. The details of frequent, small quakes help scientists study what triggers... more
Folding faults and seismic risk in the Kunlun range, Northwest Tibet  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The tectonic deformation and growth pattern of the western Kunlun, which is the northwestern margin of the Tibetan Plateau, are not currently well understood. The surface... more
Strong 6.1-magnitude quake hits Taiwan, injuring 17 people  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A 6.1-magnitude earthquake jolted Taiwan on Thursday, the US Geological Survey said, disrupting traffic and injuring 17 people. more
Decoding the movement patterns of tsunami-like solitary waves  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A study of solitary tsunami-style wave clusters shows how they move in harmony with and through each other. more
New study helps decode the movement patterns of tsunami-like solitary waves  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A certain phenomenon has confounded scientists for almost two centuries: lone waves, strangely tall and fast, moving independently of the ebb and flow around them. more
Ice Ages occur when tropical islands and continents collide  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Earth's steady state is warm and balmy, but half a dozen times over the past billion years, the planet developed ice caps and glaciers. Researchers have now amassed evidence that... more
Tests for the InSight 'Mole'  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A blue box, a cubic metre of Mars-like sand, a rock, a fully-functional model of the Mars 'Mole' and a seismometer – these are the main components with which the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und... more
Major geological survey hopes to make Indonesia more resistant to deadly tsunamis  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A major new survey of Indonesia's eastern seafloor has been approved by the Royal Society in a move that it's hoped will boost the... more
Measuring iceberg production with earthquakes  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Global warming is significantly reducing the volume of ice sheets—like the one covering Greenland—through melting or by shearing away blocks of ice that tumble into the ocean and become icebergs, a process known as calving. more
Mapping Armaggedon: Earth's looming tsunamis and mega-quakes  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
As villagers along the Sunda Strait were finishing their meals on the evening of 22 December last year, they had no idea of the cataclysmic event that awaited them. more
Scientific computing in the cloud gets down to Earth  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In a groundbreaking effort, seismology researchers have conducted a continent-scale survey for seismic signatures of industrial activity in the Amazon Web Services commercial cloud (AWS), then rapidly downloaded the results... more
Sun, Moon and Sea as Part of a 'Seismic Probe'  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Anyone who wants to take a look inside the Earth needs a signal that can penetrate... more
Scientists release most detailed map of Teton quake fault  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists have completed the most detailed map yet of one of North America's most spectacular geologic faults with the hope of providing a better understanding of the earthquake risk at... more
California's Eerie 'Earthquake Pause' Is Unprecedented  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
California hasn't seen a ground-rupturing earthquake in 100 years. That's unprecedented. more
Damaging Sichuan earthquakes linked to fracking operations  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Two moderate-sized earthquakes that struck the southern Sichuan Province of China last December and January were probably caused by nearby fracking operations, according to a new study. more
Damaging Sichuan earthquakes linked to fracking operations  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Two moderate-sized earthquakes that struck the southern Sichuan Province of China last December and January were probably caused by nearby fracking operations, according to a new study published in Seismological Research Letters. more
Crowdsourcing speeds up earthquake monitoring  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Data produced by Internet users can help to speed up the detection of earthquakes. An international team of scientists has presented a method to combine in real time data from seismic networks with information derived from users looking... more
California's current earthquake hiatus is an unlikely pause  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
There have been no major ground rupturing earthquakes along California's three highest slip rate faults in the past 100 years. A new study concludes that this current 'hiatus' has no precedent in... more
Earthquakes track subduction fluids from slab source to mantle wedge sink  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Subducting plates release fluids as they plunge into Earth’s mantle and occasionally rupture to produce intraslab earthquakes. It is debated whether fluids and earthquakes are directly... more
Crowdsourcing triggers rapid, reliable earthquake locations  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
In many cases, it takes several minutes after an earthquake to publish online a seismic location with confidence. Via monitoring for specific types of increased website, app, or Twitter usage, crowdsourced detection of seismic activity can... more
Crowdsourcing speeds up earthquake monitoring  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Data produced by internet users can help to speed up the detection of earthquakes. Fast and accurate information is essential in the case of earthquakes: Epicentre location, depth and magnitude are minimum requirements to reliably estimate their possibly... more
California's current earthquake hiatus is an unlikely pause  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
There have been no major ground rupturing earthquakes along California's three highest slip rate faults in the past 100 years. A new study published in Seismological Research Letters concludes that this current... more
Light pollution: The dark side of keeping the lights on  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Twenty five years ago, Los Angeles experienced a massive power blackout due to an earthquake. The entire city was thrust into darkness. The emergency call service, 911, was... more
Sun, moon and sea as part of a 'seismic probe'  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Looking inside the Earth requires a signal that can penetrate rocks, minerals and other opaque material. Seismic waves represent such a signal. By recording them with a seismometer,... more
Strong quake hits Alaska's remote Aleutians  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A strong earthquake has struck a remote section of Alaska's western Aleutian Islands, but seismologists say it didn't generate a tsunami. more
Face-to-face workshops increase householders' natural disaster preparedness  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Face-to-face workshops based on the psychology of behavior change and disaster preparedness can be used to prompt households to take action to protect themselves against disasters such as earthquakes, fires and floods, a new... more
Face-to-face workshops increase household preparedness for disaster  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Face-to-face workshops based on the psychology of behavior change and disaster preparedness can be used to prompt households to take action to protect themselves against disasters such as earthquakes, fires and floods, a new... more
Face-to-face workshops increase household preparedness for disaster  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Face-to-face workshops based on the psychology of behaviour change and disaster preparedness can be used to prompt households to take action to protect themselves against disasters such as earthquakes, fires and floods, a new... more
Data Flows from NASA’s TESS Mission, Leads to Discovery of Saturn-sized Planet  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
Astronomers who study stars are providing a valuable assist to the planet-hunting astronomers pursuing the primary objective of NASA’s new TESS Mission. In fact, asteroseismologists... more
Seismic safety upgrades may cost CA hospitals billions  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
California hospitals would need to make substantial investments -- between $34 billion and $143 billion statewide -- to meet 2030 state seismic safety standards, according to a new report. more
New way of designing systems against correlated disruptions uses negative probability  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In March of 2011, a powerful earthquake off the coast of Japan triggered the automatic shutdown of reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant and... more
Signs of 1906 earthquake revealed in mapping of offshore northern San Andreas Fault  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A new high-resolution map of a poorly known section of the northern San Andreas Fault reveals signs of the 1906 San Francisco... more
Signs of 1906 earthquake revealed in mapping of offshore northern San Andreas Fault  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A new high-resolution map of a poorly known section of the northern San Andreas Fault reveals signs of the 1906 San Francisco... more
Massive earthquakes provide new insight into deep Earth  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
In a first-ever study of two of the largest deep earthquakes ever recorded in human history, researchers reveal new and surprising information about our planet's mysterious, ever-changing interior. more
Massive earthquakes provide new insight into deep Earth  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
In the waning months of 2018, two of the mightiest deep earthquakes ever recorded in human history rattled the Tonga-Fiji region of the South Pacific. more
The solid Earth breathes  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
The solid Earth breathes as volcanoes ''exhale'' gases like carbon dioxide (CO2) -- which are essential in regulating global climate -- while carbon ultimately from CO2 returns into the deep Earth when oceanic tectonic plates are forced to descend into... more
The solid Earth breathes  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The solid Earth breathes as volcanoes "exhale" gases like carbon dioxide (CO2)—which are essential in regulating global climate—while carbon ultimately from CO2 returns into the deep Earth when oceanic tectonic plates are forced to descend into the mantle at subduction... more
In the future, everyone might use quantum computers  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Computers were once considered high-end technology, only accessible to scientists and trained professionals. But there was a seismic shift in the history of computing during the second half of the 1970s. It... more
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