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Team Develops New, Inexpensive Method for Understanding Earthquake Topography
Using high-resolution topography models not available in the past, geologists can greatly enrich their research. However, current methods of acquisition are costly and require trained personnel with high-tech, cumbersome equipment. View News Article (2014-09-04)


UU Scientists Issue Indonesia Earthquake Warning
The stresses in the earth's crust which have resulted from the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake have significantly increased the risk of another large earthquake in the already-devastated Indonesian island of Sumatra, according to new research findings by scientists from the University of Ulster's School of Environmental Sciences. View News Article (2005-03-16)


The earthquake risk and Europe
How strong can earthquakes in Germany be? Where in Europa are the earthquake activities concentrated? These questions are the basis for risk assessments and become relevant when it comes to the safety of buildings or the generation of tsunami. View News Article (2012-08-13)


Fukushima at increased earthquake risk
Seismic risk at the Fukushima nuclear plant increased after the magnitude 9 earthquake that hit Japan last March, scientists report. View News Article (2012-02-14)


New findings indicate sediment composition affected the strength of Sumatran earthquake
Sumatra experiences frequent seismic activity because it is located near the boundary of two of Earth's tectonic plates. Earthquakes occur at 'subduction zones,' such as the one west of Indonesia, when one tectonic plate is forced under another--or subducts. View News Article (2010-07-09)


3-D laser map shows earthquake before and after
Geologists have a new tool to study how earthquakes change the landscape down to a few inches, and it's giving them insight into how earthquake faults behave. View News Article (2012-02-10)


Discovery sheds new light on cause of earthquakes
Research at the University of Liverpool into a large fault zone in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile has produced new insight into how fluid pressure can cause earthquakes. View News Article (2006-12-14)


To a Fault: The Bottom Line on Earthquakes
Although many people think that California "owns" all the earthquakes, Ohio also has its share of faults. Unlike another earthquake that woke people on another April 18, 102 years ago, this quake was fairly mild. View News Article (2008-04-23)


Large Himalaya earthquakes may occur sooner than expected
While the rupture zones of recent major earthquakes are immune to similar-sized earthquakes for hundreds of years, they could be vulnerable to even bigger destructive temblors sooner than scientists suspect. View News Article (2005-12-08)


OU geophysics group teams with China on seismic projects
University of Oklahoma researchers are working with Chinese colleagues to better understand intraplate earthquakes-those occurring far from a tectonic plate boundary-in an effort to minimize the loss of life and property in both China and Oklahoma. View News Article (2010-04-13)

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