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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)

Istanbul -- The earthquake risk of a megacity
Today the drilling starts for a seismic monitoring network on the Marmara Sea near Istanbul. View News Article (2012-09-10)

Unusual earthquake gave Japan tsunami extra punch, say Stanford scientists
The magnitude 9 earthquake and resulting tsunami that struck Japan on March 11 were like a one-two punch - first violently shaking, then swamping the islands - causing tens of thousands of deaths and hundreds of billions of dollars in damage.  View News Article (2011-05-25)

Hopkins doctor/disaster expert says resource problems in Haiti required ethical decision-making
In an essay published in this week's issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, a Johns Hopkins emergency physician outlines how he and other physicians who worked in Haiti after the earthquake had to make emotionally difficult ethical decisions daily in the face of a crushing wave of patients and inadequate medical resources. View News Article (2010-03-12)

The seismic gap south of Istanbul
The chain of earthquakes along the North Anatolian fault shows a gap south of Istanbul. The expected earthquakes in this region represent an extreme danger for the Turkish megacity. View News Article (2010-01-19)

Experts at Nevada develop technology to increase effectiveness of tsunami warning systems
Scientists at the University of Nevada, Reno are at the forefront on a number of seismological fields, including helping the world better determine whether an earthquake is big enough to generate an ocean-wide tsunami. View News Article (2007-04-03)

Magnitude of quake scales with maturity of fault, suggests new study by German scientist
The oldest sections of transform faults, such as the North Anatolian Fault Zone (NAFZ) and the San Andreas Fault, produce the largest earthquakes, putting important limits on the potential seismic hazard for less mature parts of fault zones. View News Article (2014-04-30)

New Madrid fault system may be shutting down
The New Madrid fault system does not behave as earthquake hazard models assume and may be in the process of shutting down, a new study shows. View News Article (2009-03-16)

Scientists find increase in microearthquakes after Chilean quake
By studying seismographs from the earthquake that hit Chile last February, earth scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have found a statistically significant increase of microearthquakes in central California in the first few hours after the main shock.  View News Article (2011-02-25)

Post-traumatic stress disorder in a rescue group after the Wenchuan earthquake relief
Previous studies have suggested that the incidence of post-traumatic stress disorder in earthquake rescue workers is relatively high. View News Article (2013-08-15)

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