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Earthquake impact can be affected by seasonal factors, historical study shows
The season that an earthquake occurs could affect the extent of ground failure and destruction that the event brings, according to a new look at two historical earthquakes that occurred about 100 years ago near Almaty, Kazakhstan. (2019-11-06)
University of Oklahoma geoscientist hopes to make induced earthquakes predictable
University of Oklahoma Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy assistant professor Xiaowei Chen and a group of geoscientists from Arizona State University and the University of California, Berkeley, have created a model to forecast induced earthquake activity from the disposal of wastewater after oil and gas production. (2019-11-06)
Historical data confirms recent increase in West Texas earthquakes
A new analysis of historical seismic data led by The University of Texas at Austin has found that earthquake activity in West Texas near the city of Pecos has increased dramatically since 2009. (2019-11-04)
Study says Southern California earthquakes increased stress on major fault line
A University of Iowa-led study has found that last summer's Ridgecrest earthquakes in Southern California earthquakes increased stress on the Garlock Fault, which has been dormant for at least a century. (2019-10-30)
3-D models of cascadia megathrust events match coastal changes from 1700 earthquake
By combining models of magnitude 9 to 9.2 earthquakes on the Cascadia Subduction Zone with geological evidence of past coastal changes, researchers have a better idea of what kind of megathrust seismic activity was behind the 1700 Cascadia earthquake. (2019-10-29)
Earthquakes can be predicted five days ahead
An international team of researchers, which includes physicists from HSE University and the RAS Space Research Institute (IKI), have discovered that, with an impending earthquake, the parameters of internal gravity waves (IGWs) can change five days before a seismic event. (2019-10-23)
Ground failure study shows deep landslides not reactivated by 2018 Anchorage Quake
Major landslides triggered by the 1964 magnitude 9.2 Great Alaska earthquake responded to, but were not reactivated by, the magnitude 7.1 Anchorage earthquake that took place 30 November 2018, researchers concluded in a new study published in Seismological Research Letters. (2019-10-23)
Earthquakes in slow motion
A survey of slow-slip events in Cascadia reveals new insight into the recently discovered phenomenon. (2019-10-23)
Lessons from Ridgecrest
Geophysicists complete their analysis of a well-documented seismic event that held many surprises. (2019-10-17)
FSU research: Strong storms generating earthquake-like seismic activity
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. (2019-10-15)
North American seismic networks can contribute to nuclear security
In a paper published as part of an upcoming focus section on regional seismic networks in Seismological Research Letters, University of Utah seismologist Keith Koper explains how the work of regional seismic networks in North America is contributing to nuclear test monitoring, particularly in the case of low-yield explosions. (2019-10-02)
'Treasure trove' of quake clues could be unearthed by wavy new technique
Geologists have improved upon methods to map seabed rocks, helping us better understand underwater earthquakes and the tsunamis they can cause. (2019-09-24)
Faults' hot streaks and slumps could change earthquake hazard assessments
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 gradually accumulates along a locked fault is completely released in a large earthquake. (2019-09-23)
SRL publishes focus section on Subduction Zone processes in the Americas
Researchers from around the globe share what they've learned from an unprecedented amount of data collected in the Latin American Subduction Zone over the past two decades. (2019-09-05)
Earthquake symmetry
A recent study investigated around 100,000 localized seismic events to search for patterns in the data. (2019-09-04)
'Surrey swarm' earthquakes not caused by nearby oil extraction, says study
Imperial College London research has found no evidence that oil extraction caused recent earthquakes known as the 'Surrey swarm' in Surrey and Sussex. (2019-08-27)
Utah's red rock metronome
At about the same rate that your heart beats, a Utah rock formation called Castleton Tower gently vibrates, keeping time and keeping watch over the sandstone desert. (2019-08-26)
Underground links between quakes and eruptions of Japan's biggest active volcano
To better understand subsurface processes associated with earthquakes and eruptions of Mount Aso, Kyushu University researchers investigated a very long period (VLP) seismicity dataset collected over two years. (2019-08-22)
Stanford researchers explain earthquakes we can't feel
Researchers have explained mysterious slow-moving earthquakes known as slow slip events with the help of computer simulations. (2019-08-21)
Earthquakes, hurricanes and other natural disasters obey same mathematical pattern
Researchers from the Centre for Mathematical Research (CRM) and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona have mathematically described the frequency of several dangerous phenomena according to their size with more precision than ever. (2019-08-05)
Faint foreshocks foretell California quakes
New research mining data from a catalog of more than 1.8 million southern California earthquakes found that nearly three-fourths of the time, foreshocks signalled a quake's readiness to strike from days to weeks before the the mainshock hit, a revelation that could advance earthquake forecasting. (2019-07-31)
Predicting earthquake hazards from wastewater injection
ASU-led geoscientists develop a method to forecast seismic hazards caused by the disposal of wastewater after oil and gas production. (2019-07-29)
New map outlines seismic faults across DFW region
Scientists from SMU, The University of Texas at Austin and Stanford University found that the majority of faults underlying the Fort Worth Basin are as sensitive to forces that could cause them to slip as those that have hosted earthquakes in the past. (2019-07-23)
Many Dallas-Fort Worth area faults have the potential to host earthquakes, new study finds
A study led by The University of Texas at Austin has found that the majority of faults underlying the Fort Worth Basin are as sensitive to changes in stress that could cause them to slip as those that have generated earthquakes in recent years. (2019-07-23)
Stronger earthquakes can be induced by wastewater injected deep underground
Earthquakes are getting deeper at the same rate as the wastewater sinks. (2019-07-16)
Study reveals key factor in Himalayan earthquake rupture
A study led by Prof. BAI Ling from the Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research (ITP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences revealed that the rupture length of the 2015 MW 7.8 Gorkha earthquake was likely controlled by spatial (both along- and across-strike) variations in the Main Himalayan Thrust. (2019-06-26)
2015 Nepal earthquake offers clues about hazards
A Stanford geophysicist discusses how the devastating 2015 Gorkha earthquake that shook Kathmandu, Nepal gave researchers new information about where, why and how earthquakes occur. (2019-06-26)
Stresses from past earthquakes explain location of seismic events
A study published in Nature Communications suggests the cumulative stresses caused by historic earthquakes could provide some explanation as to why and where they occur. (2019-06-21)
Appearance of deep-sea fish does not signal upcoming earthquake in Japan
The unusual appearance of deep-sea fish like the oarfish or slender ribbonfish in Japanese shallow waters does not mean that an earthquake is about to occur, according to a new statistical analysis. (2019-06-18)
Satellite observations improve earthquake monitoring, response
Researchers at the University of Iowa and the United States Geologic Survey report data gathered by orbiting satellites can yield more information about destructive earthquakes and can improve aid and humanitarian response efforts. (2019-06-14)
Future tsunamis possible in the Red Sea's Gulf of Elat-Aqaba
Researchers who took a closer look at a 1995 tsunami in the Gulf of Elat-Aqaba, at the northeastern tip of the Red Sea, say that the gulf's surrounding countries should prepare for future tsunami hazards in the economically developing vital region. (2019-06-12)
Catalog of north Texas earthquakes confirms continuing effects of wastewater disposal
A comprehensive catalog of earthquake sequences in Texas's Fort Worth Basin, from 2008 to 2018, provides a closer look at how wastewater disposal from oil and gas exploration has changed the seismic landscape in the basin. (2019-06-11)
Models suggest faults are linked through California's Imperial Valley
New mechanical modeling of a network of active strike-slip faults in California's Imperial Valley suggests the faults are continuously linked, from the southern San Andreas Fault through the Imperial Fault to the Cerro Prieto fault further to the south of the valley. (2019-06-11)
Solved: How tides can trigger earthquakes
Some earthquakes along mid-ocean ridges are linked with low tides, but nobody could figure out why. (2019-06-07)
Supercomputing dynamic earthquake rupture models
Multiple interactions found in postulated network of faults in the Brawley seismic zone in southern California. (2019-06-03)
Scientists find telling early moment that indicates a coming megaquake
Scientists combing through databases of earthquakes since the early 1990s have discovered a possible defining moment 10-15 seconds into an event that could signal a magnitude 7 or larger megaquake. (2019-05-29)
Lessons from Pohang: Solving geothermal energy's earthquake problem
A geothermal energy project triggered a damaging earthquake in 2017 in South Korea. (2019-05-28)
Aftershocks of 1959 earthquake rocked Yellowstone in 2017-18
A swarm of more than 3,000 small earthquakes in the Maple Creek area (in Yellowstone National Park but outside of the Yellowstone volcano caldera) between June 2017 and March 2018 are, at least in part, aftershocks of the 1959 quake. (2019-05-23)
Study suggests earthquakes are triggered well beyond fluid injection zones
Using data from field experiments and computer modeling of ground faults, researchers at Tufts University have discovered that the practice of subsurface fluid injection used in 'fracking' and wastewater disposal for oil and gas exploration could cause significant, rapidly spreading earthquake activity beyond the fluid diffusion zone. (2019-05-02)
What does the future of Kilauea hold?
Ever since Hawaii's Kilauea stopped erupting in August 2018, ceasing activity for the first time in 35 years, scientists have been wondering about the volcano's future. (2019-04-26)
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