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Solomon Islands earthquake sheds light on enhanced tsunami risk
The 2007 Solomon Island earthquake may point to previously unknown increased earthquake and tsunami risks because of the unusual tectonic plate geography and the sudden change in direction of the earthquake, according to geoscientists. (2009-04-09)
Better understanding post-earthquake fault movement
Preparation and good timing enabled Gareth Funning and a team of researchers to collect a unique data set following the 2014 South Napa earthquake that showed different parts of the fault, sometimes only a few kilometers apart, moved at different speeds and at different times. (2016-07-18)
A global murmur, then unusual silence
In the global aftershock zone that followed the major April 2012 Indian Ocean earthquake, seismologists noticed an unusual pattern -- period of quiet, without a large quake. (2013-04-19)
K-State researchers shake things up for earthquakes
Kansas State University researchers are working to build safer structures to save lives and limit damage caused by earthquakes like the one in Turkey. (2000-07-10)
Scripps scientists discover evidence of super-fast deep earthquake
Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have discovered the first evidence that deep earthquakes, those breaking at more than 400 kilometers (250 miles) below Earth's surface, can rupture much faster than ordinary earthquakes. (2014-07-10)
How shale fracking led to an Ohio town's first 100 earthquakes
Since records began in 1776, the people of Youngstown, Ohio had never experienced an earthquake. (2013-08-19)
NSF To Establish "Cybersystem" For Earthquake Engineering Simulation
A top National Science Foundation [NSF] official today described to a House subcommittee how the NSF plans to use information technology [IT] to establish a cyber Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation [NEES]. (1999-02-23)
The impact of 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake -- 20 years later
The Loma Prieta earthquake transformed the earthquake sciences and engineering and remains a major focus of study, some twenty years later. (2009-04-09)
New findings on the developments of the earthquake disaster
Scientific evaluation of the Sendai quake (2011-03-16)
New Technology To Help Measurement and Study of Earthquakes
Scientists have begun installing a network of 250 Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers that will continuously measure the constant, yet physically imperceptible, movements of earthquake faults throughout southern California. (1996-10-30)
Media bias distorts details of past earthquakes
The story of some violent historic earthquakes may need to be revisited, according to a study published in the April issue of the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. (2007-04-03)
Andy Michael honored for distinguished service to Seismological Society of America
For his service to the Seismological Society of America, Michael, a geophysicist with the US Geological Survey, will be honored with the Distinguished Service to SSA Award at an April 17 ceremony in San Diego. (2012-04-09)
USGS scientists, research help Haiti reconstruction
USGS scientists are helping Haitians lay the groundwork for reconstruction and long-term earthquake monitoring in the wake of the Jan. (2010-03-04)
Virginia Tech Researchers Part Of National Earthquake Damage-Reduction Team
Virginia Tech researchers are part of the National Center for Earthquake Engineering Research that has received a five- year, $10 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study the application of advanced and emerging technologies to minimize earthquake damage and losses in the U.S. (1997-12-01)
Study reveals complex rupture process in surprising 2012 Sumatra quake
The massive earthquake that struck under the Indian Ocean southwest of Sumatra on April 11, 2012, came as a surprise to seismologists and left them scrambling to figure out exactly what had happened. (2012-09-26)
MU researcher says the next large central US earthquake may not be in New Madrid
This December marks the bicentennial of the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-12, which are the biggest earthquakes known to have occurred in the central US. (2011-02-08)
Paired earthquakes separated in time and space
Earthquakes occurring at the edges of tectonic plates can trigger events at a distance and much later in time, according to a team of researchers reporting in today's (Jan. (2008-01-30)
Rapid tsunami warning by means of GPS
GPS shield offers speed up in tsunami warning as shown by the Fukushima event. (2012-04-25)
Dynamic stressing of a global system of faults results in rare seismic silence
In the global aftershock zone that followed the major April 2012 Indian Ocean earthquake, seismologists noticed an unusual pattern -- a dynamic 'stress shadow,' or period of seismic silence when some faults near failure were temporarily rendered incapable of a large rupture. (2014-03-11)
A tectonic zip
The complex fracture pattern created by the earthquake in Concepción (Chile) on Feb. (2010-09-09)
New study pinpoints stress factor of mega-earthquake off Japan
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego researchers published new findings on the role geological rock formations offshore of Japan played in producing the massive 2011 Tohoku-oki earthquake -- one of only two magnitude nine mega-earthquakes to occur in the last 50 years. (2016-03-02)
JCU team finds 'unprecedented' earthquake evidence in Africa
JCU researchers found evidence of fluidisation (where soil behaves like quicksand) and upward displacement of material unprecedented in a continental setting, raising questions of how resilient the rapidly growing cities of the region would be in a major shake. (2015-06-15)
'Smart' shock absorbers for quake-prone structures
Rice University structural engineering researchers are leading a new $1.6 million research program funded by the National Science Foundation to design a new generation of adaptive, (2008-09-09)
NSF funds first phase of earthquake network
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $300,000 to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to design a national online network that will transform earthquake engineering research. (2000-09-04)
Mounting tension in the Himalaya
In the days following the April 2015 earthquake in Nepal, afterslip produced little surface evidence of continued movement. (2016-06-13)
Studying how skyscraper foundations stand up to earthquakes
UC Davis engineers are preparing to conduct the first rigorous tests of how the steel columns that secure skyscrapers to their foundations stand up during earthquakes, research that could make the towering structures safer -- and perhaps less expensive to build. (2011-12-05)
Earthquake not to blame for Indonesian mud volcano
New research led by the University of Adelaide hopes to close the debate on whether a major mud volcano disaster in Indonesia was triggered by an earthquake or had man-made origins. (2015-06-29)
Subduction zone, shallow depth make lethal mix in earthquake that triggered Asian tsunami
Subduction zones, where two plates collide with each other, produce the most powerful earthquakes because they have long continuous fault lines. (2005-01-05)
Earthquakes actually aftershocks of 19th century quakes
When small earthquakes shake the central US, citizens often fear the rumbles are signs a big earthquake is coming. (2009-11-04)
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. (2005-03-16)
Earthquake potential where there is no earthquake history
It may seem unlikely that a large earthquake would take place hundreds of kilometers away from a tectonic plate boundary, in areas with low levels of strain on the crust from tectonic motion. (2015-04-22)
Earthquake Prediction Rests On Faulty Premise
The cover story in the Sept/Oct issue of The Sciences magazine reports that following last year's earthquake in Kobe, Japan, many scientists are claiming that the hundreds of millions of dollars spent on prediction projects is wasted money The article's author, Midori Ashida, is available for interviews by calling the New York Academy of Sciences- 212.838.0230,x.231, or email, eknewitz@nyas.or (1996-08-28)
Earthquake rupture halted by seamounts
Experts expected for some time that one of the next mega earthquakes occurs off northern Chile. (2015-09-30)
$10 Million Grant To Reduce Earthquake Losses
Researchers at Cornell University will share in a $10 million grant awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to the University of Buffalo's National Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (NCEER), to engineer structures to better resist earthquakes. (1997-10-15)
Posttraumatic stress symptoms & posttraumatic growth in children & adolescents following earthquake
Posttraumatic stress symptoms -- including symptoms such as intrusion, avoidance, negative thoughts and feelings, and hyperarousal -- can arise among individuals exposed to natural disasters, yet positive psychological changes, such as posttraumatic growth, can also develop. (2017-12-18)
Why so many earthquakes lately? Who's next?
Has there been an increase in earthquakes around the world during the past three months, and is this activity a sign of more shakes to come? (1999-10-21)
This week from AGU: Malaysian quake aftermath, Arctic sea ice predictions
This week from AGU comes news on Malaysian quake aftermath and Arctic sea ice predictions. (2015-06-24)
Great Indian Ocean earthquake of 2004 set off tremors in San Andreas fault
New research shows that the great Indian Ocean earthquake that struck off the Indonesian island of Sumatra on the day after Christmas in 2004 set off tremors nearly 9,000 miles away in the San Andreas fault at Parkfield, Calif. (2008-12-10)
From where will the next big earthquake hit the city of Istanbul?
Scientists reckon with an earthquake with a magnitude of 7 or greater in this region in the coming years. (2017-05-16)
NASA details earthquake effects on the Earth
NASA scientists using data from the Indonesian earthquake calculated it affected Earth's rotation, decreased the length of day, slightly changed the planet's shape, and shifted the North Pole by centimeters. (2005-01-11)
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