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Rates of great earthquakes not affected by moon phases, day of year
There is an enduring myth that large earthquakes tend to happen during certain phases of the Moon or at certain times during the year. (2018-01-16)
New NIST publication series addresses design of earthquake-resistant structures
As part of its support for the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program, NIST has released a publication that provides guidelines for designing a special type of structural frame used in regions with high seismic activity. (2008-09-04)
Earthquakes kill thousands in 2003
According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), 2003 closed as the deadliest year for earthquakes since 1990, 25 times more fatal than 2002; 43,819 deaths have been reported for the past year, as confirmed by the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). (2004-01-22)
Slippery fault unleashed destructive Tohoku-Oki earthquake and tsunami
For the first time, scientists have measured the frictional heat produced by the fault slip during an earthquake. (2013-12-05)
Earthquake shakes northern Illinois
A minor earthquake, preliminary magnitude 3.5 according to the U.S. (1999-09-02)
NRC mobilizes Canadian team to investigate Taiwan quake damage
The purpose of the mission is to gather perishable data and evidence that will be shared and used by scientists in Taiwan and in Canada. (1999-10-01)
Whether quake disaster or terrorist threat, hospitals can safely evacuate patients
In the event of a significant threat to their buildings and facilities, hospitals can successfully evacuate patients and staff without relying on outside assistance, a UC Irvine study found. (2003-04-07)
Uneven Slip On Hayward Fault Provides Mystery In California
Scientists don't know what is going on beneath Fremont, Calif., and finding the answer could be helpful to tens of thousands of people. (1997-05-28)
Seismological Society of America awards top honor to James R. Rice
The Seismological Society of America will present its highest honor, the Harry Field Reid Medal, to James R. (2013-04-04)
Seismological Society of America honors Coloradan David Wald for public service
Throughout his career, David Wald, Ph.D, has expanded the reach and application of seismic data through development of widely-used programs such as ShakeMap and (2009-03-12)
Machine learning used to predict earthquakes in a lab setting
A group of researchers from the UK and the US have used machine learning techniques to successfully predict earthquakes. (2017-10-22)
Earthquake Provides Proof That Earth's Innermost Core Is Solid
If Earth were a candy, there would be a nut inside that creamy filling. (1998-12-10)
Japan and New Zealand were hit hardest by earthquakes
Last year, earthquakes and their consequences, such as tsunamis, landslides, and ground settlements, caused a damage of 365 billion US dollars. (2012-01-19)
GPS solution provides 3-minute tsunami alerts
Researchers have shown that, by using global positioning systems (GPS) to measure ground deformation caused by a large underwater earthquake, they can provide accurate warning of the resulting tsunami in just a few minutes after the earthquake onset. (2013-05-17)
Seismologist Walter J. Arabasz honored for contributions to earthquake safety
For his extraordinary public service in modernizing, expanding and promoting seismic monitoring for public safety in the United States, the Seismological Society of America (SSA) will present Walter J. (2015-12-07)
Stanford study casts doubt on the predictive value of earthquake foreshocks
A Stanford-led study questions previous findings about the value of foreshocks as warning signs that a big earthquake is coming, instead showing them to be indistinguishable from ordinary earthquakes. (2018-06-04)
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. (2011-02-25)
Retreating glaciers spur Alaskan earthquakes
In a new study, NASA and United States Geological Survey (USGS) scientists found that retreating glaciers in southern Alaska may be opening the way for future earthquakes. (2004-08-02)
Breaking the strongest link triggered Big Baja Earthquake
An earthquake involving a system of small faults can be more damaging than a single event. (2016-02-16)
Virginia earthquake not a fluke in the seismically active Southeast
At 3:59 p.m. on Dec. 9, central Virginia experienced an earthquake that registered at 4.5 on the Richter scale. (2003-12-10)
Pre-earthquake changes detected in the crust
Although measurement techniques surrounding earthquakes have improved enormously over the last few decades, it has remained very difficult to measure changes in the crust that could enable earthquake prediction. (2008-07-09)
Researchers find mathematical patterns to forecast earthquakes
Researchers from the Universidad Pablo de Olavide and the Universidad de Sevilla have found patterns of behavior that occur before an earthquake on the Iberian peninsula. (2010-12-02)
Civil engineer Katsuichiro Goda honored by Seismological Society of America
The Seismological Society of America will honor Katsuichiro Goda for his prolific work to reduce earthquake risk around the world, awarding him the Charles Richter Early Career Award on April 17 at its annual meeting in Salt Lake City. (2013-04-04)
In quake's aftermath, Chinese sift through rubble for radioactivity
In the wake of the strongest and deadliest earthquake to ravage China in decades, the task of searching through wreckage for victims and property proved an onerous one. (2008-06-12)
2011 Virginia quake triggered landslides at extraordinary distances
The 2011 Mineral, Virginia M-5.8 earthquake was felt over an extraordinarily large area. (2012-11-06)
Great earthquakes, water under pressure, high risk
Water trapped in the boundary between both plates has a dominant influence on the earthquake rupture process. (2014-03-28)
Geothermal power facility induces earthquakes, study finds
An analysis of earthquakes in the area around the Salton Sea Geothermal Field in southern California has found a strong correlation between seismic activity and operations for production of geothermal power, which involve pumping water into and out of an underground reservoir. (2013-07-11)
'The Next Big Earthquake?' Still helpful and still available from USGS
With a press run of more than three million copies, (1999-10-07)
Alpine fault in New Zealand not your average fault
Ents, orcs and hobbits may have trod upon New Zealand soils, but beneath the Southern Island lies a giant earthquake fault that may help seismologists understand how the Earth moves and bends, according to a Penn State seismologist. (2004-08-18)
Charting seismic effects on water levels can refine earthquake understanding
Through many decades, stories about earthquakes raising or lowering water levels in wells, lakes and streams have become the stuff of folklore. (2003-06-26)
Engineers help secure California highways and roads
Engineers investigated the seismic response of a semi-gravity reinforced concrete cantilever wall recently at the UC San Diego Englekirk Structural Engineering Center, which has the largest outdoor shake table in the United States. (2009-12-15)
Large 2012 earthquake triggered temblors worldwide for nearly a week
It's known that large quakes trigger smaller quakes hours later as the strong seismic waves pass through the Earth. (2012-09-26)
Earth: Waves of disaster: Lessons from Japan and New Zealand
On Feb. 22, a magnitude-6.1 earthquake struck Christchurch, New Zealand, killing nearly 200 people and causing $12 billion in damage. (2011-05-24)
Nationwide earthquake engineering network
A team that includes University of Michigan School of Information researchers has been chosen by the National Science Foundation to design a Web-based, national network for collaboration in earthquake engineering. (2000-09-04)
New findings indicate sediment composition affected the strength of Sumatran earthquake
Earthquakes can generate tsunamis when the seafloor moves up or down rapidly, but why do some earthquakes create large hazards, such as the 2004 Sumatra (2010-07-08)
Kazan Federal University ionosonde registered an earthquake in Chile
The Cyclone ionosonde (creatied by Dr. Akchurin, Head of the Near Space Studies Lab of SAU AstroChallenge) can detect earthquakes at distances as big as 15,000 kilometers. (2017-10-26)
Earthquake in Illinois could portend an emerging threat
To the surprise of many, the earthquake on April 18, 2008, about 120 miles east of St. (2008-04-24)
More than 500 seismologists to meet April 8-10 in Monterey, Calif.
Seismologists from around the world will gather at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Seismological Society of America. (2009-03-31)
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 and the San Andreas Fault, produce the largest earthquakes, putting important limits on the potential seismic hazard for less mature parts of fault zones, according to a new study to be presented today at the Seismological Society of America 2014 Annual Meeting in Anchorage, Alaska. (2014-04-30)
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