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New liquefaction hazard maps of Santa Clara Valley, Northern California
New hazard maps for Northern California delineate the probability of earthquake-induced liquefaction, based on three scenarios: A magnitude 7.8 on the San Andreas Fault comparable to the 1906 event, a magnitude 6.7 on the Hayward Fault comparable to the 1868 event and a magnitude 6.9 on the Calavaras Fault. (2009-01-27)
Induced earthquakes come under closer scrutiny at SSA Annual Meeting
On March 28, the US Geological Survey issued a one-year seismic forecast for the United States that for the first time includes ground-shaking hazards from both natural and human-induced earthquakes. (2016-04-20)
Ultrasonography evaluation of peripheral nerve injuries after an earthquake
Dr. Man Lu and co-workers from Sichuan Provincial People's Hospital in China evaluated 34 patients with persistent clinical symptoms and neurologic signs of impaired nerve function. (2014-08-30)
Foreshock series controls earthquake rupture
A long lasting foreshock series controlled the rupture process of this year's great earthquake near Iquique in northern Chile. (2014-08-13)
Data from Nepal reveals the nature of megathurst earthquakes
As a devastating earthquake ruptured Nepal on April 25, 2015, nearby GPS networks continuously recorded measurements at very close distances. (2015-08-06)
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. (2006-12-13)
Bacteria could steady buildings against earthquakes
Soil bacteria could be used to help steady buildings against earthquakes, according to researchers at UC Davis. (2007-02-21)
New research complicates seismic hazard for British Columbia, Alaska region
The Pacific and North America plate boundary off the coast of British Columbia and southeastern Alaska is a complex system of faults capable of producing very large earthquakes. (2015-04-06)
Quake-related casualties double, and more earthquakes, in 1999
The number of major earthquakes for 1999 is currently registering above normal, and quake-related casualties are double the annual average, according to U.S. (1999-12-29)
110-foot concrete bridge withstands 8.0 earthquake simulation
After a succession of eight separate earthquake simulations, a 110-foot long, 200-ton concrete bridge model at the University of Nevada, Reno, withstood a powerful jolting, three times the acceleration of the disastrous 1994 magnitude 6.9 Northridge, Calif., earthquake, and survived in good condition. (2010-06-16)
JFAST scientists retrieve temperature data from Japan Trench observatory
With the successful retrieval of a string of instruments from deep beneath the seafloor, an international team of scientists has completed an unprecedented series of operations to obtain crucial temperature measurements of the fault that caused the devastating Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. (2013-04-30)
Prediction of large earthquakes probability improved
As part of the 'Research in Collaborative Mathematics' project run by the Obra Social 'la Caixa', researchers of the Mathematics Research Centre (CRM) and the UAB have developed a mathematical law to explain the size distribution of earthquakes, even in the cases of large-scale earthquakes such as those which occurred in Sumatra (2004) and in Japan (2011). (2017-01-30)
Meeting to address ways to lessen earthquake damage
In the aftermath of a frightening earthquake in the lower Midwest in April of this year, the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Structural Engineering at Washington University in St. (2008-08-11)
Geologist finds lost island in Santa Barbara channel
An island submerged for more than 13,000 years has been discovered beneath the ocean's surface about halfway between the Santa Barbara Harbor and one of the existing Santa Barbara Channel Islands by Edward A. (2001-10-23)
Scripps researchers pinpoint hot spots as earthquake trigger points
Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have come a step closer to deciphering some of the basic mysteries and mechanisms behind earthquakes and how average-sized earthquakes may evolve into massive earthquakes. (2012-08-29)
New book looks at hotspots around the world for mega-quakes
At the beginning of 2010, Oregon State University geologist Bob Yeats told a national reporter that Port au Prince, Haiti, was a (2012-06-26)
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. (2012-02-09)
Caltech researchers gain greater insight into earthquake cycles
For those who study earthquakes, one major challenge has been trying to understand all the physics of a fault -- both during an earthquake and at times of (2012-05-10)
New research estimates probability of mega-earthquake in the Aleutians
A team of researchers from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa (UHM) published a study this week that estimated the probability of a Magnitude 9+ earthquake in the Aleutian Islands -- an event with sufficient power to create a mega-tsunami especially threatening to Hawai'i. (2016-05-12)
Evidence Aid researchers join international effort in Nepal
Researchers from Evidence Aid based at Queen's University Belfast have joined international efforts in Nepal following the devastating earthquake in which 5,000 people are known to have died and more than 10,000 have been injured. (2015-04-30)
Guidebook Stresses Need To Plan Now To Cut Earthquake Losses
Unlike most authors, University of Illinois professor Robert Olshansky hopes his new book, (1998-05-04)
UCSD structural engineers design weld-free steel frame
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego's (UCSD) Jacobs School of Engineering have applied post-tensioning, a technique commonly used in the construction of concrete buildings and bridges, to create a new class of weld-free steel-framed structures. (2002-04-02)
Scientists underestimated potential for Tohoku quake. Now what?
The massive Tohoku, Japan, earthquake in 2011 and Sumatra-Andaman superquake in 2004 stunned scientists because neither region was thought to be capable of producing a megathrust earthquake with a magnitude exceeding 8.4. (2013-01-23)
NTU and Temasek Foundation transfer technology knowhow to China's quake-prone regions
Singapore's Nanyang Technological University and Temasek Foundation are working together to bring earthquake resistance technology to regions in the People's Republic of China which are prone to earthquakes. (2009-08-27)
Preparations for a US west coast tsunami look to the past and future
Plans for managing tsunami risk on the West Coast are evolving, said scientists speaking at the Seismological Society of America's 2016 Annual Meeting, held April 20-22 in Reno, Nevada. (2016-04-21)
Grant for natural hazards research at UC Davis centrifuge
The National Science Foundation will award almost $5 million over five years to UC Davis to include the large earthquake-simulating centrifuge at the Center for Geotechnical Modeling as part of the new Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure program. (2015-09-24)
When the shaking stopped, the work began - for USGS scientists
In the decade following the Loma Prieta earthquake, scientists from the USGS and cooperating organizations intensified their efforts to help safeguard the San Francisco Bay area from even larger shocks in the future. (1999-10-07)
Wireless sensors limit earthquake damage
An earthquake engineer at Washington University in St. Louis has successfully performed the first test of wireless sensors in the simulated structural control of a model laboratory building. (2007-04-16)
Tsunami earthquake triggered Earth's free oscillations
Oscillations begun by the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake in December 2004 are providing important information about the composition of the Earth as well as the size and duration of the earthquake, according to a report in the journal Science by an international group of scientists led by Professor Jeffrey J. (2005-05-19)
A 'CAT Scan' Of Mount Rainier Detects Quake Hazards
University of Washington researchers have made the first detailed study of the possible trigger for a massive landslide on Mount Rainier: a large earthquake centered in the volcano's backyard.The study, the first three-dimensional look into the interior of the volcano and its surroundings, leads UW research scientist Seth Moran to speculate that a potential earthquake hazard exists in the southeastern corner of Mount Rainier. (1997-08-19)
Speedy bridge repair
A team of researchers led by University of Utah civil and environmental engineering professor Chris Pantelides has developed a new process of fixing damaged bridge columns that takes as little as a few days. (2016-04-28)
'Catching The Wave' May Lead To More Solid Foundations
This science story (as it appeared in the NIST Tech Beat of June 1998) describes how structural engineers at NIST and the University of Texas at Austin are improving the method for predicting soil liquefaction (the process where tremors turn solid ground into quicksand-like soup) in earthquake-prone areas. (1998-06-05)
Toads' earthquake exodus
Common toads (Bufo bufo) can detect impending seismic activity and alter their behavior from breeding to evacuation mode, suggests a new study in the Zoological Society of London's Journal of Zoology. (2010-03-30)
Engineer proposes new building code for quake-stricken Turkey
A structural engineer from Purdue University is proposing an unorthodox approach for simplifying the design of earthquake- resistant buildings in Turkey, which presently has a code that may be too sophisticated for practical use. (1999-09-30)
New international satellite observations help assess future earthquake risk in Haiti
Analyzing images captured using Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) by Japan's ALOS satellite before and just after Haiti's earthquake on Jan. (2010-02-08)
Nisqually earthquake damaged 300,000 Puget Sound households
Even thought it wasn't the 'big one,' last year's Nisqually earthquake caused damaged to nearly 300,000 or almost one out of every four households in Washington State's Puget Sound area. (2002-11-19)
Cross-border partnership to research earthquake activity in Middle East
Palestinian, Jordanian and Israeli researchers build new partnership to monitor regional earthquakes. (2008-02-05)
BSSA tip sheet for August 2010
Seismologists have identified potentially active faults near Olympia, Washington State, adding to the number of faults that may be active in the area. (2010-08-09)
Deadly Japan quake and tsunami spurred global warming, ozone loss
Buildings destroyed by the 2011 Tohoku earthquake released thousands of tons of climate-warming and ozone-depleting chemicals into the atmosphere, according to a new study. (2015-03-26)
Scientists calculate friction of Japan's 9.0 earthquake in 2011
An international team of scientists that installed a borehole temperature observatory following the 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake in Japan has been able to measure the (2013-12-05)
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