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New hazard estimates could downplay quake dangers
The dangers posed by a major earthquake in the New Madrid and Charleston, South Carolina, zones in the Midwestern and Southern parts of the United States may be noticeably lower than current estimates if seismologists adjust one of the major assumptions that go into calculating seismic hazard, according to a study presented at the Seismological Society of America. (2008-04-16)
Data show Antarctic ice stream radiating seismically
A seismologist at Washington University in St. Louis and colleagues at Pennsylvania State University and Newcastle University have found seismic signals from a giant Antarctic river of ice that make California's earthquake problem seem trivial. (2008-06-04)
Report on earthquakes or follow USGS scientists in Turkey on USGS website
Citizens of the U.S. can report felt earthquakes to the U.S. (1999-08-21)
2017 forecast: Significant chance of earthquake damage in the Central and Eastern US
A one-year seismic hazard model for 2017 from the US Geological Survey, forecasts lower damaging ground shaking levels in the central and eastern US compared to the previous forecast, in areas where there have been numerous earthquakes induced by wastewater disposal from industrial activities. (2017-03-01)
Scientists pinpoint great-earthquake hot spots
The world's largest earthquakes occur at subduction zones - locations where a tectonic plate slips under another. (2012-12-05)
Is an earthquake behind the Shroud of Turin image?
An earthquake in Old Jerusalem might be behind the famous image of the Shroud of Turin, says a group of researchers in an article published in Springer's journal Meccanica. (2014-02-11)
New Scripps study reveals San Andreas fault set for the 'Big One'
A researcher investigating several facets of the San Andreas Fault has produced a new depiction of the earthquake potential of the fault's southern, highly populated section. (2006-06-21)
San Andreas affected by 2004 Sumatran quake
US seismologists have found evidence that the massive 2004 earthquake that triggered killer tsunamis throughout the Indian Ocean weakened at least a portion of California's famed San Andreas Fault. (2009-09-30)
1700 Japan tsunami linked to massive North American quake
An international team of scientists reports new evidence that an earthquake of magnitude 9 struck the northwestern United States and southwestern Canada three centuries ago. (2003-11-20)
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)
Unearthing the underground effects of earthquakes and volcanoes
Kyushu University (Japan) researchers analyzed high-resolution seismic velocity data from 36 seismograph stations across the island of Kyushu to identify variations before, during, and after the MW 7.0 2016 Kumamoto earthquake. (2017-12-06)
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)
Modeling the effects of wastewater injection
Combining computer modeling, fracture mechanics theory, and real-world observations, scientists create a model for the maximum magnitude of an earthquake that can be caused through wastewater injection. (2017-12-20)
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)
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