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150 Million-Year-Old Sunken Slab Beneath Siberia
Scientists from the University of Michigan and Utrecht University have located a piece of Earth's ancient history buried 1,550 miles below its surface. (1999-01-20)
Ancient deformation of the lithosphere revealed in Eastern China
Seismic investigations from the Qinling-Dabie-Sulu orogenic belt in eastern China suggest that this region was affected by extreme mantle perturbation and crust-mantle interaction during the Mesozoic era. (2015-01-30)
NSF funds virtual "collaboratory" for better quakeproofing
A consortium of institutions will receive $10 million to build a national virtual engineering laboratory, or (2001-08-27)
Rapid tsunami warning by means of GPS
GPS shield offers speed up in tsunami warning as shown by the Fukushima event. (2012-04-25)
New Madrid fault study in midwest indicates large earthquake a threat
The potential for a large earthquake along the New Madrid seismic zone in the central Mississippi Valley should be considered a serious threat, according to a new study spearheaded by a University of Colorado at Boulder professor. (1999-11-03)
Mediterranean loggerhead turtles dying in waters off the Middle East and North Africa
Robin Snape, a postgraduate research student with the Marine Turtle Research Group at the Centre for Ecology and Conservation at Penryn Campus and a team of fellow conservation biologists found that many adult loggerhead turtles are migrate to areas of the Mediterranean where they are dying, trapped in fishing nets used by small scale fishing operations in Cyprus, the Middle East and North Africa. (2016-04-06)
Fracking -- not wastewater disposal -- linked to most induced earthquakes in Western Canada
A survey of a major oil and natural gas-producing region in Western Canada suggests a link between hydraulic fracturing or 'fracking' and induced earthquakes in the region, according to a new report published online in the journal Seismological Research Letters. (2016-03-29)
Dr. W. Steven Holbrook selected as 2013 recipient of the Walter Munk Award
Dr. Steve Holbrook has been selected as the 2013 recipient the Walter Munk Award for Distinguished Research in Oceanography Related to Sound and the Sea. (2013-06-19)
Geological tool helps scientists map the interior of the ocean
A new application of a decades-old technique to study Earth's interior is allowing scientists (2003-08-07)
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)
Raton Basin earthquakes linked to oil and gas fluid injections
A rash of earthquakes in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico recorded between 2008 and 2010 was likely due to fluids pumped deep underground during oil and gas wastewater disposal, says a new University of Colorado Boulder study. (2017-10-24)
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)
UT Arlington researcher developing framework to detect damage to dams from earthquakes
A UT Arlington researcher is developing a comprehensive, reliability-based framework to analyze North Texas dams and detect damage from seismic activity. (2015-10-02)
Terri Cook and Phil McKenna awarded EGU Science Journalism Fellowship
The European Geosciences Union has named journalists Terri Cook and Phil McKenna as the winners of its 2016 Science Journalism Fellowship. (2016-02-23)
New fault discovered in earthquake-prone Southern California region
A swarm of nearly 200 small earthquakes that shook Southern California residents in the Salton Sea area last week raised concerns they might trigger a larger earthquake on the southern San Andreas Fault. (2016-10-04)
Tectonic shift?
A recent study by researchers at the University of Delaware, the University of Oxford and the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, provides a new data set that scientists can use to better understand plate tectonics -- the movement of the earth's outer layer. (2016-12-14)
Seismic gap may be filled by an earthquake near Istanbul
After tracking seismic shifts, researchers say a major quake may occur off the coast of Istanbul. (2014-09-10)
Russian Tanya Rautian to be honored with top seismology prize, the Reid Medal
A heavyweight in the field of seismology who drove research efforts in the former Soviet Union, Tanya Glebovna Rautian will be honored with the Seismological Society of America's Reid Medal, which recognizes contributions to science and society, at the organization's annual meeting held April 13-15 in Memphis, Tenn. (2011-04-04)
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)
Seismicity in British Columbia and hidden continent called Zealandia
The science and information magazine of The Geological Society of America, GSA Today, now posts science and Groundwork articles ahead of print as well as publishing double issues where possible. (2017-02-13)
Better techniques needed to predict earthquake hazards, UC study finds
Current methods for estimating the ground-shaking effects of major earthquakes could underestimate their severity and lead to inadequate seismic protection of new and existing buildings, according to a pioneering study of earthquake hazards at three University of California campuses - Riverside (UCR), San Diego (UCSD), and Santa Barbara (UCSB). (2004-04-08)
Enhancing earthquake early warning in the Pacific Northwest
Earthquake early warning (EEW) systems depend on speed and accuracy in delivering seismic monitoring data to areas at risk from a quake or volcanic eruption. (2015-04-23)
The geoscience community honors the man who shook up earthquake science
The American Geosciences Institute is honoring one of the scientists who advanced earthquake hazards preparedness and mitigation in the US by his superlative service to the earth sciences. (2014-10-09)
2011 Tohoku-oki earthquake: Results from seismic reflection data
A striking finding of the 2011 Tohoku-oki earthquake (Mw 9.0) is that more than 50 meters of coseismic fault slip reached the trench axis. (2017-09-05)
How do continents break up?
Classical theory of mantle plume is put in question. (2015-08-13)
New model of Earth's interior reveals clues to hotspot volcanoes
UC Berkeley scientists have discovered channels of slow-moving seismic waves in Earth's upper mantle, a finding that helps explain (2013-09-05)
New observations on the San Andreas Fault in Santa Cruz Mountains, Seattle Fault Zone
New research studies indicate that the Santa Cruz region produces large earthquakes more frequently than previously thought. (2012-05-30)
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)
Good News About Quakes For Southern California
The Los Angeles basin's sediments seem to moderate the type of ground motion that threatens single-story and low- rise buildings in a severe earthquake, a new study of data from the 1994 magnitude-6.7 Northridge quake has revealed. (1997-12-10)
African initiative trains students, explores geophysical mysteries
Earthquakes, volcanoes and the African superplume are only some of the phenomena under investigation through AfricaArray, a program that establishes geophysical observatories, trains African and American students and examines geophysical phenomena on the African continent. (2009-02-13)
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)
Measurements of an exposed earthquake fault helps scientists understand subsurface faults' behavior, improve hazard forecasts
Geological scientists know something of the causes of earthquakes, and they know where many faults are located. (2001-04-04)
Millions awarded for earthquake monitoring
More than $7 million in cooperative agreements will be awarded for earthquake monitoring by the US Geological Survey in 2010. (2010-05-03)
Scientists pierce veil of clouds to 'see' lightning inside a volcanic plume
Researchers hit the jackpot in late March, when, for the first time, they began recording data on lightning in a volcanic eruption -- right from the start of the eruption. (2009-04-08)
Pacific Northwest tectonic plates are moving
The three major tectonic plates off the Pacific Northwest coast are undergoing a gradual shift, and the area in which they converge - popularly known as the (2006-04-12)
Earth's deepest secrets
In work that promises to advance understanding about the origin and dynamics of Earth's iron-rich inner core and the generation of the planet's magnetic field, a team that includes University of Michigan researchers has found that the elastic properties of iron are quite different at extremely high temperatures than at low temperatures. (2001-09-05)
High pressure experiments reproduce mineral structures 1,800 miles deep
UC Berkeley and Yale scientists have recreated the tremendous pressures and high temperatures deep in the Earth to resolve a long-standing puzzle: why some seismic waves travel faster than others through the boundary between the solid mantle and fluid outer core. (2010-09-23)
Could a Colorado earthquake have been triggered by dinosaur extinction impact?
Researchers have found signs of fault displacement at well-known rock outcrops in Colorado that mark the end-Cretaceous asteroid impact that may have hurried the extinction of the dinosaurs. (2017-04-11)
Scientists cable seafloor seismometer into California's earthquake network
Earthquake monitoring stations are almost always on land, but what about the 70 percent of the Earth's surface under water? (2009-03-18)
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