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‘Slow earthquakes’ on San Andreas Fault increase risk of large quakes

Geologists have long thought that the central section of California's famed San Andreas Fault -- from San Juan Bautista southward to Parkfield, a distance...

International collaboration studies the predictability of earthquakes

Since 2007, the Collaboratory for the Study of Earthquake Predictability or CSEP has been studying earthquake forecast models to find out how well each...

Scientists find pre-earthquake activity in central Alaska

Earth scientists consistently look for a reliable way to forecast earthquakes. New research from University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute professor Carl Tape may...

Historical records help uncover new mechanism in deadly 1906 Taiwan quake

Researchers reexamining historical seismograms from the 1906 Meishan earthquake have uncovered a new mechanism for the quake, one of the deadliest to ever strike...

Small earthquakes caused by migrating gasses in the underground

The metropolitan area of Istanbul with around 15 million inhabitants is considered to be particularly earthquake-prone. In order to be able to assess the...

Water pressure a critical factor for mega-earthquakes

The 2016 Mw 7.6 earthquake of Southern Chile was the first large earthquake to occur within the rupture bounds of the great 1960 Mw...

Modeling future earthquake and tsunami risk in southeast Japan

Geoscience researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Smith College and the Japanese Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology this week unveiled new, GPS-based...

Sediment core from sluice pond contains evidence for 1755 New England...

Signs of a 1755 earthquake that was strong enough to topple steeples and chimneys in Boston can be seen in a sediment core drawn...

Landslide modeling after Kaikoura Quake provides data to first responders

Hours after the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake hit New Zealand, researchers were able to share information with first responders about where significant landsliding might have...

Seismologists introduce new measure of earthquake ruptures

A team of seismologists has developed a new measurement of seismic energy release that can be applied to large earthquakes. Called the Radiated Energy...

The secrets of garnet reveal source of water to fuel powerful...

Among geologists who study powerful earthquakes and volcanoes, there is a mystery: as one of Earth's tectonic plates slides beneath another in a subduction...

Mexico’s 2017 earthquake emerged from a growing risk zone

Under Mexico, where the Cocos Plate from the Pacific Ocean slides under the North American Plate, a bending line of hills, created when the...

Deep-sea observatories to offer new view of seabed earthquakes

A mission to study New Zealand's largest fault by lowering two sub-seafloor observatories into the Hikurangi subduction zone is underway this week. The expedition is...

Researchers discover evidence of earthquakes that affected Chilean coast in the...

A scientific team has discovered the geological footprint of earthquakes and tsunamis that affected the Aysén region (southern Chile) up to 9,000 years ago....

Human-made earthquake risk reduced if fracking is 895m from faults

The risk of human-made earthquakes due to fracking is greatly reduced if high-pressure fluid injection used to crack underground rocks is 895m away from...

Earthquakes follow wastewater disposal patterns in southern Kansas

Wastewater created during oil and gas production and disposed of by deep injection into underlying rock layers is the probable cause for a surge...

Analysis of major earthquakes supports stress reduction assumptions

A comprehensive analysis of 101 major earthquakes around the Pacific ring of fire between 1990 and 2016 shows that most of the aftershock activity...

Hayward fault earthquake simulations increase fidelity of ground motions

In the next 30 years, there is a one-in-three chance that the Hayward fault will rupture with a 6.7 magnitude or higher earthquake, according...

Seismic stress map profiles induced earthquake risk for West Texas, New...

Stanford geophysicists have developed a detailed map of the stresses that act in the Earth throughout the Permian Basin in West Texas and southeastern...

Oklahoma’s earthquakes strongly linked to wastewater injection depth

Human-made earthquakes in Oklahoma, USA, are strongly linked to the depth at which wastewater from the oil and gas industry are injected into the...

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