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Geoscientists hope to make induced earthquakes predictable

University of Oklahoma Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy assistant professor Xiaowei Chen and a group of geoscientists from Arizona State University and the...

Earthquake impact can be affected by seasonal factors, historical study shows

The season that an earthquake occurs could affect the extent of ground failure and destruction that the event brings, according to a new look...

Studying the snowmelt episodes of a Pyrenean river with a seismometer

A team of researchers at Institute of Earth Sciences Jaume Almera of the Spanish National research Council (ICTJA-CSIC) have analysed the seismic signals generated...

Distinguishing earthquake foreshocks and aftershocks

Up to now, there was no way of predicting whether a powerful earthquake was likely to be followed by one of even greater magnitude....

Role of earthquake motions in triggering a ‘surprise’ tsunami

In newly published research, an international team of geologists, geophysicists, and mathematicians show how coupled computer models can accurately recreate the conditions leading to...

Understanding the link between fracking and earthquakes

Researchers studying hydraulic fracturing have answered a longstanding question over how the practice can sometimes cause moderate earthquakes and may be able to use...

Earthquake study casts doubt on early warnings but hints at improved...

A recent study has investigated around 100,000 localized seismic events to search for patterns in the data. University of Tokyo Professor Satoshi Ide discovered...

Underground links between quakes and eruptions of Japan’s biggest active volcano

The threat of explosive volcanic eruptions looms over many cities around the world. Earthquakes, another major geological hazard, are known to have some relationships...

Rock scratches hint at future quakes

Curved scratches in rock faces may give clues to where big quakes could strike next, a study led by Victoria University of Wellington Master's...

Predicting the strength of earthquakes

Scientists will be able to predict earthquake magnitudes earlier than ever before thanks to new research by Marine Denolle, assistant professor in the Department...

Predicting earthquake hazards from wastewater injection

A byproduct of oil and gas production is a large quantity of toxic wastewater called brine. Well-drillers dispose of brine by injecting it into...

Faint foreshocks foretell California quakes

New research mining data from a catalog of more than 1.8 million southern California earthquakes found that nearly three-fourths of the time, foreshocks signalled...

Predicting seismic activity at fracking sites to prevent earthquakes

Scientists from the University of Bristol have found a more effective way to predict seismic activity at hydraulic fracturing sites, ensuring that potential earthquake...

Research could protect cities in active earthquake zones

A study from the University of Toronto Mississauga reveals new clues about an earthquake that rocked Argentina's San Juan province in the 1950s. The...

Istanbul: Seafloor study proves earthquake risk for the first time

Collapsed houses, destroyed port facilities and thousands of victims -- on 22 May 1766 an earthquake of approximately 7.5 magnitude units and a subsequent...

11% chance of another huge earthquake in Southern California, scientists say

The odds that Southern California will experience another earthquake of magnitude 7 or greater in the next week are now nearly 11%, according to...

Study reveals key factor in Himalayan earthquake rupture

The Himalayan orogenic belt produces frequent large earthquakes that impact population centers for a distance of over 2500 km. In the central region, the...

Contradictory effect of earthquakes on submarine slopes

Active margins, where an oceanic plate slides under a continental plate, may cause earthquakes and tsunamis. Further, they are known for shifting sediments from...

Stresses from past earthquakes explain location of seismic events

The cumulative stresses caused by historic earthquakes could provide some explanation as to why and where they occur, according to new research. Scientists have previously...

Zipingpu Reservoir reveals climate-tectonics interplay around 2008 Wenchuan earthquake

The roles of "climate change" versus "tectonics" that dominate erosion and sediment transport over geological time scales have long been a hot topic in...

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