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Huge earthquake simulator getting upgrade to better simulate deadly temblors

The University of California, San Diego's outdoor shake table in Scripps Ranch will soon give engineers a truer sense of the fury released when...

Kaikoura earthquake research suggests new approach to earthquake forecasting

New research led by Victoria University of Wellington geophysicist Associate Professor Simon Lamb and published in Nature Geoscience has revealed how understanding the events...

New approach offers high-resolution seismic monitoring of the shallow subsurface

Accurate monitoring of the ground beneath our feet for signs of seismic activity to identify natural phenomena such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and the...

Researchers map susceptibility to human-made earthquakes

Earthquakes in Oklahoma and Kansas had been on the rise due to injection of wastewater -- a byproduct of oil and gas operations --...

Seismic analysis identifies 2017 North Korean nuclear explosion, collapse, earthquakes

Careful analysis of data collected after the 3 September 2017 North Korean declared nuclear test explosion has allowed seismologists to distinguish the separate seismic...

Regional seismic data help to locate September 2017 North Korean nuclear...

The epicenter of the 3 September 2017 nuclear test explosion in North Korea occurred about 3.6 kilometers northwest of the country's first nuclear test...

How slick water and black shale in fracking combine to produce...

Radioactivity in fracking wastewater comes from the interaction between a chemical slurry and ancient shale during the hydraulic fracturing process, according to Dartmouth College...

Geoscientists find unexpected ‘deep creep’ near San Andreas, San Jacinto faults

A new analysis of thousands of very small earthquakes that have occurred in the San Bernardino basin near the San Andreas and San Jacinto...

Injection wells can induce earthquakes miles away from the well

A study of earthquakes induced by injecting fluids deep underground has revealed surprising patterns, suggesting that current recommendations for hydraulic fracturing, wastewater disposal, and...

Lombok quakes not necessarily leading to a big bang

In recent weeks, the volcanic island of Lombok, in Indonesia, has been battered by a series of powerful earthquakes, each greater than M6 and...

Research into deadly 2016 Italian earthquakes could improve future seismic forecasts

The timing and size of three deadly earthquakes that struck Italy in 2016 may have been pre-determined, according to new research that could improve...

New understanding of deep earthquakes

Researchers have known for decades that deep earthquakes -- those deeper than 60 kilometers, or about 37 miles below the Earth's surface -- radiate...

Earthquakes can systematically trigger other ones on opposite side of Earth

New research shows that a big earthquake can not only cause other quakes, but large ones, and on the opposite side of the Earth. The...

Upper and lower plate controls on the 2011 Tohoku-oki earthquake

Researchers at Tohoku University's Department of Geophysics, have been studying the great Tohoku-oki earthquake which occurred on March 11, 2011, to the east of...

Seismologists use massive earthquakes to unlock secrets of the outer core

By applying new data and Princeton's supercomputers to the classic question of what lies beneath our feet, Princeton seismologist Jessica Irving and an international...

‘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...

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