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Western Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami Hazard Potential Greater Than Previously...

Earthquakes similar in magnitude to the 2004 Sumatra earthquake could occur in an area beneath the Arabian Sea at the Makran subduction zone, according...

Stress Change During the 2011 Tohoku-Oki Earthquake Illuminated

The 11 March 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake (Mw9.0) produced the largest slip ever recorded in an earthquake, over 50 meters. Such huge fault movement on...

Tectonic Summary of “Masset” Canada Earthquake 2012

M7.7 - 139km S of Masset, Canada Event Time 2012-10-28 03:04:10 UTC 2012-10-27 20:04:10 UTC-07:00 at epicenter 2012-10-28 05:04:10 UTC+02:00 system time Location 52.769°N 131.927°W depth=17.5km (10.9mi) Nearby Cities 139km (86mi)...

Fukushima at Increased Earthquake Risk, Scientists Report

Seismic risk at the Fukushima nuclear plant increased after the magnitude 9 earthquake that hit Japan last March, scientists report. The new study, which...

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...

Earthquakes May Be Linked to Tropical Cyclones

A groundbreaking study led by University of Miami (UM) scientist Shimon Wdowinski shows that earthquakes, including the recent 2010 temblors in Haiti and Taiwan,...

Earthquakes: Water as a Lubricant

Geophysicists from Potsdam have established a mode of action that can explain the irregular distribution of strong earthquakes at the San Andreas Fault in...

Earthquakes Generate Big Heat in Super-Small Areas

In experiments mimicking the speed of earthquakes, geophysicists at Brown University detail a phenomenon known as flash heating. They report in a paper published...

Understanding the 7.2 magnitude earthquake in East Turkey (October 23, 2011)

 Tectonic explanation of what happened Turkey is a tectonically active country that experiences frequent destructive earthquakes. On a broad scale, the seismtectonics of the region...

Earthquakes generate big heat in super-small areas

Most earthquakes that are seen, heard, and felt around the world are caused by fast slip on faults. While the earthquake rupture itself can...

Assessing California Earthquake Forecasts

Earthquake prediction remains an imperfect science, but the best forecasts are about 10 times more accurate than a random prediction, according to a study...

New data shows El Mayor-Cucapah earthquake was simple on surface, complicated...

El Mayor-Cucapah Earthquake (red line) reveals a new fault line connecting the Gulf of California with the Elsinore fault, which is likely to become...

Stiff sediments made 2004 Sumatra earthquake deadliest in history

An international team of geoscientists has discovered an unusual geological formation that helps explain how an undersea earthquake off the coast of Sumatra in...

Unusual earthquake gave Japan tsunami extra punch, say Stanford scientists

 The magnitude 9 earthquake and resulting tsunami that struck Japan on March 11 were like a one-two punch - first violently shaking, then swamping...

Researchers help map tsunami and earthquake damage in Japan

Japan needs maps. Not just any kind-detailed informational maps georegistered with latitude and longitude and annotated with simple, self-evident details: this bridge is out,...

Researcher says the next large central US earthquake may not be...

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...

SCEC’s ‘M8’ earthquake simulation breaks computational records, promises better quake models

A multi-disciplinary team of researchers has presented the world's most advanced earthquake shaking simulation at the Supercomputing 2010 (SC10) conference held this week in...

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