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New Zealand quake scientists discover surprise

When researchers in New Zealand drilled deep into an earthquake fault, they stumbled upon a discovery they say could provide a significant new energy...

Where will the next big earthquake hit Istanbul?

The city of Istanbul is focus of great concern for earthquake researchers. This 15-million metropole is situated very close to the so-called North Anatolian...

Earthquakes can make thrust faults open violently and snap shut

It is a common trope in disaster movies: an earthquake strikes, causing the ground to rip open and swallow people and cars whole. The...

Lessons from Parkfield help predict continued fault movements after earthquakes

A new study shows that the San Andreas Fault continued to slip gradually for six to twelve years after the 2004 magnitude 6.0 Parkfield,...

Past Quakes at Fault: Abrupt Sinking of Seal Beach Wetlands

A California State University, Fullerton faculty-student study shows evidence of abrupt sinking of the wetlands near Seal Beach, Calif., caused by ancient earthquakes that...

Fault system off San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles counties could produce...

A fault system that runs from San Diego to Los Angeles is capable of producing up to magnitude 7.3 earthquakes if the offshore segments...

Ventura fault could cause stronger shaking, new research finds

A new study by a team of researchers, including one from the University of California, Riverside, found that the fault under Ventura, Calif., would...

Megathrust earthquakes

The raggedness of the ocean floors could be the key to triggering some of the Earth's most powerful earthquakes, scientists from Cardiff University have...

Earthquake faults are smarter than we usually think

Northwestern University researchers now have an answer to a vexing age-old question: Why do earthquakes sometimes come in clusters? The research team has developed a...

Alpine Fault theory takes shape

The Alpine Fault has been assumed to be a near vertical crack, however, research published last year by Victoria scientists suggests that the fault...

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