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Seismologists with the U.S. Geological Survey recently discovered that the Hayward Fault, considered the most dangerous fault in the San Francisco Bay Area, is...

Entire Himalayan arc can produce large earthquakes

The main fault at the foot of the Himalayan mountains can likely generate destructive, major earthquakes along its entire 2,400-kilometer (1,500-mile) length, a new...

Two San Francisco-area earthquake faults found to be connected

The most dangerous earthquake fault in the San Francisco Bay Area is connected to another, which means both could rupture simultaneously and unleash major...

New fault discovered in earthquake-prone Southern California region

A swarm of nearly 200 small earthquakes that shook Southern California residents in the Salton Sea area last week raised concerns they might trigger...

How Nature’s ‘Dislocations’ Occur

Every material can bend and break. Through nearly a century's worth of research, scientists have had a pretty good understanding of how and why....

Study Reveals New Earthquake Hazard in Afghanistan-Pakistan Border Region

University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science scientists have revealed alarming conclusions about the earthquake hazard in the Afghanistan-Pakistan border...

Slow slip events can trigger earthquakes

In subduction zones, where one tectonic plate slides beneath another, slow, imperceptible slip, known as 'slow earthquakes' or 'slow slip events', can trigger powerful...

Study Finds Earthquakes Can Trigger Near-Instantaneous Aftershocks on Different Faults

According to a new study by scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego, a large earthquake on one...

Taking a fault’s temperature

Ever think about taking a fault's temperature? What would you learn? A unique experiment where temperature was continuously measured for nearly a year inside...

Earthquakes Can Trigger Near-Instantaneous Aftershocks on Different Faults

According to a new study by scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego, a large earthquake on one...

Researchers find complex relationship between major earthquake faulting and mountain building...

The earthquake triggered numerous rock slides and avalanches, including one that obliterated the mountain village of Langtang, leaving few survivors. Elsewhere, entire villages were...

Better understanding post-earthquake fault movement

Preparation and good timing enabled Gareth Funning and a team of researchers to collect a unique data set following the 2014 South Napa earthquake...

Some earthquakes on San Andreas Fault triggered by gravitational tug of...

The gravitational tug between the sun and moon is not just a dance of high and low tides: It can also trigger a special...

Earthquake prediction: An innovative technique for monitoring submarine faults

To monitor a segment of the North Anatolian seismic fault near Istanbul, an international team of researchers, in particular from CNRS and Université de...

New study finds major earthquake threat from the Riasi fault in...

New geologic mapping in the Himalayan mountains of Kashmir between Pakistan and India suggests that the region is ripe for a major earthquake that...

Rainwater may play an important role in the process that triggers...

Rainwater may play an important role in the process that triggers earthquakes, according to new research. Researchers from the University of Southampton, GNS Science (New...

Earth Observatory of Singapore show that slow fault movements may indicate...

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) at its Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) have discovered a way to forecast earthquakes based on slow...

Faults control the amount of water flowing into the Earth during...

New light has been shed on the processes by which ocean water enters the solid Earth during continental breakup. Research led by geoscientists at the...

Breaking the strongest link triggered big Baja earthquake

A spate of major earthquakes on small faults could overturn traditional views about how earthquakes start, according to a study from researchers at the...

Researchers find that earthquakes on thrust faults can spread 10 times...

A team of researchers, including one from the University of California, Riverside, has discovered that earthquake ruptures can jump much further than previously thought,...

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