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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,...

Can slow creep along thrust faults help forecast megaquakes?

In Japan and areas like the Pacific Northwest where megathrust earthquakes are common, scientists may be able to better forecast large quakes based on...

What do lentils have to do with geology?

When clayey materials are compressed and sheared, they commonly develop a "scaly fabric" wherein the clay is divided by braided shear surfaces into lentil-shaped...

Scientists pinpoint unbroken section of Nepal fault line and show why...

An international team of scientists has shed new light on the earthquake that devastated Nepal in April 2015, killing more than 8,000 people. A study...

Maximum observed earthquake magnitudes along continental transform faults

Continental transform faults evolve when two plates slide along each other. The most prominent examples are the San Andreas Fault in California and the...

Research calls for rethink of Alpine Fault

The major fault line, which runs almost the entire length of the South Island, has been assumed to be a near vertical crack. However,...

Research redefines the properties of faults when rock melts

A new discovery in the study of fault slip seeks to redefine our understanding of how melt-bearing faults behave, say scientists at the University...

A deep, dark mystery: New discoveries about the Newport-Inglewood Fault Zone...

UC Santa Barbara geologist Jim Boles has found evidence of helium leakage from Earth's mantle along a 30-mile stretch of the Newport-Inglewood Fault Zone...

Reactivating fault slip with fluid injection

Water injected into an inactive fault can cause aseismic slip along the fault -- movement without detectable earthquakes -- that may then indirectly lead...

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