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Geologist collaborates on study to determine mechanism associated with fault weakening

A University of Oklahoma structural geologist and collaborators are studying earthquake instability and the mechanisms associated with fault weakening during slip. The mechanism of...

Scientists begin monitoring tremors on San Andreas Fault

UC Berkeley seismologists were surprised last August to see a dramatic increase in faint tremors occurring under the San Andreas Fault near Parkfield, in...

Tidal tugs on Teflon faults drive slow-slipping earthquakes

Unknown to most people, the Pacific Northwest experiences a magnitude-6.6 earthquake about once a year. The reason nobody notices is that the movement happens...

Calaveras-Hayward fault link means potentially larger quakes

University of California, Berkeley seismologists have proven that the Hayward Fault is essentially a branch of the Calaveras Fault that runs east of San...

Finding fault: New information may help understand earthquakes

New modeling and analyses of fault geometry in the Earth's crust by geoscientist Michele Cooke and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Amherst are...

Analysis of recent earthquake sequence reveals geologic fault, epicenters in Irving...

Initial results from SMU's seismology team reveal that the recent series of earthquakes occurring near the site of the old Texas Stadium were relatively...

Drilling reveals fault rock architecture in New Zealand’s central alpine fault

Rocks within plate boundary scale fault zones become fragmented and altered over the earthquake cycle. They both record and influence the earthquake process. In...

Sequestration on shaky ground

Carbon sequestration promises to address greenhouse-gas emissions by capturing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and injecting it deep below the Earth's surface, where it...

Re-thinking Southern California earthquake scenarios in Coachella Valley, San Andreas Fault

New three-dimensional (3D) numerical modeling that captures far more geometric complexity of an active fault segment in southern California than any other, suggests that...

Geologists shed light on formation of Alaska Range

Geologists in Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences have recently figured out what has caused the Alaska Range to form the way it...

Geologists shed light on formation of Alaska Range

Geologists in the College of Arts and Sciences have recently figured out what has caused the Alaska Range to form the way it has...

Alpine drilling fault project moves into new phase

The multi-national Alpine Fault drilling project has moved to a new phase with a new drilling rig positioned over the borehole to take the...

Earthquakes in the ocean: Towards a better understanding of their precursors

Published on 14 September in Nature Geoscience, the study conducted by researchers from several institutes, including IFREMER (French Research Institute for Exploitation of the...

Some sections of the San Andreas Fault system in San Francisco...

Four urban sections of the San Andreas Fault system in Northern California have stored enough energy to produce major earthquakes, according to a new...

Major new fault found in New Zealand capital

A new geological fault capable of generating a 7.1-magnitude earthquake has been found in Wellington, confirming the New Zealand capital's status as one of...

Scientific drilling project underway on Alpine Fault

The ambitious project near Whataroa, north of Franz Josef Glacier, is expected to take about two months to complete. It will enable scientists to...

Drilling Into an Active Earthquake Fault in New Zealand

Three University of Michigan geologists are participating in an international effort to drill nearly a mile beneath the surface of New Zealand this fall...

Midwestern Fault Zones Are Still Alive

The occasional quakes rattling the New Madrid Seismic Zone, a series of midwestern faults named for a small town in the Missouri Bootheel, aren’t...

Listric Fault

The second main type of faults found in extensional regimes, listric faults can be defined as curved normal faults in which the fault surface...

Getting ready for the next big one : The North Anatolian...

Is one of the world's great cities due to be struck by a serious earthquake? Ekbal Hussain describes how scientists are working to make...

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