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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...

Scientists use LiDAR, 3-D modeling software to intricately map active Chinese...

Chinese and American scientists collaborating in the study of an active seismic fault that produced one of China's most deadly earthquakes say their deployment...

Research finds human impact may cause Sierra Nevada to rise, increase...

RENO, Nev. – Like a detective story with twists and turns in the plot, scientists at the University of Nevada, Reno are unfolding a...

California faults moved quietly after Baja quake

A new NASA study finds that a major 2010 earthquake in northern Mexico triggered quiet, non-shaking motions on several Southern California faults that released...

San Francisco’s big 1906 earthquake was third of a series on...

Research led by a University of Oregon doctoral student in California's Santa Cruz Mountains has uncovered geologic evidence that supports historical narratives for two...

US earthquake fault zone alive and active, study finds

The New Madrid fault zone in the United States' midsection is active and could spawn future large earthquakes, scientists reported Thursday.   It's "not dead yet,"...

Earthquake lights linked to rift environments, subvertical faults

Rare earthquake lights are more likely to occur on or near rift environments, where subvertical faults allow stress-induced electrical currents to flow rapidly to...

Slippery fault unleashed destructive Tohoku-Oki earthquake and tsunami

For the first time, scientists have measured the frictional heat produced by the fault slip during an earthquake. Their results, published December 5 in...

Study links earthquake faults to slow-moving depths

Most earthquakes erupt suddenly from faults near Earth's surface, and the big ones can topple cities. But miles below, rocks heated to the consistency...

Strike Slip Fault

  Strike Slip Fault A type of fault whose surface is typically vertical or nearly so. The motion along a strike-slip fault is parallel to the...

Reverse Fault

Reverse Fault A type of fault formed when the hanging wall fault block moves up along a fault surface relative to the footwall. Such movement...

San Andreas Fault

The San Andreas Fault is a continental transform fault that runs a length of roughly 810 miles (1,300 km) through California in the United...

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