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New research complicates seismic hazard for British Columbia, Alaska region

The Pacific and North America plate boundary off the coast of British Columbia and southeastern Alaska is a complex system of faults capable of...

Seismic study aims to map Earth’s interior in 3-D

When a 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck central China's Sichuan province in 2008, seismic waves rippled through the region, toppling apartment houses in the city of...

Seismic experiment in Alaska could shed light on slow earthquakes

An earthquake expert at the University of California, Riverside is leading a team of seismologists and volcanologists to conduct an experiment in Alaska that...

Seismic Hazard in the Puget Lowland, Washington State, USA

Boulder, Colo., USA - Seismic hazards in the Puget Lowland of northwestern Washington include deep earthquakes associated with the Cascadia subduction zone and shallow...

Urban seismic network detects human sounds

When listening to the Earth, what clues can seismic data reveal about the impact of urban life? Although naturally occurring vibrations have proven extremely...

Advancing the state-of-the-art in seismic science

Data received from seismic monitoring stations coupled with information rapidly shared via smartphones and the Internet by those who experienced the south Napa temblor...

Seismic hazards reassessed in the Andes

Although being able to predict the date on which the next big earthquake will occur is still some way off becoming a reality, it...

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...

Giant catfish and a legacy of disaster in one of the...

Greg Smits' interest in earthquakes began with a catfish. A book full of catfish, to be precise.Back in 2002, Smits, then an assistant professor...

Seismic gap outside of Istanbul “Is this where the expected Marmara...

Earthquake researchers have now identified a 30 kilometers long and ten kilometers deep area along the North Anatolian fault zone just south of Istanbul...

‘Caldas tear’ resolves puzzling seismic activity beneath Colombia

Colombia sits atop a complex geological area where three tectonic plates are interacting, producing seismicity patterns that have puzzled seismologists for years. Now seismologists...

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