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Understanding the softness in Earth’s lithosphere

Yale researchers have proposed a new model to explain the drop in elastic stiffness in the middle of the Earth's continental lithosphere. Lithosphere is the...

Accelerated warming of continental shelf off northeast coast of U.S.

A couple of unexplained large scale changes in the waters off the northeast coast of the U.S. have oceanographers perplexed: an accelerated rate of...

‘Myths’ persist about the increase in human-caused seismic activity

Seismologists studying the recent dramatic upswing in earthquakes triggered by human activity want to clear up a few common misconceptions about the trend. There is...

Large Quakes May Dampen Themselves

Most models of ground motion during earthquakes have the earth shifting and grinding, then returning to essentially the same state as before once the...

New technique harnesses everyday seismic waves to image Earth

A new technique developed at Stanford University harnesses the buzz of everyday human activity to map the interior of the Earth. "We think we...

Lawrence Livermore researchers use seismic signals to track above-ground explosions

Lawrence Livermore researchers have determined that a tunnel bomb explosion by Syrian rebels was less than 60 tons as claimed by sources. Using seismic stations...

Rupture along the Himalayan Front

In their article for Lithosphere on 12 March, authors Kristin Morell and colleagues write, "The ∼700-km-long 'central seismic gap' is the most prominent segment...

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...

The “Potsdam gravity potato” shows variations in Earth’s gravity

People tend to think of gravity here on Earth as a uniform and consistent thing. Stand anywhere on the globe, at any time of...

First harvest of research based on the final GOCE gravity model

Just four months after the final data package from the GOCE satellite mission was delivered, researchers are laying out a rich harvest of scientific...

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...

Seafloor experts publish new view of zone where Malaysia Airlines flight...

A new illustration of the seafloor, created by two of the world's leading ocean floor mapping experts that details underwater terrain where the missing...

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...

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