Map outlines western Oregon landslide risks from a subduction zone earthquake

February 27, 2015

New landslide maps have been developed that will help the Oregon Department of Transportation determine which coastal roads…
Earthquake early warning begins testing in Pacific Northwest

February 17, 2015

The next time a significant earthquake hits in Washington or Oregon, a handful of computers in offices around…
Engineering innovative seismic retrofits that don’t break the bank

January 29, 2015

Researchers at the state-of-the-art Structural Engineering and Materials Laboratory at the Georgia Institute of Technology are using a…
Fault “Crossroads” May Have Been Origin Point for 2011 Virginia Earthquake

December 12, 2014

The 2011 east coast earthquake felt by people from Georgia to Canada likely originated from a fault “junction”…
Large earthquakes more likely in subduction zones with young plates

December 9, 2014

Characteristics of seismicity differ greatly among world’s subduction zones. The slope of earthquake size against frequency — termed…
Seismic Network Will Measure the Effects of Ocean Waves on Antarctic Ice Shelves

November 3, 2014

Starting in November, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, researchers and colleagues will embark on an ambitious…
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Ops-Sat: The flying software laboratory for space
This replica of ESA’s Ops-Sat was displayed at this month’s Agency Technology workshop. The mini-satellite is made up…