Frontier beneath our feet: Seismic study aims to map Earth’s interior in 3-D

March 13, 2015

When a 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck central China’s Sichuan province in 2008, seismic waves rippled through the region, toppling…
A New Level of Earthquake Understanding

March 4, 2015

As everyone who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area knows, the Earth moves under our feet. But…
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”…
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