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Earthquake Plot Thickens in Pacific Northwest

Posted on July 31, 2014

Nearly forgotten research from decades ago complicates the task of quantifying earthquake hazards in the Pacific Northwest, according to a new report from scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey, the University of Washington, and other universities.
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Scripps Scientists Discover Evidence of Super-fast Deep Earthquake

Posted on July 11, 2014

As scientists learn more about earthquakes that rupture at fault zones near the planet’s surface—and the mechanisms that trigger them—an even more intriguing earthquake mystery lies deeper in the planet.
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Scientists use LiDAR, 3-D modeling software to intricately map active Chinese fault zone

Posted on June 16, 2014

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 of an airborne LiDAR system, which uses pulses of laser light to calculate distances and chart terrain features, has helped them produce the most precise topographical measurements ever of the fault zone.
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