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USGS to Install New Volcano Early Detection and Monitoring Stations at Mount Hood–Improving Early Detection

September 19, 2019

During the week of Sept. 23, the U.S. Geological Survey Cascades Volcano Observatory, in cooperation with the U.S.…
Research on Mental Health in the Aftermath of Environmental Disasters Soaring

September 19, 2019

New research led by the Yale School of Public Health finds that the number of studies on how…
Earthquake symmetry

September 5, 2019

A recent study investigated around 100,000 localized seismic events to search for patterns in the data. University of…
Researchers explain earthquakes we can’t feel

August 23, 2019

Researchers have explained mysterious slow-moving earthquakes known as slow slip events with the help of computer simulations. The…
Earthquake or underground explosion?

August 7, 2019

Experiments help differentiate between nuclear tests and natural events Sandia National Laboratories researchers, as part of a group…
Predicting seismic activity at fracking sites to prevent earthquakes

August 2, 2019

Scientists from the University of Bristol have found a more effective way to predict seismic activity at hydraulic…
How tides can trigger earthquakes

June 17, 2019

An international team of scientists – including a volcanologist from the University of Bristol – have uncovered why…
A magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck the northeastern South Island of New Zealand on November 14, 2016. The Kaikōura earthquake was the most powerful experienced in the region in more than 150 years. Multi-fault earthquakes in this case ruptured to shake the ground and cause coastal uplift of several meters, shown here. Credit: Mike Locke via Flickr, CC BY-ND 2.0
Satellite observations improve earthquake monitoring, response

June 14, 2019

Researchers at the University of Iowa and the U.S. Geological Survey have found that data gathered from orbiting…
Supercomputing Dynamic Earthquake Rupture Models

June 5, 2019

Some of the world’s most powerful earthquakes involve multiple faults, and scientists are using supercomputers to better predict…
The Harvard University group is looking for yards located roughly inside the blue box. The photo shows the small seismic instruments that can be planted in grass. Image credit: Marine Denolle/Harvard University
Seismologists seek space on volunteers’ floors and lawns to study Seattle seismic risks

May 31, 2019

The Puget Sound area is vulnerable to several types of seismic risks. We might fixate on “The Really…
2017 Pohang earthquake car damage; the earthquake had been induced by the geothermal drilling. Image credit: Sphinx222 via Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 4.0
Lessons from Pohang: A Stanford geophysicist discusses geothermal energy’s earthquake problem – and possible solutions

May 27, 2019

On a November afternoon in 2017, a magnitude 5.5 earthquake shook Pohang, South Korea, injuring dozens and forcing…
NASA’s InSight Detects First Likely ‘Quake’ on Mars

April 24, 2019

NASA’s Mars InSight lander has measured and recorded for the first time ever a likely “marsquake.” The faint…
Scientists Identify Almost 2 Million Previously “Hidden” Earthquakes

April 23, 2019

Pouring through 10 years’ worth of Southern California seismic data with the scientific equivalent of a fine-tooth comb,…
Massive earthquakes provide new insight into deep Earth

March 29, 2019

In the waning months of 2018, two of the mightiest deep earthquakes ever recorded in human history rattled…
A Stanford geophysicist discusses how machine learning can illuminate the planet’s inner workings

March 26, 2019

Scientists seeking to understand Earth’s inner clockwork have deployed armies of sensors listening for signs of slips, rumbles,…
Hundreds of bubble streams link biology, seismology off Washington’s coast

March 22, 2019

Off the coast of Washington, columns of bubbles rise from the seafloor, as if evidence of a sleeping…
MERMAIDs reveal secrets from below the ocean floor

February 12, 2019

“Imagine a radiologist forced to work with a CAT scanner that is missing two-thirds of its necessary sensors,”…
Deadly Indonesian Quake Was a Rare ‘Superfast’ Event

February 5, 2019

Last September’s major earthquake near Palu City on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi was a rare supershear event,…
Good vibrations: New display at Cornell University shows Earth’s quakes, quivers

February 5, 2019

An LED display on the first floor of Snee Hall offers a modern way to monitor all of…
‘Silent slip’ along fault line serves as prelude to big earthquakes, research suggests

January 23, 2019

Big earthquakes appear to follow a brief episode of “shallow mantle creep” and “seismic swarms,” suggests new research…
What a sinking island can tell us about sea-level change and earthquakes

November 23, 2018

One of the most striking features of Santa Catalina Island, southwest of Los Angeles, is an absence. Unlike much…
‘Majority rules’ when looking for earthquakes, explosions

October 30, 2018

New Sandia software reduces false, missed detections of seismic activity A dormant volcano in Antarctica helped researchers at…
Rice University postdoctoral researcher Jonathan Delph led a study that found evidence of water escaping during subduction and infiltrating sedimentary material related to small tremors that occur beneath the Pacific Northwest of the United States. (Credit: Rice University)
Tiny northwest quakes tied to deep-crust structure

October 29, 2018

The earthquakes are so small and deep that someone standing in Seattle would never feel them. In fact,…
UO research may soon make Oregon safer in quakes and fires

October 18, 2018

Research by UO seismologist and earth sciences professor Douglas Toomey is shaping a new set of policy agendas…
Scientists uncover volcanic lost world off the Tasmanian coast

October 8, 2018

The lost world was uncovered during detailed seafloor mapping by CSIRO research vessel Investigator while on a 25-day…
In disaster’s wake, novel computing techniques support emergency responders

October 4, 2018

As hurricanes barrel toward the coastlines and wildfires rage in arid regions of the United States, scientists at…
Researchers pinpoint future probability of damaging man-made earthquakes

September 28, 2018

Earthquakes in Oklahoma and Kansas had been on the rise due to injection of wastewater – a byproduct…
UI researchers study megathrust earthquakes

September 20, 2018

The day after Christmas in 2004, an undersea earthquake occurred near the Indonesian island of Sumatra, triggering 30-foot…
Injection wells can induce earthquakes miles away from the well

August 31, 2018

A study of earthquakes induced by injecting fluids deep underground has revealed surprising patterns, suggesting that current recommendations…
Keeping Buildings Functioning After Natural Hazards, Steps Detailed by NIST

August 22, 2018

After an earthquake, hurricane, tornado or other natural hazard, it’s considered a win if no one gets hurt…
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