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February 8, 2016

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February 8, 2016

Researchers to Participate in Flood Reconnaissance Mission

Jan. 12, 2016 — Engineering researchers – experts in the study of how soil reacts to stress caused by earthquakes or floods – are participating in a multi-institutional research mission to document the effects ... read more

Jan. 11, 2016 — A team of scientists is home after a month-long cruise in the eastern Mediterranean, but this was no vacation. The focus was the plumbing system of magma underneath the island of Santorini, formed by ... read more

Forensic Seismology Tested on 2006 Munitions Depot 'Cook-Off' in Baghdad

Dec. 22, 2015 — Curious seismologists who looked at the recordings made by a seismic station four miles away from the "cook-off" of an ammunition holding area in Iraq in 2006 found they could distinguish, ... read more

Dec. 19, 2015 — Ongoing studies of a massive volcanic field in the Andes mountains show that the rapid uplift which has raised the surface more than six feet in eight years has occurred many times during the past ... read more

Dec. 17, 2015 — The temperature 3,000 kilometers below the surface of Earth is much more varied than previously thought, scientists have found. The discovery of the regional variations in the lower mantle where it ... read more

Dec. 16, 2015 — Fewer landslides resulted from the devastating 2015 Nepal earthquake than expected. In addition, no large floods from overflowing glacial lakes occurred after the magnitude 7.8 quake, which struck ... read more

Dec. 16, 2015 — Three quakes, in 1100, 1255 and 1344, with magnitudes of around Mw 8 triggered large-scale collapses, mass wasting and initiated the redistribution of material by catastrophic debris flows on the ... read more

Natural or Humanmade Earthquakes? New Technique Can Tell the Difference

Dec. 16, 2015 — Geophysicists have shown that earthquakes resulting from wastewater injection follow several indicative patterns that are starkly different from natural ... read more

Dec. 14, 2015 — Evolution can happen quickly. Consider a tiny fish species that evolved within decades -- both in its genome and external phenotypic traits -- after the 1964 Alaskan ... read more

Dec. 14, 2015 — Formation of blueschist determined by changes to the chemical composition of oceanic ... read more

Dec. 11, 2015 — New geophysical data show that fault slip during the March 2005 magnitude 8.7 (Mw) earthquake off the west coast of northern Sumatra, Indonesia (also referred to as the Simeulue-Nias earthquake), was ... read more

Dec. 10, 2015 — Two geologists have provide different, though not necessarily incompatible, explanations for a boundary in Earth's mantle at a depth of one megameter (1,000 kilometers). One study suggests that ... read more

Dec. 8, 2015 — The faulted alluvial fans near Badwater in Death Valley are amongst the most visited and classic landforms in the US. New mapping and dating of these landforms, help to determine the timing of past ... read more

Dec. 8, 2015 — Scientists were able to deploy ruggidized seismometers that could withstand intense cold in Antarctica only recently. A line of seismometers strung across the West Antarctic Rift Valley and the Marie ... read more

Dec. 6, 2015 — Continental transform faults evolve when two plates slide along each other. The most prominent examples are the San Andreas Fault in California and the North Anatolian Fault in Turkey. Earthquakes ... read more

Dec. 4, 2015 — A new algorithm designed to find matching seismic signals in large earthquake databases could find previously missed ... read more

Laser Scanning Shows Rates and Patterns of Surface Deformation from the South Napa Earthquake, California, USA

Dec. 4, 2015 — Scientists used 3D laser scanning to make repeat measurements of an area affected by the 2014 magnitude 6.0 South Napa earthquake in order to define in great detail the surface deformation that ... read more

Determinant Factors for Energy Consumption, Perception of Energy Conservation Clarified

Dec. 2, 2015 — Change in lifestyle is a key component to realizing a low-carbon society. A research group examined determinant factors associated with the residential consumption and perception of savings of ... read more

Nov. 30, 2015 — For the first time, researchers have attempted to measure all the material leaving and entering a mountain range over more than a million years, and discovered that erosion caused by glaciation ... read more

Anti-Seismic Bricks to Improve Buildings' Response to Earthquakes

Nov. 25, 2015 — Sisbrick is a new class of earthquake-resistant building materials that seismically isolates partition walls from the main building structure, significantly reducing the tension between these two ... read more

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