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July 3, 2015

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July 3, 2015

June 23, 2015 — The 26 December 2004 Mw ~9.2 Indian Ocean earthquake (also known as the Sumatra-Andaman or Aceh-Andaman earthquake), which generated massive, destructive tsunamis, especially along the Aceh coast of ... read more

Social Media Should Play Greater Role in Disaster Communication

June 10, 2015 — When Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines in 2013, thousands of people were killed, in part because they didn't know it was coming or didn't know how to protect themselves. Would an ... read more

Researchers to Help Create 'Early-Warning Systems' Through Social Media to Combat Future Disasters

June 10, 2015 — A project is underway to explore how social media can help response and recovery times during natural and human-made crises, such as the recent Nepal earthquake or sinking of ships at ... read more

Simulation Helps to Prepare for the Consequences of Natural Disasters

June 4, 2015 — A simulation tool has been developed to help users prepare for unexpected catastrophes and natural disasters. A pilot case in Finland focused on winter storms and the resulting power cuts and ... read more

May 29, 2015 — Earth researchers have devised a technique that transforms the tiny tremors generated by the everyday hustle and bustle of city life into a tool for probing the subsurface of ... read more

Aftershock Assessment: Buildings Collapse During Earthquake Aftershocks

May 28, 2015 — Earthquakes kill, but their aftershocks can cause the rapid collapse of buildings left standing in the aftermath of the initial quake. Research offers a new approach to predicting which buildings ... read more

May 21, 2015 — Researchers have determined that a tunnel bomb explosion by Syrian rebels was less than 60 tons as claimed by sources. Using seismic stations in Turkey, the scientists created a method to determine ... read more

Signs of Ancient Earthquakes May Raise Risks for New Zealand

May 18, 2015 — Researchers have uncovered the first geologic evidence that New Zealand's southern Hikurangi margin can rupture during large earthquakes. The two earthquakes took place within the last 1000 ... read more

May 18, 2015 — Geologists report that a universal sliding mechanism operates for earthquakes of all depths -- from the deep ones all the way up to the crustal ones. The physics of the sliding is the ... read more

May 14, 2015 — A new supercomputer model combined earthquake data to create 3-D tomographic images to depths of 900 km, or 560 miles below East Asia. Notable features found include a high velocity structure beneath ... read more

The Origins and Future of Lake Eyre and the Murray-Darling Basin

May 11, 2015 — Geoscientists have, for the first time, discovered the origins of Australia's two largest basins: Lake Eyre and the Murray-Darling Basin. The research also implies that in 30 million years' ... read more

May 6, 2015 — Geologists have tapped water in surface rocks to show how magma forms deep underground and produces explosive volcanoes in the Cascade ... read more

May 6, 2015 — When tectonic plates collide, they produce earthquakes like the recent one in Nepal. Researchers are providing new ways to explain how and why earthquake supercycles occur in zones where one plate ... read more

May 4, 2015 — In the history of continental drift, India has been a mysterious record-holder. More than 140 million years ago, India was part of an immense supercontinent called Gondwana, which covered much of the ... read more

May 1, 2015 — If a volcano erupts at the bottom of the sea, does anybody see it? If that volcano is Axial Seamount, about 300 miles offshore and 1 mile deep, the answer is now: ... read more

Apr. 30, 2015 — The theory that an asteroid impact killed off the dinosaurs 66 million years ago is well accepted, but one puzzle is why another global catastrophe -- the huge, million-year eruption of the Deccan ... read more

Apr. 30, 2015 — In an article in March, geologists noted that the 700-km-long 'central seismic gap' is the most prominent segment of the Himalayan front not to have ruptured in a major earthquake during ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — The threat of landslides and mudslides remains high across much of Nepal's high country, and the risk is likely to increase when the monsoon rains arrive this summer, according to a ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — Teasing out how slow, silent earthquakes respond to tidal forces lets researchers calculate the friction inside the fault, which could help understand when and how the more hazardous earthquakes ... read more

Aid Workers Should Read Through Archaeologists' Notebooks on Building Houses

Apr. 24, 2015 — Aid workers who provide shelter following natural disasters, such as hurricanes or earthquakes, should consider long-term archaeological information about how locals constructed their homes in the ... read more

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