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October 5, 2015

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October 5, 2015

Megathrust Quake Faults Weaker, Less Stressed Than Thought

Sep. 10, 2015 — Some of the inner workings of Earth's subduction zones and their 'megathrust' faults have been revealed by researchers who calculated the frictional strength of subduction zone faults ... read more

Sep. 9, 2015 — According to a new NOAA report, many mid-Atlantic and West Coast communities could see the highest number of nuisance flooding days on record through April due to higher sea levels and more frequent ... read more

Earthquake Baseline Set in UK to Inform Future Fracking

Sep. 8, 2015 — Experts have set the world's first pre-fracking baseline for earthquakes caused by human activity in the United Kingdom. The data shows a sharp decline in the number of earthquakes from the ... read more

Study Shows How Investments Reflected Shift in Environmental Views

Sep. 3, 2015 — A new study is the first to use financial investors' actions, rather than self-reported opinions, to investigate the trans-Atlantic difference in public opinion on climate change and the ... read more

Sep. 2, 2015 — To combat complacency and improve disaster preparedness, a researcher is heading a new project focusing on two locations: K?lauea in the Hawaiian Islands, and the Long Valley caldera and volcanic ... read more

Volcanic Eruptions: Properties of Magma Influence Forecasts

Aug. 31, 2015 — Many volcanoes are located in densely settled areas. Every time one of these becomes active, large populations are put at risk. Hence, one of the primary goals of the current generation of ... read more

About 10 Percent of Mothers Experienced Depression Two Years After Hurricane Katrina

Aug. 27, 2015 — About 10 percent of mothers experienced chronic, persistent depressive symptoms two years after Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast, killing more than 1,800 people, displacing hundreds of ... read more

What Would a Tsunami in the Mediterranean Look Like?

Aug. 27, 2015 — Researchers have developed a model to simulate the impact of tsunamis generated by earthquakes and applied it to the Eastern Mediterranean. The results show how tsunami waves could hit and inundate ... read more

California Levees' Vulnerability

Aug. 25, 2015 — With the ongoing extreme drought in California posing a threat to the state’s levee systems, there is an urgent need to invest in research regarding the vulnerabilities of critical infrastructure ... read more

Flood Damage After Hurricane Katrina Could Have Been Prevented, Experts Say

Aug. 24, 2015 — A decade after hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, experts say the flooding that caused over 1,800 deaths and billions of dollars in property damage could have been prevented had the U.S. Army Corps ... read more

Aug. 24, 2015 — In the last few months, it has once more become clear that large earthquakes can solicit catastrophic landsliding. In the wake of the Nepal earthquake, the landslide community has been warning of ... read more

Aug. 22, 2015 — In mountainous regions earthquakes often cause strong landslides, which can be exacerbated by heavy rain. However, after an initial increase, the frequency of these mass wasting events, often ... read more

Identifying the Factors That Contribute to Flood Fatalities

Aug. 21, 2015 — Levels of economic development, population, investment, openness and education can all impact the total amount of human misery and economic devastation caused by floods, according to a new ... read more

Aug. 19, 2015 — Ventura and Oxnard in California could be vulnerable to the effects of a local earthquake-generated tsunami, according to computer models used by seismologists. According to their 3-D models, a ... read more

Helium Anomaly Preceded Mount Ontake Eruption

Aug. 19, 2015 — Researchers discovered an increase in a helium isotope during a 10-year period before the 2014 Mount Ontake eruption in central Japan. The finding suggests that this helium isotope anomaly is related ... read more

Aug. 18, 2015 — Researchers have uncovered a remarkably strong link between high wildfire risk in the Amazon basin and the devastating hurricanes that ravage North Atlantic shorelines. The climate scientists' ... read more

Cascadia Initiative to Monitor Northwest Pacific Seismic Risks

Aug. 18, 2015 — Early data coming in from a massive, four-year deployment of seismometers onshore and offshore in the Pacific Northwest are giving scientists a clearer picture of the Cascadia subduction zone, a ... read more

Aug. 18, 2015 — An international research team reports results of a three-year study of sediment samples collected offshore from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The research aids in understanding what ... read more

Aug. 17, 2015 — Prior to the advent of human-caused global warming in the 19th century, the surface layer of Earth's oceans had undergone 1,800 years of a steady cooling trend, according to a new study. The ... read more

Study Shows How Climate Change Threatens Health

Aug. 14, 2015 — A new study is focused on the public health implications of climate change on the US Gulf Coast. The study has implications for other coastal regions, including the Northeast and West Coast, author ... read more

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