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August 2, 2015

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August 2, 2015

Residential Tourism Model Implemented in Tourist Destinations Has Increased Earthquake Risk

July 24, 2015 — Researchers warn that "because of real estate speculation and the management of public budgets based on income from the real estate business, seismic risk has been forgotten." Taking as ... read more

Trial by Fire: Wildfire Fighting Offers Lessons in Performing Well in Unpredictable Situations

July 22, 2015 — As continued drought and unusually high temperatures raise alarm over the severity of this year’s wildfire season in western states, a researcher’s study of wildland firefighting has uncovered ... read more

July 8, 2015 — A team of researchers is working with the residents of Canvey Island to record the unique history of those families affected by the North Sea Flood of ... read more

July 6, 2015 — Scientists have discovered slow-moving low-frequency tremors which occur at the shallow subduction plate boundary in Hyuga-nada, off east Kyushu. This indicates the possibility that the plate ... read more

July 1, 2015 — According to new research, there may be a way to predict when Yellowstone volcano will erupt ... read more

Research Redefines the Properties of Faults When Rock Melts

June 30, 2015 — A new discovery in the study of fault slip seeks to redefine our understanding of how melt-bearing faults behave, say scientists. Fault slip occurs in many natural environments -- including during ... read more

June 30, 2015 — Parts of the western Solomon Islands, a region thought to be free of large earthquakes until an 8.1 magnitude quake devastated the area in 2007, have a long history of big seismic events, researchers ... read more

Monitoring Volcanoes With Ground-Based Atomic Clocks

June 30, 2015 — High-precision atomic clocks can be used to monitor volcanoes and potentially improve predictions of future eruptions, researchers report. In addition, a ground-based network of atomic clocks could ... read more

June 29, 2015 — New research hopes to close the debate on whether a major mud volcano disaster in Indonesia was triggered by an earthquake or had human-made ... read more

June 25, 2015 — The relentless flow of a glacier may seem unstoppable, but a team of researchers from the United Kingdom and the U.S. has shown that during some calving events -- when an iceberg breaks off into the ... read more

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

June 23, 2015 — Scientists have discovered how to prise volcanic secrets from magma crystals. These secrets include details of volcanic history, which explain global geography. Their discovery will help to better ... read more

June 22, 2015 — Charles Darwin and his captain Robert Fitzroy witnessed the great earthquake of 1835 in south central Chile. The "Beagle"-Captain's precise measurements showed an uplift of the island ... read more

June 18, 2015 — A dramatic increase in the rate of earthquakes in the central and eastern US since 2009 is associated with fluid injection wells used in oil and gas development, says a new ... read more

June 18, 2015 — A new study finds that the recent spike in triggered earthquakes in Oklahoma is primarily due to the injection of wastewater produced during oil ... read more

Linking Climate Change to Natural Disasters Influences Charitable Aid

June 16, 2015 — When natural disasters strike, the media, charities, and science organizations appeal to the public for aid to the victims and to communicate the causes of these events. Increasingly, as scientists ... read more

June 16, 2015 — Researchers found evidence of fluidization (where soil behaves like quicksand) and upward displacement of material unprecedented in a continental setting, raising questions of how resilient the ... read more

Origins of Red Sea's Mysterious 'Cannon Earthquakes' Revealed

June 15, 2015 — For many generations, Bedouin people living in the Abu Dabbab area on the Egyptian Red Sea coast have heard distinct noises -- like the rumbling of a quarry blast or cannon shot -- accompanying small ... 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

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