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May 6, 2015

Apr. 24, 2015 — Scientists have new data on Ethiopia's Rift Valley and Aluto volcano, a major volcano in the region. Aluto is Ethiopia's main source of geothermal energy, a low-carbon resource that is ... 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

Apr. 23, 2015 — Seismologists have discovered and made images of a reservoir of hot, partly molten rock 12 to 28 miles beneath the Yellowstone supervolcano, and it is 4.4 times larger than the shallower, long-known ... read more

The 2011 Tohoku-Oki Earthquake Was Felt from Space

Apr. 23, 2015 — For the first time, a natural source of infrasonic waves of Earth has been measured directly from space -- 450 kilometers above the planet's ... read more

More Americans at Risk from Strong Earthquakes, Says New Report

Apr. 22, 2015 — More than 143 million Americans living in the 48 contiguous states are exposed to potentially damaging ground shaking from earthquakes, with as many as 28 million people likely to experience strong ... read more

Earthquake Potential Where There Is No Earthquake History

Apr. 22, 2015 — It may seem unlikely that a large earthquake would take place hundreds of kilometers away from a tectonic plate boundary, in areas with low levels of strain on the crust from tectonic motion. But ... read more

Apr. 22, 2015 — The 'seismic crisis' around the region of the Chiles and Cerro Negro de Mayasquer volcanoes near the Columbia-Ecuador border is likely caused by intruding magma, according to a new ... read more

Apr. 21, 2015 — The survey shows that more than 34 percent of residents said they were dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with their community's economy after the DWH oil spill, while only 15.6 percent felt that ... read more

Apr. 21, 2015 — A seismology team finds that high volumes of wastewater injection combined with saltwater (brine) extraction from natural gas wells is the most likely cause of earthquakes near Azle, Texas, from late ... read more

Apr. 15, 2015 — This is the time of year when birds come out and really spread their wings, but since a disastrous day just before spring's arrival four years ago, Japan's Fukushima province has not been ... read more

Extreme Geohazards: Reducing the Disaster Risk, Increasing Resilience

Apr. 14, 2015 — Extreme hazards -- rare, high-impact events -- pose a serious and underestimated threat to humanity. The extremes of the broad ensemble of natural and anthropogenic hazards can lead to global ... read more

Apr. 10, 2015 — Smartphones and other personal electronic devices could, in regions where they are in widespread use, function as early warning systems for large earthquakes according to newly reported research. ... read more

New Research Complicates Seismic Hazard for British Columbia, Alaska Region

Apr. 6, 2015 — The Pacific and North America plate boundary off the coast of British Columbia and southeastern Alaska is a complex system of faults capable of producing very large earthquakes. The recent 2012 Mw ... read more

Apr. 3, 2015 — Seismologists have proven that the Hayward and Calaveras faults are essentially the same system, meaning that a rupture on one could trigger a rupture on the other, producing considerably larger ... read more

Mar. 31, 2015 — Geoscientists have revealed information about how continents were generated on Earth more than 2.5 billion years ago -- and how those processes have continued within the last 70 million years to ... read more

Mar. 31, 2015 — The volcanologist Stephen Self, an expert on super-eruptions, was the first modern-day scientist to visit Tambora in Indonesia, the site of the largest volcanic eruption in 1,000 years. On the 200th ... read more

Seabed Samples Rewrite Earthquake History Near Istanbul

Mar. 30, 2015 — Cores of marine sediment reveal an earthquake history of the Cinarcik Segment, a main branch of NAF, and suggest a seismic gap where the next earthquake is likely to rupture, as detailed in a new ... read more

Volcanic Eruptions Found to Durably Impact Climate Through Alterations to North Atlantic Ocean Circulation

Mar. 30, 2015 — Particles emitted during major volcanic eruptions cool the atmosphere due to a 'parasol' effect that reflects sunlight. The direct impact of these particles in the atmosphere is fairly ... read more

Deadly Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Spurred Global Warming, Ozone Loss

Mar. 26, 2015 — Buildings destroyed by the 2011 Tohoku earthquake released thousands of tons of climate-warming and ozone-depleting chemicals into the atmosphere, according to a new ... read more

Mar. 24, 2015 — The soil's physical and chemical properties in rice fields around the Fukushima site have been the focus of recent study. Researchers examined factors affecting soil-to-plant transfer of ... read more

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