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February 8, 2016

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

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

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. 6, 2015 — The surf beat from storm waves during Typhoon Haiyan locally generated destructive tsunami-like waves in a town protected by a coral reef. Though reefs protect towns from waves during moderate ... 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

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 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 3, 2015 — A comparative analysis of rogue waves in different physical systems comes to the surprising conclusion that these rare events are not completely ... 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 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

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

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

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

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

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. 19, 2015 — Researchers in Japan have jointly developed a robot with four arms and four crawlers which can perform multiple tasks simultaneously to help clean up the rubble left after the 2011 quake-tsunami ... read more

Mar. 12, 2015 — Tsunamis triggered by the partial collapse of the Caribbean Monserrat volcano, 13,000 years ago, would have been much smaller than previously thought, according to research. It was previously thought ... read more

News Coverage of Fukushima Disaster Minimized Health Risks to General Population

Mar. 11, 2015 — A new analysis finds that U.S. news media coverage of the Fukushima disaster largely minimized health risks to the general population. Researchers analyzed more than 2,000 news articles from four ... read more

Mar. 10, 2015 — A new California earthquake forecast by the U.S. Geological Survey and partners revises scientific estimates for the chances of having large earthquakes over the next several ... read more

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