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February 21, 2017

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February 21, 2017

Seismicity in British Columbia and Hidden Continent Called Zealandia

Feb. 14, 2017 — Seismicity in the Pacific Northwest is well documented and includes recent seismic activity on fault systems within the Juan de Fuca Strait. However, the seismic potential of crustal faults within ... read more

Aftershock Nepal: Changing Perceptions Through Student Journalism

Feb. 6, 2017 — When the earthquake hit Nepal in 2015, the newspapers were full of stories of the tragic event, the devastation left following the natural disaster, and the heroic clean-up effort on the ground. Less ... read more

Non-Reporting 'Did You Feel It?' Areas Can Be Used to Improve Earthquake Intensity Maps

Jan. 31, 2017 — The remarkable reach of the US Geological Survey's 'Did You Feel It?' website can be used to improve maps of earthquake intensity -- if non-reporting areas are including in the mapping ... read more

Dec. 15, 2016 — Seismic data from the 2015 eruption of Axial Volcano, an underwater volcano about 300 miles off the Oregon coast, has provided the clearest look at the inner workings of a volcano where two ocean ... read more

Dec. 15, 2016 — While the Caribbean is not thought to be at risk for tsunamis, a new study indicates that large submarine landslides on the slopes of the Great Bahama Bank have generated tsunamis in the past and ... read more

Dec. 15, 2016 — A recent study provides a new data set that scientists can use to better understand plate tectonics -- the movement of the earth's outer layer. Specifically, it contributes to understanding how ... read more

Dec. 14, 2016 — A crowdsourced earthquake network using Android phones and the MyShake app has since February 2016 detected nearly 400 temblors worldwide, with one of the most active areas of the world the ... read more

Mapping New Zealand Landslides With Satellites, Drones, Helicopters, Hiking Boots

Dec. 13, 2016 — Geologists and engineers are mapping surface ruptures and some of the tens of thousands of landslides triggered by last month's magnitude-7.8 earthquake in New ... read more

Dec. 13, 2016 — Researchers now have an answer to a vexing age-old question: Why do earthquakes sometimes come in clusters? The research team has developed a new computer model and discovered that earthquake faults ... read more

Dec. 1, 2016 — 200 million years of geological evolution of a fault in Earth’s crust has recently been dated. These new findings may be used to shed light on poorly understood pathways for methane release from ... read more

Nov. 29, 2016 — A relationship between helium levels in groundwater and the amount of stress exerted on inner rock layers of the earth, found at locations near the epicenter of the 2016 Kumamoto earthquake, has now ... read more

Nov. 28, 2016 — The island of Madagascar off the coast of Africa was largely unexplored seismically until recently. The first broadband seismic images of the island help solve a longstanding mystery: why are there ... read more

Nov. 28, 2016 — Geologists have for the first time seen and documented the Banda Detachment fault in eastern Indonesia and have worked out how it ... read more

Nov. 24, 2016 — The geometry of large faults has been the focus of recent research, which has found that the big earthquakes occur where faults are mostly ... read more

Subduction Zone Geometry: Mega-Earthquake Risk Indicator

Nov. 24, 2016 — Mega-earthquakes (with a magnitude greater than 8.5) mainly occur on subduction faults where one tectonic plate passes under another. But the probability of such earthquakes does not appear to be ... read more

Nov. 21, 2016 — Around 300 million years ago, the landmass that is now North America collided with Gondwana, a supercontinent comprised of present-day Africa and South America. That clash of continents lifted tons ... read more

Nov. 14, 2016 — Scientists analyzing a volcanic eruption at a mid-ocean ridge under the Pacific have come up with a somewhat contrarian explanation for what initiated it. Many scientists say undersea volcanism is ... read more

Nov. 14, 2016 — New information about conditions that can cause Earth's tectonic plates to sink into the earth has been released in a new ... read more

Nov. 11, 2016 — New maps of the geologic forces contributing to earthquakes in Texas and Oklahoma could help reduce the likelihood of humanmade temblors associated with wastewater injection, say ... read more

Key Indicator of Carbon Sources in Earth's Mantle

Nov. 9, 2016 — Researchers have found evidence of varying ratios of boron isotopes in igneous rocks, known as carbonatites, of different ... read more

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