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Indonesia's Devastating 2018 Earthquake Was a Rare Supershear, UCLA Study Finds

Feb. 12, 2019 — The devastating 7.5 magnitude earthquake that struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi last September was a rare 'supershear' earthquake, according to a study led by UCLA researchers. Only ... read more

Feb. 8, 2019 — The so-called Abelian sandpile model has been studied by scientists for more than 30 years. Even though the sandpile model serves as the archetypical model to study self-organized criticality, ... read more

Feb. 5, 2019 — Researchers have turned parts of a 13,000-mile-long testbed of 'dark fiber', unused fiber-optic cable, owned by the DOE Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), into a highly sensitive seismic ... read more

Feb. 4, 2019 — Floating seismometers dubbed MERMAIDs -- Mobile Earthquake Recording in Marine Areas by Independent Divers -- reveal that Galápagos volcanoes are fed by a mantle plume reaching 1,900 km deep. By ... read more

Toppled Train Offers Insight Into Ground Motion, Origin of 1906 Earthquake

Jan. 30, 2019 — By mathematically modeling the movements of a locomotive that toppled from the tracks north of San Francisco during the city's infamous 1906 earthquake, researchers have calculated a lower limit ... read more

Jan. 29, 2019 — A big earthquake occurred south of Istanbul in the summer of 2016, but it was so slow that nobody noticed. The earthquake, which took place at mid-crustal depth, lasted more than fifty days. Only a ... read more

Jan. 23, 2019 — Geologists demonstrate the reconstruction of the subduction of the Nazca Ocean plate, the remnants of which are currently found down to 1,500 kilometers, or about 900 miles, below the Earth's ... read more

'Silent Slip' Along Fault Line Serves as Prelude to Big Earthquakes, Research Suggests

Jan. 22, 2019 — Big earthquakes appear to follow a brief episode of 'shallow mantle creep' and 'seismic swarms,' suggests new research that offers an explanation for the foreshocks observed prior ... read more

New Computer Modeling Approach Could Improve Understanding of Megathrust Earthquakes

Jan. 10, 2019 — Years before the devastating Tohoku earthquake struck the coast of Japan in 2011, the Earth's crust near the site of the quake was starting to stir. Researchers are using computer models to ... read more

Following Nepal's Devastating 2015 Earthquake, Crisis in Childhood Malnutrition Averted

Jan. 9, 2019 — Despite widespread destruction, including severe agricultural-related losses caused by the 2015 earthquake in Nepal, child nutrition remained stable in the hardest hit areas, a new study ... read more

Jan. 7, 2019 — Magma could rise from the upper mantle into the middle and upper crust beneath the Laacher See Volcano (Germany). The scientists present evidence of deep and low-frequency earthquakes caused by magma ... read more

Oroville Dam Earthquakes in February 2017 Related to Spillway Discharge

Dec. 18, 2018 — A closer look at small earthquakes that took place at the Oroville Dam in California's Sierra Nevada foothills in February 2017 -- near the time when the dam's spillway failed -- suggest ... read more

Machine Learning-Detected Signal Predicts Time to Earthquake

Dec. 18, 2018 — Machine-learning research reveals the detection of seismic signals accurately predicting the Cascadia fault's slow slippage, a type of failure observed to precede large earthquakes in other ... read more

Historic Earthquakes Test Indonesia's Seismic Hazard Assessment

Dec. 11, 2018 — Using data gleaned from historical reports, researchers have now identified the sources of some of the most destructive Indonesian earthquakes in Java, Bali and Nusa Tenggara, using these data to ... read more

Dec. 11, 2018 — Earthquake hazard assessment often overlooks intra-slab earthquakes. EarthScope Transportable Array data for the 2016 Iniskin and Nov. 30, 2018 Anchorage earthquakes in Alaska offer new insight into ... read more

Nov. 26, 2018 — A large volcanic eruption shook Deception Island, in Antarctica, 3,980 years ago, and not 8,300, as it was previously thought. This event was the largest eruption in the austral continent during the ... read more

Nov. 15, 2018 — A new study has demonstrated a possible link between life on Earth and the movement of continents. The findings show that sediment, which is often comprised from pieces of dead organisms, could play ... read more

Nov. 14, 2018 — Slow-motion collisions of tectonic plates under the ocean drag about three times more water down into the deep Earth than previously estimated, according to a first-of-its-kind seismic study that ... read more

Punctuated Earthquakes for New Madrid Area, Missouri, U.S.

Nov. 6, 2018 — In 1811 and 1812, the region around New Madrid, Missouri, experienced a number of major earthquakes. The final and largest earthquake in this sequence occurred on the Reelfoot fault, and temporarily ... read more

Nov. 6, 2018 — A bleached fringe of dead marine algae, strung along the coastlines of two islands off the coast of Chile, offers a unique glimpse at how the land rose during the 2016 magnitude 7.6 Chiloé ... read more

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