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June 17, 2019

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The timing of a hurricane is one of the primary factors influencing its impact on the spread of mosquito-borne infectious ... read more
An international survey finds that the number of honey bee colonies fell by 16 percent in the winter of 2017-18 across ... read more
The transition to plate tectonics started with the help of lubricating sediments, scraped by glaciers from the slopes of Earth's first continents, according to ... read more
A swarm of more than 3,000 small earthquakes in the Maple Creek area (in Yellowstone National Park but outside of the Yellowstone volcano caldera) between June 2017 and March ... read more
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Future Tsunamis Possible in the Red Sea's Gulf of Elat-Aqaba

Researchers who took a closer look at a 1995 tsunami in the Gulf of Elat-Aqaba, at the northeastern tip of the Red Sea, say that the gulf's surrounding countries should prepare for future ... read more

Disturbed Sleep Linked to Mental Health Problems in Natural Disaster Survivors

Preliminary results from a new study suggest that sleep disturbances are associated with mental health problems among survivors of a natural disaster even two years after the ... read more

Supercomputing Dynamic Earthquake Rupture Models

Multiple interactions found in postulated network of faults in the Brawley seismic zone in southern ... read more

Community Impacts from Extreme Weather Shape Climate Beliefs

A new study finds that how our community or neighborhood fares in an extreme storm or flood may have a stronger, more lasting effect on climate beliefs than individual losses ... read more

Preparing Low-Income Communities for Hurricanes Begins With Outreach

Governments seeking to help their most vulnerable residents prepare for hurricanes and other disasters should create community-based information campaigns ahead of time, according to a study of ... read more

The flanks of many island volcanoes slide very slowly towards the sea. Whether these landslides are forewarnings of a catastrophic collapse or, on the contrary, even reduce its risk, is not yet ... read more

Far below Bermuda's pink sand beaches and turquoise tides, geoscientists have discovered the first direct evidence that material from deep within Earth's mantle transition zone -- a layer ... read more

An enormous volcanic eruption on Iceland in 1783-84 did not cause an extreme summer heat wave in Europe. But, as Benjamin Franklin speculated, the eruption triggered an unusually cold winter, ... read more

Occurrence of Back-to-Back Heat Waves Likely to Accelerate With Climate Change

Researchers have provided the first estimation of the potential damage from back-to-back, or compound, heat waves, which the authors found will increase as global warming continues. But government ... read more

Tsunami Signals to Measure Glacier Calving in Greenland

Scientists have employed a new method utilizing tsunami signals to calculate the calving magnitude of an ocean-terminating glacier in northwestern Greenland, uncovering correlations between calving ... read more

Using data from field experiments and computer modeling of ground faults, researchers have discovered that the practice of subsurface fluid injection used in 'fracking' and wastewater ... read more

Improved Risk Management for Geothermal Systems

Scientists report on a successful attempt to control induced seismicity during the deepest-ever hydraulic stimulation of a geothermal well. In a collaborative effort, researchers from commercial ... read more

Psychologists have just published one of the largest post-disaster screening projects in U.S. history. The report measured the magnitude of Hurricane Maria's impact on the mental health of ... read more

Quick Reconnaissance After 2018 Anchorage Quake Reveals Signs of Ground Failure

A day after the Nov. 30, 2018, magnitude 7 earthquake in Anchorage, Alaska, US Geological Survey scientists had taken to the skies. The researchers were surveying the region from a helicopter, ... read more

Ever since Hawaii's Kilauea stopped erupting in August 2018, ceasing activity for the first time in 35 years, scientists have been wondering about the volcano's future. Its similarities to ... read more

Studies Link Earthquakes to Fracking in the Central and Eastern US

Small earthquakes in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Oklahoma and Texas can be linked to hydraulic fracturing wells in those regions, according to ... read more

A spring surge of meltwater, seeping through vertically tilted layers of rock, caused a seismic swarm near California's Long Valley Caldera in 2017, according to new ... read more

The caldera-forming eruption of Campi Flegrei (Italy) 40,000 years ago is the largest known eruption in Europe during the last 200,000 years, but little is known about other large eruptions at the ... read more

NASA and other U.S. agencies and space science institutions, along with international partners, will participate in a 'tabletop exercise' that will play out a realistic -- but fictional -- ... read more

Scientists have come up with a new way of analyzing sand in mountain rivers to determine the activity of landslides upstream, which has important implications for understanding natural hazards in ... read more

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