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Threat of Earthquakes Occurring in Central United States Still Alive

Earthquake activity in the New Madrid Seismic Zone in the central United States does not seem to be slowing down.  In a new study...

Earthquake, Tsunami Hazard in Caribbean Higher Than Previously Thought

Enough strain may be currently stored in an earthquake zone near the island of Guadeloupe to cause a magnitude 8 or larger earthquake and...

Runaway process drives intermediate-depth earthquakes

Stanford scientists may have solved the mystery of what drives a type of earthquake that occurs deep within the Earth and accounts for one...

Geologists Simulate Deep Earthquakes in the Laboratory

More than 20 years ago, geologist Harry Green, now a distinguished professor of the graduate division at the University of California, Riverside, and colleagues...

Fukushima at increased earthquake risk

Seismic risk at the Fukushima nuclear plant increased after the magnitude 9 earthquake that hit Japan last March, scientists report. The new study, which...

Study Links Tropical Cyclones to Earthquakes

A groundbreaking study led by University of Miami scientist Shimon Wdowinski shows that earthquakes, including the recent 2010 temblors in Haiti and Taiwan, may...

Retrofitting adobe for earthquakes

High on a mountainside in the Peruvian Andes – 9,000 feet above sea level – sits a modest adobe schoolhouse that is a lot...

New Zealand earthquake damage illustrates risks posed by shallow crustal faults

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- The terribly destructive earthquake that just hit Christchurch, New Zealand, was only a moderate 6.3 magnitude, but had certain characteristics that offer an important lesson to cities up and down the West Coast of North Americ...

MU researcher says the next large central US earthquake may not...

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- This December marks the bicentennial of the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-12, which are the biggest earthquakes known to have occurred in the central U.S. Now, based on the earthquake record in China, a University of Missouri re...

Back to the dead (sea, that is)

They'll drill through four ice ages, epic sandstorms, mankind's migration from Africa to the New World, and the biggest droughts in history. Tel Aviv University is heading an international study that for the first time will dig deep beneath th...

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