seismic activity

New study finds major earthquake threat from the Riasi fault in the Himalayas

Scientists have known about the Riasi fault in Indian Kashmir, but it wasn't thought to be as much as a threat as other, more active fault systems. However,…

Self-healing landscape: landslides after earthquake

These new findings are presented by a German-Franco-Japanese team of geoscientists in the current issue of the journal Geology, under the lead of the GFZ…

Penn Research Helps Paint Finer Picture of Massive 1700 Earthquake

Now, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have helped unlock this geological mystery using a fossil-based technique. Their work provides a…

Rare Great Earthquake in April Triggers Large Aftershocks All Over the Globe

Both studies shed light on more than a decade of debate on the origin and prevalence of remotely triggered earthquakes. Until now, distant but damaging…

Nea Kameni volcano movement captured by Envisat

Santorini is a picturesque Greek island in the south Aegean Sea and the most active volcanic centre in the South Aegean Volcanic Arc. The island is the site of…

Scientists find increase in microearthquakes after Chilean quake

The observation provides an additional support that seismic waves from distant earthquakes could also trigger seismic events on the other side of the earth….

Geophysicists Rush to Chile To Study Ongoing Earthquake Aftershocks

“This earthquake is the fifth largest megathrust earthquake to be recorded,” said Roecker, professor of earth and environmental sciences at Rensselaer. “As…

Texas earthquake study cites 'plausible cause'

A study of seismic activity near Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport by researchers from Southern Methodist University and the University of Texas at…

The Science Behind the Haiti Earthquake

In its wake, the magnitude-seven quake in Port-au-Prince created a humanitarian crisis that the world is still trying desperately to respond to. While the…

Small faults in southeast Spain reduce earthquake risk of larger ones

“There are large faults in the eastern part of the Baetic mountain range, which are active and occasionally cause moderate, low magnitude earthquakes…

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