seismic activity

Oceanic Crust Formation Is Dynamic After All

Imagine the Earth’s crust as the planet’s skin: Some areas are old and wrinkled while others have a fresher, more youthful sheen, as if they had been regularly…

Study reveals seismic shift in methods used to track earthquakes

The team, led by scientists from the University of Edinburgh, says that the new method, which uses data collected from earthquakes, potentially allows the…

Understanding risk to Seattle's high-rise buildings from a giant Cascadian earthquake

What is the risk to high-rise buildings from such a giant earthquake? Although four giant subduction earthquakes occurred elsewhere in the past century, there…

New method for monitoring volcanoes

The measurement results will be used to make it easier to predict volcano eruptions, and they can also be used to improve today's climate models. One of the…

£9M to help research digital revolution

Part-funded by Research Councils UK (RCUK) Digital Economy Programme and led by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the five-year…

NATO to fund study into earthquake risk

The 700 km long Talas-Fergana fault in Kyrgyzstan is similar to the San-Andreas fault in the USA and geologists believe the area is highly vulnerable to…

Stalagmites May Predict Next Big One along the New Madrid Seismic Zone

While the 1811-12, magnitude 8 New Madrid earthquakes altered the course of the Mississippi River and rung church bells in major cities along the East Coast,…

Unique study shows oil, gas seismic work not affecting Gulf sperm whales

In recent years, there has been concern that man-made noise may be a cause of stress for dolphins, whales and other marine mammals, but the results of a…

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