Plate Tectonics
Solving the salt problem for seismic imaging  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
The efficient extraction of oil and gas from within the Earth's crust requires accurate images of subsurface rock structures. Some materials are hard to capture, so KAUST researchers have developed a computational method for... more
Marsquakes rock and roll  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Fifty years after Apollo 11 astronauts deployed the first seismometer on the surface of the moon, NASA InSight's seismic experiment transmits data giving researchers the opportunity to compare marsquakes to moon and earthquakes. more
Scientists discover how and when a subterranean ocean emerged  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
"The mechanism which caused the crust that had been altered by seawater to sink into the mantle functioned over 3.3 billion years ago. This means that a global cycle of... more
IT Faces the Digital Pathology Data Tsunami  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Digital pathology is the viewing, analyzing, and managing of digitalized pathology slides with computer technology called whole slide imaging, or WSI, which generates a tremendous volume of data. A single whole slide image can... more
Oilfield wastewater may trigger earthquakes for 'decades'  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Wastewater from oil and gas production injected deep into wells could cause earthquakes strong enough to be felt on the surface for years to come, according to new research published Tuesday. more
L.A.'s ShakeAlert earthquake warning app worked exactly as planned—that's the problem  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
More than 500,000 people have downloaded Los Angeles County's new ShakeAlertLA app to warn them of impending earthquakes. more
Earthquake damage: Americans unaware of risk, focus on response instead of prevention  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
On July 4 and 5, two major earthquakes, followed by several thousand smaller ones, struck Southern California. Their size and the damage they caused... more
Major 7.3 quake hits remote Malukus in eastern Indonesia  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A major 7.3-magnitude earthquake hit the remote Maluku islands in eastern Indonesia Sunday, sending panicked residents running into the streets, but no tsunami warning was issued. more
Rippling Rainbow Map Shows How California Earthquakes Moved The Earth  NPR · 1 week
NASA has mapped changes in the ground's position caused by the recent earthquakes — and it happens to be look like beautiful, psychedelic art. more
Magnitude 4.9 aftershock of California quakes felt widely  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A magnitude 4.9 aftershock of last week's Southern California earthquakes has been felt widely in the region. more
Using satellite information to rebuild after a disaster  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
ESA and the Asian Development Bank have joined forces to help the Indonesian government use satellite information to guide the redevelopment following the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the provincial capital of... more
3 questions seismologists are asking after the California earthquakes  SCIENCE-NEWS · 1 week
After back-to-back quakes, scientists are scrambling to figure out which faults ruptured and what it means for future California quake activity. more
Using satellite information to help rebuild after a disaster  ESA · 1 week
ESA and the Asian Development Bank have joined forces to help the Indonesian government use satellite information to... more
Tsunami-safe Gulf is nothing but, experts warn  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A major oil tanker expressway in the Persian Gulf once thought a low-risk area is actually a 'highly vulnerable hotspot' for monster waves, new research reveals. more
New sensor could shake up earthquake response efforts  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
An optical sensor could speed up the time it takes to evaluate whether buildings are safe to occupy after a major earthquake. After four years of extensive peer-reviewed research and simulative testing,... more
New sensor could shake up earthquake response efforts  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Last week's massive southern California earthquakes shut down Ridgecrest Regional Hospital throughout the July 4 holiday weekend while the tiny town of Ridgecrest assessed the damages. A new optical sensor developed at... more
Pakistan's 'Earthquake Island' Has Vanished  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
A mud-volcano island that burst from the waters off the coast of Pakistan during a deadly earthquake in 2013 has disappeared beneath the waves. more
NASA maps surface changes from California quakes  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Damage from two strong earthquakes that rattled Southern California on July 4 and July 5—a magnitude 6.4 and a magnitude 7.1, respectively—can be seen from space. The epicenter of the quakes was near the... more
Earthquake scientists race to the scene of temblor  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
After a 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck near Ridgecrest, California, on July Fourth, Christine Goulet packed her bags and headed for an area near the epicenter of the Searles Valley Quake. more
2 SoCal Earthquakes Warped the Ground for Miles. And It's Visible from Space.  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Japanese satellite shows where the ground was broken up and even sliced open during the twin earthquakes near Ridgecrest. more
NASA Scientists Map Ground Damage Caused by California Earthquakes  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Two recent Southern California earthquakes warped the ground across dozens of square miles — and the changes are visible even from space. more
Surface Rupture from Ridgecrest Earthquake Spotted from Space (Photo)  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
One of last week's powerful Southern California temblors created a crack in the planet's crust that's visible from space. more
Istanbul: Seafloor study proves earthquake risk for the first time  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
On 22 May 1766, an earthquake of approximately 7.5 magnitude units and a subsequent water surge triggered a catastrophe in Istanbul, leaving behind collapsed houses, destroyed port facilities... more
Istanbul: Seafloor study proves earthquake risk for the first time  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Istanbul is located in close proximity to the North Anatolian fault, a boundary between two major tectonic plates where devastating earthquakes occur frequently. Using an autonomous measuring system... more
SoCal Has An 8% Chance of Another Huge Quake This Week  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Even so, the chance of big quakes near Ridgecrest, California, decreases with time. more
11% chance of another huge earthquake in Southern California, scientists say  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The odds that Southern California will experience another earthquake of magnitude 7 or greater in the next week are now nearly 11%, according to preliminary estimates... more
Could Massive SoCal Earthquakes Trigger the 'Big One' on the San Andreas Fault?  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
It's possible that the recent quakes could be the straw that broke the camel's back for the San Andreas Fault, which is... more
Indonesia cancels tsunami alert after strong quake  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A strong magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck off Indonesia on Sunday, the US Geological Survey reported, triggering a brief tsunami warning that sent panicked residents fleeing to higher ground. more
Quakes push Californians to prepare for the next big jolt  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Shaken residents were cleaning up Sunday from two of the biggest earthquakes to rattle California in decades as scientists warn that both should serve as a wake-up call... more
Indonesia issues tsunami warning after Molucca Sea quake  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Indonesian authorities issued a tsunami warning after a strong earthquake struck late Sunday night in the Molucca Sea between North Sulawesi and the Maluku archipelago. more
Southern California reels from magnitude 7.1 quake  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A quake with a magnitude of 7.1 jolted much of California, cracking buildings, setting fires, breaking roads and causing several injuries while seismologists warned that large aftershocks were expected to continue for days, if... more
An Even Larger Quake Just Rocked Southern California. Experts Say the Fault System Is Growing.  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
This time, a magnitude-7.1 temblor struck the region near Ridgecrest, California. Experts say the next one could be... more
July 4th earthquake won't delay the Big One. And it might have worsened quake strain  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Does a good-size earthquake help relieve pent-up seismic stress? Does that postpone the day of reckoning when the... more
Slow progress: NASA's still trying to get inSight's Mole working again  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The InSight lander has been on Mars for 213 Sols on its mission to understand the interior of the red planet. It's armed with a seismometer,... more
Strongest earthquake in 20 years rattles Southern California (Update)  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The strongest earthquake in 20 years shook a large swath of Southern California and parts of Nevada on Thursday, rattling nerves on the July 4th holiday and causing injuries and... more
E-scooters: a transport 'tsunami' flooding cities worldwide  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
They appeared in June last year as Paris was waking up from its annual all-night Festival of Music: hundreds of green-and-black electric scooters dotting the pavements of the capital. more
6.4-magnitude quake hits Southern California: USGS  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit Southern California on Thursday at 10:33 am (17:33 GMT) near the Searles Valley in San Bernardino County, the United States Geological Survey said. more
'Tsunami' on a silicon chip: A world first for light waves  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Scientists have for the first time manipulated a light wave, or photonic information, on a silicon chip that retains its overall 'shape'. This foundational work is... more
'Tsunami' on a silicon chip: a world first for light waves  nanowerk · 3 weeks
Researchers have for the first time manipulated a light wave, or photonic information, on a silicon chip that retains its overall 'shape'. This foundational work is... more
'Tsunami' on a silicon chip: a world first for light waves  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A tsunami holds its wave shape over very long distances across the ocean, retaining its power and 'information' far from its source. more
New device squeezes samples with 1.6 billion atmospheres per second  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A new super-fast high-pressure device at DESY's X-ray light source PETRA III allows scientists to simulate and study earthquakes and meteorite impacts more realistically in the lab. The... more
Study reveals key factor in Himalayan earthquake rupture  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The Himalayan orogenic belt produces frequent large earthquakes that impact population centers for a distance of over 2500 km. In the central region, the 2015 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal, with moment magnitude... more
Earthquake impact on submarine slopes: Subtle erosion versus significant strengthening  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Active margins, where an oceanic plate slides under a continental plate, may cause earthquakes and tsunamis. Further, they are known for shifting sediments from margin slopes into deep... more
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