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Machine learning-detected signal predicts time to earthquake  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
Machine-learning research reveals the detection of seismic signals accurately predicting the Cascadia fault's slow slippage, a type of failure observed to precede large earthquakes in other subduction zones. more
Oroville Dam earthquakes in February 2017 related to spillway discharge  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
A closer look at small earthquakes that took place at the Oroville Dam in California's Sierra Nevada foothills in February 2017 -- near the time when the dam's... more
Oroville Dam earthquakes in February 2017 related to spillway discharge  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
A closer look at small earthquakes that took place at the Oroville Dam in California's Sierra Nevada foothills in February 2017—near the time when the dam's spillway failed—suggest... more
Machine learning-detected signal predicts time to earthquake  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Machine-learning research published in two related papers today in Nature Geoscience reports the detection of seismic signals accurately predicting the Cascadia fault's slow slippage, a type of failure observed to precede large earthquakes in... more
Paradigm shift needed for designing tsunami-resistant bridges  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers argue in a new study that a paradigm shift is needed for assessing bridges' tsunami risk. more
Deadly Indonesian tsunami was unleashed by landslide in Palu Bay, study suggests  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
September's deadly Indonesian tsunami, which killed almost 2000 people, was probably caused by a huge submarine landslide off Sulawesi Island's west coast, a new... more
Researchers solve seismic mystery that shook central Alberta communities  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Icequakes created by a unique combination of weather and buckling lake ice—not earthquakes—caused the tremors that damaged homes and properties in several central Alberta communities last New Year's Day, according... more
After quakes and flooding, Japan picks 'disaster' as 2018 symbol  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Japan on Wednesday selected the Chinese character for "disaster" as its "defining symbol" for 2018, a year that saw the country hit by deadly floods, earthquakes and storms. more
Historic earthquakes test Indonesia's seismic hazard assessment  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Using data gleaned from historical reports, researchers have now identified the sources of some of the most destructive Indonesian earthquakes in Java, Bali and Nusa Tenggara, using these data to independently test how well... more
Historic earthquakes test Indonesia's seismic hazard assessment  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Using data gleaned from historical reports, researchers have now identified the sources of some of the most destructive Indonesian earthquakes in Java, Bali and Nusa Tenggara, using these data to independently test how well... more
The 2018 rift eruption and summit collapse of Kilauea Volcano  Science Magazine · 1 week
In 2018, Kīlauea Volcano experienced its largest lower East Rift Zone (LERZ) eruption and caldera collapse in at least 200 years. After collapse of the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō vent... more
Alaska earthquakes offer new insight into improving hazard assessment  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Earthquake hazard assessment often overlooks intra-slab earthquakes. EarthScope Transportable Array data for the 2016 Iniskin and Nov. 30, 2018 Anchorage earthquakes in Alaska offer new insight into potential causes of... more
Alaska earthquakes offer new insight into improving hazard assessment  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The 2016 Iniskin earthquake (magnitude 7.1) that shook Anchorage, Alaska, was captured by the seismometers of the EarthScope Transportable Array. This data is helping Geoff Abers, a professor at Cornell... more
InSight Lander 'Hears' Martian Winds  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander, which touched down on Mars just 10 days ago, has provided the first ever... more
NASA InSight lander 'hears' Martian winds  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport InSight lander, which touched down on Mars just 10 days ago, has provided the first ever "sounds" of Martian winds on the Red Planet. more
InSight lander 'hears' Martian winds  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport InSight lander, which touched down on Mars just 10 days ago, has provided the first ever "sounds" of Martian winds on the Red Planet. A media teleconference about... more
A toxin that travels from stomach to brain may trigger Parkinsonism  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Combining low doses of a toxic herbicide with sugar-binding proteins called lectins may trigger Parkinsonism -- symptoms typical of Parkinson's disease like body tremors and slowing... more
Combining toxic herbicide with sugar-binding proteins may trigger Parkinsonism  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Combining low doses of a toxic herbicide with sugar-binding proteins called lectins may trigger Parkinsonism -- symptoms typical of Parkinson's disease like body tremors and slowing of body motions --... more
US approves seismic tests despite dolphin, whale concerns  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The US government Friday took a big step toward opening oil and gas drilling in the Atlantic ocean by approving seismic airgun tests that experts warn are harmful to dolphins and whales. more
Alaska surveys damage from major earthquakes  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Chris Riekena was driving his 7-year-old son to school when his car started acting up. As he pulled over, he realized the problem wasn't his car—it was a huge earthquake. more
NASA's Martian quake sensor InSight lands at slight angle  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
NASA's unmanned Martian quake sensor, InSight, has landed at a slight angle on the Red Planet, and experts are hopeful the spacecraft will work as planned, the US space agency... more
A 7.0-Magnitude Earthquake Just Shook Alaska  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
The earthquake struck 8 miles (13 kilometers) north of Anchorage, prompting a tsunami warning. more
Trump said to advance seismic tests for oil in Atlantic waters  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The Trump administration is taking a major step toward allowing a first-in-a-generation seismic search for oil and gas under Atlantic waters, despite protests that the geological... more
This Strange Hum Circled the Whole World. But Nobody Heard It.  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
There was a seismic hum that nobody could hear, and scientists still aren't sure what caused it. more
VitalTag to give vital information in mass casualty incidents  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
When mass casualty incidents occur—shootings, earthquakes, multiple car pile ups—first responders can easily be overwhelmed by the sheer number of victims. When every second counts, monitoring all the victims in... more
The impact of climate change on language loss  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Images of extreme weather and alarming headlines about climate change have become common. Last month, dire predictions about our warming planet from the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) were... more
Using big data to hack the aging code  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Aging is the most important single factor behind chronic diseases and death. As "silver tsunami" approaches, healthcare and social protection systems face the looming crisis. more
NASA InSight Lander Arrives on Martian Surface  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
Mars has just received its newest robotic resident. NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander successfully touched... more
NASA InSight lander arrives on Martian surface to learn what lies beneath  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Mars has just received its newest robotic resident. NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander successfully touched down on... more
NASA InSight lander arrives on Martian surface  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Mars has just received its newest robotic resident. NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander successfully touched down on the Red Planet after an almost seven-month, 300-million-mile (458-million-kilometer) journey... more
NASA Probe Lands Safely On Martian Surface  NPR · 3 weeks
There's a new probe on Mars. After Monday's tricky landing, NASA's InSight spacecraft is to deploy a sensitive seismometer and temperature probe to let scientists explore the planet's interior. more
InSight Lander: Probing the Martian Interior  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
NASA's next lander, InSight, will study the interior structure of Mars for signs of tectonic activity. more
InSight Landing on Mars: Watch Live  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
NASA’s Mars Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander is scheduled to touch down on the Red Planet at approximately... more
NASA InSight Team on course for Mars touchdown  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
NASA's Mars Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) spacecraft is on track for a soft touchdown on the surface of the Red Planet on Nov. 26. Engineers will... more
Look Out Mars, Here Comes InSight  NPR · 3 weeks
There's a new probe nearing Mars. After Monday's tricky landing, NASA's InSight spacecraft is to deploy a sensitive seismometer and temperature probe to let scientists explore the planet's interior. more
6.4-magnitude earthquake hits western Iran: Iran institute  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit Iran's western province of Kermanshah late Sunday, Iran's institute of geophysics said. more
Huge quake edges New Zealand islands closer together  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A destructive earthquake that struck New Zealand two years ago has left its two main islands edging towards each other, and one city sinking, according to scientists. more
NASA InSight team on course for Mars touchdown  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
NASA's Mars Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) spacecraft is on track for a soft touchdown on the surface of the Red Planet on Nov. 26, the Monday... more
What a sinking island can tell us about sea-level change and earthquakes  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
One of the most striking features of Santa Catalina Island, southwest of Los Angeles, is an absence. Unlike much of the California coast and... more
Mars revisited: NASA spacecraft days away from risky landing  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Mars is about to get its first U.S. visitor in years: a three-legged, one-armed geologist to dig deep and listen for quakes. more
Mars getting first US visitor in years, a 3-legged geologist  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Mars is about to get its first U.S. visitor in years: a three-legged, one-armed geologist to dig deep and listen for quakes. more
Oil extraction likely triggered mid-century earthquakes in L.A.  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
World War II-era oil pumping under Los Angeles likely triggered a rash of mid-sized earthquakes in the 1930s and 1940s, potentially leading seismologists to overestimate the earthquake potential in the region, according... more
Computer scientists use artificial intelligence to boost an earthquake physics simulator  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A team of researchers from the Earthquake Research Institute, Department of Civil Engineering and Information Technology Center at the University of Tokyo, and the RIKEN Center... more
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