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February 11, 2018
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U.S. and Canadian Scientists Explore Major Undersea Earthquake Fault

An international team of scientists just finished probing the depths of the Pacific Ocean offshore of Alaska and British Columbia, to better understand the Queen Charlotte-Fairweather Fault. During the past century, the 700-mile-long fault has generated at least half a … Continue reading

June 28, 2013
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New Explanation for Slow Earthquakes on San Andreas

New Zealand’s geologic hazards agency reported this week an ongoing, “silent” earthquake that began in January is still going strong. Though it is releasing the energy equivalent of a 7.0 earthquake, New Zealanders can’t feel it because its energy is … Continue reading

October 14, 2012
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What Will You Do If an Earthquake Hits?

Join the Great ShakeOut on October 18, 2012, to prepare The Central Virginia Seismic Zone, it’s called, and it sometimes shakes everything in sight. As long ago as 1774, people in central Virginia felt small earthquakes and suffered damage from … Continue reading

June 29, 2012
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UW Deploying Seismic Sensors in Hope of Getting to Bottom of Spokane Quakes

It’s been a decade since a swarm of relatively mild earthquakes shook up parts of Spokane. Now, armed with the right tools, scientists want to find out what was at fault. “It was always something not as well understood as … Continue reading

February 10, 2012
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3-D Laser Map Shows Earthquake Zone Before and After

*Geologists learn how earthquakes change the landscape — down to a few inches* Geologists have a new tool to study how earthquakes change the landscape–down to a few inches. It’s giving scientists insights into how earthquake faults behave. In this … Continue reading

July 2, 2011
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Scientists Study Earthquake Triggers in Pacific Ocean

*Samples of rock, sediment from beneath the sea-floor help explain quakes like Japan’s* New samples of rock and sediment from the depths of the eastern Pacific Ocean may help explain the cause of large, destructive earthquakes similar to the Tohoku … Continue reading

November 1, 2010
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Haiti Quake Risk May Still be High

The fault initially thought to have triggered January’s devastating earthquake in Haiti is likely still under considerable strain and continues to pose a significant seismic hazard, according to a study published online in Nature Geoscience Sunday.   U.S. Geological Survey … Continue reading