Tag: earthquakes

Undersea anchors of ice that help prevent Antarctica's land ice from slipping into the ocean are shrinking at more than twice the rate compared with 50 years ago, research shows. More than a third of these frozen...
An international team of scientists from China, the U.S. and Europe has studied new fossils of the marine reptile Dinocephalosaurus orientalis. This research has made it possible to fully describe the bizarre, very impressive animal for...

Nepal earthquake: More than 150 killed in remote western Nepal

More than 150 people have been killed after an earthquake struck remote western Nepal on Friday. Security forces have been deployed to help rescue efforts...

Scientists isolate early-warning tremor pattern in lab-made earthquakes

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have successfully isolated a pattern of lab-made "foreshock" tremors. The finding offers hope that future earthquakes...

Discovery of massive undersea water reservoir could explain New Zealand’s mysterious slow earthquakes

Researchers have discovered a sea's worth of water locked within the sediment and rock of a lost volcanic plateau that's now deep in the...

Research reveals new insights into soil liquefaction during earthquakes

Soil liquefaction, a destructive phenomenon occurring during earthquakes, has traditionally been associated with undrained conditions near the earthquake epicenter. However, new research conducted by...

Iceland volcano: Lava bursts through ground after intense earthquakes

A volcanic eruption has sent lava and smoke pouring out of the side of Mount Fagradalsfjall, near Iceland's capital Reykjavik. It comes after intense earthquake...

Researchers categorize foreshocks for large earthquakes

Seismologists agree that foreshocks are the most widely identified signal of an upcoming mainshock earthquake. But do these foreshock sequences have distinctive characteristics that...

Separating mining explosions from earthquakes in South Korea

South Korea is a relatively quiet country, seismically speaking, but a recent study identified more than 182,000 small seismic events—135,000 of which were related...

Geotechnical expert says one in four international tailings dam failures are due to earthquakes

Did you know the U.S. National Earthquake Information Center logs the measurements of 20,000 earthquakes around the globe each year—approximately 55 a day? A concern...

Neural networks could help predict destructive earthquakes

An artificial neural network has taken its first steps toward predicting the timing and size of future destructive earthquakes, according to RIKEN researchers. Their...

6.8 earthquake shakes lightly populated part of Tajikistan

A 6.8 magnitude earthquake shook a lightly populated, remote part of Tajikistan early Thursday near China's far western Xinjiang region. It was 67 kilometers (41...

Over 34,000 dead from quake in Turkey and Syria

The death toll across Turkey and Syria following Monday’s catastrophic earthquake has reached at least 34,179 on Sunday. The death toll in Turkey has reached...

Turkey-Syria earthquakes: Shallow depth of main shocks is a key reason why they’ve been so devastating, says geologist

The earthquakes that struck in Turkey and Syria in the early hours of February 6 have led to terrible destruction on a scale not...

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