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Earthquakes, subduction zone earthquakes, Marine Geology, Oceanogaphy, University of Washington, Monterey Accelerated Research System, Ocean Technology, Monterey Bay

Hacking a Pressure Sensor to Track Gradual Motion Along Marine Faults

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Oceanographers and a Seattle engineering company are testing a simple technique to track seafloor movement in earthquake-prone coastal areas.

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Mexico Earthquake: U-M Experts Available

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Disaster Preparedness Expert Can Discuss Hurricane #Harvey

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“Hindcasting” Study Investigates the Extreme 2013 Colorado Flood

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Using a publicly available climate model, Berkeley Lab researchers “hindcast” the conditions that led to the Sept. 9-16, 2013 flooding around Boulder, Colo. and found that climate change attributed to human activity made the storm much more severe than would otherwise have occurred.

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Sea Cave Preserves 5,000-Year Snapshot of Tsunamis

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An international team of scientists digging in a sea cave in Indonesia has discovered the world’s most pristine record of tsunamis, a 5,000-year-old sedimentary snapshot that reveals for the first time how little is known about when earthquakes trigger massive waves.

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Measuring the Human Impact of Weather

The World Meteorological Organization has announced today world records for the highest reported historical death tolls from tropical cyclones, tornadoes, lightning and hailstorms. It is first time the WMO Archive of Weather and Climate Extremes has broadened its scope from temperature and weather records to address the impacts of specific events.

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Study Highlights Deadliest Effects of Hypothetical Asteroid Strike

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Violent winds and shockwaves would account for more than 60 per cent of lives lost if an asteroid were to hit the Earth, according to a new University of Southampton-led study.

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Tulane University Experts on Judge Gorsuch Vote, Russian Subway Explosion, Trump Tax Reform Efforts and Brexit.

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The following Tulane University experts are available to discuss the Russian subway explosion in Saint Petersburg, the Senate vote on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch, the Trump administration’s plan for tax reform as well as ongoing changes related to the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union.

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The Future of Coastal Flooding

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Better storm surge prediction capabilities could help reduce the impacts of extreme weather events, such as hurricanes.

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How Do You Prepare for an Emergency Like Oroville Dam? SJSU Prof Offers Advice on Managing Natural Disaster Threats

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