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Article ID: 531954

Alaskan Earthquake in 2002 Set Off Tremors on Vancouver Island

University of Washington

Tremors rippled the landscape of Vancouver Island, the westernmost part of British Columbia, during a major Alaskan earthquake in 2002, and geoscientists at the University of Washington have found clear evidence that the two events were related.

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30-Jul-2007 11:10 AM EDT

Article ID: 531483

Fragmented Structure of Seafloor Faults May Dampen Effects of Earthquakes

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Many earthquakes in the deep ocean are much smaller in magnitude than expected. Geophysicists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have found new evidence that the fragmented structure of seafloor faults, along with previously unrecognized volcanic activity, may be dampening the effects of these quakes.

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12-Jul-2007 4:10 PM EDT
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Article ID: 531405

Supercomputing On Demand: SDSC Supports Event-Driven Science

University of California San Diego

Somewhere in Southern California a large earthquake strikes without warning, and the news media and the public clamor for information about the temblor -- Where was the epicenter? How large was the quake? What areas did it impact? A picture is worth a thousand words "“ or numbers "“ and the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC San Diego is helping to provide the answers.

Released:
10-Jul-2007 6:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 531037

Geophysicists Detect Molten Rock Layer Below American Southwest

Arizona State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

A sheet of molten rock roughly 10 miles thick spreads underneath much of the American Southwest, some 250 miles below Tucson, Ariz. From the surface, you can't see it, smell it or feel it. But geophysicists detected the molten layer with a comparatively new and overlooked technique for exploring the deep Earth that uses magnetic eruptions on the sun.

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22-Jun-2007 8:40 AM EDT
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Article ID: 530916

Scientists Report on Last Summer's "Stealth" Tsunami

Georgia Institute of Technology, Research Communications

Though categorized as magnitude 7.8, the earthquake could scarcely be felt by beachgoers that afternoon. A low tide and wind-driven waves disguised the signs of receding water, so when the tsunami struck, it caught even lifeguards by surprise. That contributed to the death toll of more than 600 persons in Java, Indonesia.

Released:
18-Jun-2007 2:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 529906

Real-Time Seismic Monitoring Station Installed Atop Active Underwater Volcano

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

This week, researchers will begin direct monitoring of the rumblings of a submarine volcano in the southeastern Caribbean Sea. On May 6, a team of scientists led by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) installed a new underwater earthquake monitoring system on top of Kick"˜em Jenny, a volcano just off of the north coast of the island nation of Grenada.

Released:
10-May-2007 5:15 PM EDT

Article ID: 529864

Bridges Will Rock -- Safely -- With New Quake Design

University at Buffalo

Bridges that "dance" during earthquakes could be the safest and least expensive to build, retrofit and repair, according to earthquake engineers at the University at Buffalo and MCEER.

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9-May-2007 4:25 PM EDT
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Article ID: 529727

When Continents Collide: Geologist Leads Tibet Study

Cornell University

Cornell geologist Larry Brown is leading the fourth stage of a nearly 15-year seismic profiling effort in Tibet. Project INDEPTH aims to discover how continents formed millions of years ago.

Released:
4-May-2007 2:40 PM EDT

Article ID: 528924

Earthshaking Images

University of California San Diego

San Diego Supercomputer Center virtual building helps engineers explore structure performance.

Released:
11-Apr-2007 3:45 PM EDT

Article ID: 528565

Florida Engineers Head Effort to Map California's San Andreas Fault

University of Florida

A project being completed within the next few weeks to map California's San Andreas Fault could bring the dream of forecasting earthquakes a bit closer to reality.

Released:
29-Mar-2007 4:15 PM EDT

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