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Article ID: 680988

Tulane Student Hopes Research Will Lead to Protection From Volcanos, Earthquakes

Tulane University

East Africa may be a long way from the Crescent City but it is top of mind for Tulane PhD student Sarah Oliva, who is studying data from volcanoes and earthquakes in that region. Her goal is a better understanding of how a 3,000-kilometer long deep valley– the East African rift system— formed. Ultimately, she hopes her research will enable her to work with scientists and help governments protect residents living near the rift.

Released:
12-Sep-2017 4:25 PM EDT

Article ID: 680703

Geologists Seek Answers with Largest Deployment of Seismometers Along Alaskan Peninsula

Cornell University

Using a fleet of airplanes, ships and intrepid scientists, Cornell is leading the largest single deployment of seismometers along the Alaskan Peninsula – a $4.5 million endeavor that geologists from across the country hope will solve long-standing mysteries about the region and the planet.

Released:
7-Sep-2017 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 680299

Machine-Learning Earthquake Prediction in Lab Shows Promise

Los Alamos National Laboratory

By listening to the acoustic signal emitted by a laboratory-created earthquake, a computer science approach using machine learning can predict the time remaining before the fault fails.

Released:
30-Aug-2017 11:05 AM EDT
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    9-Aug-2017 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 679117

New Analysis Casts Doubt on Predicted Decrease in Oklahoma Earthquakes

University of California, Santa Cruz

Wastewater injection rates in Oklahoma have declined recently because of regulatory actions and market forces, but seismologists say that has not yet significantly reduced the risk of potentially damaging earthquakes.

Released:
7-Aug-2017 11:05 AM EDT

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