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Article ID: 671659

Sinking of Seal Beach Wetlands Tied to Ancient Quakes

California State University, Fullerton

When geologists went in search for evidence of ancient tsunamis along Southern California’s coastal wetlands, they found something else. Their discoveries have implications for seismic hazard and risk assessment in coastal Southern California.

Released:
22-Mar-2017 1:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 670733

Fault System Off San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles Counties Could Produce Magnitude 7.3 Quake

University of California San Diego

The Newport-Inglewood and Rose Canyon faults had been considered separate systems but a new study shows that they are actually one continuous fault system running from San Diego Bay to Seal Beach in Orange County, then on land through the Los Angeles basin.

Released:
7-Mar-2017 12:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 670604

SDSC Achieves Record Performance in Seismic Simulations with Intel

University of California San Diego

Researchers at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California San Diego have developed a new seismic software package with Intel Corporation that has enabled the fastest seismic simulation to-date, as the two organizations collaborate on ways to better predict ground motions to save lives and minimize property damage.

Released:
6-Mar-2017 2:05 PM EST
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    11-Jan-2017 2:00 PM EST

Article ID: 667385

Release of Water Shakes Pacific Plate at Depth

Washington University in St. Louis

A team of seismologists analyzing the data from 671 earthquakes that occurred between 30 and 280 miles beneath the Earth's surface in the Pacific Plate as it descended into the Tonga Trench were surprised to find a zone of intense earthquake activity in the downgoing slab. The pattern of the activity along the slab provided strong evidence that the earthquakes are sparked by the release of water at depth.

Released:
9-Jan-2017 3:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 666912

Future ‘Smart Cities’ Should be Super-Connected, Green and Resilient

Rutgers University

When Superstorm Sandy lashed New Jersey in 2012, Narayan B. Mandayam lost power in his East Brunswick home for five days. Sandy sparked the Rutgers professor’s interest in helping to engineer smart cities, where everything is connected; renewable energy, green infrastructure and sustainability reign; and resilience after breakdowns, disasters and malicious attacks is critical.

Released:
22-Dec-2016 9:15 AM EST
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Article ID: 666744

A Tectonic Shift in Predicting Earthquakes, Volcanic Hazards

University of Delaware

A recent study by the University of Delaware's Jessica Warren and colleagues at two other universities provides a new data set that scientists can use to define a tectonic plate and predict future earthquake and volcanic hazards, where they might occur and how deep the devastation might be.

Released:
19-Dec-2016 2:05 PM EST

Article ID: 666394

U-M Researchers Map New Zealand Landslides with Satellites, Drones, Helicopters, Hiking Boots

University of Michigan

A University of Michigan-led team of geologists and engineers is mapping surface ruptures and some of the tens of thousands of landslides triggered by last month's magnitude-7.8 earthquake in New Zealand.

Released:
13-Dec-2016 10:05 AM EST

Article ID: 666350

Earthquake Faults Are Smarter Than We Usually Think

Northwestern University

Northwestern University researchers now have an answer to a vexing age-old question: Why do earthquakes sometimes come in clusters? The research team has developed a new computer model and discovered that earthquake faults are smarter -- in the sense of having better memory -- than seismologists have long assumed.

Released:
12-Dec-2016 4:05 PM EST

Article ID: 666261

Martian Mountains, Manmade Earthquake Detection and More From the U at AGU

University of Utah

University of Utah researchers will be among the approximately 24,000 scientists convening in San Francisco for the annual Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union Dec. 12-16. Below are summaries of select presentations at the meeting, along with the time and date of the presentation and primary contact information. All times are in Pacific Standard Time.

Released:
9-Dec-2016 3:05 PM EST

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