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New study ranks hazardous asteroid effects from least to most destructive

Wed, 19/04/2017 - 17:20
If an asteroid struck Earth, which of its effects -- scorching heat, flying debris, towering tsunamis -- would claim the most lives? A new study has the answer: violent winds and shock waves are the most dangerous effects produced by Earth-impacting asteroids.

Communicating tsunami evacuations effectively

Tue, 18/04/2017 - 16:52
An effective communication approach incorporating computer simulations could help people find practical means to evacuate in the event of a tsunami.

Developing a microinsurance plan for California earthquakes

Wed, 12/04/2017 - 16:57
Nine out of 10 Californians are uninsured against earthquake risk, which could slow economic recovery in neighborhoods and cities around the state after a damaging quake. On-demand or use-based small insurance policies -- sometimes called microinsurance -- could help fill in that financial gap.

Seismologists offer detailed look at New Zealand's Kaikoura earthquake

Wed, 12/04/2017 - 16:11
The magnitude 7.8 Kaikoura earthquake that struck the South Island of New Zealand last November was the largest on-land recorded earthquake in the country's history.

Performance of earthquake early warning systems

Tue, 11/04/2017 - 18:07
The future of earthquake early warning systems may be contained in smartphones -- and vehicles, and 'smart' appliances and the increasing number of everyday objects embedded with sensors and communication chips that connect them with a global network.

Could a Colorado earthquake have been triggered by dinosaur extinction impact?

Tue, 11/04/2017 - 18:07
Researchers have found signs of fault displacement at well-known rock outcrops in Colorado that mark the end-Cretaceous asteroid impact that may have hurried the extinction of the dinosaurs.

What happens to the boats? The 1755 Lisbon earthquake and Portuguese tsunami literacy

Mon, 10/04/2017 - 21:19
Authors of a new report point out the need for continued geoscience education on the topic of tsunamis and other earthquake-related hazards.

Using a method from Wall Street to track slow slipping of Earth's crust

Tue, 28/03/2017 - 13:29
An indicator for stock prices can be used with GPS data to automatically detect slow-slip earthquakes from a single station's observations, offering a new way to monitor seismic activity.

Dissection of the 2015 Bonin deep earthquake

Wed, 15/03/2017 - 18:46
Researchers have been studying the deep earthquake which occurred on May 30, 2015, to the west of Japan's Bonin Islands.

CRUST adds new layer of defense against earthquakes, tsunamis

Mon, 13/03/2017 - 13:56
The first computer model to simulate the whole chain of events triggered by offshore mega subduction earthquakes could reduce losses to life and property caused by disasters like the huge earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan six years ago.

Going deep to learn the secrets of Japan's earthquakes

Thu, 02/03/2017 - 15:10
The 11 March 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake was the largest and most destructive in the history of Japan. Scientists are hard at work trying to understand just what made it so devastating.

Better communication key to cutting earthquake death toll, experts say

Mon, 27/02/2017 - 14:22
Communicating earthquake risk has long been a major challenge for scientists. Yet the right messages at the right time can and will save lives, say US communication scholars.

Ventura fault could cause stronger shaking, new research finds

Tue, 14/02/2017 - 16:42
The fault under Ventura, California, would likely cause stronger shaking during an earthquake and more damage than previously suspected, researchers warn. The Ventura-Pitas Point fault in Southern California has been the focus of much recent attention because it is thought to be capable of magnitude 8 earthquakes. It underlies the city of Ventura and runs offshore, and thus could generate tsunamis.

Largest undersea landslide revealed on the Great Barrier Reef

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 01:18
Scientists have helped discover the remnants of a massive undersea landslide on the Great Barrier Reef, approximately 30 times the volume of Uluru.

Prediction of large earthquake probability improved

Mon, 30/01/2017 - 16:01
Scientists have developed a mathematical law to explain the size distribution of earthquakes, even in the cases of large-scale earthquakes such as those which occurred in Sumatra (2004) and in Japan (2011).

Novel mechanism to stop tsunamis in their tracks proposed

Wed, 25/01/2017 - 15:37
Devastating tsunamis could be halted before hitting the Earth's shoreline by firing deep-ocean sound waves at the oncoming mass of water, new research has proposed.

Southern Italy: Earthquake hazard due to active plate boundary

Tue, 24/01/2017 - 17:15
Tectonically, the Mediterranean is extremely active and thus threatened by natural catastrophes. Over the last few years an international team of researchers has intensively studied the seafloor south of Sicily and Calabria. In their study, they found evidence for recent tectonic activity on a plate boundary, which can cause strong earthquakes.

High rates of PTSD and other mental health problems after great east Japan earthquake

Mon, 09/01/2017 - 17:38
The devastating 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and resulting nuclear disaster in Japan had a high mental health impact -- with some effects persisting several years later, according to a comprehensive research.