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Calculating tsunami risk for the US East Coast

The greatest threat of a tsunami for the U.S. east coast from a nearby offshore earthquake stretches from the coast of New England to New Jersey, according to John Ebel of Boston College, who presented his findings today ...

dateApr 19, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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A global murmur, then unusual silence

In the global aftershock zone that followed the major April 2012 Indian Ocean earthquake, seismologists noticed an unusual pattern. The magnitude (M) 8.6 earthquake, a strike-slip event at intraoceanic tectonic plates, caused ...

dateApr 19, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Ohio quakes could incite fracking policy shift

(AP) -- In Ohio, geographically and politically positioned to become a leading importer of wastewater from gas drilling, environmentalists and lawmakers opposed to the technique known as fracking are seizing on a series ...

dateJan 03, 2012 in Environment
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Trial opens against scientists for Italy quake

Seven scientists and other experts went on trial on manslaughter charges Tuesday for allegedly failing to sufficiently warn residents before a devastating earthquake that killed more than 300 people in central Italy in 2009.

dateSep 20, 2011 in Other
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The Atlantic 'resting' -- for now

Geophysicists have simulated when the continents around the Atlantic develop active continental margins with earthquakes and volcanoes. According to the model, ‘real’ fully active subduction zones will not form ...

dateMay 23, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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