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Titan takes on the big one

The San Andreas Fault system, which runs almost the entire length of California, is prone to shaking, causing about 10,000 minor earthquakes each year just in the southern California area.

dateNov 11, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Earthquakes recorded through fossils

The Cascadia subduction zone (CSZ) has captured major attention from paleoseismologists due to evidence from several large (magnitude 8-9) earthquakes preserved in coastal salt marshes. Stratigraphic records are proving to ...

dateNov 02, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Babe Ruth and earthquake hazard maps

Northwestern University researchers have turned to an unusual source—Major League Baseball—to help learn why maps used to predict shaking in future earthquakes often do poorly.

dateOct 29, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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