Japan quake loaded stress on fault closer to Tokyo
The recent monster quake that hit northeastern Japan altered the earth's surface, geologists say, loading stress onto a different segment of the fault line much closer to Tokyo.
Light and dark in the Phoenix Lake
(PhysOrg.com) -- They say you can't judge a book by its cover but, with planets, first impressions do count. New images show where complex fault lines in Mars Phoenicis Lacus region have resulted in ...
Villagers return to slopes of Indonesian volcano
(AP) -- Villagers briefly returned home Tuesday to check their farms along the fertile slopes of an Indonesian volcano that erupted after laying dormant for more than four centuries - catching many scientists ...
Haiti: Physics of Quakes Past, and Future
(PhysOrg.com) -- The earthquake that struck Haiti took place along what is called a strike-slip fault -- a place where tectonic plates on each side of a fault line are moving horizontally in opposite directions, ...
Purdue researchers studied Haitian fault; warned of potential for a large earthquake (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- The potential for large earthquakes in Haiti and the Dominican Republic was forecast by a model of the northeastern Caribbean created by a team of experts.
Fault Responsible for Haiti Quake Slices Island's Topography
(PhysOrg.com) -- The fault responsible for the Jan. 12 magnitude 7.0 earthquake that devastated Haiti is visible in images created using NASA radar topography data acquired in 2000.
WHOI expert: Haiti quake occurred in complex, active seismic region
The magnitude 7.0 earthquake that triggered disastrous destruction and mounting death tolls in Haiti this week occurred in a highly complex tangle of tectonic faults near the intersection of the Caribbean and North American ...
Slowly Slip-Sliding Faults Don't Cause Earthquakes
(PhysOrg.com) -- Some slow-moving faults may help protect some regions of Italy and other parts of the world against destructive earthquakes, suggests new research from The University of Arizona in Tucson.
Asia-Pacific quakes herald a disaster? Experts say no
Powerful earthquakes that have jolted Asia recently do not presage a disaster, although it is only a matter of time before the next catastrophe befalls the quake-prone region, seismologists say.