SF Bay Area building demolition fuels quake study (Update)
It took just seconds for a 13-story building overlooking San Francisco Bay to implode, spewing smoke and chunks of concrete as it crumbled into a heap of rubble. But U.S. Geological Survey scientist Rufus ...
Slow earthquakes may foretell larger events
Monitoring slow earthquakes may provide a basis for reliable prediction in areas where slow quakes trigger normal earthquakes, according to Penn State geoscientists.
Disposal of Marcellus Shale fracking waste caused earthquakes in Ohio
Before January 2011, Youngstown, Ohio, had never had an earthquake since observations began in 1776. In December 2010, the Northstar 1 injection well came online, built to pump wastewater produced by hydraulic fracturing ...
Africa's ups and downs
The East African Rift is an area where two tectonic plates are moving apart, making it a region of high geological activity, home to a number of volcanoes.
Skyscraper site may sit on active Hollywood fault line, state says
California's state geologist has declared that the Hollywood earthquake fault is active and may run directly underneath a skyscraper project approved by the Los Angeles City Council last week.
Revised location of 1906 rupture of San Andreas Fault in Portola Valley
New evidence suggests the 1906 earthquake ruptured the San Andreas Fault in a single trace through Portola Village, current day Town of Portola Valley, and indicates a revised location for the fault trace.
Strong earthquake hits western Indonesia
A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 on Saturday struck off Mentawai islands in western Indonesia, causing panic but officials said there were no reports of damages or casualties.
Studying mini earthquakes provides clues to volcanic behavior
(Phys.org) —Open vent volcanoes constantly pop with small eruptions, causing low-level, low-frequency earthquakes. These are not the big high-profile earthquakes that come from the slip of a fault line, ...
Drilling study finds faults after earthquakes heal faster than previously thought
Seismic gap outside of Istanbul: Is this where the expected Marmara earthquake will originate from?
Earthquake researchers have now identified a 30 kilometers long and ten kilometers deep area along the North Anatolian fault zone just south of Istanbul that could be the starting point for a strong earthquake. ...
Quake off Indonesia shakes capital, but no damage (Update)
A 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck off Indonesia's main island of Java and was felt hundreds of kilometers away in the capital, Jakarta, but no major damage was reported.
Programming model for supercomputers of the future
The demand for even faster, more effective, and also energy-saving computer clusters is growing in every sector. The new asynchronous programming model GPI from Fraunhofer ITWM might become a key building ...
Researchers replicate supershear earthquakes in the lab
New explanation for slow earthquakes on San Andreas
(Phys.org) —New Zealand's geologic hazards agency reported this week an ongoing, "silent" earthquake that began in January is still going strong. Though it is releasing the energy equivalent of a 7.0 earthquake, ...