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Hawai'i earthquake swarm caused by magma moving through 'sills'

Magma pumping through a massive complex of flat, interconnected chambers deep beneath volcanoes in Hawai'i appears to be responsible for an unexplained swarm of tiny earthquakes felt on the Big Island over the past seven ...

California earthquake puts early warning system to the test

As sensors picked up the first signs of a strong earthquake jolting the Northern California coast, an alert was blasted to 3 million smartphone users telling them to "drop, cover, hold on." It was hailed as the biggest test ...

Enhancing earthquake detection from orbit

When a major earthquake strikes, nearby seismometers can inform rapid alerts to residents and emergency services that potentially hazardous shaking or tsunamis may be headed their way. However, local seismometer measurements ...

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