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Release of water shakes Pacific Plate at depth

Tonga is a seismologists' paradise, and not just because of the white-sand beaches. The subduction zone off the east coast of the archipelago racks up more intermediate-depth and deep earthquakes than any other subduction ...

dateJan 11, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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Oklahoma warns of more quakes from energy drilling

Oklahoma regulators said Tuesday that the number of induced earthquakes could increase as oil and gas production expands in a broad area of the state, and they're telling energy companies that they need to be ready to shut ...

dateDec 20, 2016 in Environment
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Learning from slow-slip earthquakes

Off the coast of New Zealand, there is an area where earthquakes can happen in slow-motion as two tectonic plates grind past one another. The Pacific plate is moving under New Zealand at about 5 centimeters per year there, ...

dateDec 15, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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