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Sensing shakes

A TOBA with door open to reveal cryogenically cooled sensor platform inside. ©2019 Ando Masaki. Sensing shakes A new way to sense earthquakes could help improve early warning systems Every year earthquakes worldwide claim hundreds or even thousands of lives. ...

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Scientists find seismic imaging is blind to water

Researchers at MIT and the Australian National University have found that seismic waves are essentially blind to a very common substance found throughout the Earth’s interior: water. Image: Christine Daniloff/MIT   Scientists find seismic imaging is blind to water Findings ...

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A new understanding of Seismic Aftershocks

  A new understanding of Seismic Aftershocks How long will an earthquake last? This is one of the questions that researchers face at the beginning of every seismic sequence. A new analysis reveals that earthquake aftershocks last longer and are ...

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Modeling the Effects of Wastewater Injection

Wastewater injected in an underground reservoir layer crossed by a fault triggers an earthquake. The earthquake rupture grows larger than the zone pressurized by water injection. Credit: Galis et al., and Thomas Willard/Caltech Graphic Resources   Modeling the Effects of ...

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NASA Tech Aids Search Following Mexico Quake

An emergency responder in Mexico City carries an orange case holding a radar instrument called FINDER. This technology can detect the heartbeats of earthquake survivors buried under rubble. It was developed in a collaboration between NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and ...

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‘Be Prepared’

  ‘Be Prepared’ The old adage also applies to residents of Southern California, where earthquakes are a regular occurrence By Julie Cohen Mother Nature has an exquisite sense of irony. On Sept. 19, 1985, Mexico City experienced an 8.0 earthquake ...

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Feeling the impact of fracking

A man clears rubble in Sparks, Okla., following two earthquakes in 24 hours in November 2011. The area is home to thousands of fracking wells. File photo by Sue Ogrocki/AP Click for a full size image   Feeling the impact ...

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Chilean earthquake causes icequakes in Antarctica

2010 Chilean earthquake causes icequakes in Antarctica Seismic events aren’t rare occurrences on Antarctica, where sections of the frozen desert can experience hundreds of micro-earthquakes an hour due to ice deformation. Some scientists call them icequakes. But in March of ...

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