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Earthquakes can be attenuated by groundwater

  Earthquakes can be attenuated by groundwater Researchers from EPFL and the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris have found that the presence of pressurized fluid in surrounding rock can reduce the intensity of earthquakes triggered by underground human activities like ...

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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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After an earthquake, how does a tsunami happen?

Residents look at the damaged hotel ‘Ane Centro’ after a 8.1 magnitude earthquake in Matias Romero, Oaxaca, Mexico. Angel Hernandez/AAP   After an earthquake, how does a tsunami happen? Friday’s earthquake off Mexico was the largest in that region in ...

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Natural or manmade quakes

A study by Stanford researchers found that the likelihood of large-magnitude manmade earthquakes increases over time, independent of the previous seismicity rate. credit : Stanford University Click for a full size image Natural or manmade quakes? A study by Stanford ...

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Giant earthquakes help predict volcanic eruptions

Imaging seismic susceptibility makes it possible to detect regions affected by high-pressure volcanic fluids. The image in the background is catalogued as ‘Red Fuji’ (Katsushika Hokusai, 1830). Credit: Copyright Florent Brenguier Giant earthquakes help predict volcanic eruptions Researchers at the ...

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