Articles tagged "fault line"

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New active fault found in Wellington Harbour, New Zealand

NIWA scientists have found a new active fault in Wellington Harbour after analysing data from a recent marine survey. The fault, referred to informally as the Aotea Fault, runs in a northeasterly direction for about 2km in Lambton Harbour, petering out about 1 km east

October 08, 2014

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An ocean beneath our feet

In a new research published in Geology on January 10, scientists from the University of Liverpool have shown that deep sea fault zones could transport much larger amounts of water from the Earth’s oceans to the upper mantle than previously thought. Water

January 27, 2014

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Stanford scientists use 'virtual earthquakes' to forecast Los Angeles quake risk

Stanford scientists have developed a new "virtual earthquake" technique and used it to confirm a prediction that Los Angeles would experience stronger-than- expected ground motion if a major quake occurred along the southern San Andreas Fault. They are

January 24, 2014

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Newly discovered fault line may have been source of M 7.2 Bohol earthquake

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) stated that a newly discovered fault may have been the source of the M 7.2 earthquake that rocked Central Visayas, Philippines on October 15, 2013. State seismologists said the earthquake's

October 18, 2013

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Fault-finding coral reefs can predict the site of coming earthquakes

In the wake of the devastating loss of life in Japan, the urgent question is where the next big earthquake will hit. To answer it, geologist Prof. Zvi Ben-Avraham and his doctoral student Gal Hartman of Tel Aviv University's Department of Physics and Planetary Scien

March 23, 2011

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Arkansas fault is longer than previous thought

Geologists say a fault in central Arkansas where hundreds of earthquakes have been recorded in recent months is longer and potentially more destructive than initially believed. Scientists had thought the fault is 3.7 miles long. Now they estimate it to be 6 to 7.5

March 10, 2011