Articles tagged "ucerf"

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UCERF3: Anticipating aftershocks in Southern California

Southern California has the highest earthquake risk of any region in the U.S., but exactly how risky and where the greatest risks lie remains an open question. Earthquakes occur infrequently and depend on complex geological factors deep underground, making them hard...

October 26, 2017

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Multi-fault ruptures can unleash stronger California earthquakes, Stanford study

A new research by Stanford scientists, based on California's deadly 1812 earthquake, demonstrates how the rupturing of multiple faults in California can trigger even more powerful quakes. It was assumed previously that infamous San Andreas Fault was the sole...

March 15, 2016

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New long-term earthquake forecast for California

A new California earthquake forecast by the USGS and partners revises scientific estimates for the chances of having large earthquakes over the next several decades. The Third Uniform California Earthquake Rupture Forecast, or UCERF3, improves upon previous models by in

March 12, 2015