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Photographic Evidence, Lidar Helps Scientists More Accurately Locate San Andreas Fault Trace
2013-11-27 19:21:53

At precisely 5:12 am on the morning of April 18, 1906, the northernmost 296 miles of the San Andreas Fault jolted many Californians from their sleep. The initial quake and catastrophic fires that followed are estimated to have sent nearly 3,000 to an early grave.

In The Last 300,000 Years The Alhama de Murcia Fault Has Experienced At Least 6 Major Earthquakes
2012-11-12 13:13:08

Enjoying Spanish participation, an international group of researchers have analyzed the most recent history of the Alhama de Murcia fault.

LiDAR Reveals Faults Near Lake Tahoe
2012-05-25 03:22:28

Results of a new U.S. Geological Survey study conclude that faults west of Lake Tahoe, Calif., referred to as the Tahoe-Sierra frontal fault zone, pose a substantial increase in the seismic hazard assessment for the Lake Tahoe region of California and Nevada.

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2011-08-15 06:44:01

Like scars that remain on the skin long after a wound has healed, earthquake fault lines can be traced on Earth's surface long after their initial rupture.

2011-03-21 19:44:52

In the wake of the devastating loss of life in Japan, the urgent question is where the next big earthquake will hit.

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2010-11-19 10:09:11

New data suggest that the Limon and Pedro Miguel faults in Central Panama have ruptured both independently and in unison over the past 1400 years, indicating a significant seismic risk for Panama City and the Panama Canal.

2005-12-06 20:20:00

Scientists studying the San Andreas fault in California will soon be able to monitor seismic activity from deep inside the Earth's crust so they can identify patterns that might foreshadow a major quake, scientists said on Tuesday.


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  • A mania for the use of printing-types; a strong propensity to write for publication.
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