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Caltech Researchers Gain Greater Insight Into Earthquake Cycles
2012-05-11 08:08:27

New dynamic computer model first to show full history of a fault segment

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2011-08-24 19:25:14

Less than a day after Virginia was hit with a 5.8 magnitude Earthquake, Peru felt the force of a 7.0 magnitude quake.

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2010-08-22 08:51:59

In a US study, researchers said that strong earthquakes recorded along the San Andreas fault in southern California are more frequent than previously believed.

2010-03-05 13:30:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- A majority of Californians have taken initial steps toward earthquake preparedness but more than 60 percent of Californians have not done enough to make their homes safer and guard their personal finances in preparation for an inevitable, large-scale earthquake, according to a recent California Earthquake Preparedness Survey.

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2010-01-23 08:35:00

A preliminary USGS assessment has found that the sequence of aftershocks following the magnitude 7 earthquake that struck near Port-au-Prince, Haiti on Jan 12 is likely to continue for months, possibly years.

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2010-01-21 15:20:30

Recent studies of stream channel offsets along the San Andreas Fault reveal new information about fault behavior--changing our understanding of the potential for damaging earthquakes.

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2009-07-10 06:25:00

A spike in mysterious underground rumblings observed on a section of the San Andreas fault near Parkfield, California, could indicate a build-up of stress and an increased likelihood of a major earthquake.

2009-01-24 16:30:00

Southern California could be overdue for a major earthquake along the San Andreas Fault, researchers say. A study by scientists at the University of California at Irvine found there were five major temblors along a southern section of the San Andreas Fault in the past 700 years, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday.

2008-10-11 15:00:29

A strong, magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck the British Virgin Islands Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. No immediate information was available about possible damage from the 6:40 a.m.


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