Latest Fault Stories
UMass Amherst geoscientists produce new model of Coachella Valley faults.
Four urban sections of the San Andreas Fault system in Northern California have stored enough energy to produce major earthquakes, according to a new study that measures fault creep.
Chinese and American scientists collaborating in the study of an active seismic fault that produced one of China's most deadly earthquakes say their deployment of an airborne LiDAR system, which uses pulses of laser light to calculate distances and chart terrain features, has helped them produce the most precise topographical measurements ever of the fault zone.
The Great 1906 San Francisco earthquake released as much accumulated stress as a cluster of closely timed temblors did over a 100-year period in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
Increased use of ground water or pumping and irrigation could be increasing the number of small earthquakes occurring in California, and eventually speed-up the frequency of larger ones, according to new research appearing in the journal Nature.
Geologic evidence that supports historical narratives for two earthquakes in the 68 years prior to the 1906 quake that devastated San Francisco has been discovered by a research team led by the University of Oregon.
A new technique developed by scientists at California’s Stanford University has confirmed that the Los Angeles would experience stronger-than-anticipated ground movement should major seismic activity occur to the city’s south.
A new study, published in Seismological Research Letters, reveals that rare earthquake lights are more likely to occur on or near rift environments. These environments are where subvertical faults allow stress-induced electrical currents to flow rapidly to the surface.
The long standing mystery of what drives a particular type of earthquake that occurs deep within the Earth and accounts for one in four quakes worldwide might have been solved by a team led by Stanford researchers.