Latest Intraplate earthquake Stories
Folks living near the New Madrid seismic zone should expect to see a low-flying, red-and-white Cessna today. Do not be alarmed, U.S. Geological Survey officials announced.
This tip sheet highlights presentations at the upcoming international meeting of SSA, which is an international scientific society devoted to the advancement of seismology and its applications in understanding and mitigating earthquake hazards and in imaging the structure of the Earth.
This December marks the bicentennial of the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-12, which are the biggest earthquakes known to have occurred in the central U.S.
University of Oklahoma researchers are working with Chinese colleagues to better understand intraplate earthquakesâ€”those occurring far from a tectonic plate boundaryâ€”in an effort to minimize the loss of life and property in both China and Oklahoma.
Most earthquakes occur along fault lines, which form boundaries between two tectonic plates.
Although the fault zones beneath the Mississippi River Valley have produced some of the countryâ€™s largest modern earthquakes east of the Rocky Mountains, scientists acknowledge they donâ€™t yet fully understand the Midwestern seismic zone that caused Fridayâ€™s earthquake in southern Illinois.
The first direct evidence of how and when tectonic plates move into the deepest reaches of the Earth is published in Nature today. Scientists hope their description of how plates collide with one sliding below the other into the rocky mantle could potentially improve their ability to assess earthquake risks.
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