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Japan Earthquake Produced Largest Slip Ever Recorded
2013-02-08 05:47:23

As we are quickly approaching the two-year anniversary of the Tohoku-Oki earthquake that prompted the devastating Honshu tsunami, we learned this week about a rapid-response drilling operation at the site of the earthquake.

2011-09-15 12:39:07

Their critics weren't convinced the first time, but Rice University researchers didn't give up on the "ice that burns."

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2011-06-30 09:15:29

Samples of rock, sediment from beneath the sea-floor help explain quakes like Japan's.

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2009-10-10 08:06:32

IODP Expedition 322 of the Nankai Trough Seismogenic Zone Experiment Stage 2 complete.

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2009-09-05 14:09:27

Scientists return from first ever riser drilling operations in seismogenic zone.

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2009-07-30 10:50:00

Kumano Basin off Kii Peninsula, approximately 58 km southeast of Japan— Despite harsh atmospheric and ocean conditions, and complex geological characteristics of its drill site, the deep-sea drilling vessel CHIKYU, for the first time in the history of scientific ocean drilling

2009-07-30 10:25:11

Researchers aboard drilling vessel Chikyu report successful completion of first riser-drilling operations in earthquake zone.

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2009-06-10 15:07:55

Scientists have made the surprising finding that typhoons trigger slow earthquakes, at least in eastern Taiwan.

2009-05-01 08:23:11

The drillship JOIDES Resolution ("JR") has returned to international operations, and will make a port call in Honolulu, Hawaii, May 5-9, 2009.

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2009-03-23 14:15:07

In the future, natural gas derived from chunks of ice that workers collect from beneath the ocean floor and beneath the arctic permafrost may fuel cars, heat homes, and power factories.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.