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The more time it takes for an earthquake fault to heal, the faster the shake it will produce when it finally ruptures, according to a new study by engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, who conducted their work using a tabletop model of a quake fault.
New dynamic computer model first to show full history of a fault segment
Scientists hope findings bring them closer to earthquake forecasting.
Link to earthquakes unclear, but tremors seem to increase stress on shallower fracture zone.
Using a technique normally used for detecting weak tremors, scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology discovered that the 2004 magnitude 6 earthquake along the Parkfield section of the San Andreas fault exhibited almost 11 times more aftershocks than previously thought.
Researchers at the Carnegie Institution say that they have discovered a method of measuring and monitoring geological fault lines beneath the Earthâ€™s crustâ€”a development that could significantly enhance scientistsâ€™ ability to accurately predict earthquakes.
Tremors deep within the San Andreas Fault suggest California should not become complacent about future earthquakes, a leading seismologist said. The San Andreas fault is changing down deep and it's changing down deep in places where large earthquakes have happened in the past, said Robert Nadeau, a research seismologist at the University of California, Berkeley. Seismic activity in the central part of the fault has increased in the years since the magnitude 6.5 San Simeon quake in 2003 and...
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.
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