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Scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., have developed a model of the March 28 earthquake in Los Angeles, based on the distribution of aftershocks and other seismic information from the U.S. Geological Survey.
Geophysicist Andrea Donnellan of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., reflects on the Northridge earthquake, what we've learned about earthquakes since then, our state of preparedness for the next "big one" and what lies ahead for earthquake studies at NASA.
NASA software that models the behavior of earthquake faults to improve earthquake forecasting and our understanding of earthquake processes, and NASA's first mobile application are co-winners of NASA's 2012 Software of the Year Award.
NASA's first mobile application and software that models the behavior of earthquake faults to improve earthquake forecasting and our understanding of earthquake processes are co-winners of NASA's 2012 Software of the Year Award.
The space-based technology that lets GPS-equipped motorists constantly update their precise location will undergo a major test of its ability to rapidly pinpoint the location and magnitude of strong earthquakes across the western United States.
While earthquakes can't yet be predicted, scientists are making advances in their ability to forecast where they are most likely to occur, with the best forecasts now about 10 times more accurate than a random prediction.
New technologies developed by NASA and other agencies are revealing surprising insights into a major earthquake that rocked parts of the American Southwest and Mexico in April, including increased potential for more large earthquakes in Southern California.
When a swarm of hundreds of small to moderate earthquakes erupted beneath California's Salton Sea in March, sending spasms rumbling across the desert floor, it set off more than just seismometers.
The San Francisco Bay region has a 25 percent chance of a magnitude 7 or greater earthquake in the next 20 years, and a roughly 1 percent chance of such an earthquake each year, according to the "Virtual California" computer simulation.