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2014-10-16 03:00:15

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.

Earthquake Science: Predicting The Next ‘Big One’ For San Francisco
2014-05-20 06:42:38

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.

California Groundwater Reliance Linked To Increased Earthquake Activity
2014-05-15 07:13:32

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.

Earthquakes Rattle California, Largest In 34 Years Hits Yellowstone
2014-03-31 11:15:34

As many as 30 earthquakes were recorded in California over the past 24 hours, most of which were less than a magnitude in intensity. Despite all the tremors regional seismometers pick up in California and Nevada -- 808 in the past week alone -- most go unnoticed by residents.

San Francisco's 'Big One' In 1906 Was Third In A Series Of Quakes
2014-02-13 06:31:07

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.

2014-01-28 23:00:27

Latest ETV video features earthquake-resistant building, which literally rocks. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 Sitting virtually astride

Photographic Evidence, Lidar Helps Scientists More Accurately Locate San Andreas Fault Trace
2013-11-27 19:21:53

At precisely 5:12 am on the morning of April 18, 1906, the northernmost 296 miles of the San Andreas Fault jolted many Californians from their sleep. The initial quake and catastrophic fires that followed are estimated to have sent nearly 3,000 to an early grave.

Humans Causing Seismic Activity
2013-07-12 08:57:39

Two studies published in the journal Science have both found human geologic activities could be causing nearby seismic activity.

Why Some Quakes Shake Faster Revealed By Tabletop Fault Model
2012-10-31 15:28:04

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.

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2012-08-30 17:17:09

Scientists are reviving a century old Tesla experiment by trying to recreate an earthquake through laboratory means.


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