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Latest Seismic hazard Stories

2014-05-02 10:24:40

Oil and gas development activities, including underground disposal of wastewater and hydraulic fracturing, may induce earthquakes by changing the state of stress on existing faults to the point of failure.

New Study Reveals Quake-triggered Landslides Pose Significant Hazard For Seattle
2013-10-22 13:40:44

A new study suggests the next big quake on the Seattle fault may cause devastating damage from landslides, greater than previously thought and beyond the areas currently defined as prone to landslides.

American Heartland At High Risk For Sizable Earthquakes
2013-09-30 14:15:26

An earthquake zone that extends from Marked Tree, Arkansas to Paducah, Kentucky and as far south as Memphis, Tennessee has a higher earthquake risk than adjacent areas within the United States, according to new research from the US Geological Survey (USGS).

2012-10-03 14:59:17

Engineers and city planners study surface geology in order to construct buildings that can respond safely to earthquakes.

New Evidence For Regular Magnitude 8 Earthquakes On Alpin Fault
2012-07-27 13:21:39

The most dangerous fault line on the island of New Zealand is the Alpine Fault.

2012-05-29 10:12:25

Global seismic hazard maps exist to help societies and decision-makers anticipate and prepare for earthquakes.

LiDAR Reveals Faults Near Lake Tahoe
2012-05-25 03:22:28

Results of a new U.S. Geological Survey study conclude that faults west of Lake Tahoe, Calif., referred to as the Tahoe-Sierra frontal fault zone, pose a substantial increase in the seismic hazard assessment for the Lake Tahoe region of California and Nevada.

Caltech Researchers Gain Greater Insight Into Earthquake Cycles
2012-05-11 08:08:27

New dynamic computer model first to show full history of a fault segment

Scientists Gather To Discuss Possibility Of San Diego Quakes
2012-04-13 06:55:48

Things could get shaky as scientists will gather in San Diego next week to present their latest seismological research at the annual conference of the Seismological Society of America (SSA).

2012-03-30 07:56:15

A new study evaluates the seismic hazards for the entire Central America, including specific assessments for six capital cities, with the greatest hazard expected for Guatemala City and San Salvador, followed by Managua and San José, and notably lower in Tegucigalpa and Panamá City.


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