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Latest Seismological Society of America Stories

2014-07-01 10:05:14

Natural earthquakes and nuclear explosions produce seismic waves that register on seismic monitoring networks around the globe, allowing the scientific community to pinpoint the location of the events.

Fracking May Pose Greater Earthquake Risk Than Previously Believed
2014-05-04 06:04:05

The risk of fracking-related underground wastewater disposal could pose a far greater risk of causing earthquakes than experts have previously realized, especially in the US Southwest and Midwest.

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.

Georgia Basin May Amplify Ground Shaking From Next Quake In Vancouver
2014-01-21 08:15:38

Tall buildings, bridges and other long-period structures in Greater Vancouver may experience greater shaking from large (M 6.8 +) earthquakes than previously thought due to the amplification of surface waves passing through the Georgia basin

Google Street View Tool Used To Record Earthquake Damage
2013-10-30 11:13:09

A scientist from Cologne University has used Google's online street view scans to document the damage caused by the 2009 L'Aquila earthquake and suggests that the database would be a useful tool for surveying damage caused by future earthquakes.

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.

2013-09-04 08:05:42

In 1909, an Iranian telegraph operator living in the remote desert town of Kerman noticed an unusual movement of the magnetic needle of his telegraph instrument.

'Caldas Tear' Resolves Seismic Activity Beneath Colombia
2013-06-06 20:49:15

Colombia sits atop a complex geological area where three tectonic plates are interacting, producing seismicity patterns that have puzzled seismologists for years.

2013-04-22 10:01:52

The greatest threat of a tsunami for the U.S. east coast from a nearby offshore earthquake stretches from the coast of New England to New Jersey.

2013-04-19 19:21:48

The entire world becomes an aftershock zone after a massive magnitude (M) 7 or larger earthquake—but what hazard does this pose around the planet?


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