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Earthquake faults are smarter than we usually think – Science Daily

February 17, 2017 |

Earthquake faults are smarter than we usually thinkScience DailyThe research team has developed a new computer model and discovered that earthquake faults are smarter — in the sense of having better memory — than seismologists have long assumed. “If it’s … Read More

Earthquake series cause uplift variations at continental margins – Science Daily

February 17, 2017 |

Earthquake series cause uplift variations at continental marginsScience DailyThis has important implications for the seismic hazard and the tsunami risk along the shores of many countries. The idea is that series of severe earthquakes within a geologically short period of … Read More

Earthquakes can trigger near-instantaneous aftershocks on different faults – Science Daily

February 17, 2017 |

Earthquakes can trigger near-instantaneous aftershocks on different faultsScience DailyAccording to a new study by scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego, a large earthquake on one fault can trigger large aftershocks on separate faults … Read More

DEP links Lawrence County earthquakes to fracking – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

February 17, 2017 |

DEP links Lawrence County earthquakes to frackingPittsburgh Post-GazetteA series of small earthquakes in Lawrence County last year appear to have been linked to hydraulic fracturing operations at nearby Utica Shale wells, …

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Philippines, South Atlantic and Alaska: Earthquakes 9-15 February 2017 – Decoded Science

February 17, 2017 |

Philippines, South Atlantic and Alaska: Earthquakes 9-15 February 2017Decoded ScienceIt’s been a quiet few weeks in seismic terms, and the week of 9-15 February 2017 wasn’t much more active than its predecessors. This week produced one earthquake in excess of … Read More

Could artificial intelligence hold the key to predicting earthquakes? – CBS News

February 16, 2017 |

Could artificial intelligence hold the key to predicting earthquakes?CBS NewsCan artificial intelligence, or machine learning, be deployed to predict earthquakes, potentially saving thousands of lives around the world? Some seismologists are working to find out. But they know such efforts … Read More