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October 28, 2020

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Ancient Lake Contributed to Past San Andreas Fault Ruptures

The San Andreas fault, which runs along the western coast of North America and crosses dense population centers like Los Angeles, California, is one of the most-studied faults in North America ...

Bridges With Limb-Inspired Architecture Can Withstand Earthquakes, Cut Repair Costs

Structural damage to any of the nation's ailing bridges can come with a hefty price of billions of dollars in repairs. New bridge designs promise ...

A New Way of Looking at the Earth's Interior

Current understanding is that the chemical composition of the Earth's mantle is relatively homogeneous. But experiments now show that this view is too simplistic. Their results solve a key problem ...

AI Detects Hidden Earthquakes

Tiny movements in Earth's outermost layer may provide a Rosetta Stone for deciphering the physics and warning signs of big quakes. New algorithms that work a little like human vision are now ...
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Without the North American Monsoon, Reining in Wildfires Gets Harder

New research shows that while winter rains can temper the beginning of the wildfire season, monsoon rains are what shut them down. This monsoon season was the second-driest on record, leaving ...

Magnitude Comparison Distinguishes Small Earthquakes from Chemical Explosions in US West

By comparing two magnitude measurements for seismic events recorded locally, researchers can tell whether the event was a small earthquake or a single-fire buried chemical ...

Act Now on Wildfires, Global Climate Change, Human Health, Study Says

Immediate actions are needed to limit the greenhouse gas emissions that are driving climate change that helps fuel wildfires, a new study ...

Shack Fires Move With Devastating Speed, Large-Scale Experiment Shows

An experiment showed that a fire spreading through an informal settlement can destroy twenty shacks (informal houses) in five ...

Unusually Shallow Earthquake Ruptures in Chinese Fracking Field

An unusually shallow earthquake triggered by hydraulic fracturing in a Chinese shale gas field could change how experts view the risks of fracking for faults that lie very near the Earth's ...

Research May Curb Economic Losses to Power Plants After Earthquakes

Sitting atop power transformers are bushing systems that play a critical role in supplying communities with electricity. However, these objects are also susceptible to breaking during earthquakes. ...

Earthquake Forecasting Clues Unearthed in Strange Precariously Balanced Rocks

Naturally formed balancing boulders could be used to help scientists to forecast large earthquakes more ...

New Fire Containment Research Addresses Risk and Safety

Researchers address new ways to assess risks and evaluate fire fighting ...

The Arctic Is Burning in a Whole New Way

'Zombie fires' and burning of fire-resistant vegetation are new features driving Arctic fires -- with strong consequences for the global climate -- warn international fire ...

The Testimony of Trees: How Volcanic Eruptions Shaped 2000 Years of World History

Researchers have shown that over the past two thousand years, volcanoes have played a larger role in natural temperature variability than previously thought, and their climatic effects may have ...

How Earthquake Swarms Arise

A new fault simulator maps out how interactions between pressure, friction and fluids rising through a fault zone can lead to slow-motion quakes and seismic ...

Driven by Climate, More Frequent, Severe Wildfires in Cascade Range Reshape Forests

New research found that while the increased wildfire activity is causing widespread changes in the structure and composition of these mid-to-high elevation forests, the new landscapes are also likely ...

Flood Risks: More Accurate Data Due to COVID-19

Emerging use of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) makes it possible to continuously measure shallow changes in elevation of Earth surface. A study now shows that the quality of these ...

Seismic Data Explains Continental Collision Beneath Tibet

New imagery reveals the causes of seismic activity deep beneath the Himalaya region, contributing to an ongoing debate over the continental collision process when two tectonic plates crash into each ...

Undersea Earthquakes Shake Up Climate Science

Sound generated by seismic events on the seabed can be used to determine the temperature of Earth's warming ...

Indian Monsoon Can Be Predicted Better After Volcanic Eruptions

Large volcanic eruptions can help to forecast the monsoon over India - the seasonal rainfall that is key for the country's agriculture and thus for feeding one billion people. As erratic as they ...

Wildfire on the Rise Since 1984 in Northern California's Coastal Ranges

High-severity wildfires in northern coastal California have been increasing by about 10 percent per decade since 1984, according to a new ...

Formation of the Alps: Detaching and Uplifting, Not Bulldozing

Researchers have used a computer model to test a new hypothesis about the formation of the Alps while simulating seismic activity in Switzerland. This will help improve current earthquake risk ...

A new study of an ancient period that is considered the closest natural analog to the era of modern human carbon emissions has found that massive volcanism sent great waves of carbon into the oceans ...

Ancient Earthquake May Have Caused Destruction of Canaanite Palace at Tel Kabri

Researchers have uncovered new evidence that an earthquake may have caused the destruction and abandonment of a flourishing Canaanite palatial site about 3,700 years ...

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