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Article ID: 666350

Earthquake Faults Are Smarter Than We Usually Think

Northwestern University

Northwestern University researchers now have an answer to a vexing age-old question: Why do earthquakes sometimes come in clusters? The 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.

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12-Dec-2016 4:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 666261

Martian Mountains, Manmade Earthquake Detection and More From the U at AGU

University of Utah

University of Utah researchers will be among the approximately 24,000 scientists convening in San Francisco for the annual Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union Dec. 12-16. Below are summaries of select presentations at the meeting, along with the time and date of the presentation and primary contact information. All times are in Pacific Standard Time.

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9-Dec-2016 3:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 666257

Lori Dengler, Tsunami, Earthquake, Geophysics, and Natural Hazard Mitigation Expert From Humboldt State University.

Humboldt State University

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9-Dec-2016 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 666209

Prof Steve WaiChing Sun Wins Air Force’s Young Investigator Program Award

Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Columbia Engineering Prof Steve WaiChing Sun has won the Air Force’s Young Investigator Program Award to model load response of granular materials; he is leading a combined experiential-modeling effort to help understand the high-strain-rate responses of wetted granular materials to impact loadings released into the soil, such as blasts, explosion, munitions, subsurface exploration, ground improvement, and ballistic vulnerability of military structures.

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8-Dec-2016 4:55 PM EST
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Article ID: 666139

Calif. State U Channel Islands Coastal Environmental Expert Says 6.8 Humboldt Quake Is Call to Strengthen Coastal Infrastructure Now, Especially with Sea Level Rise.

California State University, Channel Islands

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8-Dec-2016 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 666138

Disaster Researcher Can Comment on Potential California Mega-Quake; Focuses on Evacuation Decision-Making and Response

University of Delaware

Conducted reconnaissance field research

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8-Dec-2016 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 665752

Ohio State Fans Generated Biggest “Fan Quakes” of the Season During the Michigan Game

Ohio State University

Even before the opening kickoff of the Ohio State-Michigan football game, fans' celebrations had broken all previous records for seismic energy generated by the biggest plays of the 2016 season.

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1-Dec-2016 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 665495

Researchers Find Biggest Exposed Fault on Earth

Australian National University

Geologists have for the first time seen and documented the Banda Detachment fault in eastern Indonesia and worked out how it formed.

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28-Nov-2016 3:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 665370

Shaking the ’Shoe: Fan Celebrations at Ohio State Football Games Register on a Seismic Scale

Ohio State University

The Ohio State University doesn’t just make big plays—it measures exactly how big those plays are, and uses the data to teach students valuable lessons in science.

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23-Nov-2016 8:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 665285

New Early Warning Systems Gave Residents of Fukushima Ample Time to Seek Safety, According to Virginia Tech Expert

Virginia Tech

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22-Nov-2016 8:05 AM EST
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