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Earthquake Faults Are Smarter Than We Usually Think

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

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

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Civil Engineering, granular materials, LOAD, AFOSR, YIP, Mechanics, 3D printing, sand, Nuclear, Earthquake, Blast

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

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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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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.

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

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

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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Researchers Find Biggest Exposed Fault on Earth

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

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

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