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Landslide Risk Remains High a Year After Magnitude-7.8 Nepal Earthquake

With the monsoon fast approaching, the landslide risk in Nepal remains high a year after a magnitude-7.8 earthquake that killed more than 8,000 people, according to a University of Michigan-led research team.

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Earthquake Research in New Zealand on Damaged Buildings

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University of Auckland researchers test frame components from a 20-story building damaged during the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquakes to help engineers improve earthquake design and assessment guidelines

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Breaking the Strongest Link Triggered Big Baja Earthquake

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A spate of major earthquakes on small faults could overturn traditional views about how earthquakes start, according to a study from researchers at the Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior in Ensenada, Mexico, and the University of California, Davis.

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New App Turns Smartphones Into Worldwide Seismic Network

MyShake Android app crowdsources ground shaking from smartphone accelerometers.

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Researchers Find New Cause of Strong Earthquakes

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A geologic event known as diking can cause strong earthquakes -- with a magnitude between 6 and 7, according to an international research team.

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Can Slow Creep Along Thrust Faults Help Forecast Megaquakes?

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In Japan and areas like the Pacific Northwest where megathrust earthquakes are common, scientists may be able to better forecast large quakes based on periodic increases and decreases in the rate of slow, quiet slipping along the fault.

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U of A Civil Engineer Available for Comment on Flooding and Levees; Bernhardt Studies How Soil Reacts to Earthquakes and Flooding

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Mobile Phone Data Helps Ongoing Quake Relief Effort in Nepal

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Researchers from the University of Southampton are using mobile phone data to monitor the movement of people affected by the earthquake in Nepal and help with the continuing relief effort in the country.

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Past Earthquakes Play a Role in Future Landslides, Research Suggests

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The likelihood of an area experiencing a potentially devastating landslide could be influenced by its previous exposure to earthquakes many decades earlier.

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USGS Raises Questions About NASA Study Claiming 99.9% Chance of a Magnitude-5 or Greater Earthquake Striking Los Angeles Within Three Years

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After scientists led by NASA publish a study in the journal Earth and Space Science, the U.S. Geological Survey issues statement that raises doubts on the studies earthquake forecasts for the greater Los Angeles area.

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Pair Plan to Rebuild Nepalese School to Honor Marines

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Amrit Kandel and Biraj Pokharel, natives of Nepal now living in Omaha, Neb., are raising money to rebuild a school devastated by last spring's earthquakes and honor six Marines killed while on a humanitarian mission in Nepal.

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Precariously Balanced Rocks Provide Clues for Unearthing Underground Fault Connections

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Stacked in gravity-defying arrangements in the western San Bernardino Mountains, near the San Andreas Fault, granite boulders that should have been toppled by earthquakes long ago resolutely remain. In exploring why these rocks still stand, researchers have uncovered connections between Southern California’s San Jacinto and San Andreas faults that could change how the region plans for future earthquakes.

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Earthquake Not to Blame for Indonesian Mud Volcano

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New research led by the University of Adelaide hopes to close the debate on whether a major mud volcano disaster in Indonesia was triggered by an earthquake or had man-made origins.

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Experts on SCOTUS ACA Ruling, Fewer Side Effects for Breast Cancer Treatment, Glacial Earthquakes, and More Top Stories 26 June 2015

Other topics include resurgence of whales off southern California, treating chronic kidney disease, and a breakthrough in a heart-specific type of stem cell.

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Backward-Moving Glacier Helps Scientists Explain Glacial Earthquakes

The relentless flow of a glacier may seem unstoppable, but a team of researchers from the United Kingdom and the U.S. has shown that during some calving events—when an iceberg breaks off into the ocean—the glacier moves rapidly backward and downward, causing the characteristic glacial earthquakes which until now have been poorly understood.

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Experts: Risk of Hepatitis E Outbreak ‘Very High’ in Earthquake-Ravaged Nepal

During the coming monsoon season, survivors of the recent earthquake that destroyed parts of Nepal face a “very high” risk of a hepatitis E outbreak that could be especially deadly to pregnant women, according to a consensus statement from a group of infectious disease experts from around the world.

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Trending Stories Report for 13 May 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: Statin drugs and cancer, concussions, women in business, tracking ebola, precision medicine, nursing, Nepal earthquake, and Oak Ridge National Lab researchers working on LHC experiments.

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Dr Caroline Eakin - Nepal Earthquake Timeline & Aftershock Sequence, Tectonics & Future Earthquakes

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Earthquake Expert Available to Talk About Nepal

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Geological Engineering Expert Available to Discuss Nepal Earthquakes

Dr. J. David Rogers, the Karl F. Hasselmann Chair of Geological Engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, is available to speak to journalists about the Nepal earthquakes.







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