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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

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