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It’s the Rain’s Fault

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Rainwater may play an important role in the process that triggers earthquakes, according to new research.

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Geotechnical Engineer Studying Effects of Earthquake in Ecuador; Wood Chosen to Participate in NSF-Sponsored Reconnaissance Mission.

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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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