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#earthquakes

Stronger earthquakes can be induced by wastewater injected deep underground

Scientists have found that in regions where oilfield wastewater disposal is widespread earthquakes are getting deeper at the same rate as the wastewater sinks.

16 Jul 2019 Nature Communications

Study reveals key factor in Himalayan earthquake rupture

The rupture highlights important scientific questions about Himalayan formation and seismic hazards.

26 Jun 2019 Science Advances

Stresses from past earthquakes explain location of seismic events

The cumulative stresses caused by historic earthquakes could provide some explanation as to why and where they occur, according to new research.

21 Jun 2019 Nature Communications

How tides can trigger earthquakes

A new study reveals the inner workings of tidally triggered earthquakes, and finds that even the slightest stress can set off a tremor.

7 Jun 2019 Nature Communications