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Seismic biomarkers in Japan Trench fault zone reveal history of large earthquakes

Researchers found multiple faults with evidence of more than 10 meters of slip during past large earthquakes in the region hit by the 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake and tsunami

27 Jan 2020 Nature Communications

‘Melting rock’ models predict mechanical origins of earthquakes

Friction drops as rocks slide past one another with greater speed.

17 Jan 2020 Nature Communications

A new conceptual model predicts key characteristics of major earthquakes and tsunamis

It allows predicting the behavior of large and great earthquakes based on their depth and to estimate their potential to generate tsunamis more accurately than any current method.

30 Nov 2019 Nature

Real-time discrimination of earthquake foreshocks and aftershocks

Large earthquakes are often followed by aftershocks that are difficult to predict and can sometimes be bigger than the original event. Currently, it is difficult to determine whether an earthquake was a foreshock of a larger event to come or was the main seismic event.

9 Oct 2019 Nature

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