A swarm of 85,000 earthquakes at the Antarctic Orca submarine volcano

Journal Reference: Simone Cesca, Monica Sugan, Łukasz Rudzinski, Sanaz Vajedian, Peter Niemz, Simon Plank, Gesa Petersen, Zhiguo Deng, Eleonora Rivalta, Alessandro Vuan, Milton Percy Plasencia Linares, Sebastian Heimann, Torsten Dahm. Massive earthquake swarm driven by magmatic intrusion at the Bransfield Strait, Antarctica. Communications Earth & Environment, 2022; 3 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s43247-022-00418-5 The Orca volcano between … Read more

Ridgecrest shows how earthquakes damage Earth’s crust

Journal Reference: Alba M. Rodriguez Padilla, Michael E. Oskin, Christopher W. D. Milliner, Andreas Plesch. Accrual of widespread rock damage from the 2019 Ridgecrest earthquakes. Nature Geoscience, 2022; DOI: 10.1038/s41561-021-00888-w The earthquake zone — which belongs to a network of faults called the Eastern California Shear Zone — is sparsely populated and arid, without much … Read more

Better prediction of megathrust earthquakes: Illuminating slow slip plate tectonics in south-western Japan

Better prediction of megathrust earthquakes: Illuminating slow slip plate tectonics in south-western Japan – NovLink Home Mash T Better prediction of megathrust earthquakes: Illuminating slow slip plate tectonics in south-western Japan We would like to thank the writer of this short article for this amazing content Better prediction of megathrust earthquakes: Illuminating slow slip plate … Read more

How do wind turbines respond to winds, ground motion during earthquakes?

Journal Reference: Renqiang Xi, Piguang Wang, Xiuli Du, Chengshun Xu. Dynamic behaviors of wind turbines under wind and earthquake excitations. Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, 2021; 13 (4): 043306 DOI: 10.1063/5.0054746 One solution is to embrace renewable energy sources, such as wind power, and it has experienced fast growth within China during the past … Read more

Using sparse data to predict lab earthquakes

Journal Reference: Kun Wang, Christopher W. Johnson, Kane C. Bennett, Paul A. Johnson. Predicting fault slip via transfer learning. Nature Communications, 2021; 12 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-27553-5 “The very long timescale between major earthquakes limits the data sets, since major faults may slip only once in 50 to 100 years or longer, meaning seismologists have had … Read more

Managing earthquakes triggered by oil production

Journal Reference: Bradford H. Hager, James Dieterich, Cliff Frohlich, Ruben Juanes, Stefano Mantica, John H. Shaw, Francesca Bottazzi, Federica Caresani, David Castineira, Alberto Cominelli, Marco Meda, Lorenzo Osculati, Stefania Petroselli, Andreas Plesch. A process-based approach to understanding and managing triggered seismicity. Nature, 2021; 595 (7869): 684 DOI: 10.1038/s41586-021-03668-z Oil production generates large volumes of wastewater, … Read more

Evidence for shared earthquakes between San Andreas and San Jacinto faults

Journal Reference: Alba M. Rodriguez Padilla, Michael E. Oskin, Thomas K. Rockwell, Irina Delusina, Drake M. Singleton. Joint earthquake ruptures of the San Andreas and San Jacinto faults, California, USA. Geology, 2021; DOI: 10.1130/G49415.1 Large earthquakes involving multiple faults increase the threat of strong ground shaking. However, each of these faults on their own can … Read more

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