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How friction evolves during an earthquake - Phys.Org


Before an earthquake, static friction helps hold the two sides of a fault immobile and pressed against each other. During the passage of an earthquake rupture, that friction becomes dynamic as the two sides of the fault grind past one another. Dynamic ...and more »

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 21:29:52 GMT | MORE DETAILS

UW gets in on $4.9 million boost for ShakeAlert earthquake warning system - GeekWire


The University of Washington and six other research institutions will benefit from $4.9 million in funding from the U.S. Geological Survey for the ShakeAlert earthquake warning system, which could eventually provide precious seconds of advance notice ...

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:58:29 GMT | MORE DETAILS

Hearing today in Norman in earthquake lawsuit - Norman Transcript


The plaintiffs and their attorney, Scott Poynter of Arkansas, allege that New Dominion and other oil and gas company executives placed pressure on government agencies and their employees not to link their operations with Oklahoma's earthquakes.

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:31:25 GMT | MORE DETAILS

Earthquake researchers to map faults by airplane - NewsOK.com


"We have found many of the earthquakes have occurred in sequences that form lines, which suggests there are faults associated with those earthquakes. But when we compare it to our existing fault maps, they don't seem to line up. This makes it difficult ...

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:08:40 GMT | MORE DETAILS

Ancient Earthquake Turned Mosaic Workshop into Time Capsule - Live Science


An earthquake-toppled house in the ancient city of Jerash is providing archaeologists with clues on how artisans constructed mosaics during the eighth century. The ancient house was likely undergoing a remodel when, on Jan. 18, 749, the massive ...

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:05:23 GMT | MORE DETAILS

North Korea earthquake measuring 2.6 on Richter scale hits country amid fears Kim Jong-un was planning nuke tests - The Sun


AN earthquake registering 2.6 on the Richter scale struck a 3km area in the west of North Korea earlier today. The epicentre appears to be south west of the capital Pyongyang and not near any known nuclear testing sites. [지진 발생] 08월 15일 21시 32분 ...and more »

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:05:43 GMT | MORE DETAILS

Shake maps illustrate need for earthquake preparation, scientist says - KABC-TV


She is advising government on earthquake retrofittings on older buildings, as well as what to do for water and natural gas after a large temblor. All supply pipes and aqueducts cross the San Andreas fault line and they will "all break at once." Dr ...

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:40:00 GMT | MORE DETAILS

M=6.4 Sumatra earthquake a possible aftershock of a 2007 M=8.4 quake - temblor


Over the weekend, there was a M=6.4 earthquake off the coast of Sumatra in Indonesia. Despite the quake's magnitude, because it struck offshore, 74 km from the city of Bengkulu, and at a depth of 36 km (according to the USGS) it did not cause any major ...and more »

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:19:28 GMT | MORE DETAILS

Rescue Crews Search For Survivors Following Deadly Earthquake In China - NPR


Rescue workers in China are still sifting through debris in the hunt for survivors of an earthquake that left at least 19 people dead and around 250 others injured in southwestern Sichuan province, according to China's Xinhua news agency. The quake ...

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 16:02:35 GMT | MORE DETAILS

North Korea rocked by EARTHQUAKE amid fears of a new NUCLEAR test - Daily Star


There is no indication yet from state propaganda that a nuclear test has happened, or was even planned. But today is a national holiday in North Korea – and the regime has often used such occasions for big weapons tests. North Korea earthquake GETTY.and more »

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:50:00 GMT | MORE DETAILS

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