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Article ID: 717200

Analyzing past earthquakes may be key to predicting future activity

Missouri University of Science and Technology

With the recent earthquakes in early July in southern California, it is more important than ever to be able to accurately predict when and where the next one will occur. A researcher at Missouri S&T is working to do just that by studying past seismic waves produced by earthquakes.

Released:
8-Aug-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Earthquake or underground explosion?

Article ID: 717109

Earthquake or underground explosion?

Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia National Laboratories researchers, as part of a group of National Nuclear Security Administration scientists, have wrapped up years of field experiments to improve the United States’ ability to differentiate earthquakes from underground explosions, key knowledge needed to advance the nation’s monitoring and verification capabilities for detecting underground nuclear explosions.

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7-Aug-2019 2:45 PM EDT
Newswise: Machine-learning competition boosts earthquake prediction capabilities

Article ID: 716022

Machine-learning competition boosts earthquake prediction capabilities

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Three teams who applied novel machine learning methods to successfully predict the timing of earthquakes from historic seismic data are splitting $50,000 in prize money from an open, online Kaggle competition hosted by Los Alamos National Laboratory and its partners.

Released:
18-Jul-2019 1:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 715978

Developing techniques to repair, construct bridges, roadways

South Dakota State University

South Dakota State University researchers will develop innovative techniques to repair and construct bridges and roadways through a new U.S. Department of Transportation-funded research center.

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17-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 714904

Study Uses Supercomputers to Advance Dynamic Earthquake Rupture Models

University of California San Diego

Multi-fault earthquakes can span fault systems of tens to hundreds of kilometers, with ruptures propagating from one segment to another. During the last decade, seismologists have observed several cases of this complicated type of earthquake rupture, and are now relying on supercomputers to provide detailed models to better understand the fundamental physical processes that take place during these events, which can have far reaching effects.

Released:
25-Jun-2019 4:25 PM EDT

Article ID: 714595

Appearance of deep-sea fish does not signal upcoming earthquake in Japan

Seismological Society of America (SSA)

The unusual appearance of deep-sea fish like the oarfish or slender ribbonfish in Japanese shallow waters does not mean that an earthquake is about to occur, according to a new statistical analysis.

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19-Jun-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Satellite observations improve earthquake monitoring, response

Article ID: 714386

Satellite observations improve earthquake monitoring, response

University of Iowa

Researchers at the University of Iowa and the United States Geologic Survey report data gathered by orbiting satellites can yield more information about destructive earthquakes and can improve aid and humanitarian response efforts. The researchers looked at satellite data from several recent, large-magnitude earthquakes.

Released:
14-Jun-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Dashing the Dream of Ideal ‘Invisibility’ Cloaks for Stress Waves

Article ID: 714114

Dashing the Dream of Ideal ‘Invisibility’ Cloaks for Stress Waves

Georgia Institute of Technology

Some have dreamt of creating the perfect cloak to make buildings impervious to stress waves caused by bombs, earthquakes or other calamities. Sorry, researchers are now dashing the dream. But there's still hope. It is possible to make imperfect, real-world cloaks that will actually do some good.

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7-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT

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