Erupting volcano’s collapsing crater confirms friction ideas

Examining the collapse of the erupting volcano Kīlauea's caldera allowed researchers to confirm current ideas about friction's role at earthquake faults.

Josie Garthwaite-Stanford • futurity
Aug. 3, 2021 ~10 min

Rock crystals from the deep give microscopic clues to earthquake ground movements

Microscopic imperfections in rock crystals deep beneath Earth’s surface play a deciding factor in how the ground slowly moves and resets in the aftermath of

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 24, 2021 ~5 min

Fukushima disaster: What happened at the nuclear plant?

A tsunami struck the Japanese plant in 2011, leading to the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.

March 10, 2021 ~6 min

10 years after Fukushima, safety is still nuclear power's greatest challenge

On the 10th anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, two experts explain why human choices are more important to nuclear safety than technology, and why the job is far from finished.

Najmedin Meshkati, Professor of Engineering and International Relations, University of Southern California • conversation
March 5, 2021 ~12 min

South-west Iceland is shaking – and may be about to erupt

The last time south-west Iceland experienced a turbulent period of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions was in the 1300s.

Dave McGarvie, Volcanologist, Lancaster University • conversation
March 4, 2021 ~6 min

Oil field operations likely triggered earthquakes in California a few miles from the San Andreas Fault

California was thought to be an exception, a place where oil field operations and tectonic faults apparently coexisted without much problem. Not any more.

Thomas H. Goebel, Assistant Professor, University of Memphis • conversation
Nov. 10, 2020 ~7 min

What wobbling rocks can tell us about nuclear safety

How precariously balanced rocks will inform the earthquake hazards faced by critical infrastructure.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Oct. 1, 2020 ~6 min

Team measures Mars from crust to core

Seismologists used data from NASA's InSight Lander to get measurements deep within Mars. What they learned might clarify planetary formation.

Jade Boyd-Rice • futurity
Aug. 6, 2020 ~6 min

Anthropause: Lockdowns sent ‘wave’ of quiet around the world

"This quiet period is the longest and most prominent global anthropogenic seismic noise reduction on record."

Justin Dupuis-McGill • futurity
July 24, 2020 ~6 min

New equation ‘could predict earthquakes better’ say Edinburgh experts

Researchers in Edinburgh produce a new mathematical model aimed at improving how earthquakes are predicted.

By Ken Macdonald • bbcnews
July 13, 2020 ~3 min