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.
Nov. 10, 2020 • ~7 min
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How precariously balanced rocks will inform the earthquake hazards faced by critical infrastructure.
Oct. 1, 2020 • ~6 min
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Researchers in Edinburgh produce a new mathematical model aimed at improving how earthquakes are predicted.
July 13, 2020 • ~3 min
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Earth's underground network of tectonic plates was in place more than 4 billion years ago—about a billion years earlier than scientists had thought.
May 29, 2020 • ~4 min
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Earthquakes from fracking can damage property and endanger lives. New guidelines on when to slow or halt work may minimize risk.
May 4, 2020 • ~7 min
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People who are lower on the income scale take a greater hit to their well-being after natural disasters. Recovering economically is harder, too.
April 27, 2020 • ~8 min
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