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

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Coronavirus lockdown reduced seismic activity around the world – new study

Measuring seismic noice could show whether people are following future lockdown measures.

Stephen Hicks, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Seismology, Imperial College London • conversation
July 23, 2020 ~6 min

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Colliding rocks in fault zones may cause earthquake vibrations

High-frequency vibrations are some of the most damaging ground movements earthquakes produce. Now, researchers have a new theory about how they happen.

Kevin Stacey-Brown • futurity
March 4, 2020 ~5 min

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Early seismic waves hold the clue to the power of the main temblor

Scientists will be able to predict earthquake magnitudes earlier thanks to new research by Marine Denolle, assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard.

Anna Fiorentino • harvard
Aug. 7, 2019 ~4 min

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