"We found that in regions where weaker rocks are present, earthquakes may rupture faults under low friction."
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Rockfalls on the moon leave their mark on the surface. A map of 136,610 rockfalls indicates that asteroid impacts are a likely cause.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Fiber optics make sense for monitoring earthquakes because "cities already have it as part of their infrastructure, so all we have to do is tap into it."
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High-frequency vibrations are some of the most damaging ground movements earthquakes produce. Now, researchers have a new theory about how they happen.
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A new model can explain phenomena taking place miles beneath the Earth’s surface under incredible pressures and temperatures that lead to earthquakes.
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