Tag Archives: Seismology

Railways could double as a tool for probing Earth’s shallow crust

Seismologists prospect for mineral deposits in Canada by recording the humming vibrations from freight trains. Continue reading

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Real-Time Measurements of Earth’s Spin and Tilt

An array of ring lasers provides the first continuous measurement of Earth’s motion from a single location.  Continue reading

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Mineral measurements could explain mantle seismology

A predicted phase transition shows up in high-pressure experiments. Continue reading

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New Research Project: Seismic Hazards

The next addition to Research Now’s expanding portfolio of research projects is an evaluation of the faults and character of the seafloor in the vicinity of the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal. Continue reading

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Growth, but No Seismicity

Despite appearances, the Turkish-Iranian plateau did not attain its current height by seismic faulting—at least according to a new theory. Continue reading

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The Other Gutenberg

Seismologist’s legacy includes discontinuities in Earth’s mantle and beyond. Continue reading

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A Seismic Story told by Turbidites

Sediment deposits off the coast of Washington and Oregon reveal periodic tsunami and earthquakes of similar magnitude to the ones that struck Japan’s Tohoku region in March 2011. Continue reading

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