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Scientists have conducted detailed investigation about the causes of the Mud Creek major landslide in Big Sur, California, about 2 years ago.

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It has been two years since GeoWorld introduced the Geotechnical Business Confidence Index (GBCI), which is intended to measure quarterly the short-term (1-year) and long-term (5-year) expectations for business conditions in geotechnical companies throughout the world. During this time, thousands of participants shared their view.

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New study shows that the storage of water produced from oil and gas exploitation using hydraulic fracturing is correlated with earthquake hazard.

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Scientists have attempted to shed light on the earthquake vulnerability of the area around New Madrid, Missouri.

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A study reveals that the greatest risk of hydropower development in the Himalayas, one of the most beneficial regions for this energy resource, is landslides triggered by earthquakes.

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A new study shows that landslides, on slopes where ice retreats, can trigger massive tsunamis.

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Wednesday, 12 September 2018 01:00

Earthquakes induced by injection wells

Researchers at UC Santa Cruz found that bigger and more distant earthquakes can occur when injecting fluid into sedimentary rock than into the underlying basement rock.

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