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Friday, 01 February 2019 01:00

Is tunneling safe in Los Angeles?

Following Elon Musk's attempt to introduce underground transportation systems a question is raised. Is tunneling safe in Los Angeles?

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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.

An incident similar to the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami might also be a potential risk for the Caribbean region, according to seismologists at the SSA 2018 Annual Meeting.

The international team of scientists just finished exploring the seabed of the Pacific Ocean, offshore Alaska and British Columbia, in an effort to understand better the Queen Charlotte-Fairweather fault system.

Four earthquakes of magnitude above five hit central Italy on Wednesday, triggering a deadly avalanche that swept into Rigopiano Hotel, at the foot of the Gran Sasso mountain.

A new research published in the Geophysical Research Letters journal last November, provides an insight into how earthquake warning signals are produced by faults. To do so, laboratory experiments were conducted using a biaxial shear configuration, implementing powerful pistons to squeeze layers of glass beads.

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