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December 14, 2018

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December 14, 2018

Media Coverage of Disasters Can Have Lasting Effects on Children's Mental Health

Dec. 6, 2018 — Disaster communication experts say disaster media coverage can have lasting effects on children's mental health and suggest teachers and parents be prepared to respond to questions during and ... read more

Information from Citizens Could Improve Flood Modelling

Dec. 5, 2018 — Researchers are working to develop improved methods for flood prevention and warning. A new study points to the potential of an approach that integrates water level data reported by citizens into ... read more

Punctuated Earthquakes for New Madrid Area, Missouri, U.S.

Nov. 6, 2018 — In 1811 and 1812, the region around New Madrid, Missouri, experienced a number of major earthquakes. The final and largest earthquake in this sequence occurred on the Reelfoot fault, and temporarily ... read more

Nov. 1, 2018 — Researchers have observed foreshocks that, if analyzed accordingly and in real-time, may possibly increase the early-warning time before a large earthquake from just a few seconds up to several ... read more

The Islands of Tenerife and Gran Canaria Could Be Closer Together Within Millions of Years

Oct. 29, 2018 — There is a gravitational sinking or isostatic adjustment of Teide after the volcanic crisis of 2004. This phenomenon has been detected thanks to data provided by the GPS stations situated in the ... read more

Oct. 25, 2018 — Researchers find evidence of water escaping during subduction and infiltrating sedimentary material related to small tremors that occur beneath the Pacific Northwest of the United ... read more

Mexico's 2017 Tehuantepec Quake Suggests a New Worry

Oct. 25, 2018 — Last September's magnitude 8.2 Tehuantepec earthquake happened deep, rupturing both mantle and crust, on the landward side of major subduction zone in the Pacific Ocean off Mexico's far ... read more

Oct. 24, 2018 — Volcanologists have developed a method and camera that could help reduce the dangers, health risks and travel impacts of ash plumes during a volcanic ... read more

Looking and Listening for Signals of Navy Test Explosions Off Florida Coast

Oct. 16, 2018 — Underwater explosions detonated by the US Navy to test the sturdiness of ships' hulls have provided seismologists with a test opportunity of their own: how much can we know about an underwater ... read more

Oct. 15, 2018 — For the first time, scientists have traced the north-south shifts of the northern-most edge of the tropics back 800 years. The movement of the tropical boundary affects the locations of Northern ... read more

Oct. 14, 2018 — Researchers have applied machine-learning techniques to achieve fast, accurate estimates of local geomagnetic fields using data taken at multiple observation points, potentially allowing detection of ... read more

Climate Scientist Sees Stage Set for Reprise of Worst Known Drought, Famine

Oct. 11, 2018 — A Washington State University researcher has completed the most thorough analysis yet of The Great Drought -- the most devastating known drought of the past 800 years -- and how it led to the Global ... read more

Volcano Researcher Learns How Earth Builds Supereruption-Feeding Magma Systems

Oct. 10, 2018 — After studying layers of pumice, measuring the amount of crystals in the samples and using thermodynamic models, the team determined that magma moved closer to the surface with each successive ... read more

GeoSEA Array Records Sliding of Mount Etna's Southeastern Flank

Oct. 10, 2018 — The southeast flank of Mount Etna slowly slides towards the sea. A team of scientists showed for the first time movement of Etna's underwater flank using a new, sound-based geodetic monitoring ... read more

Role of 'Natural Factors' on Recent Climate Change Underestimated, Research Shows

Oct. 10, 2018 — Pioneering new research has given a new perspective on the crucial role that 'natural factors' play in global ... read more

Oct. 4, 2018 — Scientists were able to record a sudden outburst of a glacial lake with seismometers deployed the year before in the wake of the catastrophic Ghorka earthquake in April 2015. The authors of a new ... read more

Oct. 2, 2018 — Scientists have demonstrated a novel concept that overcomes the tolerable heat limit or what's known as the critical heat flux (CHF). They have come up with a new method that increased the CHF ... read more

Sep. 28, 2018 — In a long-term study, marine scientists for the first time observed the colonization of a deep-sea mud volcano after its eruption. Only slowly, rich life develops around the crater. The first ... read more

New Approach Offers High-Resolution Seismic Monitoring of the Shallow Subsurface

Sep. 28, 2018 — High-resolution seismic monitoring of the shallow subsurface has remained challenging to achieve in practice. Researchers have now developed a spatially windowed surface-wave analysis method using ... read more

Regional Seismic Data Help Locate September 2017 North Korean Nuclear Test

Sep. 27, 2018 — The epicenter of the Sept. 3, 2017, nuclear test explosion in North Korea occurred about 3.6 kilometers northwest of the country's first nuclear test in October 2006, according to a new ... read more

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