In the Tohoku region of Japan, where 2011's massive earthquake ruptured, and northward, there is a relatively high probability of strong earthquakes. To the south, such as off the coast of the Tokai Nankai region, there is a relatively low probability of high-magnitude earthquakes, the researchers found. … [Read more...] about Where Will the Next Big Earthquakes Occur?
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Other researchers, too, are poring over data from Tuesday's event, looking for connections that could help them explain or predict the probability of big earthquakes. Newman, for example, said the tremor might demonstrate how interconnected earthquakes are in this region. … [Read more...] about Chile Earthquake: Do Bigger Tremors Loom?
For now, residents in California will receive alerts through a partnership with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) that is powered by ShakeAlert, an existing early warning system that gets its signals from the more than 700 seismometers already installed across the state. … [Read more...] about Google will use Android smartphones as earthquake detection devices
Just 30 miles (50 kilometers) from the center of Istanbul, the last domino is waiting to fall on the North Anatolian Fault. Since 1939, massive temblors have marched westward on the fault, moving closer to the city. When this section of the fault finally topples, an earthquake of more than magnitude 7.0 will strike one of Europe's biggest cities. Now, researchers think they've pinpointed the spot where the earthquake will start, according to a study published today (June 18) in the journal Nature Communications. … [Read more...] about Flashpoint Found for Istanbul’s Next Earthquake
Most countries view installing permanent seafloor seismometers as prohibitively expensive. Research ships to deploy the sensors don't come cheaply, and the monitors themselves require thousands of miles of cable and surface buoys to transmit data to shore. Adding a couple thousand seafloor stations could cost upwards of $1 billion, based on recent attempts. But whether or not such networks can predict earthquakes, scientists would love to see better offshore monitoring. … [Read more...] about Migrating Earthquakes Could Make Prediction Possible