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Earthquake Ground Accelerations Studied to Assist Better Building Design

Igor Beresnev didn’t want to wait for a research grant or fresh data from the next big earthquake. So, over summers and weekends, he analyzed existing, historical data and ran his calculations. Now he believes he’s established the upper limit …

Earthquake Clusters May Occur on Faults With Long Term Memory

Northwestern University researchers now have an answer to a vexing age-old question: Why do earthquakes sometimes come in clusters? The research team has developed a new computer model and discovered that earthquake faults are smarter — in the sense of …

Oklahoma Reports More Earthquakes in 2014 Than in Past 30 Years

Officials say Oklahoma had more earthquakes last year than in the past 30 years. The U.S. Geological Survey says 567 earthquakes with magnitudes of 3.0 or greater were registered in Oklahoma, making it the most seismically active state in the …

Seismologists Studing Recent Alaska Quakes

A third moderate earthquake has rattled the ground near the village of Minto, Alaska, and the state seismologist said the area could generate much bigger quakes. The quake on Thursday was the third of at least magnitude 5.0 in two …

Seismologists to Study Colorado Earthquakes

A research team from the U.S. Geological Survey plans to visit the Las Animas County area around Trinidad, Colo., to study a recent series of minor earthquakes, which in the past have been blamed on wastewater injection wells from drilling …