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Seismic data yields deeper quake knowledge

Aseismic zones behave like modeling clay Silly Putty: flow under normal conditions but rupture under abnormal stress. Credit: Lost_in_the_Midwest/Shutterstock.com By examining data from large earthquakes, KAUST researchers have linked their…

Seismic sound waves crossing the deep ocean could be a new thermometer

Enlarge / A seismometer on the atoll of Diego Garcia (left) can calculate ocean temperature with earthquakes near Sumatra (right). Geophysics has shown that precise measurements and a little modeling…

Seismic monitoring may improve early warnings for glacial lake outburst floods

The larger map (A) shows the Pho Chhu river as it flows from the Himalayas into the Bay of Bengal. Seismometer locations are marked with yellow dots. The inset (B)…