Tag: "earthquakes" at biology news
Coping with natural disasters along the Pacific Rim
...constantly shaping the region. For example, major earthquakes
regularly occur along California`s San Andreas fau...ments of tectonic plates around the Pacific Basin, earthquakes
assuredly will accompany us in the future.`` Volcanoes are another hazard in many parts of the regio...
Monogamy appears to be unnatural in the natural world
...ings that can be natural and are truly awful, like earthquakes
and AIDS. We are not saying monogamy is good or bad. But people are more empowered when they understand something. We are not sympathetic with people who philander and say, 'The devil made me do it,' or claim their behavior is genetic. People can...
February media highlights - GSA Bulletin
...re believed to be capable of producing magnitude 7 earthquakes
at shallow depth (<25 km), and knowing their l...dence shows that it has generated at least fifteen earthquakes
of magnitudes (M) larger than 6 during the Late Pleistocene and the Holocene (80 ka). The late Pleis...
Centuries-old lotus seeds germinated by UCLA scientists
...ried over the centuries due to a series of massive earthquakes
(a 1556 earthquake in the region killed more than 800,000 people) and collected 20 lotus seeds and soil from the region. Looking for the seeds was like walking back into history, she said. To the researchers surprise, all four of the lotus seeds tha...
Research highights from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
...e system. Sizing up seismic shakes - Millions of earthquakes
occur around the world every year. The vast major...Earth. Distinguishing between naturally occurring earthquakes
and nuclear detonations can be a challenge. At Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, statisticians...
Science picks - leads, feeds and story seeds
...mation about the extent of shaking and damage from earthquakes
in the United States? Check out the following lin...l the Earth move under your feet. Wondering about earthquakes
on a specific date? Check out: http://neic.usgs.gov/neis/history/ Dating and Mating Butterfly S...
Undersea data network planned for Monterey Bay
...nvironment to study a wide range of processes from earthquakes
to changes in climate and ecosystems," says Alexan...well as assessing the risks from locally generated earthquakes
Science picks leads, feeds and story seeds (October 2002 edition)
..., an earthquake hot spot in the country where more earthquakes
occur that any other part of the U.S. east of the ...pi Valley was struck by three of the most powerful earthquakes
in U.S. history. Builders, developers and the insurance industry can factor this kind of earthquake...
Science picksleads, feeds and story seeds (November 2002)
...nd caused significant damage. One of the deadliest earthquakes
this year was a magnitude 6.5 in Iran with more than 250 deaths. On average, 18 major earthquakes
(magnitude 7.0 to 7.9) and one great earthquake (8.0 or higher) occur worldwide. Looking back, 2001 ...
Science picksLeads, feeds and story seeds (December 2002)
...lowing the Alaska temblor. The energy released by earthquakes
travels not only along the surface causing the damage we're accustomed to seeing on the ground but also travels deep down toward the center of the Earth. Along that voyage energy bounces against deep geologic formations, much like in a giant pinba...
Science picks -- leads, feeds and story seeds (February 2003)
...sts are gathering clues about landslides caused by earthquakes
and other seismic events. The tree-ring records o...any trees, occurred the year following significant earthquakes
in the region. This would suggest that many of the landslide movements were triggered by, or are coi...
Science Picks--Leads, Feeds and Story Seeds (April 2003)
...at is now metropolitan Los Angeles, frequent major earthquakes
shook the ground. There is now strong scientific ... been the site of several greater than magnitude 7 earthquakes
in the past 11,000 years raising the expected hazard for the City of Angels significantly higher th...
Some 400 'fragile regions' of genome more vulnerable to evolutionary breaks
...osomal breakpoints. "These rearrangements are like earthquakes
that are more likely to happen along fault lines, ...sproportionately in these fragile regions, just as earthquakes
happen more often near major fault lines." Pevzner and Tesler do not discount random breakage theory...
Satellites to focus on UNESCO World Heritage sites
... changes in an area that may foretell more serious earthquakes
to come. The session was concluded by Jos Romero of the Swiss Agency for the Environment, Forests and Landscape. He discussed how satellites provide 'environmental intelligence' for the various multinational environmental agreements set up to combat...
Science Picksleads, feeds and story seeds (July 2003)
...s east of the 180-degree longitude. Are there more earthquakes
during the hot summer? There is no such thing as .... Statistically, there is an equal distribution of earthquakes
in cold weather, hot weather, rainy weather, etc. Furthermore, there is no physical way that the wea...
54th Annual Arctic Science Conference highlights extreme events
...oad range of unexpected events in the Arctic, from earthquakes
and eruptions, to oil spills, fires, floods, nuclear events and rapid changes associated with global warming. Crises will also be considered from an anthropological perspective, and science education outreach will be discussed. A concluding technical...
$62-million partnership to revolutionize ocean research
...e NEPTUNE Project, will lead to earlier warning of earthquakes
and tsunamis, more accurate estimates of commercial fish stocks and improved models for climate prediction. NEPTUNE is a joint U.S.-Canada venture led by UVic in Canada and the University of Washington in the U.S. "NEPTUNE is an opportunity for Canad...
November science picks!
...wing offline seismic sensors which monitored small earthquakes
north of Los Angeles. Quick-thinking seismologists...rmit observations of eruption precursors like deep earthquakes
and the carbon dioxide emission rate from volcanoes, providing more accurate eruption forecasts and ...
Happy birthday USGS! 125 years of science for America
.... This past year the USGS located more than 30,000 earthquakes
worldwide by collecting data from an integrated system of national and international seismic networks. And we have banded more than 57 million birds over the past 100 years to monitor their status, trends and migratory patterns. "For 125 years, the ...
USGS March science picks
...tionwide. Each year, USGS locates more than 30,000 earthquakes
worldwide. And over the past 100 years, our scient...ichter Scale" as the official measurement of large earthquakes
years ago. Actually, the Richter Scale is just one of the many ways, though not the best, we use to ...
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