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Future tsunamis possible in the Red Sea's Gulf of Elat-Aqaba

Wed, 12/06/2019 - 19:14
Researchers who took a closer look at a 1995 tsunami in the Gulf of Elat-Aqaba, at the northeastern tip of the Red Sea, say that the gulf's surrounding countries should prepare for future tsunami hazards in the economically developing vital region.

How tides can trigger earthquakes

Fri, 07/06/2019 - 14:10
Some earthquakes along mid-ocean ridges are linked with low tides, but nobody could figure out why. In a new study, researchers have uncovered the mechanism for this seeming paradox, and it comes down to the magma below the mid-ocean ridges.

Scientists find telling early moment that indicates a coming megaquake

Wed, 29/05/2019 - 19:51
Scientists combing through databases of earthquakes since the early 1990s have discovered a possible defining moment 10-15 seconds into an event that could signal a magnitude 7 or larger megaquake.

Ritter Island gives new insights into the dynamics of volcanic landslides

Thu, 16/05/2019 - 16:46
The flanks of many island volcanoes slide very slowly towards the sea. Whether these landslides are forewarnings of a catastrophic collapse or, on the contrary, even reduce its risk, is not yet understood. Geophysicists now show that sporadic, slow landslides on the small volcanic island of Ritter Island in New Guinea preceded a catastrophic collapse.

Tsunami signals to measure glacier calving in Greenland

Wed, 08/05/2019 - 14:37
Scientists have employed a new method utilizing tsunami signals to calculate the calving magnitude of an ocean-terminating glacier in northwestern Greenland, uncovering correlations between calving flux and environmental factors such as air temperature, ice speed, and ocean tides.

Salish seafloor mapping identifies earthquake and tsunami risks

Wed, 24/04/2019 - 17:51
The central Salish Sea of the Pacific Northwest is bounded by two active fault zones that could trigger rockfalls and slumps of sediment that might lead to tsunamis.

Decoding the movement patterns of tsunami-like solitary waves

Wed, 17/04/2019 - 18:00
A study of solitary tsunami-style wave clusters shows how they move in harmony with and through each other.