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Researchers explain earthquakes we can’t feel

Researchers have explained mysterious slow-moving earthquakes known as slow slip events with the help of computer simulations. The answer, they learned, is in rocks’ pores.

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Wastewater injection can make faults twice as likely to fail, quake study says

Mark Zoback and Jens‐Erik Lund Snee find that wastewater injection from oil and gas operations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area makes faults much more likely to slip.

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Many Dallas-Fort Worth area faults have potential to host earthquakes

Researchers have mapped more than 250 faults and found that the majority of faults underlying the Fort Worth Basin are susceptible to earthquakes, some of which extend under highly populated areas in the Dallas-Fort Worth region.

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Branner Earth Sciences Library exhibit celebrates the Apollo missions

Maps and globes of the moon, photos of lunar expeditions and a transcript of a conversation between two Apollo 16 astronauts are on display at Stanford’s Branner Earth Sciences Library & Map Collections until mid-August.

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Jenny Suckale receives distinguished award from US government

Geophysics professor Jenny Suckale has received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), for her research to understand the mechanical stability of thawing permafrost.

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East Bay quakes caused by shift in Greenville fault

According to geophysics professor Bill Ellsworth, recent Bay Area earthquakes are on the same fault that caused a 5.8 earthquake in Livermore in the 1980s.

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Forum explores Apollo 11’s legacy and what’s next

"The general public knows a lot about the actual Moon landing but not much more about its scientific importance," professor Sonia Tikoo-Schantz says in the context of how the Apollo 11 mission has shaped our understanding of the Moon and Earth.

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Recent earthquakes could mark end of California ‘earthquake drought,’ professors say

Geophysicists Greg Beroza, Bill Ellsworth and  Simon Klemperer comment on recent earthquakes. “We expect more earthquakes in the next 20 years than in the past 20 years,” Klemperer says.

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Ice-observing experts gather at Stanford

Stanford Earth hosted more than 100 scientists from around the world July 8-12 for an International Glaciological Society (IGS) symposium on the cutting-edge field of ice-penetrating radar.

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The mystery of unexplained earthquakes

“This fault was what we call critically stressed – only a small change in conditions could cause that fault to move, which is ultimately what happened,” says Bill Ellsworth in the context of the 2017 Pohang earthquake.

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Two earthquakes shook southern California this week

Geophysicist Greg Beroza comments on what scientists are speculating could be shifts in the Earth’s crust due to large amounts of melting ice.

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Researchers discover more than 50 lakes beneath the Greenland Ice Sheet

Researchers have discovered 56 previously uncharted subglacial lakes beneath the Greenland Ice Sheet, contributing to our understanding of how the ice sheet will likely respond dynamically to rising temperatures.

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Dozens of lakes discovered deep under the Greenland Ice Sheet

Winnie Chu, a postdoctoral researcher in Dustin Schroeder's Radio Glaciology research group, discusses her work using ice-penetrating radar to pinpoint 56 previously unknown lakes.

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2015 Nepal earthquake offers clues about hazards

Stanford geophysicist Simon Klemperer discusses how the 2015 Gorkha earthquake that shook Kathmandu, Nepal gave researchers new information about where, why and how earthquakes occur.

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Summer reading: Sparking curiosity and conversations about our planet

Faculty at Stanford's School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences recommend these 22 books for your summer reading.

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Xyoli Pérez-Campos receives 2019 Early- to Mid-Career Alumni Award

Stanford Earth’s Early- to Mid-Career Alumni Award is presented to recent alumni who have  made significant contributions to civil, government, business, or academic communities.

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