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Tsunami warnings using ocean circulation models part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This resource is an abstract. This study uses numerical models that take advantage of digital seismometry and satellite radar altimetry to shed light on tsunami source and formation mechanisms. The ...

Listening to the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami quake part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This resource is an abstract. This study tracks the movement of the rupture that caused the December 26, 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami by comparing recordings of sound waves from five sensors located ...

Predicting catastrophic earthquakes part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This resource provides an abstract. This article discusses a method based on the magnitude-frequency distribution of previous earthquakes in a region. It is used to examine the probability of a small ...

Reassessing the earthquake threat to San Francisco part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This resource provides an abstract. New research suggests that authorities may need to reassess the threat posed by the Hayward fault, the fault responsible for San Francisco's highly destructive ...

Molten rock makes big earthquakes bigger part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This resource provides an abstract. A modified friction welding device was used to spin one small cylinder of granite against another at high speed and pressure in order to simulate two plates ...

Stopping stick-slip seismic events? part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This resource provides an abstract. This study models underground frictional resistance in stick-slip seismic events in order to determine the amount of energy needed to weaken a fault plane enough ...

Earthquakes Of Yellowstone part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This University of Utah website describes a seismic network that monitors the seismically and volcanically active Yellowstone National Park area. It is designed for monitoring volcano and ...

Earthquakes - Discover Our Earth part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site, from Cornell University, describes the origins, effects, measurement, and consequences of earthquakes. The site includes an overview and an exercise section that discusses key points ...

ANSS Recent Earthquakes in the US part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Advanced National Seismic System (ANSS) site from the USGS features an interactive map of the last week's earthquakes in the US. Earthquakes are labeled by occurrence time and magnitude. ...

Tsunami Generation Animation part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This QuickTime animation by Professor Miho Aoki at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Art Department clearly illustrates how a tsunami can be generated by a subduction zone earthquake. The ...