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Recent Press Releases
SSA 2015 Annual Meeting, Pasadena, California
Released April 22, 2015
- Magma intrusion is likely source of Columbia-Ecuador border quake swarms
- Earthquake potential where there is no earthquake history
- More Americans at risk from strong earthquakes, says new report
Earthquake threat quantified for U.S.
- Earthquake “Super-Cycle” Patterns on the Garlock fault
Released April 23, 2015
- The 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake—felt from space
- Can sound help us detect “earthquakes” on Venus?
- Catalina Island’s slow sink—and potential tsunami hazard
- Enhancing earthquake early warning in the Pacific Northwest
BSSA Volume 105:2A, April 2015
Released March 30, 2015
- Seabed samples rewrite earthquake history near Istanbul by Drab et al.
COSMOS/EERI/BSSA Bruce Bolt Medal 2015
Released March 30, 2015
This award will be presented at the Society's 2015 Annual Meeting in Pasadena, California in April.
SRL Volume 86:2a, Mar/Apr 2015
Released March 3, 2015
- Pre-1950 structures suffered the most damage from August 2014 Napa quake
Focus Section on the 24 August 2014 Magnitude 6.0 South Napa Earthquake
Released February 10, 2015
- Earthquake activity linked to injection wells may vary by region by Frolich et al.
BSSA Volume 105:1, February 2015
Released January 5, 2015
- Fracking Confirmed as Cause of Rare “Felt” Earthquake in Ohio by Skoumal et al.
SSA Awards 2014
Released November 17, 2014
These awards will be presented at the Society's 2015 Annual Meeting in Pasadena, California in April.
- Thorne Lay honored by Seismological Society of America
UC Santa Cruz professor has advanced understanding of deep Earth, earthquake processes and nuclear test monitoring
- SSA honors Victor Tsai with Charles F. Richter Early Career Award
SRL Volume 85:6, Nov/Dec 2014
Released October 15, 2014
- Hydraulic fracturing linked to earthquakes in Ohio by Friberg et al.
BSSA Volume 104:6, December 2014
Released October 14, 2014
- Some sections of the San Andreas Fault system in San Francisco Bay Area are locked, overdue by Lienkaemper et al.
BSSA Volume 104:5, October 2014
Released September 15, 2014
- M 9.0+ possible for subduction zones along “Ring of Fire,” suggests new study by Rong et al.
- Wastewater injection is culprit for most earthquakes in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico by Rubinstein et al.
BSSA Volume 104:4, August 2014
Released June 30, 2014
- Gas-charged fluids flowing in disturbed rock zone creating seismicity associated with a Louisiana sinkhole
BSSA Volume 104:3, June 2014
Released May 20, 2014
- The next “Big One” for the Bay Area may be a cluster of major quakes
Paleoseismic studies expand earthquake record back to 1600s
SSA 2014 Annual Meeting, Anchorage, Alaska
Released April 30 – May 1, 2014
- Magnitude of quake scales with maturity of fault, suggests new study by German scientist
- Wastewater disposal may trigger quakes at a greater distance than previously thought
Man-made quakes need to be included in seismic hazard planning say experts
- Network for tracking earthquakes exposes glacier activity,
Accidental find offers big potential for research on Alaska’s glaciers
- Glacier Photo (for above release)
Photo Credit: Chris Larsen, Geophysical Institute, Univ. of Alaska