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“Segment-Jumping” Ridgecrest Earthquakes Explored in New Study

May 24, 2023

A Scripps Oceanography seismologist and colleagues have used a supercomputer to reveal the complex dynamics of the 2019 Ridgecrest earthquakes — the biggest earthquakes to hit California in more than 20 years.

Study Finds Earthquakes Can Trigger Near-Instantaneous Aftershocks on Different Faults

September 8, 2016

…at the University of California San Diego, a large earthquake on one fault can trigger large aftershocks on separate faults within just a few minutes. These findings have important implications for earthquake hazard prone regions like California where ruptures on complex fault systems may cascade and lead to mega-earthquakes.

New Study Pinpoints Stress Factor of Mega-Earthquake Off Japan

March 2, 2016

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego researchers published new findings on the role geological rock formations offshore of Japan played in producing the massive 2011 Tohoku-oki earthquake⎯one of only two magnitude 9 mega-earthquakes to occur in the last 50 years.

Scripps Scientists Discover Evidence of Super-fast Deep Earthquake

July 10, 2014

As scientists learn more about earthquakes that rupture at fault zones near the planet’s surface—and the mechanisms that trigger them—an even more intriguing earthquake mystery lies deeper in the planet.

Scripps Researchers Pinpoint Hot Spots as Earthquake Trigger Points

August 29, 2012

Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have come a step closer to deciphering some of the basic mysteries and mechanisms behind earthquakes and how average-sized earthquakes may evolve into massive earthquakes.

New Fault Discovered in Earthquake-Prone Southern California Region

October 4, 2016

…of nearly 200 small earthquakes that shook Southern California residents in the Salton Sea area last week raised concerns they might trigger a larger earthquake on the southern San Andreas Fault. At the same time, scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego and the…

Supervisor Cox, Scripps Scientists, Call for Continuation of Vital Earthquake Monitoring Programs

October 30, 2014

Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego scientists joined San Diego County Supervisor Greg Cox on Oct. 28, 2014, in a call to sustain funding for earthquake monitoring projects designed to provide critical information for the region.

Tallest Full-scale Building Ever Built on an Earthquake Simulator Put to the Test at UC San Diego

April 5, 2023

A 10-story building made of cross-laminated timber will be tested on one of the world’s two largest earthquake simulators at the University of California San Diego this spring. Known as the Tallwood project, it is the tallest full-scale building ever to be constructed and tested on a shake table.

Engineers Shake Tallest Full-scale Building Ever Constructed on UC San Diego Earthquake Simulator

May 11, 2023

Engineers gathered on May 9 to shake a 10-story mass timber building–the tallest full-scale building to be tested on an earthquake simulator. The test took place at the UC San Diego NSF-funded outdoor shake table, one of the two largest shake tables in the world.

International GPS Project Provides Details of Nepal Earthquake

August 19, 2015

The 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal last April was the first example of a large continental “mega-thrust” rupture that was captured by a GPS network that measures ground motion. The Himalayas are the most seismically active, above-water mountain range on Earth.

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