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Outlook is for fewer small quakes, but an increased risk from the ‘Big One’

Watching the skies

Met Office innovations lead the way in collecting data from ash clouds caused by volcanic eruptions
An earthquake that took place in Iquique, Chile this April was not the ‘big one’ according to US geophysicists. Although the earthquake hit 8.2 on the Richter scale, research indicates there is still a gap in the fault unruptured since…
A team of US scientists has explained why the Appalachian mountain chain has a curious bend in Pennsylvania and New York State

Lava mystery solved

New study by researchers from Michigan State University solves long-standing mystery about the source of massive lava flows in Africa
Residents on the slopes of Indonesia’s volatile Mount Merapi are employing an innovative, high-tech approach to disaster prevention and relief
A new study has revealed some of the factors that made the submarine earthquake that set off the devastating tsunami that struck Japan’s Tohoku region in March 2011 so strong
The strongest deep earthquake ever recorded has puzzled seismologists, as it occurred deeper than was previously thought possible

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