“Geodynamic monitoring and hazard early warning system in landslide areas:“GeoDyn”.2015-12-28 03:43:25
Elchin Khalilov has informed about the beginning of new project GNFE under the name "Geodynamic monitoring and hazard early warning system in landslide areas:"GeoDyn".
The new project is based on use of long-term experience effective application of international systems and geodynamical monitoring for forecasting of earthquakes.
The project's mission is to create an effective technology for monitoring and early warning of people about the danger of a landslide, reducing thereby the risk to potential victims and other negative consequences of landslides affecting cities and high-risk industrial facilities (main highways and railways, dams, fuel storages and warehouses for toxic substances, petrochemical plants, etc.).
Maximum observed earthquake magnitudes along continental transform faults2015-12-25 02:29:52
Continental transform faults evolve when two plates slide along each other. The most prominent examples are the San Andreas Fault in California and the North Anatolian Fault in Turkey. Earthquakes along those faults typically do not exceed earthquake magnitudes around M8 but occur at shallow depth thus posing a major threat to nearby metropolitan regions such as San Francisco or Istanbul.
Hot rock and ice: Volcanic chain underlies Antarctica2015-12-24 02:54:58
Seismic maps of the mantle will improve predictions of giant ice sheet's fate
Planetary scientists would be thrilled if they could peel Earth like an orange and look at what lies beneath the thin crust. We live on the planet's cold surface, but Earth is a solid body and the surface is continually deformed, split, wrinkled and ruptured by the roiling of warmer layers beneath it.
Fewer landslides than expected after 2015 Nepal earthquake2015-12-23 05:22:00
Fewer landslides resulted from the devastating 2015 Nepal earthquake than expected. In addition, no large floods from overflowing glacial lakes occurred after the magnitude 7.8 quake, which struck near the town of Gorkha, Nepal on April 25, 2015. The pattern of where the landslides occurred was unexpected.