All Articles with the Category: Active Tectonics

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Better Understanding Post-Earthquake Fault Movement

"Preparation and good timing enabled Gareth Funning and a team of researchers to collect a unique data set following the 2014 South Napa earthquake that showed different parts of the fault, sometimes only a few kilometers apart, moved at different speeds and at different times. Aided by GPS measurements made just weeks before the earthquake...

Double Dose of Bad Earthquake News

"A team of researchers, including one from the University of California, Riverside, has discovered that earthquake ruptures can jump much further than previously thought, a finding that could have severe implications on the Los Angeles area and other regions in the world. The scientists found that an earthquake that initiates on one thrust fault can...
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Scientists "Haven't Figured Out" IE Quake Swarm

"A series of small earthquakes in the Inland Empire has UC Riverside geologist Dr. Gareth Funning struggling to identify just what they are. Jacob Rascon reports for the NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on April 24, 2012." Read More

NASA Science on the Road: Creeping Faults in California

"The annual gathering of Earth and space scientists in San Francisco at the American Geophysical Union meeting draws thousands of researchers, including many involved with NASA research. Gareth Funning of the University of California-Riverside talks about his work monitoring "creeping faults" in the Bay area. His NASA-sponsored project enlists high school students to document the...
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