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Making sense of a ‘7.1’

The fault underneath the town of Ridgecrest, California, has no name because scientists did not discover it until the 7.1 magnitude earthquake it produced on July 5. Now, Abhijit Ghosh , an associate professor of geophysics at UC Riverside, is racing to understand everything he can about the unnamed fault to help officials prepare for...
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Earthquake Risk Elevated with Detection of Spontaneous Tectonic Tremor in Anza Gap

"Scientists at the University of California, Riverside have detected spontaneous tectonic tremor — a signature of slow earthquakes deep below the earth’s surface — in the Anza Gap region of the San Jacinto Fault. Tectonic tremors are believed to increase the likelihood of a moderate to large, damaging earthquake occurring close to the earth’s surface...
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Great California ShakeOut Drill Set for 10:19 a.m. on 10/19

"Faculty, staff, and students at the University of California, Riverside will join about 10 million people expected to participate in the annual Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill on Oct. 19 at 10:19 a.m." Read More
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Slow Earthquakes Occur Continuously in the Alaska-Aleutian Subduction Zone

"Seismologists at the University of California, Riverside studying earthquakes in the seismically and volcanically active Alaska-Aleutian subduction zone have found that “slow earthquakes” are occurring continuously, and could encourage damaging earthquakes." Read More
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Earthquake Drill Set for 10:20 a.m. on 10/20

"Faculty, staff, and students at the University of California, Riverside will join about 10 million people expected to participate in the annual Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill on Oct. 20 at 10:20 a.m." Read More
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UCR Graduate Student Selected to Attend Geosciences Congressional Visits Day

"Manuel Mendoza, a master’s student at UC Riverside working with Abhijit Ghosh , assistant professor in the Department of Earth Sciences, was one of only two graduate students in the country to be selected by the Seismological Society of America (SSA) to receive travel grants to attend the 8th annual Geosciences Congressional Visits Day in...

Annual Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill

"Faculty, staff and students at the University of California, Riverside will join 10 million people expected to participate in the annual Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill on Thursday, Oct. 15 at 10:15 a.m. The approximately two-minute drill is a voluntary exercise as a first response to a simulated magnitude 7.8 earthquake along the southern San...
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Seismic Experiment in Alaska Could Shed Light on Slow Earthquakes

"An earthquake expert at the University of California, Riverside is leading a team of seismologists and volcanologists to conduct an experiment in Alaska that will record a variety of seismic events in that state. The experiment will also help better describe the characteristics of the Alaska-Aleutian subduction zone, one of the most seismically active regions...
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