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Geometry and evolution of a fault-controlled Quaternary basin by means of TDEM and single-station ambient vibration surveys: the example of the 2009 L’Aquila earthquake area

Editors’ Highlight—This paper presents the results of seismic geophysical surveys in the area of central Italy where the 2009 L’Aquila earthquake caused considerable damage. The data provide new insight into the 3D shape of the basin and has uncovered some potential new faults whose activity should.... more

Historic earthquakes discovered along San Andreas Fault

Blog—A new U.S. Geological Survey study offers a view into the past behavior of large earthquakes along the southern San Andreas Fault. In the study, USGS geologist Kate Scharer and her team excavated trenches across the fault near Frazier Mountain in northeastern Ventura County. This section of the.... more

What Caused the Fatal 2014 Eruption of Japan’s Mount Ontake?

Terri Cook, Freelance Writer

From Research Spotlights—Analysis of the change in the stratovolcano’s tilt just prior to the explosion suggests that the cracking of a previously intact fluid barrier caused the country’s deadliest eruption since 1926. Although steam-driven phreatic eruptions commonly occur in volcanoes and.... more

Post-Emplacement Dynamics of Basaltic Intrusions in the Continental Crust

Editors’ Highlight—This study presents novel experiments and analytic scaling analyses that describe the post-emplacement dynamics of mafic intrusions. While previous studies have focused on the upward migration of diapiric intrusions, this research shows that during cooling and densification large.... more