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Looking Inside an Active Italian Volcano

Emily Underwood, Freelance Writer

From Research Spotlights— Scientists use 3-D imaging to reveal Solfatara crater’s inner plumbing.  Italy’s Solfatara crater lies in the Phlegrean Fields caldera, near Mount Vesuvius, the volcano that buried the city of Pompeii in 79 A.D. The Phlegrean Fields caldera is located inside the metropolitan.... more

How to understand the inner plumbing of volcanoes

Editor’s Highlight—   We have become increasingly good at measuring external volcano shape thanks to the development of satellite technology. However, it remains a challenge to understand the subsurface structure and systems. This paper presents a model to link the external geometry of volcanos with.... more

Tracing Water’s Path Through the Santa Clara Valley Aquifer

Sarah Witman, Freelance Writer

From Research Spotlights— In an increasingly drought prone climate, scientists study the impacts of drought on aquifer systems.  California Governor Jerry Brown declared a drought state of emergency in January 2014,  following years of wintertime rainfall levels dipping below historic averages..... more

Waves in lakes make waves in the Earth

Blog— Beneath the peaceful rolling waves of a lake is a rumble, imperceptible to all but seismometers, that ripples into the earth like the waves ripple along the shore. In a study published today in the Journal of Geophysical Research Solid Earth, scientists at the University of Utah report that these.... more

Scientists determine source of world’s largest mud eruption

Press Release— On May 29, 2006, mud started erupting from several sites on the Indonesian island of Java. Boiling mud, water, rocks and gas poured from newly-created vents in the ground, burying entire towns and compelling many Indonesians to flee. By September 2006, the largest eruption site reached.... more

Geomechanical model explains stress field and pore pressure in the Paris Basin

Editor’s Highlight—   This paper suggests a non-tectonic and transient (possibly climatic) source of stresses in sedimentary basins that can become an earthquake hazard in some conditions. The authors present a geomechanical model to explain the stress field and pore pressure in the Paris Basin. The.... more

A New Basis to Monitor Earth’s Dynamic Surface

Sarah Stanley, Freelance Writer

From Research Spotlights—  Researchers devise a new mathematical approach to combine space- and ground-based observations into an alternative reference frame for monitoring the changing positions of Earth’s features. Volcanic eruptions, continental drift, rising sea levels, earthquakes, floods,.... more

New insights in to the strength of rocks

Editor’s Highlight—   This paper presents new high-resolution analyses of dislocation microstructures in deformed single crystals. The authors apply techniques that provide new insights into dislocation interactions during viscous deformation that have the potential to significantly improve our understanding.... more

Analysis of injection-induced seismicity related to wastewater disposal

Editor’s Highlight—   This study provides a comprehensive analysis of the 2015 Mw 4.0 Venus, Texas earthquake sequence and its links to the injection of wastewater. The authors examine seismicity prior to the Mw 4.0 earthquake using a matched filter technique. They demonstrate that seismicity begins.... more