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SCEC Highlights and News

Archive of SCEC highlights and news articles that may be of interest to the SCEC community.

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Mysterious seismic swarm foreshadowed monster Japan earthquake
Researchers study connection of deep fluids and tremor flurry to magnitude 7.5 quake ...
Scientists develop AI model to predict earthquakes in Arabian Peninsula
Scientists say they have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) model which would efficiently interpret and recognize...
Death toll reaches 100 as survivors are found in homes smashed by western Japan earthquakes
The death toll from a major earthquake in western Japan reached 100 Saturday, as rescue workers fought aftershocks to ca...
Associated Press
Seismic and infrasonic signals used to characterize Nord Stream pipeline events
The signals lasted longer than would be expected from a single explosive source, the researchers say, and were more like...
Japan's latest earthquake could've been much worse, but the country spends money to 'keep people safe'
Japan's death toll count from earthquakes remains relatively low thanks to the country's disaster preparation and recove...
Balanced boulders on San Andreas fault suggest the 'Big One' won't be as destructive as once thought
A cluster of precariously balanced rocks in California hold secret clues to future earthquakes near Los Angeles. ...
December 2023 SCEC Newsletter
2023 was a very challenging year that tested the resilience of many communities worldwide to earthquakes and other natur...
The earthquake data that explains the volcanic eruption in Iceland
In November, more quakes were recorded on the island than on Monday, but the lava did not come to the surface ...
El Pais
SCEC Internship Programs Open for Summer 2024 Applications
The Statewide California Earthquake Center (SCEC) is opening applications for Summer 2024 undergraduate Internships. Aft...
From the Directors: A New Dawn
Dear SCEC Community, SCEC NEWSLETTER In This Issue (December 20...