Tag Archive for: seismic
An earthquake felt round the world. Research shows that large earthquakes may trigger smaller earthquakes thousands of miles away.
The Silver Lake Flat Dam is getting a makeover to improve stability in the event of a large earthquake
Nestled high in the mountains above several northern Utah County communities, the Silver Lake Flat Dam could fail in an earthquake, sending gushing waters down the canyon and likely killing a couple thousand people.
Good morning geo friends! The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has recently updated their U.S. National Seismic Hazard Maps, which reflect the best and most current understanding of where future earthquakes will occur, how often they will occur, and how hard the ground will likely shake. While earthquakes remain hard to predict, the USGS hopes to understand how earthquakes might affect areas specifically to better plan for the event.
To help make the best decisions to protect communities from earthquakes, new USGS maps display how intense ground shaking could be across the nation.
The hot topics of fracking and drilling-induced seismicity will be the focus of a keynote speech by Distinguished Lecturer Donald Clarke. Gas field fracking is the fracturing of deeply buried rocks under extremely high pressures to enhance oil and gas flow toward wells. Drilling-induced seismicity is the triggering of earthquakes through oil and gas production activities.