The transdimensional Bayesian approach handles GPS data limitations better than existing methods and may assist future seismic hazard assessment studies.
High quality data from Japan provides answers on where and when “enervated” earthquakes occur.
The b-value, which describes the fraction of large versus small earthquakes, is less sensitive to transient changes in detection threshold and may improve the detection of precursory changes.
Waveform‐based location methods are being used to better characterize and understand seismic sources from the laboratory to the global scale.
GPS measurements of the Indian and Eurasian plates reveal four locked segments most likely to produce large earthquakes.
A theoretical study explores why small earthquake sources can produce quasiperiodic sequences of identical events, whereas earthquakes on large faults are intrinsically more variable.
A network of “personal seismometers” is intended to complement Haiti’s national seismic network to engage and inform residents about earthquake hazards and preparation.
By reanalyzing seismic records, researchers found a plethora of tiny earthquakes in Southern California that trace new fault structures and reveal how earthquakes are triggered.
The results of a novel analysis of aftershock size distribution have important implications for more realistically assessing the seismic hazard of earthquake sequences.
Deep water cycle studies have largely focused on subduction of lithosphere formed at fast spreading ridges. However, oceanic plates are more likely to become hydrated as spreading rate decreases.